February 17, 2014

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth (BI)

by Colin Quinn

If your business is concerned about having the required skills and resources for installing and managing your business analytics infrastructure, consider a cloud solution from IBM. Not only can you have your business analytics deployments up and running in minutes, but you can also reduce the costs and risks of development and deployment. And because you have several hosting options to choose from, you can get what you need for what you can afford.

IBM Cloud BI

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software delivery method that provides access to software and its functions remotely via the cloud. SaaS allows mid-size organizations to fully access software, at a cost less than paying to license the application. Additionally, because the software is hosted remotely, users don’t need to invest in additional hardware. SaaS removes the need for organizations to handle the implementation, installation, set-up and daily upkeep and maintenance.

Download White Paper: The Value of the Cloud: IBM Business Analytics for Cloud BI

Benefits of The Cloud for BI applications..

Low Cost: Fully licensed solutions carry costs that hinder mid-sized businesses from utilizing business intelligence (BI) solutions. Implementation, training, and staffing costs on top of maintenance and upgrades make even the simplest solution costly.

Those costs can be cut-in-half by utilizing Cloud (BI) solutions. Implementation costs are drastically reduced. Training, maintenance, and upgrades are part of the Cloud (BI) package and become eliminated as separate expenses. Offered as a subscription service, costs become more predictable and controllable. Add to that the implementation, maintenance, and infrastructure savings and the cloud becomes even more attractive and attainable for your midsize organization.

Real Time: Cloud (BI) allows you to take all your data that exists in all areas, compile it together, merge it, and send out as real-time reports, with up-to-the minute actionable information for key decision makers. Managers can now consult our custom dashboards to check everything in real-time.

Summary: Its a low cost, low risk BI solution, that produces real-time, actionable information. Bring the cloud down to earth with SaaS and Cloud (BI) for your mid-size organization.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you harness the power of business analytics and cloud computing to drive your business forward.