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

    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

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Webinar: Learn How Organizations are Transforming HR with the Cloud

    Your employees want self-service and mobile apps to engage with HR. Your managers are demanding better reporting. Your organization is getting more complex with more contingent workers. But your HR systems are hard to use and old. Watch this webinar to learn how you can modernize your HR systems.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: The Workday Advantage: Human Capital Management in the Cloud

    In this video, Leighanne Levensaler, VP of Product Strategy at Workday, speaks about the challenges HR professionals face with legacy human resource systems and how they can become the workforce authority with Workday’s unified HR solution.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: People Are the New Bottom Line

    Your business is the sum of its parts—your inventory, production, marketing, and spend. But the most important part of your business is your workforce. More than half your costs can be tied to your workers. Watch this video to learn why people are the new bottom line.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Whitepaper: Delivering Value

    Why is it so difficult for HR to demonstrate how it affects business growth and profitability? Find out in this whitepaper, written by Leighanne Levensaler, Workday vice president of Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy. Levensaler discusses the problems with current HR systems and the ways they are holding you back.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: Overall Crime Index for Your Area

    This helpful and informative Crime Index shows detailed scores that indicate the relative risk of crime at a specific address or site listed as compared to national averages. A Crime Index score of 256 means that the risk of crime at the location is 2.56 times that of the national...

    Provided By Tyco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Unified Communications

    Organizations are largely relying on TCO and ROI models in determining whether or not to invest in a unified communications (UC) solution. But what other factors are they considering? Read the white paper “Mobility And Business Outcomes Are Driving The Adoption Of Unified Communications” to get a clear picture of...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Oracle Crystal Ball Download - 30 Day Free Trial

    Oracle Crystal Ball is the leading spreadsheet-based application suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. It gives you unparalleled insight into the critical factors affecting risk. With Crystal Ball, you can make the right tactical decisions to reach your objectives and gain a competitive edge under even the most...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Nov 2004

    SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit): Advantages of a 64-Bit Environment

    HP has partnered with Microsoft to provide information about the advantages of a 64-Bit Environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) offers dramatic improvements in memory availability and parallel processing performance compared with SQL Server software running in a 32-bit environment. This paper describes the capabilities of the 64-bit...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Google Apps for Business - Simple, Proven, Transformative

    1-page overview of the benefits provided by Google Apps for Business. How Google Apps for Business helps users work better together while bringing you the benefits of pure cloud. Learn why 5 million businesses have gone to Google Apps for Business to lower costs and liberate IT. Download this quick...

    Provided By Google

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is the easy-to-use, low-cost way to share ideas with anyone, anywhere, anytime, from any device. Collaborate over the web with remote employees, customers, and suppliers. Deliver presentations, demonstrate applications and update spreadsheets. Save time and money on travel — conduct regular meetings...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Downloads // Oct 2012

    SQL Server database developer interview cheat sheet

    This list of open-ended proficiency questions and answers will come in handy for hiring managers interviewing SQL Server developer candidates -- and it will be a useful interview prep tool for the candidates themselves.

    Provided By Tony Patton

  • Videos // May 2014

    IT Operations Management in Action

    A brief video that provides information on some best practices in handling performance and application issues.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Empowering Modern Finance - The CFO as Technology Evangelist

    The CFO as Technology Evangelist is a research report commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, in collaboration with Longitude Research, that explores how modern CFOs and finance executives are adopting emerging technologies within their finance functions to enable the development of new capabilities and to transform the role of finance.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Seven Steps to Building a High-Impact Learning Culture

    Want to build a high-impact learning culture in your organization? This executive brief outlines the key steps in buildling an organizational culture that nurtures learning and helps employees live up to their fullest potential.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Know What Your Customers Want Before They Do

    Webcast Summary: Today’s consumers and B2B companies only want interactions that are relevant, personalized, and based on a customer’s situation and preferences. Companies that fail to provide relevant offers will be left behind.

    Provided By Oracle

  • 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.

    Provided By IBM