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.
The Internet of Things is growing fast: By 2025, IoT devices will transmit an estimated 90 zettabytes of data to their intended targets, according to IDC. Armed with information, businesses can revolutionise everything from fraud detection to customer service. But first, they need an architecture that supports real-time analytics so they can gain actionable insights from their IoT data.
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Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
People analytics is increasingly on the agenda for organisations. With the rise of workplace technology allowing leaders to track employees’ performance, productivity and wellbeing, we partnered with the CIPD to survey over 3,000 business professionals to understand how people analytics is being used.
And the results are in. 65% of respondents who work in an organisation with a strong people analytics culture, say their business performance is strong compared to competitors.
As well as outlining the key opportunities leaders can capitalise on, this report covers:
- How different professions are using people data
- The various types of people data that are being used
- How people analytics adds value to organisations
- What the future holds for people data
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
Organizations still struggle with communication between data owners and those responsible for administering DLP systems, leading to technology-driven — rather than business-driven — implementations.
Many clients who deploy enterprise DLP systems struggle to get out of the initial phases of discovering and monitoring data flows, never realizing the potential benefits of deeper data analytics or applying appropriate data protections.
DLP as a technology has a reputation of being a high-maintenance control — incomplete deployments are common, tuning is a never-ending process, lack of organization buy-in is low, and calculations of ROI are complex.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are redefining business analytics. But for
HR, use cases can be much more complex. Learn five key steps to build a strong foundation for
answering HCM questions today and position yourself to use AI in HR going forward.
“Vestas is a global market leader in manufacturing and servicing wind turbines,” explains Sven Jesper Knudsen, Ph.D., senior data scientist. “Turbines provide a lot of data, and we analyze that data, adapt to changing needs, and work to create a best-in-class wind energy solution that provides the lowest cost of energy.
“To stay ahead, we have created huge stacks of technologies—massive amounts of data storage and technologies to transform data with analytics. That comes at a cost. It requires maintenance and highly skilled personnel, and we simply couldn’t keep up. The market had matured, and to stay ahead we needed a new platform.
“If we couldn’t deliver on time, we would let users and the whole business down, and start to lose a lot of money on service. For example, if we couldn’t deliver a risk report on time, decisions would be made without actually understanding the risk landscape.
Key Findings ? Budgets for analytics tools and talent are going up, as marketing leaders see analytics as a business requirement and source of competitive advantage. ? Marketing analytics users rate functionality, performance, product roadmap and future vision as the primary factors they consider when evaluating vendors. ? Customers of these vendors also report putting a premium on user experience and ease of use among their requirements. ? Digital marketing analytics vendors are addressing these needs by adding more advanced features and investing in upgraded and flexible user interfaces, including intelligent assistants.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
What if we stopped arguing over which analytics software is best, and decided instead to use them all? With today’s analytics technologies, the conversation about open analytics and commercial analytics is no longer an either/or discussion. You can now combine the benefits of SAS and open source analytics within your organization. Download this e-book to learn how businesses in multiple industries are integrating disparate code and information to deploy models and deliver critical results with analytics.
“Unpolluted” data is core to a successful business – particularly one that relies on analytics to survive. But preparing data for analytics is full of challenges. By some reports, most data scientists spend 50 to 80 percent of their model development time on data preparation tasks. SAS adheres to five data management best practices that help you access, cleanse, transform and shape your raw data for any analytic purpose. With a trusted data quality foundation and analytics-ready data, you can gain deeper insights, embed that knowledge into models, share new discoveries and automate decision-making processes to build a data-driven business.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementation of SAP Business Objects Analytics solutions, Forrester interviewed four organizations with multiple years of experience using these analytics solutions from SAP across one or more of the following key analytics areas: planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. A composite, or representative, organization was developed to provide the conclusions of this cost and benefit analysis.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Analytics solutions, Forrester interviewed four organizations with multiple years of experience using these analytics solutions from SAP across one or more of the following key analytics areas: planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. A composite, or representative, organization was developed to report cost and benefit findings
The SAP HANA platform provides a powerful unified foundation for storing, processing, and analyzing structured and unstructured data. It funs on a single, in-memory database, eliminating data redundancy and speeding up the time for information research and analysis.
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals.
Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture.
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
In the age of the customer, businesses realize the need to take their big data insights further than they have before, in order to win, serve, and retain their customers. Today’s modern company has more data than ever before and is now looking to derive insights from the data that will help propel it forward. As firms move data analytics to the cloud, there is a new set of challenges and barriers to overcome, but with the help of insights-platforms-as-a-service, companies will be able to innovate with data and drive business forward.
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives.
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Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
Transform your business with services that allow you to innovate faster, simplify operations, and reduce risk. Building on an open, software-driven approach that uses virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, our networkwide architecture prepares you to respond to new opportunities at digital speed.
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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