Key to assessing an Employee's Performance is the setting of objectives. A key element of the performance appraisal process should be reviewing how well the employee has performed in relation to objectives that have previously been set for them. For objectives to be useful, it is often said they should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results orientated, Time framed
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Several new additions and features have been added to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager since System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. The uniqueness of the paper are the hyperlinked categories, as well as the new or changed features are in Bold Type Italics, enabling the reader to visually scan through the pages it easily identify what the change or addition is. You can also electronically scan for the keywords "new" or "changed."
Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With Agile for Dummies by your side you’ll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster.
Today, the open API is one of the most powerful sources of competitive advantage. It comes down to the potential of your data and services. Download this new eBook to learn how a well thought-out API strategy can help you compete and grow in new ways.
Digitalization—the process of exploiting digital information to maximize business success—has increased the value of your data to the point where it is arguably your most important asset. This paper explains why mastery will not be possible with merely adequate integration technology.
This paper highlights the how field service performance and timely issue resolution impacts customer experience and details how Best-in-Class organizations are creating an environment centered on delivering exceptional customer service.
Contractors entail a unique challenge for businesses and for IT. They’re necessary, but provisioning them correctly and deprovisioning them at the right time is difficult. Read this paper to learn to minimize risk and streamline provisioning for contractors and others.
In order to help businesses assess their collaboration strategies, Cisco recently commissioned a worldwide study to explore the business value of in-person communication in distributed organizations with respect to their interactions with partners and customers.
Savvy B2B marketing leaders are going beyond revenue performance management to transform marketing into the architect of engagement across the customer life cycle. Lead-to-Revenue Management (L2RM) platform vendors are stepping up with tooling that enables customer-centric, multichannel, personalized marketing — at scale. Companies that have implemented an L2RM automation platform have seen results in both organizational maturity and business impact. According to a Forrester survey, L2RM platform users contribute more to the sales pipeline, have higher levels of process maturity, measure results more holistically and collaborate better with their sales colleagues.
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe it’s financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
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It has been said that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and you must measure what really matters. New service delivery models for IT service management, such as software as a service (SaaS), as well as emerging communications channels for support that include social media, will require some changes to the way you traditionally measure the effectiveness of your services. That’s why you should reexamine your service metrics as you begin to rely more heavily on SaaS, social media, and a more services-oriented approach to IT delivery.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
The nature of today’s business climate means that now, more than ever, companies look for any business advantage that helps them stay ahead of the competition. Often, that means companies take such steps as creating innovative products, increasing and maintain customer loyalty, and implementing cost-control measures to realize distinct advantages.
Leading industry analysts point to two areas internally where companies can achieve the best possible advantages, by focusing on a company’s workers and work processes.