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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Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
SagecommissionedForresterConsultingtoconducta TotalEconomicImpact™(TEI)studytoexaminethe potentialreturnoninvestment(ROI)organizationsmay realizebydeployingits Enterprise Management solutionas part of Sage Business Cloud.Thepurpose ofthisstudyistoprovidereaders withaframework to evaluatethepotentialfinancialimpactof Enterprise Managementwithintheir organizations. Tobetter understandthebenefits,costs,andrisks associatedwithaninvestmentinEnterprise Management,Forrester conducted in-depth interviews withtwoEnterprise Managementcustomers. For a brief description of each customer, see the Analysis section. According toSage,Enterprise Managementis an integratedand globalenterprise business management solution for purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service,and financial management. Formoredetails ontheEnterprise Management solution,seeAppendix A. For this TEI study, Forrester has created a compositeOrganizationto illustrate the quantifiable benefits and costs of investing i
Application-aware vEPC is the key to SDN/NFV service deployments. Deep packet inspection software provides granular network data, which lays the foundation for application awareness in mobile networks. This case study explains how a leading provider of virtualized network solutions uses the best-berforming deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&S®PACE 2 by Rohde & Schwarz to provide their CSP customers with overall network intelligence at a highly granular level.
In this case study, large health systems implement IBM Watson Health to surface improvement opportunities. Using this tool, they were able to cut costs, reduce patients’ length of stay, acquire actionable data, address number of readmissions and improve management of COPD and sepsis.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
The decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team.
Our latest research study on the different motives, concerns and experiences of executive peers and business stakeholders when securing buy-in for a strategic IT move found 97% of C-level executives in ANZ suffered from migration regret during their first cloud migration.
Packed with telling hindsight, over 200 c-suite executives shared their expectations and experiences during the cloud migration journey. They reveal what they would have done differently - namely enhanced communication and a clear plan of action - and offer practical advice to help others get buy-in internally and secure funding to support a move to the cloud.
The largest national multiline insurance had built a repository of Insurance policies (P&C and Life Insurance) on Microfilm and Microfiche in early 90’s, as a preservation strategy. They were grappling with issues as this technology became outdated over time:
• Risk of losing their only source of data for Insurance policies and corresponding communication, need to improve data availability and speed of claims evaluation
• Compliance issues, need of a WORM (write once read many) storage compliant with FINRA regulations, where data should be encrypted when at rest
• Total cost for digitization compared to 10-12 years of support left to maintain insurance policies was not very encouraging
• Required a low cost, cloud-based, FINRA-compliant document management solution which could provide quick access to stored data
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Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
A recent study from Knowlegde Executive clearly shows that that the deployment of cloud-computing technology in the African contact centre industry is growing with organisations adopting hosted, virtual and Contact-Centre-as-a-Service (CCaaS) solutions. Download at this page the report with all results.
Get the full study results to get insights on:
The impact on customer and employee engagement
The main pain points & challenges
The technology service provider check list
Find out why over 50% of African contact centres have adopted a cloud model
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Feb 21, 2019
The workplace is constantly evolving. As we
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environment will continue to affect the ways
companies do business. New research from the
2018 Global Culture Study uncovers 5 big culture
trends for 2019. Companies that are looking to
attract, engage, and retain top talent should
anticipate and leverage these trends to create
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Download this report for an in-depth analysis of trends in customer experience management strategies for financial services companies. The study was developed using independent research and survey responses from 100 senior-level leaders across marketing, customer experience management, analytics, digital strategy, and innovation roles.
After identifying key market stressors, the report analyzes the five key drivers of successful customer engagement: Customer Understanding, Prioritization, Design, Measurement, and Culture.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"Unlike other business disciplines (CRM, ERP, HR), cybersecurity lacks clear business metrics that help frame decision-making in language the C-suite and board easily understand. To evaluate which metrics matter most, Tenable commissioned Ponemon Institute to study the effects of cyber risk on business operations. The study, which surveyed 2,410 IT and infosec decision-makers in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Mexico and Japan.
Download the report now to:
-See why organizations are vulnerable to multiple cyber attacks. Compare your own practices for measuring the business costs of cyber risk against those of peers in six countries.
-Explore the seven key reasons why organizations struggle to evaluate the business impact of cyber events.
-Get five tips, based on the research, that you can use today to start improving your ability to mitigate cyber risks in your own organization."
While it is easy for marketers to be distracted by the power of data and technology, a new report reminds us what really drives business decisions: feelings. A new study conducted by the Financial Times Commercial Insight Group and gyro asked more than 300 FT readers across the globe to express what feelings are crucial for creating successful business relationships.
Although humor is featured in many of the most memorable ads of all time, it is still seldom seen in the world of business-to-business. Why? B-to-B professionals are afraid humorous ads may fall flat or — worse — damage brand image. In the first study of its kind, gyro and Research Now SSI have discovered that humor can be a powerful tactic for capturing attention and even prompting purchase consideration.
As the company continued to expand, the decision was taken in 2011 to find a different package to support its international service desk operations across Europe, the US, India and Australia.
Hollister launched a competitive tender to find the right solution for its needs and explored several options as part of the selection process. Mike and the team were immediately impressed by Cherwell, both by the working culture and the flexibility and ease of use of its solutions.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Feb 11, 2019
The automotive leasing and financing industry is facing its most competitive times. Market disruptors are moving quickly, leveraging technology to provide polished and high-value customer experiences to lure business away from more traditional lenders.
However, the use of smart technology and automated credit decisioning can enable auto lenders to make accurate lending decisions and gain a competitive edge.
Learn how you can:
• Issue accurate and immediate credit financing decisions at the point of sale
• Reduce delinquencies and credit losses
• Grow your lending portfolio
• Create winning offers using data and analytics
• Speed up credit decisions to prospects and stay competitive
• Use smart analytics to enhance the customer service experience
Download the case study round up Digital Transformation for Automotive Finance to learn how you can transform your business.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Nov 04, 2009
This report highlights the strategic value of a next generation web content management system integrated with lead scoring, email marketing, customer relationship management, and web analytics. The report links the technology and practices of Best-in-Class organizations to engage customers, provide personalized experiences and manage the lead lifecycle.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
As the technology landscape grows and evolves with new devices, new software, and new platforms, keeping tabs on an organization's IT assets is a moving target. How can you gain accurate visibility of software assets to drive strategic and financial decisions that impact finance and reduce security risk?
A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Flexera shows the potential return on investment for a Data Platform customer. Through their research, Forrester found that customers achieved a 302% ROI with their investment, with payback within months by benefiting from multiple use cases throughout the organization in the following areas:
-Cost savings from reduction in licenses
-Avoided increases in licenses from audit activities
-Hardware maintenance savings
-Reduced effort for divestiture activities
Get the full study to learn how your business can benefit from Flexera solutions.
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Jun 16, 2010
Could your website be doing more? Find out in Oneupweb's latest study. Today, the design and usability of your website directly affects your bottom line. Discover if it's driving sales, or driving them away with the new measurement you need to determine the success of your site's design.