Round Up: The Best 2020 Business Intelligence Trend Predictions

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We’re one month into 2020 and there has been no shortage of speculation about what this new year, and indeed a new decade, will bring forth in the world of business intelligence, big data, and artificial intelligence. Experts, think tanks, online communities, and business tech journals alike have all posed their assumptions in what feels like innumerable online lists. To help cut through the noise, we’ve compiled a round up of the best lists of Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Trends that help clarify what we can expect for business technology in 2020.


Business 2 Community – 10 Data and Analytics Trends to Watch in 2020

First on our round up is this list from Business 2 Community (B2C). B2C is a community publication that aims to provide a balanced view of the current business landscape based on industry news and trends, as well as the real-life experiences from 10,000+ expert contributors. This tech-heavy list highlights trends around deep learning, embedded analytics, and AutoML, but doesn’t neglect to mention the continued importance of human oversight and insight needed to understand the context and reasoning behind the AI-performed analysis. Read more

SmartData Collective – Six 2020 Business Intelligence Trends

SmartData Collective is an editorially independent, moderated community which provides enterprise leaders access to the latest trends in Business Intelligence and Data Management. Covering topics from predictive analytics to NLP, this list is a good introduction to the larger trends surrounding business intelligence in general, while still including some timely specifics for looking at the year ahead. Specifically, this list points to what they call the “analyst shortage” as something to monitor for growth in 2020 and beyond. Read more

Insights Association – The Top 9 Most Important Business Intelligence Trends for 2020

The Insights Association is a member-based networking hub of the marketing research and data analytics community, and recently published its list of The Top 9 Most Important Business Intelligence Trends for 2020. The list focuses primarily on general trends, including the importance of predictive analytics, diversification of data-related jobs, and continued “data monetization,” or the use of data to determine new revenue opportunities with better accuracy. Read more

Database Trends and Applications – 10 Predictions for Big Data in 2020

This list from Database Trends and Applications takes a slightly different approach than the other lists highlighted here. Instead of writing its own predictions, the magazine pulls and highlights quotes from corporate leaders, CEOs, and CTOs about their insights regarding what to expect for business technology in 2020. Dive in for BI trend forecasts straight from the c-suite itself. Read More

Tech Republic – Big Data Predictions: 8 Analytics Trends in 2020

Tech Republic, along with its team of journalists, delivers a unique blend of original content by IT professionals, peer-to-peer advice from the largest community of IT leaders on the Web, and a vast library of professional resources from the leading vendors in the IT industry. Unsurprisingly, this team put together a very handy list of business intelligence trends for 2020 that hits on all the major players, including IoT analytics, data automation, and natural language processing (NPL). Read more

Information Week – 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2020

This 2020 Trends list from well-known business technology resource Information Week highlights how data and analytics have become integral parts of how you serve customers, hire people, optimize supply chains, optimize finance, and perform many other key functions in the organization. The article explores how emerging trends, including augmented analytics, continuous intelligence, and commercial AI/ML, will impact how companies generate, manage, and apply big data insights. Read more

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