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.
Cloud has become a crucial foundation for digital transformation (DX) initiatives and is shaping the IT strategy of enterprises today. Companies are extending their IT infrastructure into the cloud for running business-critical applications, developing new applications, and delivering new cloud-based services. Applications are the lifeblood of modern enterprises. They are the foundation on which businesses maintain their existing revenue streams while examining ways to create new ones. A sound application strategy is a must for frms to be successful in expanding their competitive differentiation in the digital economy. Operating systems (OSs) provide a common foundational layer that enables IT to run current and new generations of applications in traditional IT environments, on its own private cloud, and in public clouds and utilize a variety of computing options such
as bare metal, virtualization, and containerization. The increased reliance of IT on the cloud has accelerated the
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
This report is a must-have for all service-oriented organizations considering a PSA solution.
Examining the survey responses of 68 billable organizations, this detailed report gives you a holistic
understanding of the benefits PSA can offer companies like yours.
Read the report to see how PSA provides the real-time visibility to improve your productivity and profit.
This paper provides an introduction to deep learning, its applications and how SAS supports the creation of deep learning models. It is geared toward a data scientist and includes a step-by-step overview of how to build a deep learning model using deep learning methods developed by SAS. You’ll then be ready to experiment with these methods in SAS
Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning. See page 12 for more information on how to access a free software trial. Deep learning is a type of machine learning that trains a computer to perform humanlike tasks, such as recognizing speech, identifying images or making predictions. Instead of organizing data to run through predefined equations, deep learning sets up basic parameters about the data and trains the computer to learn on its own by recognizing patterns using many layers of processing. Deep learning is used strategically in many industries.
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 will simply delay 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 organizations 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.
Epicor has a history of providing software solutions tailored specifically for the manufacturing industry. Check out the report, and see how upgrading to Epicor ERP can help grow your business.
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
In evaluating the security posture for your Global Transit Network, your first question might be: Why do I even need additional security? Isn’t what Amazon provides “out of the box” adequate? This is not the right question to ask first. It’s important to appreciate that, while Amazon says it has a shared security model, your Amazon EC2 instance may not meet your security requirements “by default.” Though Amazon makes specific security features available to you, it’s still up to you to choose judiciously among the many native and third-party options.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, walk through five use cases and examine what Amazon provides, and the questions you need to be asking to implement Amazon services – or add additional ones – that are appropriate for your business. After examining each use case, we’ll show you how we handle it for our own business.
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As marketers, we use data at every level, from determining Facebook targeting to timing a major product launch. But how often do we take a look under the hood at the quality and usefulness of our data?
In this playbook, we’ll cover the strengths and weaknesses of third-party, second-party, and first-party data and where declared data fits into the current data landscape.
You’ll learn plays for activating declared data for:
Qualified lead generation
1-to-1 email personalization
Custom audiences and personalized retargeting
Audience building and profiling
In this section, we’ll cover the definitions, sources, and strengths and weaknesses of third-, second-, and first-party data.
From "actionable insights" to "voice of the employee (VOE)", there are many buzzwords related to customer experience management.
This handy 3-page guide will help you decode all of the industry buzzwords.
Inside you'll find:
• Age of the Customer
• CX Action Campaigns
• Data Mining
• Double-Barreled Question
• Key Driver Analysis
• Net Promoter Score
• Many more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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. "
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.
This paper takes an in-depth look at the true costs — both short and long term — of a data breach, and provides steps and tips that executive teams and security leaders can use to determine and reduce the true cost of a data breach.