Whether you were at the forefront of the mobility era or are just now catching up—or, most likely, somewhere in between—you’ve already experienced first-hand the business impact of ubiquitous smartphones and tablets. From employees to customers, mobile devices spawned an explosion in new applications, data, support needs, security concerns, and other issues. They’ve reset expectations for organizational speed and flexibility. They’ve dramatically increased the surface area for potential security attacks. All this, and the mobile era is still just in its infancy.
The ability to apply software to strategic advantage is the de? ning technology theme of this decade. This is not just an IT issue. It is a business imperative. Every business is in the software business. In some industries, the number of software jobs has doubled over the past ? ve years. JP Morgan Chase has more software developers than Google and more technologists than Microsoft. If you think your company isn’t in the software business, you’re wrong. Airlines, oil companies, telecommunications providers all are using applications to attract customers and gain a competitive advantage.
With the ubiquitous adoption of mobile devices, a whole new platform for application and content delivery is evolving. With their colorful, interactive, intuitive user interfaces, always-on global connectivity, sensing capabilities such as GPS and device orientation and their ability to connect with users through personalized con? guration options, mobile is truly the de? ning platform of the applicat
To succeed in today’s challenging climate, distributors must keep pace with change, manage the complexities of growth, and keep their current accounts happy while attracting new customers.
Download this white paper to learn how you can smoothly and efficiently grow a modern, integrated distribution business that customers will love. You’ll discover the five goals you can pursue to ensure your company’s secure growth:
• Attract and sell to eCommerce shoppers
• Convert one-time shoppers into business accounts
• Become the preferred supplier in your field
• Optimize for business efficiency
• Defend your current accounts
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
It’s a digital world and you’re going to have to provide software services, whether to service the internal needs of your business or the demands of your customers. Doing so isn’t optional. The effective use of technology delivers business value.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Today’s business world is evolving at a faster rate than ever before. Customers and partners expect IT organizations to rapidly deliver new products and services while maintaining legacy applications and infrastructures, grappling with vendor lock-in, and operating on constrained budgets. In the face of all these challenges, IT organizations struggle to keep up with the demands of the business. These pressures are forcing strained organizations to review their processes and infrastructure to find new ways to increase their ability to quickly deliver high-quality applications.
The digital workspace has arrived, and the most progressive organizations are taking action. To thrive in this digital environment, organizations need to embrace strategies that better prepare them for success in the growing digital economy. Understandably, this means working toward becoming highly mobile enterprises. Throughout this process, an organization’s technology partner choices can play a pivotal role in achieving business goals. As such, stability and scalability are taking center stage. This is why a forward-looking solution can empower an organization to move away from standalone enterprise mobility management (EMM) to the digital workspace.
In this white paper, we’ll take a look at how the mobility ecosystem is evolving and how organizations can push the boundaries of enterprise mobility while making the most of their investments. For MobileIron customers making a migration decision, selecting a partner with solid leadership, stability, scalability, and steady growth wil
When it comes to investing in ERP systems, improving the efficiency and responsiveness of business processes is a top concern for SAP customers. However, among IT professionals, safe delivery is of higher priority than ERP digitalization or starting an IT agility transformation.
With SAP S/4HANA, this no longer needs to be a compromise. When moving to SAP S/4HANA, IT professionals need to implement not only the technical upgrade of SAP S/4HANA but also the required customizations, which necessitate an intensive amount of business collaboration and software delivery. And for that to happen, IT needs an enterprise agile delivery solution to gather and implement the business requirements to SAP S/4HANA as quickly as possible without business disruption.
Read this white paper to discover how you can transition to SAP S/4HANA and achieve true enterprise agile delivery — a new standard to deliver changes to your SAP environment. Topics include:
• Sync business and IT to ensure your ERP solu
In today’s application economy, every business is a software business. To respond to change quickly and confidently, deliver value faster than the competition and build high-quality products your customers want, you need to put agile development at the center of your business.
Business moves fast. Customers demand now. You need to get ahead of it all. Markets are changing overnight, and the startups are disrupting the giants. The biggest risk you can take is to stand still. Do what you’ve always done and, you guessed it, you’ll be lucky to get the same results you’ve seen in the past. Odds are, those smaller, faster companies are going to sail right by.
By necessity, every company is now a software company. By 2017, two-thirds of customer service transactions will no longer require the support of a human intermediary. That means that if you haven’t already done so, you must adapt your business model to meet the needs of online customers. Failure to do so will put you at a severe competitive disadvantage.
And chief among those demands is that you provide an exceptional user experience. App speed, reliability and ease of use are the new currency in this fast-changing landscape. In fact, app characteristics such as convenience and the ability to save users time can enhance brand loyalty by 60 percent or more.
The mobile app has become “the” strategic initiative for all digital organizations attempting to drive business forward. “By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion — making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe.”1 The app has become more than a simple method of communication. It is the new critical point of engagement, the face of the organization, and quite possibly the difference maker in customers staying or leaving. Getting the “user experience” (or UX) right in the eyes of the consumer is no longer a nice to have but fundamental to achieving success.
Today, digital is everywhere—cloud, mobile, social and the Internet of Things are changing the way we all work and play.
This rapidly evolving digital world is also redefining the relationship between your business and your customers, who now expect a convenient, interactive experience from their preferred brands. Security is also a concern. Risk is rising, as both the enterprise and its customers exchange a growing amount of sensitive data.
