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.

  • Research // Aug 2014

    The Hidden Cost of Compliance

    Database auditing is an integral part of every organization’s compliance protocol, but the built-in auditing tools that come with your database exact a heavy toll on hardware, software, storage, and human resource costs. Businesses have to comply with data protection statutes in more than 100 countries around the world,...

    Sponsored By Imperva

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Key Methods for Managing Complex Database Environments

    A slow relational database can substantially impact the performance of the applications it supports. Discover the key methods for managing complex database environment, and ensure your database stack is operating at optimal levels of performance and availability. Download the white paper today.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Turn Data Into Knowledge - Social Collaboration Empowers a More Intelligent Service Desk

    Extract social knowledge for the help desk. Connect business and IT into one conversation to improve service quality and business results. Download this whitepaper to learn more.

    Sponsored By HP

  • Videos // Sep 2014

    The Elements of Innovation: Linux on POWER

    Hear directly from IBM ISV ecosystem partners about the exciting capabilities of the new POWER8 technology. Zend, CFEngine, SugarCRM, Chef Software, EnterpriseDB and SkySQL discuss how the increased performance, reliability, scalability and open source nature of this technology will spark innovation with their businesses and deliver more value to their...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Proactive Performance Management for Enterprise Databases

    Don't just react to performance issues in your database. Proactive database management can result in accelerated problem resolution, problem prevention, hardware resource maximization and risk reduction. How can you become more proactive in managing your enterprise database? Download the white paper to find out.

    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

  • Videos // Sep 2014

    NCSU - IBM PowerLinux - Industry Standard Linux Systems, Solutions Tuned to the Task

    PowerLinux solutions deliver industry standard Linux systems services faster, with higher quality, and more economically than ever before. Make them your open standard choice for deploying applications. Learn more at http://bit.ly/powerlinuxsolutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Business Plan Blueprint eBook: 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 // 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 salary data...

    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 // 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 // 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 // Aug 2014

    The Big Data Service Desk - 3 Ways Big Data Can Transform your Service Desk

    Proactive problem solving. When you connect the intelligence of agents and users, you can analyze trends, anticipate user issues, and adjust to future business needs. Read this white paper and learn how.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Case Study: Kogan centralises IT Infrastructure with Google Apps

    Read how Kogan.com, an online retailer of consumer electronics and lifestyle goods was able to increase their mobility and streamline their IT Infrastructure using Google Apps. Find out more by reading our report.

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Work

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Google Enterprise Solutions for Manufacturing: Become a Connected Manufacturer

    This whitepaper notes that Google Apps offers a simple, affordable option to manufacturers struggling with the complexity and cost of other systems. Read this report and learn how Google Apps for Work helps organisations improve their productivity.

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Work

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Infographic: The Gathering Threat

    A dangerous storm is threatening to swap IT infrastructures. Massive growth of unrestricted content and multiplying content types make it increasingly difficult to consistently manage and identify what to keep. Email, file systems content, digital assets, social, web, ERP data... the list is endless and the threat is real.

    Sponsored By OpenText

  • 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

    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 // 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

    Top Ten Compensation Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

    We know it is easy for small businesses to fall into the trap of treating compensation performance as ""something to worry about when we get bigger."" The fact is, organizations of all sizes need to attract, retain and motivate employees, and compensation is a critical element in any strong talent...

    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 // Aug 2014

    Achieving High Oracle Performance

    DBAs cannot afford to rely on reactive measures anymore. They need advanced performance management tools that will enable them to catch emerging issues before they can affect end users. Discover how advanced database management can help DBAs protect the system by preventing problems from developing at all. Download the white...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Foglight Solutions for Cross-Platform Database Performance Management

    Achieving consistent service levels for cross-platform database environments is next to impossible using each platform’s native tools. Foglight database monitoring software simplifies database monitoring and management, enabling you to consolidate and standardize database performance across multiple platforms. Download the white paper to learn how.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Intelligent Imaging Leadership Guide

    Download this Leadership Guide to learn the benefits of combining advanced document capture, imaging repositories, workflow and content analytics

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Jun 2014

    Thomas Duryea expands service offering to enter new markets with help from CA Nimsoft Monitor

    Business: Thomas Duryea Consulting is a trusted, privately owned supplier to companies across the Asia Pacific region. They design, plan, implement and manage innovative, world-class IT infrastructure solutions. Challenge:In the process of migrating a traditional product and services model to a cloud plus services model, Thomas...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    CA Technologies Automation Platform Enables Tesco to Reach Previously Unattainable Milestones

    Business: Global Fortune 50 retailer Tesco is the third largest merchant in the world; it operates over 3,700 stores internationally and is rapidly expanding its online presence, dominating markets as diverse as motor insurance, home electrical appliances and clothing. Challenge: Tesco needed to accelerate time-to-market, increase efficiency and reduce errors...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The CA Clarity™ PPM On Demand Demo

    Watch this demo to learn more about the benefits of a cloud-based Project and Portfolio Management solution that allow you to focus on your IT portfolio, rather than your PPM deployment. Learn how CA Clarity™ PPM On Demand’s powerful project, resource, financial and portfolio management functionality can help you...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Requirements for an Application Release Automation Platform

    This whitepaper discusses: The specific requirements of application release and deployment automation platforms in order for it to prove beneficial, effective, and offer a substantial return on investment How to evaluate a release automation platform

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    How Can I Obtain Identity and Access Management as a Cloud Service?

    CA CloudMinder™ provides identity and access management capabilities as a hosted cloud service. Quickly obtain security capabilities without deploying or managing a large IT infrastructure typically associated with enterprise security deployments.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    How CA Cloud Service Management Speeds Deployment and Time to Value

    For years, support teams have been hamstrung by their traditional service desk platforms, which require complex coding for virtually every aspect of customization. This paper shows how organizations can complete their initial deployments quickly and adapt efficiently to the evolving needs of the business with CA Cloud Service Management.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: Financial Management Built from the Cloud Up (Epipheo)

    Does your financial management system have a bunch of bolt-on applications that slow down your business? Is your system inflexible? Expensive? Impossible to upgrade? Watch the video to see how Workday designed a different kind of financial management system, one that's built from the cloud up with everything you need.

    Sponsored By Workday