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Collaboration refers abstractly to all processes wherein people work together —applying both to the work of individuals as well as larger collectives and societies. As an intrinsic aspect of human society, the term is used in many varying contexts such as science, art, education, and business.
White Paper Published By: 123Together
Published Date: May 27, 2008
Email has become THE mission critical application for businesses large and small. As a growing business continually striving to increase productivity, collaboration and corporate success, you understand the important role that Microsoft Exchange Server plays in any profitable business. Small and mid-size businesses alike see the productivity benefits of utilizing an enterprise-class solution but since many do not have the financial or human resources to bring it in house, more and more of them are turning to a hosted solution.
If you think you know sales, you likely are bringing to this topic a history and track record that has served you well. This paper attempts to offer the cautionary warning that what has worked in your past may not serve your current sales reps as well today, and could actually hurt their performance. Sales 1.0 was about lone wolves, product superiority, proven skills and making the number.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Mar 11, 2008
More and more employees are working remotely or traveling around the world to meet with colleagues, customers and partners. Jobs are no longer tied to a specific physical location, and people have come to rely on devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptops to stay connected and productive.
Supply chain-centric organizations face unique challenges in today’s rapidly-changing marketplace. A variety of macro-industry factors, combined with the dynamic nature of their business, have made operations increasingly complex. As a result, there is an urgent need for tools that enable complete visibility into and enhanced management of inventory and related events and activities.
Today, as more and more organizations strive to improve productivity and profitability by dedicating the bulk of their resources to their core competencies, many of them are looking for efficient and cost-effective ways to outsource ancillary and support activities. Nowhere is this trend more prominent than among supply chain-centric organizations such as retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
Case Study Published By: GlobalSCAPE
Published Date: Jan 08, 2008
Patton Harris and Rust and Associates has 13 branches. Management and IT needed a way to help these offices work on projects together to optimize company resources. Using GlobalSCAPE WAFS gave PHR+A fast file access across branches using minimal system resources. No management is required as it operates in the background and real time byte level differencing not only reduces bandwidth usage and spikes but also the changes are sent as they happen – not when they are needed.
In the new global economy, a company’s competitive edge is intrinsically tied to the ability to quickly collaborate with co-workers, partners and customers. This is certainly evidenced in a recent survey in which the majority of respondents confirm that on-demand collaborative tools can accelerate business processes and help knowledge workers work better, faster and cheaper.
Businesses around the world are learning new ways to optimize their training efficiency using on-demand web services. These companies use WebEx Training Center to reach and train a constantly growing number of employees and customers around the globe. Using WebEx, businesses can now educate anywhere, any time, without boundaries.
Health services organizations around the world are discovering that they can optimize business strategies while protecting patient records. These companies use WebEx online applications to reach and support a growing number of employees and customers. They also follow HIPAA mandates using WebEx secure connections that encrypt all content. This content is never uploaded to any WebEx server, ensuring the highest level of data security and confidentiality.
Those businesses that have actively fostered deployment of e-learning into all points of the enterprise are now in the enviable position of experiencing geometrically increasing levels of operational and strategic efficiency. And those corporate learning officers and training managers that went through the arduous process of developing a business case in support of e-learning are now key strategic players in their organizations.
Enterprises around the world are discovering new ways to optimize business processes using on-demand web services. These businesses use WebEx online collaboration applications to reach, educate, and support a growing number of employees and customers. Companies can now collaborate anywhere, any time, without boundaries.
Through remote desktop sharing WebEx Support Center enables companies to manage and resolve remote support issues — whether they be external customer-driven or internal user-driven. Support personnel can initiate a session with a remote user by sending them an e-mail or providing a URL.Download this Paper to Learn More About a Support Center.
White Paper Published By: WebEx
Published Date: Dec 14, 2007
Despite the ease and enthusiasm with which knowledge workers have embraced Web collaboration, user-driven integration can only go so far. It is imperative that CIOs take control of their collaboration deployments now and weave collaboration solutions deep into the fabric of their business processes and enterprise software strategies.
The purpose of this document is to provide information on the data security features and functions available with WebEx Support Center Remote Support and inherent to the underlying WebEx communication infrastructure known as the WebEx MediaTone™ Network.
White Paper Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
Unlike email, instant messages (IMs) do not allow group communication; nor do they persist -- you can't hold on to them for as long as you wish. Persistent group chat, however, allows businesses to organize persistent dialogue around business-critical topics, and keep them for easy retrieval later.
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
White Paper Published By: Inovis
Published Date: Aug 06, 2007
No enterprise is an island. Goods and services flow in from suppliers. When you include suppliers of wares for raw material extractors, along with recyclers that turn consumer and commercial waste into new raw materials and finished goods, it is a supply chain with no beginning and no end.
In this white paper, we measure how end users of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications describe the impact of Microsoft and SAP applications on their business productivity. This research found that Microsoft Dynamics end users on average rated their experience with Microsoft applications more favorably than SAP users rated their experience with SAP.
Businesses don’t garner insights or make decisions. Businesses don’t close deals, invent new products, or find new efficiencies. People do. Companies excel when they empower their people to drive the business forward. But to see results, you also have to give your people the right tools, information, and opportunities—because success ultimately comes down to your people.
This paper walks you through the tools and technologies that enable service orientation. The purpose of this paper is to share with you the value of Real-World SOA and a few success stories from our customers who have taken on Real-World SOA projects to support their business vision.
This paper introduces various supply chain concepts and explains their importance. It describes initiatives being undertaken by the largest retailers and reviews what small and mid-size firms need to do to compete.
White Paper Published By: Cymfony
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
The Internet has become a hospitable environment for people looking to advance aggressive forms of criticism against corporations. The same social media technologies that strengthen your company’s relationship with consumers also make is easy for a single critic to mount an aggressive campaign against you. This whitepaper will present new research that reveals what drives this type of aggressive behavior.
Case Study Published By: Cymfony
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
This new study by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society analyzed corporate attacks against leading companies like Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, AOL, Genzyme and Lufthansa. This study establishes three profiles of corporate attacks and examines the unique behavior patterns and personal motivations behind each.
White Paper Published By: Cognos
Published Date: Jun 19, 2007
This paper looks at research into the link between visual perception and understanding, and translates the findings into practical techniques that you can use to communicate more clearly with your data.