Advantage Futures ranks as one of the highest volume clearing firms in the industry, with year to date volume exceeding 291 million contracts and 3 billion contracts processed over the
past eleven years.
This comprehensive eBook is designed to help you understand and master the fundamentals of futures spread trading. The book covers the three basic strategies that all professional futures spread traders know and use.
As you strive to deliver the speed your business demands, this new whitepaper from IDC provides the latest insights about the trends and challenges of delivering IT services in the new hybrid cloud world. You’ll also learn the characteristics at the heart of the new hybrid cloud platforms and find out more about how the right solutions and the right partner enables an extension of the cloud experience across your business in a way that’s open, flexible, and hybrid by design
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Research shows that legacy ERP 1.0 systems were not designed for usability and insight. More than three quarters of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans 1. These systems lack modern best-practice capabilities needed to compete and grow. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”.
Oracle’s goal is to help you navigate your own journey to modernization by sharing the knowledge we’ve gained working with many thousands of customers using both legacy and modern ERP systems. To that end, we’ve crafted this handbook outlining the fundamental characteristics that define modern ERP.
Powered by Smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design and manufactures operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and profitable, plants and machines will have to be smarter- better connected, more efficient, more flexible and safe. This paper explains the impact of smart machines on the industrial automation and controls businesses and provides guidance for adapting to a changing industrial landscape.
As businesses start to experiment with true artificial intelligence, safe delivery of AI demands a new risk and control framework. This report, designed for anyone tasked with the safe delivery of AI, proposes an effective solution.
Read the report to find out:
• the risks associated with AI and the challenge of managing them
• a 17-category Risk & Controls framework for AI
• in-depth details for key categories, including security management, business continuity and knowledge management
• an essential glossary of AI terms.
Whether you want to optimise existing processes or transform entire operations, find practical advice on building digital solutions into your supply chain.
Read this guide to find out
• why defining your performance ambition must be the first step
• how to draw up a digital roadmap
• how deploying digital solutions will impact your workforce
• what partners you will need to realise your vision
• practical examples from real companies.
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
"Cisco has been named in the first ever Gartner ‘Voice of the Customer’ report for the Secure Web Gateways (SWG) market for Cisco Umbrella.
Gartner Peer Insights is a peer review and ratings platform designed for enterprise software and services decision makers. This document synthesizes Gartner Peer Insights’ content in the SWG market for 2018.
Gartner states that ""this peer perspective along with the individual detailed reviews, is complementary to expert research and should play a key role in the customer buying process.""
This report includes:
- SWG Peer Reviews and Ratings
- Vendor comparisons
- Reviewer demographic"
The stakes are high in today's data centers. Organisations have access to massive quantities of data promising valuable insights and new opportunities for business. But data center architects need to rethink and redesign their system architectures to ingest, store and process all that information. Similarly, application owners need to assess how they can process data more effectively. Those who don't re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being drowned in a data deluge.
Mountains of data promise valuable insights and innovation for businesses that rethink and redesign their system architectures. But companies that don’t re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being buried in the avalanche of data.
The problem is not just in storing raw data, though. For businesses to stay competitive, they need to quickly and cost-effectively access and process all that data for business insights, research, artificial intelligence (AI), and other uses. Both memory and storage are required to enable this level of processing, and companies struggle to balance high costs against limited capacities and performance constraints.
The challenge is even more daunting because different types of memory and storage are required for different workloads. Furthermore, multiple technologies might be used together to achieve the optimal tradeoff in cost versus performance.
Intel is addressing these challenges with new memory and storage technologies that emp
• Simplify business process modeling: Quickly build processes in a straightforward cloud-based interface designed for both IT and business users
• Improve process efficiency and accuracy: A central process repository eliminates version control and consistency issues by providing users real-time access to process workflows
• Enhance cross-team collaboration: A shared team workspace engages all business process owners, encouraging cross-team participation and continuous process improvement
Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
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.
