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10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Published By: AmVenture     Published Date: May 23, 2017
For many people, owning their own business is the definition of the American Dream. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), there are over 400,000 new businesses started every year. However, keeping that dream alive can be difficult. Here we give you 10 of the most common reasons why small businesses should fail. If you can heed these warnings, you offer yourself a greater chance of success.
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small business, fail, american dream, success
    
AmVenture

Top 10 Workforce Management Mistakes in Financial Services

Published By: Kronos     Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
Today’s financial services organizations recognize that success starts with strong relationships built on trust and transparency. In a competitive market, a company’s employees can make or break these crucial relationships through their interactions with customers. That’s why businesses — from wealth management and insurance firms to banks and credit unions — are investing in automated workforce solutions to help them attract, engage, and retain top talent while controlling costs and driving exceptional service. Managing a diverse workforce of exempt and nonexempt employees across back-office, contact center, and frontline operations is no easy feat. Finding and keeping best-fit employees is challenging enough, but you also need to optimize day-to-day functions like time and attendance, scheduling, payroll, labor cost and productivity tracking, and compliance management to stay competitive and profitable. Given this complexity, it is not surprising that management teams are not alway
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Kronos

How Digital Transformation Can Help Your Manufacturing Business Grow

Published By: Epicor Software Corp     Published Date: Nov 07, 2017
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market. Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution? Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will: • Understand what growth might look like for your business • Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey • Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy • Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
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erp software, enterprise resource planning software, manufacturing, epicor erp
    
Epicor Software Corp

4 Critical Success Areas of Digital Transformation

Published By: DocuSign UK     Published Date: Aug 08, 2018
"In today’s competitive environment, it’s more important than ever to find innovative ways to grow your business. Studies show that adopting a digital mindset is a key requirement to ensure this growth: Companies that engage in digital transformation (DX) are disrupting their industries and gaining competitive advantage. Whether you are just starting your journey or an expert and want to do more, this eBook will outline four key areas of DX that will help you grow your business."
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DocuSign UK

Cutting Costs While Driving Innovation: The Complete Guide to ELAs and TLAs

Published By: Ahead     Published Date: Jun 06, 2018
I don’t think it’s too much at all. However, I would recommend including some bullets calling out key points from the paper and a distinct call-to-action. Something like this: At the start of every year, more than 80% of your annual IT spend is likely already committed – in the form of depreciation, maintenance, and support for infrastructure – inhibiting your ability to bring new capabilities to the business. Making matters worse, these dollars often lie hidden in the form of inefficient or ill-advised software license management. If you don’t have the luxury of a mature vendor management function, you probably struggle to see the full picture of your future maintenance costs. This guide will give you the tools to assess your IT spend by identifying potential blind spots and uncovering the benefits of ELAs and TLAs. Some blind spots may include: • Limited visibility • Productivity barriers • Risk exposures Download now to learn how to formulate a plan to yield savings--savings that fa
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Ahead

The Gorilla Guide to Moving Beyond Disaster Recovery to IT Resilience

Published By: Zerto     Published Date: Oct 08, 2018
"Use this e-book to help move beyond the day to day challenges of protecting your business and start shifting to an IT resilience strategy. IT resilience is an emerging term that describes a stated goal for businesses to accelerate transformation and easily adapt to change while protecting the business from disruption. Learn: How to prepare for both unplanned and planned disruptions to ensure continuous availability Actionable steps to remove the complexity of moving and migrating workloads across disparate infrastructures Guidance on hybrid and multi-cloud IT: gain the flexibility to move applications in and out of the cloud"
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disaster recovery, it resilience strategy, it modernization, multi-cloud it, project management
    
Zerto

The definitive framework for application rationalization

Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
"Getting AppRat right is no easy task. We know how complicated identifying, prioritizing and sizing business-critical applications can be in large, enterprise organizations. So, we’ve used more than a decade worth of experience to identify the top 8 most critical considerations for a successful application rationalization initiative. Download the Application Rationalization Framework eBook to: - Replace guesswork with facts. - Stop counting licenses and start defining business value. - Reject one-and-done initiatives that aren't repeatable."
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Apptio

Architecting for Change: Embracing a Platform Approach

Published By: MasterControl     Published Date: Oct 08, 2019
If you started a business today, how would you set it up?
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MasterControl

EN Turning Security Into Sales Success

Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
This Symantec paper shows how SSL technology can help a start-up build its business online.
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ssl technology, start up security, case study, symantec, norton, security, ssl
    
