Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
In this MarketScope report, Gartner evaluated seven group video conferencing vendors on business model, customer experience, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, product strategy, and overall viability. They conclude that the introduction of personal and mobile endpoints is dramatically reshaping the landscape for group video collaboration, and that IT leaders should align their video portfolios for maximum utilization and strategic fit with their related investments in collaboration and unified communications.
When it comes to project management, we tend to talk about the tactical—the assignments, the tasks, the approvals, and so on. But business is evolving, and many project teams are now being asked to lead change, instead of just timelines and milestones. This evolution is accelerating and is driven by fresh thinking and business necessity supported by advanced technologies that are highly accessible to a much broader range of contributors. Effectively managing work is no longer just the role of a few specialists.
In this Whitepaper you will learn lessons from 40 PPM experts on making the transition from project management to project leadership.
The cloud has gone mainstream, 75% of businesses are using or plan to use cloud based services. More Enterprises are adopting multi-cloud environments, 50% of IT leaders plan on using four or more cloud-based services.
Overland’s vision is to bring its valued customers the best range of quality fashion footwear. It needed a way to measure the effectiveness of its training and leadership development program to monitor workplace engagement. Learn how training at Overland Footwear keeps leaders connected to mission.
In the face of runaway innovation, there are leaders in every industry and region who are determined to push ahead and be the source of innovations that change our world. They've opened up their organizations to new ways of working, and they're leading from a position of trust.
“Security” is the number one issue holding business leaders back from the cloud. But does the reality match the perception? Keeping data close to home, on premises, makes business and IT leaders feel inherently more secure.1 But the truth is, cloud solutions can offer companies real, tangible security advantages. Before you assume that on-site is the only way to keep data safe, it’s worth taking a comprehensive approach to evaluating risks. Doing so can lead to big benefits.
The right test data management solution accelerates time to value for business-critical applications and builds relationships and efficiencies across the organization. IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management closes the gap between DBAs and application developers by providing all teams with accurate, appropriately masked and protected data for their work. Developers can confirm that new application functionalities perform as expected. QA staff can validate that the application performs as intended based on the test cases, and that integrations work properly. And business leaders can be more confident that competitive functionality will be delivered on time with less risk.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 22, 2014
Who are the current leaders in the business email market? The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, said SilverSky offers “one of the most secure Cloud Business Email services available in the market today.” When run on IBM SoftLayer, it’s also the most reliable. Read the full report.
Cash forecasting in an extremely important process that organizations must execute effectively in order to succeed. Since cash is the lifeblood of a business, business leaders must know how much cash is going to be available to the organization at any given time.
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Much as a journalist is expected to report on the “who, what, when,” etc. when filing their story, professional business-to-business (B2B) sales reps are more likely to open doors, nurture opportunities, and close deals when they know more about their prospect or customer. Sales Intelligence, as a broad category of tools and services within the Sales Effectiveness space, represents a significant opportunity for all varieties of sales-oriented job roles to better understand their buyer both before and during the traditional — and non-traditional — sales cycle. This Research Brief summarizes initial Aberdeen research findings based on recent sales intelligence data collected from 206 survey respondents, and provides specific guidance regarding best practices and technologies that sales leaders and sales operations practitioners are well-advised to adopt.
This paper demonstrates how Progress DataDirect Connect helps you accelerate your business by paving the way for operational excellence, customer satisfaction, revenue growth, profitability and market leadership.
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
It’s no secret—healthcare is transforming. The transition to value-based care is well underway; healthcare players are feeling the impact and each has a role to play, including you! Moving to a value-driven model demands agility from every person, process and technology. These changes are generating more data than ever, there is a lot of data, in fact IDC Global Health Insights predicted that over the next 10 years, the amount of digital healthcare data created annually will grow 44 fold. Organizations that lead the pack and succeed will be those where clinicians, business leaders and patients are empowered with access to clean, safe and connected data. Learn more about your role in putting information to work…
As Americans spend an increasing amount of time on the internet, they’re demanding a more positive, intuitive, and instant online experience—each and every time. In short, they expect the time they invest in the Web to be worth every millisecond devoted to it. Likewise, business leaders know that every visit to an organization’s Website affects the way consumers view their companies as a whole. Thus, each online interaction must be better than good and, at best, generate positive buzz. Just one negative experience, after all, can generate a negative buzz heard around the world.
The age of the customer. Possibly no term better illustrates the current era of business. Customers expect their experience to be flawless at every touchpoint, and with competitors only a click (or tap) away, company leaders have a strong incentive to deliver. Online retailers have set a high standard in the way that they engage customers on an ongoing basis—not just during the commercial transaction, but before, during and after each interaction with the customer. Can service providers in industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare and government meet the challenge?
According to a survey by the IBM Center for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant’s cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the chief takeaway from the survey is that cloud is not just about cutting costs and driving efficiency—cloud fuels growth.
Published By: Forrester
Published Date: Feb 24, 2014
ECM delivers solid business benefits to IT leaders as the market shows continued growth. The 23 vendors in this magic quadrant are addressing increased demands for better mobile and cloud capabilities, as well as more rigorous exceptions for vertically specific needs.
Published By: Badgeville
Published Date: Feb 13, 2014
Game applications in business result in both long and short-term success. Short-term effects will occur quickly, while proper implementation and use of game psychology will enable business leaders to maintain this success in the long-term.
Gain valuable insights into both long and short-term gamification success from these industry visionaries, and learn how to harness the power of games to fundamentally change the nature of work.
Published By: Avalara
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Sales tax is in the news more than ever today with national legislation being debated in Congress, and many states struggling to gain a hold on internet sales and the related tax liabilities. The current controversies between a certain internet seller and a number of state revenue officials certainly made the front page in 2011. Sales tax policy is a fascinating subject and the internet revolution is pushing discussion of sales taxes to the public center. These developments indicate the high level of concern held by business leaders, politicians and bureaucrats in the sales tax field. The current focus on sales tax policy will hopefully produce a more rational sales tax compliance environment.
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.
IT as a service (ITaaS) provides a unique opportunity for IT and line-of-business leaders to realign to transform business. Over the past decade, IT organizations have worked hard to reduce delivery time and costs through automation and commoditization. At the same time, line-of-business owners have demanded more and unique offerings to drive agility and competitive advantage. More recently, the result has been business owners working outside of IT to meet their needs. Now, enabled by cloud computing, ITaaS is catalyzing profound change in IT organizations and the processes companies follow to achieve business goals. Please download the white paper to learn more.
Global business has affected no group more than Human Resources (HR). Recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining global workers is more complicated in a global economy adding another layer complexity, and without doing those things effectively, companies simply can’t grow. Therefore there’s more pressure than ever on HR leaders to develop and execute new workforce and talent strategies. Unfortunately, many HR organizations are simultaneously juggling these demands with a set of legacy technologies that are not up to the task because they don’t address the increasingly complex nature of HR’s role in the business.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.