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Rethink Branch IT: Orchestrating a Successful Strategy for the Ideal Branch Converged Infrastructure

Empower your organization to simplify branch IT. This white paper explores best practices for developing an end-to-end strategy for branch converged infrastructure. Read More

How Today's Hybrid Enterprises Can Thrive in Disruptive Times

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This white paper looks at the cost and flexibility benefits of cloud and SaaS services that have created a hybrid network environment with new challenges for application performance. Part of an IDG analyst series, this piece focuses on the hybrid network and includes industry research, Riverbed solutions, and customer references. Read More

Sharpening the Edge of Organizations

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The rapid increase of cloud-based services, and dynamic business expectations to enable customers is redefining the "edge" of organizations—branch offices, storefronts, and remote locations. This paper explores the challenges and IT requirements for delivering better services to the front lines of the organization. Read More

To Tier Or Not To Tier: Replicating WMware Workloads for Disaster Recovery

Chances are, you already have protections in place for the event of a big storm that might threaten your business and its data. You have a cloud backup system for storing your important files, and a disaster recovery (DR) blueprint that will help you get those files back and keep your operations up to speed. But that doesn’t mean you’re 100 percent protected, necessarily—you still have to think about downtime and the impact it might have on your business. What are the best practices for DR and how... Read More

State of Succession Management 2015: Increasing Investment and Accelerating Automation

The time to step up succession management is right now. Those organizations serious about leadership continuity, about having a reliable talent plan with well-groomed, ready, and willing successors for each and every critical talent segment and key job role, are heavily investing in succession management without further delay. They are committed to ensuring their talent pipelines have depth for each role—leadership and non-leadership—that has a substantial influence on the success of the business... Read More

Optimizing Your Workforce across the Enterprise

Today, technology and re-engineered processes have changed the face of the human resources (HR) landscape, resulting in both quantitative and qualitative improvements. However, many companies are still using a siloed approach to HR—each department, like payroll or recruiting, operating independently. Without more integration of these departments, there's no "big picture" view and no way to strategically manage their most valuable investment… their people. Read this white paper to learn how an integrated... Read More

Using Analytics to Achieve the Greatest Value for Workforce Initiatives

Human resources (HR) divisions are turning to analytics as a key capability to proactively drive business strategy. HR professionals need a consistent analytical point of reference to make human capital decisions that impact business results in areas such as talent acquisition, employee engagement, and organizational leadership. Without clearly identifying problems that have a direct impact on business performance, organizations run the risk of investing time and energy in areas that are not a priority.... Read More

Realizing the Full Value of Workforce Management (WFM) Systems

Workforce management (WFM) systems have clearly evolved from strictly transactional platforms used to deploy, train, track, and assist workers to include improvements in organizational effectiveness and efficiency—otherwise known as workforce optimization. Effectively integrating the elements of employee lifecycle, demographic, payroll, time and attendance, cost, and other operational information residing on WFM systems with more strategic talent management data and analytics drives major business... Read More

Field Service Delivery in an On-demand World

In today’s cost-sensitive and hyper-responsive service market, even the most sophisticated and progressive enterprises often find themselves struggling to effectively deal with the scalability, complexity, and unpredictability of managing a local, regional, national—or global—field services workforce. Further, even the routine peaks and valleys with respect to worker location and placements are often far too steep for them to manage effectively, and this typically ends up driving up service costs,... Read More

Navigating the Perfect Storm

Today’s service providers are navigating a highly competitive terrain, inundated with thousands of businesses looking to establish their position in the market. The key to survival? Building an agile and responsive workforce that can adapt to unpredictable market conditions in real-time.

Speed is essential in today’s hyper-responsive market, and an on-demand workforce can help businesses quickly overcome the challenges inherent in today’s chaotic service world. This report outlines how... Read More
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