This white paper considers the pressures that enterprises face as the volume, variety, and velocity of relevant data mount and the time to insight seems unacceptably long. Most IT environments seeking to leverage statistical data in a useful way for analysis that can power decision making must glean that data from many sources, put it together in a relational database that requires special configuration and tuning, and only then make it available for data scientists to build models that are useful for business analysts. The complexity of all this is further compounded by the need to collect and analyze data that may reside in a classic datacenter on the premises as well as in private and public cloud systems. This need demands that the configuration support a hybrid cloud environment. After describing these issues, we consider the usefulness of a purpose-built database system that can accelerate access to and management of relevant data and is designed to deliver high performance for t
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Digital kiosks are fast becoming ubiquitous in quick-service restaurants, cinemas and retail stores as retailers grapple to embrace automated, digital solutions to keep up with rising labour costs, customer expectations and stiff competition. To maximise the value of self-ordering kiosks, retailers should not perceive digital kiosks as a means to an end but a critical touchpoint within the customer journey.
Download the whitepaper to discover how the new generation of self-order kiosks—
• Can resolve the challenges of acquiring, training and maintaining a workforce
• Can enhance customer experiences throughout the entire shopping and purchasing process
• Can facilitate better business decision making through access to valuable customer data
Get inside the minds of key decision-makers in mid-size companies who are tackling today’s biggest content management challenges. Learn how they’re thinking, what they see as opportunities, and how they’re planning to come out on top.
With more than 7,000 CMS solutions available from more than 6,000 unique suppliers, you have a mind-boggling array of options — making it hard to know which path to take and how to decide.
Here's your chance to get inside the minds of key decision-makers who are tackling today’s biggest content management challenges:
- Keeping up with current technology
- Difficult-to-use content management systems
- Over-reliance on IT teams for simple functions
- Inadequate access to customer data and insights
- Integrating third-party apps
- Managing and optimizing content
From child welfare and public health to combating prescription abuse and improving education, analytics is improving government programs around the world.
The articles in this e-book touch on several areas where analytics is making, or could make, a significant impact in the way governments operate. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite best practices that showcase the role analytics plays in better decision making.
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.
Published By: BitGravity
Published Date: Dec 17, 2009
This paper outlines the seven essential buying criteria that every decision-maker needs to consider when making a decision on a video delivery provider. These buying criteria are shared across the gamut of small, video-centric startups and established, familiar media giants.
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Jun 16, 2010
Data Governance has emerged as the point of convergence for people, technology and process in order to manage the crucial data (information) of an enterprise. This is a vital link in the overall ongoing data management process for it maintains the quality of data and makes it available to a wide range of decision making hierarchy across an organization
To improve safety and mobility across its 5,600km road network, the City of Toronto forged a partnered with HERE Technologies for the provision of traffic, incident, and historical traffic data.
Access to this data allows the city authority to see exactly what’s happening on its roads and more easily and affectively run studies on improvement projects.
This case study details how HERE Technologies enabled the City of Toronto’s transportation team to:
Work smarter with comprehensive network coverage and accurate data to aid analysis
Examine the impact of city projects without significant forward planning or expenditure
Ensure travel volume models used to drive decision making are calibrated to represent real-world truths
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
SAP Jam is a cloud-based social software platform that transforms the way people work by bringing together people, data, and decision-making capabilities when and where workers need them. In this Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study commissioned by SAP, learn about the potential return on investment you can realize by deploying SAP Jam.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
Enterprises are looking to innovations like big data, cloud-based services and mobile apps to improve decision making and accelerate business results. But legacy IT implementations—independent compute, storage and networking platforms, veneered with a hypervisor— often can’t deliver on the increased agility, scalability and price performance demands of this new era of IT.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Offices aren’t productivity factories anymore—they’re collaboration centers where individuals and groups can develop their best ideas. That means building out an office takes a whole new approach, and it isn’t just about using aesthetics and shiny toys to attract top talent (although that is part of it). Successful offices are functional tools that bring technology and people together so they can do their best work. Cisco® Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the decision-making process and help you execute on your most innovative ideas while cutting operational waste. Bring Cisco Collaboration to your workplace and create a workplace that works.
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
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.
Oracle commissioned Forrester to interview 498 marketing decision-makers from across the US and Europe, finding that most companies are in the process of evolving marketing practices, but on average they are only about halfway to the goal of becoming customer obsessed or modern marketers. Read all the results. Get the report.
Amazon Redshift Spectrum—a single service that can be used in conjunction with other Amazon services and products, as well as external tools—is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision making.
Spectrum allows users to query very large datasets on S3 without having to load them into Amazon Redshift. This helps address the Scalability Dilemma—with Spectrum, data storage can keep growing on S3 and still be processed. By utilizing its own compute power and memory, Spectrum handles the hard work that would normally be done by Amazon Redshift. With this service, users can now scale to accommodate larger amounts of data than the cluster would have been capable of processing with its own resources.
Published By: TrendKite
Published Date: Jun 15, 2018
How can you plan more certainty into your PR practice? Break down silos, hone
processes, and measure bottom-line business value.
Public relations is entering an era of unprecedented challenge — and unprecedented
opportunity. Digital technologies are rocking every boat, from consumer behaviors, to
B2B decision-making, to the nature and reputation of media itself.
Today, every discipline is being buffeted by continual change and performance
pressure. But the convergence of key trends poses a particular set of challenges for
Read this to find out how we developed a decision-support tool to help a major transport operator use data and analytics to optimise commercial performance. Discover:
what happens when humans are faced with complex decisions
how data and analytics can be applied to improve decision making
how a decision-support tool works in real life (video)
what lessons your business can learn from this case story.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Using IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities, companies can quickly differentiate their customer service quality by being more pro active and responsive to customer needs. Simply put, chatbots and virtual agents are the future of customer interactions. Building apps from scratch that incorporate natural language processing, speech to text recognition, visual recognition, analytics, and artificial intelligence requires broad expertise in these disciplines, large staffs, and a huge financial commitment. Making use of IBM Watson cognitive services brings these capabilities in-house quickly and without the capital investment that would be needed to develop the technologies within an organization.
Having local expertise on each side of the water helped to address the customer’s concerns and data center requirements at each level of its decision making process. How do you go about finding the right provider for your business?
Over the past decade, businesses have made tremendous investments in information capture, storage, and analysis. But having a wealth of data isn’t the same as having valuable information. Data Virtualization products and services provide a way to turn your data stores into valuable information that improves decision-making and propels experimentation and innovation. This paper explains:
What data virtualization is and its benefits
When and when not to use data virtualization
How to deploy data virtualization to benefit your business
How to unlock the value of your SAP data