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Performance Management: The Seven Deadly Sins of SPM [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- We view sales compensation as an ecosystem that is comprised of a number of independent systems that all interact with each other.

Build for Growth: Master the ICM Advantage [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- It is important to understand key trends and developments that are making compensation an issue of concern to decision makers. Incentive compensation management (ICM) technologies can simplify and improve efforts to organize and incent workforces to strive to succeed.

Building a Stronger Business with Sales Performance Management - How SPM can transform your sales processes for business success [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- For many businesses, calculating incentive compensation remains a manual process that takes too much time, produces too many errors, and lags selling activity by about 3 months. Read this summary for a better understanding of how SPM can transform your sales process for business success.

Silver Peak Positioned as a Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization [ Source: Silver Peak ]

April 2014- Gartner has published its latest Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. Be among the first to get complimentary access to this new report now!

Silver Peak is leading the way into a new era of software-defined WAN optimization. Now more than ever, organizations like yours depend on the wide area network to connect their data centers, branch offices and the cloud. They see that better network performance means better bottom-line results, and Silver Peak ...

Microsoft Office Infographic [ Source: Riverbed ]

April 2014- Deliver Microsoft Office 365 up to 33 times faster while using 97% less bandwidth

Microsoft Sharepoint Performance Brief [ Source: Riverbed ]

April 2014- This is a Performance Brief that illustrates how Riverbed Steelhead appliances accelerate MS SharePoint Services over the WAN. 2 pp.

Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365 [ Source: Riverbed ]

April 2014- Many organizations use Office 365's cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.

Introducing Social Business For The Mid-Market [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- Aberdeen has studied the business practices of 229 mid-sized companies surveyed for the 2011 Aberdeen Busines Review and 61 mid-sized companies profiled in Aberdeen's 2011 Social Collaboration Research. Mid-market organization can achieve strategic benefits from optimizing their Social Business deployments and achieving Best-in-Class status. This report provides directional guidance for mid-market companies to appropriately use Social Business and achieve these goals.

IDC Report: The Future of eMail is Social [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- This IDC white paper takes a look at the current state of enterprise email and the perceived and real problems that surround its use. The paper discusses the changing nature of collaboration and work fueled by the social Web by examining current email trends and the emergence of new social collaboration tools. Rather than envision "a world without email," it reveals a future where email converges with social tools and grows into an innovative hybrid ...

The IT Manager's Guide to Deploying Social Business Software [ Source: Jive ]

April 2014- Different types of businesses will have different use cases for Social Business. In this whitepaper, we cover Four different use cases. Four very different types of businesses. But in each instance, the company's IT staff followed some key rules to minimize chances of failure and make it easier to convince employees and managers alike to dive into an enterprise social environment.

Marketing's New Imperative: Bring Social to Your Team [ Source: Jive ]

April 2014- It's time to revolutionize marketing team productivity with social business technology.Improving cross-functional collaboration is the new marketing mandate, and social business is the enabler, allowing marketing teams to drive more leads, increase sales, and cut operational costs. Learn how to drive real business results with social business technology.

Enterprise Social at the Speed of Business [ Source: Jive ]

April 2014- Enterprise social collaboration helps companies do business in real-time and react instantaneously to new business opportunities. While solutions come in all shapes and sizes, successful social business collaboration solutions must be more than just a mechanism for sharing information. They must integrate with evolving IT environments, protect user privacy and most importantly help companies meet their business objectives.

IDG Research Services conducted a survey to find out how enterprise social collaboration is playing ...

DNS ebook - Madison Logic, IDG Tech, IDG Enterprise [ Source: Neustar ]

March 2014- This DNS ebook describes how DNS has developed over the years to support business growth as new needs have emerged, for example, advanced traffic management and protection from cyber threats.

3 Reasons Why You Need Real User Web Performance Measurements [ Source: Neustar ]

March 2014- Learn why a traditional (technical) understanding of website performance needs to be replaced with a competitive one, a model where performance equates to revenue.

