Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 11, 2013
In today’s business climate finding and retaining talented employees is extremely important. Even if you’re not adding new employees, retention is still a top concern, especially if you’re in an industry ripe with job opportunities.
For industries that face stiff competition or a shortage in skilled workers, it is imperative to create work environments that people want to be a part of—and stay a part of. For those companies that succeed, the impact on the bottom line is huge.
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.
It’s a changing climate for network security and demands for improved documentation of regulatory compliance continue to increase. The time has come for a comprehensive, cost-effective, scalable security event and log management solution. Read this white paper for more information about the IBM solution that answers this challenge.
Keep ahead of change with service oriented architecture (SOA). With SOA, businesses can flexibly adjust strategies and practices while lowering costs by repurposing existing software rather than replacing it. Other savings are possible as well, making SOA a sound investment. This white paper from ZapThink discusses how organizations can quickly benefit from SOA, regardless of the economic climate.
Published By: Winward
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
To succeed in today's business environment, the enterprise must manage the effects of three realities: the recent, massive investment in technology has significantly increased IT complexity; the Internet has altered customers' expectations of availability, cost, and service; and the new economic climate highlights the need to leverage existing assets and improve the return on investment for new initiatives.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jan 13, 2009
Given today’s economic climate, businesses are, more than ever, looking to create additional value through the reduction of risk and by saving costs. For many, the economic downturn is seen as the best time to optimise the infrastructure that they already have in place, to look at ways to trim unnecessary expenditure and to use existing resources more effectively. As organisations are increasingly reliant on data networks that encompass an ever-growing range and number of internet protocol (IP) enabled devices and applications, they need to more effectively administer and manage these assets—they can no longer take the management of their IP networks for granted.
In an economic climate that daily seems to underscore nature's law that only the fittest survive, what are some of the actions companies are taking to stay competitive? The majority of survey respondents indicate that the top two moves they are making include reducing operating expenses (51%) and improving cash flow (20%). More effectively controlling and managing document processes, can help meet these objectives. This survey report investigates how respondents and their organizations are leveraging five document management activities - internal and outsourced - to reduce costs and reach financial goals.
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales.
At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales.
To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses.
Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World"
Rather than simply enhancing and supporting traditional methods, the use of digital technologies should enable brand new types of innovation and creativity. However, most of us have grown up with rigid, legacy technology-based business systems—process-oriented and mostly built around predictable, repeatable steps. If this sounds familiar, your business model may now be under threat from “digital Darwinism”—a tipping point caused by digital technologies and downstream market effects. Or perhaps nimbler, lower cost-base competitors are about to overtake you with a more innovative approach, better use of data or smarter use of technology. In this climate, “business as usual” is certainly no longer good enough.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 27, 2018
Applications designed for the public sector rarely get the treatment and attention they need or deserve. That’s about to change. A new climate of data speed and readiness, spawned by the Right-Now Economy and the Right-Now Customer, has made unlocking the full potential of all data a key aspect to delivering powerful, mission-critical applications that enrich lives as much as they save them. Read this white paper to learn how it happens
Large companies have made considerable investments in video webcasting to their external audiences. Now they need to turn their attention toward internal communications—for reasons that can enhance
their competitiveness and bottom line. As companies undergo a digital transformation, the playing field becomes increasingly technology-democratized and fierce. In this climate, an organization’s employees are one of its most, if not the most, valuable competitive differentiators. And the same energy and focus that companies put toward reaching their external audiences needs to go toward reaching and engaging their employees.
Here’s where strong internal communications can pay big dividends. High-performing companies recognize the significant impact effective internal communication has on their business. Chief among the gains are:
• Increased productivity.
• Improved brand trust and company loyalty among employees.
• Increased company alignment within and between departments and remote loc
Business growth. Everyone wants it, but only a few achieve it on a sustainable basis in today’s uncertain climate.
This expert guide explores the key pathways that are essential junctures in any business’s growth journey, and shines light on the personal stories and key decisions from the CEOs who have been there and done it. The report offers practical guidance to private businesses from multi-generational family and Private-Equity backed businesses through to owner-managed and fast-growing scale-ups.
Read this report to understand:
•Going Global: how to navigate and launch an international business
•Acquisition: how to identify the right target, assess its value and oversee a successful integration
•Innovation and technology: how to enable innovation to flourish and how to harness the power of technology to accelerate your business
•Team: how to ensure you have the right people and skills to take your business to the next stage
•Investment: how to secure the right type of fundin
Today's supply chains typically include multiple partners, with services and sourcing managed across several organizations and across the world. Companies are increasing their use of third-party suppliers in the execution of key strategic imperatives. This leads to complexity in the supply chain and increased scale and intensity of operations, all of which contribute to global warming.