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Why Better BI May Lie in the Cloud (But Not the One You’re Thinking)

What is the single greatest factor that affects business performance today? Do you think it’s new technologies? Maybe it’s the economy. Perhaps, it’s the labor force, or even government regulations? No, no, and no. The single greatest factor that affects business performance is: the weather. The weather determines the cost of energy. It affects the supply chain in multiple ways. It keeps employees from getting to work, and gets in the way of critical business appointments. The weather can change everything — and do so in a heartbeat. Heat waves, lightning strikes, violent storms, ice and snow — all of these affect business performance. In areas where solar energy is crucial to the power grid, even clouds can affect business performance, and we don’t mean cloud computing. Continue Reading