Frost & Sullivan’s award was bestowed on GE’s Centricity Financial Risk Manager which enables healthcare systems to reduce the cost of administering risk-based contracts, thus improving profitability and maximizing efficient workflows.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they have—and the data they don’t yet have—so that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Customers expect more from brands when it comes to convenience, resolution times, and agent expertise. Evolving customer preferences are tightly linked to innovations in digital technology, and brands must embrace both in order to keep pace with heightened expectations. The good news is that brands that can deliver on expectations are rewarded with higher rates of customer retention and loyalty.
The Microsoft 2017 State of Global Customer Service survey polled 5,000 people from Brazil, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. We continue to find commonalities along with distinct differences between locals. And though people in all age groups are embracing new digital trends, millennials especially are shaping the way brands need to think about the future of customer service engagement.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
In den zwei Jahren seit dem Beginn unserer Arbeit an Enterprise Cloud Strategy hat sich viel verändert. Die Frage beim Thema Cloud-Technologie ist heute nicht mehr, ob die Cloud genutzt wird, sondern wann und in fast allen Unternehmen ist die Cloud inzwischen ein fester Bestandteil der IT-Strategie. Darüber hinaus realisieren immer mehr Unternehmen, dass Cloud Computing nicht nur eine Reihe von technischen Möglichkeiten zur Effizienzsteigerung und Kosteneinsparung darstellt, sondern grundlegende Veränderungen im Bereich des Enterprise Computings bewirken kann. In der Tat stellen viele Unternehmen fest, dass Cloud Computing gänzlich neue Geschäftsmodelle, Einnahmequellen und Möglichkeiten zum Stärken der Kundennähe bietet.
Deep learning opens up new worlds of possibility in artificial intelligence, enabled by advances in computational capacity, the explosion in data, and the advent of deep neural networks. But data is evolving quickly and legacy storage systems are not keeping up. Advanced AI applications require a modern all-fl ash storage infrastructure that is built specifically to work with high-powered analytics.
Apache Spark has become a critical tool for all types of businesses across all industries. It is enabling organizations to leverage the power of analytics to drive innovation and create new business models.
The availability of public cloud services, particularly Amazon Web Services, has been an important factor in fueling the growth of Spark. However, IT organizations and Spark users are beginning to run up against limitations in relying on the public cloud—namely control, cost and performance.
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
With digital transformation reshaping the modern enterprise, applications represent a new class of assets and an important source of differentiation. The ever-more-competitive digital economy requires that your applications be delivered with unprecedented speed, scale, and agility, which is why more and more organizations are turning to the cloud.
This explosive growth of apps hosted in the cloud creates a world of opportunities—and a whole new set of challenges for organizations that must now deploy and manage a vast portfolio of applications in multi-cloud environments. Automation and orchestration systems can help streamline and standardize IT processes across traditional data centers, private clouds, and public clouds. But with rapid innovation come concerns about security and delivering a consistent experience across environments.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The headwinds facing traditional and online retailers in 2017 are numerous and well documented. Chief among the challenges: a sustained assault on established business models driven by changing consumer behavior and the competitive might of e-commerce giant Amazon. Large big-box players, such as Walmart and Target, are responding to the threat - and embracing the opportunity of e-commerce - by boosting online spending by hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars annually.
Yet even the largest and most well-resourced players can’t
simply spend their way to success. Competing with Amazon
and adjusting to the changing demands of consumers
means taking a hard look at the engines driving e-commerce
and digital marketing operations, scouring for missed
opportunities, and investing in the technologies that will
fuel the innovations of tomorrow.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The headwinds facing traditional and online retailers in 2017 are numerous and well documented. Chief among the challenges: a sustained assault on established business models driven by changing consumer behavior and the competitive might of e-commerce giant Amazon. Large big-box players, such as Walmart and Target, are responding to the threat - and embracing the opportunity of e-commerce - by boosting online spending by hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars annually. Yet even the largest and most well-resourced players can’t simply spend their way to success. Competing with Amazon and adjusting to the changing demands of consumers means taking a hard look at the engines driving e-commerce and digital marketing operations, scouring for missed opportunities, and investing in the technologies that will fuel the innovations of tomorrow.
