This is the key finding of a major programme of research, conducted by the Economist Intelligence
Unit and sponsored by Business Objects, into how senior executives in different regions make decisions for their companies.
There is growing evidence that more pervasive BI and analytics have a direct impact on competitiveness. Better decision making is more important when resources become restricted during a recession, so BI and analytics projects will still appeal to management. However, justifying large capital outlays for software will be challenging unless short-term benefits can be directly correlated with the investment.
Insight is important to any organization. But to small businesses and midsize companies, it's critical. Read this informative IDC executive brief and learn which questions your long-term business intelligence strategy should answer to keep your business on the path toward greater insight, efficiency, and flexibility.
This white paper explores why today's executives still lack the relevant information or data quality to make decisions in a timely manner. Inside, learn about the biggest decisions-making challenges facings modern businesses and three keys to achieving better data-driven decisions.
This Aberdeen report demonstrates how highly effective financial planning, budgeting and forecasting enables good decision making, even in periods of major change.
Dynamic financial planning enabled through five key elements -- process, organisation, knowledge management, technology and performance enhancement -- can give business leaders the tools to take prompt action and emerge even stronger.
Today's competitive and fast-paced business environment requires that more people have access to real-time performance and status information, so they can make quick and intelligent decisions. The need for timely and succinct business intelligence continues to grow as executives demand critical information to seize opportunities faster than competitors and to address potential problems in the making. C-level executives and upper management aren't the only staff needing access to business intelligence. Business unit managers and rank-and-file personnel increasingly must also have updated information to do their jobs. This white paper discusses the features and benefits of next generation dashboards.
When the economy slows, many businesses react by retrenching and cutting costs. While cost reduction is important, companies often overlook equally critical strategic decisions-opportunities to use business information to strengthen product and service offerings and emerge ahead of the competition. Find out how you can use business intelligence (BI) to avoid the most common mistakes companies make in a down economy.
Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, shows you what BPM is and how it can help your organization. You see how the BPM solutions from IBM help you gain many benefits from higher customer satisfaction to greater agility in adapting to changing market conditions.
Chapter 1:Understanding BPM
Chapter 2: Getting Started with BPM
Chapter 3: Putting BPM to Work for your Organization
Chapter 4: Improving BPM Automation and Decision Management
Chapter 5: Checking out BPM Success Stories
Chapter 6: Reasons to Choose BPM from IBM
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.
A multitude of “things” generate floods of big data – cars, wearables, machines and appliances. Wouldn’t you like to sift through that noise and become an organization that relies on data to make fact-based decisions? Learn about the three foundations of becoming data-driven – data management, analytics and visualization – and how they can increase profitability, boost performance, raise market share and improve operations. Read about hurdles to becoming a data-driven organization and learn best practices from others. Then get a glimpse of what the future holds with the Internet of Things (IoT), edge analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology innovations.
Monitoring servers, applications, and services has become an essential part of the IT department over the past 10 years. However, it can be a daunting task to find the right solution for your Enterprise. This brief paper will examine the differences between Agent and Agentless monitoring, so you can make the right decision based on your company's needs, the metrics you need, your budget range, your resource availability, and your management's reporting needs.
To be successful, operations requires integrated business management methodologies and systems that assist in making better, faster decisions and provide visibility into key performance drivers, such as employee productivity, asset utilization, and project profitability.
The solution to operationalizing analytic s involves the effective combination of a Decision Management approach with a robust, modern analytic technology platform. This paper discusses both how to use a focus on decisions to ensure the right problem gets solved and what such an analytic technology platform looks like.
Read this white paper to learn how BI can combine your explicitly-defined business rules and automatically-identified statistical information to deliver the best possible content to your customers for every single interaction.
No project worth undertaking ever comes totally risk free. In this white paper you will find helpful guidance to learn how to recognize when your project is in danger of failing and the key steps to turning around a project successfully.
Discover a unique approach to handling large, semi-structured or unstructured time-series data. Splunk can be deployed in a matter of days to provide rapid cross-correlation between different data types-giving you unprecedented operational visibility.
This analyst ROI case study reveals how Ongame, a leading online gaming platform, used Splunk to gain greater visibility and efficiency from their application production process. Discover how Ongame improved DevOps collaboration and reduced downtime.
Using Splunk, Cricket was able to identify system degradation and failures, even in the application area of Cricket's highly-automated and virtualized environment. Read about Cricket's impressive hard and soft ROI.
Read how Splunk enabled WhitePages, the largest on-line directory of people and businesses, to protect the site's content and the brand by monitoring abusive site traffic and learn how Splunk's in-house search eliminated a data warehouse investment.
In today’s mobile, connected era, customers expect perfection from their service providers. With competitors only a click (or tap) away, companies have a strong incentive to deliver flawless operations. Online retailers have “set a high bar” in the way that they engage customers throughout the entire sales process—not just during the commercial transaction, but before, during and after the transaction. Can your insurance company meet the challenge?