Issue OverviewBusiness Information - February 2013
With more people working away from the office, mobile technology is hot in the business world, and the number of business functions mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can support is growing by the day. But does the trend end with employees in the field and jet-setting execs, or is something bigger in mobile’s future? Something like, say, the entire business?
Running all of a company’s critical systems on mobile devices might not be such a far-out concept, in fact—and whether it’s really feasible is just what the inaugural issue of Business Information aims to find out. We’ll also look at a more humble first step to mobile domination—integrating mobile systems with traditional systems so the business can have sales and corporate info at the ready at all times. Also in this issue, learn about BI trends you can expect to hear more about in 2013 and get the latest on the upcoming Oracle 12c database. Access >>>
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Business professionals, this one is for you
by Jason Sparapani, Managing Editor, E-Publications
The inaugural issue of Business Information magazine explores mobile business application use in business, a call for leadership on BI teams, Oracle’s new release and more.
Security, data usage policies must-haves for mobile app management
by Jonathan Gourlay
Making corporate data available on mobile devices calls for careful management to keep business users from going down wrong paths in using the info.
Hindsight: The case of the faulty data quality process
by Nicole Laskowski
The discovery of discrepancies in a telecom company's data led to a realization that more robust procedures for ensuring data quality were needed.
- Business professionals, this one is for you by Jason Sparapani, Managing Editor, E-Publications
Mobile business apps for real, but post-PC future likely a mirage
by Beth Stackpole
Although the use of mobile applications is growing rapidly in businesses, IT managers don't expect mobile devices to oust PCs from the workplace.
In an information downpour, data virtualization products bloom
by Mark Brunelli
Data virtualization technology is playing a larger role in the data integration market, and it has the explosion of data types and sources to thank.
The buzz: Social media analytics tools a must for many
by Nicole Laskowski
No doubt you've heard the term social media analytics -- it's the gathering and exploring of social media data. Do you need to invest now? It depends.
- Mobile business apps for real, but post-PC future likely a mirage by Beth Stackpole
Introducing Pluggable Database, the star of Oracle Database 12c
by Mark Fontecchio
Meet Pluggable Database, the star of Oracle Database 12c—it may redefine database virtualization.
Mobile business applications are knocking at finance’s door
by Mary Driscoll
Smartphones and tablets help organizations’ employees see the same version of the performance picture. Will finance embrace these mobile solutions?
- Introducing Pluggable Database, the star of Oracle Database 12c by Mark Fontecchio
BI leaders need more than just technology
by Wayne Eckerson
It takes something other than fancy tools to lead in the business intelligence arena, says TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson, pointing to the ability to direct a diverse team.
- BI leaders need more than just technology by Wayne Eckerson
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