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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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University Simplifies Business Intelligence, Saving 20 Hours a Week
sponsored by Dell Software
CASE STUDY: Kennesaw State University needed faster, easier data access, analysis and reporting. See how they transformed HR processes to eliminate errors, saved hundreds of hours annually on HRMS, benefits and payroll services, and how they leveraged self-service business intelligence to non-technical users.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Dell Software

SAS Visual Analytics - Business Visualization Driven by High-powered analytics - For Everyone
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

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

Straight to the Top. CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: There is a growing trend to emphasise the business skills of CIOs, but in-depth knowledge of technology is still necessary for CIOs to succeeed, writes Gregory S. Smith, in this extract from his book, Straight to the top.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Air Transport Industry Insights 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from SITA looks at the impact of business intelligence on airlines and airports.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Game Changing Performance with SAP In-Memory
sponsored by Cisco and SAP
EGUIDE: SAP HANA promises to be a game changer in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics space. However, some organizations remain skeptical of the benefits of investing in yet another technology to accelerate analytics. This e-guide puts those doubts to rest with an in-depth look at how to build a business case for in-memory computing and SAP HANA.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Cisco and SAP

Charting Your Analytical Future - From Insight to Foresight with Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics Webinar
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this on-demand webcast to learn the value of business intelligence and predictive analytics for more precise, accurate and timely decisions.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Premiered: May 8, 2014, 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT)

IBM

SAP HANA: Innovative Solutions for the Consumer Products Group
sponsored by HP & Intel®
VIDEO: View the following video to hear from some of the biggest names inside HP and SAP as they explore the technology that is allowing for consumer product companies to take advantage of real-time insights—most importantly, find out what you can do to start leveraging this technology as well.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2014

HP & Intel®

Five First Steps to Creating an Effective 'Big Data' Analytics Program
sponsored by Actian Corporation
EGUIDE: Explore this exclusive e-guide to uncover 5 steps to developing a big data analytics program, and discover why it's critical to follow data management best practices in this new world of big data.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Actian Corporation

Cruise the Self-Service BI Highway
sponsored by SearchSQLServer.com
EBOOK: New developments indicate Microsoft SQL Server BI trending toward a focus on self-service software, end user capabilities and better, data-driven decisions.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

SearchSQLServer.com

Product Preview: Procurement
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Watch this brief webcast now to learn how you can manage and control your organization's indirect spending.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Dec 2, 2013

Workday

Product Preview: Business Driven Insights
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Watch this brief webcast now for a demo of data visibility financial software, and uncover its key features.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Dec 2, 2013

Workday

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

Performance Analytics And Big Data
sponsored by Actian Corporation
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide now to uncover the ins-and-outs of big data analytics, as well as information about the latest big data technologies.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Actian Corporation

Tackle Operator's Customer Experience Pain Points
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Read this game-changing white paper now to discover how to tackle operator's customer experience pain points, so you can provide the stellar customer service where and when it matters most.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Salesforce

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

Why insurers need smarter analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Insurance providers, such Unipol Group, Primerica, Unum Group, and Swiss Re, are using a smarter analytics approach to be more customer-centric, predict and control costs better, understand and monitor dynamic risk, and enhance decisions to be more agile in the marketplace—learn how in the following white paper.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

Machine data equals big value for analytics programs
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Sensors and log files capture large volumes of data about industrial equipment and other machines. With a lot of refining, big data analytics can turn that raw material into useful information. Take this short survey to access an e-guide to arm you with the insight to gain real business value from the exceedingly large volumes of data.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

TechTarget

Make Better Decision Faster with Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how you can enable your business analytics to perform faster by pairing it with the right systems architecture. See how by doing this you can create a scalable analytics solution that can deliver on speed, accuracy, and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 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

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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