Business Intelligence

White papers and resources to help technology professionals make meaningful business decisions through data analysis and intelligence.

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    10 Dreamforce Announcements That Will Shape Sales in 2015

    If you missed Dreamforce this year, we’ve got you covered. In this ebook, you’ll discover the ten major breakthroughs for Sales Cloud — and how they will enable the sales team of the future. Explore enhanced capablities, loads of new features, new mobile apps and a seamless user experience. Welcome...

    Provided By Salesforce.com

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Do You Fit the Profile that Wins More Sales?

    Find out which type of sales rep is mostly likely to succeed in the current economy. Corporate Executive Board asked over 450 front-line sales managers and their direct reports questions across 44 different attributes, covering areas such as attitudes, skills, behaviors, activities, and knowledge. Get the eBook to find out...

    Provided By Salesforce.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Using Box For Mobile

    Box brings the best mobile content experience enhancing and strengthen security within your working environment. Box Mobile can boost productivity across your organization and in a variety of industries. Box on Mobile can be used effectively to keep up to date information to share with your customers aswell as making...

    Provided By Box

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Build A Mature Mobile Strategy: 4 Criteria For Secure Collaboration

    Box is a cornerstone for new business inovative mobile & BYOD strategies which aids IT professionals to build an IT approach to work with easy reliable 24/7 access information. This whitepaper focuses on four considerations for a mature mobile strategy to reduce the risk of falling behind other key competitors....

    Provided By Box

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Become a Social Business in the Cloud

    The era of social business is here. Across industries, business leaders are driving initiatives that strategically integrate social collaboration tools with business processes. These leaders recognize that social tools — such as online communities and meetings, file sharing, profiles, instant messaging, and activity management — allow people to apply relevant...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Converged and Integrated Datacenter Systems:Creating Operational Efficiencies

    STRUGGLING WITH THE COMPLEXITY OF LEGACY IT? Download this IDC report to learn how your organization can benefit from converged infrastructure. IT has moved away from siloed servers, storage, data, and processes and is embracing converged, virtualized technologies. This IDC Insight report examines the benefits of converged infrastructure...

    Provided By Nutanix

  • 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....

    Provided By Pure Storage

  • 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided 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.

    Provided By Pure Storage

  • 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided By Pure Storage

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Learn from the Best: How Customer Understanding and Analytics Grows Revenue and Deepens Loyalty

    How can you gain the insights you need to build stronger relationships with customers and improve your business results this holiday season? Read this ebook and discover how 10 leading companies are gaining deeper insight into their customers, enabling them to provide personalized experiences that engage customers across channels, increase...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Ultimate Guide to Post-Purchase Messages: 15 Ways to Build Loyalty and Drive More Revenue After the Purchase

    Are you doing enough to drive the repeat sales that turn holiday buyers into loyal customers? Many businesses are leaving money on the table by neglecting existing, one-time customers in favor of increasing new business. Download this ebook and get examples of 15 post-purchase emails that will inspire contacts to...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Marketing is Taking Charge: Leading the Customer Experience

    To understand the impact of marketing management on business outcomes, IBM surveyed more than 500 professionals across fifteen industries. We linked responses to public financial information to see correlation between marketing sophistication and financial performance.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bank on the Customer

    How customer-centric transformation can lead to deeper relationships, increased revenue and streamlined operations. Though the global economy is still sluggishly shaking off the effects of the near meltdown in 2008 and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis, banks in both the emerging and developed economies have as opportunity to manage enormous...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Banks Can use Customer Profitability Analytics to Thrive in Uncertain Times

    Customer Profitability Analytics enables banks to analyze customer, account, product, and transaction data and apply costing models to determine a bank-wide view of profitability. Applying predictive analytics, they can model future behavior and derive a lifetime value for each customer.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Omnichannel Banking - From Transaction Processing to Optimized Customer Experience

    Today’s empowered and enlightened banking consumers demand services according to their individual preferences whenever, wherever and however they interact.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Analytics: The Speed Advantage

    This IBM Institute for Business Value study demonstrates the capabilities of organizations using analytics to enable them to more quickly acquire and manage data, analyze data faster, and act on data insights with speed and precision.

