Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
Transform your finance operations into a strategic, data-driven engine
Data inundation and information overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today, providing great amounts of detail but often very little context on which executives can act. According to the Harvard Business Review,1 less than half of an organisation’s structured data is actively used in making decisions.
The burden is felt profoundly among finance executives, who increasingly require fast and easy access to real-time data in order to make smart, timely, strategic decisions. In fact, 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data, and the average CFO receives information too late to make decisions 24% of the time.2
This paper is for IT development executives looking to gain control of open source software as part of a multi-source development process. You can gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization. Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. Download this free paper to discover how.
Tips and best practices for data analytics executives
Organizations today understand the value to be derived from arguably their greatest asset—data. When successfully aggregated and analyzed, data can unlock valuable insights, solve problems, improve products and services, and help companies gain a competitive edge. However, analytics executives face significant challenges in collecting, validating and analyzing data to deliver the right analytic insight to the right person at the right time.
This e-book is designed to help. First, we'll explore the growing expectations for data analytics and the rise of the analytics executive. Then we'll explore a range of specific challenges those executives face, including those around data blending, analytics, and the organization itself, and offer best practices and strategies for meeting them.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
Successfully implementing and managing a comprehensive suite of customer experience technologies is essential for global businesses seeking to sustain high levels of customer experience and brand value. However, knowing how to temper the instinct to throw technology solutions at efficiency problems is what distinguishes global customer experience leaders from the rest. New technologies must be balanced with appropriate investment in human resources.
This is the central finding of a global survey of over 550 senior executives conducted by MIT Technology Review to examine the pressures that shape their customer experience processes and the tools and strategies they employ to mitigate those challenges and continuously improve customer engagement.
Read the report to get a detailed look at:
The strategies that differentiates an Iconic firm from other businesses
How strategies vary across regions based on maturity and customer expectations
Future innovation management and technology adopt
This white paper is a business briefing for C-Level Executives on how integrating a range of technologies - including unified communications, service oriented architecture, virtualization and cloud computing - can transform the productivity and profitability of large enterprises.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 18, 2019
The role of marketing is constantly evolving. More than ever, marketing has to prove its impact on the success of the business. Outside executives often believe that marketing exists solely to support sales, or as an arts function that hosts company events and puts logos on t-shirts. With the pressure increasing, the growing imperative for marketers to prove their worth has arrived. It’s time for marketers to take control over the revenue process, earn the respect of their organizational peers, and earn a seat at the table. What must marketers do to be seen as an integral part of the machine that drives revenue and growth?
Download The Definitive Guide to Marketing Metrics and Analytics to learn about:
Establishing a culture of accountability
Planning programs with ROI in mind
Creating a framework for measurement
Embracing revenue performance management
Mastering the art of forecasting
Building dashboards to inform complex decisions
Implementation across teams, tactics, and technolog
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Mar 18, 2019
In a world of content overload, executives at Entertainment & Media companies know they need to find new ways to engage, enlighten and inspire audiences through cutting-edge spaces that overlay digital information onto the physical world. That’s what Panasonic, a leading innovator in 10 top disruptive technologies, found in its recent study.
They asked senior technology decision makers across 13 industries how they are investing in new technologies, which they have already adopted and which they intend to implement. The report is available now to our readers.
Get the report today for an inside look at how competitive companies are adopting disruptive technologies, innovating and planning for the future.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
For years, executives have been automating for efficiency, freeing workers from repetitive
tasks, streamlining the back office and looking for cost savings. Now, they are exploring
intelligent automation to establish thinking processes—processes that communicate realtime insights to employees, customers and partners across an expanding ecosystem. The
ability to add intelligence to automation opens a new universe of possibilities that will have
a profound impact on the way organizations operate and the way work gets done. More than
anything else, intelligent automation will be a defining factor for the future workforce.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 15, 2017
A new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services global study of more than 300 midsize to large enterprises finds that many executives believe current collaboration tools fall short on supporting the depth, pace, and style of teamwork now required to keep up with today’s most important business imperatives.
Technological advances are disrupting the status quo and bringing huge turmoil in their wake. Industries are converging, and new competitors emerging, as never before. The nature of work is changing and demand for digital expertise is soaring, while other skills are becoming defunct. So how can CHROs chart a path through the turbulence and help their fellow executives understand the impact on the workforce?
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
Visibility remains a huge challenge for CFOs in today’s dynamic and ever-evolving business environment.
A study of more than 500 CFOs and senior finance executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Coupa, reveals that more than 60 percent of CFOs lack complete visibility into the transactions within their organization. Sound familiar?
Read the report to learn how CFOs are responding in a rapidly evolving world where new technologies, uncertainty, and emerging threats abound. The report also includes five qualitative interviews with the CFOs from Ally Financial, Driftwood Acquisitions and Development, Hays, Micron Technologies, and Zendesk.
IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
When thinking about how the workforce is evolving, you need to think about what really matters to employees and how you can integrate technology in the workplace for the digital nomads of today. Corporate real estate, IT, and HR executives need to do a lot to meet those needs and achieve their HR goals.
Cisco has the expertise needed to deliver high-quality mobility and collaboration solutions. We make business-critical communications possible in real time, across multiple channels. Cisco Workforce Experience offers are complete, enterprise-class solutions designed to scale smoothly and make your vision of the digital workspace a reality.
Video conferencing has long been thought of as the technology for the other half, something to be used by the Fortune 500 companies and executives in corner offices, the ones handling mergers and acquisitions and the like—not something that the average business could afford or make use of. In the last few years, however, a series of technological advances have changed that notion, making video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses of all sizes but a necessity.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 08, 2016
Your data center struggles with competing requirements from your lines of business and the finance, security and IT departments. While some executives want to lower cost and increase efficiency, others want business growth and responsiveness. But today, most data center teams are just trying to keep up with application service levels, complex workflows, and sprawling infrastructure and support costs.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: May 25, 2017
This eBook is for contact center management and business executives looking for ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of their contact center.
• If yours is an existing contact center with infrastructure that has been built up over the years, this eBook provides best practice steps to break down the resulting application silos, unify them, and improve the operational efficiency of your contact center.
• If yours is a new contact center and you have the opportunity to build your infrastructure from the ground up using modern technologies, this eBook will provide best practices to prevent building application silos.
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