Title: A tale of two cloud analytics platforms for education

Authors: Gokul Bhandari

Addresses: University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada

Abstract: In this paper, we compare, using the Gartner's business analytics framework, the two most popular cloud analytics platforms currently being used in higher education: IBM's Watson Analytics (WA) and SAP's Lumira Cloud (LC). The Gartner framework enables one to examine an analytics platform from three broad perspectives: people, processes, and platform. Platform capabilities enable us to identify several functional modules which can be used to evaluate the tools' perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEU). Our empirical studies find that WA and LC are similar in terms of their PU and PEU.

Keywords: cloud analytics; SAP Lumira Cloud; IBM Watson Analytics; Gartner analytics framework.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2018.095394

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2018 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.237 - 247

Received: 11 Aug 2017
Accepted: 30 Apr 2018

Published online: 20 Sep 2018 *

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