IBM Putting Business Intelligence in the Cloud – Smart Analytics Cloud Services Available
Posted Nov 16 2009 10:01pm
If you have not heard enough about business intelligence and the cloud, here’s more news. IBM said 83% of respondents to its recent Global CIO survey stated that business intelligence is the answer to locating and defining information to create greater competitiveness in market places, and this included healthcare, and we have certainly seen a big share of competition there. BD
IBM (NYSE: IBM ) on Monday announced plans to deploy an internal cloud computing environment that will make more than a petabyte of information—the equivalent of 100 times the content of the Library of Congress--instantly available to employees under a project called Blue Insight.
IBM said Blue Insight will help more than 200,000 employees around the world make better decisions by providing them with real-time information about customers, suppliers, and other business contacts, whether in their offices, in the field, or on the road.
"This new model of cloud computing will provide our employees with a single place to access real business insights, improve standards compliance, and create a repository of best practices throughout the company," said IBM CIO Pat Toole, in a statement.
IBM said it also plans to make the service's architecture, dubbed IBM Smart Analytics Cloud —available to customers. IBM said the Smart Analytics Cloud offering is currently available.