Analytics and Public Cloud Platforms

Date: 27/09/2018

By Ahmed Eltoukhy, Senior Consultant at Cornerstone Performance Management

According to Gartner Forecasts the infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) market will reach USD 40.8 billion by the end of the year and is projected to reach USD 83.5 billion by 2021. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is expected to grow to USD 15 billion by the end of 2018 and reach USD 27.3 billion by 2021. Currently, Amazon Web Services dominates the public cloud market with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform following close market penetration and adoption rates. Google is reportedly planning on developing three underwater cables in 2019 to bring its Cloud services to new regions.

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8 steps to implementing rolling forecasts

Date: 03/09/2018

By Danielle Dahlstrom, Domain Principal at Anaplan

A rolling forecast is a differentiating planning concept that can help organisations find opportunities amid intense competition. In finance, rolling forecasts are an approach to planning that evaluates key business drivers on a continual basis throughout the year. For many organisations, it can provide an advantageous approach to budgeting—with some businesses using a rolling forecast to replace their traditional annual budget entirely.

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Why CFOs are moving forward and leaving Excel behind

Date: 29/05/2018

By Jason Ambrose, Vice President, Strategic Business Transformation at Anaplan

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published an article that explored a compelling opportunity in corporate financial planning. With firsthand insight gleaned from finance chiefs from a variety of industries, the article—titled “Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs”—delved into some of the reasons why CFOs are directing their teams to leave spreadsheets behind in favour of cloud-based planning platforms.

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IBM Cognos Analytics: Release 11 Upgrade

Date: 23/05/2018

By Ahmed Eltoukhy, Senior Consultant

After only 8 weeks of Cognos Analytics Release 10 being out, Release 11 is now available! IBM has been very active with the new release strategy of Cognos Analytics (CA), and there are no Fix Packs anymore. In addition to that, it looks like Request For Enhancements (RFEs) voting is really paying off.

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