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Discovering Business Intelligence Using MicroStrategy 9 by Samundar Singh Rathore, Nelson Enriquez

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Chapter 6. MicroStrategy and the Cloud

In the previous chapters, we learned how to use the MicroStrategy platform for creating new models, reports, scorecards, and dashboards.

We also saw how to share via different channels without any complex setup of hardware, software, and specialized consultancy from an IT specialist; everything in a do-it-yourself approach.

All of this is possible due to the easy-to-use platform and, more importantly, the usage of the Cloud. But in order to be on the same page, we need to understand what the Cloud is.

In a Cloud approach the companies lease their digital assets, and their users are abstracted from the physical location of resources, such as data centers, applications, and databases they're using.

These resources ...

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