Productivity is the relationship between production of an output and one, some, or all of the resource inputs used in accomplishing the assigned task. It is measured as a ratio of output per unit of input over time. It is a measure of efficiency and is usually considered as output per person-hour.
Land Rover BAR has sharpened its competitive edge with VCE VxRail™ Hyper-converged Infrastructure Appliance incorporating VMware virtualization and EMC VNX storage and Isilon, to accelerate collaboration on boat development and honing sailing tactics.
In this paper, we discuss why a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach to workforce mobility can be a compromise-free approach, and then how the combined capabilities of Samsung KNOX and
Enterprise Mobility Management from AirWatch by VMware turn this compromise-free approach into reality.
A Google Trends search for “BYOD” reveals it is a fairly new term, appearing in news publications for the first time in late 2011. BYOD is one part of a much larger, deeper-rooted trend: The consumerization of IT, which can be traced back to the early 2000s. Around that time, most everyone had a personal computer, which enabled them to work from home after hours – and to realize the benefits of using the devices that they had carefully chosen and were comfortable using, rather than the corporate devices their IT departments had issued them.
BYOD and the consumerization of IT continued to grow as devices became cheaper and more connected. Where IT leaders were once solely concerned with reining in all the unapproved devices accessing the corporate network, a recent Intel and readwrite report that shows 49 percent of U.S. IT managers “strongly agree that BYOD improves worker productivity.” The next era of BYOD has arrived, and IT departments are thinking about it as a strategic value-ad
The clear benefits of agile development—better collaboration, incremental delivery, early error detection and the elimination of unnecessary work—have made it the default approach for many teams. Agile methods are also being adopted by systems engineering teams to deliver the same benefits. Some developers have questioned whether requirements fall into the category of unnecessary work, and can be cut down or even completely eliminated. Meanwhile, teams developing complex products, systems and regulated IT continue to have requirements-driven legacy processes.
So how does requirements management fit in an agile world? This paper argues that requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in regulated IT and complex product development projects, and sets out the characteristics of an effective requirements management approach in an agile environment.
Agile methods have proven effective for software development and have grown in popularity across a number of software disciplines. Agile methods build capabilities using an iterative approach, as opposed to traditional approaches where requirements are defined early and designs are completed in full before a single line of code is written. Agile incrementally defines requirements with priorities, partial component designs and working systems that evolve through iterations called sprints.
The question remains, however: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Agile principles are in line with lean management’s approach. Given that, it seems as though agile principles should directly apply beyond software development. However, the answer is not straightforward, because differences between software and physical components affect how agile is applied. Let’s explore how agile can be applied in light of these differences.
The rise of the web drove the need for applications in the browser. JSON is natively supported and easy to understand, with facile methods to learn our technical details. JSON sums new web technologies with client side practices to achieve an interactive web application.
Today’s leading organizations realize that their IT administrators (often referred to as “IT pros”) provide them with important strategic and tactical advantages. Administrators’ importance to day-to-day operations, and their role in researching and deploying new technology solutions, makes them key players in a successful IT team.
Best-in-Class companies put out low-cost, high quality products, in the timeframe intended, and as a result deliver on 87% of revenue targets and see a 15% increase in profit margins.
Based on the experiences of 148 respondents, this report will explore what makes a product development company successful. It will look at the differences between the Best-in-Class and their competitors to see what they attribute margins/revenue to.
Today’s leading organizations realize their software developers provide a significant strategic advantage. In many cases, the ability to quickly create and deploy new solutions, often using innovative technologies, is what sets one organization apart from its competitors. But many organizations struggle to keep their developers on a lifelong path of learning: Under the dayto- day pressures of business and operation, education is often de-prioritized.
Innovate or die. That’s what we read or hear in some shape or form everyday. The creative have found fancier ways of saying the same thing tied to ROI or other acronyms that we generally associate with gloom over possibilities of good. Like death and taxes, innovation is inevitable, even if it happens kicking and screaming. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way! This guide will show you how you can positively influence innovation in your teaInnovate or die. That’s what we read or hear in some shape or form everyday. The creative have found fancier ways of saying the same thing tied to ROI or other acronyms that we generally associate with gloom over possibilities of good. Like death and taxes, innovation is inevitable, even if it happens kicking and screaming. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way! This guide will show you how you can positively influence innovation in your team, department or organization through something you do everyday: learning.m, department or organizatio
This guide will break each of these points down so that, in the end, you have the tools you need to make sure your staff doesn’t seek out greener pastures or lose focus. Let’s begin with the bigger picture.
You set aside hours every week for them to train, you tie learning to performance objectives, and you talk about their progress regularly. But then you see the total usage hours and you’re, well, underwhelmed. Maybe your team doesn’t need training afterall? Not so fast.
Fact: Training pays. Invest in your employees and that investment comes right back to you. In one survey, 85 percent of workers indicated that employer-provided training increased their own workplace loyalty. The same survey showed that workers who trained just one hour per week saved 1.8 hours per week—or 83.7 hours per year—through productivity gains.
With each new day comes a new opportunity, and perhaps nowhere is that truer than in the world of tech. When you're preparing a team, it helps to know what changes are coming. There are opportunities for your team to jump ahead of the competition by knowing what training you’ll need and what skills to hire for.
Certification can play a crucial role in tech professions, especially for people who work on the IT side. It allows pros to demonstrate their skills and simplifies the recruiting, retaining and developing of staff.
Dramatic changes are underway in offices around the world, with Macs rapidly gaining market share in modern enterprises. Read this white paper to discover the industry-wide transitions to Macs, and tips to smooth your integration of Apple devices.
Workplace expectations are changing and companies are ditching outdated technology in favor of flexible, cloud-based services, freeing their employees to work from anywhere. From modern office spaces to popular business tools, this eBook breaks down the top trends of the workplace revolution, including:
1. The age of Millennial workers
2. Modern workspaces
3. Improving employee productivity and satisfaction
4. The rise of remote work
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.
Cybercriminals continue to evolve their tactics with ever-growing cyberattack sizes and new attack methods, which has spiked a demand for DDoS mitigation services. However, it is often difficult for companies to assess, evaluate, and differentiate DDoS mitigation service providers from one another. Read the four critical criteria you should use to evaluate providers before selecting one.
The globalization of the medical device industry has delivered substantial business benefits, but it has also presented certain problems that can make the realization of those opportunities challenging. Learn about a comprehensive global collaboration solution that addresses and overcomes these obstacles.