Universities around the world are realizing the importance of sustainable practices and are working towards shrinking their carbon footprint by focusing on renewable energy resources, clean technology, and carbon offsets. This guide will provide complimentary information on carbon credits along with case studies where universities have incorporated them into their sustainability strategy. Also included: tips for identifying high-quality credits and avoiding low-quality credits that do not reduce carbon emissions. Read this guide to learn more about what carbon credits are and how to navigate the process of measuring, assessing, and obtaining carbon credits.
Leading Cancer Center Implements Lean Service Desk to Provide Vital Support to Medical Staff
Learn how the IT team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance built a brand new service desk from scratch in just five months. Key improvements include significant time savings via quick and easy workflow automation; faster issue resolution and response times due to real-time dashboards; and a new culture of continuous improvement surrounding the implementation of lean methodologies and ITSM best practices.
Are you ready to rid your order management process from the pains of paper? Have you explored the advantages that automation could bring your department and entire company?
If so‚ it’s time to sell order processing automation to upper management and other key stakeholders!
Read our new white paper to discover how order processing automation in an ERP environment benefits the entire organization with:
Cost savings due to fewer IT requirements and manual tasks
Complete visibility and control thanks to customizable dashboards
Improved employee productivity and customer satisfaction
Opportunities to “grow lean” as order volumes increase
Start building your business case and impressing top executives with your initiative by downloading the white paper today!
Published By: Claravine
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Marketers have long struggled with the simple task of knowing
which marketing spend is truly effective, and how to optimize that
spend. At the heart of the issue lies the challenge of ensuring the
data quality and consistency exists to make decisions based on
Why is this a problem? First, effective tracking is reliant on the
consistent, complete application of campaign tracking codes and
associated metadata, which has traditionally been a manual, ungoverned
process. Adding to this complexity has been the dramatic
expansion of digital marketing point solutions, and the disparate
teams expected to execute across each of these channels and geographies.
The result is what you would expect—highly inaccurate,
incomplete, and inconsistent data that must be manually cleaned
before reporting is possible.
Fortunately a solution exists. Progressive marketing leaders are
implementing Digital Experience Data Management (DXDM), ensuring
the rich, consistent insights critical to ma
In today’s increasingly mobile world, Energy workers require instant communication and access to data intelligence wherever the job
may take them. From the oil rig to the electric grid and everywhere in between, having the right data, in the right hands, at the right time,
no matter the environment or device of choice — is simply non-negotiable. Organizations across various Energy segments — oil & gas,
electric utilities, water utilities, and mining — are currently juggling a mix of communication devices and are hindered by gaps in coverage,
poor battery life and fragile equipment that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Yet, citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, on clean running water, and on lights that turn on when they flip the switch.
Meeting these expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for Energy workers day-in and day-out. So oil & gas
workers can communicate safely in hazardous environments. So precious resources are
Powerful data protection in a converged appliance that is easy to deploy and manage — at the lowest cost-to-protect.
The integrated appliance brings together protection storage and software, search, and analytics — plus simplified system management and cloud readiness. And, the IDPA System Manager, with its clean, intuitive interface, provides a comprehensive view of data protection infrastructure from a single dashboard.
It is easy to get overwhelmed by the plethora acronyms (RTBs, DMPs,DSPs, SSPs, 1PD, 2PD, 3PD) and knowing when each of them come into play.
Driven by data, Programmatic empowers modern marketers with the intelligence required to serve highly personalized ads. By bringing together First, Second and Third Party data at scale, you can target with increased precision and optimize campaigns in real-time.
With tech platforms consistently pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in digital advertising, the time for marketers to lean into programmatic is now.
Watch this 20 minute webinar with Mandar Dadegaonkar, an award-winning digital marketer and learn from his experience-based advise on:
• how to get started and use programmatic tactics that work
• insider secrets to boost ROI and improve campaigns
• potential pitfalls to watch out for
• guidelines for measurement and analytics
Siloed data sources, duplicate entries, data breach risk—how can you scale data quality for ingestion and transformation at big data volumes?
