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      • Determine if NoSQL databases are right for your organization

        NoSQL databases offer more flexible alternatives to mainstream relational software, particularly for big data applications. But NoSQL offerings include a diverse set of technologies that can present prospective users with a bewildering array of choices. And those technologies have yet to secure a place in many organizations. In fact, in a survey of IT and business professionals conducted by The Data Warehousing Institute in November 2013, 65% of the respondents said they had no plans to incorporate NoSQL databases into their data warehouse architectures. Don't let that scare you off, though: There are companies successfully putting NoSQL products to work in applications they're suited for.

        In this three-part guide, readers will learn about the different types of NoSQL technologies and their potential uses. First, get details about the four primary NoSQL product categories, with deployment examples from experienced users and advice on how to avoid going down the wrong database path. Next, read about why it's a mistake to force-fit technologies into IT environments -- and why Gartner analyst Merv Adrian says it's a fruitless exercise to compare NoSQL offerings "that are so wildly different in structure and intent." And in our third story, find out why many organizations are creating what consultancy Enterprise Management Associates calls a hybrid data ecosystem -- a blend of old and new technologies, including NoSQL systems -- to support their big data environments.

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      • Staying secure, HIPAA compliant with mobile technologies

        The integration of health data systems with phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare IT professionals. That, readers will soon learn, is easier said than done.

        In this three-part guide, we clear away some of the cobweb-ridden concerns around mobile device management. First, readers will take a look at the repercussions of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration draft guidance. While makers of new mobile personal health apps are rejoicing over news that the FDA will not regulate mobile device data systems (MDDS), it's a potential nightmare for healthcare providers. Experts say the move leaves medical devices with an extremely low barrier for safety -- and no checks and balances to speak of.

        Next, we attempt to understand why -- even with the technology to support it -- adoption of mHealth apps is so low. To that end, health IT consultant Reda Chouffani points to areas where mobile healthcare could serve to enhance the care experience. We close with a look at patient engagement, as mandated in stage 2 meaningful use criteria. Many in healthcare are looking to technology -- electronic communication, primarily -- to involve patients in their care, and the pressure to effectively address patient engagement safety is mounting. Here, we outline the steps hospitals everywhere must take to do just that.

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      • Compare business needs with the ERP choices available

        The risks of picking a bad ERP system or implementing it poorly are as significant as the opportunities for efficiency, collaboration and innovation that can come from finding the perfect system. And with today's ERP market boasting more choices than ever before, organizations don't have it easy.

        In this three-part guide, the ERP experts at Panorama Consulting Solutions tell readers how to choose wisely. They start simply: Keep your eyes open. Often, organizations fall victim to the marketing and publicity around larger vendors -- neglecting to explore smaller companies that, in Panorama's experience, are often a better fit. Next, they take a look at Software as a Service ERP systems. Compared with traditional, on-premises systems, software functionality delivered via the Internet -- as in SaaS and open source systems -- is an exciting trend in the ERP market. But while it might appeal to companies as a lower-cost alternative, there are some big risks involved. To close, they detail the seven factors they say are critical to any successful ERP implementation -- including whether your organization needs an ERP system at all.

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      • ACOs justify telemedicine investment

        July/August 2014

        Includes:
        • How can IT avoid the security threats attacking mobile health devices?
        • Can you see me now? More providers make telemedicine investments
        • Security is top focus in outsourced healthcare identity management
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      • APIs and cloud application integration strategies today

        Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasing in popularity as mobile and cloud computing continue to gain traction. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and Netflix rely on APIs to connect and integrate with other applications, but managing APIs in your organization can seem like a daunting task.

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      • BPM considerations when making cloud decisions

        Running business process management software in the cloud enables a host of business advantages -- bonding application development and business process support in an integrated cloud model, for example. Using a cloud-based orchestration of applications and data in the cloud can bring dynamic process improvement with lower technology costs. It can also shine a spotlight on the lack of cohesion in an enterprise. That's why industry expert Steve Weissman advocates a business-first approach to BPM in the cloud.

        In this three-part guide, senior architects, CIOs and business leaders will benefit from advice on how to confront concerns and considerations with running cloud BPM software. First, readers will learn about a criterion of cloud computing software selection not as well-known as security, architecture and performance. Next, Weissman takes an in-depth look at how mobile technology and cloud computing trends are affecting the deployment of cloud computing software -- specifically, the implementation of cloud-based Business Process as a Service capabilities and the difference between them and more traditional Software as a Service models. We close with look at strategies for business reinvention.

