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).
Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, shows you what BPM is and how it can help your organization. You see how the BPM solutions from IBM help you gain many benefits from higher customer satisfaction to greater agility in adapting to changing market conditions.
Chapter 1:Understanding BPM
Chapter 2: Getting Started with BPM
Chapter 3: Putting BPM to Work for your Organization
Chapter 4: Improving BPM Automation and Decision Management
Chapter 5: Checking out BPM Success Stories
Chapter 6: Reasons to Choose BPM from IBM
Application performance management (APM) focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the performance and health of business applications across development, test, datacenter, and network environments. As mission-critical enterprise application environments become more complex because of the increased use of cloud, big data, and mobility, APM is becoming a top priority for IT teams that need to quickly and cost effectively track end-to-end application performance, identify and remediate the root cause of performance problems, and maintain service levels required by end users and business stakeholders. SaaS-delivered APM solutions offer rapid time to value for IT organizations that need to implement APM quickly with minimal disruption to the business.
The biggest change your technology management team must handle in executing a successful cloud strategy is prioritizing delivery against business priorities, not its own. The business wants faster time-to-market, greater agility, and more flexibility from the cloud strategy. This means setting priorities and creating metrics for previously unmeasured items.
Industry thought leaders DJ Patil, Resident Data Scientist at the Whitehouse, and Hilary Mason, Founder of Fast Forward Labs, for a roundtable discussion around building a data strategy and creating a data culture.
Online consumers are redefining the fulfillment landscape. Wholesalers need to unlock the value of integrated business data. Only full insight into all areas of the distributor’s business will provide the necessary clarity to make decisions they can stand behind. This confidence can be achieved only if they have the required data and technology at hand at the right time. The total technology investment is not small. But, it may mean the future viability of the wholesale distribution segment. Why now is the critical time to invest.
Is it easy to do business with your organization? Do your employees feel empowered to meet your customer’s needs? These are questions that you’re probably grappling with as you face a perpetually changing business environment. You strive for operational excellence and need ways to effectively acquire and retain new customers. You also need to reinvent your business operations to foster growth.
Smarter Process is a way for you to work smarter as you find your way through all the operational challenges that the current business climate throws at you. It helps you use mobile, analytics, and collaboration to empower your employees to do their best work. It also empowers you as a leader to find the right tools and solutions.
This report uncovers the direct and indirect costs of managing sales and use tax compliance that your organization may be experiencing and provides a strategy for reducing these costs through cloud software.
Lock and key is the most traditional access control measure, but it’s not without its security gaps. There are other access control measures that can help you streamline your business in ways you may never have considered.
Today’s security camera systems are extremely reliable, yet a mere out-of-focus lens can still completely destroy all hope of catching your culprit and saving your resources. See what routine camera maintenance requires, and learn how you can be sure your inspections are thorough.
When theft or violence is mixed with your bottom line, the damage can go way beyond physical and monetary consequences. We’ve outlined some ways you can begin eliminating both internal and external threats.
The focus of SDN is on transforming the network to support applications and meet the expectations of users and businesses that rely on them. Scaling modern networks is challenging due to the explosive growth of compute, network, and application resources-combined with increased mobility of apps migrating to the cloud and users across multiple devices. As an approach to operationalizing the network, SDN enables organizations to achieve greater economies of operational scale through the use of APIs to automate and orchestrate the network, as well as the application services that support applications. Read this whitepaper to learn how applications are driving new requirements for both businesses and networks that require disruptive, radical change.
F5 Networks is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for the eighth consecutive year. The application delivery controller (ADC) is a key component within enterprise data center and public cloud architectures, and according to Gartner, enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with key applications and cloud/virtualization platforms.
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age.
Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age.
But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system.
What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you:
• Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes.
• Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making.
• Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
Is your accounting software holding you back?
Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility.
As you embark on a challenging evaluation cycle, download our free and concise eBook: "Best Practices for Choosing the Right Accounting Software: Achieving Best-in-Class Financial Management."
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Too often, learning is treated as an isolated activity that occurs separately from employees’ everyday work. This is changing because of employee learning styles, the speed of our global environment, and the mobility of workers. In this report you will learn to understand why today’s learning strategies are not working, examples of successful learning culture implementations, and how to build a learning culture.
There's an app for every “that,” but are they secure? Mobile Application Lifecycle Management (MALM) is the key to ensuring the protection of apps and associated data by integrating security throughout the end to end process.