While a manufacturing execution system (MES) is often viewed as “just” a tool for helping the “shop people” go about their day-to-day tasks, the fact is that such a system also has more than ample potential to help transform the shop floor into a business center of excellence, and propel the company forward as it targets market leadership. Performance efficiencies gained with MES can open up the possibility of increasing output and profitability, all with existing production assets. MES can offer a quick, hassle-free way to turn shop floor operations into a corporate center of excellence.
Published By: Readdle
Published Date: Feb 02, 2015
Does your work enviornment look anything like that of the popular TV sitcom The Office? Probably not. If your company is like most businesses, it’s highly unlikely you see coworkers regularly communicating face to face. And there’s a good chance those type of meetings will continue to decline, according to
the latest statistics.
The mobility trend has been accelerating in just the past few years. By the end of 2015, 38 percent of the world’s workforce will be mobile. That’s up 65% since 2011, reports Forrester Research.
So what have you been doing to help your company adjust to this evolving workplace?
If your answer is “not much” or “a few tweaks here and there,” you could be missing out on significant opportunities to generate efficiencies that could impact your company’s bottom line. Today, more companies are discovering that email, file sharing and other traditional methods of collaborating and completing tasks just don't cut it - especially with employees who are accustomed to
"Colorado-based, Elevations Credit Union has transformed their organizational performance, reducing the average time to fund a home equity loan by 61% and increasing the number of loans that each underwriter handles by 71%.
By modeling, analyzing, and improving their existing processes, Elevations has been able to drive out inefficiencies and increase their revenues by delighting their customers. IBM Blueworks Live is the tool that’s been at the heart of Elevations gaining visibility and insight into their existing processes, and helping them drive cross-enterprise engagement and viral cultural change.
Carla Wolfe, Senior Business Analyst at Elevations Credit Union will describe their process discovery journey, and how it has led to remarkable changes in their organization. Along the way they've also accumulated several performance awards, including the 2013 Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence PEAK award, and plan to be a 2014 applicant for the prestigious National Malcolm Baldrige
By modeling, analyzing, and improving their existing processes, Colorado-based, Elevations Credit Union has been able to drive out inefficiencies and increase their revenues by delighting their customers. IBM Blueworks Live is the tool that’s been at the heart of Elevations gaining visibility and insight into their existing processes, and helping them drive cross-enterprise engagement and viral cultural change.
You may be considering a cloud computing solution or in the midst of specifying one or even implementing a solution. Read this paper to see what IBM discovered about how companies like yours are adopting, implementing and using cloud computing solutions. Learn about the current rate of adoption, as well as drivers, barriers, and considerations that are influencing the adoption of cloud computing.
Although cloud is recognized as a technological change, its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. Cloud computing can have an impact on operations, customer relationships and industry value chains. Read this executive report to discover how the cloud can open the door to more efficient, responsive and innovative ways of doing business.
"A learning management system (LMS) is designed to do more than “check the box” on training. It’s also a powerful platform ready to deliver meaningful, targeted education and engage workers with career development opportunities.
Importantly, an LMS can help your company increase the ROI of employee training and learning. Download our quick-read guide on how an LMS can:
1. reduce costs and inefficiencies by streamlining the delivery of learning
2. reduce hiring and turnover costs by retaining high performers
3. increase new hire engagement and productivity by integrating ongoing learning with onboarding
4. drive unified success by aligning employee and organizational goals
5. reduce cost of administering compliance training"
Organizations in pursuit of data-driven goals are seeking to extend and expand business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more users and functions. Users want to tap new data sources, including Hadoop files. However, organizations are feeling pain because as the data becomes more challenging, data preparation processes are getting longer, more complex, and more inefficient. They also demand too much IT involvement. New technology solutions and practices are providing alternatives that increase self-service data preparation, address inefficiencies, and make it easier to work with Hadoop data lakes. This report will examine organizations’ challenges with data preparation and discuss technologies and best practices for making improvements.
Published By: SugarCRM
Published Date: Jan 27, 2014
What if you could give everyone that touches customers an indispensable tool that optimizes business process, removes data silos and makes customer interaction extraordinary? See how Redglaze Group uses Sugar to give individuals access to critical data, optimize processes and improve efficiencies.
Published By: Q1 Labs
Published Date: Feb 02, 2012
In this study, IANS interviewed two Q1 Labs customers using QRadar to assess their Return On Security (ROS). The two customers were providers of service to the U.S. Government and had highly secure environments dealing with extremely sensitive data. The data yielded from the interviews showed substantial benefit to the organizations for the cost, both in money and staff time.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Mar 12, 2014
The buzz around the cloud is very real. It offers
considerable business agility, cost efficiencies
and service improvements to IT managers. What
the buzz doesn’t tell you is that getting to the
point where the cloud brings these benefits to
your organization isn’t easy. So the real question
becomes: What do you need to keep in mind
when integrating cloud computing into an IT
When used effectively, Hadoop can deliver unparalleled value in revealing new analytics-driven revenue streams, improving customer acquisition and retention, as well as increasing operational efficiencies. The Hadoop Buyer's Guide is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop---from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success. Download the guide, and get everything you need to know about choosing the right Hadoop distribution for your business success.
Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand.
Published By: Chatsworth
Published Date: Mar 04, 2016
It is time to finally get over the misconceptions generated by the loud and misleading rhetoric regarding the superior efficiencies of close-coupled and liquid cooled server cabinet solutions, as well as the supposed limits on power densities that can be effectively cooled by air
IT organizations are largely siloed between the desktop and mobile management worlds. IT has addressed management of mobile devices with modern enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. However, Windows desktops have been managed separately using older PC lifecycle management (PCLM) technologies, which have fallen short of basic IT and end user expectations of today’s evolved, mobile-cloud workforce.
The VMware AirWatch® Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution is a single, platform-independent approach for managing every device and every operating system across any organizational use case. The solution combines traditional client management requirements with modern EMM efficiencies enabling IT to deliver OS policies, patches, and apps over-the-air. Cloud-first management with instant push technologies and self-service capabilities ensure lower cost management, better security, and peak user experience regardless of the device being used to access the corporate environment.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
Making small changes in shipping can offer a range of beneficial opportunities. Working with a true shipping partner can improve efficiencies and lower your cost — all while increasing your customers’ overall satisfaction.
Explore our white paper and learn:
• How modifying your shopping cart functionality can enhance your customers’ experience
• Why even small adjustments in packaging can have large cost implications
• The best ways to improve final-mile delivery
In This Paper
• Internal technology services that lack resources, rigor or efficiencies are prime candidates for the cloud
• Understand the business and regulatory requirements around the data to be moved to the cloud
• Know your cloud provider’s security and privacy commitments, and what responsibilities you retain
The IBM Smarter Process approach helps you to increase customer loyalty and engagement. Gain visibility and the ability to quickly change operational systems with intelligent automation. Increase efficiencies and lower costs.
Marketing automation delivers a multitude of advantages and opportunities, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more (and more qualified) leads, and increased revenues.
The sums spent on digital advertising are so vast; any inefficiencies become costly disadvantages. Attribution models identify such waste, but too many marketers struggle to understand the opportunities of attribution. And even if marketers want better attribution, getting budget support and C-suite approval can prove daunting.
This guide addresses three issues to help marketers implement better attribution:
? What attribution models are available and which is the right one for my brand?
? Whom will I need to work with and how can I get buy-in?
? How do I build a business case for attribution?
We’ve heard it over and again: mid-sized manufacturers need to increase efficiencies while protecting their existing infrastructure and boosting profits. IBM can help, with tailored solutions. Click for the complimentary report, "Ten Insights for Success in an On Demand World".
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
Competitive pressures, increased marketplace demands and the constant need to reduce expenses have only intensified the demands put on companies to develop and deploy their software applications quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Read about the key barriers companies must cross as they attempt to streamline their software delivery processes and learn how to bridge the gap between development and operations in this paper.