From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?” With over 35 years of experience in the automation industry, we have broken down the process, step-by-step, to guide you on your journey. Keep in mind that this guide is a broad overview, but can serve well as a starting point for those new to automation.
It's been shown that having a more effective onboarding approach can lead to better new-employee retention, reduced turnover, and getting new hires up and running more quickly. Our eBook explains why good onboarding matters and offers best practices for creating your own successful program that transforms onboarding from a chore into an opportunity.
•Why ensuring a great employee experience is a critical competitive differentiator
•The value of preboarding for ensuring new-hire progress before day one
•Onboarding essentials that include specific action items for your new hire's first day through their first six months
•How sharing onboarding processes among different stakeholders can help boost overall effectiveness
•The value of measuring your onboarding program's success
Download this informative eBook and use it as a guide to create a more effective, hassle-free onboarding program for the benefit of both your new hires and your organization
Growing your enterprise is an ongoing priority. And, as the
application economy continues to expand, it’s likely that
you’re looking at digital business initiatives to fuel a significant
portion of that growth. Among the most promising objectives
of such a strategy are:
• Providing superior digital experiences for consumers
• Expanding markets and revenue streams through
• Connecting employees and partners to enterprise
data anywhere, anytime
• Launching innovative new services for the Internet
of Things (IoT)
Successfully executing a digital strategy requires the ability
to launch new apps and coordinate your digital presence with
partners. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) create
the connectivity required to share enterprise data and digital
content with those apps and partners over the Internet.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering
developers to build apps across any channel and enabling
partners to incorporate your dat
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces
(APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new
business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital
transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional
customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect
employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime,
APIs are not necessarily a new technology, but in today’s digital
world, they have risen in prominence and become important
to every facet of the enterprise. This in turn has increased the
demand for effective API management. But what does an effective solution look like?
The API Management Playbook will help you understand:
• Why digital transformation is crucial in the application economy
• How APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation
• Which key stakeholders in your organization are impacted by APIs
• What the API lifecycle is and how it relates to API management
Nell'economia digitale, le API (Application Programming Interfaces) sono essenziali per concretizzare rapidamente le idee e approfittare delle nuove opportunità di business. Rappresentano la chiave per la digital transformation, consentendo alle aziende di offrire una customer experience eccezionale, creare nuovi flussi di ricavi e permettere a dipendenti, partner, app e device di accedere ai dati ovunque e in qualsiasi momento.Le API non sono necessariamente una nuova tecnologia, ma nel mondo digitale di oggi hanno assunto una particolare rilevanza in ogni aspetto del business. Questo ha accresciuto l'esigenza di implementare una soluzione di API Management realmente efficace. Ma quali sono le caratteristiche di una soluzione efficace?
Sie müssen stets für das kontinuierliche Wachstum Ihres Unternehmens sorgen. Im Zuge der anhaltenden Dynamik der Application Economy setzen Sie zur Förderung dieses Wachstums vermutlich auf digitale Unternehmensinitiativen. Folgende Ziele für diese Strategie versprechen das größte Potenzial: • Bereitstellung einer herausragenden digitalen Customer Experience über Mobile Devices • Erschließung von Märkten und Umsatzquellen über unterschiedliche Kanäle• Vernetzung von Mitarbeitern und Partnern mit Unternehmensdaten jederzeit und standortunabhängig • Einführung innovativer neuer Services für das Internet of Things (IoT)
Achieve your goals by successfully mapping common sources of customer struggle to the right engagement opportunities. With ever changing customer expectations and behaviors in the new Guided Economy, Crate and Barrel decided to build a competitive advantage to improve customer experience, engagement, and acquisition across mobile and desktop shoppers.
By mapping struggle to engagements, digital channels are used to help shoppers select the right products, complete orders, or process payment transactions in a PCI-compliant environment.
Achieve your goals by successfully mapping common sources of customer struggle to the right engagement opportunities. With ever changing customer expectations and behaviors in the new Guided Economy, a Large National Insurance provider decided to build a competitive advantage to:
improve customer experience
escalate lead acquisition
increase conversion across digital platforms
By mapping struggle to engagements, digital channels are used to help customers select the right products, complete web forms, or become new customers.
