We’re in the era of hybrid cloud, an integrated combination of public and private cloud environments. Most companies moving into the public cloud today are making strategic decisions about which applications should go to the cloud and which should stay on-premises. Get acquainted with hybrid cloud management strategies and solutions, and learn what critical components must be addressed as you plan your hybrid cloud environment.
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.
Technology is in a constant state of evolution, and the world of automation is no exception. In this eBook, we’ll consider how you can stay ahead of the competition—because in the application economy, it’s vital to ensure the tools your organization uses are capable of positioning you at the forefront of industry—not just today, but tomorrow as well.
We are heading toward a scenario where workload automation tools are capable of thinking for themselves and making decisions based on policy; this is what we at CA Technologies are calling intelligent automation. At the same time, however, more and more challenges are being presented as the increasingly fragmented places our workloads run begin to impact our analytics, reporting and processes. The task is to navigate these hurdles while at the same time allowing our enterprises to harness the power of new technology.
Working out what consumers want – and why – is getting harder. Transactional data and traditional market research and demographic profiles no longer do the job. Our ‘Five Mys’ report proposes a radical new framework for navigating complex consumer decision-making.
Read the report to find out:
• what the ‘Five Mys’ are and how they affect spending decisions
• how to get better at predicting consumers’ changing needs
• where different generations are directing their spending
• how changing life patterns are creating new opportunities for businesses that can pick up on signals from consumers
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
This SAS and Intel collaborated piece demonstrates the value of modernizing your analytics infrastructure using SAS® software on Intel processing.
Readers will learn:
• Benefits of applying a consistent analytic vision across all functions within the organization to make more insight-driven decisions.
• How IT plays a pivotal role in modernizing analytics infrastructures.
• Competitive advantages of modern analytics.
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.
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.
As education evolves, so does the way we teach and learn. This report focuses on one of the newest trends, still in its nascent
stages—mobile learning. It describes the potential benefits of mobile learning, addresses the challenges and opportunities that
introducing mobile learning presents, and provides examples from school districts that have already implemented mobile learning programs so we can learn from their best practices. The report also suggests key points to consider as you develop your plans, align your goals, and make decisions regarding mobile learning in your schools.
Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is, is your network? Don't miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you'll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.
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