Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products. Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance. Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
Adapting to changing market dynamics is not easy for any enterprise-class organization. To stay competitive, companies not only must adapt different go to market and customer service strategies but also embrace internal business process and workflow changes, which in many cases can be more difficult. Enter Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS). According to Gartner, iBPMS compress the observation-to-action-to-outcome cycle, and help business transformation leaders, business process directors and solution architects establish a fluid capability to handle big change. Gartner evaluated 15 iBPMS vendors including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding evolving iBPMS market and the solutions offered by each iBPMS vendor.
Marketing automation is quickly becoming a competitive necessity for most organizations. According to a recent Demand Gen Report, 42% of b2b marketers identified marketing automation as the tool they plan to test or deploy in 2016—beyond predictive analysis, account-based marketing, lead nurturing, and attribution modeling.
Download this white paper to discover how to use marketing automation to attract, engage, and convert buyers across all marketing channels by streamlining workflow, monitoring social, and managing content.
When the right approach is applied, analytics can drive more effective marketing strategies. While marketers understand the role analytics plays within the organization, most are not leveraging analytics to really drive enterprise performance. We surveyed 100+ business leaders to understand the state of analytics maturity across today’s leading organizations, uncovering common challenges teams are facing in their quest to use data and analytics to deliver a competitive advantage.
What We Uncovered:
- 73% of analytic professionals claim to work for an analytically-driven company
- Only 42% of companies have a strategy for using analytics across the enterprise
- Just 38% of companies share results of their analytic insights outside their department
- 81% of organizations rely on 3rd parties for at least some portion of their analysis
Download the report to learn how marketers, like yourself, view themselves in light of using analytics to drive their business.
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
Did you ever wonder what enterprise resource planning or ERP is and how it can help your business? Or perhaps you know a little about ERP but you’re not sure if you should opt for an on-premise or cloud solution and what to expect from your final choice.
If you’re a business owner, manager or director in a mid-sized or growing business and you’re confused about ERP, this guide will help you.
Forrester Consulting provides independent and objective research-based consulting to help leaders succeed in their organizations. Ranging in scope from a short strategy session to custom projects, Forrester’s Consulting services connect you directly with research analysts who apply expert insight to your specific business challenges. For more information, visit forrester.com/consulting.
In this case study, you'll discover the tangible benefits to IRMC when they used VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to virtualize their call center operations and support multiple call centers from a central data center. Their IT staff achieved increased flexibility, faster provisioning, redeployed IT staff, reduced IT costs, and improved competitiveness. Finally, review a detailed financial analysis to back up IRMC's 73% annual ROI, and see how they saved.
Scoring Tech Talent is a comprehensive analysis of labor market conditions, cost and quality for highly skilled tech workers in the U.S. and Canada. The 50 largest markets were ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to tech employers and tech talent. The analysis also provides insight into the quality of tech talent, their demographics and how tech talent growth patterns are impacting cities and real estate markets.
Download the report to see the full ranking of the top-50 tech talent markets in the U.S. and Canada. Below, explore the markets using our new Tech Talent Analyzer or sign up for our upcoming webinar.
More connected, informed and demanding customers have the financial services sector looking closely at their processes and products. Collaborative digital platforms can transform your value network and approach.
• Improve data insights: Transform legacy systems, manual processes and data silos for consumer-centric collaboration.
• Compete with agile FinTech startups: Use disruptive technologies to meet clients’ changing needs.
• Empower me to make my own decisions: Give self-directed customers exceptional experiences, like rapid enrolment and self-assessment tools.
• Turn regulatory compliance to competitive advantage: Use digitization to improve compliance, reduce risk and enhance governance.
• Improve customer experience through digitization: Reduce regulatory issues, gain insights, increase efficiency and customer-centric innovation.
I invite you to download your targeted industry analysis and uncover the expectations to take into account at every stage to be disruptive in the age o
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market for 2014. In addition to a ranking of the top 15 vendors by revenue, it provides an overview of key market trends and vendors that helped shape the market landscape in 2014.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Feb 18, 2014
Commissioned by ForeScout and conducted by The Tolly Group, one of the world’s leading independent product testing labs, the competitive analysis covers 34 criteria points across key functional categories: deployment, interoperability, guest management, endpoint compliance, enforcement, remediation and scalability. Before spending considerable time and resources to perform your POC, download this in-depth, 24-page report.
Data and analytics have become an indispensable part of gaining and keeping a competitive edge. But many legacy data warehouses introduce a new challenge for organizations trying to manage large data sets: only a fraction of their data is ever made available for analysis. We call this the “dark data” problem: companies know there is value in the data they collected, but their existing data warehouse is too complex, too slow, and just too expensive to use. A modern data warehouse is designed to support rapid data growth and interactive analytics over a variety of relational, non-relational, and streaming data types leveraging a single, easy-to-use interface. It provides a common architectural platform for leveraging new big data technologies to existing data warehouse methods, thereby enabling organizations to derive deeper business insights.
Key elements of a modern data warehouse:
• Data ingestion: take advantage of relational, non-relational, and streaming data sources
• Federated q
To better understand competitive retail dynamics and help guide
retailers’ strategies, Cisco undertook a comprehensive, three-pronged research project, the fifth annual installment of our retail industry analysis. It comprised:
1. A survey of more than 6000 consumers (all having Internet access) 2 in 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, and United States.
2. In-depth interviews with industry thought leaders—analysts, authors, and innovators including Leslie Hand, vice president, IDC
Retail Insights; Michael Olmstead, director, Plug and Play Retail; and Doug Stephens, founder, Retail Prophet
3. An IoE retail economic model drawn from an analysis of the data and lessons learned from Cisco customer engagements.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP's new B6200 StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability (including capacity and performance
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Apr 09, 2014
Using a simple, easy-to-understand scale from zero to 100, TPI is calculated automatically and provides a simple key performance indicator for overall health. Competitive solutions typically combine several KPIs using simple math to create an overall health KPI. But TPI incorporates more sophisticated analysis that actually understands the queuing behavior of computer systems.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP's new B6200 StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability, high availability and more.
Let’s face it: In this economy, justifying new investments can be tough. Most companies are in belt-tightening mode, not shopping mode. And budgets are getting leaner. But sometimes it makes sense to invest. The recession won’t last forever. Forward thinking companies are already thinking about how to prepare for the upturn — in fact, many are marketing their way through the recession, taking advantage of low media prices and a relatively stark competitive landscape in order to better stand out and gain market share. Learn more today!
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