Dresner & Gartner: Mobile BI the new platform for BI
What Dresner did say during the launch, was that Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) would overthrow desktops as the primary platform for BI.
Dresner’s research results backed this assertion, with one of the most significant shifts encountered in the 2011 study being the increase in the number of BI users who were set to become exclusively mobile consumers of reporting and analytics within the next 24 months.
“Only 3 percent [of survey respondents] said they’re not going to have any [users using Mobile BI exclusively],” said Dresner. “Seventy percent of respondents said [that] 25 percent [of their current BI users would be exclusively mobile users within 24 months]. 23 percent said that half of their Business Intelligence users would be exclusively mobile.”
Gartner’s recent Gartner Predicts 2011 report backs these findings, suggesting that “By 2013, 33 percent of BI functionality will be consumed via handheld devices.”