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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Eldorado Hotel Casino & Silver Legacy Resort Casino

    The Silver Legacy Resort casino and its sister property both faced problems when their legacy communications solutions reached end of life. Download this case study to see how they partnered with NEC and improved employee communications and also provided an enhanced experience for their guests.

    Provided By NEC

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Improving Healthcare Delivery with Role-Enabled Communications

    Today, more healthcare IT organizations than ever are interested in implementing UC applications in a planned, cost effective manner. In order to meet their tremendous potential for improved healthcare delivery requires for more than UC - it requires role-enabled communications. Download NEC's whitepaper to see how to deal with healthcare...

    Provided By NEC

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Towards Designing a Biometric Measure for Enhancing ATM Security in Nigeria EBanking System

    Security measures at banks can play a critical, contributory role in preventing attacks on customers. These measures are of paramount importance when considering vulnerabilities and causation in civil litigation. Banks must meet certain standards in order to ensure a safe and secure banking environment for their customers. This paper focuses...

    Provided By Cornell University

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    The most popular IT Topics for the year 2010

    At the end of each year, the product team at Books24x7 collects and analyzes the usage data from the millions of Books24x7 subscribers. The group looks at the most viewed titles across all of its many collections, by individual collection, and the most popular search terms. In this report, we...

    Provided By SkillSoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Art of Lean Thinking: Influencing the IT Culture

    Today, an IT department has many reasons for adopting "lean" practices; saving costs is only the most obvious. Other objectives are to reduce time to market, offer more competitive products and services, increase capacity, and simplify solutions. There are a myriad of ways to accomplish this: streamline project-planning practices, use...

    Provided By SkillSoft

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Cautious Growth: Tending to Your Core Business

    When CEOs who are content specialists start or take over a company in their field, they can often become so involved in day-to-day operations that they lose sight of the other half of their mission: to formulate long-term strategy. However, the opposite can also occur: a visionary CEO can become...

    Provided By SkillSoft

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Organizational Goal Alignment in Ten Easy Steps

    How aligned is your organization? Companies that manage goal alignment well boast significant productivity and profitability improvements. And while performance management technology can help provide the tools you need, it can't do all of the work for you. This white paper takes you through ten steps that can save time...

    Provided By SumTotal Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Lessons Learned in Successful Implementation of Enterprise Learning

    Many companies believe that learning is one of the primary experiences their staff should be having as an employee. An effective enterprise learning system must be structured and implemented with much forethought so that it not only supports organizational learning, but also the vision and objectives of that company. Our...

    Provided By SkillSoft

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection

    Humorist Franklin P. Jones may have said it best: “When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet.” These are wise words of warning for businesses counting on so-called “free” IT security software. Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the...

    Provided By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Who’s Spying on You?

    You’re aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations. Don’t get caught in the crossfire. Read our special report "Who's spying...

    Provided By Kaspersky Lab

  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2009

    Cost Calculator: Building a Stress Testing System

    Financial institutions have long used stress testing models to evaluate and predict portfolio risks. But in the aftermath of recent economic and market turmoil, more companies are paying attention to stress testing and assessing risks to an enterprise. This calculator walks you through the software, hardware and labor costs involved...

    Provided By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Pillars of Performance Management: Free eBook and strategy manual

    Does your organization consider performance management a laborious, tactical annual practice, or is it a strategic, business-critical cycle? Maybe it's time to reassess. Now more than ever, you're tasked with optimizing processes across the board to ensure the most efficient use of corporate resources. But how do you make sure...

    Provided By SumTotal Systems

  • Case Studies // Mar 2011

    Developing a Companywide Talent Management System to Deliver, Track, and Analyze the Progress of Online Learning

    Capitec Bank business Challenges is to manage rapid growth without jeopardizing unparalleled customer service, comply with new legislation on lending policies, track learning activities across bank branches and overhaul paper-based training system. Capitec, with SumTotal partner LR Learning Solutions, launched a companywide talent management program dubbed "E-village" based on the...

    Provided By SumTotal Systems

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    The How and Why of PCI

    Companies that offer online credit card transactions must understand and follow Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, particularly the Data Security Standard (DSS). This standard includes comprehensive requirements to secure and protect electronic payments, and to assure the privacy of customer account information. Compliance involves building and maintaining a secure network,...

