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.
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.
Gigaom Research surveyed technology decision-makers about their use of marketing technologies and their impact on ROI and site operations. We’ll share the results of this survey and review best practices in managing your site’s marketing cloud.
This Frost and Sullivan market research study comes at a time when DDoS attacks are accelerating in size, frequency and complexity. Though DDoS is not a new concern, the risk of DDoS attacks and the potential for damage is at an all-time high. As a result, DDoS mitigation is a top-of-mind consideration for IT and security organizations around the world, and demand for DDoS mitigation solutions is growing rapidly.
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.
Advanced analytics strategies yield the greatest benefits in terms of improving patient and business outcomes when applied across the entire healthcare ecosystem. But the challenge of collaborating across organizational boundaries in order to share information and insights is daunting to many stakeholders.
To get timely and trusted insights from Risk Analytics while minimizing IT risk and improving time-to-value, IBM is delivering an Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics. This integrated offering, anchored on a validated scalable high-performance clustered reference architecture, delivers the timely risk insights firms need to lower Tier 1 capital.
With tougher regulations and continuing market volatility, financial firms are moving to active risk management with a focus on counterparty risk. Join IBM Algorithmics and IBM Platform Computing to gain insights on this trend and on technologies for enabling active "real-time" risk management.
In this short e-book, learn the top ten ways that IBM Platform Computing customers are using technologies like IBM Platform LSF and IBM Platform Symphony to help obtain results faster, share resources more efficiently, and improve the overall cost-effectiveness of their global IT infrastructure.
In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated business analytics environment that will provide organizations with high performance, resiliency, and a scalable growth path.
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.
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."
Equipping IT with the resources that they need to optimize the user experience to match that of consumer applications can help you achieve the business outcomes you want, while making the most of your enterprise content management (ECM) investments.
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.