Imagine a young, urban couple with their third baby on the way. They’re ready to make the oft-dreaded leap to a minivan, and it’s time to decide on a brand and a model. While dad checks safety ratings and online reviews, mom calls her friends to ask how they like their own vans. Together, they review and compare features on the manufacturer’s website and later “build” their dream minivan, choosing colors, fabrics, floor mats, and other accessories—all without leaving their living room. Perfect car in hand and confident that they’ve chosen the best one for their needs, they arrive at the dealership and walk onto the showroom floor, ready to finally meet their salesperson.
The term outsourcing can have a negative connotation,
conjuring images of layoffs and relocating jobs to third parties
in remote locations. However, outsourcing can take many
forms, and finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) does
not always mean the displacing of the finance back office.
Specifically, FAO leverages digital technology to complement
and support the back office, streamlining processes while
providing enhanced transaction processing, reporting and
analytics capabilities. It also allows key resources to focus on
strategy, analysis and decision-making.
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 such as Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor and services, new business models and new ways of engaging customers.
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
Rich, real-time location intelligence is shaping the future of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, powering some of the most innovative new technologies behind the smartest, most efficient and environmentally sustainable 3PLs in the industry.
Rapid growth in the industry over the next five years will see competition driving further technology and location intelligence innovation. This eBook predicts five ways in which this will result in smarter work patterns and new business-critical technologies.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes), HERE can help 3PL companies develop key competitive advantages.
Traditional remote access solutions were designed for business models of twenty years ago, but today they are distributed, mobile, and have many remote and third-party users. Read this paper to learn about a fundamentally new way to provide simple, secure remote access.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: May 31, 2018
Protect Your Office 365 Investment - Choose The Right Third-Party Email Security Solution
Why should you consider additional security protection around Microsoft Office 365TM email? And, what should you look for in a third-party solution?
TechTarget has the answers in this brief, Remedying the Email Security Gaps in Microsoft Office 365.
Learn about the key features and functions that you need to protect your investment, how to choose the right email security solution, and how one organization successfully navigated its way to highly satisfactory, reliable third-party solutions for enhancing Office 365 email security.
The Ponemon Institute and IBM Resilient are pleased to release the findings of the third annual study on the importance of cyber resilience for a strong security posture. The key takeaway from this year’s research is that organizations globally continue to struggle with responding to cybersecurity incidents. Lack of formal incident response plans and insufficient budgets were reported as the main causes of this challenge.
How did you choose your anti-malware solution? Did you put it through the same rigorous process as your other security solutions? Or, did you simply renew your current product licensing? Perhaps you went with something you had used at a previous job. Maybe you even went so far as to read a few product reviews and third-party test results or evaluations. But, did you test the anti-malware solution yourself? In this book, we explain how artificial intelligence (AI) can help your enterprise combat malware threats in a more preventative, proactive, and radically better way than legacy anti-malware products. We explain why you shouldn't just believe a vendor's marketing. Instead, you should test different solutions for yourself, just as you would with any other major security investment. Read more in this eBook.
The latest research shows that two-thirds of email opens now occur on mobile devices, but many email marketers are still acting like their customers are reading email from a computer, at home. It’s time to take email marketing to the next level with effective mobile email marketing campaigns! Watch the webcast for nine easy ways to get started with responsive email campaigns today.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Traditional storage management can be complex, confusing, and and configuration involved can be overwhelming. Scaling and replication can often be time consuming and frustrating, if not practically impossible. The time and complexity required can drive small and midsize businesses to engage expert consultants just to manage their data storage solution and optimize it for their application requests.
You’ve got more on your plate to manage than just storage. In this third of a series of informative e-books from Exablox, we take a look at the difficulties of traditional storage approaches, and offer simple, practical ways to make your data storage easier to manage.
Food and beverage manufacturers today face a host of challenges— SKU proliferation, more frequent line changeovers, finding and retaining skilled employees — all while handling the day-to-day challenges of keeping the line running smoothly in the first place.
This demand for continuous improvement has plant managers and line engineers examining every aspect of the production and packaging line for ways to squeeze every bit of performance from every machine, every process, and every employee
This white paper from Domino takes a look at how conducting a value stream analysis with a third-party provider can uncover a wide array of opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency. From freeing up labor and reducing errors to shortening changeover time and sharing critical operational knowledge among all stakeholders, a value stream analysis provides a collaborative opportunity to learn and discover new ways to boost productivity without major equipment investments.
In the following paper, we will share the following key strategies that will fuel a successful social media strategy for your business. We will:
- Outline the six strategies and technologies for creating a framework for success
- Map out a social implementation model for setting up the distribution of your content in order to protect your brand when third-party platforms, such as Google and Facebook, inevitably make changes
- Share the right way to think about measuring, monitoring and managing your social media strategy and performance
Published By: 4Retail
Published Date: Mar 24, 2010
This white paper aims to identify why there is a need for a new technology and how this solution can improve communication, enhance collaboration and reduce the lead time of the design to delivery cycle.
The average company uses more than 50 security vendors.
Firewalls, Web proxies, SIEM, Appliances & Third-party intelligence.
The list goes on — and sometimes you still find your stack coming up short when it comes to securing users anywhere they access the internet. Strengthening your security stack doesn’t mean a massive overhaul or a loss of customization and control. Check out these 6 ways to amplify and extend your stack with cloud security from Cisco Umbrella.