As water is increasingly being recognized as a high-value commodity, aging assets present a major threat to organizations that treat and deliver it. Improving asset performance is one of the most effective strategies water and wastewater plants and networks can implement to reduce costs and protect quality.
Increased regulatory scrutiny on the protection levels afforded sensitive information by those that transact and process it is causing enterprises to improve mainframe security strategies. This entails proactively investigating exposures and implementing appropriate policies, processes and technologies, including those for data z/OS tape encryption. Read this Technology Brief created by CA to learn how to identify exposure points and through the use of Tape Encryption.
As the networks become ever more essential to business processes, they are also increasing rapidly in size and complexity. Many factors can affect network availability and performance—increasing traffic, configuration problems, failed network elements, changes, and more. Since not all of these problems are hard failures, managing the network to detect and correct business-impacting problems requires new tools, strategies, and initiatives. To deliver the availability and performance business demands, network management teams need to optimize fault management and ensure availability, unify fault and performance management, automate change and configuration management to ensure compliance, and automate IT processes. This integrated approach is called Automated Network Management (ANM).
Despite strong wages and steady job growth, without enough skilled employees to fill an onset of retirees, manufacturers face hiring challenges in the days to come. That's why investing in better strategies and technologies to quickly hire available talent is key.
These days, a company success depends on whether it hired the right people to effectively execute its strategies. Download this paper, compliments of SuccessFactors, and learn the critical questions you should ask before interviewing talent.
The complimentary 2011-12 Towards Maturity Benchmark report consolidates the experiences of more than 1,800 organizations over the last 8 years. It cuts through the hype to show how HR leaders in real organizations are using both established and new learning technologies to help improve performance and business agility. Download today.
Engaging candidates must be a priority throughout the entire hiring process. Shifting organizational needs and changing business conditions keep recruiting strategies in a constant state of flux, and top candidates usually aren’t sitting on the sidelines waiting to be found. Responding rapidly and using a variety of strategies — from turning your employees into candidate advocates to creating talent communities to involving hiring managers earlier in the process — can be the difference between hiring a great candidate and missing out.
With fewer people entering the workforce and a shortage of certain skills, develop strategies now to address skills shortages. Read about the opportunity presented by Baby Boomers and how to leverage Boomers for competitive advantage.
Today’s “connected” generation is comprised of tech-savvy workers whose strengths must be harnessed for competitive advantage. Read how to reach “Gen C” and develop talent management strategies to attract, engage and retain this workforce segment.
The number of employees still engaged after their first six months on the job is roughly 40%. As the workplace continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever to develop an engagement strategy that will combat the fatigue you’ll see among the other 60% of your employees. You can’t rely on 20th-century strategies for 21st-century challenges. Download our article to learn the top 6 workplace trends you’ll experience in 2015, as well as best practices to follow to drive engagement.
To support digital transformation imperatives, organizations are increasingly exploring DevOps style approaches for the continuous delivery of high quality software. Unfortunately, however, many enterprises remain burdened with accumulated technical debt and legacy wasteful practices – waste that can quickly inhibit the flow of value to customers and the business. Lean thinking provides organizations with a framework by which to quickly identify all forms of waste impacting the flow of value, which DevOps practitioners can apply in a software development context to quickly pinpoint and eliminate 8 elements of waste across people, process and technology dimensions.
This paper presents the 8 elements of waste framework, strategies needed to identify and eliminate waste, and the metrics needed to measure effectiveness.
Read this vendor assessment from IDC and find out about the suitability of 10 vendors' AFA platforms for dense mixed enterprise workload consolidation. Discover the areas where the most differentiation between vendors was noted, including their strategies around NVMe and cloud-based predictive analytics.
The cloud is now the center of most enterprise IT strategies. Many enterprises find that a well-planned “lift and shift” move to the cloud results in an immediate business payoff. This whitepaper is intended for IT pros and business decision makers in Microsoft-centric organizations who want to take a cloud-based approach to IT and must modernize existing business-critical applications built on Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server. This paper covers the benefits of modernizing applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how to get started on the journey.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jul 27, 2016
Customer service has been, and will continue to be, a central concern for most companies. Designing and delivering a positive customer experience relies heavily on the framework and capabilities of your call center or contact center, specifically the ability to support omnichannel interactions.
The IDC MarketScape examines 12 key players in the worldwide contact center infrastructure and software (CCIS) market, analyzing their current capabilities as well as longer term strategies that impact their ability to service customers and gain market share going forward.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
IT leaders must consider new approaches to database administration, implementation, and security, including proactive management, to reduce time-consuming administrative tasks. This, in turn, will free them to develop strategies for capitalizing on the new data-driven initiatives that can help transform the enterprise. Learn more about these opportunities as well as how products, such as an integrated Database Appliance, can streamline the management of these tasks, while reducing costs and time.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
It’s no secret that data-driven business strategies have resulted in unprecedented data growth and management of more complex database structures. Not only that, but IT leadership continues to play a strategic role in the direction of the business, especially as these disruptive business strategies come into play. This white paper addresses some of the key considerations IT management should have as they evaluate their IT roadmap and infrastructure to meet these dynamic enterprise needs.
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
Published By: Lucidworks
Published Date: Aug 24, 2016
This white paper discusses the imperative demand faced by organizations to create satisfying and relevant search experiences for their users. Executives who read this white paper will learn what it means to the overall organization to provide unified information access; the impact and benefits of and challenges to pursuing a strategy to unite information across an organization; and the strategies and examples of organizations that have effectively utilized tools to support unified information access in the pursuit of delivering a superior and more relevant search experience for their users.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Aug 26, 2016
Around the globe, organizations in every industry sector are struggling to attract, retain, and develop talent. But few organizations are prepared to successfully overcome those challenges. Download a new learning and talent framework to learn how to create a sustainable source of talent, and to overcome skill gaps. In it you’ll find:
- What fundamental shifts you need to make to better compete for talent
- How to exploit technology for smarter HCM and L&D strategies
- Why learning and talent management processes must be tightly integrated
Download "The Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Framework.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 27, 2017
Don’t wait to implement your cyber protection program. An excellent place to begin developing your approach is with the newly published The U.S. Homeland Security Strategies for Defending Industrial Control Systems. See the 7 recommended strategies and learn and how digital solutions can help fulfill steps toward a more secure operating environment.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 26, 2017
2016 was a year of accelerating change that will impact the power industry across the entire Electricity Value Network. Power leaders determined to thrive in this rapidly changing landscape must understand these trends, how they will impact their business models and the transformative role of digitalization. In this Executive Brief, GE outlines the trends that warrant consideration by every power and utility executive as they develop strategies for success in 2017.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Oct 09, 2017
Get a step ahead, armed with strategies for an optimized, ever-improving plan to drive bottom-line impact using personalization. There are many ways to put your company’s data to work and by far, personalization is one of the most exciting and effective. Just look at online giants such as Google, Netflix or Amazon, and you’ll find living proof that data is a resource that helps build a digital empire. Download this guide to get a step ahead of the competition, armed with strategies for an optimized, ever-improving plan to drive bottom-line impact using personalization.
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