Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 30 - Page 73

EDITOR’S QUESTION ///////////////// RT OF ANGING RE OF CLOUD HICH LISATION YTHING RITICAL INESSES ALSO LED TO BILITY COMES IR DATA ORMS. also entitled to flexibility when it comes to their data platforms. This freedom allows organisations to review approaches and change them as and when they need to, based on a variety of different infrastructures, applications and needs. While some BI features may appear similar on the surface, regardless of which vendor supplies them, access to capabilities can sometimes be limited, depending on a few different factors. Through a multi-cloud Business Intelligence approach, companies can avoid vendor lock-in, instead leveraging strengths from a whole catalogue of tools. Over the next few years, as emerging technologies such as Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to change the nature of business functions and operations, the adoption of multiple cloud vendors will no doubt grow even greater. As the importance of multi-cloud for the future of Business Intelligence continues to accelerate, now is the time for organisations to work out what is important to them and go on to define their approach to data. • INTELLIGENTCIO 37