Best-in-class FI marketers have embraced the power of signals. Through their everyday actions, consumers and businesses continually create signals for marketers like you. A signal is an indication of intent or behavior. Examples of activities that produce signals include making a purchase, searching online for information about a financial product, clicking on an ad, applying for a loan, and paying off debt. Each signal can be tracked, monitored, and acted upon. Reaching customers at the critical moment, in the right channel with the right message, requires keen insights about the signals they’re producing. Signals aren’t new to marketing. In fact, you may already be using new mover lists or even search engine marketing. Today, though, there is so much more valuable data available — if you know where to look and what to do with it.
Speed is increasingly becoming the most important factor in project execution for a modern business. Of course, it has always been important to deliver projects as quickly as possible—that’s why schedules were developed and managed to. But historically those schedules were usually rather arbitrary. Today, things are very different. Customers expect more functionality more quickly than ever before, and they are unwilling to tolerate delays or missed commitments.
Organizations have recognized the importance of minimizing time to delivery, seeking to leverage opportunities and solve challenges in as little time as possible, but in doing so they have frequently forgotten one critical aspect. They aren’t actively managing those time horizons—they are simply careening headlong toward the end goal. That can introduce significant problems, and that’s what we want to look at in this white paper.
IDC has put the business value of the Oracle Exadata to the test by interviewing eight customers. They reported better business outcomes and efficiencies as a result of improved database performance, scalability, and reliability. The resulting whitepaper also reveals business value highlights, such as 429 percent five-year ROI, US$222,000 additional revenue per 100 users, and 94 percent less unplanned downtime.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 14, 2019
A single outage can be the thread that causes business services to unravel. Can you quickly identify the root cause of an outage and its impact on your business? See how ServiceNow helps customers seamlessly connect their IT infrastructure to transform the customer experience for business stakeholders.
You’ve made a major investment in Oracle E-Business Suite applications to run your critical enterprise processes. But these processes stretch beyond Oracle E-Business Suite and rely on a mix of custom and packaged applications.
Management of your critical enterprise processes has become a pressing challenge. Too many staff are tied up in managing the process, as well as finding and diagnosing process errors. SLAs are frequently missed, and customers perceive poor quality of service due to the recurring errors and delays, which are now impacting your critical processes, such as financial period end close, invoicing, payroll and materials requirements planning (MRP) processing. You’ve decided it’s time to consider automation.
Automating Oracle E-Business Suite processes end-to-end can eliminate 90% of business process errors. Download this whitepaper to find out how.
Empowered with mobile and cloud-based access to a myriad of products and services, customers now have a variety of options at their fingertips with regards to partnerships. Enterprises that do not follow the ever-changing tastes and preferences of their customers, or that wait too long to react, will fall behind and fail. Across functions, business professionals readily require big data tools and insights to understand and serve these customers. It is no longer an option for business users to rely on IT to deliver customer and other relevant analytics. On the flipside, handing the analytics reins entirely to business users can make governance nearly impossible. Organizations must find balance in a new approach in which IT mostly governs and curates data while business users are empowered to derive insights from data mostly ontheir own without delay.
To stand out in the application economy, businesses must add digital dimensions to the experiences they provide for customers, employees and partners. Such a “digital transformation” requires new thinking around IT—specifically, its capabilities and goals, and how the various teams must collaborate to deliver on business objectives. For many organizations, the best way to navigate the digital transformation is with DevOps.
In this ebook, you’ll learn more about the challenges digital transformation has created and how DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations, can be used to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy.
With nearly 80% of businesses experiencing four or more disruptions to their site each month, Aberdeen Group recently conducted a study to get to the root of today's internet performance challenges.
Read the findings and discover how companies:
Improve resolution times resulting from web outages - 65% of companies experience an hour or more to repair an internet related outage
Increase customer satisfaction by 30% - A consistent, reliable and fast web experience is your key to happy, loyal customers
Protect revenue - 60% of businesses record a minute of downtime resulting in a $1,000 loss in revenue
Are your online services and sites built for resiliency or destined for the headlines? Get the report to find out how leading organizations are bucking the stats and implementing Internet Performance Management (IPM ) tools to boost time to resolution and improve site performance.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: May 31, 2016
LivePerson’s forced migration to the LiveEngage platform has businesses like yours re-examining their live chat options. Given the painful relationship they’ve endured for years with LivePerson, many customers are wary, and they want to make sure that they make the right move. BoldChat is working with a number of former LivePerson customers who came to us looking for a true partner – one that not only wants to earn their business, but to continue earning it every day. What they’re getting in return is much more.
What if your organization could take advantage of emerging business opportunities by deploying new applications faster? With IBM PureApplication solutions, companies can build and use a cloud environment faster, easier and with less risk to better engage with their customers and partners.
Data breaches are bad for business, so every enterprise needs security. In the past this was expensive, because security products were designed for companies with deep pockets and teams of experts. But that's changed. New 'cloud based' services, such as those offered by Qualys, are fast to deploy, safe and easy to use. What's more they're even more affordable. With growing demands from customers and regulators for security, now is a good time to invest in security. Leading cloud-based security services deliver a professional level of security assurance in a form that fits the circumstances and pockets of small businesses.
"In today’s IT infrastructure, data security can no longer be treated as an afterthought, because billions of dollars are lost each year to computer intrusions and data exposures. This issue is compounded by the aggressive build-out for cloud computing. Big data and machine learning applications that perform tasks such as fraud and intrusion detection, trend detection, and click-stream and social media analysis all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
Companies increasingly need to drive the speed of business up, and organizations need to support their customers with real-time data. The task of managing sensitive information while capturing, analyzing, and acting upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracle’s Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service.
Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc.
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