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 // Mar 2014

    5 Easy Steps To Profit with an Integrated Supply Chain

    This briefing takes a look at steps that will minimize scrap and boost delivery performance, it is primarily for companies in the metals industry. Following these steps will help you to achieve the best order combinations and deliver more savings.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    5 pitfalls of supply chain distribution

    This briefing lists five pitfalls of supply chain distribution and the best ways to avoid them. By checking against these pitfalls, you can move towards mastering complexity within supply chain distribution.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    5 things delivery performance stars know about tactical inventory planning

    This briefing lists five things delivery performance stars know about tactical inventory planning. It includes proven strategies to reduce lead times, improve delivery performance, minimize inventory and satisfy customers.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    5 tips better S&OP scenario planning

    This briefing will help your company to improve its S&OP scenario planning. With these 5 simple tips, your company can uncover its most profitable strategies and revel in the full benefits of making scenario planning a natural part of your S&OP.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    5 tips on optimizing inventory in S&OP

    This briefing discusses five tips on how to optimize inventory in sales and operations planning. Mastering the conflicting requirements of low inventory levels and high delivery performance is a worthwhile challenge that can help boost profits.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    6 steps to effective KPI-based planning

    This briefing outlines the steps businesses should take to develop effective KPI-based planning. By taking the steps outlined in this briefing, you can strategically align your business goals and your operational plans through KPI-based planning.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    8 tips on calculating the ROI of an SCP&O solution

    This briefing details eight tips on calculating the ROI of an SCP&O solution. Included are methods for creating solid estimates of returns on your SCP&O investments. Following these tips can help you to avoid common ROI pitfalls.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Fast tracking Integrated Business Planning

    This briefing discusses integrated business planning (IBP) and mechanics behind it. IBP is integrates processes, tools and business competencies. IBP can prepare your business to grow, gain more profit, and beat the competition.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) demystified

    This whitepaper demystifies sales and operations planning by showing how Quintiq’s solutions can integrate sales strategies and operational efficiency for maximum profitability.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Ten steps to Evaluating and Buying Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Software

    This briefing provides a buyer’s guide including ten steps to take when evaluating and buying supply chain planning and optimization software. It includes twenty-eight questions to ask vendors before buying.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    The 3 Dimensions of Integrated Business Planning

    Effective IBP ensures an optimal equilibrium between supply and demand, optimizes workforce planning and gives the CFO and other C-level managers a comprehensive view of each department’s goals.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Top myths about supply chain optimization

    This briefing discusses the top myths about optimization that often keep companies from maximizing their returns. The difference between good and great optimization can be millions of dollars in savings, learn the facts here and start saving today.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Research Report: 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study

    A Ponemon Institute research study sponsored by HP is based on a representative sample of 60 organisations in various industry sectors. Read this report now to learn how this benchmark research quantifies the economic impact of cyber attacks and observe cost trends over time.

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service

    Modern organizations are under intense pressure to provide accurate, reliable, and speedy financial information to business decision-makers. Furthermore, complying with global standards has become more of a headache than ever before. How do you know if financial management in the cloud is right for you? This data sheet takes an...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    CEO Perspectives: How HR Can Take a Bigger Role in Driving Growth

    This survey report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close relationship with the CEO. It explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.

    Sponsored 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.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    The New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding

    This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how talent intelligence helps business leaders find better candidates faster, make better build/buy/rent decisions, decrease new hire time-to-proficiency, and decrease the number of new hires who quickly leave.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Successful Video Deployments Require Attention to Architecture: Connecting Everything to Everyone from Anywhere

    This paper will discuss the changing nature of business today, including the impact of an increasingly mobile and virtual workforce in a BYOT world; highlight the key benefits Frost & Sullivan research shows video conferencing can deliver; note advancements in video technology that are making it easy to deploy to...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    On-demand Webcast - Virtualizing Exchange: Protection made easy

    Have you held off virtualizing Exchange? If so, what Rick Vanover from Veeam has to show you may be enough to convince you to change! Join this webinar to see how you can successfully virtualize and protect Exchange while giving benefits you never thought possible. You will see...

    Sponsored By Veeam Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Super Bowl XLVIII: The Social Story

    This year the Super Bowl and all the surrounding activity just didn’t live up to the hype. The game was a blowout, the commercials were not as strong as previous years, and the broadcast was disappointing. Despite that brands found ways to engage on social channels and extend the reach...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Making the Most of Your CRM: How Best-in-Class Sales Teams Maximize Revenue and Customer Experience

    Customer relationship management (CRM) deployments are most effective when they legitimately support all three words that make up the acronym itself. Customers of the modern business-to-business (B2B) enterprise benefit when they purchase goods and services from companies who are focused on the buyer’s experience. Internal relationships within the selling organization...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Collaboration Case Study: Nationwide Financial Firm

    Nationwide, a United Kingdom financial services firm, needed better ways to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive market. Read about how Cisco Remote Expert Smart Solution helps Nationwide improve customer service while beating mortgage market competition. Read more..

