BI Survey 8 is up and ready to accept participants. It’s hard to believe that we are at version 8 of what started as OLAP Survey 1 back in 2000. (On the other hand, my daughter also recently turned 8, she was born in 2000 too, and I still cannot believe that she is so big now, just finished second grade, it seems only yesterday she was a little baby). Anyway, over these years the OLAP/BI Survey has grown and matured, and every year many people including myself await the results and then carefully study them. So I encourage everybody to fill it, whether you use Microsoft OLAP, or some other OLAP system, whether you are happy or dissatisfied with it. More inputs – the better. Below is the official invitation from Nigel and Co:
We would very much welcome your participation in The BI Survey, conducted annually by Nigel Pendse. This is the largest independent survey of business intelligence/OLAP users worldwide. The Survey will obtain input from a large number of organizations to better understand their buying decisions, the implementation cycle and the business success achieved. Both business and technical users, as well as vendors and consultants, are welcome.
The BI Survey is strictly independent. While Microsoft and other vendors assist by inviting users to participate in the Survey, the vendors do not sponsor the survey, nor influence the questionnaire design or survey results. You will be able to answer questions on your usage of a BI product from any vendor. Your data will only be used anonymously, and no personal details will be passed to vendors or other third parties.
As a participant, you will not only have the opportunity to ensure your experiences are included in the analyses, but you will also receive a summary of the results from the full survey. You will also have a chance of winning one of ten $50 Amazon vouchers. Click here to complete the survey on-line.
English version: http://www.eu-survey.com/BI_8/BI.asp?lan=1&lin=22
German version: http://www.eu-survey.com/BI_8/BI.asp?lan=2&lin=120
Spanish version: http://www.eu-survey.com/BI_8/BI.asp?lan=3&lin=213