Papers from Bloor Research
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1. Supply Chain Management in the 21st century
For most of the last 20 years it has been readily agreed that the supply chain has a repetitive life cycle as defined by the Supply-Chain Council (SCC). SCC developed the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR), a process reference model…
2. Comparative costs and uses of Data Integration Platforms
Data integration has sometimes been portrayed as a necessary evil, a cost centre, a time sink, or in other unflattering terms. Conversely, some vendors, consultants, pundits and analysts have positioned various integration models and...
3. Netezza: Enabling Advanced Analytics
There is a great deal of discussion right now about advanced analytics, predictive analytics and in-database analytics. What are these? How does advanced analytics (which we take to include, but not be limited to, predictive analytics)...
4. DataDirect Shadow v7
Shadow v7 expands the range of SOA and data connectivity options available to existing System z mainframe users.
5. Master Data Management
This document provides a snapshot of the current state of the Master Data Management (MDM) market.
6. Oracle's Commitment to Accessibility
People with disabilities want to be independent; they want to do things for themselves by themselves. This report investigates Oracle's support of accessibility.
7. Sage 200 BI and Sage 1000 BI Business Software Suites
This paper focuses on using Business Intelligence (BI) in conjunction with the Sage 200 and Sage 1000 business software suites for accounting and CRM customers.
8. Unified information supply at the desktop
This Spotlight paper examines the problems with BI systems, looks at the changes needed and why, and suggests some approaches to meeting the user's demands.
9. Hosting - the business drivers
It is fair to say that many organisations can barely function without the IT systems being available whenever business users require access, typically twenty four hours a day, possibly seven days a week.
10. Securing the Business Infrastructure and the Bloor Assured Business
Every board must have the securing of its infrastructure on its agenda. Failing to implement reasonable security may be deemed to be negligent behaviour if allowed to carry on, and may infringe compliance legislation.
11. Managing Spreadsheets
No matter the popularity of spreadsheets they also, used improperly or incorrectly, or without sufficient control, pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.
12. Accessibility and Usability in Information & Communication Technology
This paper is designed to introduce you to the issues, requirements, solutions benefits around accessibility and usability.