Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 22, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the way they engage with their business peers.
Sticking to email blasts and spreadsheets will leave you lagging behind the competition. Forge a clear path for your marketing strategy with marketing automation. Equip yourself with the language they will understand at C-level and prove to them that modern marketing will drive your organization into the future:
Get more done, faster and with fewer resources.
• Reach the right prospects more effectively. • Radically increase conversion rates, revenue, and alignment between marketing and sales.
The trick is to convince those in your leadership of the value of marketing automation. To succeed, it is imperative to influence your CEO, CFO and CIO by crafting a persuasive argument that’s relevant to each of their objectives and concerns.
Join the thousands of sales and marketing professionals who have already secured executive buy-in and are benefiting from the power of marketing automation. This guide offers a look into the mind of an exec: what keeps them up at night, how do they vie
Looking for a smarter approach to workforce planning?
With robotics and artificial intelligence transforming the workplace, analysing supply and demand over 3–5 years doesn’t make sense. HR leaders need to find a more flexible approach to workforce shaping.
Read this report to discover:
• the key trends that will shape the future workforce
• what early movers into intelligent automation can teach us
• what’s involved in agile workforce shaping
• how to use our 5C Framework to navigate the changes ahead.
In the face of all the challenges presented by the accelerating pace of application development and everexpanding options for deployment, IT organizations are changing how they deliver services. Traditional manual approaches are simply too slow to keep up. Yet, when application teams attempt to circumvent IT in order to speed up deployment, security, performance, and longterm manageability suffer.
To get the most out of your multi-cloud deployments, you need to fundamentally rethink how you deliver the right application services that meet current and future needs, consistently across every cloud. Standardization is key. If too much is changing too quickly, start with standardization. As your organization evolves, you will be better positioned to take the next step in making those standardized services accessible to developers through
the automation toolchains they rely on.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it's sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation through service automation.
It’s important for American manufacturers to stay current if they wish to remain successful? Positioning yourself for growth means looking to the future and gaining efficiencies through new technologies? That’s why this question may be the most important one for your business— are you a future-ready manufacturer?
Before you can adequately answer that question, you and the members of your organization need to know the answers to these three questions:
X Where are we today? X Where do we want to be in three to five years? X How can we embrace innovation and automation?
If decision-makers in your organization can’t answer these questions, you have bigger issues than you may realize?
At the very least, tackling these tough questions now will put you ahead of competitors who are consumed with putting out today’s fires rather than focusing on growth opportunities? Manufacturers that aren’t prepared for the coming global megatrends and don’t invest in breakthrough technologies will be rende
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
The Future of Work is not just about automation and technology upgrades, but a holistic strategy that aims to leverage digital technologies, attitudes, and behaviors to reinvent the way businesses engage with their employees, partners, and customers to deliver superior experiences that result in sustained competitive advantage.
This IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by HP Inc., outlines the key trends, challenges, and priorities for the Future of Work and a framework that organizations can utilize to drive transformation across the three dimensions of Workspace, Workforce, and Workculture to future-proof their organizations for the digitalized era.
As an HR leader or someone who works in a talent management, recruiting, compensation, workforce planning, learning or technology role, the challenges you face are many. Filling positions faster at the lowest cost. Connecting your people to company strategy. Motivating and rewarding people to improve engagement and productivity. Developing skills. Reducing turnover. And beginning to build your future workforce today.
This E-book shows you how SuccessFactors BizX solutions can release the full potential of your workforce. More than automation and efficiency, it's about improving the ways you execute day-to-day work and getting real results.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
How to overcome complexity and be ready for future growth.
The modern production digital print market brought a world of opportunities for micro-runs and variable data printing into the hands of Print Service Providers (PSPs). With print available in any quantity to anyone, print is being democratized, resulting in ever-greater numbers of increasingly smaller jobs. The old print model of high-volume static print is being replaced with a myriad of micro-runs and micro-jobs.
Automation that allows PSP owners to master the ensuing complexity and respond faster than ever before is enabling them to refocus on market development and on delivering value.
Nearly all store sales will be influenced by digital in 2020, and the retailer of the future will excel at orchestrating core processes in the maze of near-infinite purchase paths available to ever-more discerning consumers. Digital transformation will impact all areas of retail business processes as retailers seek new ways to reach consumers while maximizing efficiencies within their own operations. Automation, speed, and contextually driven decisions will create opportunities for retailers and help transform relationships with their suppliers, consumers, and employees. Learn more about how digital transformation is impacting the retail industry. Download a complimentary copy of the Retail in a Digital World white paper.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
Infosys has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in NelsonHall’s Vendor Evaluation and Assessment (NEAT) report on big data and analytics services 2018.We have also been highly rated for our focus on automation. Our ability to meet future client requirements as well as deliver immediate benefits such as analytics, data management and support functions to our clients with a specific focus on process automation enabled us to secure this position.
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
The future of business process management lies in Robotic Process Automation. This report covers the benefits of the technology and other business process optimization approaches that Best-in-Class organizations take to improve efficiency.
In the time it took you to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database,
middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn’t the future we’re describing, it’s right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we’re describing automation that cloud and APIs enable, and at a low level, we’re describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tools. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps automation, and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
In the time it took to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database, middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn't the future we're describing, it's right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we;re describing automation that cloud and API's enable, and at a low level, we're describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tooks. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps, automation and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS).
Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors.
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line?
A third-party (e.g., TÜV) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plant’s overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL.
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IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and efficiency. Read on to find out more.
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