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.
Mainframes continue to provide high business value by combining efficient transaction processing with high-volume access to critical enterprise data. Business organizations are linking mobile devices to mainframe processing and data to support digital applications and drive business transformation. In this rapidly growing scenario, the importance of providing excellent end-user experience becomes critical for business success.This analyst announcement note covers how CA Technologies is addressing the need for providing high availability and a fast response time by optimizing mainframe performance with new machine learning and analytics capabilities.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 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.
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
Thrill customers and empower employees with omni-channel, socially-infused digital experiences to drive better business outcomes
IBM Customer Experience Suite features rich, integrated capabilities for managing web content, rich-media assets, real-time social communications, robust customer self-service capabilities, business analytics and mobile device delivery
IBM Employee Experience Suite enables employees to easily find and share relevant information across multiple platforms, diverse geographies with multiple languages, and within the context of business applications
See how you can turn data into actionable insights with predictive analytics. Take our brief assessment to learn which analytical capabilities will enable you to find the greatest value in your data and make confident, accurate business decisions.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
To stay ahead in today's hybrid network, you need a lens into the end user's experience as well as an understanding of the dependencies between your applications and network. With this approach, you are alerted to issues before the business is impacted and problems are resolved faster. This eBook details what you need to know to select a best of breed network performance management solution and outlines the critical capabilities required for deep application visibility across virtualized, hybrid and cloud networks no matter where a user is located. Read this book and:
Discover best practices - for proactive network monitoring and fast troubleshooting
Learn how to stay ahead of application performance issues with increased visibility
Increase productivity and a higher ROI - with automatic discovery, end-to-end monitoring, reporting, analytics and faster MTTR
Ensure your approach is a proactive mode
Study the evaluation checklist - select the best solution for your needs
Improved availability of data and new technologies that use it are disrupting our lives, influencing the way we interact with other, and the way we gather and consume information to make decisions. Businesses too are living in a time of continuous technological upheaval. The application of key technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and Optimization, are fundamentally changing the manner in which businesses make decisions.
This paper is your first step in understanding:
• how you can leverage and operationalize analytics in your everyday business processes
• improve customer relationships
• grow revenue in an increasingly competitive world
Global organizations such as Nestle?, Shell and others retain their leadership by solving their toughest challenges with advanced optimization. Manufacturers are seeking ways to apply advanced analytics and optimization through the entire planning and production lifecycle. This can help you achieve:
Improved profitability, reliability and revenue by 10% or more
Deploy a new planning solution in as little as 3 months
Compute ready-to-implement plans for complex tasks within minutes
Reduce your dependence on IT and rapidly evolve solutions
Leverage industry-leading analytics and optimization and innovative modeling methodologies
Monetise your existing analytic, ERP and other solutions, accelerate growth and reduce costs
Learn How Three Manufacturers Are Using Optimization to Revolutionize Manufacturing
The role of analytics in managing, improving and ultimately transforming supply chains cannot be understated. But what about the analytics themselves? FICO’s Zahir Balaporia and renowned author Tom Davenport use the term “The Analytics Supply Chain” to reflect that the actual analytics themselves parallel supply chains, with inherent challenges and problems if things “get stuck.” Rethinking analytics in these terms can not only improve supply chain performance, but also any other business problems you seek to solve.
This article targets:
· Steps in the analytics supply chain and the vital role of data and analytic models
· How your predictions, recommendations and insights need to rely on similar attributes to finished manufactured products;
· Key questions to ask yourself in determining where you need to fix your analytics supply chain.
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization.
Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors!
Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Feb 13, 2018
Commerce is permanently altering the way B2B businesses work- from customer acquisition to customer retention, and from order fulfillment to building a relationship with customers.
From our experience of working with B2B companies across industries, we have curated a list of 11 most common obstacles to B2B eCommerce success, including:
Thinking About eCommerce In Isolation
Ignoring Customer Experience
No Advanced Analytics
Failure Maintain and Improve Systems
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.
With decisions riding on the timeliness and quality of analytics, business stakeholders are
less patient with delays in the development of new applications that provide reports, analysis,
and access to diverse data itself. Executives, managers, and frontline personnel fear that
decisions based on old and incomplete data or formulated using slow, outmoded, and limited
reporting functionality will be bad decisions. A deficient information supply chain hinders quick
responses to shifting situations and increases exposure to financial and regulatory risk—putting
a business at a competitive disadvantage. Stakeholders are demanding better access to data,
faster development of business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, and agile solutions in
sync with requirements.
Business intelligence has come a long way ? from assistance with report generation to self-service platforms for discovery and analytical
insight. As technological capabilities and business aptitude with information continue to advance, the next generation of BI will be even
more capable and valuable to the enterprise. To discuss today’s success factors and tomorrow’s opportunities, IIA spoke with Rick Styll,
Senior Manager, Visual Analytics Product Management at SAS, and Tapan Patel, Principal Product Marketing Manager at SAS.
Known for its industry-leading analytics, data management and business intelligence solutions, SAS is focused on helping organizations use data and analytics to make better decisions, faster. The combination of self-service BI and analytics positions you for improved productivity and smarter business decisions. So you can become more competitive as you use all your data to take better actions. Instead of depending on hunch-based choices, you can make decisions that are truly rooted in discovery and
analytics. And you can do it through an interface that anyone can use.
At last, your business users can get close enough to the data to manipulate it and draw their own reliable, fact-based conclusions. And they can do it in seconds or minutes, not hours or days.
Equally important, IT remains in control of data access and security by providing trusted data sets and defined processes that promote the valuable, user-generated content for reuse and consistency. But, they are no longer forced
For data scientists and business analysts who prepare data for analytics, data management technology from SAS acts like a data filter – providing a single platform that lets them access, cleanse, transform and structure data for any analytical purpose. As it
removes the drudgery of routine data preparation, it reveals sparkling clean data and adds value along the way. And that can lead to higher productivity, better decisions and greater agility.
SAS adheres to five data management best practices that support advanced analytics
and deeper insights:
• Simplify access to traditional and emerging data.
• Strengthen the data scientist’s arsenal with advanced analytics techniques.
• Scrub data to build quality into existing processes.
• Shape data using flexible manipulation techniques.
• Share metadata across data management and analytics domains.
These emerging technologies and solutions certainly are not unique to financial services. But Stewart, a business director of security intelligence solutions within the SAS Security Intelligence
Practice, sees particular interest and application in AML circles.
"There remain a good number of manual processes within financial crimes departments in financial institutions, and AI can help automate some of those rote tasks such as document review or alert triage," he says. "Due to investments in technology, there is a lower barrier of entry for midsized institutions. "And finally, there's this anxiety over the unknown - those risks they are not able to detect, that may be hidden using traditional techniques - so they're hoping that more advanced, unsupervised learning techniques can be used to identify those edge cases or behaviors that are out of norm." In an interview about analytics and the AML paradigm shift, Stewart discusses:
• The new industry intrigue with artificial intelligence a
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.
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.