Mobile BI Strategy
If mobile business intelligence (BI) is going to enable organizations to drive growth and profitability, it requires, as with any other technology initiative, an integrated strategy that not only leverages the technology’s strengths, but also minimizes its weaknesses within a supported infrastructure.
These ten questions will highlight the key areas you need to consider when developing a comprehensive mobile BI strategy.
This is the critical first step in validating mobile BI readiness for any organization – whether it’s a Fortune 500 company, a small-to-medium enterprise, or a small team within a large enterprise. The size or the scope of the mobile BI engagement doesn’t negate the need for, or importance of, the pre-flight checklist.
Think about this for a moment. Would a flight crew skip the pre-flight planning because it expects only a small number of passengers on the flight? No, and we shouldn’t skip it either. We want to evaluate and identify any issues before the takeoff.
Many of these topics aren’t unique to mobile BI.
Moreover, additional areas of interest such as project management or quality assurance (testing) are assumed to be part of the existing IT or BI framework.
Although these initial questions may seem extensive at first, their primary purpose is to provide a checklist.
It doesn’t matter in what order you answer these questions. What matters is that you consider them all.