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November 2013- More and more, education stakeholders are measuring the success of an institution in terms of graduations rates. And with recruiting costs surpassing $2,000 per student, colleges and universities today are under intense pressure to not only recruit students who are more likely to graduate, but also to identify at-risk students early in order to provide them with the necessary outreach. In response to these expectations, schools are now looking to the business community for new solutions. <...
November 2013- Now more than ever, big data, social media, and the consumerization of IT have created a huge demand for data analysts. In this article, information expert and executive consultant John Weathington discusses how to capitalize on these trends using insider secrets and the new Toad Business Intelligence Suite.
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.
November 2013- This eBook opens by reviewing differences between processing online transactions and processing queries and analyses in a data warehouse. It then discusses Exadata and PureData System for Analytics from perspectives of their performance, simplicity of operation and value.
November 2013- The time has come for a new way forward, one that combines the flexibility of general-purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload. When expertise is integrated throughout your enterprise, the experience and economics of IT will fundamentally change. You could improve the productivity of your IT operations staff by up to 20 percent. You could shift another 10 percent of your IT budget from systems-maintenance initiatives to revenue ...
Big data is probably the single most important trend in information usage for both business and IT in the past decade. It is changing the way companies make decisions, do business, succeed or fail. And it is causing IT to look beyond traditional technologies, to new tools to process larger data volumes of a variety of types faster than ever before required.
Much of the focus on big data has missed one key ...
November 2013- As the market demands faster and more accurate responses to opportunities and threats, operational analytics is becoming the foundation for real-time decision making. The paper outlines the business value and technological foundations of operational analytics.
Companies increasingly rely on business intelligence (BI) to save time and money. But what's at stake when you're granting non-IT employees access to analytics, reports, dashboards, scorecards and planning models?
In this Dell/The Data Warehouse Institute report, get common-sense recommendations and best practices for safe, secure and successful self-service BI. Read it today.
October 2013- When companies can analyze big data, they benefit. In a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents reported that they believe that understanding and exploiting big data effectively can create a competitive advantage for their organizations. This paper covers how 3 Big data analysis can help companies improve decision making, create a 360-degree view of their customers, improve security and surveillance, analyze operations and augment data warehousing. Visualization can play a vital role in using big data to ...
Investing in analytics is considered a priority for many organizations, but a big question can be the technology platform. Which platforms provide the best foundation for positive business outcomes? What kind of architecture best lends itself to accessible analysis, intuitive collaboration and actionable insight?
This white paper outlines the customer requirements that industry experts feel must be part of an effective and flexible enterprise BI architecture. And it describes the open, enterprise-class platform ...
The world produces more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day. Visualization is one key approach to gaining insight from this mountain of data. It enables you to see the trends and patterns (along with gaps and outliers) in the data that are not as easily identified in rows and columns of numbers.
Visualization can also provide access to huge data sets, such as weather, web traffic, sales and voting records. Data sets of ...
October 2013- There is a security risk in your organization that can render all of your security controls worthless with a single click. It is dynamic and changes in real-time. It is the weakest link in your infrastructure, and no singular security appliance or software exists that can lock it down. What's more, you have not one but hundreds-perhaps thousands-of these risks, each sitting behind a desk in your organization. While users represent the single largest security ...
Today's economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to measure and monitor business performance effectively.
The same study also found that the companies who invested in their business insight capabilities were better ...
September 2013- Organizations everywhere are turning to Hadoop as a mission critical platform. As an open-source-based approach and emerging market, Hadoop is rapidly maturing. For the past several years, customers have deployed IBM's best-of-breed Hadoop software offering, IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, for all applications discussed above. Hearing their demands for even greater simplicity, scale, speed, manageability, and ease of use in their Hadoop deployments, we recently introduced IBM PureData System for Hadoop. This is an enterprise-grade solution that ...
Let's face it, users store business data on laptops and desktops, even if they're not supposed to. And mission-critical data-including sensitive, executive-level information-exists exclusively on these endpoint devices.
