Today’s students are accustomed to leveraging technology as part of their education. For in-class learning at K-12 environments, many are offering 1-to-1 iPad programs. While some universities are moving towards a 1-to-1 iPad model, such as The Ohio State University, many others are relying on computer labs to offer the technical tools students need.
In order to set these young adults up for professional success, higher education institutions need to equip students with secure technology and a customized experience when they sit down at any computer in the lab.
Labs are a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure students have access to a computer with the apps they need to be successful, saving students the cost of purchasing computer hardware and software. Labs ensure digital equity for students who would not otherwise be able to afford these luxuries.
And, many university computer labs are Mac labs. Mac has a longer shelf life than PC, countless educational apps and students simply
Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Jun 12, 2018
Employee recognition is more than an HR program—it has a profound impact on an organization’s workplaceculture and bottom line.
Employee recognition has a strong influence on an organization’s workplace culture. Research on 10,000 employees in 12 countries shows that organizations who have a great culture are:
• 54% more likely to have employees that are Promoters on the standard NPS scale
• 53% more likely to have highly engaged employees
• 29% more likely to have employees innovating and performing great work
• 27% more likely to have increased in revenuelast year
• 25% more likely to have growth in team size in the last year1
By creating a great workplace culture employees want to engage with, you’ll see an improvement in business results. Employee recognition touches every aspect of your company culture and your employee experience—from recruiting, to engagement, productivity, innovation, and retention.
Innovative data-driven strategies are enabling organizations to connect with customers and increase operational efficiency as never before. These new initiatives are built on a multitude of applications, such as big-data analytics, supply chain, and factory automation. On average, organizations are now 53% digital as they create new ways of operating and growing their businesses, according to the Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study.
As part of this transformation, enterprises rely increasingly on multivendor, multicloud environments that mix on-premise, private, and public cloud services and workloads. This shift is causing enterprises to increase network capacity; 55% of enterprises in the Computerworld study expect to add network bandwidth in the next 12 months.
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East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) in Opelika, Alabama, is a 314-bed facility that employs 2,700, including 770 inpatient nurses. With a mission focused on providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare, the hospital celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012. In the prior year EAMC was recognized as one of only five hospitals in Alabama named a Top Hospital for Patient Experiences by Women Certified®. This distinction joins others the hospital has won, such as being listed among the Top 100 Heart Hospitals in the U.S. and on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” in America.
There are obviously a variety of choices open to you: a spreadsheet plug-in may be appropriate if you are only focused on general ledger reporting and do not have concerns over security or compliance. You might also suppose that this is a low-cost option, though we would argue that the remediation required, the additional audit fees and the lack of repeat-ability means that this is a false economy and that this approach will end up costing you more in the long term. A second use case would be where you already have a financial reporting solution installed, when the add-on facilities for purposes such as business intelligence are likely to be your major focus. In this case an Oracle-based solution is likely to be as good as anything else.
After Parkland, Safety is on everyone’s mind. While physical safety measures, such as metal detectors and door locks can help, school leaders also have to think about emotional safety. Do students feel safe in your schools? Download this guide, and learn three ways to give students and parents a voice in the school safety discussion.
It’s no secret: school climate is the single-biggest indicator of school performance. Translation: When students feel safe and engaged in school, they perform better. But how do you measure climate? Download our latest resource and learn the five elements every school climate initiative needs to succeed.
Teaching and learning is critical. But that’s not all. In an age of choice and competition, exemplary customer service–how schools treat parents, students and staff–can determine whether parents and families choose out or in. Download this guide and learn what a customer mindset can do for your schools.
Competition has come to K12 schools. But just because families have more choices doesn’t mean your schools need lose students, or the funding that follows them. Download our latest guide and get practical strategies for how to reverse enrollment declines in your school or district — and keep parents and students from choosing out.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
American corporations invest an estimated $160B on learning and development initiatives. But since employees forget up to 75% of what is taught, $120B of that investment is wasted. So, it's no wonder that 70% of organizational transformations fail. This eBook details what's required for successful individual transformation, from Learning to Doing to Being, incorporating the latest evidence from fields across the behavioral sciences.