Published By: Incapsula
Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
Does your website load in two seconds or less? If not, you could be disappointing nearly half of your customers. According to Kissmetrics, 47 percent of e-commerce users expect websites to load in less than two seconds – and nearly a quarter of them will abandon your website entirely if it takes longer than four seconds. Additionally, 50 percent of customers shop on their mobile phones. In other words, your website needs to load fast and be optimized or your customers will leave.
The reality is that an e-commerce company can increase revenue by up to 7 percent just by making the load time one second faster. So, how can your company improve its site performance and make it faster?
The best practices outlined in this whitepaper can reduce your site’s loading time, improve your user experience, and ultimately increase your company’s revenue.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
IT and business are changing rapidly. Growth opportunities in new markets, evolving customer behaviors and preferences,
increased competitive pressure, and new standards in regulatory compliance are causing organizations to adapt their
operations and processes.1
Even so, rigid legacy IT infrastructure can keep you from adjusting to change and reduce the business value of IT. These
complex environments often limit flexibility, speed, and scalability, resulting in slow application and service delivery. As
a result, your organization can experience broad effects, especially within your IT operations and development teams.
Developers need resources to be provisioned and scaled quickly so they can begin work immediately when an idea strikes.
They also want more control over those resources while they are in use. However, with complex, hard-to-manage environments and manual processes, IT operations teams often struggle to provide resources and services at the speed that
developers demand. Th
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
In today’s average large enterprise, more than 1,000 cloud applications may be in use—whether sanctioned or unsanctioned by IT. But traditional security technologies can’t adequately address the inevitable security and compliance challenges that follow.
The Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) is an emerging security technology that specifically addresses the data protection challenges and other associated threats that come with the cloud.
Based on results from an in-depth survey of decisions makers and influencers with CASB deployment experience, this Osterman Research whitepaper:
Analyzes the core drivers behind CASB adoptions
Provides guidance in how to demonstrate need for CASB technology in a particular organization
Identifies features and functionality to consider when evaluating CASB solutions
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Learn how Forcepoint Solutions can help you successfully adopt Office 365 and protect your entire cloud environment
Driving Office 365 adoption is an important goal—87% of IT professionals say it's a top priority. Yet few have fully migrated their users and apps due to concerns around security, compliance, and poor user experience caused by network architecture limitations and constraints.
Forcepoint's Office 365 solution can help you move past these barriers by providing the confidence you need to fully adopt the suite.
Enhance Microsoft's integrated cloud security and regain visibility and protection against advanced attacks and data loss
Extend compliance consistently into the Microsoft ecosystem and beyond
Take back control of unsanctioned IT impacting the full adoption of Office 365 and maintain workforce productivity with reduced risk
Have the right network architecture to improve user experience and reduce cost as you fully adopt the Microsoft applications and migrate users to t
Solvent printing is the perfect solution for signs, vehicle wraps, and many other
print applications. Solvent inks produce top-quality graphics, enabling printing
service providers (PSPs) to maintain high-volume output and lower production
costs while providing their customers superior color gamut and accuracy.
Although solvent inks provide great performance and have many additional
bene ts, they come with one frustrating work ow drawback: the delays PSPs
experience by having to wait for solvent ink to dry, particularly when the
application requires lamination. A new breakthrough solvent ink technology
solves this problem by reducing print curing time by at least 75% of the 24
hour waiting period normally recognized by media manufacturers and industry
These new solvent inks make it possible for PSPs to laminate solvent prints on the
same day they are printed. PSPs can achieve high image quality without sacri cing
valuable time, plus they can avoid clutter and reduce spa
It’s become abundantly clear that the cloud is no longer the future— but the new normal. Enterprises rely on cloud computing for web-based meetings, email, file sharing, and more every day to reduce costs and administrative burdens while enhancing productivity.
With the wealth of benefits to be gained by moving to the cloud—including speed of deployment, cost-efficiencies, and easy scaling—it’s no wonder the shift toward all things virtual has been so pervasive and swift. What’s more, as the cloud has matured, the potential drawbacks that once made enterprises hesitant to make the move are disappearing. Security is now robust, application integration happens with ease, and reliability is a given, not a question mark.
