Virtualization is rapidly changing the way business IT operates, from small local businesses to multinational corporations. If you are reading this, chances are good that your company is already taking advantage of virtualization’s benefits.
Virtualization means that a single underlying piece of hardware, such as a server, runs multiple guest operating systems to create virtual machines, or VMs, with each of them being oblivious to the others. An administrative application, such as VMware, manages the sharing process, allocating hardware resources, memory, and CPU time to each VM as needed. And all applications look at this software construct exactly as if it were a real, physical server — even the VM thinks it’s a real server!
Virtualization makes good financial sense. It enables a single server to offer multiple capabilities that otherwise would require separate servers. It includes native high availability features, so you don’t have to use any more complex clustering tools. This ab
For restaurants with hourly employees, time and attendance is a critical part of workforce management. Everybody clocks in and clocks out, but that’s just one small piece of the puzzle when it comes to juggling schedules and keeping the business running smoothly.
If it’s been a while since you upgraded your time and attendance software, you may be working a lot harder than you need to be. This ebook will show you how having the right time and attendance solution can simplify your management and make all the difference in how your business operates.
If you aren’t tapping into social selling, you’re missing out. Customers want to be treated like individuals, not psychographic profiles. The more connected you are to today’s social and mobile customer, the better chance you have of establishing trust and having an honest dialogue. Social doesn’t replace email. Cold calls aren’t dead. These tactics all have their time and place, but social represents the most exciting channel that sales has had in a long time to stay connected and informed.
This research paper argues that it is up to the CFO to work with IT to modernize the business before it is too late. Enterprises need greater transparency into the streams of data illuminating market opportunities and market risks. They need systems that scale in step with the organization’s growth and technologies assisting a more intimate customer relationship. This paper highlights five reasons why the CFO must lead the charge to modernize their organizations now—or risk being outrun by the competition.
Download this white paper on how cloud ERP can help IT meet rapidly evolving business needs. Discover the core characteristics of the modern enterprise, and the new ERP strategies adopted by rapidly growing enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe to support their growth.
Download this white paper to find out about the 7 key impediments that limit strategic visibility and how to remove these obstacles to make informed, insightful and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.
In this paper, we consider the distinct financial and operational challenges that businesses face when launching international operations, and examine the value that global, real-time financial reporting and consolidation solutions can deliver. We discuss the criteria that companies should use to evaluate solutions.
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
Measurable business results-that's what drives companies to partner with SuccessFactors. But each customer has a unique story to tell about their path to success. In this complimentary booklet, 28 SuccessFactors customers-large to small, in a variety of industries, and from around the globe-share their processes and results.
With quotes, facts, and figures, the booklet shows business execution in action, with SuccessFactors BizX Suite. Find out how real customers moved beyond automating HR processes to actually aligning, optimizing, and accelerating workforce productivity in a way that drives measurable business results. With approximately 3,500 customers and 15 million subscription seats globally, many of the best names in the world rely on SuccessFactors software to deliver workforce performance that is second to none.
Will their path to success help guide yours? Download the booklet today and find out.
De la gestion de la relation client (CRM) à la planification des ressources d'entreprise (ERP), de la gestion de la chaîne logistique aux aspects décisionnels et à la création de rapports, Microsoft Dynamics vous offre la solution métier idéale.
As small businesses grow, many reach a point when their computing systems falter. A company with only a handful of employees can usually get by with disconnected computers and software packages. But as you add desktops, laptops and other devices to support an increasing headcount, the system can become so cumbersome that productivity and customer service start to suffer.
Big-box retailers often have the resources, product variety, and name recognition to get ahead of smaller competitors. However, small and midsize businesses are able to crush the big-box stores where it matters most—the customer experience.
Whether by design, geography, or as a matter of principle, small and midsize retailers are closer to their customers and are able to engage them on a level that big-box stores simply cannot. This closeness—combined with the right retail management system—allows smaller business to deliver a superior shopping experience with:
• Special orders
• Predictive inventory analysis
• Digital, mobile channels and device integration
This white paper—written by Innovative Retail Technologies and sponsored by Epicor—explains how the right software solution leads to a more agile retail strategy, which then leads to a better experience for your customers.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to fuel demand for customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and more software firms are stepping up to offer appropriate technologies. SMBs, defined as companies with 1,000 or fewer employees, are searching for CRM solutions that will allow them to satisfy customers, control costs, and comply with various government regulations. But when choosing CRM software, it’s important to keep in mind that the needs of small and medium businesses aren’t always the same.
Small- or medium-sized businesses run on hard work, dedication and loyal customers. But size shouldn’t exclude SMBs from using the proper security technology to protect online customer identities.
That’s why Entrust offers nine simple tips to improve security for SMBs and end-customers alike. From basic techniques like updating software to more advanced authentication strategies, this guide ensure your business is establishing the proper security foundation in today’s hyper-connected world.
Quest Workspacetm Help Desk is a robust help desk solution for small to medium-sized businesses with complex network environments. It provides a powerful combination of management features integrated with a best-of-breed IT help desk platform. Use the help desk software to manage the ticket system workflows, dashboards, reporting and end-user self-service portals. Use the embedded management features within the help desk platform to proactively manage network events, desktops, servers and applications as well as resolve issues faster and more effectively.
This white paper examines how small and medium sized business can grow their businesses by streamlining their processes, creating employee empowerment, reducing IT costs, increasing productivity and improving their customers experience by implementing an integrated, real-time software solution.
After maxing out on Quickbooks, Gunther Gifts needed a software solution that could support their growth and enable complete integration across inventory, accounting, purchasing and sales. Download this paper to read about their results.
Tools for extracting actionable insights from growing mounds of data are becoming smarter and easier to use.
Organizations are awash in data generated by customers, supply chain partners and numerous other humanand machine-based sources. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) starting to churn out even more data, many enterprises are considering how to transform their growing stores of raw information into actionable insights.
Business intelligence (BI) and data analytics were once mostly limited to large enterprises, but 85 percent of small and midsize businesses have expressed interest in these solutions, according Gartner subsidiary Software Advice. Further, Accuray Research reports that the global business intelligence and analytics software market is poised to grow swiftly in the coming years to approximately $24 billion by 2020.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email has become something of a critical utility, much like the electricity that powers our offices: it must be available 24 hours a day, it must provide reliable performance, and its cost must be reasonable. However, unlike electrical systems (at least from the user’s perspective), email systems require significant amounts of labor to manage well. Email systems must periodically be upgraded. New hardware must be introduced as organizations migrate to new systems. Security must be maintained and upgraded to protect the system from intrusions. Additional hardware must be deployed to protect against outages that could seriously harm user productivity. Plus, unexpected events, such as spam storms or natural disasters can drive up costs substantially in ways that were not anticipated.
IBM is too big for my business. Intuit is too small. IBM is too expensive. Quickbooks isn't secure enough. We've all heard these statements and others like them-and you probably thought they were true. Here, we unravel the truth about what it's really like to do business with IBM and Intuit and help to make your decision about switching business software easier.
Published By: Arcserve
Published Date: Jun 11, 2014
Many small and midsized businesses are at a crossroads when it comes to selecting the right backup solution to protect their environments. Many now have a mix of physical and virtual servers to protect and when they try to use their existing backup software to protect it or, alternatively, search for new backup software that better matches their new infrastructure demands they often encounter several issues. Download to learn more!
Small business success starts with a solid email foundation. If you're a small business with limited resources, you need an email partner you can trust! See how ExactTarget can help your small business make a huge impact, starting with the same email marketing software that brands like Microsoft and Expedia use.