Symantec

Taming the Complexity of Web-Scale IoT Applications

Published By: Dynatrace     Published Date: May 21, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding across every industry, everywhere, starting a new chapter in digital transformation. As new use-cases for IoT continue to emerge, the digital experiences they enable will become increasingly critical to business success, connecting all aspects of human society. Based on a global survey of 800 CIOs, this report examines the challenges organizations face as they begin to explore and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) use-cases and web-scale applications.
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Dynatrace

When it's Time to Move Beyond QuickBooks

Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Jan 02, 2014
If you need better reporting, more automation, tighter internal controls, and greater visibility into your operations, it may be time to switch to a new accounting system. If you're like most small businesses, you've been using QuickBooks to manage your company's financials. It's well known. It's easy. It works. And it offers the functionality a business needs when it's starting out. But if your business has moved beyond the entry level, you may find you're doing more outside of QuickBooks—which is affecting your organization's productivity. If you need better reporting, more automation, tighter internal controls, and greater visibility into your operations, it may be time to switch to a new accounting system. How can you be sure? Discover why now's the time to graduate to a new financial management and accounting system.
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quickbooks, new accounting system, small business, company financials, financial management, accounting system, cloud computing, automation
    
Intacct Corporation

How Professional Services Firms Use Technology to Drive Financial and Operational Performance

Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: May 07, 2015
Read this white paper for important guidance from industry leaders, including: • Choose best of breed—95 percent of PS firms select best-of-breed applications • Start with ERP—PS companies with the highest financial maturity rely heavily on financial metrics • Build it out across the organization—Leading PS firms achieve organizational as well as financial success by connecting their core ERP systems to other critical parts of the business • Take advantage of the cloud—Cloud-based applications have helped PS organizations more than any other development in the technology landscape over the past decade
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professional services firms, financial performance, operational performance, financial metrics, erp systems, cloud
    
Intacct Corporation

IaaS For Solution Providers: Finding the Right Mix

Published By: ProfitBricks     Published Date: Apr 01, 2013
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
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iaas, solution, cloud-based
    
ProfitBricks

Connected Factory Starter Kit

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Aug 27, 2015
This kit offers everything needed to connect, secure, and analyze a manufacturing floor, to evaluate the benefits of a connected factory before launching factory-wide.
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connected factory, starter kit, manufacturing process management, programmable logic controllers, plcs, wireless equipment connectivity, convergence, data integration
    
Cisco

Building a Shortcut Between Innovation and Business Value

Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Jun 04, 2015
Struggling with delivering new capabilities to the market in a timely manner? Start your DevOps journey now and learn how implementing Continuous Delivery solution can be the ultimate competitive differentiator for your business. Read this executive brief to learn: How to bring innovation and business value together more rapidly How to improve Communication and collaboration between development and operations teams How to improve quality and increase visibility to the application deployment process.
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CA Technologies

7 Steps to Defining and Designing an Effective Service Catalogue

Published By: Cherwell Software     Published Date: Jun 29, 2015
This guide provides: Key insight into how to create a service catalog, clear guidance on defining a service catalog, and an easy to use service catalog template to help you start realizing business and customer benefits.
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service catalogue, service level agreement, service catalog template, operational service agreements, continual service improvement, best practices, information management, itil
    
Cherwell Software

Ten Reasons Your Business Needs a Strategy to Capitalize on the Internet of Things Today

Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: May 16, 2016
By implementing a strategy to capitalize on the Internet of Things trend, you can stop just running your business and start making it thrive. Download this whitepaper to learn 10 reasons your business needs a strategy to capitalize on the Internet of Things today.
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iot, internet of things, microsoft, business, devices, cloud services, intelligence tools, line-of-business assets
    
Microsoft

Modern Container Monitoring

Published By: CA Technologies EMEA     Published Date: May 29, 2018
From startups to established companies, containers help meet the demands of a modern digital business –supporting massively scalable, portable and fast to deploy apps. Engineered for the Modern Applications, Built by Modern Teams. Yes, it’s complex. And yes, there is much to consider. Start here for a quick overview of the essentials of container monitoring.
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CA Technologies EMEA

The Definitive Guide to Continuous Testing

Published By: CA Technologies EMEA     Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
As the pace of business continues to quicken, companies are starting to recognize that to stay competitive the process of developing and releasing software needs to change. Release cadence has greatly accelerated. There is no occasion anymore for a 6- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround in which the customer will find the delay acceptable. Things need to move faster, and they need to be ready and perfect faster. Transforming to continuous testing is a journey, just like agile and DevOps was and still is. Companies and their IT teams will encounter setbacks, which must be anticipated and accepted. This is why planning is essential at every step in the continuous testing journey. Download this whitepaper to find out how CA Technologies can help your business today.
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CA Technologies EMEA

