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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 13, 2009
Many dashboards have limitations that can make it difficult for businesses to provide value beyond the executive level. But with IBM portals, you can create a foundation to build more effective active dashboards. This executive brief shows how next-generation dashboards can provide a competitive advantage by helping improve flexibility and decision-making.
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ibm, portal technologies, dashboards, ibm portals, dashboard trends, composite applications, data management, application integration, service oriented architecture, web service management, customer experience management
    
IBM
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Dec 30, 2008
This executive level brochure provides the strategy behind Information on Demand (IOD), the 5 entry points to IOD and includes a summary of the 2008, information market analyst Ovum’s independent evaluation of IBM's Information On Demand initiative which declared IBM to be at the "vanguard of the unified information management revolution." In this brochure customers will also learn how to optimize their business and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
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information on demand, ibm, iod, optimize business, strategic asset, business value of information, soa, data management, soap, service oriented architecture
    
IBM
Published By: Godfrey     Published Date: Oct 02, 2008
Differentiation is a business decision made at the highest levels about the company’s positioning and values–how the company adds value to a customer relationship. There are many ways a company can make those decisions, and many different approaches to doing so. The most successful companies adopt a positioning that offers sustainable competitive advantage–a way of adding value that competitors cannot easily duplicate.
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godfrey, b-to-b, business-to-business, branding, b-to-b branding, b-to-b differentiation, brand differentiation, branding differentiation, b-to-b brand, b-to-b brand positioning, brand positioning, brand affinity, brand advertising, brand communications, branding research, b-to-b marketer, b-to-b buying process, b-to-b branding program, integration, marketing communications integration
    
Godfrey
Published By: SAS     Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
This white paper provides a blueprint for action for senior marketers and decision makers across the enterprise. It provides straightforward advice on how to build a more durable and profitable customer base by building a more competitive business model, enabling customer-centric business strategies in a product-centric organization, turning expanding volumes of customer data into actionable insight for smarter decision making, and providing a roadmap for integrating technology to achieve competitive advantage.
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competitive advantage, customer data, data collection, business intelligence, customer intelligence, sas
    
SAS
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
IBM is committed to helping companies of all sizes stay competitive and grow. The IBM Express Advantage program, supported by a vast network of local IBM Business Partners, makes it simple to get exactly what you need from IBM. Download and browse the IBM Express Advantage catalog that’s full of useful offerings designed and priced especially for mid-sized companies.
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ibm, ibm mmdg, smb, smbs, small business, networking, infrastructure, network management, small business networks
    
IBM
Published By: Senn Delaney     Published Date: Sep 05, 2008
It's become a business imperative to maximize operational effectiveness, trim costs, standardize and streamline processes, achieve economies of scale and increase competitive advantage. Today's most successful leaders do this in a way that balances the greater good of the enterprise with the competing demands of their autonomous businesses that must respond to the individual needs of their markets. A more collaborative model that helps leaders of complex businesses to maximize effectiveness is gaining traction. Four prominent business leaders discuss their challenges and successes in shifting to this shared business model.
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senn delaney, customer focused, brand management, customer-centric, employee management, employee engagement, application integration, application performance management, best practices, business integration, business intelligence, business management, call center software, change management, corporate governance, customer interaction service, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction, customer service, enterprise resource planning
    
Senn Delaney
Published By: IQS     Published Date: Jun 23, 2008
Compliance initiatives typically have been viewed as overhead projects. In this white paper, learn how you can turn your compliance initiatives into a competitive advantage.
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plm, compliance, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, iqs
    
IQS
Published By: Dimension     Published Date: Jun 22, 2008
Companies who use 3D printing in the design process have a distinct competitive advantage due to its speed and ability to facilitate design communication and concurrent engineering throughout an organization.
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product design, dimension, productivity, spend management, product lifecycle management, scm, supply chain, design, 3-d, speed to market, speed-to-market
    
Dimension
Published By: IEX     Published Date: May 27, 2008
As more companies seek out performance management capabilities to gain a competitive advantage or keep pace with rivals who have already established an edge, the decision to build or buy a performance management solution must be considered. This paper will walk readers through the pros and cons of the build versus buy debate in order to help make practical business decisions for long-term success.
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call center management, customer service, workforce management, contact management, iex, contact center, call center, performance management
    
IEX
Published By: Clickatell     Published Date: May 20, 2008
This white paper addresses the application of SMS messaging to the banking industry, and suggests how financial institutions can leverage multimodal messaging architecture to gain a competitive advantage.
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clickatell, mobile banking, mobile marketing
    
Clickatell
Published By: BlueArc Corporation     Published Date: Apr 24, 2008
BlueArc’s Titan Architecture creates a revolutionary step in file servers by creating a hardware-based file system that can scale throughput, IOPS and capacity well beyond conventional software-based file servers. With its ability to virtualize a massive storage pool of up to 4 petabytes of usable, tiered storage, Titan can scale with growing data requirements and provide a competitive advantage for business processes by consolidating applications while ensuring optimal performance.
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bluearc, storage, titan, network architecture, storage management
    
BlueArc Corporation
Published By: Oco, Inc.     Published Date: Apr 18, 2008
The business intelligence (BI) “boom” of the 1990s was something BIG: big projects designed to give big companies with big budgets a competitive advantage. And while BI delivered big returns for some companies, for others it was nothing but a big headache. An estimated 50% of all data warehousing projects failed to meet their goals. Why? Because many companies underestimated just how big an undertaking BI really was.
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oco, business intelligence, software as a service, saas, business intelligence, bi applications, business intelligence applications, roi, tco, return on investment, total cost of ownership, small business, soho, scalability, oco, data warehousing
    
