Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
The median fiscal and operational performance of U.S. hospitals over the past year remained relatively flat, despite expectations to the contrary. The data spans a four-year period from 2009Q4 to 2013Q4. Overall, hospitals saw flat or no growth in utilization, but major teaching hospitals saw steady utilization growth.
In the rough-and-tumble world of community and rural hospitals, the phrase “innovate or get left behind” is no longer a scary suggestion thrown out by expensive consultants, but a daily reality for CEOs. Rocked by reform and big changes in areas including financing, care models, and population trends, chief executives are getting used to making bold leadership decisions on a regular basis.
Published By: Aventri
Published Date: Apr 11, 2019
"Quite a lot has happened since the first edition of The Future of Event Marketing.
The second edition of The Future of Event Marketing will help you navigate through the overarching trends in our industry today.
We are introducing a new wealth of quantitative and qualitative research as well as an update on our tools section, looking back at what is still relevant in 2019 and what will be relevant going forward.
Download the latest guide today!"
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
Digital transformation is front and center and this year, it’s all about connecting the customer experience. MuleSoft surveyed 650 IT leaders from global enterprises. The research shows that the vast majority (97%) of companies are currently undertaking or planning to undertake digital transformation initiatives. Nine out of 10 IT leaders believe if they don’t complete those initiatives, their companies will lose revenue.
How does your company stack up? Download the 2019 Connectivity benchmark report to find out:
The top digital trends of 2019.
The evolving role of IT as a business catalyst.
Which strategies leading enterprises are adopting to get ahead.
Published By: TalentWise
Published Date: Jan 20, 2014
Start off the New Year by reviewing key HR trends for 2014. Our brief whitepaper offers insights into what's hot for HR this year, including:
- Mobile-friendly solutions
- Talent analytics
- Social tools
Plus, find out what trends (hello, stack-ranking!) are out for 2014. Read our whitepaper and discover what’s trending for HR hiring in 2014.
This White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a leading provider of web-based co-op marketing tools, examines the trends and challenges faced by companies looking to achieve more business growth from their trade marketing efforts.
As the federal workforce nears retirement age, it is crucial for the government to hire members of the millennial generation, particularly in the mission-critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math where there is stiff competition with the private sector.
These results are a must-read for government officials who want to stay up-to-date with developing trends in recruiting.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Employee compensation is the biggest line item for most businesses and spending it well is a priority for leaders in every organization. In PayScale’s “2016 Compensation Best Practices Report,” we heard from more than 7,000 business leaders about their pay practices and what they are adopting to improve business results.
Read our latest eBook, “What top Performing Companies Do Differently” to discover the tactics being utilized by high performing companies and what strategies you can implement in your organization.
Trends we’ll cover:
- Pay transparency
- Variable pay
- The rise of data
Get the eBook
The Future of Customer Experience: Five Essential Trends is part of a series examining life and
business in the 21st Century. SAP Center for Business Insight worked with more than a dozen
industry experts to answer these and other questions, uncovering five trends that will determine
the customer experience over the next decade. This report examines each of these trends and
offers recommendations for how brands should respond now to prepare.
This is an at-a-glance guide to the key innovation trends in fleet management that leverage location data to improve last-mile efficiency and road safety. Presented to you by HERE, one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2019.
The retail sector has been expanding with each passing decade thanks to intelligent marketing, intense research around customer behavior, creative advertising, and the adoption of new technology. Now industry movers and shakers are looking to boost sales with location intelligence.
With location intelligence, retail companies can track and predict consumer trends and shifts in demand. With these insights companies can capitalize on growth opportunities in new product or service areas.
HERE Open Location Platform provides powerful, easy-to-use developer tools, standardized technology and scalable infrastructure to simplify the processing of location-based data. Learn how to gain a competitive edge with HERE Technologies.
Die Auseinandersetzung mit den Kosten und der Komplexität der PC-Verwaltung lässt der IT-Abteilung wenig Zeit für Innovationen. Sich rasant entwickelnde Technologien und Geschäftsanforderungen bedeuten weniger Möglichkeiten, um neue Trends zu nutzen, die die Art und Weise verändern, in der Technologie bereitgestellt und genutzt wird.
