Published By: Procore
Published Date: Jul 08, 2019
Download the ebook to learn how construction technology is making UK & Ireland contractors more resilient and competitive. And follow the 7-step practical guide for kick-starting a digital construction strategy in your business, regardless of its size and complexity.
Procore is a construction management platform that improves efficiency and reduces risk by giving contractors complete control and visibility of their business. Project Management, Quality & Safety, Construction Financials, and Field Productivity tools give office and site-based users access to the information and functionality they need, on any mobile device. As a platform, Procore’s ability to integrate with other leading applications streamlines process and insights across all aspects of a contractor’s projects and business.
Organizations do everything they can to maintain business continuity, as this significantly impacts their competitiveness and profitability. The cost of downtime is enormous; depending on the industry, organizations lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for every hour of downtime from lost productivity and revenue, missed opportunities, and loss of reputation and customers. When ESG surveyed organizations about their downtime tolerance for primary production servers or systems, 51% reported that they could tolerate high priority applications being down for less than an hour, and 29% could tolerate high priority applications having less than 15 minutes of downtime.1
Today’s Outdated State of ERP
When was the last time you upgraded your ERP system? Not just patched, fixed or tinkered with it—but implemented a substantive upgrade that enabled real business innovation, generated excitement and unleashed a wave of ideas and productivity from your users? You know—the same kinds of enthusiasm that greets web or iPhone apps like Instagram, Spotify, Netflix, etc.?
If you’re like your peers, then the answer is “not in recent memory.” In fact, according to Forrester, “approximately half of ERP customers are on releases that are two versions behind the current release, which may be four years old or more.”
Download this whitepaper to find out more about how outdated ERP systems are harming businesses.
The modern enterprise workforce poses new challenges for IT. Today’s employees work in more places, on more devices— personal or company-owned—and over more networks than ever, using a diverse array of datacenter applications, mobile apps, SaaS and cloud services. As they move among apps, networks and devices, IT needs to be able to control access and ensure data and application security without impeding productivity. That means enabling users to get to work quickly and easily in any scenario without having to deal with different ways of accessing each app. Traditional VPNs and point solutions add complexity for both users and IT, increase costs and fail to enable a holistic approach to business mobility. Over the years, many IT organizations have addressed these evolving requirements through point solutions and by case-by-case configuration of access methods. The resulting fragmented experience poses a key roadblock to productivity and increases user frustration. For IT, the lack of a
As small businesses grow, many reach a point when their computing systems falter. A company with only a handful of employees can usually get by with disconnected computers and software packages. But as you add desktops, laptops and other devices to support an increasing headcount, the system can become so cumbersome that productivity and customer service start to suffer.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
What’s driving all of the current movement to the cloud? CIOs are charged with adapting quickly to a constantly changing business landscape—while increasing productivity and lowering costs. At the same time, multiple technological trends are coming together to produce an environment in which using cloud resources makes the most sense for many businesses.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 21, 2015
Today, enterprises are increasingly dependent on business services delivered by their IT organizations. These services underpin almost every business function, ranging from manufacturing and supply chain through to customer service and online sales. Because of their critical nature, business services need to be highly available and responsive – any disruption has a major financial and customer impact.
Download this study to learn more about ServiceNow’s ServiceWatch and how it can help your organization prevent outages that could lead to:
• Lost revenue
• Lost employee productivity
• Lost customers
Published By: Datawatch
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
Some companies estimate that up to 80 percent of their analysts’ time is spent on data preparation. Thorough, automated data preparation, however, can quickly transform raw information into reliable, consistent data sets ready for analysis. This report from Gartner details why information management and business analytics leaders must introduce data preparation into their big data initiatives in order to improve both the understanding of the data, and the productivity of analysts. Read the report now to learn more.
With digital transformation accelerating across every industry, practically every modern business initiative has become and IT project, and IT is now more crucial to the success of the business than ever before. Businesses must bring innovative products and services to market faster than their competitors, which, in turn, means that IT must rapidly and continuously deliver applications and services that drive productivity and efficiency.
Data governance is all about managing data, by revising that data to standardize it and
bring consistency to the way it is used across numerous business initiatives. What’s
more, data governance ensures that critical data is available at the right time to the
right person, in a standardized and reliable form. A benefit that fuels better organization
of business operations, resulting in improved productivity and efficiency of that
organization. Thus, the importance of proper data governance cannot be understated.
The concepts of data governance have evolved, where the first iteration of data
governance, often referred to as version 1.0, focused on three simplistic elements:
objectives, structure and processes; having a limited focus and scope due to its
tactical usage. The opportunity from the growing value of data in the realm of
analytics, business intelligence, and generating insights was left unrealized. Today,
organizations are moving towards what can be called Data Governance 2.0,
Is your business looking to leverage the benefits of the Cloud, but isn’t clear on how to get there with existing applications running on the Oracle Database?
Register for our webcast to see how:
• in a few simple steps you can move your application and Oracle database to the Oracle Cloud
• you can easily scale up or down infrastructure services use based on your needs
• you can leverage the benefits of the Oracle Cloud - sink hardware costs, reduce capital expenditure, decrease provisioning time, increase productivity and accelerate time to market.
Reap the benefits from the Oracle Cloud today.
Register for this webcast now.
"Nearly all (89%) organizations report experiencing an internet disruption in the past year. Over a third of them said it was ""crippling"" to their business. With a diversified network and the volatility of the internet on the rise, it’s time to understand where your infrastructure is most at risk and how can you build for resilience. This 2017 Spiceworks Research Report gets to the heart of the matter.
Download the research and learn:
· Leading causes of internet disruptions
· A benchmark of “time to resolution” and its impact on productivity and resources
· Top 5 strategies organizations deploy to achieve digital resilience
Get the research!