As data becomes not only a business enabler but also the base of the business’s competitive advantage, Always On data availability has become a critical business requirement from its IT organization. With multiple potential points of failure, IT organizations have been struggling for years to design data infrastructure to meet the Always On requirement with a high cost and complexity. For a solution to be truly Always On it needs to have both zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) and zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0). These are necessary requirements from an Always On solution but by no means sufficient.
Published By: Ricoh US
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
On June 25, 2018, Ricoh announced its Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloudbased
solutions and services that bring streamlined processes to SMBs in scalable, subscriptionbased
packages. With an emphasis on addressing specific challenges facing smaller businesses,
these solutions are meant to empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing
manual data entry, and improving speed and accuracy to increase productivity and reduce overall
Many SMBs struggle to move beyond the challenges associated with content silos, lack of
interoperability, and ongoing transition to mobile work environments. Much like their enterprise
counterparts, smaller businesses face various complexities and pain points associated with
interdepartmental workflows combined with a real need to enable employees to work when, where,
and how they desire. Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions platform is designed to address these
challenges by streamlining and automating common busines
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The first and most important step to building a successful, scalable application is getting the data model right.
In this white paper, you’ll get a detailed, straightforward, five-step approach to creating the right data model right out of the gate—from mapping workflows, to practicing query-first design thinking, to using Cassandra data types effectively.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Digital technology is changing the financial services industry rapidly with automated process, AI insights, customized experiences, new operating models and next generation applications. In such a scenario how should banks innovate and stay ahead of the game?
This e-book will provide you the best strategies and recommendations for modernizing your IT infrastructure and operations. You’ll learn how to lead disruption and manage rapid change for your bank, its operations and its customers.
Here are the five key takeaways:
• Personalize customer experiences by maximizing your data
• Borrow strategies from open banking and new business models
• Step up your security game
• Drive innovation from the inside out
• Design an agile infrastructure to support participation in new digital marketplaces
Find out more in the e-book.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
Companies across the world are adopting a hybrid cloud environment as part of their digital transformation initiative. They need a platform that provides the elasticity and automatic provisioning of the public cloud with the economic viability of the private cloud.
IBM’s LinuxONE is an enterprise-grade Linux server with a unique architecture designed to meet the needs of a vast range of enterprise computing workloads within a multi-cloud environment.
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider LinuxONE:
• Differentiating your cloud services
• Reduced costs
• Security everywhere
Download the e-book for more details.
This webinar demonstrates how connected data changes everything. In an autonomous world you’ll take the lead, becoming central to your company’s success. Machine learning will take care of the day-to-day maintenance leaving you to focus on design, analytics and strategy. And crucially, you’ll find yourself empowering and inspiring your colleagues to gain their own insights from real- time data.
Published By: Two Sigma
Published Date: Sep 19, 2019
In this paper, we provide an overview of the Two Sigma Factor Lens, designed for
analyzing multi-asset portfolios and derived from returns of broad, liquid asset class
proxy indexes. This lens is intended to be:
• Holistic, by capturing the large majority of cross-sectional and
time-series risk for typical institutional portfolios;
• Parsimonious, by using as few factors as possible;
• Orthogonal, with each risk factor capturing a statistically
uncorrelated risk across assets;
• Actionable, such that desired changes to factor exposure can
be readily translated into asset allocation changes.
Finally, we discuss methods for constructing and assessing the Two Sigma Factor
Lens that can be extended to produce additional risk factors for new sub-assetclasses
or cross-sectional risks that may not currently be captured by the lens.1
This factor lens, and our ongoing work to expand it, form the foundations of the
Marc Jacobs has been able to redirect employees from the considerable time spent maintaining spreadsheets and managing AP information. In just four months after deploying MediusFlow, the company was able to justify the investment. One year from deployment, it expects to have made $150,000 in productivity gains.
By modernizing its solution for invoice processing, Marc Jacobs can easily manage its complex supply chain and get back to the creative work of designing and delivering next season’s collection.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Learn about the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), and its expected impacts on the payment services and e-commerce market. Find out what you need to prepare to handle the new strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements under the PSD2.