MicroStrategy’s mobile BI software to support Windows operating system in the future


by Amy-jo Crowley| 10 February 2014

The Business Intelligence (BI) company said the launch date will depend on customer demand.

MicroStrategy said its mobile BI software will support the Windows operating system once Microsoft overcomes its struggle to take on Android and iOS in the BI market.

The business intelligence firm's president, Paul Zolfaghari, told CBR the company would back the operating system when there's enough customer demand.

"Right now, we support Android and iOS and we are engaging in our efforts to take on Microsoft Windows. It's not a technical question, it's really a market question," he said.

"We're just in the business of providing software, so we're really just responding to our customer requirements and they're telling us they're looking at Android and Apple currently.

He added: "Now over time, we certainly think Windows is going to take on more momentum but even Windows and Microsoft acknowledge that their first effort into the market with Windows Mobile 8 wasn't necessarily as effective as they wanted, but if they continued to improve on that, then we're certainly going to continue to supply our software to support that market."

When asked if a release date had been set, he said: "We don't have a particular date in which it would be available. You'll see that our efforts into the Windows operating system will be consistent with and the timeliness within which Microsoft actually makes a significant step forward."


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