Business executives and managers at
business-to-business (B2B) enterprises care
about time, money, competitive advantage,
customer loyalty and growth. Few pay much
attention to the vital IT infrastructure that
supports transactions and collaboration with
trading partners—though that B2B backbone
directly affects performance and profitability. In
fact, just 26 percent of business managers view
B2B integration as a competitive differentiator,
according to a study for IBM by Vanson Bourne,
a research consultancy.
As a result, many enterprises continue to utilize
manual and error-prone emails, faxes and file
transfers for B2B transactions. Reliance on
complex, brittle and antiquated systems to
exchange critical data impacts time to market,
cost-efficiency and satisfaction across
suppliers and end-customers. Modernization of
B2B integration in recent years has moved
forward in fits and starts, often undermined by
competing priorities and misalignment between
business and IT managers.
Restaurant managers are your aces. Just consider — they hire and schedule all of the right people. They ensure compliance with the industry’s legal minefield. They drive top-line financial goals. The list goes on, and on and on. But turnover is a big problem because there are too many things slowing them down:
- Basic task lists prevent optimal performance
- Critical information is stuck in multiple systems
- Pie charts and graphs don’t give them the actionable insights
Restaurant managers are your aces. Download the eBook to learn how to keep them from leaving.
Successful restaurants know just how important a solid inventory management process is to delivering a great product and experience. Even so, many restaurants today still struggle with ordering the right amount of inventory. Statistics show that restaurants waste about 10% of their food product, that’s money literally thrown in the trash!
There’s only so much time in a manager’s day to manually deal with all of it. This ebook will explore the exciting new frontier of intelligent restaurant operating platforms, and how modern inventory management systems can make the process easier and more successful for your managers.
The restaurant industry is buzzing about automation. With labor costs expected to double and consumer demand for a seamless checkout experience, many restaurants are looking at technologies that can automate tasks in the front-of-house. But there are back-of-house processes that have yet to be fully automated. While auto-counting your inventory may be a thing someday, it’s not here yet.
So if you can’t automate the inventory management process, you can at least use tools that automate its more cumbersome aspects. Maximum labor output, higher levels of accuracy, and better accountability are possible with a system that automates certain tasks and enable manager productivity for on-the-job success.
After reading this eBook, you’ll know:
• The many inefficiencies generated by manual, spreadsheet-based counting methods.
• The innovations being made to inventory management technology.
• How modern, mobile inventory management tools will help your managers reduce costs and increase product
Published By: Datavail
Published Date: Jan 12, 2018
Your enterprise performance management systems like Hyperion are mission critical. If you’re a Hyperion administrator, manager, or even a finance director, you know a crash, bug, or performance issue can delay reporting and take hours or even days to fix. Fortunately, keeping Hyperion running smoothly – and catching these issues before they happen – is not as impossible or time-consuming as you might believe. Join us for this webinar as we explore and debunk 9 misconceptions of Hyperion Performance Management that are keeping you from effectively managing your platform so financial processes run smoothly.
Imagine a factory which connects information and interconnectivity—a model of
quiet efficiency. Where intelligent machines collaborate with each other, run by
a team of analytical, well-trained workers. A center of innovation—the hub of a
supply chain that combines customers, suppliers, distributors, and partners with
advanced analytical systems.
Now imagine the future—the Smart Factory, where there’s minimal downtime,
neglect, waste, and inefficiency. Where factory managers, financial experts
and boardroom executives use cutting-edge technology to understand data
and production—reaching the pinnacle of technology and manufacturing
The Smart Factory dream is closer than you think.
