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A New Era of IT by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This resource explores how combining the right business intelligence (BI) platform with an expert integrated system will allow you to reorient and optimize IT practices for cloud computing, resulting in better performance, scalability, reliability, and more.
Achieving a Single View of the Citizen With Information Management by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This resource explores how creating a single view of the citizen by consolidating and synchronizing data can empower government agencies to support enhanced, information-based decision-making, improve operational performance, and more.
Anatomy of the New Decision: Five Hot Trends Shaping Business Analytics by Information Builders. October 19, 2012 - Businesses have been using data to improve decision-making for decades, but practicing legacy business intelligence strategies today can put you at a disadvantage. Read on to learn how the 5 hottest IT trends help you extract more sophisticated intelligence from your data, including: mobile computing, social media, cloud services, and more.
Best Practices for Scaling a Big Data Analytics Project by Information Builders. May 28, 2013 - Big data analytics can be overwhelming for those just beginning, but it's fortunate that many traditional data management best practices are also applicable to big data. In this expert e-guide, discover which best practices easily translate to your big data project, and get advice on how to start, scale, and succeed with your analytics initiative.
Big Data Analytics and The New Era of Data Warehousing by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - This paper discusses how customer demands have prompted recent changes in the data warehouse market, and how those changes are opening the door for a new breed of vendors beyond those who previously dominated the industry with stack offerings.
Boost the Value of Information With Master Data Management by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - This paper explains master data in more detail, offers guidance for planning a master data management (MDM) plan and focuses on aligning IT with your business needs.
Building a Business Case for Data Governance by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - Business and IT professionals that work with data on a daily basis are well-versed in the value of data governance, but convincing the C-suite can be a challenge. Read through this paper to learn 10 critical steps to crafting a business case for data governance such as establishing funding requirements, and identifying tangible value.
Building a Business Case for Data Governance: Ten Critical Steps by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This resource counts down 10 key steps that will help you build the business case for data governance in your organization. Also inside, learn about tools and tactics that will ensure your data governance project is a success.
Business Intelligence. It's Better Here: Why the WebFOCUS BI Platform Beats the Competition by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This resource offers guidance to help you navigate the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, and introduces a BI platform that can help meet your business needs. Also inside, find eight key motivators you should consider when choosing a BI tool.
Business Intelligence. It's Better Here: Why the WebFOCUS BI Platform Beats the Competition by Information Builders. September 21, 2012 - In today's highly competitive business environment, organizations depend on improved visibility and better business intelligence (BI) tools in order to make smarter decisions – but with the myriad of BI tools available it can be difficult to choose. Read on to learn about a cutting-edge BI platform that outperforms the competition.
Business Intelligence: The Strategic Imperative for CIOs by Information Builders. January 2007 - Business intelligence (BI) allows organizations to integrate applications and databases essential to users and enables analysis of information to optimize decision-making.
Busting 7 Myths about Data Quality Management by Information Builders. November 01, 2011 - In recent years, more organizations have fixated on improving the quality of their data – but one of the major obstacles holding them back are the myths about what makes up an effective strategy. Review this paper to learn the top 7 myths and tips on how to craft an effective data quality management strategy.
Busting 7 Myths about Master Data Management by Information Builders. August 01, 2011 - Most organizations that have implemented master data management (MDM) are struggling to utilize it effectively. In fact, a recent survey reported that only 24% rated their MDM project a success. Read this essential resource to learn the 7 myths linked to MDM failure and the 7 steps that can lead to an effective MDM initiative.
Buy Vs. Build: Embedding Analytics Into SaaS or Cloud Apps by Information Builders. May 02, 2013 - Consult this white paper to learn more about software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing. It recognizes the question if your business should buy or build cloud-based applications. Is outsourcing worth the saved money, resource and other benefits? Read on now to uncover the answer.
Can Your Business Intelligence Environment Handle Data Growth? by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This resource introduces embedded data stores as an answer to your business intelligence (BI) performance problems. Inside, learn how embedded data stores can improve reporting and analytic performance – even in the face of rapidly growing data volumes.
Choose the Right Embedded Data Store: Why WebFOCUS Hyperstage Is Better for Big Data Analytics by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This white paper demonstrates how Hyperstage can respond quickly to database requests and effectively scale to support large volumes of data. It also compares Hyperstage to OLAP and in-memory analytics solutions, and explains what makes Hyperstage superior.
Cost-Effective Business Intelligence as a Service by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - This paper discusses the key requirements for successfully building and deploying SaaS-based business intelligence (BI) applications for external users. It also explains which BI platform is ideal for companies seeking to make vital, timely corporate information available outside the firewall.
