Global competition and volatile markets are creating a challenging business climate for project based firms which leave them with little room for error when managing projects. Oil & Gas companies have their own individual challenges when it comes to managing their asset's lifecycles, but one area that is often overlooked or pushed off until the last minute is the decommissioning phase of their assets. The key to decommissioning is delivering projects and milestones on time and within budget. Those companies looking to improve the retirement phase of their asset’s lifecycle should follow this checklist.
In business, as in baseball, communication and collaboration are critical to working like a team toward a common goal. Having the right equipment can be a big part of that. Chances are, you’ve already moved some of your business applications to the cloud, which will better prepare you for working communications into your cloud lineup. If you still haven’t unified your communications in the cloud, now might be the best time to act—before the competition gets a competitive edge.
Published By: BirdDog HR
Published Date: Feb 10, 2016
The way people work is changing. Talent management strategies of years gone by may or may not be keeping up with today’s workforce that desires feedback, a career path, development opportunities and transparent communication. With employees at the core of an organization, it is critical to provide them with the necessary tools to enhance employee engagement while they complete a job successfully. Keeping up with the trends will keep you ahead of the competition and in front of your organization’s talent needs.
How will your company develop a solid workforce and remain competitive in 2016?
A recent Human Capital Institute report found that 69% of respondents are having difficulty filling critical positions and only 20% agree that they have a strong talent pipeline for critical roles. Competition is fierce and the power has clearly shifted from employers to the candidate. Today’s job candidates expect to be treated like consumers, and the most successful marketing teams know that consumers are increasingly suspicious of brands. These marketing teams implement strategies to foster trust and loyalty among their target audience.
Just like marketers, recruiters must have the ability to not only attract but engage candidates as well, and they are tasked with fostering that same trust and loyalty among the candidates they hire as well as the ones they don’t. It’s not enough to just leverage the latest tools and implement trend-setting processes in the recruiting department. Recruiters must also live the employer brand every day.
Living the brand encompasses demonstrating the EV
Published By: Sparxoo
Published Date: Dec 21, 2016
With a new year upon us, it's time to put out Nostradamus hat on and give our best predictions for 2017. It's time for a fresh perspective as you look at your marketing plans and /make sure your initiatives are aligned for success. Our digital marketing gurus have pulled insights and trends together to give you insider secrets on digital marketing and how can you get a leg up on your competition. Why? Because we dig digital, and want to spread the love.
Your information can be one of your greatest assets - helping you stay on top of regulatory requirements, close to customers, and ahead of the competition. Organizations that pay attention to their data will be the ones to survive and thrive. So how do you obtain a complete view of your information when it is scattered across silos? Or integrate data from structured and unstructured data sources? Or help reduce the risk of inaccurate reporting? And how do you manage your information more effectively to help keep costs from spiraling out of control?
In today's economic downturn, organizations are looking for ways to improve the way they do business to keep ahead of the competition and improve revenue. Increasingly, organizations are finding that the benefits of BI can be complemented when combined with predictive analysis.
Learn how core corporate processes can help your company meet financial objectives and mitigate risk in troubled economic times. Discover how streamlining common processes can reduce costs, and how you can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes that differentiate you from the competition.
When the economy slows, many businesses react by retrenching and cutting costs in order to weather the downturn. While such cost reduction is important, companies often overlook equally critical strategic decisions - opportunities to use valuable business information to strengthen product and service offerings and emerge ahead of the competition.
SAP® BusinessObjectsT Edge BI software is ideal for midsize companies wanting to improve business intelligence (BI) processes and get an edge on the competition. It can help you address just about any BI requirement - and leverage the applications, data sources, and platforms your company already uses.
When the economy slows, many businesses react by retrenching and cutting costs. While cost reduction is important, companies often overlook equally critical strategic decisions-opportunities to use business information to strengthen product and service offerings and emerge ahead of the competition. Find out how you can use business intelligence (BI) to avoid the most common mistakes companies make in a down economy.
Learn about a solution for electronics manufacturers to promote greater efficiency and profitability, as well as consumer satisfaction.
The full spectrum of IoT electronics consists of Medical Devices, Consumer electronics and appliances, network equipment providers and many more. “These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed a new era of competition.”
