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.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
Turbonomic enables organizations to understand - and compare - the precise costs of migrating optimized workloads from on-premises data centers to the public cloud, including licensing models and discounting mechanisms such as RIs and Azure Hybrid Use Benefit (AHUB).
This on demand webinar explains the Turbonomic process, including customer case studies.
Experience IBM Watson Order Optimizer
How can retailers efficiently leverage inventory from one channel to serve another without breaking the bank?
See how IBM Watson Order Optimizer helps Fulfillment, Operations, and Inventory:
Gain a holistic view of omni-channel operations across different functional areas
Optimize in real-time against multiple, competing business objectives
Utilize inventory at its most profitable price point
Make better fulfillment decisions with cognitive insights
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
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
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
While it is easy for marketers to be distracted by the power of data and technology, a new report reminds us what really drives business decisions: feelings. A new study conducted by the Financial Times Commercial Insight Group and gyro asked more than 300 FT readers across the globe to express what feelings are crucial for creating successful business relationships.
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.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Most organizations today lack access to company-wide analytics and data. And it’s a problem.
To make smart and timely business decisions, it’s important that your organization can get to the real data that matters, and do it fast.
Read the CIO.com report to learn:
•The importance of having a single source of truth across your entire business
•How a cloud-based system provides data you can trust
•Why you need actionable, real-time data to drive decision-making
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 15, 2018
For both finance and HR, this separation is often driven by organizational obstacles, disparate systems and data sources, regulatory uncertainty, and a lack of complete visibility into the business. As Joseph Fanutti, CFO of Bill Gosling Outsourcing, says of his own organization’s challenges, “Finance operated its own silo, HR its own, operations its own. There was a lack of consistency in terms of how we viewed the business.” He recalls, “Numbers were always challenged, no one could agree on metrics, and people couldn’t agree on what actions to take going forward.”
If this situation sounds familiar, that’s because it’s commonplace across organizations the world over. Strategic uncertainty and incomplete data are symptoms of a larger problem: a lack of unification among finance, HR, and operations teams. Managers need to make financial and people decisions in tandem, yet traditional systems store this information independently. This separation creates multiple versions of the same u
"IoT adoption is expected to generate a 21% increase in corporate profits by 2022. This business value comes from the ability to automate processes and collect and analyze massive amounts of data—so organizations can make better informed decisions and deliver powerful customer experiences.
But how are organizations really putting IoT to work for their business? And how can IoT risks be mitigated so these rewards can truly be achieved?
This e-book explores the potential of IoT in the enterprise, which industries are leading the way and how to secure your connected things. It also provides:
• 7 best practices for data privacy and security policies
• 7 items to consider for device security
• 6 key considerations for network connection security"
The pace of business is accelerating. The difference between market leaders
and everyone chasing them is often their ability to make decisions faster
than their competition and to make them based on a more comprehensive
picture of what’s happening. Integrating modern BI tools with predictive
performance metrics into a modern PPM suite creates a game-changing
insight engine that can help your organization level-up.
Competition is growing fierce for restaurants — and not all of it comes from other
local dining establishments. With grocery stores and meal kit services offering
additional convenient and affordable dining options for customers to choose from,
and with many restaurants turning to faster and smarter automation methods to
power their operations, now is the time for your restaurant to step up its game.
Ultimately, what your restaurant needs to do is offer a complete experience for your
guests. The only way to effectively do this is to understand the whole diner journey
and how the decisions you make along the way affect it.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
When was the last time you evaluated SaaS? With some big decisions ahead for your online store as the ecommerce landscape is changing, we designed a SaaS Ecommerce Benefits Checklist to easily evaluate the latest features powering SaaS ecommerce platforms.
You’re no longer limited to the complexities of an on-premise solution.
Find out how you can save your business from complexity without sacrificing performance in this checklist.
Leading companies and technology providers are rethinking the fundamental model of analytics, and the contours of a new paradigm are emerging. The new generation of analytics goes beyond Big Data (information that is too large and complex to manipulate without robust software), and the traditional narrow approach of analytics which was restricted to analysing customer and financial data collected from their interactions on social media. Today companies are embracing the social revolution, using real-time technologies to unlock deep insights about customers and others and enable better-informed decisions and richer collaboration in real-time.
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.
One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Government agencies have been collecting large amounts of data for some time and analyzing the data collected to one degree or another. Big data is a term that describes high volume, variety and velocity of information that inundates an organization on a regular basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and better services.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing website infrastructure or within a data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust security posture. We share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
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.
The Connected Customer is an individual who is intimately connected
to the data, outcomes, decisions, and staff associated with any
relationship to an organization. This intensely personal connection is
not just a matter of the most recent transaction, but represents a
combination of connected data, connected analytics, and collaborative
decisions associated with improving the customer’s relationship with
the organization over time.
In this report, Blue Hill explores the key traits associated with
supporting the Connected Customer through the Internet of Things,
and provides guidance on why the Internet of Things will be essential
across the general business landscape.
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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