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 2014

    Meeting the Big Data Challenge: Get Close, Get Connected

    Big Data can be a key tool in gaining a competitive advantage—allowing businesses to better understand and target their customers and transform their processes. This paper outlines the challenges related to Big Data and how to manage and overcome them, so you can derive value faster.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Downloads // Dec 2014

    Manage & Resolve IT Service Requests with SolarWinds® Help Desk Essentials

    SolarWinds Help Desk Essentials is a 2-in-one combo of IT help desk & remote support software that allows you to easily manage service requests, discover & manage IT assets, remotely connect to end-user PCs for troubleshooting & IT support. Centralized ticketing management, automatic email-to-ticket conversion, and customizable rules for ticket...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Kofax TotalAgility Accounts Payable Automation

    In a single software solution, Kofax TotalAgility Accounts Payable Automation delivers the three capabilities that AP departments agree are critical to better performance. Download now and learn about the best practice AP Workflow and effective ERP integration.

    Sponsored By Kofax

  • 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

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Your Complete CRM Handbook

    A growing business needs a good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. It helps you manage critical customer information in one place — and gives you a complete view of your business. You’ll gain key business insights that help you close more deals, boost sales, and improve forecasting accuracy. But is...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Secrets to Business Growth

    Small businesses define our economy, creating 60% of US jobs. And to thrive, they need to turn on fast and sustainable business growth. In this exclusive ebook, you'll see one-on-one interviews with three successful entrepreneurs: Buyer's Best Friend: Joyce Guan, Founder; Trunk Club: Brian Spaly, CEO; and Bespoke Collection:...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    10 Dreamforce Announcements That Will Shape Sales in 2015

    If you missed Dreamforce this year, we’ve got you covered. In this ebook, you’ll discover the ten major breakthroughs for Sales Cloud — and how they will enable the sales team of the future. Explore enhanced capablities, loads of new features, new mobile apps and a seamless user experience. Welcome...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Do You Fit the Profile that Wins More Sales?

    Find out which type of sales rep is mostly likely to succeed in the current economy. Corporate Executive Board asked over 450 front-line sales managers and their direct reports questions across 44 different attributes, covering areas such as attitudes, skills, behaviors, activities, and knowledge. Get the eBook to find out...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Nov 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Empowering Clinicians with Easy Access to Clinical Workspaces

    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 patient data, support ongoing business changes and deliver measurable savings? In this webinar, hear how Franciscan Missionaries...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • 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 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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 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