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 // 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 // Oct 2013

    Profit Magazine: Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong. Daniel Pink, author of the book, To Sell Is Human unveils the secrets to selling - what makes sales people tick and the traits that make the best sellers successful in today’s marketplace.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Know What Customers Want Before They Do

    Webcast Summary: Today’s consumers and B2B companies only want interactions that are relevant, personalized, and based on a customer’s situation and preferences. Companies that fail to provide relevant offers will be left behind.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Business Value Drivers in Digital Commerce: Key Capabilities for Growing Revenue eBook

    This report will look at how leading organizations influence average order value, customer frequency, and customer satisfaction through customer engagement, precision marketing, and exceptional fulfillment practices. Aberdeen will examine the key drivers and pain points organizations face in relation to their digital strategy and the key differentiating strategies, capabilities, and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Understanding the Real Impact of Social Media Monitoring on the Value Chain eBook

    This document will detail the form, extent, and impact of social media monitoring and analytics on supply chain processes and e-commerce initiatives.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    IT Security. Fighting the Silent Threat

    Kaspersky Lab experts are releasing new research designed to assist you in your cybersecurity business decisions. “IT Security. Fighting the Silent Threat” is a global report into business attitudes and opinions on IT security. Download the report now to get quantifiable statistics about perceived versus real cyberattacks, such as: ...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Who’s Spying on You?

    You’re aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations. Don’t get caught in the crossfire. Read our special report "Who's spying...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Transforming spreadsheets: planning, budgeting and forecasting for midsize companies

    A spreadsheet-based approach to performance management won't meet the challenges facing growing midsize businesses. You need confidence in the information you're using for critical decision-making. Read this white paper to see how IBM® Cognos® Express can transform spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Advisor XE 2013

    This breakthrough threading prototyping tool simplifies data-driven threading design for C, C++, C#, and Fortran application architects. Quickly prototype multiple threading designs and compare the projected performance scaling and synchronization issues. Evaluate design alternatives before investing in implementation and without disrupting product development and release cycles. Select the design with...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • eBooks // Mar 2013

    Expert Integrated Systems: Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    In this eBook, we take an in-depth look at expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, and how they have the potential to help CIOs achieve dramatic savings while restoring IT's role as business innovator.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Getting more from big data, faster

    The IBM PureData System can help your company keep up with the volume and complexity of data. It is a key component of the IBM Big Data platform, and provides a smarter approach for organizations to deploy complete, ready-to-run systems optimized for analytics and transactional data workloads in hours without...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

    Traditional BI solutions face many obstacles and limitations. However, the need for timely and succinct business intelligence (BI) continues to grow. As a result, BI has continued to evolve - creating a next generation of BI. This white paper explores how organizations are demanding more integrated and flexible business intelligence...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    HP: Risky business: why business leaders must take action on Windows XP?

    This ZDNet and TechRepublic guide, in association with HP, looks at what's at stake for those who're still on XP, explains some of the threats, and offers options to help the risk-exposed take action to protect their business.

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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

  • 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

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2013 SP1

    Efficiently boost application performance. This development suite offers industry-leading compilers, along with highly tuned performance libraries for math, crypto, imaging, compression, and others. Harness performance from the latest processors simply by recompiling your code. Scale for multicore and many-core architectures with Intel® Threading Building Blocks and Intel® Cilk Plus™ parallel...

    Sponsored By Intel 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 // Feb 2014

    IDC Technology Spotlight: Optimizing Storage with All-Flash Solutions

    Today, enormous amounts of data are being created from a variety of sources, such as applications, new mobile devices, big data analytics, and the cloud. This is changing the speed with which business is conducted and the scale in which it occurs. Moreover, the digital explosion shows no sign of...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Cisco Annual Security Report 2014 (CASR)

    You have to know the threats to stop them. It's not a question of if – but when and how – Internet criminals will get into your network. The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report highlights the most current security concerns, such as shifts in malware, trends in vulnerabilities, and the...