Oco, Inc.
Published By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 02, 2008
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
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asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, bsm, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms
    
ASG Software Solutions
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 28, 2008
In this era of unprecedented change, organizations need agility to adapt rapidly. Part of what separates winners from losers is the ability to respond quickly and intelligently to market opportunities, competitive threats and regulatory constraints — in short, to innovate and create value. The best companies understand how to use technology for strategic advantage to help accomplish these goals.
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best practices, service oriented architecture
    
IBM
Published By: Easynet     Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
Online bookings, billing and ticketing activities lie at the heart of high quality and reliable services in the leisure, entertainment and travel (LET) industry. Indeed, they can effectively act as a primary differentiator in an increasingly competitive and cost-aware environment.
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leisure, entertainment, travel services, e-booking, e-ticketing, managed networks, e-commerce, easynet, it management, customer experience management, service management
    
Easynet
Published By: Easynet     Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
From the results of recent interviews with LET organisations, IDC positions the industry in the midst of a major transition phase from legacy to next-generation services and technology. This Executive Brief highlights the major technology and business trends taking place in the LET sector, and outlines the advantages of adopting new technologies and services in comparison with other industries.
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leisure, entertainment, travel services, technology, managed networks, easynet, ip networks, vpn, mobile workers
    
Easynet
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
There is increasing concern that IT investment is approaching the point of diminishing marginal returns. This white paper highlights the costs of IT asset proliferation and the advantages of the IBM view of IT optimization as a strategic, ongoing process. It describes the holistic and practical IBM approach and shows how it is helping organizations realize greater initial savings and higher returns going forward.
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roi, it spending, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it, network management, it management, return on investment
    
IBM
Published By: Vendor Guru     Published Date: Dec 21, 2007
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
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vendor guru custom question campaign, vendor guru, vendorguru, quinstreet, crm, crm tool, crm solution, customer service, customer relationship, data integration, marketing automation, sales management, analytics, business analytics, customer relationship management, sales & marketing software, analytical applications
    
Vendor Guru
Published By: WebEx     Published Date: Dec 14, 2007
Despite the ease and enthusiasm with which knowledge workers have embraced Web collaboration, user-driven integration can only go so far. It is imperative that CIOs take control of their collaboration deployments now and weave collaboration solutions deep into the fabric of their business processes and enterprise software strategies.
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collaboration, collaborate, web conferencing, online meeting, web meeting, bpm, business process management, software, meeting, support, training, webex, knowledge management, business integration, enterprise software
    
WebEx
Published By: ElcomSoft     Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
These days we’re always hearing about the "information age," "information technology," and how "information rules the world." We have come to feel that information is everything. But what does that mean, and is information in itself so important? Not completely. We need information to make decisions – that's what is truly important. A proper decision lights the way to success in any situation. That's why having access to information is a competitive advantage in any business environment.
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passwords, password, password protected, password management, access control, data protection, information management, elcomsoft
    
ElcomSoft
Published By: Quocirca     Published Date: Oct 05, 2007
Knowledge of the location of customers, property, products or any other asset is invaluable intelligence for improving competitive advantage and operational efficiency.  However, despite the proliferation of data that businesses generate today, the potential value of this location dimension is often overlooked in the business intelligence process.
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business intelligence, business analytics, historical data, data analysis, gis, geospacial, geographic information system, geocoding, geocode, location, quocirca, gps, business activity monitoring, business management, data mining
    
Quocirca
Published By: 6th Sense Analytics     Published Date: Sep 19, 2007
Offshore development has been embraced by the vast majority of commercial software vendors and enterprise application development groups. Why? Because a world flattened by globalization makes it possible to improve competitiveness by taking advantage of the easy exchange of low-cost, high-quality technical skills.
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offshore, offshoring, outsource, outsourcing, software, productivity, workforce, workforce management, globalization, 6th sense, 6th sense analytics, best practices, software outsourcing, spend management
    
6th Sense Analytics
Published By: Ultimus     Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
By making process discovery easier and on-demand, Adaptive Discovery overcomes a major hurdle to success with BPM and shortens the time it takes organizations to capture the competitive advantages of BPM.
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ultimus, bpm, business process management, automation, process discovery, discovery, adaptive discovery, bpa, productivity, business management, business process automation
    
Ultimus
Published By: Ultimus     Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
By helping companies model, automate, manage, and optimize their business processes, BPM provides the framework for sustainable competitive advantage.
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ultimus, bpm, business process management, automation, bpa, productivity, bpm basics, profitability, business process modeling, modeling, workflow, enterprise, enterprise applications, business analytics, business management, business process automation, groupware workflow
    
Ultimus
Published By: Ultimus     Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
In the coming years, we believe that BPM will become the most important technology-driven business initiative for most companies. It leads you toward a focus on using technology to support your business processes, rather than adapting your business processes to support your technologies. It provides strong, sustainable ROI and competitive advantage.
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ultimus, bpm, business process management, automation, process discovery, discovery, adaptive discovery, bpa, productivity, bpm 101, intro to bpm, bpm basics, profitability, business process modeling, modeling, business management, business process automation
    
Ultimus
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