Published By: Symantec
Published Date: May 02, 2014
This paper explores the five critical decisions organizations must adhere to when building a backup and recovery plan to prevent the complexity of virtualization that complicates IT services and the day-to-day of IT professionals across industries.
This white paper examines how Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop dramatically reduce the effort required to protect mission-critical information, while giving users fast, simple remote access that enhances business productivity.
As today’s global marketplace becomes more sophisticated, the number and complexity of mission-critical financial transactions that companies conduct on a day-to-day basis continues to grow exponentially. Even small and mid-sized businesses are plagued by a rapidly increasing volume of financial processes that are highly
intricate and multi-faceted. These activities, while important, are administrative in nature and often distract staff from more strategic planning initiatives that directly impact company prosperity and growth. Additionally, as legislative pressures continue to grow, and the rules imposed by Sarbanes Oxley, BASEL II, and other regulations become more stringent, businesses need to find better ways to ensure compliance by effectively logging, tracking, auditing, and reporting their financial data.
An ERP system combines methodologies with software and hardware components to integrate numerous critical back-office functions across a company. Made up of a series of “modules”, or applications that are seamlessly linked together through a common database, an ERP system enables various departments or operating units such as Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Production, and Fulfillment and Distribution to coordinate activities, share information, and collaborate. In this white paper, Business-Software.com profiles the leading ERP software vendors. Download this white paper to learn more!
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
Transitioning your organization to a service-defined model will help your IT department deliver critical applications and capabilities that your lines of business need to stay competitive, at the pace your line of business managers need them. This brief discusses five considerations that will help you understand the benefits of the service-defined enterprise and help make the transition from technology-defined to service-defined a smooth one.
At Viavi Solutions® we’ve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT users—from small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platforms—touch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud. This white paper examines four critical areas—migration, security, costs, and visibility—where CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. We’ve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
Two dominant trends are potentially reshaping the role of the HR function in the corporate world. The first relates to the rapid growth of the knowledge economy. In this environment, a committed, appropriately skilled and prudently deployed workforce is critical in order to develop new products and outstrip the competition. Second, many administrative functions that were formerly handled by HR departments, such as payroll and pensions, have now been farmed out to third parties. Indeed, research reveals that more than two-thirds of companies outsource a portion of their HR functions. This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
Being responsible for one-third of a business’ success already puts HR in a critical role. But it’s not just about finding the best people—it’s about finding the best people, at the lowest cost, with the lowest possible attrition and the best possible performance. And it’s about guiding your executive team to the right decisions using the language they understand best: numbers. Talent management—covering everything from recruiting and compensation to ongoing education and retention—has traditionally been managed in silos, with a series of disparate systems and disconnected processes and reports. In today’s data-driven world, CEOs demand more. This new study conducted by HR.com explores what’s working for organizations today and the biggest gaps to fill.
In a volatile and hyper-competitive market, delivering exceptional multichannel customer service consistently is essential. But delivering world-class service on tight budgets and to even tighter deadlines is a tough challenge for even the largest organizations. That’s why so many of the world’s most successful organizations choose to deliver customer service in the cloud. This eBook is a short introduction on how IT helps drive value for the business through cloud-based customer service solutions.
Research and analysis shows that 57 percent of B2B buying steps are completed before a buyer even connects with a salesperson. The role that the sales organization plays in B2B buying cycles has become even more critical. Consistency is necessary through every customer touch point and forms the basis for great customer experiences. In this executive strategy brief, we will explore customer experiences throughout the selling process, how sales must adapt in the age of the customer, and ways to improve sales performance that will positively impact the customer experience.
This survey based whitepaper, based on interviews with 229 executives worldwide assesses the challenges and opportunities faced by global businesses as they optimize sales resources to develop territories and incentive compensation plans. This is critical in response to emerging market opportunities and complex global economic challenges.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 21, 2014
Computer viruses are yesterday’s news; automated attacks that morph rapidly, concealing themselves through encryption and deceptive packaging, are the new hotness. This paper describes how to start with improved malware reporting and gateway monitoring and how to combine this output with security intelligence from both internal and external resources. Forward thinking organizations use these and other techniques promoted by frameworks such as the Critical Security Controls. The key is to—as quickly as possible—detect hostile activity, identify and locate affected systems and devices, and respond appropriately.
