Find out how to meet the challenges facing your midsize company and benefit from the road map that takes you through the process of deploying a BI solution, enabling you to start small and then build incrementally on your initial success to make fact-based and BI-driven decision making pervasive in your company.
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Jul 03, 2012
For virtually every enterprise today, mobile device management (MDM) is top of mind. And while security is a chief concern, smart organizations are also discovering new opportunities for productivity. Getting the most from the BYOD phenomenon requires strategic thinking. Find out what key elements to consider in your Enterprise Mobility Strategy. And learn how BlackBerry Mobile Fusion can improve mobile security, reduce TCO and improve productivity.
“Fixing health care” is an urgent and pervasive priority for governments, businesses and
citizens alike. Within many countries, costs are out of control, resulting in reduced
access to quality care for those who need it, higher taxes and/or insurance costs for
companies and citizens – and unfortunately, poorer health outcomes.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly emerging as a core transformational technology of the digital era. The ability to gather data from sensors embedded throughout an enterprise can drive insights and operational efficiencies from the supply chain to the customer. But IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations require high degrees of IT/OT convergence - collaboration and integration between information technology and operational technology groups - to succeed.
These two groups, however, often have different goals, performance metrics, and perspectives on both the collaboration and the outcome. This SAS/HPE-sponsored paper helps readers get a better understanding of the relationship, either real or perceived, between these two groups. Futurum Research surveyed the state of the relationship between IT and OT teams as it pertains to the design, implementation, and creation of value through IoT technologies.
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices. This white paper describes the types of PM services that can help safeguard the uptime of data centers and IT equipment rooms. Various PM methodologies and approaches are discussed. Recommended practices are suggested.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: May 07, 2009
For companies that are evaluating mobile computers, several key considerations should drive the decision. Among these are whether the solution fits now, whether it will fit in the future and whether it will pay for itself in the short term.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Oct 09, 2008
Find out how to select bar code printers to maximize uptime and output. This white paper explains how different printer types, performance capabilities, features, label media compatibility, integration and support requirements can impact productivity and total cost of ownership (TCO) for users with extended printer duty cycles or harsh environments.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
General-purpose PDAs and ruggedized enterprise mobile computers serve different markets and functions, and also vary by size, weight and materials. But the biggest difference is their total cost of ownership (TCO).
In this brief 23-minute on-demand Webinar, opinion leaders from Pillar Data Systems and industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., break down the challenges that today's organizations face and help them to select a flexible storage platform that will adapt to changing business and application requirements while minimizing risks and reducing management complexity.
Managing expectations before, during and after the adoption of visualization software is crucial. Users should know what the rollout process will look like and how it will take place, and have clear goals for using the tool. Make sure that the desired outcome isn’t just look-and-feel. Creating beautiful charts and graphs is not a substitute for practical business decisions.
Don't miss EMA VP of Research, Dennis Drogseth, and BMC Software Product Marketing Manager, Criss Scruggs discuss the key components in successful ITAM business cases and how to lay the foundation for a successful outcome and ensure project approval.
As renowned cost accounting professor Chuck Horngren
notes, corporate finance executives can deliver the greatest
value by establishing the sturdiest foundation of timely, reliable
and relevant facts. This analytical platform ultimately enables
their organization’s most important measures – including
revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as
measured by EBITDA – to outpace the financial outcomes of
the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness
Dr. Scott Boden, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, has a deep understanding of what it takes to run a successful medical practice that provides optimal patient care in today’s complex health care environment. A lauded physician and researcher–he discovered a gene that triggers human bone growth–Dr.Boden gained this insight while treating thousands of patients each year.
Creating a highly efficient, consistent, and cost-effective way to evaluate and treat patients is, according to Dr. Boden, central to success. He also places a high priority on gathering comprehensive data on patient outcomes, while easing the burden of medical documentation.
Today, as customers increasingly turn to digital channels to research products, shop, and purchase — and as employees arrive in the workplace conditioned by engaging consumer Web, mobile, and social experiences — organizations can't afford to be left behind because of legacy investments. Customers and employees alike expect an exceptional digital experience. The good news, as our TCO study shows, is that most organizations can justify the cost of IBM's Exceptional Digital Experience solutions based on quantifiable hard dollar savings within a relatively short period of time. Read this IDC Report to learn more about IBM's Exceptional Digital Experience Solutions
If you don’t know where you are, you don’t have much hope of arriving at your planned destination. C-suite executives and senior management understand this only too well when they tackle their number one problem: executing on strategy. In this executive brief, Harvard Professor Robert Kaplan explains the importance of linking operations and day-to-day projects to strategic objectives. He introduces tools to help you measure strategic outcomes, take close control of strategic progress, minimize risk, and maximize growth.
