Gartner has named BitSight Technologies a “Cool Vendor” in Vendor Management for 2015. This report highlights three vendors for offering “tools and services to support vendor risk management and improve performance visibility.” Download this paper to learn how BitSight processes and synthesizes terabytes of data to create security ratings, and how a leading North American Bank uses BitSight Security Ratings in their vendor risk management program.
When driving any major change within an organization, strategy and execution are intrinsic to a project’s success. Nevertheless, closing the gap between strategy and execution remains a challenge for many organizations, as explored in a recent Process Excellence Network report: “Shift Business Excellence Into High Gear: Drive Strategic Performance Through Process
Excellence.” Companies tend to focus more on execution than strategy for quick results, instead of taking the time needed to understand the parts that make up the whole, so the right execution plan can be put in place to deliver the best outcomes.
A large part of closing this gap is understanding that business operations don’t fit neatly within the traditional organizational hierarchy. Business processes are often messy, collaborative
efforts that span people, departments and systems, making them difficult to manage within a hierarchical structure. Business process management (BPM) helps by redefining an
In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM® PowerLinux™ 7R2 servers and IBM PowerVM® running IBM WebSphere® Commerce on SUSE Linux operating systems. This case study highlights of some of the key aspects of this significant migration and its results, including how Bon-Ton IT executives support the business and what they prioritize, why they decided to make this move, what performance and capability resulted, and how it affected full data center costs and business resilience.
This paper is the first to explore a recent breakthrough with the introduction of the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry’s first Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 (DCID 6/3 PL4) certified compliant and secure scale-out parallel file system solution.
A powerful signal integrity analysis tool must be flexibility, easy to use and integrated into an existing EDA framework and design flow. In addition, it is important for the tool to be accurate enough. This report reviews a validation study for the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx 8.0 PI tool to establish confidence in using it for power integrity analysis.
For advanced signaling over high-loss channels, designs today are using equalization and several new measurement methods to evaluate the performance of the link. Both simulation and measurement tools support equalization and the new measurement methods, but correlation of results throughout the design flow is unclear. In this paper a high performance equalizing serial data link is measured and the performance is compared to that predicted by simulation. Then, the differences between simulation and measurements are discussed as well as methods to correlate the two.
High Density Interconnect (HDI) is being used more often to meet the growing need for more complex designs in smaller form factors. Beyond some of the more obvious electrical effects of using smaller vias, there is also an impact to the power integrity of a board using HDI. This includes different effects of mounted inductances of decoupling capacitors, changes in plane performance due to reduction in perforation from chip pinouts, and the inherent plane-capacitance changes from using dielectrics of various thicknesses. This paper will examine and quantify these effects, using numerous design examples, including a large conventional through-hole design board that was reduced using HDI.
This document discusses the hardware architecture of the new switch platforms in the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches product family: in particular, the Cisco Nexus 9200 platform switches. The Cisco Nexus 9200 platform is a new extension of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series. The platform uses a compact fixed-switch form factor and operates in the NX-OS mode, based on Cisco NX-OS Software. Built with next-generation Cisco application-specific circuits (ASICs), the Cisco Nexus 9200 platform brings high-performance and high-density 25, 50, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to data center networks, providing industry-leading performance, power efficiency, and capabilities in compact fixed-form-factor switches.
Users demand fast application delivery and it is essential for the survival of your business. Meeting the expectations of your users is challenging. NGINX Plus offers a broad array of solutions to solve these challenges, allowing you to delight your users.
58% of executives believe their current performance management approach neither drives engagement nor leads to high performance. It’s high time to make some changes and adapt performance management strategies to better reflect the changing dynamics of the modern workforce and ensure employees reach their potential.
Check out “10 Counterproductive Performance Management Assumptions You're Still Making” and see how you can improve your talent development initiatives to increase the productivity and impact of your employees. In this ebook, we'll touch on:
• how goals are set and achieved
• flaws and biases in manager's assessments
• what truly motivates employees
• and more
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End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
Managing UC means delivering streaming video fluidly, transmitting voice with clarity, moving IM's briskly, and send emails promptly. Easier said than done. To succeed from setup to show time, take these three tips to achieve the high performance end-users expect.
AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive intelligence company that is experiencing a high growth rate. The company needed to find, and quickly deploy, a scalable storage solution to support its big data performance and future scalability requirements. Today, utilizing its 3PAR StoreServ storage solutions, AgilOne boasts a lower cost per terabyte, higher efficiency, and the ability to rapidly accommodate its new customers.
Fusion---iodelivers the world's data faster. From e---commerce retailers to the world’s social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, companies are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion---io technology. ioControl Hybrid Storage from Fusion---io is ideal for customers seeking to virtualize mission---critical workloads, deliver high performance VDI, and control efficient application acceleration across shared storage environments.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
Some people believe high performance teams come together and innovate due to luck—the right people happen to be together in a room at the right time. By reviewing moments in history that resulted in some of our biggest innovations— from the light bulb to the airplane—you will see that luck has very little to do with it. Working to create an innovative environment with high performers is possible in any environment if the proper measures are taken to make it work.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
By using the Oracle Exadata Database Machine as your data warehouse platform you have a balanced, high performance hardware configuration. This paper focuses on the other two corner stones, data modeling and data loading.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
While many businesses see a need for radical change in performance reviews, recent research shows most organizations have continued to use antiquated processes.
Industry leaders are moving to a people-centric approach that values in-the-moment feedback and coaching in place of high-stakes annual performance appraisals. What are the benefits of this approach to performance reviews and what is the best way to engage, grow and retain your best talent?
Learn about changes to annual performance reviews and the far-reaching benefits that come from focusing on people in place
Published By: Paychex
Published Date: Nov 29, 2016
With the accelerated pace of business, it’s become more difficult for human resource (HR) departments to adapt to complex, changing human capital management issues such as recruiting and retaining highly competent workers, managing talent, developing leaders, and leveraging a multigenerational workforce.
In research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), talent management
ranked as the top priority among the HR professionals surveyed, with 64% ranking their company’s performance as neutral and another 30% ranking it unfavorably.
In fact, four out of 10 said their employers didn’t even have a designated individual for managing talent. But, what does “talent management” actually entail?
In this ebook, we’ll take a look at each of the major areas of concern for HR departments and present information that may be applied to your own organization.
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Dec 05, 2016
Performance reviews have such a bad rap for being inaccurate, biased, and a huge time suck. Mainly because traditional ones are so terrible to begin with. They’re time-consuming. Managers are biased in their evaluations. And only the negatives are ever highlighted.
Although these reviews are meant to evaluate performance, they’re also a great opportunity to coach employees. So something generic like “keep up work” doesn’t really give people much to go off of because you can’t improve if they’re never given constructive feedback.
In this free whitepaper, we’ll go over:
Foolish Myths About Performance Reviews
Performance Reviews and Onboarding
Performance Reviews and 1:1 Meetings
Today’s operations teams are faced with more pressure than ever to ensure high service availability and performance. They must keep pace with the growing array of service demands, soaring costs, the rapid evolution of technology and an increasingly competitive marketplace. However, many organizations suffer from an obscured view into key business services and supporting technology, because they lack the closed-loop, cross-domain management that’s needed.