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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Nov 20, 2015
The competitive advantages realized from a dependable Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI/A) are well documented. Everything from reduced business costs and increased customer retention to better decision making and the ability to forecast opportunities have been observed outcomes in response to such programs. The implementation of such a program remains a necessity for any growing or mature enterprise. The establishment of a comprehensive BI/A program that includes traditional Descriptive Analytics along with next generation categories such as Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics is indispensable for business success.
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Published By: MarkLogic     Published Date: Jun 17, 2015
Modern enterprises face increasing pressure to deliver business value through technological innovation that leverages all available data. At the same time, those enterprises need to reduce expenses to stay competitive, deliver results faster to respond to market demands, use real-time analytics so users can make informed decisions, and develop new applications with enhanced developer productivity. All of these factors put big data at the top of the agenda. Unfortunately, the promise of big data has often failed to deliver. With the growing volumes of unstructured and multi-structured data flooding into our data centers, the relational databases that enterprises have relied on for the last 40-years are now too limiting and inflexible. New-generation NoSQL (“Not Only SQL”) databases have gained popularity because they are ideally suited to deal with the volume, velocity, and variety of data that businesses and governments handle today.
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data, data management, databse, marklogic, column store, wide column store, nosql
    
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Published By: Paxata     Published Date: Apr 02, 2014
Why Sift Through Data Landfills? Better business insight comes from data - but data is often dirty, incomplete and complicated. As any analyst would admit, what passes for data science is more like janitorial work. Find out why that is - and how you can avoid the painful, manual and error-prone processes that have bogged down the analytics process for 30 years.
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data, data management, big data, white paper, paxata, analytics
    
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Published By: Cambridge Semantics     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
As the quantity and diversity of relevant data grows within and outside the enterprise, how can IT easily deploy secure governed solutions that allow business users to identify, extract, link together and derive value from the right data at the right time, at big data scale, while keeping up with ever changing business needs? Smart Enterprise Data Management (Smart EDM) is new, sensible paradigm for managing enterprise data. Anzo Smart Data solutions allow IT departments and their business users to quickly and flexibly access all of their diverse data. Based upon graph data models and Semantic data standards, Anzo enables users to easily perform advanced data management and analytics through the lens of their business at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional approaches, while adhering to the governance and security required by enterprise IT groups. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
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enterprise data management, data governance, data integration, cambridge semantics
    
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Published By: Cloudant - an IBM Company     Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Whether you're a DBA, data scientist or developer, you're probably considering how the cloud can help modernize your information management and analytics strategy. Cloud data warehousing can help you get more value from your data by combining the benefits of the cloud - speed, scale, and agility - with the simplicity and performance of traditional on-premises appliances. This white paper explores how a cloud data warehouse like IBM dashDB can reduce costs and deliver new business insights. Readers will learn about: - How data warehousing-as-a-service helps you scale without incurring extra costs - The benefits of in-database analytics in a cloud data warehouse - How a cloud data warehouse can integrate with the larger ecosystem of business intelligence tools, both on prem and off prem
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nosql, ibm, dashdb, database, cloud
    
Cloudant - an IBM Company
Published By: Neo Technology     Published Date: Jun 28, 2015
The future of Master Data Management is deriving value from data relationships which reveal more data stories that become more and more important to competitive advantage as we enter into the future of data and business analytics. MDM will be about supplying consistent, meaningful views of master data and being able to unify data into one location, especially to optimize for query performance and data fit. Graph databases offer exactly that type of data/performance fit. Use data relationships to unlock real business value in MDM: - Graphs can easily model both hierarchical and non-hierarchical master data - The logical model IS the physical model making it easier for business users to visualize data relationships - Deliver insights in real-time from data relationships in your master data - Stay ahead of the business with faster development Download and read the white paper Your Master Data Is a Graph: Are You Ready? to learn why your master data is a graph and how graph databases like Neo4j are the best technologies for MDM.
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database, nosql, graph database, big data, master data management, mdm
    
