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 ......
January 2012- This white paper examines the latest trends in RIA technology and discusses which RIA technology, or mix of technologies, makes sense for your organization. We invite you to download this white paper today!
Resources to ensure the quality of a software project are nearly always limited. In order to prioritize testing, reengineering, and bug fixing efforts, it is critical to be able to identify the potential risks within Java classes, methods, or projects. This paper discusses the Risk Metric, which objectively measures the risk of software as a function of two critical factors: code complexity and test coverage.
Knowing the risk metric values, Java development teams ...
For midmarket businesses, integrating with customers and suppliers and ensuring supply chain visibility are more important now than ever before. B2B partner communities have gone global, and supply chains are constantly expanding and becoming more complex.
Organizations that make business partner collaboration and supply chain visibility an integral part of their business can drive better relationships with their business partners and experience higher operating profits.
In the Aberdeen Group report "...
In today's struggling economy, we all know that it's crucial to establish a strategic plan when implementing a business case - from appealing to each decision-maker to making sure that the case meets basic financial requirements.
IBM has classified how to build and justify a business case, in nine steps. Following these steps will give you a clear understanding of the tools and techniques that are required for successful B2B integration. This ...
December 2012- Realize the value and operating challenges of online support communities. Chatter Communities for Service solves nearly all of the traditional problems of online communities. Use it as a force multiplier for your support organization, and revenue generator for your sales and marketing teams.
Business requirements for customer-centricity start with consistent customer service across all channels, including social ones. Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Service Contact Centers looks at vendors that are responding to the challenge of "any channel" customer engagement.
Find out why more than 100,000 customers worldwide rely on Salesforce CRM applications to transform their businesses. And then learn more about how the Service Cloud helps deliver great service at the lowest cost, while increasing:<...
December 2012- In order to satisfy today's customer, a case must be made to incorporate social media into your customer service strategy. Choose the customer service technologies that are ideal for your company in order to enable customer service through online and offline touch points, establish smart listening, engage your community, and consistently respond to customer issues. Get the eBook now!
December 2012- Enabling mobile access to corporate applications drives workforce productivity, while self-service capabilities and a cost-efficient architecture speed adoption. Several trends make the Virtual Office an emerging, effective alternative to the traditional desktop: worker mobility, desktop virtualization and cloud computing.
December 2012- Enterprise IT leaders are starting to take a closer look at Linux virtualization. They are spurred by the growing number of Linux workloads in the data center and the need to optimize their increasingly complex IT environments. In this paper, Frost & Sullivan examines historical concerns about Linux virtualization, and assess why, when, and how enterprises can safely virtualize their critical Linux workloads. They also review a Linux virtualization solution that meets enterprise needs: the powerful ...
December 2012- Selecting a suitable platform for server virtualization is critical to the overall success of any virtualization or private cloud project. In the past few years, new technologies and approaches to virtualization have matured and we are seeing many enterprises take a "dual vendor" strategy as part of their goal to "de-risk" their investment should one of their virtualization vendors get acquired. Concerns and challenges still persist in some virtualization environments, and this paper discusses what ...
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Today's powerful business-critical applications and the sheer amount of data created by businesses require organizations to invest in powerful servers that can handle the load. Review this executive brief to see how you can control your power and cooling costs. Review now.
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It's critical that today's business be able to provide high-performance business applications to their users, secure and reliable storage for their data and quickly troubleshoot problems when they do occur. Review this Executive Brief to see how you can simplify IT Management with Dell PowerEdge Servers. Review Now.
When selecting equipment of your virtualized infrastructure, discover the pros and cons of applying Dell PowerEdge and HP Proliant. Review Now.
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How enterprise-wide master data management helped five financial services firms get a better view of their customers and of their risk.
At many large financial firms, information that is accessible in one application isn't available in the others. Those data 'silos' make the organizations inefficient, prevent them from taking advantage of business opportunities, lead to poor decision making and can complicate compliance. Adopting an enterprise-wide data management solution can lead to more successful ...
In order to engage customers in relevant, personalized ways, today?s organizations need to deliver extraordinary experiences across all channels?online and offline. A flexible, integrated supply chain is key, but poor collaboration, low investment, and high volatility make it hard for supply chain leaders to transform their approach.
Read the results of a survey of nearly 400 business leaders to learn about the new strategic imperatives for supply chain leaders, and discover the ...
Many of the largest IT budget problems can be traced back to five big money drains:
1. Storage expansion
2. System complexity
3. Hardware sprawl
4. The Need for High Availability
5. Over or under-provisioning
If any of this sounds familiar, you're not alone. This e-book, provided by IBM, will introduce you to the five big IT budget killers - and some of the best ways to knock them out.
November 2012- Time is running out for deploying Windows 7, but the migration path isn't an easy one. Learn how to avoid the seven common mistakes so you can deploy on time. Read the white paper today.
November 2012- Organizations of all sizes struggle to find an effective systems management solution scaled to their needs. KACE has developed a Systems Management Buyers Guide to find the product that meets your needs. Read it today.
November 2012- Turn one of your biggest headaches - asset management - into a cost and time saving initiative. Learn about the 10 best practices to tame software license compliance. Read the white paper today.
November 2012- Master data is a collection of data objects defined uniformly across organizational processes, enabling consistency and accuracy by serving as the single source. This document helps you to initially think about how master data plays an important role in your company and what to do to start maximizing its use for business value.
Securing Enterprise Data and Ensuring Compliance In the Face of Multiple Threats, Strategies Must be Comprehensive
Security is an important element of an information integration and governance framework. This research perspective by Ventana Research provides insight to help organizations ensure a centralized, holistic security architecture to prevent breaches and automate compliance.
November 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 ...
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 ...
November 2012- In nearly every industry, executives, managers and employees are increasingly using maps in conjunction with enterprise applications such as business intelligence (BI) and CRM. Companies seek every opportunity to gain an edge, and often it's to be found in the data at their fingertips. Approximately 80% of an organization's data has a location component. By ignoring or underutilizing this data, organizations overlook rich and pervasive information that could help them operate more efficiently and competitively. Savvy ...
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The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop