Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more effective in dealing with change. Key to fostering agility is continuous learning and development. Learning is not an event-based occurrence where one-time training can satisfy skill gaps; learning opportunities need to be accessible, targeted, and continuous.
With a strong learning culture that aligns with business objectives, companies are better able to embrace an agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase.
Published By: Silkroad
Published Date: Aug 25, 2016
This e-book reflects the findings of a survey of 218 HR leaders undertaken in March/April 2016.
Sponsored by SilkRoad and conducted by Human Resource Executive® magazine, this research finds organizations continuing to question the efficacy of formal performance reviews and exploring new strategies for transforming performance management into a more agile, dynamic process.
Some findings include:
• Traditional performance management still rules.
• There’s a dissatisfaction with results, with only one-third of respondents rating their process fair, consistent and reliable.
• High on the radar are team goals and more frequent conversations.
• Agile performance is coming soon, with two thirds of respondents reporting being on the path.
• There are strong concerns about manager skill in managing performance.
• Metrics are not in place outside of compliance.
• Senior managers are interested in agile and concerned about time involved today.
While the traditional performance-management pro
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.
Digital developments are forever shaping the way we work, bringing new innovations through our office doors almost every day. These high-demand technologies have increased expectations, with organizations now having to drive business agility at unprecedented levels.
Although we’re presented with enormous opportunity, we also face new obstacles that can block the path to success; obstacles such as the need to innovate quickly, keep costs down, and actively respond to competitive pressures.
IT departments are under constant pressure to do more with less. Now, as well as keeping the lights on, they are expected to deliver projects that create real business value. As more businesses use digital technologies to disrupt their markets, this pressure is intensifying.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is evolving against this background. Initially, it caught CIOs’ attention because it helped them cut costs. Today, IaaS underpins organizations’ agility in the face of disruption and drives innovation-led growth.
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster than at any time in history. It used to take decades to disrupt a market, but natively digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is becoming an agile organization—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. This shift to being an agile business has now become a top initiative for IT and business leaders. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology to make IT more agile in 2014, according to ZK Research.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
Overview: Read the Mint Jutras report “Is ‘Agile ERP’ an Oxymoron?” to learn how moving
to a cloud ERP system increases your organization’s agility, enables faster innovation and efficiency with
less complexity and adds value to your growing business.
Today’s DevOps and agile–loving enterprises are striving for fast changes and quick deployments. To these companies, the microservices architecture is a boon, but not a silver bullet. Organizations can enable smaller development teams with more autonomy and agility, and as a result, the business will notice IT being more in tune with their changing demands.
You want to deliver new innovations, release apps faster and take advantage of new opportunities, but legacy applications and infrastructure are holding you back. Transition to a modern architecture by decomposing monolithic applications into agile microservices—independently created, managed and scaled. Your business will be able to act faster and developers will love the easy access to APIs that give them the freedom to focus on customer experience.
APIs represent a great opportunity for the enterprise to integrate applications quickly and easily. But APIs can be a double-edged sword: promising agility, while at the same time increasing risk. But if an organization can address API security as an architectural challenge long before any development takes place, it can reap the rewards of this technological breakthrough safely and securely.
Vorresti creare innovazione, accelerare la release delle applicazioni e approfittare di nuove opportunità: ma le applicazioni e le infrastrutture legacy ti ostacolano. Passa ad un'architettura moderna scomponendo applicazioni monolitiche in microservizi agile, creati, gestiti e ridimensionati in modo indipendente. Il tuo business potrà muoversi più velocemente e gli sviluppatori apprezzeranno la semplicità di accesso alle API, che consentirà loro di concentrarsi sulla customer experience.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Massive shifts within the digital business landscape are sparking immense opportunities and reshaping every sector.
In some cases, complete upheaval is happening at lightning-fast speed. In other instances, digital undercurrents are stirring beneath the surface as organizations scramble to monetize vast volumes and variety of data in an effort to sharpen their competitive edge and not be blindsided by unforeseen events that completely upend existing business models.
While long-standing industry leadership might be no match for the next cool app, agility, speed and the ability to harness more data than was ever imagined is fueling powerful possibilities for reinvention among companies of every size.
Data is following rapidly from mobile devices and social networks, as well as from every connected product, machine and infrastructure. This data holds the potential for deep insights that can replace guesswork and approximations as to locations, behaviors, patterns and preferences. As the w
Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management
(BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve
efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so,
you’ve come to the right place.
BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization
operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables
organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change.
BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the
challenges of the modern business climate.
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
Published By: QASymphony
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
In this guide you'll learn how to select and integrate the right
test management solution for your team:
• Why test management software?
• How to buy: some general considerations
• The 5 must-have features
• Tips for evaluating & integrating your new solution
• Where to get additional help
BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH.
That’s because trends like agility, mobile and cloud
computing have QA teams bursting at the seams. As a
software development leader, you are under the gun to
deliver higher-quality software at an accelerating cadence
– and still find time to provide solid evidence of testing at
any given moment.
Test case management systems are – and have been – a
clear value driver in development organizations. But many
of these systems do not support today’s unique testing
Potential cost of software
defects to U.S. economy:
$60B per year
35% of senior IT executives
can’t deliver the quality
they need to within their
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Evolving citizen and constituent expectations have created the imperative for government to digitally transform. Delivering on these expectations grows more challenging by the year, as the proliferation of modern technologies (e.g. SaaS, mobile, IoT) forces IT teams to rethink how to best deliver projects to their constituents and deliver on their mission.
Microservices have emerged as a means through which government IT teams can increase project delivery speed without compromising on security. This whitepaper discusses the role microservices can play in government, and how API-led connectivity helps agencies to more effectively and securely implement a microservices architecture.
Readers will learn:
How agencies have increased IT agility with reusable microservices
Why government IT teams must move beyond point-to-point integration
How microservices enable secure data sharing within and across agencies
How API-led connectivity supports microservices adoption in government
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
Scalable infrastructure has helped companies in industries from financial services to online gaming save time, money, gain agility and speed. Learn how Red Hat® technologies can help your organization deploy apps faster and create deliver products to market faster.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
Although many organizations still use traditional storage appliances, they don’t offer the agility needed by containerized environments. Containers are highly flexible and bring incredible scale to how apps and storage are delivered; traditional storage can be the bottleneck that stops this progress. The underlying storage should be highly elastic, easily provisioned by developers and admins, and, ideally, managed using the same orchestration framework (like Kubernetes).
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.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
In this report, we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organisations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on-premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.