Exploit cloud advantages and data from on-premises, external sources as well as cloud stores to drive deeper insight, innovation, and new business models.
The center of data gravity is shifting outside the walls of the enterprise. In fact, Constellation estimates that by 2020, at least 60 percent of the data that organizations consider to be mission-critical will live outside the four walls of the enterprise.
The move to cloud computing is the leading contributor to this trend, and it will change how organizations handle business intelligence (BI) and analytics. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that cloud-based BI and analytics options are just for data that’s created in the cloud. Rather, these systems are ideal for the increasingly common scenario in which organizations are gaining insight from data from a multitude of sources. 
By Doug Henschen for ZDNet