Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Customers buy products in return for money. But at the heart of our client's vision was another exchange, which was perhaps even more fundamental. Customers would give their time and attention - and in return they wanted an experience that meets their needs, what is often referred to as 'return on engagement'
But how can you offer a suitable experience when you don't know enough about the customer? Our client had gathered data, but it was siloed - and there was a big disconnect between the physical and digital operations of the business. The two were not integrated, making it difficult to build a picture of the customers' widely varying needs. This was also a global business with different approaches for different markets, leading to further inefficiencies and silos.
It was time to consolidate, standardize, and to really get to know the customer.
Commercial trucking plays an important role in the economy. When hauling perishable goods and materials, it’s critical for buyers and suppliers to seek cost efficiencies and deliver in a timely manner. To help, Jeremy Singley collaborated with Bob Sliwa to create an ultra-aerodynamic tractor-trailer that could reduce draft and lower fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. This article discusses how these innovators used SOLIDWORKS design software to create a SuperTruck prototype.
While simple fixes may cost a few thousand dollars, lost revenue from equipment failures can run into the millions of dollars in lost productivity and replacement costs. There can be longer-term impacts, too, if the downtime inhibits a manufacturer’s ability to meet customer needs.
That’s why it is important for companies to think about lubrication and equipment maintenance holistically, recognizing that short term cost savings may be leading to bigger, preventable expenses over the long term.
By adopting a total cost of ownership (TCO) program, companies can find efficiencies they didn’t even know existed and reap benefits they didn’t realize were possible. Download our white paper, “The Cost Reduction Game,” to learn more about how a TCO program can help increase equipment reliability, extend equipment life, and lower energy costs.
Today's IT departments are increasingly challenged by the complexity of managing disparate components within their data centers. Rapidly proliferating silos of server, storage, and networking resources combined with numerous management tools and operational processes have led to crippling inefficiencies and costs.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
When apps run efficiently, employees are more likely to use them.
The promise of unified communications (UC) is that it is supposed to increase efficiencies and make internal operations more seamless. But that only happens when it’s working properly.
According to Robin Gareiss, president and founder of Nemertes Research, “Companies devote 33% more IT staff to managing IP telephony and 31% more to UC when they don’t use monitoring tools. The tools are instrumental to identifying, isolating, and resolving performance issues—and preventing them from happening again. When apps run efficiently, employees are more likely to use them.” That’s one reason 36% more people actually use UC in large companies that use monitoring tools.
Join Robin Gareiss, president and founder, Nemertes Research and David Roberts, director of product management, Riverbed, as they explore the different approaches to monitoring UC—network probes vs endpoint telemetry—and why taking a combined approach hel
In this case study from Ombud Open Research, you will learn how US Bank is using electronic signature technology to streamline account openings and SMB loans. With e-signatures deployed across more than 3,000 branches, US Bank is leveraging both the Silanis on-premise e-signature solution and the Silanis cloud e-signature service for different processes. As a result, they have achieved operational efficiencies, improved customer experience and increased top-line revenue. The bank is currently e-signing 460,000 documents each week – a number that will continue to grow as US Bank’s initial implementation of electronic signatures is currently being re-purposed across the entire organization.
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.
Read to learn more!
The cloud can provide cost savings, flexibility and more for your business. From smooth customer interactions and seamless mobile operations to increased operational efficiencies -see how beneficial (and simple) it is to give your employees that freedom to work wherever, whenever.
Consolidate your end-user computing environment with EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure and ScaleIO. VSPEX are built with best-in-class technologies that allow for flexible, modular, and fast deployments that deliver great efficiencies.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 12, 2012
Riverbed® Cascade® is an application-aware network performance management solution with built-in application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities. The result is dramatically shortened project times, reduced costs, and improved efficiencies.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Nov 08, 2013
This independent survey delivers findings on the current state and future trends in data exchange and data storage. You’ll see how data exchange is evolving and “what’s next”. Learn how to improve data exchange and storage security while lowering costs and improving efficiencies.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Aug 02, 2016
As the trend of moving to the Cloud continues to flow from business function to business function, other trends are emerging. As organizations transform to eliminate complex functions, standardize and integrate systems to reduce costs, and minimize nonvalue add activities, they are challenging themselves to get the most from their investment. The shift from transactional to strategic, and from reporting to actionable and predictive analytics, positions companies for growth like never before. Many organizations look to break down silos, not only within their company but also within their industries, to share lessons and leverage efficiencies from others’ learnings. Our recommendation is to start by breaking down any silos that exist between finance, HR, and IT within your organization today—and discover what moving to cloud and truly adopting the SaaS lifestyle can do for your organization.
Analytics is game-changing and can produce valuable insights from the ever-growing volume,
velocity and variety of data. Business Intelligence (BI) provides the foundation for many types
of Analytics. It enables companies to deliver exceptional customer experience, enhance
marketing effectiveness, increase operational efficiencies, reduce financial risks, improve
product quality and reliability, and so on. But businesses are also challenged to generate timecritical
actionable insights and make a compelling financial business case for BI investments.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
In the two years since we first began working on Enterprise Cloud Strategy, much has changed. Cloud
technology has evolved from being an “if” to a “when,” and across almost all enterprises, the cloud
has now become an integral part of IT strategy. Further, there is now a growing realization that cloud
computing not only represents a set of technical opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings, but
also provides the potential to significantly transform the scope of enterprise computing. In fact, many
enterprises are finding that cloud computing offers entirely new business models, revenue streams,
and vehicles for customer intimacy.
Few technological changes have the potential to so dramatically change to the way we do business.
The last time we experienced such a tectonic shift was the with arrival of the Internet itself.
Yet, as we noted in the first edition of this book, when briefing CIOs and senior IT executives at
Microsoft, we are often told that migrating IT workloads to the
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 08, 2017
Changing business needs and the drive toward cost efficiencies and performance mean an end to reliance on traditional, proprietary storage approaches. Modern storage infrastructure enables CIOs to tackle some of their biggest pain points and put their data to work rather than viewing that data as a cost center. Driven by a desire to be flexible and “do more with less,” IT leaders are embracing things like software-defined storage, because it emphasizes freedom and openness.
With ever increasing pressure to drive higher operating efficiencies, fuel business growth and enhance shareholder value, executives today are rethinking their traditional strategies. Few areas of the business are being more challenged than information technology (IT). Increasingly, CIO's are exploring alternative IT infrastructure sourcing and delivery strategies.
This Q&A-style article from CIO Green Edge Zone covers some of the many ways businesses can benefit through green technologies. Becoming more energy efficient not only dramatically reduces power costs, but can actually help companies improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, enhance customer service and heighten brand awareness.