Data in Motion – Big Data Analytics in Healthcare by Information Builders. April 30, 2013 - This paper explores the real-world challenges healthcare providers face when considering big data and analytics. It highlights a use case study and a comprehensive strategy for implementing big data analytics within an organization.
Data Quality Management: The Key to Successful Predictive Analytics by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - As more and more companies begin to leverage predictive analytics to improve their business intelligence strategies, it's becoming evident that effective predictive models begin with data quality management. Read on to learn more about the impact data quality has on predictive analytics and how to easily improve your data quality.
Data Quality Management: The Key to Successful Predictive Analytics by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - This paper uncovers the importance of data quality management as it relates to predictive analytics.
Delivering Next Generation User Interfaces for Business Intelligence Using AJAX by Information Builders. November 01, 2006 - This paper explains why Information Builders chose to use a component-based AJAX architecture for its new report and graph authoring solution - WebFOCUS Power Painter.
Developing an Information Strategy in the Financial Services Industry by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - In this resource, financial services organizations will learn how they can use five key actions to develop a successful information strategy in order to improve processes, boost productivity, enhance decision-making, and more.
Enhance Your SaaS Application With Advanced Business Intelligence by Information Builders. May 01, 2013 - As the SaaS market continues to explode, many providers are presenting more strategic offerings, such as advanced BI functionality. This paper warns, however, of the issues you may face when adding BI to your application and will help you make sure you're choosing the right partner.
Enhancing Decision-Making, Cost-Efficiency, and Profitability With Predictive Analytics by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - Business and IT leaders are under pressure to make more intelligent decision and more accurate estimates – making effective predictive analytics a top priority in today's business world. Read this paper to learn about a next-generation unified decision-support environment that can simplify the analysis of past, present, and future data.
Establishing a Culture of Measurement - A Practical Guide to BI by Information Builders. September 2003 - Learn how Information Builders' philosophy of business intelligence will help you to establish a culture of measurement and begin a powerful cycle of continued improvement within your organization.
Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence by Information Builders. December 02, 2011 - The technological knowledge gap between IT professionals and business executives is wide. When IT professionals ask end-users what they want from their BI tools, end-users usually unknowingly provide wrong answers. Read this paper to learn five questions to ask end-users to get a better idea of their business intelligence (BI) tool expectations.
Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - In order to deliver the most effective business intelligence (BI), IT must leverage the right set of tools to make information retrievable and easy to understand. Read this exclusive paper to learn 5 things you need to know about your users before deploying BI in order to ensure success.
Fraud Detection and Prevention in the Public Sector by Information Builders. May 01, 2013 - Those in the public sector are facing significant fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) challenges. Check out this informative paper today to learn of these challenges and discover a fraud detection and prevention framework to help combat fraud before it occurs.
Gaining an Edge in Banking With Business Analytics by Information Builders. May 03, 2013 - Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper recommends ensuring that users in midsize banks are appropriately empowered by providing them with the right business analytics.
Gaining an Edge in Manufacturing With Business Analytics by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper explains how manufacturers can maximize decision-making capabilities by providing a variety of analytics across lines of business and processes.
Gaining an Edge With Business Analytics by Information Builders. September 21, 2012 - According to Ventana Research, 90% of businesses believe its vital to make business analytics easier to access and simpler to use. Traditional business intelligence (BI) strategies lack the visibility and reliability that today's organizations need. Read this comprehensive report to learn tips for improving your BI and analytics strategies.
Healthcare Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper can help your organization understand and apply healthcare performance management across the entire set of patient and provider processes.
How Business Intelligence Should Work by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - Although business intelligence (BI) has been around for years, many organizations still struggle to effectively utilize the myriad of BI tools. Read on to learn how to successfully leverage BI tools with the 3 "levels" of BI and gain insight into common BI challenges and ways to avoid them.
How the Fastest Growing Companies Use Business Intelligence by Information Builders. June 19, 2009 - This paper investigates various levels of business intelligence, discusses the challenges organizations face with today's typical BI deployments, and highlights how many high-growth companies have implemented strategic, analytical, and operational initiatives to work seamlessly together to enhance performance and boost competitive advantage.
Identifying Information Gaps: A Global Study on Why, Where, and How Businesses Are Failing to Exploit Information by Information Builders. September 12, 2013 - In this Research Brief, we delve into the current organizational mindset towards information assets, and focus on how today's businesses are approaching information management.
Implementing Real-Time Data Quality Management by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - Poor data quality can be harmful to your enterprise in more ways than one -- 53% of companies with poor data quality face serious problems when implementing new systems and applications and 29% experience income loss. Access this paper to discover how real-time data quality management can help mitigate these risks and give you peace of mind.
