Break from the Routine

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With one IT department in five spending more than half its time and resources on routine maintenance and administration of existing systems, top business objectives end up sitting on the back burner. Learn how early investments in change and improvement—hosted services or software-as-a-service (SaaS) security services, for example—can turn into big savings by reducing the long-term burden of routine maintenance.

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Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization

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Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance. Read More

Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company

The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an open, secure,... Read More

Protecting Your Employer Brand Online: How to Avoid Negative Social Media and Reviews

It doesn’t matter how large or small a company is or the strength of its in-office firewall. It also doesn’t matter how much money an enterprise pours into its social advertising campaign or how many socially connected bells and whistles a new applicant tracking system has.

Yes, advertising and PR are important. However, at the end of the day, people are going to trust their friends, peers, and online reviews when it comes to finding their next job. If a company doesn’t make sure that it’s... Read More

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