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Access to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses?
There is a perception that if business users are given access to enterprise databases and raw query tools, they will create havoc in the system, which is a

critical content data  to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses? Direct Access Rather Than a DW for Mid-Market? For a long time, data warehousing used to be synonymous with business intelligence (BI), to the extent that there is a deep ingrained belief that BI cannot be conducted without a data warehouse (DW). Indeed, when companies are dealing with a deluge of data, it helps to have a DW, since it offers large corporations the ability to leverage information assets to support enterprise reporting

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Electronic Content and Record Management Best Practices


Years ago, businesses primarily focused on how to compile valuable information that could be shared within the organization. But today’s regulatory requirements have changed all that. By adhering to several fundamental guidelines, organizations can improve data accessibility, and at the same time create a proactive e-discovery environment. Find out why establishing content management principles is critical to your success.

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Enterprise Content Management: It Is More Than Just Web Content Management


Enterprise content management (ECM) is moving beyond web content management. To meet enterprises' needs, large vendors are introducing scaled down versions, others are integrating ECM with other systems, and all are focusing on key areas.

critical content data  order., which is often critical to meet regulatory requirements for legislations like the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act. IDARS is currently in a late majority phase, but still very demanding in the market. Knowledge management is not really a module of ECM, but it uses the information that is provided by ECM suites. Knowledge management is a separate solution, used at the business level to provide an overview of an organization's information. It is more than just content; it is actually information that is Read More

9 Critical Characteristics to Demand from Your Timesheet Vendor


If you’ve outgrown your paper-based timesheet system, or if you have multiple time collection systems, it gets hard to understand project costs, figure out what people are working on, and send error-free bills to your customers. That’s why you need to be sure you’ll be immune to the most common problems people experience when buying a timesheet collection automation system.

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CMOs Thriving in the Age of Big Data


CRM analyst Raluca Druta interviews TEC’s marketing specialist.Recently, the task of selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software tools appears to reside in the front yard of the chief marketing officer (CMO). Is this a natural evolution of the CMO’s job responsibilities?It makes sense. The CMO is responsible for making the most of the data that passes through the CRM system. But to

critical content data  data analysis tools absolutely critical. So from a software selection point of view, today’s CMOs can’t imagine buying a CRM solution that doesn't have a BI and analytics module. And because marketers are becoming more technical, we’re seeing more tension between marketing and IT—whether it’s because marketers want more control over the data or because they’re “stealing” budget from IT. That said, marketers still rely on IT for integration with the rest of the organization’s systems, Read More

Re-think Data Integration: Delivering Agile BI Systems with Data Virtualization


Today’s business intelligence (BI) systems have to change, because they’re confronted with new technological developments and new business requirements, such as productivity improvement and systems as well as data in the cloud. This white paper describes a lean form of on-demand data integration technology called data virtualization, and shows you how deploying data virtualization results in BI systems with simpler and more agile architectures that can confront the new challenges much easier.

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Do You Need a Content Management System?


Understanding what content management means is the first step to determine how a solution will suit your company. Because of the abundance of information both inside and outside of organizations, it is crucial to harness it as an effective business asset.

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Deploying High-density Zones in a Low-density Data Center


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Data Warehousing in the Big Data Era: Are You BIReady?


Netherlands-based BIReady automates the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining a data warehousing solution, allowing the optimization of all necessary BI and analytics tasks. Read this TEC product note from TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge Garcia to learn more about how BIReady is meeting its goal of helping companies become "BI ready."

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Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

critical content data  Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (SAP NetWeaver MDM) is an enabling foundation for enterprise services and business process management. Working across heterogeneous systems at disparate locations, SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management ensures cross-system data consistency through interactive distribution. Source: SAP Resources Related to Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information : Data (Wikipedia) Data, Data Read More

Increasing Sales and Reducing Costs across the Supply Chain-Focusing on Data Quality and Master Data Management


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Data Quality: Cost or Profit?


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