Strategy, Security, Savings and Service - A Case for Managing Data Differently [ Source: Peak 10, Inc. ]

March 2014- This paper outlines principal considerations and evaluation tactics for technology professionals contemplating a migration of their databases to a cloud platform. Primary decision factors can be characterized as the "four S" considerations:

Strategy, or the need for a prudent, often gradual, migration plan, which may feature a public, private, or hybrid cloud solution;
Security, from HADR (high availability/disaster recovery) capabilities to safeguard against malicious attack;
Savings, or a cost-benefit advantage; ...

Data Management Decisions: Five Direct Questions [ Source: Peak 10, Inc. ]

March 2014- The market is full of buzz about cloud computing, and with it come sweeping claims about simplicity and savings. Deciding to migrate some or all database management to a cloud hosting provider, however, is a more complex undertaking than conventional wisdom may suggest.

This paper addresses five primary questions posed by technology leaders as they assess their data management options. We address the true cost of a hosted data storage strategy; safety and ...

The Customer-Centric Supply Chain [ Source: GT Nexus ]

March 2014- The old assumptions driving supply chain design and strategy were focused on achieving the lowest possible cost of goods and the most efficient distribution to stores. Today, a new model is emerging, not driven by enterprise technology or supply chain innovations - but by customers. In the omnichannel retail world, almost every single store-driven assumption about supply chain is being challenged and getting replaced by a digital-driven future. Retailers are forced to evolve their supply ...

2013 Global Consumer Report [ Source: GT Nexus ]

March 2014- Global commerce is growing in complexity -- companies are struggling to give their customers visibility into inventory, especially online and in-store. GT Nexus surveyed over 5,000 shoppers across the US, UK, France and Germany to understand the evolution of the retail landscape, and whether retailers could measure up to consumer expectations.

Supply Chain Visibility in Business Networks [ Source: GT Nexus ]

March 2014- Company leaders have placed priority on supply chain visibility and agility, yet rank their own performance in these areas as low. Current IT infrastructure and extensive ERP spend are not closing that gap between goal and reality, particularly with external trading partners.

Data Quality Issues in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) [ Source: BDNA ]

March 2014- A Configuration Management Database is only as good as the data inside it. Unfortunately, most CMDBs are filled with data that's outdated, inconsistent, or incomplete.

This report highlights the findings of a close look at the data sources and patterns in the IT hardware and software market. What a careful look at the numbers tells us is this: data in most CMDBs is not clean - and without clean data, you cannot get ...

Bad Data is Costing You Millions of Dollars [ Source: BDNA ]

March 2014- Bad data is like a bad habit - it drains your resources while you're not looking. Businesses are losing millions of dollars every year due to bad data. But most organizations either don't think they have a data quality problem, or don?t understand the actual financial impact of bad data.

This white paper will look at what bad data is, what it is costing you, why your current solutions are not working, ...

Context-Centered Data Services: The Next IT Decision Support Challenge [ Source: BDNA ]

March 2014- IT decision support impacts all aspects of technology management, from governance and strategy to budgets and resource plans. The effectiveness of IT decision support all too frequently falls prey to data-driven challenges - like overwhelming volumes, heterogenous data types, and complexity - that make it difficult to understand the data in context. Just as the cobbler's children in the old fable had no shoes, IT leaders are falling foul of the very same decision support ...

Gartner Report: Market Trends: Help Your Customers Prepare For a Mobile-Worker-Friendly Office Environment by 2018 [ Source: Absolute Software ]

March 2014- As workers spend less time in the office, it must adapt to become a more integrated and productive place. Technology and service providers must enable IT solutions that help workers make the best of their time spent together, therefore improving efficiency and creativity.

DNS Case Study: Billions of Transactions. Zero Downtime. [ Source: Neustar ]

March 2014- Learn how Heartland Payment Systems retired their legacy Windows-based DNS and deployed a more robust DNS solution to protect its domain and its brand.

Case Study: A DNS Solution that Supports New Business Worldwide [ Source: Neustar ]

March 2014- Learn how VMIX, a leading provider of carrier-class online video publishing and communication solutions, chose a more robust and flexible DNS solution to help them expand globally.

Logistics 5 point check: Are your logistics operations leaving money on the table? [ Source: Quintiq ]

March 2014- This briefing provides a checklist to help you answer the question, "Are your logistics operations leaving money on the table?" By answering five simple questions you can ascertain whether your transportation management system needs optimization.

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