Network performance management tools can drive operational efficiency and improve network
uptime, but many network managers haven’t adopted such tools. The potential benefits of a
performance management tool are substantial, but network managers must make a business
case for such investment. This white paper reveals why network operations teams should invest
in network performance management solutions, and how they can justify to IT management and
CIOs that the tool will deliver a substantial return on investment, along with improving IT’s ability to
support business goals.
Be confident that you are measurably improving operational efficiency and reducing costs for your business by initiating a best-practices document performance management system with proven methodologies and tools
Industrial process safety management has evolved beyond simple functional safety. Some companies are at risk because management and business process aspects are not integrated into the overall safety plan. Such gaps can impact both operational integrity and profitable performance.
Explore the change drivers affecting plant process safety management and learn how operators can find, measure, and manage gaps to maintain safe conditions and improve profitability.
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To compete in today’s fast-paced business climate, enterprises need
accurate and frequent sales and customer reports to make real-time
operational decisions about pricing, merchandising and inventory
management. They also require greater agility to respond to business
events as they happen, and more visibility into business activities so
information and systems are optimized for peak efficiency and performance.
By making use of data capture and business intelligence to
integrate and apply data across the enterprise, organizations can capitalize
on emerging opportunities and build a competitive advantage.
The IBM® data replication portfolio is designed to address these issues
through a highly flexible one-stop shop for high-volume, robust, secure
information replication across heterogeneous data stores.
The portfolio leverages real-time data replication to support high
availability, database migration, application consolidation, dynamic
warehousing, master data management (MDM), service
Lenovo® Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is the newest blade infrastructure design with the attributes that support soft ware-defi ned infrastructure and virtualization better than any competitor.
It delivers key benefits better than any competitor:
• Reduces capital and operational costs with consistent hardware/software deployment and the ability to simply scale workloads with the highest VM capacity and performance.
• Increases agility with simplified rapid deployment and ongoing management to add, change, or move workloads with their associated resources.
• Improves efficiency and increases space, power, and cooling with the leading compute, storage, and network density.
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
The goal of understanding and managing service behavior remains elusive. Failure to adopt operational practices such as service portfolio management, process refinement, consolidation of tools, and consolidation of the organizational entities themselves explain most of the trouble.
For many companies, 2012 was a year of positive momentum and better results. Consequently, strong optimism influenced planning for 2013, leading to one resounding, emphatic focus: GROWTH. As such, companies geared their compensation plans to focus the sales force on growth. Has it worked? This, at first glance, should be a simple question for sales compensation professionals to answer, but it is often illusive.
This practical, high impact discussion will provide attendees with key practices for how to understand the effectiveness of their sales compensation plans and where to look as they seek to make improvements.
•Key Do's and Don’ts for Assessing Plan Effectiveness
•Core Plan Effectiveness Metrics to Leverage
•Next Steps for Making Improvements
•Learn how technology can be used to sharpen management’s visibility
•Understand the operational efficiencies that can be achieved with Sales Performance Management technology.
Enabling Operational Excellence with a Holistic Technology Framework
Impacts of EHS performance on Operational Excellence are staggering and have the potential to, on the one side, derail a business entirely, or, on the other, ensure continued success and leadership in the field. EHS is also intrinsically related to other enterprise performance areas, including energy, assets, quality, operations, and quality management.
Between the rise of mobile devices, Big Data, the Internet of Things, social media, and sentiment analysis, there’s a new EHS paradigm at hand, and progressive manufacturers need to adapt and adopt the right technological tools in order to compete and outperform effectively.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
As enterprises have embraced IT trends like cloud computing and virtualization, their operational needs have evolved to make application performance more important than ever before. But operating applications at peak performance is challenging in the cloud. That's why many enterprise IT departments now have Applications Operations groups tasked with ensuring that applications run efficiently across these complex IT stacks. But, most tools designed to address these application performance management (APM) issues were never designed for this dynamic environment. To achieve smooth delivery of applications at all times, Applications Operations groups need APM solutions that can give them insight and analytics to manage their apps. This SlashGuide gives IT managers a scorecard to identify APM solutions that will deliver more efficient application performance.
Strategic corporate performance management solutions support the office of finance's efforts to manage organizational performance and strategy. Application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to identify vendors that are a good match for their business needs.
Strategic Planning Assumptions
By 2020, at least 75% of organizations will seek to improve the accuracy and actionability of financial planning and analysis by using operational data from multiple business domains.
By 2020, at least 25% of organizations will achieve more collaborative, continuous and consistent financial planning and performance management by closely linking key operational and financial planning processes.