Canva: Gateway to InfoGraphics?

Tweet I just received beta access to a pretty cool graphs design system – <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Canva</a>. It presents itself as neither a BI tool nor an InfoGraphics tool. But it could play a peripheral role in both BI and InfoGraphics with one small creative tweak. More on that shortly. <strong>What is Canva?</strong> It’s a simple […]


GeckoDocs, Now with Push API Support [GeckoDocs II]

Tweet Geckoboard, which I’ve written about frequently at iPadCTO, continues to be one of those tools that I keep using all the time. New clients ask for it by name and the increasing demand for integration with Google Docs has encouraged me to upgrade the ebook to include examples and content using the new Push API […]


New Ebook: Curate Like a Pro with iPad

Tweet I’ve written about the benefit of curating content and information with ipad. I’ve also used this idea to manage a slew of curation channels for On My Radar. Now I’ve written a 27 page ebook on the subject. EBook: Curate Like A Pro The demand for more about this topic and how I instrumented […]


Fastest Way to Create Mobile BI Solutions [InfoPoster]

Tweet We all love a good simplification story. Take a complex idea and make it so simple it works well in any business context. Apple is good at this. Ad: iForm Reporting with Google Docs The vast majority of small businesses are clearly on the iPad bandwagon now and they’re looking for simple ways to enhance […]

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FileMaker, Emerging Development Platform for Small Business Intelligence

Tweet   If you know anything about FileMaker, the title of this article is a dead giveaway about the nature of this story. After all, FileMaker, an increasingly popular choice for rapidly developing and deploying iOS business apps, includes a number of data charting features that were unveiled in version 11 and improved in version […]

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Giant Step Forward, Klipfolio Solidifies Data Visualization Platform, Embraces Mobile, iPad, iPhone

Tweet   I’ve been using Klipfolio for about a decade and more recently, the SaaS version, a web platform for creating dashboards with precision data visualizations. Since it emerged from beta last year, there has been plenty to complain about, but in hindsight, almost everything I tossed on their to-do list [by me] was pretty minor. Those […]

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FileMaker Database Development with iPad?

Tweet   You read that correctly. I said… “FileMaker Database Development with iPad” It’s difficult to convey the idea that I’m about to describe because the natural assumption after a quick glance at the title of this article is that FileMaker apps can run on iPad. Big deal, right? FileMaker Go has been around for […]

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Yellowfin and Actian to host Mobile BI Best Practice event

Tweet Global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, and Actian Corporation, pioneers of the record-breaking analytical database Vectorwise, will host a series of Webinars, Tuesday 8 May Australian EST. The Mobile Business Intelligence Best Practices Webinars will explore the intensification of enterprise mobility and dissect the major trends and non-negotiable best practices of Mobile BI. […]


FileMaker GO Now FREE, Business App Opportunities Explode

Tweet Until yesterday, FileMaker Go, the iOS data app client from wholly-owned subsidiary, FileMaker, Inc., cost $40 bucks a seat ($20 bucks for iPhone users). This was always a little sticking point for small and even more so, for larger  organizations. Today, FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone is free. What this means is that […]

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BI Was Ugly Before the iPad

Tweet Indeed. This quote (from EMEA GM and VP, RoamBI) sums up nicely why the combined mobilization and simultaneous consumerization of business intelligence has such strong legs. One thing is for sure, and that is that the iPad, and tablets as a whole, have made BI reports more accessible, and fun to use. “There’s been […]


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