Nearly six years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a massive retooling that is dramatically altering the way we think about cost management, strategic partnerships, and customer service.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is giving way to new models of care delivery and payment to support a system based on pay-for-value. With financial risk or payments tied to value measures (such as patient satisfaction, clinical performance, and population health), compensation and reimbursement will increasingly be tied to value-based incentives.
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
For financial business leaders and other c-level executives, moving away from unclear or ambiguous “improvements” to quantifiable measurements is crucial to the overall organization. Hard, meaningful data substantiates the execution of strategic, long-term business decisions. As technology is rapidly changing, executives can be challenged to find the right systems that drive business performance, provide competitive advantages, and increase the bottom line.
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
For an increasing number of organizations, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools are enabling senior finance executives to integrate plans, understand where they're losing money, move from annual budgets to rolling forecasts, and identify opportunities for strategic improvements. During this Webcast, a panel of experts will explore: • Why business intelligence and business analytics are each important to your business; • How Big Data and analytics can help your organization answer more questions and ask even better ones; • The capabilities that enterprise performance management software offers organizations; and • How to evaluate what your organization can gain by implementing enterprise performance management software.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the best strategic option for meeting your organization’s demands for increased efficiency and agility while leveraging existing apps and data. HCI is a scale-out software-defined infrastructure that converges core data services on flash-accelerated, industry standard servers, delivering flexible and powerful building blocks under unified management.
Put simply, HCI has the potential to revolutionise your security environment and increase efficiencies relating to application performance.
In this whitepaper, we break down the top 5 reasons why hyperconverged infrastructure is the right way forward for your organisation.
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HR processes are changing. And, with the global skills crisis, HR Directors are struggling to attract and retain the best talent. Their departments are in flux, and 77% of organisations report a perceived lack of strategic value from HR.* If you’re going to win the war for talent, your organisation will need to make a radical change. It must transform its HR and become a People Company, utilising people data and analytics to make decisions based on real evidence. This will improve the way you interact with current and future employees, providing great workforce experiences. The result will be a more committed and engaged workforce, and increased interest in joining your organisation. From a business perspective too, you’ll benefit through higher levels of productivity, efficiency and improved performance and engagement.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 11, 2013
Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Workforce Optimization, the annual report analyzing the workforce optimization industry. Gartner positions vendors based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.
Genesys improved its 2013 position moving from Niche Player to the Challengers Quadrant. This report provides you with insights you need to determine the Workforce Optimization Solution that is right for your organization. Read Now.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
The Art of DevOps: Embark on a mission to continuously deliver assets to the operational battlegrounds safely, securely, and quickly.
This eBook gives you, a veteran of application development wars, recommendations that will put you at strategic advantage to win today's war:
- Supplement manual tests with automated testing
- Add advanced performance monitoring technology to your arsenal to prevent problems from infiltrating your code after check-in
- Leverage best-in-class communications and advanced performance monitoring to quickly identify and prevent casualties resulting from poor performance
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become.
To learn more, visit purestorage.com/cloud.
It is common belief that automation of existing processes and implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can help organizations with their strategic objectives and seamlessly translate into operational excellence. While a modern ERP system certainly provides companies with many benefits, it does not necessarily translate to optimal business performance.
In the current landscape of modern data centers, IT professionals are stretched too thin. Triage situations are the norm and tend to reduce the time spent on strategic business objectives. This paper offers a solution to this IT dilemma, outlining the ways to achieve a storage infrastructure that enables greater performance and capacity.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
In today’s technology-rich world, customers and employees demand the highest level of application performance. Failure
to provide access to applications that consistently perform well anytime, anywhere, and on any device, often leads to lower
productivity, customer dissatisfaction, decreased revenue and market share, and damage to brand reputation.
This paper explores the challenges that today’s CIOs face in regard to application performance, and how a more strategic
data center approach, like distributing applications closer to your users, can help optimize application performance and reduce IT costs.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
The businesses that thrive amid fluctuating technology demands are not only keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends, they have the infrastructure in place to handle whatever changes might come. And they’re doing so by treating their data centers as a strategic asset—a hub from which providers and performance can all stem.
Are you ready for what’s next? According to analyst forecasts and
IT executives, the five key trends affecting our state of technology are mobility, consumer technology, cloud services, hyperdigitization and globalization. In the following pages, you’ll learn how these bgtrends are affecting current networks, and why a strategic data center is key to not only surviving, but thriving, today and in the future.
There's a shift in the landscape of corporate performance management (CPM). The market is shifting to cloud-based vendors and moving companies like Host Analytics into the Leaders quadrants and shifting mega vendors out of it. We believe the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrants for Financial and Strategic CPM reports are guaranteed to shake up the market and shape the coming year. These reports provide valuable insights into the latest market trends, the current Leaders, and key vendor evaluation criteria.
Download the Gartner reports to learn:
-Why cloud has become the preferred deployment model
-Who the key vendors are and how they compare
-Why mega vendors no longer dominate the market
-Best practices in evaluating and selecting a vendor
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
New research finds that senior executives want HR as a strategic business partner and an HR organization that anticipates the talent capabilities required for creating a high-performance culture. In this report you'll learn how to use technology to bring insights and business value to the executive table, understand what business leaders want in a partnership with HR and discover how to create a forward-looking strategy for business growth
This paper will explore the potential of applying business performance management (BPM) principles to advance document performance management (DPM) in a way that enables organizations to reduce costs; better manage documents as vital strategic, ?nancial and information assets; and secure positive returns on investments from outsourcing. An example of this approach — spotlighted later in this paper — is MAX, a document performance management system that enables companies to more effectively manage their document processes and outsourcing service providers.