Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Kenzan, a software engineering firm that specializes in building scalable, data-driven solutions, often leverages DataStax Enterprise (DSE) for customers that have high expectations for both performance and value. That means making careful, informed choices when designing the cloud infrastructure that applications run on.
Controlling costs is always a priority for businesses that rely on AWS for running DSE. With AWS, it can be tempting to solve performance issues simply by adding more resources until the problem goes away. However, this “solution” results in increased costs which quickly add up over time.
In this white paper, Kenzan and DataStax identify some of the key factors to consider when building out infrastructure on AWS, outlining practical steps you can take to optimize performance with DSE on AWS while keeping costs in check.
"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data.
Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to:
· Create the important elements of a good story
· Put the data in context
· Select the best type of ch
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Talent is the #1 concern of small and medium-sized business executives. In fact, it is keeping many of them up at night. These insomnia-inducing issues include:
• Hiring an effective workforce
• Creating competitive compensation and benefits packages
• Retaining key talent
• Providing opportunities for advancement
The answer is to invest in the technology that allows you to invest in your employees. It can help you get talent acquisition right, design the right plans for the right people, and then measure and analyze results for continuous improvement.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
What is a performance based business? A performance-based business is an organization guided by data-driven decisions. It is proactive, self-aware, and highly competitive. Data isn’t siloed in a business analytics department. Instead, the right people have the right data at the right time and in the right context.
The top 5 reasons to become a performance-based business:
1. Get better results.
2. Align your entire business.
3. Make data-driven decisions.
4. Manage change more effectively.
5. Spot trends faster.
Discover how ServiceNow Performance Analytics could benefit your business by downloading this eBook.
John Schwarz founded Visier to address what he saw as the major failing of business intelligence and big data analytics.
He had a front row seat in this market while leading Business Objects, the largest global business intelligence provider (acquired by SAP). John and co-founder Ryan Wong’s vision was to completely reinvent the approach to analytics, providing instant and complete, domain-specific applications to business leaders, answering their important strategic questions and leading them to adopt best management practices. Their applied business analytics project is working. Today, more than a hundred blue chip companies have selected Visier as their people strategy platform and are achieving incredible results. And that’s just the beginning.
Published By: Limeade
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
The newest research from Limeade and Quantum Workplace reveals that individual well-being is related to employee engagement. Learn why your organization’s support is so critical, the role of culture in well-being and how it drives business results.
This paper will explore the potential of applying business performance management (BPM) principles to advance document performance management (DPM) in a way that enables organizations to reduce costs; better manage documents as vital strategic, ?nancial and information assets; and secure positive returns on investments from outsourcing. An example of this approach — spotlighted later in this paper — is MAX, a document performance management system that enables companies to more effectively manage their document processes and outsourcing service providers.
Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word, even when facing the multifaceted challenges of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. In fact, following through with plans for sustainable GDPR compliance can have many long-term benefits for your organization. That's because relying on data-driven decisions across the board sets you on track to gain a competitive edge.
In February 2018, SAS conducted a survey with 183 global, cross-industry businesspeople involved with GDPR at their organizations. Based on the survey results, this e-book delves into the biggest challenges and opportunities organizations have faced on the road to GDPR compliance.
Read on for advice from industry experts about the best path to compliance. Learn what steps your peers across a variety of industries have already taken and discover how an integrated approach from SAS can continue to guide your journey toward GDPR compliance.
Global executives believe the key to delivering profitable growth is a 20% increase in staff productivity, above current levels. However, employees are stretched to their limit; 80% report increased workloads and 55% say they can no longer handle the resulting levels of stress. Effective talent measurement can improve performance and productivity across the workforce by placing the right people in the right roles, and identifying and nurturing those that are most likely to succeed.
Today’s financial professionals have access to robust tools that offer a detailed picture of a company’s success in real time. With dashboards reporting in-depth data, a CFO can merely glance at a computer to analyze how well the business is doing in key areas.
Despite the impressive technology available today, many businesses have yet to make a change. In a survey of 1,500 finance professionals, nearly half reported relying on gut instinct rather than hard data to make important business decisions. The survey—commissioned by Epicor and conducted by Redshift Research Ltd.—also revealed that a majority of CFOs and financial decision-makers are still relying on spreadsheets to interpret business data.
