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Is Your Big Data Solution Production-Ready? [ Source: CenturyLink Technology Solutions ]

March 2014- Is Your Big Data Solution Production-Ready?
Presented by CenturyLink Technology Solutions (formerly Savvis)

Based on Forrester market data and a custom survey of enterprise big data decision-makers, this white paper explores the exploding big data trend. Increasingly, big data analytics is becoming a key priority for organizations - with over 70% of surveyed IT decision-makers saying it is a priority now or will be within a year.

Many companies are already ...

Big Data, Big Opportunity [ Source: BMC Software ]

December 2013- Organizations are using new platforms like Hadoop to assist them in gaining competitive advantage with their big data implementations. Hadoop applications and technology give organizations important insights into their business. But they also bring unique challenges-such as developing applications that require specialized skills, merging traditional and new types of data, and assimilating big data into the enterprise.

According to a survey by IDG Research Services, the amount of data managed is expected to ...

9 Steps To Building a Business Case for B2B Integration [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- Justifying a strategic B2B initiative that reaches beyond the organization's four walls is especially critical. It encompasses integration of your major information systems to give your company the secure foundation needed to collaborate effectively with customers, partners, and suppliers. With so much at stake, the business case will come under rigorous scrutiny from senior executives and business managers at your company. Fortunately, you can significantly increase your chances of approval if you follow these ...

Shortcut Guide: Achieving business intelligence in midsize companies [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- See what BI can do for your company in this complete four-chapter Shortcut Guide to BI success. Learn practical, affordable tips for creating or expanding your BI strategy.

End-to-end Master Data Management [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Discover how a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy is key to unlocking the value of your company's product data. It provides critical business processes with timely, accurate and complete information about product; helping to generate better results regardless of the business need. MDM offers a clear and concise understanding of your product data from the collaborative authoring use case to the real-time operational use of the product data for managing catalogs, bundles and multi-channel commerce ...

IBM Teradata Compared: A Total Cost of Ownership Study [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- This analyst written white paper compares two of the market leaders, IBM and Teradata, along with their competing products - IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology and Teradata's Data Warehouse Appliance 2700. The report compares three-year costs of ownership between the respective products.

Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools [ Source: Informatica ]

October 2013- Buoyed by strong and accelerating demand, the market for data quality tools grew substantially in 2012, and many of its smaller vendors capitalized on customers' desire for faster implementations, lower total cost of ownership and more flexibility. This report will help you find a suitable vendor.

Ensuring the Security of your Mobile Business Intelligence [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The number of mobile devices has now surpassed personal computers in sales. They are increasingly being used for business, which means that users expect to access all the applications they need to do their jobs, including business intelligence (BI), on these devices. Because BI can be sensitive and confidential, they also want to be sure it is protected from unauthorized users such as hackers and that it can't be accessed if the device is lost ...

Delivering OLTP Database Technology Aimed at Optimal Business Outcomes: IBM PureData for Transactions [ Source: IBM ]

September 2013- In this whitepaper IDC writes:
"Most enterprise datacenters are so cluttered with individually constructed servers, including database servers, that staff time is largely taken up with just the maintenance of these systems. As a result, IT service to business users suffers, and the agility of the enterprise suffers. Integrated systems represent an antidote to this problem. By dramatically reducing the amount of setup and maintenance time for the applications and databases they support, integrated ...

IBM Business Process Management for SAP Implementations [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- This white paper looks at the challenges you might face with your SAP implementation and examines the reasons. It explains how you can help enable the optimization of the business value of your SAP implementation by using a business process management (BPM) approach. It then suggests how IBM business process management tools are designed to integrate with your SAP implementation to help enable process innovation and optimized business value.

Improve Healthcare and Life Sciences with a Smarter Process Approach [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- A Smarter Process vision for healthcare. We live in an era in which customers expect perfection from their service providers. With competitors only a click (or tap) away, companies have a strong incentive to deliver flawless operations. Online retailers have set a high bar - in the way they engage customers throughout the entire sales process -not just during the commercial transaction, but before, during and after the transaction. Can healthcare and life sciences meet ...

Top 5 requirements for secure enterprise file sync and sharing [ Source: Citrix ]

August 2013- IT organizations today face an urgent need to get control over file sync and sharing in the enterprise. To achieve productivity gains people have been adopting ways to easily share files, access them from anywhere and sync them across devices-often exposing the organization to serious security and compliance risks. To address the data access, sync and sharing challenge effectively, this paper presents the top 5 requirements that IT should look for in an enterprise data sync ...

Beyond Beta Testing [ Source: uTest ]

August 2013- Users now expect apps to be fully functional from day one. In other words, the age of beta testing as a substitute for professional testing is long gone. In this brief whitepaper, we'll show you how to avoid the common pitfalls of beta testing and get more from your early release and public-focused testing efforts.

