Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In nearly all midmarket businesses, staff costs are the single biggest expense – meaning that productivity gains have a substantial and lasting impact on the bottom line. This Proaction Series report, commissioned by Dell, discusses technologies that deliver the fastest, clearest productivity benefits to midmarket businesses and will address:
- What midmarket firms are looking to accomplish
- Why they would invest in IT solutions to achieve success in this area
- Required IT solutions to support process evolution
Download this report for more information.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
.As midmarket companies pursue business growth, they must deliver differentiated products and experiences without compromising business or customer data. Crucial to this is having the most up-to date IT infrastructure to support the scale and complexity of a changing application landscape. Midmarket businesses (MBs) must modernize their data centers refreshing server infrastructure and automating their IT management processes. Those that do will propel business innovation and deliver superior customer experiences with secure, fast, and reliable business technology.
Download this paper, commissioned by Dell, to learn more.
Basic diagramming tools allow business users to define an initial business process and provide a good path to getting your processes off of sticky notes and into a digital format. However, if company-wide collaboration, real-time change management and integration with automation tools are important to you, a dedicated process modeling tool may be your better choice.
To become more effective, enterprises must fast-track projects to digitally connect their organizations. Building value and providing compelling customer experiences at lower cost requires more than a quick technology fix; it demands a business and technological commitment to a new target operating model (TOM). This operating model should offer a way of running the organization that combines digital technologies and operational capabilities to achieve improvements in revenue, customer experience and cost. Enabling digital capabilities via the TOM is an ongoing process that requires DevOps skills and agile development techniques. This is easier to achieve with partners that have the requisite capabilities to help with the creation of new digital assets
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices producing 600Zb of data, driving enterprises to assess their IT infrastructures to keep pace with unprecedented data processing demands. Is your business ready to handle this data explosion?
In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear Tim Parker, Vice President of Network Services at Flexential, and Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst of Data Center Services at 451 Research, discuss the evolution of data – and how enterprises are processing and creating it. Download now to hear Parker and Matsumoto examine how edge computing solutions are meeting the latency demands of an increasingly digitized world.
Digital transformation will fail without a commitment to automation - what AHEAD
refers to as Relentless Automation. With the advent of public cloud and all of
its promise, along with the ripple effect from the DevOps mantra of “automate
everywhere”, technology teams must spin up new infrastructure, maintain
configurations, and set up and tear down environments much faster than ever before.
Of course, no one should automate for the sake of automating, or to simply be ahead of the curve. But while not every
activity warrants automation - whether due to the complexity and nuance of the task, or its infrequent occurrence - Relentless
Automation means identifying those tasks and processes where the benefits of automation outweigh both its upfront and
Thankfully, the business benefits of standardizing and automating IT work are easy to spot:
> Freeing up staff for higher value work
> Reduction in errors and process variability
> More auditability and accountability, helping
Digital Requires a New Level of
Insight and Control
Digital strategies have caused business
executives to intensify their scrutiny of how
technology affects bottom line performance.
With a growing emphasis on differentiating
the customer experience in highly competitive
markets, these executives want to understand
how their IT systems affect everything from brand
perception to customer acquisition and loyalty.
3 | A Guide to Intelligent Operations
Meanwhile, those same demanding business leaders lack
appreciation and patience for the complexity of today’s digital
technology environment. While applications and user experiences
are simpler and more intuitive, the backend processing, application
interdependencies, and underlying infrastructure are more complex
than ever, even in light of the benefits of abstraction, virtualization,
and cloud computing (see Figure 1.)
While CIOs have long been expected to improve stability and uptime
- and done a pretty good job of it - the stakes are much
Your business partners need IT to deliver innovation and agility, but traditional budgeting processes struggle to do either. Interested in adopting a zero-based budgeting approach to your organization? Download this eBook to learn:
- The limitations of traditional budgeting vs. zero-based budgeting
- How to benchmark your budgets against business outcomes
- Five myths about zero-based budgeting and why they are wrong
- How to confidently build zero-based budgets with the right tool
In this brief, we’ll share peer-tested best practices for building and managing a strategic plan that elevates IT from a cost-center into an innovation-driver.
Download the business brief to learn:
- 10 essential KPIs for your IT strategic plan
- The benefits of using these specific KPIs in your strategic planning process
- How to eliminate the disconnect between IT strategy and execution
- Best practices to drive strategic alignment across IT & finance
Published By: Procore
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
Download Your Copy: How We Build Now - Tracking Technology in Construction 2019
The Australian construction industry is undergoing a technical transformation and we’ve taken a snapshot of this dynamic and interesting space - examining how construction companies are adopting technologies and implementing new tech-enabled processes.
Our inaugural report How We Build Now - Tracking Technology in Construction 2019 examines and tracks key elements in this fast-paced, tech-driven transition. It covers 4 main areas:
Taking the Pulse: People and skills development
Pick and Mixing: Technology adoption and future proofing
Forging Ahead: Processes and implementation
The Spirit Level: Business outlooks across industry sectors
The new findings provide insight and ideas about technology adoption and how new technologies are influencing modern construction company processes.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Jan 06, 2009
This guide offers insight into the WCM technology choices available today, discusses some of the requirements both IT and business users should consider when selecting a WCM solution, and includes advice for ensuring a successful evaluation process.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
As you know, HR plays a critical role in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining
the lifeblood of your business: people. But despite HR’s strategic role, it has
traditionally lagged behind other departments in terms of adopting user-friendly,
employee-focused technology investments. Legacy tools and reams of paper
are still often used to prepare, sign, act upon, and manage the overwhelming
document load, from recruitment and onboarding to performance management
The combination of outdated processes and additional
paperwork limits HR staff’s ability to do their most important job: hire and support
That’s changing as HR turns to the cloud to digitize the agreement process.
According to a 2018 PwC survey of HR executives, 75 percent of respondents
said that they’ve moved at least one HR process to the cloud, while 40 percent
have core systems (talent and acquisition management and HR information
systems, for example) in the cloud.2
And those efforts are
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
The spatial analytics features of the SAP HANA platform can help you supercharge your business with location-specific data. By analyzing geospatial information, much of which is already present in your enterprise data, SAP HANA helps you pinpoint events, resolve boundaries locate customers and visualize routing. Spatial processing functionality is standard with your full-use SAP HANA licenses.
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.