Freeing Six Sigma from the “Data Shuffle”

Paying skilled professionals to massage, scrub, and manipulate data is a huge waste of valuable resources. And while having clean data is essential to driving Six Sigma projects, the act of getting that data adds absolutely no business value. That’s why organizations that focus first on making accurate, actionable data available in real time have more effective Six Sigma programs.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Business Management Software for Media and Publishing Companies

This document from NetSuite, A Buyer’s Guide to Business Management Software for Media and Publishing Companies, gives an in-depth look at the six most important goals for media and publishing companies when considering how to evaluate business management systems.

Many publishing and media companies are finding it a challenge these days to meet consumers’ desire to have content accessible on any device at any time, including on the Web, on smartphones or tablets, or in a printed publication,... Read More

A Buyer’s Guide to Business Management Software for Media and Publishing Companies

This document from NetSuite, A Buyer’s Guide to Business Management Software for Media and Publishing Companies, gives an in-depth look at the six most important goals for media and publishing companies when considering how to evaluate business management systems.

Many publishing and media companies are finding it a challenge these days to meet consumers’ desire to have content accessible on any device at any time, including on the Web, on smartphones or tablets, or in a printed publication,... Read More

Agile Data Masking: Mitigate the Threat of Data Loss Prevention

You may not be as protected from data loss as you think. This infographic looks at some ways in which an enterprise's data can be compromised and vulnerable to security breaches and data loss, and shows how data masking can mean lower security risk and increased defense against data leaks. Read More

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