Providers are increasingly making the leap and investing in their organizations in preparation for value-based care. However, while no one wants to be behind the competency curve when it arrives, it can be expensive to build competency for a new model before it is financially viable, causing providers to remain cautious.
Somnia’s new white paper, “Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value,” details how partnering with an anesthesia team that closely examines and leverages input and throughput opportunities help bend the healthcare cost curve toward improved anesthesia value.
More data means more opportunities to discover powerful, actionable insights around customers, internal processes, and the broad market. Unfortunately, legacy IT architectures and approaches can block progressive analytics efforts.
That leaves a lot of room for improvement, and the learning and investment curve for starting in analytics can be steep. However, tending to three core steps will prove immensely helpful on this journey:
• Establishing an organizational foundation
• Mapping the data pipeline
• Transitioning analytics proofs of concept into production
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
When any organization starts planning for cloud-native applications, it is important to consider
the entire time span: from selecting a development platform until an application is truly production-grade and ready for delivery in the cloud. It can be a long journey, with many decisions
along the way that can help or hinder progress.
For example, at the beginning of a move to cloud-native development, it is easy for inefficiencies
to occur if developers begin selecting tools and frameworks before they know where the application will be deployed. While enterprise developers want choice of runtimes, frameworks, and
languages, organizations need standards that address the entire application life cycle in order
to reduce operational costs, decrease risks, and meet compliance requirements. Organizations
also want to avoid lock-in, whether it is to a single provider of cloud infrastructure or the latest
In addition, given the steep learning curve in cloud development, con
Published By: Monster
Published Date: Oct 25, 2012
It's a new world of recruiting in 2012, and every employer needs to stay ahead of the curve. Who's doing what in the real world of recruiting? This detailed survey report conducted by Monster and BLR's HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line, answers your questions:
* Which recruiting sources are working best in 2012?
* What recruiting methods are most popular?
* Is social media really the best way to find great candidates?
* Should you do Facebook and Google background checks?
* What are the biggest concerns recruiters have?
Simply complete the form to the right to receive your free survey report.
The success of every business is driven by the quality of its connections, whether with clients, employees, investors, suppliers, manufacturers or other key stakeholders. Increasingly, these relationships are measured through data-driven analytics, enhanced through video communication, and empowered through cloud computing and collaboration. As the volume of data grows, so do bandwidth requirements.
Curves® and Jenny Craig® operate 7,000 Curves clubs and franchises globally and 400 Jenny Craig locations supported by IT service desks in California, Texas, and Australia. The two organizations combined to form Curves Jenny Craig in November 2013. Outdated systems, known internally as “the black hole,” plagued Jenny Craig with inefficient processes and created a lack of accountability. For example, records could not be categorized or prioritized properly, tracked by date or owner, and they could be intentionally hidden in an ambiguous status. Without visibility, Jenny Craig had no way to quantify the impact of their customer service. Mary Carter, manager of IT service, summed it up, “We had no reporting prior Cherwell Service Management.” Curves was in even worse shape as they logged tickets in an Excel® spreadsheet.
The NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate left many people scratching their heads in the winter
of 2015. The directive instructed those that follow its guidelines to postpone moving from RSA
cryptography to elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) if they hadn’t already done so.
“For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B elliptic curve
algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do so at this point but instead to
prepare for the upcoming quantum-resistant algorithm transition.”
The timing of the announcement was curious. Many in the crypto community wondered if there had been
a quantum computing breakthrough significant enough to warrant the NSA’s concern. A likely candidate
for such a breakthrough came from the University of New South Wales, Australia, where researchers
announced that they’d achieved quantum effects in silicon, which would be a massive jump forward for
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
Many investors were concerned over the inverted US yield curve and recessionary fears. The inversion was due to the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) excessive tightening steps in 2018 amid rising US-China trade tensions. Citi analysts believe the turn to easing by the Fed and numerous other central banks, as well as a likely more cautious approach to trade negotiations, could help to cushion risk assets.
