Mobile and Cloud Business Intelligence

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Mobile and Cloud Business Intelligence


An overview of techniques and technologies to take BI mobile and run BI in the cloud

21 March 2013 (14-19h)
Location: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (Diegem)
Presented in English by
Price: 480 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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 Learning Objectives

Why do we organize this seminar ?

We are now entering an era where mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are emerging as the most popular way to access information inside the enterprise. This is already the case outside the enterprise on the worldwide Internet, with consumers continuously accessing Web content and transacting business on a daily basis. Advances in mobile usage and in mobile device user interfaces, has opened up demand to extend access to enterprise systems to mobile devices.

However, there are many challenges, including that of supporting organizations who are adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for use in accessing corporate systems. Nevertheless, Mobile Business Intelligence has become one of the hottest areas on the corporate computing 'to do' list as organizations seek to broaden access to information and make actionable insight available to those on the move.

In addition we also see a growth in cloud-based BI systems. This is particularly the case in small- and medium-size businesses as well as in line-of-business areas of larger enterprises. Cloud-based BI platforms and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BI solutions have forced many organizations to realize that they now have to support a "hybrid" BI environment with a mix of on-premise and cloud-based systems. Mobile devices and desktops now have to connect to these systems to access insight from inside or outside the enterprise. This session also looks at how disconnected users are now supported and how mobile workers can participate in collaborative BI environments and act on business insight to improve business performance. It also looks at what is needed to keep these cloud-based BI systems integrated with on-premise applications.

One of the key questions at this seminar is "What should be in your Mobile BI Strategy ?". As we will explain, this strategy should cover at least the following aspects:

  • Types of BI user and mobile device usage
  • The mobile BI marketplace e.g. Actuate, IBM Cognos 10, Information Builders, Jaspersoft, Oracle, MicroStrategy, RoamBI, SAP BusinessObjects, Tibco Spotfire, YellowFin, ...
  • Architectures for Mobile BI deployment - How have BI platforms been extended to support mobile BI
  • Authoring mobile BI content
  • Switching between mobile and desktop devices
  • Mobile BI Security & what to look for
  • Catering for disconnected access to BI content
  • Managing access to on-premises and SaaS based BI systems from mobile devices
  • Integrating Mobile BI With Other Applications And Services
  • Acting on insight from a mobile device

Why should you attend this seminar ? What will you learn here ?

This seminar answers these and other questions:

  • How do you tackle mobile BI, and how doable is all this ?
  • What are the options when it comes to cloud BI ?
  • How do you build cloud-based BI applications and access them from mobile devices ?
  • How can you access both on-premises and cloud-based BI from mobile devices ?
  • What exactly are the options and what are the main considerations ?
  • What should you look at when deploying mobile BI applications to employees and external users ?

Who should attend this seminar ?

This seminar explains how to support mobile BI and how to set up a mobile BI strategy. As such, it will be very useful for:

  • BI solution specialists and developers
  • Business analysts
  • Enterprise and IT Architects
  • Database Administrators
  • Data Warehouse Designers
  • Knowledge Managers
  • Information Managers
  • C-Level Executives
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Managers of Cloud and Mobile Projects

 Full Programme

13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
14.00h
Introduction to the Mobile BI Marketplace
  • What is Mobile BI ?
  • State of the marketplace - what are companies doing today with mobile BI ?
  • Popular Mobile BI use cases
  • What should be in a Mobile BI Strategy ?
  • Types of BI user and mobile device usage
15.30h
Coffee/Tea Break and Refreshments
15.45h
Implementing Mobile Business Intelligence
  • The mobile BI marketplace e.g. Actuate, IBM Cognos 10, Information Builders, Jaspersoft, Oracle, MicroStrategy, RoamBI, SAP BusinessObjects, Tibco Spotfire, YellowFin, ...
  • Architectures for Mobile BI deployment - How have BI platforms been extended to support mobile BI ?
  • Authoring mobile BI content
  • Switching between mobile and desktop devices
  • Mobile BI Security - what to look for ?
  • Catering for disconnected access to BI content
  • Integrating Mobile BI With Other Applications And Services
  • Acting on insight from a mobile device
17.15h
Coffee/Tea Break and Refreshments
17.30h
SaaS and Cloud-Based Business Intelligence
  • Why implement a SaaS BI system ?
  • Deployment options for cloud-based BI systems
  • Pros and cons of each deployment option ?
  • Requirements for a SaaS BI system
  • The SaaS BI Marketplace - what is available ?
  • Getting data into SaaS based BI systems
  • Data Management in a hybrid BI environment
  • Integrating SaaS and on-premises based BI systems
  • Dealing with the complexities of a hybrid approach
  • Getting started with a SaaS based BI project
  • What is Mobile BI ?
  • Popular Mobile BI use cases
18.45h
Wrap-up & Conclusions
19.00h
End of this seminar

 Speakers


Intelligent Business Strategies

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an independent analyst and consultant he specializes in business intelligence, data management, Big Data and enterprise business integration. With over 31 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies, spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles.

Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited - the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of DataBase Associates.

He teaches popular master classes in Big Data, New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture.

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