The days of data being narrowly defined as highly structured information from a few specific sources is long gone. Replacing that notion is the reality of a wide variety of data types coming from multiple sources, internal and external, to an organization. All of it is in service of providing everyone from IT, to line-of-business (LOB) employees, to C-level executives with insights that can have an immediate and transformative impact.
Facing combined ratios exceeding 98% in both P&C and Health Insurance1 for
three of the past five years and declining investment yields, insurers are asking
“What can we change in our operations to improve our economics?” Conclusive
answers are now coming from Cognitive Technology, the variety of Artificial
Intelligence that deals with knowledge and textual information. Applied to the
industry’s most resource-intensive processes, it is delivering unprecedented
productivity gains and insight, and leading to deep changes in how P&C insurers
do business. Here’s how.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
Executives, managers and information workers have all come to respect the role that data management plays in the success of their organizations. But organizations don’t always do a good job of communicating and encouraging better ways of managing information. In this e-book you will find easy to digest resources on the value and importance of data preparation, data governance, data integration, data quality, data federation, streaming data, and master data management.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
This paper provides guidance to organizations interested in researching Oracle’s SPARC M7 and Oracle
Solaris 11 security features and capabilities. It will also provide a high level overview of some of the
noteworthy features that these two product offerings bring to the market. We will review industry best
practices in information security as it relates to these Oracle products in the context of a secure
implementation. This paper is not meant to be an in depth technical paper, position paper, or security
implementation guide. It will instead endeavor to deliver a foundational level of knowledge of the SPARC
M7 processor and server technology and the function set within Oracle Solaris 11 that are primarily
relevant to information security as it is currently understood. The information used to compose this paper
was collected from a variety of open sources, interviews with Oracle subject matter experts, and reviews
of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) documentation and specificatio
Published By: Preempt
Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
In our 2018 Trends in Information Security report, we outlined a concept we referred to as the ‘identity-aware perimeter.’ The essential idea is that as new architectures such as cloud, containers, mobility and IoT take hold, controlling access to resources will increasingly need to rely on identity as an alternative to purely network-based approaches focused more on ‘where’ you are than ‘who’ you are. By combining identity with user and entity behavior and risk scoring to gate access, Preempt fits squarely within this trend, which we think could be one of the most interesting and powerful to hit the infosec market in years. Preempt has few direct competitors, and its initial challenge will be finding ways to distinguish itself from vendors in adjacent categories such as adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA), advanced threat protection, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and cloud access security brokers (CASB), to name a few. Forging a new security category is never easy,
According to a McKinsey study, half of all outsourced projects failed to meet their expected goals – while an Information Week Survey showed that 40% of outsourced projects did not save money! Factors that contribute to these problems include issues with quality, time zone challenges, and added travel expenses, among others.
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an opportunity to collect real-time information about every physical operation of a business. From the temperature of equipment to the performance of a fleet of wind turbines, IoT sensors can deliver this information in real time. There is tremendous opportunity for those businesses that can convert raw IoT data into business insights, and the key to doing so lies within effective data analytics.
To research the current state of IoT analytics, Blue Hill Research conducted deep qualitative interviews with three organizations that invested significant time and resources into their own IoT analytics initiatives. By distilling key themes and lessons learned from peer organizations, Blue Hill Research offers our analysis so that business decision makers can ultimately make informed investment decisions about the future of their IoT analytics projects.
Les activités IT et métier sont concernées par de nombreuses tendances : l’adoption du Cloud, l’accroissement de la mobilité, l’essor des médias sociaux et l’augmentation des flux d’informations circulant au sein de toute l’entreprise. Le concept de périmètre réseau n’a plus de sens. En effet, l’IT doit aujourd’hui composer avec des identités hautement distribuées sur l’ensemble de l’environnement métier et provenant de nombreuses sources, telles que des applications, des systèmes, des médias sociaux, etc.
Les employés et les clients mobiles sont, par ailleurs, en train de changer profondément l’activité et de redéfinir le défi consistant à fournir rapidement des applications sécurisées à une population d’utilisateurs en constante évolution. À chaque défi son opportunité. L’identité remplace désormais le périmètre réseau, et seules les entreprises qui ont compris cette évolution sont en mesure de dynamiser et de protéger leur activité.
When your power system has aging switchgear, you need to work harder to maintain safety and reliability. But easy-to-install options are available to upgrade aging switchgear to bring safety and reliability up to modern standards. Find out how switchgear modernization works in the comprehensive "Answer Guide: Make Aging Switchgear Last Longer and Perform Better."
The guide includes information like the 4 Big Wins of Modernization, embedded demonstration videos, an FAQ on how to modernize and links to other modernization resources.
Creating predictive analytics from alternative data has become the current focus of the biggest quant trading firms in the industry
The democratization of financial services data and technology, together with more intense competition, makes the needs of today’s market participants vastly different from those of previous generations. Firms must locate untapped sources of data for both public and non-public companies. This alternative data, such as payment data and other non-public information, from sources beyond the common channels, can be a predictive indicator of market performance; a difference maker in assisting firms as they develop models to evaluate their investments.
By combining our unique data sets with advanced analytics, traders, analysts and managers can seek predictive signals and actionable information utilizing their own models.
View our research report to learn how alternative data, our 'Information Alpha,' can help you earn differentiated investment returns.
