Gartner Research

Assessing Business Analytics in the Cloud

Published: 26 December 2013

ID: G00258979

Analyst(s): Carlie Idoine


Business analytics in the cloud is an alluring alternative for deploying flexible, cost-effective business analytics, but does it live up to the hype? Technical professionals must understand the application and benefit of cloud BA technology and its potential use as a catalyst for BA.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • What Can We Do With Business Analytics in the Cloud?
  • Who Are the Main Players?
  • Why Should We Do Business Analytics in the Cloud?
  • What Are the Implications for Adopting a Cloud Approach, and How Do We Migrate?
    • Data Implications and Approach
    • People Implications and Approach
    • Process Implications and Approach
    • Technology Implications and Approach
  • What Are the Strengths, Challenges and Limitations That Need to Be Addressed?
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Data
  • People
  • Process
  • Technology

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