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 // 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

  • 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 // 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

  • Research // Feb 2013

    Source Business Technology Resiliency Capabilities

    Most business continuity management teams today are understaffed, consisting of just a few dedicated corporate resources and regional or business unit representatives. Sound familiar? If so, outsourcing your organization’s business resiliency planning, strategy and program design can be a cost-effective, efficient option. In a study of global business continuity vendors,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    The Evolution of Business Resiliency Management

    A white paper details IBM’s approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today’s evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM’s portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    HYBRID Global B2B Finance/Credit Conference & Expo

    Poor finance/credit management and cash management costs business money and multiplies risk. It may well have been a large contributing factor in the world recession of 2008-2011. Yet most enterprises still earn failing grades when it comes to finding and educating their credit management professionals, by their own admission. The...

    Provided By Commercial Credit Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    How to avoid technology frustrations that sap productivity

    Online meetings are ideal for collaboration both within the business and with customers, but too often technology solutions get in the way, creating delays or even missed meetings that can jeopardize opportunities and revenue. Sales teams and other business users need to be able to meet online without having to...

    Provided By LogMeIn AU

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    3 Keys to Business Continuity Planning

    If the users are considering business continuity as a service for their business, or if the users are actively looking into providers, they know that there are a lot of different factors that can be taken into account when it comes to their business continuity planning. Business continuity is at...

    Provided By Data Cave

  • Videos // Oct 2014

    Video : Radboud University enhances security for over 40,000 users with Dell One Identity Manager

    Watch this video to learn how Radboud University improved business agility and enhanced security while controlling costs with Dell One Identity Manager.

    Provided By Intragen

  • Presentations // Oct 2014

    Extreme File Transfer Webcast

    Watch this webinar with experts from IBM and Aberdeen Group to learn what’s driving the need for extreme file transfer and get a look at solutions that make it possible to distribute more information faster, enable worldwide access, and automate file-based workflows to ensure seamless file transfer.

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Secure Your Data: Visibility for Your Business User

    Download this eBook to learn how outperforming organizations are integrating processes across multiple platforms, mobile devices, applications, and IT infrastructures, and get best practices to help you develop your own innovative approach to managed file transfer.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Oct 2014

    Enterprise File Synch & Share Webcast

    Watch this webinar from IBM and Aberdeen Group to see highlights of the latest research on file synch / file share solutions to support personal productivity and collaboration.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Five Myths of Cloud Computing

    This white paper separates Cloud fact from fiction and reality from myth. It is intended to aid IT Executives as they make decisions about Cloud Computing. Learn more...

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Firewall Buyers Guide

    Five key areas to consider when choosing your next firewall Checklist of the security capabilities you need Questions to ask vendors to make sure they meet your requirements Comparisons of Sophos, Fortinet, Dell SonicWALL and WatchGuard

    Provided By Sophos

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Performance Benchmark Report 2014

    PassMark Software® conducted objective performance testing on 8 security software products using 13 performance metrics. Find out how Webroot’s SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection product performs against 7 competitor products. Download this research to learn more.

    Provided By Webroot

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Making Business Communication More Productive: The Impact of Better Collaboration in the Mid-Market

    This white paper explores why and how mid-market organizations are confronting these business communications and collaboration challenges. It provides results from a recent study to help companies benchmark their progress as well as offers guidance on choosing the right solutions to address specific communications and collaboration needs. Read more... ...

    Provided By HP and Intel UK

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Future of Email and Applications is Social (RTE)

    A social email and application experience takes advantage of the impact of social networking technologies on business processes and worker expectations.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Expand your horizon with XtremIO

    Within End-User Computing, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) holds the promise not only of consolidating desktops into the data centre for improved manageability, efficiency, and security, but also shaping and evolving next-generation services such as bring-your-own-device, Windows on Mobile, and workforce mobility.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Enterprise Data Lake Platforms: Deep Storage for Big Data and Analytics

    In the past 18 months or so, the term data lakes has surfaced as yet another phrase that seemingly attempts to describe a large repository of unstructured data. However, many Big Data repositories pose restrictions on data ingest and access, forcing the data to be formatted and moved to the...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Why Compromise Your Subsidiaries with Multi-Tier ERP?

    Over 70% of companies desire a single ERP system. But today’s reality is 49% have 6 or more different financial systems, resulting in higher costs, reduced visibility and lack of control. Learn how the Oracle ERP cloud can enable modern businesses to: Simplify and standardize systems Reduce costs and...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Research // Sep 2014

    IDC Server Innovation for Enterprise Datacenters

    With IT environments growing in size, scale, and complexity, CIOs and IT managers are supporting mission-critical business processes with demanding service-level agreements (SLAs) for internal and external customers. This IDC research examines the primary benefits of working with vendors investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical...

    Provided By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Industry Experts Speak Out on Advanced Evasion Techniques

    McAfee spoke with eight experts about Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs) and how they are hurting the networks, and pockets, of major corporations.

    Provided By White AU: McAfee/Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    AIIM Trendscape: The New Mobile Reality

    This AIIM Trendscape report has in-depth interviews of 50 senior end users and industry leaders, highlights expert recommendations to maximize mobile opportunities within the enterprise and offers a 7-point mobile action plan that organizations can execute in the next 12 months. Obtain access to data, expert opinions and a unique...

    Provided By Box

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions,

    Hadoop is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly and deeply into enterprises. Its refreshingly unique approach to data management is transforming how companies store, process, analyze, and share big data. Read this report to find out more.

    Provided By MapR.

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Which provider earned the highest rating in endpoint protection?

    NSS Labs tested 11 popular Endpoint Protection Products (EPP) to measure their effectiveness in protecting Windows computers against exploits. If you are seeking protection from exploit driven attacks on your business’ desktop PCs and laptops, you should examine the results from this test very closely.

    Provided By White AU: McAfee/Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions 2014

    Hadoop is today’s sizzling-hot data management platform because it: 1) offers lower-cost storage than traditional systems, 2) has open source innovation, 3) can scale nicely, as its distributed file system makes it suitable for storing and processing big data, and 4) has opened firms’ eyes again to the power and...

    Provided By MapR

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Aberdeen: Empower the Knowledge Worker

    A new report from Aberdeen Group shows how companies using ACM are achieving superior results in key measures such as staff utilization and quality of service levels by empowering employees with relevant and timely knowledge.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Aberdeen: Exploit Data To Improve The Customer Experience

    Analyst report from Aberdeen on how companies using analytics as part of customer service activities perform compared to those without analytics.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Forrester: The Business Value of Social Content

    Analyst report from Forrester on how leading organizations are investing in integrated collaborative and social solutions, and find out how to develop a strategy that will drive the most value for your business.

    Provided By IBM