Whitepaper: 2015 Data Connectivity Outlook
In this second annual Data Connectivity Outlook from Progress DataDirect, you'll get vendor-neutral information based on input from hundreds of DataDirect customers from around the globe, including C-level managers, data scientists, business analysts and developers. Survey results include trends around currently installed database technology as well as emerging database technologies. Read this paper to discover which vendors have staying power, which ones are closing the gap, and which ones will likely be consolidated.
Business Intelligence and the Cloud: Strategic Implementation Guide
Chapter 1: History of Cloud Computing
By: Michael Gendron
Innovation, faster time to market, increased market share, and greater customer loyalty are just a few potential benefits of a successful cloud computing strategy. If you haven’t already, now is the time to examine Cloud Computing as a strategic initiative for your organization. In Business Intelligence and the Cloud, Gendron, an intelligence leader, takes cloud computing beyond “mere hype to produce real-world value”. Through the use of real-world examples, Gendron emphasizes “how these technologies can be used to create business value and how they can be integrated into an organizations business intelligence system.”
Gain access to our complimentary chapter: A History of How We Got to Cloud Computing, Gendron and learn how “cloud computing creates business strategy.”
The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT
Chapter 1: Introducing Agile Architecture
By: Jason Bloomberg
Deconstructing Agile, and rebuilding the concept in the context of organizations and their strategic goals, is what this first chapter, Introducing Agile Architecture, is all about. It’s about changing the Agile belief system and “making a case that the Agile Architecture Revolution is a true revolution.” Once you’ve deconstructed that belief system by holding it up to the light so you can see through the weak spots, you can learn from that experience and, ultimately, architect a better belief system—one that helps you achieve your business goals faster and more efficiently.
In his book The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, Rest-based SOA and Mobile Computing are changing Enterprise IT," Mr. Bloomberg hopes to “open your eyes to new ways of thinking about technology, about business, and about change itself."
Social Mobile Cloud
Chapter 1: A Remote Control for the World
By: Ted Shelton
Social networking, mobile phones and the cloud are changing the way we do business today. Think about how they impact your business. How have they already impacted your industry? Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud will help you understand the full implications of the social mobile cloud. Learn how you can adapt to these changes and navigate your business through a successful transformation.
This month’s complimentary chapter, A Remote Control for the World, discusses the technology and the trends of social networks, mobile, and cloud computing and explains how this digital revolution came to be. Now is the time to act, if you wait, your competitors may pass you buy. Take the first step….
Big Data Powers Big Business
Chapter 1: The Big Data Business Opportunity
In his book, Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business, Bill Schmarzo takes a business-centric approach toward the Big Data Movement and how it can impact your business. Explore the value drivers and key business initiatives for your business and how you can glean further insight to better understand your customers, market, and overall processes. Get the tools and guidance you need to start leveraging big data to drive business value in this complete how-to guide.
This month’s complimentary chapter, The Big Data Business Opportunity, introduces the business drivers behind this movement; learn about new data sources available to help inform your business and most importantly, how leading organizations are leveraging this data to transform their businesses.
Business Rules Management and BPM - Turning Policies into Actions
The mantra of today’s business environment is “build for change,” driving many process improvement initiatives. Businesses must realize, however, that the decisions within the business processes are at least as critical in the search for agility since the decisions change more frequently underlying rules, to be changed independently from the processes, often in real-time by business managers.
This paper examines the intersection of business rules management and business process management: what they are, how they interact, and why this is important to the agility, accuracy, cost and compliance of your business processes.
Read this paper to learn how combining business rules management and business process management will enable you to:
- Reduce errors by automating decisions
- Reduce processing costs
- Improve policy enforcement and compliance
Datasheet: Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio
Easy to learn and easy to use, Progress® Corticon® Business Rules Modeling Studio makes modeling decisions and their business rules accessible to business professionals, business analysts and software developers alike. The model-driven Corticon approach eliminates the need for classic programming skills, with a spreadsheet metaphor that is easy to understand, yet still offers support for the most sophisticated decisions and business rules. Even skilled programmers get the benefit of significantly reduced development cycles when using Corticon Studio to create and maintain rule-based decision services. Within its environment you can model, analyze and test rule sets independent of any IT system, then save them as executable decision services.
Datasheet: Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio
Easy to learn and easy to use, Progress® Corticon® Business Rules
Modeling Studio makes modeling decisions and their business rules
accessible to business professionals, business analysts and software
developers alike. The model-driven Corticon approach eliminates the need
for classic programming skills, with a spreadsheet metaphor that is
easy to understand, yet still offers support for the most sophisticated
decisions and business rules. Even skilled programmers get the benefit
of significantly reduced development cycles when using Corticon Studio
to create and maintain rule-based decision services. Within its
environment you can model, analyze and test rule sets independent of any
IT system, then save them as executable decision services.