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 // Jan 2014

    Unified Communications

    Organizations are largely relying on TCO and ROI models in determining whether or not to invest in a unified communications (UC) solution. But what other factors are they considering? Read the white paper “Mobility And Business Outcomes Are Driving The Adoption Of Unified Communications” to get a clear picture of...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE finds memory leaks, corruption, deadlocks, data races, and more in C, C++, C#, F#, Fortran, and MPI applications. Use a normal build: no special compiler or recompiles are required. Heap growth analysis and debugger breakpoints simplify diagnosis of difficult bugs early in the development cycle―when they are...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Desktops as a Service

    No, the personal computer isn't dead, but it looks a whole lot different than it did just a few years ago. Even though organizations need to upgrade or replace many of their client systems, those physical units increasingly are being replaced by virtual machines. Desktops as a service (DaaS) may...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Using Convergence to Simplify Mobility

    Common misconceptions about unified communications (UC) and mobility may lead IT to dismiss UC solutions, but there’s more to UC than VoIP and more to mobility than cell phones. Find out what UC really is and how it can solve a host of problems for your mobile workers, whether they...

    Sponsored By Windstream Communications

  • Case Studies // Apr 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 // Feb 2014

    Making Financial Services Cloud-Ready

    Financial institutions have the opportunity to streamline operations and realize savings from the cloud just like many organizations in other industries have achieved before them. But unlike organizations in less sensitive and less regulated verticals, financials have been understandably hesitant to place all of their trust in cloud services. By...

    Sponsored By INetU

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Post-Breach Survival Guide

    The onslaught of cyber-attacks and organized criminals seeking to steal corporate data has put even the most well-defended organizations at risk of suffering a data breach. While organizations shouldn’t give up their efforts to institute preventative IT security controls, they should also steel themselves to the all-too-real possibility of suffering...

    Sponsored By INetU

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Smart Strategies for Data Backup and Recovery

    Everyone knows the dire consequences of data loss. The key is how to work pre-emptively to avoid them by employing smart strategies for backup and recovery. Smart strategies are centered around an essential understanding of why systems fail and what can be done to play it safe with your...

    Sponsored By Unitrends

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    6 steps to effective KPI-based planning

    This briefing outlines the steps businesses should take to develop effective KPI-based planning. By taking the steps outlined in this briefing, you can strategically align your business goals and your operational plans through KPI-based planning.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Top myths about supply chain optimization

    This briefing discusses the top myths about optimization that often keep companies from maximizing their returns. The difference between good and great optimization can be millions of dollars in savings, learn the facts here and start saving today.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Ten steps to Evaluating and Buying Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Software

    This briefing provides a buyer’s guide including ten steps to take when evaluating and buying supply chain planning and optimization software. It includes twenty-eight questions to ask vendors before buying.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • 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 // Apr 2014

    Cost vs. ROI: Is There Value to Virtualization and Cloud Computing?

    Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less capex spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options with a hybrid cloud and overall savings. Cloud computing also enables greater agility, which is difficult to quantify but can contribute...

    Sponsored By Windstream Communications

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    2014 Cloud Guide: Insights For a Great Migration

    The cloud space is noisy—full of opinions, statistics and data. There’s plenty of information out there—but knowing what and who to trust can be a challenge. Here’s a quick look at important cloud computing trends and a short list of trusted resources that will point you in the right direction....

    Sponsored By Windstream Communications

  • 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

  • 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 // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    The belief that “work is something you do, not somewhere you are,” is taking hold for much of the corporate work force. Savvy business leaders have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including: Increased productivity Improved customer relationships (through increased face time) Greater resilience in the face of...

    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 // May 2014

    Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

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

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // 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

    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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // Nov 2013

    Virtualization Efficiency Study

    In the last several years, virtualization deployments have skyrocketed, yet in many cases the associated return has been less than expected. The fact is virtualization creates a very dynamic environment that requires new ways of managing capacity. IBM’s virtualization efficiency study (VES) provides the management visibility to address those challenges...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • eBooks // Sep 2013

    Discover Your Inner Leader - Ebook

    Do you have the skills to successfully lead your organization? With the right amount of dedication, anyone can be a leader – including you. Now is the time to start harnessing your inner leader to take your company to the next level. Follow the steps in this eBook to become...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2014

    Calculate how much Brocade VCS Fabric technology can lower your TCO

    The era of the costly and complex networks is over. Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology can dramatically improve your network efficiency, utilization, and performance while significantly reducing TCO at the same time. See for yourself by completing the calculations and discovering your potential savings.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • Downloads // Feb 2014

    Get the Lavastorm Analytics Engine Free – Try for yourself this new Agile Way to Analyze, Optimize and Control Data and Processes

    Download your free copy of the Lavastorm Analytics Engine Public Edition, an easy-to-use self-service business analytics solution that empowers analysts to rapidly acquire, transform, analyze and visualize data. Use it to: Acquire, integrate, and analyze data 10x faster Respond to information requests more quickly Eliminate Excel...

    Sponsored By Lavastorm Analytics

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Pave the Way for Growing Small and Midsize Companies (IDG Tech Dossier)

    This dossier provides an in-depth look at HP's Gen8 servers and provides decision-making guidance on their technical features and performance capabilities that make them ideal for SMB customers. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Strategy Guide to Converged Infrastructure in Government

    With HP's Converged Infrastructure, state and local governments build a foundation that can meet the demand for new services - from drivers wanting to renew their licenses via mobile phones to police officers requiring instant views from remote video surveillance. By offering three different converged infrastructure reference solutions, HP enables...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    High-speed Internet for your Business

    Business Internet from Alaska Communications is the affordable way to connect your business to reliable, high-speed Internet. There’s no overage charges, no data caps, and your connection is never shared—which means you always get exactly what you pay for. Want to learn more? Click here for our helpful...

    Sponsored By Alaska Communications

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Total Economic Impact of the Emerson DCIM Solution

    100% ROI over Three Years with Emerson DCIM Solutions A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Emerson found that a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) global customer achieved 100 percent return on investment (ROI) in 13 months. The Total Economic Impact™ of the Emerson DCIM Solution...

    Sponsored By Emerson Network Power