Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

Roambi Provides Digital Platform for Mobile Business

Posted by Mark Smith on Jul 6, 2012 9:15:59 AM

The demand for business information on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets continues to increase, while the technology to support it has not. In our benchmark research on information applications, only 11 percent of organizations said they are very satisfied with their ability to provide such information, and their top two complaints with existing technologies are that they are too slow and not adaptable or flexible. The unique aspects of mobile technology, from the small screen size to the use of gestures for interaction, make for a complex technological problem.

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Topics: Mobile, Sales Performance, Supply Chain Performance, Analysts, Mobile Business, Operational Performance, Analytics, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, CIO, Cloud Computing, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Information Applications, Information Management, Location Intelligence, Workforce Performance, Digital Publishing, iPad, iPhone, Roambi

ADP’s Provides Tools to Simplify Workforce Mobility

Posted by Mark Smith on Aug 25, 2011 9:28:31 AM

I recently got an update on mobile applications and strategy for smartphones from ADP, the $9 billion provider of applications and services in human resources, payroll and benefits. By acquiring and partnering with organizations, ADP has become the largest provider in this segment while focusing on providing added value and new offerings to its customers. For some companies, being such a large business  human capital management and talent management software could inhibit its agility, but ADP has quickly made progress in bringing its first generation of applications to the Apple iOS platform for iPhone.  

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Topics: Performance Management, Human Capital Management, human resources, Mobile Applications, mobile strategy, mobile workforce, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, iPhone, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics

Research Finds New Adoption and Interest in Mobile Business Intelligence

Posted by Mark Smith on Nov 27, 2010 4:50:37 PM

The demand for access to business information and applications through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices running Google Android or using RIM Blackberry is surging as consumer preferences and behavior spill over into the business workforce. The massive growth of adoption of these technologies around the world as consumers seek instant access to information has many business managers wondering how to benefit from the trend. The drive for mobility is part of the 2010 business technology agenda (See: “Using Innovative and Disruptive Technology in 2010”) as a source of innovation inside the enterprise and in interactions with consumers and customers. Of course in a business rather than personal context, more types and complexity of information are needed, ranging from access to documents and presentations, to status on initiatives and processes, for specific application needs to performance in what is known as business intelligence.

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Topics: Mobile BI, Android, IT Performance, Operational Performance, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Mobility, iPhone

Research Finds New Adoption and Interest in Mobile Business Intelligence

Posted by Mark Smith on Nov 26, 2010 3:33:45 PM

The demand for access to business information and applications through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices running Google Android or using RIM Blackberry is surging as consumer preferences and behavior spill over into the business workforce. The massive growth of adoption of these technologies around the world as consumers seek instant access to information has many business managers wondering how to benefit from the trend. The drive for mobility is part of the 2010 business technology agenda (See: “Using Innovative and Disruptive Technology in 2010”) as a source of innovation inside the enterprise and in interactions with consumers and customers. Of course in a business rather than personal context, more types and complexity of information are needed, ranging from access to documents and presentations, to status on initiatives and processes, for specific application needs to performance in what is known as business intelligence.

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Topics: Mobile BI, Android, IT Performance, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Mobility, Operational Intelligence, iPhone