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 // 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

    Real-Time Business Demo Tool

    Our interactive Real-Time Business Demo Tool demonstrates the new user experience of the SAP Business Suite software, powered by the SAP HANA platform, which delivers instant insight to all lines of business.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // 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

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: Financial Management Built from the Cloud Up (Epipheo)

    Does your financial management system have a bunch of bolt-on applications that slow down your business? Is your system inflexible? Expensive? Impossible to upgrade? Watch the video to see how Workday designed a different kind of financial management system, one that's built from the cloud up with everything you need.

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    HP TippingPoint Next-Generation Firewall

    This paper explores the threats, security risks and cyber attacks evolving in IT infrastructure, networks and data centres.

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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 // May 2014

    Securing AD: An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure?

    Discover how to quicken and simplify three common, overlooked Active Directory (AD) security tasks: establishing and delegating permissions, remediating misconfigurations and auditing changes.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • 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

    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

    Mergers and Acquisitions: Impacts on Active Directory and Exchange Infrastructures

    In today’s fast-paced market, organizations are often undertake a merger or acquisition in order to remain competitive, and with this come a need for restructuring of the underlying infrastructures such as Active Directory and Exchange email systems.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    Mastering Migration Webcast Series: Mergers and Acquisitions—Controlling Impacts on Active Directory and Exchange Infrastructures

    Learn how the strategies for consolidating Exchange and Active Directory outlined in this white paper can help you choose the right strategy for your organization, and how combining tools and processes can ensure a successful consolidation project.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • 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

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    How to Fill the Threat Management Gateway Void

    The recent discontinuation of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) requires enterprises to find a new solution to secure corporate access to the web. In choosing a new solution, it’s important for decision-makers to ensure that the solution they select includes the features and functionality necessary to ensure safe and...

    Sponsored By F5

  • 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 2014

    How Leaders Are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation With Cloud

    According to a survey by the IBM Centre 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 primary takeaway from the survey is that cloud is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Under Cloud Cover: How leaders are accelerating competitive differentiation

    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

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Case Study :Drivewyze eliminates costly IT infrastructure

    In this recently published case study, you can read about the challenges Drivewyze was facing and why they chose an IBM solution. You’ll also learn how Drivewyze eliminated the need for additional resources to manage its infrastructure, reined in IT costs with a fully managed model and increased customer satisfaction...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The ROI of Cloud-based Financial Applications

    Thinking about moving your financial apps to the cloud? Chances are, you've asked yourself the same crucial question that's applied to every strategic decision in your business: What's the ROI? A solid business case not only unlocks budget dollars, it provides a roadmap for successful deployment and maximum value....

    Sponsored By Intacct

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Next-Gen Security

    SSL decryption and inspection keeps attackers away from your data and out of your network. Choose security offerings that can mitigate the most risks. A good NGFW lets you block SSL-encrypted attacks as they happen.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Connect

    Discover how to give your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices (including iOS, Mac OS X, Android™, Kindle Fire and Windows 8.1) while protecting your corporate network from mobile security threats.

    Sponsored By Dell Software