This guide explains how UK Export Finance can help you make sure your purchases of goods or services from the UK come with attractive terms of finance.
The UK has a long tradition of innovation and excellence, and is the world’s sixth-largest exporter. With an open and friendly business environment, and expertise in sectors ranging from manufacturing and construction to services and technology, the UK is a trusted business partner to buyers around the world.
Thanks to our flexible and competitive financing solutions, buying from the UK is more attractive than ever.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Customers expect more from brands when it comes to convenience, resolution times, and agent expertise. Evolving customer preferences are tightly linked to innovations in digital technology, and brands must embrace both in order to keep pace with heightened expectations. The good news is that brands that can deliver on expectations are rewarded with higher rates of customer retention and loyalty.
The Microsoft 2017 State of Global Customer Service survey polled 5,000 people from Brazil, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. We continue to find commonalities along with distinct differences between locals. And though people in all age groups are embracing new digital trends, millennials especially are shaping the way brands need to think about the future of customer service engagement.
Business leaders expect two things from IT: keep mission-critical applications available and high performing 24x7 and, if something does happen, recover to be back in business quickly and without losing any critical data so there is no impact on revenue stream. Of course, there is a gap between this de facto expectation from nontechnical business leaders and what current technology is actually capable of delivering. For mission-critical workloads, which are most often hosted on databases, organizations may choose to implement high availability (HA) technologies within the database to avoid downtime and data loss.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives.
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Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
In a world of perpetual innovations in technology, brands are continually stuck between slowing down and reinventing the wheel of martech which keeps them going, and staying put with delays in data activation. But they don’t have to settle for either of these approaches.
Now is the time for enterprises to reclaim their brand’s independence in agility, innovation and customer obsession, removing all traces of vendor lock-in, slow-down or strategic compromise with a comprehensive, centralized approach to marketing technology which goes beyond DMP: Intelligent Orchestration.
As humans, we are driven to find ways of making an increasingly
complex world simpler. For both customer and marketing leaders -
technology helps us to do that. For marketers particularly in Financial
Services, the focus shifts from a supply-led, to a demand-led
economy; the trust economy, where customer demands continue to
diversify and the fastest to deliver value wins.
Traditional organizations across the globe are transforming to compete against digital-only players, in restructuring to put the customer first. The world’s buying behavior - and people’s behavior in relation to technology - is quickly changing in connection with online distribution channels, smart devices, and their interplay with offline touchpoints. Siloed business systems and their old reporting lines need to shift, and synchronize - fast.
Wholly relevant and personalized customer service is no longer an optional preference, so much as an inevitable reality. Through the right data management technology, marketers can pave the way for their customers to reach the right ticket for their chosen journey, through the channels they prefer, in a way which means something to them in that particular moment.
Airlines don’t have to make use of beacon technology and IoT to begin uplifting their outreach, but should choose a solution which is ready as soon as they are, to plug into, embrace and deliver actions with a shifting landscape of consumer touchpoints.
Technology offers the opportunity for brands to compete - and win - on a rising standard of customer service delivery. Changing cornerstones of engagement: consumers may seem like they stick with their service providers no matter what, but marketers can’t be complacent. To stop their valued customers adding services elsewhere, organizations need to fulfill a new set of standards.
Challenge: Ensure that technology infrastructure will support business transformation, new growth and services.
Solution: Implement highly automated converged infrastructure and managed cloud services from Hitachi Vantara.
Outcomes: Use new capabilities to integrate acquired companies, deploy next-generation security and speed time to the market.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
With the pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), your organization must consider a wide variety of changes for compliance if you hold EU resident data.
Your organization should look at GDPR as an opportunity to modernize storage, compliance and security needs. But what services should be considered?
Download to learn more including:
• How the right providers can help you build a business case for GDPR compliance
• Ways providers can directly aid in the compliance process
• Why the right tools can help with not just technology but process changes as well
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
For a backup solution to be considered flexible, it needs to satisfy
several key business requirements. It should integrate seamlessly
with any servers you’re running and provide full support for
all the applications your business uses. It should enable you to
protect assets in different parts of the country or overseas. And
it should let you manage and monitor backups from anywhere.
