With more than 40 offices in Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific MicroStrategy is building its current UK presence, and the Scottish sales team will service existing clients and develop new relationships as the business intelligence market expands in Scotland.
Industry analyst Gartner recently reported that global spending on business intelligence (BI), analytics and performance management applications rose to $10.5bn in 2010, an increase of more than 13% over 2009, whilst the introduction of tablet PCs sees the use of mobile business intelligence increase with large enterprises.
Paul Devlin, MicroStrategy’s UK country manager said, “We are witnessing the impact of the mobile economy on industry business models. The adoption of smart devices and tablet PCs such as the iPad are helping to drive this change.
"We see an increased interest by executives and employees that want to be ‘mobile-enabled’ and we have already experienced this in our own company. We look forward to helping companies in Scotland build mobile applications that address the needs of the mobile economy revolution.”
Recently in mobile BI application benchmark tests of its software running on the Apple iPad 2, MicroStrategy can support more than 14,300 active users on an 8-CPU configuration, response times as fast as 2 seconds.
Results represent a 16% speed improvement compared to Apple’s first-generation iPad. The benchmark results show that MicroStrategy is capable of sustaining such response times even as query volumes were increased to 265 KiloCycles, or 265,000 round-trip queries per hour.
The test ran using MicroStrategy 9.0.2 installed on commodity Intel-based hardware with a typical retail price of $14,620, and using a 64-bit Windows OS.