Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
The Cisco® 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report—which presents research, insights, and perspectives from Cisco Security Research—updates security professionals on the trends covered in our previous security report while also examining developments that may affect the security landscape later this year.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its fifth year, the goal of the OutSystems State of Application Development Report is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe in this age of digital transformation.
This analysis is based on the responses to a survey conducted in March 2018. More than 3,500 IT professionals from over 116 countries took part. Respondents worked in all kinds of industry, and in this concise summary of the report, we focus on specific findings related to the manufacturing sector.
The need for digital transformation dominates business strategy today, and there are two obvious consequences for IT. Firstly, the demand for application development (app dev) is at an all-time high. Secondly, speed and agility are more important than ever before.
This backdrop informed the themes we wanted to explore in this year’s survey, which set out to answer five critical questions:
How are the app dev priorities of organizations adjusting
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its sixth year, the OutSystems State of Application Development Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe, at a time when organizational agility has never been so important.
Agility is the central theme of this year’s report because businesses and their IT organizations face a multitude of disruptive forces in 2019. The threat of digital disruption and the consequent need for digital transformation has been a driver of IT strategy for years. Add to that the current uncertain global economic outlook, and it becomes obvious why business leaders are so concerned about agility today.
How will IT “step up to the plate” and ensure that their organizations have the speed and adaptability to thrive, despite uncertainty?
This context serves as the backdrop to our sixth annual survey of IT professionals as we seek to understand the state of application development better. We set out with five critical questions
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2015
This paper explains how embedding 7 key skills within your IT team can keep your organisation’s data safe and its employees productive. From data storage and security to database design and management, these key skills will ensure that your business is able to make the most of new technology as it develops.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
In this essential guide, developed by Forrester, application development and delivery professionals are provided relevant analysis on the low-code platform market and whether each platform is scalable and flexible enough for large enterprise use. OutSystems Platform is highlighted as a top choice when selecting a scalable application development and delivery solution.
In the 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett packard enterprise (Hpe), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and Xebialabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor’s ability to match a strategy to these features. this report helps infrastructure and operations (I&o) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (Devops) automation.
"Agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards. True agility means prototyping data models quickly so business users can continuously iterate on them. Application development and delivery professionals working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.
This Forrester report discusses how seven data warehouse automation vendors bring Agile options to all phases of BI/analytics application development. Read more to find out how these platforms help facilitate shorter development cycles."
Hardworking, passionate, and tech-literate — by 2020, more than half of your employees will be from the often-misunderstood “Millennial” generation. However, many millennials hold a different benchmark of expectations from their place of work than previous generations. Download this e-Book to prepare your business. Here’s a list of five expert tips to attracting and retaining the best young talent available, such as:
Understanding “work-life balance” beyond the buzzwords
Prioritizing professional development for this passionate demographic
Satisfying a net-native’s need for tech tools that actually wor
There is a large gap between understanding how important project management is to a successful product launch and how effective a company may be with its actual execution. John Hayes, CEO of Engineering.com, and Jon Gable, former Strategic Planning Director for Dassault Systèmes , team up to bring you a webinar on product development and project management tools.
This webinar covers:
• Research report findings from 140 product development professionals
• Analysis of how product development issues can be addressed
• Web-based project management for product development
Gain insight into the latest thinking on project management for product development and how project management issues can impact business at the highest level.
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts.
With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
The North Face rigorously tested several providers and quickly realized that Bold360 hit all the marks. After the initial implementation, The North Face entered into a 3-month professional services engagement to take their chat strategy to the next level. The Bold360 professional services team helped The North Face implement strategic new chat features and tactics, including adaptive canned messages, proactive chat, dual monitors and layered chat, and provided additional development support as needed. To maximize the impact of its chat strategy, The North Face also created an 11-person core chat team, with reps chosen for their skills and product knowledge. Empowered with the capabilities of Bold360, these dedicated agents can now provide truly in-depth product support.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the higher-quality service and rock-bottom project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on leading best-practice solutions to gain control over every aspect of its business – from business development to resource planning to client billing.
eLearning has become the prevailing approach to employee onboarding, compliance training, and professional development. The efficiencies that eLearning affords stem from automation, customization and self-service. These attributes allow end users (employees and others) to access just the right training at just the right time. They also provide Learning and Development administrators the peace of mind that training will be delivered as needed, in a consistent manner and that tracking the progress of individuals will also be made simpler by automation.
