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Azure Data Platform Series 2: A Data Lake is not just another Data Warehouse

Azure Data Platform Series 2: A Data Lake is not just another Data Warehouse Lately you have been hearing about Data Lakes.  Some say the Data Lake is the reincarnation of the data warehouse. Others say the Data Lake is an improvement on the Data Warehouse. Others say it is not a Data Lake at all, it's a Data Swamp!  This webinar, part of our Azure Data Platform series, will demystify the Data Lake.  We will explain what the differences between Data Warehouses and Data...

What's new in Liferay DXP?

What's new in Liferay DXP? Liferay DXP is here! This new platform has been redesigned to allow companies to stay connected to their consumers across all touchpoints, and deliver consistent experiences easily for both the consumer and the business user. Built on the OSGi framework, the Digital Transformation Platform (DXP) offers a secure, scalable and modular foundation to offer a personalized digital experience. In this webinar, we will discuss many of the new features that can be found...

Big Data in Real Time Part 2

Big Data in Real Time Part 2 This webinar is part 2 of our previous webinar Big Data in Real time. It is no longer an option, organizations must process Big Data in real time to gain fast, up-to-date insights in order to make timely decision. Join us for this webinar and see how you can use MS Azure Big Data technologies to capture and process real time Big Data in motion.  We will cover:  • Why organizations need to have a data in motion strategy  • Trends in big...

What's New in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 & SP3

What's New in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 & SP3 What's new in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 with SP3 - Platform, Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence & IDT This is the second installment of our webinar series on the SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 Platform. SAP released the latest version of their business intelligence platform in the spring of 2016. Recently they released Support Pack 3. In this webinar we will cover many of the updates and new features added to version 4.2 and the new Support Pack...

Extending your Enterprise Data Warehouse to the Cloud

Extending your Enterprise Data Warehouse to the Cloud The current data revolution brings more challenges to the traditional data warehouse. Database size, load and query performance demand keep increasing with no end in sight. Demand also fluctuates; should you size for normal demand or peak demand? The cost and effort associated with meeting these challenges lays a huge burden on your organizations infrastructure. Is your enterprise data warehouse facing the following challenges? ...

Learn how to use your Big Data in Real Time

Learn how to use your Big Data in Real Time Processing Big Data in real-time yields huge benefit. Whether you are trying to recommend a specific product, identify potential capacity issues or even offer up the right price - doing it in real-time is a game changer. Using a telecommunications case study, we will show how they handle large data volumes of call detail records in real-time to predict issues, to ensure that service is not interrupted.  Our webinar includes a...

Is the security of your marketing site hurting your SEO?

Is the security of your marketing site hurting your SEO? Is the security of your marketing site hurting your SEO? Google gives search ranking advantage to marketing sites that are secure (via HTTPS). Right now, about 34% of the first page search results are secured – is your company's result there? Many business users are over-looking this advantage when tackling their SEO strategy. However, if done improperly, switching from a non-secured to a secured marketing site can...

What's new in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 - Platform, Web Intelligence & IDT

What's new in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 - Platform, Web Intelligence & IDT SAP released the latest version of their business intelligence platform, SAP BusinessObjects in the spring of 2016. This webinar will cover many of the updates and new features added to version 4.2.  Changes to the BI Platform  • BI Administrator's Cockpit – a dashboard view of BI environment  • Recycle Bin – recover reports from the Central Management Console  • User...

Solving Common B2B e-Commerce SEO Challenges

Solving Common B2B e-Commerce SEO Challenges The biggest problem and biggest opportunity your business has today is that B2B buyers expect you to make shopping easy for them, they expect a B2B shopping experience as accessible as their B2C shopping experiences are. B2B brands have to rise to that challenge by delivering search optimized shopping journeys that match those the B2C space offers. That isn't bad news. B2B organizations typically know more about their consumers than B2C...

Integration of Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Integration of Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Looking in the rear-view mirror and studying what happened in the past is valuable. It can provide us with an explanation for what did happen. With this we can adjust how we do things moving forward. Today, this form of business intelligence is simply too slow. What we need is the ability to find those patterns in our historical information and use it to forecast what will happen and we need to be able to do that...

Deliver Complex B2B E commerce Features to your Customers

Deliver Complex B2B E commerce Features to your Customers B2B consumers in today's digital age are demanding e-commerce experiences similar to B2C e-commerce. According to Forrester's Research "B-to-B e-commerce sales in the U.S. will hit $780 billion this year, and will continue its growth trajectory to reach $1.13 trillion in 2020." This presents a large opportunity to for B2B companies – given they leverage the right technology to work smarter, not harder.  Today, technologies...

Automated Non regression Testing Solution for SAP BusinessObjects

Automated Non regression Testing Solution for SAP BusinessObjects You've developed and come to rely on SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports. Some are simply to manage your business processes, some are ad-hoc in nature, and some are federally regulated reports. When changes are made to a production environment (i.e. Universes are modified or you've migrated from one version to another) how do you ensure that all your reports still "run as expected" and provide the same results?...

Integration of Real Time Analytics and Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Integration of Real Time Analytics and Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse In our first Azure Analytics webinar we focused on the benefits of moving your data warehouse to the cloud and how Azure SQL Data Warehouse handles massive amounts of structured data. In this webinar, the second in our cloud analytics series, we turn our attention to unstructured real-time streaming data and how to integrate this Big Data challenge into our cloud-based architecture.  Do you have the...

Learn How SAP BusinessObjects Migration Time can be Reduced by 80% - and Best Practices to Prepare

Learn How SAP BusinessObjects Migration Time can be Reduced by 80% - and Best Practices to Prepare If you have migrated SAP BusinessObjects in the past you are well aware that it is a challenging adventure. But it is also an opportunity to improve your environment. In this webinar we will introduce our approach to migrating your SAP BI platform using GB&Smiths' suite of time-saving & cost-cutting tools. Check out our 10 step plan that will help you: Safely migrate your...

Extending Your Enterprise Data Warehouse to the Cloud

Extending Your Enterprise Data Warehouse to the Cloud The current data revolution brings more challenges to the traditional data warehouse. Database size, load and query performance demand keep increasing with no end in sight. Demand also fluctuates; should you size for normal demand or peak demand? The cost and effort associated with meeting these challenges lays a huge burden on your organizations infrastructure.  Is your enterprise data warehouse facing the following...