Discover how the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System used the ReptraxTM vendor credentialing service to improve the compliance of commercial visitors, resulting in a safer and more secure environment for patients.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Download this whitepaper to learn the following:
1. Background and basis of decreasing payments and increasing risks
2. Challenges and opportunities associated with the trend
3. How to thrive versus simply survive in this new healthcare environment
IT organizations are no longer just a business support function and cost center—they are expected to drive business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity, complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes. Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment can provide:
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility, manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their long-term roadmap.
To learn more, download this eBook!
The Future of Work: 10 Essentials for Winning Employee Development
Your go-to guide for thriving in the changing face of work
Employee development looks a lot different today than it did just a few years ago. This ebook details 10 trends that are crucial for keeping up with the ever-changing future of work.
The modern workforce is a place where baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and now Gen Z all share the same Nespresso machine. That’s four distinct generations with different views, expectations and priorities. Companies will have to adopt new methods for just about everything—from recruitment and benefits to employee development and career planning.
While there are several key differences between each generation in the modern workforce, how companies should treat them can be summarised in one word: individually.
This ebook is designed to help HR and L&D professionals who want to turn their organisation into a learning environment well-equipped for the workplace of tomorrow, do ex
The safety of operations can have a direct, positive impact on the operational profitability of the plant. Environmental health and safety (EH&S) can now be viewed not just as a cost center, but as a profit center, and new levels of both safety and profitability can result. Real-time safe profitability is no longer a dream—it is a reality!
To remain competitive, manufacturers must focus on achieving new growth while driving down costs. Key to achieving this is greater flexibility and a dramatic upturn in operational efficiency across the manufacturing process. One area ripe for improvement is intralogistics transportation.
Many manufacturers still rely on autonomous guide vehicles (AGVs) to undertake repetitive transport tasks; but, rigid in nature, they do not support today’s demand-driven, dynamic manufacturing environments. Intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), like SEIT* from Milvus Robotics, offer a viable and cost-effective alternative.
This solution brief describes how to solve business challenges through investment in innovative technologies.
o With foot traffic falling and online shopping options growing, retailers must find new ways to “digitize” and understand real-world behavioral data—such as in-store browsing patterns, staff attentiveness, and specific product interest— in the same way that online retail utilizes big data to optimize online experiences. They must also find innovative ways to keep customers engaged with their brands, especially in expensive brick-and-mortar locations. In this environment, managing labor costs is critical, as these costs are second only to real estate. Assigning and enabling sales associates cost-effectively is key to profitability. Retailers have an opportunity to meet their challenges by putting new data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to work
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 10, 2019
Read “Security at the Speed of Your Network” to learn why organizations are using an architectural approach to improve security posture and reduce costs. Enable security tools to work more efficiently across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Deploy a diverse set of security solutions as a centralized security tool farm. You can secure more data on faster networks with no compromise between security, performance and cost. Read now.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 10, 2019
Read this ESG research brief to learn how to improve visibility across distributed computing environments without increasing staff or tools. Download “The Importance of a Common Distributed Data Services Layer” to learn why ensuring visibility in a distributed network environment is crucial and how a common distributed data services layer to collect, process and share data ensures that network operations teams are able to provide better digital experiences, mitigate risk and respond to changing environments.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Getting started with Microsoft Azure can be easier than you imagine – Rackspace is a seasoned cloud management partner of myriad customers around the world. Pooling its depth of cloud experience with its expertise across all the major cloud platforms, Rackspace sieves out the proven steps to help IT teams adopt Azure cloud in lowering costs, more strategic use of IT resources and a competitive edge.
To get started with Microsoft Azure, check out this white paper for coverage of the essentials, from planning and budgeting to choosing the best strategy to secure your cloud environment, in seven critical steps:
1. Don’t start with a production workload
2. Consider any corporate policies and compliance issues
3. Define your goals for the cloud
4. Calculate your financial return on Azure
5. Determine your cloud identity strategy
6. Consider how to secure your cloud environment
7. Realize it’s not as easy as it looks
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
When selecting the right SOC for your business, taking into account current risks, threats and business objectives is absolutely critical. Get the Gartner report Selecting the Right SOC Model for Your Organization and decide for yourself which one makes the most sense for your company. This report looks at different factors for SecOps to consider for building, implementing, running, and sustaining the right SOC with 24/7 visibility into the IT environment.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and scale security controls and policy without starting over. Discover your options for improving security architecture on your terms, using existing infrastructure and intelligently applying security controls at scale without major overhauls. With this approach, your network protection can evolve with applications, attackers and technology—even in today’s demanding 100Gbps network environment.
What impact will the cloud-enabled workplace have on your cybersecurity strategy? This year’s research shows that organisations are navigating a myriad of both old and new cybersecurity challenges to bring the cloud into scope.
Read this to discover:
• how growing cloud dependency has created distinctive challenges around cyber security
• what the biggest cyber challenges are for organisations in this context
• how intelligent automation and machine learning is being used to overcome operational obstacles hampering cloud security
• a set of cybersecurity considerations for modern IT environments.
Digital transformation and smart technologies are paving the way towards smarter healthcare. Medwel understands that the goal of smart hospital development stems from the needs of the patient. By tapping on ICT advancements in the healthcare environment, the common goal is to reduce medical errors and achieve a holistic approach centered on the patients’ needs.
Read more about the new MEDS-P1001—a 10.1” medical grade touchscreen PC that boosts
• Effective computing through low power consumption
• Interoperable through dual OS for different applications in hospitals
• Health insights based on smart interfaces of vital sign measuring devices
• Expandable functions through peripheral devices such as cameras, RFID reader, WIFI, etc.
• Refined and reliable design that is slim, lightweight, antibacterial, water and dust-proof
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and
only then think about how to secure it.
This was arguably fine in the days of monolithic applications and closed networks,
when good perimeter-based protection and effective identity and access management
would get you a long way towards minimising the risk. In today’s highly connected,
API-driven application environments, however, any given software component or
service can be invoked and potentially abused in so many different ways. Add to this
the increasing pace of change through iterative ‘DevOps-style’ delivery and ever-faster
release cycles, and many understandably assert that security management and
assurance nowadays needs to be an ongoing and embedded part of the development
and delivery process.
By simplifying the ability of companies to securely extract, orchestrate and act on data from when it is generated by energy assets to when it is transmitted to the cloud, Octave simplifies the development and commercialization of Energy IoT applications. With Octave, energy companies are empowered to realize the Energy IoT’s tremendous potential, with new demand response, energy efficiency optimization, predictive maintenance and other applications that maximize the value created by energy assets and minimize their environmental impact. In doing so, these Energy IoT applications can reduce energy costs, improve customer engagement, lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy reliability.
Start with Sierra to learn more about how our Octave D2C data orchestration solution can help you bring to market Energy IoT applications that reimagine the future of energy.
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Databases represent the backbone of most organizations. And Oracle databases in particular have become the mainstream data repository for most mission-critical environments. Some of the largest companies and organizations in the world rely on Oracle databases to store their most important data. The biggest challenge organizations face relative to an Oracle database is to maintain these databases at optimum performance and reliability without breaking the bank. This paper discusses the storage capabilities customers should consider when choosing storage to support an Oracle database environment.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Digital transformation will fail without a commitment to automation - what AHEAD
refers to as Relentless Automation. With the advent of public cloud and all of
its promise, along with the ripple effect from the DevOps mantra of “automate
everywhere”, technology teams must spin up new infrastructure, maintain
configurations, and set up and tear down environments much faster than ever before.
Of course, no one should automate for the sake of automating, or to simply be ahead of the curve. But while not every
activity warrants automation - whether due to the complexity and nuance of the task, or its infrequent occurrence - Relentless
Automation means identifying those tasks and processes where the benefits of automation outweigh both its upfront and
Thankfully, the business benefits of standardizing and automating IT work are easy to spot:
> Freeing up staff for higher value work
> Reduction in errors and process variability
> More auditability and accountability, helping
Digital Requires a New Level of
Insight and Control
Digital strategies have caused business
executives to intensify their scrutiny of how
technology affects bottom line performance.
With a growing emphasis on differentiating
the customer experience in highly competitive
markets, these executives want to understand
how their IT systems affect everything from brand
perception to customer acquisition and loyalty.
3 | A Guide to Intelligent Operations
Meanwhile, those same demanding business leaders lack
appreciation and patience for the complexity of today’s digital
technology environment. While applications and user experiences
are simpler and more intuitive, the backend processing, application
interdependencies, and underlying infrastructure are more complex
than ever, even in light of the benefits of abstraction, virtualization,
and cloud computing (see Figure 1.)
While CIOs have long been expected to improve stability and uptime
- and done a pretty good job of it - the stakes are much