If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features.
This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access; describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment; and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.
We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly emerging as a core transformational technology of the digital era. The ability to gather data from sensors embedded throughout an enterprise can drive insights and operational efficiencies from the supply chain to the customer. But IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations require high degrees of IT/OT convergence - collaboration and integration between information technology and operational technology groups - to succeed.
These two groups, however, often have different goals, performance metrics, and perspectives on both the collaboration and the outcome. This SAS/HPE-sponsored paper helps readers get a better understanding of the relationship, either real or perceived, between these two groups. Futurum Research surveyed the state of the relationship between IT and OT teams as it pertains to the design, implementation, and creation of value through IoT technologies.
Learn why hundreds of today's leading companies like Caesars Entertainment, Bell, Ingersoll Rand, Sony, UTC and Eddie Bauer turn to Technomedia-Hodes iQ to help them create the world's most successful workplaces. Download our complimentary case study and get the inside scoop. Learn how MarketStar automated processes to bring increased visibility into recruiting metrics for better talent management, spend control and decision-making.
This July 2015 Forrester Research report is provided compliments of HP.
Modern application delivery leaders realize that their primary goal is to deliver value to the business and its customers, faster. For many, this is a significant shift from the past, when they primarily focused on cost control and efficiency.
Today, they must connect the work they do and the results they produce to business outcomes. To do this, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders use a new set of metrics that help them monitor and improve the value they deliver, based on feedback from business partners and customers. In this report, we highlight these new metrics that connect business outcomes to app delivery performance — as well as the practices and tools that modern application delivery teams and their AD&D leaders use to collect and report them.
Focus on Value.
“The benefits of agile are multidimensional. But the most important change is that it focuses the entire organization on meaningful delivery to the customer. Instead of relying on indirect metrics describing degrees of our software’s quality and progress ... we ask, ‘What percent of critical functionality is included in this release?’ This emphasis on customerperceived value impacts our entire project life cycle pretty significantly.” Vice President of Infrastructure Management BMC Software.
Read the white paper‚ Building a Business Case for AP Automation: How to Propel Your Project to the Top of the List‚ to discover how AP automation creates benefits for the entire business such as:
• Cost savings due to fewer manual processing tasks and less IT requirements
• Complete visibility and control thanks to customizable dashboards and metrics
• Faster payment cycles with the ability to capture more early payment discounts
• Improved employee productivity and supplier satisfaction
IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how:
1. Demand generation managers can target the most profitable customers with the right offer at the right time.
2.Marketing operations managers can review the results of multiple campaigns from a single marketing performance dashboard.
3. Brand managers can blend data from blogs, forums and social websites with CRM data to see how people really regard the company’s brand. Watch this video to see how IBM helps you make smarter marketing decisions, faster.
View this live Webcast from the Aberdeen Group that features senior research analyst for business intelligence Mike Lock. Learn how best-in-class companies are delivering broader access to information in a shorter time frame to facilitate substantial improvement in key business performance metrics.
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Published Date: Apr 23, 2007
The need to understand how the performance and problems within the technical infrastructure impacts the capabilities of the business is massive. However, the majority of companies can only measure application and specific asset performance, whereas many issues within the infrastructure lie at the transport level, where packet switching presents both great opportunities and major issues.
Business Intelligence Software are applications that build on existing data warehouses and provide analytical processing tools that allow users to more effectively analyze such data. This, in turn, permits businesses to more rapidly develop existing and new analyses and reports for improved decision-making power and information dissemination capacity.
Businesses need to plan for unforeseen events that can disrupt productivity, impair the customer experience, and possibly even threaten a business’s existence. A disruption every business needs to plan for is any event that destroys valuable data, inhibits access to data, or causes downtime of core applications.
Consider the staggering amount of information your company stores electronically. What if an unforeseen event destroyed all financial records, client contacts, and application data? You wouldn’t be able to send customers accurate invoices. Your marketing efforts might be undermined. You would lack key metrics for measuring quality, profitability, and more. The losses could be staggering.
In every aspect of life, it’s smart to plan for unexpected events. That’s especially true for two plans every business must have: a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan.
ROI is based on the analysis of differential cash flows. In the case of remote data acquisition and aggregation systems for fuel tank operators, it is based on calculating the cost of acquiring and aggregating the data manually and compared to the total cost of owning, maintaining and operating an automated data acquisition and aggregation system.
Many marketers are frustrated with the current, limited methods of analyzing and measuring online to offline conversions. They believe today's technology cannot deliver a complete picture of real sales-ready leads and this won't justify online ad spending.
The lead generation possibilities in social media are countless. Do you and your team know how to tap into them?
Download your complimentary white paper, Closing the Loop on Social Leads, and uncover valuable leads by learning the tactics and metrics that enable social selling success.
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
In our second annual marketing survey, we surveyed CMOs in The CMO Club about their use,expectations, and measurement of social media, then compared the results to the previous year's survey. In short, 2009 marked the year CMOs embraced social media marketing but struggled to tie their strategies to the bottom line. Many evaluated engagement metrics created from social media- such as the number of click-throughs to the website or number of fans or followers - instead of evaluating business metrics like revenues and conversion. In 2009, CMOs aspired to tie social to the bottom line.
Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing has traditionally been viewed as "cost of business" but this perception is changing as automation and integration gains traction across industries. This report will benchmark the ways manufacturers are using compliance and traceability programs as a competitive advantage in the market place.