Data Management for Business Intelligence

Along with the increasing sophistication of BI capabilities comes an increase in data volume—yet companies want to improve time-to-information for users. Data storage and data retrieval decisions are now often made based on cost instead of business needs—leading to compromises that impact performance. Find out the BI strategies, capabilities, and technologies best-in-class companies are using to address these challenges.

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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

Self Service Business Intelligence

Self service BI is technology that provides non-technical individuals who need data with the ability to gather and display meaningful information. The technical and business complexities of identifying data sources, transforming and integrating data sets, enhancing data quality, and providing a data repository are necessarily addressed before a self service BI application is made available. Read this white paper to learn more about how the technical framework and infrastructure for supporting self... Read More

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Case Study: Chevron (Webinar Transcript)

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This white paper is a transcript of an IBM White Glove Events on-demand webinar. In it, you’ll learn how Chevron improved business decision-making by extending SAP NetWeaver data and applications with IBM Cognos 8 Performance Management. Speakers include Daisy Woodhams, senior VI design architect at Chevron, and Sharon Maxon, global category analyst for the consumer packaged goods category at Chevron. Read More
 
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