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InsideOut Makes Firewall Reporting Useful
Firewall logs can be cryptic and very difficult to analyze. There are a number of firewall reporting products on the market that attempt to address this problem

reporting appliance  Makes Firewall Reporting Useful Introduction    If you've read Laura Taylor's Read Your Firewall Logs! then you understand just how important it is to review your firewall's logs on a daily basis. Unfortunately, firewall logs can be cryptic and very difficult to analyze. There are a number of firewall reporting products on the market that attempt to address this problem, however one particular product recently caught our attention. Unlike many of the other firewall reporting products on the

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies


Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding BI without disrupting your company? Without breaking the bank? Without having to add staff members with specialties you’ve never even heard of before? This paper helps answer those questions, with practical advice for bringing BI into your midsize company.

reporting appliance  be the whole, integrated reporting + analysis + planning. Call it Corporate Performance Management if you like (some folks do). Gather data. Analyze it in various ways. Make tentative decisions, and see how they affect the data outcome. Make final decisions, and have them modify your planning systems dynamically to make implementing those decisions seamless and easier. Repeat, as shown in Figure 4.1. Figure This is what true BI is all about. Not just delivering data in visually-stunning dashboards, but Read More

Role of In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis


Organizations today need to handle and manage increasingly large volumes of data in various formats and coming from disparate sources. Though the benefits to be gained from analysis of such big data are immense, so are the inherent challenges, including need for rapid analysis. In his article, TEC BI analyst Jorge García discusses how in-memory analytics helps address these challenges and reap the benefits hidden in big data.

reporting appliance  of In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis In a previous article , I discussed big data and the need for a big data solution to handle, manage, and derive valuable insight from large volumes of data in various formats and coming from disparate sources. Here I discuss the role that in-memory technologies plays in big data analysis and the potential of this technology to change the business intelligence (BI) landscape and the industry technology space. But first we need to understand the basics.   A Read More

SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)


Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database that will enable companies to analyze large volumes of operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source, and that will eventually deliver an entirely new class of applications that will change the way people think, work, plan, and operate.

reporting appliance  a data warehouse for reporting and analysis, there is always a lag between data capture and its availability for data analysis (and thus the “driving with a rear view mirror” mantra). In contrast, HANA can produce reports and analyses directly from physical tables, whereby data is transformed on the fly, i.e., there is no need for the so-called materialization (ETL). An Analytic View (OLAP cube) in HANA is not a transformed copy of data, but rather the plan of how to transform data on the fly. Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Shipping Your Software Application as an Appliance


For independent software vendors (ISVs), software delivery creates big operational challenges. Integrating an application with the latest operating system and service pack causes headaches for customers and suppliers. However, pre-built server devices or appliances contain one convenient, ready-to-go system, minimizing configuration glitches and letting customers and suppliers step back while the appliance does the work.

reporting appliance  device health monitoring and reporting, patching and updating, and software image roll-back and restoration, are collectively referred to as appliance lifecycle management capabilities. The ability to connect remotely to the device and conduct these activities automatically is an important check box for the appliance provider. Without those capabilities, the customer is likely to experience more downtime and service disruption, and higher support and service costs. By selecting an appliance vendor with Read More

Smooth Transition: Preparing for IFRS


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are the reporting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). IFRS is now required or permitted in nearly 100 countries, while others plan to adopt or align with IFRS soon. In the US, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will soon be aligned with IFRS. Find out how this will affect your company, and what you can do about it.

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Connected Intelligence: An Aspiring Approach to Planning and Reporting


Most companies are not operating at a high-quality financial management. Budgeting is slow, re-forecasting is infrequent, monthly reports lack key information, and what-if analyses are incomplete or impossible. With Adaptive Planning, companies can elevate their financial management by creating better connections—within financial plans and reports, between organizations and teams, and among professionals across the globe.

reporting appliance  Approach to Planning and Reporting Most companies are not operating at a high-quality financial management. Budgeting is slow, re-forecasting is infrequent, monthly reports lack key information, and what-if analyses are incomplete or impossible. With Adaptive Planning, companies can elevate their financial management by creating better connections—within financial plans and reports, between organizations and teams, and among professionals across the globe. Read More

Acer to Jump on Internet Appliance Bandwagon


Computer maker Acer is planning to launch a line of Internet appliances at next month's Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, according to a company source.

reporting appliance  to Jump on Internet Appliance Bandwagon Event Summary December 27, 1999 (ZDNet) - In the latest example of PC companies trying to cash in on the supposed post-PC era of Internet devices, computer maker Acer is planning to launch a line of Internet appliances at next month's Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, according to a company source. Acer's new products will include the I-Station, a simplified computer based on Microsoft's Web Companion software that connects to Microsoft's MSN service. Read More

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Using Business Intelligence Infrastructure to Ensure Compliancy with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act


The 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has affected organizations, their data, and their reporting processes, putting a strain on how their financials are managed. Business intelligence solutions provide answers to these issues, allowing organizations to address SOX compliancy.

reporting appliance  legislation ensuring accurate financial reporting and auditing from organizations publicly traded in the United States. SOX affects any public corporation competing in the American marketplace. As a result of SOX, not only have financial controls and reporting schedules become stricter, but responsibility for accurately reporting financial results has been placed in the hands of organizational heads, namely the chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs), to provide accurate Read More

Analytics and the Future of Hospice Quality Reporting


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reporting appliance  Future of Hospice Quality Reporting The pace of change is accelerating across all areas of health care with new and innovative technologies, mobile computing devices, potential changes from fee-for-service to bundled pay-for-performance reimbursements, changes to care delivery with accountable care organizations, and other potential regulatory changes in the very near future. Read More

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Financial Reporting-Who Needs It?


Solid financial reporting applications are as different from run-of-the-mill reporting tools as financial accountancy is from bookkeeping. Organizations routinely use common reporting tools for management accounting. But financial reporting applications can elaborate financial statements for external users, helping organizations to share information as necessary and comply with disclosure requirements. TEC analyst Jorge García discusses the benefits of financial reporting tools.

reporting appliance  Needs It? Solid financial reporting applications are as different from run-of-the-mill reporting tools as financial accountancy is from bookkeeping. Organizations routinely use common reporting tools to help with the technical processing of data (e.g., profit and loss reports, balance sheets, etc.) for the purpose of management accounting . And management can usually obtain whatever information they need for their internal decision making. But financial reporting tools can go beyond the scope of such Read More

On-Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption


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reporting appliance  Adoption Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.” Read More