The recent wave of new business analytics tools, solutions, and capabilities marks a true revolution in BI. In this SAPinsider Special Report on Business Intelligence, SAP Executive Vice President Sanjay Poonen lends his insights on the market drivers for this BI revolution, and explains what it all means for SAP customers. The article also features SAP ecosystem partners highlighting how SAP customers can unleash the power of information to truly innovate their business.
Your employees are also online consumers of information and entertainment. You can maximize enterprise learning by applying practices from the new generation of information delivery, while keeping the best of the old-school approaches.
Today, many organizations struggle to optimize online and offline marketing campaigns across an ever growing number of new marketing channels. CMOs are increasingly accountable for demonstrating Return on Marketing Investments (ROMI) across channels and initiatives. Despite an abundance of campaign management technologies (enterprise marketing management, lead management, CRM, marketing automation, email marketing and a variety of point solutions) marketing departments still struggle with campaign performance, campaign workflow, and campaign management; particularly across multiple marketing channels.
The world of IT is rapidly transforming — from back office process automation to front line engagement. Put another way, IT no longer supports the business, it *is* the business. The challenge is, the application architectures and processes of existing applications are inadequate to support the requirements of tomorrow’s IT. This presentation will discuss the changing nature of business and customer engagement and discuss what capabilities IT must put in place to deliver the next generation of enterprise applications.
Sybase's Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE) is a high performance relational database management system for mission-critical, data intensive environments that has been meeting these needs for nearly three decades.
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.
Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. Unfortunately, many users have become frustrated at their inability to quickly access and analyze the information they require. This data typically includes a combination of personal and corporate data locked in various enterprise systems. It exists in different formats and can be hard to analyze, change or share — making it difficult for people to get fast answers to business questions.
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mandatory part of every enterprise’s decision-making fabric. Unfortunately in many cases, with this rise in popularity, came a significant and disturbing complexity. Many BI environments began to have a myriad of moving parts: data warehouses and data marts deployed on multiple platforms and technologies – each requiring significant effort to ensure performance and support for the various needs and skill sets of the business resources using the environment. These convoluted systems became hard to manage or enhance with new requirements. To remain viable and sustainable, they must be simplified.
Fortunately today, we have the ability to build simpler BI technical environments that still support the necessary business requirements but without the ensuing management complexity. This paper covers what is needed to simplify BI environments and the technologies that support this simplification.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Forrester benchmark data on current state of application availability and performance within the enterprise. In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Read the report to learn the key findings of this study.
Learn how Isbank, Turkey’s largest bank, dramatically reduced testing times for Functional Testing automation from 6 man-days to a few hours. Read about the benefits of adopting an Application Lifecycle Management approach to improve software quality, automate testing processes and safeguard mission-critical applications while supporting growth.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
As enterprises have embraced IT trends like cloud computing and virtualization, their operational needs have evolved to make application performance more important than ever before. But operating applications at peak performance is challenging in the cloud. That's why many enterprise IT departments now have Applications Operations groups tasked with ensuring that applications run efficiently across these complex IT stacks. But, most tools designed to address these application performance management (APM) issues were never designed for this dynamic environment. To achieve smooth delivery of applications at all times, Applications Operations groups need APM solutions that can give them insight and analytics to manage their apps. This SlashGuide gives IT managers a scorecard to identify APM solutions that will deliver more efficient application performance.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Enterprises have been using Cascade® products from Riverbed Technology for many years to discover, monitor and troubleshoot their physical network and application infrastructure. Cascade network performance management (NPM) solution offers a rich set of functionality to understand network and application performance in the context of end-user experience, and to uncover problems in an organization’s physical infrastructure. With enterprises aggressively embracing virtualization, this sea change has brought new visibility gaps in IT infrastructure.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Enterprise mobile capabilities ideally complement, protect, and enable market-leading mobile applications to improve workforce productivity and intelligence and enable increased sales performance as a result. After a number of years of considering the relative value of various new devices, mobile device management (MDM) paradigms, development methodologies, new services, and new connectivity models, retailers are ramping up investments in enterprise mobility. Rugged devices can be part of this business outcome-centered approach, adding enterprise mobility to deliver great experiences and comparatively reduce the economic cost of doing so — importantly, doing so with continued ease in supportability, excellence in performance, and consistency in usability. Retailers are continuing to invest in deployment of secure ruggedized mobile devices for many reasons that are explored in this white paper.
Enterprise applications are the lifeblood of IT. We rely on them for everything from optimizing manufacturing to tracking customer satisfaction. This paper examines the criteria for selecting flash storage in support of enterprise applications and makes recommendations based on the strengths of each flash system. Explore how to align enterprise application performance, management, and growth with business priorities through the use of connected flash storage systems.
Today's business drives application use, but it is how these applications are deployed and managed that can deliver differentiation value to the business. Whether your challenge is one of scale, optimization, heterogeneity or complexity – learn how flexibility can be built in at the application layer. Download this analyst bulletin today!
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 08, 2009
Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result. Underpinning this is the requirement for planning capabilities, utilising scenario and what if analysis with simulations and other forward looking capabilities. The new primary research presented in this report shows that most organisations still have much to do.
Infor Discrete Manufacturing Essentials are built exclusively for discrete manufacturers, with specific functionality that addresses the industry's essential challenges. The result? For one typical Infor customer, a 50 percent reduction in data processing costs and fully automated management of more than 11,000 items and 200 suppliers.