2011 Trends Report: Business Intelligence (BI)

The current economic environment is marked by more frequent changes than in the past. It’s no wonder that more businesses are looking to business intelligence (BI) software to identify and analyze business data to speed responses to these changes. So, what changes are ahead for BI? In this guide, experts Bill Cabiro, David Crandall, Wayne Kernochan, Kirsty Lee, Clarice Lin and Shawn Rogers share their predictions for BI.

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Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

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A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing. Read More

Reaping the Benefits of Next-generation Dashboards

The old approaches for collecting, assimilating, and delivering business intelligence (BI) data have not kept pace with today’s increasing demand for rapid decision making. Many companies use static reports and ad hoc queries, but fewer companies use dashboards and portals—which often lack the interactivity required for navigation and visualization of business data. Learn how a next-generation dashboard solution can help. Read More

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Trends for 2011: Botnets and Dynamic Malware

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Crimeware (malware related to computer crimes committed in order to gain financial profit) has proven its maturity by the increase in the number of malicious programs to which the term can be legitimately applied, as well as the increase in the proportion of this kind of malware to more traditional malicious code. This report reviews the main trends as regards malicious programs and antivirus security. Read More

Real-time Business: Playing to Win in the New Global Marketplace

To be successful in the data-driven economy, companies must leverage intelligence instantly and take immediate action. At the same time, they must ensure their decisions are based on proper data and analysis. So how are today's executives responding? To explore these issues, Oxford Economics surveyed 525 executives in March 2011. Download this report for full analysis of the results. Read More

Focus Experts’ Briefing: BI Overview, Key Issues, and Trends

Business intelligence (BI) applications analyze a company’s raw data to provide business process insights that can be leveraged for competitive advantage. Are such lofty goals realistic for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) that lack the IT talent found in a large enterprise? What capabilities should SMBs expect to find in a BI solution? And what are the “gotchas” to avoid? Find out in this report from Focus Research. Read More
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