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Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over-and-over again.
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
A published report projected 3D printing’s economic impact could reach $500 billion annually by 2025. But first, as John Hauer writes in this article, the infrastructure for 3D printing – such as software, color capabilities, and affordable printing materials – needs to keep advancing.
Published By: Markforged
Published Date: Sep 29, 2017
3D printing requires no CAM—the parts are simply printed, often while the machinist is doing other work. This white paper reports on how 3D printing can help you print anything, from prototypes to fixtures.
This white paper reports on how new innovations are helping accelerate new product introductions, improving collaboration with outsourced partners and suppliers, and enabling organizations to achieve compliance with confidence.
2016: The year in crisis provides The Economist Intelligence Unit’s assessment of sources of corporate risk in the year 2016, its evolution over the next three years, and a perspective on the role of the board of directors in managing crises.
Make your employees happier, increase their performance and reduce IT support costs by upgrading to a Latitude 5470.
Dell partnered with Principled Technologies to create three productivity-based workflows to see how quickly the new Dell Latitude E5470 laptop powered by the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5-6300U processor performed compared to previous generations.
• Starting computer and programs is 33% faster
• Opening/using several applications at one time is 29% faster
• Preparing a video is 18% faster
How do these substantial performance improvements pay for themselves and make your employees happier? Read on.
Today’s leading enterprises are undergoing a digital transformation. They are diving into the API economy, in which businesses provide services—and the services of partners—when and where customers want them.
For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these advanced technologies will require a transformation in the capacities, functions and methods of IT.
Published By: SnowFlake
Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
CapSpecialty, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of specialty insurance for small to mid-sized businesses in the U.S., offering commercial property and casualty, professional liability, surety and fidelity products in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By working with select partners through a limited distribution model, CapSpecialty’s creative, hardworking team provides personalized service and cultivates mutually successful partnerships to deliver positive results.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
The "build-or-buy" decision between construction and colocation should be weighed carefully. This executive report will review six key factors that affect that choice, some of which extend beyond a basic TCO analysis.
Businesses all over the world run on applications and data.
Your business does as well. The success of your business relies
on the performance of your applications because they deliver
the services to your customers that keep you in business. Your
IT infrastructure supports and carries these applications—the
lifeblood of your company. How to keep things up and running,
connected, responsive and relevant is enough to keep most
app owners up at night.
For many small to medium-size companies, finding the time to proactively manage employee performance is difficult. The emphasis is more often on increasing revenues and achieving stability, especially in the early days. However, as businesses grow, the need for improving staff engagement, productivity and loyalty becomes increasingly important. It is at this critical stage that Performance Management can mean the difference between businesses that experience sustained growth and those whose momentum falters.
Land Rover BAR has sharpened its competitive edge with VCE VxRail™ Hyper-converged Infrastructure Appliance incorporating VMware virtualization and EMC VNX storage and Isilon, to accelerate collaboration on boat development and honing sailing tactics.
In this paper, we discuss why a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach to workforce mobility can be a compromise-free approach, and then how the combined capabilities of Samsung KNOX and Enterprise Mobility Management from AirWatch by VMware turn this compromise-free approach into reality.
A Google Trends search for “BYOD” reveals it is a fairly new term, appearing in news publications for the first time in late 2011. BYOD is one part of a much larger, deeper-rooted trend: The consumerization of IT, which can be traced back to the early 2000s. Around that time, most everyone had a personal computer, which enabled them to work from home after hours – and to realize the benefits of using the devices that they had carefully chosen and were comfortable using, rather than the corporate devices their IT departments had issued them.
BYOD and the consumerization of IT continued to grow as devices became cheaper and more connected. Where IT leaders were once solely concerned with reining in all the unapproved devices accessing the corporate network, a recent Intel and readwrite report that shows 49 percent of U.S. IT managers “strongly agree that BYOD improves worker productivity.” The next era of BYOD has arrived, and IT departments are thinking about it as a strategic value-ad
Agile methods have proven effective for software development and have grown in popularity across a number of software disciplines. Agile methods build capabilities using an iterative approach, as opposed to traditional approaches where requirements are defined early and designs are completed in full before a single line of code is written. Agile incrementally defines requirements with priorities, partial component designs and working systems that evolve through iterations called sprints.
The question remains, however: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Agile principles are in line with lean management’s approach. Given that, it seems as though agile principles should directly apply beyond software development. However, the answer is not straightforward, because differences between software and physical components affect how agile is applied. Let’s explore how agile can be applied in light of these differences.
Dramatic changes are underway in offices around the world, with Macs rapidly gaining market share in modern enterprises. Read this white paper to discover the industry-wide transitions to Macs, and tips to smooth your integration of Apple devices.
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.