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 // 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 BoldChat

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    TP Vision reduces costs by 40% with IBM SmartCloud

    According to a survey by the IBM Center for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant’s cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the chief takeaway from the survey is that cloud is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    Building A Successful Roadmap to Cloud

    To get the most from your cloud experience, you need a roadmap. Watch the video “Building a Successful Roadmap to the Cloud” to learn how a cloud roadmap can: Ensure that your cloud decisions work together to maximize the overall value to your business Give you greater...

    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

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Geeknet: Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

    Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information -- based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits.Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Mid-Market Analytics in North America: Transforming Data into Insight

    For midsize organizations, business analytics offers the crucial ability to transform data into insight and uncover opportunities for growth and competitive advantage. This Aberdeen Sector Insight explores the impact of business analytics in North American midsize organizations.

    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

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Composer XE 2013

    Now it’s simpler to recompile for greater improvements by using pre-optimized, pre-threaded performance libraries. This performance-oriented developer tool includes Intel C++ and Fortran compilers, and threading and math, multimedia, and signal processing performance libraries. It’s compatible with leading development environments and compilers on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X and...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    CIO eBook: Front and Centre with Leading Executives

    Learn perspectives on building a secure and flexible data centre platform that sustains growth and innovation and delivers a serious competitive advantage. This report includes an analysis of a research done with prominent C-level executives to gain their perspectives on the evolving role of the data centre in the enterprise.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Be Truly Global - The Smartest Way to Cover the Globe: Infographic

    Equinix connects you to the markets, customers, and partners on the scale you need to grow your business. Our global footprint is the largest in the industry, and supports the most extensive and robust assortment of carriers, content providers and cloud services available. But more than that, we put our...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    A Solid Data Centre Strategy Starts With Interconnectivity

    In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centres and clustering servers in separate locations. The challenge is that companies vary hugely in scale, scope and direction. Many are doing things not even imagined two decades ago, yet all...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    eBook: The CFO's Guide to Big Data

    Big data can be confusing. Especially when it comes to finance. But, it can also give you a huge competitive advantage. Read the eBook to get clear-cut answers on what big data really is and why it should be so important to you and your finance organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Financial Management Overview

    Workday Financial Management is transforming enterprise finance. Watch the product preview to learn how Workday can help you empower your organization with a full range of financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and fully auditable process management.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Financials - Killing your Business

    Today’s CFOs are strapped with old systems that are inflexible and holding back their business. It’s no surprise that innovative CFOs are finding freedom with cloud-based financial management applications. See the infographic to learn how CFOs are transforming their organizations in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Search Innovation: An Integrated Approach to Merchandising and Content Management

    Organizations are reshaping their e-commerce strategies with a keen eye on improving site search for a personalized customer experience.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    Webcast: See into the Future of Managed File Transfer

    Join this webcast with experts from IBM to get a Managed File Transfer strategy update and learn about IBM’s vision for ensuring end-to-end visibility, universal connectivity and dynamic communities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    An IT Practitioner's Guide: Security best practices for file-based data movement

    Data security for file-based data movement is finally getting the attention it deserves. What was once a concern only in the financial services sector is now being treated seriously by all industries as they wake up to the liability and risk associated with the unsecured movement of files.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    MFT Center of Excellence Whitepaper

    This paper provides a strategic, customer-centric approach to managing your organization’s file transfer infrastructure via the realignment of file transfer technology and support organizations into an MFT COE.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Insights from the Value Chain Synchronization Study

    Read this executive summary of the Value Chain Synchronization study which gathered insights from 700 companies worldwide and was conducted for IBM by Vanson Bourne.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Feb 2014

    Using the IBM PureApplication System and patterns of expertise for consolidation, optimization, innovation and cloud acceleration

    IBM PureApplication System environments employ embedded patterns that deliver all of the expertise needed to deploy, manage and maintain an application. IT departments can save time and eliminate risk while gaining an efficient deployment option that ensures configuration consistency.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Live Event // Feb 2014

