Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
"The appearance of your reports and dashboards – the actual visual appearance of your data analysis -- is important. An ugly or confusing report may be dismissed, even though it contains valuable insights about your data. Cognos Analytics has a long track record of high quality analytic insight, and now, we added a lot of new capabilities designed to help even novice users quickly and easily produce great-looking and consumable reports you can trust.
Watch this webinar to learn:
• How you can more effectively communicate with data.
• What constitutes an intuitive and highly navigable report
• How take advantage of some of the new capabilities in Cognos Analytics to create reports that are more compelling and understandable in less time.
• Some of the new and exciting capabilities coming to Cognos Analytics in 2018 (hint: more intelligent capabilities with enhancements to Natural Language Processing, data discovery and Machine Learning)."
Read IOFM’s latest AP & P2P white paper on the digital, profitable and strategic future of AP.
Accounts payable remains a very paper- and labor-intensive department. Fortunately, the future of AP may be closer than we think.
In this insightful white paper, composed of 2018 IOFM survey results from over 200 respondents, readers will better understand the future of AP including answers to questions like:
What technologies will be most important to AP’s future?
How will AP operate and how will its role change?
What challenges will the AP function face?
IOFM has the AP insights. Get them here. Download now.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
Did you know that majority of the respondents in a recent survey identified digital skillset (57%), senior leadership commitment (50%), and change management (42%) areas as the most important success factors for digital transformation?
Infosys commissioned an independent survey of over 1,000 senior management level executives from organizations with annual revenues over US$ 1 billion to understand the impact of digital disruption on their organizations and how they were dealing with it. Three clusters emerged from the survey findings, based on the business objectives behind their digital transformation initiatives- Visionaries, Explorers, and Watchers. The survey provides valuable insights into how organizations can evolve from being watchers and explorers to visionaries.
Key findings from the report that you can use to charter your digital future:
Visionaries target higher order business objectives, such as new business models and culture, from digital transformation, while explore
It’s a social world and the majority of organizations today use Microsoft Office as their chosen office productivity suite. So it’s important to deliver insights where people are working most. This paper shows how you can use results produced by SAS Visual Analytics with Microsoft Office applications – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint. With plenty of how-to specifics, you’ll see how easy it is to combine analytic visualizations and reports with Microsoft products to share insights, improve collaboration and drive further adoption of analytics across your organization.
With more data in the hands of more people – and easier access to easy-to-use analytics – conversations about data and results from data analysis are happening more often. And becoming more important. And expected. So it’s not surprising that improved collaboration is one of the most common organizational goals.
Let’s take a look at how you can use results produced by SAS Visual Analytics with Microsoft Office applications. You’ll see how easy it is to combine sophisticated analytic visualizations and reports with Microsoft’s widely used productivity tools – to share insights, improve collaboration and drive increased adoption of analytics and BI across your organization.
Lessons from the field on managing data science projects and portfolios
The ability to manage, scale, and accelerate an entire data science discipline increasingly separates successful organizations from those falling victim to hype and disillusionment.
Data science managers have the most important and least understood job of the 21st century.
This paper demystifies and elevates the current state of data science management. It identifies best practices to address common struggles around stakeholder alignment, the pace of model delivery, and the measurement of impact.
There are seven chapters and 25 pages of insights based on 4+ years of working with leaders in data science such as Allstate, Bayer, and Moody’s Analytics:
Introduction: Where we are today and where we came from
Goals: What are the measures of a high-performing data science organization?
Challenges: The symptoms leading to the dark art myth of data science
Diagnosis: The true root-causes behind the dark art m
The role of learning and development has never been more important to the success of small and medium businesses, especially because of the fierce competition with big business to attract and retain top talent.
We’re amidst a disruption in the way employees work and learn. Technology, skills, and workforce demographics are shifting and evolving at a rapid pace. Employees are now sitting in the driver’s seat when it comes to their career path and companies are getting strategic with how to meet this new demand.
Read our guide “The Rise of the Holistic Learning Experience” to learn how the new role of learning and development can help your company thrive.
You’ll gain insights on:
• Consumer-driven technology changing the game
• Continuous learning and staying relevant amid change
• The holistic learner experience
Get your copy and start building a holistic learning program today.
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Branded product pages on the digital shelf have become incredibly important both as a sales and marketing channel. For that reason, most brands are putting time and resources into improving the content of their product pages. But how exactly does content impact the numbers every business relies on? Read this report to get deep statistical insights on how product page content impacts search ranking, online market share, and sales overall.
This study includes a range of analyses to help you quantify the actual sales value of your brand's product content using a variety of methodologies, including:
An analysis of more than 500,000 Amazon search results pages
A full-year examination of 60,000 Amazon product pages across 78 brands working with Salsify
Data and stories from individual Salsify customers that invested in product content optimization
Salsify is the product experience management platform for thousands of brands and retailers worldwide.
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.
"59% of millennials, 44% of Gen Xers, and 41% of baby boomers say opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them when applying for a job.
HR professionals know just how important it is to create a culture of learning; however, there can be numerous challenges to implementing it.
Download our quick-guide on the Top 7 challenges of creating a culture of learning and get tips on how to conquer them. You'll get insights on training employees in different locations, relevant learning, technology, and more."
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
It is imperative that organizations start looking now for smarter solutions to the problems associated with unstructured data. There are many issues related to unstructured data that need to be readily addressed such as storage, discovery, organization, tagging and deduplication. One of the most important issues related to unstructured data is finding and discovering key business insights as quickly as possible, preferably in near real time, to gain a significant competitive advantage.
You wouldn’t hold a critical investor call, customer event or shareholder’s meeting in your office bullpen. So why would you host an important virtual event on a platform intended to support small-group collaboration and teamwork?
Frost & Sullivan research shows that two-thirds of companies use web conferencing on a regular basis for project collaboration. We also know that more and more of them are turning to the same solutions to host webinars for critical internal and external events. While web conferencing solutions can be used to support large-group or strategically important meetings, webinar technology is designed specifically for that purpose and will almost always deliver a better experience and a higher return on investment. Webinar tools deliver a wealth of features to help companies gain better insights into attendee sentiment for better investor relations, employee and customer experience, and lead generation and qualification:
• Integrated video draws higher levels of int
Loyalty programs provide a framework to nurture guest relationships, offering recognition, perks and options to redeem rewards. Most importantly, they create guest profiles and transaction histories that yield the insights needed to foster what is demanded today: individualized guest interactions.
Published By: Globoforce
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
Employee engagement is one of the most important objectives for today's HR leaders. We know we need it. We know we want it. We know it boosts our bottom line. But what isn't always clear is what drives it, and how to get it. Connecting with employees effectively can be a mysterious puzzle at times. What is important to them? What would motivate them to work more productively? What makes them feel valued? There is, thankfully, a better way than tea leaves or crystal balls. Globoforce-the world leader in employee recognition-surveys fully-employed workers in the United States twice a year to answer those very questions. Our aim is to gain more insight into people's attitudes and perspectives on employee recognition, appreciation and engagement. By capturing the current mood of the U.S. workforce, we can examine broader trends in recognition and job satisfaction. The goal of this report is provide you with invaluable insights that can be used to craft strategies that will unify and engage your workforce and culture.
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