Category Archives: Business Intelligence

Go Beyond APM with Real-Time IT Operations Analytics

Operations teams stand at the intersection of IT and the business. As a result, business success increasingly depends on how quickly IT Operations teams resolve problems and respond to new demands. This white paper details how IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their […]

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9 Social Insights that Drive Real Business Results

Most retailers and brands recognize the value of user-generated content and are using the power of social to facilitate transactions on their websites. Many of these same companies, however, are not realizing the most valuable potential of this content: social intelligence. When your customers are discussing specific products (down to […]

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Packt’s Business Intelligence Book Bundle — A Free 163 Page Sampler

A collection of Business Intelligence tips, tricks, and information from Packt Publishing. This Packt e-book bundle includes materials from 5 informative guides on business intelligence. You’ll enjoy a sample chapter from each title included below: Fast Data Processing with Spark Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner’s Guide Storm […]

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Building a Better Business Process

How Splunk software is used to provide real-time visibility into sales and marketing data. Executives at one Splunk customer, a national wireless carrier, found that using Splunk software to create real-time dashboards provides a never-before-seen world of customer data for its IT, sales, marketing and executive teams. This clarity provided […]

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The Business Value of Enterprise Business Intelligence

How Greater Visibility Drives Performance Improvements Across the Organization While Business Intelligence (BI) continues to be closely aligned with sales analysis and reporting, more companies are evolving in their use of it to not only understand, predict and influence the behavior of their customers, but to plan, evaluate and monitor […]

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Interactive Data Visualization: Strategies and Key Technologies

The human desire for exploration has found a welcome conduit in interactive data visualization as BI users venture towards new analytical horizons. Though lazy clichès have cheapened most observations on the human spirit, the idea of man’s inherent desire to explore holds its value. That need to dig deeper, go […]

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Achieving Fast ROI for BI Projects

On average, organizations using Business Intelligence (BI) that responded to Aberdeen’s May 2013 agile analytics survey spent over $5 million each on BI last year. Naturally enough, some organizations get more for their money than others. While closely managing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of an analytics solution is […]

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Mobile Analytics: Native App or Browser, That is The Question

Not all mobile analytics / Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are created equal. There are two fundamental approaches: platform-specific or ‘native’ mobile BI apps are able to exploit the hardware and user interface capabilities of the specific mobile device, whereas browser-based approaches will work on any platform, but typically have more […]

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ERP and BI in the SMB: Bringing Light to Data in the Shadows

Businesses vary in complexity, but most have many moving parts. As a result, running a business effectively and efficiently requires timely operational decisions. Increasingly, small and medium sized businesses are adopting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions to help them manage that complexity. In fact, Aberdeen’s 2012 ERP Benchmark survey found […]

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The Next Generation in ERP Software

S2K Enterprise Software to Address Key Industry Requirements & Deliver Bottom-Line Results. VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer and is renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. As an IBM Premier Business Partner, […]

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Oracle: Big Data for the Enterprise

Today the term big data draws a lot of attention, but behind the hype there’s a simple story. For decades, companies have been making business decisions based on transactional data stored in relational databases. Beyond that critical data, however, is a potential treasure trove of non-traditional, less structured data: weblogs, […]

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Getting Started with Oracle Hyperion Planning 11–Free 41 Page Excerpt

Oracle Hyperion Planning is one of the many products in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management software suite, an industry-leading Business Intelligence software package. The primary focus of the Hyperion Planning product is to provide a planning, budgeting, and forecasting solution that helps you manage and coordinate all your business planning […]

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Wisdom of Crowds™ Business Intelligence Market Study®, 2012

This analyst report provides a wealth of information and analysis – offering value to both consumers and producers of Business Intelligence technology and services. As an objective source of industry research, consumers use the Wisdom of Crowds™ Business Intelligence Market Study® to understand how their peers are leveraging and investing […]

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How the Fastest Growing Companies Use BI

Fast growing companies use BI to communicate corporate strategy enterprise-wide, react to business changes, and be more agile than the competition. This white paper will investigate the various levels of business intelligence, discuss the challenges organizations face with today’s typical BI deployments, and highlight how many high-growth companies have implemented […]

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Can Your Business Intelligence Environment Handle Data Growth?

As companies experience rapid growth in the volume of data they maintain, many are finding that their Business Intelligence (BI) environments are struggling to keep pace. This white paper will highlight WebFOCUS Hyperstage, an effective and economical way for users of Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI platform to achieve outstanding reporting […]

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