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.

  • Videos // Nov 2013

    Epipheo Video: HR and Finance Are Made for Each Other

    Your people and your money spend a lot of time together. Your people drive financial performance, and financial goals drive people performance. So why would you run separate systems for HR and Finance? Watch the video to learn how Workday unifies your HR and financials applications into one seamless system.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Podcasts // Mar 2014

    Workday Rising 2013: News Highlights

    Workday Rising 2013 in San Francisco got off to an exciting start with news announcements from Workday co-founders and co-CEOs Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri. Watch the highlights from those announcements in this five-minute video.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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

  • 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 // Jul 2012

    IT Roles Facing Extinction

    Today, there's a huge amount of focus on getting more efficiency using virtualization, the cloud, Web 2.0, networking, and mobility. Better efficiency and innovation will reduce the number of technicians needed for certain tasks within the datacenter. The following are some of the key areas where traditional IT administration skill...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Building a Cisco Certification Lab

    Building a flexible lab environment is an essential and critical part of any certification study environment. The first step, either the CCENT or CCNA, requires an environment that is complete enough to cover all of the exam topics, but simple and inexpensive enough to easily construct. Learning concepts is important,...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    DirectAccess: The New VPN

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have a new built-in architecture designed to create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This new technology is known as DirectAccess (DA) and is forecasted to replace traditional VPN connections for most of your remote access needs. DA can be installed as a...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Troubleshooting Cisco Switches

    When an outage or network incident takes place, it can often create an intense burden for the engineers called upon to assist. As is the case with many emergencies, the demand for action and results may supersede more effective ways of resolving the issue(s) at hand. Having a solid strategy...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • Presentations // Nov 2013

    The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems

    The 2012 Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems provides insight into the market for relational database management systems (DBMSs) used as platforms for data warehouses specifically. In this report, Gartner places IBM in the Leaders Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant compares 14 vendors and evaluates IBM's PureData System...

    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 // Sep 2013

    Businesses are ready for a new approach to IT

    Today’s businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in “patterns of expertise” to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Ziff Davis: Top Five Considerations for Self-Service BI Dashboards

    The core of BI remains the “dashboard”. In its simplest form, the dashboard is a report generated from a BI system that displays predefined measures, metrics, and aggregated data to a user. Learn why the most significant trend in business intelligence today is the “self-service” dashboard.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Internet of Things: Energy Use Case

    An estimated 70% of the energy grid is more than 30 years old, making it prone to stress and failure.

    Provided By Wind River

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    IBM PureData System: A Giant Leap Forward in Delivering Data Services

    Today's users expect instantaneous response and 100 percent up-time. At the same time, we are in the midst of the Big Data era where the volume , velocity and variety of data being generated on a daily basis is creating unprecedented information management challenges. For the IT departments supporting today's...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Operational Analytics from A to Z

    As the market demands faster and more accurate responses to opportunities and threats, operational analytics is becoming the foundation for real-time decision making. The paper outlines the business value and technological foundations of operational analytics.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Using visualization to understand big data

    Visualization can play a vital role in analyzing big data to get a complete view of your customer.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    IBM Cognos Express - 30 day free software download

    IBM Cognos Express 30-day Free Trial - Download a free trial of IBM Cognos® Express and test its full range of features and capabilities for 30 days. See how Cognos Express delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need at a price...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

    Did you know there are 12 major tasks in Active Directory (AD) Domain Services management? Delegation of these tasks is key to keeping your AD environment performing a peak levels. But which ones require more time and effort? Which increase workload to the breaking point? And is there a better...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Nov 2013

    Conversations on the Future of Business: Customer Centricity

    GameStop’s Four Lessons on the Customer Experience Organizations must put consumers at the forefront of everything they do. From customer service, to product development, to sales and marketing, “customer centricity” is the main objective. Video game retailer GameStop has always consistently been at the cutting edge of customer-centric strategy....

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    10 Practical Steps for Making Voice a Successful Part of your UC Rollout

    You’ve thought long and hard about the investment you’re making in Unified Communications. The promise of what it can do for your company is high — but so is the imperative to get solid ROI. How can you ensure that your people buy into this, adopt, and own everything...