Data and analytics capabilities are firmly at the top of CEOs’ investment priorities. Whether you need to make the case for data quality to your c-level or you are responsible for implementing it, the Definitive Guide to Data Quality can help.
Download the Definitive Guide to learn how to:
Stop bad data before it enters your system
Create systems and workflow to manage clean data ingestion and transformation at scale
Make the case for the right data quality tools for business insight
The enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been at the cornerstone of enterprise data strategies for over 20 years. EDW systems have traditionally been built on relatively costly hardware infrastructures. But ever-growing data volume and increasingly complex processing have raised the cost of EDW software and hardware licenses while impacting the performance needed for analytic insights. Organizations can now use EDW offloading and optimization techniques to reduce costs of storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data.
Getting data governance right is critical to your business success. That means ensuring your data is clean, of excellent quality, and of verifiable lineage. Such governance principles can be applied in Hadoop-like environments. Hadoop is designed to store, process and analyze large volumes of data at significantly lower cost than a data warehouse. But to get the return on investment, you must infuse data governance processes as part of offloading.
When a government organization deploys lean workforce management practices, it affects their largest operational expense: the workforce. As the public sector moves to reinvent itself, workforce management systems and adopting lean labor practices are perhaps two of the most immediate and high-impact mechanisms. Lean practices help government organizations control labor costs and allow them to reallocate those savings into preserving critical programs, services, and jobs ... which is the very essence of the public sector mission.
The ‘80s Called… … And they don’t want their enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools back.
If your Project Management Office (PMO) is still relying on the same or similar processes and systems used when neon and mullets were trending, it will never keep pace with today’s market demands or shifts in technology. Six-month deployment schedules and command and control models of yesteryear are actively being replaced with continuous delivery methods and practices like agile and lean—all in the interest of driving greater customer engagement.
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Email marketing continues to be the best digital channel for ROI, so delivering dynamic, personalized messaging to the inboxes of your customers is of the utmost importance. In fact, for 77 percent of consumers, email is the preferred messaging channel, dwarfing demand for SMS, push notifications and social media communications.
When you are determining the right email marketing strategy for your business, it’s natural to wonder how the industry leaders are conducting their campaigns. A¬er all, if they’re on top, then they must be doing everything right...right?
To glean best practices, we analyzed the email marketing strategies adopted by the top 100 e-retailers in the United States to study how they engage with their customers. These companies represent industries ranging from apparel and electronics, to auto parts and pet supplies, but all have the single goal of getting their users to go from inbox to checkout.
We note what companies are doing across the board, as well as what spec
“Unpolluted” data is core to a successful business – particularly one that relies on analytics to survive. But preparing data for analytics is full of challenges. By some reports, most data scientists spend 50 to 80 percent of their model development time on data preparation tasks. SAS adheres to five data management best practices that help you access, cleanse, transform and shape your raw data for any analytic purpose. With a trusted data quality foundation and analytics-ready data, you can gain deeper insights, embed that knowledge into models, share new discoveries and automate decision-making processes to build a data-driven business.
IT organizations are now responsible for delivering seamless customer experiences while preventing outages and managing an increasing number of systems. With growing responsibility placed on IT, there is an opportunity to drive strategy for company-wide business processes and operations.
Companies using machine data powered platforms like Splunk collect disparate data types to quickly troubleshoot and monitor systems. By adding predictive capabilities, IT can glean critical insights for the business and develop strategic initiatives on issues that matter.
Download the white paper “Embracing the Strategic Opportunity of IT” to learn how to:
Enable a business aware IT organization
Unlock operational efficiencies
Solve problems with predictive analytics
You can succeed in your digital transfomation and deliver applications and services faster, better, and safely.
