Data Whitepapers


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Anatomy of a decision: What to consider when investing in analytics
By Tibco | 21/5/2015
This report examines the challenges and evaluation criteria of three organisations looking to address gaps in their existing analytics. The research subjects included a multi-national biotechnology firm, a global petrochemical firm, and a mid-sized financial services firm. And although unique in industry, they shared common challenges including: Challenges with legacy solutions, the limitations presented by their default reporting tools, and difficulty in seeing the “full picture” when conducting analysis.
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Solving your big data problems with fast data
By Tibco | 13/5/2015
This ebook looks at how you can make better decisions and take instant action with fast data as well as how fast data future proofs your business. Learn: how you can use fast data to truly make a difference in customer loyalty and revenue, the four step process to decision-making and action-taking, how being event driven can both improve system performance and business outcomes.
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Guide to predictive analytics
By Tibco | 13/5/2015
In business, predictive analytics are used to make proactive decisions and determine actions, by using statistical models to discover patterns in historical and transactional data to uncover likely risks and opportunities. Find out: how predictive analytics moved from government conceptual models to the corporate mainstream, the six business uses of PA that provide the best benefits across a wide array of industries and the best practices for enterprises to support their decision-making and future outcomes.
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Responding to - and recovering from - sophisticated security attacks
By IBM Australia | 26/3/2015
We all know how major security incidents can affect a company’s data, networks and corporate brand. We also know that sophisticated attacks, designed to gain continuous access to critical information or to cause damage in critical infrastructure, are becoming more severe, more frequent and more costly. But what can you do about it? The IBM white paper “Responding to - and recovering from - sophisticated security attacks” details four proactive steps that you can - and should - take now to help keep your organisation safe: prioritise your business objectives and set your risk tolerance; protect your organisation with a proactive security plan; prepare your response to the inevitable sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness. Read the white paper to learn how to help keep your organisation safe from sophisticated security attacks and find out how IBM can help.
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2014 Ponemon Cost of data breach study
By IBM Australia | 26/3/2015
IBM sponsored the and Ponemon Institute examined the actual costs of data breaches at 61 US companies and drew on the results of more than 500 interviews to reveal the true costs of data breaches today, from detection and escalation to customer churn.
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Consolidating older database servers with Dell PowerEdge R730xd Using Sandisk DAS Cache
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Principled Technologies tested database performance of a four-year-old IBM System x3650 M3 server running Windows Server 2003 R3. They also looked at the database performance of two configurations of the Dell PowerEdge R730xd. Find out which configuration performed best in this full report.
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How faster database performance can change the face of an organisation
By Dell | 19/3/2015
The faster customers and employees can access their data, the better. This whitepaper looks at the performance of two popular caching services to see where the biggest advantages are. See how: caching software speeds up applications to handle higher level transactions, two system configurations can yield extremely different results and having a system that doesn't perform can hold back your business.
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Simplified systems management
By Dell | 18/3/2015
This infographic looks at how you can minimise administrator time by streamlining management and ultimately improving the bottom line with Dell OpenManage. Find out how you can get 97% faster deployment, easier updating, improved connectivity and spend 91% less time managing configuration baselines.
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Secure archive: maximise primary storage ROI and data protection
By Nexan | 5/3/2015
With costly primary storage rapidly filling up (and slowing down), the need to migrate data into a more cost-effective storage tier is clear. This whitepaper looks at: how IT professionals can reconcile with today’s constrained budgets while still growing their storage availability, how to optimise storage by moving infrequently-accessed data from expensive storage to lower cost secondary storage, and how to address data loss in the storage optimisation process
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Dealing with the data deluge
By Symantec | 28/1/2015
CIO Australia’s Custom Research Group asked more than 100 CIOs, IT, network and infrastructure managers, and chief data and security officers about how they are dealing with the data deluge. These findings look at the growth and challenges for organisations tapping into information, what’s stalling good data management; and statistics on spending, efficiency and ownership.
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