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      • For BPM, event processing and predictive analytics could be the future

        July 2012, Iss. 4

        Includes:
        • Assessing event-driven initiatives: How to measure success
        • Predictive analytics and event processing: The future of BPM?
        • Juggling events, decisions take more than merely skill
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      • SOA best practices in the mobile age

        In a 2012 survey, 52% of companies indicated that they planned to use service-oriented architecture (SOA) services to support mobile application development. Although SOA is at the foundation of a mobile development platform, developing and deploying solid mobile applications requires more.

        Check out this e-book which outlines two unique approaches -- Back end as a Service (BaaS) and RESTful APIs -- that will enable management and development teams alike to gain a better understanding of the mobile application development process.

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      • Cloud computing for enterprise developers

        If you're an enterprise developer then you're probably familiar with the term "cloud computing," but you may still have questions. In this e-book, you'll learn about the benefits of cloud computing, what it really means to compute in the cloud, some of the different cloud types, and much more. Get you the latest cloud computing information in one place.

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      • Top cloud developer strategies

        Read this SearchSOA.com e-book for an introduction to the two main schools of thought for optimizing cloud application development and today’s top cloud developer strategies. Find out the issues surrounding programming language so you can decide whether to learn a new one for the cloud. Explore the roles that distributed caching, horizontal scaling, relational databases, and mid-cloud changes play in determining your optimal software architecture for the cloud.

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      • Big data in motion: Getting the data to where it's needed

        It's great to have an abundance of data at your hands. But once you have all this big data available, the next step is getting all of it to the analytical engine. And in order to do this, designers must be prepared to rethink existing architectures. This application development handbook will help you learn how to start getting big data where it's needed. Read on and discover more about the changing role of the enterprise architect, new designs for big data and CEP, in-memory data grids, and more.

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      • Dynamic case management's starring role on the BPM stage

        Case management technology has become more widely used among industries, including new areas like supply chain, marketing, and HR. Dynamic case management (DCM) is a new form of this, a collaborative and information-intensive process driven by outside events and requiring frequent response. In this expert handbook, ebizQ contributor Alan R. Earls reveals current dynamic case management trends and explores how the approach is expanding to new fields. Stephanie Mann, ebizQ’s assistant site editor, shares feedback from industry observers about picking the right dynamic case management platform.

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      • E-book: Big Data technology and its impact on data warehousing

        Read this expert e-book by business intelligence visionary Wayne Eckerson and gain insight into the growing adoption rates of big data technology and why companies are finally recognizing its many benefits. Eckerson offers a comparison of open-source options and analytical platforms, and also dives into an analysis on the varying types of processing systems.

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      • Making the business case for dynamic case management

        To reap long-term, widespread benefits from dynamic case management (DCM), it’s important to understand the business benefits and challenges. This e-book takes a look at these facets of DCM and provides expert advice on making the business case for it.

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      • Infrastructure basics for real-world application integration

        As the adoption rate of the cloud continues to rise, today’s businesses are faced with a significant integration issue. Instead of needing to simply stitch together internal data and applications, IT is now faced with integrating internal information with external applications and services. Read this handbook to gain insight on how to overcome this complexity with the right techniques and technologies. Our experts explain some of the top application integration hurdles you could face and offer strategies for avoiding them.

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      • Pushing from mobile to the cloud: Enterprise applications everywhere

        Despite today's constrained financial resources and shortened development cycles, mobile development teams are finding ways to finish projects on time and within budget - but how? Access this exclusive, expert e-book to explore how mobile development teams are leveraging cloud-based technologies to get things done in timely and cost-effective ways. Read on to access three articles discussing the cloud's impact on mobile development, five ways mobile apps teams are using cloud computing and why the cloud complements mobile development. Get your toughest questions answer about mobile in the cloud answered.

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      • Application modernization and business transformation in the Internet age

        As today's organizations race to capitalize on social, mobile and cloud computing trends, will enterprise IT's "ol' reliable"— the mainframe server— weather the storm and survive this latest round of technological innovation? Last time the mainframe's relevance was threatened, service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services and XML "wrappering" gave the mainframe a much-needed boost of agility, and under the radar, mainframe server technology has continually improved. But what are the experts predicting this time around? Read this expert handbook to learn more about the mainframe's evolving role in modern enterprise IT, get the inside scoop on application modernization, find out how leading companies are approaching modernization projects, and discover the surprising role that business process management (BPM) can play in modernization efforts.

