Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Only the introduction of end-point security - the ability to force mobile computers to secure themselves - offers end-users the freedom to embrace mobility and IT departments robust protection for sensitive information.
The release of a new Microsoft operating system is always an important event for IT departments, and Windows 10 is no exception. IT organizations and end users have been looking forward to a wide range of new features in Windows 10, with interest particularly high as users of Windows 7 and 8 can upgrade for free.
Today’s marketing departments can ill afford to waste time chasing after the wrong prospects. Budgets are tight, marketing staffers are overworked, and marketing managers have their hands full running the show. But, by taking the time to set up a lead scoring system, you can assign points to potential prospects, target the attributes most often associated with serious customers, and more easily separate the wheat from the chaff.
Compensation—whether hourly wages or annual salaries—is a talent attraction magnet, a general employee motivator, a retention technique and a measure for the health of your business (and the economy as a whole).
But there’s often confusion around salaries, both in what today’s accurate ranges actually are, and if every department within a company truly needs to evaluate compensation. Incorporating a strategic salary program that aligns with business goals requires a comprehensive understanding of the current labor landscape, and the role employee pay plays in every department within
This guide will discuss why compensation strategies should be discussed across departments, and how your company can address employee earnings today to help you maintain the right approach tomorrow.
Let’s get started.
The volume of customer data that marketing departments possess continues to grow at explosive rates. But new research from the Aberdeen Group finds that less than 40% of marketers use this information to optimize and target their campaigns. This "data rich, insight poor" phenomenon is examined in their new white paper, which identifies common analytics challenges-and shows how you can rise above them.
This white paper shows how IT departments can help the business implement a solution that integrates with existing business applications and transforms procurement into a fast, agile process—all in a trusted environment.
Competition is the number one pressure faced by today’s HCM teams – by a 69% margin! Of all the pressures that contemporary HR teams face, finding and keeping quality talent ranks above everything else. As a part of that, Best-in-Class organizations need to focus on optimizing the employment experience, from hiring and onboarding, to ongoing management and transition.
This report from Aberdeen explores how electronic signature solutions, as well as other digital HR technologies, can improve the employment experience throughout the journey. Read this report to learn:
• Why Best-in-Class HR departments are investing in employee-friendly technologies
• How digital solutions can impact employee experience, and why that matters for HR
• How electronic signatures complement HRIS applications and streamline many HR processes
Put your data in the hands of those who need it most, so they can act quickly to deliver great customer experiences. And a better bottom line.
Data is no longer the domain of a few. Everyone in your organization should be thinking about it. And more importantly, acting upon it. This means taking data insights out of the realm of data scientists and making them a natural part of everyone’s workflow — from the marketing department to the executive team.
To seize and capitalize on the data you already have, it’s important for analysts and marketers to rethink data—shifting from a reporting mindset to an action mindset.
74% of organizations want to be data driven, yet only 29% say they’re good at connecting analytics to action.
Businesses are 67% better at closing deals when their marketing and sales teams are aligned. With six simple steps from Marketo Engage, you too can increase revenue, improve teamwork across departments, and create an environment of success.
Learn how to do the following:
- generate more leads by adopting a more holistic view of the sales funnel
- boost collaboration by implementing a commission structure into your marketing department
- create internal service-level agreements to streamline process and develop accountability
People are the most important
part of your organization.
Understanding what they do,
how they do it, and even why
they do it, provides invaluable
insights for optimizing your
processes, department, or
And as a business leader, in many ways
you’ve never had it so good. There’s more
people data available than ever before,
and you’ve got the opportunity to put it
to work through data-driven initiatives
like changes to workforce demographics,
employee retention, or benefits allocations.
And most important, you have a chance to
fuel business decision-making with smart
Once you’ve learned how to turn your
people data into real business value, you’ll
create more visibility within your business,
and everyone will see that the rewards of
HR analytics are worth the effort. It’s time
to take the opportunity to prove the value
of data-driven HR. No more darkness.
Otherwise, the only journey ahead is into
some challenging pitfalls. We’ve identified
five of t
There’s a lot of noise these days about hyper-convergence. IT managers are facing internal pressure to adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to make their departments more efficient and “cloud-like” as well as external pressure from vendors fighting for market share in an increasingly crowded space. While an HCI solution could bring your organization significant benefits, it’s not necessarily simple to implement, nor is it the optimal solution for every use case. To determine if HCI is right for you, first we need a clear definition of what it is and what it does.
Most companies enable workers to work remotely, and when users are remote, they expect instant secure access to the business applications they need, on the device of their choice. View the Rise of the Remote Worker infographic to better understand the challenges IT departments face around management and security of remote workers.
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
Security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). But this Internet protocol doesn’t have to be a vulnerability.
Published By: Alacritech
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
As IT costs grow, budgets shrink, and demand soars, there is an immediate need to extend and/or consolidate existing server assets. Many IT departments are currently faced with reduced capital budgets as well as decreased staffing levels for NAS Systems.
Departments of roads and highways around the world have begun to implement technology solutions to improve the safety of their highways, lessen congestion and manage traffic more efficiently. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), as these systems are known, require reliable, secure and scalable networks to link cameras, sensors, signage, signaling and vehicles to remote data centers and operation centers.
These networks will be deployed in harsh environments and will pose their own unique challenges to operate, maintain and manage.
In this application note, we will present the unique requirements of ITS networks and discuss how AlcatelLucent Enterprise products and technologies not only meet today’s ITS requirements, but are designed to grow and scale to meet tomorrow’s as well.
Data Analytics has become critical for many business decision makers. However, many of these managers and data analysts still rely on spreadsheets and other legacy-era tools that fall far short of current needs. As a result, they also rely heavily on a virtual army of data specialists and scientists, working under the auspices of a centralized analytics group, to prepare, blend, analyze, and even report on the critical data they need for decision making.
Download this new paper to get the details behind self-service data analytics, and how it lets business analysts:
Take charge of the entire analytical process, instead of relying on other departments
Overcome limitations of legacy tools to save time and prevent errors
Make more comprehensive and insightful business decisions at speed
According to Forrester, the level of analytic satisfaction within organizations is on the decline.* The traditional multiple-step, multi-tool legacy approach is a slow, time-consuming, and in most cases, a costly process that prevents organizations from making faster decisions with confidence. Data analysts today need an agile solution that empowers them to take charge of the entire analytics process.
Download The Definitive Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics to:
Understand why traditional analytic tools designed for data scientists are not ideal for data analysts like you
Learn how self-service data analytics delivers the ease of use, speed, flexibility, and scalability you require
See how Alteryx stacks up against traditional data prep and analytics tools
Find out how self-service data analytics bridges the gap across skills, speed, and depth of analysis to empower you to achieve ever-greater insights without coding or depending on other departments.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites: consider the local culture and the people, prioritize basic needs and requests, work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments, and consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system. A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovation, and su
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
Agility has become one of the most important objectives of IT departments and business executives worldwide. In this era of 24/7 connectivity, organizations must often respond to customer and employee needs immediately
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting.
But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals.
According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums
of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
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