The shift to healthcare’s value-based model is being accelerated by measurable goals and an aggressive timeline. With improved patient experience as the objective, addressing root causes that impact patient satisfaction scores is crucial to success.
As Managed Service Organizations (MSOs) have grown, so have myths surrounding their methods. Somnia offers a fresh perspective, exposing truths, dispelling myths and helping you objectively evaluate options for improving your anesthesia management.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
"We are in an age of unprecedented opportunity, where ubiquitous data and new technologies are shaping the world and dramatically changing the way consumers interact with businesses like yours.
The rise of fintech companies is driving competition, e-commerce has raised the bar for digital experiences, fraud is at an all-time high, and there is pressure to grow your business. You need to meet these challenges head
on and do it in a way that can scale with the increasing volume — and value — of customers. All while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
We believe rapid, sustainable growth can be fuelled by acquiring the right customers and delivering customer experiences that align with their expectations. To succeed you need a comprehensive, unified view into your customers and their needs. As a business leader, how do you achieve these objectives? What can you do to attract and acquire new customers? What tools do you need to quickly act on insights and to make consistent, relev
Digital commerce platform complexity continues to increase due to constant changes in product offerings and functionality, technology delivery, and pricing models. We evaluate the viability of 13 vendors to assist application leaders supporting digital commerce in making an objective evaluation.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Dal momento che i dati non sono più soltanto un business enabler ma sono sempre più la base per un maggior vantaggio competitivo delle aziende, la disponibilità Always On dei dati è diventata un requisito cruciale di ogni organizzazione IT. Con molte diffi coltà, negli anni le aziende hanno lottato nel progettare infrastrutture dati che potessero soddisfare il requisito dell’Always On pagando un costo e una complessità elevate. Affi nché una soluzione sia realmente Always On deve garantire un Recovery Point Objective pari a zero (RPO=0) e un Recovery Time Objective pari a zero (RTO=0). Si tratta di due requisiti necessari per una soluzione Always On ma assolutamente non suffi cienti.
Maintenant que les données sont devenues un levier de business et aussi un vecteur d’avantage compétitif, la disponibilité permanente des données, Always On, se pose en exigence stratégique attendue de l’organisation IT. Confrontées à plusieurs points de défaillance potentiels, les organisations IT s’eff orcent depuis des années de concevoir leur infrastructure de données de façon à tenir l’objectif Always On, ce qui induit des coûts élevés et une certaine complexité. Pour qu’une solution soit toujours Always On, elle doit avoir un objectif de point de reprise RPO (Recovery Point Objective) de 0 et un objectif de temps de reprise RTO (Recovery Time Objective) de 0. Mais ces conditions certes élémentaires d’une solution Always On ne sont en aucun cas suffi santes.
As data becomes not only a business enabler but also the base of the business’s competitive advantage, Always On data availability has become a critical business requirement from its IT organization. With multiple potential points of failure, IT organizations have been struggling for years to design data infrastructure to meet the Always On requirement with a high cost and complexity. For a solution to be truly Always On it needs to have both zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) and zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0). These are necessary requirements from an Always On solution but by no means sufficient.
Da Daten nicht nur zu einem Business Enabler werden, sondern auch die Grundlage für den Wettbewerbsvorteil des Unternehmens, hat sich die Always-On-Datenverfügbarkeit zu einer kritischen Geschäftsanforderung an die IT-Organisation entwickelt. IT-Organisationen versuchen seit Jahren, die Dateninfrastruktur so zu gestalten, dass sie die Anforderungen des Always On erfüllt, jedoch mit hohen Kosten und Komplexität. Hier können auch mehrere potentielle Fehlerquellen auftreten. Für ein echtes Always On muss Zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) und Zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0) vorliegen. Dies sind die Basisanforderungen einer Always-On-Lösung.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives.
