Class of Service (CoS) functionality can help optimize network performance. For a successful deployment, network designers should identify all applications, understand requirements associated with each application, designate appropriate mapping for groups of applications and provide mechanisms in the underlying network to deliver CoS. CoS mapping and deployment are important; adhering to tested strategies and avoiding common misconceptions helps IT managers advance optimization across the wide area network.
This new eBook by Tom Bunzel explores how to successfully take in-person training online; strategies for utilizing the Web and social media to enhance learning; and what to look for in an online training solution.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"Infrastructure and operations leaders often struggle to understand the role of cloud computing and to develop strategies that exploit its potential. I&O leaders should complete the prerequisites before making the technology decisions required for successful, service-centered cloud computing strategies.
Read the Gartner report to learn more about key recommendations:
Identify the cloud-computing-related IT services you will offer or procure.
Document the internal processes that will be affected by the identified cloud services.
Map applications and workloads to the associated cloud services."
"You’re charged with much more than “benefits management.” You deliver programs that enable both your organization and your employees to successfully navigate the healthcare experience. Not easy, right?
This short guide explores the six highly effective strategies we’ve identified to help benefits leaders lower costs, improve outcomes and increase benefit satisfaction. "
Published By: GuideSpark
Published Date: Nov 19, 2018
Successful executives are increasingly recognizing that effective compensation communication is essential to strengthen the employee value proposition (EVP) and make it easier for employees to understand it.
As a result, they’re creating communication strategies that connect the dots between performance and pay in ways that build trust and engagement, transform the workplace culture, and help drive productivity.
Millennials have very different expectations about online shopping than other generations, and retailers need to learn how to meet and exceed them. This article will showcase three successful e-commerce companies -- Casper, Tradesy, and Boosted Boards -- and how
they are using specific strategies to build loyalty among their Millennial customers. We also offer actionable tips for e-commerce merchants to win over Millennials.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Successfully implementing and managing a comprehensive suite of customer experience technologies is essential for global businesses seeking to sustain high levels of customer experience and brand value. However, knowing how to temper the instinct to throw technology solutions at efficiency problems is what distinguishes global customer experience leaders from the rest. New technologies must be balanced with appropriate investment in human resources.
This is the central finding of a global survey of over 550 senior executives conducted by MIT Technology Review to examine the pressures that shape their customer experience processes and the tools and strategies they employ to mitigate those challenges and continuously improve customer engagement.
Read the report to get a detailed look at:
• The strategies that differentiates an Iconic firm from other businesses
• How strategies vary across regions based on maturity and customer expectations
• Future innovation management and technology
Master data management (MDM) programs provide ways to ensure that data is consistent in different systems throughout an organization, but poorly managed initiatives are large and complicated affairs.
This handbook will provides practical advice on how to develop and implement successful MDM programs that can pay big business dividends. Discover expert advice on:
- Strategies and tactics for effective MDM processes
- The technology considerations that should be factored into project plans
- The ramifications of incorporating pools of “big data” into MDM efforts
- And more
The digital financial services world has created an amplified set of challenges for the data center and network. Its role in enabling the success of the wider institution has become even more critical, but to deliver this it needs to provide a higher level of performance with increased agility, while maintaining high levels of efficiency and security.
This is forcing institutions to transform their underlying IT capabilities, with the need to simplify the network, obtain more flexible connectivity, automate IT operations, and enable centralized control and administration being core strategies in this respect. As shown in Figure 8, this is driving a number of requirements for the future network. Key considerations for financial institutions in architecture design and vendor selection should be around moving toward a software-defined, intelligent, cloud-ready, and open network that enables the institution to meet its ICT imperatives and achieve these key ICT strategies.
This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
Middle market companies are becoming more comfortable with outsourcing solutions, driving increased utilization of finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO). The evolution of FAO enables companies to focus on their core business, while leveraging external resources to increase finance and accounting productivity.
What makes RSM’s FAO platform different is specific industry knowledge, and unique business processes, workflows and structures that have been developed through years of successful engagements. We implement proven strategies from a people, process and technology perspective that are customized for each client and can’t be found in an out-of-the-box technology solution.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
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