Darüber hinaus lässt sich Hardwaretechnologie nicht endlos nutzen. Sie hat einen Lebenszyklus mit einem bestimmten Anfang und einem bestimmten Ende hinsichtlich Produktivität und Nutzen. Die IT-Abteilung ist mit der Optimierung des PC-Lebenszyklus beschäftigt, während sie strategische Innovationen für ihr Unternehmen vorantreibt.
Emerging technologies and automation permeate every aspect of our work and lives today. The real opportunity of these technologies — which include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and human interfaces — is to enable us to embrace innovation on a scale never seen before. These technologies help us reimagine what’s possible in work and in life - from self-driving cars and personalized medicine to precision agriculture and smart cities that are changing the way we experience our world. Autonomous opens a new world of opportunities for enterprises.
Autonomous Database for Dummies consists of five chapters that describe emerging technology trends and the business value of autonomous. Download this whitepaper to discover the business value of autonomous, Deploy a data warehouse in seconds and more!
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Cisco Meraki MS switches are 100% cloud-managed and can be fully configured from any Internet-accessible location before ever being powered on. Simply add the switch serial number (or order number for large deployments) to your network using the Meraki web-based dashboard. Once added, the switch is fully configurable. When the switch is first powered on and connected to the Internet, it will pull its settings from the cloud.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
Wie die meisten Unternehmen werden auch Sie vermutlich mit der Datenspeicherung zu kämpfen haben. In einer jährlichen Umfrage von Frost & Sullivan unter IT-Entscheidungsträgern wurde das Speicherwachstum als eine der größten Herausforderungen der letzten fünf Jahre für das Rechenzentrum genannt.2Da Unternehmen exponentiell mehr Daten als je zuvor sammeln, replizieren und speichern, ist schon der einfache Erwerb ausreichender Speicherkapazitäten ein Problem.
Hinzu kommt nicht zuletzt, dass Unternehmen von ihren gespeicherten Daten mehr erwarten. Daten werden mittlerweile als kostbares Firmenkapital und Möglichkeit gesehen, sich von den Wettbewerbern zu differenzieren: Sie sollen neue Geschäftsmodelle, neue Umsatzchancen, bessere Informationen, optimierte Betriebsabläufe und niedrigere Kosten bringen. Angesagte Trends wie das Internet der Dinge und Big Data-Analysen generieren so schnell neue Marktchancen, dass IT-Organisationen kaum noch Schritt halten können.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
This paper provides a structured approach to assessing the advantages of the appliance model. It summarizes the trends that have made modernizing backup and recovery an urgent priority, the key requirements for solution offerings, and the unique capabilities of Veritas NetBackup™ Appliances in delivering a simple, complete, and cost-effective solution.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Oct 03, 2016
Dieses Paper beschreibt die neuesten Trends und liefert acht Tipps, mit denen Sie den Wert Ihrer Datensicherungsinvestitionen maximieren und Ressourcen für Innovation und Wertschöpfung schaffen können.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Led by experienced technology consultants, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Transformation Workshop Service provides a highly interactive, meaningful half day-long session with a customer's IT, business, and executive stakeholders. Using a series of high-quality (slide-free) discussion panels, HPE TS Consulting will facilitate an exploration of data management transformation journey to business-aligned visions, aligning your specific situation and HPE’s experiences over evolutionary trends in Data Management, Transformation to All Flash and End to End Data Protection. HPE consultants will also lead discussions on the potential implications that a data management transformation may present to IT, your storage and backup staff, and your business.
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Modern networks are vast and complex, spanning the globe to make information available to everyone within an organization and have begun to encompass new areas of technology. The Internet has unlocked tremendous new capabilities and technologies, but these innovations require persistent and reliable network connectivity.
Cisco Meraki offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-managed IT solutions designed to work together to help deliver a modern network that is powerful, reliable, and easy to manage.
This whitepaper discusses modern IT trends and explores how the Cisco Meraki portfolio of IT solutions work together to help deliver reliable, pervasive connectivity for the modern business.