The State of the OBIEE11g World as of May 2014 - Rittman Mead
My take aways:
1) Transition from Informatica to ODI - need to get people trained on this; DAC skills will become less relevant over time (not immediately but over the next year or two)
2) Pushing cloud based OBIEE - this will impact the need to have resources who do installs, patches, manage the servers; this also means new features will become available to those on the cloud much faster;
3) End users want the ability to create their own data visualizations using their own data merged with OBIEE -accessible data (think Excel on steroids) without having to deal with IT. Expect to see the ability for users to upload data into webcatalog structure to combine with corporate data in their own reports.