The very best CFOs are becoming “technology evangelists”, investing in the latest mobile, social, analytical and cloud technologies to modernize their finance organizations and become more strategic partners to the business. Find out more – download the report, “Empowering Modern Finance: The CFO as Technology Evangelist.”
In collaboration with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), AppDynamics has conducted a survey of application management professionals and managers to determine exactly what IT organizations want and need from APM providers.
Here are some key findings from the research:
• Only 30% of companies currently have application-specific solutions to monitor apps
• 50% or fewer of the tools companies have purchased are actively being used to monitor apps
• 27% of application-related problems are detected by monitoring tools
• A “unified monitoring platform” is the top choice in a feature of an APM solution
Download the full report to review the findings and understand the key challenges and “must haves” associated with APM solutions voiced by IT professionals themselves.
Getting the right solution for your business has a major impact on ROI, but how much does the delivery method matter? A lot, according to new research from Aberdeen Group on the benefits of deploying a cloud-based workforce management solution.
This paper—exclusively available from WorkForce Software—illustrates how opting for the cloud can get you even greater returns from workforce management technology. Learn about the cloud’s connections to employee retention rates, administrative costs, and maximizing revenues in this short and focused read.
As IT departments’ lists of backlogged application development projects keep growing, so does the speed of new development requests from line-of-business personnel. For many IT departments, the speed of business — the speed of requests for additional developments — can’t be met under current practices. This inability to keep pace with critical development requests, supporting timely strategy modifications, seriously impacts an enterprise’s profitability. The solution FICO advocates — one that accounts for budget constraints, legacy operational realities and quality assurance — is to empower line-of-business personnel as Citizen Developers, giving them the right set of technology assets to quickly, safely and cost effectively participate in application development.
With this digital customer experience shifting from a "nice to have" offering to an essential service, any business that interacts with its customers must have the right technology to deliver a consistent experience across all media, as well as a concrete strategy for this broadened scope of service.
Check out our new white paper for an overview of the digital expectations and habits of today's digital consumer, as well as practical next steps for transforming customer experience from dated to digital.
It's no secret that mobile technology has revolutionized the way consumers conduct their lives. Mobile technology has become ubiquitous, influencing the business workplace and workforce. Last year, IDC predicted that 75% of the US and nearly 40% of the global workforce would be mobile and signs indicate that the rate of mobile growth is only being accelerated by the advancement of cloud technology, improved security, and more reliable network access.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Many businesses want to realize the power of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) without having to incur the challenge and expense of managing it themselves. Some businesses lack the technical expertise or capacity to operate cloud infrastructure, tools and applications while others may have the ability but choose to maintain focus on their core business. Many larger businesses are on a multi-phased journey to the cloud, requiring transition and management services that can adapt to an evolving set of needs. Rackspace Managed Services for Google Cloud Platform is the answer for businesses facing these challenges. As Google’s first Premier Managed Services Partner, Rackspace blends technology and automation plus human expertise to deliver ongoing architecture, security and 24x7x365 operations backed by GCP-certified engineers and architects.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
As Apple device numbers rise in business and education environments
around the globe, it’s imperative that technology investments are
maximized so that organizations can leverage Mac, iPad, iPhone and
Apple TV to their full potential. This can put a heavy burden on IT
staff that are now tasked with managing this influx of new devices –
especially those of you in established Windows environments.
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
It’s clear that sales enablement is widely recognized as a critical B2B function, with the number of dedicated sales enablement roles more than doubling over the past three years. But such an important job can become overwhelming without the right solution in place.
You know technology is the key to ensuring maximum effectiveness. But how do you convince the decision maker and other key stakeholders to get on board with the investment?
In this exclusive brief, you’ll learn 6 tips to help prepare and present your business case for sales enablement technology
Every day more businesses are using the cloud to get work done. And for good reason. With cloud collaboration services constantly enhancing security features, the cloud is quickly becoming one of the most secure and simple ways for businesses— just like yours—to get work done from any device, any time. Read this eye-opening e-book to find out:
Why 79% of businesses trust the cloud
How business-class cloud services use high-level encryption tech to protect every file and document
Why 79% of IT pros say it’s people, not technology, that cause security gaps.
With cloud collaboration services constantly enhancing security features, the cloud is quickly becoming one of the most secure and simple ways for businesses similar to yours to get work done from any device, any time. Download this e-Book to find out:
What benefits 85% of businesses get from relying on the cloud
How business-class cloud services use encryption to protect your data
Why 79% of IT pros say it’s people, not technology, that cause security gaps
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
Organizations still struggle with communication between data owners and those responsible for administering DLP systems, leading to technology-driven — rather than business-driven — implementations.
Many clients who deploy enterprise DLP systems struggle to get out of the initial phases of discovering and monitoring data flows, never realizing the potential benefits of deeper data analytics or applying appropriate data protections.