In our “Instinct Meets Insight” eBook, you can explore the survey results and learn how a modern financial IT infrastructure lets decision-makers back up instinct with relevant data they can use to help their businesses grow.
We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
Focus on your best customers and minimize time wasted on unprofitable partnerships to maximize LBM business growth through the benefits of the trending practice of customer stratification.
Epicor BisTrack Software, an LBM-specific business software, provides all the tools and information you need to implement customer stratification and reap the benefits of knowing your customer’s buying habits and successes.
Download the e-book from Epicor to:
1. Understand the Benefits of Stratification
2. Explore The Four Customer Types
3. Ask Yourself These Important Questions
4. Apply Strategies to Maximize Results
5. Sustain Success With a Focus on Customers
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.
Government and public sector agencies are just beginning to realize how social networks can improve business results. With access to real-time communication, collaboration, and social networking platforms, agencies can improve internal process efficiencies that help them provide better services to their constituents. But first, these agencies have to consider regulatory requirements like the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which require compliant use of these networks and the content people create on them.
Read this paper to gain an understanding of:
What the regulatory landscape of the public sector looks like
What concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective
But what seems like a spoon full of sugar is often a tough pill to swallow when you consider regulatory requirements from agencies like the FDA for use of these networks. Adopting new technologies that allow employees to share information and exchange ideas with each other and with your customers is often the best way to achieve better business results, but doing so can involve considerable risk. That’s because the content people create using these technologies is subject to the scrutiny of regulators, legislators, and litigators. On top of that, increasing litigation has made it a business requirement to consider solutions that help bring down skyrocketing legal costs. Pharmaceuticals companies must be knowledgeable of, and abide by, specific information retention regulations in every country where they do business, including those countries that prohibit data from leaving the countries’ borders. Not having technology in place to help manage these requirements and increasing risks, or
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Managing a field service operation can be challenging. Service agents, dispatchers, technicians, and managers are often hindered by clunky and inefficient systems. Businesses are unable to meet their customers' needs and expectations.
Not only does this lead to lower productivity among employees in the field, it also results in higher costs and poor customer experiences.
Until recently, we used the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software (IDH) to support our original three business intelligence (BI) big data use cases, and it delivered results worth millions of dollars to Intel.
Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners.
And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully.
Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts.
With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
As a professional with influence over the customer experience your business provides to your customers, you likely have a sense of which organizations are getting it right, whether they're your direct competitors or sources of inspiration in another line of business. While you can try to mimic, replicate or establish your own benchmarks to measure against based on these success stories, there's nothing more valuable than hearing how it's done directly from the pros.
Check out our free e-booklet to learn from six companies that transformed their digital customer experience and saw measurable results in customer satisfaction, operational costs, employee productivity, and more.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Forrester Research has found that companies that prioritise their customer experience transformation perform better. Companies included in their report, “Drive Marketing and CX Convergence with Modern Technology,” experienced:
68% increase in revenue
67% improvement in market differentiation
72% acceleration of digital business
Delivering customer experiences that produce results like this requires a strategic approach across your company and the ability to turn disparate interactions into a consistent, personalised customer journey. Read this ebook for three strategies that get you started.
VMware® Workspace™ ONE™ is VMware’s digital workspace solution, designed to give access to any application from any type of device under automated and granular policy control. VMware was one of the first adopters of Workspace ONE, deploying across its full user population in early-to mid 2016. Download this white paper to discover the objectives that drove VMware’s decisions of how and when to deploy, plus an overview of the business results achieved so far.
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Nov 09, 2017
Looking to attract, engage, and retain great talent? Groundbreaking research shows what to focus on and where to begin. We call them talent magnets because they are the precise attributes that make your organization attractive to employees. They are: Purpose, Leadership, Opportunity, Success, Appreciation, and Wellbeing. If you improve your culture in all six areas, even marginally, you will see positive business results. The magnets are also interrelated. Improve just one, and you’ll get a boost in all the others.
For more information download the O.C. Tanner Institute report.
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Nov 09, 2017
All around the world, corporations are investing significant resources to improve workplace culture with mixed results. How about you? Are your culture-building efforts creating a great employee experience? Are they attracting good people and inspiring them to achieve? Are they driving business results? Or are they going to waste? Discover how focusing on the right culture priorities can help you influence greatness in your organization in this new joint study by the O.C. Tanner Institute, Y2 Analytics, and Harvard Business School professor, Ashley Whillans.