Business Intelligence Software are applications that build on existing data warehouses and provide analytical processing tools that allow users to more effectively analyze such data. This, in turn, permits businesses to more rapidly develop existing and new analyses and reports for improved decision-making power and information dissemination capacity.
ROI is based on the analysis of differential cash flows. In the case of remote data acquisition and aggregation systems for fuel tank operators, it is based on calculating the cost of acquiring and aggregating the data manually and compared to the total cost of owning, maintaining and operating an automated data acquisition and aggregation system.
Published By: digitiliti
Published Date: Apr 02, 2007
The challenge of managing, protecting and storing digital data is a major issue for businesses of every size and category. Companies generally rank the improvement of their storage infrastructure as a top objective, and the escalation of data protection costs has become an overriding concern. According to recent research, the data storage capacity of the average North American enterprise is now 59 terabytes, and the projected annual production data growth is 20 to 30 percent.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands. But in this rush to virtualize, security can fall by the wayside.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Nov 15, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (R&H) manages and administers musical and theatrical licensing rights for the heirs of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and many other talented writers. The company implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX in 2006 to gain complete control and visibility over its licensing and business operations. More recently, the company wanted to give employees quick and easy access to the information they need to perform their jobs more efficiently. R&H enrolled in the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program and became one of the first companies in the world to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Now, employees throughout the organization have almost instant access to company information tailored to their specific roles. Employees spend less time tracking tasks and more time efficiently serving customers.
Company data is vulnerable to threats from - insiders, unauthorized access to data, data backup, off-site mirroring - just to name a few. Encrypting data at rest, on tape or disk, significantly mitigates these threats. This document provides guidance into some of the factors a company should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions.
Published By: LogiXML
Published Date: May 04, 2007
The term Business Intelligence 2.0 (BI 2.0) is cropping up more and more in the industry, generally referring to the next generation of BI just as Web 2.0 has come to refer to the next generation of the Web.
Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to improve the online shopping experience and stay ahead of the competition. Adding consumer product reviews is one such way. As part of the analysis of the Spring 2007 edition of the Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index, we delved into the data specific to consumer product reviews to answer pertinent questions.
This IDC white paper discusses the elements of power/cooling expenses, the management challenges of attaining new efficiencies, and HP's holistic approach to reducing energy consumption with Thermal Logic technology.
This white paper examines the requirements to adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the implications of non-compliance and how effective event log management and network vulnerability management can help achieve compliance.
In this white paper, we explore how the uncontrolled use of portable storage devices such as iPods, USB sticks, flash drives and PDAs, coupled with data theft techniques such as ‘pod slurping’, can lead to major security breaches.
This white paper identifies the problems encountered in addressing network security risks through vulnerability management. It describes how automated vulnerability management contributes to compliance with industry standards such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and assists you in proactively identifying security weaknesses before these are exploited.
This white paper highlights why organizations need to implement event log auditing as an integral part of their security policy to meet industry standards such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
More than ever, SMBs need to focus on security as part of their IT infrastructure, building around it rather than considering it as an afterthought. This has become even more critical over the past few years as many businesses have unwittingly lost their customers’ personal data due to security breaches, and as states and countries have responded by enacting laws to force the businesses to implement additional levels of protection.
Read this whitepaper to learn about PDF/A and how it must be implemented in conjunction with tools and applications to manage records according to the various business practices and recordkeeping processes today's information-dependant organizations employ.
This paper explores trends past, current, and future in the mashup space and surveys the types of tools used to build and distribute mashups. The goal is to develop a set of criteria for the reader to use when evaluating mashup platforms for the development of business applications. Where appropriate, analogies to existing technologies and methodologies are employed.
Published By: TRIRIGA
Published Date: Jul 27, 2007
In this white paper, we discuss industry standards, the range of disciplines IWMS spans, external systems (e.g., CAD, ERP, human resources) that interact with a solid IWMS, and the costs avoided when innovators enforce data templates and processes throughout the enterprise.