This executive summary discusses the current state of project portfolio management and how it could help drive value in software delivery when it focuses on doing the right thing at the right time instead of simply on efficiency.
Much as a journalist is expected to report on the “who, what, when,” etc. when filing their story, professional business-to-business (B2B) sales reps are more likely to open doors, nurture opportunities, and close deals when they know more about their prospect or customer. Sales Intelligence, as a broad category of tools and services within the Sales Effectiveness space, represents a significant opportunity for all varieties of sales-oriented job roles to better understand their buyer both before and during the traditional — and non-traditional — sales cycle. This Research Brief summarizes initial Aberdeen research findings based on recent sales intelligence data collected from 206 survey respondents, and provides specific guidance regarding best practices and technologies that sales leaders and sales operations practitioners are well-advised to adopt.
Progress Software and Saugatuck Technology have come together to provide this Saugatuck Strategic Report which provides guidance to ISVs in transition not just to the Cloud – but to entirely new ways of doing business, new requirements from customers and partners, and new opportunities that enable significant reward, and related potential risk. This report shares not only Saugatuck’s analysis of key market shifts, and the key challenges faced by ISVs in these transitions, but also provides ISVs with critical success factors and best practices from more than seven years of Saugatuck Technology research and business consulting with a diverse range of software providers around the world.
Published By: VeriSign
Published Date: Jul 12, 2010
This Essential Series eBook examines the seven reasons customers do business online and offline; discuss how to use that customer's decision-making to build a trustworthy web site; and gives guidance on making a good web site great by adding professionalism and reputation-enhancing visual cues.
To help data-driven marketers find better multi-touch strategies for understanding the full customer journey, allocating marketing budgets, and optimizing campaigns, we ran an in-depth survey of professional marketers in the US. Our findings should provide guidance on how to measure your campaign performance in the long and short term.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers.
Implementing prefabricated modular data centers results in well-understood benefits including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. The process of deploying them – from designing the data center, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation – is quite different than that of a traditional data center. This paper presents practical considerations, guidance, and results that a data center manager should expect from such a deployment.
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
In February 2004, the FDA issued a Draft Guidance requiring the electronic submission of labeling content to be provided in an XML-based format called Structured Product Labeling (SPL). The purpose of this white paper is for the reader to gain an understanding and prepare for the FDA's new electronic labeling submission standard.
This paper provides guidance on how companies should rethink their existing management and security strategy to effectively secure mobile solutions in the workforce, over a wide array of devices, connections and applications. It details why mobile security must be included as a mission critical component of any enterprise strategy and implemented on a pro-active basis before any major security breach has the opportunity to negatively affect the enterprise.
What Distinguishes Strategic CFOs? What are their secrets? Why do CEOs consider their guidance so critical? How do they provide critical insight that enhances strategic planning and decision-making? Find out how strategic CFOs set themselves apart from the rest... and apply their secrets to your financial organization.
Company data is vulnerable to threats from - insiders, unauthorized access to data, data backup, off-site mirroring - just to name a few. Encrypting data at rest, on tape or disk, significantly mitigates these threats. This document provides guidance into some of the factors a company should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions.
21 CFR Part 11 continues to cause confusion. Recent FDA guidance documents help, but many IT departments still struggle to establish appropriate validation processes with limited time and resources. Ecora's FREE in-depth guide, "Achieving Sustainable IT Compliance to 21 CFR Part 11," gives you an overview of the regulation from an IT perspective. It also outlines how you can accurately and cost-effectively implement a systems-based best practices approach that will help you meet FDA requirements.
Whether you’re implementing new technologies, upgrading existing infrastructure or evaluating current needs, consultants can help you identify and document the gap between your current situation and a desired future state. When an assessment is done correctly, it can provide a solid foundation for successful implementation and improvement. The consultant first interviews stakeholders, analyzes data, and compares your business against best practices or specific industry competitors.
IT service providers need to offer services that deliver new business opportunities whilst increasing levels of availability, controlling risks and reducing costs. This paper provides you with practical guidance based on the practices in ITIL® V3 that will help you manage application and infrastructure changes and configurations.
In this research perspective sponsored by Verint, Ventana research delves into customer experience management. You'll learn about the importance of the customer experience when dealing with a company and how it can strongly impact their propensity to remain loyal - to continue to purchase products and services from the company, to recommend it to other people and refrain from posting negative comments about it on social media
Does your email and web Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) need a refresh? Shoosmiths Solicitors and MessageLabs combine to provide you with some top tips to ensuring your policy is fit for purpose. Click here.
This white paper will provide a framework for creating these types of environments to help facilitate the conversations, as well as guidance around how to apply that content to transform your organization.
The Connected Customer is an individual who is intimately connected
to the data, outcomes, decisions, and staff associated with any
relationship to an organization. This intensely personal connection is
not just a matter of the most recent transaction, but represents a
combination of connected data, connected analytics, and collaborative
decisions associated with improving the customer’s relationship with
the organization over time.
In this report, Blue Hill explores the key traits associated with
supporting the Connected Customer through the Internet of Things,
and provides guidance on why the Internet of Things will be essential
across the general business landscape
Published By: Courion
Published Date: Sep 29, 2012
This interactive session will explore the various roles and processes for managing user access, the benefits that automation can provide to better address this issue and provide guidance for implementing an effective strategy using a risk-driven approach.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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