Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Read the case study to learn how Associated Bank systematically replaced a portion of its paper-based processes with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solution to provide better customer service and gain the competitive advantage that comes with it.
By using DocuSign, Associated Bank:
• Unlocked data, sped up processes, reduced abandonment rate
• Increased efficiency and improved customer satisfaction
• Gained sustainable competitive advantage
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.
The “consumerization” of healthcare and sweeping policy changes will require that healthcare providers become more competitive or risk being left behind. Gaining the competitive edge means finding scalable efficiencies, leveraging the wealth of available patient data for improved care, and figuring out how to meet (or sometimes treat) patients where they already are—whether that happens to be at work, at the mall, or on the street.
While Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) technologies promise to create massive efficiencies and a transformed patient experience, traditional wired connectivity solutions are often costly, difficult to deploy, and don’t offer the flexibility required for effective M2M and IoHT deployments.
Organizations that invest in proprietary applications and data for competitive advantage in their industries only succeed by making those investments available to employees, customers, and partners that drive revenue and opportunity. Securing those investments requires a fresh perspective as the types of devices accessing the cloud datacenter are changing rapidly and new workloads, such as VDI desktops, are appearing more regularly alongside server workloads. These changes alter the potential attacks and potential threats to datacenters whose security primarily stands firm at the perimeter, however, within the data center the security is weak.
Published By: Oco, Inc.
Published Date: Apr 18, 2008
The business intelligence (BI) “boom” of the 1990s was something BIG: big projects designed to give big companies with big budgets a competitive advantage. And while BI delivered big returns for some companies, for others it was nothing but a big headache. An estimated 50% of all data warehousing projects failed to meet their goals. Why? Because many companies underestimated just how big an undertaking BI really was.
This white paper provides a blueprint for action for senior marketers and decision makers across the enterprise. It provides straightforward advice on how to build a more durable and profitable customer base by building a more competitive business model, enabling customer-centric business strategies in a product-centric organization, turning expanding volumes of customer data into actionable insight for smarter decision making, and providing a roadmap for integrating technology to achieve competitive advantage.
Today, the open API is one of the most powerful sources of competitive advantage. It comes down to the potential of your data and services. Download this new eBook to learn how a well thought-out API strategy can help you compete and grow in new ways.
Five years ago in a Harvard Business Review article on how companies leveraged
HR analytics for competitive advantage, my co-authors and I found only a small
handful of companies to interview. Today, life is very different. Interest in analytics
and storytelling through data in HR is booming. But, HR as a whole is still
learning how to set up an effective analytics function. That is why I welcome this
report. The first 100 days of any effort is critical to success. Analytics is no
Lead authors of this report and the people they have interviewed have sat in
analytics roles in HR. They’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t.
Here’s an opportunity to learn from those who have already undertaken this
particular journey. They know that to succeed in analytics one needs to:
• Focus on business priorities
• Leverage your analytics through storytelling
• Use analytics to help inform decision making, not as a substitute
• Understand that perfect data isn’t required for a
In today’s world of being “on” 24/7, data centers are at the core of business and viewed as the way to create competitive differentiation. Speed, efficiency, flexibility, and scale are now critical for winning the race to meet new connectivity and processing demands caused by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.
Nearly all companies realize that the way to gain a competitive advantage is to obtain better data, interpret them quickly, and distribute them in easier-to-use formats. However, there are many obstacles to the effective use of data and few companies surmount them all-a fact that results in a lot of unused corporate data. How are companies using information to beat their rivals and create a more level playing field? This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit examines how their practices are evolving and offers examples of data use at some highly successful companies.
With decisions riding on the timeliness and quality of analytics, business stakeholders are
less patient with delays in the development of new applications that provide reports, analysis,
and access to diverse data itself. Executives, managers, and frontline personnel fear that
decisions based on old and incomplete data or formulated using slow, outmoded, and limited
reporting functionality will be bad decisions. A deficient information supply chain hinders quick
responses to shifting situations and increases exposure to financial and regulatory risk—putting
a business at a competitive disadvantage. Stakeholders are demanding better access to data,
faster development of business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, and agile solutions in
sync with requirements.
Known for its industry-leading analytics, data management and business intelligence solutions, SAS is focused on helping organizations use data and analytics to make better decisions, faster. The combination of self-service BI and analytics positions you for improved productivity and smarter business decisions. So you can become more competitive as you use all your data to take better actions. Instead of depending on hunch-based choices, you can make decisions that are truly rooted in discovery and
analytics. And you can do it through an interface that anyone can use.
At last, your business users can get close enough to the data to manipulate it and draw their own reliable, fact-based conclusions. And they can do it in seconds or minutes, not hours or days.
Equally important, IT remains in control of data access and security by providing trusted data sets and defined processes that promote the valuable, user-generated content for reuse and consistency. But, they are no longer forced
Competitive advantage from analytics is changing, and for the better. For the first time in four years, MIT Sloan Management Review found an increasing ability to strategically innovate with analytics based on interviews with more than 2,600 practitioners and scholars globally.
Learn more about key findings, including:
Wider use of analytics, better knowledge of its benefits and greater focus on applications have reversed a trend on the benefits of analytics.
Return on investment for analytics stems from the governing and sharing of data throughout the organization.
Machine learning enables organizations to discover more insight from their data, allowing employees to focus on other critical responsibilities.
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), high availability, architectural approach, pricing, and licensing.
Published By: Datawatch
Published Date: Mar 21, 2014
Big Data is not a new problem. Companies have always stored large amounts of data—structured like databases, unstructured like documents—in multiple repositories across the enterprise. The most important aspect of big data is not how big it is, or where it should be stored, or how it should be accessed. It’s the efficacy of business intelligence tools to plumb its depths for patterns and trends, to derive insight from it that will give companies competitive advantage in an increasingly challenging business climate. Visualization allows companies to analyze big data in real-time across a variety of sources in order to make better business decisions.
Data is the lifeblood of today’s digital businesses; protecting it from theft, misuse, and abuse is the top responsibility of every S&R leader. Hacked customer data can erase millions in profits, stolen IP can destroy competitive advantage, and unnecessary privacy abuses can bring unwanted scrutiny and fines from regulators while damaging reputations. S&R pros must take a data-centric approach that ensures security travels with the data regardless of user population, location, or even hosting model; position data security and privacy capabilities as competitive differentiators; and build a new kind of customer relationship.
Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain a competitive advantage in their industry. However, most organizations will be confronted with the challenging task of reconciling their legacy on-premises data with new, third-party cloud-based data. It is within these “hybrid” environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
"Businesses understand more than ever that they depend on data for insight and competitive advantage. And when it comes to data, they have always wanted easy access and fast performance.
But how is the situation different now? Today, organizations want those elements and more. They want IT to strip away the limitations of time with faster deployment of new databases and applications. They want IT to reduce the limitations of distance by giving remote and branch offices better and more reliable access. And in a global world where business never stops, they want IT to ensure data availability around the clock.
If IT can deliver databases and applications faster, on a more automated and consistent basis, to more locations without having to commit onsite resources, IT will be free to focus on more strategic projects."
In today's highly-competitive markets, more and more procurement and sourcing professionals are looking to streamline processes and drive superior performance. In the quest for higher savings, more spend under management and increased compliance, sourcing executives must turn to their own repository of spend data to effectively identify opportunities for savings and gain a deeper understanding of their corporate spend.
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