Neue Marktteilnehmer verschieben die Art und Weise, wie die Branche handelt, neue Geschäftsmodelle verändern die Kundenerwartungen und der demografische Wandel zwingt die Teilnehmer, sich diesen Gegebenheiten anzupassen. Das kommende Jahrzehnt wird geprägt sein von künstlicher Intelligenz sowie digitaler Innovation und es wird darauf ankommen, dem exponentiellen Zuwachs der zur Verfügung stehenden Informationen intelligente Werkzeuge und Prozesse für eine sinnvolle Nutzung dieser.
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Providing all employees with easy, timely access to information is critical in today’s business landscape. Discover how a cloud-based system gives you a single source of truth, across the entire business, so you get data that’s trustworthy, actionable, and available in real time.
As more data becomes available and the demand for better health and fitness information increases, it’s clear that a solid API strategy is needed to integrate these disparate sources while protecting sensitive data.
Le vol et l’exploitation des identifiants administratifs sensibles entraînent des infractions et la perturbation des opérations.
CA Privileged Access Manager améliore la sécurité IT, l’efficacité opérationnelle et la conformité avec la réglementation en protégeant les informations d’identification à forts privilèges, en défendant les ressources à forts privilèges et en supervisant, contrôlant et gérant de façon efficace les activités à forts privilèges.
Reconstructing resource management tools to simplify tasks, drive collaboration and facilitate action.
People who use technologies at home expect the same ease of use and intuitiveness for the tools they use in the workplace. But enterprise tools aren’t keeping up with the pace of change. Many product and portfolio management (PPM) solutions force resource managers to create entire workflows or navigate through multiple screens just to see the fundamental component of resource management—what their people are working on.
Resource managers also cite shortcomings such as no simple way to perform everyday tasks, communicate in context with others, drill down into key information, narrow the field of resources and forecast financials and model outcomes.
Information is the engine of business growth in the digital age. Market intelligence, customer information, intellectual property and other data can be harnessed to create a quantifiable competitive advantage for a company and lay the path for future expansion. Yet as critical as data can be, the sweeping year-over-year proliferation in data volumes can quickly overwhelm an IT organization. This is much more than a budget problem: Without an effective data storage strategy, an organization is putting a critical resource at risk.
IBM InfoSphere Information Server connects to many new ‘at rest’ and streaming big data sources, scales natively on Hadoop using partition and pipeline parallelism, automates data profiling, provides a business glossary, and an information catalog, plus also supports IT.
For data-driven businesses, cloud can be a boon. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without an investment in local hardware infrastructure, but what does that mean to information trust and governance? When data comes from cloud-based sources, IT needs a plan for data integration and security.
Download this insightful white paper and learn the four key priorities you must consider when developing your IT strategy to promote good hybrid information governance. Learn the blend of process, organizational and technical enablers that will allow you to move to a hybrid environment with speed and confidence.
"This paper provides guidance to organizations interested in researching Oracle’s SPARC M7 and Oracle Solaris 11 security features and capabilities. It will also provide a high level overview of some of the noteworthy features that these two product offerings bring to the market. We will review industry best practices in information security as it relates to these Oracle products in the context of a secure implementation. This paper is not meant to be an in depth technical paper, position paper, or security implementation guide. It will instead endeavor to deliver a foundational level of knowledge of the SPARC M7 processor and server technology and the function set within Oracle Solaris 11 that are primarily relevant to information security as it is current understood. The information used to compose this paper was collected from a variety of open sources, interviews with Oracle subject matter experts, and reviews of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) documentation and specification
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 12, 2017
With IT departments stretched thin, it’s no wonder more businesses are looking to outsource their backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan. The rise of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a big win for businesses that want their IT staff focusing on strategic business goals but still require a dependable, provable BDR deployment. Find out more by reading our white paper, 5 reasons to choose DRaaS.
Carbonite DoubleTakeTM is now delivering leading DRaaS solutions for complex and mixed environments. Contact us to learn more.
Data is the most valuable asset a business has, and the most important data lives on the mainframe. This critical information fuels the new apps and services that differentiate your business.
And it’s rapidly growing, with each new app creating a new source of data. What’s more, usage demands are increasing as developers seek access to mainframe-based data to promote innovation.
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
With over 10,000 SKUs across two divisions and multiple brands, seasonal and home decor manufacturer and distributor The Gerson Companies needed a better way to organize product market data and expand across hundreds of retailers. After investing in product experience management, the company was able to centralize product information in Salsify and empower its network of independent retailer with the data needed to sell successfully online.
Featuring: Orin Borgelt, Chief Technology & Sales Officer
Learn more about the step-by-step approach The Gerson Companies team took to take control of their data and increase sales on the digital shelf:
Build a centralized, flexible, and accessible source of production information to arm all divisions of Gerson with the most up-to-date product inventory.
Meet requirements for retailers. The Gerson Companies uses Salsify to syndicate product information across the digital shelf for their B2C divisions.
Develop a new sales channels: Gerson uses Sa
Digital transformation is top of mind for CIOs and business leaders for clear and practical reasons. It offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets.
What’s needed is a common resource that both IT and business managers intrinsically value, one that can guide decisions about new business initiatives and related technology investments. That rallying point is enterprise data. Because incumbents possess richer reserves of business information, they wield a competitive advantage that even the most disruptive insurgents can’t claim. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel business transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets.
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