In the category of late bloomers, business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing can be added to the list. In use for more than 20 years, BI and data warehousing’s ability to provide substantive benefits remains elusive for many companies. While hard-and-fast statistics are difficult to get, widely reported failure rates for BI projects range from 50 percent to as high as 80 percent. However, such failure rates have not stopped companies from continually trying to gain benefits from BI. The results of a survey released in January 2012 by Gartner found that among the top technology priorities for CIOs, number one was analytics and business intelligence.