The evolving healthcare landscape has created a wealth of fresh opportunities for payers. There is a sense of urgency for payers in leadership roles to leverage technology and successfully transition to a value-driven healthcare system that rewards top performers and high quality standards. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) quickly changed many aspects of payers' business with higher costs, new oversight, more competition and a longer-term promise of millions of new members. Since healthcare insurance reform became law, opponents have vowed changes, if not its outright repeal. While it may be tempting to take as little action as possible and hope that the 2010 mid-term election or 2012 general election will make this all go away, the reality is that repeal is not a likely possibility.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
With Prophix you can produce rolling forecasts, multi-year forecasts, daily forecasts and driver-based forecasts. With a centralized application, organizing fragmented data from multiple sources and change assumptions easily and create a multitude of scenarios.
Consolidating to a flash-optimized infrastructure results in 50% to 80% fewer drives being deployed. This, along with the need for high performance and agility, has propelled flash to have one of the highest growth rates within the storage industry. Learn how the combination of flash-optimized architectures and cloud have changed the storage requirements for mixed workloads that are common among most organizations.
Access to timely and accurate information has become a critical driver of business success. Organizations need to have access to timely and accurate information to make better business decisions, serve their customers better and respond to changes in the market. But increasingly, they are hitting roadblocks in their quest for up-to-date accurate business information.
Published By: Clustrix
Published Date: Sep 04, 2013
Online advertising is a highly competitive and innovative market being driven to new levels by the rise of ad exchanges, real-time bidding alongside traditional ad networks. With advertisers increasingly buying one impression at a time, advertising market growth is soaring.
If your database is the bottleneck limiting the growth of your advertising business, this is the white paper for you. Find out how Clustrix will give you access to functionality, such as ad segmentation and targeting based on up-to-the minute campaign performance, as well as instant access to smart data, so your clients can make the right buy decisions.
This free whitepaper considers the technical challenges this rise presents for the database, and discusses the unique technology that enables Clustrix to solve these challenges and give your advertising business a competitive advantage.
The digital, connected world is fundamentally changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Consumers expect anytime and anywhere access with a customer experience commensurate with the Internet world, while fintech start-ups disrupt established value chains, driving a need to deliver faster innovation. This is creating tremendous pressure on the network, with escalating demands for performance and agility, while cost control and compliance imperatives remain as dominant as ever. This paper looks at optimal strategies for CIOs and CTOs, exploring how the future network needs to evolve to both drive operational effectiveness and enable business change, while assessing key investment and strategic considerations for equipping the network for the digital financial institution.
At the most fundamental level an organization only does two things: operations and changes to operations. Regardless of the industry an organization is part of, or whether it is private or public sector, large or small, there is a constant drive to protect and improve operational aspects.
Whether it is launching a new product or service, decreasing costs, protecting infrastructure from failure or preventing regulatory noncompliance, there are numerous areas where an organization wants to change something about how it operates. That’s where projects come in.
In this whitepaper we look at what causes projects to fail so regularly and offer a sustainable approach for improving performance consistently.
Reconstructing resource management tools to simplify tasks, drive collaboration and facilitate action.
People who use technologies at home expect the same ease of use and intuitiveness for the tools they use in the workplace. But enterprise tools aren’t keeping up with the pace of change. Many product and portfolio management (PPM) solutions force resource managers to create entire workflows or navigate through multiple screens just to see the fundamental component of resource management—what their people are working on.
Resource managers also cite shortcomings such as no simple way to perform everyday tasks, communicate in context with others, drill down into key information, narrow the field of resources and forecast financials and model outcomes.
Published By: Cognizant
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
In the last few years, a wave of digital technologies changed the banking landscape - social/ mobile altered the way banks engage with customers, analytics enabled hyper personalized offerings by making sense of large datasets, Cloud technologies shifted the computing paradigm from CapEx to OpEx, enabling delivery of business processes as services from third-party platforms.
Now, a second wave of disruption is set to drive even more profound changes - including robotic process automation (RPA), AI, IOT instrumentation, blockchain distributed ledger and shared infrastructure, and open banking platforms controlled by application programming interfaces (API). As these technologies become commercialized, and demand increases for digitally-enabled services, we will see unprecedented disruption, as non-traditional banks and fintechs rush into all segments of the banking space. This whitepaper examines key considerations for banks as they explore value in the emerging Digital 2.0 world.
E-commerce which till a few years back was of peripheral significance to the CPG industry is now one of the biggest drivers of change and innovation in the sector. The numbers representing growth are quite staggering with McKinsey1 believing that the online space will account for anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of total industry sales growth in the next five years. This equates to a market opportunity of USD 15 Billion to USD 50 Billion.
Given how digital is impacting every part of the CPG value chain, companies need to be awake to the emerging trends as they can potentially have a make or break effect. This article discusses key trends that will define the CPG space in days to come.
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
It’s no secret—healthcare is transforming. The transition to value-based care is well underway; healthcare players are feeling the impact and each has a role to play, including you! Moving to a value-driven model demands agility from every person, process and technology. These changes are generating more data than ever, there is a lot of data, in fact IDC Global Health Insights predicted that over the next 10 years, the amount of digital healthcare data created annually will grow 44 fold. Organizations that lead the pack and succeed will be those where clinicians, business leaders and patients are empowered with access to clean, safe and connected data. Learn more about your role in putting information to work…
An On-Demand Webinar with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and a leading CFO, exploring the changing role of today’s CFO, based on EIU’s recent CFO survey. Learn how CFOs and Finance:
• Are well-placed to exercise digital leadership
• Make relevant data visible across the business
• Develop goals and metrics for digital success
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
Published By: Trifacta
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Over the past few years, the evolution of technology for storing, processing and analyzing data has been absolutely staggering. Businesses now have the ability to work with data at a scale and speed that many of us would have never thought was possible. Yet, why are so many organizations still struggling to drive meaningful ROI from their data investments? The answer starts with people. In this latest Data Science Central webinar, guest speakers Forrester Principal Analyst Michele Goetz and Trifacta Director of Product Marketing Will Davis focus on the roles and responsibilities required for today’s modern dataops teams to be successful. They touch on how new data platforms and applications have fundamentally changed the traditional makeup of data/analytics organizations and how companies need to update the structure of their teams to keep up with the accelerate pace of modern business. Watch this recorded webcast to learn: What are the foundational roles within a modern dataops team a
Published By: Trifacta
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Over the past few years, the evolution of technology for storing, processing and analyzing data has been absolutely staggering. Businesses now have the ability to work with data at a scale and speed that many of us would have never thought was possible. Yet, why are so many organizations still struggling to drive meaningful ROI from their data investments? The answer starts with people.
In this webinar, guest speakers Forrester Principal Analyst Michele Goetz and Trifacta Director of Product Marketing Will Davis focus on the roles and responsibilities required for today’s modern dataops teams to be successful. They touch on how new data platforms and applications have fundamentally changed the traditional makeup of data/analytics organizations and how companies need to update the structure of their teams to keep up with the accelerate pace of modern business.
Watch this recorded webcast to learn:
What are the foundational roles within a modern dataops team and how to align skill set
A modular, holistic approach to change
Digital disruption is forcing companies to fundamentally rethink how they compete. You probably used to solve this challenge by buying better technology. But in today’s complex, fast-changing business world, that single-minded approach is destined for failure.
KPMG’s Technology Strategy and Selection (TSS) framework is a modular, holistic approach that drives lasting, long-term value from technology change. This article walks through the four key phases of the leading edge framework—creating a transformation vision, blueprinting the future organization, selecting the supporting technology, and implementing the new tools.
PayerView, an annual healthcare payer rankings report by athenahealth, uses objective, data-driven methodologies to analyze the payer-provider relationship. The 2013 healthcare payer rankings report, which covers industry trends in 2012, does not show dramatic industry changes over the year, but highlights areas where there could be trouble as industry changes emerge.
