Analytics as a Service combines the on-demand aspects of cloud computing with the democratization of information enabled by big data analytics. Businesses are increasingly flattening decision-making hierarchies to empower more knowledge workers and become more responsive to customers.
Analytics as a Service is the perfect complement to thin client and virtual workspace initiatives. As information workers increasingly access content and conduct analysis on mobile devices, there is a fantastic opportunity to deliver enterprise information centrally and securely through the cloud. In an information-driven economy, enterprises that empower their staff with faster access to more information will clearly have an advantage.