For financial business leaders and other c-level executives, moving away from unclear or ambiguous “improvements” to quantifiable measurements is crucial to the overall organization. Hard, meaningful data substantiates the execution of strategic, long-term business decisions. As technology is rapidly changing, executives can be challenged to find the right systems that drive business performance, provide competitive advantages, and increase the bottom line.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Employee compensation is the biggest line item for most businesses and spending it well is a priority for leaders in every organization. In PayScale’s “2016 Compensation Best Practices Report,” we heard from more than 7,000 business leaders about their pay practices and what they are adopting to improve business results.
Read our latest eBook, “What top Performing Companies Do Differently” to discover the tactics being utilized by high performing companies and what strategies you can implement in your organization.
Trends we’ll cover:
- Pay transparency
- Variable pay
- The rise of data
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Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
How Middle Managers Are Leading The Push To Make Workplaces Better
According to a 2015 article in The Atlantic – “The Secret Suffering of the Middle Manager”– a study of 22,000 U.S. workers found that, as a class, middle managers suffered from the highest levels of depression of any group in the workforce.
A contributing factor to that depression: they don’t get to make big decisions.
Whether in pop culture, Dilbert cartoons, or business literature, the title “middle manager” is often derogatory, describing a job with frustratingly little power but plenty of responsibility. But this is an unfair characterization because managers outside the C suite are incredibly important to their organizations and have the power to inspire and uplift their employees.
To explore the depth of this phenomenon, we decided to look at a number of data points to see how prevalent middle managers are in leading employee engagement strategies. We used TINYpulse and our own clients as a barometer but also
Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
From protecting customer experience to preserving lines of revenue, IT operations teams face increasingly complex responsibilities and are responsible for preventing outages that could harm the organization. As a Splunk customer, your machine data platform empowers you to utilize machine learning to reduce MTTR. Discover how six companies utilize machine learning and AI to predict outages, protect business revenue and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
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Micron Technology reduced number of IT incidents by more than 50%
Econocom provides better customer service by centralizing once-siloed analytics, improving SLA performance and significantly reducing the number of events
TransUnion combines machine data from multiple applications to create an end-to-end transaction flow
Predictive IT is a powerful new approach that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict incidents before they impact customers and end users. By using AI and predictive analytics, IT organizations are able to deliver seamless customer experiences that meet changing customer behavior and business demands. Discover the critical steps required to build your IT strategy, and learn how to harness predictive analytics to reduce operational inefficiencies and improve digital experiences.
Download this executive brief from CIO to learn:
5 steps to an effective predictive IT strategy
Where AI can help, and where it can’t
How to drive revenue and exceptional customer experiences with predictive analytics
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
Hoarding data isn’t doing much to help your financial services firm if you can’t easily combine data from multiple sources and quickly run analytics. But there is a way to turn those heaps of data into actionable insights to get clearer answers to your biggest questions and better drive your firm’s strategy. Read the blog to learn how to improve your back end to go from data hoarding to decision-making.
Crime overall is decreasing, but chaotic events such as extreme weather, domestic terrorist attacks, gun violence, and opioid-related emergencies are increasing, requiring highly coordinated response protocols.
From raucous inner cities to sleepy suburbs, the scope and nature of these threats demand a new way of thinking and acting– a new, frictionless collaboration among agencies, departments, and vendor partners.
This is the next phase of digital age public safety. As more public safety leaders get introduced to sophisticated surveillance and big data technologies, they realize the benefits are within reach.
Find out how by downloading today!
In the age of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning deliver unprecedented insights for the massive amounts of data. Many organization are now using AI for leading-edge research or as a competitive advantage. This Datanami white paper not only covers the societal impacts of deep learning, but it also discusses why traditional storage can't meet deep learning needs and how having the right data hub can help deliver data throughput for AI.
Data is the new currency. Is your organization capitalizing on the full potential of data analytics? In this big data primer, you will learn about the 3 key challenges facing organizations today: managing overwhelming amounts of data, leveraging new complex tools/technologies, and developing the necessary skills and infrastructure. And since storage is where your organization's data lives, it’s a pivotal part of the infrastructure jigsaw puzzle. Thus with a “tuned for everything” storage solution that is purpose-built for modern analytics, you can confidently harness the power of your data to drive your enterprise forward.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"This 5-minute, easy-to-read document explains why organizations need to protect Office 365 data. This report will teach you:
The big understanding between Microsoft’s Office 365 responsibility and the IT organization’s responsibility
6 reasons why backing up Office 365 is critical
Who is in control of Office 365 data"
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"Ransomware is top of mind for many organizations’ leaders as their organizations face the potentially disastrous aftermath of successful attacks.
ESG has surveyed IT leaders and organizations to find out how big of a problem ransomware is, what are the business consequences of downtime caused by these attacks, and which are some of the best practices and capabilities organizations need to apply to be protected.
According to the ESG research, nearly two-thirds of surveyed organizations across North America and Western Europe experienced a ransomware attack at some point last year, with 22% reporting weekly attacks. The attacks have helped make cybersecurity a target of IT investment, and spending is accelerating.
What’s needed to fend off this epidemic are best practices and tools to:
Prevent or at least mitigate attacks
Protect data and backup data
A Java application that will successfully be able to retrieve, insert & delete data from our database which will be implemented in HBase along with.Basically the idea is to provide much faster, safer method to transmit & receive huge amounts of data
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
As of May 25, 2018, organizations around the world—not just those based in the EU—need to be prepared to meet the requirements outlined within the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Those requirements apply to any organization doing business with any of the more than 700 million EU residents, whether or not it has a physical presence in the EU.
IBM® Security can help your organization secure and protect personal data with a holistic GDPR-focused Framework that includes software, services and GDPR-specific tools. With deep industry expertise, established delivery models and key insights gained from helping organizations like yours navigate complex regulatory environments, IBM is well positioned to help you assess your needs, identify your challenges and get your GDPR program up and running.
Because terrorists and other criminals are already using technology to carry out their missions, intelligence professionals need to access all available, appropriate information, to extract important elements and process, analyze and disseminate it quickly to keep ahead of potential threats. The scale, complexity and changing nature of intelligence data can make it impossible to stay in front without the aid of technology to collect, process and analyze big data. This paper describes a solution for how this information can be quickly and safely shared with access based on a user's organizational responsibilities and need to know.
Successful business in the 21st century is based on data: gathering it, managing it, leveraging it. The importance of data to create efficient and effective operations has grown exponentially in just a few years, tracking alongside the rapid proliferation of devices and the technological breakthroughs in networks and connectivity. Concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) or Industry 4.0 have become as routine to EHS managers as duties related to employee health and safety.
However, while EHS managers may understand the essence of big data, putting those ideals into practice is a much harder task. The sheer amount of data generated and collected is the greatest barrier.
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There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
Learn how CIOs can set up a system infrastructure for their business to get the best out of Big Data. Explore what the SAP HANA platform can do, how it integrates with Hadoop and related technologies, and the opportunities it offers to simplify your system landscape and significantly reduce cost of ownership.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Read on to find out more.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
Big data and analytics is a rapidly expanding field of information technology. Big data incorporates technologies and practices designed to support the collection, storage, and management of a wide variety of data types that are produced at ever increasing rates. Analytics combine statistics, machine learning, and data preprocessing in order to extract valuable information and insights from big data.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
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.
Marketing as you know it will never be the same. There’s a fundamental shift in relationships between brands and customers—fueled by smartphones, social media, and today’s
always-on, always-connected mentality. Marketers have access
to more customer data (big data) than ever before. But the quantity of data only matters if you’re smart about using it—to power 1:1 customer journeys.