Quocirca surveyed over 300 organisations across the UK, France, Germany, the Nordics, Benelux, Italy, Iberia and Israel on their attitudes to cloud-based services. The research revealed that cost is not the only thing driving the adoption of cloud services; improved efficiency and easier external interaction are also important. Another finding was that impediments to cloud adoption vary significantly by industry. A key finding was that “cloud enthusiasts” are more aware of, and likely to invest in, security technologies like identity and access management than “cloud avoiders”.
Download “How to Strengthen Security While Optimizing Network Performance” to see how next-generation network packet brokers (NGNPBs) mitigate security tool sprawl, simplify IT management and improve network availability. NGNPBs help align network and security teams by creating a single view of network infrastructure and data management. See why you should shift your infrastructure strategy toward NGNPBs to boost efficiency and reduce complexity. Learn more by downloading this new research now.
Read this ESG research brief to learn how to improve visibility across distributed computing environments without increasing staff or tools. Download “The Importance of a Common Distributed Data Services Layer” to learn why ensuring visibility in a distributed network environment is crucial and how a common distributed data services layer to collect, process and share data ensures that network operations teams are able to provide better digital experiences, mitigate risk and respond to changing environments.
Data Professionals are now being asked to perform higher-level tasks and interact with businesses as “data stewards”. In this survey, you will learn the challenges as outlined by over 850 data professionals. Get this CA-sponsored survey of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) conducted by Unisphere Research. The closer link between corporate performance and database performance is increasing pressure on data professionals to provide higher-level services to enterprise business customers.
Businesses are overwhelmed with data; it’s a blessing and a curse. A curse because it can overwhelm traditional approaches to storing and processing it. A blessing because the data promises business insight that never existed earlier. The industry has spawned a new term, “big data,” to describe it. Now, IT itself is overwhelmed with its own big data. In the press to roll out new services and technologies—mobility, cloud, virtualization—applications, networks, and physical and virtual servers grow in a sprawl. With them comes an unprecedented volume of data such as logs, events, and flows. It takes too much time and resources to sift through it, so most of it lies unexplored and unexploited. Yet like business data, it contains insight that can help us solve problems, make decisions, and plan for the future.
HP Business Services Management (BSM), which includes HP Network Management Center, HP Systems Management, and HP Application Performance Management, is a comprehensive performance management solution designed to enable IT organizations to manage a diversity of in-house and cloud based services at a lower cost to the business. HP commissioned Dimensional Research to interview customers who have deployed HP BSM solutions to obtain detailed feedback on the real world benefits provided by these solutions. Dimensional Research conducted 26 in-depth interviews with HP customers as well as researched documented case studies. This report summarizes those findings.
Traditional project management techniques are not working as well as expected. According to research, an average organization has at least $74 million USD (yearly) in at-risk projects. And, even when projects are executed successfully, all too often they still fail to deliver business benefits.
So, how do you get started? How do you prioritize which issues to address first? What are the risks and potential rewards? What can you do yourself and where can you need help?
This paper helps you answer those questions. It provides important insights into the root causes of project failures and misalignment with business unit expectations, along with possible solutions. It illustrates the path to optimized project and portfolio management from four different starting points, and provides step-by-step advice to help you reach new milestones quickly. It is intended to help you make the transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
When asked how important technology is to driving innovation in their organizations, 100 percent of CEOs indicated it was important, with 80 percent pointing out that it’s very important, according to HP sponsored research. Even CIOs agree with their CEOs.
According to the same research, when asked whether or not technology will be the innovation engine or administrative engine for a business or government, approximately two out of three CEOs said it would be the “innovation engine.” This represents a significant shift in the role that technology is playing in enterprises.
Today, organizations demand new applications and more functionality delivered more quickly, and at a lower cost than ever before. Many organizations either want a mobile application or are already using one. In fact, according to analysts, by 2016 350 million employees will use smartphones at work and businesses will increase spending on mobile projects over 100 percent in the same time.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
This research, commissioned by Intermec and carried out by research company Vanson Bourne, surveyed 250 senior supply chain and distribution center managers at organizations with over 500 employees in the UK, France, Germany and North America. The interviews were conducted by telephone with respondents spanning industries including retail, manufacturing, distribution, transport, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, wholesale and FMCG. 50 interviews were conducted in each European country with 100 interviews taking place in North America during October 2012.
This slide version of a recorded event delivers key findings of an in-depth consumer survey studying travel Web site functionality and conversion rate satisfaction. Host Margaret Rivera of Akamai and presenter Caroll Rheem, Director of Research at PhoCus Wright, define best practices for fast, reliable travel Web sites.
This free Ventana Research report shows SuccessFactors to be a top supplier of applications that support the management and operations of compensation.
According to Ventana, SuccessFactors Compensation (part of SuccessFactors BizX Suite) achieved the top overall ranking due to its scores in Reliability and Capabilities. In addition, the growing number of SuccessFactors customers and the company's commitment to cloud computing contributed to its top ranking in the Validation and TCO/ROI categories. Easy for managers at all levels to use, the application has capabilities for compensation reviews and adjustments, as well as an embedded analytic view-which shows the handling of promotions and support across pay ranges.
