Business Intelligence

White papers and resources to help technology professionals make meaningful business decisions through data analysis and intelligence.

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Whitepaper: HR in the Cloud

    The human resources function is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The old ways of doing business won't work in the new modern global economy. Read the whitepaper to explore the five business trends driving the rapid adoption of SaaS business solutions and discover why businesses like yours are moving to SaaS.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Webinar: Finance Transformation - How SaaS Solutions Can Deliver Strategic Insights

    A recent study revealed many senior finance executives want to improve the quality of information available to management, but struggle with translating their business needs into technology solutions. Watch this video to learn how new technologies are giving finance a better, faster, and more complete picture of their business.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IDC Product Flash: IBM Releases Threat-Aware Identity and Access Management for Cloud, Mobile and Enterprise Security

    Industry analyst firm IDC reviews the latest release of IBM Security identity and access management (IAM) solutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Fight Malware, Malfeasance and Malingering

    Every year brings an even more extreme set of threats to the enterprise than the last. Spam email used to be the number one headache. Now it’s been replaced with malware, spear phishing, and the infamous spin-off of the two, the advanced persistent threat (APT). Employee internet usage is also...

    Sponsored By F5

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    Keep Servers Up and Running and Attackers in the Dark

    An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client. SSL renegotiation attacks can readily take advantage of the asymmetric workload. Attackers request a connection and then renegotiate the SSL connection repeatedly to max out the server’s CPU. The result: No legitimate...

    Sponsored By F5

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    SmartCloud Managed Backup Portal Demo

    As your business expands, your data footprint grows even faster. The information you collect is valuable for better business insights and analytics. But with more data comes more responsibility to protect and secure it. IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup Service can provide you with the scalability to back up increasing amounts...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Private Cloud in the Hybrid Era: The Critical Choices Driving Business Value and Agility

    Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC - Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments: The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure

    This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot — and should not — be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Make Better Decision Faster with Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems

    Watson’s success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Power Boost Your Big Data Analytics Strategy- Exec Summary

    An executive summary by Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) of a research study on the impact of platform selection for Big Data Analytics (BDA). In this far-reaching research based on analysis of over 31,000 BDA environments SIL examined the real-world impact on businesses that deploy big data analytics on a variety...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Big Data in HR and Finance: Understanding the Real Value

    Big Data continues to create new ways of gathering and analyzing information. In the latest research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, a real-world lens of big data is provided for HR and Finance. View this infographic below to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 // Feb 2014

    The Right Time for Real-time Marketing

    Deliver more relevant offers, increase response rates, and create happier, more profitable customers.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // Feb 2014

    Gartner MQ: Multichannel Campaign Management

    A top notch marketing management system will help you drive marketing results across multiple environments, including all things digital such as websites, mobile, social, and the more traditional such as direct mail, call centers and email. The level of performance that multichannel campaigns must attain to engage customers continues to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Who, What, Where, When and How of Real-time Personalization

    Read this white paper to find out what the most forward-thinking marketers are doing to leverage the power of real-time personalization, and discover what it takes to build an effective, comprehensive marketing strategy of your own.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    10 Tips for Moving Social Media and Mobile Marketing out of Silos

    Read this white paper for 10 tips on integrating customer data across your marketing, and find out how to deliver personalized, seamless interactions through mobile, social media, and other channels to create lasting—and profitable—customer engagement.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Endpoint Management

    Discover how midsized organizations can improve endpoint security, patch compliance and lifecycle management on a limited budget.

    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 // Jan 2014

    IBM’s System Director VMControl: Advanced Multi-Platform Virtualization Management

    For IT personnel looking to manage cross-platform workloads, IBM VMControl can provide an advanced solution. Read the white paper and learn why this technology beats the competition in terms of automated provisioning, systems integration and resource pooling. Also see how this environment offers advanced image management and higher resilience.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    Product Preview: Big Data Analytics

    Ready for strategic real-time answers to your most critical business questions? Want the ability to make decisions based on predictive data-driven insights and not just intuition? See how Workday Big Data Analytics allows managers and executives to gain insight into information that was previously too difficult or time-consuming to obtain.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // 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

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Streamlining Global Operations: A New Approach to Two-Tier ERP

    As well as simplifying and speeding financial consolidation for the CFO, a cloud-based two-tier ERP system delivers more complete, up-to-the-minute information to the CEO and everyone else in the executive suite. Much more than simply a platform for improved financial consolidation and governance, it provides a foundation for a modern,...

    Sponsored By NetSuite

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Business Plan Blueprint: 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 // 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 // Feb 2013

    Get Actionable Insight with Security Intelligence for Mainframe Environments

    IBM solutions provide security intelligence across the enterprise with integrated threat analysis, real-time alerts, audit consolidation and compliance reporting to help protect against threats with a single view into the risks affecting mainframe and distributed systems.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Drones for Good

    The Government of UAE, in collaboration with Indra, has launched "The UAE Drones for Good Award", recognizing the most promising prototypes that will improve people's lives. The following infographic explores how civilian drones are changing the world, looking at implications for different industries. Furthermore it depicts the top 5 industries...

    Provided By Drones for good

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    The Nitty-Gritty of Email Marketing

    As the people all know that, the key to business success is in closing sales deals. Moreover, the key to increase sales leads lies in understanding the needs of the company's target customers and fulfilling them. All businesses depend on customers to keep them afloat, with no clients there is...

    Provided By Thomson Data

  • 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.

    Provided By Equinix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Managing the Challenges in Offshore Product Development

    Offshoring product development is a specialized area of business and managing it requires a different mindset. Today, organizations offshore their product development activities to achieve a diverse set of benefits that go beyond simple cost savings and reduced time-to-market. The ultimate objective for offshoring organizations is to solicit the service...

    Provided By R Systems International

  • 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...

    Provided By Click Software Solutions

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Forrester Report: Software Must Enrich Your Brand

    Whether you realise it or not, software has become core to your business success. A perfect technology storm of mobile apps, connected products, social connections, data analytics, and cloud computing continually raises customer expectations for quality in every industry. Customers expect to interact with your products, services, and company —...

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • 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...

    Provided 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:...

    Provided 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided By Salesforce.com

  • 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...

    Provided By Box