Cool BI: Emerging Trends in the Cloud

Radiocasts | September 13, 2012 by Bonnie D. Graham

Toady’s buzz: Business Intelligence (BI).

In 1989, Howard Dresser proposed the term BI to describe “concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems.” That was 23 years ago. Today, your company needs BI, more than ever, to compete and survive. And you have more options: on-premise BI – considered inflexible, complex – vs. cloud or SaaS BI – more agile, affordable, accessible.

Is BI in the cloud right for you? Our experts debate.

Cindi Howson: “Cloud BI promises to make on-premise installations obsolete, much to the fear of traditional IT departments. CIOs love cloud BI; it’s the worker bees that fear it.”

Mico Yuk: “When referring to SaaS BI, Gartner says, ‘Cloud offerings will make up just 3 percent of business intelligence (BI) revenue by 2013, as user adoption will lag far behind the expectations of vendors.'”

Ilan Frank: “Want to dip your toes into cloud BI? Try prototyping your on-premise BI using a cloud BI solution.”

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