Blog: John Bair Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK blog! I think that self-service access and provisioning, virtualization, web services delivery, utility billing, on-demand scaling, and other core capabilities of cloud computing are changing the way that we architect, implement and operate business intelligence (BI) and agile analytics. But as with all new technologies, a pragmatic approach is the key to building competitive advantage while managing risks. I hope you'll join often to share your thoughts on BI cloud computing. Copyright 2013 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:22:21 -0700 Does AWS outage build fear or confidence? In my recent article "Analytics: Cloud Computing as an Equalizer," I maintained how cloud computing is putting world class enterprise analytic capabilities within reach of small and mid-sized companies, helping them better operate and compete based on new levels of business insight. As an equalizer, the cloud is breaking down traditional IT barriers and enabling rapid change. Yet last week's widespread Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 outage brings to light that cloud computing isn't infallible. In short, Amazon's four-day service... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:22:21 -0700