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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 ...

Infographic SSD vs HDD [ Source: SanDisk ]

September 2014- How does a solid state drive compare with a hard disk drive? Take a look at this free infographic to see how SSDs provide better performance, reliability, power usage, and savings when compared to HDDs.

The Right Strategy for your Help Desk: Building a Winning Combination Using Insourced and Outsourced Solutions [ Source: CGS ]

November 2014- IT help desks are straining to meet the demands of an increasingly sophisticated, tech-savvy workforce with high customer service expectations and a need for instant gratification. Coupled with the BYOD movement, agents can easily become overwhelmed trying to keep up with new devices.

At the same time help desk teams strive to drive cost reductions, support business continuity, improve performance, and scale alongside the business. Help desk strategies, whether outsourced or insourced, can ...

Supply Chain in the Cloud: Looking Beyond Total Cost of Ownership [ Source: GT Nexus ]

October 2011- Cloud offers the potential to not only transform how supply chain organizations procure IT capabilities, but also to fundamentally change how they manage business processes.

Whether in the volatility of demand, requirements for shorter lead-times, or the acquisition of new capabilities, the "clock speed" for businesses is running faster and faster for most manufacturers today while the delivery of traditional IT capabilities are struggling to keep up.

This IDC paper illustrates ...

An IDC White Paper: B2B Collaboration Environments – On the Path to Modernization [ Source: Axway ]

February 2015- Today's business environment has reached a level of complexity that is unparalleled in history. With the increasingly global nature of business, a business community that is geographically and technologically diverse, and a general urgency to be flexible enough to respond to market changes, companies from all industries are struggling to compete. This white paper analyzes trends and related steps that companies are taking to evolve, consolidate, and modernize their legacy B2B collaboration exchange environments ...

10 Best Practices for Thriving in an API World [ Source: Axway ]

February 2015- The world is undergoing a series of economic, societal and environmental changes that will require companies to be more innovative and more agile than ever before. Technology can be an enabler for much of this organizational reinvention, with one caveat: the way technology works within the organization also needs to change.

Does Your File Transfer Environment Need Renovation? [ Source: Axway ]

February 2015- 3 reasons (and 4 steps) for consolidating your file transfer infrastructure now! Legacy connections, disjointed file transfer mechanisms, and redundant or expensive VANs/VPNs and FTP servers can cause weaknesses in your file transfer infrastructure, leading to escalated costs, increased risk and even damaged business relationships. This white paper details how consolidating your file transfer infrastructure can save money and drive core revenue, reduce complexity and risk, and improve service.

An Ovum White Paper: The Imperative for Effective Data Flow Governance in Response to Data Security, Risk Mitigation, and Compliance Requirements [ Source: Axway ]

February 2015- 1 out of 4 organizations have failed a security audit. Will you be one of them? Ovum Consulting asked hundreds of executive-level IT buyers from around the world some very tough questions about their ability to govern the flow of their enterprise data. Their answers may surprise you. For instance: 23% of respondents had failed a security audit within the last three years; 17% had “no confidence” they could pass such an audit using their existing file transfer solutions; ...

Insurance in the Cloud: A Customer Focused Approach to Innovation [ Source: Bluewolf ]

July 2014- 72% of financial services companies will increase their cloud-related budget this year.

Learn how insurance companies like The Standard and The Hanover Insurance Group are overcoming industry challenges and leveraging cloud technology to quickly and effectively:

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving [ Source: Proofpoint ]

January 2015- Analyst firm Gartner, Inc. once again positions Proofpoint's cloud-based Enterprise Archiving product in the Leaders Quadrant of the new 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving which provides a detailed overview of the Enterprise Information Archiving market.

Gartner notes that, “Archiving as a service (aka cloud archiving) has rapidly surpassed on-premises archiving as the preferred deployment model for most organizations. Gartner sees 60% to 70% of new or replacement email archiving implementations as being cloud-based.&...

3 Ways to Transform Contact Centers Into Strategic Business Assets [ Source: CGS ]

January 2015- Whether it's improving customer experience or increasing employee productivity, today's best-run contact centers and help desks are filling important new roles in modern enterprises. With the right strategy and outside service provider, CIOs can turn these former cost centers into strategic business assets.

Connected Product Maturity Model: Achieve Innovation with Connected Capabilities [ Source: Thingworx ]

January 2015- The world is moving to connected products. Companies will leverage the data and intelligence from these connected products to create smart business processes that will transform their business and drive improvements in efficiencies and effectiveness. They will also use connectivity to change the customer experience and to differentiate their offerings. But where do companies start? How do they maximize the value of the connected products?

