Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn the biggest business benefit to cloud computing, how mobile is redefining the PC, questions that Business Intelligence can answer for your business, and more.
25 questions you didn’t know business intelligence could answer for your business
In 2014, BI is all about making data more accessible to business users: mobile BI, on-demand access to business intelligence, ease of use, and flexible integration to connect or consume data from a variety of sources. But all this focus on what you can do sometimes leaves you wondering what you should do with business data.
How the cloud enables innovation
Cloud may help cut costs, but perhaps its biggest benefit is that it frees IT operations to pursue new projects and initiatives. Rather than maintaining on-premise hardware, IT departments can focus on mission critical tasks.
Multi-screen era redefines business PC
While some think that the rise of mobile will kill the PC, something entirely different is happening. Rather, the paradigm has shifted from a single-device user to multiple-device user — from one device to a minimum of three. Mobile isn’t killing the PC–it’s supplementing it. It’s created a multi-screened world.
In praise of Shadow IT
According to new research, 80% of those employed by enterprises larger than 1,000 people circumvent IT to use cloud-based tools. What’s the answer? What should businesses do about “Shadow IT?”