A decade ago, hospital leaders viewed cost containment as a distant option to that of building topline revenue through increased volumes and rates. But with the road to profitability choked off by a recession, the ACA, and double-digit increases in healthcare inflation, most have been left pursuing a flurry of initiatives to cut operational costs and maintain positive margins.
As the world emerges from global recession, it’s clear that today’s talent management challenges are dramatically different from the ones businesses faced even a few years ago. PwC’s annual global survey of CEO found that a full 63 percent of those surveyed are concerned about the future availability of key skills.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
VAT rules can be complex, HMRC – a gauntlet. In this eBook, we demystify some of the facts around
compliance, tax and expense management.
The British economy has gone from boom to bust. The recession followed by a long period of austerity
and caution has altered spending behaviours while the government has increasingly cracked down
on tax evasion and fraud. HMRC has become more focused on assisting businesses of all sizes to
comply with their policies and implement good governance when it comes to finances.
Nevertheless, the reality can sometimes be confusing and the penalties for getting it wrong – severe.
Many businesses outsource their tax management to experts or muddle through, running the risk of
non-compliance. There’s a real need for unambiguous, helpful advice about expenses, VAT and
We’ve created this guide to help shine some light on the processes, practices and behaviours around
tax and expenses based on some of the frequently asked questions we receive. Wh
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
In March of 2011, CFO Research Services conducted a survey among more than 200 senior finance executives primarily in the United States to explore how well companies' information systems are supporting finance executives' ongoing efforts to transform the finance function into a value-added partner to the business. Especially in the aftermath of a worldwide recession, do CFOs and their staffs have the information they need to deliver real business value throughout the organization? How well equipped are they to provide the kinds of critical and useful business analytics that can drive the company forward?
Download this paper to learn the findings of our research.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Never before have state and local governments been expected to do so much with so little. Even as budgets remain tight in a post-recession environment, tech-savvy citizens demand higher levels of service, they want to pay taxes by credit card, renew their driver's license online, and check traffic from their smartphone.
These responsibilities make cyber security critical for state agencies, municipalities, and public utilities. Governments possess residents' most sensitive information - including inviolable personal data such as Social Security numbers and birth certificates.
This white paper highlights:
Why traditional tools fail to detect advanced attacks;
Gaining a cohesive, correlated view of all major threat vectors;
How to leverage signature-less, real-time security that thwarts zero-Day attacks.
You know every tax dollar counts: The post-recession drop in funding coupled with mounting financial commitments and legislative demands for improved access to information leave no choice but to make operations more efficient.
Agenda automation software eliminates manual tasks associated with creating, distributing, and publishing agendas, reduces the prep time (by as much as 50% or more) and associated costs of meetings while introducing a flexibility that makes tight deadlines easier to manage.
The impact is far reaching, from improved transparency to freeing up staff time to work on other priorities. It not only pays for itself in paper savings, it brings money back into the budget—from $300 to $1000 per meeting, depending on the size of the organization.
Learn more about how easy it can be to automate your meeting agendas, and what you can get back as a result.
This penetrating survey report clarifies how organizations are leveraging document management practices, such as records management and document imaging, to help meet the current economic challenges and gain a competitive edge in the eventual recovery.
The war for talent has never been fiercer. This isn’t 2008; we’re years past the height of the recession. No wonder hiring managers are finding it harder and harder to attract the right kind of talent, because talent has more choices and options than ever before.
Faced with a downturn in funding due to the global economic recession, nonprofit organizations need to improve their donor management capabilities so they can compensate for the reduction of government funding and diminishing level of donor contributions. Predictive analytics provides an effective way to understand and anticipate donor needs in order to increase the success of fundraising and marketing campaigns. Using this technology, nonprofits can gain a significant return on investment by increasing donor contributions, reducing costs and building stronger donor relationships over time. In this white paper, you'll learn how predictive analytics can help nonprofits achieve their funding goals by significantly improving the way they identify, manage and build relationships with donors.
There is growing evidence that more pervasive BI and analytics have a direct impact on competitiveness. Better decision making is more important when resources become restricted during a recession, so BI and analytics projects will still appeal to management. However, justifying large capital outlays for software will be challenging unless short-term benefits can be directly correlated with the investment. As more incremental projects are undertaken, it will be important to execute these projects within the long-term strategic plan of organization wide decision management. Read an active Q&A session with Dan Vesset, IDC Program Vice President of Business Analytics on building a successful enterprise BI strategy.
Hosted, or "in-the-cloud", messaging security capabilities are becoming increasingly
popular with organizations of all sizes. Some have already adopted hosted services, while
others are becoming more receptive to the notion of using third party services to manage
their security infrastructure than they were just a year ago. Particularly driven by the
current economic recession, decision makers are realizing that hosted email security can
provide a cost-effective solution while actually improving security.
Published By: QuinStreet
Published Date: Feb 09, 2009
Between cost savings and the efficiency of a converged voice-data network, VoIP presents an attractive case for shoring up business communications expenses in a down economy.The VoIP value proposition is so strong that industry analysts are anticipating continued growth in IP telephony through 2009.
Now more than ever, organizations must integrate talent issues into the strategic business planning process. With a clear understanding of the needs of the company, business leaders can use the principles of talent management to address capability gaps as part of their overall
management processes. This new focus on "The Business of Talent."
Published By: Jobvite
Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
It’s been a long road to recovery, but the economy is finally bouncing back after the Great Recession. Businesses are growing, companies are hiring and quality talent is in high demand. For the skilled worker, the job market has shifted in their favor, and professionals everywhere are taking advantage. The findings of the fifth annual Job Seeker Nation Study explore the progression of the job market, the modern job seeker’s approach to job hunting, and what this means for the workforce in 2015. Read this study to learn more.
The Economist Intelligence Unit examines the lessons learned from the current financial crisis, and proposes ten practical lessons that could help to address perceived weaknesses in risk identification, assessment and management.
There is growing evidence that more pervasive BI and analytics have a direct impact on competitiveness. Better decision making is more important when resources become restricted during a recession, so BI and analytics projects will still appeal to management. However, justifying large capital outlays for software will be challenging unless short-term benefits can be directly correlated with the investment.
The recession notwithstanding, mobile devices continue to be purchased in record numbers, pouring into the organization. These devices are coming in a wide variety of hardware and operating system types, making their management and security a big IT challenge. This IDG Playbook is designed to help guide your strategy to manage and secure the booming mobile environment.
Let’s face it: In this economy, justifying new investments can be tough. Most companies are in belt-tightening mode, not shopping mode. And budgets are getting leaner. But sometimes it makes sense to invest. The recession won’t last forever. Forward thinking companies are already thinking about how to prepare for the upturn — in fact, many are marketing their way through the recession, taking advantage of low media prices and a relatively stark competitive landscape in order to better stand out and gain market share. Learn more today!