The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study annually identifies those health system leadership teams that have most effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
CyberEdge Group’s sixth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report provides a penetrating look at how IT
security professionals perceive cyberthreats and plan to defend against them. Based on a survey
of 1,200 IT security decision makers and practitioners conducted in November 2018, the report
delivers countless insights IT security teams can use to better understand how their perceptions,
priorities, and security postures stack up against those of their peers.
? Cyberthreat trifecta. Of 11 categories of cyberthreats, malware is the greatest concern for
responding organizations, followed closely by phishing and ransomware (see Figure 1).
? Healthy security budgets. The average security budget is increasing 4.9% in 2019 and
represents 12.5% of an organization’s overall budget for IT.
? Threat hunting obstacle. The top inhibitor to achieving effective threat-hunting capabilities is
the difficulty organizations are having implementing or integrating related tools.
? Security’s mos
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Software might run the world, but software still runs on hardware. It’s a misperception that hardware has little value anymore. Every application, every workload, every data set runs on physical servers.
Read “Hardware Does Matter: Global Server Brands are Perceived as Superior for Driving Digital Business,” a Frost & Sullivan report of 500 IT decision makers, on the value of global server brands vs. commodity servers.
Look beyond commodity status to discover:
• Key server purchase criteria
• How top brands directly compare
• How to choose based on workload
Server brands very significantly, and a commodity brand may not provide the outcomes you need, especially for new and next-generation applications. Download this analyst report from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
Driven by the growth and maturation of cloud-based
technology, there is an alternative that can help smaller companies continue
to grow and remain competitive, and even compete with larger players. With
that, the perception of HR as a cost center is no longer the default view. In fact, this new technology wave is transforming HR teams into strategic business partners.
For the second year, we asked 500 panelists their
feelings and perceptions regarding the state of brickand-
mortar retail. The results may surprise you.
Our research found that, although sales associates are generally viewed
neutrally, specific sectors such as consumer electronics stores and momand-
pop shops have a positive perception.
Consumers seek out sales associates who are educated and able to
help them make an informed purchase. Our results also confirmed prior
reporting1 into the growing fluidity between e-commerce and traditional
retail. More than 75 percent of our panelists reported frequently browsing
online, then purchasing the product in-store. Sales associates who are
educated about the products in their store are more likely to sell more. Brands
that ensure that their sales teams have the proper product knowledge
maximize the likelihood that consumers will purchase from them.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
Employee training is often seen as a luxury, especially if the workforce is being streamlined to cut costs. But a lack of investment in employee training in order to save costs can have the opposite effect. A well-trained workforce can improve business productivity and efficiency, drive innovation and development and vastly alter a customer’s perception of the business. We’ve identified the seven deadly skills that every modern employee should have in their skill set. This
paper highlights those general soft skills that are vitally important for the prosperous, innovative and efficient business.
There is now broad consensus among security professionals that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can play an important role in reducing cyber risks. Exactly what that role is, however, and how it will evolve over time remains unclear for respondents to a new SANS Institute research study sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance. Opinions varied about the maturity of AI, its benefits and risks, and the baseline requirements for an AI-enabled security solution. Download the report today for the complete survey results and learn: 1) How perceptions of AI vary across industry sectors and organizational roles and responsibilities; 2) How AI technologies compare and contrast with human intelligence; 3) How machine learning is driving advances in the field; 4) What respondents believe to be the greatest risks and benefits of AI; and, 5) The most significant barriers to broader AI adoption.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
What if defenders could see the future? If they knew an attack was coming, they could stop it, or at least mitigate its impact and help ensure what they need to protect most is safe. The fact is, defenders
can see what’s on the horizon.
Many clues are out there—and obvious.
The Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report presents our latest security industry advances designed to help organizations and
users defend against attacks. We also look at the techniques and strategies that adversaries use to break through those defenses
and evade detection.
The report also highlights major findings from the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study, which examines the security posture of enterprises and their perceptions of their preparedness to defend against attacks.
