To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Powered by data from 451 Research, the Right Mix web application benchmarks your current private vs public cloud mix, business drivers, and workload deployment venues against industry peers to create a comparative analysis. See how your mix stacks up, then download the 451 Research report for robust insights into the state of the hybrid IT market.
There are four IT megatrends that will transform IT and the business in the next few years. These four trends are all connected, all overlapping, all a part of an overall enterprise transformation. Success with these trends will be the primary driver for success in a world that is becoming much more digital and real-time. But many companies are still failing to connect the dots. Listen as Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst Tom Bittman discusses how to effectively navigate the four megatrends as a part of a holistic enterprise transformation the drives results.
Multiple channel distribution is becoming increasingly important, irrespective of whether the businesses in question are B2C or B2B-focused. The key drivers are the long tail, multi-site and changes in category management. Find out more now!
Customer service has an opportunity to be a much more strategic weapon for businesses that understand its power. To do this means moving away from what has traditionally been viewed as a back-end operation and cost center to what is now being viewed as a brand-focused profit center. The primary driver of this sea change is engaged and empowered consumers, who want to get the answers to their questions anytime, anywhere, on any device they choose.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Prophix and IMA hosted a webcast, titled “Overcoming Barriers to Implement CPM Methods”, featuring subject matter expert Gary Cokins, the CEO, at Analytics-Based Performance Management. The adoption rate of business analytics and corporate performance management (CPM) methods has been slowed by various barriers. Gary Cokins outlines the causes of this lag, as well as lessons learned about how to overcome obstacles, and obtain buy-in to manage and improve performance. He describes techniques such as strategy maps, balanced scorecards with key performance indicators (KPIs), channel and customer profitability reporting, and driver-based budgeting that can prevent failure when implementing CPM methods.
Published By: Fortinet
Published Date: Feb 04, 2014
Next Generation Firewall (NGFW). It seems every IT Security expert is talking about them, but what are people really doing? This webcast covers 5 real-world customer deployments and explores business drivers, key requirements, solutions considered and the final deployment.
With such proven and widely recognized benefits, how many companies are
using rolling forecasts today? The short answer is, it depends on whom you
ask. On the whole, adoption rates range from less than 5% to over 75%,
depending on how you define a true rolling forecast.
Collaboration among compliance safety, and risk
DS Services, a distributor of leading beverage brands to residential and business customers, employs more than 3,500 drivers nationwide. Tracking its drivers – and ensuring they’re qualified to be behind the wheel – isn’t easy. “Reviewing motor vehicle records (MVRs) can take weeks, as every state reports violation information differently,” says Jason Gay, DOT compliance administrator for DS Services. “I was spending 12 to 15 hours a week on paperwork alone. It was time to simplify the process.”
DS Services originally turned to SambaSafety to help reduce paperwork and increase efficiency; however, by incorporating continuous driver monitoring into its safety program, DS Services is able to impact its business in . other positive ways.
Three myths about driver safety can cause business leaders to make dangerous decisions -- exposing their organizations to unnecessary risk.
Our free white paper Driver Monitoring: Myth vs. Reality, will show you:
• Why background checks, public records, and license checks are inadequate
• Why pulling Motor Vehicle Records once or twice a year isn’t enough
• How to go beyond telematics and GPS to create real behavioral insights
• The four best practices for comprehensive driver monitoring
" This eBook will take you through the basics of application release and deployment, and provide best practices for implementation with resources for a deeper dive.
Inside you will find:
• Business and technical drivers behind automated application release and deployment
• Evaluation guides
• Success stories that utilize application release and deployment solutions
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The Professional Services industry is in its fourth consecutive year of steady growth and not slowing down. If you are looking to grow your business it's crucial to evaluate your current systems and processes to ensure they are drivers and not road blocks. Download this whitepaper and read the top 9 reasons why Professional Services works better on the Salesforce platform to help drive growth and bridge the services and sales divide for smarter services delivery.
Despite the rise in chat adoption, many organizations are still not providing the service their customers expect. That’s why it’s essential to follow proven best practices, including defining goals, identifying key metrics, and appropriately hiring and training staff. With these foundations in place, organizations can establish routing and queuing practices, before customizing the solution to meet their specific needs, and fine-tuning analytics to further improve performance.
To learn more about how Oracle Chat Cloud Service can improve CSAT, customer loyalty, and revenue for your organization, visit oracle.com/goto/chatbestpractices
Before creating new technologies, we must think about how to create the right values to be also able to sell it. All the technology that is required for “Industry 4.0” is available today already, so in fact Industry 4.0 can be seen more than an innovation driver for new businesses that are not exploited today, than an innovation driver for technology. If these existing technologies are assembled properly together and combined with the right business models, there is really good chance to profit from Industry 4.0.
This white paper looks into the ways one can profit from Industry 4.0 by differentiating through new business models.
The popularity of integration platform as a service (iPaaS) started with business users looking to gain control and share data among their proliferating SaaS apps?without needing IT intervention.
iPaaS was then adopted by IT to support business users to ensure security measures were being maintained and to provide more of a self-service environment. Now, iPaaS has evolved from a niche solution to taking a much bigger role:
Read this whitepaper to learn about:
Drivers for cloud integration
Five emerging uses cases for iPaaS that enable better responsiveness, APIs, event-driven capabilities, human workflows, and data analysis
Questions to ask when evaluating your current solution
The digital economy is dramatically changing how consumers shop and interact with businesses.
They expect a fast, convenient and highly secure digital experience. With the average company lifespan decreasing rapidly, merchants have to operate as a true digital enterprise to stay competitive and to stay in business.
Payment and fraud management is no longer a back-office utility. It is a prime differentiator, critical to achieving competitive advantage, improving customer experience and reducing risk. Digital transformation is not simply a market buzz word. It is real. And those who don’t embrace it are in a position to lose. By 2020, eCommerce sales as a percentage of retail sales are forecast to be 12.4% compared to 8.0% in 2016, according to eMarketer. And engaging customers digitally across channels remains a top digital initiative. While there are several drivers of growth in the digital economy, none are more significant than the force of mobile and cloud technologies. Innovation
This guide will examine major business risks associated with traditional data protection approaches, particularly with regard to their applicability for a hybrid, virtual + physical data center. It will redefine the business goals and drivers for data protection, and consider alternative approaches that better meet those goals.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of
the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost
all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver
affecting IT spending in 2016
What does high growth mean to your business? Ask your business peers that question and there will be critical elements and key priorities in common: the need for speed and efficiency, a future-proof technology strategy, and high-performance network connectivity, just to name a few. Of course, reliability, scalability, and security will also come up as indispensable aspects of any high-growth solution. This guide gives you an overview of the steps you need to build a foundation for sustainable growth -- the kinds of investments, drivers, and differentiators that are involved.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
When a company sells services to a consumer audience primarily through a Web user interface (UI), that Web UI had better be online and available, all the time, especially if you are an airline. Such is the real-world scenario that faces Chris Skretowski, Linux Specialist at Devon, United Kingdom-based Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline.
Despite being a relatively small IT function, it powers a regional airline with over 1,700 employees and 55 aircraft, and the company has big ambitions, driven top down by a new CEO who believes that technology adoption and use can make a real difference in the company's bottom line. Having a board that is supportive of IT as a strategic business driver means there is lots of open air ahead for Skretowski, who is responsible for all the Linux infrastructure that front ends the company's missioncritical Web presence.
Flybe was one of the 21 companies that were interviewed for quantitative results on their operations as part of an IDC ROI analys
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