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How Technology and Big Data Will Make Tomorrow’s Decisions Different from Today’s

Published By: FICO     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Improved availability of data and new technologies that use it are disrupting our lives, influencing the way we interact with other, and the way we gather and consume information to make decisions. Businesses too are living in a time of continuous technological upheaval. The application of key technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and Optimization, are fundamentally changing the manner in which businesses make decisions. This paper is your first step in understanding: • how you can leverage and operationalize analytics in your everyday business processes • improve customer relationships • grow revenue in an increasingly competitive world
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fico, customers, analytic, management, applications, solutions
    
FICO

Push the Boundaries of Sales and Operations Planning with Optimization

Published By: FICO     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization. Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors! Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
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operations, sales, supplier, inventory, resources
    
FICO

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services: Building the Capacity to Change

Published By: Workday     Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
Explore the strategies companies are pursuing to manage change in this Workday-sponsored Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report. See how organizations use a single cloud-based system for finance and HR to create data-led decision-making, support C-suite collaboration, and develop planning methods with better insight, accuracy, and speed.
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cloud-based system, finance, data, decision making
    
Workday

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Multichannel Cloud Contact Center Solution, 2017-18

Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
With all the options in the rapidly changing marketplace for cloud-based contact centers, it’s a challenge to find the right solution for your business. Easily compare the leading contact center solution vendors in the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Multichannel Cloud Contact Center Solution, 2017-18, based on their ability to offer full voice call routing and multichannel customer service in the cloud. Learn why Genesys has been positioned as a leader who has solutions for businesses of all sizes and in all industries around the world. Read the Ovum Decision Matrix to: • Compare cloud contact center solutions based on the strength of their technology platforms • Contrast vendors on their ability to handle multichannel customer interactions and connect with customer and company data through analytics • Understand each vendor’s market impact and why Genesys was chosen as a leader
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ovum, multichannel cloud contact center, contact center, decision matrix
    
Genesys

Accelerate Innovation With the Power of the Internet of Things

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
The proliferation of smart devices has created opportunities for new business solutions based on IoT technology. Businesses are finding more and more ways to harness this data, using it to drive smarter decisions, open new markets, enable new services, and reduce costs.
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Oracle

Predictive Analytics Assessment

Published By: Group M_IBM Q1'18     Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
See how you can turn data into actionable insights with predictive analytics. Take our brief assessment to learn which analytical capabilities will enable you to find the greatest value in your data and make confident, accurate business decisions.
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analytics assessment, business decisions, predictive analytics, analytics
    
Group M_IBM Q1'18

Mobile Maturity Report

Published By: Adobe     Published Date: Feb 13, 2018
Chart your course with the latest trends. Today, staying competitive requires mobile maturity—a maturity that transforms businesses from simply creating products to delivering amazing digital experiences. And mobile is at the center. We’ve analyzed the latest trends from mobile decision makers in the 2017 Adobe Mobile Maturity Study and share the findings in our report, Touching the Infinite. Read the report to: Get the latest pulse of mobile marketing and relevant benchmarks for your mobile marketing investment See how the latest trends and best practices help you acquire and engage your mobile customers Learn how to transform your strategies around the latest mobile trends and tactics Simply fill out the form to download the report.
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Mobile Technology Gives Distributors a Competitive Advantage-Are You Keeping Up?

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Feb 09, 2018
As mobile devices become increasingly essential to our working lives, your business—and your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—must connect to these vital tools or risk losing to the competition. When employees can use their preferred devices to access information on demand, distributors like you can improve employee collaboration, increase productivity, and deliver exceptional customer service. In this Epicor eBook, you’ll discover how mobile technologies can integrate with your ERP solution to help you: • Instantly give customers what they want • Make faster business decisions • Use the right tools to enhance sales productivity Download the eBook to learn how else you can capitalize on greater mobility and grow your distribution business.
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distribution, mobility
    
Epicor

The Business Value of Modernizing Mission-Critical Applications with Dell EMC VxBlock Systems

Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Digital transformation is the process of creating value, growth, and competitive advantage through new offerings, business models, and business relationships that are data centric and data driven. It’s about changing the way that business gets done. This transformation also places IT at the forefront when making strategic business decisions related to redefining business processes and operational efficiencies, shifting work and employee productivity, changing customer relationships, increasing buyer loyalty, and transforming product and service revenue streams. IDC believes that IT organizations must assume a critical role in the forthcoming digital reinvention by assuming the position of being a critical business innovation platform. Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside. Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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Dell EMC

