Most organizations use public cloud to reduce costs, but end up spending way more than they expected.
Google Cloud Platform is growing at a staggering rate for the business benefits and its rich features around Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Containers. However, it’s important to keep a tab on your spend while maximizing your cloud benefits.
Reducing spend in GCP doesn’t need to be a process of trial and error -- there are proven ways to save money in your GCP environment without negatively impacting desired outcomes.
Read this eBook to learn the 8 different ways to reduce your spend, including:
-Terminating Zombie Assets
-Deleting Unattached Persistent Disk
-Rightsizing Compute Engine VMs
Download to learn and practice these techniques to reduce spend in GCP.
Digital transformation initiatives and the need for innovation are causing enterprises to rethink their IT landscapes including business-to-business (B2B) integration. Modern B2B integration is critical for enabling enterprises to achieve goals like increasing revenue, speeding up time to market, and improving efficiencies because these outcomes are dependent on having a successful business network. B2B practitioners have two goals — enable critical business initiatives and control costs — and cloud-based B2B services have been successful in helping enterprises achieve both goals.
IDC interviewed eight IBM clients to understand how their use of IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, part of the IBM B2B Cloud Services portfolio, has impacted their operations and businesses.
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Data is the hottest topic in business today. In discussions that range from
understanding performance to predicting future outcomes, data is at the core.
However, data has a bad reputation. Because businesses have been collecting data for
decades, the amount that we must analyze can seem insurmountable. Simply saying
“data” is enough to conjure images of someone poring over a thick stack of
spreadsheets, manually going through row after row to identify performance, trends
and figure out what to do with them. This intimidating view is all too common.
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
Thrill customers and empower employees with omni-channel, socially-infused digital experiences to drive better business outcomes
IBM Customer Experience Suite features rich, integrated capabilities for managing web content, rich-media assets, real-time social communications, robust customer self-service capabilities, business analytics and mobile device delivery
IBM Employee Experience Suite enables employees to easily find and share relevant information across multiple platforms, diverse geographies with multiple languages, and within the context of business applications
The energy landscape is changing and this is creating opportunities for how businesses use and manage energy. We wanted to understand the experience businesses are having, how they are adapting to the changing energy market and how this compares to their peers. We researched over 1,000 energy decision-makers in large organizations across six countries and The Energy Advantage Report is the outcome. It identifies how businesses are gaining competitive advantage through their energy strategies and solutions and provides practical advice on how to get more from energy.
Complementing your investment in Workday, Visier People takes you beyond Workday’s operational reports to strategic excellence. How? Through actionable and proven people analytics that are available today—not someday.
Chosen time and again by Global 2000 organizations, Visier’s dedicated people analytics and workforce planning solution, with its all-inclusive subscription model, brings together data from all your transactional HR and business systems— including Workday—so you can:
• Answer strategic workforce questions on demand, with credibility • Connect the dots between workforce decisions and business outcomes
• Model and forecast your future workforce and its costs
The use of analytics has exploded across business, and the value it already has delivered has heightened executives' expectations. Now data can be processed in real time to meet a constantly widening range of analytic needs. How your organization utilizes them in the next decade will be essential to your success.
These developments come at an opportune time. Organizations are being over-whelmed by the rivers of data generated by applications and systems on-premises or flowing in via the cloud. At the same time, the cost of computational power has declined dramatically, making it practical to apply analytics to and generate information on just about anything.
But no advance comes without challenges. While the widespread availability of analytics has created seemingly valuable insights, executives and managers are finding that those insights are not easily linked to steps that will improve business outcomes or optimize actions. Furthermore, analytics are not always easy for line of b
To survive and thrive in an era of accelerating digital
disruption, organizations require accessible data,
actionable insights, continuous innovation, and
disruptive business models. It’s no longer enough to
prioritize and implement analytics – leaders are being
challenged to stop doing analytics just for analytics’
sake and focus on defined business outcomes.
In addition, these leaders are being challenged to
bring predictive capabilities and even prescriptive
recommended actions into production at scale. As AI
and accelerated growth and transformation become
top of mind, many enterprises are realizing that their
current segmented analytics approach isn’t built to last,
and that real transformation will require proper endto-
end data management, data security, and a data
processing platform company-wide. The year 2019 will
be a turning point for many organizations that realize
being data-driven doesn’t guarantee future success.
Published By: GoodData
Published Date: Sep 17, 2013
In most cases, starting a BI initiative that’s not clearly linked to specific KPIs or business goals or aimed at addressing a specific pain point is sowing the seeds of eventual project failure. This is why it’s crucial to have the processes and mechanisms in place to establish what the desired outcome would be and to start from there.
Employee engagement is what happens when companies win over the hearts and minds of employees in ways that lead to extraordinary effort and positive financial results. Engagement has a significant effect on key business outcomes including profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction and retention. Download our infographic to learn how engaging your employees will produce measurable results in your organization.
Gartner Report: Competitive Landscape for Hyperconverged Integrated Systems. Accelerate business outcomes and achieve growth with hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS). Key findings: As the hyperconverged integrated system (HCIS) market has matured in the past two years, some smaller providers without sufficient bases, technical resources and cash to survive on their own have exited the market." • "HCIS-only providers that have a sustainable sales advantage based on effective communication of technical strengths that can deliver superior cost savings or performance advantages are most likely to remain viable as the market continues to grow." • "HCIS providers without compelling value propositions to differentiate their offerings against other HCIS solutions are unlikely to survive the increasing competitive pressure that is appearing in the market."
The concept of “shifting left” has gained traction in
software development as a way to increase agility,
reduce cost, and improve product and release quality.