Neo Technology
Published By: Silwood Technology     Published Date: Mar 02, 2016
Ever since organisations started to implement packaged software solutions to solve business problems and streamline their processes there has been a need to access their data for the purposes of reporting and analytics, integration, governance, master data and more. Information Management projects such as these rely on data professionals being able to understand the underlying data models for these packages in order to be able to answer the critical question “Where’s the data?”. Without this knowledge it is impossible to ensure accuracy of data or timely delivery of projects. In addition the lack of discovery tools designed to meet this challenge has meant that performing this task has commonly been frustrating, time-consuming and fraught with risk. This white paper offers insight into why the traditional methods are not effective and how an innovative software product from Silwood Technology provides a faster and more effective approach to solving the problem.
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Published By: Looker     Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Data centralization merges different data streams into a common source through unified variables. This process can provide context to overly-broad metrics and enable cross-platform analytics to guide better business decisions. Investments in analytics tools are now paying back a 13.01:1 return on investment (ROI), with increased returns when these tools integrate with three or more data sour- ces. While the perks of centralization are obvious in theory, the quantity and variety of data available in today’s landscape make this difficult to achieve. This report provides a roadmap for how to connect systems, data stores, and institutions (both technological and human). Learn: • How data centralization enables better analytics • How to redefine data as a vehicle for change • How the right BI tool eliminates the data analyst bottleneck • How to define single sources of truth for your organization • How to build a data-driven (not just data-rich) organization
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Published By: T4G     Published Date: Mar 15, 2017
About to embark on an advanced analytics project? Or have already started and things aren’t going as planned? This white paper will share our approach to ensure you set up for success. We will discuss aspects of data strategy and data stewardship, and why they are so important. We will outline the benefits of having a solid data strategy and how to start the data strategy conversation within your organization. We will then outline how a project’s entry point (the initial impetus for the project) impacts the scope and approach for the project. And will show you how to avoid missteps and gaps that can lead to less than stellar results or wasted effort. The white paper will touch on the importance of understanding your business drivers and how to use them as your guide to get the most out of your data driven decision making projects. Our proven approach will help ensure a successful start on your advanced analytics journey.
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Published By: Data Ninja     Published Date: Apr 16, 2017
By adding structure to free text using text analytics and graph databases, text becomes valuable business data. This paper examines a real life use case in risk analysis. Text is a part of all communication channels from social media, documents, logs, and data bases. In order to use the information from text, you need to extract the data in a way that provides useful information on entities, locations, organizations, and their properties. Graph databases are very powerful in showing the text relationships including the nearest neighbors, clusters, and the shortest paths. The combination of text analytics and graph databases can be used to solve business problems.
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Published By: Basho     Published Date: Nov 25, 2015
The landscape of Scalable Operational and Analytical Systems is changing and disrupting the norm of using relational databases for all workloads. With the growing need to process and analyze Big Data at Scale, the demand for alternative strategies has grown and has given rise to the emergence of NoSQL databases for scalable processing. Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies, is an independent IT Analyst who specializes in Big Data, BI/Analytics, Data Management and Enterprise Business Integration. In this whitepaper he will discuss the movement towards NoSQL databases for scalable operational and analytical systems, what’s driving Big Data analytics from Hadoop to the emergence of Apache Spark, the value of operational analytics and the importance of in-memory processing, and why use Apache Spark as your in-memory analytical platform for operational analytics.
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Jun 14, 2013
This report analyzes many challenges faced when beginning a new Data Governance program, and outlines many crucial elements in successfully executing such a program. “Data Governance” is a term fraught with nuance, misunderstanding, myriad opinions, and fear. It is often enough to keep Data Stewards and senior executives awake late into the night. The modern enterprise needs reliable and sustainable control over its technological systems, business processes, and data assets. Such control is tantamount to competitive success in an ever-changing marketplace driven by the exponential growth of data, mobile computing, social networking, the need for real-time analytics and reporting mechanisms, and increasing regulatory compliance requirements. Data Governance can enhance and buttress (or resuscitate, if needed) the strategic and tactical business drivers every enterprise needs for market success. This paper is sponsored by: ASG, DGPO and DebTech International.
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data, data management, data governance, data steward, dataversity, research paper
    
