The increasing use of new mobile devices has “significant implications for how enterprise software is going to be consumed,” writes Michael Vizard at IT Business Edge. This could be especially true in the use of business intelligence, where more executives want to access data through their tablets.
So, companies are wading into the space. Oracle just released version 188.8.131.52 of Oracle Business Intelligence to support the iPad and iPhone. But: The use of such products is sure to increase use of enterprise applications in general — as well as the amount of infrastructure required to support them.
Given the interconnected relationship between everything in IT, it’s impossible for there to be a major event in one sector that doesn’t have a profound impact on another. In the case of mobile computing, we’re just starting to see what that impact might be, and given the number of devices that are already in the hands of end users, the effect of mobile computing on the enterprise looks to be quite substantial.
Source: IT Business Edge