Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Mar 27, 2017
In a digital era where 74% of online consumers get frustrated with websites when content appears that has nothing to do with their interests, it’s time for marketers to think differently about how they personalize the shopping experience, and we’ll show you how. Download now!
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 13, 2017
SaaS solutions are fast becoming the default deployment option for enterprise applications from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Human Resources (HR) to expenses. With growing momentum and interest in SaaS solutions, we explore a market leading SaaS provider, Workday, and understand how it’s finance solution can enable the transformation of the finance role; what it can deliver and why it is different.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Oct 06, 2017
After rapid expansion of vendors and features, players in the operational DBMS market continue converging toward feature parity. Data and analytics leaders will be interested in the lack of Visionaries, competition in the Challengers quadrant and the maturing cloud capabilities among these vendors.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
The ‘80s Called… … And they don’t want their enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools back.
If your Project Management Office (PMO) is still relying on the same or similar processes and systems used when neon and mullets were trending, it will never keep pace with today’s market demands or shifts in technology. Six-month deployment schedules and command and control models of yesteryear are actively being replaced with continuous delivery methods and practices like agile and lean—all in the interest of driving greater customer engagement.
Rising costs, declining reimbursements and the mandate to improve quality: these are key challenges that surgery centers face every day. For years, costs have continued to climb, while reimbursements have declined or, at best, remained stable. To address these issues and succeed in the future, surgery centers need to develop comprehensive plans that leverage both supply chain and clinical expertise. For many facilities, the next step is to conduct a clinical assessment that identifies new ways to improve inventory management and clinical practices. The heart of this approach from Cardinal Health is a clinical team that leverages OR and supply chain expertise to understand, prioritize and pursue opportunities for improving the health of patient and your practice alike. To learn more, read this case study and find out how two surgery centers have used a clinical assessment from Cardinal Health to improve performance.
o With foot traffic falling and online shopping options growing, retailers must find new ways to “digitize” and understand real-world behavioral data—such as in-store browsing patterns, staff attentiveness, and specific product interest— in the same way that online retail utilizes big data to optimize online experiences. They must also find innovative ways to keep customers engaged with their brands, especially in expensive brick-and-mortar locations. In this environment, managing labor costs is critical, as these costs are second only to real estate. Assigning and enabling sales associates cost-effectively is key to profitability. Retailers have an opportunity to meet their challenges by putting new data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to work
Business decision making is undergoing a data-infused renaissance.
Organizations are tired of the limitations of spreadsheets and
dealing with long IT business intelligence (BI) development cycles
just to gain access to the data they need now. Fortunately, with
the advent of visual analytics and discovery tools (many offered
in the cloud), the journey to data insight is getting simpler and
faster. Rather than trying to divine meaning from a group of
predefined reports or simple static dashboards, visual analytics
helps users gain insights from data more quickly using intuitive data
visualization. Increasingly, visual analytics tools provide easy-touse
data preparation features for better data access. They support
collaboration, mashups, and storytelling.
TDWI Research sees growing interest in applying more modern,
up-to-date tools for working with data.
"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
HR processes are changing. And, with the global skills crisis, HR Directors are struggling to attract and retain the best talent. Their departments are in flux, and 77% of organisations report a perceived lack of strategic value from HR.* If you’re going to win the war for talent, your organisation will need to make a radical change. It must transform its HR and become a People Company, utilising people data and analytics to make decisions based on real evidence. This will improve the way you interact with current and future employees, providing great workforce experiences. The result will be a more committed and engaged workforce, and increased interest in joining your organisation. From a business perspective too, you’ll benefit through higher levels of productivity, efficiency and improved performance and engagement.
The US retail industry has had an interesting holiday season, marked by high expectations, volatility and distractions, and a reassuringly strong end. While it saw high sales growth - a 4 percent growth over last year, the best in some time - the results have not brought cheer all around. In many respects, the 2016 holiday sales data emphasizes the disruption patterns impacting the retail industry, and validates several predictions about the changing face of retail.
Online and mobile sales continue to grow unabated, at 17 and 44 percent respectively, while in-store traffic saw the highest decline in two years. While none of this is surprising in itself, it helps to highlight the role omni-channel retail will play in the coming years.
Interest in machine learning has exploded over the past decade. You see machine learning in computer science programs, industry conferences, and the Wall Street Journal almost daily. For all the talk about machine learning, many conflate what it can do with what they wish it could do. Fundamentally, machine learning is using algorithms to extract information from raw data and represent it in some type of model. We use this model to infer things about other data we have not yet modeled. Neural networks are one type of model for machine learning; they have been around
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
Interested in starting a testing program, but struggling to get internal support? We know, it’s crazy; but take some comfort in that fact that many marketers still face the same roadblocks as you.
