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 Hedger's Self Study Guide provides a detailed introduction to agricultural futures and options markets from a risk management perspective. The 76 page book includes market concepts, terminology and strategies for both the buy and sell side of the market. Self-study quizzes are interspersed throughout the publication as a means of monitoring your market knowledge and progress.
If you're new to futures and options on futures, the first four chapters will give you a solid foundation. Chapters 5 and 6 include futures and options strategies, both from a buying and selling hedger's perspective. It's a valuable tool for any trader - sign up and get yours today!
This complimentary guide from RJO Futures includes fundamental steps in the process to managing risk within your trading plan. Features information on understanding the market plus leverage, money management, strategies and more.
Companies today understand there are significant business benefits to modernizing and automating their IT processes. By doing so, they can improve operational efficiencies, boost productivity and agility, reduce costs and — with the resultant savings — invest in new initiatives and innovations to become even more competitive.
But how do you go about transforming IT infrastructure and operations, and how do you measure progress? After all, efforts to harness IT transformation as an engine to drive business transformation have been underway for years and will continue into the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, a ready source of detailed IT transformation insights exists. For nearly a decade, Dell EMC and VMware have helped CIOs define and prioritize the steps needed to transform their IT organizations as part of a series of IT Transformation Workshops with their customers
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.
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.
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Despite the greater frequency of extreme weather events occurring around the globe, freight still has to be delivered on time and on a year-round basis. Truck drivers often find themselves driving through rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, ice, thunderstorms, tornadoes and high winds. While drivers aren't generally expected to stick to pre-planned routes in extreme weather, fleet managers don’t really have the capacity to outline every possible alternate route in anticipation of a future hazardous weather scenario.
Data-driven route planning saves fuel, prevents accidents and improves ETAs, which is why many logistics companies are turning to advanced supply chain optimization solutions with real-time weather alerts and rerouting functionalities. Today, tech-savvy fleet managers are looking for exactly this type of tech innovations to provide them with a sharp competitive edge in an already crowded industry such as long-haul logistics.
As one of the world's leading location platforms, HER
Building on the popular Threat of the Month series, Cisco researchers looked at notable 2018 cybersecurity incidents with a fresh perspective: what do they reveal about future adversary tactics? With this lens, they chose threats that best embody what defenders should expect in the year ahead. The report contains in-depth analysis, best practices, and trends to watch.
AA Ireland specializes in home, motor, and travel insurance and provides emergency rescue for people in their homes and on the road, attending to over 140,000 car break downs every year, 80% of which are fixed on-the-spot.
“In each of the last five years, the industry lost a quarter billion in motor insurance," says Colm Carey, chief analytics officer. "So, there's a huge push for new data, models, ways to segment and pick profitable customer types—and get a lot more sophisticated. Our goal is to optimize pricing, understand the types of customers we're bringing, and the types we're trying to attract. We would like to tie that across the business. Marketing will run a campaign, trying to attract a lot of customers, but maybe they're not the right type. "We wanted to step away from industry standard software and go with something that was powerful and future-proof. In 2016, we had an opportunity to analyze all software.
We chose the TIBCO® System of Insight with TIBCO BusinessWorks™ i
There are 56.7 million contingent workers, including temporary or part-time workers, freelancers, consultants, and independent contractors in the US, making up approximately 40% of the US workforce today. In fact, 76% of HR leaders plan to hire contingent workers to deliver on growth objectives, In PwC's Future of Work study, nearly 50% of survey participants said that employees will work for more than one employer at a time, making it critical to actively manage their commitment and productivity during employment periods. Learn how to streamline the entire experience of on-boarding and retaining contingent workers to drive the greatest results for everyone involved
We’re in one of the longest-running positive M&A cycles in recent history. Even as global economic headwinds develop, corporate and private equity investors continue to experience unparalleled access to capital for potential deals. This suggests that the current wave of US industry consolidations and aggressive private equity investing will continue into the foreseeable future, even as deal volume has slowed from recent peaks.
At the same time, with increasing valuations for companies, expectations on sellers are more rigorous, even punishing on surprises. Proactive preparation has become mandatory; processes are more accelerated and data-driven, quality of earnings analysis and sell-side due diligence have become table stakes. Sellers have to respond appropriately and with confidence as experienced buyers move toward a close.
Selling your company takes robust planning and discipline. Whether you are divesting the business completely or bringing in a private equity investor to fuel additional growth, the process you develop and follow will play a critical role in creating value for your shareholders and family.
Everyone has a lot more data than even five years ago to value your business, including benchmarks and operational data sources. The one piece of information the market doesn’t have is your story: what you’ve done and what the business can do next, setting up a clear and credible case for terms you can justify.
The glue that holds it together is that you are clear about buyers’ expectations, understand your company’s value and can evaluate and explain the prospects for your business. Above all, you need to have worked through what you want to accomplish for yourself and your stakeholders with a prospective transaction. To a large extent, this will determine the right exit strategy for you.
Many entrepreneurs today are motivated by more outcomes than retirement or a simple wealth event. You may want to consider taking a “second bite at the apple.” This typically involves structuring an exit that divests a controlling stake but creates a continued role to grow the return on the remaining stake.
Whatever path you may be considering, we hope this guide serves as a useful starting point for the conversations you will have with your stakeholders, trusted employees and family, as well as your advisers as you realize the value you’ve worked hard to create.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
In this white paper, you’ll learn about the three most important issues surrounding data management in the age of IoT. You'll also learn how DataStax Enterprise, built on Apache Cassandra™ and native to hybrid cloud environments, is paving the way for the future of data management. Download the white paper to learn more now.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Disaster recovery and long-term retention of data can be very challenging for organizations of any size, especially small to mid-sized companies. Cloud can provide efficiencies such as scale, agility, and initial lower storage costs, but organizations face significant challenges when expanding their data protection environments to the cloud. Dell EMC recognizes the use of cloud as a backup destination that is only going to increase in the future and as such they have architected modern IT solutions for small and mid-sized organizations that require powerful, easy to manage and to deploy data protection solutions with the introduction of the Dell EMC DP4400. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®
The future of VDI is the cloud and the time to initiate your cloud strategy is today. This informative e-book details how Citrix® plus Microsoft® Windows Virtual Desktop service empowers enterprises with a flexible, intelligent workspace that employees will love. Download it today!
"What are the 12 most important questions to answer to develop a rolling forecast strategy? Find out. Download the Rolling IT Forecasts cheat sheet to learn: -5 reasons rolling forecasts fail
-5 steps to establish a rolling forecast cadence
-How to accurately forecast future IT spend in minutes"
Life is coming at us fast, so our thinking about policy solutions for the future needs to be bigger, bolder and much more imaginative. We have just launched the second edition of Reimagine public policy. 20 truly, disruptive and innovative ideas to help solve today’s policy challenges. Four of them are brand new for this year – Reimagine high streets, digital platforms for life-long learning, workforce and migration.
The Reimagine ideas show how to:
• Revitalise the Great British High Street
• Remove the need for any family to choose between heating and eating
• Match hirers and firers to give workers facing redundancy new skills
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
Blockchain is no longer just some mysterious technology built for Bitcoin. Organizations are using blockchain technology to solve today’s fast-moving business challenges and prepare for what the future brings. Read this report to learn how you can benefit from blockchain.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The building products / construction industry is more visibly representative of the health of the economy than any other. The avatar of the Great Recession may well be images of doomed projects on abandoned construction sites. As such, it’s unavoidable for leaders of building products distributors to experience market-induced anxiety as a matter of course.
2020 looms as the start of a new decade but many analysts fear it will also mark the end of the building boom. Recent indicators point to a slowdown at least. The existential question: what areas of building products distribution are ripe for reimagination, safeguarding against ambiguous market conditions now and in the future?
This whitepaper provides the answers with a playbook that reveals where margins and revenue leak in most B2B distribution companies and provides reimagined strategies for retaining and growing share through price optimization, deal management and costing guidance.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Manufacturing in North America is on the rebound. Part of this is driven by strong economic growth in most global markets, and part by the fact that manufacturers in North America continue to innovate. Looking to the future, manufacturers will be investing in a wide range of disruptive technologies that fuel this innovation. This report examines the trends, attitudes and behaviors toward these disruptive technologies that are determining the present and future of Manufacturing.”