For many enterprises, the data center powering their workflow is located someplace far removed from where the people using it are located. Typically the data center is either close to inexpensive power, or located in a facility that is off campus somewhere not necessarily convenient to those administering and using it. This brief explores remote power management as a way of ensuring that your data center works for you and not the other way around.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
Sage pays close attention to what your business demands
For nearly 40 years, Sage has followed through on its founding commitment: Making sure we deliver what our customers need. That dedication has helped us become one of the world’s largest suppliers of enterprise management solutions, used by more than 3 million businesses of all types and sizes around the world.
Sage helps drive today’s business builders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people wherever they’re needed, offering the freedom to work with mobility. Above all else, we’re driven to satisfy our customers and keep them coming back.
That commitment has paid off. We beat SAP (19), Oracle (25) and Microsoft (34) with our Net Promoter Score (NPS)—a respected customer-satisfaction, customer-experience, and loyalty indicator widely used by Fortune 500 companies.
The industry NPS average is 31.75, meaning we are 58% better than the average, and 88% above our closest competition. It shows t
The need for closer collaboration between finance and HR has never been more important. Finance has become the co-pilot to the business, providing the forward-looking guidance management needs to capitalize on the next market opportunity. HR plays an essential role in ensuring that the business has the talent it needs to execute on digital strategies, and create a change-ready culture. Oracle commissioned new research by MIT Technology Review Custom, called Finance and HR: the Cloud’s New Power Partnership, to understand how closer collaboration between Finance and HR could support digital transformation and unlock new benefits.
IDC presents a closer look at the structural changes and functionality--including lightweight frameworks, in-memory data management, and application management--required in order to successfully evolve to a cloud-ready application platform.
NetApp closely ties its product development and portfolio to match its customers' real-world application needs; to support tangible business-level value. NetApp has a full portfolio of products that support customer needs ranging from brute horsepower to data management-rich sophistication. Read about driving business value from flash-optimized storage.
Based on in-depth research and customer interviews, the annual Nucleus Research Value Matrix map out the corporate performance management (CPM) market landscape, evaluating vendors on a matrix contrasting usability and ease-of-use versus features and depth of functionality.
Read or download the 2018 edition to uncover the most up-to-date CPM landscape, to find the best finance software solution for your needs, and to see why Vena led the pack in usability to land in the Leader quadrant for the third straight year.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting.
But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals.
According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums
of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of
this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and
only then think about how to secure it.
This was arguably fine in the days of monolithic applications and closed networks,
when good perimeter-based protection and effective identity and access management
would get you a long way towards minimising the risk. In today’s highly connected,
API-driven application environments, however, any given software component or
service can be invoked and potentially abused in so many different ways. Add to this
the increasing pace of change through iterative ‘DevOps-style’ delivery and ever-faster
release cycles, and many understandably assert that security management and
assurance nowadays needs to be an ongoing and embedded part of the development
and delivery process.
Big-box retailers often have the resources, product variety, and name recognition to get ahead of smaller competitors. However, small and midsize businesses are able to crush the big-box stores where it matters most—the customer experience.
Whether by design, geography, or as a matter of principle, small and midsize retailers are closer to their customers and are able to engage them on a level that big-box stores simply cannot. This closeness—combined with the right retail management system—allows smaller business to deliver a superior shopping experience with:
• Special orders
• Predictive inventory analysis
• Digital, mobile channels and device integration
This white paper—written by Innovative Retail Technologies and sponsored by Epicor—explains how the right software solution leads to a more agile retail strategy, which then leads to a better experience for your customers.
The constant growth of cloud, IoT, virtualization, mobility, and digital transformation has brought tectonic changes to the world of networking. Long viewed as a bastion of single-purpose, inflexible, and closed solutions, networks have started to transform in line with the demands for flexibility, scalability, ease of management, interoperability, and application support. Networking departments need to achieve all of the tasks above while keeping costs under control. Additionally, security requirements for the new network are not letting up — quite the opposite, as the virtualized network (and general IT) environment requires rethinking, virtualization, and evolution of security architectures.
Published By: SessionM
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
Download Gartner’s latest Market Guide for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions to learn market definition, analysis and recommendations, the criteria necessary for evaluating marketing data management solutions and how master data sits in the middle of the 360° customer view.
Published By: Optymyze
Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Quota planning is a big concern for sales organizations. Although decades of practice have brought the process closer to a science many companies still struggle to ensure a consistent attainment of corporate goals. This guide will help you decide on the sales quota management approach that best suits your business and get you up to speed with:
• the four key principles of effective quota management;
• the five stages to successful quota planning;
• best practices, takeaways in sales operations, and much more.
Download your free copy!
Streamlining the close process is the new imperative for many financial executives in order to keep pace with the speed of information coming from various mediums. When financial information is released weeks after the period end, the risk is that this information is perceived and received as old news and less relevant for management decision making. This amplifies the perception of the finance department acting as the “back office” and just another cost center inside the organization.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
When you’re designing a data center, server room or network closet, deciding which racks to deploy and how to configure them should be at the top of your list. Just like building a house, the surface details may steal the spotlight, but it’s the quality of the underlying foundation that makes the difference between success and frustration.
Racks organize IT equipment, such as servers and network switches, into standardized assemblies that make efficient use of space and other resources. Depending on the options you choose, they can also improve power protection, cooling, cable management, device management, physical security, mobility, ease of installation and protection from harsh environmental conditions.
Choosing the right racks and configuring them to match your needs will ensure that your IT equipment operates reliably and efficiently, saving your organization from costly downtime and other needless expenses.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturers have to connect closely with customers and introduce new products quickly and efficiently to meet their needs. While smaller Industrial Equipment Manufacturers may be able to control, access, and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger Industrial Equipment Manufacturers rely on full-featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global supply chains.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturer companies may find themselves in-between because:
• Product and organizational complexity drive them beyond basic PDM capabilities
• A full-featured PLM implementation may feel out of reach
They need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time. What’s the right size PLM to fit an Industrial Equipment Manufacturer? Let’s take a look.
How can organizations tap into their workforce to achieve specific business outcomes? The answer - and the future of HCM - lies in the three closely related areas of talent management integration, spaces, and information delivery.
Shell Lubricants technical experts suggested that the company implement a field trial to compare the fuel economy benefits of Shell Rimula R4 L 15W-40 to Shell Rimula R5 LE 10W-30. Six Volvo trucks running more or less the same duties were selected for the trial, which took place over a period of six months. Three trucks started with Shell Rimula R4 L 15W-40, the other three with Shell Rimula R5 LE 10W-30. After 3 months, this was switched to prevent any possible truck-specific deficiencies. Throughout the trial, fuel consumption was closely monitored by Volvo Fleet management on-board computers.
Microsoft has launched the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet: Windows Server 2008. Dell closely collaborated with Microsoft during development, gaining expertise in all aspects of its features and functionality, including key advancements in the management of remote infrastructures.
The digital economy is changing expectations for IT organizations, driving the need to rapidly provide resources to development, QA, and line-of-business teams to develop and roll out applications. While business wants IT to be more responsive, IT must address the need for speed with policy-driven governance, compliance, security, and performance.
In our eBook, “Top 3 Reasons Why You Need Cloud Management,” we define the need for cloud management platforms, expand on the requirements and take a closer look at how other organizations are deploying cloud management platforms to improve management of the entire IT services delivery lifecycle.
This IT Manager's Journal takes a close look at information governance and optimization as a requisite element for success in almost any information management project - as well as delivering an efficient IT infrastructure.
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