Section 10 – Navigating Shifts in Analytics Delivery
Just as reluctant motorists learned the advantages of shifting from paper maps to GPS systems, businesses are learning to move from long-trusted paper reports to digital dashboards, mobile reporting, and front-line collaboration applications. That change will help organizations to respond quickly to competitive threats with actions based on real-time data.
Much of this trend requires new infrastructure as a foundation for continual change. The elastic nature of the cloud fits perfectly with this trend, in part because it allows geographic dispersion and 24×7 availability to support self-service applications. These tools complement existing, centralized predictive models, while—with proper tools and training—also support the analytics needs of front-line workers.