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Ovum says mobile BI has ‘finally arrived’

In its latest study on the mobile BI landscape, the researcher cites MicroStrategy, Information Builders and Yellofin as just some of the vendors leading the mobile BI charge and adds that BI giant SAP is the top solution for iOS devices. Ovum found in the study that all vendors support Apple’s iOS platform, followed closely by Android (90%), but adds that the surveyed BI vendors were not quite as keen on supporting BlackBerry (50%) or Windows (33%) devices.  “There is no question that the iPad’s success in the consumer market has affected vendors’ go-to-market strategies,” said Ovum analyst Fredrik Tunvall. “However, to [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJanuary 16, 20130 comments

SOTI’s MobiControl and SAP Afaria rate high in comparison of BYOD management tools

In tests of five mobile device management (MDM) tools, Network World found that a lot has changed since last year when it did a similar evaluation when the products were largely focused on asset management – provisioning, protecting and containing mobile devices. “What a difference a year makes,” says reviewer Tom Henderson. “The products we compared in this round of testing have much stronger controls of specific smartphones and mobile operating systems, plus features like location-based tracking, usage tracking, two-factor authentication and sandboxing of personal and corporate identities.” In summary, the product evaluations broke out [...]
avatarby Tab TimesNovember 7, 20120 comments

CXO-Cockpit brings advanced SAP reporting to iPad and Android devices

Designed to give execs and mobile professionals easier access to information gleaned from SAP’s Business Objecs Planning and Consolidation) business intelligence system, CXO-Cockpit takes advantage of the tablet’s touch-based interface and, according to publisher CXO solutions, goes beyond the limits of more static Excel-based reporting and is easier to implement than SAP’s own Business Objects BI software. "We strongly believe in mobile reporting and receiving highly graphical management information via tablets," said Wouter Born, COO of Netherlands-based CXO Solutions. "We also know that if a SAP BPC customer wants to establish a [...]
avatarby Tab TimesSeptember 4, 20120 comments

The second coming of the real-time enterprise, powered by tablets

Many moons ago our firm had created a number of white papers for hardware companies around the concept of the real-time enterprise. Many of the devices we used as examples, which we believed at the time could meet this vision, were lumped into a category called UMPC (ultra mobile personal computer). OQO, for example, was one of the early companies leading this charge of devices. This term is long gone, of course. But in the age of smart phones and tablets we may now see this vision of the real time enterprise re-emerge.  It is important to keep in mind that the reason enterprises and other business were interested in the UMPC concept for their most mobile workers [...]
avatarby Tab TimesFebruary 15, 20120 comments

iPhone, iPad part of Microsoft’s update plans for Dynamics CRM

Announced today, the expanded availability will be rolled out as part of a service update for Dynamics CRM due out in the second quarter of 2012. The service update also includes enhanced social functionality and what Microsoft says are new enterprise-class features. In a further sign of outreach, Microsoft also said the update adds multiple Web browser options for users who now can use Dynamics with Internet Explorer as well as Chrome, Firefox and Safari, running on PC, Macintosh and iPad devices. “In today’s hyperconnected world, customers need to be able to access their business-critical data on the device of their choice from wherever they [...]
avatarby Tab TimesFebruary 6, 20120 comments

Tigerspike: The second wave is coming…and it’s for mobile enterprise applications

Tigerspike is the company behind iPad apps for The Times, The Economist and The Telegraph, and has also built the ICSA Blueprint BoardPad app, which is being used by 71 of the FTSE 100 companies for board meetings and agendas. “We believe we’re now into the second wave of personal media”, said Allen, who was speaking at a conference, held by the Internet Advertising Bureau in London yesterday. “The first big wave was consumerization, but the next big wave will be for enterprise applications”. Allen admitted that security is a ‘natural’ concern for organizations, but said that it ‘doesn’t have to be if done [...]
avatarby Tab TimesNovember 11, 20110 comments
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