Of course, there are cases where free really does mean free. But when it comes to using free quoting tools for your business, you may actually be paying a very high price. Spreadsheets and downloadable templates that cost nothing are fine for many business processes, but when relied on for creating quotes and proposals, they can cost you significantly in lost time and potentially lost sales. Making the switch to a CPQ (configure-price-quote) solution will help you automate time-consuming tasks, minimize errors, and create more compelling and professional sales quotes with just a few clicks.This eBook takes a look at how your current process could be hurting your business, and reasons why a quoting tool may be the best way to stop the pain.
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Workplace expectations are changing and companies are ditching outdated technology in favor of flexible, cloud-based services, freeing their employees to work from anywhere. From modern office spaces to popular business tools, this eBook breaks down the top trends of the workplace revolution, including:
1. The age of Millennial workers
2. Modern workspaces
3. Improving employee productivity and satisfaction
4. The rise of remote work
Cloud services are a pillar of a digital transformation,
but they have also become a thorn in the side of many
security architects. As data and applications that were
once behind the enterprise firewall began roaming
free—on smartphones, between Internet-of-Things
(IoT) devices, and in the cloud—the threat landscape
expanded rapidly. Security architects scrambled to adjust
their technologies, policies, and procedures. But just
when they thought they had a handle on securing their
cloud-connected enterprises, new business imperatives
indicated that one cloud wasn’t enough.
Modern enterprises operate in a multi-cloud world,
where the threat landscape has reached a new level of
complexity. Security teams are juggling a hodgepodge
of policies, threat reports, and management tools. When
each cloud operates in its own silo, the security architect
has even more difficulty supporting the CISO or CIO with a
coherent, defensible security posture.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 23, 2016
Managing your device keeps getting more complex and your admins are juggling more complicated security and management tasks than ever before. Until now, you have needed many complex and disparate tools to secure and manage your devices. But now Windows 10 and MobileIron make your life much simpler by streaming many traditional PC management responsibilities.
Freeform Dynamics Executive Briefing Guide - Orchestrating the DevOps Tool Chain: An enterprise-level approach to continuous delivery.
Dale Vile says that business stakeholders are increasingly looking for faster and more frequent delivery of high-impact, high-quality output from IT teams. DevOps is an approach designed to enable the rapid and continuous delivery of value to the business to support the needs of the digital world, he adds. Open source software tools can help organizations adopt this DevOps approach but can cause efficiency, complexity and scalability issues, so Dale believes it is helpful to create a consistent orchestration layer using an enterprise class release automation solution.
IT organizations using machine data platforms like Splunk recognize the importance of consolidating disparate data types for top-down visibility, and to quickly respond to critical business needs. Machine data is often underused and undervalued, and is particularly useful when managing infrastructure data coming from AWS, sensors and server logs.
Download “The Essential Guide to Infrastructure Machine Data” for:
The benefits of machine data for network, remote, web, cloud and server monitoring
IT infrastructure monitoring data sources to include in your machine data platform
Machine data best practices
On May 25, 2018, per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations with business ties to the European Union will need to comply to GDPR standards. The cost of non-compliance are stiff fines. The GDPR contains nearly 100 separate and nuanced articles that can be difficult to understand even if you are a data privacy expert.
This short primer is a cheat sheet to help both the data privacy expert and non-expert approach the GDPR with key takeaways. Download your free copy of “A Short Primer of GDPR Essentials” to learn:
*Financial Implications: The potential impact of a GDPR breach condition.
*Key Focus Areas: A "new considerations checklist" for data privacy experts. It can also be used as a basic "bootstrapping checklist" for those less versed in data privacy.
*People, Process, Tools: Tips to help reduce anxiety and uncertainty about how to operationalize GDPR.
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Download this white paper to learn:
*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
Download this report to learn:
How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
Published By: EDF Energy
Published Date: Jul 23, 2018
In your business, you're the hustler. You don't just accept what's in front of you. You challenge it. And you relish the opportunity to do so. So why should it be any different when you compare business energy quotes?
The thing is, you don't need to hustle any more to get a great deal on energy. Suppliers automatically give you their best rates online, haggle- free. And EDF Energy give you the tools you need to pull them apart, inspect their offer, and make up your own mind about what's best for your business.
Compile and compare the best deal for your business with your Quick Quote Kit.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 01, 2012
Traditional remote access and meeting tools were not designed as remote support tools for helpdesks and IT professionals. LogMeIn consults daily with helpdesk and operations managers and here's what we've learned are the top five hidden costs of using legacy tools to provide remote support.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Security teams face sophisticated attacks that ‘hide in plain sight’ and often dwell in customer environments as long as 190 days1. And attackers increasingly employ stealthy techniques to move freely within a customer environment like using stolen credentials to masquerade as legitimate users. There has been a marginal decline in zero-day discoveries and an increase in ‘living off the land’ tactics that don’t rely on the traditional combination of vulnerabilities followed by malware. These tactics are more difficult to detect since they make use of legitimate tools.
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
In this FREE eBook, learn how PRODUCT marketing departments are creating engaging tools to look 'under the hood' and gain far more knowledge and understanding of the capabilities and benefits of MEDICAL, TELECOM and INDUSTRIAL products. Whether it's a MRI machine, a server or large machinery, INTERACTIVE 3D MARKETING SOLUTIONS are creating powerful customer experiences proven to INCREASE SALES and excite customers.
Download the free guide to learn how to give employees secure, flexible access to the apps, content, and data that they need to work from any device and location. In the guide, you will discover:
• If your current productivity and collaboration tools are falling short.
• 3 questions that will help you spot gaps in your mobile device security that are putting your company at risk.
• Quick ways to improve employee collaboration while enhancing your data security.
Published By: Clicktale
Published Date: Dec 04, 2012
In this guide, we'll be introducing the full gamut of web solutions, starting with tools that evaluate your entire site traffic, and ending with techniques and best practices for understanding the individual user.
Published By: BMC ASEAN
Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
Digital transformation encompasses both technological and human components. While many initiatives focus on ensuring that a company’s multi-cloud infrastructure is agile enough to meet changing demands around cloud mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data, it’s equally important to empower business workers with the modern digital tools they need to be successful today. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can play a vital role on both of these fronts. In fact, 78 percent of CIOs and senior IT leaders are already looking to AI to address complexity,1 and by 2019, 30 percent of IT service desks will utilize machine learning to free up support capacity.2
The magnitude of change has forced companies to take stock of the experience they offer employees. As digital natives3 enter and advance in the workforce, talent retention is now a top priority. These workers expect to have the best tools; 93 percent of millennials cited modern and up-to-date technology as one of the most
Firms must use metrics to ensure recruiting practices are delivering results. These metrics cover monitoring career site performance, owning sources of talent, leveraging free sources through SEO, measuring social media performance, and utilizing mobile interfaces and tools.
This Gilbane Group Beacon examines how large-scale trends are changing enterprise collaboration and content sharing expectations. It defines Cloud Content Management, an emerging set of content management practices.