    Provided By MessageLabs, now part of Symantec

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Consumption, Social Capital, And The "Industrious Revolution" In Early Modern Germany

    This paper uses evidence from German-speaking central Europe to address open questions about the Consumer and Industrious Revolutions. Did they happen outside the early-developing, North Atlantic economies? Were they shaped by the "Social capital" of traditional institutions? How were they affected by social constraints on women? It finds that people...

    Provided By University of Cambridge

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Variable Selection And Inference For Multi-Period Forecasting Problems

    This paper conducts a broad-based comparison of iterated and direct multi step forecasting approaches applied to both univariate and multivariate models. Theoretical results and Monte Carlo simulations suggest that iterated forecasts dominate direct forecasts when estimation error is a first-order concern, i.e. in small samples and for long forecast horizons....

    Provided By University of Cambridge

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Agency Problem And Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity: Evidence From Antitakeover Legislation

    Theories of capital market imperfections envision that financing frictions caused by agency problems increases the sensitivity of investment expenditures to fluctuations in internal financing. Agency theory predicts that overinvestment by entrenched managers also increases investment-cash flow sensitivity. Previous empirical tests of the relation between investment and internal financing have relied...

    Provided By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Experiences With TCP/IP Over an ATM OC12 WAN

    This paper discusses the performance testing experiences of a 622.08 Mbps OC12 link. The link will be used for large bulk data transfer, and as such, of interest are both the ATM level throughput rates and end-to-end TCP/IP throughput rates. Tests were done to evaluate the ATM switches, the IP...

    Provided By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    IT in the Financial Sector - The Key to Thriving in a Challenging Economy

    Today's financial sector is changing fast, and technology executives are asked to keep up with swiftly changing business needs. In a challenging economy, IT staff must integrate diverse technologies from consolidated institutions, solve compliance issues, and somehow figure out a way to do it under budget with less staff. ...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Better Together: Auditing with Microsoft Audit Collection Services (ACS) and Quest Software

    Auditing and reporting for the Microsoft platform is one of the most critical aspects of security across the enterprise. Microsoft's Audit Collection Services (an important piece in System Center Operations Manager 2007) and the auditing enhancements in Windows Server 2008 are powerful, but you can compliment Microsoft's solutions for even...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Five Tips to Keep IT Auditors Off Your Back

    Uh-oh - you're facing an IT audit, but you can't just drop your normal responsibilities to prepare for it. One thing's for sure - this is no time to panic! You need to balance the audit requirements and your daily routine. In this Quest white paper, learn five key tips...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Illicit Money Flows As Motives For FDI

    The authors examine the role of FDI in facilitating money laundering and capital flight using transition economies' FDI outflows to show the extent to which FDI is caused by these motives. They estimate a model of FDI location choice and a model of the volume of FDI outflows. Illicit money...

    Provided By Arizona State University

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Financial Times: Insight -- Business Growth

    Just over a year on from the onset of the credit crunch, and the slowdown in the global economy, the threat of inflation and high oil prices continue to cast a long shadow over corporate profitability and the ability of executives to manage their businesses. World financial markets remain jittery...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Think Different: Find New Ways to Grow Your Business

    View this Webcast and listen as SAP experts, drawing on lessons from the past, share creative strategies for capitalizing on an economy in distress and competitors in retreat. Speakers include: Robin Carey, Founder / CEO, Social Media Today Mike Manning, CTO, Polyglass Dr. John Jordan, Executive Director, Center for...

    Provided By SAP

  • Webcasts // Sep 2008

    Beyond the Basics: How to Stay Lean and Leverage More

    The provisions of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 can actually reduce your debt service. Learn about this and other options for cutting costs and increasing your financial leverage in this Webcast. Speakers include: Robin Carey, Founder / CEO, Social Media Today Chad Moutray, Chief Economist and Director, Office...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Learning from Business Process Management Leaders

    Read about the benefits, prerequisites, and impact of successful business process management (BPM) initiatives, with a closer look at the United States. This report on a new IDG Research Services study illustrates why BPM software implementations are now moving into the mainstream.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence

    In this white paper, we discuss how corporate finance centers can overcome the barriers to a fast, high-quality close. By converging previously disparate disciplines of business intelligence; governance, risk, and compliance; and enterprise performance management, companies can get trusted data into the hands of key stakeholders in a timely manner....

