Two trends are pushing all lines of business—across all industries—toward cloud IT.
First, IT is being stretched more than ever. IT organizations are expected to expand services and meet tighter SLAs while having fewer resources, personnel, and skills to work with. With the IT queue growing longer than ever, both IT and LOB leaders are interested in using the cloud to quickly deploy the services users need.
For most IT organizations, the current way of doing business does not map to growth or enable the flexibility to compete in the digital age. Rigid and periodic hardware-refresh cycles cannot adequately scale, and applications built for on-premises resources using traditional development and management tools are no longer flexible enough to deliver the agility businesses need to grow or compete.
The business case for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has never been stronger than it is in 2018. IT leaders are under the gun to modernize their infrastructures to accommodate hybrid cloud environments, unrestrained data growth, the Internet of Things (IoT), the consumerization of IT and a wide range of company-specific challenges.
Published By: Certent UK
Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
To conquer many challenges organizations face in today’s economic environment, business leaders need shared insights based on accurate, up-to-the-minute information and a shared analytic interpretation.
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Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
In today’s competitive landscape, businesses need to make decisions quickly in order to respond to rapidly changing customer preferences and nimble competitors; whether it’s a new business strategy, a new business process, or a new market offering, businesses are competing on speed and agility.
The overwhelming majority of today’s business and IT leaders understand digital transformation is necessary to maintain leverage amid constantly changing customer preferences. They also have a clear picture of their desired end state—exemplified by leaders like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. However, only a small minority of have a clear understanding of the path they need to lead the market.
In this paper you’ll learn:
How to build digital transformation into the root of your company with a practical, natural, and tested blueprint.
Best practices from over 1,600 enterprises to transform your strategy, organization, and technology from the ground up.
Actionable next steps to start your journ
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
As organizations increasingly rely on cloud services and SaaS applications to streamline business practices, the familiar paradigm of the network perimeter has dissolved, leaving a porous and ever-changing digital estate in its wake. While the benefits of cloud computing will ensure that migrations continue apace, the unique security challenges presented by the cloud will not only require a more agile mindset, but also self-learning technologies that can move at the speed of cloud deployments and spot subtle deviations indicative of a threat, while providing complete, real-time visibility across the digital business. Darktrace’s world leadership in the field of artificial intelligence for cyber security makes it the most effective and proven solution to detect unprecedented threats and anomalous cyber-incidents in the cloud. Whether faced with an insider threat, an attacker targeting sensitive data in test containers, or a significant misconfiguration that could be exploited in the fut
This book helps put the private cloud model of computing into perspective for both businesses and technical leaders, providing valuable insight on how to make cloud computing an integral part of your business.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
Today’s workforce is fundamentally changing. Organizations are flatter, more agile, and require even better retention strategies. HR professionals and business leaders agree on the importance of attracting, retaining, and cultivating top talent. An employee rewards and recognition program that has the buy-in and support of business leaders can transform your corporate culture, making your organization a great place to work, building your brand as a top employer, delighting your customers with your service, and reaping the financial benefits that come from Employee Success. Download this white paper, Obtaining executive buy-in for recognition programs, and obtain best practices to sell the vision of a rewards and recognition program to your CFO.
Preparing for the 2020 workforce is critical to business strategy, growth, and performance. To understand the challenges and opportunities, Oxford Economics and SAP surveyed over 2,700 executives and more than 2,700 employees in 27 countries during the second quarter of 2014.
We found that many companies lack the structure, strategy, culture, solutions and resources to manage employees effectively. To succeed, they must address the role and relevance of people strategy; changing demographics and evolving definitions of work; leadership ability and cultivation; employee wants and needs; and talent development.
Strong leadership is essential to business performance, and all the more so when companies must navigate the complexities of globalization, increased diversity, and the changing nature of work.
Yet employees and executives agree that corporate leaders are not up to the tasks at hand.
This book helps put the private cloud model of computing into perspective for both businesses and technical leaders, providing valuable insight on how to make cloud computing an integral part of your business and more.
The State of Customer Data Integration 2013 survey report is based on over 900 responses ranging from independent business and IT leaders to Scribe's data integration channel partners. Overall results reveal that today's businesses are still on the journey to connect their core business systems and deliver customer data to their users across the business. Customer data should be free-flowing across all business touch points to enable companies to run faster, do more, and at lower cost.
