Productivity White Papers

Productivity is the relationship between production of an output and one, some, or all of the resource inputs used in accomplishing the assigned task. It is measured as a ratio of output per unit of input over time. It is a measure of efficiency and is usually considered as output per person-hour.
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By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Refresh and reset are powerful additions to the arsenal of recovery tools found in Windows 8. Resetting reverts a machine back to a base image of the initial installation; refreshing a machine is a little less drastic in that it keeps some applications, and more importantly, keeps all user data safe while still fully cleansing a PC of many troublesome issues.

Tags : global knowkedge, windows, recovery, refresh, reset, windows 8, windows server, productivity
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

AWS has introduced Auto Scaling so that you can take advantage of cloud computing without having to incur the costs of adding more personnel or building your own software. You can use Auto Scaling to scale for high availability, to meet increasing system demand, or to control costs by eliminating unneeded capacity. You can also use Auto Scaling to quickly deploy software for massive systems, using testable, scriptable processes to minimize risk and cost of deployment.

Tags : global knowledge, amazon auto scaling, cloud computing, security, best practices, productivity, project management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

In order to help businesses assess their collaboration strategies, Cisco recently commissioned a worldwide study to explore the business value of in-person communication in distributed organizations with respect to their interactions with partners and customers.

Tags : cisco, collaboration strategies, in-person, network management, collaboration, employee performance, productivity
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Cisco Collaboration Architecture: Enhance Employee Effectiveness for Greater Business Impact

Tags : cisco, video architecture, mobility, network, collaboration services, mobile computing, mobile workers, productivity
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

CIOs and IT professionals know that as their businesses grow, the need for computing also grows.

Tags : cisco, ucs blades, server, unified computing systems, blade servers, enterprise software, productivity, project management
    
By: ServiceNow     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

This paper provides CIOs and IT leaders with an insight into three IT imperatives that IT executives used to re-position IT and transform the enterprise.

Tags : enterprise transformation, consolidation, self service, automation, visibility, it innovation, enterprise applications, productivity
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

If you use multiple CDNs to serve your content, you are well aware of the benefit of quick content delivery. However, what happens if one of your CDNs goes down? Without load balancing, that fast load time can turn into downtime in an instant. Luckily your trusty DNS provider is here to help.

Tags : dyn, cdn, content delivery network, interconnected, dns companies, load balancing, proximity-based delivery, anycast network
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

The cost of security might seem steep, but compared to what you’ll have to pay to mitigate a DDoS attack, it’ll look like chump change. DDoS attacks don’t just cost your company the annoyance of downtime, but brand reputation, customer acquisition, and of course, sales all are affected.

Tags : dyn, ddos attack, cost of downtime, business transactions, infrastructure, ponemon institute study, ddos defense, productivity
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This report examines how data visualization can help organizations unleash the full value of information, and outlines key considerations to guide the solution evaluation process.

Tags : sas, data categorization, retrieval and quality, data visualization, data governance program, data management, data quality, business objectives
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This paper will consider the relevance of measurement and monitoring – defining inspection routines, inserting them into the end-to-end application processing, and reporting the results.

Tags : sas, data quality, business objectives, quality data, accuracy, lineage, structural consistency, relevant metrics
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Feb 14, 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers increased agility, developer productivity, pay-as-you-go pricing, and overall cost savings. Learn what you need to know and where to start before launching an AWS-hosted service.

Tags : global knowledge, speed aws, aws deployment, amazon web service, developer productivity, cloudformation, aws resources, collaboration engines
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Feb 14, 2014

This paper describes how you can set up Amazon RDS and use it as a drop-in replacement for traditional DBMS, with all the cost, scaling, and agility advantages of deploying software in the cloud.

Tags : global knowledge, amazon relational database service, amazon rds, database management systems, software system, drop-in replacement, traditional dbms, deploying software
    
By: Kaspersky     Published Date: Feb 14, 2014

Kaspersky Lab's latest whitepaper, "Cutting Complexity – Simplifying Security" looks at how the latest IT Systems Management solutions can simplify and automate a vast range of routine IT management tasks.

Tags : security, network security, kaspersky, hackers, firewall, disaster recovery, hacker detection, internet security
    
By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Jan 15, 2014

A Quick Guide for More Profitable Sales Meetings.