Accelerating the Business Value of Flash Storage: A Practical Guide for IT Decision-Makers

Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center. In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
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data, storage, decision makers, hpe
    
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Business Value of Modernizing Mission-Critical Applications with Dell EMC VxBlock Systems

Published By: Dell     Published Date: Feb 02, 2018
Digital transformation is the process of creating value, growth, and competitive advantage through new offerings, business models, and business relationships that are data centric and data driven. It’s about changing the way that business gets done. This transformation also places IT at the forefront when making strategic business decisions related to redefining business processes and operational efficiencies, shifting work and employee productivity, changing customer relationships, increasing buyer loyalty, and transforming product and service revenue streams. IDC believes that IT organizations must assume a critical role in the forthcoming digital reinvention by assuming the position of being a critical business innovation platform.
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Dell

Thinking Outside The Big Data Box: What Can Machine Learning Do For You?

Published By: Amazon Web Services     Published Date: Feb 01, 2018
Moving Beyond Traditional Decision Support Future-proofing a business has never been more challenging. Customer preferences turn on a dime, and their expectations for service and support continue to rise. At the same time, the data lifeblood that flows through a typical organization is more vast, diverse, and complex than ever before. More companies today are looking to expand beyond traditional means of decision support, and are exploring how AI can help them find and manage the “unknown unknowns” in our fast-paced business environment.
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predictive, analytics, data lake, infrastructure, natural language processing, amazon
    
Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Mobility Transformation: Why It's Time to Re-evaluate Your EMM Platform

Published By: VMware     Published Date: Jan 23, 2018
The digital workspace has arrived, and the most progressive organizations are taking action. To thrive in this digital environment, organizations need to embrace strategies that better prepare them for success in the growing digital economy. Understandably, this means working toward becoming highly mobile enterprises. Throughout this process, an organization’s technology partner choices can play a pivotal role in achieving business goals. As such, stability and scalability are taking center stage. This is why a forward-looking solution can empower an organization to move away from standalone enterprise mobility management (EMM) to the digital workspace. In this white paper, we’ll take a look at how the mobility ecosystem is evolving and how organizations can push the boundaries of enterprise mobility while making the most of their investments. For MobileIron customers making a migration decision, selecting a partner with solid leadership, stability, scalability, and steady growth wil
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VMware

How any size organization can supersize results with data visualization

Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
What can you see and discover when you’re able to explore trends and make predictions with your organization’s data? If you’re a midsize home delivery business, you can discover new ways to make customers happy. If you’re a local government agency, you can predict where your resources are needed most. And if you’re a growing hospital, you can bring life-changing patient data directly to doctors and nurses. In this e-book, we’ve profiled six organizations that are using self-service visual exploration to make big improvements in the way they work. From college administrators to professional sports teams, everyone makes better decisions with easy access to powerful, interactive analytics.
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SAS

Marketing Attribution: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
Consider the many ways that a customer encounters your brand – organic results on a search engine, display media campaigns, social media links, re-targeting on external sites, etc. One thing is certain – consumer journeys are far from linear. They can occur across multiple platforms, devices and browsers. The problem is that organizations are often constrained to channel-limiting decisions regarding their media investment allocations. Marketing attribution helps you analyze the impact and business value of company-generated marketing interactions to help make the best marketing investment decisions. The challenge is to interpret the massive volumes of customer data that continues to expand day by day.
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SAS

The Value of Connectivity

Published By: MuleSoft     Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Everywhere you turn there’s another thought leader or business strategist talking about the importance of digital transformation. In an IT survey conducted by MuleSoft, more than two-thirds of IT decision makers (ITDMs) said they were undertaking digital transformation initiatives. One of the key factors to achieving digital transformation is organizational agility. In this whitepaper we will discuss the measurable and quantifiable benchmarks to achieving greater agility and show how, by implementing an application network, companies in numerous industries were able to meet and, in many cases, exceed those benchmarks.
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MuleSoft

FICO Opens Up the Complex World of Optimization to Business Analysts

Published By: FICO     Published Date: Jan 11, 2018
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts. With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
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business analyst, optimization, fico, partnership, credit, collections, banking, finance
    
