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Driving a Data-centric Culture: The Leadership Challenge [ Source: Platfora ]

December 2014- To capture the business benefits of big data, CEOs and their C-level teams face the formidable challenge of transforming how their organizations think about data and what they do to derive relevant and actionable insights from the wealth of information that is increasingly available to them.

The top-down approach they devise and implement for executing their big data strategy is critical to their success, and so is the bottom-up engagement with data analytics ...

Process Intelligence: Improving Operational Performance in the Insurance Industry [ Source: Altosoft ]

March 2015- The nature of insurance operations demands process intelligence (PI) that allows exposure, visualization and quantification of critical business processes. PI provides an overview of the business from underwriting to claims. It also offers insight on where bottlenecks exist and what types of exceptions could compromise compliance and risk management.

Process Intelligence: Business Intelligence Evolves [ Source: Altosoft ]

March 2015- Virtually every organization has some form of BI and reporting tools in place, but that's no longer enough. Today's faster speed of business requires the use of process intelligence - advanced analytics providing insight down to the business process level - step by step, system to system, from start to finish. Although legacy BI and data discovery tools cannot provide this vital new, deeper level of analytics, a process intelligence-enabled BI platform can.

Process Intelligence: An Exciting New Frontier for Business Intelligence [ Source: Altosoft ]

February 2014- Everything an organization does is a process or a set of related activities (simple to very complex) performed to accomplish a goal or target. The next leap forward for BI then is to extend its capabilities to monitor, analyze, and improve an organization's critical operational processes. This extension is known as Process Intelligence. This paper will define process intelligence further through two use cases (process analytics and process compliance), describe the business benefits garnered from ...

Document Process Intelligence: Extending BI and BPM to Improve Document-Centric Processes [ Source: Altosoft ]

February 2015- Managing and monitoring document-centric business processes presents a unique challenge. There is no complete view that can be used to understand the overall progress of the business process or the current state of the supporting documents. BPM cannot provide insight into steps that fall outside its field of control and BI tools are limited to only deal with point-in-time calculations with no actual process context of these values. This report looks at the benefits of ...

Expert Advice: How Federal Agencies Can Manage the Data Deluge [ Source: Ricoh ]

January 2015- Federal agencies are awash in data, and the personnel and equipment costs associated with data management are rising, along with the legal and regulatory risks. In this Q&A, James C. Bejoian, a leading information management expert, weighs in on how agencies can better manage and control exploding volumes of data.

7 Secrets to Federal Records Management Success [ Source: Ricoh ]

October 2014- Digitization and document storage services give federal agencies the help they need to manage the flood of information today -- and in the future.

How to Protect Data in Remote Locations [ Source: Riverbed ]

May 2014- Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing data, including backup and availability, in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technological challenges that bring complexity, expense, and risk. It doesn't have to be that way, though. A new branch converged infrastructure approach allows organizations to project virtual servers and data to remote offices, providing for local access and performance while storing the data in centralized data centers. Enterprises can now do business across the ...

A Fast Data Imperative for Regional and Community Banks [ Source: TIBCO Software Inc ]

November 2014- Regional and community banks are in a difficult position today, trying to balance available resources with real and urgent business needs. The key is analytics. No matter the size of the institution, the banks that are the most adept at customer analytics earn the advantage over the competition. Analytics enable banks to better understand their customers. Analytics provide insight for banks to define their customer experience and guide the business in developing its sales and ...

How Mobile is Transforming Enterprise Customer Experience [ Source: OpenMarket ]

September 2014- Customers today demand smooth and efficient experiences throughout the whole customer lifecycle--from the moment they start to look for a product or service to the moment they decide whether to replace it or upgrade. In that continuum of customer touch points, enterprises have many opportunities to improve the customer experience and to engage with customers where they are: on their mobile devices. This paper describes a more holistic view of customer service, provides real examples ...

Built-in Search [ Source: MarkLogic Corporation ]

August 2014- MarkLogic is the only Enterprise NoSQL database with built-in search capabilities, not bolt-on like other NoSQL solutions. In fact, MarkLogic is the only database to show up in three different Gartner Magic Quadrants: Enterprise Search, Data Warehouse DBMS, and Operational DBMS. MarkLogic provides a single platform to load all your data into and have it immediately indexed and searchable.

Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

August 2014-

Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts. It's time-consuming, and prone to human error.


Configuration management is also about making any changes to the system in an organized ...

