Business Analytics is the branch of logic dealing with analysis. Business analytics is a term used for more sophisticated forms of business data analysis. Analytics closely resembles statistical analysis and data mining, but tends to be based on physics modeling involving extensive computation.
Download this white paper from MWD Advisors and get an inside look at what you’ll need to (1) Empower your most valuable knowledge workers; (2) Provide exceptional customer experiences; and (3) Thrive in an increasingly competitive environment
In this first-release MQ, Gartner evaluates providers on service delivery, B2B Network/Collaboration, Integration Functionality and success in capitalizing on vision. Rated against an extensive 15-criteria evaluation, IBM earned one of only three Leader positions, and outpaced the competition in "completeness of vision," signifying our strength in delivering the most competitive solution to the marketplace.
According to a study from the Aberdeen Group, the number of companies starting initiatives for collaboration has doubled in the last two years. Their research indicates that collaborating with customers and collaborating with partners are both in the top five actions being taken by survey respondents.
Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.
If you're unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, this Q and A is a must-read. IBM cloud experts share information on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage.
Agile Development and DevOps emphasize quick feedback cycles. But how do we test non-trivial applications with many components? What do we do when some components are outside of our control, expensive to access, or simply not ready to test against? Delaying integration testing or running the tests infrequently is can cause problems to linger, quality to fall, and delivery delays.
Financial organizations are under intense pressure to grow their business while keeping costs in check and meeting regulatory requirements. This can be a huge challenge for banking leadership and especially those managing payments infrastructures. How can banks improve business agility and ensure faster compliance? Integrated transaction management hubs deliver differentiated products to customers now, provide a platform for future and enable ongoing market share growth.
As cloud adoption grows, Alert Logic has observed a shift in security concerns. While cloud security remains a major concern, the business benefits of moving applications to the cloud are too compelling to resist. Now, having largely committed to a cloud strategy, IT professionals are redirecting their focus to finding the best ways to secure their cloud-based applications and data.
Download the Cloud Security Report today to gain insight on how Alert Logic continues its practice of uncovering trends that threaten both cloud and on-premises environments.
To compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations need to capture, analyze and act on information rapidly. If they can quickly identify trends, discover patterns and generate new insights, they can address a wide array of strategic and operational goals—from increasing customer loyalty and creating targeted marketing offers to enhancing operational efficiency and reducing risk. In their 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.
In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM® PowerLinux™ 7R2 servers and IBM PowerVM® running IBM WebSphere® Commerce on SUSE Linux operating systems. This case study highlights of some of the key aspects of this significant migration and its results, including how Bon-Ton IT executives support the business and what they prioritize, why they decided to make this move, what performance and capability resulted, and how it affected full data center costs and business resilience.
This white paper highlights how a real world FIS client’s utilization of IBM FlashSystem together with the FIS Profile® banking solution1 yielded dramatic performance improvements, truly accelerating the pace of global banking. This client has been an FIS outsourcing client for 14+ years and counting.
In this white paper, IDC examines how IBM's Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost-effective, and optimized.
There are few concerns more critical to the success of an enterprise than the performance of its applications. Business applications are the engines that keep the business moving, representing both the touch points for customers as well as the means of interaction among employees. If the performance of critical applications is restricted in any way, the business can suffer irreparable damages.
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.
The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.
Social media is reshaping the relationships that customers have with products, services and brands. Read this white paper to learn how the right combination of technologies can help you understand emerging consumer trends and increase the ROI of your marketing campaigns.
Customer Profitability Analytics enables banks to analyze customer, account, product, and transaction data and apply costing models to determine a bank-wide view of profitability. Applying predictive analytics, they can model future behavior and derive a lifetime value for each customer.
If your ads are slow to load, chances are, consumers aren’t going to wait around to see them. Just the smallest amount of latency can cost you thousands of views, clicks, and conversions. By following these 5 guidelines, you can reduce your overall network latency and keep those clicks coming.
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.
Is your accounting software holding you back?
Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility.
As you embark on a challenging evaluation cycle, download our free and concise eBook: "Best Practices for Choosing the Right Accounting Software: Achieving Best-in-Class Financial Management."