The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global security program created to increase confidence in the payment card industry and reduce risks to PCI members, merchants, service providers and consumers. It was developed by the major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud.
As global employment prospects lag behind a slow economic recovery, customers in many parts of the world are more cautious and better informed than ever. They have access to a wealth of information about the products and services they seek, much of it obtained from trusted sources almost immediately. Yet businesses have moved slowly to exploit emerging technologies and information sources like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. As a result, customers often seem better informed about the products and services they buy than companies are about their customers. This imbalance presents a big challenge to companies struggling to avoid commoditisation and it could grow into a competitive disadvantage as customers demand more personalized service.
While the globalization of business and the myriad of challenges it poses are nothing new, the explosive growth of global online commerce and the demanding worldwide competitive landscape present a variety of new obstacles for companies of all sizes.
Published By: Kenandy
Published Date: Jan 28, 2015
Manufacturing and product companies are facing critical challenges. To survive in the new global economy, companies need to continuously reinvent themselves. They need to rapidly
add new products and acquire new businesses. They need to build new partnerships and channels. They can’t depend on the same set of suppliers tomorrow that they do today. And they can’t expect to do business the same way in new and emerging markets.
For these reasons, enterprises need a new kind of ERP, one that’s faster to deploy and can:
Adapt very quickly
Go into the hands of employees, customers and partners immediately, with little or no training
Provide continuous visibility into their operations
It’s no surprise that CIOs, manufacturing managers and operational executives are looking for new solutions. They have to ?nd solutions to get the three strategic capabilities they need
to succeed: greater operational agility, the ability to collaborate and continuous visibility.
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Big data needs both high availability and protection.
The amount of data created and replicated globally is predicted to increase ten-fold by 2025, according to IDC research. You may be wondering where to store that big data, as well as how to ensure your data is highly available and protected.
In this eBook, explore why cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) improves data availability, eases the processes associated with DR management, and creates a more economically efficient solution for today’s data-driven companies.
Surviving and thriving amid the global, digital shopping revolution, in which consumers fluidly browse and buy from their smartphones, computers and in store, calls for a supply-chain makeover.
Pressed to offer consumers fast, flexible and even free product fulfillment and delivery in an omnichannel retail landscape, a crowdsourced, collaborative model is taking shape. Traditional roles are blurring as logistics companies, manufacturers and retailers work to meet the growing on-demand economy via the adoption of business intelligence supply chain technologies.
Download this white paper and find out how technological advances are enabling collaboration to extend across the enterprise and through outsourced resources with globally distributed development. (GDD) Learn how GDD is enabling companies to expand their operations on a worldwide basis, cost and skills arbitrage, and reduced time to market.
Global business has affected no group more than Human Resources (HR). Recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining global workers is more complicated in a global economy adding another layer complexity, and without doing those things effectively, companies simply can’t grow. Therefore there’s more pressure than ever on HR leaders to develop and execute new workforce and talent strategies. Unfortunately, many HR organizations are simultaneously juggling these demands with a set of legacy technologies that are not up to the task because they don’t address the increasingly complex nature of HR’s role in the business.
Global competition and volatile markets are creating a challenging business climate for project based firms which leave them with little room for error when managing projects. Oil & Gas companies have their own individual challenges when it comes to managing their asset's lifecycles, but one area that is often overlooked or pushed off until the last minute is the decommissioning phase of their assets. The key to decommissioning is delivering projects and milestones on time and within budget. Those companies looking to improve the retirement phase of their asset’s lifecycle should follow this checklist.
While globalization was once the exclusive domain of the large multi-billion dollar companies, today even small to medium size enterprises cannot escape the issues associated with global trade and offshore manufacturing. Whether you view the world as flat or round, it is definitely shrinking. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
Published By: InsideUpbg
Published Date: May 12, 2015
Globalization has afforded great opportunities for companies who take advantage of them. Outsourcing is one of these, and payroll outsourcing is gaining popularity throughout the business world. Processing payroll in a timely and accurate manner is critical for business success. Maintaining salary, benefit, and tax information can be complex, which is why increasing numbers of small to medium businesses are choosing to outsource their payroll.
