Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
The shift from a product- to a service-driven economy—mixed with an uncertain economic climate—has given finance teams the opportunity to become strategic business partners capable of shaping and guiding organisational decision-making. This partnership is only possible by creating a deeper understanding of the contextual factors that influence revenue and profit and loss, and making this analytical data available to the right stakeholders when they need it. That requires a fundamental change in the way finance teams think about technology.
Published By: SugarCRM
Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
SugarCRM has leveraged IBM and other strategic partnerships to broaden its omnichannel appeal to enterprises, making Sugar a strong alternative to Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Learn how SugarCRM's four-pillar strategy enables businesses to create extraordinary customer experiences.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
CFOs today are finding themselves in a leadership position at the strategy table. Whether your company’s objectives are to deliver growth in 2016 or stay the course, it is crucial that the office of finance contribute to the strategic decision-making process and become one of the company’s trusted business partners.
With rich data from all parts of the organization, the finance leadership team can offer unprecedented value to the decision-making process and help make the right business decisions executable. Listen to how Finance Professionals are helping guide their organizations toward making well-reasoned, data-driven strategic decisions.
Finding a strategic partnership with a trusted security expert that can assist you in all the aspects of information security is vital. SecureWorks is a market leader in security that can close the security gap in organisations by evaluating security maturity across an enterprise, help define security strategies and implement and manage security program plans. We are a true strategic partner that can help a CISO embed security at all levels of the organisation.
In April 2014, Nissan opened a new production plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an annual production capacity of 200,000 vehicles and 200,000 engines.
Along with a target of reaching 5% market share in Brazil by 2016, the plant’s opening was aligned with Nissan’s efforts to achieve 8% global market share, part of the “NISSAN POWER 88” five-year mid-term management plan initiated in 2011.
To help align their strategic and business goals with their use of technology, Nissan chose Red Hat JBoss BRMS to replace their legacy system.
Cloud Access Security Brokers are one of the fastest growing security technologies today because they provide cloud service visibility, data security, threat protection, and compliance. CASBs are an effective and easy way to mitigate the top cloud security threats and security practitioners look to trusted CASB providers as strategic partners to help advise on key cloud security decisions.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a continuous interaction among people, processes, data, and things. Sensors, networks, and smart devices are ubiquitous, providing a torrent of streaming data or big data. The Internet of Things (IoT), which is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can sense and communicate, is a component of IoE.
Cisco is helping customers and strategic partners leverage the full potential of IoE to achieve radical results across all sectors and industries. Indeed, IoE is capable of helping public safety and justice agencies increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
The very best CFOs are becoming “technology evangelists”, investing in the latest mobile, social, analytical and cloud technologies to modernize their finance organizations and become more strategic partners to the business. Find out more – download the report, “Empowering Modern Finance: The CFO as Technology Evangelist.”
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Apr 17, 2018
Controlling cloud costs is a leading challenge for enterprises at each stage of their cloud journey.
Fortunately, companies utilizing a public cloud can benefit from the strategic partnership between Google and Rackspace. Google Cloud Platform is a state-of-the-art, cost-friendly public cloud, and Google has selected Rackspace as its first managed services provider for GCP, based on Rackspace’s vast cloud expertise and dedication to a fanatical customer experience.
With Managed GCP by Rackspace, companies can maximize their cost savings on Google Cloud while also saving on hiring, training and retaining top talent to operate their cloud operations. In this post we will focus on the ten most significant cost-saving opportunities.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Every corner of an enterprise needs technology to build new applications for their specific function or customer. IT needs to transform from its traditional function as the sole technology provider to become an adaptive, responsive and nimble organization that can keep up with the pace of the digital era as well as embrace the opportunities provided by a change-driven environment. This transformation can occur only if IT transforms itself into a strategic business enabler rather than a centralized technology function.
Being an enabler means that IT has to decentralize and democratize application development and data access to the different Lines of Business (LoBs) and functional business partners. This way, IT can concentrate on a partnership with the business - i.e. providing a set of strategic and consistent assets and technology.
IT leaders at FICO, Rotary International, Informatica, and many other leading organizations are becoming strategic business enablers and creating new ways to engage customers and partners with Okta. Watch this short video to learn how these IT leaders are driving business results with Okta.
