Building Blocks to Evolving Your Predictive Analytic Practice

In any competitive market, leveraging data to understand a customer s next move is essential. Thus, to achieve an advantage in customer marketing, companies have invested millions in customer intelligence systems. Despite this investment, many companies still struggle to increase marketing return on investment (ROI). This is due largely to the absence of an effective predictive analytics approach to customer data.

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Webinar: Expanding BI's Potential with Predictive Analytics

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: October 22 2013
Business intelligence (BI) is an essential decision-making tool. But it can do even more for you when you power it with predictive analytics. In this IBM TechTalk webinar, Jorge Garcia, senior BI and Data Management analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, will show you how predictive analytics goes beyond traditional analysis of past and present data to help you "see ahead." Read More

Have You Outgrown Your Accounting System?: Stepping Up to Cloud Computing & FinancialForce.com

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No matter the size of your company, every business is challenged by organizational, technological, and economic growth. The stages of a company’s maturity are fairly well defined—from start-up and small businesses to midsize businesses and multinationals. But it’s not always clear when a company moves from one stage to the next, and what steps need to be taken to support that growth.

There comes a point when a company needs more than an entry-level bookkeeping system. Companies that are well established need a business system that supports the full range of its activities. It needs to reinforce how the business operates in practice rather than limiting it to the narrow confines of a conventional bookkeeping or accounting package.

This white paper describes the telltale signs that a company is ready to move on from software that covers basic accounting requirements to the next level—a progressive business system that can sustain growth for years to come. You’ll learn what to expect from such a system, and how business can change for the better. Read More

Application-Aware Network Performance Management for Dummies

Organizations depend on their networks and applications for the success of their business. Traditionally, networks and application performance were monitored separately, but they are increasingly interdependent. When a user experiences network difficulties, it doesn’t matter to the user where the problem lies—it matters only that he or she get the service expected.

Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) is a new, integrated approach to monitoring service. This e-book explores the need for an integrated approach for visibility into your network and the concept of AANPM. You’ll discover the use cases for AANPM and the building blocks for an effective AANPM solution.

With AANPM you’ll improve diagnostics so you can monitor your network proactively and strengthen your physical and virtual infrastructure. With end-to-end visibility, AANPM will help to correlate and analyze performance data across the network to better support business-critical applications. Read More

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HRO Innovation: Building Blocks to Derive Full Value

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The Building Blocks for an Effective Business Intelligence Implementation

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