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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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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

Three Reasons Why Visual Discovery Falls Short
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the 3 biggest reasons why visual discovery falls short for organizations. Uncover the issues of governance and trust, the importance of matching tools to people, and more.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated

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

Measure, analyze and manage: optimizing marketing results with business analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how businesses can measure, analyze, manage, and capitalize on market data by implementing a business intelligence solution. Learn how by doing so successfully, you can market smarter, target customers with personalized content, improve operations, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

IBM

Considerations for Maximizing Analytic Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into a comparison of performance capabilities of 4 different business analytics platforms, as well as a comparison of database management systems such as SAP HANA and SQL Server.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Customer Intelligence Tools Drive More Engaging Experiences
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the need for businesses to implement a customer-centric view to their analytics and intelligence strategy. Also learn about a customer intelligence solution that can help create personalized and relevant experiences for individual customers, ultimately driving satisfaction and revenue.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

IBM

The new frontier for personalized customer experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the need for businesses to implement a customer-centric view to their analytics and intelligence strategy. Also learn about a customer intelligence solution that can help create personalized and relevant experiences for individual customers, ultimately driving satisfaction and revenue.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

IBM

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

Nucleus Research Note - Technology Value Matrix Second Half 2013: BI/Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The importance of business intelligence is immeasurable. But as this technology evolves, there are quite a few trends that organizations need to pay attention to. Check out the following Nucleus research paper to learn what they are and how top organizations are dealing with them.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

IBM

Cognos Business Intelligence on z/OS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores a business intelligence and analytics solution that intends to address some of the biggest problem areas of conventional analytics solutions such as data visualization, dashboard design, and more.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

IBM

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

Forward-Looking Business Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how predictive intelligence and analytics are revolutionizing traditional business intelligence.
Posted: 08 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

Top 10 New Features of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
sponsored by Apps Associates LLC
WHITE PAPER: Access this report to learn about the top 10 new features of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. From new chart choices to mobile development, see how this platform can make data easier for business users to access and increase user adoption.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jul 2014

Apps Associates LLC
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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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