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.
Organizations that invest in proprietary applications and data
for competitive advantage in their industries only succeed by
making those investments available to employees, customers,
and partners that drive revenue and opportunity. Securing
those investments requires a fresh perspective as the types
of devices accessing the cloud datacenter are changing rapidly
and new workloads, such as VDI desktops, are appearing more
regularly alongside server workloads. These changes alter the
potential attacks and potential threats to datacenters whose
security primarily stands firm at the perimeter, however, within
the data center the security is weak.
By combining VMware NSX with the AirWatch Tunnel and/or
VMware Horizon View, organizations are able to bridge the
device to datacenter security gap in a way that both increases
the overall security of the cloud datacenter and makes it far
simpler to manage security through defining and delegating
application and services to specific users. This
Analyst Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies writes about the enhanced role of transactional DBMS systems in today's world of Big Data. Learn more about how Big Data provides richer transactional data and how that data is captured and analyzed to meet tomorrow’s business needs. Access the report now.
Is your data architecture up to the challenge of the big data era? Can it manage workload demands, handle hybrid cloud environments and keep up with performance requirements? Here are six reasons why changing your database can help you take advantage of data and analytics innovations.
Wikibon conducted in-depth interviews with organizations that had achieved Big Data success and high rates of returns. These interviews determined an important generality: that Big Data winners focused on operationalizing and automating their Big Data projects. They used Inline Analytics to drive algorithms that directly connected to and facilitated automatic change in the operational systems-of-record. These algorithms were usually developed and supported by data tables derived using Deep Data Analytics from Big Data Hadoop systems and/or data warehouses. Instead of focusing on enlightening the few with pretty historical graphs, successful players focused on changing the operational systems for everybody and managed the feedback and improvement process from the company as a whole.
At the end of last year, the US alone had 435 million smart mobile devices in use — that’s 35% higher than the total US population. Among smartphone users, 68% use messaging apps regularly. And 84% of smartphone engagement with apps is spent communicating via text, email, and social channels.
What does this mean for brands? The current state of CX is broken. Brands focus too much on channel and transaction, ignoring the customer’s preferences, and, ultimately, negatively affecting their bottom line.
But wherever there’s a disconnect, there’s also opportunity. In increasing numbers brands are turning to messaging platforms and apps to offer more efficient, convenient customer service.
Today as customers increasingly turn to digital channels to research products, shop and purchase--and as employees arrive in the workplace conditioned by engaging consumer Web mobile and social experiences-- organizations can't afford to be left behind because of legacy investments. Customers and employees alike expect an exceptional digital experience. The good news as our TCO study shows is that most organizations can justify the cost of IBM Exceptional Digital Experience solutions based on quantifiable savings within a short period of time.
Digital business requires organizations to improve customer, employee, and partner engagement and satisfaction in the midst of an explosion of information, devices and apps. Portal offerings must step up to meet escalating demands.
Selecting horizontal portal software is increasingly difficult because of the expanding scope and increasing overlap among products and vendors. IT application leaders will have to understand the capabilities that matter most in support of their desired business outcomes.
Across industries, customers today wield more power and greater choice than ever before – a power that they exercise by shifting their attention and spending (across multiple channels/devices in near-real time) from provider to provider. In this environment of hyper-connectedness and diminishing customer loyalty and fleeting human attention spans, the battle for holding customer interest and engaging him/her meaningfully requires, first and foremost, an everlasting commitment to "relevance. "Being relevant and demand-driven is of paramount importance to the media industry, but it is no less important to any industry that operates in a B2C world. However, adapting to the ever-rising expectations and changing buying behaviors of customers is becoming a Herculean task, requiring both business and technology transformation.
The data-driven organization is the new benchmark for success. Firms that harness data to dictate strategic and tactical decisions companywide make more informed business plans, better optimize operations, improve customer interactions, and provide competitive edge. To achieve these benefits, organizations increasingly see data refinement - transforming raw data from various sources into relevant and actionable information and delivering it through self - service access to any user who needs it - as the path toward success by helping break though immature processes and legacy systems. However, data refinement only functions as well as the strategies and approaches behind it. Organizations that do not understand the right way to embrace refinement will fail to catch up to competitors that have mastered the correct approach.
- What continuous engineering is
- How to continuously improve complex product designs
- How to anticipate and respond to markets and clients
- How to get the most out of your engineering resources
- What systems engineering is
- How systems engineering can help you develop smart, connected products
- How to expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality smart products
Traditionally, sales and marketing haven't always seen eye-to-eye. Our 2015 Sales and Marketing Alignment Survey clearly shows that in order to exceed revenue goals, outdated traditions need to change. In the eBook, we will show you the direct relationship between alignment and revenue performance and how the use of the right technologies will support business success.
“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend!” So says a character in the classic western “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.” Learning and development professionals try to discern facts from legends every day as they create learning solutions designed to meet clients’ needs. In this webinar, workplace learning expert, Pluralsight Chief Learning Evangelist and editor of ‘More Lies About Learning’ (ATD 2015) Larry Israelite shares his perspectives on the most compelling lies and how leaders can address them.
The rise of the web drove the need for applications in the browser. JSON is natively supported and easy to understand, with facile methods to learn our technical details. JSON sums new web technologies with client side practices to achieve an interactive web application.
In this webinar, security expert and Pluralsight author Troy Hunt shares 10 examples of recent online attacks, assesses what went wrong, and tells you how each system could have been built to be resilient to the attack.
The lessons learned in this webinar will help you better secure your systems by learning from the mistakes of those who have gone before you.
Best-in-Class companies put out low-cost, high quality products, in the timeframe intended, and as a result deliver on 87% of revenue targets and see a 15% increase in profit margins.
Based on the experiences of 148 respondents, this report will explore what makes a product development company successful. It will look at the differences between the Best-in-Class and their competitors to see what they attribute margins/revenue to.
Today’s leading organizations realize their software developers provide a significant strategic advantage. In many cases, the ability to quickly create and deploy new solutions, often using innovative technologies, is what sets one organization apart from its competitors. But many organizations struggle to keep their developers on a lifelong path of learning: Under the dayto- day pressures of business and operation, education is often de-prioritized.
Innovate or die. That’s what we read or hear in some shape or form everyday. The creative have found fancier ways of saying the same thing tied to ROI or other acronyms that we generally associate with gloom over possibilities of good. Like death and taxes, innovation is inevitable, even if it happens kicking and screaming. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way! This guide will show you how you can positively influence innovation in your teaInnovate or die. That’s what we read or hear in some shape or form everyday. The creative have found fancier ways of saying the same thing tied to ROI or other acronyms that we generally associate with gloom over possibilities of good. Like death and taxes, innovation is inevitable, even if it happens kicking and screaming. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way! This guide will show you how you can positively influence innovation in your team, department or organization through something you do everyday: learning.m, department or organizatio