Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
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.
Today, IT leaders address the PC lifecycle across a continuum from control to transformation. Control is geared to optimization, while transformation focuses on the business impact of technology. Though the two approaches differ, they are not in opposition. They strive for the same goals and face similar challenges. As IT leaders provide their workforce with the tools to carry out the corporate mission, they should develop a PC lifecycle strategy that encompasses the key organizational needs of systems management, end-user productivity, business innovation and data-centric security. Read this Dell whitepaper to learn more about the findings of a recent Forrester Consulting study, “Digital Transformers Innovate, Digital Controllers Optimize”. This paper will help clarify the PC lifecycle continuum, from the basics of control to the advanced levels of transformation, so you will be better equipped to determine the needs of your organization on that spectrum.
In December 2017, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study refresh to determine how enterprise organizations are structured from an IT departmental perspective. The study explored two types of IT: digital controllers and digital transformers; and the trends and challenges seen in PC provisioning. Digital controllers are often associated with top-down approach, linear structure, and emphasize security and accuracy. In contrast, digital transformers focus on innovation, employee-and customer-centricity, and prioritize speed and flexibility. By understanding the two groups, enterprises can overcome challenges that arise from PC life-cycle management. By investing in existing PC management tools and partnering with a company that specializes in PC deployment and management, firms can empower employees to better serve customers. Download this Forrester report to learn more about the approach and strategy differences in how these two groups address the dynamic digital demand
Since Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) emerged as a breakthrough technology, it has continued to gain taction as it has truly delivered on its promise. It has helped organizations optimize resources, reduce complexity, lower costs, increase agility and accelerate development cycles, as well as provide a seamless path to hybrid cloud. These are just a few of the key benefits causing IT leaders pay close attention to HCI and look at ways to use it to power key initiatives such as digital transformation.
As IT leaders continue to embrace HCI and the market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 42% through 2023, the future is happening now.
Submit the form to read our latest whitepaper and discover 5 powerful HCI case studies around Business critical applications, Hybrid Cloud/Multicloud, Disaster recovery, Edge computing, Container and App Development.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Health systems gain a competitive edge when they identify the right physicians and target those physicians to develop unsurpassed loyalty. Learn how to cultivate relationships with physicians that lead to an increase in cases being referred, which results in smarter provider engagement, increased margins, optimized network utilization and health system growth. But which doctors? In which service lines? And what kinds of cases? And what touch points?
This guide discusses how to reimagine how network development teams work that results in the ability to demonstrate indisputable ROI from network development activity and liaison outreach.
Manufacturing suppliers range from approved vendors and contract manufacturers (CMs) who
only deliver materials and services to complex strategic partnerships. A transactional relationship based primarily on order fulfillment might work well for some companies. However, by taking a CM relationship to the next level of supplier-partner, organizations gain strategic benefits including cost savings, reduced risks, and optimized profits. The right cultural fit and the right-sized partner for your business can play a key role in building this long-term relationship.
A&D manufacturers and their suppliers now depend more than ever on global supply chains. As they reach across time zones, languages and cultures, supply chains have to work around challenges that build up costs and drag down production schedules. Communication between distributed engineering and production centers can be labored and error-prone. These problems are often compounded by repetitive programming, incomplete simulations, time-intensive production methods, and concern that the shop floor may not be working with current data. Ideally, global companies should be able to design products at any location and produce them at selected sites, with all stakeholders from design to the shop floor working concurrently from a single unique global data source.
Understand how manufacturing companies can deliver machined parts faster and increase revenue by reducing costs – despite operating globally across time zones and cultures.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Aug 28, 2018
Interested in learning how the right physical and network infrastructure approach in your colocation data center facility can help you stabilize costs, provide better security, and help promote growth for you and your tenants? Download the Panduit white paper Optimizing Colocation Infrastructure Strategies to learn how to overcome the challenges of aging colocation data center infrastructure and onboard new tenants quickly.
in our 24-criteria evaluation of experience optimization platform (EoP) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Adobe, dynamic Yield, Evergage, Monetate, optimizely, oracle, sAs, and sitespect — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. this report shows how each provider measures up and helps customer insights (Ci) professionals make the right choice.
