Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
And then imagine processing power strong
enough to make sense of all this data in every
language and in every dimension. Unless
you’ve achieved that digital data nirvana (and
you haven’t told the rest of us), you’re going
to have some unknowns in your world.
In the world of security, unknown threats exist
outside the enterprise in the form of malicious
actors, state-sponsored attacks and malware
that moves fast and destroys everything
it touches. The unknown exists inside the
enterprise in the form of insider threat from
rogue employees or careless contractors –
which was deemed by 24% of our survey
respondents to pose the most serious risk to
their organizations. The unknown exists in the
form of new devices, new cloud applications,
and new data. The unknown is what keeps
CISOs, what keeps you, up at night – and we
know because we asked you.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Imagine if you could see deep into the future. And way back into the past, both at the same time. Imagine having visibility of everything that had ever happened and everything that was ever going to happen, everywhere, all at once.
And then imagine processing power strong enough to make sense of all this data in every language and in every dimension. Unless you’ve achieved that digital data nirvana (and you haven’t told the rest of us), you’re going to have some unknowns in your world.
In the world of security, unknown threats exist outside the enterprise in the form of malicious actors, state-sponsored attacks and malware that moves fast and destroys everything it touches. The unknown exists inside the enterprise in the form of insider threat from rogue employees or careless contractors – which was deemed by 24% of our survey respondents to pose the most serious risk to their organizations. The unknown exists in the form of new devices, new cloud applications, and new data. The unk
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
The modern workplace is anywhere
Complex work. Specialised teams all over the place. They’re in offices, homes, hotels, cars and airports. It could hardly be any more different to the days when people sat in neat rows of desks. That’s the modern reality of business life—it’s happening everywhere at once.
Not only that, it’s happening on all kinds of devices, from desktop to mobile. And every generation of worker expects to have its workstyle accommodated.
Today, co- workers mingle flexibly in pairs and groups, and those teams thrive on exchanging creative energy. They meet up in spaces designed specifically to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas. Their disruptive new concepts are where the next big growth opportunities are. The modern workplace is one where ongoing innovation is valued above all else. And flexibility extends well beyond four walls.
Think about the way you work today and how it has evolved. Chances are it’s no longer 9 ‘til 5.
Mobile employees, contract workers, fr
From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
Published By: LiveAction
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
In December of 2018, Sirkin Research was commissioned by LiveAction to identify the top network challenges faced by enterprise-level organizations in complex, hybrid networks. The survey was sent to network and IT professionals predominantly in large mid-market and enterprise companies with at least 1000 employees. The results are based on perspectives from 204 survey respondents, and provide rich insights into the network performance challenges large organizations encounter daily.
To Keep Pace With Your Customers and Competitors, It’s Time to Leave Your Legacy Software Behind.
Legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems struggle to keep up with the modern pace of business, and they fail to meet the changing needs of your workforce. Can your leaders quickly find and analyze vital data? Are your employees’ tasks and processes straightforward and efficient? Does your ERP software make it easier to support growth?
See how manufacturers upgrading to the latest ERP software from Epicor transform their business by delivering the visibility, efficiency, and productivity essential for sustained growth.
Though insider threats are not new, the challenge to get ahead of them has not lessened over the past decade. In this paper you’ll find insights on why detecting and deterring malicious lateral movement is an essential part of an insider threat program, how you can monitor for unauthorized access without eroding employee trust, and how you can expedite the investigation of potential malicious insider activity.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
"Things are not as they used to be in the enterprise. Today’s employees are mobile, they’re storing and accessing data in cloud apps, and are in disparate networks. Yet, the threat-centric security approach, with its static policies forces decisions about cyber activity with no insight into the broader context. The result is a disproportionate number of flagged activities, overwhelming security teams who have no way to understand the ones most worthy of investigation.
Read Rethinking Data Security with a Risk-Adaptive Approach to learn how a human-centric, risk-adaptive approach can help your organization be more proactive"
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
As more and more companies are encouraging their employees to work from anywhere, on any device, data loss prevention (DLP) has evolved from an option to a requirement. Yet DLP is not so much a product but a strategy—success depends on methodology and execution.
Download the whitepaper for insightful guidance on implementing DLP.
What could you be saving by implementing a learning management system? This guide will show you the provable return on investment in an eLearning strategy; how an LMS can help your business lower print costs, reduce employee turnover, positively impact sales, and much more.
Whether you’re exploring the marketplace or building out your business case for online learning, this guide has the information you want.
As you prepare to move to a new LMS consider Clarifi Talent Development, the learning and performance management system designed for today’s workforce. It is the choice for leading brands like Brinker, Newk’s and Subway.
Unfortunately, many business owners either fail to see the value in ongoing training or don’t have the budget for it. Competition is fierce, margins are tight and learning programs can fall by the wayside. Sometimes the tried and true methods still get the job done. But all too often, on-the-job training is unengaging, expensive and inefficient.
