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Weekly Recap: How contextual awareness redefines BI, mobile app development tips, and more…

EducationSummary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn why Walgreens uses interactive maps to improve business, why HTML5 is so popular now, and more.

Why Walgreens uses interactive maps plus analytics to evaluate store locations
Walgreens is taking its geographic information systems mobile, helping employees answer questions in near real time. Learn how their geospatial analytical applications help them stop problems before they happen. If you’d like to see a live demo of a mapping application that lets you analyze real-time data, click here.

How contextual awareness is redefining BI
Organizations commonly use enterprise BI solutions and analytics to answer important “what” questions, such as what’s happened, what’s happening now, and what’s likely to happen in the future. But the critical missing piece is often why. With the help of mobile devices, contextual analysis helps answer the “why” questions.

10 great mobile app development tips for businesses
As mobile adoption gains ground in the enterprise, mobile apps are quickly becoming a necessity. But, be careful: Developing a mobile application isn’t as simple as shrinking your existing apps. Learn what steps to take before building your mobile app.

HTML5 on the rise: No longer ahead of its time
In this past year, HTML5 adoption has gone into overdrive, with more and more companies moving to HTML5 to deliver rich cross-platform web applications. How can your company build cross-platform HTML5 applications, even if you lack the skills?