Published By: TrendKite
Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
Sometimes a perfect storm comes together to signal a radical shift or rebirth of an industry. But it’s not enough to say public relations is in flux or rapidly changing. It’s more impactful to discuss the evolution of the change, understand the potential gaps, and be early to capitalize on opportunities created by these gaps.
The path for change in the PR industry has been tumultuous. And understandably so. The irrationality of basing performance on vanity metrics is so ingrained in the profession that the left-brain, rational piece has been pushed aside. This has created a culture of estimating based on vanity metrics like AVE (ad value equivalency), leading to a dynamic where the C-suite craves that WSJ or TechCrunch story, yet doesn’t believe PR’s reporting on the value of that coverage. When everyone in the marketing stack is crunching numbers and showing real, tangible value, PR is holding onto air. Why keep setting the profession up for failure by perpetuating the cycle of abstr
If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions. Download this new best-practices eBook to learn about the 12 key questions for data-driven Sales Managers. This informative guide will help you:
- Determine Key Metrics For Sales Management
- Improve Sales Team Productivity
- Closed-Won More Deals
Download a free copy of "12 Must-Ask Questions for Data-Driven Sales Managers" today.
Learn the 20 key commerce metrics that you should be tracking to measure and optimize your commerce results. For each metric, you will learn what it means, why you should be tracking it, industry benchmarks. Download the eBook now.
This penetrating survey report clarifies how organizations are leveraging document management practices, such as records management and document imaging, to help meet the current economic challenges and gain a competitive edge in the eventual recovery.
The fifth annual State of DevOps Report, presented by Puppet and DevOps Research & Assessment (DORA), confirms and highlights the fact that achieving higher IT and organizational performance is a team effort spanning development and operations — and it’s an investment that can deliver powerful returns.
This year’s report shows how DevOps speeds up delivery, improves quality and security, enhances employee engagement and more.
Download the report to learn why:
• High-performing IT organization experience 200x more frequent deployments and 24x recovery from failures.
• High performers spend 22 percent less time on unplanned work and 29 percent more time on new work, such as features or code.
• Taking an experimental approach to product development improves IT performance.
The report also helps you understand the ROI of DevOps, and includes formulas to quantify your potential cost savings, using metrics from you own organization.
Ready to effectively monitor in the cloud? It’s time to go beyond vendor provided data and establish performance metrics and baselines that matter. The 3 Key Cloud Monitoring Metrics IT Brief helps you identify cloud monitoring challenges while providing the strategies to succeed.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Dec 16, 2015
Today's hyper-connected mobile consumers have high expectations. To compete, you must provide a responsive, superior digital experience. DevOps best practices of Continuous Delivery make this possible, but to do it right you will need a safety net.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
In this eBook, we will:
-Tell you how to get started with performance metric monitoring
-Share real-life examples of application failures and how to avoid them by using 7 key metrics to find problems early on
-Show you how stuff really works in "the life of a metric" and how to integrate performance metrics into automation tools throughout your application delivery chain
Get the right processes and metrics in place to support continuous delivery and build a better digital experience, faster.
If management has not already cut your budget, be prepared to “prove it or lose it” soon. This report will help you think through your measurement strategies, and either fine-tune an existing program, or get one started post haste.
collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. With this data, collectd then has the ability to work alongside other tools to help identify trends, issues and relationships not easily observable.
Read this e-book to get a deep dive into what collectd is and how you can begin incorporating it into your organization’s environment.
Published By: Adverity
Published Date: Jun 15, 2018
A Beginner's Guide to Marketing Data Analytics
Marketing Data is big & highly fragmented
Big data is messy. It’s scattered across platforms, it’s diverse, and in its raw form, it’s practically unusable.
We know, it’s a painful truth. The fact of the matter is that having a lot of data doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the answers to your most pressing questions. Looking for the most relevant bits in your pile of big data is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
But don't you worry - we are here to help. This handy e-book will give you a short overview what quality matters, why data is so important and what you need to pay attention to.
Best thing is: getting this ebook is super easy. Just fill out the form to the right and voilá - your download is ready. Enjoy this read!
With the growing need to effectively monitor your infrastructure, metrics have emerged as a way to gain insight to the trends and problems within your IT environment. collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. With this data, collectd then has the ability to work alongside another tool, such as Splunk, to help identify trends, issues and relationships you may not be able to observe otherwise.
This e-book gives you a deep dive into what collectd is and how you can begin incorporating it into your organization’s environment. Download your complimentary copy of “A Beginner’s Guide to collectd” to learn how to:
*Get and configure collectd
*Analyze collectd data
*Use Splunk and collectd together to analyze large amounts of infrastructure data
With little to no oversight into billing and collections‚ it can be hard to evaluate and improve the performance of accounts receivable (AR) processes — but not anymore.
AR Automation solutions provide access to critical analytics that go beyond DSO to transform your AR department into a more strategic‚ value-added operation.
Read our new AR Analytics Playbook to discover the six essential metrics that can bring big gains in efficiencies‚ such as:
• Faster customer payments
• Reduced administrative costs
• Enhanced collections efficiencies
• Improved customer retention
The competition isn’t getting any weaker. Start strengthening your business with an AR automation solution today!
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
TeamQuest Director of Market Development Dave Wagner and Chris Lynn, Safeway's Capacity Manager and Performance Analyst, cover the application of automatic, exception-oriented analytics to a wide variety of IT and business metrics in order to simultaneously optimize service performance and IT cost. Multiple conceptual approaches are shared, including pros and cons. Most of the presentation includes real examples by which Safeway has integrated performance, capacity, business, and power data into an automated optimization process spanning 1000s of servers and virtual servers and their applications.
More and more companies are moving to the cloud for B2B services, and for good reason. There’s a huge potential for increased visibility and analytics-driven insights to be gained from B2B transactions that can give businesses unprecedented levels of information. But many organizations continue to struggle when it comes to going beyond basic transactional data and historical performance metrics. What does it take to not only report on past activity, but to get real-time alerts, predict future events, manage exceptions, and proactively leverage this wealth of data in order to put it to work? Read this IBM white paper to find out how B2B Services Reporting and Analytics provide new insights into your trading partner relationships and to drive better, more profitable business decisions.
Published By: Gleanster
Published Date: Jan 18, 2012
This Gleansight benchmark report examines the common characteristics of top performing companies. It looks at how they're maximizing the value of their investment in marketing automation, by putting not only the right technologies in place but also the right business processes, organizational culture and resources, and performance metrics.
We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly emerging as a core transformational technology of the digital era. The ability to gather data from sensors embedded throughout an enterprise can drive insights and operational efficiencies from the supply chain to the customer. But IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations require high degrees of IT/OT convergence - collaboration and integration between information technology and operational technology groups - to succeed.
These two groups, however, often have different goals, performance metrics, and perspectives on both the collaboration and the outcome. This SAS/HPE-sponsored paper helps readers get a better understanding of the relationship, either real or perceived, between these two groups. Futurum Research surveyed the state of the relationship between IT and OT teams as it pertains to the design, implementation, and creation of value through IoT technologies.
IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how:
1. Demand generation managers can target the most profitable customers with the right offer at the right time.
2.Marketing operations managers can review the results of multiple campaigns from a single marketing performance dashboard.
3. Brand managers can blend data from blogs, forums and social websites with CRM data to see how people really regard the company’s brand. Watch this video to see how IBM helps you make smarter marketing decisions, faster.
View this live Webcast from the Aberdeen Group that features senior research analyst for business intelligence Mike Lock. Learn how best-in-class companies are delivering broader access to information in a shorter time frame to facilitate substantial improvement in key business performance metrics.
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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