IT organizations unprepared to provide easy-to-use, easy-to-administer, cross-platform endpoint backup and restore are at risk for needless data loss and IT management nightmares.
Read this checklist to learn how to create a back up strategy to quickly and easily protect your endpoint data.<...
Corporate adoption of tablets and smartphones poses new challenges for IT admins in the quest to offer enterprise management capabilities. New machine deployment, software updates, new software distribution and issue resolution all play a part in successful client management.
But implementing your client management strategy doesn't need to be heavy-handed with your end users. Using a light touch for system administration ensures that you'll be managing simply and your users love you completely.<...
Today's "always-on" knowledge workers demand and will settle for nothing less than an Apple-like experience from their devices and applications. But when Apple fanboys rush to buy the company's latest creations for use at home and at the office, many CIOs and IT managers cringe. They wonder how-given this rapidly changing, technology-laden world-they can support even more devices, apps and networks; properly protect enterprise data; and maintain compliance with existing/emerging regulations.
This white paper will discuss how big data analytics, coupled with the right facilities and asset management software, can provide next-generation opportunities to improve facilities and asset management processes and returns. It will examine how different organizations successfully use big data generated by their facilities and assets to help increase revenue, power operational efficiency, ensure service availability and mitigate risk.
Most importantly, this white paper will reveal how your organization can leverage big ...
August 2013- Innovative Canadian IT executives are becoming "service brokers" rather than "service providers" to drive productivity and competitive advantage. Managed hosting is a key part of their sourcing strategy, offering enterprise-class datacentres that can support today's business requirements of performance, security, and resiliency. The following questions were posed to Mark Schrutt, Director of IDC's Service and Enterprise Applications research regarding the role of managed hosting in supporting leading Canadian executives and what to look for in ...
October 2013- The proliferation of mobile devices and the ever increasing amount of content on the web, DNS usage has seen a huge increase in recent years. Meanwhile, DNS continues to be a tempting target for attackers, and when they succeed in disrupting DNS, all external data center services are affected. This paper helps organizations confronting these growth and security challenges understand how a new full-proxy architecture for DNS provides a complete solution for global, local, and ...
October 2013- BYOD has quickly transformed IT, offering a revoluntionary way to support the mobile workforce. The first wave of BYOD featured MDM solutions that controlled the entire device. In the next wave, BYOD 2.0, control applies only to those apps necessary for business, enforcing corporate policy while maintaining personal privacy. The F5 Mobile App Manager is a complete mobile application management platform built for BYOD 2.0.
August 2013- Information security has become an increasingly critical concern for organizations of all kinds. Trends such as mobility, cloud computing, consumerization and flexwork mean that more people are accessing enterprise applications and data from more places and in more ways than ever before. It's no wonder that IT personnel feel like they are rapidly falling behind in their ability to secure sensitive enterprise information. In this paper we explore ten reasons why desktop virtualization should be ...
August 2013- While many companies have begun using external cloud infrastructure services, and a smaller number have embarked on internal "cloud-like" initiatives, others are just starting out and trying to determine how to best use cloud computing. This paper written by BMC's Deputy CTO Herb VanHook, provides an overview of the major models of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS) and the business benefits and best uses of each model.
For many organizations, moving to the cloud to meet the needs for business services represents a tremendous investment of both time and financial resources, without clear instructions for reaching their goals. This road map takes into consideration the ultimate needs of the business, the efficiency and effectiveness of IT, best practices, and future needs.
Make sure your cloud meets the needs of the business - both today and tomorrow. Get BMC's checklist to ...
August 2013- Read Enterprise Management Associates' 2013 Private Cloud Platforms Radar Report to see how EMA evaluated BMC's cloud management solutions. You'll gain comprehensive analysis of the platform's "Solution Impact," including features, architecture, and integration, as well as "Resource Efficiency," or time, effort, and cost. The report also evaluates vendors' overall performance, strengths, and limitations.
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