Whitepaper - BARC Cloud Trends 2017

Dr. Carsten Bange, BARC Founder and CEO
Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research, Business Applications and Architecture Group at TechTarget

BARC Research Study 2017

BI and data management in the cloud: current issues and trends

The Business Application Research Center (BARC) and Eckerson Group have joined forces to publish a study on current attitudes, issues and trends relating to the use of business intelligence (BI) and data management (DM) technologies in the cloud. It is based on a survey of 370 IT decision-makers around the world.

More and more companies are gravitating to the cloud, and BI and data management vendors alike are giving in to its appeal. While cloud adoption rates were stagnant over the past six years at 30%, the current study shows a significant upwards trend in the usage of cloud BI and data management. This is an indicator for the industry nearing the tipping point towards cloud.

Now that we know 'Where' things are headed, this whitepaper will show you some of the highlights and trends set to determine the 'How' in 2017:

  • Redefining the Role of IT
  • Enterprises embrace hybrid solutions
  • Hosted applications help optimize business operations

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About the authors


Dr. Carsten Bange

BARC Founder and CEO

Dr. Carsten Bange is the founder and managing director of BARC, a European research and consulting firm based in Würzburg, Germany that specializes in data, analytics, AI and planning. He is a leading expert in the fields of business intelligence, analytics and data management and has helped companies in a range of industries transform themselves into data-driven organizations. He is a well known thought leader, frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, and the author of numerous industry publications and market studies.


Wayne Eckerson

Director of Research, Business Applications and Architecture Group at TechTarget

Wayne Eckerson has been a thought leader and consultant in the business intelligence (BI) field since 1995. He has conducted numerous in-depth research studies and is a noted speaker and blogger. He is the author of the best-selling book Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business. He is a noted keynote speaker and blogger and he consults and conducts workshops on business analytics, performance dashboards and BI, among other topics. For many years, Eckerson served as director of education and research at The Data Warehousing Institute, where he oversaw the company’s content and training programs and chaired its BI Executive Summit. Eckerson is currently director of research at TechTarget, where he writes a popular weekly blog called Wayne’s World, which focuses on industry trends and examines best practices in the application of BI.