Business Intelligence

BI is more than just corporate reporting. It's a way to improve decision making, to cut costs, and to identify new business opportunities.

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Six Things That Can Kill Your Website

    Your website is your shop front, your brand on display and an essential sales and marketing tool. You spent a lot of money building it and attracting visitors. It is business critical: it would be a disaster if that shop front were smashed, your reputation was tarnished and visitors stopped...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Taming the Data Beast: Integrating Systems and Applications for a Better Business

    Businesses are inundated with data from a variety of systems. Customer relationship management (CRM), point-of-sale, Web analytics, logistics, customer support and many other systems create a nearly insurmountable of data that businesses are looking to turn into actionable information. Leveraging data is difficult enough, but tracking and managing change, auditing,...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    12 things effective intrusion prevention systems should do

    Do you know what to look for in an intrusion protection system? Read our e-book, “12 Things Effective Intrusion Protection Systems Should Do,” and learn to detect and block the latest generation of exploits used to attack computer systems and resist the most sophisticated evasion techniques.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    SPSS Stastics White Paper: The Risk of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

    While spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they’re not designed to perform, or for a task beyond the limit of their capabilities, using spreadsheets can be risky. Read this paper to learn about more powerful yet...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The ROI of Cloud-based Financial Applications

    Thinking about moving your financial apps to the cloud? Chances are, you've asked yourself the same crucial question that's applied to every strategic decision in your business: What's the ROI? A solid business case not only unlocks budget dollars, it provides a roadmap for successful deployment and maximum value....

    Sponsored By Intacct

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The business of social business.

    A new IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals how organizations can use social approaches to create meaningful business value.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Aberdeen Group :Infographic ERP Simplify Life at Work

    This Aberdeen's research provides the latest findings on the challenges for businesses without a single system. Read this infographic and learn how a single system provides accurate, easy to find data that enables visibility, collaboration and increase efficiency.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    All the Benefits of SAP Business One OnDemand

    Discover how SAP Business One delivered huge benefits for both operations and customer service in many organisations. Download this whitepaper and learn on how SAP helped organisations increase business insights while reducing the total cost of ownership.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Business Plan Blueprint: Turn Your Dreams into Actionable Goals

    Having a solid business plan is one of the best predictors of the future success of your company, but few business owners take time to sit down and actually create a business plan. Some believe their businesses are too small to need a plan; others believe they don’t have time...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Top 6 Project Breakdowns (and How to Fix Them)

    Project management is either one of those things that you are really good at, and you can breeze right through without any issues, or it's something that drives you crazy. Every business owner has experienced some form of project failure, but why? Study the top reasons that projects fail to...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

    Infographic to support data from the Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage Report

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Company Success Through Business Intelligence

    Forrester conducted in-depth surveys and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Real-Time Business Demo Tool

    Our interactive Real-Time Business Demo Tool demonstrates the new user experience of the SAP Business Suite software, powered by the SAP HANA platform, which delivers instant insight to all lines of business.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Securing AD: An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure?

    Discover how to quicken and simplify three common, overlooked Active Directory (AD) security tasks: establishing and delegating permissions, remediating misconfigurations and auditing changes.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Big Data Gets Personal: Business Report

    Big data and personal data are converging to shape the Internet's most surprising consumer products. They'll predict your needs and store your memories -- if you let them. Fast-developing methods for collecting and analyzing these types of "big data" promise valuable insights to retailers, urban planners, and for individuals. This...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Development Testing for Agile Enterprises

    Companies need to get their products to market faster to remain competitive and capitalize on market opportunity. Learn how the Coverity platform seamlessly integrates with Agile development methodologies and tools to help maximize development efficiencies.

    Sponsored By Coverity

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Transforming Testing Through Automation

    "Test your code as you write it." That’s a common mantra heard in many development teams today. However, for too many, that practice remains a lofty goal as opposed to a business reality. They lack the appropriate metrics and processes to make and measure progress and often underestimate the effort...

    Sponsored By Coverity

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Development Testing for Java

    Learn how the Coverity Development Testing Platform can be used in conjunction with open source solutions to help you fix more of the quality and security issues in your Java code that matter, with your existing resources and a unified process across the enterprise.

    Sponsored By Coverity

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    A Successful Roadmap to Cloud

    Watch the video “Building a Successful Roadmap to the Cloud” to learn how a cloud roadmap can: Ensure that your cloud decisions work together to maximize the overall value to your business Give you greater control over security, performance, and consistency of your cloud workloads Protect...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    How Emerging Trends are Affecting Contact Centre Operations

    This whitepaper takes an in-depth look into call centres and examines how they have changed, what has influenced them and what the next move for them is. Learn how to adapt to the new trends and ensure that your customers are provided with top-of-the-line communication.

    Sponsored By ShoreTel

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis

    Discover how IBM scored 97.7% block rate against exploits and fared against other tested products in NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    Learn how to enable user mobility without compromising security. Savvy organizations have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including increased productivity, improved customer relationships and lower costs. See how to keep your data and resources secure.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts

    With so much talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer, the truth behind what big data is—and what it can do for businesses—can be hard to determine. However, according to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk is not hard to see,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Jul 2014

    Analytics and Big Data for the Midmarket (eBook)

    With so much emphasis in the business world being placed on big data and analytics, it can be easy for midsize businesses to feel like they’re being left behind. These organizations often recognize the benefits offered by big data and analytics, but have a hard time pursuing those benefits with...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Big Data, Little Data, and Everything in Between - IBM SPSS Solutions Help You Bring Analytics to Everyone (Ziff Davis)

    Regardless of the type or scale of data your users need to harness and analyze, IBM SPSS Solutions offer a straightforward, visual solution that is easy to use on the front end and highly scalable on the back end.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Optimize workloads to achieve success with cloud and big data

    IBM Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Gartner Predicts 2014: Identity and Access Management

    Industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. reviews how the Nexus of Forces is driving complex shifts in identity and access management. Download this Gartner report to learn about the: Impact of cloud and SaaS adoption; Growth of external identity providers; Importance of context-based acces.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software

    In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? ...

    Sponsored By Intacct

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Set Your IT Business Up For Success: Achieving Client Satisfaction in the First 30 Days

    The key to achieving client satisfaction and building long-term client relationships is starting off on the right foot. It is important that the groundwork be laid in advance to ensure a smooth onboarding process, as this is the time when new clients are most critical of the work being performed....

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Why test for skills?

    In an era when human resources departments are constantly being asked to do more with less, it’s clear that something needs to be done. As more and more resumes pile up for each position, HR teams need help to make a quality hire quickly. Fortunately, IBM Smarter Workforce technology...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Compensation Made Simple

    Using market-based salary data to align your organization’s compensation strategy with those in the same recruiting market can enable your organization to stay competitive and improve employee engagement and retention. Read this paper to learn more about: How a business's lifecycle influences employee compensation Why market-based...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Pay for Performance...Are You Ready?

    This white paper discussed the elements that comprise a pay-for-performance system and how compensation professionals can effectively implement one. Download your copy of the white paper to learn more about: Pay for performance vs. increase for performance Cost of labor vs. cost of living Differentially rewarding

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    How Leaders Are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation With Cloud

    According to a survey by the IBM Centre for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant’s cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the primary takeaway from the survey is that cloud is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The future of email and applications is social

    This white paper examines the state of collaboration in today's enterprise and provides an IBM point of view on how collaboration will evolve, along with how Notes and Domino software will fit into the new collaboration equation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Desktop Virtualization for Wealth Management and Insurance

    The computer desktop has been in existence for a little over 30 years, but in the last 10 years it has moved to notebooks and increasingly towards smart mobile devices. Now with advancements in technology, the desktop is increasingly found in the cloud thanks to virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Business Analytics: Nucleus Research Note - How Analytics Makes Midsize Companies More Profitable

    When senior leaders of small and midsize companies invest in analytics tools, they can improve operating results by enabling managers to make fact-based, data-driven decisions. Learn how in this report from Nucleus Research.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Real-Time Analytics and Reporting for SMBs

    SAP solution brief providing insights on the latest advances in in-memory computing technology for analysis and reporting. Explore the benefits of analytics and make decisions faster, improve employee productivity and increase ROI.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Five Key Issues for DNS - The Next Network Management Challenge

    The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers).  Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Fight Malware, Malfeasance and Malingering

    Every year brings an even more extreme set of threats to the enterprise than the last. Spam email used to be the number one headache. Now it’s been replaced with malware, spear phishing, and the infamous spin-off of the two, the advanced persistent threat (APT). Employee internet usage is also...

    Sponsored By F5