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.
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Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
Learn about the HPE Intelligent Data Platform and the new IT realities it addresses. With digital transformation underway in many organizations, more dynamic business models are becoming the key to success. This means infrastructure modernization and the introduction of technologies such as solid state storage, artificial intelligence and machine learning, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud. At the same time, it means IT infrastructure management becomes much more complex. Enter HPE’s Intelligent Data Platform. With comprehensive coverage and AI/ML-driven real-time optimization that enables intelligent management of the entire data life cycle, the HPE Intelligent Data Platform enables an organization to get the most out of its IT resources while also meeting its evolving needs over time.
The insurance industry boasts some of the most sophisticated modeling capabilities in the world. And yet the average property underwriter does not have access to the kind of predictive tools that carriers use at a portfolio level to manage risk aggregation, streamline reinsurance buying and optimize capitalization.
cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Published By: Conduent
Published Date: Jul 23, 2019
In this eBook, we’ve distilled the key information into a “decision guide” to help you head in the right direction with your technology planning. The guide walks you through the five main options for your technology and overviews the benefits and challenges related to each — so you can weigh the pros and cons and make the best technology choices for your organization. Complete the form at right to get your copy today.
De plus en plus d’organisations cherchent à implémenter une solution d’assistance à distance intuitive qui offre aux professionnels une productivité à la demande et qui permet de résoudre rapidement les problèmes toujours plus nombreux qui encombrent les équipes d’assistance aujourd’hui. Mais choisir la meilleure solution d’assistance peut se révéler un défi, à mesure que les attentes des utilisateurs progressent et les systèmes deviennent plus complexes et offrent plus d’options et de fonctionnalités.
Ce guide d’achat va vous permettre de sélectionner l’outil d’assistance à distance le plus adapté à votre organisation. Avec plus de 15 ans d’expérience, LogMeIn offre un portefeuille de solutions leader du marché pour répondre à chacune de vos demandes de support à distance.
More and more organizations are looking to implement an intuitive remote support solution that gives support professionals on-demand productivity and provides quick resolutions to the ever-evolving set of pains that bedevil support teams today. But choosing the best remote support solution can be a challenge, especially as user expectations grow and systems become more complex and offer more options and features.
This buyer’s guide can help you select the remote support tool that will work best for your organization. With more than 15 years of experience, LogMeIn delivers remote support solutions with key features and functionalities that make us the market leader in the remote support space.
"The fast pace of innovation demanded by today’s digital businesses challenges traditional processes for the deployment and governance
of application delivery and supporting infrastructure. To address the increased pace of change, many organizations are transforming by adopting DevOps: a set of practices which employs continuous integration processes, breaking down the silos between development and operations teams.
As cycle times accelerate, and development teams adopt more Agile delivery methodologies, the traditional model for application security can be a drag on the speed and agility inherent in a continuous integration process. This creates a natural friction. Security teams can be perceived as slowing down or blocking delivery. At the same time, however, the apps are exposed to significant threats.
The goal of continuous integration is to deliver more frequent releases with more new capabilities to market, faster. It’s all about speed."
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Today, companies of all sizes face growing threats from shifting consumer habits, global competitors, and well-funded startups.
Digital transformation, cloud computing, and the dynamic nature of global business have changed business expectations, making
IT an essential driver of revenue and an ever more critical part of your business. Your IT team is looking for ways to accelerate
the adoption of digital technologies to increase customer engagement, streamline business processes, and gain a sustainable
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Network operations teams can no longer ignore the application layer. Application experience can make or
break a digital enterprise, and today most enterprises are digital. To deliver optimal performance, network
operations tools must be application-aware. However, application-awareness in the network and security tool
layer is expensive and difficult to scale. Enterprises can mitigate these challenges with a network visibility
architecture that includes application-aware network packet brokers (NPBs).
EMA recommends that today’s network operations teams modernize their approach with full application
visibility. EMA research has found that network teams are increasingly focused on directly addressing security
risk reduction, service quality, end-user experience, and application performance. All of these new network
operations benchmarks will require deeper application-level visibility. For instance, a network team focused
on service quality will want to take a top-down approach to perfo
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Network performance and security are vital
elements of any business. Organisations are
increasingly adopting virtualisation and cloud
technologies to boost productivity, cost savings
and market reach.
With the added complexity of distributed
network architectures, full visibility is necessary
to ensure continued high performance and
security. Greater volumes of data, rapidlyevolving threats and stricter regulations have
forced organisations to deploy new categories
of security tools, e.g. Web Access Firewalls
(WAFs) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
Yet, simply adding more security tools may not
always be the most efficient solution.
