As healthcare organizations become more adept at collaboration, data mining, and understanding the unique populations they serve, they are designing innovative care programs that involve higher risks and rewards.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
To succeed in today’s healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems must evaluate the best operating model for key functions to enhance efficiency and optimize performance. This often involves determining whether partnering with another organization to perform a business function makes sense for you.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Apr 30, 2015
Building a data-driven organization takes more than technology. And, healthcare leaders can all agree that issues facing today’s industry are daunting; determining how to react in a way that matches your organization’s strengths and vulnerabilities may be even more challenging. With the right resources in place, you can take pragmatic steps to reduce data silos and deliver efficient, coordinated care across all your settings.
Threat actors increasingly look toward illicit cryptomining as an easy source of income.
Cryptomining is the production of virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, such
as Bitcoin and Monero. It comes at the expense of system performance and power
consumption. Moreover, threat actors are infiltrating networks to use their victims’
computer resources to do this work for them. In this white paper, you will learn how to
defend your organization from illicit cryptomining with the Cisco® security portfolio.
Self-insured employers are mining their health and benefits data to save costs and provide quality care for employees. Data is driving business decisions, but how do you get from millions of rows of data to a consumable graph to taking action? In this white paper, we’ll delve into data analytics best practices that help self-insured employers find actionable insights in their benefits data.
• Which data sources will help you ensure you’re measuring the right thing at the right time
• How to ensure data variety and choose key metrics
• An example of a successful predictive analysis using benefits data
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Published By: Asure HR
Published Date: Nov 18, 2013
This paper will offer you clear insight into ways of determining how much money your organization is losing through inefficient payroll processes.
More importantly, it will provide you with clear, simple directions for correcting the problem immediately with little risk to the organization’s cash flow.
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.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
The Cisco® 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report—which presents research, insights, and perspectives from Cisco Security Research—updates security professionals on the trends covered in our previous security report while also examining developments that may affect the security landscape later this year.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
Organizations looking to implement desktop and app virtualization traditionally play a guessing game where storage is concerned. When considering local and physical storage, determining what would be necessary for the virtualized world is difficult and can be overwhelming. This is especially true when determining how virtualizing desktops will impact the storage architecture. Organizations risk over sizing their environment thereby wasting CapEx, or under-sizing and potentially ruining the user experience. Software-defined storage solutions, such as VMware Virtual SAN, provide simplified solutions with high performance data stores that offer fine-grained scalability with linearly-predictable performance as demand grows. Dell’s validated and certified desktop virtualization solutions incorporate vSphere and Virtual SAN, and provide a complete end-to-end solution that allows companies to grow and expand without large capital investments in SAN hardware.
Zero-basing is re-emerging as a bold approach to optimising company costs and spend allocation. Putting people at the heart of the change is key to creating the conditions for success.
Read this paper to discover:
how to plan key people interventions to achieve sustainable change
what role leaders have to play in determining zero-basing success
the emotional impact of zero-basing programmes – and how to manage this.
Learn how Shell Lubricants can help you improve the efficiency, productivity and reliability of your automated grease systems. We're confident our team of Shell Lube Service Experts can make a difference in your mining operations.
Ninety-five percent of companies polled in a recent Gartner survey considered increasing efficiency and productivity top priorities for IT departments when determining future budgets. Of those companies, 43 percent viewed increasing efficiency as a high priority, while 42 percent considered increased productivity a high priority.
Many departments—such as sales or service—focus on the company’s profits. And while a smooth-functioning IT department may contribute to the overall efficiency of an organization, it traditionally provides little to no contribution to the bottom line.
Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
The explosion of Big Data represents an opportunity to leverage trending attitudes in the marketplace to better segment and target customers, and enhance products and promotions. Success requires establishing a common business rationale for harnessing social media and determining a maturity model for sentiment analysis to assess existing social media capabilities.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 22, 2015
Passed on May 9, 2014, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) legislation requires federal agencies to report all expenditures—grants, loans, and contracts—in order to provide American citizens and policy makers better visibility into federal spending. At first glance, new federal requirements— which are scheduled to go in effect May 2017—can seem like imposed obligations with unknown benefits to the implementers. However, wise agencies and early adopters recognize how to transform this new compliance obligation into an opportunity to advance their federal agency by becoming more data driven. The Federal Government maintains vast amounts of data, and the DATA Act establishes data standards and sharing protocols that will help agencies exploit the benefits of data mining and analytics.
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) operators have proven they can breach enterprises like yours by undermining your critical security controls when you fail to protect digital certificates and cryptographic keys. Not securing all of your keys and certificates enables cybercriminals to bypass controls like threat detection, data protection, firewalls, VPNs, DLP, privileged access, and authentication systems that you expect will mitigate threats.
With the cloud being an essential part of so many IT organizations, best practices have emerged to help IT evaluate the right vendors’ ability to meet mission critical security needs. Download this whitepaper to learn the best practices for determining file sharing provider’s capabilities and see how it will allow you to select the right vendor to meet mission critical operational and security needs.