This white paper is a business briefing for C-Level Executives on how integrating a range of technologies - including unified communications, service oriented architecture, virtualization and cloud computing - can transform the productivity and profitability of large enterprises.
The proliferation of communications channels has set expectations around cost and productivity
benefits. Unified Communications (UC) is proffered as a way of helping bring them all together, but
companies struggle to justify the business case for it. Against this background, how important is UC as an approach to streamlining communications, and how can businesses exploit it?
Did you know that those who respond to a proactive online chat invitation are 6 times more likely to buy than the average website visitor? Download this paper for practical advice on using proactive chat to increase sales online sales and customer satisfaction.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jun 26, 2014
Employees don’t leave companies. They leave bad managers. Bad managers are the number one reason employees quit. We’ve all experienced them at some point. They are the leading cause of employee disengagement. Today, 70 percent of North American employees feel indifferent or disengaged at work, costing the U.S. economy nearly $500 billion every year in lost productivity, substandard performance, and employee turnover.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Aug 05, 2009
Organizations see Web content management as a pivotal solution component in driving new business value. Use this Magic Quadrant to understand the fresh vitality in the WCM market and how Gartner rates the leading vendors and their packaged products.
Grab your harness as we
take a deeper look into how
Black Diamond partnered
with ExpertVoice to assist
with a product launch.
When Black Diamond decided to manufacture their
own climbing shoe, they knew how critical a successful
launch would be to long- term success: the climbing
shoe market is dominated by one manufacturer, and
climbers are an extremely loyal group. Breaking into
the market would be tough.
Although ExpertVoice had a daunting task ahead of
them, they knew honing in on Experts spreading wordof- mouth recommendations was key to a successful
Sunwarrior, a leading
naturals brand, partnered
with ExpertVoice to build
product advocacy with
influential experts to drive
full-price consumer sales.
Since 2015, they’ve been working with ExpertVoice to
empower industry professionals — sales associates
at Fresh Thyme, Sprouts, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe
and more — with compelling behind-the-scenes
content and exclusive product access to elevate
their recommendations — and impact Sunwarrior’s
Recognizing your people and rewarding them for their efforts and achievements is the easiest way to boost engagement in your business. And higher engagement = higher performance = higher profit, so it makes sense to say thanks now and then.
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Published By: Varicent
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
When incentive plans are managed through complicated and disparate spreadsheets, just getting an accurate view of payout results is difficult. This white paper discusses automating incentive compensation as a solution.
VanillaSoft is used by thousands who need robust lead management software with CRM functionality but also need to power their inside sales reps and drive productivity by deploying best in class productivity tools.
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.
Published By: e-SignLive
Published Date: Oct 11, 2013
While we tend to think about mobility largely as a consumer phenomenon, it is also changing how the workforce carries
out business. With so much being done beyond traditional office walls, many insurance companies, financial service
organizations and even government agencies are adopting mobile tablets and smartphones as productivity tools for
agents, representatives and personnel, and developing enterprise apps for these devices.
IDC strongly believes that the days of homogenous compute, in which a single architecture dominates all
compute in the datacenter, are over. This truth has become increasingly evident as more and more
businesses have started to launch artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Many of them are in an
experimental stage with AI and a few have reached production readiness, but all of them are cycling
unusually fast through infrastructure options to run their newly developed AI applications and services on.