The bar for success is rising in higher education. University leaders and IT administrators are aware of the compelling benefits of digital transformation overall—and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular. AI can amplify human capabilities by using machine learning, or deep learning, to convert the fast-growing and plentiful sources of data about all aspects of a university into actionable insights that drive better decisions. But when planning a transformational strategy, these leaders must prioritize operational continuity. It’s critical to protect the everyday activities of learning, research, and administration that rely on the IT infrastructure to consistently deliver data to its applications.
As education evolves, so does the way we teach and learn. This report focuses on one of the newest trends, still in its nascent
stages—mobile learning. It describes the potential benefits of mobile learning, addresses the challenges and opportunities that
introducing mobile learning presents, and provides examples from school districts that have already implemented mobile learning programs so we can learn from their best practices. The report also suggests key points to consider as you develop your plans, align your goals, and make decisions regarding mobile learning in your schools.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
Today there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to enterprise mobile computing for field services workers. While the business benefits of automation are clear (e.g. decreased downtime, increased customer satisfaction), selecting the right mobile device mix for the job is becoming more complex. This whitepaper examines three challenges organizations face when considering a mobile device deployment for field workers:
1. Integrating new mobile devices with legacy technology
2. Adapting to multi-generational workforces
3. Choosing the right mobile device for the job.
Learn how to tackle these challenges and make technology decisions that improve worker productivity and help manage costs.
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracle’s Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service.
Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc.
With the growing adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and increased employee cost sharing, unlocking the value of your benefits for your employees and your business critically depends, now more than ever, on engaging your employees to make smart healthcare decisions. The good news is that innovative benefits technologies are starting to deliver on a proven recipe for success.
Help employees get the most from their health benefits — with Castlight Health. Their health benefits platform helps employees make smarter healthcare decisions. Castlight Health’s software recommends and shares only information, processes and tasks that are relevant to the employee. This gives employees the information they need, when they need it — without overwhelming them with unnecessary clutter.
Benefits engagement is low. But employees are already overwhelmed with emails, texts, instant messages and more. Castlight Health can help to break through the noise. Their health benefits platform engages employees in their benefits, provides the right information at the right time and helps employees make better healthcare decisions.
The following insights should be used as a resource for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as they lead or support their organisation through a cloud adoption journey.
It is designed to provide an overview of cloud adoption drivers, costs, risks, and benefits, as well as raise important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success. It is also intended to help inform business cases, while surfacing measurements and indicators specific to cloud environments that impact the bottom line.
The foundational guidance provided is a collection of insights captured and distilled from direct conversations and engagements between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and customer CFOs representing an extensive range of industries.
Telecom assets are a special class of IT assets that require an accurate inventory for effective financial management. Enterprises should consider the benefits of establishing a "single version of the truth" that comes from linking management of IT and telecom assets with their other systems and processes. An accurate inventory is critical for effective financial management. Managers need accurate information that supports their business decisions.
Both are fueled by a drive for progress, for pushing
boundaries and advancing the status quo. In these fields,
new trends are like a currency. Keeping ahead of the
next big trend means being aware of the next big seller
and allocating all the right resources – fashion design,
manufacturing, and marketing – for maximum impact.
Miss the hype and the next fashion season is bound to
hurt the bottom line.
New trends are also important to marketers because
owning a new trend is a way to differentiate in today’s
fast-moving digital landscape. It’s a way to stand out
from the pack by investing strategically in the right
approaches and technologies at the right time, then
reaping the benefits organically by leading where others
follow. Naturally, making these decisions requires a bit
of trial and error. Nobody has a magic crystal ball that
guarantees success. But as a rule of thumb, the companies
winning in digital marketing are the ones willing to
adopt new technologies while keeping an sharp.
Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word, even when facing the multifaceted challenges of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. In fact, following through with plans for sustainable GDPR compliance can have many long-term benefits for your organization. That's because relying on data-driven decisions across the board sets you on track to gain a competitive edge.
In February 2018, SAS conducted a survey with 183 global, cross-industry businesspeople involved with GDPR at their organizations. Based on the survey results, this e-book delves into the biggest challenges and opportunities organizations have faced on the road to GDPR compliance.
Read on for advice from industry experts about the best path to compliance. Learn what steps your peers across a variety of industries have already taken and discover how an integrated approach from SAS can continue to guide your journey toward GDPR compliance.
Native all-flash arrays offer a number of benefits over flash appliances or legacy array retrofits. These software-centric solutions help eliminate the bottlenecks created by traditional disk architectures that have only been adapted for flash. This video presents six key architectural design decisions and tradeoffs to help you choose the right native all-flash array for your business.
