Can You See the Big Picture?

In today’s competitive global environment, with a proliferation of new products, channels, and SKU counts, maintaining inventory levels that synchronize supply with demand is a complex challenge that carries steep consequences if not handled properly. Transform your planning, execution, and optimization processes into a competitive advantage by leveraging a shared picture of demand across your supply and demand chain.

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

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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

Addressing the “Big Data” Issue: What You Need to Know

There is no doubt that big data, i.e., organization-wide data that’s being managed in a centralized repository, can yield valuable discoveries that will result in improved products and performance—if properly analyzed. Nonetheless, you must look before you leap. This white paper shows you what you need to know about big data, including the challenges big data presents, must-have practices to successfully manage a company’s big data, as well as the metrics to measure the ROI.  Read More

Big Data, Little Data, and Everything in Between—IBM SPSS Solutions Help You Bring Analytics to Everyone

Regardless of the type or scale of business data your users need to harness and analyze, they need a straightforward, visual solution that is easy to use on the front end and highly scalable on the back end. Fortunately, IBM SPSS solutions provide just such an ecosystem that can make different kinds of data stores—from Hadoop to those proverbial spreadsheets—useful sources of business insight and decision support. Read More

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