It's demanding times for businesses. Facing risks as diverse as extreme weather and cyber-attacks, ?rms are focusing more intently on business continuity plans. At the same time, the digital revolution is changing lifestyles, disrupting business models and acting as a catalyst for change. Energy itself is undergoing a transformation, as generation moves towards renewables and decentralization, while technological advances present new opportunities. Energy now has the potential to deliver competitive advantage, to enhance sustainability and resilience, and to power innovative business models. But equally, the range of new options available is making the management of energy more complex. Read this thought leadership paper to find out how energy can drive your business strategy.
A recent study by Gartner, in collaboration with TRIRIGA, an IBM Company, surveyed 130 professionals responsible for the planning and implementation of sustainability initiatives across large corporations. This paper provides a thorough analysis of these survey results.
This white paper provides a top-level overview explaining what business analytics can do for your company - and the 8 key steps to accelerating product innovation, optimizing pricing and discovering drivers of financial performance.
The traditional managed reporting approach to BI is challenged to keep up with changing demand for business information. This research finds that providing business users with highly visual/interactive tools can help ensure they get what they need.
This white paper reveals the results of a Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services survey of 930 respondents globally on the current state of business analytics within organizations. You'll discover how and why the use of analytics is growing!
Learn what criteria distinguished certain companies as top performers within the SMB sector, the factors to consider when assessing your organization's BI competency and the required actions to achieve best-in-class performance.
How does an organization make the best use of data, and what is the proper role of IT? This paper describes how organizations can foster a culture of data analytics that promotes cooperation and collaboration between IT and business.
This paper defines predictive analytics, then details ways this type of analytics can be applied to marketing, risk, operations and more. It also includes information relevant to a wide variety of industries - from manufacturing to hospitals.
The banking sector routinely manages massive amounts of data, ranging from financial transactions to customer, operational and regulatory data. All this data means big challenges - but also big opportunities - for the industry. Find out more now!
This paper presents the 5 most common practices that result in losing a customer and how to avoid those pitfalls. You'll also learn how more customer-centric measures can help you deepen and grow relationships with your most valuable customers.
In a webcast co-hosted by the AMA and SAS, presenters described three areas of focus for using social media, and the five best practices for being effective in social media. This paper provides a summary of that webcast.
This white paper provides a blueprint for action for senior marketers and decision makers across the enterprise. It provides straightforward advice on how to build a more durable and profitable customer base.
This collection is part of the ANA Magazine Thought Leadership Series sponsored by SAS. The articles explore the variety of ways to use analytics to create marketing functions that are more accountable and profitable.
This paper provides an intro to managers and marketing professionals applying analytics to marketing to significantly improve outcomes. It explains not only why you need to make this shift, but also how you get started and what tools you'll need.
The IBM Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution addresses the challenges with complex projects for the planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management of transportation software. Learn more by reviewing the ekit resources.
Is sustainability a team effort in your workplace? In many larger organizations, it is very much a multilevel effort that draws expertise from many different departments. But, what does combined environment, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability management look like in a smaller organization? Is it worth it to put together a whole team of people to work
on issues like supply chain transparency or reducing the company’s carbon footprint when the company’s personnel footprint falls within Small Business Administration eligibility
Absolutely! Even in small businesses, your sustainability efforts make a material contribution to the long-term survival of your organization. Here are some tips on building an EHS and
sustainability (EHS&S) team that works for your small business.
Since 2001, with the introduction of software tools for EHS and sustainability management, NAEM has been tracking the growth of the marketplace, the use of these tools within companies and the trends associated with software-supported data management.This biannual Buyers Guide report is a unique benchmark, designed to inform the software selection process, and to identify emerging priorities among software shoppers. It provides a peer perspective into many common questions asked, including in-depth information on the following topics:
• Existing system maturity
• Business objectives
• Desired software capabilities
• Peers spending and expected maintenance costs
This detailed purchasing analysis provides current shoppers with a past purchasers’ perspective of expectations vs. reality.
As a sponsor of the report, Dakota Software is pleased to provide this complimentary copy.
In order to stay competitive in a marketplace that increasingly values sustainability, organizations must build a philosophy and a practice of sustainability and establish performance and management methods to support it. This requires building standards into processes that are supported by applications and then providing ongoing education and support.