Performance evaluation is coming of age. Once a narrow, back office role focused solely on
crunching returns, it has become ever more integrated into the DNA of investment firms. Both
internally and externally, performance evaluation adds value, helping senior management make
key judgement calls where the difference between the right solution and the wrong solution is the
difference between growth or decline. The performance analyst of the future will provide valuable
input into nearly every area of an investment firm.
What began as a mathematical task—calculating investment returns—is morphing into something
much broader. The objective of performance evaluation today is determining what is behind the
return being analyzed. What were the key drivers—allocation or selection? What risk was taken to
achieve the return? Was it skill, or was it luck, that produced the return?
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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Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
As more and more companies migrate their applications to the cloud, application performance needs to shift as well. From evaluating the health of an app to rethinking accountability and drivers, here are five key points to consider.
What does high growth mean to your business? Ask your business peers that question and there will be critical elements and key priorities in common: the need for speed and efficiency, a future-proof technology strategy, and high-performance network connectivity, just to name a few. Of course, reliability, scalability, and security will also come up as indispensable aspects of any high-growth solution. This guide gives you an overview of the steps you need to build a foundation for sustainable growth -- the kinds of investments, drivers, and differentiators that are involved.
Teamwork: In today’s workplace, it’s the new normal.
Organizations of nearly all sizes and industries find that activating high-performance teams can deliver dramatic results. These teams, unlike those of the recent past, prominently include people from outside the organization, such as contractors, suppliers, and consultants as well as colleagues in disparate locations.
Read this Harvard Business Review study to learn how your organization can respond to todays collaboration challenges:
Integrating workers who might be telecommuting or working flexible hours.
Reacting to new business drivers such as speed to market, mobility, and globalization.
Present collaboration tools that fall short on supporting the depth, pace, and style of teamwork now required to remain competitive.
Fostering a positive relationship with a hiring manager is a journey that involves both patience and an honest assessment of the current state of the relationship. Bersin by Deloitte research found the most influential predictor of TA performance outcomes is a strong relationship between the recruiter and the hiring manager. In fact, this relationship is four times more influential than other TA performance drivers.¹
Many TA leaders also believe their recruiters are perceived with high regard by hiring managers and company leadership. However, a study by ERE Media found that recruiters and hiring managers have different views of recruiter performance—with recruiters giving themselves an average performance grade of B and hiring managers giving recruiters an average grade of C-plus.²
Robin Erickson, PhD, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will share five steps that TA leaders and recruiters can tak
How strong is your renewal program? Are you able to predict and analyze your performance correctly? ServiceSource® believes that the real yardstick of renewal performance lies in a comprehensive set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that can tell a much broader story. Over the last 13 years and over 145 engagements, we’ve identified these twelve critical factors for successfully measuring and growing your renewal revenue. This whitepaper provides a detailed overview of those KPIs.
To be successful, operations requires integrated business management methodologies and systems that assist in making better, faster decisions and provide visibility into key performance drivers, such as employee productivity, asset utilization, and project profitability.
What is often overlooked is that application performance is just one of three key drivers of return on investment (ROI) from your Siebel application. An efficient infrastructure is critical. It's important to optimize the Siebel application for your own unique business environment, user needs and usage patterns. But, it's all for naught if you do not build and sustain adoption and efficient and effective use of the Siebel application by your end users.
You are being buried by data. Multimedia including videos, audio and photos. Unstructured data in presentations, documents and social media feeds. Even the voicemails and databases that used to be the primary residents of your storage system are growing beyond your ability to manage them effectively. How can you keep it all under control without buying an endless stream of disk and storage devices?
Experts from EMC and other leading storage manufacturers discuss the very latest trends in storage solutions and how an effective application of storage strategy can help tame the information beast and keep performance and availability issues at bay.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the hidden drivers in storage growth
- How businesses of all sizes can benefit from a tiered storage strategy
- Why virtualization is penetrating every level of IT
- What role SSD and flash will play in every storage environment
- What to do now to improve storage utilization and save costs