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Business Analytics and Cloud Computing

With rising customer expectations, an accelerated pace of business and fierce competition – requires organizations to make better use of their ever-increasing volumes of data for fact-based decision making. More and more enterprises are taking their data usage to new levels and applying business analytics to support rigorous, constant business experimentation that drives better decisions.

Cloud computing’s ability to provide elastic scalability, faster service delivery, greater IT efficiencies and a usage-based accounting model could break down many of the physical and financial barriers to aligning IT with evolving business goals. According to Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm, its 2011 Gartner Executive Programs worldwide survey of more than 2,000 CIOs identified cloud computing and virtualization as the top-two technology priorities for 2011.

This white paper provides a short summary of terms and concepts within the paradigm of cloud computing and “as-a-service” delivery models, focusing on different options and what SAS offers. To view the full white paper titled “SAS and Cloud Computing” to learn more about business analytics available through cloud computing, please click on this link:
http://www.sas.com/reg/wp/corp/33890?utm_medium=RSS&utm_source=Corp_Whitepaper.

Content provided by SAS Institute Ltd.
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