    Sponsored By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Smarter Customers, Smarter Commerce: Innovations in the Banking Industry

    The banking industry is being transformed in response to the economic, regulatory, and technological forces around it. Business and individual consumers are finding themselves empowered in the transformation process, and banks are realizing that they have to compete to retain and grow their customer base. A strong customer orientation is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    IDC Analyst Paper - Expert Integrated Systems: A Next Generation Computing Platform

    This white paper discusses an important sea change happening in IT: the development of expert integrated systems. Converged systems are becoming increasingly important in the systems market. Similarly, convergence is occurring in middleware core runtime services for application development and deployment that are being unified as an enterprise application platform....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers

    There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Expanding BIs Role by Including Predictive Analytics

    In today's economic downturn, organizations are looking for ways to improve the way they do business to keep ahead of the competition and improve revenue. Increasingly, organizations are finding that the benefits of BI can be complemented when combined with predictive analysis. Specifically, more insight can be gained, and even...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Best Practices for a BI & Analytics Strategy

    At a time of great economic volatility, there has been a significant decrease in the ability of decision makers at all levels to rely effectively on only experience or intuition to make decisions. The demand to respond faster, with greater insight into ongoing internal and external events based on facts,...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • eBooks // Dec 2013

    Agile Portfolio Management eBook

    In order to compete in the 21st century, your company needs to move, pivot and innovate faster than your competitors. Think of the companies, the software and the brands that you admire. They innovate. They design and produce the most coveted new things. They invest in the idea that innovation...

    Sponsored By Rally Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Improving Engagement with Multi-Channel Service

    Abstract: Best-in-Class organizations execute on a strategy that supports the multi-channel nature of customer requests. These leading organizations do not just open up their service infrastructures to accommodate new channels, but also empower their teams to deliver an effective and consistent experience regardless of the channel selected by the customer....

    Sponsored By LogMeIn

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    HP: Forrester Research: Application Management- Better Outcomes, Faster Results

    Conditioned by experiences with mobile and cloud-based software, customers are demanding faster responsiveness to their needs. Winning or losing customers now depends on your ability to remove delivery barriers so you can produce high-quality applications on demand. The race for customers is on—are you prepared to win? Join us...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Security Without Compromise: Context-Aware and Adaptive Next-Generation Firewalls

    Mobility has brought down the wall between business and personal, spiking corporate productivity and putting work/life balance within reach. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon is a way to be constantly connected for work, family, and play. Companies that do not adapt and allow people to work where, when, and how they...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Putting the Design in Responsive Design

    Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the predominant consumer choice, with adoption increasing daily as PC sales diminish in response.Designing your digital site for desktop or laptop, as well as tablets and smartphones within a single codebase, is called responsive design. The promise of responsive design? A single, digital site optimized...

    Sponsored By Acquia

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Live 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

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    Hadoop for the enterprise: quick, easy, free.

    InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition combines the power of Hadoop with enterprise-grade features including visualization & exploration, advanced analytics, and security & administration. Download the free Quick Start now.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Using Anomalies in Crash Reports to Detect Unknown Threats

    One of the biggest challenges organizations face when protecting their intellectual property and other sensitive data is detecting, inspecting, and stopping attacks that are capable of bypassing their cyber defenses. This white paper examines the “risk indicators” that can be observed in the anomalous activity taking place across a network....

    Sponsored By Websense

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Benchmarking Your Service Desk

    All service desks want to know how good they are. But to find out they compare their performance measures to those of the industry. They simply put too much stock in industry-wide benchmarks without an appreciation of all the variables used to construct them. Instead of misleading measures that compare...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Forrester: Enterprises Shift To Smart Process Apps To Engage Customers

    This report will give you insights on how organisations can bridge the gap between systems that engage customers, using the latest mobile, social, analytics technology and systems of record. Download this Forrester report to learn how Kofax helped organisations improve their efficiencies and service qualities.

    Sponsored By Kofax_AU

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Laying the Technology Foundation for Measuring Marketing Performance and Calculating ROI

    Marketing performance management is an immature concept and market when applied to the entire marketing mix. CIOs must work closely with chief marketing officers to understand requirements.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Jumpstart your journey to personalized digital marketing

    IBM Marketing Center breaks new ground with an unmatched combination of simplicity and power to give digital marketers hands-on control over all phases of the marketing lifecycle. IBM Marketing Center lets you create customer segments, design communications, manage campaigns, and more.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    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 // Sep 2013

    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

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    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