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.
Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution
Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors.
Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how:
A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk
To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management
Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
Read Gartner’s research note, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Adaptive Security Architecture, to improve visibility and control over your organization’s exposure to risk with a continuous, contextual and coordinated approach to security. Comprehensive protection now requires an adaptive process to predict, prevent, detect and respond to security breaches that includes DevSecOps, IoT Security, and Intelligent Security. This note walks you through key planning assumptions, analysis, best practices and specific recommendations.
Intrusion Detection Systems have ceased to live up to their name and have lost their ability to spot today’s sophisticated intrusions.
Consequently, cyber attackers are taking advantage of it by launching more evasive and strategic threats that spread rapidly within networks. And security teams are left without the proper tools or insight to identify intrusions that pose the biggest risk.
If you’re relying on manual processes for testing applications, artificial and automated intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can help you build more efficient continuous frameworks for quality delivery.
In this on-demand webinar, “Continuous Intelligent Testing: Applying AI and ML to Your Testing Practices,” you’ll learn how to:
Use AI and ML as the new, necessary approach for testing intelligent applications.
Strategically apply AI and ML to your testing practices.
Identify the tangible benefits of continuous intelligent testing.
Reduce risk while driving test efficiency and improvement.
This webinar offers practical steps to applying AI and ML to your app testing.
The speaker, Jeff Scheaffer, is senior vice president and general manager of the Continuous Delivery Business Unit at CA Technologies. His specialties include DevOps, Mobility, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Continuous Delivery (CDCI).
Manufacturing suppliers range from approved vendors and contract manufacturers (CMs) who
only deliver materials and services to complex strategic partnerships. A transactional relationship based primarily on order fulfillment might work well for some companies. However, by taking a CM relationship to the next level of supplier-partner, organizations gain strategic benefits including cost savings, reduced risks, and optimized profits. The right cultural fit and the right-sized partner for your business can play a key role in building this long-term relationship.
Among your primary responsibilities as a board member is providing advice on both business strategy and enterprise risk. A general understanding of risk management is essential when looking at cyber risk specifically. Ultimately, an enterprise should consider adding cybersecurity expertise to its board membership, but all members can benefit from increasing their understanding about how cyber risk affects corporate strategy and the overall enterprise risk profile. To provide effective strategic advice to company leadership on cyber risk, you must ask the right questions, including whether a company does ongoing cyber risk assessment and management, and how.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Mobile devices have rapidly become ground zero for a wide spectrum of risk that includes malicious targeted attacks on devices and network connections, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps.
Read the four mobile security insights CISOs must know to prepare for a strategic conversation with the CEO and board about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
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.
One of the most dramatic innovations in the infrastructure management marketplace in the last five years is the rise of Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) as a strategic requirement. This white paper will focus on the strong values that NCCM can bring to reliability, risk and cost management, as well as some of its powerful operational and lifecycle asset values. This report will also introduce the CA SPECTRUM Network Configuration Manager as a distinctive leadership offering.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jul 17, 2014
As a strategic partner in your business, you need to respond to growing business demand. Unfortunately, you face several challenges. Your complex IT environment is costly to manage and has a high downtime risk. Most of your resources and budget likely go to maintaining the stability, security and reliability of your IT system. Your organization might lack the processes needed to confidently manage support issues, IT transitions and new application deployments.
In this whitepaper you will read about how to maximize uptime, reduce management costs, and quickly respond to business demands.
With workforce analytics, HR professionals can play a more pivotal role in their organizations to help direct senior management and hiring managers in connecting the dots between their company’s overall performance and their investment in their workforce.
Workforce analytics empower HR professionals to shift from being an operational function to becoming more of a strategic role within their organization. Workforce analytics uncovers deep insights into workforce data by drilling down into the data and highlighting both patterns of success to be repeated and patterns of failure that could lead to risk and impact.
Go from intuition- to fact-based workforce decision-making with this comprehensive guide to workforce analytics. This eBook includes advice on how to get started, tips to ensure successful implementation, and key recommendations for finding the right solution
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Quality testing has a cross-functional, strategic impact on corporate risk management, revenue and reputation, but it often
doesn’t garner full appreciation for its role, often evidenced by a lack of investment in a best-in-class QA platform. Signs that an
existing solution isn’t sufficient include:
Failure to strategically manage email can be costly for any businesses. Learn about the risks of poor email management, and how to implement a comprehensive, best practices-based email retention policy. Enforce your policy by implementing MessageLabs Managed Email Archiving Service to minimize email risks and maximize compliance with organizational, legal, and regulatory rules.
Today’s challenging and hyper-competitive business environment offers CIOs a unique opportunity to assume an expanded role as a strategic technology expert collaborating with the business toward
greater success, more revenue and happier customers.
It’s in IT’s hands at the moment, but the window of opportunity is closing as lines of business get tech-savvy, spending more of their budgets on IT projects and re-examining the role that IT plays in
advising them. IT can either define a new role for itself which embraces this change, or ignore it and risk becoming increasingly irrelevant to the business.
The role of IT is fundamentally changing from a cost-efficient enablement technology to a more strategic element of the enterprise. For companies born before the digital era, IT is a key player on their path to digital transformation; for more recent businesses designed with technology at their core, IT represents a foundational pillar on top of which everything else is built.
With this shifting role, IT’s decades-long emphasis on TCO is being eclipsed by a new-found focus on security and automation. Whether it’s the continuous risks posed by a dynamic threat landscape, the threat of digital disruption, or an inability to keep pace with the latest trends, virtually every enterprise needs to be more agile. And, with the continued evolution of compute, storage, and applications, networks have been exposed as a bottleneck to change.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
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Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Need to optimize your risk management program? Strategic risk management is crucial because of increased regulatory pressures, stakeholder pressures, the impact on capital costs, the personal effect of corporate risk, and the effect of the Internet of quickening the pace of dealing with risk factors.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"This Gartner report charts your course to the future of information security with Gartner’s “continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment” (CARTA) as your guide.
This reports highlights a need for security and risk management leaders to embrace a strategic approach where security is adaptive, everywhere, all the time. Gartner calls this strategic approach ""continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment,"" or CARTA.
By reading “Seven Imperatives to Adopt a CARTA Strategic Approach,” you will gain insight into CARTA and better understand the people, process and technical changes it calls for, including:
-Replacing one-time security gates with adaptive, context-aware security platforms.
-Continuously discovering, monitoring, assessing and prioritizing risk and trust — reactively and proactively.
-Performing risk and trust assessments early in digital business initiatives, including development.
-Instrumenting for comprehensive, full-stack visibility, including sensitive data handling.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: May 31, 2018
There is no question that strategically integrating compliance to help achieve business goals makes good sense. The question is: How can your organization get started on a compliance journey and make it sustainable? This white paper explores methods for adopting and nurturing an environment in which people feel safe and valued, and the organization behaves in an ethical way that promotes a culture of compliance, reduced risk, and increased profitability.
This survey shows how organizations leverage strategic risk management and mitigation solutions such as risk analysis, security information event management (SIEM), and vulnerability scanning as part of their overall risk and compliance programs.
Time has become a critical capability in being able to extract the business value enterprises want from their data and computing infrastructure, as well as to protect the business value that has already been created. In multiple areas of cyber security, time is currently working in favor of the attackers — and time is the strategic advantage that the defenders need to regain. In this report, Aberdeen Group provides four illustrative examples of how recapturing an advantage of time can help defenders to reduce their risk, in the fundamental categories of data protection, threat detection and incident response, data center / cloud security, and endpoint security.