How? With Enterprise Agile Delivery. Enterprise Agile Delivery brings a wealth of benefits to organizations and can be adopted by any Agile hybrid framework: SAFe, LESS, Nexus as well as Agile/lean frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
Yet to achieve Eneterprise Agile Delivery, enterprises need an easy to use modern ALM tool for quick and successful onboarding. Download this white paper to understand how the right solution will help you:
• Strategiaclly align feature releases and backlogs with your overall business strategy
• Identify and prioritize dev and test activities with visibility into project waves and portfolios
• Make data-based decisons for safe releases with real-time insights and multidimensional views into delivery risks
• Sync business, dev, QA and release teams around shared objectives with automated coordination and communication
In an era of "lean IT," the centralized management capabilities of cloud-managed Wi-Fi make it an attractive option to manage and maintain wireless LANs (WLANs) across multiple locations.
The decision to move WLAN management to the cloud requires one key assurance: end-to-end security from user devices to the cloud. This means that user data must be protected over the WAN and in the data center. These security measures should not require on-staff WLAN security expertise to manage. And security measures should be largely transparent to users.
This paper provides an overview of the security architecture of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, as well as best practices for specific security scenarios.
Scalable data platforms such as Apache Hadoop offer unparalleled cost
benefits and analytical opportunities. IBM helps fully leverage the scale
and promise of Hadoop, enabling better results for critical projects and
key analytics initiatives. The end-to- end information capabilities of
IBM® Information Server let you better understand data and cleanse,
monitor, transform and deliver it. IBM also helps bridge the gap between
business and IT with improved collaboration. By using Information
Server “flexible integration” capabilities, the information that drives business
and strategic initiatives—from big data and point-of- impact analytics
to master data management and data warehousing—is trusted, consistent
and governed in real time.
Since its inception, Information Server has been a massively parallel
processing (MPP) platform able to support everything from small to very
large data volumes to meet your requirements, regardless of complexity.
Information Server can uniquely support th
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
As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
• Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
• Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
• Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
Discover how to optimize your NC Machine Shop Production, minim
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Once you've designed and secured your Global Transit Network, are you done? Are you ready to hand day-to-day responsibility over to an operations team? Or, are there other elements you need to ensure that the day-to-day operation of your transit hub is efficient and effective?
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, demonstrate the best practices they've gleaned from working with operations teams, all who require:
• Visibility: Do you have a way to centrally view your network, see performance bottlenecks, control security policies, and set other configuration details?
• Deep Analytics: Can you easily gather performance and audit data and export it to Splunk, DataDog, or other advanced reporting tools?
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Do you have a real-time view of network health, and how easily can you access the data needed to locate and fix issues?
• Alert Management: When issues do occur, what r
Today’s manufacturers are looking to increase productivity, assure factory uptime, and thrive despite the changing manufacturing landscape. When you combine an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a manufacturing execution system (MES), you’ll find these goals become more achievable because the technology is designed to simplify the modern manufacturing enterprise.
You want your organization to operate more efficiently and flexibly. You want to reduce waste and become as lean and efficient as possible. Most importantly, you want to keep pace with the changing competitive environment. These solutions can help with all of that.
Read the Epicor eBook, Harness the Power of MES, to learn more about how technology can help your business streamline, compete, and grow.
Hear IDC Research Director for ALM Strategies explain how establishing effective agile approaches to software development, QA and testing, ensures software relevance, streamlines execution and increases release velocity.
Join IDC guest speaker and Panaya experts to hear:
› IDC Research Director, Melinda-Carol Ballou cover the latest ALM industry practices
› Which ALM strategies bring greater agility to your backend system
› How to implement these practices to achieve frequent, quality change releases
"Uncover the Business Impact of Managing Risky Web Content
Download this white paper to learn:
How to safely manage ""uncategorized"" websites when sites are unknown to the secure web gateway (SWG) policies, which are largely based on website categories, such as news, entertainment, weather, social media, etc.
The cost implications of securing web content, including staffing, clean-up and risk mitigation
Isolation - a new technique for malware prevention to maintain end user & IT staff productivity
Administrators can either be lenient in allowing access to uncategorized sites, increasing malware risk, or deny access and deprive employees of necessary information. There are hidden costs to both approaches.
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