The Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies hospitals that achieve the best performance on a scorecard of performance measures. This year, based on comparisons between the winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, the study found that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners, approximately 9,500 additional patients could survive, more than $1 billion could be saved, and almost 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free. This is based on an analysis of Medicare patients; if the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.
VoIP’s extreme sensitivity to delay and packet loss compared to other network applications such as web and e-mail services, presents a real challenge.
A basic understanding of VoIP traffic and of the quality metrics provided by VoIP monitoring tools will help keep your network running smoothly. Follow our 10 VoIP best practices to ensure quality service for your network.
This white paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP
troubleshooting, including common problems and the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. You’ll learn how these metrics relate to one another and to overall VoIP health. You’ll also learn the best practices for keeping your VoIP network flowing smoothly, your time-to-resolution low, and end users happy.
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an opportunity to collect real-time information about every physical operation of a business. From the temperature of equipment to the performance of a fleet of wind turbines, IoT sensors can deliver this information in real time. There is tremendous opportunity for those businesses that can convert raw IoT data into business insights, and the key to doing so lies within effective data analytics.
To research the current state of IoT analytics, Blue Hill Research conducted deep qualitative interviews with three organizations that invested significant time and resources into their own IoT analytics initiatives. By distilling key themes and lessons learned from peer organizations, Blue Hill Research offers our analysis so that business decision makers can ultimately make informed investment decisions about the future of their IoT analytics projects.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Riverbed® Cascade® Pilot and Cascade Shark combine sophisticated, end-to-end monitoring with high-speed,high-fidelity packet capture and analysis to deliver comprehensive network performance monitoring and analysis. By continuously recording the packets traversing the network, rich troubleshooting details are always available, accelerating problem isolation and resolution times, and increasing productivity. Download this insightful solution brief to learn more.
Find and solve performance problems without adding costs
IBM InfoSphere Optim puts performance management in the spotlight! Optim solutions are designed to deploy quickly and easily out of the box for immediate benefit. Business-value assessment services are also available to help you design a custom solution - complete with full financial analysis.
Either way, you can realize immediate ROI interms of cost and performance if you keep performance-management best practices in mind.
Making key decisions that improve business performance requires more than simple insights. It takes deep data discovery and a keen problem solving approach to think beyond the obvious. As a business leader, you ought to have access to information most relevant to you that helps you anticipate potential business headwinds and craft strategies which can turn challenges into opportunities finally leading to favorable business outcomes.
WNS DecisionPoint , a one-of-its kind thought leadership platform tracks industry segments served by WNS and presents thought-provoking original perspectives based on rigorous data analysis and custom research studies. Coupling empirical data analysis with practical ideas around the application of analytics, disruptive technologies, next-gen customer experience, process
transformation and business model innovation; we aim to arm you with decision support frameworks based on points of fact.
Do your leaders have what it takes to generate improved performance and execution from their employees. Get your report now, compliments of SuccessFactors, and ensure that your business has the leadership capital it needs.
With today's shortage of critical talent, strategic workforce planning is one of HR's most important responsibilities. Discover the common pitfalls that trap many companies-and how to avoid them. Get your compliments report from SuccessFactors now.
These days, a company success depends on whether it hired the right people to effectively execute its strategies. Download this paper, compliments of SuccessFactors, and learn the critical questions you should ask before interviewing talent.
Workforce analytics has become an essential business tool for leading companies that view workforce performance as the key to improving company results, according to a new global survey of business leaders by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services. Workforce analytics is a set of integrated capabilities (technologies, metrics, data, and processes) to measure and improve workforce performance. The goal is simple: put the right
people with the right skills in the right work, provide them with the necessary training and development opportunities, and engage and empower them to perform at their highest possible level.
Talent is an increasingly critical differentiator of corporate performance and poses one of the most significant barriers to growth. CEB research finds that boards at top-performing companies are twice as likely to have a deep understanding of talent issues as boards at lower-performing competitors. However, most boards lack sufficient understanding of key talent issues facing the companies they oversee, particularly because the data and analysis they receive provide limited insight. This whitepaper outlines the critical talent conversations every board should have and shows how industry leaders are broadening their understanding of talent issues and assurance about critical talent risks by expanding the perimeter of talent issues they monitor beyond executive leadership and reshaping conversations on executive performance evaluation and succession.
When the right approach is applied, analytics can drive more effective marketing strategies. While marketers understand the role analytics plays within the organization, most are not leveraging analytics to really drive enterprise performance. We surveyed 100+ business leaders to understand the state of analytics maturity across today’s leading organizations, uncovering common challenges teams are facing in their quest to use data and analytics to deliver a competitive advantage.
What We Uncovered:
- 73% of analytic professionals claim to work for an analytically-driven company
- Only 42% of companies have a strategy for using analytics across the enterprise
- Just 38% of companies share results of their analytic insights outside their department
- 81% of organizations rely on 3rd parties for at least some portion of their analysis
Download the report to learn how marketers, like yourself, view themselves in light of using analytics to drive their business.
Create an environment where employee and managers can track assigned activities, communicate job performance expectations, and define goals that are aligned to business objectives. Performance management ensures that everyone is focused on the right initiatives to deliver results.
The status quo in network monitoring is no longer adequate for large organizations. It’s simply taking too long for enterprises with mission-critical networks to resolve and find the root causes of network incidents. To speed things up, enterprises must add dedicated incident response and root cause analysis capabilities that are 100% accurate and reliable to their network management arsenals.
It takes so long to diagnose, fix, and eradicate network incidents that network uptime and performance are suffering. Because of this, organizations need to embrace incident response and root cause analysis capabilities to accelerate resolution times and avoid the network downtime and service degradation that can cost them thousands, if not millions, of dollars per minute.
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In this guide, written by and designed for CFOs and finance executives, you'll learn about specific actions that leading companies are taking to improve their performance by:
• Gaining control over deferred revenue and revenue recognition.
• Streamlining order management and the quote-to-cash process.
• Maximizing recurring revenue and automating billing and renewals.
• Improving cash and collections while decreasing churn.
• Speeding consolidation, reporting, and analysis across multiple business entities and currencies.
• Streamlining processes across your organization and reduce IT costs.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
Is your paper-based performance management process holding your company back? See for yourself how automating your outdated talent and performance management processes can transform your small business. Download your white paper now, compliments of SuccessFactors.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: Jul 20, 2012
This essential resource highlights a groundbreaking end user experience (EUE) management platform that can help organizations enable unparalleled application performance and user experience across physical, virtual and mobile environments. Discover how the extensive monitoring, reporting and analysis tools included in this platform are helping organizations overcome common mobile computing challenges.
Published By: Bluekai
Published Date: Aug 10, 2012
How can you analyze ALL of your disparate first and third-party audience, campaign and performance data in one central place? How can a DMP power a 360 approach to audience data management and analysis to get more bang out of your marketing dollar?
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
Learn how leading companies employ Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software to automate financial processes (budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and planning) that spreadsheets complete on a manual basis and reap the rewards of advanced data analysis.
This report summarizes testing of CenturyLink Cloud Hyperscale compute instances in April 2014. Compute instances from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Rackspace Cloud, as well as non-Hyperscale CenturyLink Cloud instances were included in testing for comparison purposes. CenturyLink engaged CloudHarmony to conduct this testing and provide independent performance analysis and comparisons of these services. This report summarizes the results of this testing.
Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics increases visibility into the complete procure-to-pay process, including comprehensive spend and procurement analysis, supplier performance and payables analysis, and employee expense analysis. Find out more now.