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BI on the Go . . . So, Who’s Using Mobile BI?
In this first of two posts, TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge García presents some of the main findings of the TEC 2014 mobile survey on the usage

bi  Buyer's Guide on Mobile BI applications , we took the opportunity to survey users of mobile business intelligence (BI) applications and collect their impressions in regard to these tools. Most of the results of this survey with more than 250 respondents were captured in an Infographic . Additional information garnered from the survey, while not conclusive, may provide a glance into the sentiment of the respondents on their use of mobile BI applications. In this post, I’ll describe some of those

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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