The cloud computing industry continues to evolve. Demand for cloud providers and their technology has grown exponentially and therefore has forced them to focus on improving business intelligence for their customers. Smart Data Collective brought this news to us in their article, “Cloud Metadata Is Making Waves with Business Intelligence.”

The 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities report reveals that demand for business intelligence solutions has surged over the past year and that cloud providers are beginning to leverage metadata to improve the quality of business intelligence.

This is true across industries. The construction, hospitality and healthcare industries will benefit from better access to data. Unfortunately, leveraging metadata can be tricky, especially if you are using an older cloud provider.

Services that don’t have existing metadata protocols may need to use a data integration tool that has metadata support. Data integration tools must have contextual features built-in to minimize analytics errors.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.