Business Intelligence

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  • Videos // May 2014

    Webinar: Surviving and Thriving in a World of Change

    It’s impossible to keep up with today’s constant change in financial management systems and regulations, right? Nope—not anymore. In this webinar, CFO.com, TripAdvisor, and Workday discuss how cloud-based systems are helping finance leaders everywhere embrace change.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Driving Business Innovation with a New Generation

    Every industry that is dependent on information technology (IT) is in the midst of a major transition brought about by the combination of four primary forces. These four forces make up the 3rd Platform for business applications, succeeding client/server (2nd Platform) and mainframes (1st Platform). The 3rd Platform takes applications...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video Infographic: The Cloud for Finance is Here

    In 2013, global IT business research firm Saugatuck Technology surveyed more than 270 finance and IT executives in North America. They were asked about their experience, expectations, and attitudes toward their existing finance management systems. Watch our video infographic to see the results.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: The Workday Advantage: Financial Management in the Cloud

    In this video, Mark Nittler, vice president of enterprise strategy at Workday, speaks to the limitations of traditional financial software systems and how Workday’s modern financial management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution overcomes these challenges, making it simpler and safer to run global financials in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IT Simplification with the SAP HANA Platform

    The future of business is being reshaped. The convergence of cloud, mobile, social, and Big Data technologies is empowering individuals like never before. At a time when technology is being used to help make everything smarter, faster, and simpler, organizations need to master these technologies in order to meet customer...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality

    Organizations are transforming not only their systems, cultures, and processes to take advantage of an increasing volume of data collected in the moment. They’re reinventing the enterprise not simply so they can react to business demands in real time but also to anticipate changes before they occur.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Real-Time Bolsters Business Performance

    From “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality,” a report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA

    In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis, utilizing the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology, and examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    University of Kentucky Leveraging SAP HANA to Lead the Way in Use of Analytics in Higher Education

    The University of Kentucky faces challenges similar to those faced by most public universities, including declining funding from state and federal sources, pressure to avoid tuition increases, and the need to increase the efficiency of operations and staff. The university needed to develop "better and approachable insight" into its operations...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Using Real-Time Insights, HSE24 Gets Closer to Customers

    With in-memory computing and predictive analytics tools, Europe’s home-shopping network can offer a personalized experience—and solve costly issues—in real time.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Real-Time Insights to Forge Deeper Relationships with Your Customers

    The next step in the evolution of SAP HANA is becoming the foundation for a new generation of real-time applications such as SAP Customer Engagement Intelligence. This application enables highly targeted marketing campaigns and fosters deeper relationships with customers, giving you a better understanding of their needs.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Business Expert Tool

    Download your complimentary Business Expertise Report and see how you and other companies in your industry can benefit the most from the SAP Business Suite® powered by SAP HANA®.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Are You Spending More than You Realize on AD Management?

    Learn about the six key essential Active Directory (AD) management tasks, estimate the costs a company incurs each year in each category and explore how investing in the right tools can make managing AD easier and more cost-effective.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Best Practices Report: Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

    This TDWI Best Practices Report focuses on how organizations can and are using predictive analytics to derive business value. It provides in-depth survey analysis of current strategies and future trends for predicitve analytics across both organizational and technical dimensions including organizational culture, infrastructure, data, and processes. It looks at the...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Analytic Databases for Big Data

    Organizations are contemplating a replacement of their analytic databases, data warehouses, and similar platforms to keep pace with new and intensifying requirements for advanced analytics in a "big data" world. As user organizations make such platform replacements -- or add additional platforms to their expanding data warehouse architectures -- they...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013

    The 2013 EMA/9sight Big Data research makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. This year's survey went beyond simple questions of strategy adoption and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Information Governance in a World of Big Data

    Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal points, for example Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Warehousing. This White Paper discusses the current state of information governance, the new challenges and makes recommendations for what organizations need to do...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Exploiting Innovative Technologies in BI and Big Data Analytics

    Forrester recently conducted a survey with 330 global business intelligence (BI) decision makers and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and Big Data tools. Is your company harnessing the latest innovations in BI technology to achieve your business goals?

