Digital transformation has arrived, and it’s creating unprecedented opportunities for companies of all sizes to become market leaders through the evolution of business processes and the creation of new products and services. Organizations that master digital transformation will see a dramatic increase in revenues and profitability by converging people, processes and technologies; those that do not will struggle to survive. Evidence of this is clear to see by looking at the churn in the biggest
companies in the world. For example, a Capgemini study found that since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 has disappeared through acquisitions or bankruptcies. The study also found that digital organizations control 70% of market share in all industries today. Therefore, making the shift to a digital business must be a top initiative for IT and business leaders.
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More than 75% of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”. To help you navigate your own journey to modernization, we’ve crafted this handbook series to share the knowledge gained working with many thousands of companies using both legacy and modern ERP systems.
Business leaders are eager to leverage new technologies, and IT leaders can't afford to fall behind. Hybrid IT environments take advantage of private and public clouds but need enhanced security, automation, orchestration, and agility.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Higher education is in financial crisis, according to 71 percent of chief business officers
(CBOs) surveyed by Inside Higher Ed. Read the 2017 report to understand how these leaders view the
financial and other challenges facing higher-education institutions in the U.S.
How to move fast, delight customers, and continually innovate to thrive in today’s economy.
APIs are much more than system integration technology. They are strategic assets that give companies the ability to adapt to changing customer needs and build breakthrough digital experiences.
Google’s new eBook, The API Product Mindset, explains why leading companies now manage APIs as full-cycle products rather than one-time IT projects. Learn how to build a customer obsessed API team that delivers world-class developer experiences and ensures your APIs have enduring business value.
Read case studies about how AccuWeather and Pitney Bowes have transformed their businesses with an API product mindset and learn from technology leaders at Magazine Luiza, Telestra and West Corp.
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How do you measure up as a business leader?
As a business executive your time is incredibly valuable, right? And if you aren’t maximally
time efficient or productive then you – and your business – will soon fall behind. It’s a fact of
life in today’s highly-competitive digital marketplace.
But how do you stem the flow of lost time? And how are other leaders making the most of
this scarce resource so they can be as efficient, productive and valuable as possible?
This report was produced specifically for the UK and Ireland (UK/I) region and is based on
data gathered from real-world business leaders explaining how they perform tasks on a
daily basis. In the report, we look at how business managers can step up from operational
tasks and focus on work that will propel their business forward.
Touch on the priorities of what could be termed ‘accelerated business leaders’: those
Information on artificial intelligence (AI) is flooding the market, media and social channels. Without doubt, it’s certainly a topic worth the attention. But, it can be difficult to sift through market hype and grandiose promises to understand exactly how AI can be applied in practical and reliable solutions. Like most technological advances, incorporating new technology into business processes requires significant leadership and effective direction that all stakeholders can easily understand.
Great leaders become great by balancing strategy with tactics, future vision with current reality and strengths with weaknesses – all with the goal of accomplishing a clearly defined objective. Great leaders also understand that people are the most valuable resources within their organization. To drive and inspire their success, you must optimize strengths while recognizing inherent weaknesses.
Many of our daily human experiences and interactions involve machines or devices of some sort. Technolo
The accelerating pace of technology innovation will offer organizations new opportunities to engage with customers as they build a digital business. Application leaders must be ready to translate habits of customer centricity into a new set of improved actions to support CRM and CX strategies.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
In the HR Outlook Report for Winter 2016/2017, brought to you by the CIPD in association with Workday, HR leaders discuss the priorities and challenges facing the function, both today and as we move into a business landscape which is anything but clear.
Read the report and discover:
• How HR leaders view their role in guiding their organisation through periods of economic and political uncertainty, such as Brexit
• The uptake of analytics and big data to strengthen evidence-based decision making and the barriers preventing HR from adopting these technologies
• HR’s priorities for 2017, and how these are shifting from 2016
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 15, 2018
As a turbulent 2017 draws to a close, attention now turns to 2018, a year where challenges, such as Brexit, IFRS15 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will move into sharper focus for finance leaders across Europe, bringing yet more uncertainty. While there is no magic crystal ball to predict the future, CFOs are being asked to provide business leaders with better forecasting and planning to support decision making. This report delves deeper into finance leaders’ attitudes towards forecasting and planning, with a particular focus on how things have changed since the last report in 2016
The pace of business is accelerating. The difference between market leaders
and everyone chasing them is often their ability to make decisions faster
than their competition and to make them based on a more comprehensive
picture of what’s happening. Integrating modern BI tools with predictive
performance metrics into a modern PPM suite creates a game-changing
insight engine that can help your organization level-up.
The business case for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has never been stronger than it is in 2018. IT leaders are under the gun to modernize their infrastructures to accommodate hybrid cloud environments, unrestrained data growth, the Internet of Things (IoT), the consumerization of IT and a wide range of company-specific challenges.
What you need to know now about moving your enterprise to a cloud computing strategy
In the second edition of the Enterprise Cloud Strategy e-book, we've taken the essential information for how to establish a strategy and execute your enterprise cloud migration and put it all in one place, so you can quickly understand topics like:
What to consider when choosing between hybrid, public, or private cloud environments
How cloud reduces costs, and even benefits on-premises computing
New analytics and IoT capabilities
Security and compliance considerations
This valuable asset for IT and business leaders provides a comprehensive look at moving to the cloud, as well as specific guidance on topics like prioritizing app migration, working with stakeholders and cloud architectural blueprints.
It is the Leaders challenge to create the circumstances that stimulate improved performance and execution from the people within their organization. The key question for business leaders is not "why" high performance but rather "how"?
68% of US employees are disengaged1 and 50% of employees will leave companies due to bad managers.
You can’t afford mediocre leadership.
If your business could deliver a 10% improvement in leadership behaviors from a total of 16 minutes of development work,3 imagine the potential for increased productivity, performance and retention you could achieve.
CompassSM powered by ADP® is a next-generation diagnostic and learning solution that helps you to boost your people’s leadership and collaboration skills in order to grow your teams from good to excellent. It’s scientifically proven to increase your team’s skills over time.
Give your organization a competitive edge as you develop your people into better leaders and collaborators.
Companies are looking at technology as not just a disrupter, but also an enabler to transform their people, projects, and entire organizations into a highly adaptable and change-ready enterprise. In short, business leaders are realizing their new liquid workforce can become their new competitive advantage.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
In this report, we'll look at some of the top pressures that organizations are facing when it comes to optimizing their infrastructure for modern services and workloads, analyze the strategies taken by successful businesses and offer key recommendations for those organizations looking to become leaders in high performing IT infrastructures.
What if you could reduce the cost of running Oracle databases and improve database performance at the same time? What would it mean to your enterprise and your IT operations?
Oracle databases play a critical role in many enterprises. They’re the engines that drive critical online transaction (OLTP) and online analytical (OLAP) processing applications, the lifeblood of the business. These databases also create a unique challenge for IT leaders charged with improving productivity and driving new revenue opportunities while simultaneously reducing costs.
It seems strange to think that just a few years ago, the IT department was considered a supplier to the organization. Today, IT leaders are at the forefront of their companies’ march into the digital age. Technology is now recognized as a key enabler for achieving strategic business goals, including revenue growth, market expansion, and customer satisfaction; and IT leaders have risen to the challenge of simultaneously running the organization while identifying and leveraging innovative solutions that can drive growth.
As the use of cloud solutions in government increases, both business and IT leaders are recognizing that the safety and success of their business depend on finding ways to take full advantage of cloud innovation while ensuring consistent service levels, data management and privacy, and user experiences. Hybrid IT management includes aligning the organization around service levels, cost control, security, and IT-enabled innovation.
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Business users expect immediate access to data, all the
time and without interruption. But reality does not always
meet expectations. IT leaders must constantly perform
intricate forensic work to unravel the maze of issues that
impact data delivery to applications. This performance
gap between the data and the application creates a
bottleneck that impacts productivity and ultimately
damages a business’ ability to operate effectively.
We term this the “app-data gap.”
Analyst paper outlining storage challenges, and the value of the all-flash data center as a means to achieving maximum business value from data and app performance. Includes tips for gaining support from business leaders.