Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any one can be difficult. This paper aims to answer the question, “Is it better to use slower SATA SSDs in RAID or a faster PCIe SSD to scale up MySQL database performance?"
You know the way we communicate with each other has evolved, but what about the way your business communicates with your customers? A third of the US population is made up of millennials that use multiple channels when reaching out or making a purchase, so how does this shift affect your bottom line? More importantly, how closely aligned is your customer experience strategy with how customers are buying?
Looking for some clarity? Check out this infographic for a clear understanding of how customers are shopping, why they abandon your transactions, and what steps you can take to keep them happy.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Scale events — like online sales and digital product launches — present great revenue opportunities, but they also present large risks to your business. Whether you are a retailer preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or a digital vendor launching a new service, your brand is both at its most visible and its most vulnerable during these scale events. Many more customers visit your site over a short period of time, raising the potential for resource constraints and discovery of software bugs. Information about issues spreads quickly via social media and news outlets. And, your customers typically spend more per transaction, so every lost order has a greater negative impact on your bottom line.
Site reliability engineering (SRE) can help you better prepare for scale events through an iterative cycle of data-driven improvement.
Digital transformation has had a powerful impact on retail. It started with global supply chain, then online shopping. The next chapter is workforce performance. Competition for the best people is heating up. It isn’t just about cool technology. Learn how to get and keep good people who add to the bottom line, with these best practices for retail.
Most companies have a few people who are testers and optimizers by nature, interest, or experience. But what really moves the dial is when everyone in the company embraces a test-and-learn approach to improving the customer experience across all touchpoints.
Why is the test-and-learn approach so effective? When you test everything, your team values data over opinions. Everyone keeps learning — even from failures. The results? More visitors, more sales, happier customers, and a healthier bottom line.
To help you get there, this guide provides insights on:
What constitutes a culture of growth and optimization
Tips for building that culture in your own company
Lessons from marketing leaders who embrace the test-and-learn approach
The right kind of insurtech can modernize the financial close, freeing up time, money and resources so businesses can focus on strategic efforts and specific customer needs. Reconciliation of transactions and accounts across large organizations is one area where automation and digitization can have a major impact on the balance sheet.
In the article, Not Ready for Insurtech? Here’s Proven Automation You Can Use Now!, learn how one of the top ten major insurance carriers has used digitization for the past decade to streamline their reconciliation efforts - saving time and money - while increasing their bottom line.
Don’t Let Non-Compliance Fines Impact your Bottom Line and Reputation.
Manual reconciliation of vast amounts of data is an arduous process, involving countless staff hours that includes backtracking, often ending without an audit trail to demonstrate how the balance sheet was derived.
Automated processes offer a solution to this risk-laden adventure. In the white paper, The Buried Costs and Hidden Risks of Manual Reconciliation for Insurers, learn how to calculate and compare the costs of a manual system versus an automated system.
From equipping them with accurate data to efficiency-driving
tools to impactful training, you want to find the best systems
to help your reps soar. As the market floods with technology
(and a lot of lofty claims), it may be tough to know what you
actually need and where to start your research process to
help — not hinder — your team.
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about sales engagement
platforms, and there are quite a few to choose from. But
what is it? What does it do?
In sales, time is money. If you find that your team’s time is
tied up in manual or administrative tasks, consider looking into a sales engagement platform. The right sales engagement platform will power outreach quality and quantity, ultimately helping your team crush their goals and boost the bottom line.
In this guide, we’ll help you think through what features you
should look for and what questions to ask as you begin to
compare your options.
The following insights should be used as a resource for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as they lead or support their organisation through a cloud adoption journey.
It is designed to provide an overview of cloud adoption drivers, costs, risks, and benefits, as well as raise important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success. It is also intended to help inform business cases, while surfacing measurements and indicators specific to cloud environments that impact the bottom line.
The foundational guidance provided is a collection of insights captured and distilled from direct conversations and engagements between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and customer CFOs representing an extensive range of industries.
Alignment Drives Employee Engagement and Productivity: By a two to one margin, companies surveyed in a Taleo Research study reported the largest risk to their company's bottom line and brand is low employee engagement and productivity.
Download your Definitive Guide to Policy Management for real-world examples of companies avoiding litigation and penalties by having a well thought out compliance programme. Organisations that approach policy management strategically and exercise ruthless discipline with respect to their policies yield massive returns in organisational alignment, corporate culture, and ultimately their bottom-line results.