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Oct 08, 2018
Your store locator is a critical component on your website; it’s the moment of truth when an online shopper becomes and offline customer. And while it may seem like a simple tool, there are several key factors that will transform the user experience from functional to best-in-class. See how you can optimize this key aspect of your customer journey.
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Oct 08, 2018
Did you know that for 88% of shoppers, the first step to a local purchase is often an online search? If you want customers to find you, you must have a consistent, rich and engaging online brand that is equally optimized for both desktop and mobile SEO, and that contains long tail keywords for voice search assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Google Voice. Be sure to claim and regularly maintain your listings for every widely used portal and social site, and create a separate locator page for every single location—so that you show up at the top of all local searches.
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
LinuxONE from IBM is an example of a secure data-serving infrastructure platform that is designed to
meet the requirements of current-gen as well as next-gen apps. IBM LinuxONE is ideal for firms that
want the following:
? Extreme security: Firms that put data privacy and regulatory concerns at the top of their
requirements list will find that LinuxONE comes built in with best-in-class security features
such as EAL5+ isolation, crypto key protection, and a Secure Service Container framework.
? Uncompromised data-serving capabilities: LinuxONE is designed for structured and
unstructured data consolidation and optimized for running modern relational and nonrelational
databases. Firms can gain deep and timely insights from a "single source of truth."
? Unique balanced system architecture: The nondegrading performance and scaling capabilities
of LinuxONE — thanks to a unique shared memory and vertical scale architecture — make it
suitable for workloads such as databases and systems of reco
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
When designed well, a data lake is an effective data-driven design pattern for capturing a wide range of data types, both old and new, at large scale. By definition, a data lake is optimized for the quick ingestion of raw, detailed source data plus on-the-fly processing of such data for exploration, analytics and operations. Even so, traditional, latent data practices are possible, too.
Organizations are adopting the data lake design pattern (whether on Hadoop or a relational database) because lakes provision the kind of raw data that users need for data exploration and discovery-oriented forms of advanced analytics. A data lake can also be a consolidation point for both new and traditional data, thereby enabling analytics correlations across all data.
To help users prepare, this TDWI Best Practices Report defines data lake types, then discusses their emerging best practices, enabling technologies and real-world applications. The report’s survey quantifies user trends and readiness f
Every organization strives for a workforce that is engaged, inspired, and motivated to perform at its best day in and day out. But what is the reality?
According to Gallup, only 13 percent of all employees worldwide today are engaged in their jobs — an alarming statistic given the importance of the workforce in fueling growth and meeting other key enterprise goals. Employees are typically an organization’s most vital (and expensive) asset, and when they are disengaged and/or disenfranchised, the ripple effects across the business can impact your profitability and branding.
In fact, each employee generation — and each individual — has unique needs and expectations regarding work. So how do you engage and inspire them? It requires a creative and differentiated approach that accounts for the unique characteristics and requirements of each generation.
Fortunately, new human capital management (HCM) technologies are available today that can help you optimize employee engagement across a
Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SAP S/4HANA on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using SAP S/4HANA.
Read the study to learn how Forrester concluded that SAP S/4HANA provides an ROI of 349%.
Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and assess aspects of campus-scale, wireless and wired network infrastructures from Cisco and Huawei Technolgies.
Our evaluation found that, where Cisco and Huawei both offer all the comparable components for building a campus-wide, wireless and wired, network infrastructure, test after test found that the Cisco package offers certain positive advantages that Huawei does not.
Cisco showcased superior performance against the Hauwei wireless solution with a highly developed resource management, hardware, software and security platform to provide the most optimized, trustworthy system to ever customer.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Think you can’t afford flash?
Think again. If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford not to consider an
all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
When it comes to effectively and efficiently protecting growing volumes of data, midsized organizations face unique
challenges. That is because they live in a world of constraints that are both operational and budgetary in nature. Cloud
disaster recovery offers new options for these organizations—they can optimize their data protection economics by
integrating on-premises protection solutions with cloud-based backup and recovery methods. Dell EMC’s cloud-ready
solutions, particularly its Integrated Data Protection Appliances with native cloud extension capabilities, along with its Data
Protection Software working in conjunction with its Data Domain backup storage appliances, provide cloud disaster
recovery with flexible features. These solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide midsized organizations with
clear economic and operational benefits.