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Published By: Aberdeen     Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
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aberdeen, michael lock, data-driven decisions, business intelligence, public sector, analytics, federal, state, governmental, decisions, data management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning. The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business (LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy. IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs, systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 09, 2018
As the information age matures, data has become the most powerful resource enterprises have at their disposal. Businesses have embraced digital transformation, often staking their reputations on insights extracted from collected data. While decision-makers hone in on hot topics like AI and the potential of data to drive businesses into the future, many underestimate the pitfalls of poor data governance. If business decision-makers can’t trust the data within their organization, how can stakeholders and customers know they are in good hands? Information that is not correctly distributed, or abandoned within an IT silo, can prove harmful to the integrity of business decisions. In search of instant analytical insights, businesses often prioritize data access and analysis over governance and quality. However, without ensuring the data is trustworthy, complete and consistent, leaders cannot be confident their decisions are rooted in facts and reality
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Published By: Sage Software     Published Date: Jun 20, 2018
Data inundation and information overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today, providing great amounts of detail but often very little context on which executives can act. According to the Harvard Business Review, less than half of an organization’s structured data is actively used in making decisions. The burden is felt profoundly among finance executives, who increasingly require fast and easy access to real-time data in order to make smart, timely, strategic decisions. In fact, 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data, and the average CFO receives information too late to make decisions 24% of the time.
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sage enterprise management, bms, erp, bom, enterprise accounting, enterprise intelligence, drp, enterprise, mrp
    
Sage Software
Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
When building artificial intelligence (AI) into your business strategy, it’s easy to become distracted by all the new technologies on the market—each one promising a better customer experience. Make decisions based on facts, not misconceptions. When you evaluate AI technologies, consider these facts: • Bots working with human agents enables a seamless customer journey • Automated self-service costs as little as 20 cents per interaction • A single platform makes it easier to deliver personalized, proactive and predictive experiences See how AI connects customer conversations in this new analyst guide, 2017 ContactBabel Inner Circle Guide to Self-Services.
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artificial intelligence, customer experience, customer journey, self-servic e, personalization
    
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Published By: AWS - ROI DNA     Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
In today's big data digital world, your organization produces large volumes of data with great velocity. Generating value from this data and guiding decision making require quick capture, analysis and action. Without strategies to turn data into insights, the data loses its value and insights become irrelevant. Real-time data inegration and analytics tools play a crucial role in harnessing your data so you can enable business and IT stakeholders to make evidence-based decisions
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Published By: HPE     Published Date: Jan 04, 2016
Think you can’t afford flash? Think again. If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford not to consider an all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 21, 2016
Modern organizations are expanding mobility initiatives across virtually every business function. According to Cisco’s 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey, 72 percent of business leaders believe mobility is a strategic imperative for their organization’s success. In fact, in many businesses today, line-of-business (LoB) leaders are increasingly funding and making decisions about mobile applications and solutions.
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Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
What can you see and discover when you’re able to explore trends and make predictions with your organization’s data? If you’re a midsize home delivery business, you can discover new ways to make customers happy. If you’re a local government agency, you can predict where your resources are needed most. And if you’re a growing hospital, you can bring life-changing patient data directly to doctors and nurses. In this e-book, we’ve profiled six organizations that are using self-service visual exploration to make big improvements in the way they work. From college administrators to professional sports teams, everyone makes better decisions with easy access to powerful, interactive analytics.
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SAS
Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
Consider the many ways that a customer encounters your brand – organic results on a search engine, display media campaigns, social media links, re-targeting on external sites, etc. One thing is certain – consumer journeys are far from linear. They can occur across multiple platforms, devices and browsers. The problem is that organizations are often constrained to channel-limiting decisions regarding their media investment allocations. Marketing attribution helps you analyze the impact and business value of company-generated marketing interactions to help make the best marketing investment decisions. The challenge is to interpret the massive volumes of customer data that continues to expand day by day.
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Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse. The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current. Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
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erp software, enterprise resource planning software
    
