Mobile BI Doesn’t Mean “Mobile-Enabled Reports”

In my post “What Is Mobile Business Intelligence?”, I discussed the definition of mobile business intelligence (BI) as well as its importance and relevance in today’s business climate.

However, if mobile BI is going to enable organizations to drive growth and profitability, it requires, as with any other technology initiative, an integrated strategy. Moreover, organizations must deliver the power of mobile BI through innovation and without disruption.

Just as we know that mobile isn’t just about one or two sexy apps, the step to gain the ability to deliver reports on a mobile device alone isn’t synonymous with mobile BI.

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What Is Mobile Business Intelligence?

Mobile BI Design isn’t random by Kaan Turnali

You might have heard this statistic by now: more people own a cell phone than a toothbrush. In a Forbes post, Maribel Lopez lists a number of recent statistics about mobility. “While we could debate the numbers, the trend is clear,” she writes. ”The pace of mobile adoption across devices and applications is accelerating.”

Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have option. Instead, it’s become a must for many businesses. Many surveys support this view. According to the Accenture Mobility Insights 2014 Report, 77% of participants in the survey considered mobility among their top five priorities. A similar finding was part of the Accenture 2013 CIO Mobility Survey where 79% of respondents cited mobility as a revenue-generator and 84% said mobility would significantly improve customer interactions. Read more

What Is Business Intelligence?

What Is Business Intelligence by Kaan Turnali

Early in my career, I was encouraged to always ask even the simplest and most obvious questions, including questions about well-known topics that were assumed to be understood by everyone. With that in mind, let’s answer the question, “What is business intelligence (BI)?”

As you read this post, you probably fall into one of these three categories:

  1. You know exactly what BI is because you eat, sleep, and breathe it every day. BI is in your business DNA.
  2. The term means nothing more than the name of an exotic tech cocktail that might have pierced your ears, figuratively speaking of course.
  3. You‘re somewhere in between the two extremes. You’ve been exposed to the term, but haven’t had a chance yet to fully digest it or appreciate it.

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