    IBM PureSystems: IT Efficency

    Integrated systems, such as the IBM PureSystems family, combine compute, storage, network and management software into preconfigured platforms optimized for the needs of specific workloads and customer environments. Many customers are using these integrated systems to simplify the data center environment and improve the efficiency of IT operations.IDC's interviewed nine...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM PureFlex System Ready for Cloud

    The experiences of IBM's customers and partners indicate the benefits can be significant if organizations recognize and embrace the transformational nature of the IBM PureFlex System and Flex System integrated, unified architectures.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Accelerating Solution Deployment with IBM PureFlex and IBM FlexSystem

    IDC interviewed 10 IBM customers and partners that are using IBM PureFlex System or IBM Flex System to optimize the deployment and operation of critical business applications.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM PureSystems Brochure: A family of expert integrated systems

    Consolidate workloads to reduce the total cost of ownership for your IT infrastructure with IBM PureSystems offerings. These expert integrated systems help simplify your IT infrastructure, deliver new services more rapidly and add capacity cost-effectively.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    Competitive enterprises are always looking for ways to reduce complexity so more resources can be devoted to innovation. From the standpoint of IT, the challenge in reducing complexity is to free up time and money previously dedicated to back-end tasks—and shift those resources to drive more front-end, customer-facing value into...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis

    Discover how IBM scored 97.7% block rate against exploits and fared against other tested products in NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    The Power of Cloud - Driving business model innovation

    Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. To take advantage of cloud’s potential to transform internal operations,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    SANS 20 Critical Security Controls

    The Critical Security Controls (CSC’s) are rapidly being adopted by companies and government agencies in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere to increase visibility into advanced threats, to shore up defenses, and ultimately for benchmarking and to improve risk posture.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Keeping distributed endpoints safe and secure

    In today’s far-reaching environments, where the numbers and varieties of servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and specialized equipment such as point-of-sale (POS) devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks—known collectively as “endpoints”—are growing at unprecedented rates, traditional protection schemes such as firewalls and anti-virus agents are no longer sufficient on their own....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Get actionable insight with security intelligence for mainframe environments

    In today’s interconnected business environment, no system is immune to threats, including mainframe environments. To help manage this challenge IBM delivers integrated threat analysis, real-time alerts, audit consolidation and compliance reporting to help you keep pace with today’s increasing threats with a single view into the risks affecting both...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar received an "Excellent" product viability rating again by Gartner in its Critical Capabilities for SIEM report. The report assesses 13 SIEM technologies by evaluating the capabilities that are critical for the support of threat management, compliance, and general SIEM deployment use cases. Gartner notes that SIEM...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    IBM: An Early Leader across the Big Data Security Analytics

    This analyst paper, written by Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst at ESG, show how IBM is an early leader across Big Data Security Analytics. ESG believes that tactical security analytics solutions and compliance centric SIEM tools are no match for todays big data security analytics needs & IBM is one...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Smarter Security Intelligence: Leverage big data analytics to improve enterprise security

    Big data has been big news in recent years. While organizations have, to date, been busy exploring and experimenting, they are now beginning to focus on using big data technologies to solve business problems.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Identity and Access Management Buyer's Guide

    This buyer's guide provides assistance in evaluating identity and access management solutions. It describes common identity and access management challenges and the capabilities required to address them, and it includes checklists for assessing vendors and their products.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

    Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data center designs. The best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on the constraints of the facility. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier and...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

    Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU distribution, factory-configured PDU distribution, floor-mount modular power distribution, and modular busway, and describes...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Forrester: Better Outcomes, Faster Results – A Path to Continuous Delivery

    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? Watch this...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Marketing in a World Without Cookies

    Modern marketers need a new way to connect closer with consumers by establishing the trust and understanding necessary to reach them with the right messages on the right channels at the right times - right away. This guide outlines three ways that permission-based marketing is overtaking traditional third-party cookies and...

    Sponsored By Gigya Inc.