Leading thinkers in marketing, social, digital, and future business gathered in October with over 500 industry peers at Social Commerce Summit Europe. Discover the predictions and advice they shared in this free report: Social Commerce Trends Report Europe 2012.
The synergy between predictive analytics and decision optimization is critical to good decision making. Predictive analytics offers insights into likely future scenarios, and decision optimization prescribes best-action recommendations for how to respond to those scenarios given your business goals, business dynamics, and potential tradeoffs or consequences.
Together, predictive analytics and decision optimization provide organizations with the ability to turn insight into action—and action into positive outcomes.
In this white paper, you’ll gain a better understanding of:
The difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics
How predictive and prescriptive actions complement one another to help you achieve optimized business decisions
IBM’s approach to creating a powerful end-to-end decision management system
Businesses today certainly do not suffer from a lack of data.
Every day, they capture and consume massive amounts
of information that they use to make strategic and tactical
decisions. Yet organizations often lack two critical capabilities
when it comes to making the right decisions for the business:
the ability to make accurate predictions about the future,
and to then use those predicted insights in conjunction with
organizational goals to identify the best possible actions they
The combination of predictive analytics and decision
optimization provides organizations with the ability to
turn insight into action. Predictive analytics offers insights
into likely scenarios by analyzing trends, patterns and
relationships in data. Decision optimization prescribes
best-action recommendations given an organization’s
business goals and business dynamics, taking into account
any tradeoffs or consequences associated with those actions.
Without specific and explicit design decisions about not only the network architecture but also network operations,enterprises risk drifting toward a future of many clouds, each with their own operational nuances. Those who are not mindful about managing new additions increase the complexity of their network with each variation.
This white paper discusses how to approach the design of the network and operations in the move from cloud to multicloud. The focus is on meeting the business needs of today and tomorrow, battling complexity, preserving the possibilities for options, and supporting IT’s role as the steward of technology decisions for the business.
All cloud infrastructure—whether private, public, or hybrid—starts with a data center virtualization foundation. By selecting an open, flexible virtualization solution, you are building a data center environment that supports your company’s needs today, while preparing your path for the future. In this white paper, we look at how an open data center virtualization solution can become the cornerstone of your IT optimization effort. We show how open virtualization can meet the needs of IT, as well as the business, while providing a foundation for long-term growth into the cloud. Finally, we review considerations for selecting a virtualization solution, with emphasis on HP and Red Hat integrated solutions.
Data center designs have become much more safe, reliable, & efficient. However, we must continue to adopt new designs & emerging technologies to stay ahead of the pace of change. In this webinar, Steve Wallage, Managing Director of BroadGroup Consulting, shares his expertise to help global colocation providers:
1. Learn what changes colocation providers can make to adapt to the marketplace
2. Understand the future requirements of hyperscale cloud players
3. Hear of successful projects around the world and why they succeeded
In a growing business everyone – and everything – counts. You literally can’t afford underperforming employees, and lack of direction can be fatal. If you want long-term success, you really need to focus on where you’re going, what you need to get there, and put plans in place to make that happen.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 16, 2018
The latest IBM POWER9 Server is built for the most demanding, data-intensive, computing on earth with an enhanced core and chip architecture. It provides scalability and flexibility to handle changing customer needs while being cloud-ready with industry-leading reliability and performance.
The POWER9 Systems server family has servers that are available for different workloads, IT environments or budget. You can choose from an array of server options that include:
- POWER9 for Enterprise – scale-up
- POWER9 for AIX & IBM I – scale-out
- POWER9 for Linux
- POWER9 for SAP HANA
- POWER9 for Enterprise AI, Deep Learning & Machine Learning
Find out more about these servers to meet the business needs of tomorrow.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Success is defined by the quality of your customer relationships. Outdated infrastructure hinders your ability to deliver consistent service across all channels and touchpoints. With rising customer and business demands, you might not have time to wait and see what long-term options a vendor will offer, and when.
Proven, market-leading customer experience solutions let you optimize customer engagement across existing channels. And with a partner who’s focused on both innovation and your success, you can future-proof your business as it evolves. Read this executive brief to learn how to incorporate an open, stable and proven customer experience platform—and provider.
Discover the advantages of a proven prescriptive migration methodology that will guide your successful customer experience transformation, including:
Establishing a solid foundation for customer engagement channels and touchpoints as they emerge
Extending omnichannel engagement across departments and processes outside of
In today’s business and IT landscape, the network is no longer simply a basic IT function. It is an essential business asset.
The ability of your network users—whether they be employees, customers, or partners—to have fast, real-time access to online resources is directly correlated to financial success.
Published By: Wheelhouse
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Business telephony is changing more rapidly than ever before. Several developments are driving this accelerating change. They range from targeted technical initiatives to broad communication technology trends. If keeping your business communication strategy up to date seems difficult now, it will become much more so in the future. It is also important to stay abreast of – or ahead of – the latest developments; if you don’t, you’ll find yourself with a seriously outdated communication system. And that could put you at a competitive disadvantage.
Adopting a PSA solution can help position small to mid-sized consulting firms for future growth by modernizing and futureproofing their underlying business processes in every area of operations and management.
Read this white paper by IDG to learn why having purpose-built technology can drive engagement, improve resource and business visibility, and put your growing firm on a path to success.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
The future is unknown and the unknown can be both exciting and frightening. Thankfully, we believe Gartner’s new report, “Predicts 2018: CRM and Customer Experience”, can help prepare your business for the evolving world of CRM and the customer experience.
