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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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The Deloitte CFO Survey
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Businesses are entering 2013 in a more optimistic mood than they entered 2012, but continue to favour defensive strategies in a low growth environment, this report from Deloitte reveals.
Posted: 06 Feb 2013 | Published: 06 Feb 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Unified Storage: Lease vs. Purchase Costs and Key Findings
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on the advantages of leasing rather than purchasing the new generation of storage solutions that offer advanced storage management capabilities. Also, find out how you can be more efficient in your economic environment.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

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
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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

Stimulus eBook
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EBOOK: THE STIMULUS PACKAGE. Learn what the stimulus package means for growing businesses. Download now.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Storage Economics with David Merrill
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: In this video, David Merrill, Chief Economist of Hitachi Data Systems describes the principles of storage economics, the 33 point calculation used to show you how make your storage infrastructure more efficient and increase your ROI.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Premiered: 02 Feb 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage strategies for the health IT professional
sponsored by EMC Isilon
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Marc Staimer, president of Dragon Slayer Consulting, describes the basics of tiered storage architecture and demonstrates how health care organizations can set policies to automate the process of moving data to different tiers.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

EMC Isilon

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

IBM

Storage: The Best Products of the Year 2008
sponsored by Storage Magazine
EZINE: Innovation was the byword for storage vendors in 2008. See which products came out on top in this issue of Storage. Other topics covered include deduplication, multitiered disaster recovery, and storage in a down economy.
Posted: 16 Feb 2009 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

Storage Magazine

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
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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 Next Generation of CRM - Engaging with the Empowered Customer in Turbulent Times
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WEBCAST: This Webcast and complimentary Podcast explores today's consumer trends and new customer strategies that will help companies not only survive the current economy but emerge as a leader in the long run.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2009, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

SAP America, Inc.

The Next Generation of CRM - Engaging with the Empowered Customer in Turbulent Times
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
PODCAST: In this Podcast, Dr. Volker Hildebrand, VP CRM Product Management, SAP, will discuss these significant trends and outline SAP's approach to a new generation of CRM that will help companies not only survive the current economy but emerge as a leader in the long run.
Posted: 14 Apr 2009 | Premiered: Apr 14, 2009

SAP America, Inc.

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

Total Financing for Small and Midsized Businesses
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
RESEARCH CONTENT: Learn about HP's 0% financing for your company or project. Lease and lease to own options are available.
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

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.

Video Whitepaper: Seven Tips for Profiting from Lean Times with CRM
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: The best time to streamline and turbo-charge the sales process is when competitors are looking the other way. That's why now is a good time to make the shift to a CRM solution that can catapult your organization into the next round of growth.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

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
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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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