White Papers

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Drive Your Business with Dashboards

Dashboards have been growing in popularity at a phenomenal rate over the last decade with solutions ranging from large (and complex) business intelligence systems to simple software add-ins. This guide offers a rundown of the business benefits, a functionality checklist, and pointers for working with your chosen vendor to help make your dashboard implementation a success.
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Building the Case for BI—Part 1

As the way you consume information evolves, you need a greater say in the technology that supports you. Business intelligence (BI) can help finance leaders and others turn raw data into actionable insight without relying on IT specialists. This two-part report provides you with answers—and questions—to help you identify the best-fit solution for your business.
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Business Intelligence: How to Weather the Storm

In an information economy, the ability to gather and analyze data is business-critical. This capability is provided by business intelligence (BI) and analytics software, but BI usage is about to change dramatically, driven by a "perfect storm" of four forces—social media, mobile devices, big data, and cloud computing. Learn about the threats and opportunities, and how to prepare for them.
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Scale Up vs. Out: A Brief Guide to Scaling Oracle Databases

Scaling Oracle solutions can be difficult and expensive. Managing large volumes and achieving high levels of concurrency often means expensive, scale-up hardware. As such, many businesses with Oracle databases have began to investigate solutions that can affordably scale-out on commodity hardware. Read more in this white paper from Splice Machine.
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Practical Considerations for ORSA Modeling

While there is no doubt that the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) presents challenges technically, it should be reassuring to businesses to see there are solutions available which can meet their stringent requirements. This paper highlight ways that businesses can supplement existing technology to ready themselves for the ORSA now and protect themselves against the future.
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Back to the Future—Revisiting Capital and the Bank of Tomorrow

Over the decades there have been many views on what the bank of the future would be. Some ideas have been radical and some have been transitional, while others never really took hold. It just might be that what we need for the bank of tomorrow is not a new model, but rather one that takes inspiration from the bank of yesterday. Download this paper and find out more.
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A Business Risk Approach to IT Governance

As corporate IT infrastructure increases in size and complexity, corporations are recognizing the need for a better mechanism for assessing IT’s role and alignment to the key corporate initiatives. What began as a series of best practices has evolved into the field known as IT governance. This white paper is for business and technical people and introduces the key concepts and challenges with IT governance and the IT governance solution provided by IBM.
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Intranet Solution for Employee Engagement

An Intranet portal is a hub where employees collaborate to work, store, and share. Sometimes more than a hub, portals come with essential add-ons that drive day-to-day business operations. In short, they establish unified communication among employees, increase employee engagement, and equip employees with tools essential for success. Then information distribution and knowledge transfer becomes faster.
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Cloud ERP: An Adaptable, Consumable, and Flexible Option for Medium-size Businesses

Many medium-size businesses are considering flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) options, including cloud ERP—to access ERP applications running on cloud infrastructure via the Internet from a variety of devices. This profile examines the specific challenges facing these businesses and how cloud ERP can help resolve them. The key findings: medium-size businesses expect cloud ERP to be accessible, customizable, and affordable.
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Support the Era of the App with End-to-end Network and Application Performance Visibility

More and more, it seems that traditional performance management is not enough, with more factors and interrelationships for companies to consider than ever before, and multi-platform, multi-tier business-critical applications that span physical, virtual, and hybrid cloud environments. Read this white paper to learn about a new way to consider performance management, so you can effectively react to today's challenges and proactively meet the business service needs of tomorrow.
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