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Business Information - June 2013, Volume 1, Number 3

These days, it seems like cloud is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Combat the buzz surrounding the cloud with worries about integrating business intelligence upward, and you've got one hot topic. In this issue of Business Information, we explore the myriad concerns with the cloud -- from security issues to monetary value. Learn more about the ways companies are transitioning to the cloud, and more important, why they're doing so. Read on for Wayne Eckerson's take on the benefits and risks of moving enterprise systems like business intelligence to the cloud, and for our take on Amazon's data warehouse in the cloud. It may seem frightening now, but soon the cloud will be an everyday part of corporate life. Are you prepared?  Access >>>

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    • Cloud apps are movin' on up by Scot Petersen

      It’s not new anymore. The cloud is everywhere, and most business apps out there have cloud versions as well. But it still put some companies on edge, and they aren’t on board -- yet.

    • BI in the cloud: Find your bliss by Wayne Eckerson

      Hosting business intelligence off-premises might seem scary, but soon it will be a necessary and normal part of corporate life. For the biggest benefit, learn the lay of the land.

    • Moving toward cloud finance? First, some questions by Mary Driscoll

      As more organizations put their trust in the cloud, many will start putting financial applications in it as well. Before making that leap, make sure your process is sound. Then grill those vendors.

    • Enterprise cloud services: Who's responsible? by Jan Stafford

      Learn why the question of who's responsible for specific areas of security in the cloud is still a common enterprise cloud service unknown.

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