EMI Music is one of the top global recorded music companies and represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres including Lily Allen, Coldplay, and Pink Floyd. No longer able to rely on mass marketing to drive in-store sales, EMI Music had to figure out who, exactly, was downloading its artists' music, and how to maximize communications with those consumers to strengthen relationships and drive more revenue. EMI Music opted for enterprise marketing software from Neolane that would help the company better capture consumer information from multiple sources and integrate its disparate CRM and customer analytics applications.
The current business environment is still characterized by skittishness, tenuous demand and sporadic growth. It’s no surprise then, that 60% of CFOs plan to make major changes to critical finance practices and processes, according to the 2010 IBM Global CFO Study. In fact, 70% of CFOs claim to be taking a more prominent role in enterprise decision making beyond the traditional role of finance.
Yet many CFOs admit to significant gaps in their ability to deliver on this expanded agenda, particularly in their ability to measure and monitor business performance. The IBM study found that those companies that invest in capabilities to expand their business insight are better able to anticipate and react to the unpredictable external forces affecting the economy.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 22, 2013
Cloud solutions are the “new normal” as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering.
The highly-anticipated Adobe and Econsultancy report, Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing: The Quest for Mobile Excellence, details the results of a global survey of marketers and digital professionals. It highlights key priorities, challenges and areas of investments that companies need to consider for 2015 and beyond.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
When it comes to the increasingly complex task of managing data storage, many small and midsize organizations face even greater challenges than large, global enterprises.
Small and midsize companies have ever-increasing volumes of information to manage and secure, and they are confronting a number of difficulties when it comes to storage. Among the biggest hurdles:
›› Scaling storage as the business grows rapidly
›› Meeting the rising expense of data storage capacity
›› Dealing with the complexity of management and architecture
›› Devoting precious staff time managing storage and data backup
Whereas larger organizations have significant IT budgets and staff to handle storage-related challenges, small and midsize companies lack the IT resources to dedicate to storage management. Fortunately, there are new approaches to data storage on the market that can help such companies address their data storage needs without requiring dedicated storage management resources, while at the same ti
Oracle delivers the industry’s most complete, flexible and global technology foundation to help companies simplify how they manage people and empower organizations to build the best talent to drive existing and new business strategies.
Can an organization that chooses to ignore the insights of employees, customers and business partners expect to thrive? For many, the answer is no. In a global environment where innovation cycles are shrinking, customer expectations are rising and talent is becoming more distributed, companies are seeing the need to more effectively apply the knowledge and experience of individuals, regardless of their vocation, affiliation or organization status. Download this report to learn how you can access the untapped knowledge of your networks.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May25, 2018. If you process European Union (EU) personal data, GDPR likely applies to you—even if you’re not in the EU. That’s because the regulation is truly global in scope and applies to any organization that processes EU personal data, irrespective of where the companies are based or where the data is processed.
At its heart, the GDPR legislation is about ensuring privacy is respected as a fundamental right and that personal data is kept private and secure. Elizabeth Denham, of the EU Information Commissioner Office (ICO), says “This law is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first” and “Issuing fines has always been and will continue to be, a last resort.”
However, it’s important to note the costs of noncompliance can be severe. These can include a fine of up to 4 percent of global turnover (revenues) or €20m, whichever is higher; a temporary or permanent suspension of the right to access or proce
IBM Security and Ponemon Institute are pleased to release the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview. According to our research, the average total cost of data breach for the 419 companies participating in this research decreased from $4.00 to $3.62 million The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information also significantly decreased from $158 in 2016 to $141 in this year’s study. However, despite the decline in the overall cost, companies in this year’s study are having larger breaches. The average size of the data breaches in this research increased 1.8 percent
Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to measure and monitor business performance effectively. The same study also found that the companies who invested in their business insight capabilities were better able to anticipate and react to external economic forces. IBM Cognos software can provide businesses with the business insight they need to be prepared, not scared. Cognos software allows businesses to analyze performance, model business strategies and processes, and contribute to a common set of business objectives.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with Cisco TrustSec, Forrester interviewed two companies. Company A is an organization that provides senior housing for over 22,000 residents in the US. This organization used Cisco TrustSec to provide highly secure segmented mobile network services to its residents. Company B is an international packaging and paper group company experiencing rapid growth. It used Cisco TrustSec as an innovative solution to quickly integrate the infrastructure of new acquisitions into its own and standardize security architecture across its wide area network (WAN) globally. While the case study will talk about the experiences of these two companies, the financial analysis focuses on the impact that Cisco TrustSec had on one organization.
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