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CIO Executive Panels - Business Intelligence Discussions
Stuart Fulton
Stuart Fulton

U.S. Chief Information Officer, PwC
Royce Bell
Royce Bell

CEO, Accenture Information Management Services
Chuck Musciano
Chuck Musciano

CIO, Martin Marietta Materials
Atefeh Riazi
Atefeh Riazi

Senior Partner & CIO, Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide
Dan Vesset
Dan Vesset

Program VP, Business Analytics Research, IDC
Chris Haddad
Chris Haddad

VP and Service Director, Burton Group
BI and Performance Management : Smarter Faster Decisions Better decisions, faster. That is the most important reason cited by CIOs for investing in BI today* Yet the biggest problem IT still faces is how to make BI more pervasive and to increase adoption among business users. This shows that investments in BI are not reaching key business users and helping them better measure and manage their performance. The past year has seen significant changes in the BI market, with BI pure-play vendors acquiring technology and analytic application vendors while the mega-vendors have been increasing their footprint across the whole BI and performance management spectrum. So while CIOs are struggling to deploy BI to a wider business audience, the never-ending round of acquisitions threatens to disrupt their carefully planned BI strategy. Meanwhile, the convergence of structured and unstructured data, the introduction of search technology, the delivery of BI "as a service", data-warehouse appliances, open-source technology and new 64-bit architectures are all impacting today's BI environments. * Gartner CIO survey

Collaboration in the Workplace Collaboration in the Workplace
Stuart Fulton of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tells ITO America about the four key investments that are making a difference. The first key is Advanced Videoconferencing. Adoption of video among their people doubled in their last fiscal year because of availability, ease of use, portability, convenience, and enhanced sound and picture quality. Their goal was to refresh their older infrastructure.
Foundations First: Building MDM Capabilities to Achieve High Performance Foundations First: Building MDM Capabilities to Achieve High Performance
For executives seeking instant access to high-quality information, sharing, classifying and defining data is essential. Accenture believes master data management could be the answer for organizations seeking agility and high performance.

The Overwhelming Challenges of IT Infrastructure Management The Overwhelming Challenges of IT Infrastructure Management
CIOs and IT leaders are the intended audience of this white paper. Business and IT share a symbiotic relationship where one cannot exist without the other. This white paper is a comprehensive attempt to highlight the challenges faced by CIOs and articulate the key business problems faced when building IT as a business enabler, particularly during uncertain economic times. It also seeks to accentuate the expertise that the HCL-BMC partnership has built in the IT infrastructure management service space through MTaaSTM Shared, its business-centric platform that leverages on the potential of SaaS-based service offerings and cloud computing.
SAP Upgrade Assessment: Mitigating Risk of Upgrade Projects SAP Upgrade Assessment: Mitigating Risk of Upgrade Projects
SAP has developed a solid, long-term approach to maintenance. However, a give release has to be upgraded at some point of time to avoid technical obsolescence. Upgrades help business to maintain its competitive edge in the market-space with well-tuned, up-to-date business applications and supporting infrastructure. This white paper examines the challenges and risks associated with SAP Upgrades and analyze how an SAP Upgrade Assessment could be used as a risk mitigation tool. At the end it summarizes why a comprehensive upgrade assessment should be conducted on the existing SAP landscape.
Solution Proposition - SAP Analytics+ Solution Proposition - SAP Analytics+
This solution schema primarily addresses the most critical aspect of business especially in Retail - Time. It reduces the overall time from analysis to action to a large extent. Though some have maintained that such solution is yet to come to the market but a close possibility is that a fusion of solutions provided by SAP like mySAP ERP, PI, EP, BI/ BO, workflow on NW platform combined with industry benchmark from research agencies (for similar KPIs) and HCL's domain expertise in retail can bring this solution to reality. After SAP's acquisition of BO this appears more realistic that ever.
Enabling Business Information Companies to Discover New Revenue Sources Enabling Business Information Companies to Discover New Revenue Sources
Content ubiquity and commoditization caused by the internet has meant different things for the consumer and the provider. For the consumer, information sourcing has become easier and more economical. However, for business information companies, that provide information services to multiple sectors likie healthcare and education - the squeeze has happened at multiple levels. To stay relevant in this world business information providers need to do two things.
Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence
This paper lists 5 things you need to know before you begin planning your BI application, so you can better understand the blend of capabilities needed to address end user requirements.
The Truth About Mobile Business Intelligence: Five Common Myths Debunked The Truth About Mobile Business Intelligence: Five Common Myths Debunked
In spite of the abounding myths, mobile business intelligence doesn't have to be expensive, hard to implement, or difficult to use. In fact, companies that choose the right solution, with the right capabilities, will realize low TCO and rapid ROI, while empowering their mobile users with the ability to access and interact with timely, complete corporate information from any smartphone or tablet.
Developing an Information Strategy Developing an Information Strategy
Five vital actions are essential steps in a well-executed information strategy: strategize, align, govern, execute, and optimize. When working in harmony, these actions improve processes, increase productivity, and enhance decision-making. This white paper explores how to use them to develop an effective and broad-reaching information strategy.
Data Quality Management: The Key to Successful Predictive Analytics Data Quality Management: The Key to Successful Predictive Analytics
This white paper discusses the importance of data quality management as it relates to predictive analytics and explores various methodologies for assessing and improving data quality. It highlights best practices in preparing data for predictive analysis purposes and how poor data quality can negatively impact predictive modeling efforts.
Leveraging Advanced BI to Increase SaaS Success Leveraging Advanced BI to Increase SaaS Success
This white paper explores the types of reporting and analysis functionalities that SaaS users need, and the BI capabilities SaaS vendors must incorporate into their solutions to meet those demands. It presents some real-world successes and highlights the WebFOCUS BI platform as the ideal choice for SaaS vendors to extend their offerings with advanced BI features.
Economic Volatility: Surviving the Sea Change Economic Volatility: Surviving the Sea Change
In a challenging economy, managing information is vital. A comprehensive information strategy can lead to new opportunities, reduced costs and high performance.
Business Analytics for the CIO Business Analytics for the CIO
CIOs realize they need to satisfy the ever growing demand for information that leverages the past, monitors the present and predicts with accuracy, enabling effective decisions and course correction. SAS provides a unified, agile and more effective information infrastructure to support evidence-based decision making across the enterprise.