April 2012- Among the most visible and urgent trends in the business world are the challenges associated with growth in data volume and complexity along with an increase in the need for fact-based decision support. In effect, companies across the business landscape are seeing more data, and more people are seeking ways to extract value from that data, and thus the need for efficient business analytics comes to the forefong for many organizations.
To achieve the vision of a single view of information within an organization, businesses increasingly have to invest in information integration and warehousing strategies to address timeliness of data and data quality needs.
They also need to integrate their business analytics into operational applications so that fraud detection, customer churn, and business exposures can be identified before they occur (as opposed to retrospectively), thus improving profits and business efficiency.
Enter the ...
In the last 10 years, the R statistics language has exploded in popularity and functionality - emerging as the analytical tool of choice.
Used by more than two million analysts around the world, R has become the standard of innovation in statistical analysis. With Revolution R Enterprise from Revolution Analytics, the power of R can be unleashed on every IBM Netezza data warehouse appliance running IBM Netezza Analytics.
With the combination of ...
This 10 page paper outlines how IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances with advanced analytics enable enterprises to move from being reactive to being proactive, bridging the gap between reporting on historical trends and predicting future outcomes based on predictive analytics and optimization.
Proactive enterprises that want to seek out, exploit and capitalize on opportunities ahead of their competitors can leverage IBM Netezza Analytics to underpin their business strategies.
IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances push the limits of analytics by fusing our ground breaking data warehouse appliances with high performance, scalable analytics that can process massive data to solve complex problems orders of magnitude faster than typical solutions.
IBM Netezza Analytics, IBM's embedded advanced analytics platform delivered with every appliance, enables the development and deployment of analytics to drive game changing results.
For retail executives and analysts, who are dissatisfied with siloed, black-box, inflexible CRM and analytics solutions, the Customer Intelligence Appliance (CIA) is an appliance-based solution, that provides an integrated multi-channel view of customers, best practice reporting, and customer behavior segmentation and analytics accelerators.
Unlike existing siloed, black-box, inflexible CRM and analytic solutions, the CIA integrates customer data across the virtual and physical world without limiting access to the detailed customer information, and exposing ...
In June 2011, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying its Netezza data warehouse appliance with advanced analytics.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the IBM Netezza appliance on their organizations.
Forrester's interviews with Epsilon, a multichannel marketing services provider, and subsequent financial analysis based ...
ParAccel Analytic Platform combines a high performance analytic database with a powerful suite of supporting applications that drive unconstrained analytics and accelerate the value of analytics across the entire company. Unconstrained analytics covers the full spectrum of users, use cases, capabilities, and data.
The beauty of an analytic platform is that it supports all shapes and sizes of analytics in a single deployment. No workload too big, no use case too broad. It's ...
In business you need to know in order to make a decision, right then. Not tomorrow, not even in a few hours. When making a business decision you want to base it off facts, information-- data. Can your ad hoc analysis scale up quickly enough to keep you competitive?
Read this white paper to learn about a platform that supports advanced statistical and data mining operations that can require multiple passes through many-- ...
The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is a 2,200-employee organization that works collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the social service needs of the citizens of Alameda County.
The agency assists approximately 11 percent of Alameda County's 1.6 million residents who receive assistance in areas that include employment, training, financial assistance, housing, and homelessness prevention.
In addition to the departments that provide these services, Alameda County SSA's departments include ...
March 2012- This study by Forrester Consulting found an 84% risk-adjusted ROI for Mitel's Virtual Solution. The Total Economic Impact Study commissioned by Mitel provides a framework for businesses to evaluate the costs and benefits of deploying Mitel Virtual Solutions within their organizations.
This white paper profiles the capabilities of next-generation business intelligence (BI) tools with emphasis on new visual analysis tools and in-memory processing.
Review recent research that examines the types of BI users and capabilities they need and examines BI architectures - how front-end tools interact with back-end servers and databases - to deliver those capabilities.
December 2011- Disk-based products are increasingly becoming a popular backup and recovery solution for companies that struggle to effectively protect database environments. Read this short white paper from Taneja Group to learn how IBM?s data protection and deduplication solutions make Oracle database backups far more efficient, and reduce the amount of data landing on tape.
December 2011- In-depth Comparison of IBM Smart Analytics System 7700,Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse and Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
December 2011- In this whitepaper we explore the realities and opportunities facing mid market organizations and position BPM through specific rollout steps as the key to achieving sustainable competitive advantage through process excellence.
Managers of small and midsize IT departments must deliver uninterrupted service 24/7. Undersized budgets, bare bones staff, increasingly complex infrastructures and miniature workspaces are all part of the equation they're expected to solve. But there's a danger in this juggling act, and even the most skillful managers are vulnerable.
Managers of small to midsize IT departments, engulfed with day-to-day operational problems, have little time to make plans to expand capacity. Without additional capability, revenue ...
For years Fortune 500 companies have relied on stallwarth suppliers like IBM and SAP to power their business intelligence and reporting solutions. With data volumes growing at an average annual rate of 40%, however, mid-sized organizations are now finding it mandatory to invest in business intelligence and dashboarding software. Choosing a platform that worked for a Fortune 500 company, however, can lead to disastrous results.
Download this free white paper and learn the three most critical ...
September 2011- This IBM-commissioned paper by Forrester Research examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Informix database server. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Informix database server on their organizations.
September 2011- Midsized companies face the same pressures as larger enterprises to maintain access to critical information in order to run the business and remain competitive. Read this white paper for an overview of advanced data recovery options that are designed and priced specifically for small and midsized businesses.
September 2011- Even if your company doesn't have hundreds of offices and thousands of employees, you're still under the same pressures to maintain access to critical information to keep your business running and remain competitive. This paper provides an overview of several IBM advanced data recovery options designed and priced specifically for small and midsized businesses.
Your business relies on Active Directory (AD) - all day, every day. However, small and large disasters wait to corrupt AD and bring your business to a halt. Windows alone can't safeguard AD - so are you willing to stake your job on it if disaster strikes?
In this Quest white paper, discover solutions that quickly help you recover - or completely avoid! - AD disasters, no matter what size. Whether it's object ...
September 2011- The speed of business demands quick roll out of IT services and an infrastructure that dynamically scales to meet usage levels. Savvy infrastructure management and smart use of technologies such as cloud computing will determine whether IT can flexibly and responsively deliver value to the business. Here's how to make it happen.
September 2011- Dated criticisms of mainframes doesn't apply to the more open, flexible zEnterprise platform that exists today and the advantages it offers as a host for cloud computing. Read the white paper and see how an IBM zEnterprise offers improvements in reliability, scalability, security and flexibility; all while reducing costs.
Unlike standard row-based databases that were originally designed for online transaction processing, Sybase has been engineered specifically for query processing and ad hoc analysis. As a result, Sybase IQ can offer significant performance and total cost of owner-ship advantages over traditional products for query-intensive computing requirements.
In terms of performance, these benefits have been significantly extended in this release with the introduction of the PlexQ architecture. These advantages will be most obvious in ...
August 2011- With increasing challenges and complexity confronting business, application platform modernization is no longer an option. IDC presents a closer look at the structural changes and functionality - including lightweight frameworks, in-memory data management, and application management - required in order to successfully evolve to a cloud-ready application platform.
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