Published By: Anixter
Published Date: May 22, 2015
Whether it’s for business or education, entertainment or shopping, nearly every financial transaction, phone call or text, movie download or Internet search either now takes place or is recorded in a data center. With nearly everyone’s professional and personal lives dependent upon a healthy ecosystem of data centers, it is only natural that data centers are now targeted by thieves, spies and others maliciously seeking to cause damage or to steal the information contained within a data center.
Doing business across borders presents a whole host of unfamiliar challenges to today’s merchant.
As technological advancement and increasing globalization unlock international markets,
it’s tempting to imagine that a business model successful in one region can simply be transplanted into another.
Not so. The logistics of domestic and international transactions have changed, and so too have customer expectations and preferences. Customer and merchants pain points have transformed and multiplied.
In this report, we explore some of the core challenges businesses today face in their quest to succeed in global commerce.
We offer an overview of how unified commerce can both resolve these issues and offer new advantages and standards of best practice, enabling your business to meet the demands
of tomorrow’s customer, no matter their location, preferred payment method, and mode of contact.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
Visibility remains a huge challenge for CFOs in today’s dynamic and ever-evolving business environment.
A study of more than 500 CFOs and senior finance executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Coupa, reveals that more than 60 percent of CFOs lack complete visibility into the transactions within their organization. Sound familiar?
Read the report to learn how CFOs are responding in a rapidly evolving world where new technologies, uncertainty, and emerging threats abound. The report also includes five qualitative interviews with the CFOs from Ally Financial, Driftwood Acquisitions and Development, Hays, Micron Technologies, and Zendesk.
In midsize and large organizations, critical business processing continues to depend on relational databases including Microsoft® SQL Server. While new tools like Hadoop help businesses analyze oceans of Big Data, conventional relational-database management systems (RDBMS) remain the backbone for online transaction processing (OLTP), online analytic processing (OLAP), and mixed OLTP/OLAP workloads.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, the customer is at the center of business. Armed with more choice and ultimately more power, customers expect businesses to deliver entirely satisfying, customer-centric experiences throughout the sales cycle. Whether you sell to businesses or consumers, customers are accustomed to one-click purchasing, full mobile access, and social media-driven recommendations, and they are demanding a similar experience of all companies they do business with. With eSignature & Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solutions from DocuSign you can provide that experience, allowing customers to transact with you on their terms while reinforcing your modern reputation.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
With the growing size and importance of information stored in today’s
databases, accessing and using the right information at the right time has
become increasingly critical. Real-time access and analysis of operational
data is key to making faster and better business decisions, providing
enterprises with unique competitive advantages. Running analytics on
operational data has been difficult because operational data is stored in row
format, which is best for online transaction processing (OLTP) databases,
while storing data in column format is much better for analytics processing.
Therefore, companies normally have both an operational database with data
in row format and a separate data warehouse with data in column format,
which leads to reliance on “stale data” for business decisions. With Oracle’s
Database In-Memory and Oracle servers based on the SPARC S7 and
SPARC M7 processors companies can now store data in memory in both
row and data formats, and run analytics on their operatio
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been
top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar
database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as
quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data
from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure
1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP
database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks
can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data.
In-memory databases have helped address p
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
"Microsoft has teamed up with DocuSign to make our industry-leading eSignature apps available to businesses and consumers within Microsoft applications, making it easier than ever to stay productive.
Robust apps for Outlook, Word, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Windows and Windows Phone are making it easier for organisations of every size, industry, and geography to quickly and securely transact business anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Read this white paper to learn how you can use DocuSign for Office 365 to:
- Go digital: Send and manage your documents work flow more efficiently
- Save time: Eliminate paper-based processes like printing, scanning, and faxing
- Increase productivity: With DocuSign for Office 365, transactions are done quickly and securely"
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
While mainframes have dominated computing across industries for several decades, the need for speed and However, modernizing these systems is every enterprise’s nightmare, considering the complexities and high costs involved, besides the fear of business disruption. The need for a trusted partner has never been more.
