This paper defines predictive analytics, then details ways this type of analytics can be applied to marketing, risk, operations and more. It also includes information relevant to a wide variety of industries - from manufacturing to hospitals.
The banking sector routinely manages massive amounts of data, ranging from financial transactions to customer, operational and regulatory data. All this data means big challenges - but also big opportunities - for the industry. Find out more now!
This report describes how improving the efficiency of data storage, deduplication solutions has enabled organizations to cost-justify the increased use of disk for backup and recovery. However, the changing demands on IT storage infrastructures have begun to strain the capabilities of initial deduplication products. To meet these demands, a new generation of deduplication solutions is emerging which scale easily, offer improved performance and availability and simplify management and integration within the IT storage infrastructure. HP refers to this new generation as "Deduplication 2.0.
Published By: Intacct
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business?
Download the 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software and discover:
• Why most financial software systems hinder your ability to get good financial information
• The six key questions you need to ask before considering a move to a cloud-based financial solution
• Why the process for evaluating software is different for cloud solutions – and the seven SLA must-haves you should get in writing
Get all the facts for a successful buying journey!
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jun 08, 2016
Video communication offers significant benefits for improving group collaboration and breaking distance barriers. Rapid growth of Unified Communications platforms such as Skype for Business/Lync has made video collaboration even more accessible to individuals and companies of all sizes. One of the key demands of video conferencing solutions is to interoperate between different platforms
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 07, 2016
View the on-demand webinar, “Create Exceptional Meeting Experiences with Skype for Business and Polycom: A Q&A with Jeff Schertz, Skype for Business MVP” for a conversation about Polycom’s newest solutions and see how they elevate the collaboration possibilities of Skype for Business. And how they can enhance your meeting experiences.
The security world is a scary place, and it’s getting scarier. Every day brings more risks, threats, customer demands, and regulations. Worse yet, it’s becoming more difficult to recruit and retain people who really get it and know how to help. It’s time for a new model. A survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM shows that security leaders are partnering with managed security services providers in increasing numbers—and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
Open-source is becoming an increasingly critical component being leveraged by agile enterprises. The capital investment required to develop next generation business solutions demands that components be built and targeted to the platform best suited for the task. Understanding the tools available for you or your developers to gain efficiencies to build solutions once, and deploy on a choice of scalable and reliable platforms is of paramount importance.
Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should
use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
Cloud solutions allow contact centers to gain access to new technology capabilities and channels on demand with the ability to scale up quickly. They offer the best technology innovation as well as the ability to scale agents up and down as business needs change. This whitepaper provides background on cloud contact centers, their advantages and the essential considerations for selecting a vendor.
This paper presents the 5 most common practices that result in losing a customer and how to avoid those pitfalls. You'll also learn how more customer-centric measures can help you deepen and grow relationships with your most valuable customers.
In a webcast co-hosted by the AMA and SAS, presenters described three areas of focus for using social media, and the five best practices for being effective in social media. This paper provides a summary of that webcast.
This white paper provides a blueprint for action for senior marketers and decision makers across the enterprise. It provides straightforward advice on how to build a more durable and profitable customer base.
This collection is part of the ANA Magazine Thought Leadership Series sponsored by SAS. The articles explore the variety of ways to use analytics to create marketing functions that are more accountable and profitable.
This paper provides an intro to managers and marketing professionals applying analytics to marketing to significantly improve outcomes. It explains not only why you need to make this shift, but also how you get started and what tools you'll need.
Virtualization is one of the most highly demanded of all IT projects this decade because it enables enterprises to reduce capex and opex costs and at the same time increase business efficiency and agility. However, implementing, supporting, and managing virtualization can often be difficult tasks, especially as deployments increase in scale and complexity and impact more areas of the datacenter. These more complex infrastructures often require highly skilled engineers with in-depth business knowledge and systems management capabilities. Projects such as infrastructure optimization and automation initiatives for self-service provisioning are key because they enable enterprises to streamline business processes and utilize cloud strategies and mobility solutions. IDC shows how partnering with experts who can implement, optimize, support, and manage virtualized environments may be the right course of action. By utilizing partners, enterprises will be able to avoid some of the potential pit
Around the world and across all industries, high-performance computing is being used to solve today’s most important and demanding problems. More than ever, storage solutions that deliver high sustained throughput are vital for powering HPC and Big Data workloads.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
This buyer’s guide provides an in-depth explanation of the factors that impel organizations to look at nextgeneration
It also offers:
• An analysis of the capabilities you should look for (and demand) in your network security solutions
• Arms you with the information you need to be an educated buyer
• Helps you get what you need, and not a set of future capabilities packaged in a “marketecture” that you can’t deploy
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and
expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into
their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers.
Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen
as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that
they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should
use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS
Cloud solutions allow contact centers to gain access to new technology capabilities and channels on
demand with the ability to scale up quickly. They offer the best technology innovation as well as the
ability to scale agents up and down as business needs change. This whitepaper provides background
on cloud contact cen
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Mar 14, 2014
This just-released e-Guide provides IT professionals who are “in the trenches” with a concise assessment of why legacy file transfer systems are no longer adequate in the face of today’s skyrocketing user demands. Specifically, the e-Guide exposes the limitations of “business as usual” file transfer solutions such as FTP and e-mail, and looks at an innovative solution that can make the IT professional’s job much easier
Users demand fast application delivery and it is essential for the survival of your business. Meeting the expectations of your users is challenging. NGINX Plus offers a broad array of solutions to solve these challenges, allowing you to delight your users.
This buyer’s guide provides an in-depth explanation of the factors that impel organizations to look at next-generation security solutions. It also offers:
-An analysis of the capabilities you should look for (and demand) in your network security solutions
-Arms you with the information you need to be an educated buyer
-Helps you get what you need, and not a set of future capabilities packaged in a “marketecture” that you can’t deploy
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