It’s hard to grow your business if you can’t see what’s coming next. What will the demand be for a specific product or service and how should you adjust production? What revenue can be expected and from which channels? Where are the best areas to expand your business? Predictive analytics can provide the answers executives, analysts and business managers need to reduce costs, operate more efficiently and increase the bottom line.
Join IBM SPSS and guest Mark Lack, Manager of Strategy Analytics and Business Intelligence with industrial products company Mueller Inc. for a look at how to decrease costs and improve your business’ profitability with predictive analytics. You’ll learn how Mueller extends the value of its Big Data environment by applying predictive techniques to accurately forecast sales, prevent fraud and reduce losses from damaged inventory, saving the company significant time and money.
Today's mobile landscape is very much a moving target. IT managers must keep track of all types of devices and platforms, hundreds if not thousands of applications and a threat landscape that changes by the minute. In this ever-changing environment, IT staff often find themselves drowning in mobile minutiae, overwhelmed by mountains of endpoint data but unable to extract meaning from it or make business decisions based on it.
The tactical challenge of keeping infrastructure and business data secure while keeping workers productive each day takes precedence. And even then, IT managers can find themselves choosing between security and productivity as they decide how best to spend limited time and resources.
This whitepaper will guide you how to get deep visibility into relevant endpoint data within the platform, granting actionable intelligence that can have a measurable impact on your organization.
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm
the business managers who must sift through it all to
glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize
profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into
new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship
management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM),
business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data
environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected,
“dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of
disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to
deliver the desired single view of the business.
Downtime and data loss pose intolerable risks to every business today. From IT departments to the Board Room, managers have seen the importance of business uptime and data protection to continued success, productivity and profitability.
Businesses managers and website owners today need to have some basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) knowledge whether they work with an internal SEO team or hire an SEO agency to get top Search Engines rankings. Based on years experience optimizing websites for search engines, we have put together a list of the most problematic and common on page SEO issues. Find out if your site is suffering from any of these on page SEO issues.
Published By: Egencia
Published Date: Jun 18, 2014
In today’s business world, there is usually a lot of travelling taking place to secure contracts, meet clients, or visit satellite offices around the world. However, all of this moving around can be costly and poorly managed. Nevertheless, there are simple solutions for your travel managers. Download this whitepaper to learn how to properly manage your organization’s air travel budget and understand how air contracts are built and designed in order to balance your organization’s maximum cost savings with achievable contract obligations.
Your project isn’t the only one vying for approval and budget dollars in the organization. In order to create a clear and comprehensive business case for AR automation, AR and credit managers need to show how its benefits translate beyond just AR to the business as a whole.
In this 14-page white paper, you’ll learn how and what to communicate to various key stakeholders, including:
• C-suite / upper management
• AR clerks and other team members
• Sales staff
IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how:
1. Demand generation managers can target the most profitable customers with the right offer at the right time.
2.Marketing operations managers can review the results of multiple campaigns from a single marketing performance dashboard.
3. Brand managers can blend data from blogs, forums and social websites with CRM data to see how people really regard the company’s brand. Watch this video to see how IBM helps you make smarter marketing decisions, faster.
Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information---based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information---based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server "footprint" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.
There is a need to address key business and technological transitions in terms of application delivery and consumption. As such, data center managers are assessing what new capabilities their existing networks needs.
Published By: CBeyond
Published Date: Jul 22, 2014
This guide was created to offer a preliminary understanding of
Cloud computing, so that business owners and managers will
be better positioned to make the move toward Cloud services
sooner, rather than later.
Today’s businesses rely heavily on email to communicate with clients, partners, and colleagues. But research suggests that organizations are lacking when it comes to protecting themselves against the increasing number of customized and complex attacks.
When polled by Mimecast, 83% of IT security managers said they see email as a primary source of attack, yet 65% claim they aren’t fully equipped to resolve the risks associated with email threats. Respondents’ perceptions of primary security threats also appeared to change based on having experienced a successful
breach. However, viruses, malware, spam, and insider threats remain the top concerns for both groups, both with and without breach experience.
