This Gleansight benchmark report is based on the experiences of 229 companies and includes the following sections: Reasons to Implement, Challenges, Value Drivers, Core Technologies and Success Story. It also includes a Vendor Landscape with descriptions and analysis of 32 solution providers.
Most organizations today have business intelligence (BI) tools or at least some way of churning out reports. Fewer have a true business intelligence strategy or a well-architected BI platform for generating actionable insights. Broadly considered, BI encompasses all aspects of gathering, storing, cleansing, analyzing and distributing data. This Gleansight benchmark report reveals how Top Performers are justifying their investments in next-generation BI capabilities, how they're overcoming implementation and organizational hurdles, and how, as a result of their investments, they're now able to make more timely and better informed business decisions across multiple organizational functions.
Published By: OnForce
Published Date: Apr 22, 2007
“8 Ways Every Solution provider Can Profit from Rollouts Now” demonstrates how rollouts are creating strong sales opportunities for solution providers of all sizes. Importantly, it also addresses how solution providers have finally “cracked the code” of transforming this high-volume business, which is extremely service intensive, into a high-profit business via innovative on-site service delivery models that let them find the contract IT service professionals they need, right when they need them.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Aug 01, 2008
Find out how each aspect of perfect order performance (On-Time Delivery, Complete Orders, Damage-free Delivery, Accurate Invoicing and Documentation) can be improved through enhancements to data collection processes and technologies including RFID, speech, imaging technology, and GPS.
Each area of payback overlaps as talent mobility is not a stand-alone practice. Internal talent redeployment connects with many aspects of overall talent management, especially talent acquisition and succession management. Understanding and quantifying the returns from talent mobility should be framed in that overall context.
When explaining your company’s value proposition, starting with why is always better than starting with how. Learn how an explainer video using emotional and aspirational messaging was able to not only increase Rypple’s online conversion rate by 20%, but also generated more qualified and engaged leads.
Published By: Datawatch
Published Date: Mar 21, 2014
Big Data is not a new problem. Companies have always stored large amounts of data—structured like databases, unstructured like documents—in multiple repositories across the enterprise. The most important aspect of big data is not how big it is, or where it should be stored, or how it should be accessed. It’s the efficacy of business intelligence tools to plumb its depths for patterns and trends, to derive insight from it that will give companies competitive advantage in an increasingly challenging business climate. Visualization allows companies to analyze big data in real-time across a variety of sources in order to make better business decisions.
How do you create a comfortable workplace that inspires creativity and productivity?
There is no one right formula. This guide identifies some of the important aspects of workplace design – from office layout to ergonomic products and desk accessories – to help you make decisions that may make sense for your employees and your bottom line.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 11, 2017
In our 25-criteria evaluation of endpoint security suite providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Bromium, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, ESET, IBM, Intel Security, Invincea, Kaspersky Lab, Landesk, Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps S&R professionals make the right choice.
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.
Across the automotive industry, organizations are using analytics to transform all aspects of their business. In the vast
majority of instances, the analytics performed is on data that is already available within the organization or wider automotive ecosystem, but has not yet been tapped to use its full potential. Analytics can unlock the value held in this data, helping to answer key “what if” questions across the organization and the value chain. For example, what if dealerships could better understand their customers’ digital journey? Or what if manufacturing could improve visibility into parts, assembly and vehicle inventory?
Web content management remains a vibrant and growing market, fueled by the aspirations of digital strategists on the demand side and continuous innovation on the supply side. IT application leaders, marketers, digital experience specialists and merchandisers all now view WCM as mission-critical.
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
J.D. Byrider's franchisees experienced a high level of frustration due to an old system running on Linux using dBase files. Byrider made the decision to switch their development environment to Intel-based servers in a Microsoft SQL Server and ASP development environment. Download this paper to read about their results.
The objective of this white paper is to review various aspects of retail financial management and to draw important lessons for small and mid-size retailers. The paper addresses a wide range of topics that impact a retailer’s financial success. Many of these are common to retailers of all sizes, but some are specific to mid to small tier businesses and many cautionary notes are given.
ERP failure is a very real concern for companies of all sizes. Our buying checklist helps you avoid common ERP mistakes. You learn how to buy the right system for your needs, how to negotiate a great deal, experience a smooth implementation and gain user acceptance. Learn more today!
Development initiatives are a critical aspect of growth, for both organisations and their employees, so how can companies evolve their learning strategies to meet the needs of the new workforce?
“Why Your Current Strategy for Learning is Broken And How to Fix it With the Power of Collaboration” will show you how making training collaborative, continuous, and group-led unlocks employee knowledge and shares it across the company.
Employee management tools that are paper-driven and spreadsheet-oriented are no longer viable workforce development strategies. The modern worker wants performance evaluations to be goal-oriented and feedback-focused, with learning opportunities that are self-driven and personalized to their own career aspirations. Combining Performance with Learning helps employees and managers create meaningful career-building plans that lead to bottom line growth.
Despite heavy, long-term investments in data management, data problems at many organizations continue to grow. One reason is that data has traditionally been perceived as just one aspect of a technology project; it has not been treated as a corporate asset. Consequently, the belief was that traditional application and database planning efforts were sufficient to address ongoing data issues.
As our corporate data stores have grown in both size and subject area diversity, it has become clear that a strategy to address data is necessary. Yet some still struggle with the idea that corporate data needs a comprehensive strategy.
There’s no shortage of blue-sky thinking when it comes to organizations’ strategic plans and road maps. To many, such efforts are just a novelty. Indeed, organizations’ strategic plans often generate very few tangible results for organizations – only lots of meetings and documentation. A successful plan, on the other hand, will identify realistic goals along with a r
Some organizations focus on the scary aspects of failing to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. But there are many long-term benefits of following through with plans for sustainable GDPR compliance – such as gaining a competitive edge, or developing new products or services.
To learn how organizations have approached compliance efforts, SAS conducted a global survey among 183 cross-industry businesspeople involved with GDPR. Based on the results, this e-book delves into the biggest opportunities and challenges faced.
Read the e-book to:
• Get advice from industry experts.
• Find out what steps peers have taken.
• Learn how an integrated approach from SAS can continue to guide your journey.
Starting data governance initiatives can seem a bit daunting. You’re establishing strategies and policies for data assets. And, you’re committing the organization to treat data as a corporate asset, on par with its buildings, its supply chain, its employees or its intellectual property.
However, as Jill Dyché and Evan Levy have noted, data governance is a combination of strategy and execution. It’s an approach that requires one to be both holistic and pragmatic:
• Holistic. All aspects of data usage and maintenance are taken into account in establishing
• Pragmatic. Political challenges and cross-departmental struggles are part of the
equation. So, the tactical deployment must be delivered in phases to provide quick
“wins” and avert organizational fatigue from a larger, more monolithic exercise.
To accomplish this, data governance must touch all internal and external IT systems and establish decision-making mechanisms that transcend organizational silos. And, it must provi
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