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 // Nov 2014

    ShiftExpert Smart, Quick and Easy Shift Scheduling

    Effectively plan, manage and communicate your team's shifts. Incorporate rules, regulations, absences, demand and company policies to schedule shifts that maximize the efficiency of your staff. All from field service leader ClickSoftware. Align employee skills to shifts Plan weeks to months ahead Publish shifts across all channels, including mobile devices...

    Sponsored By Click Software Solutions

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Forrester Report: Software Must Enrich Your Brand

    Whether you realise it or not, software has become core to your business success. A perfect technology storm of mobile apps, connected products, social connections, data analytics, and cloud computing continually raises customer expectations for quality in every industry. Customers expect to interact with your products, services, and company —...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How to Fuel Production Without Killing Creativity

    Are you finding it hard to secure time to do inspired, creative work? Read this white paper to learn 4 simple strategies you can adopt to eliminate time-sucking distractions and spend your time where it really matters doing visionary work. Get the whitepaper.

    Sponsored By AtTask, Inc.

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The 9 Levels of Enterprise Work Hell eBook

    Does arriving at work feel like walking through the very gates of Hell into an office full of unproductive and frustrated people? Read this eBook to learn how your organization can escape the 9 levels of work hell. Get the eBook now.

    Sponsored By AtTask, Inc.

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    5 Ways to Prove the Value of Your In-House Creative Team

    Does your in-house creative team get as much respect as a chihuahua in a dogsled race? No matter how hard you work, there is still a perception that all your team does is design SWAG and pick out brand colors? Get this whitepaper to learn 5 ways to prove the...

    Sponsored By AtTask, Inc.

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Become a Social Business in the Cloud

    The era of social business is here. Across industries, business leaders are driving initiatives that strategically integrate social collaboration tools with business processes. These leaders recognize that social tools — such as online communities and meetings, file sharing, profiles, instant messaging, and activity management — allow people to apply relevant...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Build A Mature Mobile Strategy: 4 Criteria For Secure Collaboration

    Box is a cornerstone for new business inovative mobile & BYOD strategies which aids IT professionals to build an IT approach to work with easy reliable 24/7 access information. This whitepaper focuses on four considerations for a mature mobile strategy to reduce the risk of falling behind other key competitors....

    Sponsored By Box

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Using Box For Mobile

    Box brings the best mobile content experience enhancing and strengthen security within your working environment. Box Mobile can boost productivity across your organization and in a variety of industries. Box on Mobile can be used effectively to keep up to date information to share with your customers aswell as making...

    Sponsored By Box

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Converged and Integrated Datacenter Systems:Creating Operational Efficiencies

    STRUGGLING WITH THE COMPLEXITY OF LEGACY IT? Download this IDC report to learn how your organization can benefit from converged infrastructure. IT has moved away from siloed servers, storage, data, and processes and is embracing converged, virtualized technologies. This IDC Insight report examines the benefits of converged infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Nutanix

  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    Case Study - Accelerating Productivity with Cisco ACI

    Learn how Infrastructure-as-a-Service company simplified its data center using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach. Adopting Cisco's ACI, NetApp experienced: • Improvements in the density of throughput and cost per port • Increased productivity of the infrastructure • Integrated visibility and intelligence • Agility enablement of the entire application infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Deploying Database-as-a-Service with Pure Storage and VMware

    Database as a service (DBaaS) is a critical aspect of the software-defined data center paradigm and is a key initiative that will enable rapid application development. However, storage performance is often the limiting factor which holds back a DBaaS project. Traditional disk-based storage can't meet the performance needs for DBaaS...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • Research // Nov 2014

    2014 is the Year of the All-Flash Array

    Flash is a disruptive technology that has already revolutionized mobile computing once with NAND flash in digital audio players, mobile phones and a handful of other personal devices back in the '90s, but a new revolution in the enterprise storage ecosystem is in the works. All-flash arrays (AFAs) are a...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    VDI Solutions Guide

