Five Mobile Business Intelligence Traps to Avoid - Slide 3

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Mobile device screen resolution necessitates BI application redesign not always a full-scale redesign of an existing BI app, but at the very least adjustments to font sizes, charts and buttons to accommodate a smaller screen size. In addition, an app for a smartphone will have different requirements than one for a tablet. While a 9-inch tablet can display an entire dashboard at once, a smartphone BI app should limit users to a list of reports that lead to individual charts. As mobile BI grows in popularity, we will undoubtedly see organizations design their dashboards and reports with mobile in mind, enabling even easier deployment.

Mobile business intelligence is poised to skyrocket in 2012 and beyond. With up to 80 percent of users expected to access BI exclusively on their mobile device within two years, mobile BI has become a critical part of many businesses’ IT strategy. As the desire for mobile BI grows, businesses are jumping rapidly into the pool in some cases, without fully forming a long-term strategy or managing users’ expectations, which can lead to low adoption rates or ultimately project failure.

Businesses should avoid the following pitfalls as they dive into mobile BI deployments, according to global BI vendor arcplan.

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