Tags : logmein, client expectations, sales meetings, sales, build relationships, business solutions, share information, engage clients
    
By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Jan 15, 2014

Today’s consumer is almost ambivalent when it comes to customer service channels; this generation of shoppers simply wants service their way. Take a look at the 2013 survey of internet shoppers.

Tags : logmein, live chat, e-tailing, multichannel communications, live chat best practices, channel usage, channel satisfaction, chat frequency
    
By: Esker     Published Date: Jan 06, 2014

How Fax and Email Orders Hold Your Business Back — and Why Automation Is the Best Way Forward

Tags : esker, order processing, fax and email, automation, automated order processing, paperless, paperless order, automate order processing
    
By: Esker     Published Date: Jan 06, 2014

Business performance depends on how well a company manages its internal processes. Companies with effective business process management in place are able to analyze key performance indicators to monitor efficiency of day-to-day activities and employees against operational targets.

Tags : esker, automation, sales order processing, order-to-cash, erp systems, automated sales, streamlining, order processing
    
By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Jan 03, 2014

Today, the expanding boundaries of computing make it imperative for IT to ensure responsive systems. As a result, a confluence of technological advances has shifted the dynamics of application performance, putting a greater pressure on IT to improve application performance. Download this whitepaper to learn about new technologies that are in the marketplace that will help your business tackle this new demand.

Tags : cloud, mobility, productivity, application, application performance, networking speed, cloud computing, productivty
    
By: Agile IT     Published Date: Dec 03, 2013

Office 365 empowers businesses to increase productivity and lower costs. From providing all the business tools you need and are familiar with – to keeping you constantly up to date. Join Microsoft and Agile IT for a look inside Office 365 and see for yourself why Office 365 is the last upgrade you’ll need.

Tags : office 365, hipaa, finra, productivity, hipaa compliance, it spending, total cost of ownership, voice over ip
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 21, 2013

If you've neglected the advantages of marketing automation software because you think implementation will be complex, read this.

Tags : zenithoptimedia, oracle, eloqua, software implementation, marketing automation, aligning sales and marketing processes, system integration, crm system
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 21, 2013

Modern enterprise businesses need the right IT tools to engage customers online and keep them engaged until they buy. In short, they need marketing automation software.

Tags : zenithoptimedia, oracle, eloqua, software implementation, marketing automation, aligning sales and marketing processes, system integration, crm system
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 13, 2013

This Executive Brief explores the role of service and support in creating great customer experiences, the service goals market leaders use related to customer experience, the Oracle approach for empowering new service experiences, and how Oracle’s service solutions can help organizations create and manage their own great customer experiences across all channels, touchpoints, and devices.

Tags : zenithoptimedia, oracle, executive strategy series, customer experience, empowering people, take initiative, power your brand, oracle service solutions
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 13, 2013

Being responsible for one-third of a business’ success already puts HR in a critical role. But it’s not just about finding the best people—it’s about finding the best people, at the lowest cost, with the lowest possible attrition and the best possible performance. And it’s about guiding your executive team to the right decisions using the language they understand best: numbers. Talent management—covering everything from recruiting and compensation to ongoing education and retention—has traditionally been managed in silos, with a series of disparate systems and disconnected processes and reports. In today’s data-driven world, CEOs demand more. This new study conducted by HR.com explores what’s working for organizations today and the biggest gaps to fill.

Tags : zenithoptimedia, oracle, successful hr leadership, talent management, core business strategy, human resources, transactional to strategic, financial decisions
    
By: Riverbed     Published Date: Aug 15, 2013

In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Download now to find the results!

Tags : apm, riverbed, network performance, application performance, infrastrucure, forrester report, business performance, it survey
    
By: Sage     Published Date: Mar 26, 2014

Spreadsheets have become one of the most prevalent software applications used by businesses. They are used for everything from simple calculations to impromptu databases. While inherently useful, spreadsheets are frequently used for tasks in which they are ill-suited. In fact, too many companies overlook the importance of accurate fixed asset tracking and rely on spreadsheets to track value, depreciation, and tax calculations. Unwittingly, this results in the direct loss of money and time.

Tags : sage, fixed assets, spreadsheets, tax payments, sarbanes-oxley, depreciation, tracking, planning
    
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