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      • Computer Weekly networking case studies

        Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.

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      • Contact center technology today requires a new approach

        In customer service, managing customer relationships today is about a whole lot more than a weekly newsletter and a few phone lines. Organizations ahead of the curve had readily accepted this rule, drilling down on customer experience management strategies that effectively deal with the many methods of communication available to customers today. It's not about the technology -- though, that is indeed an important factor to the CEM equation. Rather, successful customer service today is about strategy; it's about how to ensure customers are satisfied at each and every turn, whether it's via iPhone, Microsoft Surface or via email.

        To that end, this three-part guide will focus on the steps that companies need to start making in order to keep up with the ever-growing e-commerce industry. First, readers will get a comprehensive guide to forming a successful e-commerce strategy -- starting with six key factors that can make or break a customer's shopping experience and, ultimately, your business. Next, Albert McKeon, former associate news and site editor for SearchCRM, offers an in-depth explanation -- and argument -- for taking an outside-in approach to contact center technology. Finally, we close with a look at where tomorrow's CEM technology is heading.

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      • Special Report on VDI

        The articles contained here were written by Brian Madden, the fiercely independent thought leader in the world of virtualisation and mobility management. Along with his co-author Gabe Knuth, Brian is responsible for both “The VDI Delusion” and “Desktops as a Service” books – considered to be the most reliable sources of information on battling today’s technology pain points.

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      • Confront the problem with healthcare data storage

        State and federal data-retention regulations and an ever-increasing volume of data -- with imaging data as the biggest culprit -- are creating a big storage dilemma for many healthcare providers. Providers are required by law to store patient data for years and, in some cases, decades -- even though it's likely they will never give many pieces of data a second glance.

        So how to make room for the ever-growing mountains of healthcare data? Start with this three-part guide. Inside, our health IT experts outline useful tips for every step of the data management process. Readers will gain insight on the differences between data archiving and data backup as well as expert advice on storing and managing imaging data for the long term.

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      • Putting big data technology in its place

        Special Edition, September 2013

        Includes:
        • Should in-memory analysis have a seat at your big data table?
        • Handling the hoopla: When to use Hadoop, and when not to
        • Deploying big data software calls for more than idle talk
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      • Building effective dashboards and scorecards

        In this e-book, learn advanced strategies for creating actionable, interactive and user-friendly dashboards that will help your organization track KPIs. Learn how to get started with dashboards, find out what a dashboard is and what it is not. Discover how to create different dashboards to meet the needs of various departments and more.

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      • Cloud business intelligence: Assessing the opportunities

        What is the future of business intelligence (BI)? According to industry expert Wayne Eckerson, it's cloud computing. Review this comprehensive e-book to gain expert insight into what cloud computing is, the top business benefits of cloud business intelligence, an in-depth analysis of the SaaS BI market, and much more.

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      • Next steps and trends in enterprise content management technology

        Enterprise content management (ECM) is a long-established market, but ECM technology is changing, evolving and taking on increased importance to organizations as they look to gain more value and insight from documents, emails, blogs etc. Through this e-book you will obtain an expert overview of ECM and an in-depth look at where the enterprise content management technology market is headed.

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      • How to be successful with enterprise data governance

        Successful data governance programs can help ensure that organizations have consistent policies and processes for defining, managing and using corporate data. But many data governance efforts miss the mark and fall short of those goals. This three-part guide, written for IT and data management professionals as well as business executives, will provide readers with tips and advice on how to avoid the missteps that can lead to enterprise data governance failures. Learn about data governance best practices and not-so-best practices, and get real-world guidance from organizations that are succeeding with data governance.

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      • The secrets of highly effective data governance programs

        The first key to successful data governance programs is ensuring user and organization expectations. To find out more secret advice for highly effective data governance programs, read this expert e-book. Our editorial team has gathered tips, techniques and best practices to plan a successful data governance plan.

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      • NoSQL technologies take on rising tide of big data

        April 2014, Volume 2, Number 2

        Includes:
        • NewSQL database sends NoSQL technology packing at logistics exchange
        • Don't get distracted by new database technology
        • NoSQL database software enjoys rarefied cloud air
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      • Strategies for kick-starting your data quality program

        In this handbook, readers will find quality advice on balancing manual and automated data quality processes as part of quality improvement efforts, as well as tips on building a business case for purchases of data quality tools. Readers can look forward to insider guidance on combining data quality improvement initiatives with data governance and master data management programs.

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      • Optimizing data quality efforts in everyday processes

        Poor data quality at the most minor level can have major ramifications. Read this expert e-book to gain advice on how to make data quality a high priority in your day-to-day business operations. Discover tips on implementing internal data quality standards and how to train users on data quality best practices.

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      • How to get funding for data quality programs

        Read this exclusive e-book to find tips on how to build a case and gain approval for implementing a program to increase your data quality. Also find information on how to best assess and manage your data, as well as evaluating whether or not data quality software is right for you.

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      • Putting a data stewardship and data governance plan into play

        Confused about the data stewardship processes for big data, cloud computing and other IT trends? Don’t be. In this handbook is valuable information on the pivotal role technology plays in governance initiatives -- as well as other useful tips for data management professionals and business executives.

