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 // 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

  • 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

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    SmartCloud Managed Backup Portal Demo

    As your business expands, your data footprint grows even faster. The information you collect is valuable for better business insights and analytics. But with more data comes more responsibility to protect and secure it. IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup Service can provide you with the scalability to back up increasing amounts...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Kochi Medical School Hospital Improves Care Quality

    To gain fast access to patient records, Kochi Medical School Hospital in Japan struggled to use aging mobile devices that were unreliable and expensive to repair. Read the case study to learn how the hospital used IBM Mobility Services and desktop cloud to deploy hundreds of mobile devices at a...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Private Cloud in the Hybrid Era: The Critical Choices Driving Business Value and Agility

    Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Apr 2014

    Eliminate the Challenges of Managing and Monitoring Your Systems

    Many organizations face a staggering amount of costs, complexity and inefficiency when it comes to managing and monitoring IT systems. IBM Managed Services can reduce and even eliminate the burden of systems management, free organizations to focus on inno

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Big Data in HR and Finance: Understanding the Real Value

    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 HR and Finance. View this infographic below to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Financials - Killing Your Business

    Today’s CFOs are strapped with old systems that are inflexible and holding back their business. It’s no surprise that innovative CFOs are finding freedom with cloud-based financial management applications. See the infographic to learn how CFOs are transforming their organizations in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    eBook: The CFO's Guide to Big Data

    Big data can be confusing. Especially when it comes to finance. But, it can also give you a huge competitive advantage. Read the eBook to get clear-cut answers on what big data really is and why it should be so important to you and your finance organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Choose a Web Analytics & Online Marketing Solution

    Changes in the vendor landscape have raised issues for organizations that use web analytics and online marketing solutions or are in the market for them. This guide is meant to help you understand key characteristics to look for in how the solution can impact your online marketing performance whether you...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Next-Gen Security

    SSL decryption and inspection keeps attackers away from your data and out of your network. Choose security offerings that can mitigate the most risks. A good NGFW lets you block SSL-encrypted attacks as they happen.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Connect

    Discover how to give your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices (including iOS, Mac OS X, Android™, Kindle Fire and Windows 8.1) while protecting your corporate network from mobile security threats.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Security: How to Protect the Enterprise in the Mobile Era

    Learn about the three pillars of mobile security, and how they give users the flexibility and access they need while providing a strong foundation that protects systems and data.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Laying the Technology Foundation for Measuring Marketing Performance and Calculating ROI

    Marketing performance management is an immature concept and market when applied to the entire marketing mix. CIOs must work closely with chief marketing officers to understand requirements.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Who, What, Where, When and How of Real-time Personalization

    Personalization is on the rise as companies strive to meet customer expectations for a more customized and relevant experience. When used effectively, the rewards of personalization can be enormous—increasing sales and revenue, and enhancing online conversion rates.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Jumpstart Your Journey to Personalized Digital Marketing

    IBM Marketing Center breaks new ground with an unmatched combination of simplicity and power to give digital marketers hands-on control over all phases of the marketing lifecycle. IBM Marketing Center lets you create customer segments, design communications, manage campaigns, and more.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Right Time for Real-time Marketing

    In a climate of rising customer expectations, now is the right time to refine your use of inbound channels – it’s the time to go real time. Online marketing is maturing, and interactive marketing solutions are advancing, so the time is right to capitalize on this vast opportunity.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Endpoint Management

    Discover how midsized organizations can improve endpoint security, patch compliance and lifecycle management on a limited budget.

    Sponsored 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.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware

    Many organizations rely on IT to prevent and detect tampering, unauthorized access or errors within their key enterprise technologies. Learn the limitations and capabilities of native auditing tools and how a third-party solution can help protect your system, data, productivity and bottom line.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Research // Jan 2014

    2013-2014 World Quality Report

    Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Sogeti, its local professional services division, have released the findings of the fifth World Quality Report. The report, published in conjunction with HP, reveals that application Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) now accounts for almost a...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prepare, Pinpoint, Predict

    As your IT organization adopts new technologies like cloud and virtualization, physical and virtual machine sprawl grows. This is exacerbated with the explosion of mobility, a vast choice of user devices, sensors and readers of many types that now have internet connectivity, and the hundreds of new technologies that are...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise

    Senior managers from hundreds of enterprises around the globe, in multiple industries, with a range of titles, were asked about their mobile strategies and current level of success.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Customer Success Story of University of Central Lancashire:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Learn how the University of Central Lancashire, a leading UK institution, is successfully and securely integrating popular Apple products alongside Windows devices in a cross-platform campus environment.

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Analytic Databases for Big Data

    Organizations are contemplating a replacement of their analytic databases, data warehouses, and similar platforms to keep pace with new and intensifying requirements for advanced analytics in a "big data" world. As user organizations make such platform replacements -- or add additional platforms to their expanding data warehouse architectures -- they...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Big Data Gets Personal: Business Report

    Big data and personal data are converging to shape the Internet's most surprising consumer products. They'll predict your needs and store your memories -- if you let them. Fast-developing methods for collecting and analyzing these types of "big data" promise valuable insights to retailers, urban planners, and for individuals. This...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // Oct 2013

    Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution

    With attackers using increasingly-sophisticated ways to break into systems, manual methods of locating and inspecting devices on your network are no longer enough. The right Vulnerability Management (VM) solution can monitor your environment, enabling you to: discover devices running in your network, determine whether they are vulnerable to attack, find...

    Sponsored By Qualys

  • 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

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

    Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU distribution, factory-configured PDU distribution, floor-mount modular power distribution, and modular busway, and describes...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    Learn how to enable user mobility without compromising security. Savvy organizations have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including increased productivity, improved customer relationships and lower costs. See how to keep your data and resources secure.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Intelligent Imaging Leadership Guide

    Download this Leadership Guide to learn the benefits of combining advanced document capture, imaging repositories, workflow and content analytics

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Identity and Access Management Buyer's Guide

    This buyer's guide provides assistance in evaluating identity and access management solutions. It describes common identity and access management challenges and the capabilities required to address them, and it includes checklists for assessing vendors and their products.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    IBM: An Early Leader across the Big Data Security Analytics

    This analyst paper, written by Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst at ESG, show how IBM is an early leader across Big Data Security Analytics. ESG believes that tactical security analytics solutions and compliance centric SIEM tools are no match for todays big data security analytics needs & IBM is one...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Business Plan Blueprint: Turn Your Dreams into Actionable Goals

    Having a solid business plan is one of the best predictors of the future success of your company, but few business owners take time to sit down and actually create a business plan. Some believe their businesses are too small to need a plan; others believe they don’t have time...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

    Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data center designs. The best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on the constraints of the facility. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier and...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric