Data Integration (DI) is the use of software and architectural principles to bring together (integrate) a set of enterprise computer applications, with an emphasis on decoupling the data integration (application adaptors and message transformations) from the business processes that use the data. Data Integration uses middleware technologies such as an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) as part of a service-oriented architecture as a means of integration.
From its beginnings in the early 1990s to its present state, enterprise risk management (ERM) has experienced a significant transformation. Over the past three decades, ERM has evolved in response to a number of macroeconomic events, as well as multiple business and regulatory changes. We live in a new world that is now more volatile and uncertain than ever before. The speed of change and the velocity of risk have increased significantly.
Download this white paper from ERM pioneer James Lam to learn how organizations can successfully evolve their ERM function. You'll explore the history of ERM and how events have shaped the current function in organizations, the next phase in its evolution of performance-based continuous ERM, and its seven key attributes.
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is moving to the top of corporate agendas, and evidence shows strategic risk is a key factor in a robust ERM framework.
Check out this white paper from risk management pioneer James Lam. In it, Lam explains why every organization should be focusing on strategic risk. You'll learn how to integrate risks into the planning process, use economic capital and risk-adjusted return on capital to measure risk, and how to apply these results.
If your company is engaged in international activities, it's critical that you assess and understand the risks of non-compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). To avoid becoming a costly statistic, you need to design your controls accordingly.
Download this white paper from experts Joseph Howell, Cofounder and Executive Vice President at Workiva, and Brent Macey, Director of Internal Audit for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. They'll discuss the major components of the FCPA, and how companies can perform the risk assessment process in an efficient manner. They'll also provide a practical guide to implement internal controls for FCPA at an international level.
nsurance companies face ever-increasing levels of regulation amidst a complex environment of state, federal, and international oversight. And the pace is unlikely to slow—indeed, regulations are only expected to increase over time.
The first step to developing an effective strategy is to better understand the territory and how it may evolve. In this white paper, we discuss current regulatory requirements, expected changes coming down the pike, and potential threats in the years to come—along with how to stay on top of it all.
Every company has aspirations to grow. Growth is exciting, yet it can also be challenging, especially for those companies that have already transitioned from small to mid-size. Operations are more complicated now and new paths to growth are riskier. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that got you to your current size may not be sufficient to power you through to the next level of growth.
As a small to mid-size business (SMB) you have some tough decisions to make in terms of how you invest for the future of your company. In the very beginning, businesses must invest in an operational foundation that will directly build the business. With limited capital it may seem necessary to forego investment in enterprise applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), leaving you to struggle to control your business with some combination of spreadsheets, desktop solutions or disparate applications. Once past this initial start-up phase perhaps you continue to struggle or maybe you took the next step and invested in a low-cost solution with limited capabilities, thinking that was all you could afford. Or perhaps that next step was taken over a decade ago, leaving you with both limited capabilities and outdated technology.
EvoShield is an emerging leader in protective sporting apparel. Founded in 2007, the company has seen dramatic growth and has established partnerships with large retailers, as well as major professional sport leagues. The organization offers protective technology that is engineered to withstand high impact while remaining comfortable, lightweight, and flexible. Just as EvoShield innovates the products that it provides to customers, the company is constantly looking to improve the ways that the business is run.
For growing companies, success depends on the ability not only to proactively manage sales, operations, and financial performance but also to react and take advantage of changing customer, supplier, and business partner expectations and demands. But adopting industry-leading best practices is only part of the story. How do you unlock the true potential of your business?
Aberdeen’s research finds that 96% of Best-in-Class (the top 20% of performers) growing businesses have implemented an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. These solutions are designed to help organizations of all sizes to face their challenges and provide a single business system to support visibility, efficiency, and decision-making. ERP is the key tool in business to make your life easier.
Business simplification is a strategic imperative for today’s companies if they wish to unlock innovation and position themselves for future success in an increasingly complex world. Yet, many corporations are not aligning their actions more effectively with their stated goals of simplifying business processes, decision-making and IT functions — and as such risk falling behind nimbler competitors, according to the “Simplifying the Future of Work Study,” a survey conducted by Knowledge@ Wharton and SAP
Las empresas están haciendo grandes avances hacia la transformación digital. Ellas fueron las más optimistas de todo el mundo acerca de cómo la tecnología puede ayudarlas a expandir geográficamente su negocio.
This white paper outlines a repeatable and sustainable strategy for developing Recovery and Resolution Plans (RRPs) that will help financial institutions turn a regulatory burden into an opportunity. By following the seven steps outlined, firms can form a dynamic regulatory environment that supports a healthy and engaged organizational risk culture.
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
Data centers help state and federal agencies reduce costs and improve operations. Every day, government agencies struggle to meet critical cost controls with lower operational expenses while fulfilling the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative’s (FDCCI) goal. All too often they are finding themselves constrained by their legacy in-house data centers and connectivity solutions that fail to deliver exceptional data center reliability and uptime.
Before Workday, Bill Gosling Outsourcing had limited access to critical data, a lack of consistency in how leaders viewed the business, and often made decisions based on intuition rather than fact. With Workday, Bill Gosling Outsourcing now has a unified and consistent view of its financial and HR data across three continents. Analytical productivity has increased, and employees are empowered to make data-driven decisions. See the infographic to learn more about the benefits Bill Gosling Outsourcing has experienced with Workday.
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To support a more robust exchange of health information across multiple systems and care settings, HIT must embrace future-state technology: A single data management solution built on a single platform that stores all content in its native format in a single archive.
When selecting an enterprise mobility platform, organizations should not only look at current mobile needs but also consider an extended roadmap that includes any future plans to develop apps, extend more business processes to mobile or expand collaboration with the extended enterprise. To prepare for a mobile-centric world, organizations today need a platform that is flexible, that scales, and that they can grow into as opposed to growing out of.