For many small to medium size companies, finding the time to proactively manage employee performance is difficult. The emphasis is more often on increasing revenues and achieving stability, especially in the early days. However, as businesses grow, the need for improving staff engagement, productivity and loyalty becomes increasingly important. It is at this critical stage that Performance Management can mean the difference between businesses that experience sustained growth and those whose momentum falters.
Even when organisations are aware of the importance of Performance Management, the tendency is to carry it out in an ad hoc manner. Such methods work with a low headcount, but as this increases, more formal processes are needed.
6 Steps to Performance Management Best Practice offers a practical guide for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have identified Performance Management as part of their long term growth strategy. Drawing on industry research, client case studies and
Improving data backup and recovery continues to be a top priority among senior IT decision makers, as highlighted in a 2015 IT Spending Intentions survey conducted by ESG. Organizations plan to invest in modernizing data protection, including the cloud. Learn the key considerations when evaluating a cloud-extended data protection solution that provides security, efficiency, effectiveness, and risk mitigation.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Jul 13, 2015
We're Equinix. We run global data centers that protect, connect and power the digital economy. This eBook is all about improving network performance. In it, we'll take a quick look at the current state of the information-driven world and the growing demands on enterprise networks. Then you'll learn about Equinix Performance Hub and the ways you can leverage it to optimize and future-proof your network. You'll pick up some tips and trends along the way, and we'll give you the opportunity to explore more links in each section, such as videos and analyst papers. So go ahead and dig in.
Published By: Simplivity
Published Date: May 18, 2015
SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) is the market-leading hyperconverged infrastructure that delivers triple digit data efficiency rates. The DVP was designed from the ground up to simplify IT by solving the data problem and dramatically improving overall data efficiency.
Find out how Microsoft 365 Business can make your technology more manageable while improving employee productivity. You’ll discover ways you can:
Help reduce risk with always-on security
Achieve more together
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Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
Our annual health check of the global IT support market looks at the relationships between IT Service Providers and IT departments and asks, are the two sides working together in harmony, or in a state of Discord? Based on the views of over 1,300 IT departments and almost 700 IT Service Providers, this report delivers the data and vital insights that will help every IT Service Provider to focus on improving sales figures, growing their portfolio and ensuring their service matches customer expectations.
Overlook at your peril!
A critical step in moving from a shared virtualized environment toward a private cloud is the transition from infrastructure optimization to service optimization. NetApp’s design approach, technologies, and ecosystem integration build upon our storage efficiencies to deliver service-level efficiencies using centralized, policy-based management and automation. With NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, an efficient service-oriented approach can be implemented that enables storage provisioning, data protection, and operational processes to be integrated and automated. As a result, enterprises can meet workload service-level requirements while greatly reducing management costs and improving business agility.
Aguakan needed a solution and was on a tight timeline to implement a communications network. Download this white paper to learn more about how Aguakan utilized Cambium Networks to improve water utility operations while reducing communications costs.
Learn how cyber threat intelligence (CTI) helps you bolster defenses, hunt down adversaries, investigate incidents and make better security decisions.
While once considered a “nice to have”, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is now widely considered an essential weapon against breaches. A recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that 72 percent of organizations plan to increase CTI spending — further validation of its important role in your security strategy. Yet, because threat intelligence comes in many shapes and forms, it is often misunderstood.
This white paper, “Threat Intelligence: Cybersecurity’s Best Kept Secret,” offers in-depth coverage of CTI, including the different categories of threat intelligence and use cases that demonstrate CTI’s effectiveness in thwarting today’s most dangerous and sophisticated attackers. You’ll also learn how the right CTI can empower better security and executive decisions, while dramatically improving your organization's security post
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Feb 22, 2017
There are five essential steps to protecting data and
applications from the most common causes of data loss and
downtime. IT pros who follow these steps can feel confident
in their long-term organizational plan. Read this expert
guide from Ben Maas, an independent consultant and system
architect who has guided many companies through backup
and disaster recovery (BDR) deployments.