Citigold is Citi’s premium wealth management solution that is designed to meet the global banking and investment needs of affluent individuals with investable assets of USD 200,000 (or in equivalent currencies) and above.
To find out more, download this whitepaper today.
Keeping ahead of the curve is a must when it comes to fashion and luxury. But to create cutting-edge designs that set trends, designers need state-of-the art tools and technology. The FashionLab provides high-end designers with innovative tools to create 3D designs of everything from dresses to jewelry.
Published By: Emarsys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Omnichannel is not just another buzzword to ignore. It’s a marketing objective, and if you don’t have a strategy in place, you’re already behind the curve; not only is it important, it also takes time. There is no omnichannel switch to throw, no simple button to push. A sound omnichannel approach must be built step-by-step, and for many companies it all starts with email.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Jan 06, 2016
Salesforce Research surveyed more than 2,300 global sales leaders to discover:
The unifying goals, stumbling blocks, and success metrics for today’s sales teams
How high-performing sales teams are evolving to stay ahead of the curve
Areas where sales is doubling down to supercharge business in the next 12–18 months.
This report highlights sales trends in 2015, including the central role of sales teams in an integrated customer success platform. Throughout the report, data is examined relative to sales performance to identify patterns for overall customer success.
Collective Health offered a contemporary health benefits infrastructure that was able to use the data that’s surrounding us in the healthcare space and leverage it in a way that was new and exciting to us,” said Milt. Combining technology, design, and humans, Collective Health’s holistic approach brought Activision Blizzard’s benefits goals to life.
This whitepaper illustrates how Finance applications in the cloud will help to transform the finance function with technology and embedded best practices that enable companies of all sizes to remain agile and competitive.
The manufacturing industry has entered a completely new technological realm that did not even exist five years ago. Three industrial revolutions forever changed manufacturing—and the world—and the fourth is now underway. Factories have had to adapt rapidly with the advent of advanced automation and robotics as well as software to manage processes and control. The onset of digital manufacturing accelerates the need for new approaches. While consumers typically embrace disruptive technology with enthusiasm, manufacturers inevitably approach new technology with caution, carefully evaluating how it can improve their businesses. Eventually, however, caution must be replaced with innovation to ensure survival. Those organizations that find themselves on the wrong side of the technology curve today will face increasing challenges to remain competitive as time marches forward.
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Apr 12, 2019
Congratulations on having a location marketing or geo-marketing platform! By focusing on optimizing your brand footprint you are probably ahead of the curve in your industry. But how far ahead? Your competitors have caught on to location marketing by now, and the clock is ticking. You need to take your game to the next level.
Can your organization afford to wait until after an attack happens to protect your users and your data?
Perimeter security provides visibility and control for employee activity only when employees remain on a corporate network. What about roaming users who bypass the VPN? Or employees working in cloud applications?
Web gateways only protect employees from threats over web ports 80 and 443. Today’s security must provide comprehensive protection across all ports and protocols to fill the gaps in the security stack.
Hear from Eric Ahlm, Research Director at Gartner and Meg Diaz, Head of Product Marketing for Cisco Umbrella. Eric and Meg will address the challenges companies face as they compare modern convenience with the known risks of relinquishing visibility and control, especially as more sensitive data moves to the cloud.
Join us for the guidance you need to stay ahead of the curve in 2018. We’ll discuss the right answer for protecting data in the digital age.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Oct 03, 2016
The information explosion has exposed organizations to an overwhelming amount of risk. Whether financial, legal, security, productivity, or reputational risk, there is a high likelihood that your organization is currently trending toward an information ecosystem that is not sustainable and highly out of control. The time to act is now to deploy an Information Governance strategy. Are you prepared to climb out of your information hole?
In describing what forecasters are trying to achieve, Saffo outlines six simple, commonsense rules that smart managers should observe as they embark on a voyage of discovery with professional forecasters: Map a cone of uncertainty, look for the S curve, embrace the things that don't fit, hold strong opinions weakly, look back twice as far as you look forward, and know when not to make a forecast.