Top 5 Ways Fleet Safety Technology Protects Your Drivers, Vehicles and Bottom Line

Published By: Vehicle Tracking Solutions     Published Date: May 31, 2018
Safety is a top priority for companies with a fleet of drivers and vehicles. It starts with hiring and screening new employees with safe driving records and qualifications. You may even have written safety policies. However, having visibility into your driver’s whereabouts and their behaviors behind the wheel is key in identifying and preventing risks before it costs your business. Do you wish that you could sit in the passenger seat of every vehicle in your fleet to watch driver behavior? With data-driven fleet safety management software from Silent Passenger you can. According to NHTSA, the cause of 94% of collisions is driver error. By monitoring unsafe driver behaviors such as speeding, hard braking, and fast acceleration is key to preserving fleet safety. A reliable fleet safety management software delivers key business intelligence that helps maintain fleet efficiency and productivity on the road. Improve Safety and Reduce Operational Costs Running a safer fleet can have a signif
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Vehicle Tracking Solutions

Putting Team Communications to Work in Transportation & Logistics

Published By: Motorola Solutions     Published Date: Apr 26, 2019
ffective communications are the foundation for any good team, and the transportation and logistics (T&L) sector is no exception. Charged with managing the warehousing, inventory, and movement of freight across the supply chain — both through internal and external distribution networks — T&L professionals rely on high levels of team collaboration to get the job done right. By helping companies leverage the knowledge, talents, and insights of their people, effective team communications ensures that customers get their deliveries when, how, and where they want them. Meeting those expectations in today’s fast-paced, demanding distribution environment requires reliable, clear voice and data logistics communications that start at the warehouse and end at the point of delivery. In this white paper, we explore the key challenges that T&L companies are facing in today’s business environment and hear how instant push-to-talk and advanced video surveillance can help them develop streamlined suppl
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Motorola Solutions

Connected Factory Starter Kit

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Nov 17, 2015
Gain Immediate Value from Your Connected Factory Architecture! Imagine if you could reconfigure your production line in days instead of weeks. Or if you could cut long search times for parts in half using factory wireless across a connected factory architecture. These are only a few of the reasons why leading manufacturers deploy Cisco’s Connected Factory Solution. Now you can try out these new technologies and capabilities on a small scale, with low financial risk in your own plant with the Cisco Connected Factory Starter Kit. Create a living lab and test out one or more specific use cases. Use it as a demo to get buy in from stakeholders. Or get one production line up and running immediately and roll out a more comprehensive deployment later on.
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cisco, connected factory, starter kit, manufacturing process management, programmable logic controllers, plcs, wireless equipment connectivity, convergence
    
Cisco

The Startup's Guide to Customer Service

Published By: Salesforce Desk.com     Published Date: Sep 19, 2014
It’s hardly surprising that half of small businesses fail within the first 1-5 years. It’s not easy to launch a new product, single-handedly manage everything from IT to accounting, fend off the competition, and grow a customer base — all at the same time. A great concept, capital, passionate employees, and a private chef can only get you so far. Offering awesome customer service can make the difference between a startup that flies and a startup that dies. Here are nine ways customer support can help you beat the competition and grow your business faster.
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startup, customer service, customer support, business growth, product launch, customer base, customer interaction service, customer relationship management
    
Salesforce Desk.com

Grow Your Business With Customer Service: 5 startups share their secrets for success

Published By: Salesforce Desk.com     Published Date: Sep 19, 2014
What's the secret? Why do some startups hit the jackpot while others quickly fizzle out? These days it takes more than a great idea, some capital, and a ping-pong table to get a new business off the ground. Awesome customer service needs to be a part of your company DNA from day one. Although companies sometimes overlook it in the rush to get a product out the door, customer service can be the difference between a hot IPO and just keeping the lights on.
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startups, customer service, product, business growth, company dna, customer interaction service, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction
    
Salesforce Desk.com

Video: 3 Questions To Answer to Jumpstart your Datacenter Transformation

Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jul 23, 2019
More and more enterprises like yours are moving critical business applications to AWS as part of a digital transformation strategy, but many don't know where to start. Getting out of your data center and onto AWS can provide significant business benefits, including improved agility, enhanced scalability and cost savings. But are you realizing the full benefit of a move to the AWS cloud?
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Rackspace
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