Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
5 best practices for world-class zero-based budgeting
A traditional budgeting process based on extrapolating the previous year’s spend fails to provide the detailed insight needed to achieve a material change in the cost base, particularly when line item expenses are already high-aggregated. But zero-based budgeting (ZBB) can—and that’s what’s driving its increasing adoption in these volatile economic times. Download this white paper to discover:
• Benefits of implementing a ZBB process at your organization
• 5 best-practice approaches to implementing ZBB
• Tips for leveraging ZBB in your organization in today’s volatile economy
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
Take the virtual tour and see how your business can:
• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
To thrive in today’s global business economy, you need voice systems that keep your clients connected and your employees productive. Spectrum Enterprise provides next generation communications solutions that deliver superior quality and cost advantages with modern collaboration features to keep your workforce and clients connected.
Healthcare accounts for 21% of all cybersecurity breaches, making it the most affected business sector in the U.S. economy. Ongoing attacks are predicted to cost providers $305 billion in lifetime revenue over the next few years. Download this white paper to learn how to make healthcare cybersecurity stronger.
"In today’s Idea Economy, businesses need to turn ideas into services faster. Every new business and established enterprise is
at risk of missing a
market opportunity and being disrupted by a new idea or business model. It has never been easier, or more cru
cial, to turn ideas into new
products, services, or applications
—and quickly drive them to market. But IT needs an infrastructure that enables them to partner with the
business to speed the delivery of services."
Forward-thinking enterprises understand what it takes to be successful in this data-rich, increasingly automated economy. According to the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services research report The Rise of Intelligent Automation: TurningComplexity into Profit, sponsored by Oracle, at least 7 in 10 executives understand that predictive analytics (80%) and AI and machine learning (68%) are important for the future of the business.
Even as executives recognize the vital role data plays in their businesses, many are unable to take advantage of the value residing in their data. The old ways of collecting, managing, storing, and analyzing data are no longer effective, and are preventing businesses from extracting potential value. Many simply can’t execute on a data-driven vision.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Hyperconvergence is a hot topic right now. And for good reason. Organisations have longed for a way to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to deploy new business-facing IT services. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) delivers the speed, simplicity and agility needed in today’s digital economy. But not all HCI solutions are created equal. And HCI is not the answer for every application or workload. In the following, we explore what makes HCI different from traditional IT infrastructure and how your business can benefit from the new capabilities it brings.
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.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
As the shift into a digital economy continues to accelerate, companies must out-innovate, outthink, and outpace their competition. Businesses must embrace change and transform to become the disruptors in their industries rather than wait to be disrupted by their competitors.
In the face of this pressure to evolve, organizations need to transform IT to reduce both the capital and operational costs of legacy IT. They must offload repeatable and time-intensive manual tasks like backup, disaster recovery, and service deployment to software and policy-driven automation.
HPE Helion—Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s portfolio of cloud products and expert services built on an open architecture with support for a wide variety of environments—is designed to help you be successful in the Idea Economy. It realizes the potential of hybrid and the power of cloud with the experience, governance, and technology you need to accelerate your business.
Today’s idea-driven economy calls for a simpler, faster virtualization solution—one that can be managed by one IT generalist vs. numerous IT specialists. Enter HPE Hyper Converged 380, an advanced, virtualized system from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, this enterprise-grade VM vending machine enables you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs like no other hyperconverged system available today.
In the idea economy, time-to-value is the #1 priority. But in a technology-driven world, it takes more than good ideas to be successful. Success depends on how quickly an enterprise can turn ideas into value, and that depends on how fast IT can roll out new services.
IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor handle the velocity demands of a new generation of workloads where IT is a focal point for competitive differentiation. As one approach to address these changing demands of IT, vendors are bringing to market new solutions under a new category called “composable infrastructure”.
In an innovation-powered economy, ideas need to travel at the speed of thought. Yet even as our ability to communicate across companies and time zones grows rapidly, people remain frustrated by downtime and unanticipated delays across the increasingly complex grid of cloud-based infrastructure, data networks, storage systems, and servers that power our work.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
In today's global economy, small business networking is about reducing your operating costs. It's about reacting quickly to changing markets and customer needs. It's about being prepared for the future.
Invest in a network that can grow over time, so you can add features and functionality. Make sure your switches and routers are easy to install, use, and manage
To find out more, download this whitepaper today to see how Cisco can help your business.
To be successful in the Idea Economy, it’s imperative for businesses to participate and capitalize quickly. How quickly IT can experiment, learn, test, tune, and turn ideas into value matters more than ever.