A big part of GDPR compliance will focus on how data is collected going forward. But a substantial emphasis will fall on the data businesses already hold. With many mainframes containing generations-old data, a manual data audit is completely unrealistic. That’s where CA comes in. CA Data Content Discovery enables organizations to find, classify and protect mission essential mainframe data—three valuable steps toward achieving GDPR compliance.
Classifying independent contractors vs. employees and exempt vs. non-exempt employees can be tricky. This white paper outlines what small business owners should know and examines general standards under state and federal law for correct classification.
Within any organization, business content – applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and social media – is poorly managed and often out-of-reach of critical business processes. And, when business content is invisible, unclassified or unmanaged, it creates chaos. Content chaos causes a breakdown in the flow of information between an organization and its customers, its partners and even within itself – failures that often impact customer engagement, business agility, and the capacity to collaborate securely and effectively. It's time you learn how to put your business content to work.
Competitive pressures in today's business world have caused a shift in the way Best-in-Class enterprises are viewing and engaging their suppliers and the source-to-pay processes that support those relationships.These leading enterprises are taking a more holistic view of the supply management workflow while also looking for better ways to communicate, collaborate, and transact with their trading partners.
Increasing shareholder value is a top priority for all businesses. However, financial results don't improve by themselves. Companies must first delight their most important stakeholder: customers. This document outlines how Best-in-Class firms use efficient content processes to achieve higher levels of customer centricity.
Best-in-class firms have realized that budgeting, planning and reporting can't ALL be done with Excel.
And running a successful business starts with effective planning and performance management, and the data you generate during these critical processes is among the most important and sensitive in your organization. A miscalculation, oversight, or a security breach could be financially devastating.
By recognizing the 5 signs of Excel abuse, and making the necessary changes, best-in-class organizations can:
-streamline planning and performance management
-keep sensitive data secure
-significantly reduce the potential for human error
A new study by IDC, commissioned by Vonage, shows that businesses with best-in-class communication platforms have improved revenue, profitability & more. How does your company stack up compared to others in your industry? Get the whitepaper now to find out.
This is the age of API-driven businesses and enterprises need to create great developer experiences to build an ecosystem for their APIs. Many enterprises now view developers as one of the most essential actors in their value chains—the people who translate digital assets into digital experiences that move the business needle.
Google Cloud’s new eBook, Creating World-Class Developer Experiences, takes a deeper look at creating world-class developer experiences. Learn about best practices for engaging developers and how to launch a developer portal that speeds adoption or your API products..
Explore how to delight developers and grow API programs with field-tested best practices, real-world use cases and a checklist to help your team get started.
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? Real-world use case: AccuWeather
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“Vestas is a global market leader in manufacturing and servicing wind turbines,” explains Sven Jesper Knudsen, Ph.D., senior data scientist. “Turbines provide a lot of data, and we analyze that data, adapt to changing needs, and work to create a best-in-class wind energy solution that provides the lowest cost of energy.
“To stay ahead, we have created huge stacks of technologies—massive amounts of data storage and technologies to transform data with analytics. That comes at a cost. It requires maintenance and highly skilled personnel, and we simply couldn’t keep up. The market had matured, and to stay ahead we needed a new platform.
“If we couldn’t deliver on time, we would let users and the whole business down, and start to lose a lot of money on service. For example, if we couldn’t deliver a risk report on time, decisions would be made without actually understanding the risk landscape.
The tools we use to make business collaboration clear, fast, efficient and profitable continue to evolve. Does your solution garner sighs and eyerolls? It may be time to reimagine the classic tools you’ve relied on and explore the many ways that the right solution plays a crucial role in achieving your organization’s objectives.
This white paper reveals how platform user experience and user interface impact business collaboration, and ways you can better empower your workforce with seamless meeting experiences. Check it out now!
Published By: Brainloop
Published Date: Nov 09, 2011
Business users are a key part of a company\'s security, and even the most conscientious employees can introduce serious breaches of security policy. IT can do everything in its power to secure the company\'s confidential documents--provide first-class security infrastructure, develop reasonable security policies and engage in extensive communication and training--yet still people fail to comply. The solution is to provide security that helps people do their jobs more efficiently, thereby inducing users to follow best security practices without even knowing it.
For many B2B companies, the best way to generate new business is the old fashioned one – a team of telemarketers hitting the phones to make sales appointments for their more experienced colleagues.
But they are losing money every time a telemarketing agent calls somebody that doesn’t want to buy from them.
This ebook will explain:
• Why you could be wasting 97.6% of your time
• The root of telemarketing’s targeting problem
• A better way to classify companies; and
• A smarter way to go to market
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
As the sheer amount of information available for Business Intelligence (BI) applications has grown, and the sophistication of BI capabilities has accelerated, organizations are striving to improve time-to-information for business users.
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age.
Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age.
But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system.
What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you:
• Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes.
• Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making.
• Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
Today, the shift to a cloud-based enterprise IT architecture is a foregone conclusion for a variety of organizations. As a result, cloud-based security has become a top priority. Read this whitepaper to learn about the challenges of cloud-based security and identity and access management as well as how your business can overcome these challenges with best-in-class solutions.
Today’s businesses generate staggering amounts of data, and learning to get the most value from that data is paramount to success. Just as Amazon Web Services (AWS) has transformed IT infrastructure to something that can be delivered on-demand, scalably, quickly, and cost-effectively, Amazon Redshift is doing the same for data warehousing and big data analytics.
Amazon Redshift offers a massively parallel columnar data store that can be spun up in just a few minutes to deal with billions of rows of data at a cost of just a few cents an hour. Organizations choose Amazon Redshift for its affordability, flexibility, and powerful feature set:
• Enterprise-class relational database query and management system
• Supports client connections with many types of applications, including business intelligence (BI), reporting, data, and analytics tools
• Execute analytic queries in order to retrieve, compare, and evaluate large amounts of data in multiple-stage operations
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
The new disk-based backup products geared to small to medium enterprise (SME) businesses are being enhanced with enterprise-class product features at prices that are getting less and less expensive, making it feasible to back up from disk to removable disks and do away with tape backups altogether. Read this white paper for more information.
Learn about enterprise business intelligence (BI). Taught by a MicroStrategy expert, this free, one-day class includes core principles of business intelligence, product demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
A true 360 degree view of the customer is a win-win situation for all parties involved: buyers benefit from better service and efficiency, and sellers derive improved loyalty and, inevitably, more repeat business from established customers. This report will explore how Best-in-Class companies take a holistic approach to providing a complete, accurate and integrated view of customers to improve satisfaction and retention without losing sight of customer profitability. As a result of these strategies, companies with more accurate and timely information about their prospect or customer can more efficiently respond to communications, ensure customer satisfaction with better service, and drive toward a larger lifetime value of each account, customer or client.
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Today, organizations are collecting data at every level of their business and in volumes that in the past were unimaginable. Data sets are stored in different database systems or in files with distinctive formats, all reflecting business process, application, program software, or information type dependencies. Adding to this complexity is the distribution of these data sets across the enterprise in silos requiring a varied set of tools and/or specialized business rules for data transformation, classification, matching, and integration. Because of the massive amounts of data stored in a variety of representation formats, decision makers strain to derive insights and create business solutions that adequately span and integrate information from these disparate technology islands. Learn more today!
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Dec 03, 2013
Recent research conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Achievers reveals how best-in-class companies gain a competitive advantage by improving their employee engagement initiatives. Download The impact of employee engagement on performance and learn best practices for tying engagement to business performance, the business case for employee engagement and helpful metrics to measure the impact of engagement.