Best-in-Class companies those performing in the top 20% of all research survey respondents have achieved far greater deployment success with their BI implementations when it comes to serving mobile workers, according to Aberdeen.
Moreover, 83% of Best-in-Class companies are able to deliver business information to mobile users within the same day that business events take place, compared to 57% of all others.
The report notes that the dynamics of business information delivery have changed over time. As mobile communications and computing have become more advanced and widespread, many companies have moved to a mobile and / or remote workforce strategy which has increased the demand to extend the value of existing Business Intelligence (BI) investments to provide actionable information to a distributed or mobile user community. Delivering this information to a mobile workforce via smart phones, tablet PCs, and other sub-notebook devices is becoming a requirement of the mobile workforce.
"The challenge of supporting a mobile workforce with timely, relevant, and actionable business information is multi-faceted," said David Hatch, Vice President and Principal Analyst of Aberdeen's Business Intelligence Practice."In addition to the issues surrounding data volumes and connectivity, organizations must also resolve issues related to device and platform standardization, display screen 'real estate,' and data and device security. Some of these issues have been addressed by companies that have taken an early-adopter approach to mobile BI."
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