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 // 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 // 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 // Dec 2012

    Taming the Data Beast: Integrating Systems and Applications for a Better Business

    Businesses are inundated with data from a variety of systems. Customer relationship management (CRM), point-of-sale, Web analytics, logistics, customer support and many other systems create a nearly insurmountable of data that businesses are looking to turn into actionable information. Leveraging data is difficult enough, but tracking and managing change, auditing,...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • 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

  • 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

    12 things effective intrusion prevention systems should do

    Do you know what to look for in an intrusion protection system? Read our e-book, “12 Things Effective Intrusion Protection Systems Should Do,” and learn to detect and block the latest generation of exploits used to attack computer systems and resist the most sophisticated evasion techniques.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • 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

    Using Convergence to Simplify Mobility

    Common misconceptions about unified communications (UC) and mobility may lead IT to dismiss UC solutions, but there’s more to UC than VoIP and more to mobility than cell phones. Find out what UC really is and how it can solve a host of problems for your mobile workers, whether they...

    Provided By Windstream Communications

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The business of social business.

    A new IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals how organizations can use social approaches to create meaningful business value.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Compensation Made Simple

    Using market-based salary data to align your organization’s compensation strategy with those in the same recruiting market can enable your organization to stay competitive and improve employee engagement and retention. Read this paper to learn more about: How a business's lifecycle influences employee compensation Why market-based...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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