So now that the cloud has become not just viable, but essential, to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world, it’s time to explore how the cloud can significantly improve your contact center operations and guest experiences. This paper will provide one compelling r
Digital kiosks are fast becoming ubiquitous in quick-service restaurants, cinemas and retail stores as retailers grapple to embrace automated, digital solutions to keep up with rising labour costs, customer expectations and stiff competition. To maximise the value of self-ordering kiosks, retailers should not perceive digital kiosks as a means to an end but a critical touchpoint within the customer journey.
Download the whitepaper to discover how the new generation of self-order kiosks—
• Can resolve the challenges of acquiring, training and maintaining a workforce
• Can enhance customer experiences throughout the entire shopping and purchasing process
• Can facilitate better business decision making through access to valuable customer data
The ability to observe, diagnose, and subsequently improve the performance of business-critical applications is essential to ensuring a positive user experience and maintaining the highest levels of employee productivity and customer satisfaction. The challenge of establishing an effective application visibility and control function is only growing, as trends such as mobility, virtualization, and cloud computing fundamentally alter datacenter and application architectures.
With NetScaler Insight Center enterprises get:
• Unparalleled application visibility and invaluable operational intelligence;
• Increased operational efficiency, as troubleshooting and capacity planning efforts are greatly simplified;
• An optimized user experience that drives greater employee productivity and customer satisfaction;
• Increased assurance that governing SLAs will always be met; and,
• Reduced total cost of ownership, based on having a low-cost, low-impact solution—particularly compared to traditional
Watch this webinar replay to explore common retail uses cases for Google Apps for Work in detail and discover how adopting these solutions can help you create a more collaborative environment for your organisation.
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: Nov 25, 2015
Your business demands more than the basic load balancing solution offered by Amazon Web Services. Boost application performance by adding a sophisticated Brocade vADC to seamlessly integrate with any application deployed on AWS—improve user experience, scalability, and control.
It’s More Difficult Than Ever to Deliver a Five-Star Experience.
To truly capture customer interest and loyalty, your applications and services have to deliver reliable experiences that delight users, scale to support their changing needs and regularly refresh with new innovations.
As a result, you need ways to measure the metrics that really matter, namely: engagement, loyalty and satisfaction. It’s also imperative that you match agility with quality, making application performance a priority goal for everyone—from the business to marketing to IT. Finally, you need to future-proof your business by rapidly adopting the latest technologies and innovations that will meet—and exceed— customers’ expectations.
Noch nie war es so schwierig, eine überragende Experience zu liefern.
Um wirklich für Interesse bei Kunden sowie für deren Bindung zu sorgen, müssen Ihre Apps und Services eine zuverlässige Experience liefern, auf veränderliche Kundenanforderungen skalieren und regelmäßig Innovationen bringen.
Deshalb brauchen Sie Methoden, um Messdaten zu erheben, die wirklich wichtig sind: Interaktion, Kundentreue und Zufriedenheit. Außerdem ist es wichtig, dass Sie Agilität mit Qualität ergänzen und Application Performance für alle zum obersten Ziel machen – vom Unternehmen über das Marketing bis zur IT. Und schließlich müssen Sie Ihr Geschäft zukunftsfest machen, indem Sie schnellstmöglich neueste Technologien und Innovationen einführen, die die Erwartungen von Kunden erfüllen und übertreffen.
Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about the essential principles driving web application acceleration technologies today.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
SteelHead SaaS offers up to 30x better application performance for cloud services and SaaS applications deployed in enterprises. The solution combines the best of WAN optimization with the best of Internet optimization to provide a seamless transition for users between private and public clouds. Customers experience application acceleration immediately, without requiring any configuration changes to the user or service provider environments.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
While powerful and beneficial, the Citrix XenApp environment can present new challenges to IT departments when troubleshooting application performance issues. Citrix acts as a proxy for backend applications, making it difficult to get end-toend visibility of transactions and to identify and troubleshoot end-user experience problems
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
Riverbed Technology has been addressing performance issues on private and cloud enterprise networks with Steelhead wide-area network (WAN) optimization. Since 2012, Riverbed has applied its technology to Office 365 and Salesforce with Riverbed® Steelhead® Cloud Accelerator. Steelhead Cloud Accelerator combines WAN and Internet optimization to ensure bandwidth reductions and a superior user experience.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) whitepaper examines the scope of challenges for assuring web-based and SaaS application performance, and reviews a solution offered by Riverbed that is designed to meet these new requirements.
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