With online purchases projected to account for more than 12% of consumer spending by 2020, e?commerce is no longer a differentiator—it’s a requirement. Download this trend report to see how empowering customers to give back online can set your business apart in an increasingly crowded space.
Cloud technology is quickly becoming the default at companies of all sizes. Nine out of ten companies have already moved at least some of their applications or computing infrastructure to the cloud or plan to do so in the next 12 months. IT spending reflects this trend, with the average investment in cloud rising nearly 36% from two years ago. What’s more, cloud adoption isg rowing across all delivery models, with examples of every kind of application and workload on every kind of platform, according to a recent IDG survey. The survey results represent the practices and opinions of 550 IT decision-makers whose organizations have either already adopted cloud technology or plan to do so within the next three years.
Published By: Seismic
Published Date: May 14, 2019
"Sales leaders are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve processes, motivate their teams, unlock efficiencies, and ultimately close more deals.
Making that quest more difficult? There are a million ways to measure an organization’s overall achievement of those goals. To maximize revenue growth, 3 strategic imperatives are usually:
? Shortening the sales cycle
? Reducing the cost of customer acquisition
? Increasing the lifetime value of the customer
Download the guide to learn the 12 major KPIs (key performance indicators) that sales teams should use to measure effectiveness and efficiency with the goal of driving sales success.
Published By: Seismic
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Sales enablement is quickly becoming one of the largest priorities for global, enterprise organizations. 37% of organizations consider sales enablement to be their top marketing priority over the next 12 months.*
The impact is clear. Organizations that have undertaken a sales enablement initiative have seen a 350% increase in content usage and 65% more revenue generated by new reps.
In this guide you'll learn everything you need to know about this emerging field including how organizations are using sales enablement to help supercharge their bottom line.
*Hubspot’s 2018 State of Inbound
"What are the 12 most important questions to answer to develop a rolling forecast strategy? Find out. Download the Rolling IT Forecasts cheat sheet to learn: -5 reasons rolling forecasts fail
-5 steps to establish a rolling forecast cadence
-How to accurately forecast future IT spend in minutes"
The consistent delivery of an unmatched guest experience doesn’t happen by accident. It takes an unyielding dedication to excellence. And after more than 12 years of designing purpose-built digital signage solutions for the hospitality industry, we know what it takes to provide enduring value for your guests while also making content management easy for each of your end users.
The threats that enterprise network and security teams face are evolving rapidly, and the security products that they implement play a major role in the success or failure of the organization's overall security strategy.
Among all the trends and buzzwords currently shaking up the marketing industry, one concept is emerging as the one
to watch: customer experience (CX). Providing individual customers with the best possible experience is becoming the
top priority at the moment, even to the point where experience outshines product quality(!) as the main differentiator.
This is confirmed by a recent Gartner1
survey, in which 86 percent of participating companies listed customer experience
as the main factor for gaining a competitive advantage, compared with merely 36 percent in 2012.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"With over 112 billion emails sent and received on a daily basis, email continues to be the dominant form of business communication. Organizations must formulate a strategy for not just storing email but meeting compliance requirements, responding to litigation requests and providing instant access to these important conservations. While this has traditionally been accomplished with on-premises technology, the cloud has transformed archiving by delivering new capabilities at lower costs.
Read the whitepaper for key takeaways:
- The emergence of email archiving as a business requirement
- The challenges associated with traditional on-premises solutions
- How the cloud has changed email archiving
- How organizations can benefit from it"
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
Treat data movement as a continuous, ever-changing operation and actively manage its performance.
Before big data and fast data, the challenge of data movement was simple: move fields from fairly static databases to an appropriate home in a data warehouse, or move data between databases and apps in a standardized fashion. The process resembled a factory assembly line.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Within the next 12 months, solid-state arrays will improve in performance by a factor of 10, and double in density and cost-effectiveness, therefore changing the dynamics of the storage market. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 31, 2013
PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on Windows Defender and Symantec Endpoint Protection, on Windows 8 in August 2012. Read this comparison report for detailed results from performance tests.