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In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative to outsourcing or offshoring. This white paper explores the primary business benefits of the co-sourcing model and provides key information for evaluation.

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ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations


IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To overcome this, organizations need a set of capabilities that can help improve coordination between IT and the rest of the business while facilitating effective service management. Adopting foundational technologies and a best-practice benchmark is a good place to start.

improve operational efficiencies  existing IT assets to improve resources and make effective trade-off decisions in the best interest of the larger business. ITIL v3, in other words, views IT as a partner working with the larger organization it serves to help the organization execute strategic initiatives. Evolution not revolution To be sure, ITIL v3 is a significant step forward-one that recognizes the role organizations want IT to play as they seek to more effectively respond to market demands. On the other hand, ITIL v3 doesn-t mean Read More

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Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence


Accessing the right information is a crucial step in achieving operational excellence. But companies can examine performance in so many ways—and deliver that information through so many platforms—that it’s hard to know where to begin. Learn how your company can move toward operational excellence, following the three key steps of internal assessment, competitive benchmarking, and resource prioritization and acquisition.

improve operational efficiencies  at technology to help improve performance by delivering the information necessary to refine effective strategies and identify where and how performance can be improved. IDC has found that certain technology attitudes and philosophies are associated with competitive success among midmarket firms. While investments in IT resources can often be linked to effective operational results, the attitudes rather than the dollar amount spent set the stage for success. These attitudes can be directly tied to Read More

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Technology's Role in an Effective Enterprise-wide Operational Risk Program


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This product analysis reviews a transactional database that is competing in an emerging market for distributed online transaction processing, currently populated by NewSQL and NoSQL start-ups. Splice Machine is helping to transform Hadoop from an analytic to an operational platform.

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improve operational efficiencies  information and control to improve their own processes. Embracing integration and scalability The Americas ranks last of the three regions in terms of IT investments to support growth. As the chart at right shows, companies in the Americas lag Asia- Pacific in all six categories of operational excellence technology, and lag EMEA in five out of six. To remain competitive, greater focus is needed on the areas with the biggest deficits: aligning systems with business needs, working to ensure legacy systems Read More

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