Organizations with a strategy execution system are three times more likely to achieve success. Fortunately there are ways to improve your chance of producing relevant, executable strategy. In this executive brief, Harvard Professor Robert Kaplan provides practical advice on how to define strategic outcomes, measure your projects’ strategic success, and bind execution to strategy. He discusses project and portfolio management tools that can reach across the entire organization, capturing data on projects’ content, objectives, performance, and spending.
When driving any major change within an organization, strategy and execution are intrinsic to a project’s success. Nevertheless, closing the gap between strategy and execution remains a challenge for many organizations, as explored in a recent Process Excellence Network report: “Shift Business Excellence Into High Gear: Drive Strategic Performance Through Process
Excellence.” Companies tend to focus more on execution than strategy for quick results, instead of taking the time needed to understand the parts that make up the whole, so the right execution plan can be put in place to deliver the best outcomes.
A large part of closing this gap is understanding that business operations don’t fit neatly within the traditional organizational hierarchy. Business processes are often messy, collaborative
efforts that span people, departments and systems, making them difficult to manage within a hierarchical structure. Business process management (BPM) helps by redefining an
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 31, 2016
In today’s economy, companies that stay in place fall behind. Businesses that fail to decrease their dependence on legacy infrastructure risk stagnation and losing ground to competitors. Thankfully, advances in virtualization and emerging cloud technologies can deliver the agility that today’s IT organizations need to compete, but only if selected and deployed wisely. Learn how you can extend your existing virtualization environment into the cloud to maximize the benefits of both, and get some advice on how to get started in paving the way toward an effective and efficient outcome.
This demo is from the IBM Connect 2014 Opening General Session. It highlights how a fictional company, Greenwell Financial, used IBM's Digital Experience platform to create market-leading customer experiences. The demo highlights new features coming in the platform, such as renditions, plus new integrations, such as with Brightcove, IBM Interact, and IBM Tealeaf.
To understand why customers make the purchase choices they do, it may be helpful to look rigorously at all the moments that have an influence on their final actions.
This reasoning is the basis of concepts variously called “purchase funnel,” or the “path to purchase” or “moments of truth” by product marketers. It implies a rather linear progression from general awareness to preference to decision to acquisition of a specific product.
The end game is customer success. It’s what we all want to happen. Along the way we’ll do our best to illuminate:
• How did the customer arrive at the best possible purchase outcome?
• What decision moments can the retailer influence along the way?
• What tools can the retailer use exert these influences?
• What actions can the retailer take to bring them there?
There is a lot of discussion in the press about Big Data. Big Data is traditionally defined in terms of the three V’s of Volume, Velocity, and Variety. In other words, Big Data is often characterized as high-volume, streaming, and including semi-structured and unstructured formats.
Healthcare organizations have produced enormous volumes of unstructured data, such as the notes by physicians and nurses in electronic medical records (EMRs). In addition, healthcare organizations produce streaming data, such as from patient monitoring devices. Now, thanks to emerging technologies such as
Hadoop and streams, healthcare organizations are in a position to harness this Big Data to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. However, this Big Data has profound implications from an Information Governance perspective. In this white paper, we discuss Big Data Governance from the standpoint of three case studies.
Big data analytics offer organizations an unprecedented opportunity to derive new business insights and drive smarter decisions. The outcome of any big data analytics project, however, is only as good as the quality of the data being used. Although organizations may have their structured data under fairly good control, this is often not the case with the unstructured content that accounts for the vast majority of enterprise information. Good information governance is essential to the success of big data analytics projects. Good information governance also pays big dividends by reducing the costs and risks associated with the management of unstructured information. This paper explores the link between good information governance and the outcomes of big data analytics projects and takes a look at IBM's StoredIQ solution.
"Reshaping trading partner communities with growth, agility and scalability
View this ebook to learn how leading organizations are managing, deploying, designing or planning cloud-based B2B integration alternatives to future-proof their B2B trading operations. Discover the benefits that clients of IBM B2B Cloud Services cite, including:
- Reduced risk and total cost of ownership (TCO) in B2B integration
- Enhanced visibility and control over business processes shared with partners
- Faster partner onboarding and faster, more reliable data exchange
- Greater collaboration across IT, business managers and external partners"
"Read this white paper for an overview of the B2B integration landscape—challenges, opportunities and leading strategies—and a summary of the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM cloud to:
- Reduce TCO and internal resource requirements
- Increase profitability and competitive differentiation
- Accelerate B2B collaboration to achieve a competitive advantage"