In good economic times, success simply means keeping pace. After all, the market is demanding your company’s products and services, and your responsibility is simple: keep up with the demand no matter what it takes. Most managers, whether they are business managers or technology managers respond to this situation the same way. They hire more people to shoulder the increased load. Sales managers seek out more sales reps. Foremen bring more assembly workers online. Customer service beefs up the call center. And IT managers hire more administrators to maintain the constant flux of demands from users, applications, systems, and networks.
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
The reality of business today means that organizations will have to grow the talent they need when they can’t find it. Developing talent internally over the long term will be most of the solution. You’ll want some recommendations in your back pocket when your CEO turns to you for answers. Learning managers will be seen as the go-to resources when it comes to compensating for major skill gaps in talent. By socializing learning, mobilizing the technology, creating strategic stretch assignments, partnering with institutions, and speaking to the bottom line, HR can make learning an integral solution to filling skill gaps in the organization.
This report will explain what virtualization is, and highlight how it is optimizing the performance, both from an IT and business perspective across servers, storage and end user desktops. This report will define how top performing companies gain business advantages from virtualization technologies and outline key changes that must take place for C-Level managers to gain the fruits of the new IT.
Not all turnover is created equal: there’s healthy turnover and there’s alarming turnover. Are the employees who are leaving your organization for other opportunities the same ones who are driving the critical strategies and projects across your organization and moving the business forward, the innovators, and the effective customer relations managers?
In this white paper you will see why it is critical for organizations to dig deeper and get a clear understanding of who’s leaving and who’s staying.
The IT/business relationship has long been misrepresented as broken and ineffective. But what impact has the cloud had on the relationship between IT and business managers? A recent Harvard Business Review report debunks several myths over IT, business management and the cloud.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Join us to learn why Human-in-the-Loop training data should be powering your machine learning (ML) projects and how to make it happen. If you’re curious about what human-in-the-loop machine learning actually looks like, join Figure Eight CTO Robert Munro and AWS machine learning experts to learn how to effectively incorporate active learning and human-in-the-loop practices in your ML projects to achieve better results.
When to use human-in-the-loop as an effective strategy for machine learning projects
How to set up an effective interface to get the most out of human intelligence
How to ensure high-quality, accurate data sets
When: Available On Demand (please register to view)
Who Should Attend: IT leaders and professionals, line-of-business managers, business decision makers, data scientists, developers, and other experts interested in implementing AI/ML on the cloud are encouraged to attend this webinar.
AWS Speaker: Chris Burns, Solutions Architect
Figure Eight Spea
Within any organization, the most dangerous users are those with privileged access to the company’s
most valuable and sensitive data assets. This includes systems administrators, business managers,
partners, suppliers, and service providers, and also takes into account the automated interactions
between business machines, systems, and applications. Privileged access has always been a
high-risk issue, but for too long, organizations have not understood or have chosen to ignore the risks,
preferring instead to rely on the integrity of the individuals and systems involved.
A number of high-profile security breaches over the last two years have highlighted the damage that a
rogue systems administrator or stolen privileged credentials can cause. Today, fewer than half of all
business organizations have deployed the type of privileged identity management (PIM) solution that
could help improve the situation. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) provides an in-depth view of the
leading PIM solution
The sponsor named below commissioned Ardent Partners to write this report. While the report topic In 2015, collaboration is the name of the game in procurement and frequently entails working with key internal stakeholders (like line-of-business managers and legal departments) or preferred suppliers to drive greater value through sourcing and procurement. For Chief Procurement Officers ("CPOs") and other supply management leaders, collaboration has taken on many new and innovative forms over the years, causing these executives to leverage new (and, in some cases, existing) processes, relationships, and technologies to enhance compliance, decrease risk, and increase savings. One such business process, contract management, has been reborn with digital, automated features that can shift the way procurement teams collaborate, mitigate risk, drive performance, and realize greater savings for the enterprise.
With smartphones and tablets now standard-issue office gear,workers fully expect to have mobile access to critical data and business applications wherever and whenever the need arises.And it’s not just the average field worker or sales rep who stands to benefit from remote access. An IDG survey found that 61% of the executive managers saw value in accessing critical business data while offline via their mobile devices. This IDG whitepaper proves that offline access is the key to unlocking mobility’s promise.
If you’ve tried managing your retail operation’s labor performance without reliable, real-time data, you know the costly shortcomings of this approach. Tap into clear, easy-to-access workforce data — a single view of all elements of your workforce that empowers you to make effective decisions and protect your bottom line.
Workforce Analytics for Retail transforms labor and sales data into meaningful business intelligence. Learn how managers can make data-driven decisions that optimize workforce utilization, control labor costs, and drive continuous improvement.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
FINANCIAL SERVICES’ HISTORY OF DISRUPTION
Financial Services is an industry driven by disruption. Transformative business models such as low-cost brokerages, innovative investment products like ETFs, and the huge regulatory mandates like Gramm-Leach-Bliley are but a few examples. Here are some others:
• New fintech firms such as a recent nine billion dollar investment in Ant Financial Services Group and myriad other venture capital-led fintech startups targeting well established segments across the financial services industry
• Robo-advisor services powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning intermediating financial advisors and portfolio managers alike
• Ever changing regulatory and risk management mandates, such as GDPR, Basel III, and Open Banking, transforming customer engagement and capital allocation
Read this whitepaper to learn how you can overcome these and other disruptions.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Oct 29, 2018
"Workday has grown at a rapid pace since the company’s inception. Though this growth was indicative of the company’s success, it had an unintended side effect. Workday faced the same challenge experienced by nearly every high growth company: a tension between growth and culture. The company needed a way to bring all of its employees into its values system quickly, and ensure that people leaders were truly growing and leading in alignment with Workday’s culture. The company also needed a way to help people leaders newer
to management learn and on-ramp quickly, in alignment with the speed of the business. One of the steps Workday took to protect and nurture its special culture was reaching out to BetterUp to try out its leadership coaching. In partnership with Workday, BetterUp introduced an initial pilot program focused on people managers, with the goal of helping Workday support and grow its people leaders in the future."
The success of your agricultural business depends on your ability to keep your equipment working efficiently and reliably, particularly when sowing and harvesting.
Yet two in five (41%) farm managers say they often experience breakdowns because of ineffective lubrication – and 62% say their maintenance teams need more training.
This is why we’ve created Shell lubricants for Driveline: a suite of high-performing lubricants and expert advice that adds up to more than the sum of its parts - making your equipment much more efficient and productive.
Putting this into perspective, customers leveraging Shell Technical Services have seen a marked improvement in their operations. This has delivered over $68M in documented value savings to Shell’s B2B customers.