In this book, we are going to look at the key trends driving the modernization of data infrastructure. We’ll see how organizations are adapting and flourishing in a data-driven world. For some time, headlines have been around the internet of things (IoT),
big data and data analytics. While these developments are important, the reality is that you cannot take full advantage of them without modernization. We’re going to look at these trends and priorities in detail, then look at the three key drivers of modernization: governance, mobilization and analytics. We’ll also consider the technologies that make up modern data infrastructure including artificial intelligence (AI), flash storage, converged and hyperconverged platforms and software-defined infrastructures. By making sense of data, we make sense of the world. With more data than ever before, we have the tools to turn all that information into intelligent innovation and change the way the world works.
Wikibon conducted in-depth interviews with organizations that had achieved Big Data success and high rates of returns. These interviews determined an important generality: that Big Data winners focused on operationalizing and automating their Big Data projects. They used Inline Analytics to drive algorithms that directly connected to and facilitated automatic change in the operational systems-of-record. These algorithms were usually developed and supported by data tables derived using Deep Data Analytics from Big Data Hadoop systems and/or data warehouses. Instead of focusing on enlightening the few with pretty historical graphs, successful players focused on changing the operational systems for everybody and managed the feedback and improvement process from the company as a whole.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: May 15, 2017
Data is critical to the entertainment industry and not taking advantage of it can keep you from creating great experiences and delivering the right content to partners. And, more than that, it can make it hard for you to optimize operations, get insight into the content’s value and stay ahead of the many changes in how content is created, consumed and monetized.
However, even with the new digital tools in production, there are many challenges to making use of this data. The effort involved can take time and resources away from film production, introduce security risks, and leave key data inaccessible to those that need it.
In this paper, we review:
• The current state of production data
• The challenges the entertainment industry is facing in making use of data
• A new “Smart Content” approach that is helping industry pioneers to reduce complexity on the set, drive reporting, and enable them to stay ahead of market changes
Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any one can be difficult. This paper aims to answer the question, “Is it better to use slower SATA SSDs in RAID or a faster PCIe SSD to scale up MySQL database performance?"
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
The world has changed. Yesterday everyone had a managed PC for work and all enterprise data was behind a firewall. Today, mobile devices are the control panel for our personal and professional lives. This change has contributed to the single largest technology-driven lifestyle change of the last 10 years.
As productivity tools, mobile devices now access significantly more data than in years past. This has made mobile the new frontier for a wide spectrum of risk that includes cyber attacks, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps. A secure digital business ecosystem demands technologies that enable organizations to continuously monitor for threats and provide enterprise-wide visibility into threat intelligence.
Watch the webinar to learn more about:
What makes up the full spectrum of mobile risks
Lookout's Mobile Risk Matrix covering the key components of risk
How to evolve beyond mobile device management
Managing technology refreshes is not a popular task among enterprise storage administrators, although it is a necessary task for successful businesses. As a business evolves, managing more data and adding new applications in the process, enterprise storage infrastructure inevitably needs to grow in performance and capacity. Enterprise storage solutions have traditionally imposed limitations in terms of their ability to easily accommodate technology refreshes that keep infrastructure current and operating reliably and most cost effectively. In 2015, Pure Storage introduced a new technology refresh model that has driven strong change in the enterprise storage industry by addressing the major pain points of legacy models and provided overall a much more cost-effective life-cycle management approach. In conjunction with other aspects of Pure Storage's enterprise storage product and services offerings, the company's "Evergreen Storage" technology refresh model has contributed to this all-f
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
A majority of businesses have adopted digital platforms across multiple channels and in many cases successfully utilised them to drive efficiency and profitability. Technology, and the data that often underpins it, has become an extremely valuable asset for businesses of all sizes.
The way that companies do business has also changed and technology has played a key role in this, customers now expect instant gratification and a service model that suits their specific needs.
This paper will analyse the cause and effect of companies implementing digital transformation strategies and understand the role of cloud technologies within this. It will also explore some of the wider aspects of business transformation and the journey’s businesses take to implement innovative technologies.
After talking to 27 leading CFOs, the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that the finance team’s data analytics skills put the CFO in the driving seat of digital change.
The result is that the CFO has a new responsibility to:
• Help other business units meet their digital ambitions
• Make relevant data visible across the business
• Develop goals and metrics for digital success
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