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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Driving operational excellence with predictive analytics

    Manage physical and virtual assets, maintain your infrastructure and capital equipment and maximize the efficiency of your people, processes and assets with predictive analytics.

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Apr 2013

    IBM SPSS Predictive Operational Analytics

    With tight budgets, it isn't easy to create the operational dexterity needed to thrive in a competitive marketplace. View this demo to find out how IBM® SPSS® solutions for predictive operational analytics help manage physical and virtual assets, maintain infrastructure and capital equipment, and improve the efficiency of people and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Elavon Case Study

    As a leading global provider of merchant acquiring services, Elavon boasts 800 internal sales-related employees and 2,400 external partners for whom commission payments must be calculated. As a growing global enterprise, Elavon found it challenging to offer their payees visibility into their compensation while addressing their diversity of need. Thanks...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    IBM Network Connectivity Managed Services - Support improved performance and reduced costs and complexities

    With IBM Network Connectivity Managed Services, you can control costs, improve performance and streamline operations with feature-rich services that are designed to help build and proactively manage your enterprise WAN.

    Provided By IBM

  • Presentations // Nov 2013

    IBM Cognos Enterprise in Action

    See what's new and exciting in Cognos Enterprise. The overview is an animated video about the Cognos family and others are demonstrations of enhanced features.

    Provided By IBM

  • Presentations // Nov 2013

    Mobile BI with Cognos Enterprise

    See how you can deploy IBM Cognos Mobile in your organization to help improve the productivity of mobile workers.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Four ways to speed up core system transformation

    If financial institutions are to keep up with globalisation and an evolving market, they must be ready for change and with competitive products. Customers expect differentiating services and personalised information. Rising to key business, regulatory and technological challenges requires a more efficient and responsive IT infrastructure. A core system transformation...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Storage Switzerland: Don't Let Storage Eat Your Cloud ROI

    The investment that an organization makes in their virtualization or cloud initiative is significant, but so is the ROI (Return On Investment) that these projects deliver. The challenge is that the cost of providing the storage infrastructure to these initiatives can be expensive and can quickly eat into any ROI...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Exchange Workload White Paper (Principled Technologies)

    A "case study" analysis from IBM Research that highlights the financial, performance, operational and financial benefits for midmarket companies when they upgrade to the new IBM System x M4 servers, including the new System x3650 M4 rack server.

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Reduce Cost and Improve Service Levels with Application Performance Monitoring Simplification

    Organizations are feeling the pressure of economic uncertainty. They strive to closely align IT infrastructure to the business and also face challenges to reduce costs. While virtually every IT organization has multiple management solutions in place, the unfortunate truth is that most companies are struggling to develop a product mix...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Streamlining Investor Service Operations

    Servicing investors - whether mutual funds, annuities, general securities, or insurance - can be costly. The Investor Services Solution from TriTek and EMC enables retail and institutional servicing operations managers to fulfill customer requests such as redemptions, allocation adjustments, and transfers - without the challenges of expensive manual processes.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Jun 2008

    Application Streaming Whiteboard Chat

    The presenter talks about a better way to deliver applications to end users. He charts out how it works, and discusses the benefits.

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    IBM Application Management Services Express for SAP

    IBM Application Management Services Express for SAP from Global Business Services helps mid-sized companies by: delivering SAP support; enabling IT to focus on value-generating activities; supporting changing business needs through flexible resourcing for access to project resources.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Resource Guide: Top 10 Benefits of a Server Refresh

    Even with the increased demands and pressures of today’s business environment, how do you know if it’s really worth the expense to convert your aging server fleet? Read this resource guide to learn the top five tech benefits and top five business benefits to be found by replacing outdated servers...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    AE Smith integrates budgeting, forecasting and reporting

    AE Smith, the largest and most respected privately owned mechanical services contractor in Australia, wanted to gain a better understanding of its business in order to drive better decision making. Read this paper to learn how AE Smith used IBM® Cognos® Express to integrate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting into a...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2013

    Case Study: Automated Treasury Management at IBM with Cognos FSR

    The IBM Treasury Department wanted to improve its periodic cash/debt tracking and reporting process. Using processes based on spreadsheets and emails were labor-intensive and error-prone. Read this study to learn how using IBM® Cognos® FSR helped automate each step, cutting time and effort needed and reducing the risk of errors...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Case Study: FrieslandCampina cuts financial reporting cycle times by 50 percent

    Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina found their manual financial reporting processes were no long adequate for the newly-merged €9 billion organization. Read this case study to learn how IBM® Cognos® Financial Statement Reporting helped automate each step in the reporting process, enhancing controls, auditability and accountability.

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Jan 2013

    eBook: Financial Reporting Automation for Dummies

    Financial reporting has come a long way since the spreadsheet. But finance teams still use complex, manual processes to create internal management reports as well as statutory and regulatory reports. Download this ebook (in PDF) to gain new insights about the benefits and value that financial reporting automation solutions can...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Solution Brief: FSR: Integrated Financial Close Management

    Most organizations manage financial closing activities as separate, disjointed processes, using multiple applications and email, frequently resulting in the error-prone re-keying of data. Download this brochure to learn more about IBM® Cognos® FSR, a single, unified platform that automates financial consolidations, controls and reporting.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Advanced Data Recovery for Midsize Companies

    Even if your company doesn't have hundreds of offices and thousands of employees, you're still under the same pressures to maintain access to critical information to keep your business running and remain competitive. This paper provides an overview of several IBM advanced data recovery options designed and priced specifically for...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Fast Growing Company, Mayflex, Chooses IBM Cognos Express to Deliver Essential Business Intelligence and Planning Capability

