We live in an age of unrivaled ecommerce opportunity. The number of new internet users is climbing by 248 million each year, equating to 7% annual growth. That figure in turn is dwarfed by booming ecommerce rates, which average out at 14% globally.
This report offers an overview of ecommerce markets across the globe, summarizing the current situation, and identifying the most effective ways to nurture business - and the customer experience - on a local and global scale.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 17, 2019
This new world is not only delivering better quality components at lower cost but is offering whole new design possibilities, new business models and new markets. The key is to know when to use metal additive manufacturing instead of or complementing conventional milling or casting.
Read this executive brief to learn about the transformative value of the fifth wave of metal 3D printing, as well as compelling use cases for direct metal printing from the aerospace, automotive and industrial sectors.
A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Digital Requires a New Level of
Insight and Control
Digital strategies have caused business
executives to intensify their scrutiny of how
technology affects bottom line performance.
With a growing emphasis on differentiating
the customer experience in highly competitive
markets, these executives want to understand
how their IT systems affect everything from brand
perception to customer acquisition and loyalty.
3 | A Guide to Intelligent Operations
Meanwhile, those same demanding business leaders lack
appreciation and patience for the complexity of today’s digital
technology environment. While applications and user experiences
are simpler and more intuitive, the backend processing, application
interdependencies, and underlying infrastructure are more complex
than ever, even in light of the benefits of abstraction, virtualization,
and cloud computing (see Figure 1.)
While CIOs have long been expected to improve stability and uptime
- and done a pretty good job of it - the stakes are much
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
Take the virtual tour and see how your business can:
• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
New market forces are creating unprecedented pressure for companies to move faster, with greater agility, and change in response to new threats and opportunities. Companies that are embracing a new approach built on Intelligent Cloud ERP are gaining valuable advantages — such as boosting profits, growing faster, entering new markets, and disrupting their industries.
Learn how Intelligent Cloud ERP empowers you to leverage the opportunities presented by changes to how we work, collaborate and achieve success in this practical, actionable overview.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Testing is often a major pain point for enterprises when taking new products to market, and can make or break customer loyalty. Testing speed impacts how fast the product can be rolled out to markets, with regular updates, while the quality of testing can determine the product’s success.
So how can product testing be done better, faster, and in a more agile manner? A global CPG giant was looking to solve the same problem when it wanted to take its customer loyalty app to 18 countries. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
Digital transformation is top of mind for CIOs and business leaders for clear and practical reasons. It offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
Rewrite the rules of injection molding with 3D Systems thermoplastic additive manufacturing printers and materials.
3D Systems offers a wide variety of 3D printable thermoplastics, engineered for a range of applications. Materials specialists, designers, and manufacturing engineers can collaborate on getting the exact features they need for both aesthetics and function. These new design and manufacturing options open the door to improved products, new designs, new business models, and new markets. The key is to know when to use thermoplastic additive manufacturing instead of conventional injection molding.
To read more about how 3D Systems can help your business download this whitepaper today.
The complexities of distribution make it a most daunting challenge. Indeed, for hoteliers, mastering it might be akin to finding the industry’s Holy Grail.
Consider the task’s many facets: Maximizing exposure to attract new customers and establish presence in markets, both near and far, requires contracts and integration with an everchanging cast of OTAs and metasearch companies. Evaluating voluminous amounts of data for rate management practically defines “paralysis by analysis.” And demonstrating online capabilities that can adapt to the ever-changing demands of today’s consumers – who expect everything to be faster, better and cheaper than yesterday.
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces (APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime, anywhere.
Enterprises can extend their services with scale and speed that would have been unthinkable
just a few years ago. They can focus on their core strengths while leveraging resources from
other ecosystem participants, creating richer, more valuable digital experiences than most
companies have the resources to produce alone and spreading their businesses to new audiences
and markets. The speed of change and the range of opportunities are dizzying—which is why
it’s so easy for businesses to hit hurdles or chart the wrong course.
Digital transformation is your organisation’s chance to disrupt competition, break into new markets, and stay relevant for the long-term. Read this report to learn how CIOs can successfully drive digital strategy.
Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets and launch new products and services are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally been focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance, and holding down costs. Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development, as well as for running existing applications.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
FICO, a data analytics software company, wanted to diversify into new markets its core offering of providing on-premise software to major corporations. To do this, the company launched FICO Analytic Cloud, a cloud delivery channel that enables FICO to serve organizations of all sizes. FICO Analytic Cloud was first launched in 2013 and provides Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) access to FICO Decision Management Platform, which allows customers to use FICO tools and technology to create, customize, and deploy applications and services. FICO Decision Management Platform is built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, which provides the PaaS tools and support FICO needed to rapidly scale the platform and Analytic Cloud.
Juniper Networks works with leading companies around the world to increase the service agility of their networks. With simple, open, and smart networks, financial services firms can bring innovative new services to market faster and at lower costs. They can leverage Juniper’s expertise, experience, and partner ecosystem to build agile, service-aware networks.
Juniper is a leader in high-performance, highly reliable routing, switching, and security, with solutions deployed in some of the most complex networks in the world across banking, capital markets, and insurance providers. A broad ecosystem of solution, services, delivery, and consulting partners can provide businesses with a complete offering that enables innovation.
The digital economy is transforming the financial services sector. The pace of innovation is accelerating, customers have higher expectations than ever, and new competitors are emerging from nontraditional markets. At the same time, financial services has long been a favorite target of cyber attackers, and despite firms’ best efforts, cybersecurity threats are rising and attacks are more successful than ever. Financial services firms need a more effective, adaptable approach to detecting and stopping cyberthreats.
"Time is money. If you are not able to quickly make the right moves based on timely, accurate financial information, then you will lose your position in the marketplace to those companies who can.
Download this guide to see how to simplify and streamline financial processes in order to identify underperforming lines of business, perform accurate cash flow projects, support expansion into new markets, and much more.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Aug 26, 2016
What changes are coming as the next generation emerges? Gen Z is the post-Millennial generation and brings a new level of social connectedness, more opportunities for education, and increased economic engagement. What does this mean for businesses, markets and educational institutions? Disruptive invention and reinvention will become the norm. Learn why it’s time to eliminate generational rifts and embrace the changes that Gen Z will bring to business. The Gen Z Effect will help your organization stay current, competitive and relevant to thrive in a world of accelerating change. Download the book summary.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration.1 Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration. Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target.
Growth in new markets introduces new costs to
control, regulations to manage, and supply chain
complexities to solve.
Longer, more complicated cold chains mean that
collaboration with third party logistics providers
(3PLs) can help make the difference between
profitable simplicity and unmanageable complexity.
Companies are increasingly relying on their 3PLs
for services such as monitoring and intervention,
contingency planning, and cost control.
Reduce risk by improving packaging, visibility, and
establishing QA best practices.
Improved visibility, new tools, new monitoring
capabilities and appropriate packaging can also help
drive down costs for shippers.