This white paper, produced in collaboration with SAP, provides insight into executive perception of real-time business operations in North America. It is a companion paper to Real-time Business: Playing to win in the new global marketplace, published in May 2011, and to a series of papers on real-time business in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Advanced Technology is having a growing impact on our everyday lives. Adoption of advanced technologies and virtual assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are becoming more mainstream in homes. Meanwhile organizations worldwide are increasingly looking at how to implement similar technologies to improve productivity, speed workflows, and increase collaboration among employees, business partners, and even customers.
To date, little is known about perceptions of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual assistants in the workplace and how they will impact how we work in the future.
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.
Digital experiences on mobile connections suffer from performance issues, and impatient users compound the challenges that slower, intermittent mobile connections raise. Firms need to build a new discrete delivery tier to improve users’ perception of mobile performance and drive conversion and engagement. By dynamically adjusting to context, this new delivery tier can adaptively send the right assets, optimize the sequence, and modulate streaming rich media. this report outlines the delivery tier technology options that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must embrace.
this is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
There is a misperception that cloud is more expensive. It's a common error and is largely a result of applying premises-based best-practices when comparing solution alternatives. Because standard TCO studies often fail to properly value key strengths of cloud-delivered services, they can lead decision-makers astray.
There is no doubt that enterprise cloud is a new and improved IT strategy. Cloud services have proven to improve organizational agility and reduce the burden of IT infrastructure and cost. Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and “how.” Most enterprises we interviewed are moving to cloud in phases over time and matching workloads to their perceptions of a vendor’s cloud capabilities that will best support their objectives. Many will require the ability and flexibility to support multivendor cloud and multiple deployment choices (e.g., public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud).
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
To reach the customers of IT services, you have to abandon long-entrenched models of IT thinking & replace them with a customer-focused model that focuses on value, experience & context. Join the webinar to understand the issues internal customers face with IT, & see how IT can evolve from being the department of no to the department of now.
In The Top Technologies to Cure Mobile Performance, Forrester’s Mark Grannan elaborates on this reality and explains how firms can tackle the device, bandwidth, and location challenges to appeal to a users perception of performance.
In this paper, Mark explains:
Why a Delivery Tier is Necessary
Why Perception of Performance is the Key Metric of Mobile Success
How User Context Steers Performance Optimization
Whether to Build or Buy Delivery Capabilities
Why the Delivery Tier Alone is Not Enough to Improve Performance.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 08, 2019
ESG recently conducted a quantitative research study to assess companies’ IT Transformation maturity. ESG found that operating a modern server environment, defined as an environment in which operations tasks are more automated than manual, led to a perception of cost parity with the public cloud. Nearly half felt their cost of compute was highly competitive with CSPs and another 48% felt it was generally comparable. This compares favorably to the 19% and 47% respectively among organizations running a legacy server environment. Download this solution brief from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Read this extract and the full reports to find out people's perceptions regarding hyperconverged infrastructure and includes overall IT challenges, sentiment around the technology and an in-depth look at key uses cases that are supported by the technology.
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
La question n’est plus de savoir quand, mais comment vous passerez vos communications dans le cloud. Et c’est l’un des principaux enseignements de cette seconde édition de notre enquête sur la perception du cloud par les entreprises européennes. L’adoption des solutions cloud, synonymes d’innovation pour une grande majorité des répondants, semble inéluctable. Dans un monde où la capacité des entreprises à se transformer rapidement est devenu critique, le modèle du paiement à l’usage répond à leurs attentes de flexibilité et d’innovation, particulièrement en termes de collaboration.
Grace à cette enquête, nous pouvons comparer les sensibilités des responsables d’entreprise et mieux appréhender les différences culturelles et les freins potentiels en fonction des pays. Les réponses selon les pays sont souvent similaires, à quelques exceptions notables, qui sont révélatrices des différences de maturité d’adoption des solutions cloud en Europe. Si chaque pays conserve des spécificités, le S
This solution needs to reach audiences reliably wherever they are, scale as fast as they grow, and adjust intelligently to dynamic network environments for the highest viewing quality possible. Missteps in online video strategy can have a long-lasting effect on audience perceptions, not only of the video experience – but also on the brand being represented.