Since when did budgeting become a process that companies dread? Just say the word “budget,” and you’ll elicit at least a few groans or eyerolls from teams outside of finance. It’s daunting: the weight of the next few years rests on a couple of forecasts, financial projections and line-item lists. As a result, cross-functional teams are under a lot of stress to ensure that their cases and arguments are heard. In some ways, the budgeting process almost feels combative.
When the right approach is applied, analytics can drive more effective marketing strategies. While marketers understand the role analytics plays within the organization, most are not leveraging analytics to really drive enterprise performance. We surveyed 100+ business leaders to understand the state of analytics maturity across today’s leading organizations, uncovering common challenges teams are facing in their quest to use data and analytics to deliver a competitive advantage.
What We Uncovered:
- 73% of analytic professionals claim to work for an analytically-driven company
- Only 42% of companies have a strategy for using analytics across the enterprise
- Just 38% of companies share results of their analytic insights outside their department
- 81% of organizations rely on 3rd parties for at least some portion of their analysis
Download the report to learn how marketers, like yourself, view themselves in light of using analytics to drive their business.
Finance teams today are working harder than ever before. The demands of the global and digital economy have multiplied the finance function’s core responsibilities. At the same time, CFOs are expected to partner with their C-suite colleagues to shape long-term business strategy. When finance chiefs do their jobs well, they make a powerful impact, not only within their own department but also on their company’s overall performance amplifying their importance to the enterprise.
DDoS attacks are the primary threat to the availability of your network. In 2014, the number of DDoS attacks continues its trend upward in both size and complexity. Today, attacks topping 100Gbps have become common. So have complex threats such as application-layer attacks against DNS and encrypted Web services. Taxing security teams even more is the rise in multi vector attacks which target applications, existing stateful infrastructure like Firewalls and IPS devices and upstream connectivity, all in a single sustained attack.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 25, 2017
Five Necessary Changes to Comply
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is approaching. You may think you’re immune from its impact, but if you do business with customers in the EU, think again. It’s time to rethink your organizational processes around compliance.
This Forrester Research Brief helps your security, regulatory and privacy teams grasp the five changes necessary for GDPR compliance.
IT departments are faced with new challenges, with increased competition, lower customer loyalty and globalisation. It all requires faster development while dealing with shadow IT, legacy systems and requirements for highly skilled teams, with expertise in new, disruptive technologies.
Read this white paper to get an in-depth look at the benefits of embracing a digital business model, and find out how sports teams of all types can use cloud service providers with digital marketing and analytics tools to gain a competitive edge on the marketing playing field.
Flexibility and the ability to adapt easily to change can create a compelling competitive advantage for E&C organisations. Whether it’s behind the desk, on the go, or at the job site, E&C project teams need to be empowered to get a project done no matter where the job takes them and with a limited amount of resources.
As projects become larger and more complex, the variation in contracting standards around the world makes compliance increasingly challenging to maintain—especially when project teams are often operating in different time zones. Easy access to tools that streamline compliance with a range of contracting standards enables construction firms to rapidly improve communication, optimise efficiency and mitigate risk.
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.
Like most IT teams, LIAI technicians are committed to optimizing staff productivity. With the organization steadily growing and IT demands increasing, maintaining this commitment proved challenging. They needed began to minimize the burden of administrative duties and maximize IT efficiency.
New headlines provide ongoing evidence that IT Security teams are losing the battle against attackers, reinforcing the need to address the security of enterprise applications.This Analyst Insight reviews several practical steps you can take to get started now.
Whether being considered to support an organization's initial private cloud deployment or help an organization recover from a false start, an entry-level private cloud automation solution can enable IT teams to quickly demonstrate the value of IaaS.
Choosing the best PPM software for your team doesn't have to be overwhelming. This Buyer's Guide will help you find project management software that's evolved for today's project teams. Get the guide today.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
As technology trends change, finance teams are undergoing transformation initiatives to drive cost efficiencies and improve overall business performance. Read this webinar brief for highlights of our recent webinar with KPMG.
IT teams are working harder than ever in the face of massive data growth, complex operations, and time and budget constraints. Access this white paper to discover an operating system that addresses the limitations of traditional approaches to IT, removing IT constraints and allowing you to respond to business demands more readily.
Published By: Keynote
Published Date: Apr 23, 2014
In the world of digital interactions, the margin between success and disengagement or abandonment is measured in milliseconds. With the exploding adoption of advanced smartphones and tablets, you need a mobile-first approach to engaging with customers and employees. And as your mobile initiatives are delivered at increasingly rapid rates, the quality and reliability of the mobile apps, mobile web and connected services that support them has become critically important.
For the technology teams delivering customer and employee services in the mobile channel, it is important to understand that performance monitoring solutions which work for the desktop cannot be simply applied to mobile. Managing the mobile end user experience requires an understanding of the challenges posed by the complexities of the mobile environment. This paper will reveal the 4 pillars of mobile performance, plus offer strategies for accurately monitoring mobile end user experience so you can continuously improve.
The need for robust network security is growing, but IT security teams, resources, and budgets are shrinking at many organizations. That doesn’t mean you have to scale down your growth or skimp on key IT security areas, but it does mean you need to optimize your resources, starting with your network firewall team. Resource optimization involves the automation and streamlining of operational processes and management workflows so that your IT team members can be freed up to focus their time, skills, and expertise on priority projects. Furthermore, optimizing your resources helps preserve your budget while eliminating budgetary conflicts and slashing administrative costs.
Leave administration is one of the most challenging aspects of workforce management and an area that continues to become more complicated as leave regulations—and lawsuits—increase. For employers, having to understand and comply with complex federal regulations, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), in addition to myriad local laws, union rules and company policies can be overwhelming. The task of complying with these many regulations often consumes a great deal of time for HR teams, especially those operating across multiple geographies.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
The increased mobility of the workforce is changing the way we work. Business users want the flexibility to share and collaborate on content that drives their business while IT needs to ensure the security of that data, no matter where it goes. An effective enterprise collaboration solution must consider people, processes and technologies to be effective, but where to begin?
This comprehensive Buyer’s Guide offers guidance on how to develop your organization’s requirements with regard to:
• Risk management – avoiding data breaches and loss of information that can result in non-compliance
• Business productivity - allowing for secure collaboration while enabling teams to work anywhere on any device
• IT efficiency - supporting the full breadth of external business content requirements while integrating with existing applications and protocols
Trend Micro resolved the following issues by purchasing Zoom:
• Overly complex or difficult communications platforms
• Expensive hardware or software systems
• Unreliable or poor service quality
• Using too many different solutions
• Difficulties connecting remote teams or sites
• The need for a more efficient/effective way to reach customers and other external parties
Read more to learn about the benefits of using Zoom and which features are used more frequently by Trend Micro.
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