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      • In-memory databases: The golden ticket to deeper analyses?

        Historically, in-memory databases have been seen as a niche technology. As in-memory processing becomes less expensive and more mainstream, however, potential uses are expanding. And, with the promise of deeper data analysis -- and, better business benefits -- IT professionals' ears are pricking up. Still, for many organizations it's going to be a matter of if, and not when, to proceed with implementation.

        To that end, SearchDataManagement editors have compiled a three-part guide to in-memory database trends, serving up expert advice on evaluating, deploying and managing the technology. Readers can expect an in-depth look at whether in-memory appliances such as SAP's HANA and Oracle's Exalytics devices are changing the nature of what in-memory database technology can be used for. Next, News and Site Editor Jack Vaughan offers a rundown of the kinds of applications that are a good fit for in-memory databases, with tips on how to decide if the technology is right for your organization. We close with key insight into the capabilities and potential uses of new in-memory options being released for mainstream relational databases.

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      • Understanding SaaS-cloud application integration

        Integrating cloud applications with in-house legacy applications can be a difficult undertaking. The good news is that there are more options than ever that allow organizations to do all the integration themselves. This e-book examines what you need to know to develop the right cloud application integration strategy for your organization.

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      • Top data integration trends and best practices

        Data integration now involves much more than extract, transform and load processes -- it encompasses a wide range of tools and methodologies supporting real-time integration as well as traditional batch-oriented approaches.

        In this e-book, you’ll learn about current trends and new technologies that are reshaping data integration strategies at many organizations.

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      • Taking stock of Hadoop 2

        The release of Hadoop 2 seems to be all that prospective users and industry analysts can talk about. If you think all that chatter has translated into widespread adoption, you're wrong. The release -- a possible answer to calls for a "hardened" Hadoop -- adds features that enable users to expand the open source distributed processing framework beyond its original core configuration of MapReduce and the Hadoop Distributed File System.

        In this handbook, IT managers, data management staffers and other readers will benefit from in-depth analysis of the new capabilities, potential uses and limitations of Hadoop 2 and related technologies. For readers still unsure about what to do with the open source software, this handbook offers insight into Hadoop 2 -- complete with a close look at YARN, Hadoop's redesigned resource manager.

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      • Best practices for BI-ERP integration

        Explore this SearchDataManagement.com e-book offering advice and best practices specifically for IT professionals charged with creating or updating BI programs in ERP environments. Find articles on evaluating ERP vendors vs. a third-party BI system, tips for integrating BI and ERP, expert advice for project planning and preparing data, and discover the key success factors for BI and ERP projects.

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      • Getting started with master data management

        In this e-book, SearchDataManagement.com editor Mark Brunelli, discusses the ins-and-outs of developing a solid master data management (MDM) plan for ensuring accurate and consistent data across all your company's systems. Read on to learn best practices, tips and advice from experts on how to structure and manage a MDM program

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      • Getting started with master data management programs

        In this e-book, learn about getting started with master data management (MDM) programs, including how to sell the idea internally in order to secure funding and how to build a foundation for a successful MDM deployment. In addition, read about MDM trends and some of the challenges that companies can face on MDM implementations.

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  • Business Information

    Cloud computing, mobile devices and massive amounts of data flowing into organizations are combining to put heavy pressure on business systems. To adapt, organizations have been forced to transform the way in which corporate information is managed.

  • Storage magazine

    Storage magazine keeps IT and storage managers up to date on new storage technologies, and how those techs can meet emerging business requirements.

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  • Tap into enterprise data governance for business value

    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. Based on data from a recent survey of 317 business intelligence professionals, IT professionals and consultants, this SearchBusinessAnalytics Benchmark Report analyzes the responses and provides trend information on the increasing executive acceptance of the importance of managing data as a corporate asset, the current status and types of data governance initiatives, data quality and data governance benefits.

  • VM management and capacity prediction

    As hypervisor features have become more similar, the next vendor battleground will be over management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their products stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products. Soon, IT pros won't spend time looking at unique features when they compare hypervisors; they will be looking at how an organization can use the hypervisor to improve workflows throughout the data center.

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  • Computer Weekly networking case studies

    Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.

  • Contact center technology today requires a new approach

    In customer service, managing customer relationships today is about a whole lot more than a weekly newsletter and a few phone lines. Organizations ahead of the curve had readily accepted this rule, drilling down on customer experience management strategies that effectively deal with the many methods of communication available to customers today. It's not about the technology -- though, that is indeed an important factor to the CEM equation. Rather, successful customer service today is about strategy; it's about how to ensure customers are satisfied at each and every turn, whether it's via iPhone, Microsoft Surface or via email.

    To that end, this three-part guide will focus on the steps that companies need to start making in order to keep up with the ever-growing e-commerce industry. First, readers will get a comprehensive guide to forming a successful e-commerce strategy -- starting with six key factors that can make or break a customer's shopping experience and, ultimately, your business. Next, Albert McKeon, former associate news and site editor for SearchCRM, offers an in-depth explanation -- and argument -- for taking an outside-in approach to contact center technology. Finally, we close with a look at where tomorrow's CEM technology is heading.

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