Until recently, ConAgra Foods struggled to collect accurate, analyzable data about its workforce. Information was spread across the organization in siloed systems within various departments and was often difficult to reconcile. In a few short years, however, ConAgra Foods has been able to leverage technology solutions to gain real-time insights into its employee data and can now analyze its workforce across a wide range of subject areas. Download this case study to see how ConAgra Foods transformed the role of HR through analytics, and to get guidance on how your organization can adopt a similar approach.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
IT departments have a huge opportunity to make their enterprises more agile, cost efficient & competitive by embracing the opportunities available through mobile devices & constant connectivity. Supporting a more mobile workforce & customer base is a necessity.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
IT departments and the organizations they serve can reap dramatic benefits by codifying and automating unique processes through
the development of custom applications. These applications can
lower costs, improve agility, quicken time to value, give IT greater
control,and bolster productivity throughout IT and among enterprise users. In fact, with the right tools in place, organizations can enable a new class of “citizen developers” who work either in or with IT to create applications and services that are highly responsive to business needs. A platform to enable this type of innovation is not only available, cost efficient and simple to deploy, but it may already be part of your IT environment.
This white paper follows the story of Kim, head of the IT department for a large financial-services company, as she navigates the transition from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. Kim can’t wait to use the latest SharePoint technology, but she also knows she’ll need a third-party solution to expand the capabilities of SharePoint. She needs a solution that helps increase mobility, flexibility and collaboration between departments within her company.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jan 03, 2017
The scope and value that modern IT service delivery provides a business is increasing dramatically, according to a new research reportfrom Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
And yet in some organizations legacy ITSM systems contribute significantly to reduced credibility for IT departments who fail to integrate with and support important business concerns. This lack of modern IT service delivery creates multiple issues for the enterprise, including:
Increasing divergence of IT and business performance
Rising costs due to service delivery complexity
Inability to measure and protect a business from potential risks
Informed by extensive research and two compelling deployment narratives, this report examines what EMA calls “next-generation ITSM” and its contributions toward optimizing changing IT and business requirements. EMA contrasts these advances with the risks of staying with legacy ITSM models and then evaluates and itemizes the risks of “doing nothing” by allowing legacy ITS
Today’s Digital Business needs a strategy for business content – one that spans the creation, capture, activation and analysis of it – which assures security, compliance with regulations, and minimizes risk. This session will confront content chaos and its impact on business agility. We will share stories from IBM customers who are using business content solutions to deliver on the promise of the Digital Business today. Many are using ECM Centers of Competency to bring together all stakeholders in the business to create a unified vision for information management across all departments and all forms of data and content, whether on-premises, mobile, or in the cloud.
Since 2001, PayStream has assisted organizations’ accounting, finance,
and procurement departments to streamline processes, increase
efficiency, and generate growth. The purpose of the majority of these
projects is to assist with the initial RFP for, review of, and final selection
of software solutions. The Navigator began as a straightforward
spreadsheet model used to score solutions on pricing structures,
functional offerings, and how they addressed any unique needs specific
to an organization. Over the course of numerous engagements, it
became clear that there was a sincere market need for a quantifying
tool, and the Navigator became much more.
Microsoft® announced Windows Server® 2003 End-of-Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015. Many businesses are forced by circumstance to leave these systems in service for some time. Retiring a major enterprise component has always been a challenge for IT departments.
DevOps (short for development and operations), like most
new approaches, is only a buzzword for many people.
Everyone talks about it, but not everyone knows what it is.
In broad terms, DevOps is an approach based on lean and agile
principles in which business owners and the development, operations,
and quality assurance departments collaborate to deliver
software in a continuous manner that enables the business to
more quickly seize market opportunities and reduce the time
to include customer feedback. Indeed, enterprise applications are
so diverse and composed of multiple technologies, databases,
end-user devices, and so on, that only a DevOps approach will be
successful when dealing with these complexities. Opinions differ
on how to use it, however.
Some people say that DevOps is for practitioners only; others say
that it revolves around the cloud. IBM takes a broad and holistic
view and sees DevOps as a business-driven software delivery
approach — an approach that takes a new or en
Data Analytics has become critical for many business decision makers. However, many of these managers and data analysts still rely on spreadsheets and other legacy-era tools that fall far short of current needs. As a result, they also rely heavily on a virtual army of data specialists and scientists, working under the auspices of a centralized analytics group, to prepare, blend, analyze, and even report on the critical data they need for decision making.
