A Google Trends search for “BYOD” reveals it is a fairly new term, appearing in news publications for the first time in late 2011. BYOD is one part of a much larger, deeper-rooted trend: The consumerization of IT, which can be traced back to the early 2000s. Around that time, most everyone had a personal computer, which enabled them to work from home after hours – and to realize the benefits of using the devices that they had carefully chosen and were comfortable using, rather than the corporate devices their IT departments had issued them.
BYOD and the consumerization of IT continued to grow as devices became cheaper and more connected. Where IT leaders were once solely concerned with reining in all the unapproved devices accessing the corporate network, a recent Intel and readwrite report that shows 49 percent of U.S. IT managers “strongly agree that BYOD improves worker productivity.” The next era of BYOD has arrived, and IT departments are thinking about it as a strategic value-ad
Rapid changes in technology and software, and the nearly universal shift to electronically stored information (ESI), has made eDiscovery more complex and expensive. In a movement to simplify and standardize their procedures—and dissolve some of the extra tensions surrounding litigation—many organizations are bringing phases of the eDiscovery process in house, in particular legal hold.
Among other benefits, Code42 eDiscovery simplifies legal hold management. Litigation preparation can be a large task crossing over many departments, but will consistently feature two main players: Legal and IT. This document focuses on those two groups, and aims to enable one to see the eDiscovery world through the point of view of one group—or the other. Read more to find out the details.
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.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
This white paper reveals how K2 blackpearl can help make the challenge of rebuilding your business applications more manageable. Its visual, easy-to-use tools help ensure that you are not dependent on consultants or even your IT department to build apps.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Doing more with less is the name of the game for SMBs. Learn about DocuSign’s suite of solutions for small business that let you deliver contracts, get approvals, sign invoices— all without an IT department. DocuSign seamlessly integrates with Salesforce and is easy to use for you and your team. Speed up sales, hire employees faster, and give your customers another reason to rave.
Come hear directly from DocuSign product leads and customers about how you can make DocuSign for Salesforce go to work for you.
Client virtualization technologies are redefining the way IT resources are
delivered to end users, and creating exciting new opportunities for IT
organizations as they work to streamline and improve operations. By
abstracting applications and operating systems from client hardware,
virtualization enables client assets to be stored on central servers and
delivered to client endpoints.
The implications are profound. End users can log on to any networkconnected
computing device and access their custom operating system
and application environment. For IT departments, central management of
client virtual machine (VM) images brings efficiencies in everything from
routine maintenance and updating to operating system upgrades.
During the past 10 years, organizations have adopted accounts payable (AP) automation technologies at an accelerating pace. Document imaging, data capture, and other solutions are radically transforming the way AP departments work with their traditionally most common medium, paper. At the same time, the promise of electronic transactions is quickly becoming more of a reality, with growth year after year in the number of transactions sent and received electronically.
Accounts payable has been talking about end-to-end integrated automation for at least 40 years. Today, the technology exists, but resources are limited and end-to-end AP automation is still not standard. Some AP departments have automated pieces of the AP process, but an end-to-end solution should include the ability to capture, integrate, measure, process, store, and access information.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
Strategies for State, Local, and Education IT Management
View this webinar to learn about how the explosive growth of data calls for new approaches from IT management. You'll hear from a panel of state, local, and education IT decision makers how increasing scale and complexity of data collection and storage are challenging their departments to adapt.
Mark Meyers is the CTO and DIS Director of the state of Arkansas
Dr. Paul Kim is the CTO and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Education at Stanford University
Leo Leung is the VP of Corporate Marketing at Scality
Bob Schaar is the Segment Solutions Leader for SLED and SMB at Hewlett Parckard Enterprise
Wyatt Kash is the VP of Content Strategy at Fedscoop
Even with the latest devices, your mobile workforce may not have
what they need to get the job done. Without a strategy to provide them with data and applications, they’re forced to work without them or find workarounds that can compromise security.
Today’s workers are constantly on the move, and IT departments are scrambling to keep up. Access to email is not enough. You must address the legacy applications that your employees can’t easily access from their mobile devices, knowing that app development can be cost prohibitive and complex. And you have to have a strategy in place to secure and manage every application in use.
