The main benefit of adopting cloud BI is that capital expenditure can be moved to operational expenditure, said [Ian] Bertram [of Gartner], but noted that this is only a minor advantage.
"From a feature and functionality perspective, there is no real benefit with cloud BI. And from a total cost of ownership perspective, it costs just as much if not more than on-premise BI," he explained.
...cloud BI adoption is "incredibly low" today, accounting for less than 1 percent of the overall global BI market. And while the figure will increase, Gartner does not expect this to be more than 3 percent even by 2014...
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