SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

May 10, 2011 13:30 ET

Aberdeen Group Publishes Wireless, Mobility, BI, Financial Management, IT Infrastructure Research

Topics Include Smart Devices on WLAN, IT Resource Optimization, Public Sector Business Analytics, Invoicing Workflow Automation, Material Master Data Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Wireless and Mobility, Business Intelligence, Financial Management and GRC, Information Lifecycle Management, and IT Infrastructure/Storage and Virtualization research practices.

"Wireless LAN 2011: Readying the Invisible Network for the Smart Revolution," authored by Andrew Borg, Senior Research Analyst, Communications, is the first industry study to track the impact of the rapid rise of smart devices on the WLAN, and its integration with wireline networks. In the study, top-performing organizations achieved a 67% one-year improvement in end-to-end WLAN performance, as compared with a 23% improvement for all other respondents. The study is based on survey responses from 228 organizations. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by AirTight Networks, Inc. and, visit:

"Business Intelligence on the TCO Diet: Slashing the Cost of Insight with Analytical Fitness," prepared by Michael Lock, Senior Research Analyst, Business Intelligence, explores how Best-in-Class companies, leveraging a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach to Business Intelligence (BI), have achieved a superior level of analytical fitness by optimizing their IT resource utilization and building higher BI adoption rates. By building a larger user base, and ensuring high engagement levels in their BI tools, Best-in-Class companies spend, on average, 12.5-times less per active user than their Laggard counterparts. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by Dimensional Insight and Talend, visit:

Also authored by Michael Lock, "Public Sector Analytics: Optimizing Resource Usage with Data-Driven Decisions" demonstrates that superior decision support using business analytics in the public sector is predicated on data management efficiency, the application of the right business knowledge to that data, and the timely delivery of relevant insight-based analysis. In an effort to develop a more complete analytical strategy and generate better operational performance improvements, public sector organizations should investigate ways to provide deeper, more intuitive front-end analytical capabilities to key decision makers. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit:

"Invoicing and Workflow: Integrating Process Automation to Enhance Operational Performance," authored by Scott Pezza, Senior Research Associate, Financial Management and GRC, provides an overview of the current state of accounts payable automation, focusing on best practices for handling receipt and approval of incoming invoices. For the respondents to Aberdeen's survey, nearly 77% of all incoming invoices were still paper-based, indicating this is an area still maturing in terms of process automation and technology adoption, with significant potential to drive bottom line savings for organizations. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report made available in part by underwriters ADP, Inc., AnyDoc Software, Inc., Kofax, Inc., and Scan One, visit:

"From Database to Shop Floor: The Impact of Material Master Data Management," developed by Nathaniel Rowe, Research Associate, Aberdeen Group IT Infrastructure and Information Lifecycle Management practice, illustrates how manufacturing, consumer goods and distribution organizations are reducing inventory costs and time to market for new products through the judicious management of their material master data records. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by underwriters SAP and Zynapse, visit:

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