Business Intelligence

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  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Cloud Computing - A Silver Bullet for Finance?

    The benefits of cloud computing—a high return on investment, greater staff efficiencies, optimization of IT resources, and enhanced visibility and access to information—have piqued the interest of finance leaders. Read the whitepaper to discover the benefits of moving finance operations to the cloud.

    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

  • 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 // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Changing Times, Changing Business: Why Finance Management is Moving to Cloud

    A new study from Saugatuck Technology shows 51% of finance and IT executives feel their existing systems limit their ability to reach strategic goals. The culprits? No flexibility, siloed systems, poor access to information, and the high cost of maintenance. Read the report for the fascinating conclusions from the study.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Real CIOs of the Cloud

    As cloud computing becomes the dominant technology of this decade, today's CIOs are the catalysts for change. This whitepaper published by Techweb features two technology leaders discussing their cloud strategy.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Forrester Report: The ROI of Software as a Service

    Read Forrester's review of 11 vendors in SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM). The report confirms that, motivated by heavy competition for new customers, these resource management software vendors remain vigilant in mitigating such end-user concerns.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 // Nov 2014

    Deploying Database-as-a-Service with Pure Storage and VMware

    Database as a service (DBaaS) is a critical aspect of the software-defined data center paradigm and is a key initiative that will enable rapid application development. However, storage performance is often the limiting factor which holds back a DBaaS project. Traditional disk-based storage can't meet the performance needs for DBaaS...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • Research // Nov 2014

    2014 is the Year of the All-Flash Array

    Flash is a disruptive technology that has already revolutionized mobile computing once with NAND flash in digital audio players, mobile phones and a handful of other personal devices back in the '90s, but a new revolution in the enterprise storage ecosystem is in the works. All-flash arrays (AFAs) are a...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    VDI Solutions Guide

    The IT industry has been abuzz over the past several years promoting the idea of VDI: virtualizing and centralizing desktops to enable IT to deliver a more secure, manageable, less costly, and ultimately more mature end-user computing model. In fact, IT departments are finding that with the right investments in...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    DBAs are from Saturn, Storage Admins are from Neptune

    Have you ever wondered why the DBA - Storage Admin relationship is so complicated? Are DBAs unrealistic and uncooperative? Are Storage Admins slow and prone to overcomplicate? NO! Download this eBook and we'll give you tips to get more out of your DBA - Storage Admin relationship.

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Pure Storage Reference Architecture for Oracle Databases

    The goal of this document is to demonstrate the ease with which Oracle can be deployed on, or migrated to, a Pure Storage Flash Array. We also take a look at the resulting performance improvements, and simplification of administrative tasks such as storage provisioning, database backup and recovery using snapshots....

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Forrester: The Total Economic Impact of Continuous Availability

    In January 2014 EMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realise by deploying EMC VPLEX. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of EMC...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Momentum: How Financial Services Companies are Gaining Momentum in Big Data Analytics and Getting Results

    Financial service companies generate exabytes of data each year, including customer demographics, customer behavior on websites and social media, and transaction history. This explosion in data has been driven by financial regulations and increases the use of data to drive a competitive advantage. Big data analytics has been applied to...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    The Guide to Big Data Analytics

    Based on best practices and subject matter experts, Datameer’s guide to big data analytics discusses everything from the “What” and “Why” of big data analytics to determining the right solution and building success with big data analytics technology. Download this e-book to dive into use cases, buy vs. build considerations,...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • Research // Oct 2014

    Gigaom Research: Sector RoadMap(TM): Data Discovery in 2014

    Gigaom released its Sector Roadmap report on Data Discovery tools, identifying six key “Disruption Vectors” for the market: self-service, mobile, data blending, non-relational database connectivity, cloud, and storytelling via data presentation; and giving Datameer top honors over industry heavyweights. Download the report to learn how Datameer addresses each of Gigaom’s...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Top Five High-Impact Use Cases for Big Data Analytics

    Today’s data-driven companies have a competitive edge over their peers. How? They’re generating breakthrough insights by bringing together all of their structured data and analyzing it – all at once. By addressing these challenges through big data analytics, companies are unlocking the insights from all data types and gaining insights...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    How to Avoid Pitfalls in Big Data Analytics

    Big data analytics is revolutionizing the way businesses are collecting, storing, and analyzing data. However, the adoption and application of big data analytics is not without its share of challenges, failures, and false starts. Through work with customers, Datameer has identified and solved the pitfalls typically encountered by organizations when...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Instant Visualizations in Every Step of Analysis

    Surveys reveal that concerns about data quality can create barriers for companies deploying Analytics and BI initiatives. So how can you readily identify and correct data quality issues at every step of your big data analysis to ensure accurate insights? Learn how to continuously visualize a profile of your data,...

