Enterprise marketing software is widely recognized as a key enabler for improving effectiveness and efficiency of marketing teams. However, for marketers who are already facing intense scrutiny over budgets and campaign effectiveness, few are willing to stick their necks out to recommend implementing a marketing automation system.
"How a Well-Planned Strategy Can Help the Food Industry More Effectively Manage Its Energy-Related Costs," provides the information any industry can use to increase energy efficiencies. The paper explains how managers can gather the information they need to improve energy efficiency, lower energy costs and improve plant reliability.
"High Speed Ethernet-Promoting Openness in Hybrid Control" debunks the myth that developments in Ethernet backbones are directed only towards high speed, real-time factory automation. This paper shows how high speed Ethernet supports hybrid control through standard and flexible function blocks, bridging Fieldbus networks and allowing the use of Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus solutions.
In these trying times, no greater low-hanging-fruit opportunity exists than implementing a successful lead-nurturing program. But, creating one requires careful thought and planning – which this paper outlines. What are some key steps your organization should take to building a successful program? What marketing-platform capabilities should you consider to help you get the results you want? Get the answers today!
Learn about how an Information Agenda can help your organization create information agility, invest in the right Information On Demand projects and create a long term Information On Demand enabled infrastructure to achieve business goals and create competitive advantages.
Published By: OneSource
Published Date: Jan 29, 2009
This benchmarking report examines how best-in-class sales organizations incorporate sales intelligence into their sales efforts to produce tangible gains in productivity and revenue generation. By offering practical tips on using sales intelligence and addressing some barriers to sales productivity, readers will gain actionable insights from this informational paper.
Today, many organizations struggle to optimize online and offline marketing campaigns across an ever growing number of new marketing channels. CMOs are increasingly accountable for demonstrating Return on Marketing Investments (ROMI) across channels and initiatives. Despite an abundance of campaign management technologies (enterprise marketing management, lead management, CRM, marketing automation, email marketing and a variety of point solutions) marketing departments still struggle with campaign performance, campaign workflow, and campaign management; particularly across multiple marketing channels.
According to Baseline Consulting, approximately 32% of corporate data is contained in enduser computing (EUC) applications and approximately 68% is stored in IT controlled applications. These EUCs – primarily spreadsheets, PC databases (e.g. Access databases), BI reports, and word documents – are often stored on employee desktops and corporate file shares, and for the most part, are uncontrolled. They lack the proper safeguards and controls one would expect with IT controlled applications, including documentation, version control, back-up and archival, change control, testing, security and access control, and more.
This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement. The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth. Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures. Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
The challenge of creating a robust errors database, the core of iCheck, is that information must be pulled from a multitude of disparate sources. Sometimes, the data source is a database with its unique schema and field names that must be mapped to the iCheck database. Other times, the data source is a text file which must be accessed via FTP, parsed, and loaded into iCheck. And other times, the data is in RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard) format, a real estate data format similar to XML, which is accessed via HTTP.
The Auxiliary IT Operation center at the Indiana University has a lot of responsibility on its plate. It is in charge of the majority of for-profit activities the university is engaged in, namely the halls of residence, parking, dining facilities, campus transportation and much more. Additionally, this unit supports many critical IT processes including the secure distribution of student photos for identification cards.
IST uses Fourth Shift software by SoftBrands to manage its operations in Big Flats, New York (headquarters) and Buffalo, New York, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada and France. For Fourth Shift to function correctly for IST, a series of process must be run each night on several servers. These processes include batch runs, data extracts, and system backup.
Watch an overview of IBM Information Server FastTrack, a revolutionary new module of the IBM Information Server. IBM Information Server FastTrack was designed to help enterprises of all sizes maximize team collaboration, facilitate automation and help ensure projects are completed successfully and on time. By creating an integrated environment that includes business analysts, developers and data modelers, Information Server FastTrack accelerates collaborative development across user roles, products and geographies.
Before turning to AutoMate, nightly processes were performed by running a mish-mash of batch processes manually after work hours. Even though banks typically close at 4 or 5pm, there is a lot that happens at night to get ready for the next business day. A typical night consisted of 1 or 2 persons staying until 10 or 11pm to make sure all the nightly operations, backups, file transmissions, etc. were finished and validated.
Often, the insurance underwriters stay late that last day of the month to enter new policies. This means that IT staff have a very small window to execute the applications critical to successful and error-free closing of the accounting books. IT staff had to run and baby sit the applications – one application requiring manual operation took over three hours to complete, another that uploads premium and claim information to the data warehouse took up to six hours.
In order to deliver quality patient care, Health First must exchange information with a large number of partners, customers, and vendors on a timely basis. Complicating this enormous task is the fact that Health First has over 15 business units using a variety of mission-critical applications.
Healthcare Management Solutions (HMS) is an industry leader in outsourced revenue cycle management for hundreds of healthcare industry clients. Its client base includes large for-profit and not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery networks, stand-alone hospitals of all sizes, physician groups and managed care organizations of all types.
John Graydon Smith joined the museum as President and CEO in the summer of 2006 with the vision of taking an already great institution to the next level. He wanted to bring a new vitality to the museum, and make it an integral part of the community.
For years, an IT staffer at ITW Construction Products had to come to work early every morning to prepare the company's ERP system for the new day. At first, the process of incorporating the previous day's business activities into the ERP database took 30 minutes. As the company grew, the job ballooned to 2-1/2 hours.
Accudata Technologies, provides flexible access to data validation through innovative technology and cutting-edge data transmission. Accudata serves as an access hub for validating information associated with telephone numbers, cellular numbers and IP locations while also providing line information database storage of phone numbers and corresponding information.
AutoMate BPA Server 7 is a revolutionary advance in the automation of systems and applications across multiple-machine networks. No other automation software has the power and range of capabilities offered by AutoMate BPA Server, while also making automation so easy and intuitive.