Business Analytics: Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Insight

Organizations are maturing only slowly in their use of analytics despite the fact that they view them as valuable and important. This research indicates that usability and flexible functionality are important criteria in their search for the right analytics; that failing to examine timely availability, broad access, and efficient handling can obstruct analytics use; and that in technology terms, spreadsheets should be replaced with more appropriate tools.

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Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

  • Source: IDC
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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

Delivering Information Faster: In-Memory Technology Reboots the Big Data Analytics World

  • Source: SAP
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In-memory technology—in which entire datasets are pre-loaded into a computer’s random access memory, alleviating the need for shuttling data between memory and disk storage every time a query is initiated—has actually been around for a number of years. However, with the onset of big data, as well as an insatiable thirst for analytics, the industry is taking a second look at this promising approach to speeding up data processing. See how it works and how to revolutionize the way you run your business.  Read More

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Using Advanced Analytics: Gain Insight into Your Revenue Stream

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Accelerating Time to Insight for Midsize Companies Using In-memory Analytics

  • Source: Ovum
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In-memory analytics provides midsize companies with a faster, more flexible, and arguably lower-cost way of accessing and processing information, allowing users to get answers to business questions in seconds rather than hours. By virtue of its high-performance architecture, in-memory has the potential to help midsize organizations become more informed, and respond quicker to changing market conditions. Find out more. Read More
 
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