Let’s just say it — inefficient restaurant employee scheduling practices can be Hell for managers. Trying to manage schedules with spreadsheets, sticky notes, missed phone calls and text messages isn’t just source of pain for your employees — it can also do more damage to your business than you might expect, including unnecessary labor spend, increased employee turnover and decreased customer satisfaction.
In this eBook, we’re going to take a journey through the 9 Circles of Restaurant Employee Scheduling Hell and outline tangible paths to scheduling and labor management salvation.
It’s harder than ever for restaurants to retain employees. Hourly workers have more job opportunities, especially with the rise of on-demand work in the gig economy. Now, restaurateurs don’t just have to worry about employees leaving to work at other restaurants — they need to worry about them leaving the industry altogether. In order to fight this turnover, restaurants need to provide employees with clear development opportunities in the workplace.
In this ebook, we’ll explore:
• How restaurants can invest in their people through innovative training programs
• The core aspects of developing an engaging development program in your business
• Success stories from three industry leaders in the field of talent development
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 25, 2019
In this report, Aberdeen Group explores the performance and capabilities of leading professional services firms to help you understand how PSA can help you better manage resources and inspire employees.
Read this Microsoft case study about how Microsoft's Consumer Support Services - with its global network of support centers and thousands of agents - used digital motivation to drive agent performance and learning.
Microsoft wanted new ways to recognize and reward agents while increasing their productivity. The
focus was to change behaviors, develop skills, encourage sales, and drive outcomes.
Microsoft identi?ed gami?cation as a solution to these needs. The company believed it could be more successful at encouraging and recognizing agents for positive outcomes through each customer interaction. Read the case study to learn how Microsoft:
Increased productivity through gamification
Drove agent performance with rewards, to change behaviors and business outcomes
Improved agent knowledge and ability to apply the new information learned.
Comdata Group is one of the world's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. It operates hundreds of call-centers around the globe, with tens of thousands of employees offering, a variety of services, including sales and customer service.
In a competitive BPO market, Comdata was looking for ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agents. It looked for a unified solution that would successfully engage employees, drive higher accountability and better focus them on their performance.
Using Gameffective's platform, Comdata deployed gamified, real-time performance management. This process provides employees with the ability and motivation to self-track their performance against goals and benchmarks, and offers just-in-time coaching based on their needs. The results were impressive: 12% increase in sales per hour, and significant reductions in both new-hire learning curves and in ongoing training time.
Read the case study to learn how Comdata:
How to drive employee motivation and
learning with gamification and feedback
Digital engagement provides an exciting new way of breaking away from old paradigms to generate
motivation, proficiency and engagement.
In this white paper we will:
* Provide ways to rethink call center agent motivation by using techniques like feedback, competition, adaptive learning and goals.
* Take a look at what digital motivation looks like in the contact center from the point of view of a call center agent and his manager
Using gamification can do much more than drive quality and performance. It also provides agents with much needed engagement, transparency, feedback and optimal use of best practices training.
We all know that employee engagement is important. Employees that are aligned with their goals, aware of their performance gaps, and motivated to improve, perform better. It’s stating the obvious. The big question is how to get there, and whether technology can help us do this at scale. This is where most digital motivation initiatives hit a wall. A new breed of next generation performance and feedback systems are attempting to do just that: creating and maintaining a continuous personalized conversation between employees and managers with regards to performance, development and goals.
In online marketing, personalizing messages and promotional activities has been possible for some time. It is called “Marketing Automation”. Hubspot, one of the pioneers in this field, defines it thus: “software that exists with the goal of automating marketing actions. Many marketing departments have to automate repetitive tasks such as emails, social media, and other website actions. The technology of
Whether you've had an employee referral program for years, are only in the initial stages of building one, or have never had one at all, this e-book is full of tips and advice on making your program the best it can be.
All those employees who access email, financial systems, human resources, and other core corporate applications; Replay for Exchange continuously protects and monitors the health of your Exchange data stores and allows administrators to quickly search, recover, and analyze mailbox content. With Replay for Exchange you can restore individual email messages, folders, or mailboxes to a live Exchange server or directly to a PST, thereby solving some of your most costly and time consuming challenges. Take advantage of these Free Trial Offer!!
The importance of nurturing a talented workforce cannot be understated. It enables your organization to perform effectively today, while also preparing you for future growth. But in reality, how many are companies actually nurturing their employees?
How important is compensation management in motivating your workforce? It is one of the top five job-satisfaction factors. Learn how to reward employees and yet hold steady on payroll costs in this complimentary SuccessFactors white paper.
Deploying a performance management
system is a powerful catalyst for increasing
employee and organizational performance.
If not handled properly, however, organizations
risk creating unnecessary administrative work
which can diminish some of the benefits. A key
challenge is to balance the tension between
creating a fair and consistent evaluation
process across the organization and measuring
employee performance based on individual
needs. What best practices should you follow to
help strike the right balance? How have other
leading organizations designed effective review
forms and processes?