Published By: vcopious
Published Date: Oct 01, 2010
This paper analyzes the current scenario facing IT departments, where they must focus on maximizing their return from existing IT investments, while also leveraging the best solutions available via a SaaS model.
In this paper, you'll learn how three enterprises - Del Monte Foods, Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien, and a major home builder in America - practice rolling forecasting, deploying the process at various levels and in various departments to guide them through market volatility.
Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
In today's competitive business landscape, users' needs are continuously changing. Employees want access to their data and applications anytime, anywhere, from any device. The journey to seamlessly integrate data and applications across all devices begins with desktop modernization.
When data center technology such as servers or storage area networks are aligned with specific applications or organizational departments, the result is often inefficiency. Through data center convergence, IT resources can be managed more easily.
Client virtualization technologies are redefining the way IT resources are
delivered to end users, and creating exciting new opportunities for IT
organizations as they work to streamline and improve operations. By
abstracting applications and operating systems from client hardware,
virtualization enables client assets to be stored on central servers and
delivered to client endpoints.
The implications are profound. End users can log on to any networkconnected
computing device and access their custom operating system
and application environment. For IT departments, central management of
client virtual machine (VM) images brings efficiencies in everything from
routine maintenance and updating to operating system upgrades.
The cloud computing solutions offered by Digital Planet help organizations to accelerate the development and deployment of business services while reducing the need for capital investment. According to Larkin, companies are interested in cloud solutions from a business perspective primarily due to the cost factor. For the IT department, it's not so much about cost as about resilience, scalability, and availability.
The digital age has driven a rapid transformation of the IT role. No longer an order-taker, IT must now become a game-changer for the organization, according to new research gyro conducted addressing the perceptions, expectations and future priorities of IT. For IT to become a true change agent and business consultant, it must embrace its “human side” and show its relevance to business operations’ and leaders’ success. For many IT groups, this requires a change in culture and an updated mindset about the department’s ultimate purpose and focus, along with improvements in interdepartmental communication.
Your directors may not have approved it, your IT department may not be ready for it, but your employees are already using their smartphones and tablets for work tasks. Don’t fight the change, embrace it: a mobile workforce can pay huge dividends for productivity and employee satisfaction. Download this e-Book to learn:
• How giving your employees the choice to work from home can save $11,000 per year
• What tool you can give your employees to boost creative innovation by 250%
• Why organizations embracing mobility claim 320 hours more work per employee
HR is all about serving your people, whether they are shiny new recruits or lifetime employees. But all too often, outdated and cumbersome paper-based processes get in the way of those goals.
Discover how HR departments are using electronic signatures to streamline the on-boarding experience, increase employee satisfaction, and focus staff away from mundane tasks.
Watch this webinar and discover how eSignatures can help you:
- Simplify the new hire process: NDAs, offer letters, background checks and on-boarding
- Streamline compensation and benefits: comp plans, stock option grants, and benefit plan notices
- Reduce admin overheads: holiday requests, contractor agreements, and internal approvals
- Ensure compliance: ISO compliance, new hire check-offs and audit support
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
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