The upcoming January issue of Intelligent Enterprise magazine features QlikView on its “Top 10 Trends for 2003” list.

QlikView, a product of Raleigh-based QlickTech, is lauded for being “easy to implement, maintain and use” and an excellent choice for small-to-midsize enterprises (SMEs) to add business intelligence (BI) capabilities.

The product is listed under trend number 10, “The Intelligent SME.” It goes on to say: “Conventional wisdom says (SMEs) don’t delve much into BI. But BI vendors are bucking tradition in favor of revenue.”

The top trend listed in the magazine’s list is “Sunlight: The Best Disinfectant,” which says the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may turn out to be the “biggest influence” on BI technology purchasing patterns in years.

Intelligent Enterprise also points out that national venture capital spending sank to a four-year low in the third quarter, with venture investing shrinking to $3.9 billion … half the level it was during the same period in 2001.

The magazine says that there are new trends “clearly visible” beneath the surface of “our superficially ‘quiet’ industry,” despite the global recession in IT spending, which will probably continue for most, if not all, of 2003.

QlikTech: www.verso.com

Intelligent Enterprise: www.intelligententerprise.com