    Sponsored By Datameer

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Best Practices in Intelligent Search in the Age of Big Data

    Learn how you can easily provide real-time access to unified content from multiple sources and deliver new insights to improve decision making and productivity. You will also learn how you can tap into your enterprise social network, with social graphing, to identify internal knowledge experts and facilitate enterprise collaboration. Learn...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Check VM Health in Minutes. It's FREE!

    It's time for your FREE VMware & Hyper-V Healthcheck with Virtualization Manager. So much change occurs in your VM environment, it can be hard to stay ahead of potential problems like: Storage I/O bottlenecks Memory & CPU over-utilization VM sprawl wasting resources Capacity shortfalls Over & undersized VMs And on...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Flash Changes Everything

    Servers and networks get continually faster and cheaper under Moore's Law, and as a result, are now substantially faster than the mechanical disk storage to which they connect. As a result of this growing mismatch, much of consumer technology has already transitioned from disk to flash memory; flash powers our...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Operationalizing excellence in Global Regulatory process

    As life sciences companies face expiring patents and shrinking drug-development pipelines, it’s never been more important to streamline the regulatory submissions process and get products to market faster. But to date, most systems for authoring, managing and submitting regulatory documents have had serious limitations in key areas for regulatory submissions...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    A 15-minute guide for Life Sciences Manufacturing Organizations

    By unifying, simplifying and automating the management of controlled documents, your organization can create efficient, flexible and most importantly compliant manufacturing operations that increase productivity and reduces the risk of remediation, consent decrees and product recalls.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Obtain a complete view of regulatory activity

    Are you having a hard time finding and keeping track of your organisation’s growing volume of electronic submissions and regulatory correspondence? You’re not alone. Efficient access to archived submissions, along with their associated correspondence, has become a challenge that almost every life sciences firm grapples with.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • 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 // Aug 2014

    Overcoming Exploits that Use Advanced Evasion Techniques and SSL Encryption

    To defend against today’s advanced attacks, next-generation firewalls must be effective in overcoming obfuscation and advanced evasion techniques, as well as performing comprehensive SSL decryption and inspection.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    Learn how to enable user mobility without compromising security. Savvy organizations have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including increased productivity, improved customer relationships and lower costs. See how to keep your data and resources secure.

    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

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Security: How to Protect the Enterprise in the Mobile Era

    Learn about the three pillars of mobile security, and how they give users the flexibility and access they need while providing a strong foundation that protects systems and data.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise

    Senior managers from hundreds of enterprises around the globe, in multiple industries, with a range of titles, were asked about their mobile strategies and current level of success.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Checklist for Cloud Mobility Readiness

    Are you trying to determine the readiness of your enterprise’s content mobility solution? Today’s mobile worker want real-time, remote and secure access to your enterprise’s fast-growing information. To ensure the right data is in the right place at the right time, your organization needs a solution that provides your workforce...

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • Research // May 2014

    How the World Defies Distance - Insights from 5,000 Business Professionals on How They Overcame Remote Collaboration Challenges

    In late 2013, Polycom commissioned independent consultants, APMG Research, to analyze data from a global online survey completed by 5,000 business professionals who contributed with their remote collaboration challenges. The survey was open to professionals interested in the topic, in all fields of industry and business functions. The goal was...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • Research // May 2014

    How the World Defies Distance - Insights from 5,000 Business Professionals on How They Overcame Remote Collaboration Challenges (Russian)

    In late 2013, Polycom commissioned independent consultants, APMG Research, to analyze data from a global online survey completed by 5,000 business professionals who contributed with their remote collaboration challenges. The survey was open to professionals interested in the topic, in all fields of industry and business functions. The goal was...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • Research // May 2014

    How the World Defies Distance - Insights from 5,000 Business Professionals on How They Overcame Remote Collaboration Challenges (German)

    In late 2013, Polycom commissioned independent consultants, APMG Research, to analyze data from a global online survey completed by 5,000 business professionals who contributed with their remote collaboration challenges. The survey was open to professionals interested in the topic, in all fields of industry and business functions. The goal was...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.