We recently compiled several of those discussions into a guidebook to bring you up to speed, 8 awesome ideas to pump up your wellness program.
This new guidebook is full of advice from the Captivate Community, where you have access to:
* Discussion boards to get answers about activity challenges and lots more
* Tools & resources like guidebooks, tip sheets and FAQ guides
* The Captivate Blog including tips for running your next challenge and improving engagement
UEBA provides added visibility within SIEM for compliance and user monitoring, improving security alerts, and more insightful investigations. Today’s most advanced security operations use the technologies together to maximize each tool’s strengths.
As the benefits of investment in Learning and Development continue to be signaled to the market, Chief Learning Officers and leaders of learning organizations will be taking center-stage in the transformation of their organization. In addition, companies spent just over $180 billion on corporate training last year, putting immense pressure on training leaders to show return on investment.
With the spotlight on, these CLOs and other leaders of learning organizations will be measured across three core levers; transforming the business performance of learners, creating learning experiences that engage learners, and improving the operational efficiency of the organization.
Download The Three Levers of a Successful CLO to learn the first step in aligning yourself with the three levers that business find most important.
KEEP YOUR TEAMS MOVING AND PATIENTS SAFER
More and more patients are turning to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) for outpatient surgeries, diagnostic testing and preventive procedures. Case volumes continue to rise and competition for patients is intensifying. At the same time, reimbursement rates are declining. How are ASCs thriving in this rapidly-changing climate? By incorporating sophisticated data capture solutions throughout the patient journey, ASCs are enhancing patient safety, improving clinical work flows and reducing overall costs.
Digital display devices of every kind have radically changed the way we interact and work in individual and group settings. Those organizations that consider users’ interactions with technology are more successful in improving productivity and increasing tech usefulness in meeting spaces. The single most common and important component in many meeting rooms today is a display technology.
Transforming government processes starts with laying the
right foundation for your organization’s workflow. Many
government agencies have embarked on transformation
initiatives; however, there is still room for improvement to
build a more stable transformation foundation.
According to SiriusDecisions, 79% of companies miss their forecast by 10% or more. Pipeline management is often mismanaged and sales forecasting often off-base.
Getting accurate and reliable information about the state of the deals in your pipeline is the key to a happy sales force.
Accurate pipeline information also is the foundation of predictable and reliable sales forecasts. Wouldn’t a sales forecast that’s right all of the time be a boon to your organization?
Download our new eBook “Pipeline Management and Forecasting are Key to Improving the Sales Experience” to find out how automated tools, AI, and clean data sets can help you as a sales manager to:
? Eliminate the mid-pipeline “black hole” and find out what’s really going on
? Use signals outside of your CRM to get scarily accurate deal opportunity scores and quarterly forecasts.
? Help align the customer journey with your sales process and get happy customers and happy sales reps
Research shows that the amount of effort customers have to put into getting things done is the top factor in fueling customer loyalty – or disloyalty.
So it’s critical that your field service provides an effortless experience for customers. They won’t put up with long wait times or unprepared service technicians. Service needs to be fast, convenient, and reliable.
Download our new paper for a three-step approach to creating perfect service moments that drive business growth. You’ll discover:
• How to manage your customers’ experiences by understanding their needs
• Why effortless customer service is essential to increasing revenue and improving profitability
• How to act on insight gathered in order to deliver superior customer service"
Find out how Coverity has helped Frequentis ensure a high level of software integrity to support its product mission of freedom from failure, while continually improving the productivity of its developers.
New offerings are often an organization's most important source of revenue--however, it can also represent one of the riskiest ventures a business undertakes. Constantly changing consumer demands, shrinking development windows, limited resources, and the need to produce offerings at competitive prices are constant concerns for organizations today. Improving the ability to pick a mix of offerings that best address customer demands and company fit has a tremendous impact on the financial success of a company.
Server virtualization has transformed corporate IT -- companies have enjoyed major cost savings and have gained flexibility and efficiency. But this has also led to a proliferation of virtual machines and servers that threaten to overwhelm data movement and storage technologies. In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
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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