Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 05, 2007
Knowledge of the location of customers, property, products or any other asset is invaluable intelligence for improving competitive advantage and operational efficiency. However, despite the proliferation of data that businesses generate today, the potential value of this location dimension is often overlooked in the business intelligence process.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Small and medium sized organizations have similar issues to large companies when it comes to the processing and storage of information and data, yet often have little capability to attract, retain and maintain the skills for managing their data assets compared to large organizations. Blade systems offer an effective way to address the specific challenges faced by smaller organizations in managing their IT assets, and allows then to gain greater value from them.
Virtually all organizations are realizing the importance of customer engagement. But in order to benefit, we must subscribe to the idea that consumers really can add value to our organization. And sometimes, that means removing the notion that we are the experts in exchange for the belief that we can learn a thing or two from our customers. The collective intelligence of the communities we serve is largely an untapped asset - a stream of valuable input that can help improve the decisions we make and shape the products we sell. This book explores the value of many - and the role that customer engagement will play in shaping the future of our businesses, our government, and our economy.
In a perfect world, managing the discovery of software assets, the capture of license entitlements and optimization of an organization’s software usage and compliance situation would be a single-click operation. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and those charged with managing an organization’s software compliance, availability and expenditure face a number of challenges that can easily derail a Software Asset Management (SAM) program.
This paper from the SAM experts at Snow Software investigates some of the major challenges facing SAM managers and IT executives and highlights how to build a successful strategy to overcome them, ensuring the SAM program delivers true value to the business.
"The potential to manage assets more efficiently, replace and upgrade them, and exploit them for purposes beyond their initial role, is significant in all cities in today’s world. However, technologies that support asset management in cities are numerous, fragmented and often inadequate. For any individual city agency, the level of cost and effort required to make improvement may seem daunting.
This white paper highlights how Capgemini can help cities to become ‘smarter’: It describes how to offer to city agencies a leading practice asset management technical solution provided as-a-Service. This accelerates implementation, substantially removes funding hurdles, ensures an ongoing quality solution and incentivizes cities to migrate from a fragmented, costly and inadequate model to a common leading-edge solution."
Many financial institutions see their customer data as one of their most valuable assets. Unlocking insights from that data helps FIs understand, anticipate and offer account holders the products and services they truly need. A major trend to unlocking customer insights is using machine learning to surface the behavioral intelligence buried in the large amount of account holder transactional data captured each and every day. In this paper, learn how a group of talented, enthusiastic analysts with an open approach to data can yield some very interesting and extremely valuable and actionable results. This approach, championed by Q2 Executive Vice President and CTO Adam Anderson, has led to a new platform, Q2 SMART, which provides powerful behavioral analytics for financial institutions, enabling growth while providing account holders with real value.