Five Mobile Business Intelligence Traps to Avoid - Slide 4

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In the interest of minimizing upfront expenses and the amount of support your IT organization will need to provide, consider who will benefit most from mobile BI before rolling it out. Those who do most of their work behind a desk accounting managers, research analysts, etc. are not good candidates. Executives who travel often, sales road warriors, and roving plant or store managers will get the most value from mobile BI because the tasks they'll be using it for are quick (like reviewing a client's purchases last year on the way to a meeting) and likely time-sensitive ideal tasks for mobile BI.

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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