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Big Data Predictive analytics solutions, Q1 2013

    Vendors must rise to the challenge of big data predictive analytics; the big data market is growing as organizations scramble to harness predictive analytics; and big data handling, modeling tools, and algortihsm are key to differentiators

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Predicting the future of predictive analytics

    SAP commissioned Loudhouse to conduct primary research among business decision-makers in UK and US organizations to understand their attitudes to and experiences of predictive analytics, as well as a future view of usage, value and investment.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Predictive Analytics: Improving Performance by Making the Future More Visible

    In recent years business intelligence (BI) capabilities, once exclusively the province of technically astute analysts, have been embraced by a wider range of users in various parts of organizations, particularly the lines of business. Software vendors have made their tools easier to use, and analysis of data to assist decision-making...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    SAP Makes Big Data Real

    Big Data refers to the challenges of capturing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of various types of data with great velocity. Big Data presents a big opportunity for you to gain greater business value. From major league sports and personalized shopping to carbon reduction and cancer treatment, organizations are leveraging...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Research // Jan 2014

    2013-2014 World Quality Report

    Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Sogeti, its local professional services division, have released the findings of the fifth World Quality Report. The report, published in conjunction with HP, reveals that application Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) now accounts for almost a...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Customer Success Story of University of Central Lancashire:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Learn how the University of Central Lancashire, a leading UK institution, is successfully and securely integrating popular Apple products alongside Windows devices in a cross-platform campus environment.

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prepare, Pinpoint, Predict

    As your IT organization adopts new technologies like cloud and virtualization, physical and virtual machine sprawl grows. This is exacerbated with the explosion of mobility, a vast choice of user devices, sensors and readers of many types that now have internet connectivity, and the hundreds of new technologies that are...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications

    Many application vendors now claim they're in the cloud. But being committed to this new delivery model requires more than just saying it. So what must-haves should you look for in a cloud vendor? Watch this video to see the 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Improve Mobility and BYOD with Enterprise Mobility Management

    Learn how to support mobility business models while providing BYOD capabilities and a high level of security with Enterprise Mobility Management solutions from Dell Software. Watch this informative video.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Webinar: A New Way to Work (Mobile)

    Mobile devices are everywhere, and every employee in your enterprise has one. In order to give employees access to the information they need, your apps must work collaboratively, on the go, and in real-time. Watch this webinar for an overview of Workday's current offerings for mobile HR and finance applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Jun 2014

    Match Mobility Needs to Your Workforce with Enterprise Mobility Management

    Watch this short video to find out how to tailor your organization's mobility needs to end users, line-of-business owners and IT decision makers with Enterprise Mobility Management solutions from Dell Software.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • 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

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • 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 // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Things Every Developer Should Know

    C sharp has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how you can gain deeper intelligence into your code to avoid critical crash causing defects

    Sponsored By Coverity

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Ten Steps to Selecting Voice tools your Colleagues will use and value

    You’ve thought long and hard about how best to invest in new technologies. You know integrating your communications tools could yield huge rewards – both in terms of ROI and in helping your colleagues to collaborate and perform at their very best. But how can you ensure your people adopt,...

    Sponsored By Plantronics

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Top 10 Endpoint Backup Mistakes

    The mobile workforce is rapidly obsoleting traditional backup strategies. Failure to adapt puts your data (and your job) at risk. Mistake #1: Not backing up laptops and mobile devices makes every device a ticking time bomb Mistake #7: Not picking the right deployment model could cost you...

    Sponsored By Druva Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Reasons why Customers Deploy a Flash Strategy on EMC

    Customer are increasingly virtualizing their environment to maximise capacity and reduce costs. This EMC report provides details of a solution with unprecedented overall performance, optimizing for transactional performance and capacity effeciency with no trade offs. Read More.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 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

    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 // Jun 2014

    Infographic: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps

    This infographic provides some insights about DevOps awareness, adoption, implementation, and benefits. Discover how DevOps delivered big benefits for both operations and customer service. Find out how-by reading our report.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The benefits of HP Operations Orchestration

    This info brief explores the benefits of automating the orchestration of processes such as incident management and service request fulfilment leading to a reduction in execution times of 50% or more, with fewer errors.

    Sponsored By HP