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 // 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

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Embedding BI Into Your Software Solution — Best Practices

    More and more software companies are considering the addition of an analytics module to their product suite. This strategy has compelling business value—analytics can add 20% to 30% of top line revenue to your organization’s top line. This represents your organization’s best opportunity to add revenue and profit for both...

    Provided By Birst

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    6 steps to effective KPI-based planning

    This briefing outlines the steps businesses should take to develop effective KPI-based planning. By taking the steps outlined in this briefing, you can strategically align your business goals and your operational plans through KPI-based planning.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Top myths about supply chain optimization

    This briefing discusses the top myths about optimization that often keep companies from maximizing their returns. The difference between good and great optimization can be millions of dollars in savings, learn the facts here and start saving today.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • Videos // Jan 2014

    Box Case Study Video: Six Flags

    At Six Flags Entertainment - the world's largest regional theme park company - the marketing team needs to access, share and manage critical content, both internally and with external partners, quickly and easily. With Box, the Six Flags team can now share large media assets without the hassles of on...

    Provided By Box

  • eBooks // Dec 2013

    Agile Portfolio Management eBook

    In order to compete in the 21st century, your company needs to move, pivot and innovate faster than your competitors. Think of the companies, the software and the brands that you admire. They innovate. They design and produce the most coveted new things. They invest in the idea that innovation...

    Provided By Rally Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Virtualization Efficiency Study

    In the last several years, virtualization deployments have skyrocketed, yet in many cases the associated return has been less than expected. The fact is virtualization creates a very dynamic environment that requires new ways of managing capacity. IBM’s virtualization efficiency study (VES) provides the management visibility to address those challenges...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Drivewyze eliminates costly IT infrastructure

    PreClear from Drivewyze is a new weigh-station bypass service that uses cellular and GPS technology to save truckers time, money, and fuel. Drivewyze recently partnered with IBM to migrate its production environment to an IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ infrastructure. In this recently published case study, you can read about the challenges...

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    Building A Successful Roadmap to Cloud

    To get the most from your cloud experience, you need a roadmap. Watch the video “Building a Successful Roadmap to the Cloud” to learn how a cloud roadmap can: Ensure that your cloud decisions work together to maximize the overall value to your business Give you greater...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Profit Magazine: Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong. Daniel Pink, author of the book, To Sell Is Human unveils the secrets to selling - what makes sales people tick and the traits that make the best sellers successful in today’s marketplace.

    Provided By Oracle

  • 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

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    ATM Service Analysis Using Predictive Data Mining

    The high utilization rate of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has inevitably caused the phenomena of waiting for a long time in the queue. This in turn has increased the out of stock situations. The ATM utilization helps to determine the usage level and states the necessity of the ATM based...

    Provided By World Academic Union

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Design of High Speed Data Transceiver Serial Front Pannel Data Port Protocol

    Serial Front Panel Data Port (SFPDP) is a serial communication protocol that is designed to have a low latency and a high transfer rate. This paper presents a high speed data transceiver Serial Front Panel Data Port (SFPDP) protocol which finds applications in most modern day communication systems. The design...

    Provided By International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Improving Cloud Security Using Data Mining

    Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the internet). It does offer great level of flexibility but this advantage comes with a drawback. With increase in sharing of data over web there is an increase in...

    Provided By Iosrjournals

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Towards a Semantic Framework for Business Activity Monitoring and Management

    Process performance management and continuous improvement initiatives can be significantly enhanced by real-time performance, quality and traceability information. For example, the focus of a Six Sigma quality programme is to reduce variability using statistical methods to highlight variance. Current process modeling languages such as XPDL and BPEL provide little or...

    Provided By National University of Ireland Galway

  • Webcasts // Apr 2014

    On-demand Webcast: How to Simplify Deployment of Google Apps and Office 365

    Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 each has its own vast ecosystem, from email to office applications to identity management. Google would prefer you live entirely in the Google environment, while Microsoft would prefer you live entirely in its Exchange/Office 365/Active Directory infrastructure. You are likely using a combination of...

    Provided By Centrify

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cost vs. ROI: Is There Value to Virtualization and Cloud Computing?

    Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less capex spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options with a hybrid cloud and overall savings. Cloud computing also enables greater agility, which is difficult to quantify but can contribute...

    Provided By Windstream Communications

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Optimize workloads to achieve success with cloud and big data

    IBM Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Big Data, Little Data, and Everything in Between - IBM SPSS Solutions Help You Bring Analytics to Everyone (Ziff Davis)

    Regardless of the type or scale of data your users need to harness and analyze, IBM SPSS Solutions offer a straightforward, visual solution that is easy to use on the front end and highly scalable on the back end.

    Provided By IBM

  • 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 // May 2014

    Securing AD: An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure?

    Discover how to quicken and simplify three common, overlooked Active Directory (AD) security tasks: establishing and delegating permissions, remediating misconfigurations and auditing changes.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Improve Mobility and BYOD with Enterprise Mobility Management

    Learn how to support mobility business models while providing BYOD capabilities and a high level of security with Enterprise Mobility Management solutions from Dell Software. Watch this informative video.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Carlos Ghosn As CEO Of Nissan And Renault: Can He Rework The 'Nissan Magic'?

    In March 1999, Renault, the then ninth carmaker in the world announced its alliance with Nissan investing $5.4 billion. The alliance had helped both the companies equally, in terms of cost savings from not requiring to construct new plants where the alliance can use common buildings, common platforms etc. This...

    Provided By IBS Case Development Centre