The field of business intelligence is nothing like when it got started many years ago; quarterly and month-end reports are minimally relevant when it comes to creating competitive advantage. Today, business people need analytics on an hourly or faster basis. Modern BI systems must be able to incorporate information from many different internal and external systems and data sources with accuracy and speed. To achieve those goals, we are in the midst of a wholesale transformation of the way companies procure, deploy and distribute BI tools to users.
Author: Alina Ferrell
Like Cloud 1.0 allowed organizations to focus less on infrastructure—power, physical machines, disk storage, etc.—can Cloud 2.0 allow organizations to focus less on virtualization, automation, and software, instead allowing more focus data and its application?