Businesses that exploit Big Data to improve strategy and execution are distancing themselves from competitors. The Big Data solution from EMC provides market-leading, scale-outing storage, a unified analytics platform, and business process and application development tools. Together, these allow organizations to draw deeper insights and become a more predictive organization.
Large gaps and loss of productivity challenge the value, agility and cost of IT across the globe. “Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities,” outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:
• Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
• Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
• Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs
See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say and get recommendations for change.
The explosion in IT demand has intensified pressure on data center resources, making it difficult to respond to business needs, especially while budgets remain flat. As capacity demands become increasingly unpredictable, calculating the future needs of the data center becomes ever more difficult. The challenge is to build a data center that will be functional, highly efficient and cost-effective to operate over its 10-to-20-year lifespan. Facilities that succeed are focusing on optimization, flexibility and planning—infusing agility through a modular data center design.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Apr 30, 2013
One of the simplest, most effective ways to bring healthcare to the community level is through video collaboration. When video technology is enabled through a standards-based, scalable platform, community members can all join a multipoint video call to collaborate and work together with professionals and even with groups of similarly afflicted, empathetic peers to address health issues. Patients benefit from more regular evaluations and better access to specialty support. They participate in live or recorded education sessions—regardless of location or ability to travel. And with today’s move to ubiquitous video, you cannot only do one-to-one video sessions, but groups can meet over video to share ideas and best practices.
De ontwikkeling in IT heeft de afgelopen jaren niet stil gestaan. Alleen al het concept ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD), een gevolg van Het Nieuwe Werken, veroorzaakt een verandering in de manier waarop ICT-beheer vandaag de dag wordt uitgevoerd.
De grens tussen werk en privé en de technologie die thuis of op het werk gebruikt wordt, vervaagt steeds meer nu werknemers persoonlijke apparaten als een tablet of mobiele telefoon, ook op de werkvloer gebruiken. Of andersom, wanneer de arbeidskracht de werklaptop thuis op de bank nog even voor een persoonlijk rondje surfen openklapt.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
Retailers are faced with many challenges on how to motivate their customers to engage in favorable shopping behavior. Join this session to hear how IBM is helping retailers apply advanced merchandise info to predict buying behavior.
While economic recovery is clearly in process, your capital and operational budgets are still extremely tight. At the same time, your maintenance organization is being pressured to take a stance of zero tolerance toward safety incidents while reducing maintenance costs and minimizing asset downtime. Read this in-depth Aberdeen Group report, based on responses from 117 executives of successful companies, to find out how best-in-class businesses are proactively managing these challenges. You'll learn these techniques for optimizing maintenance and operations-and more: creating a culture of collaboration among teams across your enterprise; empowering decision makers with appropriate, highly accurate metrics; and leveraging predictive management and analytics to manage assets throughout their life cycle.
Every day, people in your organization are struggling to make the right decisions - working with customers, partners, and each other - because they simply can't use all available data. There's too much of it for humans to internalize, understand, and apply in real time. That's why organizations that automate and optimize decisions informed by predictive analytics have a significant advantage over competitors. Read this IBM white paper and discover how decision management can help you effectively leverage your business data to support faster, more-accurate real-time decisions in virtually every area of your business. You can learn the following: the common types of business decisions and how decision management affects them; why most decisions today aren't based on any real business insight; benefits of decision management-what it is and how to adopt it; and the role of predictive analytics in effective decision management.
As a claims management professional, you have to deal daily with formidable - and sometimes competing - challenges: provide superior customer experience; achieve operational excellence and cost containment; and effectively manage risk. Predictive analytics can help you improve each of these three outcomes, but more importantly, it helps strike the right balance among these three objectives for each new claim received. Read this white paper from IBM to learn about applying predictive analytics to claims management, including the typical ROI achieved, how embedded analytics improves decision making, and technology components of a predictive analytics solution.
Databases and information management systems let you describe, categorize, store, modify and analyze data. What if you could do the same with decisions? Your systems could learn from previous choices and manipulate them to fit new parameters to intelligently mold future decisions made by executives, everyday business users and even your systems to optimize outcomes. Read this a specially selected excerpt from James Taylor's new book, "Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics" to discover the guiding principles for building decision management systems that can help your organization differentiate itself from the competition at virtually every decision point.
Most organizations appreciate the potential benefits that customer can reap but many face difficulties effectively turning information into actionable insights. Read this white paper to learn how an effective customer analytics strategy can help drive top-line growth, avoid unnecessary costs and increase customer satisfaction. Understand where your organization is in its pursuit to gain deeper customer insights with four stages of organizational capabilities and associated customer analytics strategies: gain insight from the information explosion; share information internally and across value chain; move from reaction to prediction; and adapt business models that enable faster creation of value.
Read When Good Backups Go Bad: Data Recovery Failures and What to Do About Them to understand backup challenges, impacts, and solutions. Don't let your business fall victim to downtime because of a computer or system failure.
A scale-out storage architecture helps organizations deal with demands for growing data capacity and access. Dell engineers put DellT EqualLogicT scale-out storage through its paces to demonstrate its scalability in both file and block I/O scenarios.
In this webinar, Dr. Steven A. Schroeder and Dr. John R. Hughes address the unique challenges of nicotine addiction and why a specialized, evidence-based approach is essential for generating positive outcomes.
GECU has the challenge of operating within one of the nation's most highly regulated industries, and as a result, has long understood that efficient processes for employee training, development and performance management are critical pillars for supporting long-term financial growth within a strict regulatory and compliance environment. Read more to find out why GECU chose Cornerstone OnDemand.
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Nov 23, 2010
Does social media marketing really work? How do you separate fact from fiction as you navigate your way through the buzz about "going viral"? Amidst the chatter about Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, and Linked In-what will really get your business ahead? Tune in to find out as Oneupweb CEO Lisa Wehr and Social Media Director, Maureen Michaels team up to unveil the truth.
The third installment of a bi-annual study produced by Anthem Marketing Solutions reveals that the competition between physical stores and online retailers is rapidly shifting across a range of prices and item categories. While common wisdom dictates that better deals will be found more frequently online, the analysis concludes that shopping in stores can yield much higher savings when shoppers are looking for the lowest price.
Discover how midsize companies can benefit from the SAP Business All-in-One solution, which has deep, industry-specific functionalities that can be adapted to meet your unique and changing business needs in an affordable, predictable way.
Why all the hype? Is cyberwarfare really something enterprise information security professionals should be concerned about? It's hard to know what the next cyber crisis will be, but here are a few best practices that enterprise security teams should consider to avoid becoming victims.
Download this white paper from St. Bernard Software to read about a variety of contemporary, Internet-borne threats that are making it foolhardy for any business to provide unfettered Internet access for its users.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Accepting credit cards at your business, whether online or at your physical location, can be a challenging task. The Credit Card Processing Industry is highly fragmented, with many companies offering conflicting or a confusing range of services. This fact filled paper will provide you with a framework to make an informed decision for your payment system including; Equipment Costs, Rates, Types of Processing and Terms of the Agreement.
Small and Mid-market customers struggle to meet ever mounting e-mail archiving requirements and associated compliance demands - often with a limited I/T staff and within strict budgetary guidelines. Compliance requires eMail to be retained more stringently and for longer periods of time - fueling existing challenges of eMail management. Learn more today!
The data security challenges for financial services providers—from the solo accounting professional to the midsize accounting firm to world’s largest corporation, from CPAs to CFPs to credit counselors—have never been as challenging as they are in today’s turbulent times. And although the large data breaches at the most recognizable companies receive the most publicity, small companies and solo offices can also be victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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