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ALSO CALLED: Business Incubators, Business Accelerators
DEFINITION: In the business world, an incubator is an enterprise that is set up to provide office space, equipment, and sometimes mentoring assistance and capital to new businesses that are just getting started. (The term is familiar in poultry farming, where an incubator is a specially-equipped home for baby chickens.) Business incubators are set up by universities, non-profit groups, and increasingly by venture  … 
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Turn Your Budgeting Process Upside Down
sponsored by Adaptive Insights
WHITE PAPER: Explore this Harvard Business Review report to learn how to turn your budgeting process upside down. As you read, discover how to restructure your planning formats, change your measurement and reward systems, and get rid of the word "budget."
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2004

Adaptive Insights

What Ever Happened to the Virtual Close?
sponsored by Adaptive Insights
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive paper that discusses how CFOs are once again trying to perfect the process of closing the books, and this time, not in a way that should be solely focused on doing it faster. Learn from several financial executives why patience is vital when dealing with the virtual close.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Adaptive Insights

The Performance Manager: Turning Information Into Higher Business Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an extensive summary of The Performance Manager, Proven Strategies for Turning Information into Higher Business Performance, a book that examines the partnership between decision-makers and the people who provide them with information to drive better decisions.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 14 Feb 2008

IBM

The Social Enterprise: Using Social Enterprise Applications to Enable the Next Wave of Knowledge Worker Productivity
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise social applications are the next generation of collaboration and productivity tools, capturing the interpersonal knowledge of workers and the implicit connections among people, systems, and data.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Transforming Healthcare Delivery with Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how data mining and statistical analysis can dramatically improve patient care and satisfaction without stretching your budget.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 13 Aug 2012

IBM

Using Case Management to Empower Employees and transform Customer Service
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how empowering your employees can lead to significantly improved customer service. Learn how dynamic case management applications can assist in delivering employee empowerment and transform the customer experience.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Kofax, Inc.

Using enterprise architecture to develop a blueprint for improving your energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is about enterprise architecture as it pertains to finding and maximizing the business value in greener operations. Higher energy efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint are obvious areas of interest for any business, but how do you balance these goals with productivity, customer service, and all your other business concerns?
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

IBM

Using ICD-10 Codes and Electronic Health Records to Achieve Value
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how adopting ICD-10 and EHRs can provide information that would be useful to streamlining administrative burdens that plague both health plans and providers.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Using Performance Drivers to Enhance Business Success: Identifying, Visualizing and Analyzing Key Performance Drivers (KPD metrics)
sponsored by myDIALS Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines performance metrics and focuses on the nature, identification and use of Key Performance Drivers to enhance business success. It illustrates how these KPD metrics can be visualized and logically related to the Key Performance Indicators that measure those outcomes.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

myDIALS Inc.

Virtual and Superior: How to Build Teams that Get Things Done
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights tips and best practices for CIOs looking for more effective ways to cut risk and create value in virtual environments through better teamwork.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Citrix

Web 2.0 for the Enterprise: Setting the Foundation for Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Bringing Web 2.0 to the enterprise is more than just the latest technology; it's about changing the traditional business model and tapping into the creativity, intellect, and passion of every single employee.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Why Buy Vs. Build Serena Service Manager
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This decision guide demonstrates how migrating to Serena Service Manager will help transform your IT organization into an agile, responsive, and business-focused service provider.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

Why Should CFOs Care About the Cloud? Because IT Sees it Differently
sponsored by Host Analytics, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why CFOs should care about the cloud and how the approaches of IT and finance executives differ when it comes to cloud computing.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Apr 2012

Host Analytics, Inc

 The Social Business - Advent of a new age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the ins and outs of social businesses, uncovering what it means, the value it brings, and what you should expect for the future.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM
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INCUBATORS DEFINITION (continued): … In the business world, an incubator is an enterprise that is set up to provide office space, equipment, and sometimes mentoring assistance and capital to new businesses that are just getting started. (The term is familiar in poultry farming, where an incubator is a specially-equipped home for baby chickens.) Business incubators are set up by universities, non-profit groups, and increasingly by venture capitalists, especially for new Web businesses. On the Web, the pace of growth and competition, especially of retail and business-to-business (B2B) Web sites, is fostering software packages for the creation of "out-of-the-box" Web sites. For more ambitious Web sites and technology product development, venture capitalists are discovering that the incubation idea provides an organized way to finance and monitor the progress of its fledgling "chicks."
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