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DEFINITION: In a business enterprise, downsizing is reducing the number of employees on the operating payroll. Some users distinguish downsizing from a layoff, with downsizing intended to be a permanent downscaling and a layoff intended to be a temporary downscaling in which employees may later be rehired. Businesses use several techniques in downsizing, including providing incentives to take early retirement  … 
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Beyond Work-Life Balance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an uncommon look at how – thanks to mobile and cloud technologies – the world of work is changing and why. Specifically, it focuses on ways IT leaders can be proactive about building a work environment that's ready for the future.
Posted: 12 Nov 2012 | Published: 12 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Creating the hybrid organisation: Making public and private sector organisations relevant in the new economy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to explore the role and relevance of organisations in a future defined by economic uncertainty, changing workforce demographics, globalisation and rapid developments in social and business technologies.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

10 Secret Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: When the economy is moving forward, most executives focus on growing sales. But when the economy slows down, that focus shifts. This timely white paper explains 10 Secret Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 10 Sep 2008

coupa.com

A New Model for Healthcare Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the major issues that are driving support for care transformation. More importantly, it outlines an approach for achieving value from the IT investments made by health care organizations in support of transformation initiatives.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Achieving Value in Healthcare Through Efficiency and Effectiveness
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: this white paper demonstrates how, by reforming health care delivery, implementing appropriate technology, and reshaping the medical establishment which supports efficiency and effectiveness, America can provide the best value in health care services for its citizens.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Advancing Healthcare through the Application of Predictive Knowledge Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the health care industry can proactively support patient-focused care through the use of technology services that enable predictive analysis.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Are You Providing Your Customers with the Satisfying Experience That will Keep Them Coming Back?
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today's tough economic times, businesses face a daunting challenge: do everything possible to attract and retain customers. This paper examines eight strategies for creating a relationship with your customers that will keep them coming back.
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 | Published: 25 Sep 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Are You Ready for Economic Bounce Back?
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the concept that preparing for economic recovery is not something that can wait; it is something that businesses should plan for now. It will introduce enterprise application migration strategies that can be considered within any organization and also emphasize the importance of forward thinking and planning in down economy.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

Becoming a Social Business: The IBM Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IDC explores example case studies of IBM’s internal evolution to a social business as a means to guide other large organisations considering making a similar transition.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM

Better Healthcare Starts with Better Information
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines Dell's holistic solutions, bringing together implementation services, process improvement consulting and customized IT technology so caregivers have better information for better patient care.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Building a Robust Business Case for High Quality Master Data
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the key elements for building a proper, quantified business case. It presents the measures that are favored by corporate finance departments, and helps develop a strong business case for data quality and MDM projects. A number of real-life examples with quantifiable benefits are also included.
Posted: 19 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Melissa Data Corp

Building an ESB without Limits
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives deeper into the area, to answer why you need one in an SOA, and what the ESB will do for you.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

IBM Software Group

Challenges & Strategies for UK Annuity Providers
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white papers talks about the challenges facing the UK annuity market and the strategies that can be taken by the product providers to meet them. The paper also talks about how Wipro can partner with providers to tap the opportunities present in the marketplace.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 11 May 2009

Wipro Technologies

Cloudonomics: The Economics of Cloud Computing
sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
WHITE PAPER: In this paper we detail these four mechanisms and introduce several case studies and examples to show the increased economic value that Cloud Computing brings to an organization.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

Rackspace Hosting

Compliance in the Corporate World How Fax Server Technology Minimizes Compliance Risks
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the potential compliance related benefits to adopting fax server technology.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

OpenText

Cost Basis Basics: Preparing for the New Reporting Requirement
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: January 1, 2011 may have seemed very far away when the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was signed into law in October 2008. As the date gets closer, however, many investment managers are still looking for guidance on the bill’s cost basis reporting provision—the first phase of which kicks in on that date. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 10 Jun 2010 | Published: 10 Jun 2010

Advent Software, Inc

Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the impact of the cloud on the IT Ecosystem and provides answers to what an organization needs to do in embracing a right cloud strategy.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Wipro Technologies

Emerging Opportunities for Accounting Firms in a Changing Economy
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this research report, we examine five of the critical issues that are creating new opportunities for the accounting profession and nine key strategies for obtaining competitive advantage.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Oct 2009

BlackBerry

Enhancing Interaction Center ROI in Turbulent Economic Times
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Interaction center managers, along with their counterparts in sales, marketing, and service, are being asked to deliver greater value on shoestring budgets. While the conventional reaction in tough economic times is to simply cut costs and services, the nature of the current downturn indicates that austerity measures of the past won't work today.
Posted: 27 Apr 2009 | Published: 27 Apr 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Evolution Vs. Revolution: Driving B2B Efficiencies Forward with People, Processes and Technology Tools
sponsored by SEEBURGER
WHITE PAPER: B2B integration technology, offers powerful and complementary tools and services for seamless business integration and meeting the challenges of global collaboration.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

SEEBURGER

Expanding Active Decision-Making: The Power of Integrating Business Rules and Events
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how using JBoss Enterprise BRMS, business analysts, developers, and integrators can create and manage rules and events in a single product using a shared set of authoring tools.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Red Hat and JBoss

Four Principles for Reducing Storage TCO
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shares proven strategies for storage infrastructure cost reduction. You will uncover four keys to minimizing storage costs and maximizing return on assets based on the tried and tested Storage Economics framework.
Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

From Fear to Value: CIO strategies for propelling business through the economic crisis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Your aspiration: As a CIO, drive change, innovation and efficiency to help build a smarter enterprise that will prosper amidst global competition. Your daily challenge: As a CIO, deliver business results faster and better–with less. This whitepaper outlines key strategies for CIOs to drive business results through the economic crisis.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2009

IBM

From Fear to Value: CIO Strategies for Propelling Business Through the Economic Crisis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines key strategies for CIOs to drive business results through the economic crisis.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

IBM

Handbook: Architecting an Agile Enterprise
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the relationship between Agile business practices and mobile computing. Inside, learn more about the balancing act many modern businesses face when trying to provide a quick turnaround for mobile applications on a limited budget.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Published: 22 Jan 2013

SearchCIO.com
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DOWNSIZING DEFINITION (continued): … In a business enterprise, downsizing is reducing the number of employees on the operating payroll. Some users distinguish downsizing from a layoff, with downsizing intended to be a permanent downscaling and a layoff intended to be a temporary downscaling in which employees may later be rehired. Businesses use several techniques in downsizing, including providing incentives to take early retirement and transfer to subsidiary companies, but the most common technique is to simply terminate the employment of a certain number of people.Rightsizing is downsizing in the belief that an enterprise really should operate with fewer people. Dumbsizing is downsizing that, in retrospect, failed to achieve the desired effect.
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