We have a world of technology at our fingertips, but is it actually leading to stronger, more agile organizations? How do these new tools serve as the catalysts for more productivity and greater executions of companies’ larger marketplace ambitions? In the brief 4 Trends Redefining Performance Management, we cover:
1. Embracing the digital transformation
2. Rethinking performance management
3. Rising employee engagement
4. Business insights
Download the brief to learn how you can expand HR's role in boosting company success.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Feb 06, 2018
Digital transformation is high on the business agenda for good reason. The world is changing and it’s changing fast.
According to the Boston Consulting Group, in the last 50 years the average life span of the major corporation shrunk from 60 years to just 15—a decrease of 75 percent. From globalization and rapid technological advances to the ever-evolving instant gratification requirements of consumers, the message is simple: go digital or go bust.
This paper examines what digital transformation means for an organization’s people, why the HR function sits at the heart of any digital transformation, and how the right technology can power HR’s success.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Apr 26, 2017
7 Digital Best Practices for HR Professionals
What Does it Take to “Go Digital” in HR?
Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. For many companies, it will be an incremental journey.
The HR world is changing quickly—global candidates are tech-savvy and are relying on mobile-enabled interactions. Now more than ever, HR teams are looking to improve the onboarding experience, increase employee satisfaction, and focus HR staff away from mundane tasks.
This best practices paper outlines seven important ways that HR teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations.
Digital transformation has arrived, and it’s creating unprecedented opportunities for companies of all sizes to become market leaders through the evolution of business processes and the creation of new products and services. Organizations that master digital transformation will see a dramatic increase in revenues and profitability by converging people, processes and technologies; those that do not will struggle to survive. Evidence of this is clear to see by looking at the churn in the biggest
companies in the world. For example, a Capgemini study found that since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 has disappeared through acquisitions or bankruptcies. The study also found that digital organizations control 70% of market share in all industries today. Therefore, making the shift to a digital business must be a top initiative for IT and business leaders.
Download this whitepaper to see how Cisco has become the Market Share Leader in Online Meetings.
Organizations today are undertaking tremendous digital transformations. They are adopting new technologies to identify new marketplace opportunities, enhance the customer experience, increase internal efficiencies and more.
Meet end- user expectations and enterprise IT requirements using PCs equipped with next- generation Intel Core vPro processors.
To successfully navigate workforce transformation, you need to consider both IT and end-user needs. Upgrading your hardware, and “right-sizing” it to fit your workforce only solves half the issue. Download this executive summary to learn ways to best upgrade PCs efficiently with effective solutions to meet the needs of the emerging workforce. Organizations who find this balance can turn their workforce into a strategic asset and gain a competitive advantage while freeing up IT resources to invest in other aspects of digital transformation.
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Cloud has become a crucial foundation for digital transformation (DX) initiatives and is shaping the IT strategy of enterprises today. Companies are extending their IT infrastructure into the cloud for running business-critical applications, developing new applications, and delivering new cloud-based services. Applications are the lifeblood of modern enterprises. They are the foundation on which businesses maintain their existing revenue streams while examining ways to create new ones. A sound application strategy is a must for frms to be successful in expanding their competitive differentiation in the digital economy. Operating systems (OSs) provide a common foundational layer that enables IT to run current and new generations of applications in traditional IT environments, on its own private cloud, and in public clouds and utilize a variety of computing options such
as bare metal, virtualization, and containerization. The increased reliance of IT on the cloud has accelerated the
"Cloud platforms are rewriting the way that companies work, serving as a vital foundation for digital transformation. Companies should brace for challenges that will need to be met as they transition from in-house systems to hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and public-cloud environments. Learn how an open-source strategy and consistent governance will help your company use multi-clouds to compete in the digital world.
Download the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report and find out more."
Integration is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, and middleware is the software layer connecting
different applications, services, devices, data sources, and business entities. This Ovum Decision
Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT leaders, including chief information
officers (CIOs), enterprise/integration architects, integration competency center (ICC)/integration
center of excellence (CoE) directors, and digital transformation leaders select a middleware-as-aservice
(MWaaS) suite best suited to their specific hybrid integration requirements.
