Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
From reducing costs to driving strategic initiatives, great things happen when finance and HR collaborate. That’s one of the main takeaways of this eBook from CFO.com, which outlines five actionable ways to help your finance and HR teams work better together. Read now to learn how you can help transform HR from a cost center into a profit center.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the
organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60%
of organizations will have created and begun implementation
of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX
initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a
proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data
to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives.
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Enterprise users today are busier than ever and have grown accustomed to convenience and simplicity when they use technology in their personal lives. To stay productive at work, they demand faster, easier access to IT services, no matter where they are. BMC Software is meeting the changing demands of service delivery with a new approach to IT self-service. MyIT lets you give them everything they need — all from one simple, intuitive app.
Imagine a world where users help themselves and you spent less time on trouble tickets and more time on strategic IT initiatives. No need to imagine, this world exists. Try MyIT today!
IT organizations are no longer just a business support function and cost center—they are expected to drive business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity, complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes. Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment can provide:
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility, manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their long-term roadmap.
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The mobile app has become “the” strategic initiative for all digital organizations attempting to drive business forward. “By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion — making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe.”1 The app has become more than a simple method of communication. It is the new critical point of engagement, the face of the organization, and quite possibly the difference maker in customers staying or leaving. Getting the “user experience” (or UX) right in the eyes of the consumer is no longer a nice to have but fundamental to achieving success.
Whilst the FSI sector races to implement cutting-edge technologies such as AI, blockchain and automation, there are no mutually agreed upon set of best practices to implement these technologies. As a result, organisations are using their own blend of strategic initiatives and company culture to drive innovation, with varying levels of success. To help, this article features advice from five of the leading experts in the FSI and technology sector today.
Since it first started providing air passenger services in 2000, JetBlue has been
innovating. It was the first airline to embrace dot.com transactions and electronic
ticketing, and continues to churn out industry-leading inventions as described
here. When business needs changed in 2014, JetBlue embarked on very robust
digital transformation based on TIBCO integration and analytics technology—and
the company was recognized with the first-ever TIBCO Trailblazer Impact award
for the incredible effect this project was having on its strategic differentiation. In
this case study, Director of Shared Development Services Andi Azzolina describes
the objectives, initiatives, capabilities, and achievements making up JetBlue’s
journey towards becoming the most caring travel provider in the world.
Published By: bChannels
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
IT service continuity undoubtedly is at or near the very top of every IT organization’s list of strategic initiatives, considering the dramatic costs and implications of downtime. Download this informative whitepaper for some compelling reasons to upgrade.
The difference between a compliance-driven HR organization and a business-integrated one? An effective talent program. This complimentary white paper shows the six areas to focus on when making a business case for talent. Download it today.
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives
As a strategic framework, ECM can help organizations take control of their content; and, thereby boost productivity, encourage collaboration, help meet compliance initiatives, enable better content-centric processes and make information easier to share.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 05, 2017
Not long ago, the biggest concern for IT decision makers considering moving workloads to the cloud was security. That’s no longer the case. Today, the main obstacle to cloud adoption is different but familiar: the pain of migrating data.
Traditional data migration causes major headaches:
• Hours or days of downtime while servers replicate and stakeholders verify functionality
• Data loss and migration failures due to inadequate tools and inability to test
• Key internal resources diverted from strategic initiatives
IT organizations are now responsible for delivering seamless customer experiences while preventing outages and managing an increasing number of systems. With growing responsibility placed on IT, there is an opportunity to drive strategy for company-wide business processes and operations.
Companies using machine data powered platforms like Splunk collect disparate data types to quickly troubleshoot and monitor systems. By adding predictive capabilities, IT can glean critical insights for the business and develop strategic initiatives on issues that matter.
Download the white paper “Embracing the Strategic Opportunity of IT” to learn how to:
Enable a business aware IT organization
Unlock operational efficiencies
Solve problems with predictive analytics
Finance teams are working harder than ever before. CFOs today shape strategy across their organization, driving long-term growth and performance. But some do it better than others, and new research explains why.
As more and more data pours into the office of the CFO, experts say, minimizing its complexity and maximizing its usefulness becomes critical. “The amount of data is phenomenal,” says Mr. Whitehead of Airbus Defence and Space, “but what’s worse is the lack of harmonization. Unstructured data is what kills you. The key for me is how to have clear data in a usable and consistent form, which can be turned into succinct information the business can look at, understand where the value chain is, and make decisions.”
There is a noticeable shift occurring in the world of order management. Traditionally, projects related to order-taking were spearheaded by the customer service department. Not anymore. The pressures of today’s global economy have forced supply chain functions to play a more direct and strategic role in reducing costs, improving the customer experience, and driving added value throughout the organization. Naturally, supply chain leaders now have a significantly higher rate of interest and involvement in order management initiatives.
Supply chain leaders work in a competitive environment, and in order to get ahead of the competition, they are increasingly turning to order processing automation solutions.
Find out the four key reasons automation is emerging in the supply chain. Download now!
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Struggling to adopt new technologies and deliver real-time information?
Replacing your aging, on-premise solutions with cloud-based ERP systems can turn these
challenges into opportunities for your government organization.
Read the SmartFocus whitepaper to learn more about the benefits of cloud-based
systems, such as:
• Real-time analytics for better decision-making
• Faster deployment and ROI than on-premise solutions
• More time to focus on strategic initiatives
By taking part in the API economy, you open up a world of possibilities for your business. From innovation for you and your customers, to deployment of strategic growth initiatives, the API economy contains a wealth of opportunities. You are already in the API economy. Now, learn how you can keep moving forward.
Growth and expansion require a well-executed procurement function. Procurement is earning a seat at the table by having an impact not just on costs but on the company’s forecasting, planning, and strategic initiatives. This eBook will reveal how procurement transformation can help you shape overall strategy.
As digital transformation accelerates, the opportunity to engage customers digitally has never been greater — but so has the threat of not delivering great customer experiences. In order for customer insights professionals to compete, the use of customer understanding to optimize experiences at scale must be at the heart of all digital transformation initiatives. Digital intelligence provides a vision and approach that captures a holistic view of the customer in order to optimize digital interactions, engagements, and experiences. During his talk James McCormick will describe the vision and need for digital intelligence; the approach needed to make it a strategic initiative, and ultimately, how it will provide a competitive advantage.
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