A leading global brokerage firm was looking to simplify and speed up the mainframe systems powering their trading platforms that supported billions of transactions each day. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
IBM LinuxONE™ is an enterprise Linux server
engineered to deliver cloud services that are
secure, fast and instantly scalable. The newest
member of the family, IBM LinuxONE
Emperor™ II, is designed for businesses where
the following may be required:
• protecting sensitive transactions and
minimizing business risk
• accelerating the movement of data,
even with the largest databases
• growing users and transactions instantly
while maintaining operational excellence
• accessing an open platform that
Your business may need to keep track of dozens of different
initiatives—but that doesn’t mean you need dozens of
separate storage solutions to get the job done. To reduce
complexity, your business may consider storage solutions
that can take care of multiple jobs at once without sacrificing
performance. For example, if you operate a brick-and-mortar
store and an online store, you should be able to retrieve
customer data from both sources without compromising
transactional database performance. The all-flash Dell EMC™
SC5020 storage array aims to be just such a solution.
Your business may need to keep track of dozens of different initiatives—but that doesn’t mean you need dozens of separate storage solutions to get the job done. To reduce complexity, your business may consider storage solutions that can take care of multiple jobs at once without sacrificing performance. For example, if you operate a brick-and-mortar store and an online store, you should be able to retrieve customer data from both sources without compromising transactional database performance. The all-flash Dell EMC™ SC5020 storage array aims to be just such a solution.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
Don’t let your web infrastructure limit the growth of your online business. Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux – the ideal platform for transaction-intensive environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers reliability, scalability, and predictable total cost of ownership – as well as a continuous stream of technical improvements – to keep you at the leading edge.
From professional services and hospitality to healthcare and retail, businesses thrive when they have fast, reliable Internet connections. You need reliable connections to send sales transactions, upload files, transmit payroll data, and take advantage of cloud-based applications for sales, finance, and shipping. Then remember all of the different devices in your office – like mobile phones, wearables, tablets, and even desktop phones – and the need becomes even greater.
Research in the SSL/TLS security market points to a growing need for securing web applications with high assurance certificates issued by a reputable Certification Authority (CA). The integrity of the CA and the extended services offered through a certificate management platform (CtaaS) can produce a truly secure IT environment for website transactions according to industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, in their in-depth analysis, SSL/TLS Certificates Market, Finding the Business Model in an All Encrypt World. Organizations want to avoid the negative publicity associated with security breaches and customers want to be assured of data protection when making online transactions. In this condensed report, catch the highlights of current industry trends and the ever important need to secure your server with a reputable CA.
This whitepaper looks into Governance, compliance, control, and audit, and how its been traditionally treated as afterthoughts, or even irritants, in the financial modules of classic “big ERP” software. It has been easy and, unfortunately, typical to ignore this topic when planning, building, and evaluating enterprise business software. Control concepts are not as urgent as transaction processing, as visible as financial reporting, or as exciting as analytics so they are almost always an afterthought. Today we can’t afford for governance to be an afterthought, and from day one Workday was built with that in mind.
With today’s ‘touch of a button’, always-on lifestyles, consumers expect information to be quickly accessible to customer-facing staff. They expect the same efficiency they get from their own phones or devices. Yet all too often business data is mired in outdated, slow systems and applications. These systems are difficult to work with, making each call or transaction slow to process as a result. This impacts customer satisfaction and reduces throughput. It affects productivity.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 26, 2017
It's impossible to optimize every page and action of every transaction for every device and user location...you need to identify the pages and actions that matter most and build an optimization plan.
This report details how T-Mobile did exactly that, and how you can do the same:
Base your plan on your own business and visitor data
Correlate performance to transaction completion rate
Determine where you'll see the most return for your technology and time investment
Download the report to read more.
A microservice architecture provides benefits in the areas of service isolation and deployment as well as independent scalability. These benefits lead to more rapid release cycles and better use of available resources. But a microservice architecture also presents a host of new challenges in both deployment as well as performance management.
The benefits to microservices far outweigh their challenges and, by identifying them early, you can plan for and ensure that your adoption of a microservices architecture goes smoothly.
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