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Human Capital Management for the Public Sector
In the face of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, public sector agencies must transform themselves into providers of value-added services. By developing

public policy  employee life-cycle management. Because public sector agencies manage some of the largest, most complex and diverse workforces in the world, your HCM challenge is significant. Yet SAP® solutions are designed specifically to help you do the following: Communicate organizational priorities aligned with goals Establish a trained and capable workforce Measure and monitor progress against stated goals Provide tools to better manage personnel-related processes Align resources for optimum utilization Let?s

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Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement


Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives. Procurement opportunities are significant—translating directly, with no dilution, into measurable, hard dollar profit increases.

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Improving Human Capital Management in the Public Sector


Given the challenges facing governmental human resources (HR) departments, HR organizations need to take a hard look at their operations, and face the realities of what works—and what doesn’t. Shared services are the largely predominant organizational structure for delivering HR, and public sector HR executives must determine what must be done to take their organizations to the next level.

public policy  according to our study, public sector HR executives must ask themselves if that delivery structure alone is enough. Further, with a majority of respondents only “somewhat satisied” with their HR people and processes, HR executives should ask themselves – what must be done to take their organizations to the next level…and to overcome the complacency that seems to exist when it comes to HR satisfaction? HR organizations need to determine where they reside on the strategic spectrum of Read More

Attensity appoints Kirsten Bay as new CEO


With almost 20 years of experience in providing strategic process and organizational policy advice for both public and private organizations in various industries, Kirsten Bay will step in as the new president and CEO of Attensity, succeeding Mr. Ian Bonner, who will now serve as Attensity’s chairman of the board. Previous to her new role at Attensity, Ms. Bay specialized in strategic processes

public policy  policy advice for both public and private organizations in various industries, Kirsten Bay will step in as the new president and CEO of Attensity, succeeding Mr. Ian Bonner, who will now serve as Attensity’s chairman of the board. Previous to her new role at Attensity, Ms. Bay specialized in strategic processes and served as an organizational policy advisor, drawing on her experience in the information management, finance, and product industries. Ms. Bay has also served as vice president of commercial Read More

Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds: Transparency and Accountability in Government Agencies


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), designed to quickly stimulate economic recovery in the US, also marks the start of a new era in the regulation, oversight, and accountability of the use of public funds. Agencies at all government levels will be challenged to maintain focus on programs that achieve long-term results—while ensuring they adhere to the complex requirements for stimulus funds. Learn more.

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Delivering Software Wth Agility--Without Agile


The paper explores how best practices from agile software development methodologies can be applied in large organizational environments, in the public and private sectors.

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Coursera to Add New Courses from 10 US State University Systems and Public Institutions


The educational technology company Coursera announced that it has begun working with 10 US state university systems and public schools to introduce new educational content to its massive open online courses (MOOCs) collection. The flipped classroom has been on the radar of many educational institutions which attempt to accommodate a unique learning path. Students' ability to focus

public policy  State University Systems and Public Institutions The educational technology company Coursera announced that it has begun  working with 10 US state university systems and public schools  to introduce new educational content to its massive open online courses (MOOCs) collection. The flipped classroom has been on the radar of many educational institutions which attempt to accommodate a unique learning path. Students' ability to focus and retain information may vary based on the time of day (morning, Read More

How to Ensure IT Outsourcing Value in the Public Sector


In the public sector, where it’s often more about process than the business case, recompeting a current outsourcing relationship doesn’t always make the most sense for ensuring continued value. Due to the cost and time investment in the recompete process, it can often cause more problems than solutions. In many cases, outsourcing agreements simply need to be updated to meet changing business requirements. Find out how.

public policy  Outsourcing Value in the Public Sector In the public sector, where it’s often more about process than the business case, recompeting a current outsourcing relationship doesn’t always make the most sense for ensuring continued value. Due to the cost and time investment in the recompete process, it can often cause more problems than solutions. In many cases, outsourcing agreements simply need to be updated to meet changing business requirements. Find out how. Read More

Winning on the WAN: How to Validate Network Applications Before You Deploy


Making sure that your applications run properly over private and public wide area networks (WANs) is particularly challenging for applications that are sensitive to network conditions. The only way to have confidence that a given application will operate with acceptable performance once it is deployed is to test it under expected (and maybe unexpected) production network conditions—prior to deployment.

public policy  properly over private and public wide area networks (WANs) is particularly challenging for applications that are sensitive to network conditions. The only way to have confidence that a given application will operate with acceptable performance once it is deployed is to test it under expected (and maybe unexpected) production network conditions—prior to deployment. Read More

Case Study: Faronics Power Save and Newport Independent School


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public policy  Study: Faronics Power Save and Newport Independent School Newport Independent school district’s implementation of a formal energy-conservation policy created problems for the district-wide computer system. Rather than having to manually shut down up to 900 computers at the end of every day, the district’s head IT technician opted to centralize control with Faronic’s Power Save technology. The final result: a solution that is both environmentally and fiscally responsible. Read More

PSU International Botswana


PSU International (“PSU”) is the leading supplier of financial systems and services in the Public Service and Utility industries in Africa and the company has been successfully involved in projects in 14 African countries, and in more than 300 Local Authority and Utility organisations. PSU has been responsible for the implementation of both the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Cogsdale Billing systems currently being used by all the Local Authorities in Botswana. The relationship between PSU and the Ministry of Local Government (“MLG”) began in 1998 with the initialisation of the computerisation project within MLGLH. PSU (Botswana) was established in 1998 to provide the necessary services to this project from a Batswana company.

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Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift


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public policy  in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could guarantee (for a fee) until the next mature version would be officially released (say, a few years later). This approach shields users from the potential disruptions of continual enhancements that the open-source community Read More

E*Trade Ignores Private Security Warning, But Public Hullaballoo Gets Response


E*Trade was notified about a cookie vulnerability in August, but the correction wasn't made until after the problem became public.

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UNIT4 to UK Public Sector ERP Users: Look at Us!


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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy Guidebook


Whether yours is a large multinational organization, a midsize regional company, or anything in between, you should consider implementing bring your own device (BYOD) policies that meet your company’s specific needs. Any decisions about your policies should be made by your executive management, IT, HR, finance, and legal teams. It is important that your decisions fit your company needs, meet your financial goals, and consider the security, legal, regulatory, tax, and other requirements that exist in the countries where you do business. This policy guidebook will answer common questions and help you through your policy development process.

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