Hyperion aims to open BI up to the masses with the launch of an always-on tool for Vista customers.
Smart Space follows the Yahoo and Google blueprint of providing mini gadget or widget applications to deliver services to desktops.
Unlike conventional tools, special training or expertise isn’t required, opening up the power of BI to a far wider range of potential users. Personalised information is delivered direct to Vista and Windows XP users’ desktops.
“While the invention of the mouse and GUI ushered in the era of personal computing for both home and business use, Smart Space will foster the era of information democracy for every knowledge worker,” says Rich Clayton, vice-president of product marketing at Hyperion.
To begin with, Hyperion intends to ship a dozen pre-built gadgets, such as key performance indicators or briefing books. It will also include an instant messaging service and document sharing capability to promote collaboration.