Author: Jorge Garcia


With New TEC Certification Bizagi Shows Continuous Evolution and Improvement

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 4 2014
Bizagi’s BPM Suite 10.5 has recently joined the ranks of TEC certified systems providing business process management functionality. Bizagi is a fierce competitor in the BPM space, with a robust product that offers key functionality for managing all types of business processes. Read More

Financials in the Cloud: Boosting Efficiency and Control in the Mexican Market

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 2 2014
Despite the benefits of migrating to the cloud, many organizations are still new to this paradigm for the provision of computing services. For countries in the developing world, especially in Latin America and Mexico, the cloud can enable the acquisition of best-of-breed computing services at a more attainable cost. This report explores some of the features and functions of the Oracle Financials Cloud solution from a general business perspective and looks at the value that cloud solutions can add... Read More

Why You Need to Know about AANPM

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 27 2014
In this data-driven era, the pressure is on for IT departments: data needs to travel faster and nonstop to its destination, applications need to operate continuously, and networks need to communicate effectively between all business points in a timely manner. Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) solutions enable performance monitoring to be conducted in a holistic way with consideration for all elements both directly and not directly related to the network. Read More

Measuring Marketing Success: Know Each Customer in Context

Monitoring the performance of marketing activities is a critical function of marketing departments and has become important to business growth. This report provides an analyst perspective on effective practices and tools for accurately measuring marketing performance, as well as reviews the features and functions of IBM’s Marketing Performance Analytics offering and the business benefits it can afford organizations. Read More

Gaining Agility, Control, and Better Performance with Application-aware Network Performance and Diagnostics

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: September 23 2014
Organizations looking to enhance the performance of their vital IT infrastructure are increasingly seeking new ways to gain holistic visibility, agility, and efficiency when controlling and monitoring network performance. A relatively new breed of solutions has emerged to bridge the gap of traditional IT infrastructure monitoring systems called Application-aware Network Performance Monitoring. These new types of solutions afford organizations a chance to gain the next level of control over their... Read More

Data Visualization: When Data Speaks Business

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 25 2014
For many organizations, data visualization is a practice that involves not only specific tools but also key techniques, procedures, and rules. The objective is to ensure the best use of existing tools for extending discovery, gaining knowledge, and improving the decision-making process at all organizational levels. This report considers the important effects of having good data visualization practices and analyzes some of the features, functions, and advantages of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence... Read More

Data Warehousing in the Big Data Era: Are You BIReady?

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 12 2014
Netherlands-based BIReady automates the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining a data warehousing solution, allowing the optimization of all necessary BI and analytics tasks. Read this TEC product note from TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge Garcia to learn more about how BIReady is meeting its goal of helping companies become "BI ready." Read More

SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies

At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP terms means to “run simple,” and second, maybe derived from the first idea, to embrace the cloud even more. As ironically as it sounds for the German company, at times accused of doing precisely the opposite with the offering of systems too complex in many aspects, the simplification movement makes sense and accommodates what the industry certainly... Read More

A Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise

In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Aiming to help users with their BI software selection efforts, this research series explores... Read More

Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT

For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT industry in general. Read More
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