This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the business analytics IT consulting and systems integration services market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assesses providers relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during both the short term and the long term.
"Cost management, improving operational efficiency, creating a more effective business, and complying with new or existing regulation are the key business priorities for firms that utilize analytics to run their businesses. At the same time, clients tend to prefer consuming the full life cycle of business analytics services, from assessment to process outsourcing, when they utilize external resources for their analytics needs." — Ali Zaidi, senior research analyst, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services