Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Feb 04, 2012
SMBs are making virtualization one of the hottest trends in IT. The reasons? Virtualization reduces the cost and complexity of technology, frees up time to make their businesses more responsive and improves their ability to rebound from disasters.
This installment is on hiring and onboarding challenges, focusing on how talent intelligence helps business leaders to find better candidates faster; make better build, buy, or rent decisions; decrease new hire time-to-proficiency; and decrease the number of new hires who quickly leave.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 29, 2011
Performance plays a vital role in the success of your online applications and web-based content - whether you are processing millions of transactions, delivering business-critical software or servicing a massive gaming community. Research shows that even one second of delay on a typical website can result in 7% fewer customer conversions. For many businesses, that means lost revenue and damage to their brand. As cloud is becoming an increasingly viable infrastructure choice for enterprise applications, it is essential to select a high-performance cloud service that will support the best possible experience for your end users.
Determining the right cloud solution for your needs also necessitates thorough analysis of the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. In this webcast, thought leaders from Gartner and Internap outline the performance factors that affect your cloud decision-making process and discuss how to optimize your IT Infrastructure to create satisfied end users.
This Aberdeen report demonstrates how highly effective financial planning, budgeting and forecasting enables good decision making, even in periods of major change.
Dynamic financial planning enabled through five key elements -- process, organisation, knowledge management, technology and performance enhancement -- can give business leaders the tools to take prompt action and emerge even stronger.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 13, 2011
Today's IT departments must be true business partners, actively engaged in serving internal and external customers, and aligned with company goals. IT leaders discuss how educating and training IT professionals for leadership leads to high-performance, business-savvy tech teams.
This solution brief explains the key business and technical differentiators that have made StoreOnce one of the leaders in the de-duplication market and helped organizations generate impressive total cost of ownership (TCO) metrics.
This paper reveals a direct link between cloud computing and business agility-how business outcomes are associated with agility, the role of IT for agile companies and the importance of cloud computing to business leaders.
Accenture's Jeanne G. Harris and Allan E. Alter take a look at how companies are taking advantage of this technology, and provide specific steps business decision makers, IT leaders and governments must take to move forward.
With this book, you find out how a unified CCR process gives leaders timely and accurate insights to make smarter decisions. You also discover features of the ideal CCR solution and learn what to look for in the selection process. And, you come to understand the close/consolidate/report process and how integrated CCR solutions enhance internal controls and provide better insight into business performance. Find out how a unified CCR process gives leaders timely and accurate insights to make smarter decisions. Download this book to discover features of ideal CCR solution and learn what to consider in the selection process.
To realize a competitive advantage, small-business leaders must address five common obstacles: inefficient operations, inability to support rapid growth or new markets, disjointed business processes, lack of visibility into daily operations, and limited resources. Overcoming each of these challenges gives you the power to generate valuable insights into your business, operate more efficiently, and gain the flexibility to maximize your competitive advantage.
Now more than ever, organizations must integrate talent issues into the strategic business planning process. With a clear understanding of the needs of the company, business leaders can use the principles of talent management to address capability gaps as part of their overall
management processes. This new focus on "The Business of Talent."
Seven Steps for Effective Leadership Development: Only 36 percent of organizations have formal programs to immediately fill leadership positions. Developing effective leadership using talent management at all levels across the organization can return significant business value. Leadership development begins with alignment to company strategy and follows seven steps to success.
Ambrose Co-CEO, Greg Slamowitz provides a comprehensive explanation of challenges in the health care system and the recent health care reform legislation. The presentation focuses on the topics that matter most to small business leaders: reasons for change, mandates for individual and employer coverage, tax implications and more.