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Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
More than ever, businesses are considering a cloud solution for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment over an on-premises system. Cloud technology appeals to these companies because updates and fixes occur automatically with little or no effort from internal IT staff, and because cloud-based solutions provide access to real-time data from anywhere. Employees want tools that make it easier for them to complete everyday tasks and make informed decisions that help the business grow. Aberdeen’s research report, “Top Performers Know It’s Time to Migrate to Cloud ERP: Here’s Why and How,” uncovers the reasons successful companies are choosing cloud over on-premises ERP models. Download this SmartBite for a quick look at the report’s highlights.
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Published By: HPE     Published Date: Feb 20, 2015
Imagine an environment where business decisions drive application choices and policy, with no regard for infrastructure, where best practices are implemented based solely on business requirements—and a “guaranteed service level” means just that. The IT of the future will be an elaborate business operation unencumbered by past technology decisions, one capable of providing exact service levels to multiple constituencies while continually optimizing costs.
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Published By: DataStax     Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Banks are at an inflection point. According to a recent research by Viacom, 1 in every 3 U.S. consumers are open to switching banks in the next 90 days. Financial services companies need to break through the competition to gain customer trust and loyalty. Building a 360° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions. However, this is no easy task as complexity increases when retail banks engage their customers across multiple channels and financial products. Gaining visibility into every customer interaction, across your business silos, and with every engagement channel is critical to making the right decisions to deliver amazing customer experiences. This white paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a 360° view of the customer to transform their customer experience and how to overcome them.
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DataStax
Published By: Oracle CX     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
With the growing size and importance of information stored in today’s databases, accessing and using the right information at the right time has become increasingly critical. Real-time access and analysis of operational data is key to making faster and better business decisions, providing enterprises with unique competitive advantages. Running analytics on operational data has been difficult because operational data is stored in row format, which is best for online transaction processing (OLTP) databases, while storing data in column format is much better for analytics processing. Therefore, companies normally have both an operational database with data in row format and a separate data warehouse with data in column format, which leads to reliance on “stale data” for business decisions. With Oracle’s Database In-Memory and Oracle servers based on the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors companies can now store data in memory in both row and data formats, and run analytics on their operatio
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Published By: Oracle CX     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure 1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data. In-memory databases have helped address p
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Published By: Infosys     Published Date: May 30, 2018
Enterprises often accord the lowest priority for modernizing systems running business-critical applications, for fear of disruption of business as well as the time it would take for the new system to stabilize and come up to speed. A large telecom company had the same fears when they decided to modernize the reporting data warehouse which produced reports critical for making business decisions. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
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data, fortress, modernize, business, applications, telecom
    
Infosys
Published By: Dome9     Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered. This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure, compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
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Published By: MobileIron     Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
Ready or not, the global mobility trend is forcing enterprises to enable a mobile workforce with business productivity tools on any device, regardless of the underlying operating system. As IT is quickly impacted by end-user technology decisions, enterprises can no longer ignore this reality, especially given the explosive global demand for mobile devices. This guide offers practical, step-by-step insight that can help any organization accelerate their journey to becoming a Mobile First enterprise by providing a detailed, best-practice deployment process and recommendations for finding the right enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider.
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mobile, enterprise, emm, mobile management
    
MobileIron
Published By: SAS     Published Date: Oct 22, 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an opportunity to collect real-time information about every physical operation of a business. From the temperature of equipment to the performance of a fleet of wind turbines, IoT sensors can deliver this information in real time. There is tremendous opportunity for those businesses that can convert raw IoT data into business insights, and the key to doing so lies within effective data analytics. To research the current state of IoT analytics, Blue Hill Research conducted deep qualitative interviews with three organizations that invested significant time and resources into their own IoT analytics initiatives. By distilling key themes and lessons learned from peer organizations, Blue Hill Research offers our analysis so that business decision makers can ultimately make informed investment decisions about the future of their IoT analytics projects.
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Published By: Bloomberg     Published Date: Jun 11, 2012
Bloomberg Government (BGOV) is a unique online service that helps business and government leaders understand the business impact of government actions through a combination of in-depth analysis, best-in-class data, analytical tools, and award winning journalism, enabling better decisions. bgov.com
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bloomberg government insider, bgov, demo, free trial, policy analysis, data breakdowns, editorial expertise, news aggregator, policy research, government contract database, congressional staff database
    
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
For many companies the appeal of the public cloud is very real. For tech startups, the cloud may be their only option, since many don’t have the capital or expertise to build and operate the IT systems their businesses need. Existing companies with established data centers are also looking at public clouds, to increase IT agility while limiting risk. The idea of building-out their production capacity while possibly reducing the costs attached to that infrastructure can be attractive. For most companies the cloud isn’t an “either-or” decision, but an operating model to be evaluated along with on-site infrastructure. And like most infrastructure decisions the question of cost is certainly a consideration. In this report we’ll explore that question, comparing the cost of an on-site hyperconverged solution with a comparable set up in the cloud. The on-site infrastructure is a Dell EMC VxRailTM hyperconverged appliance cluster and the cloud solution is Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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public cloud, it systems, data center, it agility, hyperconverged solution, hyperconverged appliance
    
Dell EMC
Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Digital transformation is the process of creating value, growth, and competitive advantage through new offerings, business models, and business relationships that are data centric and data driven. It’s about changing the way that business gets done. This transformation also places IT at the forefront when making strategic business decisions related to redefining business processes and operational efficiencies, shifting work and employee productivity, changing customer relationships, increasing buyer loyalty, and transforming product and service revenue streams. IDC believes that IT organizations must assume a critical role in the forthcoming digital reinvention by assuming the position of being a critical business innovation platform. Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside. Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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Published By: FICO     Published Date: Aug 27, 2012
This white paper explains how a BRMS helps businesses make profitable decisions.
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business rules management, brms, fico, roi
    
FICO
Published By: FICO     Published Date: Aug 27, 2012
In this white paper, you'll learn where you can achieve the greatest results by combining these technologies.
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business rules management, brms, banking, fico, business performance
    
FICO
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