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Gartner Predicts Major Mobile Expansion in Business Intelligence by 2013
[January 26, 2011]

Gartner Predicts Major Mobile Expansion in Business Intelligence by 2013

Jan 26, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- In the Gartner Group's recent predictions about business intelligence, its analysts can clearly see a future shaped by mobile workers, and it's a future that Webalo already provides.

As organizations move toward collaborative decision making, Gartner expects one-third of static BI functionality to be accessed on smartphones and tablets by 2013. Its analysts report that most corporations are not yet extending BI resources to mobile devices. BI vendors are enhancing their applications' value by creating mobile "apps" that duplicate the capabilities of their enterprise software corporate migrations from enterprise to mobile have been hampered by the complexity and cost of creating (and then maintaining and updating) mobile applications and by the added cost and inherent limitations of vendor-specific mobile apps.

By connecting directly to existing enterprise resources, the BI, ERP, CRM, and other applications that run the business, and doing it in minutes without the need to create new, mobile-specific applications, Webalo's enterprise-to-mobile connectivity platform lets IT avoid new development and maintenance costs while providing nearly instantaneous mobile access to individuals or groups of employees. For example, executives at a global CPG firm use Webalo to interact with BI data from its SAP data warehouse; a property management company connects its mobile managers, in real-time, to its enterprise Oracle database to retrieve and enter tenant-related information; and a retailer gives its mobile management team access to the latest KPIs about stores in their regions.

Webalo is a provider of enterprise-to-mobile infrastructure that puts enterprise data and functions on smartphones faster than traditional approaches to mobile application development, and it provides personalized mobile capabilities that meet the individual needs of any end user.

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