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Is your business prepared for the way we'll work in the future? To stay ahead of the competition you need a proactive, integrated approach to your entire talent management lifecycle. SuccessFactors offers a full suite of talent solutions to help you.
• Attract, engage, select, and hire the right talent
• Get your new hires up to speed in record time
• Provide continuous performance management
• Reward and retain your top talent
• Identify and anticipate talent gaps
• Provide learning anywhere, any time
• Get content as a service
• Harness the power of collaboration
Executing talent management activities before they're needed is an earmark of a successful business. With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent being among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning – the discipline of forecasting future gaps between demand and supply of critical talent, to ensure that you have the appropriate workforce mix three, five or ten years from now – has become one of HR's most important responsibilities.
There is a familiar refrain among CEOs today, perhaps best captured by the CEO of a major global financial institution who said, "We are no longer a bank, but a technology company in the financial services industry." IDC has accumulated dozens of similar quotes from executives across all industry segments. Digital transformation is at the heart of business strategies.
For many companies, language barriers increase as business
globalization becomes the norm rather than the exception.
Perhaps a call center agent cannot handle customer contact
in an unfamiliar language. Or a manager travels to a face-toface
meeting only to sit across a conference table from clients
wanting to speak in their own native language. Even within
your organization, teams across global geographies must
collaborate to achieve collective goals, but language barriers
often stand in their way.
Meanwhile, HR leaders are tasked with recruiting and
retaining top talent and L&D managers must align programs
with business goals. Each of these scenarios and areas of
responsibility have something in common: A clear need for
company-sponsored training to develop employees’ language
proficiency so they can engage successfully with colleagues
and customers anywhere.
Thousands of learners were surveyed about the impact of
language training with Rosetta Stone® business solutions.1
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Some companies opt to deploy UC solutions on-premises, but the cloudbased model is gaining popularity. Cloud-based UC solutions are ideal for businesses that have limited IT staff, a distributed workforce and/or a desire for pay-as-you-go flexibility.
By enabling diverse communication media to be carried over a common IP network, UC solutions make it possible to manage a full suite of capabilities from a single point—and use them with common devices.
But what’s the best way to maximize UC capabilities for your specific workplace? Spiceworks surveyed IT decision makers to get their insights on identifying and deploying collaboration and communication solutions across their organizations. This white paper explores the survey results, including key concerns, pain points, and roadmaps around driving UC strategies.
Amid the shift to value-based care, reducing the burden of
chronic disease is one of the biggest challenges facing the
health care field today.
This widely sought-after goal is beset by significant obstacles. A big part of the problem
is lack of patient engagement, or patients not being adequately involved in care decisions
and follow-up care.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
For the new or veteran Database Administrator (DBA):
As a DBA, perhaps you’ve seen database engines such as object-oriented and OLAP databases come and go, and you’re wondering why NoSQL should be any different.
You may ask questions like:
What kinds of administration and management work does NoSQL entail?
How are security, backup and recovery, database monitoring and tuning handled?
How do I create databases, objects, and read/write data without SQL?
Learn what NoSQL is, why it’s needed, and when it’s not.
Changing workforce demographics are creating skills gaps and putting pressure on employers to source top talent. Learn how human capital management technology tools could be the key to stronger recruiting and hiring.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
The concept of integrated business planning — closing gaps in an organization’s various planning functions and aligning operations and strategy with its financial performance — has existed in various forms for decades. What has changed is creation of planning platforms that can handle the fluidity of data to erase silos and enterprise borders where once there were multiple geographies, departments, time zones, languages and currencies. All elements of business are managing the avalanche of information coming to them. Just like connecting disparate people, we also must connect data that resides in various systems, applications and tools.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
The concept of integrated business planning — closing gaps in an organization’s various planning functions and aligning operations and strategy with its inancial performance — has existed in various forms for decades. What has changed is creation of planning platforms that can handle the luidity of data to erase silos and enterprise borders where once there were multiple geographies, departments, time zones, languages and currencies. All elements of business are managing the avalanche of information coming to them. Just like connecting disparate people, we also must connect data that resides in various systems, applications and tools.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Customers buy products in return for money. But at the heart of our client's vision was another exchange, which was perhaps even more fundamental. Customers would give their time and attention - and in return they wanted an experience that meets their needs, what is often referred to as 'return on engagement'
But how can you offer a suitable experience when you don't know enough about the customer? Our client had gathered data, but it was siloed - and there was a big disconnect between the physical and digital operations of the business. The two were not integrated, making it difficult to build a picture of the customers' widely varying needs. This was also a global business with different approaches for different markets, leading to further inefficiencies and silos.
It was time to consolidate, standardize, and to really get to know the customer.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Our client was something of a niche retail brand - with an enormous heritage and reputation, yet in order to exploit the opportunities in an increasingly online world, they needed to embark on a digitization journey.
The digitization program was extensive and touched many parts of the company operations. Already drawn up was a high-level list of 20 different areas that would put the brand firmly on it digital transformation journey. At the top of the list was perhaps the most business-critical project of all - updating the e-commerce platform - and that is where we began.
Published By: Okta APAC
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
Okta was recognized as a strong performer in Zero Trust Security.
