Several economic factors are significantly impacting the hiring and retention practices for key finance and accounting personnel in every industry. However, many successful middle market companies are counteracting these challenges by leveraging outsourcing strategies to gain efficiency, overcome staffing difficulties and better manage costs.
A significant shift is currently occurring with some economic indicators, as demonstrated in the recent RSM US Middle Market Business Index. Salaries are expected to rise in the next year, with hiring increasing and unemployment subsequently falling. With these challenges in mind, competition for talent is rising, and middle market organizations will face numerous risks when looking to attract and retain skilled finance and accounting personnel.
RelayHealth's Vice President, Business Analytics, Jason Williams examines how healthcare organizations can better set strategies by focusing on key decision points and adding data from real-time sources to what they have already collected.
Many hospitals are implementing patient engagement strategies to help improve care outcomes and engaging financially with patients can also yield significant benefits for patients and providers. Financial patient engagement includes educating and communicating with patients at every point in the revenue cycle – pre-service, point of service and post-service – to facilitate higher collections and help improve patient satisfaction. Because these points in the revenue cycle stretch across many departments such as patient access, financial services, call centers and third-party collection agencies, a single, integrated solution that connects all parties involved and provides comprehensive data is critical.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Relying on outdated solutions like Symantec Email Security (formerly MessageLabs) to defend your organization from email-borne attacks may be risky. Others in this position have suffered from spear-phishing, ransomware and even impersonation attacks.
To effectively defend against these advanced threats you need the latest protection techniques – something Mimecast delivers to tens of thousands of organizations already.
Join us for this 30 min webinar to learn:
• The damaging effects of ransomware, spear-phishing and impersonation attacks
• What defensive strategies and technologies you should employ
• Why your current Symantec Email Security solution may not be up to the task
• How to enhance your email security and overall cyber resilience
Analyst Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies writes about the enhanced role of transactional DBMS systems in today's world of Big Data. Learn more about how Big Data provides richer transactional data and how that data is captured and analyzed to meet tomorrow’s business needs. Access the report now.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Backup alone is not enough anymore. Businesses today must put a range of recoverability options in place. That’s why it is encouraging to see Carbonite, a data protection company with cloud and hybrid offerings, making fresh moves to help organizations evolve beyond legacy backup. Years ago, Carbonite pioneered cloud backup for endpoint devices. Then it expanded, buying EVault in 2015 and DoubleTake in 2017. Just as Carbonite has long been at the forefront of offering what people need from cloud-based data backup, it now appears to be just as intent on providing what IT organizations need—hybrid data protection media and mechanisms.
Download this eGuide and learn the following:
How the cloud and mobile have changed the enterprise
How to manage the security risks of shadow IT
Benefits and adoption strategies for shadow IT
How the Juniper Unite architecture can help
Juniper’s integrated security solutions are known for successfully protecting some of the world’s most demanding mission-critical environments, based on four core criteria from TechTarget:
Breadth of capabilities in one solution
Mission-critical performance and reliability
Threat intelligence: open source and expertise
Consumer industries are facing once in a lifetime changes in the way they engage and interact with their customers and consumers. Whether consumer products, retail, or wholesale, there are two broadly unifying trends. First, consumers have both heightened influence and increased expectations. Second, several largely untapped digital technologies have the potential to enable new capabilities to better satisfy customer needs. For the key consumer industries of agribusiness, consumer products, life sciences, retail, and wholesale, the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable many new opportunities. These industries have a shared goal and challenge: to be able to create and offer engaging end consumer and/or customer experiences at scale. Part of the way that companies will achieve this goal and respond to this challenge is by developing digital transformation (DX) strategies. Such strategies enable new and potentially disruptive capabilities with a broad range of technologies.
The digital transformation (DX) of industries is well under way — a transformation that is enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT allows organizations to reinvent existing industry processes, augment how they engage with their customers, and accelerate the speed at which they deliver their products and services. This white paper looks at how these digital strategies facilitated by the IoT are reshaping those industry segments that are both asset rich and focused on services rather than products. The paper then explores IoT scenarios that hold great promise and how companies are approaching investment to optimize business outcomes.
Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM’s predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.
The data-driven organization is the new benchmark for success. Firms that harness data to dictate strategic and tactical decisions companywide make more informed business plans, better optimize operations, improve customer interactions, and provide competitive edge. To achieve these benefits, organizations increasingly see data refinement - transforming raw data from various sources into relevant and actionable information and delivering it through self - service access to any user who needs it - as the path toward success by helping break though immature processes and legacy systems. However, data refinement only functions as well as the strategies and approaches behind it. Organizations that do not understand the right way to embrace refinement will fail to catch up to competitors that have mastered the correct approach.
Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting
your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom
line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months1
and can cost an organization an average of 11 million USD.2
Today’s cyber actors are becoming more sophisticated, agile and capable
of getting past any network security. Organizations must evolve, replacing
traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven
offense to prevent and disrupt these threats.
IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis is a next generation intelligence
solution that enables organizations to incorporate cyber threat hunting
into their security strategy and turn their defense into a proactive
offense.It helps organizations uncover critical insights about their
threats and threat actors so they can mitigate and counter more threats
with a combination of multi-dimensional visualte analysis capabilities
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
Competitive enterprises that embark on big data strategies do so with the expectation that their businesses will transform. They don't just want answers from the data they collect and analyze, they want results. Be it with small, fledgling trials or large, cross-functional efforts, these enterprises want to see clearly how big data can make a difference - with their customers, their processes, their bottom lines and, most important, with growing the business.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. Don't miss this opportunity to learn key strategies for transforming your budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes.
This White Paper focuses on some of the data storage techniques and strategies that growing business need to address to ensure they aren't suffering under the weight of their information storage and its costs.
Approximately 79% of customers seeking customer service and support wish it were easier and more convenient to obtain.*
Read the new Customer Service Workbook to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs to:
• Process orders quicker with fewer errors
• Carry out customer engagement strategies
• Manage order volumes at current staffing levels
• Increase customer loyalty
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
Explore the strategies companies are pursuing to manage change in this Workday-sponsored
Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report. See how organizations use a single cloud-based
system for finance and HR to create data-led decision-making, support C-suite collaboration, and
develop planning methods with better insight, accuracy, and speed.
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