Seeing the Big Picture: A Corporate Guide to Better Decisions through IT

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Today’s small and midsize companies are destined to make uninformed decisions on an alarmingly regular basis. Executives simply do not have the relevant information to make the best decisions in a timely manner. Read this paper to know how gaining real-time visibility of the enterprise helps small and midsize companies leverage consistency, accuracy, and timeliness via a single data source to make better, faster decisions.

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IBM Cognos Insight: Guiding Business Managers to Better Outcomes with Personal Analytics

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Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. This paper explores how IBM Cognos® Insight, a breakthrough personal analytics tool, enables business managers to improve performance within their functional areas. It describes the software’s core features and benefits, provides examples of several typical business applications, and explains how Cognos Insight provides a growth path to enterprise analytics. Read More

Buyer's Guide: Evaluating Performance Management Solutions

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The problem with this approach can be that APM and NPM operations are rarely integrated and this means little collaboration or collation... Read More

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