Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
Discover how to revolutionize processing performance, data intelligence, customer experiences, and GRC.
The future of financial services will belong to those who can capture and capitalize on data. And it all begins with employing modern data strategies in four critical areas.
You’ll learn how to:
Leverage AI, machine learning and predictive analytics.
Get scalable, high-speed access to vast amounts of data.
Respond faster, become more competitive, and attract new customers.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Banking institutions worldwide are
expanding their digital capabilities to
meet evolving customer expectations
and keep pace with new digital
banking trends. As financial services
firms increasingly embrace a multicloud strategy to achieve greater
agility and cost savings, pervasive
visibility across data centres and
cloud environments is paramount
to meet evolving security and
Bancolombia is an award winning, full-service financial institution that provides banking services to customers in 12 different countries and is one of the 10th largest financial groups in Latin-America.With bots from Automation Anywhere, Bancolombia sifts through structured, semi-structured, and unstructured customer data to transform their BPM. Bots automate hundreds of processes and greatly increasing back office efficiency, saving Bancolombia a significant amount of time servicing customers. This has led to an increase in CSAT numbers and has created additional revenue streams.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 05, 2019
Enterprises preparing for a digital future have much to consider when they modernise their network infrastructure and have to contend with connectivity demands from their business units, staff, and customers. In this e-book, leaders from different parts of our business provide their perspectives on how to approach digital transformation. In our experience at Dimension Data, now part of NTT Ltd., you can’t look at any one piece of the infrastructure puzzle without looking at all of it. And it’s the network that holds all those pieces together.
The following guide looks at 6 characteristics that define today’s most compelling commerce environments, and how the right mix of adaptive, intelligent solutions can optimize performance and ultimately be your most intelligent associate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world.
Amp Up the Power of Commerce with AI and Analytics
Bring the Customer Journey Full Circle
Tap into Heightened Data Security and Privacy in the Cloud
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and the need to rework faulty products.
To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support.
At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications
service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP
IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three
most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority
CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on
CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data
sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the
right expertise to mine the data sets.
Welcome to Secure Hybrid Cloud For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition. The hybrid cloud is becoming the way enterprises are transforming their organizations to meet changing customer requirements. Businesses are discovering that in order to support the needs of customers, there is an imperative to leverage the highly secure IBM Z platform to support missioncritical workloads, such as transaction management applications. The Z platform has been transformed over the years. The combination of z/OS, LinuxONE, open APIs, and the inclusion of Kubernetes has made IBM Z a critical partner in the hybrid cloud world. Businesses can transform their IBM Z environments into a secure, private cloud. In addition, through IBM’s public cloud, businesses may take advantage of IBM Z’s security services to protect their data and applications.
Databases represent the backbone of most organizations. And Oracle databases in particular have become the mainstream data repository for most mission-critical environments. Some of the largest companies and organizations in the world rely on Oracle databases to store their most important data. The biggest challenge organizations face relative to an Oracle database is to maintain these databases at optimum performance and reliability without breaking the bank. This paper discusses the storage capabilities customers should consider when choosing storage to support an Oracle database environment.
2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
The digital age has forever changed customer expectations. By unifying customer data and tracking interactions, Kustomer gives retailers the power to better understand customers and deliver great experiences wherever they happen to engage.
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
A well-planned cyberattack or an accidental download of
malware can mean the difference between a productive
day and all work grinding to a halt. As hackers get more
sophisticated, organizations concerned about their
bottom line and security of their customer, employee or
student data must stay on top of security.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Account takeover. Synthetic identities. The security risks that financial services and online merchants face are endless, and the fraud landscape is changing dramatically. You not only need to be aware of how it’s evolving, but how to address these threats, protect your customers and your brand. iovation has analyzed data from our consortium made up of six billion devices seen, 55 million fraud reports, and thousands of fraud analysts to determine the most significant fraud trends and what you can do to combat them.
IoT adoption is expected to generate a 21% increase in corporate profits by 2022. This business value comes from the ability to automate processes and collect and analyze massive amounts of data—so organizations can make better informed decisions and deliver powerful customer experiences.