Digital transformation has moved out of the early-adopter phase and into mainstream adoption. According to the ZK Research 2018 IT Priorities Study, 88% of businesses now have digital initiatives underway, up from 84% in 2017. The urgency of IT and business leaders is well warranted, as companies that master being digital will leapfrog the competition and be able to sustain a market-leading position. Those that lag in their digital initiatives will fall farther behind and will struggle to survive.
The key to digital success is having an agile IT foundation that enables businesses to adapt to market transitions faster than the competition. However, there is no single technology called “digital transformation.” Rather, it is powered by the following four key enabling technologies
In his annual list of strategic issues for the CIO, tech blogger and Oracle chief communications officer Bob Evans estimates the CIO fulfills four major roles, each of which directly contributes to the success of the business. Look around at the retail IT leaders you admire most and you will find that they fulfill every role. This eBook takes a closer look at the Business Transformer, Customer Expert and Advocate, Technology Visionary and the Culture Warrior.
Being the CIO of a retail business is no easy task, as evidenced by the high turnover rate. Much is asked of CIOs, perhaps too much. This eBook summarizes the top priorities every retail CIO should have on their radar. From Securing Data to Co-developing Consumer Journeys with the CMO, this eBook provides clear direction and actionable recommendations to get tech leaders started.
Proving the value of language training to business can be challenging so we decided to take the guesswork out of it. We surveyed 56,000 of our business product users to gain key insights into how language training has changed their businesses. This infographic shares the key results to help human resource, learning and development, and business line leaders better understand how language impacts business.
What can your leaders learn from Uber? Accelerating changes in technology have created new business models and is changing what leadership looks like in the digital world. Leadership development must change as well.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
For sales organizations, customer engagement
is about more than touchpoints—it’s about
everything that happens in between personal
and digital encounters. Customer engagement
requires an organization-wide commitment
to creating meaningful connections, building
relationships, and nurturing those relationships
to establish trust and keep your brand top-ofmind.
“The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and
business models to more effectively engage digital customers
at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.”
- Altimeter Group
The realignment of, or new investment in, technology
and business models to more effectively engage digital
customers at every touchpoint in the customer
experience lifecycle. - Altimeter Group
Customer engagement drives every
interaction, every process, and every
decision—and it’s the key to driving sales.
In fact, respondents from a May 2016 Microsoft
survey of sales leaders across multiple
industries ranked customer engagement
the #1 dr
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
What sales and marketing gaps are you defending? How
are they impacting your ability to hit your numbers? In
this guide, we examine five massive gaps that could be
costing you time, customers, top-line growth and profit.
And we show you how to transform your business by
closing those gaps so you can get back to growing.
• Discover how to transform your business by
connecting sales and marketing with a shared set
of practices that have been proven to grow brands,
grow revenue and increase profit.
• Get expert advice from leaders who have walked
in your shoes, leaped over the gaps and unleashed
sales and marketing to drive growth – together.
• Watch insight-packed webinars from Forrester
Research, Microsoft and Adobe.
Today, cloud adoption is rapidly expanding its footprint and is no longer simply a theoretical or academic conversation that enterprise organizations are debating. This white paper, intended for business leaders evaluating enterprise cloud services, uses real-world customer experiences to examine the business impact of the cloud beyond ROI.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 08, 2017
Changing business needs and the drive toward cost efficiencies and performance mean an end to reliance on traditional, proprietary storage approaches. Modern storage infrastructure enables CIOs to tackle some of their biggest pain points and put their data to work rather than viewing that data as a cost center. Driven by a desire to be flexible and “do more with less,” IT leaders are embracing things like software-defined storage, because it emphasizes freedom and openness.
IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 300 business and IT leaders from US and UK to determine the level of common understanding and alignment between business and IT groups on key issues related to impact of their existing processes on operational efficiency and business innovation and how BPM and SOA could improve the overall value their business processes deliver.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) makes technology a true business enabler and empowers business and technology leaders to respond to change with increased agility. This eBook introduces you to the basics of SOA in context with the real life experiences of seven companies.
In this webcast, we discuss how companies excel when they empower their people to drive the business forward. While strategies, organization, motivation, and leadership all set the stage for business success, you also have to give your people the right tools, information, and opportunities to see results—because ultimately success is determined by your people. Learn why we call a business that fosters a winning environment a "people-ready business."
Today’s executives don’t hold HR in very high esteem: according to Deloitte, “42 percent of business leaders believe their HR teams are underperforming or just getting by, compared to the 27 percent who rate HR as excellent or good when assessing HR and talent programs.” Learn how HR can become a strategic partner to the C-Suite..=