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Category Archives: Mobile BI

03/07
2014

Mobile BI: Connecting Users to the Data

Self-serve business intelligence is all the rage. Get your data sets, mash up your data, and develop your own insights.

coffeeshop thumb 150x150 Mobile BI: Connecting Users to the DataBut guess what?

Your data sets are out of date the instant they’re downloaded. You spend hours, if not days, trying to figure out and map your data sets – all the while your insights are meaning different things to the person next to you.

Changing the Way You Use Data

Self-serve business intelligence is important and great – but it’s only for an elite few in your organization. It’s time to re-think how you use your data to monitor and manage your business.

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03/06
2014

Mobile BI: Keeping Pace with the Speed of Business

One of the greatest challenges for company leaders and employees is keeping up with the frenetic pace of business.

Unknown 300x174 Mobile BI: Keeping Pace with the Speed of BusinessCustomer preferences and market conditions can turn on a dime. Being able to track changing business conditions is difficult enough.

Given that workers are no longer confined to eight-hour stretches at the same desks, executives and employees alike need to be able to consume business intelligence in the easiest way possible – whenever and wherever they need to.

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01/06
2014

Data Analytics and the Benefits of Ignoring Gut Instincts (Part 1)

While the ascent to the ranks of the C-Suite may have historically been propelled by leaning on “gut instinct” fueled by experience, that trend is changing as executives increasingly depend on data-driven decision making.

images1 150x150 Data Analytics and the Benefits of Ignoring Gut Instincts (Part 1)Senior executives have long been consumers of the output from data analysis but those involved in the creation of the insight that can be gleaned from big data are more successful than their counterparts who are not.

That’s according to a new study from the Aberdeen Group that finds that 70% of the top performing companies have strong executive champions for data analytics.

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12/20
2013

Data: One Size Does Not Fit All

Every day, we look to data to guide us in making business decisions. Whether it’s how a promotion is going or how well a new product is being received in the market, many members of a company are heavily invested in seeing the newest numbers.

man in glasses 300x199 Data: One Size Does Not Fit AllAnyone who has led a meeting concerning a numbers update understands that each team member wants a different cut of the data, because there’s no perfect dashboard that satisfies everyone.

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12/19
2013

Collaborative BI: Trends & Mobility Factors

Although face-to-face meetings, email and phone calls are the top “mechanisms for collaborating with BI insights in 2013,” those mechanisms are not necessarily the future for mobile collaboration on big data projects.

Collaborative BIDresner post 150x150 Collaborative BI: Trends & Mobility FactorsThat’s according to a recent survey on the collaborative BI market by Howard Dresner, founder and president of Dresner Advisory Services.

Let’s look at some of the findings of Dresner’s “2013 Wisdom of Crowds Collaborative Business Intelligence Market Study.”

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12/18
2013

Mobile BI: A Trickle Down Trend

While mobile BI is in its early days, it’s on the trajectory to become the next big thing in organizations, especially in light of the adoption of mobile devices and BYOD programs, according to a recent report from Forrester Research.

Mobile BI Trickle Down Image1 300x200 Mobile BI: A Trickle Down TrendAnd a new trend in meetings – executives carrying their tablets into the boardroom in lieu of a stack of papers – is helping the business case for mobile BI.

“The need to access KPIs and other business information on their tablets arose from there too,” notes Pranjal Kshirsagar in an article about the Forrester report for BizTech2.com. “This removes a key obstacle to making a business case: When business leaders themselves express a need, funds are typically easier to find.”

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12/16
2013

Take Your Business Analytics Mobile: Yes, There’s an App for That

We track our runs, sync our calendars, even monitor our financial activities – all from one constant accessory, our mobile device.

manonphoneinmtn 300x200 Take Your Business Analytics Mobile: Yes, There’s an App for ThatThere are mobile apps to track metrics for just about everything in our daily lives. One thing they all have in common, they are all simple to use.

Our work-from-anywhere-at-any-time culture has made having an enterprise mobile strategy a must. And because we’re so used to the simplicity of public apps on our smartphones and tablets, the bar is really high for the intuitive performance of apps that take a business mobile.

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03/11
2013

Making the Business Case for Mobile BI

As the BYOD (bring your own device) movement continues to gain momentum across industries, IT and business leaders are pushing to find ways to leverage the use of employees’ mobile devices to improve productivity.

mobilebi 150x150 Making the Business Case for Mobile BIPopular enterprise mobility apps include mobile sales force applications, field service, and work/share apps.

But there’s also growing interest in the deployment of mobile business intelligence (BI) tools that employees can use on their smartphones or tablets to improve decision making among business leaders and employees, regardless of where they may be located at a given time.

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06/01
2012

Hottest Trends in Mobile BI

mobile dashboard solutions top 150x150 Hottest Trends in Mobile BIAlthough most organizations are in the early stages of adopting mobile business intelligence (BI), they are focusing on deploying mobile BI to senior executives, according to a 2011 study by Aberdeen Group.

The survey finds that nearly three quarters of the responding organizations are focusing on deploying actionable analytics via handheld devices to senior members, allowing them to make critical business decisions in real-time.

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11/29
2011

Top 7 Predictions for BI in 2012

BI Predictions 2012 Top 7 Predictions for BI in 2012It’s almost that time of year again. For some of us it’s time to start thinking about making resolutions for the new year we’re probably never going to keep.

For others, it’s time to look into the future and make a few predictions for business intelligence in 2012.

I’ll be honest. I fit into the first category. Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst, Boris Evelson (@bevelson), on the other hand, took his crystal ball out of storage recently and came up with his top 10 predictions for BI in 2012.

Let’s take a look at seven of his ten predictions:

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