Business Objects v/s Dotnet

By phmadala phmadala Points: 205 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 5/20/2011 5:14:54 AM | Views: 3116 | Points: 30
Hi experts,

I would like to ask this question for my friend.He is been allocated in to a Business objects project and he has around 4yrs of exp in dotnet.

Will it be useful for him to join this BO project or continue in .net project.

Sainath's Advice on Monday, May 30, 2011 :


Business Objects primarily is a strong player in the "business intelligence" space. Other players in the business intelligence space include IBM Cognos, Hyperion, MS BI, SAS, Microstrategy.

This is a niche space. One thing you should always remember about a niche space is that - enter it if you have the confidence to excel in it i.e. if you can become a real wizard in using the tools and applying the specialized concepts relevant to that area. The advantage is that not everyone enters this space - so theoretically you have less competition. At the same time, not every organization believes in using BI tools, the leading few understand and appreciate the value of this information. I personally know quite a few people who have excelled in such niche areas. But one thing was common - they were very skilled in their core niche area. So that's the key. I hope this helps you to arrive at a informed decision.

Sainath Sherigar,

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