Customers want to solve their issues quickly and easily on the Web. Here we provide 3 recommended capabilities to invest in to transform company knowledge and Web self-service tools so you can achieve higher customer retention and save millions on support costs.
Simply put, software defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software defined storage needs a platform from which to centralize.
A social business is an organization whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to create business value. Social businesses connect individuals, so they can rapidly share information, knowledge and ideas by having conversations and publishing informal content. They analyze social content from multiple channels and sources, in addition to structured data, to gain insights from both external and internal stakeholders. When those things happen, innovation and business execution rates increase, better decisions are made, and customers and employees are more engaged and satisfied. Social businesses enjoy lower operating costs, faster speed-to-market, improved customer and employee engagement, and increased profitability. Many organizations don’t fully appreciate the magnitude of the value creation potential of social business.
In the digital age, customers sit in the driver’s seat. The most successful retailers have responded by putting shoppers at the heart of the merchandising process. We’ve identified a small group of firms that outperform their peers, thanks in part to three traits: they have merchandising functions that are customer-oriented, collaborate across internal and external boundaries and use analytics to make smarter business decisions.
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.
IBM SmartCloud Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing.
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because you’re presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your company’s goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is: Is your network? Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you’ll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.
• Join hosts Robb, Jimmy Ray, and networking experts as they dive deep into the technical details of delivering exponentially faster 802.11ac Wave 2 access through the current Cat5 cable you already have.
• Hear all about Cisco’s founding membership and participation in the NBASE-T Alliance, the team that’s driving the standardization of 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Ethernet speeds in campus access.
• Discover the access point and switch technology you’ll need to ensure that your wired access layer does not become a stumbling block for your continued mobile growth.
CTOs, CIOs, and application architects need access to datacenter facilities capable of handling the
broad range of content serving, Big Data/analytics, and archiving functions associated with the
systems of engagement and insight that they depend upon to better service customers and enhance
business outcomes. They need to enhance their existing datacenters, they need to accelerate the
building of new datacenters in new geographies, and they need to take greater advantage of
advanced, sophisticated datacenters designed, built, and operated by service providers. IDC terms
this business and datacenter transformation the shift to the 3rd Platform.
IDC’s 2014 CloudView study interviewed Director-level and above respondents from a global
sample of 19,080 enterprise executives responsible for IT decisions. Of this sample the full
survey was conducted on the 3,643 respondents actively using cloud for multiple workloads
This study showed that as companies adopt cloud strategies for sourcing and building IT services,
they are both expecting and achieving significant gains in business key performance indicators
(KPIs) including revenue growth, strategic IT budget allocation, IT costs, quicker time to provision,
and increased ability to meet SLAs. Further, our study showed that as businesses increased their
orientation to cloud, these KPI benefits accelerated. IDC has identified five stages of cloud maturity:
ad hoc, opportunistic, repeatable, managed, and optimized (in increasing maturity), and while
there are immediate benefits from moving even from ad hoc to opportunistic, the benefits accrue
and grow as you move up the adoption curve. Organizations studied are realizing $1.6 million in
additional revenue and $1.2 million in reduced costs per cloud application.
It’s not easy to revolutionize
longstanding technology norms. It
takes vision, knowhow, determination,
and most of all, industry acceptance.
This edition of Unleashing IT
showcases the groundswell of
momentum surrounding Cisco®
Application Centric Infrastructure
(Cisco ACI™), which fundamentally
transforms the way technology is
delivered in support of business
priorities. Hundreds of organizations
are already using the year-old
architecture, and we could not have
achieved such rapid and widespread
adoption without the enthusiasm and
support of Intel®, our networking and
application partners, and customers.
Read “Linedata Launches SaaS-Based Offering and Expands Global Reach with Markets Infrastructure” now, and learn how Linedata partnered with CenturyLink to expand its product offerings and achieve a global presence.
Manufacturers that address the fundamental requirements know that “Top-to-Shop” isn’t an urban legend anymore. Those that have eliminated the disconnect between the shop floor and the top floor have succeeded in enhancing the extended supply chain. More importantly, their executive leadership consistently achieves business goals—with the help of those on the line and in plant, operations and management.
Published By: ProofHQ
Published Date: Aug 25, 2014
As we have seen the marketing landscape evolve since ProofHQ first started out in 2007, we noticed there are marketing organizations able to manage this change better than others.
This has been caused by a constant evolution of digital marketing, an increasing need for cross-channel integration, and an “always on” focus for ROI. High-performing marketing teams are capable of handling more projects, with more collaborators, reacting in real time, across more channels while still meeting deadlines. We set out to learn how they are doing it.
To ensure we had a holistic picture, we surveyed individuals with various roles from organizations of all sizes, across various industries, in different geographies. With over 500 respondents we were able to analyze the the similarities and differences amongst teams to give us insights on what leads to high-performing teams.
To learn about the results, download now!
Until recently, the waterfall methodology of development and deployment had taken a strategic hold in the majority of enterprises. Enterprises have moved into the world of Agile, where different concepts are leveraged and the development process is handled in a completely different fashion. Agile development ideologies are proving to be a better way to deal with rapidly changing objectives and speeding the time-to-market for business applications, services and other customer- (or internal-) facing offerings. The ideas behind Agile extend beyond basic application development, and can benefit numerous projects by improving the process to achieve deliverables and garner improved productivity.
68% of US employees are disengaged1 and 50% of employees will leave companies due to bad managers.
You can’t afford mediocre leadership.
If your business could deliver a 10% improvement in leadership behaviors from a total of 16 minutes of development work,3 imagine the potential for increased productivity, performance and retention you could achieve.
CompassSM powered by ADP® is a next-generation diagnostic and learning solution that helps you to boost your people’s leadership and collaboration skills in order to grow your teams from good to excellent. It’s scientifically proven to increase your team’s skills over time.
Give your organization a competitive edge as you develop your people into better leaders and collaborators.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
Regardless of where data resides, in a physical, virtual, or cloud environment, Symantec helps businesses realize the scalability and cost benefits of the agile data center. Read the Solutions Brief, “Achieving Business Agility through an Agile Data Center” to learn more.
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