Tight schedules, cost challenges and lack of visibility can strain relationships in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) market. As new technologies raise owner expectations, you need to respond rapidly to customer needs with on-target solutions. You need to know how to anticipate and exceed owners’ expectations. You need to deliver on multiple fronts, including:
• Be a partner not just a supplier: Owners are looking for irreplaceable partners who transparently deliver value.
• Achieve more predictable outcomes: Partnerships build from developing plans, mitigating risks and delivering.
• Deliver on time and on budget: Firms must meet expectations precisely and avoid costly waste and delays.
• Be involved from day one: Owners now expect visibility and involvement across the project.
• Deliver something unexpected: AEC firms need to deliver unique, surprising solutions.
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Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
The shift from a product- to a service-driven economy—mixed with an uncertain economic climate—has given finance teams the opportunity to become strategic business partners capable of shaping and guiding organisational decision-making. This partnership is only possible by creating a deeper understanding of the contextual factors that influence revenue and profit and loss, and making this analytical data available to the right stakeholders when they need it. That requires a fundamental change in the way finance teams think about technology.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
For nearly a century, Denmark-based ALK has worked to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies. As the global leader in allergy immunotherapy, the innovative pharmaceutical company is unique in its commitment to research-driven products and solutions that not only address allergy symptoms but also provide long-lasting relief by targeting the root causes.
As a result of organic growth, acquisitions, and mergers, ALK has grown to more than 2,300 employees in 20 different countries. Its HR leaders knew they had to find an innovative solution that addressed the changing needs of the company. Temporary bolt-on systems were not going to work. Enter Workday.
In a business environment where being able to build and maintain a solid brand reputation and lasting relationships with your customers is essential for ongoing success, effective compliance training for team members is critical. Assembling quality course content, either through purchasing off-the-shelf compliance courseware or developing training material in-house or in partnership with an external developer, and delivering that material in a consistent manner, can help protect your organization and minimize the damage from compliance transgressions.
Published By: Globality
Published Date: Apr 05, 2018
This report shows how a growing demand for digital skills and specialist capabilities is creating opportunities for multinationals to shake up their portfolio of incumbent service providers and consider smaller, niche suppliers and new tech-savvy firms.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: May 18, 2018
In partnership with Forrester Consulting, Bold360 surveyed 468 businesses across industries with the goal of defining a Customer Engagement maturity model that can serve as a blueprint for those organizations considering how to evolve.
Summit Healthcare and Frontier Communications began working together more than a decade ago when Frontier installed a 50Mbps Metro E circuit into the hospital. However, the two organizations have developed an especially strong partnership over the last five years.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Creating alignment between sales and marketing can be a challenge—competing priorities, differing success measures, and even separate terminology.
We had the pleasure of hosting Forrester’s Laura Ramos, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals.
Laura charted the path to successful sales and marketing alignment and share critical steps to strengthen the partnership and increase revenue success. You will learn how sales and marketing can:
· Make revenue generation more efficient and predictable.
· Move from a relationship of open hostility to one of smooth collaboration—ultimately becoming high-performance partners.
· Work together to create lifelong customer engagement—the lifeblood of every successful company.
MIT Technology Review Survey: Executive Summary
Are you prepared for the next breach? Only 6% of leaders say yes.
Information security—or, the lack of it—is firmly on the radar for business and IT leaders in organizations of all sizes and in every sector. Many fear that their companies are ill-prepared to prevent, detect, and effectively respond to various types of cyberattacks, and a shortage of in-house security expertise remains of widespread concern.
Those are among the initial findings of the Cybersecurity Challenges, Risks, Trends, and Impacts Survey, conducted by MIT Technology Review of approx. 225 business and IT executives, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Services and FireEye Inc.
