Leadership

The IT leader's role is changing as more and more of a company's success depends on its technology. See what you need to know to be a premier tech leader.

  • Webcasts // Jul 2012

    Charting the Course to a Customer-Centric Business

    Watch this video broadcast with Forrester analyst Brian Walker, and Craig Hayman, General Manager of IBM Industry Solutions, to see the groundbreaking results of a Forrester survey of over 400 business and technology leaders who are succeeding in challenging times. Find out how organizations, like T-Mobile, are making customer focus...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Application of Scenario-Driven Role Engineering in Knowledge Management Systems - Requirements and Implementation

    Collaborative systems, which are often used in short-term virtual enterprises or long-term cooperation networks, often contain information about the manufacturing and fabrication competences of the participating technology partners. These should only be made available to a very restricted group of persons for example to support feasibility studies in the context...

    Provided By IARIA

  • Podcasts // Jul 2012

    Panalpina Customer Testimonial Video on SAP TM

    Hear from Guenther Denk, CIO at PANALPINA, a leading international logistics company, how they reduced cost, improved productivity and quality with SAP Transportation Management.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Boosting Performance Through Business Analytics

    What if your business leaders could engage more closely with your customers? What if you could use analytics as input for human decisions and/or to drive fully automated decisions? If you could marry your external data to your internal data on a real-time basis, how would that influence your understanding...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    It's a Whole New World for Manufacturers: Preparing Your Company to Adapt

    Since the start of the recent economic crisis, companies have seen the global manufacturing market shift greatly. See 4 Operational Strategies to Help Companies Thrive in a Changed Market.

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Business Transformation Study: LUKOIL MID-EAST

    LUKOIL MID-EAST LTD. (LME) operates the West Qurna-2, a large oil and gas field in Iraq. Tight field development timelines and ongoing construction demand a precise but flexible supply of materials. Facing a large number of operational routines and procurement processes and a new market of Iraqi suppliers, LME turned...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    IBM System x - From Boxes to Workloads

    We've moved to a more interoperable world where vendor lock-in is not normal. No one does it all in the sense they might have in the 90s. This white paper explores a shift away from piece-parts towards more integrated offerings in where the technology moves to the background and the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    IOUG 2011 Survey: The Petabyte Challenge: 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey

    In a new survey conducted by Unisphere Research among members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG),close to one out of ten respondents report that the total amount of online (disk-resident) data they manage today—taking into account all clones, snapshots, replicas and backups—tops a petabyte. The IOUG survey, conducted in...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Bring Your Own Device Challenges: Innovative Solutions to Maximize BYOD and Mobilize Your Workforce

    Not that long ago, it used to be an all or nothing proposition when employees wanted to bring their own devices into the enterprise. That no longer holds. But even today, it's not easy to figure out where to start. However, progressive enterprises are finding ways to set the right...

    Provided By Cass Information Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Security-In-Depth Using Integrated Risk-Conscious Controls

    Most organizations take a perimeter-centric approach to security, assuming most attacks come from outside the organization. Yet there's no longer a clear boundary between what's inside or outside the organization, and attackers range from unhappy employees to well-funded, state-sponsored hackers. Organizations need a new approach to IT security.

    Provided By Tripwire

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Why Configuration Assessment And Change Auditing Is Key to Operational Stability

    Network administrators and IT managers know that the ramifications of one small change to a company's critical servers or network devices-such as routers, switches, and firewalls-depend on whether the change is desired or not. Without a way to know when change occurs and whether it's desired, not desired, accidental,...

    Provided By Tripwire

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Best practices for patch management

    It's a fact of business today: because of the economy, most organisations are asking everyone, including the IT staff, to do more with less. But tight budgets and the need for the IT department to be a "jack of all trades" (and specialists at nothing) could leave organisations vulnerable to...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Building Critical-Talent Pipelines

    This whitepaper looks at Building critical-talent pipelines and looks at the processes of: Assessing internal and external talent pools Determining the gaps between available and needed talent Identifying the best strategies for developing and acquiring the talent to fill those gaps executing, monitoring, and refining pipeline strategies

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Predictions - The Future of HCM Analytics (IHRIM Article)

