"Extracting value from data is central to the digital
transformation required for businesses to succeed
in the decades to come. Buried in data are insights
that reveals what your customers need and how
they want to receive it, how sales, manufacturing,
distribution, and other aspects of business operations
are functioning, what risks are arising to threaten
the business, and more. That insight empowers your
businesses to reach new customers, develop and
deliver new products, to operate more efficiently
and more effectively, and even to develop new
business models. "
The bar for success is rising in higher education. University leaders and IT administrators are aware of the compelling benefits of digital transformation overall—and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular. AI can amplify human capabilities by using machine learning, or deep learning, to convert the fast-growing and plentiful sources of data about all aspects of a university into actionable insights that drive better decisions. But when planning a transformational strategy, these leaders must prioritize operational continuity. It’s critical to protect the everyday activities of learning, research, and administration that rely on the IT infrastructure to consistently deliver data to its applications.
"IT needs to reach beyond the traditional data center and the public cloud to form and manage a hybrid connected system stretching from the edge to the cloud, wherever the cloud may be. We believe this is leading to a new period of disruption and development that will require organizations to rethink and modernize their infrastructure more comprehensively than they have in the past.
Hybrid cloud and hybrid cloud management will be the key pillars of this next wave of digital transformation – which is on its way much sooner than many have so far predicted. They have an important role to play as part of a deliberate and proactive cloud strategy, and are essential if the full benefits of moving over to a cloud model are to be fully realized."
"Campbell’s is more connected than we've ever been. We've seen a complete transformation in just 9 months. I think it's because Workplace has tools that people can use whenever and wherever they are.”
Kristin Ennis, Senior Manager, Communications
Download this case study to find out how Workplace by Facebook helped to improve the business with smarter communication, better collaboration and a re-imagined company culture.
We believe people change organizations. So, we built Workplace by Facebook to empower them. Our mission is to unlock human potential by giving the world a place to work together. We do it by combining next-generation technology and easy-to use features to transform communications, culture, and workflows inside organizations of all shapes, sizes, and industries. Industries like retail.
In this playbook, we’ll explore the new consumer expectations shaping the future of retail in North America. You’ll discover why great brand experiences for your customers start with great work experiences for your employees.
Download this whitepaper now to learn more about the benefits of customer-centric collaboration tools like Workplace by Facebook.
Then you’ll be ready to take the next step on your digital transformation journey.
Whether you know it as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Smart Industry, Manufacturing is going through a deep transformation, with changes that are centered around digitalization. While most industries are already on this digitalization path, the disruption is more visible and pronounced in manufacturing because it is expanding virtual data and processes into environments that have been fundamentally about physical products. This transformation has already started, and its impact is expected to be massive. Technical, economic, and social changes are expected across the whole manufacturing ecosystem, with jobs shifting from offshoring back to nearshoring. Strong technology elements driving this digital revolution include 3D printing, robotizing and automation, smart factory with IoT and machine learning, and supply chain digitization. Their impact is profound.
Enterprises use data virtualization software such as TIBCO® Data Virtualization to reduce data bottlenecks so more insights can be delivered for better business outcomes. For developers, data virtualization allows applications to access and use data without needing to know its technical details, such as how it is formatted or where it is physically located. For developers, data virtualization helps rapidly create reusable data services that access and transform data and deliver data analytics with even heavylifting reads completed quickly, securely, and with high performance. These data services can then be coalesced into a common data layer that can support a wide range of analytic and applications use cases. Data engineers and analytics development teams are big data virtualization users, with Gartner predicting over 50% of these teams adopting the technology by 202
The Internet of Things (IoT) didn’t just connect everything everywhere; It laid the groundwork for the next industrial revolution.
Connected devices sending data was only one achievement of the IoT—but one that helped solve the problem of data spread across countless silos that was not collected because it was too voluminous and/or too expensive to analyze.
Now, with advances in cloud computing and analytics, cheaper and more scalable factory solutions are available. This, in combination with the cost and size of sensors continuously being reduced, supplies the other achievement: the possibility for every organization to digitally transform.
