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By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-09-2011

Top Five Applications

Which applications will you integrate in your organization in the next 12 months? (percent respondents):Business intelligence/analytics (39%)Productivity/collaboration (36%)Sales (34%)Financial (28%) Social Media (27%)

Top Social Media

Which social media platforms will you most likely integrate with marketing/customer support programs? (percent respondents):Facebook (32%)Twitter (20%)LinkedIn (20%)


57% of respondents anticipate that data volume will increase 25% during the next 12 to 18 months.

Biggest Roadblocks

Biggest roadblocks for fully harnessing data (percent respondents):Insufficient integration (45%)Data-quality maintenance (40%)Network/system performance maintenance (35%)


56% of respondents feel that easily connecting applications and data will allow staff more time to work on other business initiatives&#151the leading perceived benefit.


33% of respondents say they'll implement at least four SaaS/cloud applications during the next two years.


42% of respondents plan to incorporate cloud solutions to address integration needs.