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Accurate Costing Is Key to Profitability

    Companies worldwide are confronting a period of extreme volatility in commodity and other prices as well as exchange rates. This has intensified the challenge of dealing with changing customer requirements, a shifting competitive landscape and business cycle issues. Sustaining profitability in this environment is difficult for even the best-run companies.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A complete view of the enterprise

    Finally, in times of economic uncertainty, companies are insisting that CFOs lead the effort to make their operational and financial planning more agile, detailed, reliable and efficient. This research was commissioned to understand how CFOs are responding to these pressures. How integrated are operational and financial planning systems and processes...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Differentiation Through Service Excellence-Driving Customer Loyalty

    Consider five key service process platforms that are shaping the future - as companies look to service to keep pace with customer expectations. Service income is accelerating. Technology is changing the competitive game, and smart companies need the proper IT strategy to make sure they deploy it for profitability.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Driving Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance

    In companies of all sizes, the chief financial officer (CFO) is the crucial link between strategy and execution. The CFO acts as a trusted advisor to the chief executive officer (CEO) in mapping out your company's strategic vision, and plays a key role in making sure that vision is realized...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Online Convergent Charging

    Investigate the latest thinking on how to become more agile and customer-friendly while reducing operating costs and revenue leakage. With service and payment convergence, services can be bundled at the charging layer, and prepaid, postpaid, and blended payment mechanisms can be offered for all services.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    SAP BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation SB

    To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. The SAP® BusinessObjects™ Edge Planning and Consolidation application streamlines the planning process and produces management reports that instill confidence and reduce business risk.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    SAP BusinessObjects - Unified Planning and Consolidation - A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies by BPM Partners

    In today's heightened competitive and regulatory environment, an organization's fortunes can rise or fall based on the effectiveness of its financial systems, particularly those that drive its performance management. Organizations today are looking to optimize these systems, at the core of which are financial consolidation and planning.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Compliance & Traceability in Regulated Industries

    Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing has traditionally been viewed as "cost of business" but this perception is changing as automation and integration gains traction across industries. This report will benchmark the ways manufacturers are using compliance and traceability programs as a competitive advantage in the market place.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Sustained Growth Through Operational Excellence

    Find out how operations is a key driver to operational excellence. Operations executives are closest to the processes along the value chain, and as a result are best positioned to drive operational excellence initiatives. However, collaboration with other functions is essential. Data from IT, metrics and measurements from Finance and...

    Provided By SAP

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    QAD Re-Implementation for Leading Crane Manufacturer

    The customer is a global leader in crane manufacturing. In 2008, the customer recognized the need for upgrading their localized non-integrated system to QAD's flagship ERP Product MFG/Pro eb2.1. The customer had selected a vendor for implementation of QAD MFG/Pro eb2.1. However, the vendor was not successful in integrating business...

    Provided By Satyam Computer Services

  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Consolidated Accounting System Using SEEC Mosaic Studio

    The customer, a consumer group of a financial behemoth in the US, wanted to respond rapidly to market requests by reducing IT costs and improving flexibility of the accounting systems. It wanted to develop a new application that could centralize accounting business rules that had been dispersed in nine administrative...

    Provided By Satyam Computer Services

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    How to Align Corporate Strategy with Project Execution

    Business leaders are charged with making sure their employees are focused on work that adds to the strategic goals of their organization. Download this white paper to learn the critical success factors you need to know to ensure your teams are working on the right work at the right time....

    Provided By AtTask

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Compliance Trap: Avoiding Compliance for Compliance's Sake

    PCI compliance white paper explains why compliance for compliance's sake is not a best practice in protecting cardholder data. Many retailers that have completed security audits are scrambling to implement new measures as their auditors have begun insisting on full compliance with key areas of the PCI DSS. Learn why...

    Provided By Megapath