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Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

Source: IDC
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.


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Product Analysis Report: IBM Cognos and SPSS Solutions
Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Written By: Jorge Garcia Published On: December 17 2013 Many organizations today have come to realize that using data effectively should be a key component of their business strategy. Businesses can expand and improve the information analysis capabilities gained through BI by using predictive analytics to anticipate risks and outcomes, predict trends, and discover unseen patterns in data. IBM SPSS solutions provide a complete set of predictive analytics capabilities and a flexible set of integration points with Cognos Business Intelligence. Read the report to learn more about how IBM Cognos software capabilities can be extended with the use of IBM SPSS predictive analytics capabilities. Read More...
Six Critical HR Best Practices to Gain Insights with Workforce Analytics
Source: SuccessFactors Workforce analytics deliver insightful, actionable information that executive leadership demands; human resources (HR) departments can accelerate and influence impactful business decision making with confidence using best practices such as relying on a single source of truth, challenging assumptions, taking on business challenges, leveraging industry benchmarks, being prepared, and linking information to business outcomes Read More...
Best Practices: Six Ways to Dial In Your Talent Strategy
Source: SuccessFactors Talent managers today face a number of challenges, including integrating talent management programs while still impacting the business—all with cost constraints. But solving immediate talent needs will not be the only expectation. Talent managers must take a long-term view and anticipate tomorrow’s needs to attract, engage, retain, reward, and develop high-performing employees. Read up on best practices for building your organization’s talent—today and tomorrow. Read More...


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