The current business environment is still characterized by skittishness, tenuous demand and sporadic growth. It’s no surprise then, that 60% of CFOs plan to make major changes to critical finance practices and processes, according to the 2010 IBM Global CFO Study. In fact, 70% of CFOs claim to be taking a more prominent role in enterprise decision making beyond the traditional role of finance.
Yet many CFOs admit to significant gaps in their ability to deliver on this expanded agenda, particularly in their ability to measure and monitor business performance. The IBM study found that those companies that invest in capabilities to expand their business insight are better able to anticipate and react to the unpredictable external forces affecting the economy.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 22, 2013
Cloud solutions are the “new normal” as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering.
Download this report to read critical feedback from 200 IT managers in both SMB and enterprise organizations - find out how they are addressing challenges of cloud computing, especially cloud computing security issues.
Published By: Hostway
Published Date: Jun 13, 2012
In this video, experts from Gartner, Microsoft and Hostway provide trends, information and advice for evolving your cloud strategy beyond testing and development to database-intensive and mission-critical application storage.
With dozens of metrics out there, it's critical that you cut through the noise and focus on those metrics that prove your inbound programs are driving high-quality leads and growing your sales pipeline.
Published By: Inkling
Published Date: Aug 08, 2014
Learn what five mission-critical questions your marketing team should be asking in order to better align your digital content creation and see how this will allow users to better interact with your content.
It only takes a few hours downtime to cripple your organization. Business partners and customers rely on IT services such as email and database applications, making operational continuity critical. Find out how you can be prepared: Building Higher IT Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster.
Dell AppAssure is the backup, replication and recovery solution that works across your virtual, physical and cloud environments. In this informative white board video, learn more about AppAssure’s power and ease of use, and how end-to-end data protection ensures all your critical data is safe. Watch it now.
Because all processes should be aligned to customer metrics, process improvement is an important goal for organizations in every industry. This paper illustrates the impact analytics can make on business processes through real-world examples based on IBM client experiences, and describes the steps organizations can take to refine quality, warranty, financial, inventory and other processes that are essential to achieving operational excellence.
In the health-care industry, every second counts. Learn how the Children’s Hospital of Boston uses Coveo to ensure clinicians and hospital staff easily local precise, critical patient care information.
Use this book to understand why integrating and unifying your closing, consolidating, and reporting process is critical. Learn about re-engineering your point solution approach to these activities by investing in integrated solutions. Achieve automation and enhance your ability to manage internal controls, reduce risks, and efficiently create consolidated financial statements and regulatory reports (including XBRL).
Published By: Intacct
Published Date: Sep 09, 2014
The professional services market is back—and more competitive than ever.
How will you outperform your competitors? By monitoring the financial metrics that matter. Through years of thorough research, Service Performance Insight has analyzed and identified the profit-centric measures that are highly correlated with financial success in professional services.
Download the white paper, "The 5 KPIs that Matter for Professional Services," to learn:
• The importance and primary characteristics of financial maturity.
• The 5 financial metrics critical to service organizations.
• Where successful service organizations fall in these metrics.
Tying machines on the plant floor to management on the top floor for a real-time glimpse of manufacturing status isn’t just convenient, it’s critical for a company seeking to remain viable in a competitive market. PLEX decreases costs while enabling business growth without additional resources.
Download the new Adobe Digital Index report to see how your online marketing practices compare to the best-of-the-best websites across five industries, including retail, media and entertainment, travel and hospitality, financial services, and high tech. You’ll see critical metrics on everything from mobile trends to conversion rates—so you can develop new strategies for success in 2014.
To drive loyalty and revenue, brands need to deliver personalized, meaningful digital experiences. Many marketers are looking for an end-to-solution that delivers multi-channel experiences on any device and helps create personalized content for every customer. The ability to deliver digital experiences that differentiate your brand and deepen customer relationships is more crucial than ever to driving business success.
Read the Econsultancy report, Delivering Digital Experiences, and learn why:
• Marketers are looking for new digital experience strategies and solutions
• Experience-driven commerce helps maximize conversions and revenue
• The ability to deliver multi-channel digital experiences is mission-critical
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Dynamic work environments are made-up of people on the move and virtual teams across different time zones. This makes it challenging to access an expert or to secure information. You need a communication solution that anchors fast-moving
teams and enables communication from any device, anywhere; and critical to your success, and ease of use and HD quality voice and video to help drive user adoption. And communication tools that integrate with applications you use daily that are
managed through a single interface to streamline deployment and speed your return on investment (ROI).
This solution brief outlines how security operations must evolve to a continuous operation focused on assessing readiness, acquiring and integrating threat intelligence, and increasing the speed of threat response capability
As a companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM, the Gartner Critical Capabilities report for SIEM helps IT security organizations compare their requirements with the most common SIEM use cases. Discover in-depth how Gartner rates McAfee SIEM by critical capabilities.
Threat intellegence can even up the battle between attackers and defenders. This 31 page report from Securosis defines Threat Intellegence and discusses how you can leverage threat intelligence to shorten the window between compromise and detection.
Business process management (BPM) needs can vary widely, from top-down business transformation initiatives to smart process applications to enterprise resource planning, marketing, social and more. With this breadth and depth of reach, BPM – and BPA, business process automation – are more than a couple of buzzwords, they are absolutely mission critical.
The business context for process excellence and business process management (BPM) has changed dramatically since the 2009-to-2010 recession. During the recession, BPM software and services saw impressive double-digit growth as a result of enterprises slashing costs and boosting worker productivity.
Now, executive agendas have shifted to focus on growing revenue, expanding the customer base, and delivering new digital products and services. Enterprise and process architects are reshaping their business cases for BPM around these new drivers. This is not an easy task. However, process excellence will play a critical role for forward-thinking enterprise architects that invest the time to link BPM to new front-office drivers to help the organization drive digital transformation. This report replaces “Building The Case For Your BPM Initiative” in the business process management playbook and provides guidance on developing revenue and customer-focused business cases.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 15, 2015
Companies deploying Skype for Business should choose the best possible voice and video partner to simplify deployments and optimize user experience. Polycom is a strategic partner to Skype for Business for mission-critical voice and video services for the following reasons.
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