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DEFINITION: In information technology, gap analysis is an assessment tool that helps identify the differences between the current condition and a desired state. A gap is sometimes called "the space between where we are and where we want to be." A gap analysis highlights which requirements are not being met and provides a foundation for measuring the investment of time, money and human resources that's required  … 
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Budgeting and Planning made easy - How technology changes the game
sponsored by Board International
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how budgeting and planning has been made easy by one technology that unifies BI and CPM in a single integrated environment. View this paper to learn from the clients that have found success with this system.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Board International

Nucleus Research: Business Intelligence and Analytics Leaders
sponsored by Board International
WHITE PAPER: This Nucleus Research, Inc., matrix evaluates 19 current BI vendors' ability to deliver value based on usability and functionality, and projects 6-month trends for each vendor. View now to see details on each vendor, and why they are divided into these four quadrants: leaders, experts, facilitators, and core providers.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Board International

Edison Group: Driving Faster Insight with IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight using IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of having the right analytics solution and explores a platform that can help improve customer service, detect and pre-empt fraud and other criminal activity, avoid threats more effectively, and much more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Jul 2014

IBM

CPM Technology Vendor Comparison
sponsored by Board International
WHITE PAPER: The cloud is disrupting the once-solidified corporate performance management (CPM) landscape. In addition, many organizations are also looking to integrate CPM into their business intelligence (BI) architecture. This report from Nucleus research compares top CPM vendors to reveal which delivers the most value for your CPM strategy.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Board International

Data Integration Checklist
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a checklist with key functional requirements for implementing and deploying data integration for an enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

Talend

Seven Symptoms of Forecasting Illness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the most common forecasting problems and provides a prescription for bringing them back to health.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2010

IBM

Understanding Big Data Quality for Maximum Information Usability
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of data quality when it comes to mining insights from big data. Learn about some of the challenges posed by managing the quality and governance of data, what solutions are available, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

SAS

Three must-have capabilities for today's data warehouse environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, learn how a new, innovative data warehousing technology delivers on the three essential components of modern warehouse environments: speed, simplicity, and affordability.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Data Warehousing: modern ecosystems designed for big data and analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today need fast access to actionable insights, but rigid data warehouse architectures can prevent you from accessing the data you need quickly and effectively. This white paper describes the essential building blocks of a modern data warehouse that enables you to access information assets faster, regardless of location.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

IBM

Optimize Operations: Improving Operational Efficiency with Big Data and Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how businesses can optimize operations with big data and analytics and offers both strategies and technology recommendations to help make your journey to a more efficient enterprise that is much easier.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

IBM

An Executive Guide to Analytics Infrastructure: Imperatives for Advanced Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of having the right infrastructure when implementing an analytics strategy. Gain access to technology recommendations, the imperatives to consider and more.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

IBM

The Agile Business Analyst: How Much Is Enough?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The principles in this white paper help you introduce greater predictability into your own Agile requirements activities, both individually and across your organization.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Midmarket Organizations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses best practices from analytics leaders so businesses can improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Anatomy of an Analytic Enterprise
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper provides readers with the anatomy of a successful analytic enterprise and reveals key technology, implementation practices, pain points to avoid, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

SAS

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Learn about big data technologies from world-renowned thought leader on big data and business analytics, Thomas H. Davenport.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

SAS

Analytics in Sports - The New Science of Winning
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following report explores the thoughts of Thomas H. Davenport as he reveals how analytics is transforming the sports industry. Learn what makes analytics such a powerful tool for this sector and how this new attention from the sports industry is further affecting the business environment.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jul 2014

SAS

Unleashing IT: Big Data Special Edition
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To truly take advantage of all big data has to offer, you need to invest in the right tools, processes, and people. In this special edition of Unleashing IT from Cisco, explore the ins and outs of big data and how it pertains to your business' software, hardware, and process changes.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Economics of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software-based storage is part of a new era of agile storage. It makes it easier for businesses to deploy storage solutions in a cost- and resource-efficient manner. Read this white paper to learn about its benefits.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Enterprise Architects Challenged to Manage Data Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined storage platforms that are agile, reliable, and scalable make it easy to access and integrate all data sources across the enterprise. Read this white paper to better control the increase in data volumes that put your business processes and initiatives at risk.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

Red Hat

CIO's Strive to Harness Big Data While Keeping an Eye on the Bottom Line
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: A unified information platform integrates all data sources across the enterprise and grants easy access to data. Read this white paper to learn how to embrace a data-driven business practice that is easy and cost-effective.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Are You Asking the Right Questions?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Make sure you're asking your IT staff the right questions about the latest data management, analytics, big data and cloud technologies.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

BPS Edge: CEM The New Style of Customer Engagement Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Find out about the most recent customer engagement management innovations.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Oracle BI 11g
sponsored by Apps Associates LLC
WHITE PAPER: To ensure your end-users are getting the experience they want, read this 1-page guide that addresses the top 5 reasons to upgrade to Oracle BI 11g.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Apps Associates LLC

Checklist For Achieving BI Agility: How To Create An Agile BI Environment
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of having an agile business intelligence solution for survival in today's market. Learn how to facilitate a more agile BI environment and gain access to the Agile BI checklist—a helpful tool to use on the road to BI success.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DEFINITION (continued): … In information technology, gap analysis is an assessment tool that helps identify the differences between the current condition and a desired state. A gap is sometimes called "the space between where we are and where we want to be." A gap analysis highlights which requirements are not being met and provides a foundation for measuring the investment of time, money and human resources that's required to achieve the desired outcome. In software development, for instance, a gap analysis can be used to document which services and/or functions have been accidentally left out, which ones have been deliberately eliminated and which still need to be developed. In compliance, a gap analysis can be used to compare what is required by law to what is currently being done. See also: risk analysis, business impact analysis, vulnerability analysis
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