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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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Five steps for delivering self-service business intelligence to everyone
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following expert white paper explores Wayne Eckerson's 5 steps for delivering self-service business intelligence to everyone in your business. Learn important parts like creating taxonomies, selecting the right tools, and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Information Builders

Boost Strategic Planning Efforts with Big Data Analytics
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to boost strategic planning efforts with big data analytics, and a little help from Hadoop.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Big Data Means Big Opportunities
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the ins-and-outs of an industry-leading vendor's Hadoop software that's capable of analyzing, managing and processing the vast amounts of data you must deal with
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Three Reasons To Unlock Your Travel and Expense Management Data
sponsored by Concur Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the top 3 reasons why businesses need to integrate their travel and expense data into their overall big data strategies. Learn how this can help resolve damaging human error, improve cost-effectiveness, and more.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

Concur Technologies

Balancing HADOOP Data Security with Performance
sponsored by Vormetric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a Hadoop data security system that offers encryption to boost protection without weighing down performance.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Vormetric

Intelligent Self-Service and Personalization: Rethink the Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: With the right combination of intelligent self-service and agent-assisted service, you can ensure efficiency gains, cost savings, and customer satisfaction. View this white paper to learn what it takes to implement intelligence self-service, such as integrated applications, business intelligence, business rules, and integrated channels.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

Genesys

ERP and BI in the SMB
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out how Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are enhancing the capabilities of ERP, so businesses can make better decisions faster while decreasing the complexity of their environment.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Sage Software

Business Intelligence and Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the top 8 important technologies that you should have to support growth strategies, build deeper business value, and improve the performance of your operations. Learn what other companies are doing to leverage these technologies, where to turn for the right tools, and more.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 27 May 2014

Information Builders

CITO Research Report: Search-Based, Natural-Language Analytics
sponsored by MicroPact
WHITE PAPER: Business moves quickly – Managers need real-time data in order to make business decisions. This is why the future of analytics lies in intuitive systems that embed analytics within applications. In this report, CITO Research examines entellitrak, which embeds data-discovery capabilities in case management and process-oriented applications.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

MicroPact

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

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

Managing Your Business in a Volatile Climate
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how utilizing technologies such as cloud computing, big data, social media and mobile computing can propel your organization toward a competitive advantage within your industry.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Infor

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

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

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

Leveraging Data Visualization to Meet Evolving BI and Big Data Requirements
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the need for data visualization in today's information-dependent environment. Learn how to use visualization to glean deeper insights from data as well as how to make deciphering patterns and hidden fragments of information easier for everyone in the business.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

SAS

Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics: Speeding the Cycle from Insights to Action
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines how augmenting BI with predictive analytics and decision management to leverage big data can accelerate the mining of actionable insights and ultimately drive improved customer experience, loyalty, and profitability.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

FICO

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
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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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