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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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Mobile Business Intelligence 101: Proven Strategies and Use Cases
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores mobile business intelligence—what it is, how it's evolving, what applications exist, and how to address security concerns. Also gain access to real-world use cases, technology recommendations, and much more.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Information Builders

The Impact of Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM examined the economic impact and potential ROI of business analytics software on Power Systems hardware. Learn how to evaluate the financial impact of IBM analytics.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

IBM

Don’t Build Dashboards – Assemble Them
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: For years organizations have been trying to figure out how to expand the use of BI beyond the conventional analyst and power user, but unfortunately 70-80% of "analytics amateurs" are still hesitant when it comes to adopting BI—but why?
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Information Builders

Data Discovery in the Enterprise - Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Solution
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Data discovery tools come with the risk of inconsistent insight and flawed information. Aside from a lack of assurance of data integrity, data discovery tools are also notoriously expensive. So how can you keep total cost of ownership and risk at a minimum when investing in data discovery?
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Information Builders

IBM Executive Point of View: Transforming Your Business with Software as a Service
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the capabilities of a unified suite of SaaS solutions and their capabilities when it comes to meeting changing customer demands and driving innovation.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Top Six Worst Practices in Business Intelligence: How to Avoid Failure and Ensure BI Success
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper outlines the top 6 worst practices that most businesses are guilty of doing. Learn how you can easily avoid these common mistakes and start moving towards a far more effective business intelligence initiative.
Posted: 08 May 2014 | Published: 08 May 2014

Information Builders

Analytics: A Catalyst for Connected Health
sponsored by Actian Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to explore the primary causes of monetary loss the healthcare industry today. Learn how big data analytics offers a solution that can create customized care at a lower cost, dramatically improve disease prevention, reduce hospital readmission, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

Actian Corporation

How to Use Big Data to your Advantage
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Explore this exclusive white paper now to discover how to use big data to your advantage, and how one vendor is approaching the development of solutions to help organizations on that journey.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

NEC Corporation of America

How to Simplify Big Data Analytics
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover the difficulties of heterogeneous mixture data analysis.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

NEC Corporation of America

Timely Topics: Employee Data and Operational Efficiency
sponsored by Workforce Software
WHITE PAPER: How can you make sense of big data, focus on the metrics that matter, and use this information to improve operational efficiency? Find out in the white paper, and uncover the importance of data analysis and workforce management data in your quest to driving operational excellence.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Workforce Software

Bringing the Power of SAS to Hadoop
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to explore the current landscape of Hadoop with several considerations as to why you should consider moving towards Hadoop for your big data needs. Learn how various organizations are using Hadoop, technology considerations, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

SAS

Big Data in Big Companies
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Explore the following white paper to join analytics pioneer, Tom Davenport, as he reveals the findings of how big data fits into the data and analytics infrastructure of 20 large organizations. Find out how these companies are handling big data, the tools and skill sets used to maximize ROI, and what the future holds with analytics 3.0.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

SAS

Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover best practices for deploying a tool designed to help organizations build a big data platform, so they can maximize the benefits of big data analytics.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

A fresh approach to analyzing massive amounts of event-level data
sponsored by Looker
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the benefits of moving beyond traditional BI tools for analyzing massive amounts of granular, event-level data.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Looker

CMOs and CIOS: How to Use Big Data and Analytics to Your Advantage
sponsored by IIS Technology
WHITE PAPER: Find out how your organization's CMOs and CIOs can use big data and analytics to their advantage.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

IIS Technology

Reinventing Business Intelligence for a Modern Data World
sponsored by Looker
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can extract the full value from your analytic database with one modern data analytic tool – which gives you access to the data you need the moment you need it.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Looker

Top Five Big Data Tactics Used By CMOs To Drive Results
sponsored by IIS Technology
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 big data tactics the CMOs use to fuel better business results.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

IIS Technology

Combatting Advanced Threats with Endpoint Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to explore an integrated approach that combines the capabilities of endpoint management with security intelligence to close gaps against a malicious threat environment.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Performance and Cost Advantages of Business Intelligence and Analytics for POWER8
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a business intelligence (BI) system that offers high-performance tracking, storing, examination, analysis, and reporting capabilities to help improve enterprise decision-making.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Five Best Practices for Maximizing Big Data ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive e-paper to uncover 5 best practices for maximizing big data ROI, and find out what's driving more organizations to take an interest in big data.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

The Technology of the Business Data Lake
sponsored by Pivotal
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses an approach other than enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) to meet organizations reporting and operational needs.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Pivotal

SAS Visual Analytics – Driving higher data value and business performance
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how data visualization can deliver quicker understanding of what's happening in your data more so than you can with traditional analytics. Learn how interactive data exploration allows for higher data value, improved employee productivity, and much more.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

SAS

Intelligent Solutions: Creating a Sustainable, Easy to Maintain BI Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the process on how to build a simpler BI environment that still supports necessary business requirements without the headaches. Learn about the technology to make this easier, the strategies to use, and more.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

IBM

Providence Health & Services is Reacting to Threats Five Times Faster
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study features Providence Health & Services experience with a managed security services provider that offered reliable and efficient security management.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Cisco Cloud Web Security: Single Interface for Global Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a cloud Web security solution that offers unique features to help you gain clear visibility and complete control over today's more expansive networks.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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