The traditional workforce model of permanent employees located in a single or small number of offices has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, accelerated by the effects of the current economic landscape. Drivers of this trend include initiatives to drive growth and expand into other markets, improve customer service, speed to market, improve decision-making processes, and increase both worker and overall organisational productivity.
This paper provides insights into recruiting practices that enable acquiring and retaining a high quality workforce. Uncover new sourcing, assessment, process, and green opportunities to cut recruiting costs by quantifying the reduction of direct costs savings and benefits from technology.
COCC, a leading provider of technology services for community banks and credit unions, needed a way to reach distant customers without increasing travel costs. That's when COCC decided to try online meeting technology.
Unified Communications (UC) aims to unite securely and seamlessly all the different business communications channels that exist in a company. That includes voice, video, data, IM, mobility and the Web etc. This report examines in detail the key industry drivers and benefits that are inspiring large scale enterprises to adopt a Unified Communications strategy.
Workforce mobilization has become a key competitive requirement for most organizations. However, enabling mobility is more than just providing laptops and mobile phones to users and sending them out into the field. It's about selecting the appropriate technologies and developing the right user experience.
Published By: McAfee Inc
Published Date: Mar 23, 2009
Today's workforce relies on USB drives all the more to share information - roadmap presentations, contracts, and sensitive or large files that can't be mailed. Find out which McAfee Encrypted USB Drives meet your needs.
IBM Lotus Sametime: Real-time. Right now. Forces like Globalization and Converging Technologies require today’s mobile, distributed workforce to use the latest unified communications and collaboration technology to stay connected and keep everyone on the same page.
Unlike Wi-Fi access, 3G mobile broadband is available anywhere users have a mobile phone signal-from. From taxis, to trains, to remote stretches of road - your workforce will have access to critical data. If your company is even considering about deploying mobile broadband to its workforce, read this guide now!
Wireless networking is an essential productivity tool for today's mobile workforce. With wireless networking, you and your employees can stay connected to your company's information resources virtually anytime, anywhere.
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the impacts of a disaster can result in loss of or lack of access to data, applications, and work facilities. Those with disaster recovery plans in place fared much better than those without such contingency plans.
The demand for (and benefits of) web-based interfaces combined with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce has exposed inefficiencies inherent in the browser, the network and its protocols, and the data center. These inefficiencies create performance problems for applications that continue to be magnified by emerging technologies like Web 2.0 and SOA. This White Paper details how F5's approach to Application Delivery Networking eliminates the bottlenecks inherent in browsers, in the network, and in the data.
With server virtualization now well established in the world's datacenters, IT leaders are turning their attention to virtualizing and centralizing desktop PCs to address some of their toughest computing challenges:
. Managing complex end-user hardware and software infrastructure
. Securing networks and information assets
. Supporting a global workforce in an environment of constant change
HotSchedules needed an agile and scalable IT environment that could respond quickly to growth opportunities. The company deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate its server environment, reduce costs, and maximize network performance. By hosting up to 19 virtual machines on each physical server, HotSchedules increased its growth capacity while cutting power costs 77 percent and enhancing the company’s competitive position.
The Hager Group is a $1.5-billion electronics manufacturer. With a distributed global workforce of more than 10,000 employees, Hager has 40 sales subsidiaries and 25 industrial sites worldwide. Today, with a centralized marketing database and software, Hager can ensure data quality and deliver personalized, targeted communications according to customer and prospect profiles and behavior. This program allows Hager to capture 1,000 new prospects each month, and achieve a 10 percent conversion rate - resulting in an incremental revenue increase of $42 million per year.
By 2011, IDC expects mobile workers to make up 73 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Whether mobile employees are out in the field or at home, sitting in a satellite office or constantly on the go within a corporate campus environment, they're going to need an effective way to stay connected and productive.
Published By: SyberWorks
Published Date: Oct 21, 2008
In most cases, the biggest quandary an organization must solve is to put together a rational, i.e., a cost justified, business case why they should spend capital to invest in a learning management system. The focus of this white paper will outline the benefits of web-based training along with a practical framework for developing ROI when looking at the cost of traditional training methods verses e-Learning.
By 2011, the mobile workforce in the U.S. is expected to reach 120.1 million people. Embracing this trend is more of a question of "how" rather than "if": How will you measure, manage and build relationships with increasingly distributed teams and workers?
The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes remains popular. However, there are still many misconceptions associated with using enterprise resource planning solutions in asset-intensive industries. This white paper discusses and demystifies the myths for decision makers in asset-intensive industries. You’ll also see how IBM Maximo Asset Management can enhance the quality of asset data, contribute to the safety of the workforce, and help facilitate best practices that significantly impact the long-term success of your business.
This white paper by IDC shows how an investment in training improves the likelihood of an IT project chances for success through enhancement of team skills. The white paper provides an analysis of a comprehensive survey with 144 senior IT managers examining the impact which training and skill level had on the success of 377 IT projects.
Published By: HighRoads
Published Date: Jul 29, 2008
How bad has the impact of the high costs of benefits become? For the past five years, the cost of healthcare rose at double-digit rates, greater than the growth of wages or inflation. The high cost of employee benefits is one of the primary reasons preventing leading companies from achieving their financial objectives.
The business landscape is evolving; the traditional way people work together-in the office or in the field-looks very different today than it did just a couple of years ago. Download this webcast to learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM empowers you to take advantage of your existing technology investments to extend the reach of your business and enable your mobile workforce to drive better business results.
Wholesale sales representatives sell TaylorMade golf clubs, clothing and accessories to more than 10,000 retail outlets. TaylorMade executives concluded that if the company could automate these value-added sales force services, which were requiring more than 60% of the company's 100+ wholesale representatives' in-outlet time, the overhead savings and increase in sales revenue could be significant. Read how TaylorMade addressed this challenge in this case study.
A leader in its industry, adidas America recognized that it could increase its sales potential by automating many components of the sales process. Tim Oligmueller, sales force automation manager for adidas America, wanted to reduce the number of calls from sales representatives in the field to check on product availability, enabling them to capture "at-once" business and show customers that the company is on the cutting edge not only in footwear and apparel design, but also in customer service.
Most project resources perform work and include such entities as personnel, equipment and contractors. However, the concept of a resource (and the techniques of resource management presented in this paper) can also be applied to entities that do not perform work, but which must be available in order for work to be performed.
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