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.
Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, shows you what BPM is and how it can help your organization. You see how the BPM solutions from IBM help you gain many benefits from higher customer satisfaction to greater agility in adapting to changing market conditions.
Chapter 1:Understanding BPM
Chapter 2: Getting Started with BPM
Chapter 3: Putting BPM to Work for your Organization
Chapter 4: Improving BPM Automation and Decision Management
Chapter 5: Checking out BPM Success Stories
Chapter 6: Reasons to Choose BPM from IBM
This Gigaom Research study aims to help technology decision-makers better understand the role of IT in supporting the need for business agility and pace. In this report you will gain insight into:
- How to increase business agility with the best tools for your workforce
- Strategies to speed up new tool adoption so the workforce has a range of work tools that match different sorts of work activities and interactions
- The shifting role of IT to create a technology landscape in which productivity and innovation flourish
Download this Gigaom Research white paper to learn more.
The purpose of this research is to understand the challenges companies face in their document or file level security practices as a result of the adoption of such disruptive technologies as mobile devices and cloud services.
Selecting an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider can be a complex exercise that involves an array of considerations including business needs, budget, and application requirements. Buyers frequently respond to this complexity by filtering vendors based on variables that are more easily comparable, usually product features, location, and price. By contrast, performance, which is a critical factor to ensuring fit with business needs and ultimately satisfaction with the service, is often ignored. Virtual machine (VM) performance can be challenging to assess because it can vary drastically across vendors, instance sizes and prices, as well as in terms of a particular application’s unique requirements.
The biggest change your technology management team must handle in executing a successful cloud strategy is prioritizing delivery against business priorities, not its own. The business wants faster time-to-market, greater agility, and more flexibility from the cloud strategy. This means setting priorities and creating metrics for previously unmeasured items.
Are you an AWS user looking to accelerate time to market? Lower costs? Or avoid painful mistakes as you migrate your applications to the Cloud?
If you answered “yes” to one or all of the above, then this guide is for you. It offers everything you need to get started improving the performance of your AWS applications with end-to-end monitoring from New Relic.
From instructions for installing the agent, a basic feature overview, to AWS best practices, this guide is full of useful information for New Relic newbies.
Although we recommend installing New Relic early on to monitor and ensure the success of your cloud migration, it’s never too late to get better visibility into your application environment. So let’s get started exploring everything that New Relic can do for you.
To get the most out of their computer automation initiatives, healthcare organizations must take a step back, assess their current IT environments, adjust as needed and make important decisions regarding the future of their IT infrastructures.
This national children's hospital relies on a big data platform to better understand its patients, their conditions, and the quality of care they receive in support of its mission: to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
The most direct path to making Big Data -- and Hadoop -- a first-class citizen will be through an "embrace and extend" approach that not only maps to existing skill sets, data center policies and practices, and business use cases, but also extends them.
For an implementation of its size, Western Union anticipated going from “zero to Hadoop” in about a year. Exceeding expectations, “We had our first production-ready Cloudera system up within just five months,” commented Saraf. “We were actually leveraging it for some of our transactional processing, and saw immediate value.”
Merkle employs an analytically led, data-driven methodology and an enterprise data hub (EDH) from Cloudera to help large consumer brand clients build and sustain profitable customer relationships through smarter marketing.
The greatest promise of the information-driven enterprise resides in the business-relevant questions financial services firms have historically been unable or afraid to ask, related to data consolidation and multi-tenancy, full-fidelity analytics and regulatory compliance, and Big Data.
Cloudera has been included as a Challenger in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics, following last year’s debut as the only included pure-play Hadoop distribution vendor.
Having local expertise on each side of the water helped to address the customer’s concerns and data center requirements at each level of its decision making process. How do you go about finding the right provider for your business?
ARM had an immediate need for a flexible provider that was willing to collaborate on a “build-to-suit” energy efficient data center, but also want a long-term partner to consider for future projects in other parts of the world. Find out why they chose Digital Realty.
Atlantic Health Systems, a nonprofit health care organization had a growing patient base and an evolving IT infrastructure that needed a scalable, flexible data center with world-class operations support that could be set up today to accommodate your needs tomorrow. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Codero required a top-notch Tier III data center facility. Furthermore, it needed a data center that could not only deliver disaster recovery services and support the ongoing growth of customer businesses, but do so with competitive rates for power and labor, and low exposure to natural disasters. Find out why they selected Digital Realty.
To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses.
Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World”
Content marketing is driving the way marketing organizations are engaging their audiences. In our consumer-empowered world, it’s become more difficult for marketers to cut through clutter and a lot more challenging to garner loyalty with their audiences. That’s why smart content delivered in context will make you stand out in the crowd. Read the modern marketing essentials guide on Content Marketing now.
Oracle commissioned Forrester to interview 498 marketing decision-makers from across the US and Europe, finding that most companies are in the process of evolving marketing practices, but on average they are only about halfway to the goal of becoming customer obsessed or modern marketers. Read all the results. Get the report.
Today’s headlines are replete with accounts of major corporations that have found themselves under attack for their enterprise data.
For data center operators, ensuring the security and continuity of their clients’ business operations is a key and compelling imperative. See how Digital Realty approaches data center security.
Enterprise data center clients operate in some of the most complex and regulated environments in the world. These clients need assurance that their partners are up to the challenge of meeting their needs and operating effectively within a dynamic ecosystem. For the client-focused data center solutions provider, this presents a perfect opportunity to differentiate its services from those of other solution providers who simply provide five 9’s. See how they manage the regulatory landscape.
Like many of its customers, in recent years NetApp has been faced with an increasingly fast-paced business environment, including an explosion in the amount of data that must be stored and managed, resulting in the need for best-in-class technical operations. They needed a new best-in-class data center to serve as the backbone of your technical operations going forward . Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.