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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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Top-of-Mind Time for In-Memory Databases
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EBOOK: With promises of application speed-up and optimized organization of data, in-memory databases have the attention of IT professionals. Now, the technology has to deliver.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

SearchDataManagement

Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features an all-inclusive security solution that offers intelligence, context-based policy management, and network-enforced security to better detect, prevent, and protect against advanced Web threats.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco

Why corporate goals become disconnected
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following brief white paper to uncover how with the right BI framework and metric measuring ability, you can monitor the entire life cycle of your corporate goals, ultimately enabling a successful execution.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This information-packed resource acts as a guide for developing a robust security approach given today's issues with trust, threat intelligence, and varying industry trends. Click through to explore key findings, as well as recommendations for your next steps.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Cisco

Finance Transformation - How SaaS Solutions Can Deliver Strategic Insights
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: A recent study revealed many senior finance executives want to improve the quality of information available to management, but struggle with translating their business needs into technology solutions. Watch this video to learn how new technologies are giving finance a better, faster, and more complete picture of their business.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014

Workday

Leverage Security Intelligence to Protect Sensitive Healthcare Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of end-to-end system visibility and security intelligence for healthcare organizations, and how to combat a full range of security threats.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The Future of Finance Is Now: Part Five
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WEBCAST: In this 5-part video series, Mark Nittler, vice president of enterprise strategy at Workday, explains how legacy finance systems can't keep up with the needs of today's enterprise. You'll learn how the next generation of financial management focuses on speed, agility, cost, and insights—all delivered in the cloud.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2014

Workday

Future-Proof Your Data Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this era of big data, business and IT leaders across all industries are looking for ways to easily and cost-effectively unlock the value of enterprise data. In this white paper, learn about a solution that can help you improve outcomes across all areas of your business while simultaneously optimizing resource utilization and reducing costs.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

IBM

Getting Big Value from Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this analyst report from Ventana Research, learn what you need to do to turn big data into big value.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Top Five Considerations for Enabling Self-Service Business Analytics (Gov)
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of business analytics are unlimited. However, setting up a self-service business analytics environment in your government agency takes discipline, a strong plan, the right tools and more. In this new McKnight Consulting Group white paper by Dell, discover the top five things to consider when discussing self-service BI.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Dell Software

Why DBMSs Matter More than Ever in the Big Data Era
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the importance of having a proper database management system in the age of Big Data. A good DBMS will prove accurate data to analytics and BI systems in real time.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Top Ten IT Skills for 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource lists the top ten IT skills and technologies that are going to be in demand in 2014. The IT world changes quickly, and understanding these skills and technologies will help IT professionals remain relevant.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Video: Developing Workday Big Data Analytics with Customers
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VIDEO: View the following webcast to get a firsthand look at how big data analytics offers a solution to the typical BI dilemma. See how BDA also allows for the user to manipulate data in real time to craft powerful visualizations, reports, and more.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 21 Mar 2014

Workday

SAP HANA Accelerated Finance and controlling rapid-deployment solution
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WHITE PAPER: It's essential to have real-time access to your organization's financial data in order to make accurate decisions. Discover how the SAP HANA Accelerated Finance and Controlling rapid-deployment solution enables instant access to information and provides easy-to-use, graphical self-service analytics while accelerating runtimes for essential reports.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Empowering Modern Finance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Modern financial organizations are no longer satisfied with simply containing costs -- they are committed to improving operations, leveraging analytics, and producing data-driven insight. In this report, discover what C-suite and line-of-business execs had to say about the goals of modern finance organizations and the role of technology.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Oracle Corporation

CIO Decisions eZine: April 2014 – Prescriptive Analytics – Conquer the Next Business Frontier
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EZINE: Prescriptive analysis could do some of big data thinking for us -- if only we'd let it. This CIO Decisions e-zine explores the growing analytics field and the strategies at work.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

SearchCIO.com

A better way to deliver health and social care
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how the right toolset can help healthcare organizations leverage existing data sources to address changing needs and implement new services faster. Learn how integrating advanced analytics into your care management capabilities can drastically improve insight and efficiency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

How to make real-time, intelligent hiring decisions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Employees are often an organizations' most valuable asset, and business leaders are quickly realizing that they should become more involved in hiring and onboarding. Does your company have the ability to capitalize on actionable information about your people, and use it to make better decisions?
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Oracle Corporation

Adopting Big Data Projects: Key Tips
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide from SearchHealthIT.com to learn how healthcare organizations can best utilize big data. Click through to learn how hospitals are leveraging analytics to further the benefits of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

IBM

Evaluating BI in the Cloud
sponsored by Indicee
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the reasons many businesses are hesitant to put BI systems in the cloud, including security and compliance concerns, and why the time to start evaluating BI in the cloud is now. Read now to discover Wayne Eckerson's top six considerations before jumping into a cloud BI project.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Indicee

Optimizing ETL: The Key to Accelerating Data‐Driven Business Decisions
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: Whether you’re analyzing information from a data warehouse, reviewing click-stream data to find the latest trends, or running a query on current sales figures, the elapsed time to perform these processes means lost revenue. This article explains the steps you can take when processing your data to reduce elapsed time.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Oct 2009

Syncsort

Data Governance for the Enterprise
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EBOOK: Data governance is all about managing data as a business asset and ensuring that data is accurate, consistent, integrated, timely, complete and secure. This report examines the market trends for implementing data governance.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

SearchBusinessAnalytics

Oil & gas and data analytics - A love story
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video features a panel of expert speakers who dive into the unexpected love story between the oil industry and data analytics.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

E-guide: Data integration tips for a complex data landscape
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Growing data volumes can hinder efforts of large-scale data integration. In this exclusive e-guide, get advice from Rob Karel, a former Forrester Research Inc. analyst, and other experts on how to handle the integration process, despite the complexities brought on by big data and a growing number of information sources.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

Best Practices in Customer Experience Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchCRM.com, find out why social media has become a powerful tool for customer experience management (CEM), and discover what you can do to drive social media success.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM
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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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