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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.
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aberdeen, michael lock, data-driven decisions, business intelligence, public sector, analytics, federal, state, governmental, decisions, data management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
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
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order optimizer, ibm watson, fulfillment, operations
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
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
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 09, 2018
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
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Published By: Gyro     Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
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.
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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.
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artificial intelligence, customer experience, customer journey, self-servic e, personalization
    
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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
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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
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Published By: Great Bay Software     Published Date: Jul 16, 2018
"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"
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Published By: CA Technologies EMEA     Published Date: May 25, 2018
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.
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Published By: HPE     Published Date: Jan 04, 2016
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.
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 21, 2016
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.
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Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
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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Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
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.
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Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse. The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current. Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
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Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
More than ever, businesses are considering a cloud solution for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment over an on-premises system. Cloud technology appeals to these companies because updates and fixes occur automatically with little or no effort from internal IT staff, and because cloud-based solutions provide access to real-time data from anywhere. Employees want tools that make it easier for them to complete everyday tasks and make informed decisions that help the business grow. Aberdeen’s research report, “Top Performers Know It’s Time to Migrate to Cloud ERP: Here’s Why and How,” uncovers the reasons successful companies are choosing cloud over on-premises ERP models. Download this SmartBite for a quick look at the report’s highlights.
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Published By: HPE     Published Date: Feb 20, 2015
Imagine an environment where business decisions drive application choices and policy, with no regard for infrastructure, where best practices are implemented based solely on business requirements—and a “guaranteed service level” means just that. The IT of the future will be an elaborate business operation unencumbered by past technology decisions, one capable of providing exact service levels to multiple constituencies while continually optimizing costs.
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
To support a business technology agenda, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must factor critical aspects of their own environments into their decisions and understand how these requirements affect implicit and explicit weighting as they evaluate hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offerings. This report covers the major variations in workloads and data services that can make an impact on your selection and outlines a methodology for evaluating the true cost of these solutions.
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Published By: DataStax     Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Banks are at an inflection point. According to a recent research by Viacom, 1 in every 3 U.S. consumers are open to switching banks in the next 90 days. Financial services companies need to break through the competition to gain customer trust and loyalty. Building a 360° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions. However, this is no easy task as complexity increases when retail banks engage their customers across multiple channels and financial products. Gaining visibility into every customer interaction, across your business silos, and with every engagement channel is critical to making the right decisions to deliver amazing customer experiences. This white paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a 360° view of the customer to transform their customer experience and how to overcome them.
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Published By: Oracle CX     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
With the growing size and importance of information stored in today’s databases, accessing and using the right information at the right time has become increasingly critical. Real-time access and analysis of operational data is key to making faster and better business decisions, providing enterprises with unique competitive advantages. Running analytics on operational data has been difficult because operational data is stored in row format, which is best for online transaction processing (OLTP) databases, while storing data in column format is much better for analytics processing. Therefore, companies normally have both an operational database with data in row format and a separate data warehouse with data in column format, which leads to reliance on “stale data” for business decisions. With Oracle’s Database In-Memory and Oracle servers based on the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors companies can now store data in memory in both row and data formats, and run analytics on their operatio
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Published By: Oracle CX     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure 1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data. In-memory databases have helped address p
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Published By: Infosys     Published Date: May 30, 2018
Enterprises often accord the lowest priority for modernizing systems running business-critical applications, for fear of disruption of business as well as the time it would take for the new system to stabilize and come up to speed. A large telecom company had the same fears when they decided to modernize the reporting data warehouse which produced reports critical for making business decisions. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
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data, fortress, modernize, business, applications, telecom
    
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Published By: Dome9     Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered. This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure, compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
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Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
SaaS represents an opportunity for ISVs to fundamentally transform their business to deliver greater value to customers, sell software to a broader range of customers, and streamline their internal operations. The market for software is quickly changing to demand this mode of delivery, as software buyers start considering total ownership costs, ease of use, and flexibility in their purchase decisions. ISVs need to prepare for such a transition. This paper will discuss the benefits that stem from changes to an ISV’s business model (how it competes in the marketplace) and operating model (how the ISV executes on its business model) as well as suggestions on how to prepare for a SaaS transition, based on the experience of 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned from a traditional software licensing and delivery model to SaaS.
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Published By: MobileIron     Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
Ready or not, the global mobility trend is forcing enterprises to enable a mobile workforce with business productivity tools on any device, regardless of the underlying operating system. As IT is quickly impacted by end-user technology decisions, enterprises can no longer ignore this reality, especially given the explosive global demand for mobile devices. This guide offers practical, step-by-step insight that can help any organization accelerate their journey to becoming a Mobile First enterprise by providing a detailed, best-practice deployment process and recommendations for finding the right enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider.
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