IT leaders are likely to need multiple UC vendors; however, changing expectations and product development are closing the gap between best-of-breed and good-enough technology. Assess your UC practices to see whether the features offered by your UC vendor are good enough for a single-vendor approach.
This white paper underscores why it’s critical for SMEs to protect all endpoints – not just mobile devices – in the operating environment. It also explains the challenges of applying stringent security across all endpoints and balancing that with convenience and ease-of-use for employees.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 18, 2014
Recent developments and trends such as BYOD, advances in enterprise video technologies, and a proliferation of employee collaboration platforms have prompted more and more organizations to develop comprehensive unified communications (UC) strategies. Compelled by the prospect of reducing communication costs and raising employee productivity, 78% of organizations report they already have a strategic plan and budget in place for at least some components of UC. Download to learn more!
In today’s business environment, customers rely on the most efficient, high performing, and reliable backup systems to protect critical business information. Customers need to protect increasing levels of data while keeping costs under control. HP StoreOnce Backup systems provide a disk-based data protection platform while addressing data growth by applying HP StoreOnce deduplication software for efficient, longer term data retention.This document describes the benefits of using HP StoreOnce Backup systems combined with HP StoreOnce Catalyst software and HP Data Protector to back up important enterprise data. This document also recommends backup and recovery implementations.
Your data is everywhere. It’s in the cloud, in virtual environments, in remote offices, and on mobile devices. Plus, there’s more of it, and much of it is business-critical, meaning you need to back up larger volumes of data than ever before without adding costs or bandwidth. Even more importantly, you need the ability to restore data quickly in the event of a disaster, failure, outage. The cost of data protection is higher now more than ever.
Email has been a mission-critical application for years and at the heart of organizations' communications and business practices. From an architecture perspective, email has frequently been walled off, sitting on separate servers and using separate back-end storage systems. With advances in server hardware and the rise of virtualization, this appears to be changing. Read this Forrester Consulting paper to learn the key considerations for what will work best within your email environment to improve storage management and/or lower storage costs in your firm.
In this paper, Evaluator Group highlights the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of data center architecture.
Fast-growing data and widespread virtualization have ratcheted up data protection challenges no matter what the size of your business. This paper will describe the challenges of data protection, why deduplication is critical to meeting the challenges, how HP is achieving its vision of federated dedupe with StoreOnce – and what HP’s StoreOnce VSA announcement and achievement means to backup services providers, enterprises with remote or branch offices and small and medium businesses as well.
HP, a $120 billion company with five major business lines and an employee base of more than 300,000 people, faces many of the same IT challenges as other global enterprises at hyperscale: it must accommodate ever-increasing demands for business services without allowing its IT costs to spiral out of control. So the company embraced a solution from its own hardware portfolio: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, modern Tier-1 storage for mission-critical IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and cloud environments. And the benefits of implementing this storage solution have been substantial, including increased storage capacity and density, as well as more agile, responsive IT services that better meet HP’s business needs.
As marketers, we’ve come to depend on RFM – recency, frequency, and monetary value – as a factor in creating personalized engagements with customers. But while RFM can help you deliver personalized experiences, it rarely delivers on the increasingly critical promise of real-time marketing. RFM only provides marketers with a partial slice of the customer view. It only tells a portion of the story. At Evergage, we look beyond RFM and apply a different formula – RPI, or Relationship, Persona, and Intent. Together, these identifiers offer you a more immediately actionable view of the customer.
Every e-commerce website is different in terms of content, offerings, layout and navigation. And every shopper is unique with diverse intentions, tastes and purchase patterns. That’s why personalization is critical to help you meet your business and website goals.
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