First-generation security intelligence and security incident and event management products have promised a lot, but some of these tools require considerable resources to manage the solution. The growth in security-as-a-service offerings, however, offers an opportunity for information security teams to follow the path successfully laid by many other IT departments. Read this white paper, “Security intelligence can deliver value beyond expectations and needs to be prioritized” for an overview of market adoption of security-as-a-service.
"Enterprises recognize the value of cloud. Ovum research shows that 80% of organizations will be
increasing their use of cloud services over the next two years. Employees want to use cloud services
that are convenient, easy to use, and make their working lives simpler. However, business and
employee views on cloud rarely correspond. The outcome, often referred to as ""shadow IT,"" is
uncontrolled growth of cloud services, away from the watchful eyes of company IT departments. "
Enterprises recognize the value of cloud. Ovum research shows that 80% of organizations will be increasing their use of cloud services over the next two years. Employees want to use cloud services that are convenient, easy to use, and make their working lives simpler. However, business and employee views on cloud rarely correspond. The outcome, often referred to as ""shadow IT,"" is uncontrolled growth of cloud services, away from the watchful eyes of company IT departments.
For AIX IT departments looking to take the next step in data protection strategies, CDP is an essential consideration. Analysts agree that businesses will be incorporating this strategy in the next few years as part of an integrated solution. CDP enables you to reverse data corruption in a fraction of the time and labor required for recovery from tape.
Downtime and data loss pose intolerable risks to every business today. From IT departments to the Board Room, managers have seen the importance of business uptime and data protection to continued success, productivity and profitability.
For IT departments looking to bring their AIX environments up to the next step in data protection, IBM’s PowerHA (HACMP) connects multiple servers to shared storage via clustering. This offers automatic recovery of applications and system resources if a failure occurs with the primary server.
Leaders in both training departments and business units are waking up to the fact that most employee learning is informal.
In this report, we will address just the first challenge - sourcing learning content and, more specifically, informal learning content.
Accounts receivable (AR) is no second-rate department. Not only is it usually the largest company asset, it deals directly with customers and cash flow — things businesses can’t do without. You'd think internal AR processes would be on the cutting edge of innovation, right? Yeahhh … not so much.
While departments like sales, marketing and payroll have embraced the use of software solutions, AR has been slow to catch up, with many still relying on sticky notes, calendar reminders and spreadsheets to manage post-sale collections activities.
Read this eBook to discover how automation can:
• Be a complementary tool that eliminates tedious tasks
• Be multi-dimensional, in that its usage can be extended into other areas of AR
• Drive repeat sales and allow you to get paid faster
Download the eBook now to discover more about Accounts Receivable Automation!
Wasted time is wasted money — and accounts receivable (AR) departments can waste a lot of both with antiquated billing and collections methods.
Download the new white paper‚ Winning the Billing & Collections Battle‚ to learn how your organization can overcome common obstacles in every phase of AR by:
• Automating invoice delivery without format restrictions
• Giving your customers self-service access to invoices
• Modernizing post-sale collections interactions
• Going beyond DSO with advanced KPIs and analytics
With a complete AR management solution‚ time and money is on your side!
No matter what future you see ahead for your accounts payable (AP) organization, one thing is sure: If your organization is going to succeed in the emerging digital trade and commerce environment, it will need to process transactions more efficiently than ever, have faster access to AP information, and be able to act upon information and identify opportunities more quickly.
This will require AP organizations to transform their processes with digital technologies. Accounts payable departments that delay their digital transformation initiatives risk falling behind their peers and putting their business at a competitive disadvantage in the global business landscape.
This white paper details the growth of digital technologies, the dangers of relying on manual and semi-automated AP payable processes, the benefits of using digital technologies in AP, and how effective change management ensures the success of digital transformation efforts.
Ignoring the potential of AR analytics is a losing game. In order to boost your collection rate and maximize resources, departments should be analyzing a plethora of statistics — not just DSO.
