Getting complex decisions right across complicated operational networks is the key to optimum performance. Find out how one of the UK’s biggest bus operators is using data and analytics to make better decisions and optimise the use of resources across their network.
Read this story to discover:
• how data and analytics can transform operational performance
• the benefits of using decision-support tools in the middle office
• key lessons for getting your plans for digital transformation right.
Pricing matters and engagements accurately and profitably poses a challenge to many firms. However, developing effective pricing strategies has become more important than ever, as clients demand more transparency and alternative fee arrangements become more popular.
Technology can help law firms develop both tactical and strategic approaches to pricing.Download this ebook to learn how an AI-enabled approach to pricing can help your firm:
Price matters more accurately and profitably
Scope and resource matters to ensure better margins
Monitor engagements as they proceed and track budget to actuals
Improve client relationships with more transparency, accountability, and success
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
Midmarket firms face many of the same data center security risks as their enterprise counterparts with far fewer resources at their disposal to mitigate them. Downtime, data theft, and regulatory non-compliance all pose existential threats to these organizations and as they drive for continuous innovation and advantage in an increasingly competitive landscape, they must ensure valuable data and IT assets are secure, protected, and available at all times. How can midmarket organizations succeed in the face of these challenging market dynamics? This Research Insights report shows that the success organizations have enjoyed varies greatly, and further that organizations enjoying the greatest success demonstrate a clear organizational commitment to prioritizing security and operate fundamentally more secure data center environments. Download this report from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Both the speed of innovation and the uniqueness of cloud technology is
forcing security teams everywhere to rethink classic security concepts
and processes. In order to keep their cloud environment secure,
businesses are implementing new security strategies that address the
distributed nature of cloud infrastructure.
Security in the cloud involves policies, procedures, controls, and
technologies working together to protect your cloud resources, which
includes stored data, deployed applications, and more. But how do you
know which cloud service provider offers the best security services? And
what do you do if you’re working on improving security for a hybrid or
This ebook provides a security comparison across the three main public
cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and
Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With insight from leading cloud experts,
we also analyze the differences between security in the cloud and
on-premises infrastructure, debunk
Organizations in the global industrial products industry face significant challenges: cost pressures, increased regulations, disruptive technologies and the increasingly costly delivery of raw resources. High volatility in commodity prices has put severe pressure on company margins and can quickly expose inefficient operations.
Container adoption continues to grow as organizations look to transition from virtual machines to microservices-based architectures, known for their increased efficiency, portability, and scalability. But while containers afford an additional layer of security through their ability to isolate applications, a containerized environment is still susceptible to malicious attacks between containers or the within the shared resources of the underlying host.
Download this eBook to learn how you can develop a stronger security strategy for your AWS container deployments, from start to finish. Key takeaways include:
• Planning for maximum portability
• Setting permissions for users and system resources
• Creating an action plan based on log monitoring and IDS data
As the variety and sophistication of exploits continues to grow, even large, mature Fortune 100 security teams feel unprotected.
How well are your security systems and tools doing blocking threats from the most sophisticated cybercriminals?
Download this resource to learn about a threat management approach designed to address today’s evolving cybersecurity threats, expanding compliance risks, and all-too-common resource constraints.
You’ve talked through problems and solutions with your prospect and have developed a relationship, and now you’re ready to offer your proposal. You know that the proposal is the first solid evidence of your work product. Invest in your proposal platform and process. Having a repeatable process based on the latest technology and streamlined with your business management platform or CRM will ensure an efficiently processed order. Devote time and resources into training everyone associated with sales on the proposal process. And finally, invest in your branding, image, and marketing to get that professional look that epitomizes who you are. Put these five steps together, and your proposal will stand out against a sea of lackluster competitors.
Smart pricing based on a sound strategy is fundamental to the success of your technology business. While you may think you can’t afford to spend time and resources defining and enforcing a pricing strategy, the truth is, you can’t afford not to. Sticking to a plan for pricing will help grow your profits, while veering off course can cause devastating effects. Even one or two margin points have the potential to substantially impact your bottom line. ConnectWise Sell is designed to help guide you and your sales team to greater profitability with easy-to-use price management tools.
Published By: Resolver
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
As risk professionals, you’re tasked with the responsibility to minimize and mitigate risk, all while battling skeptical and reluctant executives for increased budget and more resources. The risk management paradox is a tough pill to swallow. When you’re doing your job well, nobody notices. And when something goes wrong, you’re the scapegoat. So, how do you prove the value of something not happening?
In partnership with The Risk Management Society (RIMS), Resolver hosted a webinar to answer questions many risk managers struggle with:
- How do you prove the value of an ERM program?
- Who is ultimately responsible for risk management?
- What metrics and KRIs should you track to measure the impact of your ERM program?
- How do you encourage risk-based decision making across the enterprise?
- How can technology be leveraged to maximize the value of an ERM program?
Complete the form for access to the full webinar video that will help your team make the case for an ERM program.
Published By: Resolver
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
Based on what Resolver has learned by working with hundreds of security leaders, they’ve found there isn’t a one size fits all model for creating workflows that effectively responds to every security incident. Even within an organization, not every incident will be able to go through the same process.
That’s why they’ve developed an incident workflow template for your corporate security team. This a great framework to get you thinking about the various stages that could be involved in a single incident.