Find out what else Ventana has to say about SuccessFactors in this complimentary report. Download it today.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 27, 2013
Symantec Corporation and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present the 2013 Cost of Data Breach: Global Analysis, our eighth annual benchmark study concerning the cost of data breach incidents for companies located in nine countries. Since 2009, we have provided a consolidated report of the benchmark findings from all countries represented in the research. In this report, we present both the consolidated findings and country differences.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
Enterprise Workload Management gets the right work to the right person at the right time, eliminating the outdated manual distribution of work model.
Enterprise Workload Management finally gives organizations the ability to correlate the work that customer service interactions create in the front office -- with the best resource within the organization required to complete that work in the back office.
Enterprise Workload Management ensures that the highest priority work is being handled by the right resource, and gives managers real-time visibility into when the work will be completed, as well as reports that show the outcomes of the work. Customers get notified when an order or application is processed instead of waiting to hear or having to repeated call back. Employees get specific coaching and training plans based on the results of their work.
Complex hybrid environments can make it difficult to track interdependencies, increasing the risk of disrupting critical business services. In this research paper by EMA, you’ll learn how application discovery and dependency mapping can help you:
• Meet granular targets for availability, cost, and time-to-revenue for cloud services
• Accelerate mean time to repair (MTTR) while communicating better with stakeholders
• Manage even the most complex hybrid environments more efficiently and effectively
• Understand the impact of proposed changes and potential security risks to guide decision-making
What you see isn’t always what you get with HR, talent, and learning software. Did you know that, even with the rigour frequently put into selection, two-thirds of HR software projects fail to produce at least half of the expected benefits? Or how about that a recent research project from Clarkson University determined that there was no link between HR software and HR’s ability to be more strategic? Even though HR technology is often sold as “best practices in a box,” looks can be deceiving. To avoid being duped by pretty demos of software with no substance and find a partner that can meet the hidden complexities that exist in your unique processes, you need to ask the right questions.
Talent is an increasingly critical differentiator of corporate performance and poses one of the most significant barriers to growth. CEB research finds that boards at top-performing companies are twice as likely to have a deep understanding of talent issues as boards at lower-performing competitors. However, most boards lack sufficient understanding of key talent issues facing the companies they oversee, particularly because the data and analysis they receive provide limited insight. This whitepaper outlines the critical talent conversations every board should have and shows how industry leaders are broadening their understanding of talent issues and assurance about critical talent risks by expanding the perimeter of talent issues they monitor beyond executive leadership and reshaping conversations on executive performance evaluation and succession.
This guide is designed to break down the complex challenge of mitigating third-party corruption risk into manageable components. Based on hundreds of member conversations and extensive research, we believe that successful companies conduct third party due diligence in five key phases.
If you’re a sales manager, you’re probably feeling stuck in the middle. On one hand, you have a huge employee engagement movement going on with HR departments focusing on developing leaders and recognizing achievements with substantial budgets. On the other side, marketing departments are using technology and creativity (and also large budgets) to connect with and educate customers about their products, solutions and brands.
The trend is to challenge every dollar spent on sales compensation to maximize ROI. HR departments are treating salespeople like all other employees. And customers are going online to avoid anyone with sales in their title.
Based on our research and applications we see in our customers’ leading sales initiatives, if you’re a sales manager, you are trying to maximize results out of your sales team by increasing your teams engagement to meet company goals. Download this white paper to see which eight trends you should consider as you strategize for the year.
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
Real-time marketing is one of those buzzwords that sounds good. But, when you ask someone what it means, you get a pretty fuzzy answer.
So, we decided to clarify that answer with exclusive research, produced in association with Econsultancy, that provides a snapshot of the real-time marketing landscape in 2014. Inside this report, you’ll learn how to leverage best real-time marketing practices to drive better customer experiences and increased revenue.
ABI Research’s Securing Medical Devices Technology Analysis Report analyzes the current risks posed by medical devices, noting various security issues, potential vulnerabilities, and the threat landscape. It reviews implementation mechanisms and efforts in medical device cybersecurity and safety. The final section looks at how the healthcare ecosystem is responding to the issues and the vendors driving change.
The network has never been as critical to the healthcare sector as it is today. Electronic health records, Wi-Fi-connected medical devices, and clinician smart phones are among a plethora of healthcare technologies that depend on a stable network.
The consistent development of this infrastructure is key for the healthcare sector to continue its successes in creating new possibilities for management, patient and family experience, and patient outcomes.
Extreme Networks posed key questions to Nolan Greene, a senior research analyst with IDC’s Network Infrastructure group, who highlights the critical issues healthcare IT professionals must consider when building a network that maintains industry needs.
Download this report to learn about:
• Why having a modern healthcare infrastructure is so important
• The major challenges IoT brings to healthcare networks
• How IEC 80001 is impacting compliance
• Trends that confront a network IT professional in healthcare
• Risks Healthcare IT must eli
Published By: Storiant
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
Emerging storage vendors offer data center managers and storage administrators new antidotes for their storage challenges. This research details five companies that provide innovative storage capabilities via new architecture and deployment methods, and looks back at two past Cool Vendors.