According to Gartner, “By 2020, the CRM application software market will overtake the data management market, thus becoming the largest of all software markets.” With this in mind, it’s important for application leaders to take action to avoid losing out.
Learn how you can plan your customer service organization more strategically and maximize your business' efforts.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
In the ongoing evolution of the customer experience, organizations continue to rely on phone and email while introducing new customer engagement channels. With the channel mix rapidly changing, it has become more important than ever to accurately identify and proactively deploy the next-best channels for engaging customers today and tomorrow.
Gartner Research has profiled 15 ways that organizations will engage customers over the next 20 years. This includes augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality immersive solutions which will be adopted by 20% of large enterprises by 2020. By learning which engagement channels will best meet your customers’ needs in the future and prioritizing those aligned with your business model, you can improve customer engagement and
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"This Gartner report charts your course to the future of information security with Gartner’s “continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment” (CARTA) as your guide.
This reports highlights a need for security and risk management leaders to embrace a strategic approach where security is adaptive, everywhere, all the time. Gartner calls this strategic approach ""continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment,"" or CARTA.
By reading “Seven Imperatives to Adopt a CARTA Strategic Approach,” you will gain insight into CARTA and better understand the people, process and technical changes it calls for, including:
-Replacing one-time security gates with adaptive, context-aware security platforms.
-Continuously discovering, monitoring, assessing and prioritizing risk and trust — reactively and proactively.
-Performing risk and trust assessments early in digital business initiatives, including development.
-Instrumenting for comprehensive, full-stack visibility, including sensitive data handling.
Many business leaders know that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are critical to their future but don’t know where to start. Those who do have an AI/ML strategy struggle to find qualified data scientists; and once they find them, even advanced data scientists need a lot of time—even months—to build and deploy ML models. These challenges put significant limits on the range and number of problems a business can solve.
In this webinar, learn how H2O Driverless AI on Amazon Web Services (AWS) automates the best practices of leading data scientists to create advanced machine learning models automatically. With these production-ready models, relative newcomers to AI/ML can generate reliable results and scale-up AI programs that anticipate and capitalize on trends, optimize supply chains, understand customer demand, match consumers with goods and services, and much more.
Download our webinar to learn
Implement ML successfully with minimal data science expertise.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 21, 2017
Remember Y2K – the IT “problem” that should have brought businesses to a screeching half? Despite the hype, the preparation led to widely documented business benefits and uncovered new opportunities that transformed organizations worldwide.
Similarly in today’s highly regulated Financial Services industry, enabling GRC by integrating data from silos can be the driver for future business use cases like machine learning and anti-fraud detection services. GRC can be your catalyst for new opportunities.
Listen in as our panel of financial services experts discuss the keys to reinventing your data strategy.
How to align your GRC strategy with a business transformation agenda
How to ensure your organization’s approach to data management isn’t just a one-off solution, but a comprehensive one adaptable to changing regulations
How to navigate the increasing regulatory demands for granular data security
How to turn your compliance spend into new opportunities to earn revenue
When used effectively, Hadoop can deliver unparalleled value in revealing new analytics-driven revenue streams, improving customer acquisition and retention, as well as increasing operational efficiencies. The Hadoop Buyer's Guide is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop---from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success. Download the guide, and get everything you need to know about choosing the right Hadoop distribution for your business success.
The future of work is mobile. Liberated by the internet and new mobile solutions, more and more businesses are embracing flexible working arrangements in which employees work from wherever they want. Smart businesses utilising flexible working
know that it’s no longer about the hours you work—it’s about results. These businesses are freeing themselves and their employees from the burden of counting hours and minutes worked, and are now focusing on output.
More than 10,000 customers are using VMware vSAN to quickly adopt hyper-converged infrastructure to accelerate their IT modernization initiatives, reduce their total cost of ownership, and increase their businesses agility in preparation of future needs. Read some of their stories and see how hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN can ease the burden of infrastructure management and create new possibilities for your business.
More than 10,000 customers are using VMware vSAN to
quickly adopt hyper-converged infrastructure to accelerate
their IT modernization initiatives, reduce their total cost
of ownership, and increase their businesses agility in
preparation of future needs. Read some of their stories and
see how hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN
can ease the burden of infrastructure management and
create new possibilities for your business.
Skills shortages are keeping business leaders up at night.
In fact, nearly half of executives say this skills gap is a major concern for the future of their organization — yet only 3% are significantly increasing training budgets.
Why? Workplace learning is a difficult nut to crack. Organizations often struggle to reskill their adult workforces with hard skills because they’re taking the wrong approach.
In this white paper, we take a look at why soft skills are not only integral for the future of work, but why they’re actually necessary for developing hard skills too.
You’ll also learn:
? How soft skills can lead to dramatic shifts in how people think
? How soft skills improve our ability to learn
? The most important skill for the 21st century — and how it can boost learning by 30%
Discover why empowering your people with soft skills is critical to unlocking the future success of your business.
Like it or not, dealing with risk is part and parcel of what it takes to grow a business. Many serial entrepreneurs who notch up multiple success stories will describe themselves as risk-takers. One of the UK’s most famous examples, Sir Richard Branson, published a book called “ Screw It, Let’s Do It,” reflecting his willingness to take a chance even if the odds were stacked against him.
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