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.

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    90-Second Rxs For The Banking And Jobs Crises

    Mark Williams, Executive-in-Residence, Finance and Economics provides his 90-second prescriptions for the banking and jobs crises to CNN: keep people in their homes and provide support for students and entrepreneurs.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Business Intelligence Technologies : Recent Developments and Future Trends

    An overview is provided in this paper of the most important and recent developments plus the major future trends in academic research and software market for Business Intelligence (BI) technologies. Firstly, hot research topics and areas are examined in the BI domain that were revealed by papers and articles published...

    Provided By California State University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Online Gambling: All In?

    The cowboy days of online gambling, which saw some spectacular arrests of key executives and fraud scandals, are now over. Following the example of UK and Italy, and under the pressure of the European Commission, most countries in Europe are preparing the controlled opening of the online gambling market. Formerly...

    Provided By Arthur D. Little

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Help Navigating The Marketing Maze

    The arrival of the recession and the "Free" cost of social media has created the perfect storm of marketing. In a time when you need to market the most, you can do it in the cheapest ways. There's never been a better time to be a marketer because you can...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Best Practices In Finance: A Roadmap For Funding

    Not everyone who runs a business is a financial wizard. And why should they be? People go into business for a variety of reasons - to transform something they love into something that pays; to honor a family tradition; or for the freedom of working without a boss - not...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Who Is In Charge Vs. Who Has The Information

    Most companies put a great deal of emphasis on hierarchy, who is in charge of whom. While the pecking order may affect salaries and titles on business cards, it is less relevant than you might expect when it comes to making ideas happen. Some of the most successful leaders of...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    5 Ways To Increase Customer Retention

    When you focus on customer retention, customer acquisition will take care of itself. The cost of acquiring a new customer rises every year for most companies. In an economic climate such as we are experiencing now, acquisition costs can skyrocket due to increased competitive pressure as businesses look for new...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Disruptive Power Of Green IT

    This paper examines green computing from the standpoint of the enterprise decision-maker. It provides information and assessments which can reduce your operating cost, reduce the risk to your enterprise, and enhance your ability to support your mission. The fundamentals of being green focus on efficiencies. Being green, in this context,...

    Provided By CrucialPoint

  • White Papers // May 2009

    How Secure Is a Password?: IT Security Attitudes in the USA Versus Europe and Asia

    The US customer is mostly concerned with productivity issues than with security. The US user wants to achieve a fast boot up of the PC and ease-of-use of any tools and not be slowed down due to encryption processes. In Europe the initial concern of management is to maintain security...

    Provided By SECUDE

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Choosing The Right CRM Solution For Your Campus

    Interest in CRM products in higher education is booming, and no wonder. Competition for students is sharpening as the pool of high school graduates slowly shrinks. Realizing this, the smartest institutions are focusing their resources on attracting the students they most want, forcing other schools to do the same or...

    Provided By Hobsons

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Scientific Data Mining Process

    The author described various ways in which data mining was being applied to science and engineering problems. The author identified common themes across these diverse applications. In this chapter the author use these themes to describe an end-to-end data mining process, including various tasks at each step of the process...

    Provided By Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

  • White Papers // May 2009

    ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions And Globalization

    The two main goals for globalization are both the initiative to tap into new markets for increases sales as well as the desire to streamline and decrease manufacturing costs. While the goal to tap into new markets is the primary goal for most companies (almost 80 % of companies surveyed),...

    Provided By ERP.com

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Differential Mortality By Income And Social Security Progressivity

    There is a widespread belief that people with low lifetime labor income have higher age specific mortality and lower remaining life expectancies at age 60 or 65 than those with middle or high lifetime earnings. Historically, there was very little evidence to either support or undermine this belief. The evidence...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Why Are Japanese Wages So Sluggish?

    Over the past decade, productivity-adjusted wages have grown at a slower pace in Japan than in other rich countries. This paper suggests that Japan's dualities between regular and "Nonregular" labor market contracts and the relatively inefficient services sector have exacerbated the negative impact of globalization and technical change on the...

