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Ventana Research Receives Top Rankings for Shared Insights and Expertise in 2012

Premier research and advisory services firm delivered four of the top ten Information Management Magazine blogs of the year

Bend, OR / Jan 31, 2013 / by Ventana Research


SAN RAMON, CA January 31, 2013 – Ventana Research has secured four of the top ten blog post positions on Information Management Magazine’s 2012 most read blogs. The Ventana Research blogs offered research-based insights on big data, business analytics, data integration and next generation business intelligence technologies. This latest accolade shows that the firm continues to provide research and coverage to the high-tech sector that is both groundbreaking and critical. The four blogs that made the top ten are:

#1 “The Hottest Business Intelligence Vendors of 2012

#3 “The State of Dashboards in 2012: Pathetic

#7 “2012's Hottest Data Integration Vendors

#8 “Big Data is More Than Hadoop


Ventana Research has continued to strive to provide in-depth, fact-based research to the industry in the last decade. The firm’s research agenda is designed to provide a starting point for yearly strategic planning and continuous access to timely, fact-based research, technology assessments and best practices. The agenda remains focused on primary research and deep uninfluenced analysis of products and technologies. This in-depth research coverage is extended through wide variety of channels to provide a source of education across the industry.


“We’re  excited to see that Ventana Research has contributed four of the top ten Information Management blogs in 2012. We’ve been honored to have Mark Smith and the Ventana Research team as trusted contributors and advisors to our community of data and information professionals. The team's commentary is always timely and provides a clear viewto the issues organizations face right now. We look forward to the next year of contributions from Ventana and its team of trusted advisors.”


“Our coverage of business technology trends, including big data and business intelligence that are built on information management competencies and technologies, guide perspectives and decisions for the industry. Advancing business and IT through fact-based research and technology assessment is priority number one for our analyst firm,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, “Our goal has always been to provide research and useful insights and guidance and we will continue to do just that. We want to highlight the importance of the research we provide through timely industry coverage. This latest recognition is a proof-point that the extra mile we go is well worth the effort.”

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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.

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