Best Practice is a management idea which asserts that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks, and testing, a project can be rolled out and completed with fewer problems and unforeseen complications.
Live Event Published By: Gigaom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2018
In this webinar, Jon Collins, principal analyst and DevOps lead at GigaOm, speaks to Nigel Kersten, VP of Engineering at Puppet about the attendant set of challenges that face these organizations, and what should be in the kit bag of anyone looking to scale their DevOps initiatives.
While the accumulated knowledge of a portfolio manager should not be undervalued, a move toward more systematic instrument selection could ultimately enhance fund returns. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute investment advice or an investment recommendation within the meaning of federal, state, or local law. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. This study was sponsored by BlackRock. BlackRock is not affiliated with Greenwich Associates, LLC, or any of their affiliates. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc., or its subsidiaries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Prepared by BlackRock Investments, LLC, member FINRA. BlackRock, Inc. is not affiliated with The Economist. 530180
White Paper Published By: Esker
Published Date: Jun 29, 2016
Approximately 79% of customers seeking customer service and support wish it were easier and more convenient to obtain.*
Read the new Customer Service Workbook to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs to:
• Process orders quicker with fewer errors
• Carry out customer engagement strategies
• Manage order volumes at current staffing levels
• Increase customer loyalty
White Paper Published By: Esker
Published Date: Jun 29, 2016
Automation is widely used in the business world. Still, the concept of order processing automation remains a bit of an enigma - even among those who already know a thing or two about it. That's why it's critical to give yourself a refresher before driving the project forward and getting stakeholders on board.
This eBook highlights the six key stakeholders in order management that need to be challenged to go beyond the status quo. Automation aligns with their priorities - it's your job to deliver that message. Download this eBook now to learn more about the key roles in an order processing automation project.
White Paper Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
The business of IT has changed dramatically. An always-on, always-connected world means that competition is fiercer, customers are more demanding, and businesses need to innovate faster than ever. Companies can try to harness digital transformation by trying to do things the old way, but they will fall behind; the traditional IT operating model is fracturing under the digital demands of their customers, partners and employees.
This book will showcase:
-how digital transformation is affecting your business
-a roadmap to help you innovate faster, lower operational costs, and increase your IT capacity
-real-life case studies of companies who achieved great business outcomes through API-led connectivity
White Paper Published By: SAP
Published Date: Jun 18, 2011
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
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.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Generally, CMDBs populated by discovery tools alone simply aren't usable. They fail because they contain massive amounts of irrelevant information. You avoid this pitfall by correctly populating your CMDB in four simple steps.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
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.