SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 for Kindle, part two

Anticipating the future of electronic reading from Amazon and SAP.

SAP BusinessObjects on Kindle

Last Christmas, I picked up a Kindle Touch and handed down my older Kindle Keyboard to my daughter.  In an earlier article about the Kindle Keyboard, I had written that I purchased the Kindle mainly for its PDF viewing capabilities, but was dissatisfied with both native PDF viewing as well as converting PDF to eBook formats.  I was also critical of the file management and sync capabilities with a host PC or Mac.

Although the Kindle Touch boasts faster hardware and a touch interface, it has not made any improvements in either its relationship to a host PC or Mac or in its PDF viewing.  It will be interesting to see if that is remedied in this week’s product announcements from Amazon, which is currently out of stock on both the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire.

I now keep SAP BusinessObjects documentation in Dropbox so I can read it from nearly anywhere.  And I’ve slowly started collecting books in Kindle format. But my preferred tablet reading experience is my Apple iPad 2, not my Amazon Kindle.  And alas, I’m still waiting for SAP to start publishing documentation in a native eBook format like ePub to complement its PDF offerings.

I’m like Bono when it comes to eReaders like the Kindle – I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.  You?

How are you reading SAP product documentation?

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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