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 am a project-based consultant, helping data-intensive firms use agile methods and automation tools to replace legacy reporting and bring in modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics. For several world-class vendors, I led services teams specializing in providing software implementation and custom application development. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven methodologies and automated software tools.

During twenty years of technical consulting, I have been blessed to work with smart people from some of the world's most respected organizations, including: FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, graduating summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders, the vendor of WebFOCUS BI and iWay enterprise integration products, and for over a dozen years served in branch leadership roles. For several years, I also led technical teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the 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.