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Archive for December, 2012

27
Dec

2012 Cloud Adoption Portends 2013 Trends

Cloud detractors would say that cloud computing is a still-maturing market with many pain points to be ironed out, but there’s mounting evidence to the contrary. The latest findings from a survey by Dimensional Research, sponsored by HostAnalytics, suggests that at the end of 2012, CIOs aren’t just savvy on cloud, they’re excited about it and they understand its potential.

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26
Dec

Laying the Foundation: Building Blocks of a BI Strategy

Before constructing a building, any architect needs blueprints – the master framework for any and all subsequent plans and contingencies going forward. The same applies when adopting business intelligence solutions. It’s imperative users create and implement a BI strategy that outlines their overall vision, mission and reason behind its adoption.

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20
Dec

Future-Proofing Can Be Preparedness

A lot of planning goes into rolling out a major workplace upgrade, be it cloud services or the sweeping adoption of mobility. With no shortage of pain points and hurdles, it may seem like all efforts to stay relevant and future-proof will be plagued by lengthy transition processes. But that doesn’t have to be true. Small steps today can pay off big tomorrow.

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19
Dec

BI and Midmarket: Overcoming the Identity Challenge

Enterprises recognized early on the potential ROI and benefits of business intelligence and analytics solutions and have since become some of its most ardent adopters. And, these large organizations, with their unique, high-value demands for specialized software, database tuning and other niche systems, are the only ones with enough resources, scale and reach to justify a costly and time-consuming BI investment. Right?

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18
Dec

Cloud-based Collaboration Marches Forward

The end of 2012 finds the cloud-based enterprise collaboration toolbox getting bigger as the market gains steam and vendors release more sophisticated solutions and services that integrate collaborative technologies via the cloud.

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13
Dec

Why 2013 Is a Cloud-First Year

Anyone reading this is no stranger to the cloud, but there’s’ a good chance even the most seasoned CIOs could use a bit more education on how to use the cloud to the best of its ability.

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12
Dec

Higher Learning: A Case for BI in Education

Business intelligence and analytics solutions can be applied to any industry with multiple sources of untapped, uncontrolled data to create structure, find value and achieve ROI.

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11
Dec

Skills Gap Delivers Flash Point for Opportunity

Cloud, mobile, analytics and social technologies have taken off much faster than any set of skills sharp enough to keep pace. If these technologies are to live up to their promise of transforming business, government services and society, there’s work to do.

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6
Dec

BYOD Security Is a Balancing Act

It’s obvious the bring-your-own-device trend isn’t just a passing fad; it’s an inevitable paradigm shift within the personal computing world. As devices become more sophisticated, their capabilities expand exponentially. But how can a CIO adopt a corporate BYOD strategy without clamping down on the innovation that makes tablets productivity powerhouses?

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5
Dec

BI and CPM: Reconciling Convergence

All too often the terms business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) are used interchangeably – and, at first take, there seems to be very little difference. BI and CPM vendors rely on the same clouds and infrastructure. There’s a lot of overlap between the solutions: BI can be used to define and analyze performance metrics, while performance management can be a feature in overarching BI solutions.

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