Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What do BIWA SIG members want to learn about in BIWA TechCasts?

From the 2010 BIWA Membership Survey, the BIWA Board of Directors received a lot of valuable insight into the interests of BIWA members. While at Collaborate ’10 last week in Las Vegas, we agreed to post these interests to help presenters tailor their TechCast proposals to meet these interests.

Even though a particular topic may have received a small percentage interest among members, the BIWA Board of Directors may still consider a presentation on that topic to ensure a well-rounded set of TechCasts for all of our membership.

1) Type of TechCast – percent of members who rated these “very useful” or “moderately useful”
Best Practices – 98%
Tips and Tricks – 96%
Case Studies – 91%
Oracle product demonstrations – 79%
Oracle product overviews – 73%

2) Database Usage – percent of members who use the specific database
Oracle 10g – 83%
Oracle 11g – 58%
Microsoft SQL Server – 39%
Oracle 9i – 30%
MySQL – 17%
IBM DB2 – 16%
Oracle 8i – 13%
Teradata – 11%

3) Technology Interests – percent of members who expressed interest in area
Business Intelligence – 95%
Warehousing – 74%
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics – 72%
OLAP – 64%
Database Technology – 57%
Data Quality – 53%
Extraction, Transformation, and Load (ETL) – 51%
Performance and Scalability – 46%
High Availability – 35%
Security – 31%
SOA, BPM, Web Services, App Server – 30%
Enterprise Management – 24%
Grid/Oracle Real Application Clusters – 24%
Middleware – 20%
Identity Management – 19%
Spatial – 16%
Content Management, Collaboration, Web 2.0 – 10%

4) Product Interests – percent of members who expressed interest in area
Business Intelligence – 95%
Enterprise Performance Management – 47%
Master Data Management – 46%
Project Management – 32%
Customer Relationship Management – 29%
Financial Management – 22%
Product Lifecycle Management – 19%
Governance, Risk, and Compliance – 17%
Supply Chain Management/Planning – 17%
Procurement – 13%
Fulfillment (Order Management/Logistics) – 10%
Human Capital Management – 9%
Asset Lifecycle Management – 8%

5) Application Interests - percent of members who expressed interest in area
Hyperion – 54%
Oracle E-Business Suite – 42%
Fusion – 37%
Strategy – 34%
Application Integration Architecture – 33%
Siebel – 32%
Development and Management – 30%
BEA – 17%
Agile – 16%
PeopleSoft – 15%
Oracle On Demand – 14%
Primavera – 8%
JD Edwards – 6%

6) Development Environments – percent of members who expressed interest in area
Oracle BI EE Admin Tool and Presentation Services – 51%
Oracle Application Express – 31%
Oracle JDeveloper – 22%
Eclipse – 20%
Oracle Forms – 20%
Microsoft .Net – 15%
Microsoft Visual Studio – 15%
Other Java IDE – 8%

7) Industry – percent of members who are in specified industry
High Technology – 38%
Financial Services – 33%
Professional Services – 23%
Public Sector – 20%
Communications – 19%
Consumer Products – 18%
Retail – 18%
Travel and Transportation – 16%
Education and Research – 13%
Industrial Manufacturing – 13%
Aerospace and Defense – 11%
Media and Entertainment – 10%
Engineering and Construction – 9%
Automotive – 8%
VAR or System Integrator – 8%
ISV – 5%

If you’d like to submit a proposal for a BIWA Wednesday TechCast, please click here for submission information. We look forward to seeing your TechCast proposal.

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