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.

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Advisor XE 2013

    This breakthrough threading prototyping tool simplifies data-driven threading design for C, C++, C#, and Fortran application architects. Quickly prototype multiple threading designs and compare the projected performance scaling and synchronization issues. Evaluate design alternatives before investing in implementation and without disrupting product development and release cycles. Select the design with...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE finds memory leaks, corruption, deadlocks, data races, and more in C, C++, C#, F#, Fortran, and MPI applications. Use a normal build: no special compiler or recompiles are required. Heap growth analysis and debugger breakpoints simplify diagnosis of difficult bugs early in the development cycle―when they are...

    Sponsored By Intel 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 // 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.

    Sponsored 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.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    IT Security. Fighting the Silent Threat

    Kaspersky Lab experts are releasing new research designed to assist you in your cybersecurity business decisions. “IT Security. Fighting the Silent Threat” is a global report into business attitudes and opinions on IT security. Download the report now to get quantifiable statistics about perceived versus real cyberattacks, such as: ...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • Podcasts // Oct 2013

    Managers Know More with Oracle Sales Cloud

    Oracle Sales Cloud is Smarter SFA that helps Managers know more. Hit your target with no surprises. Act on opportunities and threats faster. Manage more effectively anywhere, using any device.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Leverage Customer Content, Enhance Customer Service

    Great service is delivered one customer at a time and improving interactions across all channels means truly understanding customer wants and needs. Massive amounts of unstructured data exist in your organization and can deliver customer insight that is specific, relevant and actionable. Leveraging the latest technology can help unlocks its...

    Sponsored 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.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts

    With so much talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer, the truth behind what big data is—and what it can do for businesses—can be hard to determine. However, according to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk is not hard to see,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Three capabilities to fuel today’s dynamic planning and forecasting

    Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Find Out What Actual Users Have to Say: Get the 2013 G2 Crowd CRM Grid

    See the CRM Leaders and the Laggards - Get the 2013 G2 Crowd CRM Grid that rates CRM products based on highest based on reviews and data based on user reviews! Better than analyst and research reports, the G2 Grid represents the democratic voice of real business and IT users.

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Get the Secrets to Business Growth. Grow your business like nobody's business.

    In this exclusive ebook, you’ll see one-on-one interviews with three successful entrepreneurs. See how they turned sales up +27%, kept up with that growth, and turned around a stunning ROI.

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • eBooks // Sep 2013

    Discover Your Inner Leader - Ebook

    Do you have the skills to successfully lead your organization? With the right amount of dedication, anyone can be a leader – including you. Now is the time to start harnessing your inner leader to take your company to the next level. Follow the steps in this eBook to become...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Identity and Access Management in the Cloud Era

    The explosion of mobile devices, fragmented network access and multiple operating systems makes identity management a big challenge. Centrify through its wide range of products is able to provide firms both basic and advanced identity access management solutions making a fully integrated security possible – across all platforms, across all...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    The belief that “work is something you do, not somewhere you are,” is taking hold for much of the corporate work force. Savvy business leaders have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including: Increased productivity Improved customer relationships (through increased face time) Greater resilience in the face of...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Monitoring Performance in SAP environments

    With a range of critical business systems running on your SAP environment, ensuring optimal performance is essential for business efficiency and customer satisfaction. This white paper evaluates the challenges associated with monitoring the performance of SAP environments and provides key recommendations for ensuring reliable service delivery: Top SAP monitoring...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar received an "Excellent" product viability rating again by Gartner in its Critical Capabilities for SIEM report. The report assesses 13 SIEM technologies by evaluating the capabilities that are critical for the support of threat management, compliance, and general SIEM deployment use cases. Gartner notes that SIEM...

    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

    360 Degrees: A Holistic Guide for Your SAP HANA Journey

    From its conception, this special edition has had a simple goal: to help SAP customers better understand SAP HANA and determine how they can best leverage this transformative technology in their organization. Accordingly, we reached out to a variety of experts and authorities across the SAP ecosystem to provide a...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Big Data Comes of Age (EMA)

    Big Data is a disruptive force causing many companies to totally rethink their strategies for leveraging data. Innovative companies are aligning to new strategies and aggressively matching data, workloads and purpose-built platforms to enhance speed, agility and insight. Read this white paper by leading industry analyst Shawn Rogers of Enterprise...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // May 2013

    The Road to SAP HANA - A Choice of Paths to Take

    The SAP HANA platform is transforming data processing. It achieves this impact through a radically new IT architecture that isolates all active workloads from reading and writing to disk, the most time-consuming task in data processing, and does so at a scale heretofore unimaginable. Now, next-generation applications can integrate high-speed...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    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.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Geeknet: Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

    Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information -- based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits.Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    Competitive enterprises are always looking for ways to reduce complexity so more resources can be devoted to innovation. From the standpoint of IT, the challenge in reducing complexity is to free up time and money previously dedicated to back-end tasks—and shift those resources to drive more front-end, customer-facing value into...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    IDC Analyst Paper - Expert Integrated Systems: A Next Generation Computing Platform

    This white paper discusses an important sea change happening in IT: the development of expert integrated systems. Converged systems are becoming increasingly important in the systems market. Similarly, convergence is occurring in middleware core runtime services for application development and deployment that are being unified as an enterprise application platform....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    The Power of Cloud - Driving business model innovation

    Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. To take advantage of cloud’s potential to transform internal operations,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Mar 2013

    Expert Integrated Systems: Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    In this eBook, we take an in-depth look at expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, and how they have the potential to help CIOs achieve dramatic savings while restoring IT's role as business innovator.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Keeping distributed endpoints safe and secure

    In today’s far-reaching environments, where the numbers and varieties of servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and specialized equipment such as point-of-sale (POS) devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks—known collectively as “endpoints”—are growing at unprecedented rates, traditional protection schemes such as firewalls and anti-virus agents are no longer sufficient on their own....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Get actionable insight with security intelligence for mainframe environments

    In today’s interconnected business environment, no system is immune to threats, including mainframe environments. To help manage this challenge IBM delivers integrated threat analysis, real-time alerts, audit consolidation and compliance reporting to help you keep pace with today’s increasing threats with a single view into the risks affecting both...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers

    There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • 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,...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Mid-Market Analytics in North America: Transforming Data into Insight

    For midsize organizations, business analytics offers the crucial ability to transform data into insight and uncover opportunities for growth and competitive advantage. This Aberdeen Sector Insight explores the impact of business analytics in North American midsize organizations.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Change How Business Intelligence is Managed

    With the revolution of in-memory computing already under way, the question isn't if this revolution will impact businesses but when and, more importantly, how. Similar to the advance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in the 1990s, in-memory computing won't be introduced because a company can afford the technology. It...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence

    Take a close look at the factors that drive total cost of ownership (TCO) for business intelligence. Learn how your organization can position itself to deliver a cost-effective business intelligence solution that meets your user community's thirst for information, addresses new data sources, and offers the lowest TCO.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Best Practices for a BI & Analytics Strategy

    At a time of great economic volatility, there has been a significant decrease in the ability of decision makers at all levels to rely effectively on only experience or intuition to make decisions. The demand to respond faster, with greater insight into ongoing internal and external events based on facts,...

    Sponsored By SAP