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InfoApps™: The New Era of Self-Service Analytics

IT and business leaders today must provide custom self-service analytics apps designed for specific scenarios, and deploy them to users with a simple app store-like experience. That’s an InfoApp™. This white paper presents frequently asked questions about InfoApps, which deliver highly interactive analytic content, such as data visualizations, charts, graphs, and reports, to users through an easy “app store-like” experience. It provides examples of how they are redefining the landscape of self-service analytics, while helping IT empower the business more effectively.

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Driving Better Business Performance With a Practical Data Strategy

What an embarrassment of riches: We have so much data that we can’t properly govern it, can’t find the time or energy to share it, and sometimes don’t even know where it all lives.

This paper is for you if you’re coping with change, searching for better ways to manage and use data, or just trying to think about data more strategically.

This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation, and this paper doesn’t present a data strategy. Rather, it will help you define one of your own, tailored to your organization, based on key considerations derived from our experience with tens of thousands of customers.

 

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The New Generation of Self-Service BI

Having the right data at the right time in the right form is vital for organizations to survive and compete. But it’s not just about data; it’s about the tools. In this white paper by Rick F. van der Lans, you'll see how self‐service business intelligence (BI) solutions support a do-it-yourself approach by enabling users to develop and change their reports and dashboards without assistance from IT.

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Improving Patient Matching

Patient matching is one of the biggest issues facing healthcare today. Adopting a data strategy and the right health IT technologies, such as master data management, are the first and best steps a healthcare organization can take to overcome the patient-matching challenge. This paper explores effective and enduring approaches to patient matching to ensure short- and long-term clinical success, financial stability, and, ultimately, survival.

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Eight Styles of Data Integration

There are many ways to integrate and access vital data. This paper highlights eight proven integration strategies, and uses real-world examples to demonstrate the high­-value, high-­return data access options that are currently available. It explores data warehouses, as well as other methods for making relevant, timely information available to your business users, systems, and processes.

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Combating Trade-Based Money Laundering With Omni-Trade

Most commercial banks lack solutions needed to effectively detect and deter trade-based money laundering activities. This white paper examines the issues and challenges involved in trade-based money laundering and highlights Omni-Trade, an all-in-one trade-based AML monitoring and reporting solution designed to address the growing complexity in trade monitoring so banks can locate and defeat money laundering threats.

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Implementing a Data Integration Strategy For Legacy Modernization

Federal agencies must enhance productivity and cost-efficiency, while boosting transparency, accountability, and performance. This paper lays out key data integration requirements needed to enable successful legacy modernization while lowering operational costs and risk. It also provides a summary of some integration solutions deployed in Federal government and the benefits derived.

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A New Generation of Business Analytics: Beyond BI and Data Discovery Tools

This white paper discusses the importance of employing advanced data visualization and data discovery as part of a broader enterprise business intelligence and business analytics strategy. It demonstrates how this approach will expand the scope of analytic capabilities to include self-service reporting and dashboard creation, so employees at all levels of the organizations can uncover insights and measure related outcomes – while leveraging existing tools, talent, and infrastructure.

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Breaking Big: When Big Data Goes Bad

Sometimes, big data can go bad. In this white paper, we discuss why big data environments are at a greater risk for data quality problems. We’ll also highlight the importance of implementing effective and broad-reaching data quality management in big data scenarios, and share solutions and best practices for doing so.

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The Mobile First Approach to Business Intelligence

In this white paper, we’ll provide insight that will help organizations apply the Mobile First strategy to their business intelligence (BI) implementations. Learn about key considerations for creating reporting and analysis environments for mobile devices, such as small screen sizes, device and delivery preferences, and varying connectivity and bandwidth constraints. We’ll also introduce InfoApps™, intuitive, visually compelling, and easy-to-use apps that allow mobile users to immediately discover the answers to numerous mission-critical business questions.

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