Business intelligence vendors are getting better at delivering charts, graphs and other data visualizations that are actually legible on smart phones. But there's nothing like screen real estate when you need to drill down on reports, slice and dice data, and display rich dashboards. Thus, it should be no surprise that BI vendors are quickly adopting Apple's hot new iPad tablet device.
New mobile BI apps with native iPad support were introduced by at Gartner's recent Business Intelligence Summit in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, other software developers known for their enterprise applications have announced they will support the device by this fall.
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