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      • What you need to know now about CEP and BAM

        Complex event processing and business activity monitoring are increasingly attractive tools for helping businesses manage and respond to business "events" -- high-speed, high-volume information shifts -- better than ever before. This handbook introduces readers to CEP and BAM, describes how to boost CEP's power with predictive analytics and offers real-world examples of BAM in action.

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      • Using complex event processing for more intelligent business operations

        Read this e-book for an introduction to complex event processing (CEP). Inside, learn about the role of CEP in intelligent operations, and you'll also get access to a special three-part report on capturing, analyzing and taking action on event data.

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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.

  • Business Agility Insights

    Covering the latest business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) best practices and technology trends designed to help you maximize the agility and efficiency of your business operations.

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  • Forging the path to tomorrow's CRM

    Perhaps no two words have more of an effect on business today than "customer experience." Consumers have a wealth of options for buying products and services -- and they're not shy about letting the social media sphere know when they’re not happy. To keep them coming -- and coming back -- organizations need to ensure that the experiences they’re serving up are nothing less than stellar.

    In our e-book series, The Risks and Rewards of Customer Experience Management, readers will get practical advice and real-world insight into strategies that place the focus of organizations' operations and processes on their customers. The first chapter concentrates on automation in the contact center. It will explore the technologies, such as interactive voice response and virtual agents. And it will examine what organizations need to evaluate when deciding which processes to automate and which areas will always need a human touch. The second installment delves into digital marketing, mobile applications and social media. It's no longer enough to send the same message to all customers; messages now must be personalized -- and soon, based on where customers are at any given moment. The chapter will look at location-based automated marketing and the pros and cons -- including the loss of privacy -- associated with such practices. The final chapter digs deep into the role of analytics in customer experience management plans, scrutinizing data harvesting methods and ways to use big data to augment customer experiences. And the chapter will look at times when knowing all about your customer goes horribly wrong.

  • Market trends tell the future of predictive analytics deployments

    Predictive analytics employs statistical or machine-learning models to discover patterns and relationships in data, thereby enabling the prediction of future behavior or activity. Long used by credit card companies, predictive analytics -- and now self-service predictive analytics -- is making inroads in organizations of all sizes. Based on a survey of more than 3,000 IT and business professionals, this report analyzes their responses to provide information on implementation status, maturity of implementations, value and vendors of predictive analytics tools.

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  • Determine if NoSQL databases are right for your organization

    NoSQL databases offer more flexible alternatives to mainstream relational software, particularly for big data applications. But NoSQL offerings include a diverse set of technologies that can present prospective users with a bewildering array of choices. And those technologies have yet to secure a place in many organizations. In fact, in a survey of IT and business professionals conducted by The Data Warehousing Institute in November 2013, 65% of the respondents said they had no plans to incorporate NoSQL databases into their data warehouse architectures. Don't let that scare you off, though: There are companies successfully putting NoSQL products to work in applications they're suited for.

    In this three-part guide, readers will learn about the different types of NoSQL technologies and their potential uses. First, get details about the four primary NoSQL product categories, with deployment examples from experienced users and advice on how to avoid going down the wrong database path. Next, read about why it's a mistake to force-fit technologies into IT environments -- and why Gartner analyst Merv Adrian says it's a fruitless exercise to compare NoSQL offerings "that are so wildly different in structure and intent." And in our third story, find out why many organizations are creating what consultancy Enterprise Management Associates calls a hybrid data ecosystem -- a blend of old and new technologies, including NoSQL systems -- to support their big data environments.

  • Staying secure, HIPAA compliant with mobile technologies

    The integration of health data systems with phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare IT professionals. That, readers will soon learn, is easier said than done.

    In this three-part guide, we clear away some of the cobweb-ridden concerns around mobile device management. First, readers will take a look at the repercussions of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration draft guidance. While makers of new mobile personal health apps are rejoicing over news that the FDA will not regulate mobile device data systems (MDDS), it's a potential nightmare for healthcare providers. Experts say the move leaves medical devices with an extremely low barrier for safety -- and no checks and balances to speak of.

    Next, we attempt to understand why -- even with the technology to support it -- adoption of mHealth apps is so low. To that end, health IT consultant Reda Chouffani points to areas where mobile healthcare could serve to enhance the care experience. We close with a look at patient engagement, as mandated in stage 2 meaningful use criteria. Many in healthcare are looking to technology -- electronic communication, primarily -- to involve patients in their care, and the pressure to effectively address patient engagement safety is mounting. Here, we outline the steps hospitals everywhere must take to do just that.

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