SHL's Global Assessment Trends Report provides human resources professionals and those interested in learning about global assessment practices a comprehensive look at how organizations around the world measure talent.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Manufacturing is on the move. Leading companies are relocating near supply and demand, as well as the best talent. They’re digitizing operations to automate critical processes and enable crowdsharing. Manufacturers are building innovation hubs to accelerate R&D. They’re wooing – and retaining – talent with continuous knowledge sharing and professional development opportunities. And they’re using an array of technologies to capture and leverage the insights and skills of their best thinkers: industry visionaries, emerging technology experts, and process reengineers. Manufacturers are doing this quietly and consistently. To take aim at the target of market leadership, it pays to draw closer – and then closer still. Are you ready?
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Build or buy? When manufacturers have sought new leaders, they have typically done both: grooming talent in-house and paying market rates for the best thinkers and managers.
With the growing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) shortage, companies will be harder-pressed to buy – and keep – top technical talent. Emerging and established leaders will command premium prices and field continual offers, increasing the likelihood they’ll make frequent job changes, taking their industry and institutional knowledge with them. As a consequence, manufacturers will need to build their talent pipeline, empower knowledge workers with the tools and intelligence they need to succeed, and provide professional development opportunities that exceed what competitors offer.
This will be a marathon, not a sprint. What’s key to making the race for talent successful: virtual training environments that accelerate learning and innovation.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud is becoming an essential ingredient to a successful IT infrastructure. Recent research by IDC has
identified how the growth of cloud as a computing platform has magnified the importance of cloud skills to
the success of the enterprise. Moreover, it is becoming clear that IT professionals with cloud skills are
strongly influencing both the type of cloud infrastructure and the ultimate pace of adoption of cloud. This
puts IT professionals with cloud skills in the driver's seat of their own career. In fact, IT professionals with
certifications related to cloud development and operations have dramatically more influence over their
organizations' adoption and expansion of cloud services than otherwise similar IT professionals have
over the adoption of other types of technical solutions. Cloud skills accelerate the success and career
path of IT professionals.
The impactful cloud roles are diverse: Multicloud or hybrid cloud management, workload-centric
management, and DevOps illustrate
In this white paper, we examine notable trends and events in physical security from 2014 and assess what security professionals should expect in 2015. 2014 was truly an unpredictable year in the physical security and executive
protection worlds, as large scale events targeted for disruption were executed relatively smoothly, while unforeseen developments in Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak caught many off guard.
Looking ahead to 2015, we predict that local issues will continue to gain global importance, threat actors and activists will find new ways to utilize social media to spread their messages, and the lines between physical and digital threats will continue to converge. We also highlight ongoing developments in France,
Mexico, Ukraine, and Germany.
Coaching is all about maximising performance, regardless of whether it’s a superstar looking to reach greater heights, a new hire wanting to start off on the right foot, or even a struggling employee who needs to improve. Anyone can be a coach, as long as they have certain intangible skills and receive the proper training. The company, coach, and employee need to agree on what to improve, how to do it, and how to define success. As long as everyone is on the same page and dedicated to professional development, the end result will be employees, and a bottom line, that reach their potential.
But how can you ensure that everyone from seasoned veterans to new hires
reach their full potential?
By offering coaching. Over 70% of employees who received coaching saw an increase in work performance, relationships, and communication skills, and 80% reported having more self-confidence.
The best practices for managing employees evolves at a break-neck pace. In 2019, the key distinction for performance management strategies is to focus on the whole employee. This ranges from physical, emotional, and mental well-being to facilitating their personal and professional development. To help you gain a deeper understanding of new trends, we assembled this list of top trends to help you create or refine your employee performance management strategy this year, including:
• Developing trust with your employees
• The value of people analytics
• Individualized support
• Learning & development
• Diversity & inclusion
Law firms and corporate legal departments seek experienced legal professionals with business acumen and knowledge of technology. The supply of these professionals is struggling to meet the demand, but that could change. The latest white paper from Special Counsel explores which legal – and non-legal – skills are critical in today’s evolving legal industry.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 140,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.
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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