Quality professionals recognize that streamlining processes can deliver significant returns, but many are unsure where or how to start. With dozens or even hundreds of processes, automating them all can seem overwhelming.
In this white paper you'll learn:
The three most important quality functions to automate for process excellence
Strategies for streamlining your quality process so you can turn insight into action
Tips for choosing a flexible platform that harnesses creative problem-solving.
This paper is for IT development executives looking to gain control of open source software as part of a multi-source development process. You can gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization. Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. Download this free paper to discover how.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
A poor sales planning process can severely reduce the effectiveness of your sales team and keep high-level business goals from being implemented in the field. In this paper, SiriusDecisions describes how to take a structured approach to the yearly sales planning process and ensure that your sales goals inform your territories, quotas, account segments, and other sales planning deliverables.
In this SiriusDecisions paper, you’ll learn:
The three crucial stages of the annual sales planning process
How to ensure that all relevant stakeholders participate in the sales planning process
How sales ops can help sales leaders set realistic goals for the year
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Over the past three decades, 3D printing has developed a reputation as an essential manufacturing process for prototype parts. Create a CAD model of your design, send it to your company’s printer, and a 3D replica will be ready in hours. Yet these parts are often little more than conceptual show-and-tell models, not durable enough for long-term use, and in some cases prone to degradation by sunlight.
The winds of manufacturing are beginning to shift, however, and industrial-grade 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is now encroaching on machining, injection molding, and other conventional manufacturing processes. This white paper explores the new and existing technology leaders in this area, and assesses the capabilities of production for each 3D printing process.
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This white paper published by Frost & Sullivan and Cisco examines the role, capabilities, and advantages of service providers in the DDoS mitigation process, as well as how this role might develop in the future.
Download this white paper to learn more about these notable findings from IDC's study of HP DC Service customers.
HP Datacenter Care Service can reduce the costs of delivering mission-critical business processes by 23%.
HP's Datacenter Care Service solution is able to reduce downtime by 88%, adding five hours of uptime annually to each internal user and $835,000 in revenue to each organization.
Increasingly, x86 servers will need a higher level of operational support.
On average, companies in this study were able to recognize an average ROI of 456% and pay back the initial investment in HP DC Service in six months.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Every helpdesk agent at every customer support team, anywhere in the world, dreams about Inbox Zero. However as most businesses grows from just a handful of support queries to hundreds of customers chocking the support hotline, they make the mistake of going on a hiring binge to reach that elusive promised land.
The only problem? Hiring more support staff may not be the best way to scale up your customer support. This whitepaper talks about how you can scale your customer support without blindly scaling the team, with tips, ideas and insights like:
- How to puncture the customer support hot-air balloon
- Proactively identifying red flags and overloads
- Top 4 things to know before you hire
- Monitoring, understanding and reporting support trends
- Tips to streamline your support process
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Expedia Cruise Ship Centers saved $76 per agreement over a 3 year period by eliminating printing, faxing, and scanning. Read this case study to see how making the switch to DocuSign for their contract renewal and new-hire paperwork process has helped them save $1.5 million.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
This paper provides guidance to organizations interested in researching Oracle’s SPARC M7 and Oracle
Solaris 11 security features and capabilities. It will also provide a high level overview of some of the
noteworthy features that these two product offerings bring to the market. We will review industry best
practices in information security as it relates to these Oracle products in the context of a secure
implementation. This paper is not meant to be an in depth technical paper, position paper, or security
implementation guide. It will instead endeavor to deliver a foundational level of knowledge of the SPARC
M7 processor and server technology and the function set within Oracle Solaris 11 that are primarily
relevant to information security as it is currently understood. The information used to compose this paper
was collected from a variety of open sources, interviews with Oracle subject matter experts, and reviews
of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) documentation and specificatio
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
"Mobile. It’s where things are going in life and in business. Your coworkers and customers are 2-5 times more likely to access information on their phone than their PC.*
This ebook explores the mobile trends that are transforming how business gets done. Plus, it offers real-world examples of how companies like yours are using the new accessibility to their advantage.
Get those forms and approvals on those phones and tablets! Imagine NDAs, invoices, project proposals, purchase orders, time sheets, RFPs, permissions, reviews, signoffs – you know, those tiresome paper pushing processes – all accessible, transferable, reviewable, approvable, and actionable via any digital device."
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
"With every week that passes, our dependency on paper wanes as digital processes are introduced into every aspect of our daily activity. If you want to sign a contract, book a restaurant or make a bank transfer, you can do so digitally – it is ingrained in our lives.
Taking an entire business digital can be more challenging and reliant on many more moving parts. Identifying how businesses are evolving to meet these rapidly changing demands is essential for decision makers across all sectors of the economy to prepare their organisation or department accordingly to undertake successful digital transformations.
This eBook investigates digital expectations from both the consumer and business perspectives. It identifies what action is being taken to meet the demand in the market and where the main challenges lie for businesses that are trying to deliver the digital experience their customers want."
"One of the simplest steps that yields the biggest impact is changing the way employees and customers work with documents. Improving document workflow, removing unnecessary paper-based processes, and reducing errors can be a game changer.
In this eBook, we will explore five key areas where a far-reaching digital strategy can help you save money, increase productivity, and ultimately be more profitable. "
"Every organisation already has a system of agreement. It's how written agreements get prepared, signed, enacted, and managed. But typically, it involves a messy, improvised mix of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and overnighting paper agreements. These needlessly slow legacy processes add costs to agreements due to wasted productivity and materials.
It's time for a change.
The DocuSign System of Agreement Platform connects the world's No. 1 eSignature technology to every other aspect of the agreement process. Read this white paper to learn how to modernise your System of Agreement, including how to:
- Prepare agreements with a high degree of automation
- Sign agreements quickly and securely
- Act on agreement terms after signing
- Manage agreements with flexible options"
"Microsoft has teamed up with DocuSign to make our industry-leading eSignature apps available to businesses and consumers within Microsoft applications, making it easier than ever to stay productive.
Robust apps for Outlook, Word, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Windows and Windows Phone are making it easier for organisations of every size, industry, and geography to quickly and securely transact business anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Read this white paper to learn how you can use DocuSign for Office 365 to:
- Go digital: Send and manage your documents work flow more efficiently
- Save time: Eliminate paper-based processes like printing, scanning, and faxing
- Increase productivity: With DocuSign for Office 365, transactions are done quickly and securely"
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.
This IDC white paper examines the IoT imperative for companies in the ENR industry. We highlight IoT scenarios now and in the future, that illustrate how the integration of “things” with data and processes can generate value for ENR companies.
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right
stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure,
compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. Although not synonymous with digital transformation, the two concepts are fundamentally linked together, as effective digital transformation cannot happen without IT Transformation.
A company that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about how Flash Storage powered by Intel® Xeon® processor fuels IT transformations below
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Download this whitepaper and learn why Migrating away from Windows Server 2003/R2 is an investment in your organization’s future, and there has never been a better time to begin the migration process. Take the next step to transform your datacenter.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
For remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs), effective server performance is critical. This white paper introduces a server solution featuring Intel® Xeon® processors that provides simplicity, efficiency, and versatility for these office environments.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 09, 2015
This business-oriented white paper summarizes the wide-ranging benefits of the Hadoop platform, highlights common data processing use cases and explores examples of specific use cases in vertical industries. The information presented here draws on the collective experiences of three leaders in the use of Hadoop technologies—Dell and its partners Cloudera and Intel.