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Jul 10 2008   3:34PM GMT

The Cloud, billing by consumption, and the future of business intelligence, continuity and competition

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

The best way to learn something very well may be to be responsible for teaching it. With that in mind this post has a few questions; your digging and answers may help others to learn.

Drawing upon this article (and 12 points stated within), is or isn’t cloud computing coming to your enterprise, and what database do you think may be largely associated with the Cloud and the future of innovative business intelligence? 

Whatever your answers may be to the above questions, the words below may be worth thinking about and internalizing.

Businesses are undergoing a fundamental shift in the way they make decisions. In today’s rapidly changing environment, decision-making occurs more frequently and at all levels of an organization. Having access to your company’s crucial information and using that business intelligence to achieve strategic enterprise-wide objectives differentiates highly successful businesses from potential competitors. (data sheet here

Will the Cloud help to evolve the intrinsic and pervasive value of your organization by 2020? How might moving up into the Cloud change things relative to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery?

With respect to the latter question you may find these words interesting:

“The Meta Group reports that the downtime cost for each company in the Energy Industry is $2.8 million/hour; in the Telecom Industry $2.0 million/hour; and for Financial Institutions, $1.4 million/hour.” Who said it?

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