From the model infrastructure as a services provides managed ncpoorkino serves

,
storage plat virtualization and operating environment. While PAAS builds on
IAAS to further managed middle ware such as application servers, database,
management system, data integration service BI development services.
SAAS extend this stack to also incorporate the application uses.
According to victor change 2013 Business intelligent BI for shirt is an umbrella
term that refers to competences processes technologies applications and practices
used to support evidence-based decision making organization it was also defined in
the widest sense as a collection of approaches for gathering and storing analyzing
and providing acess to data that help user to gaininsight and make better fact based
business decision[11]
Uses of business intelligence
Organizationusebusinessintelligenceto gain data driven insight anything releted to
business performance [10] it is used toundrstiaonandimpromance to eut cost and
identify new business opportunities this can include amono other things to victor
chagn2013
a. Analying customer behaviour, buying pattems and sales frend
b. Measuring tracking predicfing sales and firancial performace
c. Budgeting and finaces planning and forecastion
d. Tracking the performance of marketing campaigns
e. Optimizing znd operational performance
f. Improving delivery and supply and supply chain effectivess
g. Web and e-commerce analytic
h. Risk dnalysis
i. Stralegic value driver analysis



Basics of business intellgence
The basic components of business intellignce are thering storing analysing and
providing access to data (feimans,coarly S.W 2009)
6aytharing data this is concem with collecting or acessing data which can the be
wsed to inform deusion making, 6athering data can comein many format and
basically refers to automated measurement and collectioon of performance data [4]
for example these can come from transaction system that keeps logs of past
transections point of sate system web site, software production system that
mensure and track quality etc.a major challenge of gathenng data is making sure
that the relevant data quality is not controlled at the data gatherning stage then it
can jeopardise the entire BI effort that might follows. The old adage should always
be remembered garbage in garbage out[4].
Storing data storing data is conccrnect with making sure the data is filled and
stored in appropratie way to ensueere it can be found and use for analying and
reporting when storing data the same basic prinaciples apply that you would use to
store physical goods. Says book in alibrary you are trying to frid most logical
shucture that will allow you to easly and use the data the advatage of modern
satabase (offericalled the data warchma) because of large vollumes of data is that
they allow multi dimensional format so you can store the same data under
offerent categories.[4]
Analyaing data: the next component of bt is analysing the data there we take the
data has been gatheried and inspcets and transform or model it inorder to gain new
insight that will support decistion making in our business. Accision analysis comes
in many offerent format and approacheer,both puantitativerand qualitative


thanlysis sechnigues includes the use of statistical tools,data ininng approaches as
well as viscial analytic and even analysis of unstructured data such as text or
pictures [4]
Providing accro : in order to support decicion making the decuscion making need
to have acess to the data acess is needed to perform thalysis or loview the results
of the analysis. The format is provided by latest software tools that allow end- uses
to perform data analysis white the latter is provided through reporting each board
and seore card applications.[4]

There basic stages are represented sehenstically as shouwn below:







(famajetral 2009)



Cathering data
Providing
acess to data
Business
infelh gents
Storing data
Analysing data


2.3 METHOES OF CONNECTING BUSINESS TO THE CLOUS
With reference to www. Bin.com commecting business via cloudis vary
imporatant as far as networking is connem is it helps.in boosting up business with
less shem.it has bwcome the focal point in business networking [13] it has
increased the amount of information tant is being pased access the networking
from one location to the other [14] business networking via cloud has always beeb
importance but its importance is incrcasingly becoming importance as band with
intensive application move to the clould.
According to lassica is 2009 for one to connect business to the cloud other
folowing should be laken into considerstions :
Frist determine how much data you are storing at yopur celocation or cloud
facility to decide to whether you need a provied network or could utilge a service
such ad VPN overfiber internet would serve organisation fric.when one begin to
reach higher lever of usege in yourdatacentreitiscriticl toreach yourserver (and
applications) withdedicatedservice such as lombfibe,100mbfiber .or ifbfiber
internet to thedata centre
Secondly: one must consider ahich camers are on-net at your organiaturuaddress,
and which camreis are on-net at your cloud or colocation faculity . onnet refers to
whither or not a provide had services such as fiber internet built direcitly in to :
Building when you leverage on onnet providerr you directly commect their
network back bone by passing all other providers and removing the last smile
acess provider that provides the forlist asen to the cameir intermet services and can
provide inexpensive ethernet.


