Today’s managers must always look at the past, present, and future. They need reports on past
performance to improve operational efficiency. Business intelligence (BI) platforms such as Information Builders WebFOCUS, are providing a unified decision-support environment where managers can retrieve and analyze data about past, present, and future activities. In this paper, we will discuss the incorporation of predictive modeling capabilities into the WebFOCUS BI platform, and highlight how this advanced functionality can dramatically improve decision-making, thus reducing risk and costs while increasing revenue and profits.
It isn’t unusual for SAP ERP owners to feel pangs of buyer’s remorse. It’s not that the
data collected isn’t useful or that the process automation doesn’t help. But any large
implementation of an ERP system is a two-step process. First, the software must be
configured and implemented and the whole company must start using it. For most
companies, this process, however unpleasant or painful, leads to a better situation. Read More.
Cloud computing is a major departure from the traditional IT service delivery model. Services are no longer tied to dedicated hardware silos. Instead, virtualized resources — servers, network devices, and storage — are abstracted from the hardware. They move freely about the infrastructure, delivering services when and where they are needed. But this doesn’t mean that you have to completely reinvent IT to implement cloud computing.
In November 2009, CA commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the impact, challenges, and requirements around the operational aspects of virtualization. The study confirms that virtualization is continuing to expand, and the technology introduces new levels of complexity that threaten the stability of services. As day-to-day production responsibility shifts from subject matter experts to operational generalists, new management and automation tools are needed to minimize the risks.
Automation makes compliance part of day-to-day operations, enabling CIOs to shift time to more important things—like a security strategy that protects the business, rather than simply pleases an auditor. Read this exclusive white paper from compliance leader Tripwire to learn how a Protect, Detect, and Correct compliance strategy can give you back your most precious resource: time.
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