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 // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: CFOs on Managing Finance Technology (CFO Research)

    Challenged by an inflexible financial management system? You’re not alone. Finance executives everywhere are seeing the need for a system that can easily adapt to changing priorities and processes. Download this whitepaper to explore the key pain points CFOs are experiencing with their financial-management systems—plus solutions to combat them....

    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: Clarifying the Value of Human Capital for Finance Professionals

    HR and Financials together? Research indicates 81% of organizations believe it’s important to align the workforce to goals and financials, yet 46% say Finance doesn’t work with HR to improve the process. Read this whitepaper from Ventana Research for a complete report on unifying the management of people and financials....

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Taking Measure of Talent

    As business models change, the pressure to leverage the true value of your human capital and better understand your talent management grows. This Harvard Business Review Analytic Services whitepaper, sponsored by Workday, focuses on effective management of your human capital and using technology to gain insight into your workforce.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: The Continuous Innovation Advantage of SaaS

    This report defines the next generation system of record, outlining the changes and challenges with current technology and how continuous innovation has become critical for “new” systems of record. The result: SaaS-based ERP solutions now offer a compelling advantage for companies looking for more flexible and innovative workforce management.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: The Future of Finance is Now

    One of the biggest challenges finance organizations face today is that their systems are old and increasingly irrelevant. They simply cannot handle current business needs. Read the whitepaper to see how Workday addresses four major areas of weakness in such legacy financial management systems: speed, agility, cost, and insight.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: 6 Must-Haves for Modern Financial Management Systems

    The financial system you are running today can likely trace its heritage back to the 80s and 90s. The needs of finance organizations have changed dramatically. If you’re considering a new financial management system, read the whitepaper to learn the six must-haves it must include.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software

    In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? ...

    Sponsored By Intacct

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Real-Time Analytics and Reporting for SMBs

    SAP solution brief providing insights on the latest advances in in-memory computing technology for analysis and reporting. Explore the benefits of analytics and make decisions faster, improve employee productivity and increase ROI.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Google Enterprise For Manufacturing: Become a Connected Manufacturer

    This whitepaper notes that Google Apps offers a simple, affordable option to manufacturers looking to drive an increase in productivity. Read this report and learn how Google Enterprise products helps organisations innovate.

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Business

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Case Study: Kogan centralises IT Infrastructure with Google Apps

    Read how Kogan.com, an online retailer of consumer electronics and lifestyle goods was able to increase their mobility and streamline their IT Infrastructure using Google Apps. Find out more by reading our report.

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Business

  • Presentations // Aug 2014

    Infographic: the power of the cloud

    Large enterprises today require greater flexibility and increased innovation from their IT function to compete on a global scale - yet technology consumption is changing and IT budgets are anything but growing. It’s time for a new approach. Review the infographic below to learn how and why European IT...

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Infographic: Understanding the real value of Big Data

    Big Data continues to create new ways of gathering and analyzing information. In the latest research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, a real-world lens of big data is provided for all sorts of organizations. See this infographic read to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Desktop Virtualization for Wealth Management and Insurance

    The computer desktop has been in existence for a little over 30 years, but in the last 10 years it has moved to notebooks and increasingly towards smart mobile devices. Now with advancements in technology, the desktop is increasingly found in the cloud thanks to virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Five Key Issues for DNS - The Next Network Management Challenge

    The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers).  Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates...

    Sponsored By F5

  • 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

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    How to Fill the Threat Management Gateway Void

    The recent discontinuation of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) requires enterprises to find a new solution to secure corporate access to the web. In choosing a new solution, it’s important for decision-makers to ensure that the solution they select includes the features and functionality necessary to ensure safe and...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Combatting Digital Fraud: A CIO Report

    Combating digital fraud has become a business issue and presents risk for any organization with online operations. Gain perspective from CIOs on what organizations can do to prevent fraud in digital commerce.

    Sponsored By RSA

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Algorithmics: Curve Fitting for Calculating Solvency Capital Under Solvency II - Practical Insights and Best Practices from Leading European Insurers

    The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into how some of Europe's leading insurers are applying Curve Fitting in practice, the benefits that are being derived and some of the practical challenges that need to be addressed.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Meeting the Solvency II Operational Risk Challenge

    Integrating pragmatic operational risk management techniques in core business operations and decision making processes.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // Aug 2014

    The Hidden Cost of Compliance

    Database auditing is an integral part of every organization’s compliance protocol, but the built-in auditing tools that come with your database exact a heavy toll on hardware, software, storage, and human resource costs. Businesses have to comply with data protection statutes in more than 100 countries around the world,...

    Sponsored By Imperva

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Set Your IT Business Up For Success: Achieving Client Satisfaction in the First 30 Days

    The key to achieving client satisfaction and building long-term client relationships is starting off on the right foot. It is important that the groundwork be laid in advance to ensure a smooth onboarding process, as this is the time when new clients are most critical of the work being performed....

    Sponsored By LabTech Software APAC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Turn Data Into Knowledge - Social Collaboration Empowers a More Intelligent Service Desk

    Extract social knowledge for the help desk. Connect business and IT into one conversation to improve service quality and business results. Download this whitepaper to learn more.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Big Data Service Desk - 3 Ways Big Data Can Transform your Service Desk

    Proactive problem solving. When you connect the intelligence of agents and users, you can analyze trends, anticipate user issues, and adjust to future business needs. Read this white paper and learn how.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    How Leaders Are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation With Cloud

    According to a survey by the IBM Centre for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant’s cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the primary takeaway from the survey is that cloud is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Future of Service Desk

    What does the future of the service desk look like? Of course, the answer to this question depends on how far ahead we want to look. What can we do right now to prepare for the future? The first thing is to ensure that you have all the service...

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • 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 // Apr 2014

    Six Things That Can Kill Your Website

    Your website is your shop front, your brand on display and an essential sales and marketing tool. You spent a lot of money building it and attracting visitors. It is business critical: it would be a disaster if that shop front were smashed, your reputation was tarnished and visitors stopped...

    Provided By Symantec

  • 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

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    SPSS Stastics White Paper: The Risk of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

    While spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they’re not designed to perform, or for a task beyond the limit of their capabilities, using spreadsheets can be risky. Read this paper to learn about more powerful yet...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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