Business Analytics White Papers

Business Analytics is the branch of logic dealing with analysis. Business analytics is a term used for more sophisticated forms of business data analysis. Analytics closely resembles statistical analysis and data mining, but tends to be based on physics modeling involving extensive computation.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 07, 2014

In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated business analytics environment that will provide organizations with high performance, resiliency, and a scalable growth path.

Tags : ibm, business analytics, integrated infrastructure, workload, infrastructure, business analytics environment, integrated business analytics, resiliency
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 07, 2014

In this report, Business Value of Big Data on Power Systems, NC State University talks about unlocking the business value of big data, and how IBM Power Systems can deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact faster.

Tags : ibm, big data, analytics, power systems, business value, business insights, ibm power systems, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 07, 2014

Business analytics can empower your business managers to make more fact-based, data-driven decisions that improve operating results. Learn more in a report from Nucleus Research.

Tags : ibm, profitability, analytics, big data, midmarket, midsize companies, data-driven decision making, predictive analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 07, 2014

With so much emphasis in the business world being placed on big data and analytics, it can be easy for midsize businesses to feel like they’re being left behind. These organizations often recognize the benefits offered by big data and analytics, but have a hard time pursuing those benefits with the limited resources available to them.

Tags : ibm, analytics, big data, midmarket, midsize businesses, data-driven insights, business insights, business value
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 07, 2014

The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.

Tags : ibm, midmarket, ibm global analytics study, analytics, business insights, profitability, big data, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 17, 2014

Uncertain times and a volatile economic climate have contributed to an expanding focus on corporate governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) across all industries. As global mandates and compliance directives continue to snowball, organizations are faced with an imminent need to adopt a programmatic approach and tightly integrate risk management initiatives with ongoing business processes. Business intelligence and reporting also provide a powerful mechanism for gaining a deep understanding of key factors that impact corporate performance.

Tags : ibm, corporate governance, risk, compliance, grc, erm, risk management, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 17, 2014

Key findings from an industry roundtable on enterprise risk transformation in Canadian banking.

Tags : ibm, risk enabled enterprise, enterprise risk management, erm, big data, data aggregation, corporate governance, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 29, 2014

Social media is reshaping the relationships that customers have with products, services and brands. Read this white paper to learn how the right combination of technologies can help you understand emerging consumer trends and increase the ROI of your marketing campaigns.

Tags : ibm, retail, social media, social media analytics, consumer insights, customer relationships, roi, business technology
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 29, 2014

Customer Profitability Analytics enables banks to analyze customer, account, product, and transaction data and apply costing models to determine a bank-wide view of profitability. Applying predictive analytics, they can model future behavior and derive a lifetime value for each customer.

Tags : ibm, banking, customer profitability, customer profitability analytics, transaction data, predictive analytics, customer behavior, business analytics
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

If your ads are slow to load, chances are, consumers aren’t going to wait around to see them. Just the smallest amount of latency can cost you thousands of views, clicks, and conversions. By following these 5 guidelines, you can reduce your overall network latency and keep those clicks coming.

Tags : dyn, network latency, customer retention, serve content, combating latency, own network, global network, anycast
    
By: Marketo     Published Date: Jul 31, 2012

The Definitive Guide to Marketing Metrics and Marketing Analytics shows marketing professionals how to talk the talk of C-level executives in terms of forecasting and reporting, and walk the walk to the revenue table by leveraging metrics that matter.

Tags : definitive, guide, marketing, metrics, analytics, marketo, roi, leans
    
By: TriNet     Published Date: Jan 17, 2012

Read this white paper to learn about 10 principles to follow in order to build an effective human capital plan for your organization.

Tags : trinet, integrated hr outsourcing, in-house infrastructure, internal costs, human resources, cost structure, application integration, application performance management
    
By: Sitecore     Published Date: May 19, 2014

Uncovering the realities of today’s digital marketing landscape

Tags : business analytics, business intelligence, web services, service management
    
By: Yottaa, Inc.     Published Date: May 09, 2014

Increasing user engagement is a primary goal for any website, but measuring it isn’t easy. "User engagement" means different things to different businesses. This free guide defines 10 critical user engagement metrics every business can use, along with web benchmarks and tips. Find out what each of these metrics indicates about your site’s user experience, and where your site stands among the wider web. All of these metrics can be found within free testing tools you likely use already, like Google Analytics and Websitetest.com. Start measuring your website engagement today - download guide here!

Tags : user engagement, conversion optimization, cro, conversion rate, bounce rate, cart abandonment, traffic, web performance
    
By: IBM     Published Date: May 02, 2014

Learn how the in-context metrics and collaboration capabilities of IBM Concert work with IBM Cognos TM1 to improve the speed and quality of team-based decision-making.

Tags : ibm, decision making, improve performance, ibm cognos, in-context metrics, collaboration, business users, ibm concert
    
By: Interactive Intelligence     Published Date: Apr 23, 2014

In a contact center environment, real-time analytics provide the live information needed to respond to difficult situations before a customer, a sale, or an opportunity is lost. Scott Bakken and David Patchen from MainTrax and Brandon Rowe from Interactive Intelligence discuss how real-time analytics help your business operate at optimal levels and experience increased growth and reduced costs.

Tags : interactive intelligence, real time speech analytics, contact centers, data centers, real time analytics, productivity, revenue, retention rates
    
By: Interactive Intelligence     Published Date: Apr 23, 2014

Customer Experience (CX) and Net Promoter Score (NPS) are two of the benchmark measurements companies now use to gauge customer satisfaction. And to understand how budgetary decisions impact CX and NPS outcomes, companies are turning to advanced contact center technology for strategic planning and big data. But business requirements to manage these outcomes successfully must incorporate back-office operations as well as the contact center. Read why.

Tags : contact center, contact center strategy, customer experience, optimization, strategic planning, budgeting tools, workforce management solutions, call center
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 18, 2014

This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot — and should not — be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and software requirements must be determined in parallel to maximize the success of business analytics projects.

Tags : ibm, business analytics, deployment, hardware, infrastructure, business analytics solutions, workload, server hardware
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

The solution to operationalizing analytic s involves the effective combination of a Decision Management approach with a robust, modern analytic technology platform. This paper discusses both how to use a focus on decisions to ensure the right problem gets solved and what such an analytic technology platform looks like.

Tags : sas, predictive analytics, technology platform, solution, operationalizing, production systems, best practices, business analytics
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

To reach a consumer with a message that is going to drive the most value for your organization, you have to understand what that consumer is looking for and what type of information will bring him further along the path of conversion.

Tags : sas, marketing, marketing attribution, digital marketing, collecting data, analysis, market testing, consumer purchasing
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Executives need to adapt the resulting tactics to their companies’ own readiness.

Tags : sas, data stewardship, information management, data skills, adapt, resulting tactics, data management, best practices
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Judgment is a process and not a single event. Good judgment and sound decision making are at the heart of data governance.

Tags : sas, data governance, data management, data measurement, governance policy, payback, tactical, structured
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This Q&A with Tom Davenport, Director of Research for the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), will help you understand how analytics is evolving, where you need to go, and how to get there.

Tags : sas, data categorization, retrieval and quality, data visualization, data governance program, data management, data quality, business objectives
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This paper explores the challenges organizations have today in implementing a data governance program via an actual business case. It highlights SAS technology that can help you solve many of those challenges.

Tags : sas, data categorization, retrieval and quality, data visualization, data governance program, data management, data quality, business objectives
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

In this study, we identified many ways that IT is perceived to be a roadblock to a successful analytics strategy and a number of disconnects between how IT and lines of business view IT’s role.

Tags : sas, data strategy, idc, productive collaboration, analytic's strategy, counterparts, support, data management
    
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