Since it first started providing air passenger services in 2000, JetBlue has been
innovating. It was the first airline to embrace dot.com transactions and electronic
ticketing, and continues to churn out industry-leading inventions as described
here. When business needs changed in 2014, JetBlue embarked on very robust
digital transformation based on TIBCO integration and analytics technology—and
the company was recognized with the first-ever TIBCO Trailblazer Impact award
for the incredible effect this project was having on its strategic differentiation. In
this case study, Director of Shared Development Services Andi Azzolina describes
the objectives, initiatives, capabilities, and achievements making up JetBlue’s
journey towards becoming the most caring travel provider in the world.
When it comes to investing in ERP systems, improving the efficiency and responsiveness of business processes is a top concern for SAP customers. However, among IT professionals, safe delivery is of higher priority than ERP digitalization or starting an IT agility transformation.
With SAP S/4HANA, this no longer needs to be a compromise. When moving to SAP S/4HANA, IT professionals need to implement not only the technical upgrade of SAP S/4HANA but also the required customizations, which necessitate an intensive amount of business collaboration and software delivery. And for that to happen, IT needs an enterprise agile delivery solution to gather and implement the business requirements to SAP S/4HANA as quickly as possible without business disruption.
Read this white paper to discover how you can transition to SAP S/4HANA and achieve true enterprise agile delivery — a new standard to deliver changes to your SAP environment. Topics include:
› Sync business and IT to ensure your ERP solu
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Is Your IT Team Ready to Enable Digital Transformation?
Customers want fast access to information and immediate problem resolution on any device, from any location, at any time. It’s up to IT to build the foundation for this digital transformation—and increasingly, it’s cloud-based. Make sure your IT team is on track to deliver.
An omnichannel contact center platform gives you a single, integrated view of the entire customer journey. And as a cloud-based solution, IT has the flexibility to deploy advanced features fast and cost-efficiently.
Read this white paper from Frost & Sullivan for a pragmatic approach to:
• Identify process changes and goals with lines of business
• Benchmark your current infrastructure and technology gaps
• Consider cloud omnichannel solutions for easier deployments and simple scalability
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
It used to be that you would build out your datacenter with all the right considerations in place, purchasing equipment that was sized to meet the needs of your organization for today and the near term future.
Change used to be merely planning for capacity upgrades or network expansion, or migrating to the latest application version—or more simply put: things we could measure, control and manage.
With the advent of the cloud, the rise in cyber-based threats, and the need to do more, faster, we’re witnessing a perfect storm that is making it more and more difficult for the enterprise to plan for change, and to maximize the investments that they make in their IT infrastructure today.
This eBook will focus on considerations that you should make when deciding on an ADC solution that can not only survive these changes, but help create opportunities for innovation as the enterprise strives towards digital transformation. This guide will help you understand the changes that are currently unde
The world of IT is undergoing a digital transformation. Applications are growing fast, and so are the users consuming them. These applications are everywhere—in the datacenter, on virtual and/or microservices platforms, in the cloud, and as SaaS. More and more apps are now being moved out of datacenters to a cloud-based infrastructure.
In order for an optimized and secure delivery of these applications, IT needs specific network appliances called Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). These ADCs come in hardware, virtual, and containerized form factors, and are sized by Network Administrators based on the current and future usage of applications. The challenge with this is that it’s hard to foresee sizing or scalability requirements for these ADCs since users are constantly increasing, and applications are consistently evolving, as well as moving out of datacenters.
Complicating matters, most ADCs are fixed-capacity network appliances that provide zero or minimum expansion capability
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 19, 2018
Digital transformation is important in today’s hyper-competitive world. But successful digital transformation requires a new approach, combining agile, direct-to-cloud connectivity, strong security anywhere your systems touch the internet, and the ability to control and manage it all efficiently.
If your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s time for a change. You need the strongest security possible that doesn’t get in the way of connectivity, fast internet connections to support the use of cloud apps like Office 365 (without relying on MPLS), and a sensible way to control and manage it all efficiently.
