Achieving Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success

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Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working closely with suppliers around the globe is the best way to streamline and reduce costs and increase value. With practical tips and techniques on how to achieve your vision statement, you can attain sourcing excellence while setting a pace that’s right for your company.

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The Business Value and ROI Achieved with Riverbed in Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Application Performance Issues

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As organizations rely on IT to support critical business processes to an ever-greater degree, the importance of application performance management (APM) is growing. Organizations need to ensure that applications are operating at top efficiency from end to end to support critical business processes.

To better understand the business value of Riverbed APM solutions, IDC conducted a study of Riverbed customers, examining how they deployed and are using APM tools. The analysis showed that these... Read More

The DNA of Collections Success

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