In today's competitive global marketplace, Application Management Services (AMS) have become increasingly important for international companies to comply with country-specific markets and regulations, and ensure high-quality operations of SAP solutions in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.
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
In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones global. Mobile is becoming not on the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That's why mobile will affect more than just your digital operations- it will transform your entire business. 2014 will be the year that companies increase investments to transform their business with mobile as a focal point. This fifth annual mobile trends report highlights new mobile trends that we expect to see this year as well as some over hyped topics that we believe will fail to provide real business value in the short term.
After featuring the Global Giants in our first edition of Recurring Revenue Innovators, we now turn our attention to the Emerging Leaders—businesses with terrific potential to break out into commercial success with a new revenue model. From subscriptions to usage to tiered and freemium models, these companies are offering products and services on terms that are irresistibleto their customers.
John Schwarz founded Visier to address what he saw as the major failing of business intelligence and big data analytics.
He had a front row seat in this market while leading Business Objects, the largest global business intelligence provider (acquired by SAP). John and co-founder Ryan Wong’s vision was to completely reinvent the approach to analytics, providing instant and complete, domain-specific applications to business leaders, answering their important strategic questions and leading them to adopt best management practices. Their applied business analytics project is working. Today, more than a hundred blue chip companies have selected Visier as their people strategy platform and are achieving incredible results. And that’s just the beginning.
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.
For life sciences businesses, the supply chain used to mean one thing: getting products from factory or warehouse to distributors or ultimate customers as quickly and economically as possible. Now, with today’s evolving regulatory environment, an increasingly globalized market, more complex health products, and an increased focus on the patient, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are looking at their supply chain and logistics needs in a whole new way.
Businesses increasingly recognize that their customers and workers are engaging in ways that were inconceivable when their essential applications were first architected, according to Chris Rechtsteiner, vice president of marketing for ServerCentral. “A group in one country has to have the exact same service levels as a location in another country, and half the people are internal end users, while the other half are external customers,” he says.
As their businesses have globalized, their most strategic applications have struggled to keep pace. “Companies are coming to us, asking ‘How do we do this? How do we solve this problem?’ That’s really what it comes down to.”
When launching products, creating manuals, providing customer service and doing other tasks that involve documentation, you cannot afford inefficiencies. IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, surveyed hundreds of companies to uncover common content-related inefficiencies and their costs. See the results in this white paper.
Download this white paper to see the results of a study conducted by IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, in which 600 companies were surveyed to identify common information tasks and their costs.
Fusion---iodelivers the world's data faster. From e---commerce retailers to the world’s social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, companies are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion---io technology. ioControl Hybrid Storage from Fusion---io is ideal for customers seeking to virtualize mission---critical workloads, deliver high performance VDI, and control efficient application acceleration across shared storage environments.
In this paper, we consider the distinct financial and operational challenges that businesses face when launching international operations, and examine the value that global, real-time financial reporting and consolidation solutions can deliver. We discuss the criteria that companies should use to evaluate solutions.
Published By: Zingbox
Published Date: Nov 08, 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly expanding part of the global information economy, yet security exploits show that more attention needs to be paid to making the IoT safe. Companies deploying IoT infrastructure, whether for their own use or to provide IoT services, as well as the manufacturers of IoT devices, should look to build in security from day one. This report describes the challenges inherent in securing the IoT. And explains how IoT security differs from conventional IT security.
Companies that take a more sophisticated approach to customer success, revenue retention and revenue growth after the initial sale earn 46 percent more revenue compared to their less sophisticated peers, according to a global study conducted in 2015 across software, hardware, SaaS and life sciences companies.
The study highlights the urgent need for companies to consider the full range of customer success and revenue growth activities after the initial sale—collectively called the “revenue lifecycle”—which includes onboarding, adoption, upselling/cross-selling, retention and renewal. The study shows that a company that improves people, processes, technology, data and KPIs in the revenue lifecycle can expect to improve renewal rates by more than 31 points.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
With global opportunities on the rise,. having a multilingual workforce has become a critical market success factor. Language proficiency and awareness of a market's culture, local customs, and business traditions conveys respect for customers and colleagues, which leads to greater trust and improved business results.
Businesses are providing language-learning resources that prepare employees to engage in these markets. Forbes Insights and Rosetta Stone surveyed 200+ executives globally to understand the impact of language training on companies and employees. Read this guide to learn the key themes and data from the report.
"In this white paper, The 8 Ways Outdated ERP Damages Your Business, learn how old ERP hold back business and how the cloud can help.
Find out why economic, market, and technology changes have made it necessary for modern business systems to adapt more quickly, how outdated systems drain your IT budget, what a modern business must do to ensure their ERP systems keep pace with the demands of a global mobile business, and the four reasons companies are turning to the cloud to keep up with their ever-changing organizations."
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Jun 12, 2017
In today’s highly complex global business environment, companies are constantly expected to do more with less, to run leaner while becoming more effective than ever. This is especially true for Accounting and Finance. They are now required to not only deliver periodic financial data and reports, but also real-time analysis and intelligence.
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your company¹s productivity and profits.
As of May 2017, according to a report from The Depository Trust &
Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides financial transaction and data processing services for the global financial industry, cloud computing has reached a tipping point1. Today, financial services companies can benefit from the capabilities and cost efficiencies of the cloud. In October of 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) jointly announced enhanced cyber risk management standards for financial institutions in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)2. These proposed standards for enhanced cybersecurity are aimed at protecting the entire financial system, not just the institution. To meet these new standards, financial institutions will require the right cloud-based network security
platform for comprehensive security management, verifiable compliance and governance and active protection of customer data
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.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
Data Centre Dynamics Ltd.
102-108 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW