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Why Cloud Business Analytics Makes Sense and How to Go About It

Published: 07 October 2014

ID: G00262585

Analyst(s): Joao Tapadinhas

Summary

Cloud business analytics is becoming more popular, with a growing number of vendors offering a broad range of compelling solutions. We explain how business intelligence leaders should approach cloud BA to maximize its potential.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • More vendors are flooding the market with a broad range of cloud BA offerings, giving BI leaders plenty of choice
  • Cloud BA now offers benefits that on-premises solutions sometimes struggle or fail to match, so BI leaders should investigate how they can exploit these benefits
    • The Benefits and How to Take Advantage of Them
  • Cloud BA still has drawbacks and presents risks, so BI leaders must devise a strategy to mitigate them
    • The Drawbacks and How to Mitigate Them
  • Many proven use cases exist for cloud BA, so BI leaders can learn from the experience of other companies in their industry
    • Sample Use Cases That Could Meet Your Needs

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