Less Is More on Devices

The introduction of BYOD (bring your own device) to the workforce has revolutionized productivity. With constant access to work tools from anywhere in the world, workers are more engaged than ever. However, this transformation has come at a cost. With the rush to BYOD, organizations have focused on maximizing their utility, packing more and more information into devices. Workers are now overloaded with information at all hours of the day, even if they’re thousands of miles from their desk.

Mobile and Desktop Aren’t the Same

We have burdened our workforce, forcing them to sort through a mass of information on a four-inch screen. I see this all the time in airports, cafes, and hotels. People squint at their devices and struggle to decipher endless pages of information. Eventually, most of them give up.

Simply showing desktop-style dashboards on a mobile device is not the answer. Not only is this poor design, it undermines the productivity of BYOD by flooding the device with information. Dashboards on a mobile device must be designed to deliver immediate situational awareness, and not as a platform for analysis. If it takes more than five seconds for a worker to assess what’s going on, you’ve failed.

Leverage the Power of Mobile

Information on devices must be presented in an intuitive, immediately comprehendible format that allows users to make informed decisions using key indicators. Groups of people must be able to collaborate and align around a common understanding. Instead of putting more information on the device, we must focus on putting the right information on the device. Only through this can we achieve the benefits of BYOD. Spotfire Mobile Metrics was designed to fulfill this goal.

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