IBM rarely, if ever publicly, talks about the future of IBM Z. When IBM's sales managers have a oneon-one client conversation (under NDA), they might inform the customer about the next processor, but the company rarely talks about the mid- to long-term future publicly. An obvious reason for this is not to disrupt sales, but at the same time, IBM believes that it is sometimes working on problems that the market might not know it has yet. IBM felt that it was doing a disservice to its current and future customers by not being more open, which is why Tarun Chopra, director, Product Management for IBM Systems, and Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM Z, agreed to talk to IDC about the future of IBM Z. In these conversations, IBM was not putting a date on any of the topics it was willing to discuss. But the company was willing to talk about where it is investing R&D dollars and skills.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Nov 05, 2009
Realizing its existing processes and tools were inadequate, labor intensive and error-prone,
Morgan Stanley began looking for a new application deployment solution in early 2007. While not
required in the initial assessment, Morgan Stanley also hoped to find a tool that would also
provide capabilities such as hardware and operating system provisioning.
The use of analytics has exploded across business, and the value it already has delivered has heightened executives' expectations. Now data can be processed in real time to meet a constantly widening range of analytic needs. How your organization utilizes them in the next decade will be essential to your success.
These developments come at an opportune time. Organizations are being over-whelmed by the rivers of data generated by applications and systems on-premises or flowing in via the cloud. At the same time, the cost of computational power has declined dramatically, making it practical to apply analytics to and generate information on just about anything.
But no advance comes without challenges. While the widespread availability of analytics has created seemingly valuable insights, executives and managers are finding that those insights are not easily linked to steps that will improve business outcomes or optimize actions. Furthermore, analytics are not always easy for line of b
Published By: Cray Inc.
Published Date: Jul 22, 2014
The Cray® CS300-LC™ liquid-cooled cluster supercomputer combines system performance and power savings, allowing users to reduce capital expense and operating costs.
The Trend Toward Liquid Cooling
Recent IDC surveys of the worldwide high performance computing (HPC) market consistently show that cooling today's larger, denser HPC systems has become a top challenge for datacenter managers. The surveys reveal a notable trend toward liquid cooling systems, and warm water cooling has emerged as an effective alternative to chilled liquid cooling.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
"Workday has grown at a rapid pace since the company’s inception. Though this growth was indicative of the company’s success, it had an unintended side effect. Workday faced the same challenge experienced by nearly every high growth company: a tension between growth and culture. The company needed a way to bring all of its employees into its values system quickly, and ensure that people leaders were truly growing and leading in alignment with Workday’s culture. The company also needed a way to help people leaders newer
to management learn and on-ramp quickly, in alignment with the speed of the business. One of the steps Workday took to protect and nurture its special culture was reaching out to BetterUp to try out its leadership coaching. In partnership with Workday, BetterUp introduced an initial pilot program focused on people managers, with the goal of helping Workday support and grow its people leaders in the future.
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
SuccessFactors Employee Central is the premier core HR solution in the cloud for small and medium businesses. Benefit from a single, unified system of record so all your decision data is in one place. Take advantage of self-service HR for all your employees and managers, not just for your HR staff. Get all the reporting you need, when you need it, for deeper insight into your people and processes. Plus there’s IT-free operation and management for fewer upgrade hassles – and lower costs.
Der Aufstieg der Anwendungsprogrammierschnittstelle (Application Programming Interface, API) stellt eine geschäftliche Chance und eine technische Herausforderung dar. Unternehmensverantwortlichen bieten APIs die Gelegenheit, sich neue Umsatzquellen zu erschließen und den Kundenwert zu maximieren. Es ist jedoch Aufgabe von Unternehmensarchitekten, die APIs zu erstellen, mit denen Back End?Systeme zur Wiederverwendung in neuen Webanwendungen und neuen mobilen Apps verfügbar werden. Es ist unabdingbar, dass alle Stakeholder verstehen, dass die geschäftlichen Ziele und die technischen Herausforderungen eines API?Programms eng miteinander in Beziehung stehen. Programmmanager müssen die Verantwortung dafür übernehmen, die wichtigen geschäftlichen Ziele einer vorgeschlagenen API den Architekten klar mitzuteilen, die diese API erstellen sollen.
