With the 2011 budgeting cycle behind us, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate whether you're getting as much as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if analysis. Are your processes integrated, aligned, and collaborative? Do they help your company drive revenue and outperform your competition?
Adaptive Planning's award-winning solution makes it incredibly easy to move beyond spreadsheets and transform budgeting, forecasting, monthly variance reporting, and what-if analysis. With Adaptive Planning, your FP&A processes can be far more efficient, accurate, and collaborative -- resulting in better decisions that increase revenues, decrease expenses, and create greater strategic value.
Blue Coat Optimized Video Delivery utilizes a combination of stream-splitting and caching technologies to prevent "video floods" that are caused when Internet video saturates a company's WAN or Internet gateway and keeps other applications from performing properly.
Blue Coat demonstrated bandwidth reduction of up to 95%, and up to 40 times faster response time across all the WAN conditions. Find out more about how the joint solution provides a tremendous improvement in the user experiences of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise for all WAN conditions tested in this complimentary white paper.
A new generation of WAN optimization solutions can help network managers optimize consolidated data architectures internally, but also harness the power of the internet to reshape the way businesses leverage new technologies.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Jun 05, 2013
This paper examines these technologies in the context of a four step process that many successful practices are using to optimize their revenue cycles. The “Four Steps to Transformation” methodology represents the distillation of best practices from thousands of medical groups across the United States who leverage technology to improve their bottom lines.
This executive overview focuses on one of these drivers--program effectiveness--defined by leading marketers as programs that drive a high level of conversion and prospect engagement throughout the buyer's journey. in this executive overview, we'll take a look at the current buyer landscape, and then at five five best practice areas that need to be optimized in order for your programs to reach their full potential.
"Storage system architectures are shifting from large scale-up approaches to scale-out of clustered storage approaches. The need to increase the levels of storage and application availability, performance, and scalability while eliminating infrastructure or application downtime has necessitated such an architectural shift.
This paper looks at the adoption and benefits of clustered storage among firms of different sizes and geographic locations. Access this paper now to discover how clustered storage offerings meet firms’ key requirements for clustered storage solutions and the benefits including:
Scalability and availability
"Flash technology is becoming more prominent in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives – flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments.
This ebook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. Check it out to discover and learn all you need to:
* Optimize storage performance
* Leverage server flash as storage cache
* Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure in the data center "
The need for robust network security is growing, but IT security teams, resources, and budgets are shrinking at many organizations. That doesn’t mean you have to scale down your growth or skimp on key IT security areas, but it does mean you need to optimize your resources, starting with your network firewall team. Resource optimization involves the automation and streamlining of operational processes and management workflows so that your IT team members can be freed up to focus their time, skills, and expertise on priority projects. Furthermore, optimizing your resources helps preserve your budget while eliminating budgetary conflicts and slashing administrative costs.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: May 15, 2017
Data is critical to the entertainment industry and not taking advantage of it can keep you from creating great experiences and delivering the right content to partners. And, more than that, it can make it hard for you to optimize operations, get insight into the content’s value and stay ahead of the many changes in how content is created, consumed and monetized.
However, even with the new digital tools in production, there are many challenges to making use of this data. The effort involved can take time and resources away from film production, introduce security risks, and leave key data inaccessible to those that need it.
In this paper, we review:
• The current state of production data
• The challenges the entertainment industry is facing in making use of data
• A new “Smart Content” approach that is helping industry pioneers to reduce complexity on the set, drive reporting, and enable them to stay ahead of market changes
"Mobile and cloud deployment issues are dominating the concerns of organizations today. End-user mobility and flexibility versus IT control and visibility are the opposing requirements challenging even the most nimble of environments. Organizations are searching for several key capabilities to address this dichotomy:
• Infrastructure that is optimized for end users to drive down costs, simplify
acquisition, upgrade easily, and support policy management
• Flexibility in delivering workspaces to users—on-premises, cloud, and
offline—all within a unified workspace with single sign-on
• Management capabilities encompassing the entire ecosystem and providing
security, compliance, and management of day-to-day end-user environments
Download this asset to learn how VMware addresses these needs more effectively than Citrix with the VMware mobile-cloud architect."
There’s been a fundamental shift in best practices over the last decade to accommodate new multiple-screen behaviors seen by 70% of Internet-connected consumers. The disconnected
nature of a siloed channel-by-channel approach won’t provide the consistent end-to-end experience that today’s connected consumer demands.
If you’re running a small to midsize business, you probably already know firsthand how server virtualization can help you compete against the big guys – by reducing costs, lowering risk and increasing agility. Now it’s time to think about storage.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
Most people define mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – as those
running a mobile-optimized operating system (e.g. iOS, Android, Windows
Phone). There’s a trend emerging, however, in which traditional mobile
devices are gaining functionality typically associated with PCs.
At the same time, PCs are being architected more like mobile devices — an
interbreeding of species, if you will. The iPad Pro, for example, has a
keyboard. With Windows 10, phones and tablets can run “Universal” apps
that also run on PCs. Windows 10 also has application-layer sandboxing,
code-signing, and an app store with apps pre-vetted by Microsoft. In
certain configurations (i.e. enterprise-managed devices), a laptop running
Windows 10 has a security architecture that looks strikingly similar to a
smartphone or tablet.
Most companies have a few people who are testers and optimizers by nature, interest, or experience. But what really moves the dial is when everyone in the company embraces a test-and-learn approach to improving the customer experience across all touchpoints.
Why is the test-and-learn approach so effective? When you test everything, your team values data over opinions. Everyone keeps learning — even from failures. The results? More visitors, more sales, happier customers, and a healthier bottom line.
To help you get there, this guide provides insights on:
What constitutes a culture of growth and optimization
Tips for building that culture in your own company
Lessons from marketing leaders who embrace the test-and-learn approach
Today’s meandering customer journeys take place over multiple channels and devices. Each interaction creates a stream of digital information, leaving marketers with a growing pile of data. But, with data seemingly everywhere, why are so many marketers still feeling like there’s not a drop to drink?
Leaders Have a Data Strategy and Enable More Teams with Data
In this research report from June 2017, Econsultancy surveyed more than 700 marketing and analytics executives at consumer brands to better understand how data factors into marketing strategy — and daily decision making.
Two-thirds of leading marketers — those who outperformed their top business goal — say they currently have a documented data and analytics strategy.
In this report, you’ll also learn how leaders have built data-driven cultures and why they are more likely to use:
digital analytics to optimize user experience in real time
audience-level data to personalize customer experience
customer-level data to segment and r
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
With the proliferation of health and fitness data due to personal fitness trackers, medical devices and other sensors that collect real-time information, cognitive computing is becoming more and more important. Cognitive computing systems, with the ability to understand, reason and learn while interacting with human-generated data, enable providers to find meaningful patterns in vast seas of information. IBM Watson Health is leveraging the power of cognitive computing to help providers make data-driven decisions to improve and save lives worldwide, while controlling healthcare costs. Read our whitepaper and learn about the new era of cognitive computing and how it can improve health outcomes, optimize care and engage individuals in making healthy choices.
Account based sales (ABS) has generated a lot of buzz lately, but it’s more than just a passing trend. In fact, many enterprise sales teams have been doing account based sales for quite a while. Whether this is the first time you have encountered the idea of ABS or you have heard about it before, this e-book will equip you with the basics so you can decide whether ABS is right for your company, outline your own ABS strategy, and optimize for the best
An explanation of account based sales
Key benefits of adopting an ABS strategy
How to get started and implement a successful ABS strategy
Best practices and KPIs to optimize and measure your strategy
Additional resources to help you plan and execute your strategy
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