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Data Migration and Access in a Cloud Computing Environment

The proliferation of big data means more of it is being collected on public and private clouds for analytical processing and archiving. This complex computing environment often includes systems deployed across multiple clouds as well as those deployed on premise. Learn more about the requirements for accessing and managing all your data sources in today’s hybrid computing environments in the “Data Migration and Access in a Cloud Computing Environment” paper.
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Overcoming the Top 5 Financial Services IT Challenges The Role of Data Connectivity

Financial services businesses have intense demands on their information technology (IT) departments. IT departments must execute perfectly on data connectivity to ensure that client data remains secure yet accessible. Data connectivity also plays a pivotal role in making financial firms flexible enough to adapt to continuous changes in the industry and in regulatory requirements. In this paper titled "Overcoming the Top 5 Financial Services IT Challenges: The Role of Data Connectivity" you learn how standards-based data connectivity can help mitigate five core IT risks facing the financial services industry: security, reliability, performance, scalability and compliance.
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Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 2

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 3

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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Addressing 5 Emerging Challenges for Big Data

Data is everywhere and companies need to know how to easily access it, analyze it and leverage it to make better, data-driven business decisions. Big data technologies are maturing and forward-thinking organizations understand the need to to pilot and adopt big data as a core component of the information management and analytics infrastructure. Big data, as a compendium of emerging disruptive tools and technologies, is positioned as the next giant leap in enabling integrated analytics in many common business scenarios. Read this paper to understand the top challenges organizations must overcome to adopt a successful big data program.
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Progress DataDirect Cloud Brings Control to Chaos

Big data and cloud data are still hurling outward from the ”big bang.” As dust settles, competing forces are emerging to launch the next round of database wars -- the ones that will set new rules for connectivity. Progress DataDirect Cloud is well positioned to help organizations establish data control in chaos. Why? Information workers at all levels require easy access to multiple data sources. With a premium cloud-based service, they can count on a single, standardized protocol to inform their most business critical applications.
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Table Partitioning Improved Data Availability and Manageability

Solution Brief: Table Partitioning for Improved Availability and Manageability

Table Partitioning can greatly enhance the availability, manageability, and performance of almost any enterprise database.  It allows customer data to be better organized in storage, increasing the speed of data access and reducing total operational costs. 

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Business Rules Management and BPM - Turning Policies into Actions

Decisions within business processes are as critical as the drive for flexibility, because decisions change much more frequently than processes. Combining business rules management with business process management allows decision rules to be changed independently from processes. Putting them together into application development allows a business to improve agility, accuracy, cost and compliance.
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Corticon Studio

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.
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Business Rules Management

Overview: Progress Corticon Business Rules Management

Overview of Progress Corticon's capabilities with Business Rules Management in helping organizations to automate and improve decision making.
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Whitepaper: The Top 5 Trends in BPM

Written by industry expert Neil Ward-Dutton, this revealing, information-packed report examines the top 5 trends we can expect to see in the BPM space in the coming months – including the emerging technology and supplier trends.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Improve Available and Manageability with Progress OpenEdge 11.4

Applications built with OpenEdge are reliable, easy-to-maintain, cost effective and service-enabled. With the release of OpenEdge 11.4, we focused on data availability and manageability updates.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Advanced Business Language (ABL)

This product overview describes the technical specifications for Advanced Business Language (ABL), the programming language for Progress OpenEdge application development. OpenEdge developers can create one set of code to express business processes, and deploy it to multiple platforms, services and clients.
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Whitepaper: The Power of Synergy

This paper examines the intersection of BPM and BRMS technology on the Progress® OpenEdge® platform: what they are, how they interact, and why this is of key importance to the agility, accuracy, cost and compliance of your business process.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Applications Designed for Change (Progress OpenEdge BPM and Corticon BRMS)

Business analysts and developers need to be able to define application workflows in a more agile fashion, if they are to design applications for future change. Discover how the Progress BPM and BRMS solution can future-proof your applications while improving business policy enforcement.
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Whitepaper: Accelerating Time to Value with OpenEdge BPM and Corticon

Gary Calcott examines the challenges faced by a mid-sized European company to adapt to rapid changes in the competitive landscape within a traditional system of business rule logic embedded within software code. The company leveraged Progress OpenEdge BPM along with Progress Corticon BRMS.
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Whitepaper: Winning the Customer Engagement Arms Race

Cloud application platforms that offer rapid development and streamlined data connectivity can help businesses attract user attention. This whitepaper compares results from two companies, one using Progress Pacific Platform as a Service (PaaS) and another using conventional tools.
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Whitepaper: The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

As ISVs transition to development in the cloud, they must be prepared for resulting changes to other areas of the business. This Saugatuck Technology report reveals six key ISV cloud challenges and suggests best practices for managing them.
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Whitepaper: Enabling a Changing ISV Business Model

This paper examines the trends that are driving the cloud and other computing innovations. It explains how platform as a service (PaaS) provides a new development platform to deliver the new applications businesses need.
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Whitepaper: Progress Pacific: The Future of Business Software

Today's businesses must deliver functionality fast, yet IT departments struggle to keep up. Progress Pacific provides an application Platform as a Service environment for enabling the rapid development, deployment and management of modern, data-driven business apps.
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