In his webinar, Creating a Culture of Employee Engagement, Aon Partner Don MacPherson discusses employee engagement and its influence on organizations. Don offers a unique insight into the drivers of engagement, the role of employees and leadership in institutionalizing engagement, and the steps companies can take to establish a culture of engagement.
The unfortunate reality is that not all of your employees are going to be engaged. You can institute every program imaginable - there will always be a subset of your organization that do not Say positive things about your company, do not feel motivated to Strive to give extra effort, and do not intend to Stay with your company. All the same, this shouldn’t deter you from creating a culture of engagement.
The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Aug 06, 2015
Read this white paper to learn why it’s critical for employers to evaluate key differences between retiree exchanges— especially the level of support offered to retirees—when determining which model will best meet their organizational needs, as well as the needs of their retiree populations.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Aug 02, 2016
As the trend of moving to the Cloud continues to flow from business function to business function, other trends are emerging. As organizations transform to eliminate complex functions, standardize and integrate systems to reduce costs, and minimize nonvalue add activities, they are challenging themselves to get the most from their investment. The shift from transactional to strategic, and from reporting to actionable and predictive analytics, positions companies for growth like never before. Many organizations look to break down silos, not only within their company but also within their industries, to share lessons and leverage efficiencies from others’ learnings. Our recommendation is to start by breaking down any silos that exist between finance, HR, and IT within your organization today—and discover what moving to cloud and truly adopting the SaaS lifestyle can do for your organization.
In collaboration with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), AppDynamics has conducted a survey of application management professionals and managers to determine exactly what IT organizations want and need from APM providers.
Here are some key findings from the research:
• Only 30% of companies currently have application-specific solutions to monitor apps
• 50% or fewer of the tools companies have purchased are actively being used to monitor apps
• 27% of application-related problems are detected by monitoring tools
• A “unified monitoring platform” is the top choice in a feature of an APM solution
Download the full report to review the findings and understand the key challenges and “must haves” associated with APM solutions voiced by IT professionals themselves.
DevOps has taken the IT world by storm over the
last few years and continues to transform the
way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and
maintain applications, as well as modifying the
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. Many
more enterprises see public cloud as their top priority, up from 29 percent in
2017 to 38 percent in 2018 according to the RightScale “State of the Cloud
Report” published in 2018. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and
becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling
to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure.
One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
It is one thing to roll out a few applications and cloud pilot projects, it is an entirely different challenge to start using the cloud across multiple lines of business at massive scale. That is the point that organizations are beginning to reach, and the time has come to take a serious look at cloud migration best practices.
Every industry is going through digital transformation. Whether retail, manufacturing, media, finance, or software - in order to survive organizations are changing the way they operate in order to meet the demands of today’s connected customers. Whether it’s Uber redefining urban transportation for consumers, Slack enabling teams to collaborate in totally new ways, or Docker rivaling legacy virtualization providers, innovation is being powered by technology, and it’s happening faster than ever before.
DevOps has taken the IT world by storm over the last few years and continues to transform the way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications, as well as modifying the underlying infrastructure. DevOps has quickly evolved from a niche concept to a business imperative and companies of all sizes should be striving to incorporate DevOps tools and principles.
Published By: Appistry
Published Date: Oct 11, 2007
Organizations serving the intelligence & defense community rely on the performance of their applications for more than revenue - national security depends upon those applications for mission-critical operations. This industry profile details how Appistry provides the reliability and performance demanded by intelligence & defense organizations.
Consumers expect a seamless, high-quality experience in today’s mature app economy. They want brands to keep up with new technologies like geo-fencing and personalization, as well as the latest ecosystems like voice assistants and connected cars.
With this high bar for quality, QA organizations often struggle to keep up with:
1. Rapid Release Schedules
3. New Technologies (Voice, AI)
4. Geo-Awareness and Localization 5. Device Fragmentation
6. Unexpected Customer Use Cases
The cost of failure is high in QA. Time, money, and customer loyalty are all at risk when digital experiences don’t meet users’ high expectations.
Explore the world of business apps for iPad and start transforming the way you work. Discover apps to stay productive in the office or on the go. There are a world of possibilities with in-house app development for iPad. Explore what businesses are creating in-house and get started building breakthrough apps for your employees. With apps from the app store or in-house apps, you'll always have the right information at the right time. You can even learn about different ways on how apps can be distributed in your organization. There will also be a Q&A segment where viewer questions will be answered by Apple Business Experts skilled in iPad integration and deployment.
Many executives are concerned about trends such as high demand for resources and the acceleration of business. They also question whether their traditional planning, budgeting, and forecasting tools will allow them to be successful...or even survive. This white paper reviews common traditional budgeting problems and provides answers for your organization.
This whitepaper will help organizations understand how driver based planning and control activities can be transformed into the proactive management function that add greater value through faster decision making.
Learn how Intuit’s CFO Melanie Gallagher used the findings from AppZen to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in T&E leakage. She went step further to join force with managers and Human Resources across the organization to create standardized policies relating to expense report conduct.
But by following the five steps outlined in this white paper, marketers can more easily bridge the gap between budget and bottom line.
1. Plan ahead to align organization with strategy
2. Gain an expanded view of your marketing spend
3. Develop valuable content
4. Distribute content through the right channels at the right time
5. Track - and adjust - your performanc
BearingPoint wanted a “one-stop-shop” for its growing marketing organization that was easy to setup and didn’t require a lot of resources. A tool was needed to help with the wide-range of marketing activities that satisfied the needs of the entire marketing team. This system needed to easily handle financial and legal requests, capture campaign and event data, support creative development and reduce manual processes that contributed to the lagging of concrete knowledge of their marketing budgets and spending at any given point in time.
The enterprise data center has undergone several major shifts since the introduction of
computing as a business resource. Data centers have evolved from mainframes to client/server
to virtual servers, and then to being “software defned,” and fnally to their current state of disaggregation. Today, we sit on the precipice of the next major data center transition—the evolution
to an intent-based data center (IBDC) (Exhibit 1). Each transition saw the cost of computing
decrease and the importance of the network increase, and each enabled organizations to boost
the efciency of their data center operations and improve asset utilization—ultimately leading to a
better experience for users
IT organizations are facing new challenges as a result of digital transformation,
widespread cloud and SaaS adoption, mobile proliferation and pervasive IoT
deployments. They must build and operate their internal data centers to deliver
high availability for mission critical applications, rapidly onboard new applications
and scale capacity on demand – all within the mandate to be cost competitive
with infrastructure as a service providers (IaaS) like AWS and Azure. They are
architecting and building new Intent-Based Data Centers to deliver private cloud
services to their internal and external customers.
This Frost and Sullivan market research study comes at a time when DDoS attacks are accelerating in size, frequency and complexity. Though DDoS is not a new concern, the risk of DDoS attacks and the potential for damage is at an all-time high. As a result, DDoS mitigation is a top-of-mind consideration for IT and security organizations around the world, and demand for DDoS mitigation solutions is growing rapidly.
In this whitepaper, noted industry analyst Richard Stiennon examines the emerging requirement in the ongoing arms race with threat actors. Despite years of investment in multiple layers of security defenses, every organization is still wide open to targeted attacks. It is practically impossible to stop all possible attacks. Even next-generation firewalls, complete alerting and logging collected in a SIEM, and universal patch management and vulnerability discovery has proven to be ineffective against threat actors who are motivated, skilled and determined. This paper answers the critical questions about security analytics and explains why it is one of the fastest growing product categories in security.
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