Download this resource to uncover:
- Best practices on how to keep incident submission simple to ensure adoption across the organization
- Important factors to consider for the portal and triage step of incident submission
- How to include notification and task assignment to your incident workflow
- A sample list of key metrics used by industry-leading security professionals
- Plus! Get a free printable incident workflow template that you can use with your team
Published By: Resolver
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
Together with ASIS International, Resolver polled corporate security professionals in the ASIS community about the state of security management in 2019. Based on the results, Resolver examined current practices and trends in the systems and technologies involved with managing incidents and assessing threats.
Watch this webinar for access to the survey results where Resolver identified the top incidents organizations face, where security teams are planning technology improvements or upgrades, and how they use incident management to assess future threats. You’ll walk away with the information you need to benchmark your team, as well as practical tactics to collect relevant data to help allocate and maximize your security budget for 2020.
Since its origin, Apple has been instrumental in helping higher education institutions provide the right resources to faculty and students. As the must-have tool for researchers and on-the-go professors, Mac and its wealth of available apps help ensure success in studies ranging from medical to music to business. To get the most out of the Mac platform, an Apple-focused management solution is needed.
"Optimizing technology investment isn’t about cutting costs — it’s about investing the right amount necessary to deliver the value required by the business, while at the same time looking for low-risk opportunities to fund innovation initiatives. But to be effective in optimization efforts, you need an efficient and repeatable approach. This guide shows you the way.
We’ve outlined six best practices for optimizing financial and resource investments in technology, from getting a handle on where you stand today to:
- Identifying opportunities
- Determining tradeoffs
- Demonstrating results
- Staying optimized over time"
Cloud migration is consistently one of the top priorities of technology leaders across the world today, but many are overwhelmed by trying to plan their cloud migration, struggling to prioritize workloads and unsure of the cost implications.
Download this white paper to discover the 5 key steps for cloud migration based on the best practices of today’s most successful IT leaders:
- Baseline TCO resources (cloud, on-premises, hybrid)
- Map current on-premises resources to cloud offerings
- Evaluate and prioritize migration strategy
- Calculate migration costs
- Define success metrics
"Ready to communicate IT cost and value in terms your business unit partners understand?
The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business.
Use this poster as a resource to:
• Establish better alignment between IT, Finance, and other business units by using common language around IT costs
• Confidently manage the business of IT with the backing of peer-derived best practices
• Understand 10 essential metrics you should track to communicate the business value of IT
"CIOs are under constant pressure to deliver innovation and efficiency, and at a lower cost to boot. Fortunately, when it comes to enterprise IT spend, chances are the necessary resources to drive improvements are already there, hidden in budget padding. All you need are the right tools to identify and exploit them. Download this brief to:
-Understand your budget-to-actual variances and what causes them
-Learn how to course-correct towards freeing up fettered funds for growing your business"
To optimize technology operating costs and free-up funds to drive innovation, it’s critical for IT organizations to identify waste and eliminate it. A good place to start is often in the application portfolio, where it’s commonplace to have redundant apps which overlap in function and deliver minimal to no business value.
How do you zero in on the resource-drainers and excise them without compromising service delivery or ongoing business processes? How do you undertake the complicated route of rationalizing your application portfolio???
Download this eBook to:
o Get started on Application Rationalization (App Rat) with your existing data
o Use facts to cut through ambiguity and make defensible decisions
o Gain buy-in from skeptical app owners and business partners
o Measure results and show return on your efforts
o Sustain gains with ongoing portfolio management
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
From smartphones and cloud computing to ride-sharing services and electric cars, disruptive technology is changing the way we live – and nobody understands disruption better than startups. Whether they’re independent entities funded by VCs or emerging companies within the walls of a large corporation, startups recognize the power of technology to solve problems and improve lives, and they have been instrumental in challenging the status quo and shaping our society.
But startups can’t be expected to do it all alone. Lean operating budgets and a need to move quickly demand that these organizations make efficient use of their limited resources – and that means not “reinventing the wheel” when it comes to their underlying tech. By working with the right partner who can provide the right resources and expertise at the right time, startups are free to focus on what matters most: bringing their innovation to market.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Renewable energy is increasingly affordable, good for the environment and here to stay. The problem is that the nation's electrical grid isn't ready for it. The grid was not built for the kind of fluctuating supply that comes from distributed energy generation. In addition to the increased volatility associated with distributed energy resources, utilities are confronted with increased demands on the grid from electrification and digitization of the economy. Customer expectations for consumer-grade digital experiences and increased emphasis on safety and reliability are only increasing.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Utilities are embracing new technologies to modernize their electric grid and cope with the changing load profiles created by distributed energy resources such as solar, electric vehicles and battery storage. The path forward for trailblazers is often the most challenging. In the spirit of the early pioneers, this paper attempts to share some of the lessons learned.
In previous papers we discussed the case for grid modernization and grid modernization capabilities. In this paper we will discuss the top 10 lessons learned from pioneering grid modernization efforts in order to assist others on their journey. While such efforts span both grid operations and planning and engineering, this paper focuses primarily on planning and engineering.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Aug 14, 2018
Michelle has been with Twilio for nearly four years, supporting “Twilions” — as employees are affectionately known inside the company — through tremendous growth in both revenue and headcount. “We’re looking at creating a great employee experience at Twilio. We want to provide Twilions with the tools, resources, and experiences they need to innovate, scale, and grow.” BetterUp’s whole person approach was a key part of Michelle’s evaluation process. Most leadership development approaches focus on teaching people what to do. But what they miss is an equal focus on how to be. In contrast, BetterUp’s approach addresses the psychological resources that allow leaders to manage themselves so they have the capacity to manage others. This includes the ability to remain resilient, have a growth mindset, maintain a sense of control, and take risks. Evidence shows that these resources need to be in place for sustainable leadership habits to take root.
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