Online consumers are redefining the fulfillment landscape. Wholesalers need to unlock the value of integrated business data. Only full insight into all areas of the distributor’s business will provide the necessary clarity to make decisions they can stand behind. This confidence can be achieved only if they have the required data and technology at hand at the right time. The total technology investment is not small. But, it may mean the future viability of the wholesale distribution segment. Why now is the critical time to invest.
As digitization drives business at ever-faster speeds, CFOs recognize the need to keep pace. They understand the importance of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) solutions that allow their finance teams to develop budgets and forecasts quickly and accurately. They need confidence in their numbers and the decisions they drive. But selecting the right FP&A software is only half the battle.
For data-driven businesses, cloud can be a boon. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without an investment in local hardware infrastructure, but what does that mean to information trust and governance? When data comes from cloud-based sources, IT needs a plan for data integration and security.
Download this insightful white paper and learn the four key priorities you must consider when developing your IT strategy to promote good hybrid information governance. Learn the blend of process, organizational and technical enablers that will allow you to move to a hybrid environment with speed and confidence.
Published By: bChannels
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
For many years, organizations thought about business continuity in much the same way they thought about business insurance — yes, it was important, but rarely was it top of mind. But that’s all changed. Many organizations have, unfortunately, discovered that even a scant few minutes of service downtime can have deleterious effects on their business operations, resulting in lost revenue, diminished customer confidence and heightened compliance risk.
For those and other reasons, IT executives have raised the bar on business continuity preparedness for their organizations in all ways. New technologies, business processes and partnerships, combined with a raised level of importance for testing and a full appreciation of what virtualization can and can’t do for business continuity, are essential to new thinking around avoiding the impact
of an unplanned service interruption.
Download this informative Whitepaper to learn more about how Veritas Netbackup 8.1.2 can help.
Business leaders are eager to harness
the power of big data. However, as the
opportunity increases, ensuring that source
information is trustworthy and protected
becomes exponentially more difficult. If not
addressed directly, end users may lose
confidence in the insights generated from
their data—which can result in a failure to
act on opportunities or against threats.
Information integration and governance
must be implemented within big data
applications, providing appropriate
governance and rapid integration from
the start. By automating information
integration and governance and employing
it at the point of data creation, organizations
can boost confidence in big data.
A solid information integration and
governance program must become a
natural part of big data projects, supporting
automated discovery, profiling and
understanding of diverse data sets to
provide context and enable employees
to make informed decisions. It must be
agile to accommodate a wide variety of
data and seamle
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Clients can realize the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics with IBM’s deep industry expertise, technology solutions and capabilities and start to infuse intelligence into virtually every business decision and process. IBM’s AI & Analytics Services organization is helping enterprises get their data ready for AI and ultimately achieve stronger data-driven decisions; access deeper insights to provide improved customer care; and develop trust and confidence with AI-powered technologies focused on security, risk and compliance.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving beyond the hype cycle, as more and more organizations seek to adopt AI-related technologies. These organizations are focusing on prioritizing functional areas and use cases, placing a stronger emphasis on topline growth, taking up a renewed interest in their data infrastructure and articulating greater unease about the skills of their knowledge workers. This report explores how they are approaching str
The recent economic downturn and corporate scandals compounded concerns of corporate accountability and confidence in U.S businesses. To improve shareholder confidence in management’s ability to self-govern, the Federal Government implemented strict regulatory protocols to help restore accountability and improve public as well as shareholder confidence. The primary example of course is the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 which sought lasting eradication of corporate corruption by implementing specific controls across key financial business processes.
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Compliance and risk management issues affect small and medium-sized businesses. They are not just a concern for larger, public companies, but smaller companies have fewer resources to deal with the regulatory demands that affect them.
Instead of hiring expensive external resources to ensure compliance, invest in financial compliance cloud technology to continuously monitor and provide feedback on your compliance efforts. It will lower long-term costs, improve collaboration, and increase confidence in data security and financial reports.
ConnectWise Inc. has helped countless technology professionals reconfigure their businesses for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue. The Ultimate Guide to As-A-Service will help you navigate these important business expansions with confidence. This guide covers everything from business planning to client retention.
Business growth, innovation and IT departments and inextricably linked. Our new report explores insights from those who are leading the way by prioritising and completing automation innovations. While 67% of businesses are being held back by confidence in their own data. So what actions and attitudes separate those leading and those following in the data revolution? And what difference can self-driving technology make to innovation, strategy and wider business success?
