The most recent decade has seen rapid advances in connectivity, mobility, analytics, scalability, and data, spawning what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. This fourth industrial revolution has digitalized operations and resulted in transformations in manufacturing efficiency, supply chain performance, product innovation, and in some cases enabled entirely new business models.
This transformation should be top of mind for quality leaders, as quality improvement and monitoring are among the top use cases for Industry 4.0. Quality 4.0 is closely aligning quality management with Industry 4.0 to enable enterprise efficiencies, performance, innovation and business models. However, much of the market isn’t focusing on Quality 4.0, since many quality teams are still trying to solve yesterday’s problems: inefficiency caused by fragmented systems, manual metrics calculations, quality teams independently performing quality work with minimal cross-functional own
Data integration (DI) may be an old technology, but it is far from extinct. Today, rather than being done on a batch basis with internal data, DI has evolved to a point where it needs to be implicit in everyday business operations. Big data – of many types, and from vast sources like the Internet of Things – joins with the rapid growth of emerging technologies to extend beyond the reach of traditional data management software. To stay relevant, data integration needs to work with both indigenous and exogenous sources while operating at different latencies, from real time to streaming. This paper examines how data integration has gotten to this point, how it’s continuing to evolve and how SAS can help organizations keep their approach to DI current.
The late 1990s marked AXA Bank’s foray into email marketing. For the first phase of this project, AXA Bank management decided to use a bulk email tool to push Web content to customers. However, this tool rapidly showed its limitations in terms of scalability and functionality. No personalization, tracking or reporting functionality was available, and many operations (such as list management) had to be performed outside the tool, by hand. Marketing teams also required constant IT support, especially as email volumes increased. By 2002, ready for a more sophisticated approach, the bank sought to personalize and expand its online marketing to improve effectiveness.
This installment is on challenges and opportunities in learning and development, including keeping critical skill areas current; increasing and broadening your people's skills to face future change; leveraging learning and development as a key driver of engagement and retention; and developing strong leaders, including yourself.
The report reveals the companies that best satisfy the demands of their leaders are those that place heightened importance on and provide greater visibility into workforce data, delivered in a way that empowers managers to make more informed, rapid business decisions.
his study of 438 organizations examines strategies, tools, and processes designed to improve engagement and performance. Best-in-class organizations achieved a larger percentage of performance reviews that exceed expectations, higher engagement, and improved employee retention.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Mar 02, 2015
VoIP is rapidly becoming the standard for voice communications in business, government, education, government and healthcare. It offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, teleconferencing and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges like the need to install new equipment in the MDF and the IDFs dispersed throughout your organization's network/telecom wiring closets. Typical closet designs can't handle the increased wattage and heat output of the PoE switches used to power IP phones.
In this white paper you'll learn:
• The basics of VoIP migration and implementation
• What issues to consider when upgrading network/telecom wiring closets for VoIP
• What cost-effective solutions are available to power and protect a VoIP network wiring closet
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
When it comes to the increasingly complex task of managing data storage, many small and midsize organizations face even greater challenges than large, global enterprises.
Small and midsize companies have ever-increasing volumes of information to manage and secure, and they are confronting a number of difficulties when it comes to storage. Among the biggest hurdles:
›› Scaling storage as the business grows rapidly
›› Meeting the rising expense of data storage capacity
›› Dealing with the complexity of management and architecture
›› Devoting precious staff time managing storage and data backup
Whereas larger organizations have significant IT budgets and staff to handle storage-related challenges, small and midsize companies lack the IT resources to dedicate to storage management. Fortunately, there are new approaches to data storage on the market that can help such companies address their data storage needs without requiring dedicated storage management resources, while at the same ti
The business context for process excellence and business process management (BPM) has changed dramatically since the 2009-to-2010 recession. During the recession, BPM software and services saw impressive double-digit growth as a result of enterprises slashing costs and boosting worker productivity.
Now, executive agendas have shifted to focus on growing revenue, expanding the customer base, and delivering new digital products and services. Enterprise and process architects are reshaping their business cases for BPM around these new drivers. This is not an easy task. However, process excellence will play a critical role for forward-thinking enterprise architects that invest the time to link BPM to new front-office drivers to help the organization drive digital transformation. This report replaces “Building The Case For Your BPM Initiative” in the business process management playbook and provides guidance on developing revenue and customer-focused business cases.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
In recent years, the term “cloud” has appeared seemingly everywhere. But it’s become difficult to understand what precisely someone means when they say “cloud.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”
Oracle delivers the industry’s most complete, flexible and global technology foundation to help companies simplify how they manage people and empower organizations to build the best talent to drive existing and new business strategies.
In uncertain times, having the right systems can make a big difference in talent retention and development. This brief video demonstrates the benefits of cloud-based human capital management and talent management solutions.
The ability to keep pace with trends like big data, open data, sophisticated analytics, and the de-compartmentalization of data silos and processes, distinguishes leading master data management (MDM) solutions from their counterparts. IBM, one of the five vendors in this evaluation, is positioned as THE leader with the most prominent, widely implemented solution in the market.
Published By: SyberWorks
Published Date: Oct 21, 2008
In most cases, the biggest quandary an organization must solve is to put together a rational, i.e., a cost justified, business case why they should spend capital to invest in a learning management system. The focus of this white paper will outline the benefits of web-based training along with a practical framework for developing ROI when looking at the cost of traditional training methods verses e-Learning.
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, the race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily intensifies. This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information. Building on the foundation provided by fusing industry-standard technologies, federated scale-out software, and converged management, HP is now extending Converged Storage into new solutions and segments with a new initiative that introduces the next evolution of this HP Converged Storage strategy and vision.
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