Published By: Qualtrics
Published Date: Oct 04, 2018
Advertising is a high-risk game. Done well, ads break through the noise, spark conversations about your brand, drive demand, and boost sales. Done poorly, ads bury your messages, damage your brand image, fail to generate revenue, and waste budget on expensive campaigns that fail to deliver.
With so much on the line, getting your ads right is crucial. How do you ensure success? Ad testing.
As the name implies, ad testing is validating your ad with your target audience prior to launch. You can test individual portions of your ad, like messaging, headlines, visuals or calls to action, or even initial reactions to early ad concepts.
Ad testing gives you the following benefits:
• Predict the effect on purchase intent
• Make informed go or no-go decisions on a specific ad launch
• Understand how your brand is perceived
• Get the highest ROI from your ad spend
Ad testing is one of the best ways to protect your advertising budget and maximize the chances of landing the right messaging with you
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
Published By: Workterra
Published Date: Nov 10, 2017
Mid-market HR today is being asked to be a business partner in areas that range from compliance to employee engagement. They need to be able to connect the dots among various sources of employee data to deliver better-informed business decisions to help achieve strategic goals.
Connecting those dots and delivering those results demands more HR firepower and greater data visibility than the manual or homegrown processes and systems often used by mid-market organizations can deliver. On the other hand, most mid-market companies aren’t ready for the intricacies or expense of human capital management (HCM) systems designed for enterprise-level organizations.
The answer for forward-thinking HR leaders who want to boost their team’s capabilities and play a greater role in their company’s future is having core HR functionality designed into an integrated benefits administration solution.
Automated HR that delivers core HR features as part of its architecture — not as an afterthought or a separate, stand-alone module — gives HR leaders:
• The tools they need to better handle their administrative work
• The data and analytics necessary to better coordinate programs and more confidently make strategic decisions
• A user experience that makes life easier for HR and employees
Published By: Fujitsu
Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
Regardless of which model you choose, BYOD needs to be carefully planned to get the full benefits without increasing costs. Decisions must also be made about whether to accept some cost increases as a trade-off for benefits that improve your bottom line.
To be successful, both for the business and for employees, BYOD must balance conflicting expectations to create an equilibrium in which both parties get what they want – while also each giving something in return.
Many factors will influence the true cost of your BYOD program, but the decision should not be based purely on cost considerations. Research by analyst firm Forrester found that nearly 70% of companies increased their bottom line revenues as a result of deploying BYOD programs5 – so some cost increases may well be a price worth paying.
When implementing an enterprise fleet management and telematics solution, enterprise fleets, large and
small, see significant value, cost-savings, and operational excellence that result in maximized profits
across your organization's bottom line.
This guide will assist you in learning about the wide range of benefits from a dynamic enterprise fleet
management and telematics software and the latest features empowering fleets to make data-driven
decisions that improve safety, efficiency, and productivity to drive long-term quantifiable success.
If you’re like most people, you’re a procrastinator. You know you need to use benefits data to make great decisions, but it’s not at the top of your to-do list. But access to clear, actionable benefits data isn’t just nice to have; it’s a must-have. In this whitepaper, we’ll show you:
• How wasted benefits spending is impacting your other strategic initiatives
• The gaps in coverage you could fill with the right analysis at the right time
• The ways a benefit data solution can help your employees access great care
Self-insured employers are mining their health and benefits data to save costs and provide quality care for employees. Data is driving business decisions, but how do you get from millions of rows of data to a consumable graph to taking action? In this white paper, we’ll delve into data analytics best practices that help self-insured employers find actionable insights in their benefits data.
• Which data sources will help you ensure you’re measuring the right thing at the right time
• How to ensure data variety and choose key metrics
• An example of a successful predictive analysis using benefits data
"In this Constellation Research report, Principal Analyst Doug Henschen examines how Indiana manufacturer Steel Dynamics cut skyrocketing healthcare costs by turning their employees into informed healthcare consumers, saving millions.
This inside look details how Castlight's health benefits platform provided Steel Dynamics employees with the combination of pricing information and quality measures they needed to make their own smart healthcare decisions. Download now to get the key takeaways and recommendations.
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Companies spend millions of dollars every year on building data warehouses, buying business intelligence (BI) software tools and managing their analytic processes in the hope of gaining consumer insight and winning market share. Yet, many companies fail to realize the full benefits of their technology investments because they are hamstrung by the layers of expertise and the complexity of technology tools needed to integrate various data warehouses and associated tools within their existing analytic environments. Since analysis is only as good as the accessibility, timeliness and accuracy of the information being analyzed, the interoperability of any data warehouse with any analytic environment is essential to achieving insightful, actionable analysis and making better decisions.
Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company's IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.
Published By: GuideSpark
Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
Only 52 percent of employees understand their benefits, and likely more are unaware of all the
options available. Engaging with them during this process has never been more important. These five best practices can help.