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Know Your Data Forward, Backward, and Sideways [ Source: Platfora ]

March 2015- It's an exciting time to be a business analyst. Businesses are gathering more data than ever before, and everyone wants to know what it means and how it can drive change.

Read this ebook to learn about the radical changes occurring within big data analysis, and how data-driven business analysts are transforming the way companies view and act on data. What you'll learn from reading this eBook:

Driving a Data-centric Culture: The Leadership Challenge [ Source: Platfora ]

December 2014- To capture the business benefits of big data, CEOs and their C-level teams face the formidable challenge of transforming how their organizations think about data and what they do to derive relevant and actionable insights from the wealth of information that is increasingly available to them.

The top-down approach they devise and implement for executing their big data strategy is critical to their success, and so is the bottom-up engagement with data analytics ...

Process Intelligence: Improving Operational Performance in the Insurance Industry [ Source: Altosoft ]

March 2015- The nature of insurance operations demands process intelligence (PI) that allows exposure, visualization and quantification of critical business processes. PI provides an overview of the business from underwriting to claims. It also offers insight on where bottlenecks exist and what types of exceptions could compromise compliance and risk management.

Process Intelligence: Business Intelligence Evolves [ Source: Altosoft ]

March 2015- Virtually every organization has some form of BI and reporting tools in place, but that's no longer enough. Today's faster speed of business requires the use of process intelligence - advanced analytics providing insight down to the business process level - step by step, system to system, from start to finish. Although legacy BI and data discovery tools cannot provide this vital new, deeper level of analytics, a process intelligence-enabled BI platform can.

Process Intelligence: An Exciting New Frontier for Business Intelligence [ Source: Altosoft ]

February 2014- Everything an organization does is a process or a set of related activities (simple to very complex) performed to accomplish a goal or target. The next leap forward for BI then is to extend its capabilities to monitor, analyze, and improve an organization's critical operational processes. This extension is known as Process Intelligence. This paper will define process intelligence further through two use cases (process analytics and process compliance), describe the business benefits garnered from ...

Document Process Intelligence: Extending BI and BPM to Improve Document-Centric Processes [ Source: Altosoft ]

February 2015- Managing and monitoring document-centric business processes presents a unique challenge. There is no complete view that can be used to understand the overall progress of the business process or the current state of the supporting documents. BPM cannot provide insight into steps that fall outside its field of control and BI tools are limited to only deal with point-in-time calculations with no actual process context of these values. This report looks at the benefits of ...

Insurance in the Cloud: A Customer Focused Approach to Innovation [ Source: Bluewolf ]

July 2014- 72% of financial services companies will increase their cloud-related budget this year.

Learn how insurance companies like The Standard and The Hanover Insurance Group are overcoming industry challenges and leveraging cloud technology to quickly and effectively:

ESG Reviews the Processes and Technologies Required for Effective Incident Detection and Response Today [ Source: RSA, The Security Division of EMC ]

November 2014- Learn what CISOs can do to better protect their organizations from security breaches, and why a big data security analytics architecture is necessary for threat detection and response.

A Fast Data Imperative for Regional and Community Banks [ Source: TIBCO Software Inc ]

November 2014- Regional and community banks are in a difficult position today, trying to balance available resources with real and urgent business needs. The key is analytics. No matter the size of the institution, the banks that are the most adept at customer analytics earn the advantage over the competition. Analytics enable banks to better understand their customers. Analytics provide insight for banks to define their customer experience and guide the business in developing its sales and ...

Academic Analytics: Business Intelligence For Higher Education [ Source: Dell Software ]

November 2014- For years, corporate America has used analytics to make informed business decisions. Today, colleges and universities are exploring ways to leverage those same analytic tools to achieve important educational and institutional goals. In this report, Campus Technology looks at how higher education institutes are using analytics to recruit and retain students as well as improve teaching and learning, and takes a brief look at the barriers of wider implementation.

Dell In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

October 2014- Data is the new currency and competitive differentiator. It is being created and consumed at rates never before seen. This is not unique to a single industry; it is impacting all vertical markets. Customers are struggling to ingest, store, analyze, and build insights from all this data. As more connected devices and machines with embedded sensors proliferate throughout the world, this will create even greater challenges for customers. Dell, together with Cloudera and Intel, want ...

5 prácticas recomendadas para contar excelentes historias con datos [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Las historias pueden dar vida a los datos. Pueden ayudarlo a dar sentido y orden a una recopilación de datos desordenado. Permiten poder pintar una imagen de lo que viene en el futuro más fácilmente tanto como que puedas recordar puntos claves.
A través de las historias, también se crea interactividad; las personas se involucran en ellas y pueden relacionarse con la situación. Estrategias sencillas pueden ayudarle a ...

Cinco práticas recomendadas para contar excelentes histórias com dados e por que elas farão de você um analista melhor [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Histórias de dados podem dar vida aos fatos. Eles podem ajudar a dar sentido e ordem a uma coleção desordenada de fatos. As histórias permitem que seja mais faciul pintar um retrato do que vem no futuro, bem como ajudam que seja mais facil lembrar dos pontos principais.

