Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Under the leadership of Stephen Arndt, consulting CIO, Medicalodges – a Kansas-based post-acute healthcare company – was looking to transition away from maintaining its own hardware on premises and needed a partner to help its small IT team maintain and monitor its data center infrastructure. As a healthcare services provider, Medicalodges is subject to HIPAA regulation. In order to maintain compliance, the company required a solution with inherent business continuity and redundancy.
Participation in social media has become a necessity. Done properly, social media can deliver new users, drive revenue and increase engagement. DML has asked its partners to share their approach to social media from a strategic standpoint and the day-to-day mechanics of managing their social presence.
Why Read This Report
In Forrester’s evaluation of the emerging market for
enterprise container platform (ECP) software suites,
we identified the eight most significant providers in
the category — Docker, IBM, Mesosphere, Pivotal,
Platform9, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and SUSE —
and evaluated them. This report details our findings
about how well each vendor scored against 10
criteria and where they stand in relation to each
other. Enterprise architects can use this review to
select the right partner for their enterprise container
Published By: DocStar
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
World-class AP departments know something you don’t know, but we’re going to let you in on
Ardent Partners conducted an independent research study in order to gain a comprehensive,
industry-wide view of accounts payable (AP). The study draws on the experience of over 200
AP professionals and its findings reveal what Best-in-Class AP department are doing that make
them stand out from their peers.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
"Yesterday’s best legal departments managed risk and litigation in order to minimize exposure for their companies. Today’s best legal departments do this and more, partnering with the business to obtain key objectives. By using today’s leading technologies including DocuSign, legal departments can become fully digital, making the department a part of the company’s competitive advantage. Watch this on-demand webinar to hear how DocuSign can help “digitize” your legal department.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
On-Demand Webinar: Ardent Partners research, DocuSign, and a special guest from a major company’s procurement group discuss strategies and tools that modern CPOs and their procurement teams can adopt to become more agile, collaborative, and innovative throughout their supplier contract lifecycles.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Apr 12, 2017
In a 2015 survey of 318 procurement leaders, Ardent Partners research found that the majority still view the number one goals to be enhancing procurement's overall effectiveness and supplier influence in an organization. Download this research report to learn more about how you can utilize new technologies to reach optimal success.
"Today’s procurement leaders are using technology to achieve greater procedural and financial efficiencies, secure the best products and services, and improve vendor relationships. However with the lack of technology to boost efficiency and strengthen the partnership with vendors and employees, saving costs and speeding up procurement processes can be quite cumbersome.
Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. Download this best practices paper to learn the eight important ways that procurement teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations. "
Cloud investment continues to grow
over 20% annually as organizations are
looking for faster time to deployment,
scalability, reduced maintenance, and
lower cost. But there is one aspect
of cloud that consistently worries IT
and security professionals – how to
achieve high levels of security in the
cloud. As cloud adoption increases, the
fears of unauthorized access, stolen
identities, data and privacy loss, and
confidentiality and compliance issues
are rising right along with it.
This report has been produced by the
350,000 member Information Security
Community on LinkedIn in partnership
with Crowd Research Partners
to explore how organizations are
responding to the security threats in the
cloud and what tools and best practices
IT cybersecurity leaders are considering
in their move to the cloud.
The modern credit department is playing an expanded role in supporting sales and driving business growth. Traditionally, credit departments have focused on identifying potentially poor customers, thereby reducing losses and mitigating risks. Although this remains a critical function, credit departments also possess a wealth of data that can be mined to identify new business opportunities. With the help of new technologies, credit can work with sales departments by tapping into customer data and sharing insights for increasing sales. Download this white paper to learn more!
Companies are looking to their CFOs for strong leadership in developing corporate strategies and achieving growth. CFOs can meet these rising expectations by leveraging their knowledge of corporate data to extract valuable insights about customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders. Supported by analytics, CFOs can help their companies create a global, unified and clear view of their many relationships with customers and others to guide intelligent risk-taking and thoughtful investment—both necessary catalysts for growth. This capability will also enable the company, particularly its sales and marketing functions, to move faster and adapt more quickly to changing conditions. The 21st-century CFO is not only concerned with controlling costs and minimizing risk, but also with maximizing opportunities and generating growth. The right foundational technologies and organizational processes for data-driven decision making can help them achieve all of these strategic goals.
It is important to understand the different business situations where traditional predictive analytics can be best applied and where anticipatory analytics may be a more appropriate approach to solve the business problem. One is not necessarily superior to the other – it’s about which methodology is best utilized in solving the specific business problem. Conventional response modeling, revenue potential modeling, wallet share analysis, traditional risk scoring and other analytic practices will always be important tools for businesses far-and-wide, but as more companies focus on analytics to inform growth, they’ll have employ the right team and identify the right partners to work with in order to successfully leverage anticipatory analytics to gain a competitive advantage.
Looking forward, we anticipate anticipatory analytics playing an important role in your future. Download this white paper to learn more.
Long-term success in business has always been about more than just who you know and what you do. It’s dependent on what you do with your customers, prospects, suppliers and partners to help them succeed. How do you grow relationships with companies where your knowledge of their business is not fully understood, or limited at best? The answer: Data.
Navigating Uncertainty & Disruption in a Post-Brexit World
Risk management and finance professionals are navigating an unprecedented period of uncertainty. In a post-Brexit world, how can business leaders best navigate disruption?
Data has become the most valuable business commodity, but not all data is meaningful. Data that helps you uncover hidden associations with customers, partners and suppliers can be a true catalyst for business transformation and growth.
In this ebook, we have mapped out the crucial steps in the journey towards operationalizing relationship data to:
- Define Relationship Data
- Use relationship data to unlock new opportunities
- Apply relationship data across the organization to drive growth
Whether you’re serving customers, partners, or internal users through two data centers or twenty, you want all users to have the best experience. Global load balancing (GLB) is the effective management and balancing of the Internet traffic to and from your data centers and cloud service providers and has become critical to growing enterprise ecommerce revenue, serving customers and empowering employee productivity.
This whitepaper reviews three fundamental reasons to add IPM services to your performance management arsenal including:
• Performance management considerations for websites and cloud-based services
• The role APM and NPM solutions can play in optimizing code and enterprise IT infrastructure
• How complementary IPM services can help you make educated cloud and network service provider partnering decisions to improve user experiences, customer interactions, and business outcomes
We get it - all this talk about Internet infrastructure, cloud infrastructure optimization and Internet Performance can be overwhelming. To help untangle the “web” of confusion, we partnered with the pioneers of making the confusing simple, Wiley, to create the Internet Performance for Dummies guide.
New cloud-based Internet performance management (IPM) services are changing the way organizations monitor, control and optimize their online infrastructures. They fill the gap APM and NPM tools leave behind by providing valuable insights into the dynamics of the Internet so you can make better informed network planning and partnering decisions. The results, you deliver a consistent and reliable customer experience, protecting your brand and your revenue.
IPM offers unparalleled visibility across the Internet allowing you the ability to optimize infrastructure costs, mitigate risk, and protect your revenue. Unlike APM and NPM which only provide visibility into your applications or internal network respectively, IPM provides a complete end-to-end view of the public Internet so you can:
- Decide where to host content and applications for top performance
- Determine the impact website partners, such as cloud providers and ISPs, have on web responsiveness
- Identify optimal cloud hosts, NSPs, CDNs, and SaaS providers for Internet traffic, by region
- Monitor and measure service provider performance and SLA compliance
Download the newest TechTarget whitepaper and learn how to:
- Optimize infrastructure spend
- Overcome foundational business challenges
- Gain and retain new customers
- Increase brand loyalty and partner relations...and more