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
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 29, 2017
The Importance of Safety Training in the Workplace: Safety Officers Discuss Ways to Keep Your Business Compliant
How much is the life of an employee worth? How much is the loss of a big toe? Or an index finger? These are the questions that keep safety managers awake at night. While there are no good answers, the only way to get a good night’s sleep is to ensure that your company is doing everything possible to make your company as safe as possible.
Unfortunately, simply meeting OSHA standards isn’t good enough. Would you want to drive in a car that was deemed the “least” unsafe, or one that was a model of safety? Make safety a priority by allocating yearly funding, finding the best trainers (whether external or internal), and empowering employees to work with managers to create easy-to-understand safety procedures and protocols. Encourage people to think first, act second, and consider safety protocols as not just a rote function, but an essential fact of daily practice that might ju
Your world is moving faster. Competition for top talent is getting fiercer. And your hiring managers and leadership team want better results today—not tomorrow. As LinkedIn reported in its 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report, hiring volumes and budgets are heating up for the first time in four years. This means you and your talent acquisition team need to act more quickly than ever before to find talent, reduce time-to-fill, and be true business partners.
In this short white paper, we explore how recruiters and talent acquisition teams can gain a competitive edge by leveraging new data-driven approaches to build recruiting efficiencies, build a strong candidate pipeline, and provide the kind of deep insight into candidate performance that will make your hiring managers see you and your team as more strategic partners.
Procurement is a risky business. Procurement managers are responsible for obtaining materials, goods, and services at the lowest reasonable cost—and they are responsible for ensuring that the supplier or vendor reliably provides high-quality goods, in both the present and the future. They must make sure that the organization does not knowingly or unknowingly engage in, support or turn a blind eye to criminal behavior, like bribery. They must negotiate contractual agreements that protect the company against possible disputes, and much more.
Add to those responsibilities and risks the expectation that organizations will commit themselves to corporate social responsibility (CSR), embracing business practices that value and account for more than just short-term financial performance.
But procurement managers are unlikely to have extensive expertise in EHS issues, so EHS professionals have an important role to play in identifying and mitigating the environmental, health, and safety-relat
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
How Middle Managers Are Leading The Push To Make Workplaces Better
According to a 2015 article in The Atlantic – “The Secret Suffering of the Middle Manager”– a study of 22,000 U.S. workers found that, as a class, middle managers suffered from the highest levels of depression of any group in the workforce.
A contributing factor to that depression: they don’t get to make big decisions.
Whether in pop culture, Dilbert cartoons, or business literature, the title “middle manager” is often derogatory, describing a job with frustratingly little power but plenty of responsibility. But this is an unfair characterization because managers outside the C suite are incredibly important to their organizations and have the power to inspire and uplift their employees.
To explore the depth of this phenomenon, we decided to look at a number of data points to see how prevalent middle managers are in leading employee engagement strategies. We used TINYpulse and our own clients as a barometer but also
Build your business case for MDM with an illustrated, step-by-step approach that shows executives and managers how MDM generates a single, reliable data set to empower customer- and partner- facing teams to improve sales, customer service and channel operations.
Not all B2B customers are businesses. There is a parallel world of non-businesses among your customers that you may not be fully aware of. Beyond B2B lies the Business-to-Institution (B2i) market, a sector that includes over 2 million institutions, spending $4.1 trillion annually.
Financial and business managers today are seeking a higher level of analytical ability to manage business performance than ever before. But these kinds of analyses often lie beyond the reach of most of today's ERP systems.
Published By: Tridion
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This White Paper explains how Tridion's Web Content Management solution and the technological choices made by Tridion can help organizations achieve their business goals. It is intended for Systems Architects and IT Managers who need to assess the impact of incorporating Tridion into their existing environments.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Businesses of all sizes have to manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The task ranges from simply keeping systems running to ensuring security, compliance and the achievement of environmental goals. Under this sort of pressure, IT managers and managed service providers, to which the task is often outsourced, must have flexible access to powerful tools and an ability to share the data those tools rely on.
Published By: Thinksoft
Published Date: Nov 13, 2007
This guide/primer serve as an introductory how-to guide on outsourced software testing for business heads as well as software project managers. It first places testing within the content of total product life cycle and then describes the sequential stages within testing program, and how these stages can run parallel with the other development stages.
Published By: ZSL Inc.
Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
The hotspot in the current IT world is optimized Web Services. Now the enterprises have started their vision towards next generation Web Services. This white paper gives information for the business managers and engineers in developing and deploying Web Services using Rational Application Developer (RAD) and WebSphere Application Server (WAS), respectively. This paper explains the process to:* create a Web Service and Web Server client* build security to that web service* deploy the web service in WebSphere application server
Published By: ZSL Inc.
Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
One of the vital needs of business is to connect processes, people and information both within across the organizational boundaries. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, a Customer Relationship Management application, provides solution to the sales managers in accessing the lead/prospect data and promoting their business successfully.