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.
Today’s customers are well-informed and empowered by information. They use other people and online experts as information sources. They interact with companies by multiple methods and expect a relevant dialogue with each brand. This paper introduces the IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence solution, which is designed to help your company create personalized, relevant experiences for individual customers with a focus on driving new revenue. Along with explaining the architecture of the solution, this paper covers how the solution works.
Cisco ne cesse d'innover afin d'aider les sociétés à réinventer le data center d'entreprise et à délivrer d'excellentes prestations pour un plus grand impact commercial. Dans cet objectif, Cisco a développé de solides outils de gestion de l'infrastructure pour votre data center Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS™). Ces outils se combinent et étendent l'utilité de ceux que vous avez pour surveiller, provisionner, configurer et orchestrer vos logiciels serveur et d'application Microsoft.
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.
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.
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.
Creating more person-centric, coordinated and value-based care means all service providers must share risks and data, conducting business with partners that cross traditional boundaries, while data is transforming this industry at an unprecedented pace.
Watch this webcast to learn more of how organizations are optimizing their business processes to lower costs, analyzing data to improve quality, care, and population health, while learning to engage in new ways to drive better outcomes.
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop enables organizations to efficiently manage and mine large volumes of diverse data for valuable insights. IBM builds on a 100% Apache Hadoop foundation with common tools such as spreadsheets, R analytics and SQL access for greater usability.
First generation warehouses were not designed to manage data at today's volume or variety. Coercing older technologies to satisfy new demands can be inefficient, burdensome and costly. Read how IBM PureData System for Analytics is built for simplicity and speed.
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
Today, the growth in the volume, variety, and availability of health data allows greater focus on individual wellness, as well as a way to provide care in a smarter way. In this webcast you will learn how the IBM Integration solution for healthcare can provide rapid connectivity, simplify IT infrastructure and drive enhanced patient care.
Using data to reinvent one’s business has reached the mainstream. Data and analytics allow us to change the world around us: it gives us insights into what is happening, allowing us to optimize our strategy, create new business opportunities, and make more accurate predictions.
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.
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.”