Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
Need some help picking a learning management platform?
The right learning management platform can play a huge role in your institution’s success, including that of faculty and students. Therefore, you have some homework to do. Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy.
Read our Higher Education Guide to choosing a Learning Management Platform for insights on:
• Understanding how a true Learning Management Platform should work
• Identifying the unique needs and wants of your users
• Aligning a platform to your institution’s goals
• Planning for future scalability
• And more.
Get your guide today and study up on how to choose a great learning management platform for your institution!
"Agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards. True agility means prototyping data models quickly so business users can continuously iterate on them. Application development and delivery professionals working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.
This Forrester report discusses how seven data warehouse automation vendors bring Agile options to all phases of BI/analytics application development. Read more to find out how these platforms help facilitate shorter development cycles."
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
The IT pendulum is swinging to distributed computing environments, network perimeters are dissolving, and
compute is being distributed across various parts of organizations’ infrastructure—including, at times, their extended
ecosystem. As a result, organizations need to ensure the appropriate levels of visibility and security at these remote
locations, without dramatically increasing staff or tools. They need to invest in solutions that can scale to provide
increased coverage and visibility, but that also ensure efficient use of resources. By implementing a common
distributed data services layer as part of a comprehensive security operations and analytics platform architecture
(SOAPA) and network operations architecture, organizations can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and improve operational
Mapping, tracking, positioning and real-time data arekey to supporting defense and intelligence initiatives. Governments and agencies need location data they can trust to track and adjust fixed and mobile resources to address rapidly changing events and circumstances. With Ovum's Location Platform Index: Mapping and Navigation, agencies can assess location platform industry leaders and identify the platform that best meets their product development demands. This year, HERE Technologies cemented its role as the industry leader, earning the highest ranking, and besting Google, for the second time in a row.
Download your free report to learn:
The relative strengths and weaknesses of each vendor, including data, enablers and features
Vendor strategies to keep up with changes in technologies and trends
The specific workings of the location platform market, and to better understand what constitutes a healthy location platform and which provider offers the correct portfolio and the necess
Regardless of whether your data resides on-premises, in the cloud, or a
combination of both, you are vulnerable to security threats, data breaches,
data loss, and more. Security is often cited as a concern for organizations
who are migrating to the public cloud, but the belief that the public cloud
is not secure is a myth. In fact, the leading public cloud service providers
have built rigorous security capabilities to ensure that your applications,
assets, and services are protected. Security in the public cloud is now
becoming a driver for many organizations, but in a rapidly evolving
multicloud environment, you must keep up with changes that might
impact your security posture.
This eBook outlines the three core recommendations for cloud security
across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google
A perfect storm of legislation, market dynamics, and increasingly sophisticated fraud strategies requires you to be proactive in detecting fraud quicker and more effectively.
TIBCO’s Fraud Management Platform allows you to meet ever-increasing requirements faster than traditional in-house development, easier than off-the-shelf systems, and with more control because you’re in charge of priorities, not a vendor. All this is achieved using a single engine that can combine traditional rules with newer predictive analytics models.
In this webinar you will learn:
Why a fraud management platform is necessary
How to gain an understanding of the components of a fraud management platform
The benefits of implementing a fraud management platform
How the TIBCO platform has helped other companies
Unable to attend live? We got you. Register anyway and receive the recording after the event.
What if you could use just one platform to detect all types of major financial crimes?
One platform to handle the analytical tasks of fraud detection, including:
Data processing and aggregation
Statistical/mathematical/machine learning modeling
One platform that could successfully reduce complex and time-consuming fraud investigations by combining extremely different domains of knowledge including Business, Economics, Finance, and Law. A platform that can cover payments, credit card transactions, and know your customer (KYC) processes, as well as similar use cases like anti-money laundering (AML), trade surveillance, and crimes such as insurance claims fraud.
Learn more about TIBCO's comprehensive software capabilities behind tackling all these types of fraud in this in depth whitepaper.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
As the digital revolution continues, a linear approach to supply chain planning is gradually giving way to ecosystem thinking. Consumers buy in an entirely new way. Goodbye Sears catalog, hello one-click checkout. To keep up, companies need the ability to plan accurately in real-time. Introducing digital demand management with the Anaplan platform: a collaborative approach that can keep up with omnichannel demand.
What’s inside this paper from Supply Chain Brain:
What digital demand management means in today’s market
The benefits of a connected approach to demand management
When it comes to how you communicate
with customers, you’re faced with some
big decisions—one of them being whether
to use an ESP or ECRM. Both platforms
can deliver your email, but beyond that,
these tools are pretty different.
Getting the right roster of marketing
tools is critical no matter where your
brand is when it comes to growth. If
you’re just starting to sell online, you
need platforms that won’t hold you back
when you hit your stride. If you’re part
of a long-standing enterprise, whichever
platform you adopt needs to be able to
handle anything you throw at it while
exposing opportunities you might not
have noticed before.
See what each platform was built for,
which companies benefit the most from
each, and which you should choose to
reach your brand’s goals.
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Learn how CIOs can set up a system infrastructure for their business to get the best out of Big Data. Explore what the SAP HANA platform can do, how it integrates with Hadoop and related technologies, and the opportunities it offers to simplify your system landscape and significantly reduce cost of ownership.
How secure is your company’s network?
The rising frequency of employee network access is fast becoming one of the most prevalent and unmanaged risks to the protection of critical enterprise data. When coupled with increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, the possibility of a security breach of enterprise networks becomes more likely.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2018, HERE shares insights and solutions to preventing identity fraud. Discover the latest facts and statistics. Learn more about the use-case of location verification when logging into your company’s network.
Download the infographic from HERE Technologies.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. Today, more and more is happening off-network. More roaming users. More corporate owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks. More cloud apps, mean that users don’t need to be on the corporate network to get work done. And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
The scalability of its EP-LAN lets MMC Corp seize new opportunities without adding infrastructure. For example, Scales and Trusler are looking at virtual desktops or virtual desktop image [VDI] files for some offices and even job sites. “We’ll probably have to scale some bandwidth internally for that,” Trusler notes, “but if we do the VDI internally or we do it with an external third party, it doesn’t really matter… because we can get them on that EP-LAN network and we can get the bandwidth that we need… quickly.”
EP-LAN is scalable. In most cases, adding additional services at a specific customer location can easily be turned up by Spectrum Enterprise remotely. Choosing a fiber EP-LAN over MPLS not only met the challenge to connect MMC Corp locations: it created an IT platform that continues to scale to support rapid expansion and innovation.
• Facing a myriad of challenges from digital transformation, business today are making big bets on the best collaboration tools they need on hand to meet those challenges. From employee buy-in, to machine-learning capabilities, to security, it's important to select a service with the right capabilities to further your business goals. The challenge, however, is that with so many services to choose from it can be difficult to figure out which one is the right fit for your business.
• This eBook, 5 Considerations in Choosing a Collaboration Platform in the Digital Age, will walk you through the ins and outs of what to keep in mind as you choose the best collaboration platform for you.
• Enterprise Content Management is a market in transition. And as demand for modernization becomes widespread, long-time leaders are investing in new capabilities to keep up — and bringing more of the market to the cloud to meet the needs of users and IT managers alike.
• This report shows how a range of providers measure up to help companies make the right choice when
• requirements are skewed to the needs of information workers who need to create, collaborate on, share, and find enterprise content.
• Use the 2017 Forrester Wave™ report to:
o Get educated. Gain an understanding of how the ECM market is changing and why complex, on-premises ECM suites are giving way to Cloud Content Management platforms like Box.
o Define your needs. Forrester ranks the top 15 ECM business content vendors based on current offerings, strategy and market presence to help you evaluate vendors that suit your needs.
o Select a vendor. Learn how cloud content management platforms like Box are designed
Consider the key trends driving the modernization of the data infrastructure: focus on governance, mobilization and analytics. And take a look at the technologies that make up modern data infrastructure, including artificial intelligence (AI), flash storage, converged and hyperconverged platforms, and software-defined infrastructures.
Read this e-book to observe the key trends driving
the modernization of data infrastructure and see how
organizations are adapting and flourishing in a data-driven world.
The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30%
in the next three years1
. Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a
seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and
challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more
players, in more places, in less time.
TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming
companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show
the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are
facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
Data Centre Dynamics Ltd.
102-108 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW