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BI Hits the Road III: Two Niche Vendors Considered
As I’m writing this post, more software vendors are launching their mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions. So I’ve decided to hurry up and start talking

evaluating vendors bi  relevant to consider when evaluating a mobile BI solution. Mobile platform . This is the type of mobile operating system on which the mobile BI solution can run. Connectivity and integration . Many organizations need to connect the new mobile solution to a pre-existing BI platform or other types of systems. Can you connect or integrate your mobile BI application with other traditional BI applications? Architecture . How is the BI platform installed: is it hosted, or on-premise? And how is information

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