We all know that employee engagement is important. Employees that are aligned with their goals, aware of their performance gaps, and motivated to improve, perform better. It’s stating the obvious. The big question is how to get there, and whether technology can help us do this at scale. This is where most digital motivation initiatives hit a wall. A new breed of next generation performance and feedback systems are attempting to do just that: creating and maintaining a continuous personalized conversation between employees and managers with regards to performance, development and goals.
In online marketing, personalizing messages and promotional activities has been possible for some time. It is called “Marketing Automation”. Hubspot, one of the pioneers in this field, defines it thus: “software that exists with the goal of automating marketing actions. Many marketing departments have to automate repetitive tasks such as emails, social media, and other website actions. The technology of
The rise of the application programming interface (API) represents a business opportunity and a technical challenge. For business leaders, APIs present the opportunity to open new revenue streams and maximize customer value. But enterprise architects are the ones charged with creating the APIs that make backend systems available for reuse in new Web and mobile apps.
It is vital that all stakeholders understand that the business goals and technical challenges of an API program are intimately related. Program managers must take responsibility for clearly communicating the key business goals of a proposed API to the architects who will actually build the interface.
This eBook outlines best practices for designing results-focused APIs that will form the cornerstone of your API program’s success.
Der Aufstieg der Anwendungsprogrammierschnittstelle (Application Programming Interface, API) stellt eine geschäftliche Chance und eine technische Herausforderung dar. Unternehmensverantwortlichen bieten APIs die Gelegenheit, sich neue Umsatzquellen zu erschließen und den Kundenwert zu maximieren. Es ist jedoch Aufgabe von Unternehmensarchitekten, die APIs zu erstellen, mit denen Back End?Systeme zur Wiederverwendung in neuen Webanwendungen und neuen mobilen Apps verfügbar werden.
Es ist unabdingbar, dass alle Stakeholder verstehen, dass die geschäftlichen Ziele und die technischen Herausforderungen eines API-Programms eng miteinander in Beziehung stehen. Programmmanager müssen die Verantwortung dafür übernehmen, die wichtigen geschäftlichen Ziele einer vorgeschlagenen API den Architekten klar mitzuteilen, die diese API erstellen sollen.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Managers of these traditional factories say the feeling is akin to flying blind. These are operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
This paper will look at ways federal government agencies can maintain a strong and effective patch management program by seamlessly integrating third party patch management solutions into existing SCCM infrastructure.
Published By: CollabNet
Published Date: Mar 31, 2012
In this session, you will learn that successful Continuous Integration relies on carefully preparation of a versioning control and change management strategy. We will cover which issue management, Subversion and Git best practices will maximize value
Published By: Rizepoint
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Download this white paper,Improving RTE Food Safety by Building a more Complete and Modern Safety Management System, and read about the food safety challenges of ready-to-eat and fresh prepared foods, and how technology plays a growing role in achieving active managerial control with crucial characteristics and capabilities required for a next-generation food safety auditing solution.
This paper explores common challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help organizations maximize the value of server virtualization.
The importance of data processing in today’s business environment is increasing and it is clear that business operations must be secured against every possible contingency to provide continuous uptime. Business continuity is not just concerned with IT infrastructure and data processing, it also includes manual and automatic IT systems with the human involvement. This white paper explains how HP StorageWorks XP for Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Software makes sure that all processes within the data-handling procedures are automated in such a way that in the event of a failure or unplanned disruption, business operations can continue with minimal interruption.
Designed for CIOs, IT managers, data center managers and grid computing architects seeking to improve performance, SAS Grid Computing on the HP BladeSystem. C-Class helps accelerate growth and mitigate risks with a simplified, consolidated infrastructure that’s agile enough to efficiently handle change. SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem can lower costs through automation, virtualization and improved IT efficiency. Download HP's "Quick Sizing Guide for SAS Grid running on HP BladeSystem and EVA Storage" to learn more about the equipment needs to deploy SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem.