In recent months, many business owners have begun to look to cloud computing as a way to help them attract more qualified applicants, cut their transportation costs via low-cost videoconferencing and grant their call centers increased functionality. However, a new report by U.K.-based Gartner, Inc. indicates that many business owners are also looking to this communications solution as a way to improve the way they extract and assess business data.
On January 25, the information technology research company released the results of a study of more than 1,300 IT managers. Each respondent was selected based upon their use of business intelligence platforms in the fourth quarter of 2011.
According to the results, only around 17 percent of these IT professionals have replaced their current business intelligence functions with cloud-based offerings. Most notably, however, roughly 30 percent of these professionals said they are already using cloud computing to help manage this essential business function.
Still, the researchers indicated that the sentiment of the 17 percent that have not updated their infrastructure could soon change as more of their competitors adopt cloud computing successfully.
“Business users are often frustrated by the deployment cycles, costs, complicated upgrade processes and IT infrastructures demanded by on-premises [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][business intellengence] solutions,” James Richardson, Gartner’s research director, said in a release. “[Software as a service] cloud-based [business intelligence] is perceived as offering a quicker, potentially lower-cost and easier-to-deploy alternative.”
While Richardson believes cloud computing has not yet been successfully proven to successfully reduce business intelligence costs, studies have indicated that business owners who switch to these systems – and the VoIP telephony systems that support them – can save in other areas such as the costs of transportation and long-distance calling.
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Most notably, however, roughly 30 percent of these professionals said they are already using cloud computing to help manage this essential business function.