The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in ......
August 2012- Virtually any supply chain inefficiency impacts the bottom line. Linking the operational benefits to the financial supply chain can help ensure that, overall, the organization reduces cost.
August 2012- The complexities of today's economic environment and everexpanding global supply chains mandate new guidelines for peak performance. Volatile global market conditions and customer demand variability require optimal supply chain configurations to synchronize supply and demand.
August 2012- Today's consumers are more connected, vocal and demanding than ever. In fact, technology is a given in the smarter consumer's life. But what other forces are driving shoppers today? Findings from our survey of more than 30,000 consumers in 13 countries tell us that consumers want to be heard, known and empowered. Savvy retailers will listen to today's smarter, connected consumer and leverage what they learn to empower their customers to shop when and how they want.
October 2012- In today's mobile world, IT has a new challenge on its hands: ensuring that users can access and collaborate on content anytime, anywhere and on any device. There are five key challenges, including accommodating consumer-driven IT, making it easy to connect to content, realizing mobile ROI from legacy platforms, exploiting the social-business, and maintaining control while providing a simple user experience. Learn more about these challenges and how to overcome them.
IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.
Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC ...
Expectations around the role of the CFO have greatly intensified in recent years. The CFO is now expected to be business generalist, risk management expert, and all-knowing source of business intelligence; to provide instant replies to any question the CEO asks about business performance; and to meet these challenges with lower costs.
This chapter looks at the origins of the increased pressure on CFOs and explains why it is necessary for CFOs to ...
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.
April 2012- This IDC white paper studied the business value of adopting the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on behalf of Red Hat by interviewing six large United States-based companies that used JBoss to develop custom applications and have been running the applications for at least 12 months. On average, the companies gained more than $6 million a year in financial benefits by moving from traditional proprietary application servers to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. This translated to $20,240 per 100 users.
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April 2012- Help create business value by becoming a social business in the cloud. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business social collaboration services provide integrated email, social business capabilities and third-party applications to help deepen relationships, drive operational effectiveness and optimize workforces.
March 2012- It's a video world. Companies are moving to communicate with their employees in video - for executive communication, training and employee orientation, among other uses. But most large companies find they have a problem delivering video across their enterprise. Most corporate networks were never designed to carry video. There is no single easy solution, but there are several ways to solve the problem and deliver high-quality video to employees - along with all the other ...
Banks must meet more (and more varied) regulations today than ever. The sheer scale and scope of banking regulations, including Dodd-Frank, Basel III and IFRS, pose challenges to all financial institutions, from the smallest bank to the largest financial services enterprise.
While the greater transparency required by these regulations can seem like a burden, savvy firms are beginning to realize that the same information can help them run their businesses better - enabling ...
Public-sector IT organizations are under intense pressure to do more with less. Diminished tax revenues and powerful political imperatives are putting the squeeze on budgets. Yet, at the same time, legislated mandates and the rising expectations of hyper-connected constituencies are relentlessly adding to IT's to-do list.
This white paper explains how public-sector IT executives can address this challenge and transform the economics of IT by upgrading to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. It ...
Why the Change in Backup Licensing Models?
Why are traditional data protection backup licensing models outdated? In this Enterprise Strategy Group paper, read how variations in the industry create changes in licensing models. Then, see what's shaping the need for capacity-based licensing models that are flexible, budget-friendly and enduring.
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November 2011- Without a content management system that archives, stores and manages information effectively, you face operational inefficiency and data loss. Read this white paper to learn how IBM SmartCloud Archive can help you improve availability and ease access to information to enhance decision making and better realize the value of information as an asset.
Hadoop is an ecosystem of components for implementing the Google MapReduce algorithms in a scalable fashion on commodity hardware. It enables organizations to store and process large volumes of data and analyze it in ways not previously possible with less scalable solutions or standard SQL-based approaches.
This white paper highlights common Hadoop challenges and uses and reveals a series of best practices to use when designing and implementing Hadoop solutions.
September 2011- Insurers using an Integrated by Design investment portfolio reporting system delivered as an outsourced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution realize advantages unmatched by disparate, on-premise systems reliant on middleware and manual processes. This demand for timely, accurate, actionable portfolio information delivered in an easy-to-consume manner has exposed the shortcomings of installed, legacy systems and the manual processes that accompany them. Turmoil in the financial markets in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis has intensified the need ...
The complexity and uncertainty of today's financial markets have put tremendous pressure on the teams responsible for managing investment portfolios and the functions associated with them. At the same time, Boards must be briefed and they expect all portfolio data to be accurate - at their convenience. With growing investment balances across the industry, it's imperative that the relevant stakeholders have access to automated, consolidated investment information that is actionable and timely.
September 2011- Developed by Red Hat's global team of architects and enterprise consultants, this comprehensive guide details the recommended process for moving from WebSphere to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It includes the planning steps that should be taken when preparing for such a migration as well as common implementation and training standards and best practices.
September 2011- Developed by Red Hat's global team of architects and enterprise consultants, this comprehensive guide details the recommended process for moving from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It includes the planning steps that should be taken when preparing for such a migration as well as common implementation and training standards and best practices.
The demand for data storage is exploding, which is driving up costs, amplifying the risks of data loss or exposure, and complicating plans for disaster recovery. To cope with this exploding demand, organizations are turning to cloud-based storage for relief. The adoption of cloud solutions is growing,with a nearly 40 percent expansion in the use of third-party cloud storage for offsite copies expected by 2012.
Organizations are finding cloud-based data protection to be especially ...
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