IT endpoint management used to be an easier game: Managers deployed user systems with custom images when employees were hired, and employees returned them on their last day at work. Even during deployment, users had minimal abilities to impact systems and devices that were centrally managed. Servers resided in physical data centers where they could be identified and accessed. Those were the days!
FINANCIAL SERVICES’ HISTORY OF DISRUPTION
Financial Services is an industry driven by disruption. Transformative business models such as low-cost brokerages, innovative investment products like ETFs, and the huge regulatory mandates like Gramm-Leach-Bliley are but a few examples. Here are some others:
• New fintech firms such as a recent nine billion dollar investment in Ant Financial Services Group and myriad other venture capital-led fintech startups targeting well established segments across the financial services industry
• Robo-advisor services powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning intermediating financial advisors and portfolio managers alike
• Ever changing regulatory and risk management mandates, such as GDPR, Basel III, and Open Banking, transforming customer engagement and capital allocation
Read this whitepaper to learn how you can overcome these and other disruptions.
Today’s mobile landscape is very much a moving target. IT managers
must keep track of all types of devices and platforms, hundreds if not
thousands of applications and a threat landscape that changes by the
minute. In this ever-changing environment, IT staff often find themselves
drowning in mobile minutiae, overwhelmed by mountains of endpoint
data but unable to extract meaning from it or make business decisions
based on it.
Starbucks uses Workplace by Facebook to connect partners across geography, level, between field and headquarters. Workplace allows mobile engagement from partners who do not sit at a desk all day.
A few months after introducing Workplace, more than 80% of the organization’s store managers were actively using it weekly, sharing knowledge and best practices and helping one another.
Lessons from the field on managing data science projects and portfolios
The ability to manage, scale, and accelerate an entire data science discipline increasingly separates successful organizations from those falling victim to hype and disillusionment.
Data science managers have the most important and least understood job of the 21st century.
This paper demystifies and elevates the current state of data science management. It identifies best practices to address common struggles around stakeholder alignment, the pace of model delivery, and the measurement of impact.
There are seven chapters and 25 pages of insights based on 4+ years of working with leaders in data science such as Allstate, Bayer, and Moody’s Analytics:
Introduction: Where we are today and where we came from
Goals: What are the measures of a high-performing data science organization?
Challenges: The symptoms leading to the dark art myth of data science
Diagnosis: The true root-causes behind the dark art m
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
Digital transformation is now in the rearview for today’s top-performing manufacturers. Industry 4.0 is the next phase of the journey toward “perfect production,” where the aim is minimal downtime, neglect, waste, and inefficiency. Industry 4.0 is where factory managers, financial experts and executives use cutting-edge technology to understand data and production – reaching the pinnacle of technology and manufacturing development.
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Nov 16, 2016
Groundbreaking study brings to light a paradoxical insight: Managers tend to think it’s their job to innovate and improve, while non-managers believe innovating is for everyone. Smart leaders share innovating opportunities with their team, and in return they see an increase in great work produced
How do you measure up as a business leader?
As a business executive your time is incredibly valuable, right? And if you aren’t maximally
time efficient or productive then you – and your business – will soon fall behind. It’s a fact of
life in today’s highly-competitive digital marketplace.
But how do you stem the flow of lost time? And how are other leaders making the most of
this scarce resource so they can be as efficient, productive and valuable as possible?
This report was produced specifically for the UK and Ireland (UK/I) region and is based on
data gathered from real-world business leaders explaining how they perform tasks on a
daily basis. In the report, we look at how business managers can step up from operational
tasks and focus on work that will propel their business forward.
Touch on the priorities of what could be termed ‘accelerated business leaders’: those
Published By: ESET, LLC.
Published Date: May 16, 2011
Trends such as mobility, Web 2.0, and consumerization are shattering traditional notions of IT control. As a result, IT security organizations are struggling to defend against a more formidable hacker adversary at a time when they have less visibility and control over their IT environment. As part of our Cybersecurity Masters webinar series, ESET would like to invite you to attend these expert presentations by Forrester and ESET.
Social and business networking sites are changing the way people talk online. Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo help friends stay in touch while LinkedIn and Plaxo mainly connect business users. They are very popular but present new challenges to IT managers. They seem to have come out of nowhere. For example, Facebook currently has 70m users, 40% of which are located in the US. The rapid growth of such sites is part of the problem. Companies risk being caught off guard. Learn how to protect your business from threats posed by online social networking in this 7 Step Guide for IT Managers.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
In this Podcast with Eli Almog, Corporate Architect in BMC's CTO Office, discusses how IT managers can know when it's time to look at BSM, consider CMDB, learn how virtualization fits into your organization, and how automation can help your company retain its competitive edge.
The use of analytics has exploded across business, and the value it already has delivered has heightened executives' expectations. Now data can be processed in real time to meet a constantly widening range of analytic needs. How your organization utilizes them in the next decade will be essential to your success.
