Business Intelligence and the Cloud: Strategic Implementation Guide

Book Description

How to measure cloud computing options and benefits to impact business intelligence infrastructure

This book is a guide for managers and others involved in using cloud computing to create business value. It starts with a discussion of the media hype around cloud computing and attempt to pull together what industry experts are saying in order to create a unified definition. Once this foundation is created—assisting the reader's understanding of what cloud computing is—the discussion moves to getting business benefits from cloud computing. Lastly, the discussion focuses on examples of cloud computing, public clouds, private clouds, and virtualization. The book emphasizes how these technologies can be used to create business value and how they can be integrated into an organizations business intelligence system. It helps the user make a business case for cloud computing applications—applications that are used to gather/create data, which in turn are used to generate business intelligence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Part One: The Foundation
    1. Chapter 1: A History of How We Got to Cloud Computing
      1. THE RISE OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      2. CONCLUSION
      3. NOTES
    2. Chapter 2: Characteristics and Service Models
      1. INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS
      2. A CLOUD IMPLEMENTATION
      3. DEFINING CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. NOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Deployment Models
      1. IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
      2. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLOUDS
      3. EXAMPLES OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. PRIVATE CLOUDS IN CONTEXT
      5. HYBRID CLOUDS
      6. COMMUNITY CLOUDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. NOTES
  10. Part Two: Cloud Economics
    1. Chapter 4: Strategic Measurement
      1. TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
      2. FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. NOTES
    2. Chapter 5: Cloud Adoption
      1. REGULATORY INFLUENCE
      2. THE EFFECTS ON YOUR ORGANIZATION
      3. THE EFFECTS ON EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. NOTES
    3. Chapter 6: Service Level Agreements
      1. THE TRADITIONAL OR TYPICAL TELECOM SLA QOS
      2. INTRODUCING THE CLOUD SLA
      3. SLA TYPES
      4. CLOUD USE CASES
      5. SLA BY TYPE OF SERVICE AND DEPLOYMENT
      6. ANATOMY OF A STANDARDIZED SLA
      7. NEGOTIATING THE CLOUD SLA
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. NOTES
  11. Part Three: Business Intelligence and the Cloud
    1. Chapter 7: Business Intelligence
      1. BI STRATEGY
      2. OBJECTIVES FOR A BI PROJECT
      3. THE ANALYTICS CYCLE
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. NOTES
    2. Chapter 8: Big Data's Effects on BI Efforts in the Cloud
      1. DEFINING BIG DATA
      2. MANAGING BIG DATA
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. NOTES
    3. Chapter 9: Mobile Computing Intersection
      1. DEFINING MOBILE COMPUTING
      2. MOBILE IN THE ENTERPRISE
      3. MOBILE AND THE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. NOTES
  12. Conclusion
  13. Glossary
  14. About the Author
  15. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Business Intelligence and the Cloud: Strategic Implementation Guide
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2014
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118631720