Cool BI: Emerging Trends in the Cloud
September 13, 2012
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
Business Intelligence (BI). In 1989, Howard Dresser proposed BI to describe “concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems.” Yes, your company needs BI to survive, but now you have to choose between on-premise BI – inflexible, complex – and cloud or SaaS BI – more agile, affordable, accessible. And if you opt for cloud, is it mature or trustworthy enough yet? The 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.”
In The Cloud with Game-Changers presented by SAP
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting and disruptive. They move you in amazing new directions and open up a whole new world of possibilities – especially when they’re in the cloud.
You’ve heard the buzz and hype about ‘the cloud’, but do you really know what it is - and what it can do for you and your business? And if you already have a ticket to the cloud, are you prepared to navigate this new terrain?
Join us as we look skyward to demystify the cloud - and help you become the savvy innovator who takes your company across the finish line for your next breakthrough strategy - in the cloud.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.