Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Download the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Gigamon: Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Gigamon to see how customers benefit from comprehensive and scalable visibility across their networks. This study delves into a cost-benefit analysis of the Gigamon security delivery platform, network visibility and traffic monitoring solutions that enable companies to see what matters in order to meet their security objectives, increase productivity and keep hardware, software and personnel costs in check without affecting performance.
Several economic factors are significantly impacting the hiring and retention practices for key finance and accounting personnel in every industry. However, many successful middle market companies are counteracting these challenges by leveraging outsourcing strategies to gain efficiency, overcome staffing difficulties and better manage costs.
A significant shift is currently occurring with some economic indicators, as demonstrated in the recent RSM US Middle Market Business Index. Salaries are expected to rise in the next year, with hiring increasing and unemployment subsequently falling. With these challenges in mind, competition for talent is rising, and middle market organizations will face numerous risks when looking to attract and retain skilled finance and accounting personnel.
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
From the information provided in the interviews, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework for those organizations considering investing in OneLogin. The objective of the framework is to identify the benefits, costs, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.
Forrester employed four fundamental elements of TEI in modeling OneLogin: benefits, costs, flexibility options, and risks. Forrester took a multistep approach to evaluate the impact that OneLogin can have on the Organization (see Figure 2). Specifically, we:
› Interviewed OneLogin marketing, sales, and product management personnel, along with Forrester analysts, to better understand the value proposition for OneLogin.
› Conducted an in-depth interview with the Organization’s senior application engineer and its supervisor of IT security to obtain data with respect to costs, benefits, and risks.
› Constructed a financial model representative of the interviews using the TEI metho
Manufacturers are looking for ways to optimize their factory floor and machinery processes to reach their full production potential. Whether it is because of equipment issues or the personnel running the machines, the average OEE machine is running at 60%. With Visual Factories’ plug-and-play cloud-based solution, factory management get enhanced visibility into their manufacturing processes, helping to identify operational inefficiencies and to increase their OEE. Real-time reports for middle management deliver root cause analysis that will increase machine efficiency. Top management use the business insights for maximizing profits and reducing costs. The solution is quick and easy to install and can be set up by on-site maintenance staff.
Visual Factories' solution is compatible with any type of production machine in any market segment and has been deployed at metal working and medical tooling plants in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries around the world. Customers incl
"Although many IT professionals believe that using self-signed SSL certificates can help their organizations lower security costs, the real numbers tell a different story. From data center infrastructure and physical security, to the hardware and software required, to the personnel needed to manage the certificate lifecycle, the true costs of self-signed SSL security can become very expensive, very fast.
This paper explores the true total cost of ownership (TCO) for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor. Before a company decides to use self-signed certificates, these issues deserve careful consideration."
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Great customer service hinges on efficient order fulfillment — especially the initial processing of a customer’s order. With thousands of sales orders coming into most large organizations monthly, this mission-critical process can demand a significant portion of customer service representatives’ (CSRs') time and attention in the quest for near-perfect input accuracy and order fulfillment.
But such intensive personnel support isn’t necessary for effective order processing. Great customer service doesn’t have to be cumbersome. Sales order automation can transform customer service and operations which provide quantifiable benefits to the organization.
Automation provides an opportunity to improve order management by:
• Reducing error rates and decreasing costs per order
• Improving process transparency from receipt to archival
• Reducing reshipping and inventory problems
Published By: Backupify
Published Date: Jul 15, 2013
The benefits of moving to the cloud are numerous. Someone else now handles server and application setup, configuration, and system management, reducing personnel costs and increasing convenience and access for your employees. Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Business are both comprehensive office productivity and communication tools for businesses looking to move to the cloud. But the two solutions have significant differences. This resource provides a breakdown of the differences and demonstrates each solution’s strengths to help guide decision-makers based on their company’s priorities and needs.
Today, an IT-driven, customer-centric business approach isn’t a luxury — it’s imperative. More and more businesses are moving out of a cost-centric view of their IT potential and into a realization that IT can transform business processes. This white paper shows how you can maximize your IT function by leveraging ITIL best practice processes. These guidelines can help you effectively manage IT changes, assets, personnel and service levels all while reducing costs—going beyond simple IT asset management to deliver proactive IT business improvements.
For the IT personnel responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing requirement to get the highest performance out of network equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs. However, there is hope. Download this white paper to learn how to achieve efficiencies and competitive advantages through affordable, yet feature-rich WAN optimization technologies.