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DEFINITION: Business activity monitoring (BAM), also called business activity management, is the use of technology to proactively define and analyze critical opportunities and risks in an enterprise to maximize profitability and optimize efficiency. The BAM paradigm can be used to evaluate external as well as internal factors.Three main steps compose effective implementation of BAM. First, relevant data is gathered  … 
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The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 2010
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WHITE PAPER: In March 2010, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact that enterprises may realize by upgrading from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 May 2010

The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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WHITE PAPER: In December 2009, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 May 2010

Retail IT - A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide
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WHITE PAPER: Competition has never been so strong and retail organisations are finding they cannot afford to stand still.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

Big data: Harnessing a game-changing asset
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed respondents to look at the state of big data, along with organizational characteristics of companies that are adept at extracting value from data.
Posted: 08 Nov 2011 | Published: 08 Nov 2011


Nucleus ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read how this sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm achieved an 866% ROI in two months using IBM Cognos Express.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011


IBM Cognos Express: IBM Financing Advantage for Express Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: See how to finance IBM Cognos Express for as low as $25 (USD) per user/month with one-stop financing solutions from IBM.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011


Business Process Orchestration Helps Organizations Improve Customer Satisfaction and Profitability
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the increasing use of orchestration technologies to improve business processes that span two or more applications.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SAP America, Inc.

SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a strategy for externalizing business rules for centralized management and consistent implementation across business applications. Also inside, discover how this approach can help close the gap which can occur between the design and coding phases of business rule implementation.
Posted: 15 Sep 2011 | Published: 15 Sep 2011


Leveling the Playing Field: How Companies Use Data for Competitive Advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit examines how their practices are evolving and offers examples of data use at some highly successful companies.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Prepare for the Quantum Leap in Real-Time Analytics: How In-Memory Analytics is going to change everything about your enterprise
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how the shift to in-memory analytics will make time-to-value in countless business decisions accelerate, changing the pace of adoption and integrated analytics within the enterprise. Learn how in-memory analytics is going to change everything about your enterprise.
Posted: 29 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

SAP America, Inc.

New Possibilities for Your Business with the World’s Fastest Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this overview brief to learn how Oracle Exadata Database Machine addresses the needs of today’s businesses with extreme performance for enterprise data warehousing, online transaction processing (OLTP), and mixed workloads.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

Oracle Corporation

Transaction Tracing through Complex Web Applications
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for a better understanding of the components of a transaction when it crosses application domains and the difficulty in connecting them for monitoring purposes.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 12 May 2011

Dell Software

Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance: The New Standard for Risk Management and Compliance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: When organizations fail to comply with regulations, they can face costly fines. It is no surprise, then, that organizations rank achieving compliance as a top priority in order to avoid the overwhelming cost of noncompliance. Learn about an approach that helps effectively manage compliance activities.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Oracle Corporation

IBM Smart Analytics: Working Smarter with Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and find out how the IBM Smart Analytics System can arm your organizations’ decision makers with the insights needed to achieve mission goals and address the challenges of tomorrow.
Posted: 16 Apr 2011 | Published: 15 Apr 2011


Breaking away with business analytics and optimization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and see how an effective business analytics strategy can help organizations optimize performance, operationalize decisions and solve mission problems.
Posted: 15 Apr 2011 | Published: 15 Apr 2011


Practical Business Process Improvement
sponsored by Progress Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The promise of BPM is to make business more efficient and deliver that ever elusive continuous improvement. This is a challenge for all businesses. The key question remains, “How can I know what needs to be improved?” This paper will shed light on how to continuously improve business processes in order to stay competitive.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

Progress Software, Inc.

Advancing the Data Agenda: Roles and Responsibilities in the Data Quality Trenches
sponsored by DataFlux Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It is high-minded to observe that any data program requires a full partnership between business and IT. The real world is more mundane and far more demanding than that. Indeed, success with any data program depends on getting the right groups involved and assigning the right people the right roles and responsibilities. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

DataFlux Corporation

Watch It: How to Do Video Surveillance for a Higher ROI
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Video surveillance helps keep an eye on things. But what is its return on investment (ROI) at your business? The technology that you use determines the value you can get. In comparison to cloud-circuit television (CCTV), the increasingly popular digital IP video surveillance offers more ROI. Continue reading this paper to find out why.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

An ERP Guide to Driving Efficiency
sponsored by Sage North America
WHITE PAPER: Improving business efficiency is a perennial concern for any company that hopes to achieve “best-in-class” operations. Businesses that successfully improve efficiency stand to reduce operating costs while improving the effectiveness and profitability of their operations. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

Sage North America

Profitable Innovation:  Medical Device Business Model for Growth
sponsored by Sage North America
WHITE PAPER: This Sage ERP Accpac white paper focuses on innovations in the medical device field and how these innovative solutions affect the bottom line. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

Sage North America

IBM GBS BAO Thought Leadership: Breaking away with Business Analytics & Optimization Research Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In top - performing organizations, analytics has replaced intuition in predicting and acting upon real-time information. Read this white paper and see how an effective business analytics strategy can help organizations optimize performance, operationalize decisions and solve mission problems.
Posted: 15 Nov 2010 | Published: 15 Nov 2010


SMB Market Landscape Report 2010
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: AVG recently partnered with GfK to undertake an international survey among small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs are increasingly relying on technology to overcome the challenges of the recession and recognize the importance of protecting this technology from outside threats. Check out this report to see the results of the survey.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Rethink Your Next Generation Business Intelligence Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Ray Wang of The Altimeter Group explores the IT and business criteria organizations must consider when planning their next BI deployment.
Posted: 28 Oct 2010 | Published: 28 Jun 2010


Building Flexible Enterprise Processes Using Oracle Business Rules and BPEL Process Manager
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Efficient business processes are one of the main competitive differentiators for any successful company. These processes orchestrate interactions between systems, services, people and partners to achieve key strategic and operational objectives.
Posted: 22 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Oracle Corporation

Empowering the Business to Sense and Respond: Delivering Business Event Processing with IBM WebSphere Business Events
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses one of the critical IBM technologies for supporting agility and alignment, Business Event Processing (BEP).
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 | Published: 25 Jul 2008

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BUSINESS ACTIVITY MONITORING DEFINITION (continued): …  in an efficient and timely manner and in sufficient quantities to provide meaningful results. Second, the data is processed to identify and categorize factors relevant to specific concerns. Finally, the data is analyzed and the results displayed in a clear, user-friendly interface so personnel can take appropriate actions.An example of the use of BAM in risk management is the monitoring of credit card transactions to prevent fraud. If a large cash advance is charged to a credit card uncharacteristic of the normal behavior of the credit card holder, a bank security officer can call that person … 
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