    The IT industry has been abuzz over the past several years promoting the idea of VDI: virtualizing and centralizing desktops to enable IT to deliver a more secure, manageable, less costly, and ultimately more mature end-user computing model. In fact, IT departments are finding that with the right investments in...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    DBAs are from Saturn, Storage Admins are from Neptune

    Have you ever wondered why the DBA - Storage Admin relationship is so complicated? Are DBAs unrealistic and uncooperative? Are Storage Admins slow and prone to overcomplicate? NO! Download this eBook and we'll give you tips to get more out of your DBA - Storage Admin relationship.

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Ultimate Guide to Post-Purchase Messages: 15 Ways to Build Loyalty and Drive More Revenue After the Purchase

    Are you doing enough to drive the repeat sales that turn holiday buyers into loyal customers? Many businesses are leaving money on the table by neglecting existing, one-time customers in favor of increasing new business. Download this ebook and get examples of 15 post-purchase emails that will inspire contacts to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Pure Storage Reference Architecture for Oracle Databases

    The goal of this document is to demonstrate the ease with which Oracle can be deployed on, or migrated to, a Pure Storage Flash Array. We also take a look at the resulting performance improvements, and simplification of administrative tasks such as storage provisioning, database backup and recovery using snapshots....

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Check VM Health in Minutes. It's FREE!

    It's time for your FREE VMware & Hyper-V Healthcheck with Virtualization Manager. So much change occurs in your VM environment, it can be hard to stay ahead of potential problems like: Storage I/O bottlenecks Memory & CPU over-utilization VM sprawl wasting resources Capacity shortfalls Over & undersized VMs And on...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Flash Changes Everything

    Servers and networks get continually faster and cheaper under Moore's Law, and as a result, are now substantially faster than the mechanical disk storage to which they connect. As a result of this growing mismatch, much of consumer technology has already transitioned from disk to flash memory; flash powers our...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Learn from the Best: How Customer Understanding and Analytics Grows Revenue and Deepens Loyalty

    How can you gain the insights you need to build stronger relationships with customers and improve your business results this holiday season? Read this ebook and discover how 10 leading companies are gaining deeper insight into their customers, enabling them to provide personalized experiences that engage customers across channels, increase...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management

    Requirements definition and management is recognized as a necessary step for the successful delivery of systems and software projects; the discipline is also required by standards, regulations and quality improvement initiatives like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    CIC Agile Case Study: European Embedded Technology Provider

    This case study examines the adoption of agile processes within a European embedded technology provider, focusing on the challenges encountered in deploying agile beyond beyond software development activities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Agile Development – Why Requirements Matter

    This paper argues that requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in regulated IT and complex product development projects, and sets out the characteristics of an effective requirements management approach in an agile environment.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Marketing is Taking Charge: Leading the Customer Experience

    To understand the impact of marketing management on business outcomes, IBM surveyed more than 500 professionals across fifteen industries. We linked responses to public financial information to see correlation between marketing sophistication and financial performance.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Omnichannel Banking - From Transaction Processing to Optimized Customer Experience

    Today’s empowered and enlightened banking consumers demand services according to their individual preferences whenever, wherever and however they interact.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bank on the Customer

    How customer-centric transformation can lead to deeper relationships, increased revenue and streamlined operations. Though the global economy is still sluggishly shaking off the effects of the near meltdown in 2008 and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis, banks in both the emerging and developed economies have as opportunity to manage enormous...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Banks Can use Customer Profitability Analytics to Thrive in Uncertain Times

    Customer Profitability Analytics enables banks to analyze customer, account, product, and transaction data and apply costing models to determine a bank-wide view of profitability. Applying predictive analytics, they can model future behavior and derive a lifetime value for each customer.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Analytics: The Speed Advantage

    This IBM Institute for Business Value study demonstrates the capabilities of organizations using analytics to enable them to more quickly acquire and manage data, analyze data faster, and act on data insights with speed and precision.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2014

