What Accelerating Trends in Cloud BI Say for Data Literacy

By Scott Townsend, Director, Content Marketing

Our ability to adopt technology and utilize data is critical to improving the way we work, and everyone seems to know it. Cloud, self-service, collaboration, and governance are terms we all understand much better now than we did a decade ago, because most enterprises now understand the importance of information democracy in a way they never did before.

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly served as an additional catalyst in the effort to improve performance within our organizations, but getting to a place where everyone has access to timely and relevant information to carry out the tasks associated with their jobs still has its challenges.

Fortunately, there are experts on this topic, and recently we talked to two of them—Dresner Advisory Services Founder, President, and Chief Research Officer Howard Dresner and Domo VP of Data Curiosity Ben Schein.

During a webinar titled The Evolution of BI: Fast Track Your Move to Self-Service and Cloud to Deliver the Leverage Your Business Needs, the pair discussed everything from why now is the time to “double down on data” to how things like data visualizations, automated workflows, and powerful applications can enable companies to better navigate an ever-changing business landscape.

Dresner Advisory Services conducts regular research in the areas of cloud BI and self-service BI, and what the firm recently found is that organizations have come a long way in their perceptions of cloud BI in a rather short period of time.

In 2012, for instance, most organizations polled said that they planned to stay on-prem for the foreseeable future. But around 2017, that attitude shifted to the point where cloud BI was no longer thought of as a fad.

This article was originally published by Domo, read more.