Real-time Information Delivery Using Active Intelligence

During the past decade, organizations of all sizes have made significant investments in enterprise application software. Unfortunately, the level of integration between these systems has become less effective and more expensive than originally envisioned. The question is how to leverage the considerable investments organizations have made, in order to maximize the value of the information stored in these discrete infrastructures.
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Big Data Movement—Managing Large-Scale Information in the Constantly Connected World

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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions

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For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions. Read More

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool

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