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 // 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 // Aug 2014

    Meeting the Solvency II Operational Risk Challenge

    Integrating pragmatic operational risk management techniques in core business operations and decision making processes.

    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

  • 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

  • eBooks // Nov 2013

    The MDM advantage: Creating insight from big data

    To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM)...

    Provided 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2011

    Systems Optimization Self Assessment

    Improve efficiency and utilization of IT resources. driving out cost and improving service delivery. Take 5 minutes to use this Systems Optimization self assessment.

    Provided By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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 // 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)

  • 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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 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