Através de histórias, a interatividade também é criado; as pessoas se envolvem com eles e podem se relacionar ...

O poder do R e da análise visual - Parceria entre estatística avançada e visualização de dados [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Os cientistas de dados e os profissionais de estatística conhecem uma ferramenta de estatística avan?ada que se chama apenas “R.” O R é um software de linguagem de programação gratuito com código-fonte aberto e um ambiente para computação estatística. Sua linguagem de programação estatística é a que mais cresce e está se tornando a preferida da maioria dos cientistas de dados. O ...

5 Dicas para aproveitar mais o Google Analytics [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- O Google Analytics tem oferecido vários excelentes recursos novos para rastrear os visitantes, as fontes e as conversões do seu site. E você pode fazer muito mais para aproveitar ao m?ximo seus dados do Google Analytics.

Obtenha respostas para perguntas complexas: Qual é o índice de correspondência entre as pessoas que visitam seu site e o seu p úblico-alvo? Quais fontes de tr áfego trazem os clientes mais ...

5 consejos para obtener más beneficios de Google Analytics [ Source: Tableau Software ]

November 2014- Google Analytics le ha dado excelentes nuevas funciones para el seguimiento de visitantes, fuentes y conversiones en su sitio web. Y hay muchas más cosas que se pueden hacer para aprovechar al má ximo los datos de Google Analytics.

Formule preguntas má s profundas y respóndalas: ¿En qué medida el público que responde en las visitas a su sitio web se corresponde con su público objetivo? &...

Six Essential Elements for a Modern Mobility Strategy [ Source: Box ]

October 2014- Enterprises that understand the strategic importance of mobility are moving to the head of the pack. With a cohesive mobile strategy that balances secure content sharing, enhanced collaboration, and a superior user experience, a company can improve employee productivity, enhance decision making, engage with customers more effectively, and ultimately facilitate innovation across the organization. There's no question that the time for enterprises to hone their mobile strategies now.

Hadoop in Action: Seeing the big picture [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

October 2014- As customers become increasingly global, and supply chains become more dependent on partner networks, manufacturers like Omneo face a big challenge in identifying risks to product quality. As their volume of data continued to grow, Omneo needed one common place to view, search, and analyze large streams of diverse types of data. After an in-depth evaluation, the company concluded that a solution based on Apache Hadoop was the best fit in terms of performance, scalability, ...

Inside BIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

October 2014- Companies are increasing their efforts to derive value through big data initiatives, with many already implementing big data projects. As the 3 Vs of big data-volume, velocity, and variety-continue to grow, so too does the opportunity for financial sector firms to capitalize on this data for protecting business and building strategic advantages. The financial industry's cautious adoption of big data technologies such as cloud solutions and Hadoop using the open source distribution model will be transformative ...

CommVault Is A Leader Among Enterprise Backup And Recovery Software Providers [ Source: CommVault ]

August 2014- CommVault's primary strategy centers on providing a single platform for backup, recovery, continuity, archive, and other data management and protection strategies. Areas of strength for CommVault include its deduplication capabilities, cloud-target integrations, hypervisor and application capabilities. Through innovative offerings and the implementation of advanced strategies, CommVault has quickly become an industry leader in a myriad of fields. Download this Forrester Research Report today to find out more about CommVault's current offering, strategy, and market presence.

End to End eDiscovery [ Source: Symantec ]

August 2014- Need a single application to manage legal, regulatory, and investigative matters? eDiscovery solution enables agencies to defensibly solve real-world challenges across the entire eDiscovery lifecycle from legal hold and collections through analysis, review, and production.

The F5 ADC is a Platform, Not a Product [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Platforms are a key success factor whether we're talking about phones or cloud or Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). F5's offering-TMOS-has been a platform supporting an extensible ecosystem of application-focused "apps." Over the past 10 years, the ADC market has continued to experience growth with the upper limit on the ADC market constrained only by current definitions. Thus, the ADC must be a platform and not a product to continue to adapt to the needs of ...

Getting Big Value out of Big Data: The Update [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Updated storage ebook covers XIV and DS8870 plus FlashSystem and Storwize benefits and includes case studies and resources.

Staging the Deployment of Private Clouds with IBM SmartCloud [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- IBM is in a strong position to facilitate the deployment of private clouds. A key component of IBM’s cloud solutions is SmartCloud Foundation, an integrated set of technologies for deploying private and hybrid clouds. These hardware and software technologies are built on a common architecture, giving customers a smooth upgrade path as they advance along the maturity curve of deploying private clouds.

Boost Business Agility and Insight with Flash Storage for Analytics [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Applications, servers and IT resources are all waiting for the same thing-data. But data access depends on the response of storage. Now with IBM FlashSystem storage, you can eliminate wait times and accelerate critical applications for faster decision making. FlashSystem includes advanced technologies to help your organization effectively support analytics workloads with compelling data economics, enterprise resiliency and easy infrastructure integration. Learn more in the IBM solution brief, "Boost business agility and insight with flash ...

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