When driving any major change within an organization, strategy and execution are intrinsic to a project’s success. Nevertheless, closing the gap between strategy and execution remains a challenge for many organizations, as explored in a recent Process Excellence Network report: “Shift Business Excellence Into High Gear: Drive Strategic Performance Through Process
Excellence.” Companies tend to focus more on execution than strategy for quick results, instead of taking the time needed to understand the parts that make up the whole, so the right execution plan can be put in place to deliver the best outcomes.
A large part of closing this gap is understanding that business operations don’t fit neatly within the traditional organizational hierarchy. Business processes are often messy, collaborative
efforts that span people, departments and systems, making them difficult to manage within a hierarchical structure. Business process management (BPM) helps by redefining an
Published By: Brandwatch
Published Date: Dec 01, 2015
Luxury fashion brands have been slow to adapt to the emergence of social media, and have suffered from a series of missed opportunities that range across product development, marketing and sales departments. Download this Brandwatch report to learn how social media presents these brands with valuable opportunities to understand their audience and which brands are setting the trends on social platforms.
One of the biggest problems with any organization is complete alignment among all teams. A lot of this breakdown is due to outdated methods of sharing important documents and information. Teams function best when they are able to access and collaborate on critical documents, presentations and files. Download this whitepaper to learn the top five ways any business can benefit from Box and see how it will allow your organization to operate faster across all departments to ensure everyone is aligned while driving growth to maintain security of your files to keep your projects running smoothly.
Join John Myers, managing research director at leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), and Heine Krog Iversen, CEO at TimeXtender, for a discussion on how to improve your organization’s responsiveness to business change and how to adapt to a data-driven environment.
Attendees will gain insight on:
How data-driven organizations are changing business and technology
Which data sources are empowering data-driven organizations and challenging IT departments
How IT departments and analytical teams can get ahead of data-driven change
How data warehouse automation enables not only data-driven business stakeholders, but proactive IT departments
Transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, commitment, and an understanding of the operational mission. Today, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving transformation by securely extending
the network to the tactical edge and providing the Department of Defense (DoD) unprecedented access, agility, and capability.
The pace of change facing Cisco's IT department is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Cisco's IT department, which is responsible for 4,067 production applications and inspecting 27TB of data daily, must be able to deploy such applications quickly, securely, and cost-effectively — and then make changes to them or remove them just as quickly and efficiently.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
This white paper discusses the critical storage purchasing and planning strategies IT departments can and should adopt in order to gain control over the costs of storage refresh processes and extend the usability of their storage investments. Read this to learn more about the benefits of moving to a model that unbundles the factors driving storage upgrades.
Stronger, more consistent experiences along the customer journey will build loyalty and customer lifetime value. A strategic look at improving across touchpoints—Download the Whitepaper.
• Key touchpoints along the customer journey
• Strategies for driving integration between departments
• Examples and insights from leading companies
Old Dutch Foods, known for its broad selection of snack foods in the midwest United States and Canada, was struggling to get the right products to the right places at the right time. Its data center included outdated physical servers, and batch processing meant that inventory would not be updated until the end of the day as opposed to real time. In addition, recovering from power outages and disk failures could frequently take up to two weeks.
To modernize its data center, Old Dutch Foods invested in EMC Converged Infrastructure. The fast and easy deployment of two VCE VBlock® systems running JD Edwards, MS Exchange, mobile device apps, and operation of a backup site with replicated applications and data.
This enhanced the IT department's responsiveness to the business, allowed them to shift to real-time inventory, and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs. Operations were simplified by reducing person-hours needed for infrastructure maintenance
by 75 percent.
In this report we will explore the components of AP automation and the challenges they help AP departments overcome. We will also discuss how connecting business travel, related expenses and
invoice management can transform an AP operation by providing total visibility into employee spend. AP leaders often believe they are leveraging the power of AP automation but are actually only using
some components of a truly automated solution. Let’s explore what true automation means to accounts payable.
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