This paper explores:
• Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud
• Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019
• What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
At Quantum Metric, helping companies improve digital customer experience is our passion. We’ve harnessed the learnings and observations we’ve had across dozens of Fortune 500 organizations to develop a methodology that companies can use to achieve meaningful results quickly - helping leadership and teams highlight the lowest hanging fruit in their organizations. The principles for our guide are:
Be Easy to Understand. Five clear steps with specific goals and outcomes.
Provide Value from Day One. No month-long assessments required.
Deliver Quantifiable Outcomes. Clear, objective, and measurable improvements.
Be Consistent. Produce repeatable results.
Be Universal. Applicable to a wide-variety of businesses and situations.
Using the concepts illustrated within this methodology, digital teams from every industry have been able to consistently deliver stellar customer experiences that encourage and maintain long term brand loyalty.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
Aligning your workforce plan to greater business objectives doesn’t have to be a struggle—especially when you get the basics right. This whitepaper outlines the 10 fundamental steps for creating an effective strategic workforce plan and how technology can help put it into action.
Performance evaluation is coming of age. Once a narrow, back office role focused solely on
crunching returns, it has become ever more integrated into the DNA of investment firms. Both
internally and externally, performance evaluation adds value, helping senior management make
key judgement calls where the difference between the right solution and the wrong solution is the
difference between growth or decline. The performance analyst of the future will provide valuable
input into nearly every area of an investment firm.
What began as a mathematical task—calculating investment returns—is morphing into something
much broader. The objective of performance evaluation today is determining what is behind the
return being analyzed. What were the key drivers—allocation or selection? What risk was taken to
achieve the return? Was it skill, or was it luck, that produced the return?
An enterprise-grade SD-WAN solution gives you the ability to realize the speed and agility you need to meet IT objectives. Download this trend brief to see how your enterprise can get cloud-ready with SD-WAN.
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.
Achieving effective and efficient high availability protection for larger IBM i environments requires careful thought and clear understanding of the technology options. This white paper describes what you need to know in order to make an informed decision about IBM i high availability strategies so that your business requirements for Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) are not compromised
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more effective in dealing with change. Key to fostering agility is continuous learning and development. Learning is not an event-based occurrence where one-time training can satisfy skill gaps; learning opportunities need to be accessible, targeted, and continuous.
With a strong learning culture that aligns with business objectives, companies are better able to embrace an agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase.
The possibilities for a career in Human Resources (HR) are vast. But, typically the path to the top HR management jobs is not a straight one. Moving up the HR ladder requires aligning your contributions to business objectives, developing ongoing mentor relationships and taking calculated risks.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public
areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.
The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
How smart is your company? Smart companies have up-to-date compensation plans that support their business objectives and ensure their long-term success.
As the HR leader at your organization, it’s important that you can efficiently lead your company through either developing or updating its current compensation plan.
With all that in mind, PayScale has created a succinct, step-by-step guide to compensation planning and salary benchmarking. Whether you are creating a formal compensation plan for the first time or updating an old one, the following series of checklists will help you through the process.
Published By: SafeStart
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
The 2nd Annual Safety Progress Survey from SafeStart and the EHS Daily Advisor was launched in November 2017, and by the time the survey closed, 531 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals had shared their insights into the state of safety at their companies.
Our 2018 Safety Progress Report includes all of the findings from the new survey, as well as year-over-year comparisons.
You’ll see how EHS pros and their organizations are moving the safety needle in a positive direction, eliminating challenges, and checking off the required boxes necessary to meet the very important objective of protecting workers in all industries.
Download the report to see what our respondents had to say!
Published By: Dell APAC
Published Date: May 29, 2019
Digital transformation (DX) is reaching a macroeconomic scale. DX business objectives are balanced
between tactical and strategic objectives and range from improvement in operational efficiencies and
customer satisfaction to increasing existing product revenue to improving profit margins to launching
new digital revenue streams.
Successful DX relies on utilizing data for services as well as converting data into actionable insights.
This reliance on data is contributing to a new digital era. 3rd Platform (cloud, social, mobile, and Big
Data) computing is the underpinning of DX worldwide. It enables collection of a vast breadth of data sets
and delivers the agility and efficiency needed to accelerate DX