Cloud investment continues to grow
over 20% annually as organizations are
looking for faster time to deployment,
scalability, reduced maintenance, and
lower cost. But there is one aspect
of cloud that consistently worries IT
and security professionals – how to
achieve high levels of security in the
cloud. As cloud adoption increases, the
fears of unauthorized access, stolen
identities, data and privacy loss, and
confidentiality and compliance issues
are rising right along with it.
This report has been produced by the
350,000 member Information Security
Community on LinkedIn in partnership
with Crowd Research Partners
to explore how organizations are
responding to the security threats in the
cloud and what tools and best practices
IT cybersecurity leaders are considering
in their move to the cloud.
Published By: SugarCRM
Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
SugarCRM has leveraged IBM and other strategic partnerships to broaden its omnichannel appeal to enterprises, making Sugar a strong alternative to Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Learn how SugarCRM's four-pillar strategy enables businesses to create extraordinary customer experiences.
The need for closer collaboration between finance and HR has never been more important. Finance has become the co-pilot to the business, providing the forward-looking guidance management needs to capitalize on the next market opportunity. HR plays an essential role in ensuring that the business has the talent it needs to execute on digital strategies, and create a change-ready culture. Oracle commissioned new research by MIT Technology Review Custom, called Finance and HR: the Cloud’s New Power Partnership, to understand how closer collaboration between Finance and HR could support digital transformation and unlock new benefits.
The 2015 Digital Trends report, published by Econsultancy in partnership with Adobe explores different new digital trends such as customer experience, CX and content marketing, data-driven business, targeting and personalisation, mobile, cross-channel marketing and content optimisation.
Forbes and Forrester conducted a joint survey of 303 marketing and IT leaders that assesses the maturity of marketing and IT partnerships and how those relationships have evolved since our first version of this study in 2011. The results show some progress in taking action on items that require joint attention,but the devil is in the details, particularly around leadership and domain expertise.
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
Workday is pleased to partner with FSN to sponsor the “Future
of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting” 2016 Survey. The report
provides insights from almost 1,000 senior Finance and FP&A
leaders from around the world, representing companies from a
broad range of industries, sizes and geographies.
As a challenging 2016 draws to a close, the report looks at a
number of areas where Finance can develop stronger C-suite
relationships, through improved business partnership, and better
decision making driven by hard data.
In a changing business climate, you're only productive as the technology that supports you. In fact, having the right services can mean the difference between one more happy sale or one less customer. Don’t settle for "one less" - get the right solution for your business with RCN Business Services.
RCN Business Services offers a full suite of communications products and services to businesses of all sizes, including Internet, voice, video and network solutions.
We are a facilities-based provider that offers extensive fiber density with redundancy and superior performance. Spanning over 6,000 miles, the advanced fiber-rich network is completely diverse from other communications providers, enabling businesses to experience exceptional customer service, quicker installation and issue resolution.
RCN Business operates on three fundamental tenets: Partnership, Choice and Technology. These fundamental tenets guide how RCN Business approaches the sales process, addresses its customers, and supports its products and services.
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Technology: Technology and customer support are critical to any business. With RCN Business owning and having full control of its network, businesses get local U.S. based operations, faster response times and a continuous monitoring for superior uptime.
Download this whitepaper to learn 5 reasons why a white-labeled cloud partnership makes sense.
1) Maintain and evolve your brand
2) Gain all of the skill sets and infrastructure of a cloud organization, without building them from the ground up
3) Be the trusted advisor to your customers
4) Wrap unique services around the cloud platform and drive additional value to your customers
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As an early adopter of automation, SEW-Eurodrive in Lyman, S.C., has experience working with a wide variety of automated technologies and automation suppliers. So what has been its biggest takeaway after having worked more than a decade in manufacturing automation? Make sure to partner with an experienced and trusted supplier. Hear how SEW-Eurodrive’s partnership with Makino has helped reduce part costs, improve company morale and increase plant production tenfold with only a 6 percent increase in manpower, making the Lyman plant the most efficient operation across the company’s entire global manufacturing network.
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