Yesterday the main expectations for the retail CIO were to keep the servers running, desktops patched, and store-based POS systems taking money. Today, the CIO fulfills a more strategic role, one that impacts the organization’s ability to adapt to changing consumer preferences, preserve margins and serve customers. This quick read features 8 strategies CIOs are employing to meet the demands of modern retail, plus tips from leaders at Zenni Optical, C. Wonder and Shop Direct on how to bring them to life.
Feeling overwhelmed by starting a new business? Or stuck about what to do next to grow your existing business?
We know being a business owner is no easy feat, and it can be extremely helpful to get advice from other successful entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes.
So, we partnered with CNBC’s Carol Roth and reached out to hundreds of influential small business owners and organizations that serve small businesses to offer advice and insights on what they found to help prosper their business.
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This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come.
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.
A company’s most valuable asset is arguably its data and it needs to be backed-up, stored, secured and managed so that its available to the organization when and where needed. Have you ever thought about how much data your organization generates every day? Are you concerned about how your business can safely store and reliably access their growing data?
Published By: Limeade
Published Date: Jun 29, 2015
It’s time to tear down the wall between engagement and wellness by addressing the whole employee — health, well-being and performance. Learn nine reasons why a single flexible engagement platform is the way to get there.
Published By: Seismic
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Sales productivity is the #1 challenge for almost 2/3 of B2B organizations.*
Although organizations are placing a bigger focus on growing their sales teams and increasing win rates, most aren't able to scale their processes, best practices, and sales tools effectively. Even a small productivity boost means more time spent selling, more prospects and as a result, more revenue.
In this guide you'll discover why your organization should prioritize improving sales productivity and 9 steps you can take now to improve sales productivity and grow your sales pipeline.
*The Bridge Group
Published By: BambooHR
Published Date: Nov 21, 2017
Recruiting can feel a lot like dating: Two parties looking for people they want to spend their days with, both excited for the opportunity to find the right fit but nervous about the risks involved.
And everything is magnified after the first time somebody you thought you had a connection with spurns you. After all, broken hearts can be hard to mend. Just as in love, so it is with company turnover. And nobody likes turnover. For starters, it’s extremely expensive.1 And for recruiters and hiring managers, it’s a huge time consumer.
And quite frequently, turnover can be prevented through better hiring processes. The hard truth is that failed hiring processes can be detrimental to an organization, but the liberating reality is that recruiters can fix so many of these problems just by fixing hiring processes.
So, download this free eBook to see the nine things recruiters do that they shouldn’t if they want to hire and retain the right people.
View this new report to discover techniques you can use to engage your employees in your workforce health initiatives. Used together, these methods will ensure that these initiatives drive results for both your organization and your employees.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
This Aberdeen report centers it's focus on where they have seen ME organizations spend most of their time -- in employee acquisition. And rather, their study finds that their focus could be better applied to workforce engagement strategies and real-time performance management that can better manage retention goals over time.
Network automation is becoming increasingly important for organizations of any size that are striving to make their IT infrastructure more agile, reliable and cost-efficient. While companies of all sizes have embraced server and storage virtualization, the network typically has not kept pace. In many cases, network provisioning and management are still handled by manual processes that slow down deployments, increase overhead costs and add risk in the form of human error.
From Internal Communications to Internal Connections.
It’s time to stop thinking about delivering internal communications and start thinking about creating internal connections. When people are connected, you can deliver a truly effective comms strategy that enables collaboration, builds culture and gets the right message to the right people at the right time.
77% of Comms leaders agree that their company is more efficient when people are more connected.
79% believe that building meaningful relationships at work is important.
This guide will walk you through a 9-step strategy for creating connected communications in your organization with ease and speed. Download now to find out more.
By having a strong grip on strategic projects across a global organization, business leaders can ensure the right projects are getting the right resources, and measure their success according to criteria that reflect strategic priorities. In this executive brief, Harvard Professor Robert Kaplan walks through his six-stage system for integrating strategy and execution using the balanced scorecard. The combination of measuring performance and leveraging software tools designed to track a global portfolio of projects and initiatives can help businesses achieve breakthrough performance.
collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. With this data, collectd then has the ability to work alongside other tools to help identify trends, issues and relationships not easily observable.
Read this e-book to get a deep dive into what collectd is and how you can begin incorporating it into your organization’s environment.
With the growing need to effectively monitor your infrastructure, metrics have emerged as a way to gain insight to the trends and problems within your IT environment. collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. With this data, collectd then has the ability to work alongside another tool, such as Splunk, to help identify trends, issues and relationships you may not be able to observe otherwise.
This e-book gives you a deep dive into what collectd is and how you can begin incorporating it into your organization’s environment. Download your complimentary copy of “A Beginner’s Guide to collectd” to learn how to:
*Get and configure collectd
*Analyze collectd data
*Use Splunk and collectd together to analyze large amounts of infrastructure data
An integrated launch plan was just the start for helping to transform a research organization into a commercial entity. A successful commercial launch of an FDA-approved specialty drug included project management support to a cross-functional client team and development of a dashboard tool to track each function’s progress.
Get in-depth insights from a new global survey of executives by The Economist Intelligence Unit, which confirms significant change in how organizations like yours deliver and use IT services, and advocates a blended model of internal and third-party services.
Discover how HPE Advisory Consulting Services consolidates and modernizes workloads and technology siloes, simplifying administration, and improving automation. Learn how IT organizations can support on-demand IT services and enable DevOps, self-service IT and agile development practices, while reducing equipment and operating expenses. This HPE Blueprint provides them with an overview of the steps they need to consider to achieve this outcome. This is valuable information to the IT person, particularly when they don’t know where to begin.
Discover the best practices for securing and protecting your Hybrid IT environments from HPE’s Advisory Consulting services. Businesses and organizations are building new hybrid infrastructures to deliver new IT services that require agility, resiliency and security. Success will require more automation, integration and end-to-end visibility supported by threat intelligence and threat analytics. This blueprint provides proven strategies and approaches based on the IT digital transformation experience and many customer engagements. It will help customers determine where to start and how to approach this topic
The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.
When implementing an enterprise fleet management and telematics solution, enterprise fleets, large and
small, see significant value, cost-savings, and operational excellence that result in maximized profits
across your organization's bottom line.
This guide will assist you in learning about the wide range of benefits from a dynamic enterprise fleet
management and telematics software and the latest features empowering fleets to make data-driven
decisions that improve safety, efficiency, and productivity to drive long-term quantifiable success.
If you are trying to process, understand, and benefit from "big data," you need SAP® HANA®.
Process data at extreme speeds
Real-time analytics and insights
If you want to make sure you have access to your data for insights, whenever and wherever you need them, then SAP HANA on Lenovo's future-defined infrastructure—powered by the Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor—delivers what you need.
Get the details on everything you need to know about the value of SAP HANA, why SAP chose Lenovo for their own HANA installation, and how Lenovo can help your organization today.
The migration off Windows Server 2003 is an opportunity for a datacenter “do-over” – a technology infrastructure transformation with implications for business innovation. It’s an opportunity to gain competitive advantage over industry peers, to meet application service levels faster and provide better overall capability, and to make yourself more valuable to your organization. Download this paper to better understand why these aspirations and goals should be at the heart of your migration project.