Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprisesóbut with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. Thatís why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
Longi Engineering was engaged to assist a Private Equity Firm in implementing a SharePoint deal management system as an additional component to their existing on premise SharePoint server solution. The organization faced multiple challenges in that they did not possess an efficient technology solution that allowed them to manage their deals and associated history. One of the organizationís goals was to create a centralized, easily accessible dashboard interface from which they could rapidly determine the status of a deal as well as manage their deals. Their deal lifecycle had multiple stages depending on whether a deal was New, in a diligence phase, on Hold or Dead.
In order to succeed, services firms need granular visibility across the business, extending outward to their customers. Services firms must understand that the tools, processes, and technology that got them where they are today on't get them where they need to be, competitively speaking, in 2020. New technology can help you reach your organizational goals, and if you want to lead in your market today, yous imply need to have it.
With human capital accounting for nearly 70% of an organization's cost, optimizing the investment demands constant vigilance. HCI's findings confirm that organizational planning, or creating and adjusting the organizational structure to meet business goals, enables a new level of organizational agility when done with a methodical process on a regular basis. Download to find out more.
To better understand the value that firms are deriving from Unified Communications (UC), the status of its adoption, and the barriers to full implementation, IBM engaged Forrester Consulting to survey network and telecom buyers and reflect upon existing research. Data from this survey, combined with existing research and insights, yields a picture of UC deployment and decision-making in enterprises.