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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To thrive in today’s global business economy, you need voice systems that keep your clients connected and your employees productive. Spectrum Enterprise provides next generation communications solutions that deliver superior quality and cost advantages with modern collaboration features to keep your workforce and clients connected.
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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
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businesses to reach new customers, develop and
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Managing infrastructure has always brought frustration, headaches, and wasted time. That’s because IT professionals have to spend their days, nights, and weekends dealing with problems and manually tuning their infrastructure.
Traditional monitoring and support are too far removed from infrastructure, resulting in an endless cycle of break-fix-tune-repeat. Infrastructure powered by artificial intelligence, however, can overcome the limitations of humans and traditional tools.
This white paper explores how HPE InfoSight with its recommendation engine paves the path for an autonomous data center your Hybrid Cloud World.
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.
Powerful IT doesn’t have to be complicated. Hyperconvergence puts your entire virtualized infrastructure and advanced data services into one integrated powerhouse. Deploy HCI on an intelligent fabric that can scale with your business and you can hyperconverge the entire IT stack. This guide will help you: Understand the basic tenets of hyperconvergence and the software-defined data center; Solve for common virtualization roadblocks; Identify 3 things modern organizations want from IT; Apply 7 hyperconverged tactics to your existing infrastructure now.
"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."
With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
A critical part of our mission to make the world more open and connected is providing a secure community for everyone who uses Workplace by Facebook. Decisions we make always involve answering questions upfront about how a new product, feature, or process impacts security and privacy. Every decision we make is reviewed with this lens. It’s simply part of our culture.
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As organizational structures get flatter, opportunities for meaningful global collaboration are increasing. However, without the right tools in place, those opportunities will go to waste.
Workplace by Facebook asked Harvard Business Review to find out how its audience is thinking about adopting, deploying and using social collaboration tools at work. The results show that the time to act is now.
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Young people have grown up in a world of instant access, with endless media, services, and products available in just a few taps of a smartphone. These Gen Yers will make up 35% of the global workforce by 2020.
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Young people have grown up in a world of instant access, with endless media, services and products available in just a few taps of a smartphone. These Gen Yers will make up 35% of the global workforce by 2020.
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Over the past decade, businesses have made tremendous investments in information capture, storage, and analysis. But having a wealth of data isn’t the same as having valuable information. Data Virtualization products and services provide a way to turn your data stores into valuable information that improves decision-making and propels experimentation and innovation. This paper explains:
What data virtualization is and its benefits
When and when not to use data virtualization
How to deploy data virtualization to benefit your business
How to unlock the value of your SAP data
MANUFACTURING: AN INDUSTRY DRIVEN BY DISRUPTION
A leading manufacturer today can be an also-ran next year. Disruption is the new
normal. Maintain the status quo at your peril because no manufacturer is safe from:
•? Innovative new products that can radically shift demand
•? Falling prices that relentlessly pressure costs
•? Dynamic business models where yesterday’s partner can become
Turning disruption into your advantage requires continuous innovation and
optimization, driven by data.
Cloetta is a leading
confectionary company in
the Nordic region of Europe
and The Netherlands. Cloetta
manufactures and markets
products, nuts, pastilles,
chewing gum, and pick and
mix concepts. Its products
are in more than 40 markets
worldwide, with Sweden,
Finland, Denmark, Norway, the
Netherlands, Germany, and the
UK as the main markets.
Over the past decade, businesses have made tremendous investments in information
capture, storage, and analysis. But having a wealth of data isn’t the same as having
valuable information. TIBCO®
Data Virtualization products and services provide a way
to turn your data stores into valuable information that improves decision-making and
propels experimentation and innovation. This paper explains:
•?What data virtualization is and its benefits
•?When and when not to use data virtualization
•?How to deploy data virtualization to benefit your business
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and no need to rework faulty products. To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support. At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
By processing real-time data from machine sensors using arti?cial intelligence and machine learning, it’s possible to predict critical events and take preventive action to avoid problems. TIBCO helps manufacturers around the world predict issues with greater accuracy, reduce downtime, increase quality, and improve yield.
Gradient Boosting Machine (GBM) modeling is a powerful machine learning technique for advanced root cause analysis in manufacturing. It will uncover problems that would be missed by regression-based statistical modelling techniques and single tree methods, but can easily be used by analysts with no expertise in statistics and modelling to solve complex problems. It is an excellent choice for advanced equipment commonality analysis and will detect interactions between process factors (for example, machines, recipes, process dates) that are responsible for bad product. It can also be used to identify complex nonlinear relationships and interactions between product quality measurements (for example, yield, defects, field returns) and upstream measurements from the product, process, equipment, component, material, or environment.
MANUFACTURING: AN INDUSTRY DRIVEN BY DISRUPTION A leading manufacturer today can be an also-ran next year. Disruption is the new normal. Maintain the status quo at your peril because no manufacturer is safe from: •? Innovative new products that can radically shift demand •? Falling prices that relentlessly pressure costs •? Dynamic business models where yesterday’s partner can become tomorrow’s competitor Turning disruption into your advantage requires continuous innovation and optimization, driven by data.
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.