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 // 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 // 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

    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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications

    Many application vendors now claim they're in the cloud. But being committed to this new delivery model requires more than just saying it. So what must-haves should you look for in a cloud vendor? Watch this video to see the 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Webinar: A New Way to Work (Mobile)

    Mobile devices are everywhere, and every employee in your enterprise has one. In order to give employees access to the information they need, your apps must work collaboratively, on the go, and in real-time. Watch this webinar for an overview of Workday's current offerings for mobile HR and finance applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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 // Oct 2013

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

    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 // Jun 2014

    Ten Steps to Selecting Voice tools your Colleagues will use and value

    You’ve thought long and hard about how best to invest in new technologies. You know integrating your communications tools could yield huge rewards – both in terms of ROI and in helping your colleagues to collaborate and perform at their very best. But how can you ensure your people adopt,...

    Sponsored By Plantronics

  • 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

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Customer Success Story of University of Central Lancashire:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Learn how the University of Central Lancashire, a leading UK institution, is successfully and securely integrating popular Apple products alongside Windows devices in a cross-platform campus environment.

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • Research // Aug 2013

    Research: IaaS impact on data center design and staffing

    The importance of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is evident in the growing number of companies either already implementing, or planning to implement. Underscoring the strength of IaaS is the responses gathered in each of the last two Tech Pro Research surveys on the topic. The first, in April, detailed...

    Sponsored By TechRepublic

  • Research // Feb 2013

    Source Business Technology Resiliency Capabilities

    Most business continuity management teams today are understaffed, consisting of just a few dedicated corporate resources and regional or business unit representatives. Sound familiar? If so, outsourcing your organization’s business resiliency planning, strategy and program design can be a cost-effective, efficient option. In a study of global business continuity vendors,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    The Evolution of Business Resiliency Management

    A white paper details IBM’s approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today’s evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM’s portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Three capabilities to fuel today’s dynamic planning and forecasting

    Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    Building A Successful Roadmap to Cloud

    To get the most from your cloud experience, you need a roadmap. 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    TP Vision reduces costs by 40% with IBM SmartCloud

    According to a survey by the IBM Center 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 chief takeaway from the survey is that cloud is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Drivewyze eliminates costly IT infrastructure

    PreClear from Drivewyze is a new weigh-station bypass service that uses cellular and GPS technology to save truckers time, money, and fuel. Drivewyze recently partnered with IBM to migrate its production environment to an IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ infrastructure. In this recently published case study, you can read about the challenges...

    Sponsored By IBM