These developments come at an opportune time. Organizations are being over-whelmed by the rivers of data generated by applications and systems on-premises or flowing in via the cloud. At the same time, the cost of computational power has declined dramatically, making it practical to apply analytics to and generate information on just about anything.
But no advance comes without challenges. While the widespread availability of analytics has created seemingly valuable insights, executives and managers are finding that those insights are not easily linked to steps that will improve business outcomes or optimize actions. Furthermore, analytics are not always easy for line of b
With trends such as big data, artificial intelligence and IoT dominating
today’s business technology headlines, the buzz around enterprise
mobility (now considered known and familiar) may have lessened, but
its importance has not. Consider its key role in today’s top tech trends,
and then also consider this. According to an Oxford Economics survey
of 500 senior IT executives, CEOs, and other senior managers, 80%
say workers cannot do their jobs effectively without a mobile
device. The same survey shows:
82% say mobile devices are critical to employee productivity
82% say mobile devices are critical to agility and the speed of decision making
76% say mobile devices are critical to customer service and satisfaction
75% say mobile devices are critical to innovation and collaboration
70% say mobile devices are critical to employee satisfaction
and 70% say mobile devices are critical to revenue growth.
The known and familiar now demands a fresh look and focus from
enterprise organizations a
Business agility be defined as a company's ability to respond to changes in business conditions quickly enough to benefit from them. To support business agility, IT managers generally want to be able to execute projects quickly and efficiently,
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
With the proliferation of the iPad and other tablets and mobile devices among sales and account managers, a new generation of enabling technologies and best practices has offered the opportunity to get more out of the out-of-office experience. This research brief examines the use of video tools by sales professionals within best-in-class companies, specially within a mobile environment.
IT managers and line-of-business stakeholders are striving to increase efficiency of their application environments. The biggest challenges they face in supporting database environments are managing data growth and database size, and meeting database performance requirements. This ESG Lab Report documents the performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments.
You arrive at the office and watch helplessly as your AP processing team tries to avoid an avalanche of paper invoices while simultaneously juggling non-stop vendor service calls.
The phones are ringing off the hook and the sound and sight of inefficiency is maddening—no one is happy. You try to move, but can’t. Thankfully you wake up and realize it was just a dream.
Wiping the drool from your cheek, you resolve to update your own AP process before it’s too late. This scenario is a familiar recurring nightmare shared by many Accounts Payable Managers, Controllers and CFOs—and for good reason. Without scalable AP and invoice processing, your business cannot flourish or reach maximum potential. In this eBook, we’ll show you how integrating your AP processing with your accounting software will help you save time and money, allowing you and your team to focus on your customers and your business.
Published By: Cray Inc.
Published Date: Jul 22, 2014
The Cray® CS300-LC™ liquid-cooled cluster supercomputer combines system performance and power savings, allowing users to reduce capital expense and operating costs.
The Trend Toward Liquid Cooling
Recent IDC surveys of the worldwide high performance computing (HPC) market consistently show that cooling today's larger, denser HPC systems has become a top challenge for datacenter managers. The surveys reveal a notable trend toward liquid cooling systems, and warm water cooling has emerged as an effective alternative to chilled liquid cooling.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
While video conferencing can offer significant, measurable benefits to companies and their employees, all video conferencing solutions are not alike. To ensure successful deployment and implementation--and to maximize (ROI)--managers must choose their video conferencing tools wisely, matching the right technology to the right use cases. This is critical to ensure that employees actually benefit from the technology, and to keep management costs and headaches as low as possible. This paper will highlight the key elements companies should look for in a video conferencing system, and offer best-practices recommendations for identifying and working with a video solutions provider.
Restaurants are a top choice for a teen’s first job. In fact, minors comprise almost a third of the hospitality workforce. But employing such a prominent population isn’t always easy. Managers need to comply with labor laws that are regional in nature and constantly changing. They also need to contend with teens’ school schedules, which are always in flux. How’s a manager supposed to keep up?
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Your supervisors are where the rubber meets the road for ensuring wage and hour law compliance. What they don’t know could hurt you—which could be a lot! Don’t risk the chance that an isolated misstep, or misinformation, could land you in court. This white paper covers training solutions for avoiding 5 Costly Wage and Hour Mistakes related to:
? Minimum wage
? Equal pay
? Working and nonworking time
Regulations vary from state to state, and across municipalities, are constantly changing and can be very complex. You play a critical role in ensuring that front-line managers and supervisors have the information, knowledge and support they need to ensure wage and hour compliance. But, chances are, you’re also challenged to stay on top of an ever-shifting wage and hour compliance landscape. We can help.
Get the up-to-date information you—and they—need, now, by downloading this free whitepaper from XpertHR.
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