Essential Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) exists in many corners of a company, and even outside its walls. BI is hidden in industry publications, staff knowledge, market research, sales data, project schedules, spreadsheets, and packaged and legacy software applications. Without a true and complete picture of all available data and information, you cannot effectively plan for success or appropriately leverage a BI system. Learn more.
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The Shortcut Guide to Achieving Business Intelligence in Midsize Companies

This guide introduces you to the key concepts of business intelligence, including data modeling, data warehouses, online analytical processing (OLAP), and more. The author debunks many of the prevailing myths that scare small to medium businesses from investigating the use of business intelligence, and explains how the very same techniques and technologies used by massive enterprises are now available to them.
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Webinar: Expanding BI's Potential with Predictive Analytics

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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."
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A Business Intelligence Agenda for Midsize Organizations: Six Strategies for Success

Midsize companies see business intelligence (BI) as too unwieldy and expensive for them, and use spreadsheets for planning, budgeting, and forecasting. However, BI is well within reach through an incremental approach. Learn about six strategies for midsize companies for choosing and deploying BI solutions that address both business and IT challenges.
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SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards

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Making Business Intelligence Easy: Collaborative Business Intelligence

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