For a non-profit enterprise seeking to design effective investment portfolios for its asset pools, understanding the role of each of those asset pools is a crucial first step.
The organization's goals and exposures can impact all parts of its portfolio construction process, from initial broad decisions on risk tolerance to more targeted decisions on asset-class exposures and investment vehicle preferences.
In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Jun 15, 2015
Download the whitepaper to discover how to unlock value through three workforce strategies designed to address pressing needs for greater productivity, while supporting improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
Nearly nine in 10 enterprises have adopted a multi-cloud strategy, according to the latest RightScale State of the Cloud Report, and these enterprises use eight different clouds, on average. Increasingly, their cloud of choice is a public cloud.
Every public cloud, however, is different. GCP is rapidly gaining users among companies of all sizes.
Today, GCP’s customers include large global brands like Disney, eBay, HSBC, The Home Depot, Schlumberger and Verizon, and smaller ones like gaming platform Smash.gg and the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the nation’s leading arts and design institutions.
Whether GCP is a good fit for your company depends on a multitude of factors. To find out what these are and how Rackspace can help your business, download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Don’t let your communications system hold you back. PBX systems once provided top-of-the-line business communications, but they weren’t designed to accommodate business growth and change. And cloud-based platforms have altered the landscape of business communications. Your PBX isn’t just an inconvenience, it could hurt your business.
This eBook covers common problems associated with PBX systems as well as their impact on your business. Learn to identify signs of trouble in your business communications as well as key features to look for in a new system. Don’t let a fear of the unknown hold you back. Download the eBook and learn:
• Key warning signs to look for in your PBX
• The impact of maintaining an outdated system
• How modern communication tools can benefit your business
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public
areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.
The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.
Anyone who has ever worked to keep a construction site or project in compliance with the EPA knows what a quagmire the entire process can be. Take a look at one example of how one company, Anguil Aqua Systems LLC, was able to handle such a project from start to finish all while remaining compliant, saving their client tons of hassle, and most importantly, staying within budget.
Download this report now to learn how Anguil Aqua Systems LLC was able implement a ground water pump treat system designed to remove trichloroethylene (TCE) from a local aquifer.
The scope of the project, located at an EPA designated Superfund Site, involved:
• Engaging in a two-phase project, designing and implementing.
• Designing a 500 gallon per minute pump and treat system.
• Engineering all equipment and controls around existing buildings and obstacles.
• Managing general contractors and sub-contractors.
• Providing and reviewing system controls specifications for approval by the EPA and Army Corps of
Today, ERP is a cornerstone of many organisations’ tech infrastructure. Yet many of the solutions in play are legacy products, decades old and designed for an entirely different business landscape.
With industry leaders expressing concern that out-of-date ERP solutions have now become an impediment to competitive business, IDC set out to uncover what exactly modern companies need from their ERP systems, and why SAP S/4Hana seems so well placed to deliver.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
Big data and analytics is a rapidly expanding field of information technology. Big data incorporates technologies and practices designed to support the collection, storage, and management of a wide variety of data types that are produced at ever increasing rates. Analytics combine statistics, machine learning, and data preprocessing in order to extract valuable information and insights from big data.
For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the
organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60%
of organizations will have created and begun implementation
of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX
initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a
proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data
to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
There are quite a few things that your customers just aren’t telling you. But since you aren’t a telepath and you don’t own a Cerebro, the only thing you can do is wait for them to come to you with it.
