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Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Jan 15, 2014
Since the late 1990s, offshoring has become a deeply entrenched practice at many North American organizations. However, changing economic factors and the emergence of formerly hidden problems with offshoring have led Gartner to look at compelling alternatives, notably domestic rural sourcing.
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collaborative consulting, gartner, offshoring, onshore value, value proposition, domestic sourcing, data backup, it services
    
Collaborative Consulting
Published By: IBM APAC     Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Digital technologies have altered how people and businesses interact. Digital forces have created unprecedented levels of industry dislocation and are fundamentally changing business economics. To succeed in this disruptive environment,organizations will need to offer compelling new experiences, establish new focus, build new expertise and devise new ways of working. Business leaders will face a stark choice: Either digitally reinvent their enterprises, or watch as their businesses decompose around them. Successful Digital Reinvention will involve a fundamental reimagining of how an organization operates and how it engages with its environment.
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technology factors, market factors, macroeconomic, technological disruption, regulatory concerns, socioeconomic factors
    
IBM APAC
Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Oct 06, 2016
Download the Keystone Research whitepaper to see how top performing enterprises use their IT investments to store, process, and use data to make more effective, real-time decisions. Keystone Research, a global economics and data-driven strategy consulting firm, interviewed senior IT and business decision makers at over three hundred businesses to uncover the relationship between Data & Analytics technologies and business performance. This research shows that companies who have developed the most sophisticated Data & Analytics platforms and apply these capabilities as a regular part of their business enjoy operating margins that are eight percentage points higher than lagging organizations. This translates to $100 million in operating profits on average for the more advanced companies in the sample controlling for factors such as company size and industry vertical.
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microsoft, analytics, data, business impact
    
Microsoft
Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Feb 02, 2017
Download the Keystone Research whitepaper to see how top performing enterprises use their IT investments to store, process, and use data to make more effective, real-time decisions. Keystone Research, a global economics and data-driven strategy consulting firm, interviewed senior IT and business decision makers at over three hundred businesses to uncover the relationship between Data & Analytics technologies and business performance. This research shows that companies who have developed the most sophisticated Data & Analytics platforms and apply these capabilities as a regular part of their business enjoy operating margins that are eight percentage points higher than lagging organizations. This translates to $100 million in operating profits on average for the more advanced companies in the sample controlling for factors such as company size and industry vertical.
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Microsoft
Published By: RSM US     Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Several economic factors are significantly impacting the hiring and retention practices for key finance and accounting personnel in every industry. However, many successful middle market companies are counteracting these challenges by leveraging outsourcing strategies to gain efficiency, overcome staffing difficulties and better manage costs. A significant shift is currently occurring with some economic indicators, as demonstrated in the recent RSM US Middle Market Business Index. Salaries are expected to rise in the next year, with hiring increasing and unemployment subsequently falling. With these challenges in mind, competition for talent is rising, and middle market organizations will face numerous risks when looking to attract and retain skilled finance and accounting personnel.
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finance outsourcing, accounting outsourcing, outsourcing strategies
    
RSM US
Published By: OneLogin     Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
From the information provided in the interviews, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework for those organizations considering investing in OneLogin. The objective of the framework is to identify the benefits, costs, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision. Forrester employed four fundamental elements of TEI in modeling OneLogin: benefits, costs, flexibility options, and risks. Forrester took a multistep approach to evaluate the impact that OneLogin can have on the Organization (see Figure 2). Specifically, we: › Interviewed OneLogin marketing, sales, and product management personnel, along with Forrester analysts, to better understand the value proposition for OneLogin. › Conducted an in-depth interview with the Organization’s senior application engineer and its supervisor of IT security to obtain data with respect to costs, benefits, and risks. › Constructed a financial model representative of the interviews using the TEI metho
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Published By: Alere Wellbeing     Published Date: Feb 15, 2012
Dr. Ron Goetzel of Emory and Thomson Reuters discusses the rising health and productivity-related expenditures that employers face, the top 10 most costly chronic conditions, and the role obesity plays in creating these conditions.
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obesity, workplace, economics, chronic conditions, exacerbating, success factors, weight loss, worksite health, alere
    
Alere Wellbeing
Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Apr 25, 2014
Estimating the cost of malicious cyberactivities is complicated. But the real issue is how it affects trade, technology, and economic competition. This in-depth report takes a look at the scope of the problem and what factors determine the real cost of cybercrime.
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cybercrime, cyberespionage, data loss, intellectual property loss, reputational damage, security costs, commercial espionage, business confidential information, denial of service attacks, pilferage
    
McAfee
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 17, 2014
Uncertain times and a volatile economic climate have contributed to an expanding focus on corporate governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) across all industries. As global mandates and compliance directives continue to snowball, organizations are faced with an imminent need to adopt a programmatic approach and tightly integrate risk management initiatives with ongoing business processes. Business intelligence and reporting also provide a powerful mechanism for gaining a deep understanding of key factors that impact corporate performance.
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ibm, corporate governance, risk, compliance, grc, erm, risk management, business analytics, business intelligence
    
IBM
Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 04, 2014
When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash cross-over point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.
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schneider, electric, data, infrastructure, upgrade, retail, outsource, own
    
Schneider Electric
Published By: Onvia     Published Date: Feb 10, 2015
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that are expected to shape government contracting this year. Highlights from the report: Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that will shape government contracting over the coming year. Highlights from the report: • 2014 Review: A “slowing trend” in competitive opportunities, due to macro political-economic factors, with context for expected changes in 2015. • 2015 Trend 1: Potential for stronger growth driven by an expected rebound in government tax revenue and greater bond income for large debt-financed infrastructure projects. • 2015 Trend 2: Technology contracting volume gains traction in non-IT industry sectors, with insight into five niche technologies shaping 2015 procurement. • 2015 Trend 3: Cooperative purchasing influences the overall state and local agency market, with implications for both local and national competitors.
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government procurement, government contracts, state contracts, local contracts, government opportunities, public sector contracts, cooperative purchasing, government it, government marketing, government business intelligence, local contracting, state contracting, government bids, government rfps, sled contracts, term contracts, vendor intelligence, government agency intelligence, competitive intelligence, state and local contracts
    
Onvia
Published By: SpringCM     Published Date: Dec 06, 2006
You’ve made the decision: the overall ease and economics of implementing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) appeal to you, and you have selected an application that delivers what you need for your business.  The last hurdle is the service component itself — making sure that critical factors like security, speed, and reliability that will affect your users’ experience meet your standards.
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saas, on-demand, on demand, real time, real-time, appication selection, vendor selection, software selection, service provider, springcm, spring cm
    
SpringCM
Published By: Western Union Business Solutions     Published Date: Jul 26, 2011
Ensure that the success of your business depends on its operations and not unpredictable economic factors and volatile currency rates.
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foreign exchange, risk management, currency risk management, currency hedging, fx risk management, hedging currency risk, currency risk, fx hedging, foreign exchange hedging, hedging strategies, risk management strategies
    
Western Union Business Solutions
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 01, 2013
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. Current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve to effectively deliver business value over the next few years. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 to 10 years. The research presented in this paper is supported by interviews with thought leaders in talent management, including practitioners, academics, and technologists from around the globe.
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zenithoptimedia, oracle, future of talent management, economic factors, the knowledge economy, globalization, structural unemployment, generational geographies, workplace diversity, technology factors, digitization, telecommunications, change management
    
Oracle
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