Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting

During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection

Cutting-edge technologies such as LTE and 4G networks are transforming the way employees communicate, and VoIP services are being adopted by an increasing number of organizations. The challenge for companies today is finding a VoIP solution that best meets business needs, budgetary constraints, and technical requirements. This report can help companies narrow down their options quickly and efficiently, through four simple steps. Read More

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As the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend sweeps across the business world, it raises a huge management challenge for many companies. It changes who within an organization gets access to mobility. It also affects the way a business operates, with implications that go far beyond simply IT. BYOD presents new, fundamental questions about security, liability, and cost. Answers depend on two aspects of mobility management: device management policy and the technology used to fulfill and enforce a policy. Read More

How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn

Too often, manufacturers implement technology for financial reporting, but overlook efficiencies that can generate cash flow and reduce costs on the shop floor. While credit won’t cure the credit crunch manufacturers are facing, automated processes that improve cash flow and keep lenders in the loop can go a long way in convincing lenders that their risk is low. Find out more about how automated systems can help you. Read More

CRM: A Business Imperative during the Economic Downturn

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The economic downturn means that businesses must capitalize on every opportunity to gain revenue. With the right customer relationship management (CRM) solution, you can protect current revenue streams and unearth new customer revenue opportunities—despite the most challenging market conditions. CRM helps ensure you deliver exceptional service to your current customers, building their long-term loyalty. Find out how. Read More
 
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