Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

IBM Brings Business Analytics to Apple iPad

Posted by Mark Smith on Oct 27, 2011 1:48:04 AM

Fulfilling its intention to make it easier to access and use analytics and business intelligence, IBM released its Cognos Mobile application natively for the Apple iPad. Of course IBM is not the first to release a native application for the tablet, and many might say that it is late in doing so, but in reality the market for dedicated applications on tablets is just heating up. The adoption rate of the iPad as the tablet of choice for business continues to grow, and while statistics are not yet available our research has found a groundswell of interest this year and last among businesses in mobility for analytics and BI. In this context, the mobile app is significant for IBM Cognos. It has delivered software for mobile technology including smartphones for over a decade, but the new application was carefully designed to establish a foundation for upcoming incremental releases in the tablet format.

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Topics: Microsoft, Sales Performance, Supply Chain Performance, Android, Google, Playbook, RIM, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Chief Information Officer, IBM, Mobility, Workforce Performance, Blackberry, Cognos

Information Builders Advances Business Intelligence for Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by Mark Smith on Jun 17, 2011 3:30:47 PM

At this year’s Information Builders Summit, the company’s annual conference for users and analysts (Twitter: #Summit2011) in Dallas, the long-time supplier of business intelligence and information management software showed how it has been able to sustain double-digit revenue growth thanks to highly accessible and scalable software that operates on a variety of platforms and data sources. Its recent expansion into information management, master data management and integration helps organizations link data to business analytics quickly – something our benchmark research has found to be essential. It also is continuing to advance BI on mobile devices.

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Topics: Sales Performance, Social Media, Supply Chain Performance, Sustainability, Android, Google, Playbook, RIM, Business Technology Innovation, IT Performance, IT Research, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Chief Information Officer, Cloud Computing, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Information Applications, Information Builders, Information Management, Location Intelligence, Mobility, Operational Intelligence, Uncategorized, Workforce Performance, Blackberry

RIM Has a BlackBerry and PlayBook for Business

Posted by Ventana Research on May 25, 2011 5:46:14 AM

At its BlackBerry World conference earlier this month, RIM promoted its own tablet computer to challenge other providers’ tablet offerings. The BlackBerry PlayBook, which was unveiled at the beginning of 2011, addresses the growing demand for business mobility – a factor I noted as one of the five key business technology innovations of this year.

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Topics: Sales Performance, Social Media, Supply Chain Performance, Sustainability, Android, Google, Playbook, RIM, Smart Phones, IT Performance, IT Research, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Chief Information Officer, Cloud Computing, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Information Applications, Information Management, Location Intelligence, Mobility, Operational Intelligence, Workforce Performance, Blackberry, Sybase. Mobile Industry, Tablets