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2015 Analytics & BI Survey

2015 Analytics & BI Survey

A new spirit of experimentation is in the air: For the first time in years, more companies are trying out multiple analytical tools rather than standardizing on a few favored ones. Data quality and ease of use remain the toughest challenges. The key question: Will buyers look for simpler or smarter tools for big data analytics?

State of Cloud Survey

State of Cloud Survey

Steps to take this year: Choose providers with an eye to standards. Think hard about hybrid. Do not ignore Docker. Don't trust, verify security and performance. Find DevOps disciples and let them drive cloud strategy.

SaaS as Innovation Driver

SaaS as Innovation Driver

If you think of software-as-a-service as just a way to outsource CRM or HR systems, you're being too tactical. Our new survey shows IT's ready to focus more on business innovation, less on infrastructure operations. Here's how to make that happen.

2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey

2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey

Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds. But you'll need to consider potential snafus, decide which workloads to run on which type of cloud, and address ­security issues up front.

2014 Cloud ROI Survey

2014 Cloud ROI Survey

Our survey finds one in five companies doesn't calculate ROI for cloud projects, and half can only do a ballpark comparison between cloud and on-premises data centers. Both our survey ­research and the real-world examples of two cloud innovators show that cloud ROI calculations remain far from an exact science.