Moving BI Processes to the Cloud
Nowadays there is a trend to reduce the investment in machines, especially when it comes to small companies. Due to this, several top companies saw a business opportunity. Among them, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. These companies realized that most companies can't/don't want to afford expensive purchases in hardware that may become obsolete just after a few years. They turned themselves into cloud services providers, which means, basically, that you can rent a part of a machine or an entire machine and run whatever you want there, without having to purchase expensive hardware.