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Published By: birst     Published Date: Jan 21, 2013
This Dive Deep analyst report looks at the process of building an environment for what can be aptly termed Agile Business Analytics.
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data, data management, data governance, big data, cloud, business intelligence, semantic technology, nosql
    
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Published By: birst     Published Date: Feb 22, 2013
The demand for business intelligence is strong and growing. For the past several years, BI has been repeatedly named as the top priority by Chief Information Officers (CIO) in Gartner’s annual CIO survey.
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white paper, dataversity, birst, business intelligence, cloud, cloud computing, analytics, data
    
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Jan 23, 2013
This paper examines the root causes of data centralization failure and then reviews straightforward best practices that can help avoid such failures but are typically ignored when systems are designed in an ad hoc, organic manner.
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data, data management, data governance, big data, cloud, business intelligence, semantic technology, nosql
    
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Published By: StatSlice     Published Date: Mar 27, 2013
A guide to assessing your organization and building a roadmap to Analytics success.
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business analytics, roadmap, business intelligence, analytics strategy, business intelligence strategy, assessment, competitive advantage, business analytics roadmap
    
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Jun 17, 2013
This report analyzes many challenges faced when beginning a new Data Governance program, and outlines many crucial elements in successfully executing such a program. “Data Governance” is a term fraught with nuance, misunderstanding, myriad opinions, and fear. It is often enough to keep Data Stewards and senior executives awake late into the night. The modern enterprise needs reliable and sustainable control over its technological systems, business processes, and data assets. Such control is tantamount to competitive success in an ever-changing marketplace driven by the exponential growth of data, mobile computing, social networking, the need for real-time analytics and reporting mechanisms, and increasing regulatory compliance requirements. Data Governance can enhance and buttress (or resuscitate,if needed) the strategic and tactical business drivers every enterprise needs for market success.
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research paper, data, data management, data governance, data steward
    
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Published By: Cisco EMEA Tier 3 ABM     Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals. Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture.
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sd-access, segmentation, network fabric, wan, automation, cisco, analytics
    
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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.
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aberdeen, michael lock, data-driven decisions, business intelligence, public sector, analytics, federal, state
    
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Published By: Workday     Published Date: Jun 05, 2017
Aging HCM technology in many organizations contrasts sharply with the demands of digital business and the future world of work. HR IT leaders should use this strategic roadmap to plan their future HCM technology landscape to leverage the cloud, deeper automation and embedded advanced analytics.
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workday, integrated learning, workplace success, gartner, hcm technology
    
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Published By: Group M_IBM Q1'18     Published Date: Dec 21, 2017
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
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business content, volume, cloud-based, enterprise content management, ecm
    
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Published By: QASymphony     Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Data. It seems to be everywhere today and yet we can never get enough of it. But as it turns out, a lack of data isn’t our problem -- our problem is the difficulty piecing together, understanding and finding the story in all the data that’s in front of us. In software testing in particular, the need for consolidated, meaningful test metrics has never been higher. As both the pace of development and the cost of delivering poor quality software increase, we need these metrics to help us test smarter, better and faster. Fortunately, business intelligence now exists to make this goal a reality. The analytics these tools provide can help drive efficient and effective testing by providing teams with insight on everything from testing quality and coverage to velocity and more. And this knowledge can position the QA team as trusted experts to advise the entire software development team on steps that can ensure a better quality end result.
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Published By: FICO     Published Date: Dec 04, 2017
Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners. And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully. Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
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business, results, optimal, customer, experience, tools, analytics, big data
    
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Feb 05, 2011
Learn how best-in-class companies access information faster to improve key business performance metrics.
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business performance, sap, real time analytics, business intelligence, analytics, analytical applications
    
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Jun 18, 2011
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
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real-time business analytics, faster decision making, business automation, business metrics, analytical data, sap, analytical applications, data integration
    
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