We have entered the age of the customer where they have more choices, higher expectations, and more influence. Historically, the B2B selling process has been very fragmented with the use of highly customized and siloed applications, leading to broken channels of communication. CEB, a leading member-based advisory company, published “The Challenger Sale” in 2011 showing that that 57 percent of B2B buying steps are completed before a buyer even connects with a salesperson. With an abundance of information available on the Web and via social networks, B2B buyers today can leverage multiple sources to find out more about your products or services.
EMI Music is one of the top global recorded music companies and represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres including Lily Allen, Coldplay, and Pink Floyd. No longer able to rely on mass marketing to drive in-store sales, EMI Music had to figure out who, exactly, was downloading its artists' music, and how to maximize communications with those consumers to strengthen relationships and drive more revenue. EMI Music opted for enterprise marketing software from Neolane that would help the company better capture consumer information from multiple sources and integrate its disparate CRM and customer analytics applications.
Published By: Datawatch
Published Date: Mar 21, 2014
Big Data is not a new problem. Companies have always stored large amounts of data—structured like databases, unstructured like documents—in multiple repositories across the enterprise. The most important aspect of big data is not how big it is, or where it should be stored, or how it should be accessed. It’s the efficacy of business intelligence tools to plumb its depths for patterns and trends, to derive insight from it that will give companies competitive advantage in an increasingly challenging business climate. Visualization allows companies to analyze big data in real-time across a variety of sources in order to make better business decisions.
If you’re like most corrugated packaging manufacturers, your company operates multiple plants where each plant uses a different enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This arrangement of multiple ERP systems could be costing you valuable time and money and promoting inefficiencies such as manual data entry. Upgrading to a single ERP system designed for multi-plant operations can help you solve these issues and more. View this whitepaper for eight ways to improve efficiencies with a single ERP system designed for multi- plant operations.
We’re experiencing a data explosion. By 2020 the data we create and copy annually will reach 44 trillion gigabytes.1 As this data disseminates into the workplace, companies add hardware and software systems to store, protect and manage it all. While data can help solve business problems, data is most helpful when it reaches those who can use it. Companies need to build Microsoft SharePoint apps that integrate with other line-of-business (LOB) systems so users can take full advantage of this data explosion.
But the reality of creating apps that integrate data across organizational systems presents an intimidating challenge. To integrate multiple isolated data sources into an application that transforms data into useful information requires technical expertise, coding and ongoing maintenance. Integration also raises security and governance concerns. So it’s no surprise that only 47 percent of SharePoint users have connected their SharePoint apps with other systems.2 As a result, nearly
With Watson Explorer, you can keep enterprise search as the foundation and transform search into Cognitive Exploration. Leveraging technological advances such as deep search and exploration, advanced content analytics, and cognitive capabilities, IBM Watson Explorer provides a unified view of the information you need, combining data from multiple internal silos and a variety of outside datasets including social media. Stop limiting your search to traditional data sources in the new, non-traditional data world.
Watch to learn how an enterprise-grade, multi-tenant solution can help you deploy Spark in a production environment to take advantage of
· Faster time-to-results for big data analytics
· Simplified deployment and management
· Increased utilization of hardware resources"
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.
Read how demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; and better understand their markets and customers.
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
For IT departments looking to bring their AIX environments up to the next step in data protection, IBM’s PowerHA (HACMP) connects multiple servers to shared storage via clustering. This offers automatic recovery of applications and system resources if a failure occurs with the primary server.
You've laid the groundwork and attracted the visitors, now conversion is key. As a B2B marketer, you typically have a very limited window to prove your value proposition. Learn eight simple techniques, including progressive profiling, form validation and multivariate testing, that will help you fine tune your landing pages and increase conversion rates.
In a volatile and hyper-competitive market, delivering exceptional multichannel customer service consistently is essential. But delivering world-class service on tight budgets and to even tighter deadlines is a tough challenge for even the largest organizations. That’s why so many of the world’s most successful organizations choose to deliver customer service in the cloud. This eBook is a short introduction on how IT helps drive value for the business through cloud-based customer service solutions.
A social business is an organization whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to create business value. Social businesses connect individuals, so they can rapidly share information, knowledge and ideas by having conversations and publishing informal content. They analyze social content from multiple channels and sources, in addition to structured data, to gain insights from both external and internal stakeholders. When those things happen, innovation and business execution rates increase, better decisions are made, and customers and employees are more engaged and satisfied. Social businesses enjoy lower operating costs, faster speed-to-market, improved customer and employee engagement, and increased profitability. Many organizations don’t fully appreciate the magnitude of the value creation potential of social business.
Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the Cisco Data Virtualization solution. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of investing in the Cisco Data Virtualization solution for their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with Cisco Data Virtualization, Forrester gathered data through interviews with customers who had multiple years’ experience using the solution. All organizations used Cisco Data Virtualization as a single data virtualization integration platform to query and access data across their network. This includes accessing data that resides on the cloud and on-premises across various sources and systems.
If you’re like most corrugated packaging manufacturers, your company operates multiple plants where each plant uses a different enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This arrangement of multiple ERP systems could be costing you valuable time and money and promoting inefficiencies such as manual data entry. Upgrading to a single ERP system designed for multi-plant operations can help you solve these issues and more. View this whitepaper for eight ways to improve efficiencies with a single ERP system designed for multi- plant operations
Published By: Appcito
Published Date: Apr 09, 2015
Appcito CAFE (Cloud Application Front End) is an easy-to-deploy, uni?ed and cloud-native service enabling cloud application teams to select and deploy enterprise-grade L4 to L7 application network services. The multi-cloud CAFE service is available for the OpenStack
open-source cloud computing software platform. OpenStack is a multivendor ecosystem used to deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. It allows users to bring compute, storage, and networking resources into private and public clouds through a set of open APIs.
Published By: Select Hub
Published Date: Nov 07, 2017
Interactive analyst report gives you comparison ratings, reviews and pricing from actual software selection projects.
Unlike some ratings, SelectHub product scores are taken from multiple sources including top analysts and actual buyers of the software—ideal for your shortlist.
Find the right BI analytics tools:
• Actionable insights from experts: In plain language, find out how each product supports the functions that matter most to your company.
• Key requirements criteria: Get a comprehensive list of the key requirements for use in your software evaluation and vendor selection.
• Easy pricing: Get recommendations and pricing for solutions matching your business needs.
• Includes practical guide: How to Buy Business Intelligence Software
Over 80 business analytics and BI tools evaluated. The SelectHub platform contains expert software analysis across key criteria and vendor data. These built-in analyst ratings are combined with subjective user ratings to create SelectHub ratings r
This research paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses the multi-sourced hybrid IT environment, including how to recognize the needs that can increase costs and compromise operations, and how to optimize the environments for peak effectiveness.
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mandatory part of every enterprise’s decision-making fabric. Unfortunately in many cases, with this rise in popularity, came a significant and disturbing complexity. Many BI environments began to have a myriad of moving parts: data warehouses and data marts deployed on multiple platforms and technologies – each requiring significant effort to ensure performance and support for the various needs and skill sets of the business resources using the environment. These convoluted systems became hard to manage or enhance with new requirements. To remain viable and sustainable, they must be simplified.
Fortunately today, we have the ability to build simpler BI technical environments that still support the necessary business requirements but without the ensuing management complexity. This paper covers what is needed to simplify BI environments and the technologies that support this simplification.
Today's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions aim to recapture the personalized customer service provided by local mom-and-pop shops of yore – except with high-tech-analytics capabilities, collaborative platforms and automated processes. By gathering information from multiple data sources and storing it in a centralized location, a hosted CRM solution provides a holistic view of a customer in real time. Armed with this insight, a company’s management, sales and service people can better generate leads, target top customers, manage marketing campaigns, drive sales and boost customer satisfaction.
If you’re in the data world, you know it’s full of discord. Multiple data sources, inconsistent standards and definitions, inaccurate reports and a lack of governance are enough to derail any organization. What’s an enterprise architect to do? With the right data governance and master data management (MDM) solution, you can set and enforce policies and establish a consistent view of your data without micromanaging it. You can eliminate duplicate and inconsistent data. You can combine traditional data and new big data sources – like streaming data from the IoT – into one harmonious view. Read this e-book for expert advice and case studies that will show you new ways to manage your big data – and make sure everyone’s on the same page.
Corporate computers and information and communications systems (collectively, “electronic resources”) remain the workhorse for most businesses, even as alternatives, such as third-party text messaging services, external social media, and cloud computing, flourish. Employees rely on corporate electronic resources for e-mail, calendaring, business contacts, Internet access, document creation and storage, and a multitude of other business applications. Consequently, for employers, it is critical to establish and maintain their right to inspect all information stored on, and to monitor all communications transmitted by, corporate electronic resources. The corporate acceptable use policy is the linchpin of that effort.
The ten tips below are intended to aid employers who either want to implement an acceptable use policy for the first time, or who need to update their policy.
Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.