    Provided By IBM

  • 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,...

    Provided By Datameer

  • 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided By Datameer

  • 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...

    Provided By Datameer

  • 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,...

    Provided By Datameer

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    HYBRID Global B2B Finance/Credit Conference & Expo

    Poor finance/credit management and cash management costs business money and multiplies risk. It may well have been a large contributing factor in the world recession of 2008-2011. Yet most enterprises still earn failing grades when it comes to finding and educating their credit management professionals, by their own admission. The...

    Provided By Commercial Credit Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Identity as a Revenue Generator: Getting started with customer focused Identity Management

    Identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth. Businesses and organizations cannot properly take advantage of mobile, cloud, or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies without a scalable and repeatable identity strategy. Without it, they have no way to identify and engage with their customers in a meaningful way — whether...

    Provided By ForgeRock

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    How to avoid technology frustrations that sap productivity

    Online meetings are ideal for collaboration both within the business and with customers, but too often technology solutions get in the way, creating delays or even missed meetings that can jeopardize opportunities and revenue. Sales teams and other business users need to be able to meet online without having to...

    Provided By LogMeIn AU

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Contact Centre Evolution : The Changing Face Of Customer Contact

    The Contact Centre is a strategic business asset that has a major influence on your customers’ experience. Getting it right can aid business development, improve customer satisfaction and enhance your reputation in the market.

    Provided By IPSolutions

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Unified Communications : The Technologies, Features and Benefits

    Effective communication is the key to success. Not only in terms of delivering your core value propositions to the market but in terms of enabling every aspect of your business operations.If you haven’t adopted a UC strategy yet, or think it’s only suitable for big business, it’s time to reassess....

    Provided By IPSolutions

  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    Case Study: BCBS of Tennessee Cuts Litigation Costs

    IBM value-based archiving solution helps insurer save as much as 1 million USD per case.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Argyle Interview: Improving Information Economics and the Defensible Disposal Imperative

    Sibito Morley, Director of Information Lifecycle Governance for IBM Worldwide discusses IBM thought leadership on Improving Information Economics & the Defensible Disposal Imperative and how organizations can start such transformational initiatives reducing risks and costs created by unprecedented information growth.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    2014 Gartner ECM Magic Quadrant Report

    Read this report from Gartner to learn why IBM is named a Leader in enterprise content management.

    Provided By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Oct 2014

    Gartner report: IBM Takes Steps to Improve the Usability, Consumability and Flexibility of Its ECM Portfolio

    Read this report from Gartner to learn why IBM ECM solutions provide better, more flexible user experiences

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Oct 2014

    CMOD Customer Self Service Animated Video

    An animated video showing how IBM Content Manager OnDemand drives customer engagement to increase satisfaction, raise ROI

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Fallout - The Reputational Impact of IT Risk with Forbes Insight

    Security and resilience affect nearly every aspect of your company, including your brand value and reputation. Read this report from Forbes Insights for valuable information on: The costs of reputational damage to your brand value Where the risks are in your environment and how to better protect yourself from them...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    3 Keys to Business Continuity Planning

    If the users are considering business continuity as a service for their business, or if the users are actively looking into providers, they know that there are a lot of different factors that can be taken into account when it comes to their business continuity planning. Business continuity is at...

    Provided By Data Cave

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Integration Patterns

    Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Integration of transactions, integration of data, or integration of processes have their own challenges and associated patterns and anti-patterns. In an age of mobile, social, and cloud, integration is more important than ever, but...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    The Rise of Machine Data:  Are you prepared?

    Businesses contain countless systems, sensors, meters, and other IT devices generating volumes of data daily. But, are your devices and systems simply sharing data or are they having a conversation that enables better business outcomes? There are more than 10 billion wirelessly connected devices today and over 30 billion...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    WebSphere MQ Primer: An Introduction to Messaging and WebSphere MQ

    The power of IBM® WebSphere® MQ is its flexibility combined with reliability, scalability, and security. This flexibility provides a large number of design and implementation choices. Making informed decisions from this range of choices can simplify the development of applications and the administration of a WebSphere MQ messaging infrastructure. Applications...

    Provided By IBM