    Live Webcast: Empowering Clinicians with Easy Access to Clinical Workspaces

    Join us for this LIVE event! Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10 AM (PST) / 1 PM (EST) Mobile clinicians demand instant, convenient and simple ways to access patient records, prescribe medicine or dictate notes as they roam across locations, devices and networks. How do you address their needs and protect...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Momentum: How Financial Services Companies are Gaining Momentum in Big Data Analytics and Getting Results

    Financial service companies generate exabytes of data each year, including customer demographics, customer behavior on websites and social media, and transaction history. This explosion in data has been driven by financial regulations and increases the use of data to drive a competitive advantage. Big data analytics has been applied to...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    The Guide to Big Data Analytics

    Based on best practices and subject matter experts, Datameer’s guide to big data analytics discusses everything from the “What” and “Why” of big data analytics to determining the right solution and building success with big data analytics technology. Download this e-book to dive into use cases, buy vs. build considerations,...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • Research // Oct 2014

    Gigaom Research: Sector RoadMap(TM): Data Discovery in 2014

    Gigaom released its Sector Roadmap report on Data Discovery tools, identifying six key “Disruption Vectors” for the market: self-service, mobile, data blending, non-relational database connectivity, cloud, and storytelling via data presentation; and giving Datameer top honors over industry heavyweights. Download the report to learn how Datameer addresses each of Gigaom’s...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Top Five High-Impact Use Cases for Big Data Analytics

    Today’s data-driven companies have a competitive edge over their peers. How? They’re generating breakthrough insights by bringing together all of their structured data and analyzing it – all at once. By addressing these challenges through big data analytics, companies are unlocking the insights from all data types and gaining insights...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    How to Avoid Pitfalls in Big Data Analytics

    Big data analytics is revolutionizing the way businesses are collecting, storing, and analyzing data. However, the adoption and application of big data analytics is not without its share of challenges, failures, and false starts. Through work with customers, Datameer has identified and solved the pitfalls typically encountered by organizations when...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Instant Visualizations in Every Step of Analysis

    Surveys reveal that concerns about data quality can create barriers for companies deploying Analytics and BI initiatives. So how can you readily identify and correct data quality issues at every step of your big data analysis to ensure accurate insights? Learn how to continuously visualize a profile of your data,...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Identity as a Revenue Generator: Getting started with customer focused Identity Management

    Identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth. Businesses and organizations cannot properly take advantage of mobile, cloud, or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies without a scalable and repeatable identity strategy. Without it, they have no way to identify and engage with their customers in a meaningful way — whether...

    Sponsored By ForgeRock

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Contact Centre Evolution : The Changing Face Of Customer Contact

    The Contact Centre is a strategic business asset that has a major influence on your customers’ experience. Getting it right can aid business development, improve customer satisfaction and enhance your reputation in the market.

    Sponsored By IP Solutions

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Unified Communications : The Technologies, Features and Benefits

    Effective communication is the key to success. Not only in terms of delivering your core value propositions to the market but in terms of enabling every aspect of your business operations.If you haven’t adopted a UC strategy yet, or think it’s only suitable for big business, it’s time to reassess....

    Sponsored By IP Solutions

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    How four Citrix customers solved the Enterprise Mobility challenge

    Organisations must empower people to be productive anywhere, from any device, while fortifying information security. A complete enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution addresses apps and devices and keeps company data safe. Find out how customers across diverse industries put EMM to work.

    Sponsored By Citrix Systems

  • Podcasts // Oct 2014

    CMOD Customer Self Service Animated Video

    An animated video showing how IBM Content Manager OnDemand drives customer engagement to increase satisfaction, raise ROI

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Oct 2014

    Gartner report: IBM Takes Steps to Improve the Usability, Consumability and Flexibility of Its ECM Portfolio

    Read this report from Gartner to learn why IBM ECM solutions provide better, more flexible user experiences

    Sponsored By IBM