    The world of analytics has shifted emphasis over the past 2 decades - from looking at the past to looking at the future. Organizations that have made this shift realized the basic fact that the billions and billions of pieces of information being produced every single day can be used...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    How Human Capital and Talent Technology are Influencing Global Business

    During the spring of 2011, Deloitte joined forces with Oracle to survey 126 corporate and HR leaders, representing a broad range of industries around the world. In this report, they take a closer look at how businesses are using human capital management (HCM) technology to meet their growth goals. The...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Fusion HCM Buyers Guide for CIOs

    HR is flocking to the cloud. The appeal is obvious - cost savings, modern systems, user-friendly, greater HR control - the list goes on. But as every CIO knows, nothing IT-related is ever that simple in reality. This white paper explores six key technical questions that every enterprise should ask...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    HR Analytics: Driving Return on Human Capital Investment

    Organizations may be supported by workforce analytics to drive return on human capital investment today and into the future and to see the value the workforce delivers to organizational performance. This paper will introduce Oracle's comprehensive HR Analytics offering and show how the increased power of having metrics and analytic...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Accelerate and Complete your HR Transformation

    The concept of HR transformation is not new, but many HR organizations are still striving to achieve the transition from a purely transactional function to one that also delivers strategic value. This white paper examines some of the fundamental problems that fragmented IT systems are causing for HR functions that...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Effective, flexible leadership in the 21st century

    Not surprisingly, today's leaders must be more flexible, collaborative, and creative than before. The world is changing. Competition is emerging more rapidly. To stay ahead, you need to leverage the power of every individual. While many organizations understand how leadership is changing their cultures need to adapt to encourage these...

    Provided By SkillSoft

  • White Papers // May 2012

    IBM Smart Analytics System 5710 Solution Brief

    The flood of data is here. But are you ready? Consider the IBM Smart Analytics System 5710, a cost-effective, ready-out-of-the-box business intelligence (BI) solution that integrates server, storage and software, all delivered ready for your data. Learn more about how it can help your company quickly and affordably deploy analytics...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Ready for Anything

    It's not unusual to hear CEOs of companies in various sectors claim their industry is in the midst of a transformation. But it's hard to imagine an industry that better fits that description than communications. A combination of empowered consumers, new competitors and a sharp increase in demand for mobile...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Reaping Business Value from a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

    A hybrid cloud model gives organizations the flexibility to put their workloads and data where it makes most sense - leveraging the right blend of public and private cloud services, whilst addressing data security, governance, compliance and budgetary challenges. Many organizations are now taking major steps towards cloud computing. Rather...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Oracle Crystal Ball Download - 30 Day Free Trial

    Oracle Crystal Ball is the leading spreadsheet-based application suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. It gives you unparalleled insight into the critical factors affecting risk. With Crystal Ball, you can make the right tactical decisions to reach your objectives and gain a competitive edge under even the most...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Complimentary SuccessFactors whitepaper: Workforce Planning Pitfalls

    Executing talent management activities before they're needed is an earmark of a successful business. With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent being among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning the discipline of forecasting future gaps between the demand and supply of critical talent, to ensure...

    Provided By SuccessFactors

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Complimentary SuccessFactors whitepaper: Leaders Drive Productivity

    When it comes to business, high-performance environments stimulate individuals to work better, stronger, and faster. Why does high-performance management matter? It matters because it means better results, in the form of increased revenue, improved utilization, higher productivity, better quality and safety and greater engagement. Better results lead to greater recognition...

    Provided By SuccessFactors

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Complimentary SuccessFactors whitepaper: Get the Right People

    Whether a company succeeds or fails ultimately depends on whether it hires the right people to effectively execute its strategies. Despite the strategic importance of hiring, many companies historically treated recruiting as a largely administrative process. Rather than focusing on the business value associated with hires, recruiters focused on increasing...

