Guide to mobile business intelligence

Guide to mobile business intelligence

Find out everything you need to know about mobile business intelligence.

Mobile business intelligence has been gathering pace in corporate organisations. It brings together two strong trends: the proliferation of hand-held devices and the turning of data to business advantage.

In 2011 the hype was well in advance of implementation, but last year saw reality catching up with the marketing propaganda, to a significant extent. The use cases are not just traditional BI, however. Instead, mobile workers, from doctors and nurses, to truck drivers and police officers are getting decision support information delivered into their hands, whether on smart phones or tablets.

Focusing on mobile business intelligence in action, this guide offers news, analysis, and a quiz.

It includes topics such as mobile BI use up and down the organisation, the benefits and challenges of the technology, and how mobile, as a vector, necessitates a rethink of business intelligence itself. It starts with a TechTarget Whatis definition and then a quiz testing your knowledge of the trends.

Table of contents:

What is mobile business intelligence?

big data Mobile business intelligence is software that extends desktop business intelligence (BI) applications so they can be used on a mobile device. Read More.

Mobile business intelligence quiz

Quiz: Test your knowledge of mobile business intelligence trends
The short quiz below tests your knowledge of mobile business intelligence trends, technologies and issues.

Mobile business intelligence news

Interest in mobile business intelligence lacking despite vendor push
Vendor marketing campaigns notwithstanding, end users just aren’t that interested in mobile business intelligence applications.

Podcast: Howard Dresner mobile BI survey reveals interest, trepidation
Security risks and form factor limitations top the list of concerns around mobile business intelligence, according to a new survey by Howard Dresner.

New survey reveals mobile business intelligence is on the upswing
New evidence reveals mobile business intelligence is gaining momentum -- and highlights a surprising trend.

Mobile BI gains momentum in UK corporate IT
Mobile BI is on the rise in UK corporate organisations, according to a Corporate IT Forum survey.

Mobile business intelligence cascades from boardroom to front line
Mobile BI has started to cascade down in organisations over the past year says Adrian Simpson, chief innovation officer, SAP UK.

big data Mobile business intelligence brings benefits -- and barriers
Developing and delivering mobile business intelligence applications poses various challenges that can derail a mobile BI strategy if not avoided.

Mobile business intelligence applications provide analytics on the go
Mobile BI tools let users make informed decisions on the go, but feature sets vary greatly. Some apps lack key functionality; others may not work for health care professionals.

Mobile business intelligence applications provide analytics on the go
Mobile BI tools let users make informed decisions on the go, but feature sets vary greatly. Some apps lack key functionality; others may not work for health care professionals.

Mobile BI sparks recast of business intelligence
Mobile BI constitutes an entirely new usage paradigm, says the TDWI: one which fundamentally recasts how, when and where people interact with and consume information.

With mobile BI, don't just put lipstick on a database
Mobile BI continues to revel in popularity. But to take advantage of the technology, businesses need to make sure their data houses are in order, a Gartner analyst says.

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