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Published By: Digital Realty     Published Date: Dec 02, 2015
A comprehensive approach to security requires much more than simply installing locks and hiring security officers. While these remain important aspects of an effective security plan, they are part of a broader, more integrative approach to security in today’s dynamic environment. For data center operators, ensuring the security and continuity of their clients’ business operations is a key and compelling imperative. This paper has examined the elements and organization of a holistic approach to security. Digital Realty views security as an integrated process, consisting of the subprocesses of physical security, information security, incident management, business continuity and compliance, enabled by the systems, processes and people providing quality of delivery and reliability of performance. Absent any of these elements, security becomes a series of loosely related tasks lacking in cohesive effectiveness.
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Published By: Zendesk     Published Date: May 21, 2018
The start of a new chapter of your business, whether you're moving upmarket or adding products and features, is a great time to scale your customer service operations in a smart way. We know customers prefer self service, via a knowledge base, if one is available. A Gartner report estimates that CIOs can reduce customer support costs by 25% or more when proper knowledge management discipline is in place. If you've been on the sidelines waiting to take the self-serv ice leap, this white paper will prove that you and your agents already partake in the activities needed to offer great self-service,every single day.
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Published By: Groove     Published Date: May 16, 2018
HotSchedules is a technology company that streamlines several aspects of running a business in the service industry. The sales team at HotSchedules had been using Salesforce for several years, but they were spending a lot of time on data entry and other manual tasks. They needed a way to simplify recordkeeping so they could spend more time talking to prospects. The HotSchedules sales team is taking advantage of the full suite of features in Groove to enhance their sales operations at every turn — from Salesforce integration to multi-step campaigns to analytics. Let’s take a look.
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 04, 2018
Automation today can dramatically scale a broad range of business operations, making them run faster, easier and more accurately.
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business automation, hybrid cloud, business operations
    
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Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
In today’s digital world, the messaging and texting that have become a prominent part of most people’s lives are a form of asynchronous messaging. These are a simple, convenient method of communication for people on the go, with varied time in response based upon intrigue and urgency. Asynchronous messaging has become so ingrained in consumers’ lives, an expectation has evolved that businesses should be able resolve issues just as quickly and easily, and on the customer’s timetable. To keep up with consumer expectations and offer differentiated customer experiences, there is a strong case for implementing capabilities where messages can be fielded by bots using artificial intelligence, with a human touch through skilled representatives, or a combination of both within the same conversation, without losing context. Download this white paper to learn about: • 6 benefits to asynchronous messaging in B2C customer experience and operations • Incorporating asynchronous messaging into your u
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customer service, operations, asynchronous, messaging, customer expectations
    
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Published By: Service Now     Published Date: Jan 26, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) has progressed well beyond the abundant hype predicting it to where it is now an existential concern for many enterprises. We are at an inflection point as digital transformation efforts shift from "project" or "initiative" status to strategic business imperatives. Growing enterprises, regardless of age or industry, are striving to become "digital native" in the way their executives and employees think, what they produce, and how they operate. IDC predicts that by 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships, and that by 2020, investors will use platform/ecosystem, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises.
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Published By: DocStar     Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Accounts Payable is a fundamental activity for nearly all businesses. Pick any enterprise and you can bet there is an AP function at the heart of financial operations. The obligation to pay off short-term debt is one that every company must satisfy. But more than that, the process to do it must be efficient and productive. If you get behind on your obligations you risk missing important financial discounts, defaulting with creditors, and damaging your reputation with suppliers and stakeholders. CFOs face the challenges associated with Accounts Payable…and it’s easy to lose sleep. As other areas of business and commerce have become more and more paperless, the accounts payable process in most organizations remains mired in paper copies and manual workflow. The result is an often costly and people intensive process that leaves companies vulnerable to competitors and financial executives with a growing unease over the inherent inefficiencies.
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Published By: Workday UK     Published Date: Mar 15, 2018
For both finance and HR, this separation is often driven by organizational obstacles, disparate systems and data sources, regulatory uncertainty, and a lack of complete visibility into the business. As Joseph Fanutti, CFO of Bill Gosling Outsourcing, says of his own organization’s challenges, “Finance operated its own silo, HR its own, operations its own. There was a lack of consistency in terms of how we viewed the business.” He recalls, “Numbers were always challenged, no one could agree on metrics, and people couldn’t agree on what actions to take going forward.” If this situation sounds familiar, that’s because it’s commonplace across organizations the world over. Strategic uncertainty and incomplete data are symptoms of a larger problem: a lack of unification among finance, HR, and operations teams. Managers need to make financial and people decisions in tandem, yet traditional systems store this information independently. This separation creates multiple versions of the same u
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Published By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 24, 2008
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
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Published By: Microsoft Azure     Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation. This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European). In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced: Reduced data center and outsourcing costs. Website scale and performance improvements. Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments. Developer and tester improvements. Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.
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Published By: CyberSource     Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
With today’s customers demanding fast and seamless experiences, it’s critical that merchants’ payment technology evolve just as quickly. Read this guide to discover why payment is strategic to business operations today and how to master payment management to drive business success.
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Published By: DocuSign     Published Date: Apr 24, 2018
"In April 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule regarding financial and fiduciary disclosures. This rule significantly expands the definition of fiduciary, spanning financial advisors as well as plan sponsors, funds, and producers who provide incentives to advisors. The rule has far-reaching impacts on business, compliance, and operations/technology and the April 2017 compliance deadline is coming up quickly. View this on-demand webinar and learn how DocuSign can help you: • Satisfy the final rule requirements by automating disclosures with a tamper-proof audit trail • Delight clients and brokers by providing a greatly improved customer experience • Meet critical DOL deadlines with rapid implementation "
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Feb 03, 2017
As the global business world shifts to all digital, real-time operations, the legacy two-tier ERP architecture so many businesses have relied on to bridge headquarters with subsidiaries can no longer compete effectively. A simple and comprehensive answer exists in SAP S/4HANA. Available in cloud and on-premise, SAP S/4HANA gives organizations the ability to utilize the same product family across a multi-tier deployment.
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Published By: HPE APAC     Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
This white paper shows IT architects, administrators, and DevOps developers how to deploy Docker hosts and execute containerized applications on bare-metal infrastructure.
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infrastructure, bare--metal infrastructure, it transformation, business opportunities, operations
    