    Read about how Mayflex used IBM Cognos Express to replace a complex spreadsheet system, improve time-consuming budgeting and forecasting processes, compare actuals against budgets at various levels and save time for end-users through automatic system updates.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Smarter Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

    In "Smarter Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies" you'll discover how to transform spreadsheet-only processes into an effective financial performance management solution with IBM Cognos Express.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Gloria Jean's Coffees saves $120,000 in accounting costs annually

    The global coffee retailer worked with IBM Business Partner Cubewise to create a customized solution that would enable its financial department to generate month-end reports in five days instead of ten. Now Gloria Jean's saves $120,000 per year in accounting costs and employees have the data to make more timely...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Kettle Foods empowers end users with self-service reporting

    IBM Cognos Express helped Kettle Foods reduce its financial reporting time from eight weeks to less than three weeks. With assistance from IBM Business Partner Inca Software, a Logicalis Company, the snack food manufacturer built a tailored solution that helps end users create their own reports using centralized data, improving...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Acumetrics demo: Improve your planning with IBM Cognos Express

    See how a plastics manufacturing company improved its planning capabilities by integrating its sales, operations and financial forecasts.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    change++ demo: Using interactive dashboards with IBM Cognos Express

    See how a hotel finance manager can gain new business insights using interactive dashboards to improve performance.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Brochure: Empower business users and unlock business value with IBM Mashup Center

    A mashup is a lightweight Web application created by combining information or capabilities from multiple existing sources to deliver new functions and insights. It allows users to create tactical applications to address their own specific business requirements, IBM Mashup Center alleviates a portion of IT's burden and enables developers to...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    ITG MANAGEMENT BRIEF: Cost/Benefit case for IBM INFORMIX: Compared to Microsoft SQL server for midsize organizations

    This paper from the International Technology Group (ITG) explains why Informix is one of the world's most widely used relational databases. The paper finds that Informix costs of ownership are lower?by wide margins?than those of competitive platforms. These cost advantages are the focus of this report.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Digital Retail Banking Landscape

    Financial services institutions have a decision to make: do they upgrade existing infrastructure or make better use of what they have in place today? ARGO and Cisco have performed joint testing to show how to take advantage of existing infrastructure and maintain high SLAs on mission-critical applications. This testing has...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Sep 2008

    Egyptian Bank Enhances Customer Loyalty and Efficiency

    Egyptian Bank challenge is to improve customer service in a competitive marketplace with increase productivity and reduce the cost and complexity of back-office operations. They got technical solution with financial services intelligent network, to optimize the branch network and data center environment, New networking infrastructure aligns exactly with business need,...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Finance Leader Migrates to Next-Gen Application Delivery

    UBS faces the challenge to replace existing load-balancing solutions approaching end of life with minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for IT and to overcome 1 Gbps bandwidth limitation to improve application performance and meet compliance requirements. The organisation deployed to Cisco ACE Application Control Engine solutions which lowered overall...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Financial Services Firm Secures New Advantage

    Winterflood Securities is one of the leading liquidity providers in London, their challenge is to respond to explosive growth in data volumes with quicker adaption to new market opportunities. They deployed to Cisco Data Center 3.0 vision, architecture, and technologies which is an Cisco Unified Computing system. As a result...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Mar 2011

    Financial Transaction Processor Improves Business Continuity

    Jack Henry & Associates needed to move the 3 TB database to its own data center in Houston, Texas. After moving the workload to Houston, the IT team would need to integrate it into industry-leading business continuity architecture, which uses data replication to a disaster recovery facility in Allen, Texas,...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Feb 2011

    Financial Services Company Accelerates Telework

    SNS REAAL Headquartered in Utrecht faces challenge to improve work-life balance with increase business continuity and minimize real estate cost. The organization found its solution in enabled telework by giving employees laptops with Cisco Virtual Office and Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Mobile software. There results are up to...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Digital Asset Management: Describing and Searching Mass Assets

    Processes are constantly being developed and improved to allow digital asset management (DAM) leaders to upload large sets of assets to their networks. Once uploaded and accessible, certain searching tools can help users to find information that is pertinent to their needs and prevent users from being overwhelmed with unhelpful...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Digital Asset Management: Digital Archaeology and Migration

    Digital preservation protects data to ensure continuing access in the future; digital archaeology and migration are two preservation strategies used to create and maintain access to obsolete information resources. "Emulation" and "refreshing" are two tools used in digital archaeology to retrieve information from obsolete media. Migration, or moving older data...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Webcast: Overcoming the Challenges to Value Chain Synchronization: Insights and Success Strategies

    Achieving value chain synchronization is critical for business success, but most organizations are facing huge challenges. There's a gap between where companies need to be and where they actually are in relationship with their business community, and a huge disconnect between what C-level executives think they can achieve and what...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Empowered Customers Drive Collaborative Business

    Businesses are under increasing pressure by their customers to adapt. Mobile devices and growing use of the Web have changed customer expectations, with increased access to information and new customer experiences raising the bar for companies across verticals and regions. This report evaluates how businesses are changing in...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Connecting the dots for Smarter Commerce

    What's new in value chain visibility? Obtaining accurate and timely information to manage the complexities of today's value chains has been on the agenda for a long time. What's exciting is that new analytics capabilities, workflow collaboration and technologies are evolving to help connect the dots. Assess what...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2011

    Case Study: Suncorp Metway Ltd

    Find out how Suncorp Metway Ltd significantly increased market share without increasing market spend, and saved approximately US $10 million annually on integration and associated costs.

    Provided By IBM