Driving and Delivering Operational Excellence

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Operational excellence is a key goal for all of us, and to achieve it, we need people, processes, and technology that are all operating at peak efficiency. Tools and techniques for improving processes and technology have been available for some time, but without a clear picture of employees’ performance it was hard to gain the full benefit from these tools. User Experience Management (UEM) software provides the missing link, allowing the identification of both user problems and best practices already in use. Read this white paper to learn how to identify and replicate these best user practices to improve employee and organizational effectiveness.

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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

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