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Disruptive Analytics: Charting Your Strategy for Next-Generation Business Analytics by Thomas W. Dinsmore

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© Thomas W. Dinsmore 2016

Thomas W. Dinsmore, Disruptive Analytics, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1311-7_1

1. Fundamentals

Disruption in the Analytics Value Chain

Thomas W. Dinsmore

(1)Newton, Massachusetts, USA

The analytics business is booming. Technology consultant IDC estimates1 total spending for analytic services, software, and hardware exceeded $120 billion in 2015; through 2019, IDC forecasts that spending will increase to $187 billion, an 11% compound annual growth rate2.

So, if analytics is such a hot field, why are the industry leaders struggling?

  • Oracle’s cloud revenue growth3 fails to offset declining software and hardware sales4.

  • SAP’s cloud revenue grows, but total software revenue is flat5.

  • IBM reports6 16 straight quarters of declining revenue. ...

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