Using a Smart Factory system, all relevant data is aggregated, analyzed, and acted upon. Sensors, devices, people, and processes are part of a connected ecosystem providing:
• Reduced downtime
• Minimized surplus and defects • Deep insights
• End-to-end real-time visibility
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
Transform your finance operations into a strategic, data-driven engine
Data inundation and information overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today, providing great amounts of detail but often very little context on which executives can act. According to the Harvard Business Review,1 less than half of an organisation’s structured data is actively used in making decisions.
The burden is felt profoundly among finance executives, who increasingly require fast and easy access to real-time data in order to make smart, timely, strategic decisions. In fact, 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data, and the average CFO receives information too late to make decisions 24% of the time.2
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 04, 2019
“O cliente tem sempre a razão” é uma máxima que a Zendesk leva muito a sério. O que o cliente quer? O que ele precisa? Esse é o foco de todas as atividades da Zendesk.
De pequenas empresas que desejam crescer rapidamente e estabelecer suas marcas a grandes empresas que querem manter a fidelidade dos seus clientes, a Zendesk capacita corporações para que elas atendam, sem interrupções e em tempo real, a grandes bases de clientes nos canais que elas desejam, e utilizem dados e análises nas suas interações com os consumidores.
Nesse ebook, você verá como organizações como a NatureBox, a Uber e a Instacart usam o Zendesk de maneiras inovadoras para criar experiências do cliente otimizadas e simples.
Você aprenderá sobre:
? O fornecimento de suporte omnichannel personalizado em larga escala
? A personalização e manutenção de operações de suporte com facilidade
? O gerenciamento de fluxos de trabalho de suporte avançados para maximizar a produtividade
? A descoberta de informações sobre os c
Enterprises can extend their services with scale and speed that would have been unthinkable
just a few years ago. They can focus on their core strengths while leveraging resources from
other ecosystem participants, creating richer, more valuable digital experiences than most
companies have the resources to produce alone and spreading their businesses to new audiences
and markets. The speed of change and the range of opportunities are dizzying—which is why
it’s so easy for businesses to hit hurdles or chart the wrong course.
La question n’est plus de savoir quand, mais comment vous passerez vos communications dans le cloud. Et c’est l’un des principaux enseignements de cette seconde édition de notre enquête sur la perception du cloud par les entreprises européennes. L’adoption des solutions cloud, synonymes d’innovation pour une grande majorité des répondants, semble inéluctable. Dans un monde où la capacité des entreprises à se transformer rapidement est devenu critique, le modèle du paiement à l’usage répond à leurs attentes de flexibilité et d’innovation, particulièrement en termes de collaboration.
Grace à cette enquête, nous pouvons comparer les sensibilités des responsables d’entreprise et mieux appréhender les différences culturelles et les freins potentiels en fonction des pays. Les réponses selon les pays sont souvent similaires, à quelques exceptions notables, qui sont révélatrices des différences de maturité d’adoption des solutions cloud en Europe. Si chaque pays conserve des spécificités, le S
Digital transformation has become a popular theme across enterprises. However, companies are confronted with several challenges. In a survey done recently, two-thirds of IT investments by Japanese companies were about "running-the-business", and a very small sum was focussed on business innovation and growth.
What are the processes that an organization should create to promote digital transformation? What are the challenges?
Read this article from Nikkei XTech that analyses the IT enterprise in Japan and challenges that it faces today.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
In today’s digital world, technologies such as cloud have become commonplace to take digital transformation projects to the next level. But while cloud is critical to business transformation success, Australian IT decision-makers (ITDMs) still feel that the C-suite does not understand the time and complexity of the journey.
This paper explores:
• Insights on challenges faced by Australian ITDMs when rolling out cloud projects
• The role of the ITDM today
• Key blockages IT stakeholders encounter when driving digital change, and;
• What they need from the business and wider technology ecosystem to navigate the risks associated with starting a cloud project or moving to a full cloud-first model.
To Keep Pace With Your Customers and Competitors, It’s Time to Leave Your Legacy Software Behind.
Legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems struggle to keep up with the modern pace of business, and they fail to meet the changing needs of your workforce. Can your leaders quickly find and analyze vital data? Are your employees’ tasks and processes straightforward and efficient? Does your ERP software make it easier to support growth?