Read this research report to see the results of Vanson Bourne’s survey of 360 line of business managers from around the world and a range of industries to learn how business and IT can align priorities in order to create seamless B2B integration. Learn how effective synchronization can improve strategic relationships, ensure compliance, reduce costs and increase revenue.
Different types of businesses will have different use cases for Social Business. In this whitepaper, we cover four different use cases at four very different types of businesses. But in each instance, the company's IT staff followed some key rules to minimize chances of failure and make it easier to convince employees and managers alike to dive into an enterprise social environment.
Published By: Netviewer
Published Date: Jul 17, 2009
The economic crisis has ushered in stormy days. Sales have collapsed, production lines are idled, and employees are being laid off. There is no doubt about it: companies must find ways to save money.
Business travel is one area where they are cutting back. The November 2008 issue of the German business travel magazine DMM reported on a survey conducted by the National Business Travel Association in the United States. Three-quarters of travel managers who participated in the survey agreed that video and Web conferences are increasingly replacing business travel because of its potential to save money.
Published By: Netviewer
Published Date: Oct 21, 2009
Whether your business is medium-sized or a conglomerate: Now more than ever, projects are a
part of our everyday work, characterized by changing tasks, flexible working groups and the
participation of external specialists. Project managers increasingly face the challenge of having
to motivate and direct geographically distributed teams.
Server virtualization empowers businesses to lower hardware spending, simplify administration and boost availability. For IT and facilities managers, however, it introduces challenges and opportunities.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Mar 12, 2014
The buzz around the cloud is very real. It offers
considerable business agility, cost efficiencies
and service improvements to IT managers. What
the buzz doesn’t tell you is that getting to the
point where the cloud brings these benefits to
your organization isn’t easy. So the real question
becomes: What do you need to keep in mind
when integrating cloud computing into an IT
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
Transitioning your organization to a service-defined model will help your IT department deliver critical applications and capabilities that your lines of business need to stay competitive, at the pace your line of business managers need them. This brief discusses five considerations that will help you understand the benefits of the service-defined enterprise and help make the transition from technology-defined to service-defined a smooth one.
Storing, protecting, and analyzing greater amounts of digital content can strain already limited information technology (IT) resources and put heavy demands on business managers’ attention. Learn how to overcome these challenges, with scalable server technology that automates routine tasks and improves system performance with minimal supervision.
IT and business leaders today can no longer look at IT simply as a cost center, it is now a vital part of business success. Improving the efficiency of IT and improving the measurement of its impact on business performance are at the forefront of managers' concerns. Access to ITIL books can be instrumental in providing the methodology for IT improvement. Learn more today!
It’s time to think more strategically about your entire workforce. Learn the benefits of a unified approach to HCM and workforce management.
In today’s competitive and rapidly changing business environment, sustained success requires a total HCM strategy that focuses on managing, engaging, and retaining your entire workforce — both hourly and salaried employees alike. It also requires a single, unified technology platform that enables managers to successfully execute on that holistic strategy for improved operational efficiency, higher employee engagement, and better business outcomes.
Read the e-book for best-practice advice and valuable insights into the shared future of HCM and workforce management, including:
Where early attempts to bring together HCM and workforce management fell short of expectations
Why you need an integrated HCM and workforce management technology platform to gain complete visibility into your entire workforce and drive better decisions
How a holi
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 15, 2016
To many company leaders, compliance is not “sexy,” or even interesting. Some even consider paying fines and settling lawsuits for non-compliance as inevitable costs of doing business. But the authors of this ExecBlueprint respectfully disagree.
They describe how HR can partner with the business to develop compliance strategies that actually address the company’s objectives and culture — and save money in the process.
This should not, however, be a reactive endeavor that kicks in only when a new law is passed. Rather, HR should develop and house a “compliance infrastructure” that performs many invaluable functions, including researching applicable laws and weighing risks. HR drafts the policies and procedures, but the executive team gets the final say. Then HR educates managers and employees on not only the mechanics of compliance, but on why the policy has to exist in the first place. Finally, HR audits compliance efforts.
One practice is to ask front-line managers: How is the po