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        Ventana Research at MicroStrategy World

        Industry research analysts Mark Smith and David Menninger will share insights into analytics, big data, cloud computing, collaboration, mobility and social media


        San Ramon, Calif. – January 23, 2012 – Ventana Research is not just in attendance at this week’s MicroStrategy World, January 23-26 in Miami, but also exhibiting to help educate buyers on a variety of issues ranging from trends like Big Data, Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, Collaboration and Mobility, to the basics of business intelligence and information management.

        Ventana Research CEO & Chief Research Officer Mark Smith, recently ranked the #1 industry analyst in enterprise software by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations, will be the featured speaker during a session on social intelligence.  Dave Menninger, VP & Research Director – who has delivered recent research on Analytics, Big Data and Business Data in the Cloud – will also be on hand to provide the latest analysis on MicroStrategy business and technology announcements. 

        “MicroStrategy World continues to be a key industry event that unveils new products and technology, which is imperative for gaining the best analysis on a key business technology providers. We believe this is event is the perfect forum to provide education and facts on the state of the industry,” said Smith. “MicroStrategy continues to be a key provider in enterprise software industry and has continued to advance the art and science of technology that provides relevant and timely access to information for business across smartphones and tablets.” 

        Mark Smith will speak on social intelligence, Tuesday January 24, at 2:30 pm. During the session, “Top Ten Best Practices in Building Social Media Intelligence,” Mark will provide the best practices and research facts needed to establish the right processes, utilize the right metrics and understand what technology can help you get started on your journey of social media intelligence.

        In addition, Ventana Research will be at booth #33 providing the quick and direct social consultations not available from other analyst firms in the industry. In addition, those that join the Ventana Research group on LinkedIn and are validated will have the chance to win an Apple iPad. Ventana Research is offering MicroStrategy conference attendees a promotional incentive to sign up for its market leading Ventana Research On-Demand, which provides advice unlike any other analyst firms by integrating research and education-based advisory services to fact-based industry research.

        To schedule an interview with Mark or Dave, email

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        About Ventana Research

        Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

        Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research’s insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Business Week’s Business Exchange.

        To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations’ use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit

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        (925) 242-2412

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