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BI Hits the Road IV: MicroStrategy and QlikTech
In this issue of BI Hits the Road, I’d like to take a look at the mobile offerings of two business intelligence (BI) software providers: MicroStrategy (see

making grid charts  set of BI applications, making them strong competitors in both the BI software space in general and the mobile BI software space in particular. By offering mobile BI as an add-on to the users’ preexisting BI infrastructure, these vendors empower their users with mobile BI capabilities without requiring them to make changes to their BI platform. In the same light, users seeking mobile BI capabilities need to have a BI application platform in place before they can acquire mobile BI services. Finally,

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