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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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Retail Space Planning and Optimization
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: Realize significant improvements in your space planning decisions and minimize the manual effort required to create planograms. FICO gives you the right set of technology to make much more precise macro and micro store layout decisions that meet your unique business objectives. Read more to find out how.
Posted: 04 Mar 2011 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

FICO

Retailers' Response to the Global Economy Downturn - Enabling Immersive Shopping Experiences
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will explore the global retail industry's movement towards the attainment of total immersive shopping experience (ISE) abilities, and discuss how integrated customer relationship management (CRM) software suites will represent the key technological enabler to achieve this fundamental strategic business objective.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

Save with on-premise conferencing
sponsored by Dimension Data.
WHITE PAPER: In the current economic downturn, the business case for on-premise conferencing solutions is too compelling to ignore. Read this paper to learn more about the business case for on-premise conferencing, the historic challenges of conferencing, and how to save costs with unified conferencing.
Posted: 08 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Dimension Data.

Smart Decisions for Extraordinary Times
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: With Microsoft Unified Communications businesses can simplify management and maximize budget and resources. You can consolidate costly third-party solutions and avoid capital investments.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 09 Sep 2009

Microsoft

Smarter Products - The Building Blocks for a Smarter Planet
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM offers the first integrated software platform dedicated to the delivery of smarter products, with our portfolio of software, hardware and services, IBM can help companies create and manage smarter products for a smarter planet. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

IBM

Storage: Economics Remains Crucial
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative resource to find out what characteristics drive IT.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Talent Management in a down Economy
sponsored by Taleo
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the relationship between talent management strategies, processes and practices, and the advantages that can be gained by talent management for organizations coping with an economic downturn.
Posted: 31 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Taleo

The Business Case for Information Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this analysis, Frank Buytendijk examines what information management means, and describes a complete spectrum of business cases, ranging from tactical cost reduction to transformational impact on the organization’s business model.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

The Business Case for Outsourcing to Vietnam
sponsored by LogiGear Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a business case for considering Vietnam as an offshore outsourcing destination, and offers specific examples from the IT and software industries, including a US software testing firm with a facility in Vietnam.
Posted: 14 Jun 2011 | Published: 14 Jun 2011

LogiGear Corporation

The Performance Manager: Turning Information Into Higher Business Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an extensive summary of The Performance Manager, Proven Strategies for Turning Information into Higher Business Performance, a book that examines the partnership between decision-makers and the people who provide them with information to drive better decisions.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 14 Feb 2008

IBM

The Social Enterprise: Using Social Enterprise Applications to Enable the Next Wave of Knowledge Worker Productivity
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise social applications are the next generation of collaboration and productivity tools, capturing the interpersonal knowledge of workers and the implicit connections among people, systems, and data.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Total Economic Impact™ Of Panduit’s Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ (UPI)
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This study illustrates the financial impact of moving from disparate and aging wiring systems to an integrated, building-wide IT connectivity infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

Panduit

Transforming Healthcare Delivery with Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how data mining and statistical analysis can dramatically improve patient care and satisfaction without stretching your budget.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 13 Aug 2012

IBM

Using Case Management to Empower Employees and transform Customer Service
sponsored by Kofax, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how empowering your employees can lead to significantly improved customer service. Learn how dynamic case management applications can assist in delivering employee empowerment and transform the customer experience.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Kofax, Inc.

Using enterprise architecture to develop a blueprint for improving your energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is about enterprise architecture as it pertains to finding and maximizing the business value in greener operations. Higher energy efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint are obvious areas of interest for any business, but how do you balance these goals with productivity, customer service, and all your other business concerns?
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

IBM

Using ICD-10 Codes and Electronic Health Records to Achieve Value
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how adopting ICD-10 and EHRs can provide information that would be useful to streamlining administrative burdens that plague both health plans and providers.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Virtual and Superior: How to Build Teams that Get Things Done
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights tips and best practices for CIOs looking for more effective ways to cut risk and create value in virtual environments through better teamwork.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Citrix

Virtual Workforce: The Key to Expanding the Business While Cutting Costs
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on the key benefits virtual workforces bring to a business as well as the three key initiatives to focus on to overcome both business and IT challenges.
Posted: 07 Jan 2010 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

Citrix

Web 2.0 for the Enterprise: Setting the Foundation for Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Bringing Web 2.0 to the enterprise is more than just the latest technology; it's about changing the traditional business model and tapping into the creativity, intellect, and passion of every single employee.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Why Buy Vs. Build Serena Service Manager
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This decision guide demonstrates how migrating to Serena Service Manager will help transform your IT organization into an agile, responsive, and business-focused service provider.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

Winning Strategies for the Evolving Legal Marketplace
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Law firms have had to develop new strategies to compete and win in a legal market that contains greater uncertainty than any that has come before it. This paper will briefly outline strategies for success in the evolving legal marketplace.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Oct 2009

BlackBerry

 The Social Business - Advent of a new age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the ins and outs of social businesses, uncovering what it means, the value it brings, and what you should expect for the future.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM
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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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