Empowered with mobile and cloud-based access to a myriad of products and services, customers now have a variety of options at their fingertips with regards to partnerships. Enterprises that do not follow the ever-changing tastes and preferences of their customers, or that wait too long to react, will fall behind and fail. Across functions, business professionals readily require big data tools and insights to understand and serve these customers. It is no longer an option for business users to rely on IT to deliver customer and other relevant analytics. On the flipside, handing the analytics reins entirely to business users can make governance nearly impossible. Organizations must find balance in a new approach in which IT mostly governs and curates data while business users are empowered to derive insights from data mostly ontheir own without delay.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
People analytics is increasingly on the agenda for organisations. With the rise of workplace technology allowing leaders to track employees’ performance, productivity and wellbeing, we partnered with the CIPD to survey over 3,000 business professionals to understand how people analytics is being used.
And the results are in. 65% of respondents who work in an organisation with a strong people analytics culture, say their business performance is strong compared to competitors.
As well as outlining the key opportunities leaders can capitalise on, this report covers:
- How different professions are using people data
- The various types of people data that are being used
- How people analytics adds value to organisations
- What the future holds for people data
While the cloud can be a disruptive force, this global survey, conducted by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Oracle, shows it is no longer a divisive one. The cloud is emerging as a unifying force that’s forging tighter collaboration between business and IT managers to drive innovation. The survey debunks three myths around implementing a public and/or private cloud strategy, including whether corporate systems need public cloud app data and how aligned IT and business are when it comes to the cloud.
HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Akamai, recently conducted a survey of U.S. hospitals to understand the current state of web security in healthcare as well as what plans are in place to improve preparedness. The results raise some concerns that despite greater consciousness of the increased risk to healthcare data security, many hospitals are still vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks. Read this survey to learn about critical weaknesses in hospital web security.
Today’s most damaging security threats
are not originating from malicious
outsiders or malware but from trusted
insiders - both malicious insiders
and negligent insiders. This survey is
designed to uncover the latest trends
and challenges regarding insider threats
as well as solutions to prevent or
mitigate insider attacks.
Our 400,000 member online
community, Cybersecurity Insiders,
in partnership with the Information
Security Community on LinkedIn, asked
Crowd Research Partners to conduct
an in-depth study of cybersecurity
professionals to gather fresh insights,
reveal the latest trends, and provide
actionable guidance on addressing
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
IT leaders are in a tough spot. Business leaders need help improving processes, but IT needs to focus resources on its own mission-critical innovation projects. Over the past 18 months IT backlogs have risen by 29%, resulting in growing tensions between IT and the business. Across industries, IT leaders are increasingly turning to no-code application development to free themselves from the burden of the backlog.
In this 30-minute webinar, Adam Hoover, Solutions Engineer at Quick Base, Inc. will discuss how a no-code application development platform can enable you to drastically reduce your backlog and keep your team focused on the projects that have the greatest impact. He’ll cover how to identify partnership opportunities between the business and IT – and share three effective models for working together while maintaining high quality across the IT ecosystem.
Published By: Mitutoyo
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
Today’s factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But it’s not just about the machines. Rather, people are improving machines through a true partnership that turns human experience into smarter machines.
This shift marks a re?orientation to a thought process that’s more natural to people.
After decades of working with 2D blueprints, designs and dimensioned drawings, factory intelligence leverages 3D models that are easier for people to comprehend and use. Plus, many people find more satisfaction in intelligent factory work that challenges them to manage relationships among machines, rather than repeatedly working on a single piece in a line. In smarter factories, people direct machines to adjust for shifting customer requirements and market demands.
The modern credit department is playing an expanded role in supporting sales and driving business growth. Traditionally, credit departments have focused on identifying potentially poor customers, thereby reducing losses and mitigating risks. Although this remains a critical function, credit departments also possess a wealth of data that can be mined to identify new business opportunities. With the help of new technologies, credit can work with sales departments by tapping into customer data and sharing insights for increasing sales. Download this white paper to learn more!
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Collaboration can sometimes result in conflagration, the ignition of opposing designs, or
competing ideas shouted to closed minds. But a unique consortium of colleges and universities
nationwide are working in diligent concert with Workday, a designer of cloud-based software, to develop
the first student information system built entirely in the 21st century.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Rackspace is now more than seven months into our partnership with Google as its first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform.