A flexible backup solution gives you everything you need to
protect the technology investments you make now and in the
future. So instead of having to buy multiple solutions to support
your changing needs, you can have a single solution that adapts
to fit your environment. We call that flexible deployment.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Just like a house needs a good foundation, a finance system needs the right technology.
Workday took a fresh approach to technology to give finance a distinct advantage in analytics, close and
consolidation, growth, and more. See how Workday helps finance become a strategic partner.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
Without the right tools in place, it’s often hard—if not impossible—to determine if
you’re on the best path to meet your growth and profit goals. Read the Mint Jutras report, “Is
Planning & Performance Management a Marriage Made in Heaven?” to learn about today’s new
monitoring tools and technologies.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Ready to reshape the future of work? Watch this video series to learn how you can use
workforce technology to transform your organization. After viewing the series, you’ll know how to
develop a digital HR strategy, get executive buy-in, and maintain success.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Aging HCM technology in many organizations contrasts sharply with the demands of digital
business and the future world of work. HR IT leaders should use this strategic roadmap to plan their
future HCM technology landscape to leverage the cloud, deeper automation and embedded advanced
Technology is infiltrating K-12 classrooms at a rapid clip as
educators find new ways to employ computing devices and
online resources to improve education and learning. Overall,
the global market for education-related technology, services
and content is expected to grow from $193 billion in 2016
to $586 billion in 2021, a compound annual growth rate of
nearly 25%, according to the market research firm Research
Clearly, data centre modernisation can achieve a wide variety of business benefits for an equally wide variety of organisations. Data centre modernisation programmes are also far reaching. They reach way beyond the desire to merely reduce costs. They add significant business value, and often become the essential cornerstone of digital transformation.
When starting on your own path towards modernisation, it’s vital to recognise that your success depends on making use of advanced public cloud services that sit at the vanguard of enterprise technology’s capabilities. If they don’t, you risk not being able to gain access to a world of new possibilities.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
A majority of businesses have adopted digital platforms across multiple channels and in many cases successfully utilised them to drive efficiency and profitability. Technology, and the data that often underpins it, has become an extremely valuable asset for businesses of all sizes.
The way that companies do business has also changed and technology has played a key role in this, customers now expect instant gratification and a service model that suits their specific needs.
This paper will analyse the cause and effect of companies implementing digital transformation strategies and understand the role of cloud technologies within this. It will also explore some of the wider aspects of business transformation and the journey’s businesses take to implement innovative technologies.
As organizations develop next-generation applications for the digital era, many are using cognitive computing ushered in by IBM Watson® technology. Cognitive applications can learn and react to customer preferences, and then use that information to support capabilities such as confidence-weighted outcomes with data transparency, systematic learning and natural language processing.
To make the most of these next-generation applications, you need a next-generation database. It must handle a massive volume of data while delivering high performance to support real-time analytics. At the same time, it must provide data availability for demanding applications, scalability for growth and flexibility for responding to changes.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
organizations increasingly use Office 365 and other cloud
services on mobile devices, they need a secure mobile and
cloud architecture to protect all of these apps and data
on the device and in transit. It requires a comprehensive,
unified approach to enterprise mobility management
(EMM) that includes defense-grade security, massive
scalability, a broad ecosystem of technology partners,
enhanced Office 365 security, and integrated Windows 10
desktop and mobile management. And it has to provide
all of this without locking customers into a proprietary
Many seasoned attorneys will agree that remediating an enormous amount of documentation to ensure regulatory compliance is no easy feat. The volume of repapering necessary for compliance with the new rules governing margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives (UMR) presented new challenges, exposed structural weaknesses, and provided many lessons learned which can be applied to any documentation remediation effort. Many UMR initiatives suffered significant hurdles that contributed to delays and missed deadlines. Common among the various challenges faced were the dearth of talent in the quantities needed, and the limited technology and data management solutions utilized.