How to Avoid the Coming Backup Crunch [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- Tolerances for data loss are approaching zero, and traditional backup has become a resource drain that threatens to cripple IT with "business as usual". Dell's critically acclaimed AppAssure enables IT to capture continuous backup snapshots, automate recoverability testing and offload data deduplication/compression. As a result, businesses can successfully fulfill rapidly escalating data protection requirements using minimal infrastructure and human resources - allowing them to redirect resources to genuinely strategic technology initiatives.

The Future of Intelligent Transportation [ Source: IBM ]

July 2013- Today's increasingly complex global marketplace means more risk and less control - especially when it comes to transportation management. The idea of "smarter" transportation isn't necessarily new, but it has become an imperative for many manufacturers. When it comes to enhancing service and creating cost efficiencies, the value of supply chain technology has been proven beyond doubt. But what's the best way to transform your supply chain and take your business to the next level?

Drive More Value From Your IT Assets [ Source: Service Now ]

July 2013- You can make your life simpler when you automate your entire IT Asset Management (ITAM) lifecycle and Software Asset Management (SAM) in one system of record. You'll also reduce costs, eliminate wasted resources, improve compliance, mitigate security risks, and drive standardization.

Analytics: The Real-World Use of Big Data - How Innovative Enterprises in the Midmarket Extract Value from Uncertain Data [ Source: IBM ]

July 2013- This study highlights the phases of the big data journey, the objectives and challenges of midsize organizations taking the journey, and the current state of the technology that they are using to drive results. It also offers a pragmatic course of action for midsize companies to take as they dive into this new era of computing.

Driving Business Innovation: 4 Ways Expert Integrated Systems Transform the IT Service Lifecycle [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Business innovation and agility depend on the speed, efficiency and excellence with which IT can deliver new capabilities to end-users. But delivering these capabilities requires a complex process that extends from app development and testing through deployment and management in the data center.

Read this UBM Tech ebook to learn how expert integrated systems speed up and simplify previously slow, costly and error-prone IT processes, enabling nimble responses to the escalating demands of ...

Three Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- News headlines about the increasing frequency of information and identity theft have focused awareness on data security and privacy breaches - and their consequences. In response to this issue, regulations have been enacted around the world. Although the specifics of the regulations may differ, failure to ensure compliance can result in significant financial penalties, criminal prosecution and loss of customer loyalty. In addition, the information explosion, the proliferation of endpoint devices, growing user volumes, and ...

Understanding Holistic Database Security 8 Steps to Successfully Securing Enterprise Data Sources [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- This paper discusses the eight essential best practices that provide a holistic approach to safeguarding databases as well as the array of enterprise data sources across the organization while achieving compliance with key regulations such as SOX, PCI DSS, GLBA, HIPAA and data protection laws.

Information Protection: The Impact Of Big Data [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- This paper looks at this problem by first defining what enterprise information security and privacy involves, then looking at requirements that need to be met before introducing big data and identifying what impact this has on those requirements. It then takes a look of it at what one vendor, IBM, is offering in the area of big data and what it is trying to do to help customers bring big data technologies on board while ...

Connecting the Dots: Are You Seeing the Complete Big Data Picture? [ Source: FactSet Research Systems, Inc. ]

May 2013- Without an entity-based architecture, can you accurately understand risk? Without the ability to maintain a transparent view of exposure, are you getting the full picture? And even with complete coverage, is your reference data consistent for regulatory purposes?

Several recessions, a severe credit crisis, heightened regulatory oversight, and a squeeze on margins have made the last decade a bumpy ride. There are stringent regulations, causing firms to scramble to keep compliant; investment professionals ...

IBM Analytic Answers for Retail Purchase Analysis and Offer Targeting [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Many small and midsize retailers could benefit from using advanced analytics to understand their customers better and improve promotions but are daunted by the prospect. They are aware that advanced analytics can help retailers turn purchase data into retail excellence. However, they perceive that advanced analytics requires massive infrastructure changes, expensive software licenses, analytics expertise, long lead times and major upfront capital expenses.

Making Confident Decisions with the Full Spectrum of Analysis Capabilities [ Source: IBM ]

November 2012- This paper covers how IBM analysis software can help the people in your organization compile the facts and trends needed to make better and smarter decisions.

Business Intelligence and Analytics Fundamentals [ Source: IBM ]

November 2012- The demands of business in todays economically challenging environment are forcing organizations to become smarter and more efficient about the use of their information. This paper from looks Ovum Research examines the key criteria and considerations you need to be aware of when evaluating your organizations BI and analytics strategy.

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