The synergy between predictive analytics and decision optimization is critical to good decision making. Predictive analytics offers insights into likely future scenarios, and decision optimization prescribes best-action recommendations for how to respond to those scenarios given your business goals, business dynamics, and potential tradeoffs or consequences.
Together, predictive analytics and decision optimization provide organizations with the ability to turn insight into action—and action into positive outcomes.
In this white paper, you’ll gain a better understanding of:
The difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics
How predictive and prescriptive actions complement one another to help you achieve optimized business decisions
IBM’s approach to creating a powerful end-to-end decision management system
High-priority big data and analytics projects often target customer-centric outcomes such as improving customer loyalty or improving up-selling. In fact, an IBM Institute for Business Value study found that nearly half of all organizations with active big data pilots or implementations identified customer-c entric outcomes as a top objective (see Figure 1).1 However, big data and analytics can also help companies understand how changes to products or services will impact customers, as well as address aspects of security and intelligence, risk and financial management, and operational optimization.
Like the renowned Sydney Opera House, your brand has the potential to become an icon. Read our guide, Vision from the Harbor, to find out how. You’ll discover strategies for standing together with customers. So your business can stand out from the crowd.
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Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
B/E Aerospace is the worldwide leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products and the leading global distributor of aerospace fasteners for commercial, business jet, and military markets. The company has leading worldwide market shares in all major product lines and serves virtually all of the world’s airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies through its direct global sales and customer support organizations. Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace has grown to nearly 12,000 employees and 220 sites around the world and a true follow-the-sun model for global customer support.
Curves® and Jenny Craig® operate 7,000 Curves clubs and franchises globally and 400 Jenny Craig locations supported by IT service desks in California, Texas, and Australia. The two organizations combined to form Curves Jenny Craig in November 2013. Outdated systems, known internally as “the black hole,” plagued Jenny Craig with inefficient processes and created a lack of accountability. For example, records could not be categorized or prioritized properly, tracked by date or owner, and they could be intentionally hidden in an ambiguous status. Without visibility, Jenny Craig had no way to quantify the impact of their customer service. Mary Carter, manager of IT service, summed it up, “We had no reporting prior Cherwell Service Management.” Curves was in even worse shape as they logged tickets in an Excel® spreadsheet.
Highlights for Children, Inc. was founded in 1946 with the belief “that children are the world’s most important people.” Since its inception, the organization has been dedicated to helping children “become their best selves and become confident, caring, curious, and creative individuals.” Today, the Highlights for Children, Inc., family of companies includes educational publishers who publish textbooks and offer educational seminars for teachers, as well as a consumer division that publishes books, digital products, and four magazines for children ages 0-12. The flagship magazine is Highlights for Children, well known for its Fun with a Purpose.
Recently awarded Best Sandwich Menu Variety from NRN’s Consumer Picks Survey, Jason’s Deli is known for providing healthy menu options and excellent customer service to millions of customers each year. Their goal is to delight customers and create a positive experience every time.
The Jason’s Deli IT department is no different. IT sets the same high standards for service delivery as Jason’s Deli does in their restaurants. IT partners with all areas of the business and wants to be “easy to do business with.”
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) serves as the clinical arm for research and treatment studies for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The organization’s outsourced IT service desk operated adequately, but a desire for financial savings, enriched customer relationships, and improved HIPAA compliance drove SCCA to seek out another solution.
Cherwell Service Management™ software empowers IT organizations to easily manage their infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with traditional, legacy IT service management software. Designed with a metadata-driven approach, the Cherwell Service Management platform can easily be configured to meet process and integration requirements without writing or touching a single line of code. Furthermore, configurations will never break during version upgrades.
ITSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. In its 2015 Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools, Gartner compares 10 vendors on the vision and execution.
More and more IT is becoming an important competitive tool and strategic resource for small and medium businesses. Learn how HP helps increase the productivity of IT staff without driving up costs through the use of the HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.
Productivity gains are related to the rapid adoption and optimization of applications and software. HP helps small and midsize businesses increase the productivity of their application investments through the use of the HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.
Mobility, social media, analytics and the cloud are revolutionizing how data is accessed, used, and secured for small to midsize businesses. With data security threats are on the rise, keep your business running with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
To compete in an era of mobility, big data, and always-on services, small and midsize businesses need to improve productivity and deliver new services fast. And that’s a problem if you’re living with servers that were not designed for today’s challenges.
Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
Big Data, cloud, and mobility are changing the way we do business and bringing more opportunities to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) than ever before. To create competitive differentiation and take advantage of these opportunities, you need to close the gap between what your business demands and what your IT systems can deliver.
For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these advanced technologies will require a transformation in the capacities, functions and methods of IT.
A discussion of wide area networking is extremely timely because after a long period with little if any fundamental innovation, the WAN is now the focus of considerable innovation. As a result, for the first time in a decade network organizations have an opportunity to make a significant upgrade to their WAN architecture.