See how manufacturers upgrading to the latest ERP software from Epicor transform their business by delivering the visibility, efficiency, and productivity essential for sustained growth.
Digital Fitness Assessment 2.0 is here. The time to upskill is now.
Let’s face it--every industry is being disrupted. To stay profitable and lead the way, it’s critical to be deliberate about making sure your employees have the skills they’ll need to take you there. The Digital Fitness Assessment will help your employees build their future through a custom experience that targets specific skills and behaviors to each employee. Get a demo here. [Please confirm link works and is tracked]
What if you could give every employee a blueprint for tomorrow's most-needed skills?
Your people know they need new skills--and most are eager to get them. But, what most companies offer is, well, standardized. That can make it boring and not applicable. To stand out and bring your workforce into the future, you need a creative, personal--and even enjoyable--learning experience. The Digital Fitness Assessment will help your employees build their future. Get a demo here. [Please confirm link works and is
What if you could give every employee a blueprint for tomorrow's most-needed skills?
Your teams know they need new skills--and most are eager to get them. But, what most companies offer is, well, standardized. That can make it boring and not applicable. To stand out and bring your workforce into the future, you need a creative, personal--and even enjoyable--learning experience. The Digital Fitness Assessment will help your employees build their future. Get a demo here.
We all use APIs every day. The demands of digital transformation, and the related need for platforms and ecosystems, make it essential to manage APIs throughout their life cycle. We identify the pros and cons of a wide range of API management vendors and offerings, to help you make the right choice.
Teachers have always experimented with new technology and how it can be integrated to augment the lessons and content given to students. Classroom sets of books afforded teachers the opportunity to give homework, movie projectors and televisions offered an opportunity to display new content, and calculators transformed computational mathematics. Augmented and virtual reality are new tools that can transition pedagogy to include new materials and content. Students can travel to historical landmarks, world heritage sites, and past events from the safety of their classroom. Books can be scanned to reveal videos and three-dimensional content identified by the teacher to enhance the content available to the student.
Download this whitepaper to learn more.
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As a small-to-midsize fabricated metals manufacturer serving large customers within complex global supply chains, how do you maintain preferred vendor status? The whole world is your competition so you need to step up to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations.
Your customers will expect mass personalization with shorter lead times whether the order is large or small—without sacrificing compliance with their industry’s quality requirements. To meet these demands—despite a skills shortage and volatile material costs and availability—you’ve got to put digital transformation at the top of your agenda.
The plan is to move what you currently have onto a platform that gives you new capabilities to better support your transformation goals. Aberdeen Group has found that those who stay up to date with their ERP are, for example, almost three times as likely to have mobile ERP functionality, twice as likely to have integrated ERP and eCommerce, and five times more likely to have social business capabilities.1
Is it time for you to take the next step on your journey by moving to the Epicor ERP system? Consider these questions:
XX How much time and money could your business save by eliminating inefficient processes, increasing worker productivity, and improving customer service?
XX What goals can you achieve when your core software is integrated with Industry 4 .0 technologies to support the factory of the future?
XX What would your business look like if you had real-time information to make informed business decisions that drive growth and profitability?
For some, “Industry 4.0” and “digital transformation” are synonymous—alternative terms for the fundamental business changes facing manufacturers. For others, the former refers more narrowly to a set of manufacturing technologies at the heart of a wider digital transformation.
Behind the scenes of the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies, a profound digital transformation is now underway .1
As with any profound transformation, the opportunities for competitive advantage and growth are enormous, but so are the challenges . How do you determine what your next digital transformation steps should be? How do you position your manufacturing business to take the next step—and the one after that?
This eBook will help you answer these questions . In it we will:
XX Introduce the role of visibility in digital transformation
XX Consider three key trends that are shaping the future of manufacturing by delivering the visibility that enables transformation:
– Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)
– The advance of analytics
– The migration of applications to the cloud
XX Identify the traits you need in your core systems to take advantage of these trends—giving you the visibility to identify and take the steps that will help transform your business into