Business Intelligence White Papers

Business Intelligence is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data for the purpose of helping enterprise users make better business decisions. The term implies having a comprehensive knowledge of all of the factors that affect your business. It is imperative that you have an in depth knowledge about factors such as your customers, competitors, business partners, economic environment, and internal operations to make effective and good quality business decisions. Business intelligence enables you to make these kinds of decisions.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 22, 2014

A case study on how a major oil and gas producer saves 35 percent on data storage costs and 30 percent in litigation-related costs by adopting a smarter data discovery and defensible disposal strategy, using IBM Enterprise Content Management solutions.

Tags : legacy data, data storage costs, data storage, content management, it management, knowledge management, data management, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 22, 2014

Great service is delivered one customer at a time and improving interactions across all channels means truly understanding customer wants and needs. Massive amounts of unstructured data exist in your organization and can deliver customer insight that is specific, relevant and actionable. Learn how to harness that data to provide great customer service.

Tags : customer service, service quality, customer satisfaction, content management, it management, data management, business intelligence, business management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 22, 2014

Equipping IT with the resources that they need to optimize the user experience to match that of consumer applications can help you achieve the business outcomes you want, while making the most of your enterprise content management (ECM) investments.

Tags : consumer applications, content management, ecm, it management, knowledge management, data management, application performance management, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 22, 2014

Download this white paper from MWD Advisors and get an inside look at what you’ll need to (1) Empower your most valuable knowledge workers; (2) Provide exceptional customer experiences; and (3) Thrive in an increasingly competitive environment

Tags : customer service, case management, advanced analytics, it management, knowledge management, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 22, 2014

Not storing data is cheaper than storing it. As enterprise data continues to grow and IT budgets remain flat, organizations need to more effectively maximize existing storage capacity and manage storage spend based on data value. In this white paper, Enterprise Strategy Group Sr. Analyst Mark Peters demonstrates how IBM's Information Lifecycle Governance solutions can help IT buyers improve the information economics for their organizations by curtailing data growth through defensible disposal of data.

Tags : data storage, big data, data disposal, data value, it management, data management, business intelligence, content management system
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 17, 2014

In this first-release MQ, Gartner evaluates providers on service delivery, B2B Network/Collaboration, Integration Functionality and success in capitalizing on vision. Rated against an extensive 15-criteria evaluation, IBM earned one of only three Leader positions, and outpaced the competition in "completeness of vision," signifying our strength in delivering the most competitive solution to the marketplace.

Tags : integration brokerage, service delivery, integration functionality, competitive solutions, it management, data management, best practices, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM’s predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.

Tags : it trends, data center strategies, cloud computing, mobile technology, it management, data management, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value and to how best incorporate them into your environment, based on the latest research, technologies and solutions.

Tags : private cloud, business value, business agility, hybrid era, it management, knowledge management, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

This white paper explores IBM’s vision for the next-generation data center, its potential to be truly revolutionary and the prescribed pathway for getting there.

Tags : service optimization, software defined environment, next-generation data center, data management, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.

Tags : flexible workplace, user mobility, user support, productivity management, it management, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

This white paper, based on original IBM research with analysis by IDC, offers a Mobile Infrastructure Maturity Model and documents the best practices and characteristics of organizations that are leaders.

Tags : mobile technology, it strategies, mobile infrastructure, it management, mobile data systems, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how to develop the type of network that truly supports mobile devices, applications and unified communications programs, thereby establishing the foundation for stronger mobile solutions.

Tags : mobile collaboration, mobile applications, mobile solutions, mobile infrastructure, it management, mobile data systems, application performance management, best practices
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

If you're unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, this Q and A is a must-read. IBM cloud experts share information on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage.

Tags : disaster recovery operations, cloud technologies, cloud computing, critical business aplplications, it management, knowledge management, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Interactive guide to provide insights on the key actions to take to take to safeguard your reputation by security and resilience investments.

Tags : it risk management, it security, resilience investments, enhanced brand value, security, it management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions—from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.

Tags : disaster recovery, dr in-house, outsourcing, knowledge management, business activity monitoring, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Today’s competitive marketplace requires the organization to frequently release and deploy applications at the pace of user demands, with reduced cost, risk, and increased quality.

Tags : application release, application control, application deployment, it management, best practices, business intelligence, business management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.

Tags : release management, application management, market trends, application deployment, it management, knowledge management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This paper outlines an approach for using this shift to gain a competitive advantage.

Tags : ibm, systems development, advancing product, traceability, engineering information, collaboration, engineering disciplines, collaboration process
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

Philip Howard of Bloor Research compares performance capabilities of the leading BI platforms. Companies studied in this comparison are IBM (Cognos, DB2 with BLU Acceleration), SAP (BusinessObjects, HANA), Oracle (Business Intelligence, Exadata) and Microsoft (Business Intelligence, SQL Server). His conclusion? "DB2 with BLU Acceleration should not only provide better performance in the first place but also provide consistent performance, with a corresponding requirement for less hardware and less cost."

Tags : analytic performance, blu acceleration, hardware performance, bi platforms, it management, platforms, application performance management, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

Using social media in enterprise settings is hardly a new concept. However, many organizations have struggled to fully take advantage of the potential offered by collaboration solutions before now.

Tags : social business, market trends, social media, collaboration solutions, knowledge management, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

This IDC white paper takes a look at the current state of enterprise email and the perceived and real problems that surround its use. The paper discusses the changing nature of collaboration and work fueled by the social Web by examining current email trends and the emergence of new social collaboration tools. Rather than envision "a world without email," it reveals a future where email converges with social tools and grows into an innovative hybrid productivity tool to help support the new collaborative enterprise.

Tags : idc report, enterprise email, email trends, productivity tool, software development, knowledge management, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

This ebook presents an overview of the B2B integraiton landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organizations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution. It also summarizes the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM Cloud to Excel amid escalation global complexity, demand volatility and new customer requirements.

Tags : cloud integration, b2b, value chain, cloud services, it management, knowledge management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

Financial organizations are under intense pressure to grow their business while keeping costs in check and meeting regulatory requirements. This can be a huge challenge for banking leadership and especially those managing payments infrastructures. How can banks improve business agility and ensure faster compliance? Integrated transaction management hubs deliver differentiated products to customers now, provide a platform for future and enable ongoing market share growth.

Tags : payments infrastructures, transaction management, payment transformation, single payments platform, knowledge management, business analytics, business intelligence, business management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.

Tags : mdm, big data, master data, data solutions, data management, business analytics, business intelligence, project management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

Salesforce.com is an industry leading cloud CRM solution which helps organizations streamline and effectively manage sales processes, customers and opportunities. The effectiveness of these initiatives can be improved dramatically by providing Salesforce with a 3600 view of the Customer to overcome the limitation of fragmented data that Salesforce currently relies on. This paper discusses how InfoSphere capabilities can be used to create comprehensive and accurate 3600 views of your customers from internal and external sources. This data is integrated seamlessly within Salesforce.com to help your sales teams get a complete view of the customer to help find the right contacts, allocate resources efficiently and identify new opportunities. This helps your sales teams be more efficient, effective and ultimately improve your win rate and drive more revenue.

Tags : salesforce, crm solution, data integration, data management, business intelligence, business process management, customer interaction service, customer relationship management
    
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