With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
You understand the value Microsoft Exchange Server can bring to your company but the internal deployment delays, administrative complexity and cost of Exchange just isn't practical. Business and technical executives strive to find time to focus on running their business and avoid the distractions of managing a 24X7 application such as Exchange. The time and expense of running a Microsoft Exchange Server in-house may simply be too much for a company your size.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Everything you need to know about how to make Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) work at your company.
Learn how to:
• Manage like top execs from Salesforce and LinkedIn
• Align OKRs with your vision
• Create inspiring objectives
• Build a holistic performance management practice
Learn best practices for choosing performance management software and advice for getting everyone at your company excited for this critical piece of HR Tech:
• How to identify HR pain points
• A list of sample questions for your Needs Assessment
• Conducting your due diligence
• A framework to analyze HR solution options
• Six steps to gain executive buy-in
The best practices for managing employees evolves at a break-neck pace. In 2019, the key distinction for performance management strategies is to focus on the whole employee. This ranges from physical, emotional, and mental well-being to facilitating their personal and professional development. To help you gain a deeper understanding of new trends, we assembled this list of top trends to help you create or refine your employee performance management strategy this year, including:
• Developing trust with your employees
• The value of people analytics
• Individualized support
• Learning & development
• Diversity & inclusion
Take off with OKRs!
How do monumental feats of achievement like landing on the moon occur? We believe the key is marrying inspiration with the right strategy. The journey to the moon required countless teams planning and executing their contributions, all while measuring progress along the way.
Your team also has the power to make the seemingly impossible happen with a process called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Whatever your version of landing on the moon, this book is designed to help you get there.
It’s a resource for managers at all levels to implement the company-wide objectives established by leadership. We’ve included details for working with every employee so that they have measurable objectives that impact the entire company each quarter of the year.
The most effective practices that support employees and improve morale.
When people become overly-stressed, their work will suffer, they will disengage, and your turnover rate could go through the roof.
As a manager, it's your job to hire people of good character and to create a space where they can feel confident in how they show up and perform their work.
Download this quick guide on how to improve morale with your team or company
With close to 40 million smartphone owners and more than 3 billion applications downloaded, the potential of smartphone applications as brand builders and money makers is real! 2ergo's experienced team serves as the first choice for leading brands looking to launch smartphone applications, and we are ideally positioned to help you integrate mobile applications as part of your overall digital marketing strategy.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
Combining the right people, hardware, and
software to ensure quality everywhere
Quality and reliability matter more than ever. In today’s
hypercompetitive environment, companies can’t afford to lag
behind when it comes to the quality of their products. And
management can’t lag behind when it comes to adopting new
tools and technologies to ensure quality everywhere.
Over the past two decades, 3D scanning has become a crucial
tool in many manufacturers’ measurement and inspection
arsenals. It’s an effective metrology technique that is trusted
for its accuracy, reliability, speed, and ease of use. Its noncontact nature and exceptional flexibility make it ideal for
measuring a wide range of parts in a wide range of places.
An effective approach to 3D scanning requires matching the
right people with the right hardware and the right software
to best meet your company’s measurement needs.
This eBook will help you determine if 3D scanning is right
for your inspection needs, and if it is, how b
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit sind wichtiger denn je. Angesichts der allgegenwärtigen Konkurrenzsituation können es sich Unternehmen nicht leisten, bei der Qualität ihrer Produkte Abstriche zu machen. Und das Management darf nicht zögern, stets die neuesten Werkzeuge und Technologien einzusetzen, um jederzeit höchste Qualität sicherzustellen.
Das vorliegende E-Book hilft Ihnen dabei, festzustellen, ob 3D-Scannen für Ihre Prüfanforderungen geeignet ist. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie Sie die Technologie in Ihrem Unternehmen optimal einsetzen können.
Published By: 4Retail
Published Date: Nov 19, 2009
If you find yourself under the burden of mass emails and wasting valuable time sifting through volumes of unnecessary information, read on to find out why you are not alone and how you can change your working practices by looking to alternative ways of communicating.
Published By: 4Retail
Published Date: Mar 24, 2010
This white paper aims to identify why there is a need for a new technology and how this solution can improve communication, enhance collaboration and reduce the lead time of the design to delivery cycle.
5000fish, Inc., a cutting-edge provider of Business Intelligence software, aims to guide organizations on how they can manage their spreadsheet usage by presenting the benefits and risks of managing their business analytics using only spreadsheets.
During this podcast, you’ll hear from Thomas Koulopoulos, founder of Delphi Group, managing director of Perot Systems Innovation Labs, and author of Smartsourcing. A widely recognized authority on IT, innovation and the globalization of business, Tom was named one of the industry’s six most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine.
Jake Sorofman, Vice President of Marketing for 6th Sense Analytics interviews Rusty Weston, editor in chief of CMP Media’s Global Services magazine, a premier publication focusing on the trends of off-shoring and outsourcing. The discussion focuses on the trend of globally distributed software development.
This whitepaper outlines a way for organizations to build a modern framework for managing distributed teams that overcomes the structural challenges of working across far-flung locations, and ensures projects come in as expected—on time, on budget and on target with business goals. This framework reuses your existing development infrastructure to restore visibility and empowered decision making within your globally distributed software development projects.
Software development projects have a long and storied history of failure. In fact, 82% of projects today run late, while errors cost 80% of the average project budget to fix (The Standish Group). Certainly no other business process today is allowed to endure this sort of failure. But software development is often left to chance, despite the significant cost and importance of the process.
Doug Gold, chief financial officer of CoreObjects, a Los Angeles-based product development company with multiple locations across India, talks about how his company is overcoming the challenges of visibility and control within distributed software development projects.
Offshore development has been embraced by the vast majority of commercial software vendors and enterprise application development groups. Why? Because a world flattened by globalization makes it possible to improve competitiveness by taking advantage of the easy exchange of low-cost, high-quality technical skills.
Add spyware to the list of urgent security concerns. With resources already stretched thin in fighting viruses and stopping spam, companies now also have to defend against a threat that strikes silently and does much of its damage before it’s even detected.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 17, 2016
Effective quality management lets you improve the performance of contact center agents—and deliver the customer experience your business expects. The ICMI Tool Kit: Quality Management in the Contact Center provides valuable tips you can apply to start improving your contact center operations today.
Developed by International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), a leader in contact center training and consulting, the tool kit lays out the foundations of an effective quality management program and offers a step-by-step approach to creating an effective program. Then it provides details to help you:
• Perform effective coaching using the SAFE coaching framework
• Calculate the ROI of your training and coaching investments
• Developing a peer mentor program