Manoj Prasad, vice president of enterprise architecture, global applications and testing at Life Technologies Corp., says the company has made mobile business intelligence a 2010 strategic priority. According to this report on Computer World, making analysis mobile can give companies the ability to interact in real time with their customers and business partners, thereby improving service and boosting productivity.
"In fact, Prasad made mobile business intelligence a 2010 strategic priority for his department. His goal was to roll out mobile applications that would allow its 800-person sales force in the field to dive deeply into data regarding the cutting-edge tools Life Technologies develops and sells to scientific researchers.
"Loosely defined, business intelligence (BI) systems take vast quantities of data and put it into visually useful forms (such as graphs and charts) for sophisticated analysis of business trends."