business Intelligence

ARBA Retail Systems Releases Point of Sale Cloud Solutions That Run on Microsoft Azure

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ARBA Retail Systems, a technology leader in POS and Cashless Payment solutions, leverages the Microsoft Azure platform to give clients strong Business Intelligence and data analytics.

ARBA Retail System’s complete suite of Point of Sale Cloud Solutions run on Microsoft Azure providing us and our customers with significant benefits that are unrivaled by any other Cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure is ranked by Gartner as the only major cloud platform that is the leader for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and a strong Platform as a Service (PaaS). Running on Microsoft Azure provides ARBA clients with a completely seamless and integrated solution package.

TARGIT Enables Self-Service Business Intelligence in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Offering

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TARGIT, the company behind the market-leading business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform, TARGIT Decision Suite, today announced availability of its first offering of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines to allow access to advanced data discovery tools, simple self-service business analytics, comprehensive reporting, and stunning dashboards in the cloud via Azure.

TARGIT's offering for Azure Virtual Machines delivers TARGIT Decision Suite as a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) software model. This provides the same licensing model as running TARGIT on-premises, with necessary infrastructure licensed as Pay As You Go.

How to Compare Business Intelligence Cloud Costs and Features

Grazed from SmartDataCollective. Author: Jason Bowden.

As an IT provider, I am overwhelmed with all the options for Business Intelligence in the cloud and very confused by how to compare service offerings in order to effective provide the best solutions. In the article we will discuss some of the different offerings on the market and why all business are racing toward the cloud for Business Intelligence Solutions. I like to think of BI in generally two layers the visualization tools and the back end process tools. So let’s start there for WHY BI in the Cloud makes sense.

Presentation and Data Visualization

Data visualization in the cloud offers an intelligent solution for businesses to access data with better convenience and enhanced productivity. Business Intelligence (BI) cloud computing offers a more plug and play method to try new tools sets with an ease of implementation for a stand-up perspective. The tools are evolving quickly and as a solution you may want to not get tied to closely to a single solution...

GoodData Earns Top Ranking in Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study

Grazed from MarketWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

GoodData, the leader in cloud business intelligence, today announced that it earned first place for cloud business intelligence functionality in the 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study. GoodData was rated above 22 other BI vendors for its feature functionality and architecture.

Scores were based on feature functionality including advanced visualization, personalized dashboards, end-user self-service, interactive analysis, in-memory support, data integration and embedded BI as well as architectural functionality including public and private cloud, multi-tenancy, cloud application connections and more. The report found that Cloud BI importance showed visible gains year over year since 2012 in all positive levels of importance, reflected in a rising mean measurement of sentiment...

Four Major Impacts of a SaaS Solution in Business Intelligence

Grazed from PropertyCasualty360. Author: Phillip Torres.

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model that can deliver business functionality while circumventing traditional issues related to the development, deployment, and support of large enterprise applications. SaaS is closely associated with centralized, remote architectures, cloud computing, and applications delivered via the Web and accessed via Web browsers.

Typically, SaaS vendors offer the enticement of lower deployment costs, with access to software on a subscription basis, and ongoing costs based on usage rather than outright ownership. A deployment model as attractive as this surely merits investigation by the insurance industry...

BI and SaaS: A Winning Combination

Grazed from Midsize Insider. Author: Marissa Tejada.

Business Intelligence (BI) is getting a market push thanks to Software as a Service (SaaS). A new report by Gartner found certain services, like SaaS, are helping to move the business intelligence market ahead. Midsize firms are part of this market growth because they often consider and implement SaaS, which has become a popular entry point for various BI solutions.

What's Pushing the Market

The report, covered by Information Management found that besides SaaS, data discovery also helped support the business intelligence market. Gartner found that business intelligence, CPM, and analytic software revenue topped more than $13 billion last year. However, the research firm also found that overall spending went down approximately $700 million due to the economic climate, although it remains one of the largest IT segments. Earlier in the year, Gartner had predicted the market would grow by almost 25 percent up until 2017 to reach more than $17 billion...

Hottest IT Skills in 2013 - Cloud, Mobile and BI

Grazed from CloudTimes. Author: Saroj Kar.

While cloud computing is in first place among the technologies of interest to the corporate sector, the industry is a struggle for professionals in this field. In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remain unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. The reason for this is lack of qualifications and certificates from applicants.

The trend is likely to continue in 2013 and staffing professionals worldwide said IT hiring will focus on jobs involving cloud computing, mobile technology and business intelligence. Enterprises are using SaaS (software as a service) products from a variety of vendors, but the developers, consultants and overall workforce necessary to support the technology haven’t developed quickly enough, said Eric Berridge, co-founder of IT consulting and resources firm Bluewolf...

Big Data Meets Cloud

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Holger Kisker.

Over the past few years, BI business intelligence (BI) was the overlooked stepchild of cloud solutions and market adoption. Sure, some BI software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors have been pretty successful in this space, but it was success in a niche compared with the four main SaaS applications: customer relationship management (CRM), collaboration, human capital management (HCM), and eProcurement. While those four applications each reached cloud adoption of 25% and more in North America and Western Europe, BI was leading the field of second-tier SaaS solutions used by 17% of all companies in our Forrester Software Survey, Q4 2011.

Considering that the main challenges of cloud computing are data security and integration efforts (yes, the story of simply swiping your credit card to get a full operational cloud solution in place is a fairy tale), 17% cloud adoption is actually not bad at all; BI is all about data integration, data analysis, and security. With BI there is of course the flexibility to choose which data a company considers to run in a cloud dyployment and what data sources to integrate — a choice that is very limited when implementing, e.g., a CRM or eProcurement cloud solution...