Dell | Cloudera Apache Hadoop Solution [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

October 2014- With the explosive growth in data volumes and complexity, organizations are finding that managing vast amounts of unstructured data exceeds the capacity and capabilities of traditional data intelligence systems. In response, many companies are turning to the Hadoop for scalability, flexibility, and affordability. Learn how the Dell | Cloudera Apache Hadoop Solution delivers the tested and validated elements of Hadoop-data management tools, scalable storage, distributed computing and data analytics , ready for enterprise development-in a Reference Architecture.

Hadoop in Action: Seeing the big picture [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

October 2014- As customers become increasingly global, and supply chains become more dependent on partner networks, manufacturers like Omneo face a big challenge in identifying risks to product quality. As their volume of data continued to grow, Omneo needed one common place to view, search, and analyze large streams of diverse types of data. After an in-depth evaluation, the company concluded that a solution based on Apache Hadoop was the best fit in terms of performance, scalability, ...

The Future of IT: From Chaos to Service Automation [ Source: ServiceNow ]

September 2014- Enterprises all over the world are transforming IT by adopting service automation tools and processes, making teams more innovative and efficient. CIOs can shift their attention from maintenance to service, effectively changing enterprise IT from the department of no to the department of Now
Service automation tools and processes provide IT value by:

• Consolidating fragmented and redundant service systems
• Standardizing operational processes
• Creating a single system of ...

Helping ensure student success and retention [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- Southern Illinois University university partners with Dell, Intel, Microsoft and textbook publishers to launch "Mobile Dawg," a tablet-based comprehensive suite of applications and e-texts to enhance student' educational experiences, learning and retention.

Dell Student Retention Model for Harper College [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- Within the foundational academic work, the Dell student retention model seeks to help colleges and universities retain students by quickly identifying students at risk through a structured information technology solution, and delivering the information to administrators, instructors, counselors and students in an easy-to-access model.

Helping busy Executive MBA students focus on learning [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- Emory University deploys full-featured Windows 8 tablets from Dell, preloaded with all necessary applications and consolidated information resources and applications, to Executive MBA students so they can spend more time learning and enjoying a better educational experience.

University uses data insight to drive student success [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- The University of Kentucky uses Dell Education Data Management solution with real-time BI to improve data insights and student success.

Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing [ Source: VMware ]

June 2014- As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud acquisition and use continues to be driven by line of business, in 2014, traditional IT departments will stop asking "why cloud?" and instead get busy integrating cloud into the existing portfolio, extending data center infrastructures with elastic cloud technologies, and consuming new bespoke ...

The Path to Becoming the Chief Information Officer [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- In this study, IDC examines the current state of the IT organization with respect to innovation. Based on a recent global study of 145 CIOs and IT executives, we delve into the disconnect between the CIO's aspiration to be chief innovation officer and the work that still needs to be done. We explore how innovative ideas are being initiated and cultivated within organizations and the methods currently being employed by CIOs as they evolve the profession ...

Chief Innovation Officer: CIO Professional Development Series [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- The notion of the CIO being the "chief innovation officer" is attractive. Challenging business conditions have morphed from being a phase in the economic cycle to being the new normal. Very few organizations can conduct their business in a pre-Lehman Brothers manner, and so innovation is highly relevant to economic survival. This in turn represents an opportunity to move the CIO center stage in terms of business relevance.

Unfortunately, this move does not ...

The Transformative CIO [ Source: VMware ]

February 2014- Trying to meet today's business technology needs with yesterday's IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.

Checklist from ESG to Compare Online File Sharing Solutions [ Source: Egnyte ]

March 2014- Asking the right questions is critical in selecting an online file sharing solution. This ESG brief, provides a checklist of questions and criteria around administration, security, service, and support to help IT professionals pick the right solution

Key Elements of a Holistic Cloud Strategy [ Source: VMware ]

January 2014- IT leaders who adopt a holistic approach to developing and deploying an enterprise cloud strategy are reporting greater adoption, improved governance, fewer integration and security issues, and higher technology ROI. Click though this infographic to see how each piece of the puzzle supports your transition to the cloud.

Protecting Data at the Edge More Effectively [ Source: CommVault ]

January 2014- Drive efficiency and productivity by centralizing protection, expediting recovery and enhancing access for remote/branch office and laptop/desktop data. This whitepaper describes how Simpana software is the best solution to make that happen.

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