But how are organizations really putting IoT to work for their business? And how can IoT risks be mitigated so these rewards can truly be achieved?
This e-book explores the potential of IoT in the enterprise, which industries are leading the way and how to secure your connected things. It also provides:
• 7 best practices for data privacy and security policies
• 7 items to consider for device security
• 6 key considerations for network connection security
Today’s organizations compete on customer experience
and this trend will define the shape and scope of contact
centers well into the next decade. To deliver the level of
seamless experiences that customers expect, contact
centers will need to harness all the advantages technology
can offer – specifically, the cloud – to create an “intelligent
cloud contact center” that utilizes machine learning and
real-time data analysis.
So, step one is to move your contact center to the cloud. ASAP.
Once you are operating a cloud contact center, the next step is to start leveraging everything this enables you to do. This is where the “Intelligent Cloud Contact Center” comes into play.”
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Digital-born companies have challenged large long-established businesses across industries with newer data, AI-powered experiences, products/services. Sustained competitive advantage through customer ownership and seller power has since been significantly challenged and overturned. Customers are taking to newer AI and data-powered products/services in their pursuit of better experiences and exponentially higher value. This has triggered every company to challenge status-quo, unleash themselves from very structure of industry and embrace transformation in the new world.
Data and AI have shaped themselves into a major economic force that is at the epicenter of transformation of every industry; through 3 horizons. Data, in the first horizon, was the key ingredient in driving more data-driven decisions. Data, in the second horizon, is playing a transformational role in the enterprises' pursuit of being Data Native Digital Native enterprise.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact centers often pool agents into large groups of generalists to distribute work evenly. Skills-based routing takes this a step further with specialized groups. But neither approach scales properly to identify all opportunities and drive business outcomes on each interaction.
Predictive routing uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create balance—meeting targets and giving customers a personalized experience. Read Demystifying AI: Creating an AI partnership that maximizes business results to learn how predictive routing systematically:
Evaluates historical and real-time data to make predictions;
Makes the best customer-agent match to drive desired outcomes;
Keeps agents engaged and reduces handle times.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 27, 2019
As the leading CRM system, Salesforce can accelerate and increase sales, enhance customer loyalty, and grow marketing capabilities. But how can businesses extend Salesforce to streamline business processes and maximize services and solutions?
Effective and efficient integration of Salesforce with adjacent enterprise systems — such as databases, ERP and CRM systems, and custom applications — is critical to enabling sales teams, increasing revenue, and better serving customers. Across the broad spectrum of Salesforce integration needs, patterns emerge for how to best address integration challenges. Integration patterns are the most logical sequence of steps to solving a specific type of integration problem.
Learn how to synchronize CRM systems, migrate from legacy CRM systems, broadcast ERP data into your CRM system, and more. Download the whitepaper now.
In a digital world, customers expect banks to connect all the dots and deliver omnichannel experiences that are seamless, personalized, and yes, delightful. Whether your customers visit branch locations or engage on mobile apps, it’s essential that at the enterprise level, you're able to understand and anticipate their needs.
Understanding your data is key to this kind of responsiveness. When you’re able to harness data and segment customers in new and exciting ways, target the right markets, and offer relevant products at the right time you can drive new opportunities, generate new revenue streams, and increase the value of every customer.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on May 25, 2018, and privacy laws and regulations around the globe continue to evolve and expand.
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally.
Published By: Dell APAC
Published Date: May 29, 2019
Digital transformation (DX) is reaching a macroeconomic scale. DX business objectives are balanced
between tactical and strategic objectives and range from improvement in operational efficiencies and
customer satisfaction to increasing existing product revenue to improving profit margins to launching
new digital revenue streams.
Successful DX relies on utilizing data for services as well as converting data into actionable insights.
This reliance on data is contributing to a new digital era. 3rd Platform (cloud, social, mobile, and Big
Data) computing is the underpinning of DX worldwide. It enables collection of a vast breadth of data sets
and delivers the agility and efficiency needed to accelerate DX