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Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Hospitals around the world are facing increased pressure to improve operations from multiple directions. Legal requirements, aging populations, and an ever

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Improving Intercompany Reconciliation for a Faster Close: Driving Financial Excellence


Are you moving beyond the need to comply with legislation like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), to focus instead on driving sustainability and control in your processes? Do you have an initiative to support the fast close—or does your ability to complete your accounting cycles and close your books need a boost? Learn about technology and a methodology that can help you deal with the intercompany reconciliation challenge.

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SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)


Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database that will enable companies to analyze large volumes of operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source, and that will eventually deliver an entirely new class of applications that will change the way people think, work, plan, and operate.

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Using Social Media Tools for Recruiting Talent


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bo tools  Tools for Recruiting Talent Boy, we have come a long way in the search for talent. Long gone are the days where company’s would place an advertisement in the classified ad section of their local newspaper’s and wait for the perfect candidate to call and request an interview—although some organizations today feel this is still a very effective recruiting method and often use it in conjunction with other channels. Today, it’s more about what I like to call “cyber recruiting”—using social Read More

SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us


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