Risks and Benefits of Cloud Business Intelligence

  • Petra MaresovaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 538)


Current market is dynamic. Customer needs change, too. Global competition is also developing and market subjects must be able to interpret information correctly and make decisions instantly. Business Intelligence (BI) tools are based on the ultimate exploitation of data ownership and their transformation into information and knowledge. The increasing amount of data makes it necessary to develop linking business intelligence and cloud computing. This phenomenon brings about new opportunities as well as risks. This contribution is to analyse suitability of linking BI and cloud computing with respect to risks and benefits of cloud technologies. It should result in a group of criteria enabling to provide relevant information about suitability of this technology for organizations. An analysis of accessible studies on decision-making models and cloud computing and an analysis of companies’ attitudes to cloud computing and information technologies both served as starting points of the proposal.


Cloud computing Business intelligence Decision-making Risks Benefits 



The paper was written with the support of the specific project grant “Determinants affecting job satisfaction” granted by the University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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