Friday, April 30, 2010

The Future of Data Visualization: BI Applications for the iPad

BI applications for the iPad (and other related devices) are likely to be change the way we interact with data. What makes these new tablet PCs potential game changers, namely the iPad and the Android tablet (due out later this year), is that they are especially helpful for those that work with multi-modes of data (text, graphics, charting, even voice). Now the first set of BI visualization tools for the iPad have been released. Now users can enjoy a kinestheic experience with their data through an iPad. The article below discusses two current BI apps from MeLLmo and QlikTech, which offer varying degrees of data visualization. These apps make connections to data that is stored and processed in the cloud including Cognos, SharePoint, and Microsoft Reporting Services. Also, based on the article it appears that SAS is developing a mobile style app too.

Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the article.

(submitted by Walter)

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