    Provided By SuccessFactors

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Introducing the New SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 E-Book

    The pressure is on to deliver more performance at a lower cost, more capacity with fewer resources, and more business value with legacy systems. Aging and hard to manage infrastructure can make it tough to deliver what your business demands - but that's about to change. View this E-Book to...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2012

    HP Cloud Discovery Brochure

    Getting the most out of cloud computing is not a simple exercise. Not all services are created equal and each organization has its own needs around performance, security, control, and availability. This is why HP offers a workshop to help you: Gain clarity on cloud concepts and the various...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Next-Gen Business Intelligence: Self-Service Tools for Optimized Decision-Making

    Getting actionable data into the hands of business users can be an expensive waiting game. For companies already using Excel and SharePoint, Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 and its integrated BI tools may offer the most seamless, cost-effective self-service solution for managing data. ICF Ironworks BI experts Deep Sogani and...

    Provided By ICF Ironworks

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    A New Transformative Approach for Minimizing the Risk of IT Changes

    Current methods of IT change management ranging from CMDBs to service desks do not give administrators what they need to understand the risks or potential impacts of proposed changes. A new, transformative approach promises to dramatically simplify and improve the way IT professionals manage changes. This white paper describes a...

    Provided By ITinvolve, Inc.

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Learn How the IT Director at a US Federal Agency Manages IT Changes

    Among its initial IT users, this Federal agency calls the experience with new ITinvolve for Change Management? love at first sight. Learn why its IT Director says, "Before we were introduced to ITinvolve for Change Management?, we were looking for a way to help structure our knowledge and management of...

    Provided By ITinvolve, Inc.

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Improving and Streamlining IT Change Management: A Real World Example

    For the first time, IT professionals have the necessary insight and visibility to manage IT changes using the right information, delivered at the right time to the right people. This scenario demonstrates how ITinvolve for Change Management™ unique perspectives object-oriented collaboration helps to understand how changes are interconnected and which...

    Provided By ITinvolve, Inc.

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    New IT Change Management Cloud Service a "Game Changer" Says EMA Analyst

    Learn why Enterprise Management Associates analyst Dennis Drogseth calls ITinvolve for Change Management™ a breath of fresh air in humanizing change management and streamlining collaboration across a wide range of relevant stakeholders. The result promises to deliver substantial improvements in ITs ability to assess the impact of changes prior to...

    Provided By ITinvolve, Inc.

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Medio's analytics transform mobile data into business action, IBM System x and Intel Xeon processors helps take the guesswork out of CRM - A Case Study

    Based in Seattle, Medio Systems is a leader in the emerging field of predictive analytics, quickly analyzing data streams to give mobile phone carriers and providers actionable insight into their customer's preferences and buying habits.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Analyst paper: Operational Decision Management - Making better business decisions with flexible, automated business rules and events

    Business rules management technology opens up significant new opportunities for business success. For instance, the ability to automatically make different decisions in real time based on execution-specific information, such as the customer or client details and previous history, enables a higher degree of personalization and hence better business outcomes. But...

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    Demo: How to Automate, Govern and Improve Business Decisions for Use Across Processes and Applications

    Shouldn't your business experts be in charge of the repeatable business decisions made by your automated systems? Watch this short demo to learn how they can be. During this 9-minute video, you'll see how business people, in collaboration with IT, can use a non-technical language to author and update the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    White paper: Becoming a Decision-centric Enterprise

    Organizations with systems that are centered on processes or functions often struggle to improve business productivity and find it hard to make changes in their systems quickly, despite a pressing need to do so. To succeed, these organizations need to move their thinking from processes and functions to decisions -...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    The Business Value of Business Rules Management Systems

    IDC research has consistently identified BRMS technology as one of the IT industry's higher-growth areas. Just as business rules management is providing business value today, the indications are that as the industry transforms to being configuration based, service oriented, event driven, and decision centric, business rules technology is likely to...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B

    The WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B is a specialized, high-performance hardware appliance that can empower you to: Improve competitiveness by helping to strengthen business connectivity with partners and customers, and between internal organizations Add specialized connectivity, integration, and security processing to your existing IBM? BladeCenter? infrastructure Streamline...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Relinquishing the Reins: Reaping the Benefits of Empowering Your IT Team

    Empowering the IT staff is essential for maximizing an organization's productivity, value, and growth. Real authority and responsibility is the prime catalyst for employee engagement and development. HR leaders must lay the foundations for this deep delegation proactively: Farsightedness: the ability to understand all IT work in the...

    Provided By SkillSoft