Hyper-complex production meets cognitive computing. Electronics manufacturing is surrounded by continuous complexity. Executives face rising resource costs in traditionally low-cost production markets. They must address increasing customization, shorter lead times, frequently changing requirements and shrinking order sizes – all while managing a sophisticated supply network. They need to examine automation potential and maintain critical institutional knowledge. Thinner margins and increased competition threaten consistent quality, risk greater downtime and reduce desired flexibility. Investments in new equipment and automation systems are increasing the amount of data available from the shop floor, but most is not used to its full potential. Now, cognitive manufacturing is transforming production to address such complexity.
Find out about two of the hottest topics surrounding mobile app development right now-social media and HTML5. Educate yourself on the backend of mobile app strategy and use your knowledge to stay in front of the competition.
Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be on everyone’s mind. It powers natural language recognition within voice-powered assistants like Siri and Alexa, beats world-class Go players, and enables hyper-targeted e-commerce and content recommendations across the web, as we see with Amazon and Netflix. But recently, AI has begun actively expanding its footprint within the enterprise. Executives are trying to more fully comprehend what AI is and how they can use its insights into their data to better capitalize on business opportunities. This additional information can enable engaging with customers more productively and efficiently, forming an edge against the competition. Read more in our AI survey summary.
The 21st century marks the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities for mass consumption. A staggering surge of machine learning has been applied for myriad of uses — from self-driving cars to curing cancer. AI and machine learning have only recently entered the world of cybersecurity, but it’s occurring just in time. According to Gartner Research, the total market for all security will surpass $100B in 2019. Companies are looking to spend on innovation to secure against cyberthreats. As a result, more tech startups today tout AI to secure funding; and more established vendors now claim to embed machine learning in their products. Yet, the hype around AI and machine learning — what they are and how they work — has created confusion in the marketplace. How do you make sense of the claims? Can you test for yourself to know the truth? Cylance leads the cybersecurity world of AI. The company spearheaded an innovation revolution by replacing legacy antivirus software with predictive, preventative solutions and services that protect the endpoint — and the organization. Cylance stops zero-day threats and the most sophisticated known and unknown attacks. Read more in this analytical white paper.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Apr 12, 2010
Incumbered by paper-based workorders and instructions relayed verbally, Cable TV company Videotron needed a solution that helped manage service requests in a way that cut costs, sets it apart from the competition, and showed market leadership.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Mar 19, 2010
Today, many companies are investing in wireless and mobile solutions. Where mobility was once viewed as a risky venture, its value is now understood. These solutions are expected to increase productivity and improve efficiency due to improved field-based access to knowledge within the mobile workforce. In the current competitive climate where companies must compete globally, wireless solutions are no longer about gaining an edge, but about keeping up with the competition.
Published By: Genius Inc
Published Date: Mar 11, 2010
Based on a survey of over 100 B2B buyers, DemandGen Report and Genius.com uncover the purchase patterns of the new generation of B2B Buyer. It's clear that buying habits have changed and customers are:
•More educated about solutions and competition than ever before
•More opportunistic and impulsive in their buying behavior
•More resourceful and connected to other buyers
Did you know that 88% of all job seekers have at least one social networking profile? Because of this, 92% of companies have used or plan to use social media to recruit. If businesses aren't using social media for recruiting, they can potentially miss candidates that wouldn't be found elsewhere. Don't let your competition find these great candidates first, and even worse, your competition can find these great candidates.
As renowned cost accounting professor Chuck Horngren
notes, corporate finance executives can deliver the greatest
value by establishing the sturdiest foundation of timely, reliable
and relevant facts. This analytical platform ultimately enables
their organization’s most important measures – including
revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as
measured by EBITDA – to outpace the financial outcomes of
the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness
Last year's Super Bowl was disappointing on every level and simply could not live up to the hype. 2015 could not have provided a more opposite result. This was the year of the emotional rollercoaster. NBC is known for their heartfelt sports coverage and has mastered the art of storytelling, all on full display for Sunday's game. The network leveraged all their best tactics with outstanding results. The game was high drama at its best and kept the audience engaged to the very end.
Brands had serious competition from the games itself this year, but brought their own flood of emotions with some familiar storylines that garnered significant social conversation volume to very unexpected commercials eliciting strong negative feedback. In this analysis we will examine how brands used social media to continue the conversation, leverage assets and advocates, and even create intentional mistakes to earn attention.