City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites: consider the local culture and the people, prioritize basic needs and requests, work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments, and consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system. A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovation, and su
An alarming 2019 study suggested that workplaces in the region have exhausted staff morale with negative impacts on productivity. In this report, top technology leaders in Australia address some of the "employee experience" challenges they the face and how they aim to tailor systems around ways of working to drive better engagement and productivity. The EIU's own survey results show that while leadership and management still set the tone for workers in the region, they value flexible-working policies and technology available to employees more than global peers.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
An excellent CMS solution provides your business with the flexibility to grow into a broad experience delivery platform. It should enable your business to scale and add new capabilities as it grows, and easily integrate with other marketing technologies.
Why should the target audience care?
Customer expectations have increased. They now expect their in-store experiences to be continuous and consistent extensions of the online journey. And the online journey provides fast, dynamic, and interactive experiences. If your business is not well informed on what is needed from a content management solution, it may come up short on customer experience. A successful and growing business will choose a solution that helps them future-proof for emerging channels and effectively manage mature ones.
Navigate your business through the noise. Apply these questions and insights to your selection process and avoid the pitfalls of costly and rigid content management systems.
This guide provides tips on how to filter through targeted solution marketing to make an informed, objective assessments when selecting the best commerce solution for you. Key points include: - Finding a platform that is flexible, agile, scalable. - The benefits of employing a single platform for all commerce use cases. - Leveraging customer data for commerce strategies - Employing an ecosystem of support. - Focusing on long term value over the initial costs. Every organization is at a different point in their ability to deliver frictionless shopping experiences that customers demand. Follow these guidelines to position your business for strategic growth.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Business runs on content and that content must be managed holistically, across the entire business. However, managing content is, in itself, not enough to drive business. Enterprises must incorporate ECM with other IT management systems to provide complete Business Service Management (BSM).
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
A huge array of BI, analytics, data prep and machine learning platforms exist in the market, and each of those may have a variety of connectors to different databases, file systems and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. But in today’s world of myriad data sources, simple connectivity is just table stakes.
What’s essential is a data access strategy that accounts for the variety of data sources out there, including relational and NoSQL databases, file formats across storage systems — even enterprise SaaS applications — and can make them all consumable by tools and applications built for tabular data. In today’s data-driven business environment, fitting omni-structured data and disparate applications into a consistent data API makes comprehensive integration, and insights, achievable.
Want to learn more and map out your data access strategy? Join us for this free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research. The webinar features GigaOm analyst Andrew Brust and special guests, Eric
Imperva, an APN Security Competency Partner, can help protect your application workloads on AWS with the Imperva SaaS Web Application Security
platform. The Imperva high-capacity network of globally distributed security services protects websites against all types of DDoS threats, including networklevel Layer 3 and Layer 4 volumetric attacks—such as synchronized (SYN) floods and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) floods—and Layer 7 application-level
attacks (including the OWASP Top 10 threats) that attempt to compromise application resources. Harnessing real data about current threats from a global
customer base, both the Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS protection, incorporate an advanced client classification system that blocks malicious
traffic without interfering with legitimate users. Enterprises can easily create custom security rules in the GUI to enforce their specific security policy. In
addition, this versatile solution supports hybrid environments, allowing you to manage th
Did you know that two-thirds of U.S. health care spend, or $1.8 trillion, goes purely to salaries and wages? Yet our patient outcomes are on par with countries such as Cuba and Slovenia. Health care reform is changing the way our health care system operates and will ultimately affect your bottom line.
Dr. Robert Kocher, M.D. has been a key influencer of health care reform efforts in the U.S. In this white paper, Dr. Kocher discusses:
•Three recent policy changes
•Four potential outcomes of health care reform
•The evolving roles within the health care system
Cost-effective and fully automated device driver management for Microsoft SCCM with the Universal Imaging Utility System Deploy Plug-in. The UIUSD completely eliminates the need for SCCM admins to manage and package drivers.
Published By: Asure HR
Published Date: Nov 18, 2013
In the past decade, time and attendance technology has advanced rapidly, making it difficult for organizations to maximize
the benefits that time and attendance solutions now provide.
The following ten signs will help you spot areas where your time and attendance system may be failing you and your
Published By: Asure HR
Published Date: Nov 18, 2013
This white paper will walk you through 10 key considerations to make while evaluating which time and attendance system you’ll end up selecting. We trust that you’ll also experience some added peace of mind in the process.
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
Customer and supplier portals are one of the many fruits borne from the
age of digital transformation. However, the level of accommodations that
portals provide to customers and suppliers has spawned a whole new
set of challenges that didn’t exist less than a decade ago. Chief among
these is something referred to as “portal fatigue.”
Many AR departments and CSR teams are painfully familiar with the
term, as it’s often their job to either retrieve orders from a customer portal
or submit invoices directly into customers’ AP systems. On paper, these
tasks don’t seem all that odious. But when you consider the amounts of
different portals being used, and the fact that not every user is trained
on each portal, it’s easy to see why portal fatigue is a very real and
concerning problem for today’s businesses.
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to National Cyber Security Alliance estimates. That’s not surprising when you consider how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) still rely on legacy AV tools despite their repeated failures to stop modern malware, ransomware, and zero-day attacks. Legacy AV is a lose-lose-lose proposition for SMBs. Attacks get through and cause damage. IT staff struggle to keep up with endless signature file updates from their AV vendors. End-users complain about sluggish system performance during scans and signature file updates. Fortunately, next-generation solutions are now available that protect endpoints with artificial intelligence (AI) rather than signatures. Ready to learn more? Then read the new eSecurity Planet executive brief sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance.
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to a National Cyber Security Alliance estimate. Yet 68 percent of small business owners in a recent survey seemed oblivious to the threat. Why the disconnect? What should they be doing to protect their business-critical systems and data? How can small businesses wring maximum value from their cybersecurity investments? Where do AI-based endpoint protection, detection, and response platforms fit into the mix? Read this BlackBerry Cylance sponsored white paper, Small Organizations Still Need Big Security, to find out.
One of the most frustrating aspects of the measurement of severe pyroshock events is the acceleration offset that almost invariably occurs. Dependent on its magnitude, this can result in large, low-frequency errors in both shock response spectra (SRS) and velocity-based damage analyses.
Fortunately, recent developments in accelerometer technology, signal conditioning, and data acquisition systems have reduced these errors significantly. Best practices have been demonstrated to produce offset errors less than 0.25% of Peak-Peak value in measured near-field pyrotechnic accelerations: a remarkable achievement.
This paper will discuss the sensing technologies, including both piezoelectric and piezoresistive, that have come together to minimize these offsets. More important, it will document the many other potential contributors to these offsets. Included among these are accelerometer mounting issues, cable and connector sources, signal conditioning amplitude range/bandwidth, and digitizi
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.