"Uncover the Business Impact of Managing Risky Web Content
Download this white paper to learn:
How to safely manage ""uncategorized"" websites when sites are unknown to the secure web gateway (SWG) policies, which are largely based on website categories, such as news, entertainment, weather, social media, etc.
The cost implications of securing web content, including staffing, clean-up and risk mitigation
Isolation - a new technique for malware prevention to maintain end user & IT staff productivity
Administrators can either be lenient in allowing access to uncategorized sites, increasing malware risk, or deny access and deprive employees of necessary information. There are hidden costs to both approaches.
The age of digital transformation is firmly here, and with it comes a seismic shift in how businesses must operate if they intend to stay relevant and profitable. Though the role of process in digital transformation is often over-hyped, in truth, it remains a critical element in the fight to win, serve, and retain customers. In this digital age, businesses must holistically reframe their investment in process automation. In short, a compelling vision for process excellence must underpin this digital transformation, thereby transforming customerfacing processes and digitizing operational processes.
The change is so profound that Forrester has renamed the category from business process management (BPM) to digital process automation (DPA). This shift, while continuing to drive down costs and drive up employee productivity, makes customer experience and digital transformation the primary success factors. This represents a powerful and necessary change of focus.
In July 2017, IBM commission
The Complete CRM Handbook highlights key business insights that will help you find more prospects, win more deals, and make your customers rave about your brand.
This practical guide shows you:
- How CRM can improve your sales and productivity
- How to build a complete CRM strategy
- How to maximize your ROI
A new NPR/Marist poll reveals that one in five jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. In fact, independent contractors could make up half of the entire workforce in the U.S. within the next decade.
More and more organizations have begun to see contractors and suppliers as valuable business partners intrinsic to driving service and product innovation. For many companies, especially those operating in highly regulated industries, managing compliance in-house for all of these suppliers can be burdensome.
But the cost of non-compliance — in the form of penalties, fines, productivity losses, settlement costs, and inefficiencies — is ruinous.
This white paper will discuss:
• The hidden costs of ignoring contractor management
• Best practices towards holistic compliance and governance
• The cost of different contractor management systems
• How to get the highest ROI in your supply chain
The notion of digitizing your business has become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” For many, migrating critical workloads to the cloud is a key part of this transformation. When deciding on a cloud provider, however, IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes.
At the heart of many businesses embarking on this journey is their SAP environment. But since SAP workloads represent some of the most critical and deeply integrated business applications, IT executives are required to look for ways to execute this migration in the most timely and reliable manner. Organizations migrating to the cloud cannot risk application downtime or productivity loss.
Provided by: AWS & Intel
Migrating mission-critical workloads like SAP to the cloud is a vital part of any digital transformation. However, it’s now become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” When deciding on a cloud provider, Business and IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes. But how do you execute this migration without risking downtime and productivity loss?
Download our eBook on Migrating your SAP environment to AWS
Mimecast Cloud Archive has long set the industry standard for enterprise information archiving, helping to keep corporate knowledge available, protecting and preserving it while simplifying management and administration.
By aggregating data across multiple platforms, organizations gain long-term business insights and create a secure, digital corporate memory while at the same time reducing costs and risks for legal and compliance teams. IT teams can reduce administrative overhead with streamlined management and simplified data recovery. Anytime, anywhere access to archive data improves employee productivity and efficient workflow efficiency.
Customers can rest assured that their data is always-available, always-replicated and always-safe.
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe it’s financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
Download this independent, global small business study to learn how:
o Older PCs negatively affect operating costs
o Older PCs diminish employee productivity
o Newer PCs deliver better application performance and improved productivity at a reduced operating cots
Download this report today to learn the true direct and indirect costs of maintaining and upgrading older PCs in your small business.
Many small business people today are constantly on the move. So when it comes to purchasing new computers, it’s tough to decide whether a desktop, laptop, or tablet will give you the most bang for your buck.
Download this 2-minute video to learn how a small business owner chose the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch and got all three options in one, with benefits including:
o The new Windows, which allows for increased productivity and ease-of-use with touch-based apps
o Desktop power made portable
o A huge 18.4” Full-HD touch display for amazing presentations (no need to lug a projector)
o Built-in feet, with an optional docking stand and keyboard for when you’re in the office
Download this short video and see how the Dell XPS 18 can help organize your life and solve your digital business challenges.
Changing your business processes can often be a daunting task. If what you’ve done in the past has always worked, why won’t it continue to work? This can be a dangerous line of thinking, as emerging technologies are constantly providing new ways for you to operate and grow your business. Digital transformation is the process of integrating these new technologies to maximize productivity, efficiency, and value.
This white paper and webcast from IDC—made available by Epicor—explores why more and more manufacturers are upgrading their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and utilizing digital technologies in their products and processes.
Download the white paper and webcast to learn more about how digital transformation can benefit your organization.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Managing a field service operation can be challenging. Service agents, dispatchers, technicians, and managers are often hindered by clunky and inefficient systems. Businesses are unable to meet their customers' needs and expectations.
Not only does this lead to lower productivity among employees in the field, it also results in higher costs and poor customer experiences.
As a professional with influence over the customer experience your business provides to your customers, you likely have a sense of which organizations are getting it right, whether they're your direct competitors or sources of inspiration in another line of business. While you can try to mimic, replicate or establish your own benchmarks to measure against based on these success stories, there's nothing more valuable than hearing how it's done directly from the pros.
Check out our free e-booklet to learn from six companies that transformed their digital customer experience and saw measurable results in customer satisfaction, operational costs, employee productivity, and more.
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