To stay competitive and satisfy your customers in today’s digital economy, you need faster, scalable and more efficient IT performance. Adopting all-flash solutions can meet these performance demands. Now is the time to consider Hitachi as your long-term strategic partner for fast-evolving all-flash technology.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
"Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly digitizing their operations and adopting a multicloud environment. Unfortunately, legacy WAN architecture models often do not provide the scale, flexibility or agility required to support this transition. Enter SD-WAN.
No single platform will be able to deliver every piece in the jigsaw for every type of enterprise and every application-specific set of requirements. The key is to select vendor partners whose platforms are sufficiently open, modular and comprehensive in their functionality and components that they will be able to adapt to enterprises’ increasingly varied, flexible and exacting networking and compute requirements going forward.
Only by doing so will they secure the ability to stay ahead in a multicloud future."
"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
It’s time to move your supply chain into the realm of super-intelligent.
This special report is for anyone looking to enhance their supply chain operations by utilizing the latest in technological advances such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT). With smart use of these tools, businesses can anticipate problems and develop solutions before they occur.
Forward-thinking leaders are using this disruption to optimize their supply chains and push the quality of their findings to a whole new level.
In it, you’ll learn:
• The markers of a truly cognitive supply chain
• The crucial role of location intelligence in supply chain optimization
• The impact increased visibility has on every area of your supply chain, including asset, inventory, fleet and energy management
As ride-hailing, e-commerce and food delivery services continue to grow, the value of curbside space is increasingly apparent. Though valuable and potentially lucrative, its original design is failing to live up to the needs of today's society. The demand for curbside space is growing, but the asset itself is fixed.
To reduce urban congestion, ensure optimal roadway performance management, encourage new mobility solutions and facilitate on-demand delivery efficiency, it is vital that the curb be better utilized.
In this eBook, gain insight from six visionaries and thought leaders with a stake in the landscape of urban mobility as they share how to better optimize curbside space.
meeting the requirements of a just
time supply chain
their biggest challenges
, but with
advances in location technology
across the supply chain
efficiency and support
proactive decision making.
By reading this eBook, you’ll discover how
your supply chain
for the future
application of location intelligence to:
based insights to help optimize processes and inform decision
Set accurate ETAs with reliable real
time visibility to
as they occur
Gain comprehensive coverage
across factories, warehouses,
showrooms and in transit
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
Commuters and city travelers want to discover, plan and book the fastest, cheapest and most convenient way to get to their destinations.
At the same time, private and public transport organizations want to seize the opportunity to delight users with a range of services that help mitigate disruption and get people from A to B quickly and easily.
By reading this eBook, you’ll discover how APIs from HERE enable urban transport organizations to:
• Help passengers get from A to B with multimodal and intermodal journey planning
• Provide park & ride functionality to drivers
• Expanding an operational zone with optimized fleet usage and intermodal trip planning
• Provide users of ride-hailing services with public transport options
Every lender, bank, and credit union has different product mixes and marketing priorities, but one thing they all share is the goal of winning, retaining, and growing our customer relationships. Typically, there are two ways to maximize customer engagement: seek margin with products like credit cards, or seek volume and deeper relationships with products like home equity.
This report analyzes both of these options through three key lenses: current market conditions, access to today’s high-quality borrowers, and the rich opportunity for integrated, targeted marketing. Our goal is to enable you to determine the best way to fine-tune your strategic customer engagement for 2019 by helping you:
Review current market conditions.
Connect with higher-quality borrowers.
Develop a 360-degree, integrated marketing mix.
Explore Every Option Before Choosing Your Monetization Strategy
When it comes to replacing your billing system or choosing a new billing solution to support revenue management, one of the difficult questions you will face is whether to build a custom software set or purchase a solution from a vendor.
There are a variety of factors to consider when making the build vs. buy decision. This whitepaper helps you determine the right path for your organization.
Download the full whitepaper to discover a practical approach to weighing your options for billing solutions. The whitepaper covers the following topics:
• Question to answer before implementing a billing system
• Considerations for building a billing system
• Costs of building your own system
• Considerations for buying a billing system
• Common billing system requirements to consider
By reading our systematic exploration of billing options and considerations, you will find the approach that will lend the greatest success to y
In order to give their commercial customers the best prices and most flexible purchasing options possible, Floor & Decor offers lines of credit through their preferred credit provider, CIT. To fully leverage and scale this partnership, Floor & Decor needed a way to quickly check credit availability in their retail stores on demand. It also needed to generate invoices to send to their commercial customers while providing assignment notices to CIT.