Analyst firm Forrester Research has named Okta a Strong Performer in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018. The research ranks Okta with the highest possible score in the evaluation criteria “people/workforce security,” “ZTX vision and strategy” and “market approach.”
According to Forrester, “Zero Trust is going mainstream. The entire security industry is talking about Zero Trust, and numerous vendors have embraced it and now use it to market and position their capabilities as well as guide their future road maps; the time to formalize the evaluation criteria for vendors in this space is now. The Forrester Wave helps security professionals identify which vendors have internalized and most closely align to Forrester’s Zero Trust eXtended (ZTE) framework. This evaluation also shows how each vendor’s portfolio maps and delivers on specific components of the ZTX framework
Modern data centers based on hyperscale, leaf-spine switching
architectures are growing so large and complex they are outstripping the
capacity of operators to engineer, configure and manage these networks
using traditional tools and techniques. As a result, data center operators
are looking for new ways to automate workflows, maximize uptime and
increase operational agility while reducing operating costs
When Bloomberg Television opened its state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the
company’s new European Headquarters in London last year, network engineers from
the company’s IT infrastructure team collaborated with Apstra to successfully pilot its
technology in order to gain visibility across and more effectively manage the network
fabric supporting the building’s media production systems.
The enterprise data center has undergone several major shifts since the introduction of
computing as a business resource. Data centers have evolved from mainframes to client/server
to virtual servers, and then to being “software defned,” and fnally to their current state of disaggregation. Today, we sit on the precipice of the next major data center transition—the evolution
to an intent-based data center (IBDC) (Exhibit 1). Each transition saw the cost of computing
decrease and the importance of the network increase, and each enabled organizations to boost
the efciency of their data center operations and improve asset utilization—ultimately leading to a
better experience for users
Customers and partners, and recently investors ask the question “How is one Intent-Based
Networking (IBN) offering different than the others?” And more often than not I hear answers that
sound subjective, descriptive, and subject to interpretation. What is needed are tangible, fact-based
nomenclature that can help you reason about the maturity of IBN solutions. Using this nomenclature,
we should be able to map IBN solutions to an IBN maturity level, starting with Level 0 (low
maturity/incomplete) and going up to Level 3 which enables a fully compliant IBN solution
IT organizations are facing new challenges as a result of digital transformation,
widespread cloud and SaaS adoption, mobile proliferation and pervasive IoT
deployments. They must build and operate their internal data centers to deliver
high availability for mission critical applications, rapidly onboard new applications
and scale capacity on demand – all within the mandate to be cost competitive
with infrastructure as a service providers (IaaS) like AWS and Azure. They are
architecting and building new Intent-Based Data Centers to deliver private cloud
services to their internal and external customers.
This in-depth white paper explains how service providers are capitalizing on Intent-Based Networking — a new and effective networking model that provides a way of abstracting an application, feature, network, or resource in such a way that the intent is exposed, but the implementation is hidden.
AOS delivers powerful, intent-driven automation of network services in vendor-agnostic environments by delivering it as an easily consumable service in response to consumer-specified intent. Network devices serve packets, AOS services serve application workloads.
According to numerous studies, 70-80% of outages are due to configuration change applied to a living system, and not due to initial deployment. Initial, one-time deployment can be seen as sort of a “hello world” application; the real complexities arise as the system evolves. With AOS, configuration, telemetry, and expectations are derived from the single source of truth - the intent - in an idempotent fashion, and as such there is no implementation difference between initial deployment or change management.
Intent Based Analytcs (IBA), an important feature of AOS and a main enabler for closed loop telemetry is described in this whitepaper. Prerequisites for this whitepaper include a basic understanding of the Apstra AOS soluton, such as from the white paper ttled “The Apstra Operatng System (AOS) Architecture Overview.
You may have read in the news about horrific security gaps that have the potential of bringing down whole infrastructures, leaking critical business and personal data, and exposing organizations to massive liability.
There is no question that improving organizations’ security posture is a critical requirement for infrastructure and security teams.
Years ago, there were proprietary networking solutions like IBM Token Ring. Every new PO had to go to the same vendor if customers wanted to ensure connectivity.
Then came Ethernet which promised to be an open interoperable standard. However, vendors recreated lock-in by implementing proprietary VLAN extensions such as private VLANs.
Typically, and since the dawn of time, network infrastructure teams chose the hardware and switch Operating System (OS) first, then designed their infrastructure, including how their infrastructure was built around this choice.
The response to the question “How is one Intent-Based Networking offering different than the others?” typically sounds subjective, descriptive, and open to interpretation. What is needed is a tangible, objective, and fact-based nomenclature that can help you rationalize the maturity of Intent-Based Networking solutions. Using this nomenclature, we should be able to map Intent-Based Networking solutions to a specific maturity level, starting with Level 0 (low maturity/incomplete) up to Level 3 which enables a fully capable Intent-Based Networking solution (mature/complete).
Apstra introduced the notion of Intent-Based Networking and Self-Operating Networks™ in June of 2016, and in our blog “Intent Based Networking: What Is It” we provided a definition of Intent-Based Networking, listing capabilities that a complete Intent-Based Networking system needs to provide. The goal is to categorize maturity levels of various Intent-Based Networking implementations and enable network operators to