DLP as a technology has a reputation of being a high-maintenance control — incomplete deployments are common, tuning is a never-ending process, lack of organization buy-in is low, and calculations of ROI are complex.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
For a backup solution to be considered flexible, it needs to satisfy
several key business requirements. It should integrate seamlessly
with any servers you’re running and provide full support for
all the applications your business uses. It should enable you to
protect assets in different parts of the country or overseas. And
it should let you manage and monitor backups from anywhere.
A flexible backup solution gives you everything you need to
protect the technology investments you make now and in the
future. So instead of having to buy multiple solutions to support
your changing needs, you can have a single solution that adapts
to fit your environment. We call that flexible deployment.
Most businesses have experienced an IT or technology outage in the past five years. Outages and disruptions result in business and IT challenges. Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans ensure a company's ability to continue business uninterrupted and survive unforeseen disruptions. By adopting network diversity, IT pros expect to experience a variety of business and IT benefits, including protection against unexpected disruptions. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic, based on Forrester survey data, to learn how your peers view the importance and structure of BCDR strategies.
Regardless of the industry, your customers are digital and always on; your business should be, too. As such, today's forward-thinking business has increased its use of digital channels and ecosystems to engage with and serve its customers. To do so, a well-crafted business continuity / disaster recovery (BCDR) plan can ensure a company's ability to keep its business uninterrupted and maintain its survival, despite unforeseen disruptions. Read this Forrester technology adoption profile to learn the mission-critical nature of and how to maintain an always-on business presence.
What does high growth mean to your business? Ask your business peers that question and there will be critical elements and key priorities in common: the need for speed and efficiency, a future-proof technology strategy, and high-performance network connectivity, just to name a few. Of course, reliability, scalability, and security will also come up as indispensable aspects of any high-growth solution. This guide gives you an overview of the steps you need to build a foundation for sustainable growth -- the kinds of investments, drivers, and differentiators that are involved.
Catskill Hudson Bank has grown from its roots as a community bank serving Sullivan County, NY to providing services to business customers across five counties by merging small-town customer service with "a big-bank technology backbone." As a result of this growth and to better respond to today's business customers, the bank needed better connectivity, reliability, and functionality than its existing network could provide. Read this case study to learn how Catskill Hudson Bank can push over 30 time more data over its network than before with better reliability, speed, and security.
Don't let the risk or cost of ransomware storm your organization's castle. it will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity. Instead, employ a multi-layer security strategy that not only includes anti-malware, firewall, and hard disk and file encryption, but also data loss prevention technology and standards- based data protection. Each are critical to mitigate cyber security risks and protect vital information so you can avoid business disruption without ever paying a king's ransom.
"Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The key challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. For most companies, it will be an incremental journey.
BusinessNewsDaily.com notes that CIOs and business-minded technology leaders are moving beyond being supportive functions and into being an integrated part of overall business strategy and operations. IT is delivering added value, enhanced business performance, and greater security.
This best practices paper outlines eight important ways that IT teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations."
"Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. Sales teams that leverage digital technology close more deals faster, improve the customer experience, and gain clear competitive advantages.
Sales professionals are most effective when they’re equipped with the best tools. A mobile-enabled electronic workflow is becoming essential to optimise efficiency and provide teams with true flexibility.
This best practices paper outlines eight important ways that sales teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations."
ake meaningful progress in their digital transformations.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Cohesity provides the only hyper-converged platform that eliminates the complexity of traditional data protection solutions by unifying your end-to-end data protection infrastructure – including target storage, backup, replication, disaster recovery, and cloud tiering. Cohesity DataPlatform provides scale-out, globally deduped, highly available storage to consolidate all your secondary data, including backups, files, and test / dev copies. Cohesity also provides Cohesity DataProtect, a complete backup and recovery solution fully converged with Cohesity DataPlatform. It simplifies backup infrastructure and eliminates the need to run separate backup software, proxies, media servers, and replication. This paper specifically focuses on the business and technical benefits of Cohesity DataPlatform for the data protection use case. It is intended for IT professionals interested in learning more about Cohesity’s technology differentiation and advantages it offers for data protection - (i) Elim
obile Payments have emerged as a catalyst
for transactions across all markets.
In underdeveloped markets, mobile payment
technology is enabling businesses to sell products
and services to consumers that had previously been
out of reach.
In developed markets, it has made the process of
purchasing products and services even simpler.
PayPal, one of the most popular digital payment
solutions on the market, facilitated $66 billion in
payment volume throughout 2015, and now has
188 million active registered user accounts across
the US. Furthermore, Statista projects that mobile
payments will account for more than $210 billion in
transactions by 2019.
Mobile payment technology is a step forward in
the process of connecting businesses to the people
they are serving. However, some merchants will find
themselves miles behind their competitors by the
time the transition to mobile payments is complete.
The reason? A failure to implement the correct
mobile payment strategy.
An ever-increasing numbe
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