This playbook discusses the six metrics your AR department should be paying attention to and how they can separate themselves from competition and provide customers with an improved experience by:
• Measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• Making process improvements based on analytics
• Centralizing collection activities
Accounts receivable (AR) is simple in theory. Keep the bills going out and the money coming in. But controllers and finance directors know the deal: There’s a lot of “other stuff” that gets in the way.
This 17-page white paper highlights how robotic process automation simplifies what really matters to the success of AR departments. Discover how it can unlock added value in your business thanks to:
• Improved customer experience & staff satisfaction
• Reduced DSO & improved employee productivity
• Enhanced tracking & forecasting via customized KPIs
We all know that teamwork makes the dream work. And in the case of procurement and accounts payable (AP), this rings especially true.This IOFM white paper explores the negative effects of dissociated procurement and AP departments and the benefits of integrating them with an automated, end-to-end P2P workflow, including:
-Fewer duplicate payments & improved ROI
-More collaborative teams & increased efficiency
-Heightened business intelligence from greater visibility & reporting
In the innovation-focused world we live in, businesses that skimp on technology are the first to fall behind the competition. Top-performing enterprises have taken their AP operations to the next level by leveraging technology to streamline the AP process and allow for more strategic activities.This research report explores how best-in-class organizations are using emerging tech to operate AP departments at full potential and details strategies for success in the “Age of Intelligence,” including:
Adopting a customer service-led mentality for AP teams
Pursuing holistic & comprehensive AP process automation
Integrating more progressive technologies, such as mobility & RPA
Two dominant trends are potentially reshaping the role of the HR function in the corporate world. The first relates to the rapid growth of the knowledge economy. In this environment, a committed, appropriately skilled and prudently deployed workforce is critical in order to develop new products and outstrip the competition. Second, many administrative functions that were formerly handled by HR departments, such as payroll and pensions, have now been farmed out to third parties. Indeed, research reveals that more than two-thirds of companies outsource a portion of their HR functions. This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because you’re presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your company’s goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
This white paper looks at the power of mobility as part of the midmarket enterprise’s unified communications (UC) platform and the seemingly competing interests of IT departments and other functional areas that often place stress on an organization.
A growing number of enterprises are adopting both private and public cloud computing models. While virtualization, cloud, mobility, data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing tremendous opportunities for businesses, they are also creating new challenges for IT departments.
Forward-thinking IT departments are using the cloud as a transformative engine, helping them transition from tactical systems administrators to strategic service brokers. In doing so, they have an opportunity to redefine their partnership with business groups and become more influential, effective leaders of revenue and growth.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
"Collaboration technology has the potential to
transform many aspects of the IT department’s
working practices. Discover how collaboration technology enables IT
departments to be more productive, efficient,
As demands on the data center increase, IT and facilities departments need to be able to increase and sustain high availability, maximize efficiency and minimize costs. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) provides an integrated platform for monitoring and measuring consumption, capacity and performance of both IT and facilities resources in the data center.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
As you know, HR plays a critical role in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining
the lifeblood of your business: people. But despite HR’s strategic role, it has
traditionally lagged behind other departments in terms of adopting user-friendly,
employee-focused technology investments. Legacy tools and reams of paper
are still often used to prepare, sign, act upon, and manage the overwhelming
document load, from recruitment and onboarding to performance management
The combination of outdated processes and additional
paperwork limits HR staff’s ability to do their most important job: hire and support
That’s changing as HR turns to the cloud to digitize the agreement process.
According to a 2018 PwC survey of HR executives, 75 percent of respondents
said that they’ve moved at least one HR process to the cloud, while 40 percent
have core systems (talent and acquisition management and HR information
systems, for example) in the cloud.2
And those efforts are
In an era when human resources departments are constantly being asked to do more with less, it’s clear that something needs to be done. As more and more resumes pile up for each position, HR teams need help to make a quality hire quickly.
Fortunately, IBM Smarter Workforce technology can help, by providing companies the ability to test candidate skills at the beginning of the hiring process. Using simple and convenient skills assessments, it’s easy for HR departments to separate the serious candidates from the rest of the applicants. Once this is done, considering the candidates and making a quality hire becomes much more manageable.