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This presentation on mobile business intelligence was given to the NorthWest BI Summit in Grants Pass in July 2010.

This presentation on mobile business intelligence was given to the NorthWest BI Summit in Grants Pass in July 2010.

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  • BI on the Road: The iPad and All Things Mobile Colin White, BI Research Northwest BI Summit Grants Pass, Oregon, July 2010
  • Topics ‣ The Mobile Computing Marketplace ‣ The Business Use of Mobile Computing ‣ The Role of the Apple iPad in Mobile BI Copyright © BI Research, 2010 2
  • The Hardware ‣ 5 billion cell phones by YE 2010; 1 billion will have mobile broadband ‣ RIM has sold over 100 million blackberries & has 42% of the US smartphone market ‣ Apple has sold over 51 million iPhones and has 24% of the US smartphone market ‣ Google’s Android OS has 13% of the US smartphone market ‣ Apple has sold over 3 million iPads Copyright © BI Research, 2010 3
  • What About Microsoft? Copyright © BI Research, 2010 4
  • Gartner Mobile Predictions: December 2009 ‣ According to Gartner’s PC installed base forecast, the total number of PCs in use will reach 1.78 billion units in 2013 ‣ Gartner’s smartphone installed base estimates indicate the number of smartphones in use will reach 1.32 billion units in 2013 ‣ By 2013, the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones will exceed 1.82 billion units Copyright © BI Research, 2010 5
  • Topics ✓ The Mobile Computing Marketplace ‣ The Business Use of Mobile Computing ‣ The Role of the Apple iPad in Mobile BI Copyright © BI Research, 2010 6
  • Business Use of Mobile Computing Copyright © BI Research, 2010 7
  • Plans for Mobile Applications on SmartPhones Copyright © BI Research, 2010 8
  • Mobile Application Deployment Plans Copyright © BI Research, 2010 9
  • Build versus Buy Copyright © BI Research, 2010 10
  • Barriers to Using Mobile Computing Copyright © BI Research, 2010 11
  • What is the Role of Mobile BI? Front-Office Example  Type of Information Worker? • Information producer? No • Information collaborator? Maybe – collaborative feedback – collaborative decision making • Information consumer? Yes (e.g., salesperson)  Information retrieval? • Information about a customer • Customer order history and status • Product information and inventory levels  Mobile dashboards? • Sales analysis (slide/dice, drill up/down/across)  Alerting? • Urgent customer or sales situation 12
  • Topics ✓ The Mobile Computing Marketplace ✓ The Business Use of Mobile Computing ‣ The Role of the Apple iPad in Mobile BI Copyright © BI Research, 2010 13
  • Which Would You Use and For What? Source: goffconcepts.com Copyright © BI Research, 2010 14
  • Apple iPad Pros and Cons ‣ Pros • SmartPhone operating system (fast and easy to use) • Excellent touch screen, lightweight and good battery life (> 10hrs) • Cost-effective 3G support • Location aware • Automatic backup • Easy calendar and mail synchronization • Great for viewing PDF, image, video and presentation files ‣ Cons • SmartPhone operating system (file system not visible; coming with iOS 4) • No multitasking (coming with iOS 4) • Fonts cannot be added or updated • Limited external VGA (including Safari) and USB support (printing possible via 3rd party software) • No camera support • Computer required to manage the device • Touch screen typing can be tiring (use bluetooth keyboard) • Poor integration with MobileMe Copyright © BI Research, 2010 15
  • The Death of the Netbook? Copyright © BI Research, 2010 16
  • Apple iPad Internet Usage Copyright © BI Research, 2010 17
  • Mobile BI on the iPad: MicroStrategy Mobile ‣ Supports iPad, iPhone & Blackberry ‣ Several pre-defined analytical applications ‣ Employs MicroStrategy Intelligence Server ‣ Free Mobile BI Suite • 25 free named user licenses • Free named full development and MicroStrategy end-user licenses (2 of each) ‣ Server restricted to 1CPU ‣ Excellent MicroStrategy free BI library in Apple App store Copyright © BI Research, 2010 18
  • MicroStrategy BI Library Copyright © BI Research, 2010 19
  • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for iPad Demo ‣ Supports iPad and iPhone ‣ Free download from Apple App Store • Pre-built demos using SAP demo server • Can build your own demo with data uploaded to SAP BI OnDemand • Can also be used to access corporate Explorer server ‣ Supports iPad VGA output adapter ‣ Results can be e-mailed Copyright © BI Research, 2010 20
  • MeLLmo RoamBi ‣ Supports iPad & iPhone ‣ Visualizer application is free ‣ RoamBi Lite connects to CSV, Excel, HTML, Salesforce and is free for a single SaaS user ‣ RoamBi Pro adds support for Google Docs and multiple SaaS users for $99/user/year (min 5) ‣ RoamBi ES3 adds support for IBM Cognos, MS Reporting Services, SAP BusinessObjects, etc. starts at $795 per user (min. 50) for on-premises license Copyright © BI Research, 2010 21
  • Other BI Products for the Apple iPad ‣ Actuate BIRT OnDemand and BIRT Mobile Viewer ‣ Oracle Siebel CRM ‣ Pentaho iPad Plug-In ‣ QlikTech QlikView for the iPad ‣ SAS Mobile Platform Copyright © BI Research, 2010 22
  • Collaboration on the iPad: TeamViewer Copyright © BI Research, 2010 23
  • Discussion: Which Device When and For What? Information producers? Information collaborators? Information consumers? Copyright © BI Research, 2010 24