Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 31, 2016
In today’s economy, companies that stay in place fall behind. Businesses that fail to decrease their dependence on legacy infrastructure risk stagnation and losing ground to competitors. Thankfully, advances in virtualization and emerging cloud technologies can deliver the agility that today’s IT organizations need to compete, but only if selected and deployed wisely. Learn how you can extend your existing virtualization environment into the cloud to maximize the benefits of both, and get some advice on how to get started in paving the way toward an effective and efficient outcome.
A well-thought-out, easy-to-create and easy-to-enforce business travel policy will contribute to transparency, a cultural mecca in any organization. By fostering fairness, a mutually beneficial corporate travel policy provides company travelers with the freedom they desire, without sacrificing company governance and control.
As an HR or Finance leader, you've answered countless repetitive questions about per diems, business class vs. economy class, and hotel restrictions. A formalized travel policy is not as hard to create as it may seem, and it will eliminate the stress for both you and your travelers.
In this ebook, you will learn the 10 easy steps to take in order to create a win-win corporate travel policy that works for you and your team.
In the era of individual-centered economy, customers are demanding faster, more personalized services. To deliver these services, successful organizations realize the benefits of accurate and trusted master data. And in today's always on society, companies can no longer afford to allow downtime for maintenance and scheduled upgrades for these services and the supporting applications. With low latency capabilities in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management designed to easily connect to applications in a zero-downtime environment, the highest demands for user interactions can now be realized. As a result, businesses can therefore take the next step in their digital transformation initiatives to truly drive personalized differentiated customer experiences to separate themselves in today's crowded marketplace.
View this webinar to discover how IBM MDM puts these capabilities within easy reach. The webinar will:
Reveal how these capabilities are being delivered on-premise and on t
"The API economy is the source of much of the innovation that is happening today, both in how companies manage their information technology and how they do business. To succeed in the API economy and reach new markets, companies need a clear strategy to define the best way to achieve monetization.
But what, really, is this thing we call API economy? And how do you take advantage of it?
In this exciting broadcast, experts will explore how companies are leveraging APIs to disrupt entire industries and how organizations can get started today. Who Should Attend this Webcast: business audience"
When you think about mobile security and policies, do you ever think about all the places your enterprise data is going? We operate in a mobile economy, with an estimated 16M mobile devices infected by malware at any given time. There are more mobile devices connected to the Internet than human beings in the world. The question is: Are we prepared for that?
IBM has just launched two new offerings that will help you to achieve your hybrid integration strategy. IBM Application Integration Suite and IBM App Connect enable you to integrate across on-premise and cloud environments, take advantage of the API economy and leverage existing IT investments to achieve digital transformation.
In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency, they must be able to clearly communicate and closely collaborate. Miscommunication, misunderstanding and misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked business processes and market misfires. Most of these
issues are avoidable.
In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand
mortar and an established market presence are no longer at
the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now
is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is
supported as an overriding priority of business operations and
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats
are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting
digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within
isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal
and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question
for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the
disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Staying ahead requires adopting a combination of technology
solutions. Key among them is a smart process and decision
management system that infuses every process with
intelligence in order to continuously raise the bar for customer
In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand mortar and an established market presence are no longer at the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is supported as an overriding priority of business operations and decision making.
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Staying ahead requires adopting a combination of technology solutions. Key among them is a smart process and decision management system that infuses every process with intelligence in order to continuously raise the bar for customer centrici
Smaller budgets. Fewer personnel. More pressure to show value. As the recession lingers on, B2B marketers are being called upon to deliver bigger, faster, cheaper results with less resources. But the current economic climate means even companies able to make high-dollar purchases will require more touch points to nurture them through the buying process. Today's business buyers are cautiously working to make smarter, more informed decisions.
If management has not already cut your budget, be prepared to “prove it or lose it” soon. This report will help you think through your measurement strategies, and either fine-tune an existing program, or get one started post haste.
One of the big challenges with massive PR initiatives is the difficulty in measuring the outcomes as it pertains to your brand and business objectives set. Read this guide for a five step process that will help you determine the impact of your PR initiatives and compare it to the organizational goals they were aimed to accomplish.
In the times of increased awareness and integrated communication across channels, it is crucial to understand correlation between the advertising spend and the PR that surrounds your brand. This report sheds new light on the impact of earned and paid media on the effectiveness of paid advertising.
With so many new advertising channels emerging, and companies broadening their consumer offerings beyond their normal vehicles, in a challenging economy, accountability of marketing spend and ROI is increasingly important to marketers.
The strategic sourcing group has faced myriad challenges over the last two decades, including a fluctuating economy and increased expectations to bolster the enterprise bottom-line. However, the last few years have brought about a new, complex challenge: continue to drive procurement performance while finding fresh cost savings within other areas of corporate spending.
Your goal is clear—produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics helps you in a number of ways: identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance and take action to maximize up time and reduce future warranty claims costs; optimize allocated labor resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, prevent downtime and reduce inventory costs; and determine why certain production runs fail more often than others, identify the cause and analyze whether those runs warrant a recall.
Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to measure and monitor business performance effectively. The same study also found that the companies who invested in their business insight capabilities were better able to anticipate and react to external economic forces. IBM Cognos software can provide businesses with the business insight they need to be prepared, not scared. Cognos software allows businesses to analyze performance, model business strategies and processes, and contribute to a common set of business objectives.
Two dominant trends are potentially reshaping the role of the HR function in the corporate world. The first relates to the rapid growth of the knowledge economy. In this environment, a committed, appropriately skilled and prudently deployed workforce is critical in order to develop new products and outstrip the competition. Second, many administrative functions that were formerly handled by HR departments, such as payroll and pensions, have now been farmed out to third parties. Indeed, research reveals that more than two-thirds of companies outsource a portion of their HR functions. This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
Technology advances are changing the way employees work, consumers buy, and enterprises conduct business. Old methods for marketing products are taking a back seat to online distribution, and mobile devices are ubiquitous access points to the Internet. The resulting environment is ripe for the creation and distribution of new software for handling a constantly expanding array of functions. When there is an app for everything, organizations have no choice but to adapt or risk getting left behind as markets enter the era of the Web application programming interface (API).