Read “Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network” to learn how Forcepoint NGFW supports digital transformation efforts both now and in the future—all within a single solution.
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.
The companies that are succeeding today are the ones that go beyond their products and services and create exceptional experiences. We surveyed industry leaders around the world to discover the top digital marketing trends and priorities. We’re sharing the results of the 2017 Digital Marketing Study in Running on Experience.
Read the report to learn:
What strategies and approaches set leaders apart from the rest
Where companies in your industry are investing
The four steps for digital transformation
Today, digital is everywhere—cloud, mobile, social and the Internet
of Things are changing the way we all work and play.
This rapidly evolving digital world is also redefining the relationship between your
business and your customers, who now expect a convenient, interactive experience
from their preferred brands. Security is also a concern. Risk is rising, as both the
enterprise and its customers exchange a growing amount of sensitive data.
This transformation is also amplifying competition. As analyst Mark Raskino notes,
“As a consequence, all players rebuilt their strategies around the same time, and all
have awakened to the power of digital business at the same time. Contention is
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces
(APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new
business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital
transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional
customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect
employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime,
APIs are not necessarily a new technology, but in today’s digital
world, they have risen in prominence and become important
to every facet of the enterprise. This in turn has increased the
demand for effective API management. But what does an effective
solution look like?
The API Management Playbook will help you understand:
• Why digital transformation is crucial in the application economy
• How APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation
• Which key stakeholders in your organization are impacted by APIs
• What the API lifecycle is and how it relates to API management
• Thirteen key “plays” that API manag
Oggi la tecnologia digitale è ovunque: cloud, mobility, social network e Internet of Things stanno cambiando il modo in cui tutti noi lavoriamo e ci divertiamo. Questo mondo digitale in rapida evoluzione sta anche rimodellando il rapporto tra le aziende e i clienti, che ora si aspettano dai propri brand preferiti un'esperienza utile e interattiva. Anche la sicurezza è motivo di preoccupazione. Azienda e clienti si scambiano un volume in continuo aumento di dati sensibili, aumentando i fattori di rischio.La trasformazione del mercato sta inoltre intensificando la concorrenza. Come osserva l'analista Mark Raskino, "Come conseguenza, tutti i contendenti hanno rielaborato le proprie strategie e si sono risvegliate alla potenza del business digitale nello stesso momento. Il conflitto è quindi inevitabile.
Nell'economia digitale, le API (Application Programming Interfaces) sono essenziali per concretizzare rapidamente le idee e approfittare delle nuove opportunità di business. Rappresentano la chiave per la digital transformation, consentendo alle aziende di offrire una customer experience eccezionale, creare nuovi flussi di ricavi e permettere a dipendenti, partner, app e device di accedere ai dati ovunque e in qualsiasi momento.Le API non sono necessariamente una nuova tecnologia, ma nel mondo digitale di oggi hanno assunto una particolare rilevanza in ogni aspetto del business. Questo ha accresciuto l'esigenza di implementare una soluzione di API Management realmente efficace. Ma quali sono le caratteristiche di una soluzione efficace?
Die Welt ist heute digital – Cloud, Mobilität, Social Media und das Internet of Things verändern Arbeit und Freizeit für jeden. Diese sich schnell weiterentwickelnde digitale Welt definiert auch die Beziehung zwischen Ihrem Unternehmen und Ihren Kunden neu. Die Kunden erwarten von ihren bevorzugten Marken heute eine komfortable, interaktive User Experience. Auch die Security ist ein wichtiges Anliegen. Die Risiken wachsen, da Unternehmen und Kunden immer mehr vertrauliche Daten austauschen.Diese Transformation verstärkt auch den Wettbewerb. In den Worten des Analysten Mark Raskino: „Daher revidierten alle Akteure ihre Strategien ungefähr gleichzeitig, und allen wurde die Macht der digitalen Wirtschaft etwa zur gleichen Zeit bewusst. Konkurrenz ist also unvermeidlich.“