Demand for BI in the Cloud Varies

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    Michael Vizard

Demand for BI in the Cloud Varies

Demand for BI in the Cloud Varies

Most Strategic BI Focus Dashboards: 95%,  End-User Self-Service: 90%,  Advanced,  Visualization: 84%,  Data Warehousing: 82%,  Integration With Operational Processes: 82%,  Data Discovery: 79%

Business intelligence has always been viewed as a killer application, but adoption of BI applications has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. However, with the increasing growth of cloud computing, the ability to collaborate around BI applications that are broadly accessible in the enterprise has never been greater. In a new report from Dresner Advisory Services, the "2013 Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study," 35 percent of survey respondents indicated that cloud BI is either “critical” or “very important” to their organization. The survey also finds more interest in running BI applications in a private cloud than in any other kind of cloud platform. That's generally a good thing for the channel. Over the long term, it looks as if services that integrate private and public BI clouds are going to be a major new opportunity for the channel. Despite that, the survey indicates that growth in cloud BI applications may be limited to a finite number of areas, which could signal that the momentum surrounding cloud BI may be beginning to slow. The report is based on 1,182 completed surveys.

This article was originally published on 2013-07-24
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.