New research finds that senior executives want HR as a strategic business partner and an HR organization that anticipates the talent capabilities required for creating a high-performance culture. In this report you'll learn how to use technology to bring insights and business value to the executive table, understand what business leaders want in a partnership with HR and discover how to create a forward-looking strategy for business growth
Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves—stewards of their own ecosystems.
This Forrester report—presented by Epicor—highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems, and it describes how:
• The cloud economy disrupts business models
• Rightsourcing is a key challenge to cloud success
• You will orchestrate the cloud, and it will orchestrate you
Download the report to learn more and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Gartner clients often ask for a comparison of BMC and ServiceNow as viable strategic partners in the ITSSM tool space. Both vendors provide strong ITSSM offerings and benefit from excellent global brand recognition, but the similarities end there. Outside of ITSSM, BMC and ServiceNow are two different companies with two different strategic road maps. Choosing between BMC and ServiceNow requires IT organizations to determine how value will be gained beyond the use of their ITSSM offerings.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 18, 2017
While ABM is not a new way to strategically market to target accounts, now it is a scalable, achievable strategy that organizations of all sizes can implement to focus on whole lifecycle marketing for key accounts. Marketing, selling to, and supporting your customers at an account-level is not only critical to your success, it’s what your customers expect.
Competitive organizations that are focused on engaging their customers across the entire lifecycle, and throughout their buyer journey, need to sell at an account level, understand the influence of the different contacts and speak directly to them. The ABM we practice today is entirely different than the manual processes of days past. Implementing an ABM strategy no longer means an astronomical investment but it does mean increased revenue, focus, and partnership within your organization.
Download this white paper on how cloud ERP can help IT meet rapidly evolving business needs.
As an IT leader, a lot is being asked of you: drive transformational change, get the most out of your current IT investments with even higher performance, and be the strategic advisor to your business partners. What if you could transform your company's future by increasing the flexibility and agility of your IT infrastructure to support the rapidly evolving needs of your business? Read this paper to discover how modern enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe have adopted new ERP strategies to support their growth.
In this paper you will learn:
The challenges facing IT and how to evolve your IT architecture to support the modern business.
A new strategy for the enterprise involving ERP that increases the flexibility and agility required to add new business models, integrate acquisitions and support innovation.
Answers to frequently asked questions when modernizing IT.
Gannett views its private cloud and WAN capability as a strategic core competency and was looking for a strategic partner to support its growth and cloud initiatives. XO embraced this partnership and earned the trust of the media giant by providing superior technical expertise, smooth implementations, and responsive customer support.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
As powerful as Microsoft Lync is, buyers should understand it is not a complete UC solution, and use of strategic partners is necessary. Voice and video are the most difficult services to provision correctly as workers require a high-quality, real-time experience. Anything short of that can remove many of the ROI benefits the company was hoping to realize. As such, companies deploying Lync should choose the best possible voice and video partner for Lync to simplify deployments and optimize user experience. Read why Polycom is a top strategic partner for Microsoft Lync for mission-critical voice and video services.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
As powerful as Microsoft Lync is, buyers should understand it is not a complete UC solution, and use of strategic partners is necessary. Voice and video are the most difficult services to provision correctly as workers require a high-quality, real-time experience. Anything short of that can remove many of the ROI benefits the company was hoping to realize. As such, companies deploying Lync should choose the best possible voice and video partner for Lync to simplify deployments and optimize user experience.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 15, 2015
Companies deploying Skype for Business should choose the best possible voice and video partner to simplify deployments and optimize user experience. Polycom is a strategic partner to Skype for Business for mission-critical voice and video services for the following reasons.
According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Office 365 is Microsoft’s most strategic API. But to realize the potential of this business collaboration platform, Microsoft and its partners have to convince business and IT leaders that it offers levels of security, privacy, and compliance that are equal to or higher than those of their existing on premise solutions.
Forward-thinking IT departments are using the cloud as a transformative engine, helping them transition from tactical systems administrators to strategic service brokers. In doing so, they have an opportunity to redefine their partnership with business groups and become more influential, effective leaders of revenue and growth.