We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years.
This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity.
There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive.
Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual emplo
One of the biggest changes facing organizations making purchasing and deployment decisions about
analytic databases — including relational data warehouses — is whether to opt for a cloud solution. A
couple of years ago, only a few organizations selected such cloud analytic databases. Today,
according to a 2016 IDC survey, 56% of large and midsize organizations in the United States have at
least one data warehouse or mart deploying in the cloud.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
To remain competitive in an increasingly customer-centric world, mid-sized organizations are undergoing digital transformations of their contact centres. IDC surveyed companies in 27 countries globally, including companies from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), to examine the current market dynamics of cloud-enabled customer service environments. Eighty-five percent of the respondents fell within the small to mid-sized category with contact centres with 300 seats or fewer.
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Nearly 65% of respondents in EMEA already use or are in the process of implementing cloud-based contact centre solutions
Only 13% of respondents in EMEA indicated that they currently are using a public cloud environment, the lowest among all geographies worldwide
Drivers, benefits and challenges for adopting cloud contact centre technology
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Nov 23, 2010
Does social media marketing really work? How do you separate fact from fiction as you navigate your way through the buzz about "going viral"? Amidst the chatter about Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, and Linked In-what will really get your business ahead? Tune in to find out as Oneupweb CEO Lisa Wehr and Social Media Director, Maureen Michaels team up to unveil the truth.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
What do HPE’s Flexible Capacity and a kitten-penguin have in common? They’re both hybrids, but only one is available for your IT infrastructure. Flexible Capacity lets you have it all—the scalability of the cloud and the control of on-premise infrastructure.
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Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Nov 09, 2018
Met één laptop die elke minuut wordt gestolen, hoe breng je de veiligheidsdreiging in evenwicht met de stijgende behoefte aan mobiliteit van medewerkers en verbeterde productiviteit? Met ThinkPad, aangedreven door Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processors, profiteert u van Lenovo's 360-benadering van beveiliging. Plus de duurzaamheid om uw gebruikers in elke fase van hun werkdag in beweging te houden en productief te houden.
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3rd party guide to evaluating all-flash storage arrays. DCIG researched the features of more than 80 all-flash arrays for its Storage Array Body of Research. Recognizing that there are multiple market segments for these products, DCIG grouped the products into midmarket, small and midsize enterprise, and enterprise classifications.This guide includes the products that ranked Recommended, Excellent or Good among the enterprise grouping of arrays.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 15, 2017
A new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services global study of more than 300 midsize to large enterprises finds that many executives believe current collaboration tools fall short on supporting the depth, pace, and style of teamwork now required to keep up with today’s most important business imperatives.
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
The widespread use of mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — provides anytime, anywhere computing and communications resources for individuals worldwide. Both smartphones and tablets have made the transition from a personal resource, acquired and supported by consumers, to a professional resource, provided and supported by employers. For midsize firms around the world, those with 100–999 employees, mobile resources play a key role in improving workplace productivity as well as allowing greater flexibility in how and where work is done.
New collaboration resources also allow staff in different locations to work together as efficiently and effectively as staff in the same office. The challenge for IT management is how best to coordinate the different collaborative and mobile resources and provide secure management of mobile devices and collaboration tools while enhancing workforce agility and productivity.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
The IDPA DP4400 provides modern and powerful data protection for midsize organizations allowing companies to leverage the benefits of the cloud within their existing environments. The DP4400 can help transform your environment for the future, laying the technical foundation for the data center while modernizing your data protection for the cloud.
When it comes to effectively and efficiently protecting growing volumes of data, midsized organizations face unique
challenges. That is because they live in a world of constraints that are both operational and budgetary in nature. Cloud
disaster recovery offers new options for these organizations—they can optimize their data protection economics by
integrating on-premises protection solutions with cloud-based backup and recovery methods. Dell EMC’s cloud-ready
solutions, particularly its Integrated Data Protection Appliances with native cloud extension capabilities, along with its Data
Protection Software working in conjunction with its Data Domain backup storage appliances, provide cloud disaster
recovery with flexible features. These solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide midsized organizations with
clear economic and operational benefits.
When IT decision makers at midsized organizations are assessing the modern data protection options available to them, five key questions can help them uncover the technologies that might be most appropriate. The questions center on:
What does the organization need to protect?
What kinds of recoverability should it plan for?
How can it reduce its costs?
How long does it need to keep its data?
Which cloud method or approach is best for the organization?
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If you’re a small-to-midsized business (SMB), you know that you’re operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment. Customers want their demands met instantly, and increasing competition multiplies the pressure you’re under. If you can’t deliver, you can be sure somebody else will.
Fortunately, the technology landscape is changing the way you do business. Mobility, social media, and Big Data are leveling the playing field and making it possible for companies like yours to access more sophisticated technology, reach bigger audiences, target their messages, and innovate in their offerings. Yet nothing has changed the landscape so much as the cloud.
In midsize and large organizations, critical business processing continues to depend on relational databases including Microsoft® SQL Server. While new tools like Hadoop help businesses analyze oceans of Big Data, conventional relational-database management systems (RDBMS) remain the backbone for online transaction processing (OLTP), online analytic processing (OLAP), and mixed OLTP/OLAP workloads.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these advanced technologies will require a transformation in the capacities, functions and methods of IT.
IT complexity leads to wasted effort, time, or expense. Drive up productivity with HP ProLiant Gen9 servers for small and midsize businesses to simplify your infrastructure, resulting in better performance and scalability with easier management.
Productivity gains are related to the rapid adoption and optimization of applications and software. HP helps small and midsize businesses increase the productivity of their application investments through the use of the HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.