And when incidents occur or regulators come knocking, you'll be prepared.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: Nov 07, 2017
T&E solutions need to drive measurable improvements to the bottom line. With the right tools, anyone can become a T&E leader with increased visibility, compliance, and cost savings.
An integrated, end-to-end T&E solution, which eliminates disparate systems, offers significant benefits for businesses and their travellers.
Aberdeen recommends following the Leaders in their adoption of T&E technologies.
The bottom line is that those that have the most customer insight will win because they know what customers want.
So the question is how will you get that insight? What is it that you don’t know about customers in the market(s) that you operate in? Do you have all the attributes about customers in your MDM system that could be of value to your business? Do you know about all the relationships that your customers have in your MDM system?
In most cases, the answer to the above questions is no which inevitably means one thing. You need more data
Automation is only part of the solution, however. While most systems track clear-cut T&E purchases, the reality is that some T&E costs simply can’t be captured by traditional solutions. And they impact your bottom line whether you track them or not. To truly manage all spending, you have to know what to look for and where to look. And this guide is a great place to start.
Managing your company’s financials is the backbone of your business and is vital to the long-term health and viability of your company. Yet attention to your bottom line often takes a back seat during times of increasing revenues and growth. To continue applying the necessary financial rigor to support rapid growth, the accounting department needs the right tools to most efficiently do their job.
This white paper outlines the 10 essentials of a complete financial management system and how the right solution can help you keep up with the rapidly changing business world.
Despite multi-billions of investment, only a small number of UK firms succeed in making customer experience a source of value. How can you join them and get CX investments flowing through to your bottom line?
Read this report to understand:
• how CX leaders are reappraising organisational structures to get closer to the customer
• what four key principles they follow to build a connected customer experience
• how they are using events in customers’ lives to drive innovation and set new standards in customer experience
• how the connections enabled by CX platforms work as a springboard for success.
Performance management works hand-in-hand with every phase of the employee lifecycle: learning and development, succession, and even recruiting. Creating a true performance management culture drives employee engagement and retention as well as your bottom line.
Download "The True Cost of Not Having Performance Management" to learn how to make the case to execs that investing in performance management drives growth.
This brief will uncover:
• How smarter recruiting leads to more impactful workers
• Strategies for connecting performance to learning
• How to create a development plan that matches to performance goals
Download the brief to see more proven solutions for building a strong performance management culture!
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: May 15, 2012
Having effective agents and happy customers can increase customer retention and the bottom line. New research by analyst firm Ovum and LogMeIn shows that the metrics associated with measuring the success of the customer service and support desk are changing. And it is essential for organizations to invest in the infrastructure that will prepare them for future success.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Aug 15, 2012
This whitepaper poses the argument that choosing a solution to provide multi-screen delivery of your content can have a major impact on the efficiency of your publishing workflow and, ultimately, your bottom line
Published By: LivePerson
Published Date: May 17, 2016
At the end of last year, the US alone had 435 million smart mobile devices in use — that’s 35% higher than the total US population. Among smartphone users, 68% use messaging apps regularly. And 84% of smartphone engagement with apps is spent communicating via text, email, and social channels.
What does this mean for brands? The current state of CX is broken. Brands focus too much on channel and transaction, ignoring the customer’s preferences, and, ultimately, negatively affecting their bottom line.
But wherever there’s a disconnect, there’s also opportunity. In increasing numbers brands are turning to messaging platforms and apps to offer more efficient, convenient customer service.
According to Accenture, identifying and influencing these profitability
levers is at the top of most CFO agendas today, as CEOs increasingly look to their finance chiefs for insights on where to invest in new initiatives that can boost top line and bottom line growth.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
When a company sells services to a consumer audience primarily through a Web user interface (UI), that Web UI had better be online and available, all the time, especially if you are an airline. Such is the real-world scenario that faces Chris Skretowski, Linux Specialist at Devon, United Kingdom-based Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline.
Despite being a relatively small IT function, it powers a regional airline with over 1,700 employees and 55 aircraft, and the company has big ambitions, driven top down by a new CEO who believes that technology adoption and use can make a real difference in the company's bottom line. Having a board that is supportive of IT as a strategic business driver means there is lots of open air ahead for Skretowski, who is responsible for all the Linux infrastructure that front ends the company's missioncritical Web presence.
Flybe was one of the 21 companies that were interviewed for quantitative results on their operations as part of an IDC ROI analys
Download "Cybersecurity Is Essential for M&A Due Diligence" to learn how Security Ratings can help you examine the risk your latest target poses to your information security (and potentially your bottom line).
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