The use will gain instant acess into which camier are at or near your building
and what type of servicess each provider has available certain provider such as to
trlrvom are great for point to point circuits that connects a private service to your
data centre.
Ceelan J 2009said before adoptino all thismethod stated above some
guidelines has to be followed these are:
Create a requrement list: the aguirement list of 17 dependente tasks your
business does today and what you are planning to do in fufure then you will know
what type of cloud based apps you will need if you need more that one cloud apps,
it may be best for you to use cloud platform that will conslidate every thing you
need in one plance. For example you may want to make it a point to invest in a
platform that offers yopur accounting apps your task sofware and your customer
relatioship management (CRM) should be taken in to

Behonest with your self about your regurement : create a realiste checklist of
what you need from system but somefores small business owness always dream
big. Baing thethful here will makesure you don’t miss a giant opportunity for
reason that may not be material. Secunty is one example, many business owners
claim that they are not sure if ther data is secured the fruth is list cloud is
substaticilly more secure than servers setting in tour office [5] cloud providers
ensure that secunty are lop provity so the sate so stored are highy protected relying
on secunty of the cloud is akin to protution your behind huge vault. Storing it is a
drawer,it not possible to guard that drawer day and hight which also running your
business your cloud provider however protectd and safe ouar your business vital
informations with lop of the line frewalls and anti-viru software


Try it before you buy it almost all cloud solution has no cust inal period t5hers
allow you to out vavious solutions to ensure that they are perfect fit for your
business. The goodnews is that there are large number of cloud solutions available
and you can use app inarket that provide your with a seleetur of zest-of –bred
clioices[5]
Par benefit on to youre mployees: if one have any employee buy in thet will to
not fully embrace the changoe the cloud provides so many benefits to the end user
that all users are delighted to use it wmpliyee should he give opportunity to have
this benefits examble: the apps that your employee use and the resvice people are
using so let your employee choose device they are most comfortable with [5] since
good results are always obtained by working on favovites devices[5]
Maxinize your future: plans idream should be revisited to see what is available
to see what is available to you and that you had shelved in the past due to lack of
resources. Inrespective of what you come across is ti inverntory syncing and point
of sale system the cloud is there for you[5]according to victor chano 2012 in
moving your business to the cloud one have acess to sata that live in the cloud
from any PC regardlero of where you are . all you need is aconnection to the
interned and a web-browser. And for data inter cloud companess like google
provides offsits sata redund ancy that is stronges than the back ups most business
uses have in plance if your hard drive crashes or if your computer vanishes you
don’t’t need to worry a bout data has gone missing with it with no line you can
have four data in the cloud and it will shil play nceely on your desk top lap top ot
smart phones.


Vitor chango 2012 the look a look at some of the cloud apps used in linking
business to the cloud he said storing data in the cloud reguire and apps and the type
of apps you use oepends on you ( achoice stuff)
Microsoftware office live: since business tend to crcate a lot of document
spreadsheet and proesentation you probably use microsftware office regularty
most web altarnative shil have’t come close to matehibg the power of microsoft
office suite but you do have acouple of goog options ther most popular office
apps with web minsoft owns officec worshop service that work with word execl
and power point it aims to elominale the type of office document on the live work
space website [11]
When you save a document to live workspace you can view it from any web
browser shae it with pwople in you work space you can veiw it and edit it on your
desklop with microsft office.
The files are stored online on microsoft servers but you can open the application
edit and them with your desklop office application tust as though they are on your
hard drive.
For you to get started with live workspace on your desklop download munsoft
office live updata for office[11]
Google socs: the choice of apps depent on you as eartier said by rietor chang 2012,
but it you prefer google does ( google suite of online office application) to live
work space then you have to
First use tool memeo connect to syncs any document beturen your deslop and
google socs this me meo comect keeps you local document constantly in syne with
memes connecty allowino one to view and edit any document on your desklop [11]


Offisync support collobor ation in that any changes inadeby one use can marge
with the version of the document that the other has open[11]
Syncing files and foldore to the cloud : for one to sync fiter and folders in the
cloud a filefynaing application such as sropbox or sugar sync is used to syna
document to the cloud.
After installing one of the utilities on your computer you can instantly sync and
back up any file between the cloud and any computer that has appintalled on it
therir after any thing you add to synced folders sys=nc. Between the web and
every desklop where you have istalled it [11]
Email in the cloud: email is exceedingly importance ,for you to commect mail
need to seet up email IMAP in your desklop wmail clent to keep your desklop clent
and your email box in perfect fync. To enable IMAP in email log in and visit the
pop image page once you have set up your email IMAP on your desklop email
client of your choice eill always bein pefact sync with email in your browser.
Contact in the cloud: for you to contact your data in the cloud you need to
contacts an excellent online contanct management service that syncs with out look
like a charm[11]








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