Talent management has moved to the top of the CEO’s agenda. In a 2012 global survey of CEOs and CFOs by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 53 percent of these leaders said that insufficient talent within their organization could harm them financially over the next 12 months. The number expressing financial concerns rose to 67 percent at organizations with more than 1,500 employees. Moreover, a full 83 percent of HR and business executives believe that talent programs need to be improved, according to Deloitte’s 2012 report Talent Edge 2020. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder there’s more pressure than ever on HR leaders to make the right talent decisions for their organizations and to source the right talent management systems to maximize the value of their workforce.
In the spring of 2012, IBM® introduced its PureSystems family of intelligent, integrated, powerful and flexible computing systems. At that time, IBM committed to a continuing process of improvement and additions to these systems as technology and innovation evolved.
PayerView, an annual healthcare payer rankings report by athenahealth, uses objective, data-driven methodologies to analyze the payer-provider relationship. The 2013 healthcare payer rankings report, which covers industry trends in 2012, does not show dramatic industry changes over the year, but highlights areas where there could be trouble as industry changes emerge.
The basis for Legal Hold and Data Preservation Best Practices was the exceptional work by the group of presenters at the 2012 Conference on Preservation Excellence, held in Portland, Oregon in late September. The conference focused solely on the area of data preservation best practices.
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This new edition has a wider scope than the previous one, with 17 participants while retaining a similar maturity model as the previous one in order to help participants measure their progress year -on-year.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
This research, commissioned by Intermec and carried out by research company Vanson Bourne, surveyed 250 senior supply chain and distribution center managers at organizations with over 500 employees in the UK, France, Germany and North America. The interviews were conducted by telephone with respondents spanning industries including retail, manufacturing, distribution, transport, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, wholesale and FMCG. 50 interviews were conducted in each European country with 100 interviews taking place in North America during October 2012.
For many companies, 2012 was a year of positive momentum and better results. Consequently, strong optimism influenced planning for 2013, leading to one resounding, emphatic focus: GROWTH. As such, companies geared their compensation plans to focus the sales force on growth. Has it worked? This, at first glance, should be a simple question for sales compensation professionals to answer, but it is often illusive.
This practical, high impact discussion will provide attendees with key practices for how to understand the effectiveness of their sales compensation plans and where to look as they seek to make improvements.
•Key Do's and Don’ts for Assessing Plan Effectiveness
•Core Plan Effectiveness Metrics to Leverage
•Next Steps for Making Improvements
•Learn how technology can be used to sharpen management’s visibility
•Understand the operational efficiencies that can be achieved with Sales Performance Management technology.
Published By: Brandwatch
Published Date: Jun 17, 2013
To demonstrate its prowess as an insight-driven agency, Waggener Edstrom used Brandwatch to monitor and analyze the social “buzz” around the 2012 London Olympic Games—and turned social conversations into meaningful insights for its client brands.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is unique in this EMA Radar in its ability to combine two threads – a single analytic overlay as embodied in its Service Health Analyzer (SHA) product, and a broader suite solution optimized for HP to participate in all three use cases here with maximum functional impact. This is not entirely a black-and-white situation, as SHA does leverage and currently largely depends on integration with HP Business Service Management 9.1, which is itself a suite. But SHA can assimilate other third-party sources, checks out brilliantly in early-phase deployments in terms of time-to-value and analytic power, and is the lead reason for HP’s strong Value Leader showing in technical performance management.
Published By: SumTotal
Published Date: May 24, 2013
The Value Matrix is based on functionality and usability, the two core measures that Nucleus has found indicate an application’s ability to deliver initial ROI and, ultimately, maximum value over time. Leaders, Experts, Facilitators, and Core Providers are identified in this matrix.
Discover how the current workforce management providers stack up in this streamlined and concise evaluation.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
Digital touchpoints support an increasingly large percentage of the overall customer experience. 2012 saw the emergence of several important digital customer experience trends that will gain momentum as firms look to unify the cross-touchpoint experiences they deliver in 2013. This report outlines key trends that will make up the landscape that customer experience professionals will be working in as they take strides to improve their digital customer experiences in 2013.
HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft is designed to provide a scalable, high-performance integrated infrastructure optimized for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V. Designed and built according to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture, HP Virtual System for Microsoft comes standard with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (which includes Hyper-V) and is designed to deliver top performance for a wide range of virtualized applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. This paper will focus on ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discreet, non-integrated compute, storage, network, and management components.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Apr 30, 2013
In December 2012, Wainhouse Research (WR) and Polycom jointly created and fielded a WR-branded survey focused on the benefits that organizations realize via the use of video conferencing. Invitations to participate in the survey were released in numerous ways including:
- Via email invites to a list of Polycom end-user contacts
- Via email invites to a list of WR end-user contacts
- Via clickable banners on numerous websites
This document provides a top-level view of the survey data, along with some additional findings and observations.
In the spring of 2012, IBM launched a comprehensive re-thinking and refresh of its IT Service Management (ITSM) offerings. The IT management products formerly known as Tivoli Service Request Manager, IT Asset Management and Change Configuration Management Database have now been combined into a single product, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5. The products span advanced support for IT and intelligent asset management, change and configuration management, service request management and service catalog, along with Cloud delivery options and built-in support for automation beyond traditional service desk workflow.
Virtualization continues to lead a sea change for enterprise-scale data centers and cloud environments, delivering well-established benefits such as cost savings, reduced physical space and power requirements, simpler and more flexible testing environments, faster server provisioning, and improved return on investment. Yet for many organizations, one of virtualization’s greatest benefits is only now being realized in the form of highly portable and flexible virtual images. Natural extensions of virtualization technology, virtual images help organizations achieve even greater efficiencies and cost savings.
This paper extends the findings of the Total Cost of Ownership for Full Disk Encryption (FDE), sponsored by WinMagic and independently conducted by Ponemon Institute published in July 2012, The purpose of this original research was to learn how organizations deploy full disk encryption solutions for desktop and laptop computers as well as the determination of total cost and benefits for organizations using this technology. A reanalysis of this research allows us to formulate new findings that compare the total cost of ownership of software versus hardware-based full disk encryption solutions.
In this survey report analysts examine electronic invoicing, imaging and data extraction, and automated workflow solutions at US-based enterprises. The analysis is based on over 300 survey results and more than nine years of research findings.
While the inevitable move to Windows 7 has been on the horizon for IT departments for several years, it’s clear that migration projects continue to plague many IT professionals. RES Software commissioned its second Windows 7 migration survey in June 2012 to assess the progress of these implementations in relation to a previous benchmarking survey issued in 2010. The most recent survey captures data from more than 330 IT professionals in North America and Europe across multiple industries and job functions. The results have been analysed and are highlighted within this research brief.
A 2012 survey of consumer channel habits and preferences found 77% preferred to receive permission-based promotions via email; only 6% preferred such messages via social media. Read on to figure out how Email remains the most potent marketing tool.
In this white paper, learn how top performing organizations approach digital engagement to maximize success, how to avoid pitfalls and lessons learned by top performers in 2012 and critical strategies that should be incorporated into your 2013 plan.