    Provided By International Monetary Fund

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Notes on a Crisis: What Domino's and Other Brands Under Stress Can Do to Revive Post Catastrophe

    News of the incident spreads like wildfire. Public opinion plummets over night. Executives are reeling from their worst nightmare come true. Employees are demoralized. Sound like the Domino's disgusting video crisis that erupted last month? Actually, the author is referring to the food poisoning incident that felled another QSR chain,...

    Provided By Nielsen Business Media

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Sales Training For Retail Store Managers And Retail Sale Owners

    Sales courses and sales training courses on negotiations, contracts and relationships are an important part of sales training for the retail store manager and the retail store owner. Sales training has a direct and immediate influence on vendor relationships and profitability. Vendor negotiations influence profit. The fullest potential of your...

    Provided By Article Slide

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Declarative Models for Business Processes and UI Generation

    This paper presents an approach to model business processes and associated user interfaces in a declarative way, relying on constraints. An UML based meta-model to define processes, activities and user-interface objects is proposed. Connecting activities and user interface objects in an integrated model allows expressing interdependencies and mutual effects. Flexible...

    Provided By University of Rome

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cloud Computing Overlay For Unified Service Delivery: Delivering Infrastructure-As-A-Service

    A top priority for many service providers today is entering the market for cloud computing services. A number of service providers are starting with "Infrastructure-as-a-Service" (IaaS) offerings that enable their customers to run workloads on the provider's infrastructure. Such offerings have also been called "Virtual infrastructure hosting" services. In order...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2009

    New Faces, Places And Spaces - Customer-Centric Principles For Acquiring Customers In today's Multi-Polar World

    In an era of rapid globalization, extreme volatility and heightened risk, maintaining a strong customer focus is essential to achieving high performance: to withstand short-term pressures while laying the groundwork for growth in the upturn. Being "customer-centric" is undeniably more difficult today. The long-term effect on consumer psychology of hard-to-quantify...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // May 2009

    How To Organize For The New Realities

    A well-chosen global operating model is critical to growth in today's markets. What a model emphasizes, however, is likely to vary with a company's goals, experience and home-country origins. Here's how two successful emerging-market multinationals are executing their global strategies, with important insights for both developing- and developed-market companies. A...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Special Report: Dealing With The Downturn Risk Management - Constructive Tension

    Enterprise risk management and enterprise performance management are really two sides of the same coin. To achieve balance between the two, companies must fully integrate risk management with their operating model, performance goals and decision-making frameworks - the layers of day-to-day accountability within the organization as well as the bigger...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Optimizing Interval Training Protocols Using Data Mining Decision Trees

    Interval training consists of interleaving high intensity exercises with rest periods. This training method is a well known exercise protocol which helps strengthen and improve one's cardiovascular fitness. However, there is no known method for formulating and tailoring an optimized interval training protocol for a specific individual which maximizes the...

    Provided By University of California

  • White Papers // May 2009

    How to Navigate Risk Management and Compliance Complexity

    PwC's extensive industry and systems knowledge positions itself to enhance and streamline process control's complete functionality. It leverages a global repository of SAP and industry leading practices as part of the value that it brings to clients. In short, it has been down this road and can help clients navigate...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    'Great Wall' Stands In The Way Of China's Economic Ascent

    "It's actually ironic that Western economies and policymakers probably know the lessons of the Great Depression and the need for fast policy action better than anyone else, but so far the only government that has (taken) aggressive action (has been) the government of China that announced the fiscal package ?...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Refinery Operations Planning

    This paper summarizes the use of a linear programming model used to optimize refinery crude oil purchasing while meeting a specific uncertain demand. The model was optimized by maximizing the gross refinery margin (GRM). The model includes catalytic reforming units, naphtha pre-treating units, a kerosene treating unit, a hydrodesulfurization unit,...

    Provided By University of Oklahoma

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Right-to-manage Unions Endogenous Growth And Welfare

    Using the basic overlapping generations one-sector model of endogenous growth the authors show that unionisation of labour markets may be growth-enhancing with respect to the standard competitive equilibrium economy with full employment, provided the capital's weight in technology and the replacement rate are both high enough. Moreover, a growth-maximising value...

    Provided By University of Pisa

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Effect Of Advertising On Brand Awareness And Perceived Quality: An Empirical Investigation Using Panel Data

    The authors use a panel data set that combines annual brand-level advertising expenditures for over three hundred brands with measures of brand awareness and perceived quality from a large-scale consumer survey to study the effect of advertising. Advertising is modeled as a dynamic investment in a brand's stocks of awareness...

    Provided By Springer Science+Business Media

  • White Papers // May 2009

    A Cost Analysis of Spam e-Mail Problem in an Educational Organization

    Spamming has shocked economies world over and the effect it has on an educational institutions is the prime focus. This paper makes an attempt to contribute to the existing literature by investigating the spam email problem and showing how the available theoretical research in practice can be applied in a...

    Provided By Birla Institute of Technology & Science

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Afghanistans Karzai; U.S.-Russian Nukes; Supreme Court Nominee

    In this webcast, Afghan President talks on the role his country plays vis-?-vis the U.S. and Iran; Brookings experts, discuss renewed nuclear arms control talks with Russia under the Obama administration; and what the man on the street looks for in the next Supreme Court nominee.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Balancing Talent Strategies In Difficult Times

    After years of exceptional growth and expansion, the Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure (THL) industry is experiencing a slowdown along with the rest of the economy. Sharp declines in consumer spending have led to a significant rise in excess inventory. Many THL companies are responding by slashing their workforce costs and...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Shades Of Green

    While the world isn't necessarily running out of oil, it is running short on cheap oil. At the same time, demand for oil is rising in Asia, China and India because more residents are driving automobiles. In addition, the countries that export oil to the U.S. - such as Russia,...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Lessons For Tax Policy In The Great Recession

    While policymakers struggle with identifying and enacting the appropriate short-term policy response to the financial crisis and economic downturn of 2008, 2009, and perhaps beyond (henceforth "The crisis"), both academics and policymakers are examining the causes of the crisis and what lessons this might bring to bear on longer-term policy....

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Resolving Intelligent Network Interoperability Challenges

    As the power and information technology industries work together to breathe life into the shared vision of a smart grid, there is no question that modern Utility Intelligent Networks (UINs) can help utilities achieve their smart grid objectives. There is also no question that creating a smart grid presents many...

    Provided By PennWell

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Choice Modeling For New Product Sales Forecasting

    Developing and introducing new products or new services is an inherently risky venture. No forecasting system can guarantee success 100% of the time. Choice modeling, however, can reduce the risks associated with the introduction of new products by providing more accurate forecasts, especially for products without massive advertising support. Choice...

    Provided By Decision Analyst

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Cyclical Properties Of Disaggregated Capital Flows

    The author describes the second-moment properties of the components of international capital flows and their relationship to business cycle variables for 22 industrial and emerging countries. Inward flows are procyclical. Outward and net flows are countercyclical for most industrial and emerging countries, except for the G7. Results for individual flows...

    Provided By Fordham University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    SWOT Analysis Defined

    A SWOT analysis is a tool that companies (and even individuals) use to identify their existing strengths and weaknesses (which are controlled internally), as well as opportunities and threats (which are external forces). Not only does this process get you to consider problem areas that you might not have thought...

    Provided By Associated Content

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Economics Of Good Service

    Maintaining a high level of customer service is important regardless of the economic situation. So why are some companies placing even more importance on customer service now, as budgets in other areas are shrinking? The answer is simple: When potential clients are tightening their belts, the service experience can be...

    Provided By Tippit

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Learning From Experience

    Learn the fundamentals of every business that you are getting into. After business school, Stemberg worked for grocery stores for 12 years, learning everything he could about retail. The management skills he developed, from hiring and firing employees to motivating and retaining them, helped him be a better leader later...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    The Start-Up During Economic Crisis

    Critical screening, careful thought processes, and cash-conscience customers don't signal the end of the start-up, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. But they do indicate that only the best and most solid ideas will receive the funding and other resources to bring them to fruition. As we reflect upon the economic...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Winning the Information Management Game

    This paper explores how businesses can capitalize on a free, easy to-use, rapid web application tool for the Oracle Database that will help consolidate personal databases, spreadsheets, and other data to create a single point of truth for everyone in the company.

    Provided By Oracle