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

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: Sep 16, 2014

To compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations need to capture, analyze and act on information rapidly. If they can quickly identify trends, discover patterns and generate new insights, they can address a wide array of strategic and operational goals—from increasing customer loyalty and creating targeted marketing offers to enhancing operational efficiency and reducing risk. In their 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 : big data, targeted marketing offers, ibm power systems, structured data, data management, business analytics, business intelligence, business management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 16, 2014

In a world that demands scalability, modularity, quality, fast performance and a best practices approach is key to ensuring predictable results for the business. IBM’s PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services solution is a workload-optimized system that meets or exceeds best practices for a virtualized infrastructure at a reasonable price point. The PowerLinux solution can help turn today’s IT infrastructure into a well-tuned utility, providing a more flexible, scalable and valuable asset to the business.

Tags : virtualized infrastructure, it infrastructure, deployment options, it management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 16, 2014

In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM® PowerLinux™ 7R2 servers and IBM PowerVM® running IBM WebSphere® Commerce on SUSE Linux operating systems. This case study highlights of some of the key aspects of this significant migration and its results, including how Bon-Ton IT executives support the business and what they prioritize, why they decided to make this move, what performance and capability resulted, and how it affected full data center costs and business resilience.

Tags : stack costs, online purchasing, promotion delivery, mobile retail, application performance management, business analytics, business intelligence, customer experience management
    
By: Lenovo     Published Date: Sep 16, 2014

Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve mobility and BYOD demands. Though traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, is it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services are most compatible, agencies can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions. Understand the tradeoffs, and learn why more agencies are taking notice to emerging web technologies through this executive summary.

Tags : vdi, cloud alternatives, byod demands, emerging web technologies, business intelligence, data protection, database security, productivity
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 15, 2014

In this white paper, IDC examines how IBM's Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost-effective, and optimized.

Tags : enterprise storage, big data, cloud computing, virtualization platform, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence, business management
    
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