Improve the Patient Journey With Omni-Patient™ by Information Builders. April 30, 2013 - This informative paper examines the challenges healthcare organizations are currently facing when it comes to providing high-quality patient care. Discover the major barriers hindering their success in this area and discover a tool to help overcome these challenges.
Key Insights for Managing an Effective Business Intelligence Strategy by Information Builders. May 28, 2013 - Including business users in each part of a business intelligence initiative is essential to the success of a BI project. View this expert E-guide to learn more about key BI management best practices. It discusses common myths and prejudices that hinder the success of BI efforts in companies.
Leveraging Advanced BI to Increase SaaS Success by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - This paper discusses the types of reporting and analysis functionality that users of SaaS applications are looking for, and the business intelligence (BI) capabilities SaaS vendors must incorporate into their solutions to successfully satisfy those demands. Also highlighted are real-world successes.
Leveraging Integration to Weather the Economic Storm by Information Builders. June 01, 2009 - This white paper highlights four primary ways to use integration to make your business better during a down economy. You'll discover how, with the right integration plan and supporting software in place, your company can increase efficiency, minimize expenses, and streamline and accelerate core processes.
Maximize Opportunity and ROI With Business Intelligence and Integration by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - Read this paper to discover how you can improve your current business intelligence (BI) system through an innovative partnership and drive new revenue to allow your organization the ability to expand your service offerings.
Monitoring Trading Partner Agreements - Using Business Intelligence to Enhance BAM Activities by Information Builders. June 01, 2008 - This white paper will explain what to look for in a complete integration platform and how to use BI technology in conjunction with BAM tools to achieve zero information latency and self-correcting processes.
New Opportunities for Business Intelligence: Eight Ways to Generate Revenue and Drive Growth Now by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This white paper presents how to support new growth strategies and drive new revenue using eight important technologies. Our approach is practical, with success stories that demonstrate how trailblazers have already proven the value of these innovations.
New Opportunities for Business Intelligence: Five Ways to Enhance Governance and Compliance for Greater Control Now by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - This white paper describes five innovative technology-driven solutions that can help companies to overcome the challenges in implementing and enforcing formal GRC policies and procedures.
New Opportunities for Business Intelligence: Seven Ways to Deliver a Superior Customer Experience Now by Information Builders. April 30, 2013 - Customer service has a profound impact on profitability. And even more, you have to think about your reputation in this age of social media. Read this informative white paper analyzing seven exciting technology innovations that can empower businesses to optimize customer service in today's multi-channel world.
Operational Logistics/Resource Allocation: The World's Best Business Intelligence Applications by Information Builders. December 05, 2011 - This paper highlights several real-world success stories, where a proactive approach to resource allocation was implemented.
Optimizing Data Quality in the Enterprise by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - It is estimated that 75% of large organisations currently face serious business challenges due to low quality data – and the consequences can be devastating. Access this paper to learn simple strategies that can substantially improve your company's data quality. Learn how to manage the lifecycle of quality data, and more.
Performance Management in Financial Services Isn’t Only for Executives by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper explains how performance management can improve operations while aligning processes with strategy and goals.
Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives by Information Builders. September 21, 2012 - In today's highly competitive environment, it is paramount that businesses utilize reliable, real-time data in order to improve decision-making and overall performance – but 42% of organizations are dissatisfied with their current practices. Read on to learn how to improve your performance management and business intelligence strategies today.
Predictive Analytics for Sales and Marketing by Information Builders. September 21, 2012 - Today's businesses rely on their sales and marketing (S&M) departments to drive business growth through effective customer relationship management (CRM) strategies – but most S&M pros lack the insights needed to optimize their strategies. Read on to find out how predictive analytics can improve your CRM strategies.
Process-Driven BI: Building Smarter Business Processes by Information Builders. May 01, 2013 - View this white paper to find out how you can improve efficiency while also saving money and giving your business the competitive advantage it needs. By looking at business intelligence as a fundamental aspect of operational business, you can improve processes that do not work efficiently.
Process-driven Business Intelligence: Building Smarter Business Processes by Information Builders. November 2006 - The concept of BAM revolved around the notion that data could be gathered at critical points and information produced that could give businesses the ability to make better decisions on a near-real-time basis.
Research Report: Using Operational Business Intelligence for Intra-Day Analysis and Decision Making by Information Builders. June 01, 2007 - Learn about the evolution of operational business intelligence (BI), the components of an operational BI solution, and the experiences of four companies that have implemented real-world, operational BI solutions.
Service-Oriented Architecture - A New Alternative to Traditional Technology Integration by Information Builders. January 2005 - This paper will examine the basic premises underlying SOAs and describe how universal technology and service adapters, such as those from iWay Software, can help organizations realize the benefits of SOAs.
