Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
In today’s dynamic business environment where applications and data are accessed outside of traditional corporate boundaries, IT must embrace the needs of both the business and an ever present mobile workforce. From business agility to employee efficiency, the never-ending quest for improved productivity is found in organisations across industries. And throughout it all, IT is charged with maintaining an organisation’s infrastructure, and security and access, while working to support initiatives that keep the business agile and growing, and employees productive.
La transformation numérique est incontournable pour les entreprises de taille moyenne (de 100 à 999 salariés) si elles veulent prospérer dans l’économie numérique. La transformation numérique permet aux entreprises d’augmenter leur avantage concurrentiel au travers d’initiatives telles que l’automatisation des processus métier, l’amélioration de l’efficacité opérationnelle, le renforcement des relations client, et la création de nouvelles sources de revenus basées sur des produits et des services reposant sur la technologie. La transformation numérique est un parcours. Ce parcours commence avec des entreprises qui adoptent une vision centrée sur l’informatique pour favoriser une stratégie elle-même centrée sur les données et les analyses. Le résultat des initiatives de transformation numérique dépend de la capacité d’une entreprise à exploiter efficacement les talents, les processus, les plates- formes et la gestion pour atteindre les objectifs commerciaux de l’entreprise.
Dans un monde des affaires dynamique où les applications et les données sont utilisées en dehors des frontières traditionnelles de l’entreprise, le service informatique doit répondre aux besoins de l’entreprise aussi bien que de ses salariés mobiles. De l’agilité de l'activité à l’efficacité des salariés, les entreprises de tous les secteurs cherchent en permanence à améliorer la productivité. L’informatique a pour mission de gérer l’infrastructure, la sécurité et le contrôle des accès d’une entreprise, tout en soutenant les initiatives destinées à favoriser son agilité et sa croissance, et de veiller à la productivité des salariés.
Multicloud Storage for Dummies consists of five short chapters that explore the following:
- How the multicloud storage model aligns with modern business and IT initiatives
- Common barriers to cloud adoption and how a multicloud storage model addresses them
- How to build a multicloud data center
- What to look for in multicloud storage services
- Real-world multicloud use cases
Published By: HireVue
Published Date: May 18, 2018
Recruiting leaders know that if their companies aren’t sourcing and hiring for diversity they are missing valuable talent and experience. This is one of the reasons diversity has been a focus area for improvement in recent years.
Many organizations start with training. While diversity training is important for creating awareness, it doesn’t a¬ffect human behavior. A 2017 meta-analysis of studies investigating bias training confirmed this. Formal training can reduce unconscious bias, but it does not change behavior.13
This has put talent leaders in a di cult position. The way to make real progress on diversity hiring initiatives is by using systematic processes that apply data-driven decision making. With structured interviews and AI, you can overcome unconscious bias and make hiring more equitable for all candidates.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
The world is quickly changing, but a number of forces
– the evolving nature of work, the threat of disruptive
innovation from competitors that don’t exist yet, and the
need to fundamentally rethink the structure and makeup
of organisations – are putting the CHRO in a unique
position to support the CEO growth objective. We’ve
thoroughly reviewed the available research, and have
picked out the findings that best answer these pressing
questions for CHROs:
• How can you support your company’s growth
initiatives and develop an agile talent strategy that
ensures you have the right people in place at the
• How do you develop a culture that attracts,
engages, and retains the best workforce?
• How can you tackle sticky issues like diversity and
get your CEO and board “on board”?
Organizations undergoing digital transformations are dealing with amplified concerns around risk and security, which isn’t surprising. Digital transformation initiatives inevitably result in more points of access to enterprise infrastructure that are outside of existing controls, accessible by a greater number and more diverse set of identities, and proliferated across a distributed and dynamic infrastructure.
Knowing your privileged users is knowing your risk. Privileged access management tools themselves must be able to support automation in the authorization process and enable scalability through support for both dynamic operations and ephemeral infrastructure.
Better pinpointing attacks exploiting credential theft isn’t simply a question of accumulating more data but involves incorporating better data about privileged user behaviour, which can identify significant changes that represent real risk.
Les organisations engagées dans un processus de transformation numérique sont davantage préoccupées par des questions liées au risque et à la sécurité, ce qui n’a rien de surprenant. Les initiatives de transformation numérique entraînent inévitablement une augmentation du nombre de points d’accès à l’infrastructure de l’entreprise qui se situent en dehors des contrôles existants et sont accessibles par des identités plus nombreuses et plus variées qui prolifèrent à l’intérieur d’une infrastructure distribuée et dynamique.
Connaître vos utilisateurs privilégiés, c’est connaître vos risques. Les outils de gestion des accès à forts privilèges doivent eux-mêmes être en mesure de supporter l’automatisation du processus d’autorisation et permettre l’évolutivité grâce à la prise en charge des opérations dynamiques et de l’infrastructure éphémère, comme les comptes d’administration AWS (Amazon Web Services) pour les identités humaines.
We know that great customer experiences lead to increased revenue. Happy customers are loyal customers, and loyal customers are more likely to share their positive experiences and recommend their favorite brands to people they know. But when it comes to making the connection between improved customer experience (CX) and revenue growth, CX pros often struggle to prove the value of their programs. The good news is there are many ways to show the return on investment (ROI) of customer experience initiatives. With the right measurement tactics in place, a solid business case can be developed.This guide includes definitions and formulas to measure the success of your own CX program.
More than 10,000 customers are using VMware vSAN to quickly adopt hyper-converged infrastructure to accelerate their IT modernization initiatives, reduce their total cost of ownership, and increase their businesses agility in preparation of future needs. Read some of their stories and see how hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN can ease the burden of infrastructure management and create new possibilities for your business.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
In April 2016, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how enterprises are taking advantage of IoT, how IoT fits into broader digital transformation initiatives, and the role of immediate insights in realizing the benefits that IoT can deliver.
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative. The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Enterprise Storage and Backup Transformation Workshop helps you to:
• Bring key stakeholders together in a focused workshop
• Create an agreed-upon list of next initiatives
• Reduce the risk of new projects
• Improve solution total cost of ownership
• Quickly recognize tangible returns
Download "Guide your data transformation: HPE Storage and Backup Transformation Workshop" to learn more.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
To overcome the challenges and risks of the digital era, while positioning their businesses for success, SMBs need to partner with professional services organizations with the expertise that can safely guide them through achieving the following six key IT business initiatives:
A strong information security framework (for external and internal threats)
24x7 application availability
Pervasive, end-to-end data protection
End-to-end professional services
From the largest states and cities to the smallest municipalities, the public sector is undergoing large-scale modernization projects. To serve constituents now and in the years ahead, government agencies need a strategy to build the right networking infrastructure. The following six steps can help state and local governments build a solid foundation for modernization initiatives.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
Flexibility is important, since many future initiatives—big data, machine learning, emerging technologies, and new business directions—will be built on this cloud structure.
No matter what shape your cloud infrastructure takes, Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged platforms and innovations like Dell EMC VscaleTM Architecture, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, deliver the pathways to scale-up and scale-out, today and tomorrow.
In today’s dynamic business environment where applications and data are accessed outside of traditional corporate boundaries, IT must embrace the needs of both the business and an ever present mobile workforce. Download this asset to learn more about working to support initiatives that keep the business agile and growing, and employees productive.
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