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The focus of a BI professional in an organization is to help get the right information to the right decision makers at the right time. In modern times, Big Data analytics has been one of the primary sources of business intelligence acquisition. Tools like Hadoop have revolutionized the way enterprise businesses interpret the millions of data points that they own about customer behavior and turn them into meaningful inferences. But before the data reaches this stage, it passes through the several modules of an ERP system - an ERP system handles the whole gamut of operations right from demand estimation, to inventory purchase, stockpiling, distribution, sales and revenue generation. As a result, cloud ERP plays quite a crucial role in generating the most accurate information for business intelligence. Here are some ways it is done. Getting All Data Into One Place :... (more)

New Cloud Study Shows Fivefold Increase in SaaS Adoption Since 2011

A study of 1358 respondents have shown a dramatic rise in cloud adoption over the past few years. North Bridge Venture Partners, in partnership with GigaOm Research have published the results of the 2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey – according to this report, SaaS adoption has grown fivefold since the 2011 to 74% today. PaaS, on the other hand, has seen an even higher rate of growth; a six-fold increase over the past four years to 41%. The study throws some interesting insights on the growth of various cloud-based services. IaaS, which stands for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, ... (more)

Are We Moving Towards A Software-Suite-As-A-Service Future? | @CloudExpo

When Marc Benioff launched Salesforce back in 1999, his goal was simple – he wanted to make enterprise software as easy to use as consumer websites like Amazon.com. The service itself was pretty fundamental and addressed one function – it made it easy for customers to access, manage and share the organization's sales information. Over time, the CRM industry exploded and so did cloud computing. Today, Salesforce caters to a wide number of industry requirements including relationship management, B2B prospecting, customer support and marketing automation. This is a story that is tr... (more)

Where Is Oracle Headed in the Cloud?

Oracle has sounded extremely optimistic about their future; one that is going to be dominated by the cloud. The company has reported cloud revenue growth of anywhere between 35% and 50% over the past few quarterly financial reports. Safra Catz, the Chief Financial Officer at Oracle is noted to have said that her company is focused at increasing market share on the cloud at this point “unlike all those cloud companies” like SalesForce that are focusing on profits. So is the company seeing a paradigm shift in their revenue pie? Not really. Despite the buzz about Oracle’s focus be... (more)

Insuring Your Business Against Cloud Service Availability

Symantec last week announced that its cloud-based backup storage service, Exec.cloud, is winding down and the service will not be available to new customers moving forward. As for existing customers, the service will be available for a year's time. The announcement is seen to be a part of Symantec's reassessment of its cloud strategy and is therefore not likely to greatly impact the revenues of the $7 billion company. It is however an uncomfortable scenario for the thousands of Symantec customers who relied on Exec.Cloud for their backup storage options. These customers have to s... (more)