Leaders of European businesses take improvement of the employee experience very seriously. It is a matter of senior management discussion at the vast majority of organisations surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and many ascribe it strategic importance. The reason: a growing understanding that, more than individual factors, it is the totality of an employee’s experience with the organisation, from recruitment to departure and even beyond, that influences their contribution to its success.
Today’s C-level executives expect data and analytics to provide them with speed and agility to deliver competitive advantage and to disrupt new markets. But, in today’s complex data environment exists a near paradox between these expectations, that companies will be able to rapidly deliver value using data and analytics--and the complexities of the data landscape, making it more difficult to find, govern, connect to and access the data needed to deliver that value.
Once thing is clear: if management expectation is to be met, simplifying connectivity is a must.In this white paper, veteran analyst Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies explores how simplifying data access –connectivity –aligns expectations with data realities thus decreasing time to value.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
Since Adobe debuted the PDF file format in the early 1990s, it has become the defacto standard for electronic documents in many markets. While engineers, publishers, and printers push the format to its technical limits with rich media and 3-D content, the general office worker comprises the PDF-using majority.
For the second year, we asked 500 panelists their
feelings and perceptions regarding the state of brickand-
mortar retail. The results may surprise you.
Our research found that, although sales associates are generally viewed
neutrally, specific sectors such as consumer electronics stores and momand-
pop shops have a positive perception.
Consumers seek out sales associates who are educated and able to
help them make an informed purchase. Our results also confirmed prior
reporting1 into the growing fluidity between e-commerce and traditional
retail. More than 75 percent of our panelists reported frequently browsing
online, then purchasing the product in-store. Sales associates who are
educated about the products in their store are more likely to sell more. Brands
that ensure that their sales teams have the proper product knowledge
maximize the likelihood that consumers will purchase from them.
All organizations should aspire to have the people, processes, and tools necessary to effectively execute an on-going penetration testing program. Failure to do so may result in poor tool selections, testing mistakes, and faulty interpretation of results that often lead to a false sense of security putting the enterprise at risk. IT security and audit staff, along with their managers and directors, should read this paper to clarify any misunderstandings about penetrating testing - from the true purposes and goals, to important process considerations, to tools and tester selection issues, and finally to safe and effective ethical hacking approaches.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Your website is the hub of interaction between your company and your customers, and in an increasingly competitive digital landscape, today's buyers aren't simply looking for a one-size-fits-all customer experience.
Web personalization empowers you to provide more relevant experiences to online visitors and speak to them with personalized messages at scale. It enables you to communicate across all marketing channels with a consistent voice and user experience that builds trust, engagement, revenue, and loyalty. In this ebook, discover how to:
Integrate web personalization into your marketing strategy
Incorporate cross-channel marketing in your web personalization strategy
Create content to maximize the impact of personalization
Leverage AI and machine learning to provide personalized web content
Measure impact and success
Choose the right web personalization tool for you
Build a website that accelerates engagement, conversion, and retention by downloading the Introductory Guide to
The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load. Using data from 45 sites reviewed by Upsite Technologies, this white paper will show how you can calculate, benchmark, interpret, and benefit from a simple and practical metric called the Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF).
Calculating the CCF is the quickest and easiest way
to determine cooling infrastructure utilization and
potential gains to be realized by AFM improvements.
A huge array of BI, analytics, data prep and machine learning platforms exist in the market, and each of those may have a variety of connectors to different databases, file systems and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. But in today’s world of myriad data sources, simple connectivity is just table stakes.
What’s essential is a data access strategy that accounts for the variety of data sources out there, including relational and NoSQL databases, file formats across storage systems — even enterprise SaaS applications — and can make them all consumable by tools and applications built for tabular data. In today’s data-driven business environment, fitting omni-structured data and disparate applications into a consistent data API makes comprehensive integration, and insights, achievable.
Want to learn more and map out your data access strategy? Join us for this free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research. The webinar features GigaOm analyst Andrew Brust and special guests, Eric
The results of this seminal study on green building in the retail and hospitality sectors show that green building is expected to grow significantly in the next two years.
In this 64-page SmartMarket report, new green opportunities are discussed for firms in the retail, restaurant, and hotel sectors.
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Employee engagement is critical to maximizing the value of an employer’s benefits portfolio. Innovative tools and programs can be implemented to achieve employees’ behavior change; however, engagement with such tools can be often difficult to predict and influence.
Scott Matthews of Castlight Health has managed communications for some of the most prominent employers in the U.S. His work has helped employers achieve engagement rates of up to 80%.
In this white paper, he discusses:
•Six drivers of employee engagement
•Why each factor affects engagement
•Three employer case studies
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Nov 23, 2010
Does social media marketing really work? How do you separate fact from fiction as you navigate your way through the buzz about "going viral"? Amidst the chatter about Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, and Linked In-what will really get your business ahead? Tune in to find out as Oneupweb CEO Lisa Wehr and Social Media Director, Maureen Michaels team up to unveil the truth.
This paper covers the 7 essential hotline features to look for in a solution, the 4 best practices for creating and maintaining an effective hotline, and the HR potential of the traditional hotline to organizations that maintain locations, agents, or contractors outside the country.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
HR execs are not finding their budgets rising at the same levels as their workforce requirements. By 2020, the global labor market faces a shortage of 38-40 million college educated workers and 45 million secondary educated workers1. Despite the change catalyst that the mounting crisis demands, many organizations have not adjusted their strategies. Why would an organization race to develop skills by investing the same portion of their budget in classroom approaches and build training that they could buy? To help organizations find a smarter way out of the talent crisis, the Director of Research at the world’s leading learning analytics firm compared the results of Skillsoft elearning to classroom and internally developed elearning benchmarks. The results were clear; Skillsoft provides a solid answer to the global talent imperative.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
Cloud solutions are the new normal as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach.
Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. This white paper explores 10 factors you should review in this process.
It is the Leaders challenge to create the circumstances that stimulate improved performance and execution from the people within their organization. The key question for business leaders is not "why" high performance but rather "how"?