Read this whitepaper to learn how to achieve ...

Quantifying The Return on Investment: The Business Case for the Internet of Things Initiatives [ Source: Thingworx ]

January 2015- If someone asked you to create an ROI model for an investment in machine-to-machine connectivity, where would you start?

Today, organizations are under tremendous pressure to quickly provide a measurable ROI dollar figure but what some organizations don’t realize is that cost is just one piece of the ROI equation.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has created new opportunities for companies to help them gain business insight, improve business process, ...

Academic Analytics: Business Intelligence For Higher Education [ Source: Dell Software ]

November 2014- For years, corporate America has used analytics to make informed business decisions. Today, colleges and universities are exploring ways to leverage those same analytic tools to achieve important educational and institutional goals. In this report, Campus Technology looks at how higher education institutes are using analytics to recruit and retain students as well as improve teaching and learning, and takes a brief look at the barriers of wider implementation.

Smart Systems and Services Growth Opportunities - Business Model Innovation for Connected Products [ Source: Thingworx ]

January 2015- The generation of Smart Systems, Services and the Internet of Things (IoT) are upon us. Billions of devices are currently being connected to the internet - daily.

The information driven from these devices can offer extraordinary business value to companies who are at the forefront of the embedded intelligence era. Only those companies that strive to push the development of a new collaborative business model and embrace new connected product technologies will be ...

Dell In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

October 2014- Data is the new currency and competitive differentiator. It is being created and consumed at rates never before seen. This is not unique to a single industry; it is impacting all vertical markets. Customers are struggling to ingest, store, analyze, and build insights from all this data. As more connected devices and machines with embedded sensors proliferate throughout the world, this will create even greater challenges for customers. Dell, together with Cloudera and Intel, want ...

Selecting Foundational Controls Makes HIPAA Compliance Easier [ Source: Dell Software ]

November 2014- Compliance isn't a choice - it's mandatory, and ensuring your business stays in compliance is critical. In this new Dell Software white paper, learn more about IT compliance - straight from an auditor. Then, see how your business can quickly and easily meet HIPAA guidelines today and tomorrow. Download your copy.

Selecting Foundational Controls Makes FISMA Compliance Easier [ Source: Dell Software ]

November 2014- Compliance isn't a choice - it's mandatory, and ensuring your business stays in compliance is critical. In this new Dell Software white paper, learn more about IT compliance - straight from an auditor. Then, see how your business can quickly and easily meet FISMA guidelines today and tomorrow. Download your copy.

Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance [ Source: Dell Software ]

November 2014- Federal regulations require certain businesses to know exactly what changes are being made to structured and unstructured data in their corporate networks. As a result, IT organizations need to provide more detailed monitoring, analysis, auditing and reporting on the changes being made to protected data. Read this informative white paper to explore the best practices for implementing a compliance solution that will minimize your stress during your next IT compliance audit.

5 prácticas recomendadas para contar excelentes historias con datos [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Las historias pueden dar vida a los datos. Pueden ayudarlo a dar sentido y orden a una recopilación de datos desordenado. Permiten poder pintar una imagen de lo que viene en el futuro más fácilmente tanto como que puedas recordar puntos claves.
A través de las historias, también se crea interactividad; las personas se involucran en ellas y pueden relacionarse con la situación. Estrategias sencillas pueden ayudarle a ...

Cinco práticas recomendadas para contar excelentes histórias com dados e por que elas farão de você um analista melhor [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Histórias de dados podem dar vida aos fatos. Eles podem ajudar a dar sentido e ordem a uma coleção desordenada de fatos. As histórias permitem que seja mais faciul pintar um retrato do que vem no futuro, bem como ajudam que seja mais facil lembrar dos pontos principais.

Através de histórias, a interatividade também é criado; as pessoas se envolvem com eles e podem se relacionar ...

O poder do R e da análise visual - Parceria entre estatística avançada e visualização de dados [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Os cientistas de dados e os profissionais de estatística conhecem uma ferramenta de estatística avan?ada que se chama apenas “R.” O R é um software de linguagem de programação gratuito com código-fonte aberto e um ambiente para computação estatística. Sua linguagem de programação estatística é a que mais cresce e está se tornando a preferida da maioria dos cientistas de dados. O ...

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