Business Intelligence is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data for the purpose of helping enterprise users make better business decisions. The term implies having a comprehensive knowledge of all of the factors that affect your business. It is imperative that you have an in depth knowledge about factors such as your customers, competitors, business partners, economic environment, and internal operations to make effective and good quality business decisions. Business intelligence enables you to make these kinds of decisions.
Across the automotive industry, organizations are using analytics to transform all aspects of their business. In the vast
majority of instances, the analytics performed is on data that is already available within the organization or wider automotive ecosystem, but has not yet been tapped to use its full potential. Analytics can unlock the value held in this data, helping to answer key “what if” questions across the organization and the value chain. For example, what if dealerships could better understand their customers’ digital journey? Or what if manufacturing could improve visibility into parts, assembly and vehicle inventory?
In a recent Aberdeen Group Analyst Insight report,1 Asset Management: The Changing Landscape of Predictive Maintenance, a survey of executives states that the number one risk to operations was failure of their critical physical assets —ensuring that they are available, reliable and performing as originally intended. Though, such a risk can become an opportunity. Top-performing companies rely on analytics related to maintenance, safety and replacement equipment to plan for capital expenditures, manage their assets on a daily basis and maximize asset performance.
Dramatic changes across the oil and gas industry require new approaches for managing information, analyzing patterns and optimizing outcomes in both upstream and downstream operations.
Forward-thinking oil and gas companies will turn information into actionable insights in order to:
• Enhance exploration and production
• Improve refining and manufacturing efficiency
• Optimize global operations
If you’re responsible for delivery of a .NET application and your users have analytics requirements, you have some decisions to make. Watch Gigaom Research and our sponsor Izenda for “User Driven BI in the Cloud and Within Your Application,” a free recorded analyst webinar.
BrightEdge tapped into its massive Data Cube repository to provide a comprehensive view into the channels that drive traffic and the types of content that perform best. BrightEdge created this report to help brands understand the actual performance of site content by channel and by industry.
As today’s marketing analytics requirements become increasingly cross-channel and real-time, your organization can’t risk crude integration between marketing and analytics assets. Together, these assets must work like a well-oiled machine. So what can you do? Should you integrate standalone marketing and analytics systems? Watch this to discover answers from industry experts.
Memory injections are on the rise. And traditional endpoint security tools can do little to stop them. Here’s what you need to know about memory-based attacks—and how to effectively protect against them.
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age.
Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age.
But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system.
What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you:
• Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes.
• Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making.
• Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Join Gartner and IBM for an informative webinar where you will learn how to combine best of breed analytic solutions to provide a low latency, shared big data infrastructure. This helps government IT departments make faster decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data, improving security, detecting fraud, enabling faster decisions and saving cost by optimizing and sharing your existing infrastructure.
Download this FREE whitepaper from CRM magazine and earn how your company can reap the full benefits of predictive analytics, by bridging the chasm between building predictive models, and actually deploying them.
Two sweeping trends have emerged in recent years: the proliferation of customer channels and the resulting explosion in the amount of data produced. This whitepaper focuses on how Knowledge Management adds an essential layer of value to customer-facing systems, which ultimately drives improved customer experiences.
Watch this Gigaom Research On-Demand Webinar ; we will examine the immediate need to extend identity to customer audiences, the risks of doing so using legacy software, and the most effective path businesses can take to build for the future while recognizing value today.
Data volumes are getting out of control, but choosing the right information lifecycle governance solution can be a huge challenge, with multiple stakeholders, numerous business processes, and extensive solution requirements. Use this requirements kit from the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) to find the tools and technology you need.
Today, the open API is one of the most powerful sources of competitive advantage. It comes down to the potential of your data and services. Download this new eBook to learn how a well thought-out API strategy can help you compete and grow in new ways.
Digitalization—the process of exploiting digital information to maximize business success—has increased the value of your data to the point where it is arguably your most important asset. This paper explains why mastery will not be possible with merely adequate integration technology.
As executives witness data’s proven impact on performance and innovation and recognize its strategic significance, they also realize the growing need for a leader whose primary role is to understand and advocate on behalf of data: The Chief Data Officer.
In this report, Business Value of Big Data on Power Systems, NC State University talks about unlocking the business value of big data, and how IBM Power Systems can deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact faster.
With so much emphasis in the business world being placed on big data and analytics, it can be easy for midsize businesses to feel like they’re being left behind. These organizations often recognize the benefits offered by big data and analytics, but have a hard time pursuing those benefits with the limited resources available to them.
Join us on June 25th at 2PM BST to find out how to detect sophisticated cyber attacks using network logging technologies and learn how you can use these technologies to create an audit trail of network activity.