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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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 // 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 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

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Jun 2014

    Improve Mobility and BYOD with Enterprise Mobility Management

    Learn how to support mobility business models while providing BYOD capabilities and a high level of security with Enterprise Mobility Management solutions from Dell Software. Watch this informative video.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Videos // Jun 2014

    Match Mobility Needs to Your Workforce with Enterprise Mobility Management

    Watch this short video to find out how to tailor your organization's mobility needs to end users, line-of-business owners and IT decision makers with Enterprise Mobility Management solutions from Dell Software.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Amerijet case study

    Amerijet required a scalable IT foundation to supports its organic business growth. Read how Dell enabled Amerijet to spend 96 percent less time to close a flight, reduce data facility costs by 60 percent and deliver cargo inventory reports in seconds versus 30 to 40 minutes.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Connect

    Find out how to give your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices (including iOS, Android™ and Windows 8.1) while protecting your network from mobile security threats.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Security: How to Protect the Enterprise in the Mobile Era

    Learn about the three pillars of mobile security, and how they give users the flexibility and access they need while providing a strong foundation that protects systems and data.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Next-Gen Security

    Find out how SSL decryption and inspection can keep attackers away from your data and out of your network. Given that SSL threats are likely to increase, it’s more important than ever for businesses to consider purchasing next-generation firewalls.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • eBooks // Dec 2012

    Drive Finance in Real Time with SAP HANA

    As a CFO, your objectives are clear: outperform financial goals to create sustainable value for stakeholders, deliver superior service at reduced cost, ensure regulatory compliance, and effectively manage risk. To achieve these goals, you need to gain deep insights into all your financial data and ensure that this data...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    SAP and Sybase: A Marriage Made in Database Heaven (IDC)

    Examine information about SAP and Sybase, a year after their merger, provided at analyst briefings in May, 2011. These briefings were held at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, FL, and the Sybase Analyst Summit in New York.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    So Long to Conventional Wisdom around Data Migration

    This paper describes the benefits of change of DBMS in today's modern computing environment. The most important reasons are saving money in both the long and short term; upgrading technology for greater efficiency and functionality; and improving service levels by alerting the incumbent vendor that there are alternatives.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Using Information to Drive Business Innovation: The Future of Data Management

    In this paper, we present our vision of how you can skillfully use technology to capitalize on information to directly lead to improved business innovation. We describe each of the above requirements, along with how you can employ these characteristics to innovate and thrive. We then identify a comprehensive, end-to-end...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // Oct 2013

    Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution

    With attackers using increasingly-sophisticated ways to break into systems, manual methods of locating and inspecting devices on your network are no longer enough. The right Vulnerability Management (VM) solution can monitor your environment, enabling you to: discover devices running in your network, determine whether they are vulnerable to attack, find...

    Sponsored By Qualys

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Playing to win in real time

    To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. According to a new report from Oxford Economics and SAP, Real-time business: Changing the game in the...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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

    Top 5 Things Every Developer Should Know

    C sharp has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how you can gain deeper intelligence into your code to avoid critical crash causing defects

    Sponsored By Coverity