Since we began servicing customers in July, more than 100 Rackspace employees currently hold Google technical and sales certifications. We’re now working with customers in both North America and Europe and our managed service offering on GCP continues to thrive.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Apr 17, 2018
Controlling cloud costs is a leading challenge for enterprises at each stage of their cloud journey.
Fortunately, companies utilizing a public cloud can benefit from the strategic partnership between Google and Rackspace. Google Cloud Platform is a state-of-the-art, cost-friendly public cloud, and Google has selected Rackspace as its first managed services provider for GCP, based on Rackspace’s vast cloud expertise and dedication to a fanatical customer experience.
With Managed GCP by Rackspace, companies can maximize their cost savings on Google Cloud while also saving on hiring, training and retaining top talent to operate their cloud operations. In this post we will focus on the ten most significant cost-saving opportunities.
"Today’s procurement leaders are using technology to achieve greater procedural and financial efficiencies, secure the best products and services, and improve vendor relationships. However with the lack of technology to boost efficiency and strengthen the partnership with vendors and employees, saving costs and speeding up procurement processes can be quite cumbersome.
Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. Download this best practices paper to learn the eight important ways that procurement teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations. "
Migrating finance and HR systems to the cloud improves collaboration and saves more than expected. A recent global survey conducted by MIT Technology Review Custom—in partnership with Oracle—explores the motivations, benefits, and rewards that result from deploying finance and HR systems in the cloud.
As cost and productivity expectations persist, many functions are rethinking the way their work gets done to remain both efficient and innovative. But not all business partners may welcome these kinds of transformations. To stay progressive, the best companies enable employees to exercise greater influence over internal clients and alter the entrenched views their function.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
The combination of Skype for Business and Polycom systems provides a scalable solution suitable for businesses of different sizes. There are different Skype for Business packages and Polycom systems available to suit any budget or collaboration requirement. These solutions can provide a flexible infrastructure for meetings of two people or events of up to 10,000 participants located anywhere in the world.
Skype for Business offers a clear migration path from Microsoft Lync or Skype to protect investment for organizations with existing installations. For growing businesses or organizations that are new to collaboration, the partnership of Skype for Business and Polycom provides the portfolio and the flexibility to add features and services to suit changing collaboration needs or scale capacity in line with business growth.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Every corner of an enterprise needs technology to build new applications for their specific function or customer. IT needs to transform from its traditional function as the sole technology provider to become an adaptive, responsive and nimble organization that can keep up with the pace of the digital era as well as embrace the opportunities provided by a change-driven environment. This transformation can occur only if IT transforms itself into a strategic business enabler rather than a centralized technology function.
Being an enabler means that IT has to decentralize and democratize application development and data access to the different Lines of Business (LoBs) and functional business partners. This way, IT can concentrate on a partnership with the business - i.e. providing a set of strategic and consistent assets and technology.
"When the CMO Council recently asked more than 200 senior marketing decision makers how effectively they have aligned physical and digital experiences, half admitted that these integrated experiences were selective, at best. Yet it is alignment, consistency and connection that drive the foundational relationship between the brand and the buyer.
The CMO Council, in partnership with IBM, will host a one-hour interactive webcast with industry-leading media, entertainment and telecommunications marketers to discuss how audience insights across the digital and physical experience have been turned into action, allowing these brands to personalize and enrich each engagement.
Multiple case studies will also be discussed during the webcast that focus on the power of segmentation and innovations around cognitive computing. Speakers include Liz Miller, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the CMO Council; Jody Sarno, Dedicated Client Partner, Communications Industry for IBM; Chris Crayner, Ch
Published By: Comdata
Published Date: Jul 05, 2017
So you’re thinking about implementing a virtual credit card program (also known as
ePayables or virtual payments) or changing your current provider. This is the first
step to a hopefully beautiful and successful new partnership, but how do you know
which provider is the best fit? While we can’t pick your provider for you, we can offer a
few important points of consideration.
Far from being a soft issue, trust underpins the
management of your digital business and digital
ecosystems. This report highlights how trust is
fundamental to your digital transformation. It
focuses on the role of trust in the B2B context
and analyzes the key technologies, processes,
and operational values that CIOs and their teams
must use to build and maintain trusted
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