Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)-A Critical Component of Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI)

The wise enterprise recognizes the need for objective metrics and measurements and for its users to establish metrics to monitor and manage results at every level in the organization. To meet these goals, an enterprise must select a sophisticated BI solution with powerful KPI and other BI and CPM features that are simple enough for every user and accessible from within and outside the walls of the enterprise. See how.

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Product Analysis Report: IBM Cognos and SPSS Solutions

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Many organizations today have come to realize that using data effectively should be a key component of their business strategy. Businesses can expand and improve the information analysis capabilities gained through BI by using predictive analytics to anticipate risks and outcomes, predict trends, and discover unseen patterns in data. IBM SPSS solutions provide a complete set of predictive analytics capabilities and a flexible set of integration points with Cognos Business Intelligence. Read the report to learn more about how IBM Cognos software capabilities can be extended with the use of IBM SPSS predictive analytics capabilities. Read More

IBM Cognos Express: Breakthrough Business Intelligence and Performance Management for Workgroups and Midsize Organizations

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To be agile and compete with rivals, employees in midsize organizations need targeted, timely and accurate information. Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications can increase visibility into key metrics to improve business processes and decision-making throughout an organization. Download this paper to learn how Cognos Express can help midsize companies improve performance.  Read More

Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance, and the role of the IT team is reactive.

A modern performance management solution must be easy to use, include comprehensive alerting, and offer reporting that correlates data from each component of an application and the underlying infrastructure. Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) tools aim to provide a holistic view of the performance of interdependent applications, servers, and networks. Such cross-platform visibility enables the IT department to ensure high-performance delivery of critical business applications.

This white paper describes the trends in application performance and network diagnostic tools and the drivers of AANPM. You’ll learn about best practices for implementing AANPM and discover some enterprise use cases. Read More

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Focus Experts’ Briefing: BI Data and Metrics

Business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses to become more intelligent about key operations and processes. But BI solutions are only as valuable as the data that is fed into them and the key performance indicators (KPIs) they monitor. Well-chosen KPIs and quality data ensure that BI solutions generate reliable, actionable information. Find out how to get the best information into and out of your BI solutions. Read More

Why Midsize Companies Need Business Intelligence Solutions in This Uncertain Economy

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In today’s economy, executives face declining revenues and tough cost-cutting decisions. However, cost reductions alone are not enough to survive, especially for midsize companies, which often lack the resources needed to sustain a market downturn. Yet midsize companies can be much more agile—if they have the right information. Discover how you can improve performance with a business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More

Business Intelligence: What Makes a Good Performance Indicator?

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Decision makers use key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the present state of business and choose a course of action. But what are KPIs? And more importantly, how do you determine your company’s KPIs? Don’t neglect the customer’s perspective when doing your performance measurement metrics. And ensure data assessment is done in real time. Find out more about how to get the right KPIs for your business operations. Read More
 
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