But not anymore. In this whitepaper, you'll learn the most important things that your support team should already know, but customers will never tell you, like:
- Why you should design intelligence into your self-service experience
- When you should resort to analytics and when "gut-feel" helps
- How you can proactively manage, and prevent customer frustrations
- What your core support bottlenecks are, and how to identify them
- How to set a "Priority" driven support work-flow
The 2015 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design describes a hypothetical company, referred to as NeedToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
The e-book describes a hypothetical company, referred to as Need ToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
Decades of finance processes designed for the batch world have tied the hands for finance professionals. Now, it’s about running in real time and understanding the impact of decisions before they are made. It’s time to reimagine everything, so we can do anything.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, the customer is at the center of business. Armed with more choice and ultimately more power, customers expect businesses to deliver entirely satisfying, customer-centric experiences throughout the sales cycle. Whether you sell to businesses or consumers, customers are accustomed to one-click purchasing, full mobile access, and social media-driven recommendations, and they are demanding a similar experience of all companies they do business with. With eSignature & Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solutions from DocuSign you can provide that experience, allowing customers to transact with you on their terms while reinforcing your modern reputation.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
DocuSign electronic signatures are valid and legally binding around the world. In fact, they are more enforceable than traditional handwritten signatures. Hear from DocuSign's Chief Legal Officer, Ken Moyle, and DocuSign's Founder, Tom Gonser, about how DocuSign delivers the highest levels of legal enforceability and is the only eSignature provider to warrant compliance with the Federal ESIGN Act.
If you work in the service or hospitality industry, you know the business impacts of new legislation are a constant concern. Laws regulating wages, overtime and paid sick leave can affect the bottom line if your business doesn’t comply, and now a new beast is rearing its head. The Fight for Fifteen movement is gaining momentum, pushing for a $15 minimum wage and inspiring lawmakers to explore new legislation designed to improve labor scheduling in restaurants, and in turn, the lives of employees. What does that mean for your business? This eBook will break down what you need to know, from the impacts on owner-operators to ways you can get in front of the issue.
Stock photos get a bad rap sometimes. We’ve all seen images of women inexplicably smiling at their forkfuls of salad, or an unnaturally giddy customer service representative standing by. “Some stock photography just looks like stock photography,” says May Curry, a graphic design veteran with almost 20 years of experience.1
But stock photography has always been an essential part of the designer’s toolkit. When used right, it helps brands make just the right impact. Today, collections are evolving to keep pace with visual trends and create unique, attention-grabbing images-quickly and no budget.
Download this whitepaper to take a look at stock's rapid transformation and how it's helping designers do beautiful work, faster than ever.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Modern technology initiatives are driving IT infrastructure in a new direction. Big data, social business, mobile applications, the cloud, and real-time analytics all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace. Customers increasingly drive the speed of business, and organizations need to engage with customers on their terms. The need to manage sensitive information with high levels of security as well as capture, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical. These challenges will dramatically change the way that IT systems are designed, funded, and run compared to the past few decades. Databases and Java have become the de facto language in which modern, cloud-ready applications are written. The massive explosion in the volume, variety, and velocity of data increases the need for secure and effective analytics so that organizations can make better
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Modern technology initiatives are driving IT infrastructure in a new direction. Big data, social business,
mobile applications, the cloud, and real-time analytics all require forward-thinking solutions and
enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
Customers increasingly drive the speed of business, and organizations need to engage with customers
on their terms. The need to manage sensitive information with high levels of security as well as
capture, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
These challenges will dramatically change the way that IT systems are designed, funded, and run
compared to the past few decades. Databases and Java have become the de facto language in which
modern, cloud-ready applications are written. The massive explosion in the volume, variety, and
velocity of data increases the need for secure and effective analytics so that organizations can make
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
"Every organisation already has a system of agreement. It's how written agreements get prepared, signed, enacted, and managed. But typically, it involves a messy, improvised mix of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and overnighting paper agreements. These needlessly slow legacy processes add costs to agreements due to wasted productivity and materials.
It's time for a change.
The DocuSign System of Agreement Platform connects the world's No. 1 eSignature technology to every other aspect of the agreement process. Read this white paper to learn how to modernise your System of Agreement, including how to:
- Prepare agreements with a high degree of automation
- Sign agreements quickly and securely
- Act on agreement terms after signing
- Manage agreements with flexible options"