In the summer of 2013, Congress hit an all-time low approval rating. With constant squabbles over even the smallest pieces of legislation, you can run the most amazing advocacy campaign ever and still not see results. That’s why now is the time start looking to state and local representatives to help make change. This white paper outlines the value of advocating at the state and local levels and explains some of the differences you’ll need to be aware of when switching from a federal advocacy strategy.
Sometimes carrying your 1-pound iPad is just more convenient than toting around a 4-5-pound notebook. For many folks, your iPad can fulfill most of your laptop’s duties. If you’re the type that primarily uses your computer to browse the Web, work in word-processing programs or lightly edit photos, you may be able to ditch your laptop entirely. Here are a few tips and tricks to show you that your iPad could be the only PC you need.
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Every truly disruptive technological advance leads to its own set of ethics standards. Who worried about interrupting someone’s dinner or overpaying for psychic friends before Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, or annoying family before texting took off?
In the past few years, the amount of data that companies must assimilate, transmit, analyze, and archive has grown to a critical mass.
Using this information effectively requires:
A strategic roadmap is especially critical for mid-market companies that are just now being offered tools to fit their data analysis needs.
This whitepaper provides strategies to help mid-market companies select the right business tool to handle this challenge.
Retailers and manufacturers increasingly rely on third party logistics (3PL) providers to handle international transport of their products. This strategy enables companies to both reduce distribution costs and mitigate risk of damage or spoilage.
However, this has the unintended consequence of increasing risk of unknowns or unexpected costs. Dependence on an increasing number of suppliers makes it difficult to monitor their performance without automated metrics.
This eBook provides a list of potential problem areas to monitor for the hidden impacts of supplier non-compliance on your transportation and logistics costs. It also suggests solutions to increase supplier compliance and improve your supply chain’s resiliency.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is gaining widespread acceptance as a way to deploy packaged software or build new applications without the overhead of a development environment. Enterprise adoption of PaaS is growing, as is PaaS use by ISVs who want to create client-facing software offerings without having to invest in platform infrastructure. PaaS does offer many advantages, including speed, cost effectiveness and simplicity.
As use of PaaS increases, a growing body of best practices has grown to guide IT departments, as well as the very important group of non-IT users. This paper explores practices most relevant to achieving success with PaaS, focusing on ways to identify how PaaS can be best utilized within the specifics of a given organization’s overall IT needs. Practices include understanding scalability and infrastructure aspects of PaaS deployment, the need for coding wisdom in otherwise “codeless” environments, integration with on-premise systems and other cloud-based IT assets, security and more.
This report outlines Forrester’s vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications. Many firms recognize that they can no longer satisfy their continuously changing and growing range of requirements — at least not as quickly and cost-effectively as they require.
At the same time, application delivery professionals are well aware that many of their current and vintage applications have already been extended beyond the breaking point and can ill afford any more add-ons, modifications, or patches; they urgently need modernization and transformation. Along with key drivers and trends, this report also defines a reference architecture for future business applications that application delivery teams can use as a starting point for defining their future target state. Use this report to help shape your application strategy and define your road map for implementing that strategy.
|Owning and operating a small business is a continuous uphill battle fraught with financial challenges.|
PaySimple has compiled a much-needed weapon for your small business' arsenal: The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Financial Management.
In this eBook, we'll share details and tips on a range of essential financial topics including:
|Just one year ago, over 10 percent of businesses listed ‘late payments' as a critical problem alongside concerns like the cost of health insurance and the complexity of changing tax laws. Although there have been advances in technology and a plethora of new bill payment options available to consumers, businesses still struggle with the issue of late payments. There is a remedy for this problem...|
In this eBook, we'll share the action plan that businesses are taking to obliterate the late payment problem. You'll learn:
As a nonprofit, you may think that doing PR for your organization requires a dedicated staff member, or an extensive budget to hire an agency. But thanks to technology, you can engage in a PR campaign with the tools you are already using- your CRM, Facebook, Twitter and a few new free or low cost tools. This white paper shows you how.