Seven Steps to Effective Data Governance by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - Effective data governance can provide the peace of mind that your data will stand up to privacy policies, regulatory compliance, and financial reporting. Yet most organizations become overwhelmed by the undertaking and halt implementation. Read this paper to learn 7 practical steps to crafting a productive data governance plan today.
The 8 Worst Practices in Master Data Management and How to Avoid Them by Information Builders. August 26, 2013 - The road to a successful master data management (MDM) program can be full of detours and dead ends. In this white paper, Dan Power and Julie Hunt from Hub Designs identify the eight worst practices when planning and designing a MDM and data governance program, and show you how to get it right.
The 8 Worst Practices in MDM and How to Avoid Them by Information Builders. September 03, 2013 - Learn how you can keep up with the times with master data management and data governance. This resource explains how MDM is a key foundation for trusted data and more efficient business processes. Read on to find out how to improve your master data.
The BARC BI Survey 2012 by Information Builders. December 31, 2012 - Information Builders ranked highest on numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) across multiple peer groups in BARC's BI Survey 12.
The Foundation of High-Value Business Intelligence: A Description of the WebFOCUS 7.1 Architecture by Information Builders. June 2006 - Good architecture for information systems is as important as good engineering is for automobiles and with good architecture, applications can be scaled up with less hardware.
The Real Cost of Bad Data: Six Simple Steps To Address Data Quality Issues by Information Builders. July 02, 2013 - Inadequate data governance can cost millions. From regulatory fines for systems and control failures, to any other number of factors, the cost quickly adds up. View this resource to learn more about how your organization can effectively manage data quality.
The Role of Data Integration and Quality Management in NIEM by Information Builders. May 01, 2013 - Check out this paper today to investigate how the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) has grown. Learn of the challenges it was designed to overcome and of the important role enterprise integration and data quality management technologies play in the execution of NIEM initiatives.
The Truth About Mobile BI: Five Common Myths Debunked by Information Builders. December 01, 2011 - Mobile computing is taking over the technology industry, but what about the business intelligence (BI) behind these tools? This paper discusses the myths of mobile BI's complexity as well as why your organization should be using mobile BI to benefit its success.
The Truth About Mobile Business Intelligence by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - Mobile business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept, but the rumors that it's too complex, cumbersome, expensive, and limited have prevented most organizations from making the investment. Access this exclusive paper to uncover the 5 most common mobile BI myths debunked and how mobile BI can help you gain a competitive advantage.
The Ventana Research Value Index: BI 2012 by Information Builders. May 03, 2013 - View this white paper to learn more about the significant contribution that business intelligence (BI) can contribute to your company. It explains the benefits you can experience from collaborative BI, including improved decision making and productivity.
Transforming Government Fraud Detection and Prevention by Information Builders. May 01, 2013 - View this white paper to learn more about the challenges you could face related to fraud and abuse that has the potential to lead to billions of dollars lost for your business. Oftentimes, government institutions lack the resources to prevent fraud, waste and abuse (FWA.) Find a solution to this obstacle by reading this resource now.
Transparent, Trusted, and Timely Information: The Key to Enabling Integrated Accountable Care by Information Builders. April 30, 2013 - This informative paper examines the inherent struggles for those in the healthcare industry that come with a move from fee-for-service to value-based care. Read today to learn of a new vision for patient-centered accountable care and discover a new integrated approach for healthcare organizations to achieve their goals.
Why Mission-Critical Business Intelligence Needs IBM System Z9 (and Vice Versa) by Information Builders. December 2007 - Organizations often limit business intelligence to a few back-office analysts, using tools that cost too much and are more complex than the average information worker can handle. Attend this Webcast to learn about new, innovative technologies that will help deliver timely, accurate information to everyone from managers to analysts to customers.
Worst Practices in Business Intelligence: Why BI Applications Succeed Where BI Tools Fail by Information Builders. June 2007 - Discover the 4 worst practices for business intelligence (BI) deployment and gain insight on how to overcome these pitfalls in order to tap into the power of BI. Learn how to achieve success with your departmental or enterprise-wide BI initiatives.
Worst Practices in Business Intelligence: Why BI Applications Succeed Where BI Tools Fail by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - This paper addresses the top 4 worst practices in business intelligence (BI) and provides you with essential strategies for how to overcome these common mishaps.
Worst Practices in Predictive Analytics by Information Builders. August 01, 2012 - According to IDC, predictive analytics has the potential to generate an average ROI of 145% -- but most companies today have implemented it incorrectly, thus preventing them from seeing any benefit. This paper explores the 5 common worst predictive analytics practices and provides you with 6 key steps to ensure a successful implementation.