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Brian McDonough


Brian McDonough is the research manager, Knowledge Management and Intranet Strategies with IDC. He can be reached at

Articles by Brian McDonough

Business analytics SaaS expands

Business analytics software as a service (SaaS) is gaining attention and traction in the market. Successful on-demand software vendors have been instrumental in educating the marketplace on the benefits of accessing software functionality through such a model. More and more business analytics software providers are moving to address increasing market demand for software that is updated frequently, hosted off-site and purchased on a subscription basis. Several factors will spur growth for business analytics software offered as a service...

Business analytics—a market in transition

The business analytics (BA) software market—comprised of data warehousing tools, business intelligence tools and analytic applications—has been growing steadily even as spending on business software has slowed in the past five years.

Enterprise portal adoption trends in 2003

Packaged composite applications emerge

Enterprise portals: adding value through workflow

Knowledge management software and services: understanding corporate investment priorities

ERP vendors enter the portal market

The enterprise information portal

Searching across the enterprise

The intellectual capital management application market