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Five Mobile Business Intelligence Traps to Avoid

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    Not every existing BI application at your company needs to be available on mobile. Consider how you use your smartphone or tablet PC in your personal life you quickly consume blogs, exchange text messages and perform searches for bursts of information. Mobile BI works the same way. It should provide users a consumption-based model with limited analytical capabilities. A full-on analysis-based model works better on laptops and PCs, which have the speed and power for long, complicated analysis without giving users "mobile carpal tunnel." Determine which dashboards and reports will provide value to users at-a-glance. Leave the ad-hoc analysis to desktop BI.

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Five Mobile Business Intelligence Traps to Avoid

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    Not every existing BI application at your company needs to be available on mobile. Consider how you use your smartphone or tablet PC in your personal life you quickly consume blogs, exchange text messages and perform searches for bursts of information. Mobile BI works the same way. It should provide users a consumption-based model with limited analytical capabilities. A full-on analysis-based model works better on laptops and PCs, which have the speed and power for long, complicated analysis without giving users "mobile carpal tunnel." Determine which dashboards and reports will provide value to users at-a-glance. Leave the ad-hoc analysis to desktop 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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