And that’s why we created this white paper. Inside, you’ll find a specific plan on how to convince your company’s leaders that website testing is essential to the overall business.
Are dev and test constraints holding back your digital transformation?
Today, just about all businesses are scrambling to add digital components to their products and services with the hopes of capturing—and maintaining—the interest of an increasingly demanding customer base. As you undergo this digital transformation, your IT teams face tremendous pressure to not only develop innovative new experiences, but do so at an accelerated rate—lest competitors beat you to market with the next big thing.
Take a new approach to solving the familiar challenge of doing more with less—and doing it faster than ever before -- remove the constraints holding you back.
At its core, Service Virtualization is all about removing constraints within the SDLC by simulating dependent systems, services and behaviors. In order to understand the true depth and breadth of this concept, however, it helps to see how Service Virtualization can be utilized in different development scenarios.
Three key market dynamics are currently driving the need for transformation in almost every industry:
1) The need to leverage digital technologies to drive the core business
2) Next generation online consumers and socially networked buyers
3) The financial crisis
Companies are under tremendous pressure to bring digital technologies at the center of their business to remain
competitive, innovate, create new revenue streams, and drive greater customer intimacy. As a result the need to
leverage technology to significantly reduce the cost of going to market while driving growth has led to increasing
interest in software-based business models.
Published By: Datamyx
Published Date: Aug 11, 2016
Here’s what you need to know about prescreening with Deluxe Marketing Services.
With prescreening, you’ll be able to identify consumers who match your credit qualifications AND are likely interested in your loan product -- so you can reach out with your best offer. No more wasting campaign dollars on people who are neither qualified nor interested in a loan right now.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 05, 2017
Data protection often seems like a clash between competing interests: the need to protect data, against the need to protect access to data. The challenge lies in deploying the right protection across the different systems and types of data, since they each require different forms of protection.
IT pros need confidence that the protection they deploy can:
•Ensure long-term survivability of historical data
•Deliver data securely to different waypoints.
•Extend protection as environments change.
The intent of this document is to help customers who are interested in implementing security protection mechanisms in Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) domains.
Mention artificial intelligence (AI) to a person on the street, and you'll conjure up Hollywood visions ranging from the humanity-crushing Skynet of the Terminator series to the robot love interests in Her or Ex Machina. Perspectives on the tangible impact of AI similarly range from Elon Musk's declaration of AI as "the greatest risk we face as a civilization" to IBM Chief Science Officer Dr. Guruduth Banavar's belief that "we've never known technology that can have a greater benefit to all of society than artificial intelligence". The reality, especially in the short term, likely lies somewhere between these extremes.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Today’s business climate demands that corporations have a flexible computing infrastructure. Because of the agility it provides, cloud computing is garnering interest in many organisations. As they look at such possible deployments, however, some CIOs become hamstrung by security concerns. They feel that the traditional method of securing information in premises-based systems is the best way. While that option worked for many years, the threat landscape today is more diverse and more potentially damaging than ever before.
Given the fact that there are more mobile devices on the planet than there are human beings, engaging with customers via mobile should be a priority. Another interesting fact is that 90% of a consumer’s time while on a mobile device is spent in a brand’s app. Then consider this from Forrester: “Today’s customers demand a seamless, integrated brand experience delivered to them with ultimate simplicity and relevancy in real time.”
Are you ready to deliver on these demands? To learn how to create relevant, high-quality customer experiences on any mobile device, download this guide.
Although interest in machine learning has reached a high point, lofty expectations often scuttle projects before they get very far. How can machine learning- especially deep neutral networks- make a real difference in your organization? This hands-on guide not only provides the most practical information available on the subject but also helps you get started building efficient deep learning networks.
Advertisers have made great strides in understanding consumers’ digital journeys. But in order to truly map the steps of the consumer – including bridging the journeys between digital and physical worlds – you need advanced location-enabled intelligence. Find out how precise real-world geometry gives you the context you require to create personalized consumer experiences with the HERE and Location-Based Marketing Association (LBMA) white paper.
HERE Technologies gives you the location context you need to make sense of your dynamic user data. Mapping consumer movements to real-world elements such as points of interest, retailers and their building shapes allows you to observe consumer journeys to within meters, and deliver more timely, accurate campaign messages.
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