Mobile devices, social business apps, and business analytics are converging with the Cloud to create the most substantial changes in technology since the Internet revolution. Businesses have to change the way they think and operate, and with rising budgets for technology, they need someone to provide the services that will keep them competitive in this environment.
Learn more about the important technology trends you need to stay on top of to ensure your business doesn’t get left behind.
Closing the gaps in security controls, systems, people and processes is not an easy feat, particularly for IT practitioners in smaller organizations with limited budgets and few (if any) dedicated security staff. So, what are the essential security capabilities needed to establish a security operations center and start closing those gaps?
The recession appears to have bottomed out, but corporate IT organizations remain under
pressure to reduce operating costs and to do more with smaller IT budgets and fewer
employees. As a result, outsourcing is on the rise, and this trend offers you - VARs and
systems integrators - an excellent growth opportunity.
This paper describes the factors that are driving corporate IT choices, reasons why you should
consider teaming with a hosting provider and nine criteria you can use to evaluate potential
The ability to communicate and connect with internal and external stakeholders is a requirement for organizations to maintain business operations. From an internal perspective, employees must collaborate on a variety of topics, from establishing strategy and budgets to ensuring projects and activities are moving forward and staying on track. Organizations must also communicate and collaborate with prospects to sell their products and services and maintain their relationships with existing customers. In order to facilitate these various interactions, most organizations rely upon audio, video and web conferencing services to establish these lines of communication.
The economic crisis is presenting a unique opportunity for state and local governments across the nation. As tight budgets drive government agencies to identify innovative solutions to increase IT efficiencies, aging systems and networks can drive consolidation and allow agencies to realize big cost savings. IT consolidation - the process of removing certain common technology functions from a number of separate operating divisions and combining them to form a common shared services entity that acts as a services provider back to the original division - is a high priority on CIOs' to-do list and examples are continuing to emerge across the country.
D-Link's superior economic model enables small and medium enterprises to support business demands on constrained budgets and enjoy lower TCO and faster ROI for their IT infrastructure.
Gartner, in a research note written by Jim Browning, listed characteristics defining the product and vendor model that is becoming de rigueur for small and mid-size enterprises:
. Are easy to install, configure and manage
. Are simple to use and require minimal customization
. Don't increase demand on already limited IT resources
. Are easy to integrate with existing systems
. Have straightforward and simple pricing
. Can be consumed in modular components and extended when required
Si vous êtes responsable des TI dans une moyenne entreprise, vous redoutez probablement le moment d'ajouter un nouveau réseau de stockage (SAN). Pourquoi? La réponse simple est qu'il s'agit d'une combinaison de défis et d'opportunités.
Il ne s'agit pas simplement de relever le défi de l'explosion des quantités de données à un moment où les budgets informatiques demeurent toujours serrés. C'est vrai que, selon les estimations d'IDC, les besoins en matière de stockage de données grimpent en moyenne de 60 % par an et les organisations dépensent déjà environ 23 % de leur budget informatique sur le stockage.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Cloud-based systems are the future for cities and counties looking to reduce budgets and
use staff wisely. The cloud allows governments to end constant upgrades to legacy systems, improve
security, and invest in operations—not capital expenses. Join the Governing Institute for an overview of
the benefits of a migration to the cloud and gain valuable insights from the City of Rochester’s successful
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
The latest version of CA Project & Portfolio Management facilitates core financial activities with the ease and familiarity of a spreadsheet.
Two years ago, CA began to reevaluate how organizations were leveraging their project and portfolio management solutions. Our goal was to identify ways CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) could better serve every user.CA PPM 15.3 simplifies the job of the financial manager with Microsoft Excel® -like functionality, embedded communication and collaboration features, and direct links to the industry’s most popular reporting and business intelligence tools. Today, CA PPM provides financial managers with the ability to visualize, manage and take advantage of data like never before—all from inside the solution.
As cycles accelerate and timelines shorten, projects are being recognized—by necessity— as the delivery arm for strategy. In this environment, anything less than real-time access to real-time project data is too slow, because businesses need to know where they’re heading, not just where they’ve been. CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM 15.3) has added new capabilities to support project, financial and resource management across individual initiatives and entire portfolios. We’ve also built new, embedded BI capabilities that make powerful data and insights more accessible to everyone.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
Compensation managers know that, although budgets are tight, top performers still insist on being rewarded. This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper shows how you can create a strong compensation program. Download it today.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
The data growth explosion facing most organizations today is coinciding with the mounting demands of stagnant IT budgets and an increased need to retain data for both governance and resiliency needs. At its core, data must not only be retained but also efficiently accessed and analyzed to unlock its embedded value.
The rapid pace of change in attitudes to IaaS underlines how quickly it has become a key part of enterprise IT. Even in the past three months, adoption levels and positive attitudes toward IaaS have grown.
IaaS was originally seen as a way to reduce overall spend and shift budgets from capital expenditure to operating expenditure, and there is no doubt that it has done both. But it is striking how businesses have grown to appreciate the wider benefits of IaaS from greater productivity to freeing staff from routine maintenance in order to work on more value-adding projects.
As a creative leader, your job involves a lot more than bringing concepts to life. You’ve got a team to manage, and a pile of clients to keep happy. You’ve got content to ideate, assets to build, and campaigns to manage— and it all needs to be delivered on time and on brand. Ideally, your team would concept and shoot every asset to perfectly merge imagery and message for every deliverable. But business deadlines and budgets don’t always allow time for careful creativity—and 62 percent of creative marketers say creating original imagery requires time and effort their team can’t afford.
There’s no doubt in the trends. Focusing on the customer experience is at the top of the priority list for most companies. Personalization plays a key role as top organizations strive to make experiences as compelling as possible with the integration of artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology. To understand and prioritize what your next big moves should be, read The Econsultancy 2018 Digital Trends report.
Here’s what’s top of mind for the majority of your peers:
• Increasing digital marketing activities and budgets
• Investing in well-designed user journeys that facilitate clear communication
• Valuing creativity and design to differentiate their brands
• Combining digital skills with technology to improve customer experience