Published By: Silkroad
Published Date: Aug 25, 2016
This e-book reflects the findings of a survey of 218 HR leaders undertaken in March/April 2016.
Sponsored by SilkRoad and conducted by Human Resource Executive® magazine, this research finds organizations continuing to question the efficacy of formal performance reviews and exploring new strategies for transforming performance management into a more agile, dynamic process.
Some findings include:
• Traditional performance management still rules.
• There’s a dissatisfaction with results, with only one-third of respondents rating their process fair, consistent and reliable.
• High on the radar are team goals and more frequent conversations.
• Agile performance is coming soon, with two thirds of respondents reporting being on the path.
• There are strong concerns about manager skill in managing performance.
• Metrics are not in place outside of compliance.
• Senior managers are interested in agile and concerned about time involved today.
While the traditional performance-management pro
Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
Unfortunately, creating a corporate culture that fosters real creativity and innovation can be a daunting task for many companies. Rather than simply giving the mandate, “let’s all be more creative,” companies need to create environments that motivate, support and inspire employees to be creative.
This whitepaper touches on seven simple strategies to fuel creativity in your company.
In this era of unprecedented change, organizations need agility to adapt rapidly. Part of what separates winners from losers is the ability to respond quickly and intelligently to market opportunities, competitive threats and regulatory constraints — in short, to innovate and create value. The best companies understand how to use technology for strategic advantage to help accomplish these goals.
Find out how the standards-based modeling, monitoring, connectivity, and process integration tools that comprise IBM's Process Integration suite are allowing companies to implement process automation components with greater speed and agility than ever before. Download this informative white paper to learn more.
In business, no two challenges are the same. To be effective now and in the future, organizations must be able to adapt with speed and agility. Read this white paper to learn how enterprise mashups can help you use existing IT assets and projects to solve situational problems and take advantage of business opportunities.
Practically every CIO office is focused on quickly exploiting opportunities to drive value for the business. Decisions about seamlessly integrated and personalized portal infrastructures with high operational efficiencies are top of mind. Through agile and unique online experiences, portals bring together applications, information sources and people – in the contexts of role and associated business processes – on the Web and across the value chain. Additionally, they increase talent effectiveness and productivity while lowering costs, and they drive value chain agility and customer advocacy.
This demo shows how the IBM Smart SOA application foundation helped JK Enterprises as their business expanded. You'll see how IBM helped them improve their agility and employee productivity-increasing their ROI, and decreasing costs.
Does your IT change as fast as the market? A service-oriented architecture (SOA) provides a foundation that enables agility and aligns IT to business goals. This interactive presentation from IBM will show you how to provide fast, flexible, reliable access to information, business-wide. It also covers methods to ensure trust, management and security across business applications.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) promises significant benefits to today's organizations. Successfully delivering SOA benefits, especially Business Agility and Component Reuse, will be dependant on the Test Approach that your organization adopts to implement your SOA.
Published By: Ultimus
Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
By enabling Adaptive SOA, Ultimus Adaptive Discovery takes SOA to the highest level of rapid deployment and agility. It accomplishes this by enabling business processes to be developed rapidly, and to embrace change in real-time. More importantly, it empowers business professionals and analysts who own processes to discover and change processes with IT playing the supporting role to manage the infrastructure.
Leading contact centers are moving towards flexible plans to improve contact center performance. In times of significant business change, the financial plan and, for contact centers, the operational plan needs to also change and be flexible.
In this whitepaper, we'll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness.
Businesses today are under constant pressure to lower costs while improving overall operational efficiency. Enterprises of all sizes can reduce costs and improve business agility if they can automate various operational aspects of their IT and business processes.
Traditional datacenter perimeters are dissolving as users access applications from a multitude of environments on a variety of devices. Secure, centralized application management throughout the hybrid cloud network will give an enterprise greater agility to succeed in today’s digital world. Read the whitepaper to learn how.
Learn how to use smart, sound pricing strategies to increase revenues while protecting margins. Enterprise-wide visibility into the many drivers that come into play can help with identifying opportunities, negotiating deals properly, and adjusting with agility to changing conditions.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Aug 07, 2013
Mobility is one of the driving factors for all business and IT initiatives. IDC has characterized it as one of the four pillars of computing’s next dominant platform, along with social media, Big Data and cloud services. Mobility has the potential to dramatically enhance business agility, improve employee productivity and enable major shifts in the way individuals and businesses approach work.
There’s no shortage of data scientist interview questions available online. You can find lists and lists of questions to ask data scientist recruits in an interview, but most of the questions focus on the technical and quantitative aspects of the job without considering the softer skills.
Our list takes a different approach. If you’re hiring a data scientist, we recommend focusing on more than technical skills, and your interview questions should reflect that. Data scientists have a unique blend of skills; not only do they solve problems by squeezing information out of data, they also communicate results and persuade others to apply that information to their decisions.
Remember that data scientists aren’t just ninja quantitative analysts, says Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist at SAS. “You’re looking for more than technical skills. Logical reasoning agility, along with storyboarding skills are critical because these scientists must be able to solve problems iteratively in collabo
For small and midsize businesses, the new VMware vSphere 4.1 delivers higher efficiency, greater agility and more freedom of choice than ever before, making it easier than ever to optimize existing assets and get always-on IT with comprehensive, cost-effective backup and recovery.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 21, 2011
Chuck Dubuque - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Server and desktop virtualization technologies, which bring cost and agility advantages to enterprise IT, have become mainstream in most datacenters. However, after nearly 10 years, virtualized servers still only represent about 30 percent of x86 production workloads due to technology limitations and the expense of proprietary virtualization platforms. In this session, Chuck Dubuque will cover:
* The benefits of datacenter virtualization
* Technologies in the open source community that will enable pervasive virtualization
* The move to the cloud
* The particular advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Red Hat subscription model
This paper explains how standardization helps meet the demand for deploying services quicker and at a lower cost. Read on and learn how standardization to the cloud can help increase the agility and speed of your business processes.
This white paper reviews the impact of server virtualization on the data center and describes a simpler way to build more secure and automated networks that fully meet the stringent performance, availability, and agility demands of data centers.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Apr 15, 2011
Learn why Brian Babineau, Vice President of Research and Analyst Services at ESG, recommends the expansion of virtualization initiatives into the data tier to Reduce operating expenses, Improve asset utilization, Cut capital costs and Enable IT agility.