Avoiding Storms in Your Move to the Cloud
By Ravi Chandran, Norman C. Nicholl,
and Tracy Ring
Stacey Bostian is the BI director at Superior Lighting, a leading manufacturer and seller of lighting products for home, office, and outdoors. Stacey has been with Superior Lighting for 10 years and was responsible for creating the 10-terabyte data warehouse, and selecting and implementing a leading BI tool to generate reports, dashboards, and mobile applications.
Stacey’s team has dabbled with BI in the cloud, using her BI vendor’s cloud-based platform to develop several applications. Once successfully developed, the applications were moved on premises, where everything else currently resides. Based on these successful SaaS experiences and the belief that the cloud is the future, Stacey is interested in exploring what, how, and when she should start moving things to the cloud. There are currently discussions within Superior Lighting to move other data and applications to the cloud, including its ERP system.
She does have questions that perhaps you can help answer...