Business Intelligence is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data for the purpose of helping enterprise users make better business decisions. The term implies having a comprehensive knowledge of all of the factors that affect your business. It is imperative that you have an in depth knowledge about factors such as your customers, competitors, business partners, economic environment, and internal operations to make effective and good quality business decisions. Business intelligence enables you to make these kinds of decisions.
It's true that deploying B2B e-commerce platform involves many unique requirements not commonly found in B2C operations, such as incorporating a complex product port-folio, multiple distribution channels, and integrating with third party systems
And yet, it's possible to complete an initial out-of-the-box B2B implementation within three months, if all the right critical path steps are followed. Additional features and functionality can be added after the initial launch, provided that the chosen out-of-the-box platform is designed to be used over the long run.
Industry leaders are engaging in multichannel integration for some very good reasons. More effective cross-channel strategies lead to more satisfied consumers as well as more efficient, more profitable retail operations. In fact, as the survey indicates, consumers expect integrated multichannel experience from their favorite brands.
To create a successful workforce management deployment, the first step is to evaluate your WFM product and determine how you'll use it along with the processes and best practices that support it. Next, consider how your ACD is configured, what type of forecasting and scheduling practices you'll use and goals for various metrics including schedule adherence. For more insights, read how to get the most out of workforce management.
Webinar Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013
A robust configuration management database (CMDB) is the heart of a successful service knowledge management system. It is the faithful source of configuration details and relationships people rely on to manage services throughout their lifecycle. Like personal relationships, building and maintaining an effective CMDB is a commitment that requires care and attention to get the best value.
White Paper Published By: McAfee
Published Date: Feb 06, 2013
Integrating SIEM and threat intelligence to mitigate bad actors is essential for having a resilient security posture. The McAfee response is to expand the Security Connected framework by pairing McAfee SIEM and McAfee Global Threat Intelligence.
White Paper Published By: CollabNet
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Read this whitepaper to learn about the 5 best practices for engineering performance management, and understand the doís and doníts of metrics management, analytics and reporting in software development environments.
This paper examines various electrical architectures for redundancy that are implemented in today's mission-critical environments. The availability analyses of these various scenarios are then performed and the results are presented.
The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data center.
Placing data center power and data cables in overhead cable trays instead of under raised floors can result in an energy savings of 24%. Raised floors filled with cabling and other obstructions make it difficult to supply cold air to racks. This paper highlights these issues, and quantifies the energy impact.
White Paper Published By: Aternity
Published Date: Sep 10, 2012
Virtualization is a key disruptive technology for IT requiring radical changes in thinking and operating procedures to better plan, manage, provision and orchestrate resources throughout the enterprise.
White Paper Published By: EVault Inc.
Published Date: Aug 22, 2012
Learn best practices for guarding your endpoint corporate data so you can mitigate the risk of regulatory and financial exposure, and more.
This white paper explores:
. Defining security policies for endpoint backup and recovery
. Enforcing endpoint controls
. Ensuring employee adoption
. Keeping IT costs in check
This white paper discusses six ways to connect with high-quality candidates-from using high-quality descriptions to managing recruiting on the go, using social tools, forecasting your needs, partnering with learning managers, boosting your brand, and more. Learn how to use these approaches in your candidate search. Download your white paper today.
White Paper Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
Business wants more fluid access to data while IT organizations must maintain security. As the variety of access and multitude of threats to network resources and sensitive information have grown, so has the need for more flexible and automated ways to effectuate security policies, controls and enforcement. Rarely is this need more keenly felt than at the network endpoint, where people, technology, information assets and requirements for security and compliance meet most directly.
White Paper Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
The What, Why and How to Employ NAC to Apply Guest Networking, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Endpoint Security Policies.
Many of today's endpoints are neither known nor protected. According to Gartner, enterprises are only aware of 80 percent of the devices on their network. Those 20 percent of unknown devices are inside the perimeter of the network, are unmanaged and provide users with access. They are small, varied and highly mobile, and they are loaded with their own applications, can act as WAPs, and often contain outdated firmware or are jailbroken. Even as the devices are accessing personal applications on the web, they are also accessing corporate resources such as e-mail-all from the very same unmanaged devices, which have not been vetted by the security organization. Smartphones, notebooks, netbooks, iPads, e-readers, gaming consoles and more-the list of personal devices attempting access to employer networks seems to grow every day in what's come to be known as the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) era in networking.
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