Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
Establishing a startup’s business infrastructure early — that is, establishing support in the areas of legal, accounting, tax, insurance, and human resources (HR) — provides a number of critical benefits for any entrepreneur to consider. This paper discusses suggestions for management teams that will facilitate establishment of an appropriate infrastructure.
To maximize the benefits of its next-generation systems and successfully execute its information strategy, CU had to overcome its aging network. Most of CU’s network infrastructure, which was built from solutions by another vendor, was introduced in 2007, when its computing center was first built. Over time, the equipment began to fail, affecting the stability of applications which relied on network connectivity. Technical support also became a major issue as the equipment faced obsolescence and maintenance contracts with vendors expired.
VMware AirWatch® features a new – and more efficient – approach to Windows lifecycle management across any use case – whether deploying the OS to your remote workers, onboarding employees’ BYO machines, corporate deployments across your branch offices or managing a special line of business terminal. The unified endpoint management technologies fundamentally changes how organizations approach PC lifecycle management, allowing IT to deploy security patches and remediate vulnerabilities faster, install software more reliably and quickly and consolidate operational processes across devices on or off the domain.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
The VMware 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report was performed in July 2016 and is a study that examined digital workspace adoption among global organizations across industries. Data represents a survey of 1,263 business decision makers (BDMs) and IT influencers to examine the worldwide progress in transitioning from the client-server era to the mobile-cloud era.
Respondents acknowledged that game-changing IT relies on organizations adopting a digital workspace that includes security and identify management as vital components. With realistic prospects of achieving astounding return on investment (ROI), even businesses that cited obstacles to adoption may want to consider taking another look at business mobility initiatives.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Every day, hundreds of organizations communicate, collaborate, and drive their business forward with Workday cloud applications. Our customers say they gain unprecedented visibility into their workforce, improve overall productivity, and get the right people working on the most important initiatives—things they could not achieve with legacy systems. And all of this is accomplished with applications that are intuitive and easy to use.
Our customers are unique and have different goals, challenges, and priorities. What they share in common is that they all decided to move beyond legacy systems to the cloud with Workday. So, why Workday?
With the advent of big data, organizations worldwide are
attempting to use data and analytics to solve problems previously
out of their reach. Many are applying big data and analytics
to create competitive advantage within their markets, often
focusing on building a thorough understanding of their
High-priority big data and analytics projects often target
customer-centric outcomes such as improving customer loyalty
or improving up-selling. In fact, an IBM Institute for Business
Value study found that nearly half of all organizations with active
big data pilots or implementations identified customer-centric
outcomes as a top objective (see Figure 1).1 However, big data
and analytics can also help companies understand how changes
to products or services will impact customers, as well as address
aspects of security and intelligence, risk and financial management,
and operational optimization.
Most companies enable workers to work remotely, and when users are remote, they expect instant secure access to the business applications they need, on the device of their choice. View the Rise of the Remote Worker infographic to better understand the challenges IT departments face around management and security of remote workers.
Michael Parrish Dudell, bestselling author and one of nation’s leading Millennial voices, explains why now, more than ever, is the time for businesses to anticipate the rapidly evolving expectations of the new workforce or face the very real threat of irrelevance. Read the brief to get the facts on the huge impact Millennials will and are making in the workplace:
Within the next three years, Millennials will make up the majority of the workforce
By 2025, they will comprise a whopping 75% of workers
In the last five years, 87 percent of Millennials took on management roles—up 75% from the five years prior
Hardworking, passionate, and tech-literate — by 2020, more than half of your employees will be from the often-misunderstood “Millennial” generation. However, many millennials hold a different benchmark of expectations from their place of work than previous generations. Download this e-Book to prepare your business. Here’s a list of five expert tips to attracting and retaining the best young talent available, such as:
Understanding “work-life balance” beyond the buzzwords
Prioritizing professional development for this passionate demographic
Satisfying a net-native’s need for tech tools that actually wor
Project management relies primarily on past performance to predict future results, however many companies still lack forward-looking capabilities to predict project outcomes and ensure success. Enhancing project management with PLM analytics offers the opportunity to switch from task-based activities to performance-driven ones to improve success rates.
Use PLM Analytics to:
• Gain actionable insight and valuable intelligence
• Dramatically boost business value and improve project management performance
• Reduce error-prone behavior like manual data collection
• Leverage big-data capabilities and project intelligence
Learn how to extend the value of your PLM investment and improve business performance for your company.
