Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
IoT impacts every business. Mobile and the Internet of Things will change the types of devices that connect into a company’s systems. These newly connected devices will produce new types of data. The Internet of Things will help a business gain efficiencies, harness intelligence from a wide range of equipment, improve operations and increase customer satisfaction. IoT will also have a profound impact on people’s lives. It will improve public safety, transportation and healthcare with better information and faster communications of this information. While there are many ways that the Internet of Things could impact society and business, there are at least three major benefits of IOT that will impact every business, which include: communication, control and cost savings.
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Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
In today’s digitally disrupted economy, organizations across industries face competition at unparalleled heights. As a result, differentiation through business automation has become synonymous with convenience and speed.
However, since the technology landscape is changing at an increasing pace, business automation shouldn’t be thought of as a one-time, centralized effort in a discrete process. Rather, organizations should view business automation as a way to decentralize access to systems and enable the broader organization.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
The value of business automation
Why traditional approaches to business automation – such as custom code, implementing standalone solutions, or using point-to-point connections – do not suffice.
The benefits of an API-led approach to business automation.
How organizations like Wells Fargo, the State of Colorado, Tic:Toc, and Addison Lee achieved business automation success using APIs.
Countless companies want to take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and its notable business and technology benefits. However, with the prevalence of large, complex and sprawling information technology (IT) infrastructures, many organizations are wary of - or avoid altogether - the time, expense and effort required for a mass overhaul of their database environment.
Enterprise Strategy Group analysts Mark Bowker and Mark Peters will share the business drivers and benefits for virtualizing both servers and storage. You'll gain an understanding of IT infrastructure virtualization in order to evaluate the operational benefits it could provide. You'll also learn what steps to take to assess your IT environment to quantify the benefits of virtualization.
In this session, HP and ESG Storage Virtualization experts will share real HP customer case studies who have deployed virtualization in their environments and realized significant business benefits as a result.
Published By: DataMotion
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
After years of transferring many business activities online to take advantage of the benefits of the Internet, companies have now spent billions of dollars on antivirus software and other security measures. High-profile outbreaks and breaches reported in the international media have helped drive them to implement security measures that protect their customers and their brands while still growing their businesses...Download this paper to read more.
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Companies spend millions of dollars every year on building data warehouses, buying business intelligence (BI) software tools and managing their analytic processes in the hope of gaining consumer insight and winning market share. Yet, many companies fail to realize the full benefits of their technology investments because they are hamstrung by the layers of expertise and the complexity of technology tools needed to integrate various data warehouses and associated tools within their existing analytic environments. Since analysis is only as good as the accessibility, timeliness and accuracy of the information being analyzed, the interoperability of any data warehouse with any analytic environment is essential to achieving insightful, actionable analysis and making better decisions.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 02, 2014
Disengaged employees undermine your company’s morale, erode the bottom line, and endanger the long-term success of your business but your company can triumph over disengagement. Download the latest study from Gartner to learn the benefits of a new generation of social-enabled technologies designed to improve employee engagement, alignment, and recognition.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
Today’s workforce is fundamentally changing. Organizations are flatter, more agile, and require even better retention strategies. HR professionals and business leaders agree on the importance of attracting, retaining, and cultivating top talent. An employee rewards and recognition program that has the buy-in and support of business leaders can transform your corporate culture, making your organization a great place to work, building your brand as a top employer, delighting your customers with your service, and reaping the financial benefits that come from Employee Success. Download this white paper, Obtaining executive buy-in for recognition programs, and obtain best practices to sell the vision of a rewards and recognition program to your CFO.
Since the emergence of the personal computer, IT managers have had to navigate through a computing and communications landscape where business and consumer technologies have intersected. Sometimes those intersections produce benefits for all involved; other times they result in destructive collisions.
Organizations today are facing economic pressure and many IT departments look at annual budget decreases while constantly being asked to deliver more. HP's new Gen8 servers are designed specifically to improve the efficiency of your data center.
“The network is your business” has been a mantra for many years indicating how businesses rely more heavily on being networked between their facilities, data centers, suppliers, business partners and customers.
Your network enables your business to:
• Improve productivity
• Provide business continuity
• Increase customer satisfaction
• Reduce costs
This paper provides an overview of the different types of Ethernet services, the service components that differentiate them, their business and technical benefits, and important things to consider when selecting an Ethernet service.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
For many companies, in particular in industries like pharmaceuticals, software development, or entertainment, their intellectual property is more valuable than any physical asset. And with the increasing need to collaborate with external business partners to accelerate product life cycles and enhance innovation, there is a greater risk for sensitive information to be compromised.
In this 6-page white paper, discover the benefits of how the right inter-enterprise collaboration tool can ensure secure document sharing and team collaboration, and what to keep in mind as you look for a provider.
Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision, requiring organizations to assess carefully the potential impact on their business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile.
This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises. Topics include:
• The cost savings companies can achieve by deploying ITSM solutions via the cloud, which allows better management and optimization of consumption and costs.
• Improved alignment between IT to and business, as self-service, a service catalog, collaboration, and mobility help IT expose and provide its services more effectively.
• The ability to integrate cloud and on-premise solutions to leverage existing systems while leveraging new innovations via the cloud.
• The advantages of cloud
E-commerce is everywhere. More people are shopping for a greater variety of products than ever before. And while some countries are ahead, in all developed economies it is a matter of when, not if, e-commerce will become a significant revenue stream for every retail business.
In this guide, we'll look at seven lessons today's retailers should learn if they are to gain maximum benefits from their e-commerce operations. Together, these lessons can help take your e-commerce operation forward enabling you to capture more sales, more often.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.
Many of your peers are using Ethernet to reduce costs, simplify the management of communications and provide flexibility to cope with changes in their business.
Now is a great time to take stock of your existing network and see how Ethernet can bring new benefits to your organization.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
SaaS represents an opportunity for ISVs to fundamentally transform their
business to deliver greater value to customers, sell software to a broader
range of customers, and streamline their internal operations. The market for
software is quickly changing to demand this mode of delivery, as software
buyers start considering total ownership costs, ease of use, and flexibility
in their purchase decisions. ISVs need to prepare for such a transition. This
paper will discuss the benefits that stem from changes to an ISV’s business
model (how it competes in the marketplace) and operating model (how
the ISV executes on its business model) as well as suggestions on how
to prepare for a SaaS transition, based on the experience of 20 ISVs who
successfully transitioned from a traditional software licensing and delivery
model to SaaS.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Aug 16, 2010
The Vertica Analytic Database is the only database built from scratch to handle today's heavy business intelligence workloads. In customer benchmarks, Vertica has been shown to manage terabytes of data running on extraordinarily low-cost hardware and answers queries 50 to 200 times faster than competing row-oriented databases and specialized analytic hardware. This document summarizes the key aspects of Vertica's technology that enable such dramatic performance benefits, and compares the design of Vertica to other popular relational systems.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Oct 30, 2009
Independent research firm Knowledge Integrity Inc. examine two high performance computing technologies that are transitioning into the mainstream: high performance massively parallel analytical database management systems (ADBMS) and distributed parallel programming paradigms, such as MapReduce, (Hadoop, Pig, and HDFS, etc.). By providing an overview of both concepts and looking at how the two approaches can be used together, they conclude that combining a high performance batch programming and execution model with an high performance analytical database provides significant business benefits for a number of different types of applications.