FICO

Backup and Disaster Recovery: The IT Experience

Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
It’s the moment every IT department dreads: A data loss event takes your business offline and the countdown clock begins. Despite spending countless hours safeguarding against and preparing for this moment, the impact of downtime is immediate and all-consuming. While IT pros can’t always avoid data loss events, they can prepare for them to ensure minimal downtime. To better understand the IT experience during a data disaster, EVault commissioned Spiceworks Voice of IT to survey IT pros regarding disaster recovery practices and perceptions. All survey respondents were based in the U.S. and have influence over backup/disaster recovery purchase decisions. This e-book will explore the impact of downtime and data loss on IT departments for small and midsize businesses.
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Carbonite

Decision management provides critical link to operational agility

Published By: Group M_IBM Q1'18     Published Date: Dec 21, 2017
More so than ever before, agility matters. A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened customer demands, technological transformations, digital disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create distinct challenges for business operations executives. Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current environment: Do we have the required agility to drive decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our competitive edge?
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operational agility, technological transformations, digital disruptions, decision management
    
Group M_IBM Q1'18

Gain finance and accounting efficiency with customized FAO solutions

Published By: RSM US     Published Date: Dec 20, 2017
There is an increasing demand for finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) among middle market companies, as organizations become more comfortable with the solution. FAO helps companies enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting function through process and technology improvements, enabling internal employees to focus on the core business. RSM US LLP’s FAO platform goes beyond out-of-the-box functionality within technology solutions, integrating additional intellectual property, including workflows, business processes and organizational frameworks. By leveraging this comprehensive platform, our FAO team can help middle market companies overcome a myriad of finance and accounting challenges. These include hiring, training and developing staff, and most importantly producing actionable finance and accounting information in a timely manner to make critical business decisions.
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RSM US

B2B Content Strategies: 3 Steps to Content That Drives Traffic & Leads

Published By: MoreVisibility     Published Date: Dec 19, 2017
The Internet has vastly changed the B2B sales process. Whereas potential buyers used to reach out to businesses early on in the process, many now come to a buying decision on their own – aided by the plethora of free content available online. Businesses that succeed in this new world will have a hand in creating the content that helps buyers make decisions. This requires strategy, resources and an ongoing commitment toward creating the content that anticipates and answers your buyers’ questions. Do that, and you have a greater chance of influencing their decisions, and inspiring their loyalty. In this report, we outline the steps for creating a holistic B2B web content strategy, from performing research to creating content that drives traffic and cultivates leads.
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MoreVisibility

360 Degree Marketing Intelligence: The Ultimate Guide to Integrating CRM and Google Analytics Data

Published By: MoreVisibility     Published Date: Dec 19, 2017
As the approach to strategic business decision making becomes more and more data driven, a method for consolidating our various data sets, which are often spread across multiple systems becomes exceedingly important. Two of the biggest players in data driven decision making are website analytics platforms and customer relationship management systems. The former includes accumulating data on top of the funnel behavior such as site traffic origins, lead generation, content consumption tracking, device usage, and overall site behavior. While the latter has a focus more on bottom of the funnel activity such as lead nurturing, customer status, lifetime value, etc. Lastly, without communication between these two essential platforms, a complete understanding of your customers, from lead to longtime client, may never be possible. A web analytics (Google Analytics) and CRM integration provides you with a 360 degree view of your customer base, so that you can understand not just what PPC efforts
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MoreVisibility

An IT Professional’s Guide to Display Technology

Published By: Epson     Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
When it comes to display technology today, businesses tend to invest in flat panel TVs without much thought. But visual communication is an important element essential for success. When a new product is unveiled to a room of editors, when engineers analyze a circuit board, or when a teacher attempts to bring a classroom subject to life, visuals are as powerful as the spoken word, if not more. This paper offers insight on the state of visual display to ensure you make the right decision on your next investment, whether it’s a replacement, revamp, or remodel. Learn how to use and maintain visual display technology to make the greatest positive impact on your organization with the highest return of investment.
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display technology, visual communication, virtual display, projectors
    
Epson

Understanding the Hidden Costs: Using Spreadsheets to Manage Projects

Published By: Quick Base     Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
This eBook reveals how spreadsheets come with hidden risks and costs – and how cost-effective, cloud-based, and customizable no-code databases present a better alternative. Based on a study of 700+ business, operations, and IT professionals, this eBook will help you to improve productivity, enhance decision-making, and centralize data.
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Quick Base

Big Data Opens the Door for Prescriptive Analytics

Published By: FICO     Published Date: Dec 04, 2017
Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners. And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully. Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
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business, results, optimal, customer, experience, tools, analytics, big data
    
FICO
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