MicroStrategy has made available MicroStrategy Cloud, claimed to be the first cloud-based service to enable rapid, cost-effective development of business intelligence, mobile and social apps. This differs from traditional on-premises business intelligence approaches in the past. According to MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Cloud provides faster and more flexible service to support the full range of cloud use.

PRNewsWire brought this news to our attention in their article, “MicroStrategy Announces General Availability of MicroStrategy Cloud.”

More and more people are utilizing the power of the cloud as a complete business intelligence platform-as-a-service. Regardless of the chosen solution, IT organizations have to think about creating a long-term data management strategy that assumes that cloud computing services are going to be a fundamental element of the overall plan.

Melody K. Smith

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