But shifting left has also been hailed as a powerful
method for optimizing IT service management. When
the service desk team shifts left, both end users and
service desk personnel benefit from greater efficiency
and service quality, which leads to happier, more
productive internal customers—and ultimately,
better business outcomes.
Organizations understand they must rethink traditional approaches to application delivery and management to stay relevant in an increasingly digital world. A consumer-simple, enterprise-secure digital workspace that unifies user, desktop, and mobile device management to deliver business outcomes can be the foundation for business mobility projects directly linked to process change and innovation. Find out how digital workspace first-movers experience business, operational, and financial benefits while those that wait are falling behind, by downloading this State of the Digital Workspace report.
Business evolution and technology advancements during the last decade have driven a sea change in the way data centers are funded, organized, and managed. Enterprises are now focusing on a profound digital transformation which is a continuous adjustment of technology management resources to deliver business results, guided by rapid review of desired outcomes related to end clients, resources, and budget constraints. These IT transitions are very much part of the competitive landscape, and executed correctly, they become competitive differentiators and enable bottom line growth. These outcomes are driving data centers to virtualization, service-oriented architectures, increased cybersecurity, “big data,” and “cloud,” to name a few of the key factors. This is completely rethinking and retooling the way enterprises handle the applications, data, security, and access that constitute their critical IT resources. In essence, cloud is the new IT.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
A great digital experience is no longer a competitive differentiator—it’s a must for doing business. Poor experiences quickly result in dissatisfied customers and lost prospects. For many enterprises, delivering a multichannel digital experience can be a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to be with the right technology. Learn how to conquer the five challenges for digital experience delivery in this whitepaper.
Digital transformation (DX) is fundamentally changing enterprise resource planning (ERP) — allowing businesses to transform their decision making, which is enhancing their business outcomes significantly as we enter the digital economy. Digital transformation is an enterprisewide, board-level strategic reality for companies wishing to remain relevant or maintain or enhance their leadership positon in the digital economy. Digitally transformed businesses have a repeatable set of practices and disciplines that are used to leverage new business, 3rd Platform technology, and operating models to disrupt businesses, customers, and markets in pursuit of business performance and growth. DX is driving businesses to rethink their technology strategy, and that includes moving beyond their legacy ERP and back-office systems.
In the world of value-based healthcare, your data is the key to extracting the most actionable insights that provide real value to your organization. But getting to those insights can prove difficult, especially if you have to connect disparate data sources. You need transparency into key insights that can help your team make more informed decisions for the success of your organization.
In this listicle, we explore five ways an analytics solution can help you transform your organization through the power of insight. From risk modeling to predictive analytics, utilizing the right mix of analytics can improve patient outcomes and ultimately move your organization closer to your ideal value-based care model
Over the past seven years, we’ve surveyed more than 30,000 technical professionals around the world to explore the relationships between IT performance, DevOps practices, culture, organizational performance and other elements that affect business outcomes. In the process, we’ve built the deepest and most widely referenced body of DevOps research available.
The 2018 State of DevOps Report breaks new ground in our understanding of the DevOps evolutionary journey. We have identified the five distinct stages of DevOps evolution, and the critical practices at each stage that help you achieve success and progress to the next phase of your journey.
Modern business-to-business (B2B) buyers have unprecedented access to information to support their buying process and, as a result, have become more self-reliant in the evaluation process. This has made B2B sellers’ jobs harder; not only do they have less control in earlier stages of the sales cycle, but they have to work harder to connect and engage with buyers, turning prospects into customers. Sales technologies have helped modernize how sellers and sales leaders manage their pipelines and execute contracts, but technology gaps around engagement persist, making it difficult for sellers to keep pace with, connect with, and support buyer engagement. The common outcome: Sellers become slaves to their CRM systems, focused more on updating reports and logging their activities than they are in driving business results.
Finance leaders believe data management is a burden on businesses. Yet less than half of organisations have a data management strategy in place. But data management strategies positively impact security across all lines of business.
Poor data management practices inevitably lead to poor outcomes, with bad decisions based on bad data. Data must also be protected, with weak practices leading to cyber breaches. And the reputational damage to an organisation’s brand cannot be underestimated. However, when managed well, data offers a competitive advantage. In the past, data was typically informed historical reporting, with internal needs and compliance taking priority.
There is a new data paradigm. Data is the new currency in the digital age.
Your business partners need IT to deliver innovation and agility, but traditional budgeting processes struggle to do either. Interested in adopting a zero-based budgeting approach to your organization? Download this eBook to learn:
- The limitations of traditional budgeting vs. zero-based budgeting
- How to benchmark your budgets against business outcomes
- Five myths about zero-based budgeting and why they are wrong
- How to confidently build zero-based budgets with the right tool
In this eBook you’ll learn:
The immediate benefits of deploying unified communication applications and platforms
How UC application integration struggles can be addressed with UCaaS
Why businesses are embracing game-changing technologies across UCaaS and CPaaS
How adopting application programming interfaces (API) can help drive better business outcomes
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Nov 16, 2016
The research is clear, organizations that create a culture of engagement see stronger business performance including customer satisfaction, sales, operating margins and shareholder value. This article explains the 5 Habits Best Employers practice to improve employee engagement and drive better business outcomes.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
Applications underpin today’s cloud and digital transformation initiatives. As a result, it’s imperative for modern IT organizations to implement a holistic, expert approach to managing applications for maximum performance and optimal business execution.
Read this insights paper from ESG and Riverbed to discover:
How performance management expertise drives critical business outcomes.
Why mature organizations are better equipped to embrace DevOps and other modern IT practices.
What tools, factors, and behaviors correlate to expert performance management practices.