Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile: Hands-On Review Finds Shortfalls

Posted by Mark Smith on Jan 31, 2012 8:09:29 AM

The stakes have never been higher for suppliers of interactive business intelligence. Our benchmark research on business analytics finds that businesses overwhelmingly (89% of participants) want simpler analytics and metrics, and usability (57%) and functionality (47%) are the two most important evaluation criteria according to our Value Index vendor and product assessment methodology. In addition our business analytics research, 38 percent said that accessing analytics and metrics via mobile technology is important or very important.

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Topics: Big Data, Mobile BI, Social Media, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Technology, Chief Information Officer, Cloud Computing, Mobility, Oracle, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Customer Performance Management (CPM), Sales Performance Management (SPM)

Research Finds New Adoption and Interest in Mobile Business Intelligence

Posted by Mark Smith on Nov 28, 2010 2:44:10 PM

The demand for access to business information and applications through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices running Google Android or using RIM Blackberry is surging as consumer preferences and behavior spill over into the business workforce. The massive growth of adoption of these technologies around the world as consumers seek instant access to information has many business managers wondering how to benefit from the trend. The drive for mobility is part of the 2010 business technology agenda (See: “Using Innovative and Disruptive Technology in 2010”) as a source of innovation inside the enterprise and in interactions with consumers and customers. Of course in a business rather than personal context, more types and complexity of information are needed, ranging from access to documents and presentations, to status on initiatives and processes, for specific application needs to performance in what is known as business intelligence.

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Topics: Mobile BI, Android, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Business Mobility, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), iPhone, IT Performance Management (ITPM)

MicroStrategy Mobile BI is Simpler on Apple

Posted by Ventana Research on Jul 6, 2010 2:20:25 PM

At MicroStrategy World in Cannes, France, MicroStrategy announced today the general availability of MicroStrategy Mobile for the Apple iPhone and iPad. This release adds another means of getting business information and metrics to a broad audience of mobile workers through their preferred technology. Supported by our benchmark research and in my recent blog I noted the growing demand by business for simpler access to mobile business intelligence.

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Topics: Mobile BI, Android, Business Mobility, Business Intelligence (BI), Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), iPad, iPhone

Research Finds New Adoption and Interest in Mobile Business Intelligence

Posted by Ventana Research on Jun 24, 2010 4:27:02 PM

The demand for access to business information and applications through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices running Google Android or using RIM Blackberry is surging as consumer preferences and behavior spill over into the business workforce. The massive growth of adoption of these technologies around the world as consumers seek instant access to information has many business managers wondering how to benefit from the trend. The drive for mobility is part of the 2010 business technology agenda (See: “Using Innovative and Disruptive Technology in 2010”) as a source of innovation inside the enterprise and in interactions with consumers and customers. Of course in a business rather than personal context, more types and complexity of information are needed, ranging from access to documents and presentations, to status on initiatives and processes, for specific application needs to performance in what is known as business intelligence.

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Topics: Mobile BI, Android, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Business Mobility, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), iPhone, IT Performance Management (ITPM)