The proliferation of smart devices has created opportunities for new business solutions based on IoT technology. Businesses are finding more and more ways to harness this data, using it to drive smarter decisions, open new markets, enable new services, and reduce costs.
Over the last decade we have seen the dramatic increase in adoption of Mobile as an engagement channel for consumers and employees within the enterprise. What we are seeing now is the emergence of messaging through channels like FB Messenger,
WhatsApp, WeChat, Slack, SMS, as a dominant engagement channel. Over 4.1 Billion users around the world are on instant messaging apps, adopted a rate that was much faster than on social networks. What makes these channels the default choice is the expected instant response if the other person is on or the push notification that triggers the person on the other side to respond immediately. These users that use instant messaging channels to converse with their friends and family want to use the same
familiar user experience and channel to instantly communicate with the enterprise. These channels are doing to apps what browsers did to client server apps i.e. these channels are rapidly becoming the next browser. This is leading to the innovations in
À l’heure où les entreprises traditionnelles s’emploient à copier les pionniers d’Internet sur le terrain de l’agilité et de l’innovation, le développement d’applications devient de plus en plus complexe. Tout d’abord, les codes source monolithiques sur lesquels reposent traditionnellement les applications d’entreprise ralentissent le lancement de nouveaux services. Quant au cloisonnement et à la dispersion des équipes opérationnelles et de développement, ils provoquent un manque de coordination des actions de chacun en interne. Et pour couronner le tout, les utilisateurs sont plus exigeants que jamais sur les questions d’expérience et de performance. Les entreprises doivent donc assurer une scalabilité efficace et un suivi attentif de leurs environnements. Le tout, bien entendu, sur fond de disponibilité à 100 % des services.
For the past several years IBM has been divesting its hardware business. At the same time, Oracle has continued to invest in IT infrastructure and cloud innovation. Oracle SPARC servers offer you greater performance and efficiency compared to IBM Power systems, with additional security and lower costs, along with the flexibility to run your applications on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud.
Download this whitepaper to completely understand the value of the Oracle SPARC and the 5 reasons to choose Oracle SPARC over IBM Power.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Financial transformation by definition is not something you can bolt on—it requires a willingness to question long-held assumptions and envision where you want to go and a total technology rethink. In the next blog, we’ll take a closer look at how one, unified, cloud-based system can create the perfect environment for finance to handle transaction processing and compliance and control while delivering the answers the business needs.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Feb 08, 2018
Every day, 13 workers die on the job in the United States. Employers continue to lose billions of dollars on other serious, nonfatal injuries. With so much at stake, managing the risks posed by hazards in the workplace has never been more important. This new white paper from Skillsoft Compliance Solutions describes the problem and how safety professionals can work towards solving it.
In this free resource, you’ll learn:
• The most common cause of on-the-job injuries and illnesses
• The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards
• The importance of training as a building block of workplace safety
• How you can use safety training to your competitive advantage
This asset is made available for free courtesy of Skillsoft Compliance Solutions, a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation.
Published By: Globoforce
Published Date: Nov 06, 2013
As human capital becomes the foremost challenge for companies worldwide, employee engagement has become an important strategy for success.
In this report, more than 800 HR leaders and practitioners share their perspectives on innovations and technologies that are changing the way people are managed and measured.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
A forward-looking CMDB does more than keep an organization's IT operations running. It draws clear connections between IT components and business services, which is the core of Business Service Management (BSM). But even more critical than the CMDB's ability to support business as it is now, is the question of how well it will drive business innovation in the future.
Published By: Airfoil PR
Published Date: Apr 21, 2010
In our latest Point of View, "The Dirtiest Word In Business," Airfoil has assembled a collective set of best practices to help technology marketers meet the communications challenges of a new digital decade.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
Employee training is often seen as a luxury, especially if the workforce is being streamlined to cut costs. But a lack of investment in employee training in order to save costs can have the opposite effect. A well-trained workforce can improve business productivity and efficiency, drive innovation and development and vastly alter a customer’s perception of the business. We’ve identified the seven deadly skills that every modern employee should have in their skill set. This
paper highlights those general soft skills that are vitally important for the prosperous, innovative and efficient business.