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The High Potentials Leadership Program

Published By: Harvard Business School     Published Date: Feb 12, 2015
Great business leaders are not born that way—they learn how to lead. To gain the insight and skills you need to lead yourself and your team, realize your potential, and make a real difference to your company, explore Harvard Business School’s one-week leadership program for fast-track managers.
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high potentials leadership, high potential leaders, high-impact or fast-track individuals, top performers, harvard business school, executive education program, collective genius, linda hill
    
Harvard Business School

Find Success in Today’s Legal Jobs Market: Download the latest white paper from Special Counsel

Published By: Special Counsel     Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Law firms and corporate legal departments seek experienced legal professionals with business acumen and knowledge of technology. The supply of these professionals is struggling to meet the demand, but that could change. The latest white paper from Special Counsel explores which legal – and non-legal – skills are critical in today’s evolving legal industry.
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talent shortage, skills gap, legal talent shortage, legal soft skills, legal professional development, legal employment, legal recruiting
    
Special Counsel

Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

Published By: SnowFlake     Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
Data today comes from diverse sources in diverse forms and needs to be analyzed by ever more users as quickly as possible. Those demands are stressing the limitations of traditional data warehouses and data platforms. Snowflake has reinvented the data warehouse, making it possible to bring all your business data together in a single system that can support all your users and workloads. Built from the cloud up as a software service, Snowflake eliminates the cost, complexity, and inflexibility of existing solutions while allowing you to use the tools and skills you already have.
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snowflake, data, technology, best practices, solutions, cloud support, storage, business intelligence
    
SnowFlake

Newbies to New Leaders, Closing Critical Skill Gaps with Learning

Published By: Skillsoft     Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
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career advancement, learning, training, certification, onboarding, employee development, human capital management, learning
    
Skillsoft

Cloud benefits for the IT Service Management Market

Published By: BMC Software     Published Date: Oct 21, 2013
The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success. BMC explores how the right IT Service Management approach can drive user satisfaction and organizational success.
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bmc, bmc software, cloud computing, cloud service, service management, it agility, software compliance, infrastructure
    
BMC Software

Top Ten Criteria For Selecting A Managed Services Provider

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2015
When you’re faced with growing expectations to create business value with limited resources, where can you turn? Increasingly, IT organizations are looking to trusted IT services providers like IBM to help reduce cost, manage complexity, maintain leading-edge skills and adopt technology innovation. Read the white paper to find out how managed services and cloud computing can help you deliver on the transformation agenda your business requires. Plus get guidance on the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting an external partner.
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ibm, services provider, services provider selection, it organizations, it service providers, reduce cost, technology innovation, top ten criteria
    
IBM

Top ten criteria for selecting a managed services provider

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013
When you’re faced with growing expectations to create business value with limited resources, where can you turn? Increasingly, IT organizations are looking to trusted IT services providers like IBM to help reduce cost, manage complexity, maintain leading-edge skills and adopt technology innovation. Read the white paper to find out how managed services and cloud computing can help you deliver on the transformation agenda your business requires. Plus get guidance on the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting an external partner.
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cloud computing, managed services, it service providers, ibm, cost reduction, complexity mangement, it organization, partnership
    
IBM

Top ten criteria for selecting a managed services provider

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 22, 2014
When you’re faced with growing expectations to create business value with limited resources, where can you turn? Increasingly, IT organizations are looking to trusted IT services providers like IBM to help reduce cost, manage complexity, maintain leading-edge skills and adopt technology innovation. Read the white paper to find out how managed services and cloud computing can help you deliver on the transformation agenda your business requires. Plus get guidance on the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting an external partner.
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ibm, managed services provider, managed services, it management, it service providers, cloud computing, service management
    
IBM

Learn How 16 Minutes of Development Work Is Proven to Deliver 10% Higher Employee Productivity

Published By: ADP     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
68% of US employees are disengaged1 and 50% of employees will leave companies due to bad managers. You can’t afford mediocre leadership. If your business could deliver a 10% improvement in leadership behaviors from a total of 16 minutes of development work,3 imagine the potential for increased productivity, performance and retention you could achieve. CompassSM powered by ADP® is a next-generation diagnostic and learning solution that helps you to boost your people’s leadership and collaboration skills in order to grow your teams from good to excellent. It’s scientifically proven to increase your team’s skills over time. Give your organization a competitive edge as you develop your people into better leaders and collaborators.
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Statistics for Online Experiments: How to Think and Act Like a Statistician

Published By: Optimizely     Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
Statistics are the underpinning of how Optimizely’s customers use data to make decisions. We use experiments to understand how changes we make affect the performance of our online experiences. To do this, we need a framework for evaluating how likely those changes are to have an impact, positive or negative, on a business over time. To run great experiments, investing in an understanding of statistics is one of the most important skills you can develop. Statistics provide inference on your results and help to determine whether you have a winning variation. Using statistical values to decide leads to stable, replicable results you can bet your business on. Lack of understanding can lead to errors and unreliable outcomes from your experiments.
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statistics, experiments, data, customers, results, variation
    
Optimizely

Reality Test: Is Prevention a Viable Strategy for Thwarting Today’s Ransomware Attacks?

Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Sep 18, 2019
There will be a ransomware attack on businesses every 14 seconds by the end of 2019 . Every 40 seconds, one of those attacks will prove successful , with devastating effects ranging from permanent loss of irreplaceable data to life-threatening interruptions to patient care. In years past, expert malware authors packaged up their know-how into costly exploit kits sold on the underground market. Cyber criminals had to recover high upfront costs before launching a campaign and realizing a profit. Today, ransomware-as a-service groups like Satan make it easier than ever before for would-be cyber criminals with minimal technical skills to launch attacks, offering free ransomware toolkits and hands-on help to manage campaigns and extort payments. Read our white paper to learn how CylancePROTECT® prevents Petya, Goldeneye, WannaCry, Satan, and many more from executing, with machine learning models dating back to September 2015, long before the ransomware first appeared in the wild.
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BlackBerry Cylance

The Business Value of Managed Services

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 09, 2014
Research shows that today’s business goals are centered on reducing costs, strengthening customer relationships and improving financial management. The biggest challenges to achieving these goals are lack of skills and investment funds, and inadequate linkages between the IT environment and how business processes are managed. Read this analyst report to see why enterprises are turning to managed services to help overcome these challenges so that they can optimize the value of their IT investments and achieve their corporate objectives.
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ibm, managed services, it investments, data center, it infrastructure, managed services provider
    
IBM

3 Ways to Tie Learning Directly Into Business Needs

Published By: Cornerstone OnDemand     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
"Still thinking of employee learning and business needs as separate – or competing – entities? Your employees want targeted training that’s ready when they are, and they also want to be rewarded for developing new skills. Companies also want to provide learning, but only if it shows results at the lowest possible cost. In fact, 59% of employees said that access to projects to help keep their skills up-to-date would keep them satisfied at their current company. So how do you reconcile the two? Download this brief to learn ‘3 Ways to Tie Learning Directly Into Business Needs.’ "
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Cornerstone OnDemand

5 Models for Data Stewardship

Published By: SAS     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove once coined the phrase, “Technology happens.” As true as Grove’s pat aphorism has become, it’s not always good news. Twenty years ago, no one ever got fired for buying IBM. In the heyday of customer relationship management (CRM), companies bought first and asked questions later. Nowadays, executives are being enlightened by the promise of big data technologies and the role data plays in the fact-based enterprise. Leaders in business and IT alike are waking up to the reality that – despite the hype around platforms and processing speeds – their companies have failed to established sustained processes and skills around data.
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SAS

Top 10 Professional Services Automation Software Vendors Revealed

Published By: Business Software     Published Date: May 28, 2013
Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.
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professional services, psa, top 10 psa vendors, business software.com, project management
    
Business Software

Soaring Not Surfing: Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses Make the Connection

Published By: Quocirca     Published Date: Jun 13, 2008
Over the past decade, the internet has evolved from a technical environment into a commercial marketplace. The impact on consumers and large enterprises has been significant, but what about the small and medium sized business? With few of the skills and resources of their larger counterparts, these organizations need to get the best value from the internet and the network based services it enables, without risking day-to-day operations.
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quocirca, smb, smbs, small business, medium business, mid-sized business, connectivity, ip networks
    
Quocirca

Business "Black Belt" Mastering the Basics

Published By: Washco Consulting     Published Date: Aug 19, 2010
This article describes the five basic principles through which you can begin your journey to becoming a "black belt" in business.
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achieving success, career advancement tips, business success, success in business, skills for success
    
Washco Consulting

10x10x10 Framework: A Model for Creating a Nimble, Adaptable Global Workforce

Published By: SkillSoft MKG     Published Date: Oct 09, 2010
Equipping the workforce with the critical perspectives and peripheral vision it needs to be business effective has become one of the single most vexing challenges facing organizations today. SkillSoft's 10x10x10 framework can help.
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skillsoft, 10x10x10 framework, global workforce, framework
    
SkillSoft MKG

CEB Finance Quarterly, Q3 2013

Published By: CEB     Published Date: Sep 04, 2013
Analysis on the key challenges, developments, and innovations affecting corporate and business finance. This edition helps you to compare your cost and growth assumptions with peers, establish a finance-friendly corporate culture, develop critical guidance-based skills on your team, mobilize global cash balances, increase the effectiveness of investor targeting, and improve business analytics.
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corporate culture, thought leadership, finance talent, cash balances, investor targeting, finance outlook, business analytics
    
CEB

IBM Redefining Enterprise Systems – Charles King Report

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Today, large organizations are being buffeted by a host of changes, many of them unexpected or unfamiliar. Business information is virtually exploding in size, kind and locale, taxing the abilities of even the most progressive enterprises to keep up. Mobile technologies and business analytics that were once exclusively used by employees with specialized needs and skills are now common across the entire workforce. As a result of all this, IT is bending under the strain of developing and delivering necessary new services while at the same time maintaining core service quality. This report will consider these issues, as well as IBM’s position in and efforts around developing next generation enterprise systems solutions, including its System z mainframes, POWER7+ processor-based Power Systems servers and System Storage offerings focused on those areas and use cases.
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enterprise systems, system performance, power7+, power systems servers, system storage, it infrastructure, analytics solutions, business analytics
    
IBM

KPMG Growth report: The moments that make you

Published By: KPMG     Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
Business growth. Everyone wants it, but only a few achieve it on a sustainable basis in today’s uncertain climate. This expert guide explores the key pathways that are essential junctures in any business’s growth journey, and shines light on the personal stories and key decisions from the CEOs who have been there and done it. The report offers practical guidance to private businesses from multi-generational family and Private-Equity backed businesses through to owner-managed and fast-growing scale-ups. Read this report to understand: •Going Global: how to navigate and launch an international business •Acquisition: how to identify the right target, assess its value and oversee a successful integration •Innovation and technology: how to enable innovation to flourish and how to harness the power of technology to accelerate your business •Team: how to ensure you have the right people and skills to take your business to the next stage •Investment: how to secure the right type of fundin
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KPMG
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