Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
While there are significant potential benefits to migrating to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical decision factors. To accurately establish a case for going to one platform or another, you need a strong fact-based analytical methodology and approach. Download this Edison Group white paper to better understand the cost and measureable effort benefits of hyper-converged appliances. Dive into the details for the VCE VxRail Appliance from Dell EMC, including total cost of ownership, total cost of acquisition and relative work efforts to install, initialize and maintain as compared to building your own system.
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
Stories and statistics behind successful analytics projects
The adoption of analytics across the enterprise is accelerating, and with good reason. Analytics can offer a competitive advantage by helping to identify growth opportunities, circumnavigate risk and improve customer relationships. These insights are becoming crucial parts of the business strategy for executives representing a wide array of industries.
Check out our latest eBook to see how some of the world’s leading companies are using analytics to meet their needs. You’ll receive diverse examples of how organizations applied the latest statistical methodologies, such as: scorecard build, regression, decision trees, machine learning and material change to uncover meaning in data.
The examples represent global brands across critical industries – Financial Services, Insurance, High-Tech, Aerospace, Manufacturing and others – where analytics helped answer their most challenging questions.
Every part of your customers’ experience counts, especially when they’re researching and shopping around for where they want to put their money. It’s one of the most emotional and complex of all consumer decisions. That’s because money matters. Banking. Investing. Insurance.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
In this white paper, we will examine the storage challenges faced by businesses. We consider the case for the allflash data center, discuss the importance of a flash-optimized data protection strategy, and provide tips for gaining support from business leaders for your vision.
Effective metrics and measurements are critical to running a high performance business. Properly applied, they lead you to better insights, better decisions and better business outcomes. They provide feedback to spark improvement and create learning opportunities. They help you identify the right outcomes that drive you toward your business goals. Unfortunately, many businesses misuse these powerful tools in ways that actively destroy the agility they seek to create. In this paper, we highlight nine mistakes organizations make involving agile measurement at enterprise scale—and how to do it right.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Feb 02, 2017
Download the Keystone Research whitepaper to see how top performing enterprises use their IT investments to store, process, and use data to make more effective, real-time decisions.
Keystone Research, a global economics and data-driven strategy consulting firm, interviewed senior IT and business decision makers at over three hundred businesses to uncover the relationship between Data & Analytics technologies and business performance. This research shows that companies who have developed the most sophisticated Data & Analytics platforms and apply these capabilities as a regular part of their business enjoy operating margins that are eight percentage points higher than lagging organizations. This translates to $100 million in operating profits on average for the more advanced companies in the sample controlling for factors such as company size and industry vertical.
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
For more and more organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
In fact, hybrid cloud is the new norm for IT. IDC says more than 80% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud by 20171, and 70% of IT decision-makers say they will always have a mix of traditional IT and cloud architectures.2 With important applications and workloads architected across both on-premises and hybrid, public and private cloud environments, business and IT stakeholders must be able to access data with equal efficiency, reliability and speed—regardless of physical location, infrastructure type or time frame.
The decision to keep your current applicant tracking system (ATS for short) or switch to a new ATS, is often a difficult one to make.
Switching to a new applicant tracking system can be costly and a perceivable headache to implement. However, when you find an ATS that meets your company’s unique needs while providing resources to help your company both today and tomorrow; then switching could be the best decision your company makes.
The right applicant tracking system should provide solutions to your most common pain points, saving you time, money, and energy.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Looking to enhance your understanding of the multiple issues that may impact payroll in 2017, including employer compliance? Watch as Michael Baer, managing editor of Bloomberg BNA's Payroll Library and Payroll Decision Support Network, and Howard Perlman, CPP, senior editor and writer for Bloomberg BNA, discuss the ways that managing payroll is expected to change under the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Numerous studies demonstrate that a diverse and inclusive workforce is more collaborative and generates higher levels of creativity and productivity. Yet, despite the best intentions, many of today’s organizations still struggle in an attempt to increase diversity and belonging. Why? Research from the NeuroLeadership Institute suggests that unconscious thought patterns can impede organizational diversity and belonging initiatives. Register for the webinar to gain a better understanding of these challenging thought patterns and to learn the extent to which they impact such important aspects of business as decision-making, team building, hiring, innovation, and workplace success.
Cloud- based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain competitive advantage in their industries. However, as discussed in “The truth about information governance and the cloud,” most organizations will be challenged to reconcile their legacy on- premises data with new third- party cloud- based data. It is within these “hybrid” environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
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 seamlessly integrate with diverse technologies, from data marts to Apache Hadoop systems. And it must automatically discover, protect and monitor sensitive information as part of big data applications.
Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain a competitive advantage in their industry. However, as discussed in “The truth about information governance and the cloud,” most organizations will be confronted with the challenging task of reconciling their legacy on-premises data with new, third-party cloud-based data. It is within these “hybrid” environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
Struggling with physician buy-in?
Failure is not an option when it comes to physician engagement. Yet many supply chain and value analysis professionals say they’re doing just that.
Take a humorous look at the possible causes for failing to create physician buy-in and see how evidence helps you create actionable solutions
In this eBook, you'll receive such "bad advice" as:
• Making decisions without involving clinicians
• Working in silos
• Being resistant to change
Prepare to succeed at physician engagement…by learning how to fail!
You’ve taken the first step and already know that a document- oriented database is the right database for your application. From here, you still have to decide where and how you’ll deploy the software and its associated infrastructure. These decisions lead to additional considerations around administrative overhead, technical support, open-source options, data sovereignty and security, and more. This paper aims to outline the deployment options available when you select IBM® Cloudant® as your JSON store.
Analytics has permeated, virtually, every department within an organization. It’s no longer a ‘nice to have’. It’s an organizational imperative. HR, specifically, collects a wealth of data; from recruiting applications, employee surveys, performance management data and it sits in systems that remain largely untapped. This data can help drive strategic decisions about your workforce. Analytic tools have, historically, been difficult to use and required heavy IT lifting in order to get the most out of them. What if an analytics system learned and continue to learn as it experienced new information, new scenarios, and new responses. This is referred to as Cognitive Computing and is key to providing an analytics system that is easy to use but extremely powerful.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Security and risk (S&R) pros have the challenging task of using finite resources (including budget, time, and people) to protect their businesses from every possible attack type. On top of this, S&R pros don’t just need to watch out for threats coming from outside their walls, but must keep an eye on internal threats as well.
S&R decision-makers face threats from three groups of insiders – compromised accounts (internal accounts that have been compromised by external attacks), careless misuse (internal policy violators and those who accidentally leak or expose data or systems), and malicious insiders (insiders who purposefully take or misuse data or exploit systems), and they must be prepared for each.
In February 2017, Mimecast commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of enterprise security readiness for internal email threats.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.