Dresner Advisory Services’ eighth annual Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence
Market Study in 2019 shows user confidence at an all-time high, with cloud offerings
outnumbering traditional on-premises offerings.
Sentiment toward cloud and cloud BI turned sharply positive in 2018, with current and
future user plans both trending up. Results from our 2019 Dresner Advisory Services
New Year User Survey reinforced those findings with ongoing momentum. Sentiment is
at an all-time high, and the majority of organizations—51 percent—use cloud BI in 2019.
Cloud-based BI vendor products and services are now more plentiful than traditional onpremises products. Still, vendors support any deployment option the customer chooses:
public, private, or hybrid, at multiple levels of scale and price. Customers benefit from
these choices, which reduce the chance for vendor lock-in.
Users have not settled on deployment models but are migrating toward subscription and
the adoption of managed services. Ou
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts.
With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
Mobility is already the springboard for considerable business innovation. Soon, mastering mobility will be a prerequisite for even doing business. The decisions organizations make now regarding mobility, in this still formative stage, will shape how well they will perform for years to come.
Download this whitepaper to discover how VMware backs its pioneering business mobility technologies and solutions with a leading market presence and an unmatched track record of innovation in the modern end user computing space. Organizations seeking a measurable impact on their industries and with their customers can turn with confidence to VMware to help them harness the transformative power of business mobility, on any scale, today and going forward.
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
Enterprise analytics is quickly evolving into a democratized capability where anyone can access and act on all available information, often in real-time employing advanced techniques. But the complex, dynamic and urgent nature of modern data analytics demands a new approach to data integration.
This paper proposes that DataOps, the application of DevOps practices to data analytics, is the best way to overcome these challenges to create an iterative build-operate process for data movement.
Read this white paper to:
Understand how modern data analytics create data integration challenges due to architectural complexity, operational blindness and data drift.
Learn how DevOps pillars of automation and monitoring can create higher developer productivity, operational efficiency and business confidence in data.
See specific examples of DataOps functionality being applied to data integration across modern architectures.
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers. However, phishing and online fraud undermine customer confidence. In addition, Web security remains a top concern because of constantly evolving threats. Learn more about mitigating these web security risks with SSL Certificates in this IDC Technology Spotlight white paper
IBM Cognos Business Insight changes information delivery for all business users. Watch this recorded event which originally aired on February 15, 2011 to see how this unlimited BI workspace enables business users to create, personalize and interact with all of their information assets. Through demos and discussion, you'll learn how this revolutionary interface lets users:
. Satisfy all their information needs in a single, highly intuitive workspace
. Blur the lines between business authoring and analysis
. Easily create net-new analysis
. Enhance existing reports with information from a personal data source
Discover how IBM Cognos Business Insight enables self-service BI for business users, while giving IT complete confidence that data will remain secure.
Information technology (IT) security is indispensable to an organization's ability to conduct business and achieve its objectives. Security requirements affect almost every business process and system, and successful security measures help protect a business’ brand value, stakeholder confidence, risk management strategies, and compliance status. Requirements vary among industries, geographies, and regions, but the need to protect privacy, retain important data, and facilitate e-discovery are common to all. This paper provides an overview of the regulatory landscape and identifies steps to take for defining a flexible compliance strategy.
Why is database security so important? For a company that has suffered a serious data breach, it boils down to monetary damage in its many forms: business disruption, bad publicity, stiff fines for noncompliance, and undermined customer confidence.
To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. The SAP® BusinessObjectsT Edge Planning and Consolidation application streamlines the planning process and produces management reports that instill confidence and reduce business risk.
The goal of this white paper is to help enterprises make pragmatic decisions about where and when to use cloud solutions by outlining specific issues that enterprises should raise with hosting providers before selecting a vendor, and by highlighting the ways in which SSL from a trusted certificate authority can help enterprises conduct business in the cloud with confidence.
A guide to understanding SSL certificates, how they operate and their application. By making use of an SSL certificate on your web server, you can securely collect sensitive information online, and increase business by giving your customers confidence that their transactions are safe.
Polaris Research, Inc. is a recognized leader in decomposing historical marketing results to determine ROI across the entire media landscape. Our marketing analytics and insights empower companies to optimize spending levels within and across media channels based on individual elasticity and performance to realize millions of dollars in savings. Learn more today!
A spreadsheet-based approach to performance management won't meet the challenges facing growing midsize businesses. You need confidence in the information you're using for critical decision-making. Read this white paper to see how IBM® Cognos® Express can transform spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts.