Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Documents are an integral component to the successful operation of an organization. Whether in hardcopy or digital form, they enable the communication, transaction, and recording of business-critical information.
To ensure documents are used effectively, organizations are encouraged to continually evaluate and improve surrounding workflows. This may involve automating elements of document creation, securing the transfer and storage of information, and/or simplifying the retrieval of records and the data contained within. These types of enhancements can save time, money, and frustration.
This white paper will discuss top trends and requirements in the optimization of document-related business processes as well as general technology infrastructures for document management. It will also address how some office technology vendors have reacted to these trends to guide their design and development of products, solutions, and services.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
Semiconductors run and connect today’s technology-driven world, powering all the electronic systems and products around us. Critical to communication, entertainment, work, medical diagnoses, travel, socializing, and making new discoveries, these specialized chips are ubiquitous. And chip designs grow ever more sophisticated in order to power new generations of devices, computers, the Internet, and the cloud. To enable new applications and use cases – like the Internet of Things – semiconductor vendors have continually pushed the boundaries of their designs to accommodate new fabrication processes that make chips smaller, more power efficient (to make personal devices last longer), and able to pack more gates into smaller dies (to make them more powerful).
With unified communications and collaboration (UCC), you can address these challenges by helping people to connect more efficiently and intuitively. You can use UCC to bring together multiple forms of communications, like voice, video and data services, and software applications into a single environment, making it easier to connect. Business processes improve as a result. When you embrace UCC in your business communications, you can increase employee collaboration and productivity in three major ways. First, it can reduce communications latency by making it easier to find the right person and get an answer to a business question. Second, it can help you to manage workflows by making it easier f
This paper explores the impact that digital communication skills, using processes associated with digital storytelling, is having on disciplines including liberal arts, humanities, and cross-curricular humanities/technology collaboratories.
In a world of seamless communications and collaboration, the connected mobile enterprise has the full context of its business processes with fluid and natural communications that permeate the entire workplace
With unified communications and collaboration
(UCC), you can address these challenges by
helping people to connect more efficiently and
intuitively. You can use UCC to bring together
multiple forms of communications, like voice,
video and data services, and software applications
into a single environment, making it easier to
connect. Business processes improve as a result.
In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency, they must be able to clearly communicate and closely collaborate. Miscommunication, misunderstanding and misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked business processes and market misfires. Most of these issues are avoidable.
In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For
teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency,
they must be able to clearly communicate and closely
collaborate. Miscommunication, misunderstanding and
misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked
business processes and market misfires. Most of these
issues are avoidable.
"Improving the operational aspects of a business can span the organizational chart, from line of business teams focused on the supply chain to IT teams reporting on communication networks and their switches. The goal is to capture the data streaming in from these various processes, and put Big Data techniques to work for you."
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This complimentary report will display the biggest benefits of moving to 8x8 Virtual Virtual Office including:
-Never have to perform a communications hardware or software upgrade again
-Providing more consistent and unified communications service
-Improving business processes with prebuilt CRM integration
By 2022, only 12 percent of warehouse operations will use pen and paper, according to a recent Zebra study. Why are manual processes vanishing? Because automation and connectivity enable the modern warehouse to stay compliant, deliver on time and ensure more overall customer satisfaction, every single time. You can create a more efficient, compliant and profitable warehouse. Learn how with our free eBook, 6 Steps to Flawless Fulfillment. You’ll discover actionable strategies to:
Deploy industrial wireless solutions to optimize team productivity and workflow.
Improve staff communications and management to maximize on-the-job efficiency and effectiveness.
Streamline order picking processes to cut costs and save time.
Create advanced inventory and storage capabilities to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Upgrade inbound handling operations to process more shipments, more accurately.
Turnaround outbound performance to deliver the ‘last mile’ in flawless fulfillment.
Published By: Motorola
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Aberdeen's research shows that Unified Communications (UC) solutions have a measurable impact on the productivity of an organization's workforce. Read this report to learn how best-in-class organizations are leveraging their UC solutions as part of an integrated business-process mapping program to understand how UC solutions help the workforce most effectively impact those core business processes.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago—collecting data on everything we do and using it to streamline our daily activities. In doing so, IoT is changing the way that consumers think about service. Service organizations must be prepared to support these new customer expectations to ensure continued satisfaction to strengthen and foster loyalty.
Additionally, IoT is making its way into the enterprise, especially among organizations in industries like utilities, oil and gas, medical devices, manufacturing and telecommunications. Connected devices enable more efficient processes for maintenance and repair by constantly providing information on machines’ performance, environmental conditions, and possible failures. For example, a connected washing machine in a customer’s home could automatically send out an error report to the manufacturer when it experiences a failure. This is where field service management comes in.
Collaboration — working together for a common goal — is an integral part of the insurance business. But today, the need to rapidly assemble teams and capitalize on human expertise to provide faster, better decisions makes collaborating all the more important. Author Mark Breading of Strategy Meets Action explains how applying collaboration technologies to specific insurance business problems is enabling insurers to realize the true promise of collaborating for a competitive advantage.
Until recently, St. Vincent Heart Center used an HTML-based intranet to disseminate various types of information to its 470 employees and 200 contract workers. But information on that system wasn’t easy to find. Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 offers the organization easy access to information—and it enhances productivity and supports increased security for confidential information. Read more about the benefits.
No matter what role you have within an organization – be it engineer, salesperson, consultant, marketer, or business owner – you’ve acquired a second responsibility: project manager. But managing marketing projects has become more challenging than ever. Why? The work environment has expanded across departments, across job roles – and even across continents. To achieve organizational objectives, cross-functional teams form, collaborate, dissolve and re-form to tackle precisely defined projects and fulfill specific deliverables within carefully controlled deadlines and budget demands. Learn more today!
No matter what role you have within an organization – be it engineer, salesperson, consultant, marketer, or business owner – you’ve acquired a second responsibility: project manager. But managing projects has become more challenging than ever. Why? The work environment has expanded across departments, across job roles – and even across continents. To achieve organizational objectives, cross-functional teams form, collaborate, dissolve and re-form to tackle precisely defined projects and fulfill specific deliverables within carefully controlled deadlines and budget demands. Learn more today!
In the business world, the convergence of voice and data – as well as video and mobility – has evolved into unified communications, an enabler that is difficult to pigeonhole. Encompassing voice, data, video, mobility, and more, it can be located on site or it can be delivered/hosted from the “cloud”. Most important, UC ensures that information is available and people are reachable anytime, anywhere on almost any device of their choosing.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
Maintaining regulatory compliance is a major business issue facing organizations around the world. The need to secure, track and store information for compliance purposes is critical. For years businesses have relied on fax communications in day-to-day operations. More pressure is now placed on the need to closely manage fax communications and document processes. It’s not surprising that organizations are turning to enterprise fax technology to meet compliance requirements. This white paper addresses the area of fax communications and the steps you can take to help keep your organization compliant.
For decades technical writers have reaped the benefits of XML to lower the cost and effort associated with creating, managing and reusing content across multiple output formats. Now, with the introduction of Smart Content, business users and subject matter experts can easily adopt XML in order to keep up with consumer demand for high-value communication.
Download the free eBook The Beginner’s Guide to Smart Content and discover:
• What is Smart Content?
• A Brief Primer on Publishing Processes
• The Cost of Smart Content
• Who Else Is Using XML for Document Production?
• What’s Wrong with XML?
• Smart Content Details
• 12 Reasons to Adopt Smart Content