In today’s rapidly changing economy, business leaders are
constantly thinking about how to attract, engage, manage,
develop and retain their talent. The brisk rate of technology
transformation, the increase in demand for unique skills and
the expansion of regulatory requirements all create challenges
as well as opportunities around attracting and developing a
diverse workforce. Quickly and effectively responding to the
business needs of your employees by optimizing processes
and technologies—while mitigating risk—enables you to drive
growth, productivity and profitability.
For many years, organizations thought about business continuity in much the same way they thought about business insurance — yes, it was important, but rarely was it top of mind. But that’s all changed. Many organizations have, unfortunately, discovered that even a scant few minutes of service downtime can have deleterious effects on their business operations, resulting in lost revenue, diminished customer confidence and heightened compliance risk.
For those and other reasons, IT executives have raised the bar on business continuity preparedness for their organizations in all ways. New technologies, business processes and partnerships, combined with a raised level of importance for testing and a full appreciation of what virtualization can and can’t do for business continuity, are essential to new thinking around avoiding the impact
of an unplanned service interruption.
Download this informative Whitepaper to learn more about how Veritas Netbackup 8.1.2 can help.
Digital transformation has become a popular theme across enterprises. However, companies are confronted with several challenges. In a survey done recently, two-thirds of IT investments by Japanese companies were about "running-the-business", and a very small sum was focussed on business innovation and growth.
What are the processes that an organization should create to promote digital transformation? What are the challenges?
Read this article from Nikkei XTech that analyses the IT enterprise in Japan and challenges that it faces today.
To Keep Pace With Your Customers and Competitors, It’s Time to Leave Your Legacy Software Behind.
Legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems struggle to keep up with the modern pace of business, and they fail to meet the changing needs of your workforce. Can your leaders quickly find and analyze vital data? Are your employees’ tasks and processes straightforward and efficient? Does your ERP software make it easier to support growth?
See how manufacturers upgrading to the latest ERP software from Epicor transform their business by delivering the visibility, efficiency, and productivity essential for sustained growth.
The plan is to move what you currently have onto a platform that gives you new capabilities to better support your transformation goals. Aberdeen Group has found that those who stay up to date with their ERP are, for example, almost three times as likely to have mobile ERP functionality, twice as likely to have integrated ERP and eCommerce, and five times more likely to have social business capabilities.1
Is it time for you to take the next step on your journey by moving to the Epicor ERP system? Consider these questions:
XX How much time and money could your business save by eliminating inefficient processes, increasing worker productivity, and improving customer service?
XX What goals can you achieve when your core software is integrated with Industry 4 .0 technologies to support the factory of the future?
XX What would your business look like if you had real-time information to make informed business decisions that drive growth and profitability?
To run a successful operation, every manufacturing organization needs a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to boost efficiencies and drive down costs. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to make the right choice. If you’re wondering whether a generic or industry-specific solution is the best fit for your business—or if you’re wondering how to even start the ERP selection process—you’re not alone.
In this white paper, you’ll discover ways to simplify your ERP selection process, and you’ll learn the differences between industry-specific and generic ERP solutions.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Feb 11, 2019
Beyond the time-saving and efficiency benefits, marketing automation enables business processes that are essential to any modern marketing department. For B2B companies, this includes lead nurturing, lead scoring, and lead lifecycle management. For B2C companies, it includes cross-sell, up-sell, and customer loyalty. And for all companies, it includes marketing ROI analytics.
Nurture relationships with leads that aren't ready to buy. On average, only 20% of leads are sales-ready when they first come in. This means you need a disciplined process – known as lead nurturing – to develop qualified leads until they are sales-ready. Done well, nurturing can result in 50% more sales leads at 33% lower cost per lead.
Retain and extend customer relationships. The marketer's job is far from finished once someone becomes a customer. For most industries, the real value comes from retaining and deepening the customer relationship over time. This includes selling more of the same product to the cus
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Jan 06, 2009
This guide offers insight into the WCM technology choices available today, discusses some of the requirements both IT and business users should consider when selecting a WCM solution, and includes advice for ensuring a successful evaluation process.
What is "Zero Waste?" While it means different things to different customers, it universally represents a commitment to reducing waste and recycling as much as possible.
At Waste Management, environmental stewardship is linked inextricably to business performance. This 80-page report details how to maximize value from waste using sustainable processes.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
In today’s business climate, the value of ongoing employee development efforts may seem like a no-brainer, but success is not always guaranteed. This ExecBlueprint discusses how HR can support leaders, managers, and employees in getting the most out of their training programs by using the performance appraisal process to identify gaps, focusing on the areas that will deliver the most return, and providing employees with enough context that they will want to learn for the company. HR leaders from Heineken Americas, BG Group, Given Imaging, and HDFC Asset Management Company share insight featured in this ExecBlueprint MP3. 55 minutes.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
Cloud solutions are the new normal as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach.
Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. This white paper explores 10 factors you should review in this process.
Small and medium businesses (SMB) are the backbone of America, generating annual revenues that can reach $8.1 million [based on SMB’s with less than 100 employees]. These SMBs employ up to 99.7 percent of all employees in America, and 39 percent of these employees fill high tech jobs. SMBs have advantages over larger organizations when recruiting top talent to help drive their small enterprise. This white paper will further examine the essential components and justifications that CEOs, hiring managers and business owners alike should consider when developing and deploying their hiring strategy and processes.
With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning has become one of HR's most important responsibilities. Read on for 6 pitfalls to avoid during this process.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
How smart is your company? Smart companies have up-to-date compensation plans that support their business objectives and ensure their long-term success.
As the HR leader at your organization, it’s important that you can efficiently lead your company through either developing or updating its current compensation plan.
With all that in mind, PayScale has created a succinct, step-by-step guide to compensation planning and salary benchmarking. Whether you are creating a formal compensation plan for the first time or updating an old one, the following series of checklists will help you through the process.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
The spatial analytics features of the SAP HANA platform can help you supercharge your business with location-specific data. By analyzing geospatial information, much of which is already present in your enterprise data, SAP HANA helps you pinpoint events, resolve boundaries locate customers and visualize routing. Spatial processing functionality is standard with your full-use SAP HANA licenses.