Rapid shifts in the ways that technology and information are consumed and delivered— through cloud computing, big data, social networking, and smart devices—are transforming how companies compete. IT is at the center of the fray, working with business leaders to develop and execute a digital transformation strategy that capitalizes on these major new technologies. In order to lead this transformation, IT executives must focus on three areas: collaborating with business leaders to build a strategic vision, modernizing technology infrastructure, and rebuilding IT organizations to execute against new digital business goals.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
As the rate of business change continues to accelerate, organizations need new strategies to enable exponential growth and impact. Watch Patrick van der Pijl, one of the world’s leading experts on business model innovation, share how he has helped leaders at hundreds of organizations to become more strategic and intentional about their business models.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 15, 2015
There are many ways to take advantage of the rich set of collaboration tools provided by Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Lync). IT leaders should consider a cap-and grow strategy where investment dollars in legacy systems are capped and the financial and IT resources are reallocated to grow Skype for Business.
As businesses look for new ways to create value for customers through digital experiences, it's clear that some firms are more advanced than others. This report analyzes the characteristics that distinguish the more advanced innovative companies from those just starting their digital journey. Digital leaders can use this analysis to help benchmark their own progress toward becoming a digital business.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Digital technologies have altered how people and businesses interact. Digital forces have created unprecedented levels of industry dislocation and are fundamentally changing business economics. To succeed in this disruptive environment,organizations will need to offer compelling new experiences, establish new focus, build new expertise and devise new ways of working. Business leaders will face a stark choice: Either digitally reinvent their enterprises, or watch as their businesses decompose around them. Successful Digital Reinvention will involve a fundamental reimagining of how an organization operates and how it engages with its environment.
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: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
The research study highlights include:
• More than 80% of interviewed decision makers noted a clear or pressing need for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solution
• 98% of companies reported revenue impact from poor transaction management
• 37% of companies estimating revenue loss to be 11% to 25%
400 business leaders from around the world weighed in. All with responsibilities for document-intensive business processes and selecting and managing transactional technologies. This study reveals what’s keeping them up at night.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. However, some manufacturers remain reluctant to migrate ERP systems and other business-critical applications to the cloud.
Read on to discover four areas where manufacturers can benefit from a more complete understanding of how and why Epicor Cloud ERP offers unique advantages compared to on-premises deployment, including:
• Increased data security
• Greater financial visibility and control
• Better long-term reliability
• Easier access to cutting-edge tech innovation
Moving an ERP environment to the cloud enables IT leaders to free up the resources they need to partner with the business and to focus on more strategic technology initiatives. Download the white paper to learn more.
As a finance leader, you must be wondering, where do I begin? In a survey conducted with Oxford Economics with 1,500 finance executives globally, we found 6 common traits shared by leading CFOs that boost business performance and efficiency as well as governance, risk and compliance effectiveness across the company. Discover the 6 ways finance leaders stay ahead of the pack and how you can start to incorporate these best practices into your current function.
Both business and IT leaders will learn:
. Why midmarket organizations may have some requirements for BI and analytics programs
. How to navigate the many options available, and the pros and cons of various deployment styles
. Easy methods and techniques to get started with BI at
. Practical steps and best practices for midmarket BI programs
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.
VMware surveyed approximately 200 senior IT leaders at enterprise, commercial, and SMB organizations worldwide to shed light on the evolving role of IT. In the face of increased pressures, IT oganizations are needing to accelerate development and delivery of applications that power faster time-to-market for the business.
In this paper, we chart the progress of CIOs, CTOs and other IT leaders and discuss the top challenges they face in building more nimble, responsive organizations to support their business objectives. We also show how data centre modernization can help organizations deliver the agility required to meet ever-increasing demands for faster innovation through a flexible, service-oriented IT model that employs both private and public clouds.
Submit the form to discover the access this latest paper and set the pace in today’s digital economy.
75% of business leaders believe that in-person collaboration is critical to business success. See examples of how Cisco TelePresence is helping to improve the sales process, reduce costs, and accelerate innovation for current customers.
OpenLab is a centre of innovation provided by Juniper, for business leaders who want to build network-integrated software applications and solutions quickly and securely. This is done by offering hands-on and cloud-based access to Juniper and third-party solutions including SDN sandboxes and NFV interoperability testing.
In today’s rapidly changing economy, business leaders are
constantly thinking about how to attract, engage, manage,
develop and retain their talent. The brisk rate of technology
transformation, the increase in demand for unique skills and
the expansion of regulatory requirements all create challenges
as well as opportunities around attracting and developing a
diverse workforce. Quickly and effectively responding to the
business needs of your employees by optimizing processes
and technologies—while mitigating risk—enables you to drive
growth, productivity and profitability.
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: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
IT leaders are in a tough spot. Business leaders need help improving processes, but IT needs to focus resources on its own mission-critical innovation projects. Over the past 18 months IT backlogs have risen by 29%, resulting in growing tensions between IT and the business. Across industries, IT leaders are increasingly turning to no-code application development to free themselves from the burden of the backlog.
In this 30-minute webinar, Adam Hoover, Solutions Engineer at Quick Base, Inc. will discuss how a no-code application development platform can enable you to drastically reduce your backlog and keep your team focused on the projects that have the greatest impact. He’ll cover how to identify partnership opportunities between the business and IT – and share three effective models for working together while maintaining high quality across the IT ecosystem.
Convert your late-night worries into daytime business success
As a small-business leader, you have many reasons for insomnia. Worrying about managing your money, execution, and people can make for restless nights. SuccessFactors is here to help you get a little shut-eye. Download “What keeps business leaders up at night? A quick guide to talent excellence for small-business leaders” for a walk-through of the pivotal areas of your talent management where you can make changes that impact your business.
This e-book identifies some of the top worries that keep small-business leaders up at night. How do you sleep better? You bring an integrated approach to your talent management processes to help your people turn strategy into action and action into results. By downloading this e-book, you will learn the benefits of:
• Aligning your workforce to your strategy
• Helping your people grow
• Hiring and retaining the right people from the start
• Building a data foundation for your talent mana
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Navigating a turbulent cybersecurity climate can be hard – especially as threats like Petya and WannaCry continue to cripple organizations. Business disruption, downtime, technical failure and data loss are all real risk factors that can’t be ignored.
The power of preparedness is in your hands. Get expert insight, tips and guidance from industry thought leaders on how to build a cyber resilience plan for email in this e-book.
Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Innovation is no stranger to the information technology function. Armed with increasingly sophisticated applications, IT-led teams have consistently found new ways to streamline enterprise business processes, vastly improving operating efficiency and reducing costs. Corporate leaders, however, are raising the bar: they expect IT’s core mission to expand from cost-cutting to enabling revenue generation within a short period of time.
75% of business leaders believe that in-person collaboration is critical to business success. This Economist Intelligence Unit survey identifies key areas of collaboration, and describes how Cisco TelePresence is being used to create in-person experiences with colleagues, customers, and partners.