The Road to BI Success
Organizations are increasingly focused on business intelligence (BI) and analytics projects that help reduce costs or retain customers. But justifying the high cost of BI software will be challenging unless short-term benefits can be directly correlated with the investment and these projects can be executed within the long-term strategic plan of the company. Know the questions you need to pose for a successful BI strategy.
Driving Better Business Performance with a Practical Data Strategy
What an embarrassment of riches: We have so much data that we can’t properly govern it, can’t find the time or energy to share it, and sometimes don’t even know where it all lives. This paper is for you if you’re coping with change, searching for better ways to manage and use data, or just trying to think about data more strategically. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation, and this paper doesn’t present a data strategy. Rather, it will help you define one of your own, tailored to your organization, based on key considerations derived from our experience with tens of thousands of customers.
A New Generation of Business Analytics: Beyond BI and Data Discovery Tools
This white paper discusses the importance of employing advanced data visualization and data discovery as part of a broader enterprise business intelligence and business analytics strategy. It demonstrates how this approach will expand the scope of analytic capabilities to include self-service reporting and dashboard creation, so employees at all levels of the organizations can uncover insights and measure related outcomes—while leveraging existing tools, talent, and infrastructure.
The CIO’s Top Three Priorities: Transforming from Technology Leader to Business Leader
New technologies and emerging innovations, combined with the ever-shifting demands of the business, make the CIO's list of priorities longer each year. This white paper takes a close look at the CIO's objectives and how data management and analytics play a part. Authored by Dr. Rado Kotorov, Chief Innovation Officer & VP Market Strategy, Information Builders, the paper discusses how CIOs are positioned to become stronger drivers and enablers of business success. Real-world case studies are presented as illustrations of industry best practices.
Reinventing Self-Service for Wide-Scale Adoption of Analytics
Self-service analytics allows anyone, anywhere to leverage data for improved decision-making—without complicated tools or extensive training. This first of two white papers covering self-service analytics answers your important questions: How do I meet the needs of different user communities? Is my data self-service ready? Where does big data fit in? It also features real-world successes as well as the WebFOCUS BI platform for analytics, with its broad array of features and capabilities for publishing and sharing enterprise information to all stakeholders.
The Value of Smarter Public Safety and Security: Reducing Threats, Increasing Efficiency, Delivering Prosperity
Politicians and citizens consistently rank safety and security as a high priority. Good policing, emergency services, disaster preparedness and response help communities thrive. Yet with public budgets under severe strain, funding is a challenge. New initiatives must demonstrate tangible economic benefits. A changing security environment adds to the challenge.
With the right capabilities, agencies can go beyond simply managing data to exploiting it. This can be done without significantly increasing operating costs. Read this white paper to find out more.