Today, the number of companies that choose to go green is highly significant, tens doing it daily. Why go green? What is a green company after all? A green company defines itself by a constant care for the environment, by a sustained effort to have a positive impact of the environment and by a commitment to its principles.
Businesses, from the production sector have more data than ever before, stored in more than one system and places, are used in different ways. Progress in information technology has fueled this explosive increase opportunity both in creating fresh ways for producers in order to reach new markets and clients and complexity in an effort to collect, manage and interpret data and information which can help guide them through success.
Recently, the Institute for Economics and Peace published the latest report on the Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI is a measure of global peacefulness which reflects the influence from domestic and international conflict, safety and security issues in society.
One of the key functional areas in the modern organizations is the IT department. Establishing a streamlined performance management framework can be of critical importance for many organizations in order to optimize the benefits of IT performance and achieve value from their investment.
Gartner has released the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management (CPM), a concept defined by Gartner (2011) as „processes used to manage corporate performance (such as strategy formulation, budgeting and forecasting), the methodologies that support these processes (including the balanced scorecard or value-based management), and the metrics used to measure performance against strategic and operational performance goals”.