Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 30 | Page 72

Q + A + Q + A + Q + A + Q + A + Q + A + Q + A + Q + A + JOHN O’KEEFFE, VP EMEA, LOOKER Organisations are increasingly using cloud strategies to boost evolving Digital Transformation efforts and achieve greater agility. While public cloud engagement has no doubt influenced this spike in adoption, businesses are increasingly looking for solutions that are capable of going beyond standard deployments, seeking those that also support IaaS, SaaS and private infrastructures. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that enterprises are opting for a more tailor-made approach to meeting their cloud infrastructure needs, outside of current individual offerings. No longer required to pick just one of the vast amount of vendors and technologies available, organisations across EMEA are choosing to operate in a multi-cloud environment. This has resulted in a new era in which organisations are opting to take a modern approach to the way in which their various cloud offerings integrate with other tools and platforms across the business. Until recently, the relationship between business intelligence systems and cloud providers has been straightforward. BI tools have traditionally been created with a single-vendor architecture in mind, allowing for seamless integration with any one cloud model. However, since the multi-cloud market has matured and become the new norm, things have changed. Companies are now taking advantage of the many different possibilities available to them and as a result, shifting the way they use business intelligence tools. They are quickly embracing the many benefits of a build your own bespoke offering, making it unique to their business and data requirements. As part of the changing nature of multicloud – in which personalisation is everything – it’s critical that businesses are “ AS PA THE CH NATU MULTI- – IN W PERSONA IS EVER – IT’S C THAT BUS ARE ENTIT FLEXI WHEN IT TO THE PLATF