    Provided By Plantronics

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    The Strategic Importance of OLAP and Multidimensional Analysis

    Read how OLAP give organizations the deep business insight needed to make more informed decisions.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    An Introduction to Building Intelligent Systems

    Consumers are now demanding and expecting more from technology. Building intelligence into our devices is a promising way to satisfy this demand by providing more personalized experiences. In Building Intelligent Systems, the authors investigate how computer vision, machine learning, and data mining can be used together to build smarter devices...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2005

    Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Product Information Management

    This report is a must-read if you're an IT strategist who's currently evaluating product information management (PIM) technologies. It explains why the as-yet-immature PIM market is evolving quickly and presents Gartner's Magic Quadrant for this emerging tech sector. There are a variety of differences that separate the companies Gartner classifies...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Rapid Deployment and Expansion: Business Analytics and Data Warehousing on System z

    Learn how your organization can accommodate a growing business intelligence user base in a time frame that can meet aggressive schedules in this white paper.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Considerations for Owning versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail co-location data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year total cost of ownership (TCO) may favour upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    85 keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Microsoft Excel

    Keyboard shortcuts can shave a surprising amount of time off the process of performing various Excel tasks. This list includes all the basics, along with those 'I know there's a way to do this more quickly' shortcuts you can never quite remember. Most people have a small set of...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    75 essential Excel tips

    This compilation of 75 practical, time-saving tech tips will help your Microsoft Excel users make quick work of many common and not-so-common Excel tasks. From data entry and cell formatting to currency conversion and workbook sharing, users of all levels can improve their Excel skills with these valuable tech tips....

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    How to create a Holistic Data Governance Strategy

    The goal of data governance is not just to clarify who "owns" data but also to optimize its value. The data itself is merely the means to the desired end of improved business performance. This paper is intended to help data governance evangelists in both business and IT generate the...

    Provided By Informatica

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Transaction-Centric vs. Infrastructure-Centric APM

    Should your organization take a transaction-centric or infrastructure-centric approach to application performance management? Download this report from TRAC Research to examine the major differences between the two approaches, the pros and cons of both in difference use cases, and finally which technology better fits your organization.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Webcasts // Sep 2013

    Live webcast - Anticipate and act: how analytics enhances the supply chain

    Data is constantly being created as a byproduct of customer interactions and business activities. That data can have tremendous value because it can be used help you take the pulse of all the factors related to your business processes and customer needs. Today’s analytics systems can be easily used and...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    Video - Conversations on the Future of Business: Customer Centricity

    Organizations must put consumers at the forefront of everything they do. From customer service, to product development, to sales and marketing, “customer centricity” is the main objective. Video game retailer GameStop has always consistently been at the cutting edge of customer-centric strategy. From its innovative customer loyalty program to its...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Forrester: Competitive Differentiation Through Innovation In Business Intelligence

    Making The Most Of Existing And Emerging BI, Analytics, And Big Data Tools In this thought leadership paper by Forrester Consulting, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps you can take...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Microsoft and the Cloud: Five Essential Things To Know

    Many of the world's leading companies are making significant investments in cloud computing, and cloud computing continues to evolve. Essentially, cloud computing is a "pay for use" model similar to a utility company. Over time, Microsoft has steadily increased its investments in the cloud as well as partnered with major...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Business Analysis Communication and Elicitation

    The Business Analysis (BA) process is much like a jigsaw puzzle. It is made up of many pieces that must fit together to create a complete picture. This white paper focuses on communications, especially during elicitation, the foundation of all BA efforts and the knowledge area that occurs throughout any...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Simplify Your Route to the Internet: Three Advantages of Using LISP

    The Location ID separation protocol (LISP) simplifies the process of connecting multi-homed sites, and also presents distinct advantages for networks. These advantages include simplicity over BGP, load balancing, and mobility.

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Ponemon Institute: 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Australia

    We are pleased to present the 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Australia, which is the second annual study of Australian companies. Sponsored by HP Enterprise Security, this year's study is based on a representative sample of 33 organisations in various industry sectors. Read the complete report to see...

    Provided By Avnet

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    Hands-on with ServiceNow: An In-Depth Demo

    We will show you the power of the ServiceNow single system of record through some easy-to-follow demonstrations. This webinar includes demonstrations of: Incident, Problem and Change Management Service Catalog & Self Service Performance Analytics

    Provided By ServiceNow

  • Webcasts // Jan 2014

    Webcast: 3 Steps to Content Sharing and Collaboration ft. Forrester Research

    Consumer sync and share tools help people access and send personal files, but smart IT leaders know that businesses require more than just ease-of-use. Strong security, mobile support, and deployment architecture are just a few of the many important factors to consider when evaluating vendors for a company-wide solution. Where...

    Provided By Box

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    10 Reasons Why Documents and Spreadsheets are Killing Your Career

    Using documents and spreadsheets to define and manage requirements can be painful—but did you know these tools could actually be killing your career? This whitepaper shows you 10 reasons why the documents and spreadsheets that you’re using every day are actually putting your career in peril, and leaving you at...

    Provided By Blueprint Software