Business Management characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organisation (often a business) through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible).
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To identify the strategic priorities of CFOs and senior finance professionals over the next two years, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey, commissioned by Coupa, of 507 finance executives across industries and located in the US, UK, France and Germany.
Individuals interested in insuring against political and economic uncertainty, as well as those determined to capitalise on the rapidly changing mix of markets, business ventures and culture on offer around the globe, cannot afford to ignore the value of expanding their residence and citizenship options.
We update our three 2018 investment themes against a backdrop of synchronized global growth, rising inflation and interest rates, higher equity market volatility and more economic uncertainty. By submitting this form you agree to share your contact information with BlackRock and to follow-up communication.
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White Paper Published By: Esker
Published Date: Jun 29, 2016
Approximately 79% of customers seeking customer service and support wish it were easier and more convenient to obtain.*
Read the new Customer Service Workbook to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs to:
• Process orders quicker with fewer errors
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White Paper Published By: Esker
Published Date: Jun 29, 2016
Automation is widely used in the business world. Still, the concept of order processing automation remains a bit of an enigma - even among those who already know a thing or two about it. That's why it's critical to give yourself a refresher before driving the project forward and getting stakeholders on board.
This eBook highlights the six key stakeholders in order management that need to be challenged to go beyond the status quo. Automation aligns with their priorities - it's your job to deliver that message. Download this eBook now to learn more about the key roles in an order processing automation project.
White Paper Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
The business of IT has changed dramatically. An always-on, always-connected world means that competition is fiercer, customers are more demanding, and businesses need to innovate faster than ever. Companies can try to harness digital transformation by trying to do things the old way, but they will fall behind; the traditional IT operating model is fracturing under the digital demands of their customers, partners and employees.
This book will showcase:
-how digital transformation is affecting your business
-a roadmap to help you innovate faster, lower operational costs, and increase your IT capacity
-real-life case studies of companies who achieved great business outcomes through API-led connectivity
White Paper Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 22, 2013
Cloud computing is quickly transitioning from hype and hopes to become a dominant force in the way end users deploy computing power. Read the white paper to see how Mimecast's Email Management solution will deliver growth and differentiate customers.
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.
This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Virtualization continues to grow at 20 percent or more per year, but it is not expected to overtake existing physical architectures at least through 2010. This white paper examines the unique challenges of virtualization and offers tips for its successful management alongside IT's physical deployments.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.