Mobile BI on the Apple iPad

December 9, 2010
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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?

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.