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IBM Smart Analytics Cloud overcomes key BI obstacles

IBM Smart Analytics Cloud overcomes key BI obstacles
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IBM recently made available a new cloud-computing offering for enterprises that seek business-intelligence (BI) and analytic services: the IBM Smart Analytics Cloud. Access to critical insight can provide a significant competitive advantage to those businesses that are ready and willing to grasp the opportunity.

IBM recently conducted a global study and discovered more than 83 percent of CIOs believe BI is a key enabler to successfully compete in business. More information from the “Voice of the CIO” study can be found online (http://bit.ly/CIOstudy).

“CIOs are investing in business-analytics capabilities to help them improve decision-making at all levels,” said Pat Toole, IBM CIO. “In addition, in this challenging economy, CIOs understand analytics can be key to new growth markets, whether it’s new ways to manage a utility grid or smarter healthcare systems. Managing and leveraging new intelligence through analytics is something today’s CIO is pursuing to gain competitive advantage in these new markets.”

The IBM Smart Analytics Cloud delivers BI and analytic services that can be used to:

  • Simplify knowledge dissemination across the enterprise with a private cloud-computing deployment
  • Predict and respond to new and existing opportunities and threats
  • Optimize operations to capitalize on new revenue sources
  • Proactively manage risk
  • Measure the enterprise’s health and capabilities
  • Lower the BI delivery costs
In this challenging economy, CIOs understand analytics can be key to new growth markets, whether it’s new ways to manage a utility grid or smarter healthcare systems.” —Pat Toole, IBM CIO

Andrea Greggo is the mainframe cloud initiative leader. She can be reached at agreggo@us.ibm.com.


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