Video conferencing has long been thought of as the technology for the other half, something to be used by the Fortune 500 companies and executives in corner offices, the ones handling mergers and acquisitions and the like—not something that the average business could afford or make use of. In the last few years, however, a series of technological advances have changed that notion, making video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses of all sizes but a necessity.
Mergers and acquisitions are a fact of life in today's highly competitive global business environment. Unfortunately, up to one third of mergers fail within five years, and as many as 80 percent never live up to their full potential. A great deal of evidence indicates that the ultimate success of mergers and the amount of time it takes to get them on track is determined by how well the cultural aspects of the transition are managed.
Healthcare mergers and acquisitions and medical group growth have been strong industry trends for years. One reason is the desire for critical mass to gain leverage with payers as reimbursement declines and costs increase. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions may offer benefits for many medical groups; it is not without its challenges. Read this whitepaper to learn how to successfully manage growth of your medical group.
Many enterprises contend with fragmented systems and processes. Mergers and acquisitions have increased the number of organizations with disparate systems and business units.
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During periods of rapid growth, your business is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks from both malicious insiders, and external threat actors. Extended periods of IT change and consolidation can open seemingly minor security gaps that can quickly become gaping holes attackers will exploit. This quick read will enrich your internal dialog about how to prepare for elevated risk of high-impact cyberattacks.
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.
In this white paper, we will look into:
• The changing face of the colocation buyer
• Industry structure, including mergers and acquisitions
• The Internet of Things and big data
• Edge computing
• Cloud computing and Internet Giants
• The impact of data center infrastructure management (DCIM)
• Data center design architectures
It’s no secret: The scale and pace of business change today is challenging all of us to do more -- better, faster and with ever greater efficiency. Customers are demanding more and wanting it now. Market expectations for product and process innovation are growing. Mergers and acquisitions in many industries are at or near all-time highs. Complex global supply chains and highly distributed organizations are the norm.
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A strong ethics and compliance programme improves organisational culture, protects corporate reputation and enhances employee engagement. When an ethics and compliance programme is lacking, an organisation could be exposed to significant risk. To ensure compliance programmes meet ongoing best practices, assessments and regular reviews are necessary, valuable and expected by numerous internal and external parties, including government agencies.
New laws and regulations, new lines of business, new geographies and mergers and acquisitions become part of a growing enterprise your compliance ecosystem must support. This requires those in charge of the system to regularly revisit and assess their risk and priorities to make necessary adjustments that ensure an effective compliance programme.
The Definitive Guide to Compliance Programme Assessment is a comprehensive resource full of advice and best practices. It is designed to help organisations evaluate and improve their ethics and complia
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
With so many moving pieces involved in business continuity and disaster recovery planning, anticipating the downstream impact of new SAN arrays, hyperconverged systems, and disaster recovery site relocation is increasingly more difficult. Learn how DataCore™ SDS services help you adapt your safeguards accordingly in the face of these common initiatives and business challenges:
- Storage Array Replacement
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Cloud Replication
- Hyperconverged Infrastructure
- Multi-Site Metro Cluster
Published By: LockLizard
Published Date: Dec 08, 2008
In any enterprise there is information that has to be kept secret, but must be distributed, and therefore has to be identified with any recipient in the event that it is ‘leaked.’ This white paper addresses two examples of this requirement (boardroom secrets and mergers and acquisitions), and shows how to identify solutions that meet business needs for document protection and secure file sharing.
The global financial crisis of 2008 still reverberates today. Sluggish economic growth, stricter regulatory requirements and rapidly changing consumer behavior are placing unprecedented demands on the banking industry. In recent years, banks – particularly those with substantial retail operations – have relied on the lethargy of their customers to maintain their business. Customer loyalty has been based more on proximity of local branches and convenience of ATM networks than the quality of customer care or products and services priced and tailored to a bank’s best customers. In response to the financial crisis, banks have focused on wringing complexity and costs from their systems – exacerbated by mergers and acquisitions – while dealing with new and tighter regulations. Yet, their traditional “one-size-fits-all” mass-marketing approach to customers has remained constant.
Enterprise HR departments are using social technology to improve employee recruiting, onboarding, knowledge sharing, mergers and acquisitions, and learning and development. These innovative applications lead to measurable improvements in job satisfaction, employee retention and the bottom line.
The number of identities that an organization must control and secure is exploding as companies support the evolution of business. Traditional users, customers and partners, outsourced or offshore IT, support and development teams, and new users from mergers and acquisitions are working from increasingly distributed locations and devices and to be efficient they need the right set of privileges across a diverse set of servers and applications.
So, how can an organization successfully control privilege for all of these identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business?
From this webinar you will learn:
• Forrester’s predictions for next generation privileged identity management.
• How best-in-class organizations are successfully controlling privilege and mitigating risks
In today’s highly competitive business environment, many organizations are expanding through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Unfortunately, success comes at a cost. Growth via M&A activity often involves absorbing disparate ERP applications, which, over time, can create significant inefficiencies — particularly in the accounts payable (AP) department. The good news is, AP automation is emerging as an end-to-end solution that forward-thinking organizations can use to eliminate AP-related silos and maximize their market potential.
Businesses with a complex ERP environment have several choices when it comes to AP automation solutions.
This white paper is intended to assist AP and finance leaders, along with ERP system administrators, in evaluating their options, simplifying the decision-making process, and getting the absolute most out of their AP automation investment.
Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companies are increasingly likely to become multi-national as emerging markets take on larger roles in revenue growth. Larger companies continue to optimize and innovate through organic development, as well as through mergers and acquisitions.
In this increasingly competitive environment, the ERP deployment choice is a signi?cant advantage for companies seeking an agile response to constantly changing and often-volatile market conditions. In particular, cloud-based ERP systems are increasingly seen as an effective means for companies to economically deploy new ERP or expand IT operations as their commercial reach broadens globally.
Microsoft® recently researched the experience of nearly 200 companies with more than 250 PCs that have deployed one or more of the applications in the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions. Among these companies, whose attitudes to technology tended to be more forward looking than usual, a common issue was growth via mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The pain points most often cited were non-integrated, overlapping systems, an inability to scale to support growth, the need for more functionality, and a lack of operational insight. This white paper explores the experience of these companies in more detail to help you understand how you can use Microsoft Dynamics to support your company’s growth via M&A and drive business success.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Jan 31, 2019
Featuring selections from our Day in the Life video series, this page focuses on how technology helps make these Workday HR leaders' day-to-day more productive. Hear how the cloud empowers them to tackle things such as workforce planning and mergers and acquisitions with ease.
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Cyber security is today an unavoidable concern for law firms and the legal sector at large, which oversees disproportionately large volumes of sensitive data and which is therefore an attractive target for sophisticated threat actors. From confidential information about mergers and acquisitions to disclosures made under attorney-client privilege, today’s law firms are inundated with data that would be disastrous if leaked, both for the results of individual cases and for these firm’s long-term reputations.
Indeed, this reputational damage diminishes the very trust upon which the legal profession is predicated, jeopardizing client relationships and hindering customer acquisition. Legal organizations lose 5% of their clients following a data breach, while significant or high-profile breaches can even prompt a firm’s eventual collapse, as was the case for Mossack Fonseca in the infamous Panama Papers breach.
In today’s increasingly digital business world, even the most private legal docum
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