Download this new paper to get the details behind self-service data analytics, and how it lets business analysts:
Take charge of the entire analytical process, instead of relying on other departments
Overcome limitations of legacy tools to save time and prevent errors
Make more comprehensive and insightful business decisions at speed
Grow your business with a customer-centric ERP solution
Align your sales, services, finance and HR teams with our cloud-based ERP on Salesforce. You’ll connect back-office functions to the front-office and create a single unified voice across your organization. Everyone benefits: Customers, Employees, Leaders and IT.
One customer record for CRM and ERP apps
Seamless opportunity to cash process
Eliminates errors between the front and back office
Act as one company, not five departments
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
In this ebook, we dive into how identity management streamlines access to the cloud while protecting corporate data.
The location of many resources is changing to the cloud, yet companies still need central management of those resources. Trying to maintain security and order in a chaotic free-for-all use of cloud apps and bring-your-own-device culture is like a black hole sucking in IT’s time—time they could be dedicating to other projects.
OneLogin’s cloud identity management platform spans the entire application portfolio with secure single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), user provisioning, integration with common directory infrastructures such as Active Directory (AD), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and various cloud directories, and more.
We recommend the following:
• IT departments leverage OneLogin for all their identity management needs
• IT departments educate users about security and safe sharing
• App owners enable Security Assertion M
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Once upon a time, several generations ago (in technology years), IT departments were internal departments, focused on maintaining infrastructure and services within the company. Some companies may have had external-facing services, particularly web services, but this was still generally a narrow and restricted area. IT wasn’t a revenue-generating or strategic department; it was a supporting environment viewed as a cost center.
One of the outcomes of an infrastructure-focused environment is that developers lost a sense of what their code was doing. Release cycles were long, and changes were slow. A developer would work on something and throw the code into testing or operations, and it would be released months later. Because of that long lead time, engineers lost the joy of being a developer—of creating something and seeing it work in real life.
One of the great, powerful changes with digital transformation and related cultural and technology changes like DevOps is that it reintroduce
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Sales drive growing companies, but net-new sales alone do not lead to profitability. New customers are expensive.
To profitably grow, companies must focus on customer retention. And the key to customer retention is for all departments to be invested in the customer experience. The sales group needs to be able to provide service, and the service team needs to be able to sell. Customers demand it, and technology can deliver it.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
The City of Santa Barbara, California is located just 90 miles northwest of Los
Angeles is the county seat of Santa Barbara County with a population of just
over 90,000. Often referred to as the ‘American Riviera’, Santa Barbara is located
between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Santa Barbara functions similar to a big city because it manages its own police
and fire departments, city waterfront, and airport, managing an annual operating
budget of just over $350M with approximately 1600 employees. The IT team
supports all technology functions and operations for the City, including data
backup and protection.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
IBM Cloud Private for Data is an
integrated data science, data engineering
and app building platform built on top of
IBM Cloud Private (ICP). The latter is intended
to a) provide all the benefits of cloud
computing but inside your firewall and b)
provide a stepping-stone, should you want
one, to broader (public) cloud deployments.
Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture,
which has additional benefits, which we
will discuss. Going beyond this, ICP for Data
itself is intended to provide an environment
that will make it easier to implement datadriven processes and operations and, more
particularly, to support both the development
of AI and machine learning capabilities, and
their deployment. This last point is important
because there can easily be a disconnect
between data scientists (who often work for
business departments) and the people (usually
IT) who need to operationalise the work of
those data scientists
HR leaders know that work isn’t working for millions of employees. But how do you drive engagement? Improve onboarding processes? Or keep hold of your best people?
Simple: you start by getting connected. Because when people get connected, businesses get closer, faster and stronger.
Download this info graphic to find out more on how HR departments are fixing workplaces.
This whitepaper will provide you with a better understanding of why more users are working outside of the traditional offices, why that is a challenge for it departments and why cloud-based management is ideal for mobile workers.
Today, as IT departments struggle to design and implement solutions capable of managing exponential data growth with strict requirements for application scale and performance, many
of them are turning to in-memory data grids (IMDGs).
In this FREE eBook, learn how PRODUCT marketing departments are creating engaging tools to look 'under the hood' and gain far more knowledge and understanding of the capabilities and benefits of MEDICAL, TELECOM and INDUSTRIAL products. Whether it's a MRI machine, a server or large machinery, INTERACTIVE 3D MARKETING SOLUTIONS are creating powerful customer experiences proven to INCREASE SALES and excite customers.
Agility has become one of the most important objectives of IT departments and business executives worldwide. In this era of 24/7 connectivity, organizations must often respond to customer and employee needs immediately
Without a standard and secure environment for social media, your organization remains vulnerable to malware, unauthorized or fraudulent accounts, and data leakage.
IT departments are usually the ones who get called in to clean up the mess. Why not take control of the situation now?
Download this guide to HootSuite Enterprise for IT departments today.