Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Today’s smart computers can beat board game champions, master video games, and learn to recognize cats. No wonder artificial intelligence has captured the imaginations of business and IT leaders. And indeed, AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing. Read this guide from Google Cloud and learn how you can unlock the transformational power of information and get useful insights from a vast and complex landscape of data.
"Time is money. If you are not able to quickly make the right moves based on timely, accurate financial information, then you will lose your position in the marketplace to those companies who can.
Download this guide to see how to simplify and streamline financial processes in order to identify underperforming lines of business, perform accurate cash flow projects, support expansion into new markets, and much more.
Internally developed software applications support the most sensitive and strategically important business processes of most enterprises. Yet application security is one of the most neglected fields of cybersecurity.
Published By: Datavail
Published Date: Jan 12, 2018
Your enterprise performance management systems like Hyperion are mission critical. If you’re a Hyperion administrator, manager, or even a finance director, you know a crash, bug, or performance issue can delay reporting and take hours or even days to fix. Fortunately, keeping Hyperion running smoothly – and catching these issues before they happen – is not as impossible or time-consuming as you might believe. Join us for this webinar as we explore and debunk 9 misconceptions of Hyperion Performance Management that are keeping you from effectively managing your platform so financial processes run smoothly.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Once upon a time, several generations ago (in technology years), IT departments were internal departments, focused on maintaining infrastructure and services within the company. Some companies may have had external-facing services, particularly web services, but this was still generally a narrow and restricted area. IT wasn’t a revenue-generating or strategic department; it was a supporting environment viewed as a cost center.
One of the outcomes of an infrastructure-focused environment is that developers lost a sense of what their code was doing. Release cycles were long, and changes were slow. A developer would work on something and throw the code into testing or operations, and it would be released months later. Because of that long lead time, engineers lost the joy of being a developer—of creating something and seeing it work in real life.
One of the great, powerful changes with digital transformation and related cultural and technology changes like DevOps is that it reintroduce
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Finance has grown beyond recording and reporting. Leaders in fast-growing companies need not only the raw financial data, but the sophisticated analysis to make sense of it all.
In today’s digital world, Finance must move out of the back-office and help drive the direction of the business, as well as improve the bottom line through more efficient processes and increased responsiveness. With the right tools, your finance team can simplify processes and fulfill its goal of adding value.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Outdated, manual services aren’t just frustrating for citizens, they slow government processes down and increase costs. The Governing Institute recently analyzed how well state governments deliver digital experiences for citizens, employees, and businesses. Read Delivering on the Digital Experiences that Drive Efficiency to learn:
• How digital experiences measure up in all 50 states
• About our new customer experience maturity model for state governments
• Best practices for improving digital processes in your own state
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Sep 10, 2010
UNSPSC enables preference item management, better spend analysis, supply standardization and information control.
Whether you are deliberating on the need for a common product and classification standard for your company, or are an advanced UNSPSC adopter, we hope that "Adopting UNSPSC" will answer some of your questions and perhaps help you in some way to improve your purchasing and supply management processes.
Compensation managers know that, although budgets are tight, top performers still insist on being rewarded. This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper shows how you can create a strong compensation program. Download it today.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
Deploying a performance management
system is a powerful catalyst for increasing
employee and organizational performance.
If not handled properly, however, organizations
risk creating unnecessary administrative work
which can diminish some of the benefits. A key
challenge is to balance the tension between
creating a fair and consistent evaluation
process across the organization and measuring
employee performance based on individual
needs. What best practices should you follow to
help strike the right balance? How have other
leading organizations designed effective review
forms and processes?
Going with a single-vendor collaboration platform is an easy call, right? Employees can communicate clearly, information is shared easily, and processes are streamlined.
When improving collaboration in your enterprise, here are five core areas to focus on:
Saving time and increasing productivity
Lowering costs and complexity
Ensuring end-to-end security compliance
Scaling at your own pace
Having administrative control
In this free eBook, learn how a single-vendor platform helps you achieve these goals.
Consolidate SSL providers and processes, without interruption, using Entrust SSL management and monitoring services
This whitepaper provides a blueprint for migrating to Entrust SSL certificates and related services. It’s based on experiences that help many customers, in a wide variety of environments, bring their SSL certificate management under centralized administration.
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