November 2012- Manage physical and virtual assets, maintain your infrastructure and capital equipment and maximize the efficiency of your people, processes and assets with predictive analytics.
Every day, people in your organization are struggling to make the right decisions - working with customers, partners, and each other - because they simply can't use all available data. There's too much of it for humans to internalize, understand, and apply in real time. That's why organizations that automate and optimize decisions informed by predictive analytics have a significant advantage over competitors.
Read this IBM white paper and discover how decision management ...
Databases and information management systems let you describe, categorize, store, modify and analyze data. What if you could do the same with decisions? Your systems could learn from previous choices and manipulate them to fit new parameters to intelligently mold future decisions made by executives, everyday business users and even your systems to optimize outcomes.
Read this specially selected excerpt from James Taylor's new book, "Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using ...
November 2012- Read this whitepaper to find out why being a more strategic organization requires PMO applications, or support tools, that provide visibility, accountability, and control including resource, request, and time-management.
November 2012- Scoring and prioritizing IT projects is still one of the biggest challenges and most neglected processes in many IT organizations. The Innotas eBook on scoring & prioritization will help you build a system for picking the right IT projects for your organization.
November 2012- Learn the smart approach to IT Resource Management. This whitepaper from Innotas-the leader in cloud solutions for Project Portfolio and Application Portfolio Management-identifies why effective resource management is crucial for any IT department.
November 2012- This whitepaper presents CIOs and IT executives with best practices and real-world examples of how companies are using Project Portfolio Management and IT Governance solutions to help drive innovations within their IT organization.
The history of information technology (IT) in the enterprise has been the history of connecting things together. Whether IT is connecting people, applications, systems or data, as years have passed, the number of connections between every aspect of the business and the infrastructure has increased, almost beyond measure.
A key driver of the growth in connectivity has been the increase in the quantity of information being generated and the ensuing use of that ...
This paper discusses the market dynamics that are driving integration of two highly complementary enterprise software solutions: business intelligence (BI) and geographic information system (GIS) technology. It also outlines the benefits of such an integration and how to easily enable it with Esri® Location Analytics.
BI is a priority for organizations interested in gaining a competitive advantage. BI leverages corporate data and strategically equips knowledge workers with insights that drive sound business decisions.<...
August 2012- It is critical that an organization understands relationships between data, its business value and how to ensure long-term and accurate data access. Every process - defined or otherwise - within the organization creates information as the process is executed. An organization's information can be grouped into many small units of related data, often referred to as the complete business object. This white paper defines the complete business object as it applies to organizations and its ...
August 2012- Organizations are under more pressure than ever to deliver better business outcomes. They need new insights that can help sales and marketing generate more revenue, help the finance department reduce risk and help the entire organization lower costs. This 20 page, interactive eBook uses 5 customer scenarios to show how organizations are tackling real issues using IBM big data, warehousing & analytics solutions. Discover how you can take data and analytics beyond the warehouse, and picture yourself in ...
August 2012- Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making. Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature. The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of information to create and enhance ...
Business moves fast- which means that software development teams need to move even faster. The emergence of new software development models, such as the agile development process, has given organizations powerful tools for responding to events quickly and has helped organizations evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
To make the most of agile processes, organizations need effective and efficient testing strategies - complete with processes for governing test data. However, many development, ...
August 2012- In this ebook, we'll examine the three "Golden Rules" of data appliances, and how these rules correlate directly to the e3 equation that has drawn the attention of IT leaders across all industries to these appliance offerings. Along the way, we'll endeavor to provide some examples and guidelines regarding how businesses can successfully evaluate and implement data appliances in the enterprise.
August 2012- Through eight in-depth customer interviews, Springboard Research examines DB2 SAP implementations across the Asia Pacific region. Some of the reasons Springboard cites for the customers' migration decisions from Oracle Database to DB2 include the strong IBM/SAP relationship, better query performance provided by DB2, and healthy levels of ROI and TCO when running SAP applications on DB2.
July 2012- The word agile is widely used today within the business intelligence industry to describe a key aspect of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) delivery and use. Infusing agility - commonly defined as the ability to be quick and nimble - into the way an organization interacts with its analytics platform is essential when it comes to maximizing the value it derives from both internal and external data sources. Yet this notion of being ...
July 2012- This whitepaper first looks at the fundamental requirements that a BI solution should deliver to your company. Next, this whitepaper covers the 11 Key Questions that you should be asking of a future BI technology partner. When the BI provider can answer Yes to all of these questions, you have BI that is capable of fulfilling your analytical and reporting needs both today and over time - it is flexible, powerful, and efficient. It is BI ...
July 2012- Birst's Salesforce Reporting and Analytics helps sales managers analyze all of the critical salesforce.com data to uncover insightful pipeline information. Combining sales data with marketing, financial and operational data to obtain a comprehensive view of the pipeline is where Birst excels. Birst enables sales managers to address risks and issues proactively and make course corrections quickly.
July 2012- Over 80% of organizations today have a Business Intelligence (BI) or reporting implementation and are quickly realizing that legacy BI is not suited for today's competitive market. Traditional BI is "big" in cost, go-to-market time and an implementation normally takes several months and in some cases more than a year; these projects do not meet the needs of dynamic environments and in most cases are rarely successful. Data discovery tools are often explored as an alternative ...
We all know the power of the killer app. It's not just a support tool; it's a strategic weapon.
Companies questing for killer apps generally focus all their firepower on the one area that promises to create the greatest competitive advantage. But a new breed of organization has upped the stakes: Amazon, Harrah's, Capital One, and the Boston Red Sox have all dominated their fields by deploying industrial-strength analytics across a wide variety ...
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance.
CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular ...
Surveys show that most CFOs want to upgrade their role from accounting specialists to strategic or business partners. But few CFOs have actually made the change, primarily because they have neither the time nor the necessary capabilities within the current finance team. But for those who do make the change, the rewards are tangible.
This chapter lays out a number of important steps that the CFO and the finance team need to take ...
June 2012- Whether you are preparing for, or have already begun your 2010 budget, you'll want to understand how your organization can adopt the best practices outlined in this article.
June 2012- Budgeting can cause stress and conflict, eating up lots of hours. But a good budget can be the difference between financial success and insolvency. In this chapter, you'll learn about the many types of budgets that serve different purposes. You'll also learn how to determine which type most effectively helps you meet your business goals.
May 2012- By creating a 360-degree view of subscriber and product information with IBM InfoSphere, telecommunications companies can increase cross- and up-sell opportunities, develop targeted marketing campaigns, more easily adapt to consumer trends and enhance operational efficiency.
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