The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Aug 02, 2016
As the trend of moving to the Cloud continues to flow from business function to business function, other trends are emerging. As organizations transform to eliminate complex functions, standardize and integrate systems to reduce costs, and minimize nonvalue add activities, they are challenging themselves to get the most from their investment. The shift from transactional to strategic, and from reporting to actionable and predictive analytics, positions companies for growth like never before. Many organizations look to break down silos, not only within their company but also within their industries, to share lessons and leverage efficiencies from others’ learnings. Our recommendation is to start by breaking down any silos that exist between finance, HR, and IT within your organization today—and discover what moving to cloud and truly adopting the SaaS lifestyle can do for your organization.
Published By: App Annie
Published Date: Aug 26, 2016
Using App Annie Intelligence, we dove into the Google Play Store’s major categories to find the top apps and publishers. We also looked at macro trends like emerging market expansion, user retention rates (split by games and non-games), and tactics to optimize your user acquisition on the Android platform. Download the full report to get access to all these findings — and much more.
Find out about two of the hottest topics surrounding mobile app development right now-social media and HTML5. Educate yourself on the backend of mobile app strategy and use your knowledge to stay in front of the competition.
In collaboration with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), AppDynamics has conducted a survey of application management professionals and managers to determine exactly what IT organizations want and need from APM providers.
Here are some key findings from the research:
• Only 30% of companies currently have application-specific solutions to monitor apps
• 50% or fewer of the tools companies have purchased are actively being used to monitor apps
• 27% of application-related problems are detected by monitoring tools
• A “unified monitoring platform” is the top choice in a feature of an APM solution
Download the full report to review the findings and understand the key challenges and “must haves” associated with APM solutions voiced by IT professionals themselves.
This report from Forrester Research shows how, in today’s digitally-driven world, applications are at the center of the universe. They are the point atop the pyramid where code, data, and modern technologies such as cloud and the Internet of Things (IoTs) interact to enrich the lives of consumers, perform useful scientific and medical work, and drive business value.
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. Many
more enterprises see public cloud as their top priority, up from 29 percent in
2017 to 38 percent in 2018 according to the RightScale “State of the Cloud
Report” published in 2018. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and
becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling
to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure.
One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
This Aberdeen Group report reveals that Best-in-Class organizations are delivering process management capability to their non-technical business users faster and more efficiently, and leveraging these optimised processes for a substantial reduction in operating cost and cycle time.
There’s no denying the effect digital has on the retail industry.
$.56 of every $1 spent in physical stores is influenced by digital.
What’s more, three of the world’s top five retailers are internetfirst:
Amazon, Alibaba, and JD.com.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Total Retail 2017 report,
56% of global shoppers use Amazon. Of these, 28% say they shop
less often at retail stores because of Amazon. 18% say they shop
less on other retailers’ e-commerce sites because of Amazon. And
10% say they shop exclusively on Amazon.
Retailers need to find a way to compete in this changing retail
landscape. These five global trends can provide some guidance
on where retail is headed and how brands can thrive in this new
era of retail.
Published By: Applico
Published Date: Aug 12, 2019
In this report you’ll find unique, in-depth analysis of where Amazon Business is
already growing quickly and what markets it’s just beginning to enter. If you want
to understand how Amazon Business is going to impact your distribution business –
and more importantly, how you can fight back – you will want to read on
We know that digital transformation is changing the economics of IT, but is this influencing CXO dynamics and strategic decision-making? To determine this, the Financial Times (FT) Focus partnered with Apptio to survey more than 550 C-suite leaders in technology and finance globally.
Download this FT Focus report to discover how to:
- Bridge the trust gap and ease tensions between the Office of the CIO and the CFO with accountability and real-time data
- Leverage digital transformation to foster greater collaboration and avoid creating blurred responsibilities across the C-suite
- Help leaders at global brands embrace AI, reskilling, cloud, Agile, and decentralized decision-making to move at hyperspeed and deliver value.
On average, enterprises processed over 200,000 spend transactions last quarter. Finance teams that
use artificial intelligence in their spend audit reviewed 100 percent of transactions, versus 2-10 percent
of expense reports and 5-10 percent of invoices for teams that didn’t.
Learn how Intuit’s CFO Melanie Gallagher used the findings from AppZen to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in T&E leakage. She went step further to join force with managers and Human Resources across the organization to create standardized policies relating to expense report conduct.
Setting clear expectations and guidelines around travel and entertainment
expenses (T&E) is crucial to establishing a healthy company culture.
Employees want to feel at ease laying out money for the company, feeling
confident they will get reimbursed quickly. Crafting a comprehensive T&E
policy and making sure it’s available to all employees is an important
first step, but a policy alone isn’t enough — a culture of anxiety and
mistrust can emerge from even the most carefully constructed policies.
Occupational fraud is not a small issue. On average, a company loses 5% of its revenues to employee financial fraud each year, with the annual median loss at $140,000 and over 20% of companies reporting losses of $1 million or more. The key to keeping a lid on this fraud is identifying the fraud before it takes too much of a bite out of the company’s bottom line, or even further, to put processes and controls in place that automatically audits, monitors, and accepts or rejects transactions that don’t fit an recognized pattern.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
Data Centre Dynamics Ltd.
102-108 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW