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.
"Remote access is important and growing, but how secure is it? IDC Research surveyed more than 300 IT professionals to gain insight into the specific threats and challenges faced by providing access to employees and third parties.
Read this report to learn about:
-How secure remote access really is
-The complexity faced in implementing remote access
-What happens when companies don’t have an access security solution
-Why businesses must pivot from the common security mantra of “trust but verify” to “verify and never trust” in the new threat landscape
IT is in the midst of one of its major transformations. IDC has characterized this paradigm shift as the “third platform,” driven by innovations in cloud, big data, mobility and social technologies. Progressive enterprises are seeking to leverage third-platform technologies to create new business opportunities and competitive differentiation through new products and services, new business models and new ways of engaging customers.
Speed is increasingly becoming the most important factor in project execution for a modern business. Of course, it has always been important to deliver projects as quickly as possible—that’s why schedules were developed and managed to. But historically those schedules were usually rather arbitrary. Today, things are very different. Customers expect more functionality more quickly than ever before, and they are unwilling to tolerate delays or missed commitments.
Organizations have recognized the importance of minimizing time to delivery, seeking to leverage opportunities and solve challenges in as little time as possible, but in doing so they have frequently forgotten one critical aspect. They aren’t actively managing those time horizons—they are simply careening headlong toward the end goal. That can introduce significant problems, and that’s what we want to look at in this white paper.
There are so many opportunities for businesses to collect data that getting a clear picture of all of it can be an uphill battle—and leveraging it for insight can be nearly impossible. But whether you are a start-up or a multinational conglomerate, not taking advantage of the available data is a mistake you cannot risk making. According to a 2016 McKinsey & Company study, over the past three years, digital leaders have achieved revenue growth five times greater, an operating margin profit eight times greater, and a return to shareholder value two times higher than laggards.
Companies today need a closed loop system that combines data, insight, and action. Download this paper to learn about the goals of a system of insight (SOI), the common set of technologies that all systems of insight need, and how an SOI can make a difference in your business.
Digital transformation has pioneered an ever-evolving landscape in the omnichannel retail experience. To efficiently meet consumer demands, retailers consider a fully immersive omnichannel customer experience as integral to their engagement strategy.
With increasingly varied technologies such as NFC-based payments, digital signage with rich-media experiences, wireless technologies and IoT technologies—present great opportunities and complexities.
New technologies are often being rolled out without a centrally managed approach leading to siloed solution landscape, making deployment difficult. Uncover the path to simplify and automate, where the Reliant Platform delivered performance, scalability, reliability, security, and inter-operability Reliant needs for retail applications.
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
It only takes one accidental Tweet to undo years of brand reputation. It's important to understand the opportunities and risks your brand faces on social, and what you can do about them. Download this whitepaper to learn more about the risks and gain advice and tips on how to protect your brand.
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
When we released our first white paper in February 2015 discussing the ways multi-location businesses were using online media to drive in-store visits, most of the strategic opportunities being leveraged by marketers revolved around using things like promotional coupons, beacons and other tactics. While those methods certainly provided incremental lift in in-store traffic and revenue, there existed a number of gaps in connecting online data associated with promotional efforts, to data that indicated a customer actually converted offline at a business location. At press time for our original “online-to-offline” white paper, digital industry giants were still very much in the early stages of evaluating data points that signified offline customer conversions. Many of these “conversions” were somewhat implied (i.e. Clicks on “Get Directions” link), while others were a bit more reliable in signifying in-store visits and purchases made by consumers (i.e. downloadable coupon redeemed in-store
This paper introduces a brief explanation of digital continuity and the opportunities and threats that it faces.
The movement of product information to the digital domain in the 21st century has meant that we do not have physical items, like pieces of paper, which we can authenticate as being reliable information for decision making. Digital continuity is meant to remedy shortcomings of the digital environment by ensuring that information is unique, authoritative, current, and consistent, or more simply, has the characteristic of singularity.
This paper includes:
• Digital continuity within the Product Lifecycle
• Digital continuity within manufacturing
• Threats to digital continuity
If we implement digital continuity correctly, we have all the advantages of the singularity of paper documents, but with the instantaneous and simultaneous ability to access the latest, updated information.
Offered Free by: Dassault Systemes
This spotlight report examines:
• How Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are key enablers of data management and Digital Transformation. Companies can combine many other opportunities with manufacturing operations in a digital journey.
• Product lifecycle management (PLM) as a high-value discipline to pair with MOM in discrete manufacturing, and the value of digital continuity across engineering, manufacturing operations, and supply chain.
• A robust integration of MOM and PLM technologies and the advent of the Digital Twin (a virtual copy of the product and how it's made) to demonstrate maturity in Smart Manufacturing and the ability to make smart products in smart factories.
The IIoT has opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers. Take advantage of it.
Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be
regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning.
The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a
business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their
customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business
(LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy.
IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as
businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs,
systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some
hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning
require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word, even when facing the multifaceted challenges of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. In fact, following through with plans for sustainable GDPR compliance can have many long-term benefits for your organization. That's because relying on data-driven decisions across the board sets you on track to gain a competitive edge.
In February 2018, SAS conducted a survey with 183 global, cross-industry businesspeople involved with GDPR at their organizations. Based on the survey results, this e-book delves into the biggest challenges and opportunities organizations have faced on the road to GDPR compliance.
Read on for advice from industry experts about the best path to compliance. Learn what steps your peers across a variety of industries have already taken and discover how an integrated approach from SAS can continue to guide your journey toward GDPR compliance.
Digital transformation is a reality for marketers that is wrapped in both opportunities and headaches. Marketers understand the choices and expectations that their customers now have, and they are up for the challenge. But marketers also have many obstacles to overcome to deliver the consistently good, timely and engaging customer experience, across devices, that customers demand.
The good news is that the marketing technology industry is rapidly evolving to address these challenges. And in the same way that consumers have an abundance of choices, marketers also have many options when it comes to choosing partners to help. But where to start, and how to choose the right partners?
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Innovate the supply chain, improve the business
For many companies, supply chain performance affects 100 percent of company revenue but only part of the income statement. Supply chain problems have significant impact across the rest of the business, as do supply chain successes. If you could improve the health and visibility of your supply chain and your business, wouldn’t you?
Together with Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), Anaplan surveyed dozens of supply chain leaders about the effectiveness of their supply chain management strategies.
Survey data capturing trends in supply chain challenges and opportunities
Practical tips on improving supply chain performance
Insight on the important connection between supply chain and business performance
The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction it’s spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
It’s all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
• Mapping out a plan for engagement success
• Understanding the negative effects when you don’t have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization — on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
• Architecting content for engagement today — and for the road ahead
• Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
• Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
It’s all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
When augmenting the benefits package
for your organization, it’s natural to focus
on traditional perks that employees have come to
expect: PTO, health insurance, and maybe a tuition
assistance credit here or there. But if you’re looking
for creative and effective ways to stimulate
employee engagement while also driving business
results, you’ll want to consider the powerful impact
of offering language-learning opportunities.
Why language learning? It offers immediate and
long-term benefits to both employees and employers.
Research shows that organizations that offer access
to language learning see an increase in employee
engagement factors like loyalty, morale, and
productivity, which in turn boosts business performance
factors such as customer satisfaction
and internal communications.
Where’s the connection? And how can you reproduce
these benefits within your organization? This
playbook offers a deeper look at why language
learning has such a positive influence on employee
Over the past few years, improvements in mobile devices, Wi-Fi, and
cloud computing have made mobile point of sale (POS) solutions
e ective and a ordable for businesses of all sizes.
Tablets have emerged as the most popular platform for mobile POS
solutions, and you may have already heard the buzz about them.
There’s a reason for all the hullaballoo. In addition to integrating
payments and making retail transactions more e cient than using
a traditional electronic cash register (ECR), tablet POS solutions can
provide robust management data.
A tablet POS solution makes sense for many retailers, particularly if
you’re looking to:
• replace an ECR or want to have a mobile POS in place on opening day
• unlock new pro t-making and cost-saving opportunities
• expand your business
• keep pace with ever-changing customer expectations
Figuring out which tablet POS solution is the best for your business
may seem like a huge challenge. But don’t worry. Taking the right
approach, by using too
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be on everyone’s mind. It powers natural language recognition within voice-powered assistants like Siri and Alexa, beats world-class Go players, and enables hyper-targeted e-commerce and content recommendations across the web, as we see with Amazon and Netflix. But recently, AI has begun actively expanding its footprint within the enterprise. Executives are trying to more fully comprehend what AI is and how they can use its insights into their data to better capitalize on business opportunities. This additional information can enable engaging with customers more productively and efficiently, forming an edge against the competition. Read more in our AI survey summary.
Published By: ZoomInfo
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
Find and connect quickly with the right people, prospects, and opportunities to grow your sales pipeline and boost conversion rates. The ZoomInfo™ Database is the only source of business information combining the business web, community contributors, and professionals who post their own profiles-updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlock the power of this data with our next-generation prospecting tool, ZoomInfo™ Pro, featuring rich segmentation, export capabilities, and list building. Add custom appends and lists to streamline revenue generation and maximize ROI. Start your free trial today.
eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.