Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be
regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning.
The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a
business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their
customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business
(LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy.
IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as
businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs,
systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some
hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning
require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
There is no time like the present to come up with an improved strategy for employee retention and development. It is critical for you as supervisors and managers to engage employees effectively if you don’t want your top talent to look for opportunities elsewhere to grow in their careers. Help your employees do their best work by removing obstacles, recognizing valuable contributions and promoting creative approaches to career advancement. Take action to retain employees: authorize them to make decisions; initiate conversations about performance, be transparent; and provide guidance during times of change or uncertainty.
Over the past decade, talent management initiatives have become a critical priority for organizations. In 2016, KPMG found that 99 percent of CEOs reported they’ve taken action to develop existing or future talent.1 The same study also found that nearly half of CEOs expected their companies to be transformed into a significantly different entity within the next three years. This is because since 2000, 52% of companies in the Fortune 500 have gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist.3 To remain competitive in our disruptive, digital age, this type of business transformation has become necessary. Achieving these huge business transformation feats is not for the faint of heart and requires robust organizational change and talent management.
There’s no getting around it: Managing your online reputation is critical to a successful marketing strategy, as well as to the health and continued growth of your business. According to recent research, 87 percent of Americans say they trust online reviews
to help them choose which local businesses or services will receive their hard-earned dollars. What’s more, eCommerce agency Corra found 88 percent of consumers have avoided a company because of a bad review. As consumers increasingly rely on online reviews, businesses that leave their online
reputation to chance are at a severe disadvantage versus those with solid Online Reputation Management (ORM) programs in place. But where do you start? What You’ll Learn in This Guide
Online Reputation Management is a discipline that you can take on easily — step by step.This guide will take you through the basics of launching an ORM program in your
You’ll learn about:
• Defining your goals
• Where to focus your efforts
• How t
Every day, companies generate mountains of data that are critical to their business. With that data comes
a clear challenge: How do you protect exabytes of data that's strewn across global data centers,
computer rooms, remote offices, laptops, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as hosted by many
different cloud providers, without choking business agility, employee productivity, and customer
experience? The solution lies not in throwing more technology at the network, but in taking specific steps
to identify malicious actions and respond to them in order to fix the issue, a process known as
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.
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Jun 27, 2018
A robust testing and optimization program is critical to the success of any travel and hospitality online bookings and reservations engine. Discover how personalization can help you drive impact using your pre-exisiting creative and analytical assets. In this handy guide you’ll learn how Monetate’s testing, segmenting and optimization program helps travel and hospitality companies:
• Recognize visitors and customers across devices to deliver connected experiences.
• Optimize bookings funnels to raise bookings conversion rates and revenues.
• Segment customers to deliver truly customized content.
• Decrease the customers time to purchase by serving the right trip, excursion or reservation.
Published By: EverString
Published Date: Jun 27, 2018
Programs and campaigns can be tough to plan; and more often than not, too many marketers rely on guesswork to get it done. Your numbers need to head in the right direction, so your team must match its resources and spending with your most critical priorities.
This ebook will walk you through the 4 must-dos of marketing budget planning so that your team can be more tactical with spending.
• Content is among an organization's most critical assets. It flows through every aspect of a company, from people to systems to processes. But as teams grow and the breadth of their content expands, these valuable assets get fragmented across the different tools they use.
• What if you had a secure, open platform that connects all your tools in the cloud, allowing you to pull together best-of-breed technologies that fit your unique business needs? These native integrations keep teams happy and give IT full visibility and control, while boosting productivity and collaboration across the entire organization.
• Download our ebook to see how Cloud Content Management from Box provides you with a central and secure content layer that unites all of your apps with seamless, native integrations. In it, you'll learn about our most popular integrations — like Microsoft Office 365, Okta, Slack and Salesforce — and how Box helps you future-proof your tech stack while also providing a unified exp
With GDPR looming large on the horizon in May 2018 and beyond, there are a number of myths and misunderstandings circulating around the upcoming changes to compliance and data protection.
In this expert e-guide, we explore how to maintain compliance for your critical content in the cloud. Uncover vendor-agnostic compliance tips from Box compliance president Crispen Maung for your content management system, and delve into topics, like:
• GDPR strategies for cloud ECM
• Cultural changes for upcoming compliance regulations
• Projected fines associated with GDPR
• And more
These days, everyone's talking about digital transformation. But exactly how does your company get there?
Capture is a great place to start — in fact, it's one of the most critical steps to take as you move your business into the digital age. Whether it’s simply using OCR to make content more easily discoverable, adding and enhancing metadata to drive specific processes, or classifying content from the onset for better information governance, capture adds a ton of value to your existing content assets.
This ebook details our key takeaways from AIIM's Industry Watch Report, Improving Business Operations in 2017: Capturing Vital Content. We share how cloud-based capture tools are replacing the longstanding legacy of paper-based processes to streamline and speed up the way you do business.
Download the ebook to learn:
• How the latest capture innovations can support your digital strategy
• 5 business processes that benefit most from advanced capture technologies
• The key benefits of c
Since the term was first coined in 2009, “DevOps” has rapidly taken the world by storm. And while the DevOps
movement initially took root among and the view that it will be replaced with a new trend, the last few years
have seen widespread use of DevOps methodologies among more traditional enterprise organizations for whom
technology is critical to maintaining competitive advantage
The notion of digitizing your business has become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” For many, migrating critical workloads to the cloud is a key part of this transformation. When deciding on a
cloud provider, however, IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes.
At the heart of many businesses embarking on this journey is their SAP environment. But since SAP workloads represent some of the most critical and deeply integrated business applications, IT executives are required to look for ways to execute this migration in the most timely and reliable manner. Organizations migrating to the cloud cannot risk application downtime or productivity loss
Digital Fitness Assessment 2.0 is here. The time to upskill is now.
Let’s face it--every industry is being disrupted. To stay profitable and lead the way, it’s critical to be deliberate about making sure your employees have the skills they’ll need to take you there. The Digital Fitness Assessment will help your employees build their future through a custom experience that targets specific skills and behaviors to each employee. Get a demo here. [Please confirm link works and is tracked]
What if you could give every employee a blueprint for tomorrow's most-needed skills?
Your people know they need new skills--and most are eager to get them. But, what most companies offer is, well, standardized. That can make it boring and not applicable. To stand out and bring your workforce into the future, you need a creative, personal--and even enjoyable--learning experience. The Digital Fitness Assessment will help your employees build their future. Get a demo here. [Please confirm link works and is
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
In today’s fast-paced threat environment, speed to detect and respond is critical. Yet,
according to multiple SANS surveys,1
analysts are finding it difficult to keep up with the
speed in which hackers attack their systems.
The concept of a virtual, digital equivalent to a physical product or the Digital Twin was introduced in 2003 at a University of Michigan Executive Course on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) taught by Dr. Michael Grieves. In light of these advances, it is timely to explore how the Digital Twin can move from an interesting and potentially useful concept that aids in understanding the relationship between a physical product and its underlying information to a critical component of an enterprise-wide closed-loop product lifecycle.
Understand how focusing on the connection between physical product and virtual product will improve productivity, uniformity of production, and ensure the highest quality products.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Code signing essentially relies on a Public Key Infrastructure, which means code signing certificates are made out of a pair of public and private key - the public key is signed by a trusted Certificate Authority such as DigiCert, and the private key is kept by the owner and used to sign the code to secure.
Although the technology behind code signing certificates is proven, managing them - and by extension managing the private keys - is an activity that can be very complex, especially when the key owner(s) do not understand their value.
In order to help customers to solve for the shortcomings in regard to the management of code signing private keys and user access, DigiCert has developed Secure App Service. Download this whitepaper to find out more about how this can help your business.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Just as automation has become mandatory for scaling cloud workflows and critical workloads up or down in today’s dynamic business environment, the same is true in today’s dynamic threat environment.
The ability to automate certificate renewals with our Complete Website Security solution helps you to strengthen certificate security, while helping you save resources, time and money on certificate administration and ensuring you remain compliant with industry rules and regulations.
Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
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THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE AND COMPLEXITY OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCES
Maintaining a strong digital presence is critical as digital experiences are now the front door for your brand. Websites,
mobile apps, and connected devices are all different ways for you to connect with your customers on a deeper level,
and foster a stronger relationship of trust and loyalty. While you now have a wide-open avenue to reach customers
more effectively, you also need to account for a whole new level of complexity, especially in the mobile space.
Millions of people can download the same mobile app and have entirely unique experiences. This is a result of how
fragmented the digital world has become. ScientiaMobile counted 45,000 different device profiles on the market
today, and estimates that this rate of fragmentation will only increase heading into the future.
On top of this variability is the wide range on contexts in which your customers can be relying on your mobile app
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Ease, effectiveness and emotion drive great customer service, but top-line growth requires that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals keep an eye on trends.
Forrester Research has identified 10 customer service trends in 2018 for AD&D and others who support customer service. Before you strategize on improving your quality of service, read this Forrester Report by Vice President and Principal Analyst Kate Leggett.
You’ll learn which investments are critical and the advantages of:
• Focusing on context and inquiry type to deliver the best customer experience
• Using automation and AI to uncover new revenue streams and transform operations
• Exploring new labor models to maximize human connections in a digital world
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Your supervisors are where the rubber meets the road for ensuring wage and hour law compliance. What they don’t know could hurt you—which could be a lot! Don’t risk the chance that an isolated misstep, or misinformation, could land you in court. This white paper covers training solutions for avoiding 5 Costly Wage and Hour Mistakes related to:
? Minimum wage
? Equal pay
? Working and nonworking time
Regulations vary from state to state, and across municipalities, are constantly changing and can be very complex. You play a critical role in ensuring that front-line managers and supervisors have the information, knowledge and support they need to ensure wage and hour compliance. But, chances are, you’re also challenged to stay on top of an ever-shifting wage and hour compliance landscape. We can help.
Get the up-to-date information you—and they—need, now, by downloading this free whitepaper from XpertHR.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
A renewed focus on pay equity at the state and federal levels, coupled with the power of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, have companies and their HR/compliance representatives dusting taking a deep dive into pay practices to ensure equity for all. Recent lawsuits settled in favor of plaintiffs, and activist call-outs for companies to be more equitable and transparent about pay practices, add fuel to the fire:
? Seven female law professors at the University of Denver won a $2.6 million settlement in May
? Activist investor Arjuna Capital is pushing major tech firms to publish data to support equitable pay practices
? Google is facing a class action battle over equitable pay practices
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re not on top of this critical issue, you could be next on the list of companies facing legal and public scrutiny. XpertHR can help you wade through the regulatory requirements and practical considerations to audit and revise, as necessary, your pay practices.
Today’s workloads are dynamic and power-hungry. Cloud requirements for
mission-critical workloads often change overnight – causing IT priorities to
shift, deadlines to tighten, and budgets to shrink.
Seconds matter, especially when it comes to the bottom line. And bottom
lines take brutal hits when companies haven’t properly established a
powerful and flexible infrastructure.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 12, 2018
MuleSoft Positioned as a Leader 3 Consecutive Times
Read this complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management, and find out why MuleSoft was named a Leader based on completeness of vision and the ability to execute. Read on to learn:
Expert perspectives on API Management
Critical analysis of key differentiators
Latest developments in integration technology
Industry benchmarks and trends
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, Paolo Malinverno, Mark O'Neill, 30 April 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
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