The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Led by experienced technology consultants, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Transformation Workshop Service provides a highly interactive, meaningful half day-long session with a customer's IT, business, and executive stakeholders. Using a series of high-quality (slide-free) discussion panels, HPE TS Consulting will facilitate an exploration of data management transformation journey to business-aligned visions, aligning your specific situation and HPE’s experiences over evolutionary trends in Data Management, Transformation to All Flash and End to End Data Protection. HPE consultants will also lead discussions on the potential implications that a data management transformation may present to IT, your storage and backup staff, and your business.
A discussion of wide area networking is extremely timely because after a long period with little if any fundamental innovation, the WAN is now the focus of considerable innovation. As a result, for the first time in a decade network organizations have an opportunity to make a significant upgrade to their WAN architecture.
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• Cloud technology bridges the gap between IT and the business, but on-premises cloud deployments often offer a lower TCO than the public cloud.
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In a panel discussion at the 12th annual SAS Health Analytics
Executive Forum in May 2015, leaders from Dignity Health,
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Janssen
Pharmaceuticals and SAS shared what they have done to prove
the value of analytics to their business leaders – and what has
worked for them as they developed an analytic culture in their
organizations and put analytic insights to work.
For decades, fear has dominated the discussion of cyber security. Every magazine article, presentation or blog about the topic seems to start the same way: trying to scare the living daylights out of you with horror stories, alarming statistics, and doomsday scenarios. The result is that most IT shops and security vendors think security is only about what you prevent. They think it’s about blocking, prohibiting, controlling, constraining, excluding, outlawing, and forbidding. Hence IT’s reputation as the “Department of No.”
Pure Storage, a pioneer in block-based flash arrays, has developed a technology called FlashBlade, designed specifically for file and object storage environments. With FlashBlade, IT teams now have a simple-to-manage shared storage solution that delivers the performance and capacity needed to bring Spark deployments on premise.
To help gain a deeper understanding of the storage challenges related to Spark and how FlashBlade addresses them, Brian Gold of Pure Storage sat down with veteran technology journalist Al Perlman of TechTarget for a far-reaching discussion on Spark trends and opportunities.
With the viability and importance of cloud computing now widely accepted by IT and business leaders alike, the focus of planning, discussion and implementation has shifted to the best approaches for using cloud computing to achieve the all important business goals of agility, flexibility and efficiency. From an architectural standpoint, most organizations have embraced some combination of public and private clouds — sometimes in isolation, other times in concert. But increasingly, large and small organizations alike are taking steps toward the next wave of cloud architecture: hybrid clouds.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
Defy distance and get the most our of international business video conferences. This guide provides discussion about cultural differences encountered when conducting business across borders and cultures. Following are some practical hints and tips for how to make your video conference a successful communication channel for effective business meetings, anytime.
Download this webcast today to hear guest speakers discuss and review key issues and themes around SD-WAN. Guest speakers will talk through recommendations on how to address the unique challenges that SD-WAN presents to network operations:
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-Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, EMA
-Fred Estienne, Managed Solutions Architect, Bell Canada
-Paul Kohler, Director, Technical Alliances, Viptela
-Time Diep, Director Product Management, CA Technologies
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NICE WFM 7.0’s Forecaster unlocks a high level of transparency into interaction history, allowing you to centrally forecast, schedule and manage contacts between multiple locations and ensure that site- and enterpriselevel objectives are met. With more than two thousand customers and two million users depending on its unparalleled ability to fine-tune the most precise forecasts, Forecaster allows you to plan and respond to the peaks and valleys of customer history through automatic collection of key historical data from all types of contact sources:
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If cloud architectures were human beings, their development stage would fall squarely in the middle of adolescence. Enterprises are at an inflection point with their cloud deployments as they migrate from ad hoc projects to full-fledged, mature, integrated cloud architectures. The discussion around cloud reflects the trepidation and uncertainty that come with adolescence: Cloud advocates express excitement, whereas others voice concern about these developments.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 07, 2016
There are many potential threats to your time and productivity in a typical workday. In this sample lesson from our new Improving Your Personal Productivity Business Skills course, learn how to eliminate the most common time wasters at work.
Skillsoft's new line of business skills courses are designed for the modern learner. We’ve created fresh, new business skills videos in a variety of formats including scenario-based storytelling, animation, and panel discussions with subject matter experts.
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That’s why we’ve taken some of the old business preconceptions – whether service specific or not - ripped them up and rewritten five new business rules, designed to debunk some time-honoured myths and help you and your organisation take a leap towards that much-feted goal of customer centricity.
Read on for the new rules we recommend, maybe take those and mix them with your own, why not share them @OracleCX? At a minimum we hope these new ways of looking at business will help provoke the questions you, and others, need to ask of your organisation – in fact, we’ve included key questions that will help provoke some conversations, so you can start to build a picture of what’s going well and where there may be room for more discussion and investigation.
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