Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Enterprise Mobile Today Article - Mobile BI on the Apple iPad

See Gerry Blackwell's recent Enterprise Mobile Today article on using the Apple iPad for BI.  He asks the question, why isn't your BI vendor doing mobile business intelligence on the iPad?

Gerry and I had talked about my opinions why the iPad was a great platform for business intelligence.  Gerry also investigated a variety of BI products already available on the iPad, such as Extended Results' PushBI, MeLLmo's Roambi, MicroStrategy, and QlikTech's QlikView.

Rather than being locked into any particular front-end, smart companies today are looking for BI applications to become "universal."  BI should not just be on the desktop.  You should be able to get to the information on your phone or mobile device, regardless of the brand you selected.

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I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.