The Fast Path to Big Data

Today, most people acknowledge that big data is more than a fad and is a proven model for leveraging existing information sources to make smarter, more immediate decisions that result in better business outcomes. Big data has already been put in use by companies across vertical market segments to improve top- and bottom-line performance. As unstructured data becomes a pervasive source of business intelligence, big data will continue to play a more strategic role in enterprise information technology (IT). Companies that recognize this reality—and that act on it in a technologically, operationally, and economically optimized way—will gain sustainable competitive advantages.

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Big Data, Mobility, and Green IT: Innovations for Manufacturers and Distributors

Your business is in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment decision, however, it should evaluate its options relative to actual business strategies and operating requirements. Only then will it put itself in a position to make a well-informed investment decision. Download this article to learn more. Read More

Analyzing Big Data: The Path to Competitive Advantage

Big data is different from ordinary database information because of the massive volume, the variety, and the velocity. And the data mix now includes product reviews, video, blogs, tweets, and more. But the biggest current challenge may be to articulate a compelling business case for using big data. Find out how companies in various industries are finding value in the data they have already collected and making it actionable. Read More

Analytics: The Real-World Use of Big Data

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Big data inspires new ways to transform processes, organizations, entire industries—and even society itself. Yet extensive media coverage and diverse opinions make it easy to perceive that big data is only for “big” organizations. So what is really happening? Our newest research finds that midsize organizations are just as likely to be using big data technologies to tap into existing data sources and get closer to their customers as any other company. Find out how. Read More

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Fast Close in 2006: Achieving Quick Wins and Big Wins

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The “fast close” describes the ability to complete accounting cycles and close books quickly. Companies that don’t close fast often miss reporting deadlines, and can suffer in the eyes of shareholders, investors, regulatory agencies, and trade exchanges. However, companies can overcome barriers to fast close by shifting some tasks outside the close process, and by automating traditionally manual consolidation functions. Read More

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The Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment

In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and shares some of the key findings uncovered since its inception. Read More
 
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