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 // 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

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    An IT Practitioner's Guide: Security best practices for file-based data movement

    Data security for file-based data movement is finally getting the attention it deserves. What was once a concern only in the financial services sector is now being treated seriously by all industries as they wake up to the liability and risk associated with the unsecured movement of files.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Implementation guide for a facilities management system

    Successful implementation of a facilities management system begins with a business case - and focuses on business goals as technology deployment proceeds. This guide addresses business goals in key facilities management areas and includes an overview of the software implementation process.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jul 2006

    Download Savvion's Free Business Process Modeling Software

    The first step in improving your business processes is to articulate precisely where bottlenecks exist, and the most efficient way to do that is by simulating your existing processes using business process modeling software. To help you get started, Savvion offers its Process Modeler, a component of Savvion BusinessManager,...

    Provided By Savvion

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Balancing Profitability and Risk in Banking: Overcoming Common Risk Analysis and Reporting Challenges

    Banks need a robust enterprise risk analysis and reporting solution to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency while reducing the costs and burdens of compliance. This paper will focus on the many risk reporting challenges facing banks. It will then outline the best practices banks need to improve reporting and manage...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Desktops as a Service

    No, the personal computer isn't dead, but it looks a whole lot different than it did just a few years ago. Even though organizations need to upgrade or replace many of their client systems, those physical units increasingly are being replaced by virtual machines. Desktops as a service (DaaS) may...

    Provided By Desktone

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The 2014 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software - The New Factors to Consider

    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...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Outsourcing Management Software Tools: Executive Point of View

    Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues that are often difficult to handle, and in response, numerous third-party Outsourcing Management (OM) tools have been developed. OM tools help drive and reflect operational and management discipline, provide greater accuracy and independence from outsourcing service providers, and serve as...

    Provided By EquaTerra

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Strategies For Effective Human Resource Management

    Strategic Human Resource Management is done by linking of HRM with strategic goals and objectives in order to improve business performance and developing organizational cultures that foster innovation and flexibility. It involves planning HR activities and deployment in such a way to enable organizations to achieve their goals. Human Resource...

    Provided By HELIUM

  • White Papers // Feb 2008

    How To Write A Strategic Plan: A Simple Outline

    This paper gives an outline for writing a strategic plan. So, if you read it as an outline and work through the answers in each area, you will have a strategic plan that can also double as a grant proposal. Mission statements should be one sentence long and include; service,...

    Provided By Associated Content

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    A Multiversion Trajectory Data Warehouse to Handle Structure Changes

    The Data Warehouse (DW) technology was developed to integrate heterogeneous information sources for analysis purposes. Information sources are more and more autonomous and they often change their content due to perpetual transactions (data changes) and may change their structure due to continual users' requirements evolving (schema changes). Handling properly all...

    Provided By Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Build A Solid Strategic Business Plan

    A strategic plan is the blue print for goals of a company. It helps lay out the foundation to where the company is going and what it strives to achieve. Having the strategic plan is crucial to the future success of a company. It allows for future growth and can...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Hybrid Data Mining Metaheuristic for the p-Median Problem

    Metaheuristics represent an important class of techniques to solve, approximately, hard combinatorial optimization problems for which the use of exact methods is impractical. In this work, one proposes a hybrid version of the GRASP metaheuristic, which incorporates a data mining process, to solve the p-median problem. The paper believes that...

    Provided By Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

  • Webcasts // Apr 2014

    On-demand Webcast: How to Simplify Deployment of Google Apps and Office 365

    Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 each has its own vast ecosystem, from email to office applications to identity management. Google would prefer you live entirely in the Google environment, while Microsoft would prefer you live entirely in its Exchange/Office 365/Active Directory infrastructure. You are likely using a combination of...

    Provided By Centrify

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Know What 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 // Oct 2013

    Profit Magazine: Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong

    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.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Efficient Computation of PCA With SVD in SQL

    PCA is one of the most common dimensionality reduction techniques with broad applications in data mining, statistics and signal processing. In this paper, the authors study how to leverage a DBMS computing capabilities to solve PCA. They propose a solution that combines a summarization of the data set with the...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Farmers Insurance Analyzes Customer Lifetime Value With SAS

    Farmers Insurance Group, the third-largest US personal lines insurer Farmers Insurance Group, the third-largest US personal lines insurer. Farmers Insurance Group wanted to analyze and model customer lifetime loyalty and profitability, determine distribution and marketing strategies and identify customer experience investments. To master these challenges Farmers Insurance Group chose SAS...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: National Crime Infographic

    This helpful and valuable infographics shows the crime trends across the United States and how Tyco Integrated Security helps real world companies achieve their security and business goals. This demonstrates how safe is your business really is by illustrating crime trends and statistics from across the United States that business...

    Provided By Tyco

  • Case Studies // Nov 2008

    Procter & Gamble: Trade Promotion Management

    Against ever growing competition in the consumer goods industry, P&G saw an opportunity to streamline its trade promotion management capabilities. The primary challenge was the lack of a standardized, global solution to manage, track and analyze trade promotion spending across its far-flung enterprise. For help in creating the standardized trade...

    Provided By Accenture

  • 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    DIRECTV, Inc. Improves Customer Satisfaction and Reduces Churn With Real-Time Data Integration

    DIRECTV wanted to maintain high quality customer care for the company's millions of satellite television customers to support growth and prevent customer churn in a highly competitive market and attract new customers by improving the company's ability to execute targeted marketing campaigns. The challenge was to alert field service teams...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Dell Antivirus Protection for Virtual Desktops

    Dell virtual desktop solutions include the hardware, software, and services to centralize workforce data on servers, rather than on individual desktops. Dell Virtual Integrated System management architecture provides the tools that businesses need in order to design, implement, and maintain VDI environments.Read this whitepaper to find out more.

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: Direct Networks – Desktops in the Cloud

    For small businesses, equipping every employee with their own computer can be a costly proposition. Every dollar spent on technology is one less that can be directed to other essential investments, such as marketing and product development.This case study explores why more and more small businesses are embracing Bring Your...

    Provided By Dell

  • 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...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    85 keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Microsoft Excel

    Keyboard shortcuts can shave a surprising amount of time off the process of performing various Excel tasks. This list includes all the basics, along with those 'I know there's a way to do this more quickly' shortcuts you can never quite remember. Most people have a small set of...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Storage: Economics Remains Crucial

    IT managers and industry experts talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics -- otherwise all data would be stored in main memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Transforming spreadsheets: planning, budgeting and forecasting for midsize companies

    A spreadsheet-based approach to performance management won't meet the challenges facing growing midsize businesses. You need confidence in the information you're using for critical decision-making. Read this white paper to see how IBM® Cognos® Express can transform spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts.

    Provided By IBM

  • 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis

    Discover how IBM scored 97.7% block rate against exploits and fared against other tested products in NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Provided By IBM