Collaboration in the cloud is simplifying communications everywhere and that is sparking more creative, and perhaps even more effective, ways of working together.
Cloud detractors would say that cloud computing is a still-maturing market with many pain points to be ironed out, but there’s mounting evidence to the contrary. The latest findings from a survey by Dimensional Research, sponsored by HostAnalytics, suggests that at the end of 2012, CIOs aren’t just savvy on cloud, they’re excited about it and they understand its potential.
Before constructing a building, any architect needs blueprints – the master framework for any and all subsequent plans and contingencies going forward. The same applies when adopting business intelligence solutions. It’s imperative users create and implement a BI strategy that outlines their overall vision, mission and reason behind its adoption.
All too often the terms business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) are used interchangeably – and, at first take, there seems to be very little difference. BI and CPM vendors rely on the same clouds and infrastructure. There’s a lot of overlap between the solutions: BI can be used to define and analyze performance metrics, while performance management can be a feature in overarching BI solutions.
Technology market watchers are busy taking stock of 2012 and placing their bets for the new year. IDC is looking at 2013 as the time to complete the transition to what it calls the “3rd Platform,” as organizations look to integrate newer technologies and market competition becomes fiercer.
For CIOs looking to incorporate collaboration into the workplace, it may seem like a daunting task. Choosing a platform that’s right for both the workplace, the workers and the executive community may even seem impossible, but in reality, all it takes is a little strategy.