Cloud Computing and BI 2015: Three Takeaways

April 8 2015:

Cloud-based business intelligence is now an ingrained practice at many organizations – maybe even your own. More than half of the respondents to our 2015 Cloud/Cloud BI study agree that cloud BI is important, very important or critical to their operations and planning. More than half use or plan to use cloud BI in the near future.

But other organizations are plainly and sometimes painfully stalled. The “great wave” of cloud BI is almost surely going to arrive piece by piece and not universally. Right now, private cloud models are preferred but some departments crave public cloud solutions. Organizations are wrestling third-party data that sometimes arrives with its own tools and analytics. Standards and security are known and unknown hurdles to adoption.

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