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

    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 // 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 // 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

  • 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

  • Case Studies // Jun 2007

    A Credit Risk Data Warehouse for Basel II Compliance

    One of the 10 largest and most complex banks in the United States needed to implement the requirements of the New Basel Capital Accord (Basel II). The bank asked BearingPoint to help build a Credit Risk Data Warehouse (CRDW) that incorporated data from 35 source systems. The goal was to...

    Provided By BearingPoint

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Reverse Auction Best Practices (SAP Thought Leadership Paper)

    Reverse auctions are a key tool that sourcing organizations can use to bring about huge success if executed along with a well-defined sourcing process. Careful thought and planning must precede an auction event in order to achieve double-digit price compression

    Provided By SAP

  • 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 // 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 // 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

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Frequent Pattern Mining in Social Network Data (Facebook Application Data)

    Data Mining is a process, which involves identification of useful patterns and gathers knowledge which was hidden earlier. It involves various processes of which classification, association rule mining and clustering gain major attention. One of the emerging application areas of Data Mining is Social Networks. In this paper, the authors...

    Provided By EuroJournals

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Data Warehouse Critical Success Factors

    The aim of this paper is to discover the main Critical Success Factors(CSF) that leaded to an efficient implementation of DW in different organizations, by comparing two organizations namely: First American Corporation (FAC) and Whirlpool to come up with a more general (CSF) to guide other organizations in implementing DW...

    Provided By EuroJournals

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Refinement of Web Usage Data Clustering From K-Means with Genetic Algorithm

    Web usage mining involves application of data mining techniques to discover usage patterns from the web data. Clustering is one of the important functions in web usage mining. Recent attempts have adapted the K-means clustering algorithm as well as genetic algorithms based on rough sets to find interval sets of...

    Provided By EuroJournals

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Teaching Hospital Embraces Cutting-Edge Technology

    A large academic medical center in California wanted to implement a Web-based image distribution system to improve access to radiological information for its patients across the entire medical center. At the time, it was making use of film-based radiology system along with Picture Archive Communication System (PACS), which were presenting...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Why CFO And COO Roles Are Becoming More Cross-Functional

    After the most recent economic downpour, the new operational river running through the executive suite is dissolving the walls between the chief financial officer and chief operating officer offices. Today's successful CFOs must have a strong operational focus. Today's successful COOs must have a strong competency with numbers. And more...

    Provided By Bank of America

  • eBooks // Jul 2013

    [eBook] The Digital Evolution in B2B Marketing

    Potential customers are readily turning to their personal networks and publicly available information - increasingly via digital and social media channels - to self-diagnose their problems and form opinions about solutions. To understand the scope of this issue in the B2B context, the CEB Marketing Leadership Council surveyed more than...

    Provided By Google

  • 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 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 // 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 // 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

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Carlos Ghosn As CEO Of Nissan And Renault: Can He Rework The 'Nissan Magic'?

    In March 1999, Renault, the then ninth carmaker in the world announced its alliance with Nissan investing $5.4 billion. The alliance had helped both the companies equally, in terms of cost savings from not requiring to construct new plants where the alliance can use common buildings, common platforms etc. This...

    Provided By IBS Case Development Centre

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    An Institution-Based View Of International Business Strategy: A Focus On Emerging Economies

    This paper leverages recent practitioner and academic interest in emerging economies and argues that an institution-based view of international business strategy has emerged. Institutions are the rules of the game - both formal and informal. Once companies go out of their home country, the familiar rules of the game are...

    Provided By University of Texas (Dallas)

  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    University of Maryland Case Study

    To enhance IT services for faculty and staff across the United States, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) needed to replace out-of-lifecycle desktop hardware and software quickly and efficiently, and with minimal risk of downtime to staff services. Read this case study to learn how UMUC leveraged new technology and...

    Provided By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Embedding BI Into Your Software Solution — Best Practices

    More and more software companies are considering the addition of an analytics module to their product suite. This strategy has compelling business value—analytics can add 20% to 30% of top line revenue to your organization’s top line. This represents your organization’s best opportunity to add revenue and profit for both...

    Provided By Birst

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    ATM Service Analysis Using Predictive Data Mining

    The high utilization rate of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has inevitably caused the phenomena of waiting for a long time in the queue. This in turn has increased the out of stock situations. The ATM utilization helps to determine the usage level and states the necessity of the ATM based...

    Provided By World Academic Union

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Improving Cloud Security Using Data Mining

    Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the internet). It does offer great level of flexibility but this advantage comes with a drawback. With increase in sharing of data over web there is an increase in...

    Provided By Iosrjournals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Forensic Data Acquisition From Cell Phones Using JTAG Interface

    With the role of cell phones in today's society as a digital personal assistant as well as the primary tool for personal communication, it is possible to imagine the involvement of cell phones in almost any type of crime. The progression of a criminal investigation can hinge on vital clues...

    Provided By ETRI Journal

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Towards a Semantic Framework for Business Activity Monitoring and Management

    Process performance management and continuous improvement initiatives can be significantly enhanced by real-time performance, quality and traceability information. For example, the focus of a Six Sigma quality programme is to reduce variability using statistical methods to highlight variance. Current process modeling languages such as XPDL and BPEL provide little or...

    Provided By National University of Ireland Galway

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Meeting Workforce Demands

    Gain access to this new white paper by CIO which examines the changing landscape of end-user computing. The research reveals how today's CIOs are tackling trends and establishing new best practices for the mobile-cloud era. Read more...

    Provided By VMware

  • 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 // 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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