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Cloud computing is widely discussed—and hyped—by vendors, the media, and many technology enthusiasts. Eschewing the hype to arrive at a concise accounting of the core capabilities of cloud deployment models, Business Intelligence and the Cloud delves into the convergence of the most important trends in technology.
Written for business intelligence staff, cloud computing professionals, CIOs, CTOs, and other managers, Business Intelligence and the Cloud shows you how to take your organization's use of cloud computing beyond mere hype to produce real-world value. Tackling these cutting-edge topics from every angle, Gendron presents the many considerations for moving BI processes to the cloud, including an in-depth treatment of cloud service and deployment models, total cost of ownership metrics, OPEX vs. CAPEX, the realities of adopting cloud computing in your organization, details on SLAs, and the intersection of Big Data with cloud and mobile computing.
The book begins with an overview of cloud computing and how this new method for providing IT services is transforming the enterprise technology landscape. It then addresses key elements related to cloud adoption and strategic measurement and wraps up with an in-depth look at conducting business intelligence in the cloud. Topics are explored in such a way that practitioners can develop strategies to deal with the effects of cloud-based solutions on their organization's BI infrastructure, all while focusing on the value that such solutions can bring to the organization.
Business Intelligence and the Cloud is your guide to thinking about BI and the cloud in the proper context—the IT value proposition.