No matter your line of business, technology implemented four years ago is likely near its end of life and may be underperforming as more users and more strenuous workloads stretch your resources thin. Adding memory and upgrading processors won't provide the same benefits to your infrastructure as a consolidation and upgrade can. Read this research report to learn how upgrading to Dell's PowerEdge VRTX with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 could reduce costs while delivering better performance than trying to maintain aging hardware and software.
The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP Company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying StandOut. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of StandOut on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using StandOut. StandOut is an integrated suite that pairs a technology platform with coaching to help organizations achieve their talent activation goals.
Prior to using StandOut, the interviewed organizations did not have a structured program to improve and measure employee engagement and performance. Organizations used annual surveys and annual performance reviews, and some even encouraged weekly check-ins, but there was no guidance on how to complete these tasks, and the data t
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
In today’s competitive market, you understand the importance of delivering outstanding customer experience while improving service desk productivity and keeping costs low. Remote support solutions enable you to meet these objectives by allowing agents to connect to remote devices and computers, pull system diagnostics and push configurations to deliver personalized hands-on support. With these solutions, you no longer have to walk novice users through detailed recovery procedures or complex settings.
This white paper details how remote support solutions enable your organization to increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs by improving productivity, improve support metrics, and solve complex problems in a highly secure environment.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
To achieve efficiencies in today’s turbulent economic climate, government entities need to integrate legacy applications with modern systems and web services. Orchestration between multiple systems across various departments and municipalities is needed to deliver quality public services. At the same time, public sector agencies face aggressive timelines and budget constraints, changing constituent needs, and open source policies. Learn how utilizing a lightweight, standalone Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) enables government entities to meet these key challenges and deliver vital public goods while cutting costs.
Evalute important decisions:
Achieving efficiencies in today’s turbulent budgetary environment
Time to Delivery and Budget Constraints
Constituent Needs and Public Value
Open Source Policies & Initiatives
The Software Architecture for Government
Learn to deliver projects within tight schedules and fiscal constraints - download now.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Running fully digital processes is an imperative. Deals need to be closed anytime, anywhere and they need to be closed NOW. Learn how your organization can use DocuSign and Salesforce with mobile to accelerate transactions, reduce costs, and increase security and compliance – all while providing an enhanced customer experience.
In a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, compute, networking, and shared storage are delivered from Dell 13G PowerEdge servers powered by Intel Xeon processors, which enables a pay-as-you-go, aff?ordable model to cost-effectively operate at high performance.
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of Americans with access to health insurance, U.S. employers and employees continue to struggle with rising health care costs and changing workforce demands. Recent Aon research shows that 20% of health care consumers cite high health care costs as the major reason they have either declined health care coverage, stopped taking medications, or avoided care altogether. If the U.S. health care system is to succeed, stakeholders across the health ecosystem must influence change in each market—employer, individual, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare).
While each part of the three-legged stool is important, this paper focuses on five strategies Aon believes will strengthen the employer-based system—a system that provides health care coverage to well over half of Americans (61%, or 177 million).
The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
Businesses virtualize to consolidate resources, reduce costs and increase workforce mobility.
But failing to protect VMs with purpose-built protection could erase some of those gains.
Here are five essential requirements IT managers should look for when deploying data protection
for virtual environments.
Manage costs, increase sales. At a basic, financial level, these are
the pillars of every successful restaurant operation. Here, we
break down the prime cost calculation. Monitor this calculation
every week and you'll breakthrough your break-even plateau
and increase your restaurant’s profits.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
Stay ahead of the evolving threats.
Organized crime is driving the rapid growth and sophisticated evolution of advanced threats that put entire website ecosystems at risk, and no organization is safe.
The stealthy nature of these threats gives cybercriminals the time to go deeper into website environments, very often with severe consequences.
The longer the time before detection and resolution, the more damage is inflicted. The risk and size of fines, lawsuits, reparation costs, damaged reputation, loss of operations, loss of sales, and loss of customers pile up higher and higher.
The complexity of website security management and lack of visibility across website ecosystems is further impacted by the fact that it is nearly impossible to know how and where to allocate resources.
Website security must be evolved in line with these growing threats and challenges.
To make a great first impression, take a good look at your digital enrollment process. Because it’s more than forms. It’s the start of your customer journey. A streamlined onboarding process saves customers time and hassle. It also increases conversions, improves experiences, and reduces costs. In this report, we discuss best practices for updating your digital enrollment, including:
How leaders in finance do it right
Increasing engagement with mobile-optimized forms and signatures
Ensuring enrollment is compliant and builds trust
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
For the past several years IBM has
been divesting its hardware business.
At the same time, Oracle has continued
to invest in IT infrastructure and cloud
innovation. Oracle SPARC servers offer
you greater performance and efficiency
compared to IBM Power systems, with
additional security and lower costs, along
with the flexibility to run your applications
on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Download the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Gigamon: Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Gigamon to see how customers benefit from comprehensive and scalable visibility across their networks. This study delves into a cost-benefit analysis of the Gigamon security delivery platform, network visibility and traffic monitoring solutions that enable companies to see what matters in order to meet their security objectives, increase productivity and keep hardware, software and personnel costs in check without affecting performance.
A related recent development in the data center is converged infrastructure (CI). Instead of the traditional silo deployment approach to storage, compute, and network resources, all infrastructure elements are delivered and managed in a single environment, providing virtualized access to business services in an efficient manner. This is particularly suitable for cloud-based delivery models. However, since CI achieves lower costs through optimization of data center resources, it can be effective for all IT organizations, regardless of the way in which the services are managed or presented.
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
"One of the simplest steps that yields the biggest impact is changing the way employees and customers work with documents. Improving document workflow, removing unnecessary paper-based processes, and reducing errors can be a game changer.
In this eBook, we will explore five key areas where a far-reaching digital strategy can help you save money, increase productivity, and ultimately be more profitable. "
"Every organisation already has a system of agreement. It's how written agreements get prepared, signed, enacted, and managed. But typically, it involves a messy, improvised mix of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and overnighting paper agreements. These needlessly slow legacy processes add costs to agreements due to wasted productivity and materials.
It's time for a change.
The DocuSign System of Agreement Platform connects the world's No. 1 eSignature technology to every other aspect of the agreement process. Read this white paper to learn how to modernise your System of Agreement, including how to:
- Prepare agreements with a high degree of automation
- Sign agreements quickly and securely
- Act on agreement terms after signing
- Manage agreements with flexible options"
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
While mainframes have dominated computing across industries for several decades, the need for speed and However, modernizing these systems is every enterprise’s nightmare, considering the complexities and high costs involved, besides the fear of business disruption. The need for a trusted partner has never been more.
A leading global brokerage firm was looking to simplify and speed up the mainframe systems powering their trading platforms that supported billions of transactions each day. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
Published By: Ixaris OTA
Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
Travel agents, tour operators and travel wholesalers are typically spending thousands in unnecessary costs each year. And in a fiercely competitive market operating on high volumes and low margins, ensuring efficiency with sales and purchasing systems is no easy task. Especially when it comes to payments.
If you want to find out where you’re losing money, how efficient your platform really is and the simple way to eliminate these costs, read this white paper. It explores the top three areas where you could be overspending. And it reveals the statistics behind your unnecessary costs – giving you the information you need to save money and drive efficiency.
Why Read This Report
The demand for databases is on the rise as organizations build next-generation business applications. NoSQL offers enterprise architecture (EA) pros new choices to store, process, and access new data formats, deliver extreme web-scale, and lower data management costs. Forrester’s 26-criteria evaluation of 15 big data NoSQL solutions will help EA pros understand the choices available and recommend the best for their organization.
This report details our findings about how each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help EA.
Websites provide online businesses with an unprecedented level of contact with customers and end
users. However, they also place business information where it can be easily accessed by third parties –
often using automated tools known as “bots”. For many organizations, bots represent up to 50%
or more of their overall website traffic, from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad
bots conducting fraudulent activities. Regardless of business impact, bot traffic can reduce website
performance for legitimate users and increase IT costs. Organizations need a flexible framework to
better manage their interaction with different categories of bots and the impact that bots have on
their business and IT infrastructure.
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