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Published By: HPE APAC     Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Rather than just their traditional role of running systems and processes that support business operations, IT is being leveraged to drive business opportunities and differentiate competitive offerings. Read on to find out more.
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infrastructure, it transformation, business opportunities, operations
    
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Published By: Cisco EMEA Tier 3 ABM     Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
The HX Data Platform uses a self-healing architecture that implements data replication for high availability, remediates hardware failures, and alerts your IT administrators so that problems can be resolved quickly and your business can continue to operate. Space-efficient, pointerbased snapshots facilitate backup operations, and native replication supports cross-site protection. Data-at-rest encryption protects data from security risks and threats. Integration with leading enterprise backup systems allows you to extend your preferred data protection tools to your hyperconverged environment.
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hyperflex, systems, data platform, storage efficiency, business, cisco
    
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Published By: Cisco EMEA Tier 3 ABM     Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
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big data, analytics, cisco, value, business, enterprise
    
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
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digital environment, hyper competitive, business goals, hybrid it, technology, hpe
    
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: May 11, 2018
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem. Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: May 18, 2014
This white paper, produced in collaboration with SAP, provides insight into executive perception of real-time business operations in North America. It is a companion paper to Real-time Business: Playing to win in the new global marketplace, published in May 2011, and to a series of papers on real-time business in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
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sap, big data, real time data, in memory technology, data warehousing, analytics, big data analytics, data management, business insights, architecture, business intelligence, big data tools
    
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Published By: HPE Intel     Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
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Published By: HPE Intel     Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
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Published By: HPE Intel     Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
As more enterprises adopt technologies such as cloud, mobile, and analytics to help achieve strategic competitive advantage, CIOs and IT managers must support business-critical processes at a very high level across the enterprise. At the same time, IT organizations must manage complex hybrid IT infrastructures that include both cloud and on-premises technologies from multiple vendors and support providers. IDC believes that to tackle these challenges, IT organizations should look to support providers for comprehensive offerings to help optimize IT operations and improve the efficiency of IT service delivery. In addition, IDC recommends that IT organizations looking to manage rapid change in today’s IT landscape consider support providers with a record of innovative support services and a focus on advanced technology in support delivery.
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
Businesses in every sector are increasingly reliant on applications to handle everything from back-end operations to the delivery of new products, services, and customer experiences. That is why infrastructure system availability and the elimination of unplanned downtime are more important than ever before. Recent research has shown that the average cost of an hour of downtime is about half-a-million dollars,1 and this will only increase with the continued digitization of industries.
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Published By: HP Enterprise Business     Published Date: Jan 20, 2017
Analytics-driven automated operations for an always-on digital enterprise. Download now to learn more.
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