Thirty percent of organisations expect to do more work through outside third parties in 2017. However, third parties are responsible for 75 percent of foreign bribery schemes, making these engagements rife with risks that can’t be ignored. A strong third-party risk management programme will help your organisation make smart choices when it comes to engaging with outside business partners.
The Definitive Guide to Third-Party Risk Management gives you insight, advice and examples to help your organisation recognise and address third-party risk.
Known by its iconic yellow elephant, Apache Hadoop is purpose-built to help companies manage and extract insight from complex and diverse data environments. The scalability and flexibility of Hadoop might be appealing to the typical CIO but Aberdeen's research shows a variety of enticing business-friendly benefits.
As travel and expense (T&E) management solutions have improved, the expectations of the end user are higher than ever before. Business travellers want a seamless experience and you want better visibility, increased compliance, and reduced spend.
Our research identified two types of people – Leaders and Followers. Leaders have most of their spending under management, have increased compliance to company policies and approve expense reports more quickly. Followers are lagging behind.
Published By: Diligent
Published Date: Jul 10, 2017
Data is everywhere - on moblie devices, in the cloud, in transit. The Accumulation of data and the rise of business using data to better hone their practices are rapidly evolving as data comes from various platforms and in different forms.
Data growth, new technologies and evolving cyber threats create challenges for organizations looking to set the strategies, framework and policies for keeping all of that information secure.
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management.
Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has also given us insight into what not to do, like:
1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process
2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time”
3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry
4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today
5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision
Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.
Big-box retailers often have the resources, product variety, and name recognition to get ahead of smaller competitors. However, small and midsize businesses are able to crush the big-box stores where it matters most—the customer experience.
Whether by design, geography, or as a matter of principle, small and midsize retailers are closer to their customers and are able to engage them on a level that big-box stores simply cannot. This closeness—combined with the right retail management system—allows smaller business to deliver a superior shopping experience with:
• Special orders
• Predictive inventory analysis
• Digital, mobile channels and device integration
This white paper—written by Innovative Retail Technologies and sponsored by Epicor—explains how the right software solution leads to a more agile retail strategy, which then leads to a better experience for your customers.
Digital Transformation and other changes drive vast and innumerable new data flows through the business, and increase pressure on IT to continually, quickly, and efficiently address a broad array of new demands. IT needs a network that empowers the business but is too often hampered by it instead. Network management as most practice it now is too complex and inefficient. The solution is automation.
Business evolution and technology advancements during the last decade have driven a sea change in the way data centers are funded, organized, and managed. Enterprises are now focusing on a profound digital transformation which is a continuous adjustment of technology management resources to deliver business results, guided by rapid review of desired outcomes related to end clients, resources, and budget constraints. These IT transitions are very much part of the competitive landscape, and executed correctly, they become competitive differentiators and enable bottom line growth. These outcomes are driving data centers to virtualization, service-oriented architectures, increased cybersecurity, “big data,” and “cloud,” to name a few of the key factors. This is completely rethinking and retooling the way enterprises handle the applications, data, security, and access that constitute their critical IT resources. In essence, cloud is the new IT.
Now you can make sound business decisions in a matter of minutes that increase productivity, maximize operating benefits, improve product lifecycle management and reduce manufacturing costs. Find out how advanced analytics provides a desirable path to help manufacturers power up their capabilities, drive efficiency and better leverage machine and customer data.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Employees and managers face challenges and pressures each day that make work unnecessarily complex and unproductive. This complexity can stand in the way of achieving business goals and prevent employees from delivering the value they want to bring to the workplace.
This Coleman Parkes and Workforce Institute at Kronos report highlights key findings and discusses the roles leadership, technology, and talent management play in optimizing workforce engagement for sustained competitive advantage. Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and costs of employee engagement — or lack thereof — in organizations today, and how small changes can go a long way toward engaging employees and ultimately drive business success.
When it comes to time, there never seems to be enough. Just ask any payroll professional. Time constraints are nothing new, but what is new is how payroll professionals are tackling the challenge. They are discovering how to strategically leverage today’s best-of-breed human capital management (HCM) technology to better manage the expectations and demands placed on today’s payroll teams to achieve greater business results. By investing in an HCM solution as an integral part of their workforce management strategy, businesses can align and create efficiencies within three core areas of payroll — compliance, processes, and data visibility. This will free up time for an already over-burdened payroll team that can add value, deliver on actionable real-time data, and execute on company-driven projects that can impact organizational goals and improve bottom-line results.