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    CIO eBook: Front and Centre with Leading Executives

    Learn perspectives on building a secure and flexible data centre platform that sustains growth and innovation and delivers a serious competitive advantage. This report includes an analysis of a research done with prominent C-level executives to gain their perspectives on the evolving role of the data centre in the enterprise.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Be Truly Global - The Smartest Way to Cover the Globe: Infographic

    Equinix connects you to the markets, customers, and partners on the scale you need to grow your business. Our global footprint is the largest in the industry, and supports the most extensive and robust assortment of carriers, content providers and cloud services available. But more than that, we put our...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    A Solid Data Centre Strategy Starts With Interconnectivity

    In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centres and clustering servers in separate locations. The challenge is that companies vary hugely in scale, scope and direction. Many are doing things not even imagined two decades ago, yet all...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    The Value of Social Data

    Social media provides a wealth of data that can tell you a lot about your brand and your consumers - providing you can effectively act upon that data. According to Digiday, ""48% of digital marketing executives say they focus 'relentlessly' on building customer insights, yet few are executing those strategies...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong - Profit Magazine

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong. Daniel Pink, author of the book, To Sell Is Human unveils the secrets to selling - what makes sales people tick and the traits that make the best sellers successful in today’s marketplace.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    2013 Trends to Watch: Customer Experience and Interaction

    Don’t let your customers move faster than your company does with digital interactions. Migrate to the new interconnected service culture, powered by smart devices and the Web to beat the competition and satisfy customers. Read this document to see how you too can climb up to cloud level and use...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Instagram Guide

    Who are the top 10 brands on Instagram, and what are their secrets to success with visuals—image and Video—in this white-hot platform? What might 12,000 likes per second mean for YOUR brand? In this PowerPoint-styled tutorial, Oracle Social Cloud (#OracleSocial) offers up break-through examples of how brands are leveraging the...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Using Anomalies in Crash Reports to Detect Unknown Threats

    One of the biggest challenges organizations face when protecting their intellectual property and other sensitive data is detecting, inspecting, and stopping attacks that are capable of bypassing their cyber defenses. This white paper examines the “risk indicators” that can be observed in the anomalous activity taking place across a network....

    Sponsored By Websense

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Backing Up Big Data

    Organizations worldwide are facing explosive information growth thanks to trends in mobile computing, collaboration and social media. This deluge of unstructured data is forcing IT departments to rethink data management strategies. The challenge? Finding an effective way protect and back up company data while also making it available to be...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Why Your Current Service Desk is Failing Your Business and What To Do About it

    Your Service Management is literally the face of IT, but in many organisations it does not live up to expectations—delivering far too much complexity and cost. So how do you give your business the service management it needs without the traditional cost and complexity? Read this report to understand: •...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Live Webcast: Smart Strategies for Data Backup and Recovery

    Everyone knows the dire consequences of data loss. The key is how to work pre-emptively to avoid them by employing smart strategies for backup and recovery. Smart strategies are centered around an essential understanding of why systems fail and what can be done to play it safe with your...

    Sponsored By Unitrends

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Cisco Annual Security Report 2014 (CASR)

    You have to know the threats to stop them. It's not a question of if – but when and how – Internet criminals will get into your network. The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report highlights the most current security concerns, such as shifts in malware, trends in vulnerabilities, and the...

    Sponsored By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    SANS 20 Critical Security Controls

    The Critical Security Controls (CSC’s) are rapidly being adopted by companies and government agencies in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere to increase visibility into advanced threats, to shore up defenses, and ultimately for benchmarking and to improve risk posture.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Forrester: Better Outcomes, Faster Results – A Path to Continuous Delivery

    Conditioned by experiences with mobile and cloud-based software, customers are demanding faster responsiveness to their needs. Winning or losing customers now depends on your ability to remove delivery barriers so you can produce high-quality applications on demand. The race for customers is on—are you prepared to win? Watch this...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    HP: Risky business: why business leaders must take action on Windows XP?

    This ZDNet and TechRepublic guide, in association with HP, looks at what's at stake for those who're still on XP, explains some of the threats, and offers options to help the risk-exposed take action to protect their business.

    Sponsored By HP

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Business Value Drivers in Digital Commerce: Key Capabilities for Growing Revenue eBook

    This report will look at how leading organizations influence average order value, customer frequency, and customer satisfaction through customer engagement, precision marketing, and exceptional fulfillment practices. Aberdeen will examine the key drivers and pain points organizations face in relation to their digital strategy and the key differentiating strategies, capabilities, and...

    Sponsored By IBM