When it comes to transforming big data into actionable insights, SMBs have been lagging behind larger enterprises.
The good news is now SMBs can take advantage of BI (Business Intelligence) and analytics in the cloud to increase business agility as well as save time and money by deploying IT infrastructure as a service.
Not only does the cloud enable SMBs to become more agile, it introduces capabilities that would have taken too much time and cost too much money to deploy on traditional technology, according to SMB market researcher Techaisle.
Additionally, the cloud’s “pay as you go” model makes it easy for a small to mid-size company to manage costs while adding or subtracting computing resources as needs change. The cloud lets organizations get their applications up and running quickly—so they can focus on their core businesses, not the computing infrastructure.
The fact that cloud providers are offering BI and analytics in the cloud makes it even more attractive and cost effective for SMBs. In fact, cloud-based BI and analytics options adopted by SMBs will continue to grow by 20 percent through 2015.
The Spotfire Cloud features an intelligent analytics Recommendations engine that’s aimed at transforming the novice business user into a data superhero. Recommendations makes analysis and insights easier and faster by recommending which visualizations are the best-practice choice for the user’s selected data.
The visualization previews and recommended visualizations give users a preview of their actual data, providing an intelligent springboard into their analyses.
Spotfire Cloud with Recommendations provides a fast and intelligent jump-start to the analysis of data by business users. By helping select the perfect visualization to enable business users to discover insights and tell stories with their data, Recommendations allows them to directly leverage analytics for Business Intelligence and better decision-making.