We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage. 
Have you ever experienced product quality issues caused by variations in process oil batches? Do you need a low-viscosity process oil, but have concerns about the effect of volatiles on working conditions? Could you offer enhanced products if you had process oils with distinct characteristics, for example, an extremely narrow hydrocarbon distribution range?
Our GTL process oils contain a high proportion of paraffinic hydrocarbons and are very pure, which provides key qualities for many applications. For in
The move to a hyperconnected, technology-centric, always-on work environment is creating increasing pressure on companies and employees to keep up in a world where change is not just constant, but ever accelerating. To succeed in this world, businesses need employees who can not only withstand challenge and uncertainty, but who embrace and thrive on the opportunities associated with change. This requires creating a culture that understand and supports the importance of well-being. Well-being is no longer a nice to have. It’s now a critical “strategy for workforce readiness.”
Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
Card-not-present fraud is estimated to reach $19.3 billion by 2022. Online payment fraud will grow 13.7% from 2017-2022 – Juniper
Dive deeper into these data points with a focus on assessing the impact, challenges and opportunities presented by emerging payment mechanisms and regulation, as well as an in-depth assessment of sector-specific trends and outlook in regard to digital fraud. It provides essential reading for those wishing to understand where the key strategic focus should lie and how market forces are affecting the industry.
As advanced technologies catapult manufacturing into the future, find out how to manage the most complex business challenge in generations.
Read this briefing to discover:
• why I4.0 transformation demands a cross-functional approach
• how to get planning for I4.0 transformation the right way round
• how to identify the best opportunities to create value
• critical enablers for I4.0 transformation
• five questions to ask for smarter I4.0.
Develop practical strategies for success and manage the risks associated with supply chain transformation.
Read this insight to find out about:
• the digital solutions companies are using to reshape their supply chains
• the benefits they realise as a result
• how to identify opportunities for optimisation in your own supply chain
• which practical strategies to deploy for successful digital transformation.
The stakes are high in today's data centers. Organisations have access to massive quantities of data promising valuable insights and new opportunities for business. But data center architects need to rethink and redesign their system architectures to ingest, store and process all that information. Similarly, application owners need to assess how they can process data more effectively. Those who don't re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being drowned in a data deluge.
It is breathing life into our existing energy resources and creating new opportunities.
Better use of data has visible, tangible and immediate results. It is helping energy companies become safer, more reliable and more efficient.
This is good for both our wallets and our planet.
For more information visit: www.ibm.com/energy or watch our webinar here
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
More data means more opportunities to discover powerful, actionable insights around customers, internal processes, and the broad market. Unfortunately, legacy IT architectures and approaches can block progressive analytics efforts.
That leaves a lot of room for improvement, and the learning and investment curve for starting in analytics can be steep. However, tending to three core steps will prove immensely helpful on this journey:
• Establishing an organizational foundation
• Mapping the data pipeline
• Transitioning analytics proofs of concept into production
AI is fundamentally reshaping business as we know it. It drives innovation, efficiency, productivity, new operational models, and entirely new revenue opportunities. It is no wonder, then, that enterprises of all sizes are keen to adopt this transformative technology.
When embarking on the AI journey, however, it is critical to understand that data is the heart of any effective AI algorithm. So, for any enterprise looking to harness the promise of AI, the first question to ask is quite simply, “is my data ready?”
This technology brief simplifies the path to AI by offering actionable steps to data readiness.
When you unify data across your organisation, supply chain management and planning becomes more holistic and accurate. You get a real time view of supply and demand, with intelligent insights into new opportunities for business growth. This video explains the opportunities waiting for any supply chain manager who is ready to embrace connected data.
Prepare for data leadership. Watch our video now.
"Optimizing technology investment isn’t about cutting costs — it’s about investing the right amount necessary to deliver the value required by the business, while at the same time looking for low-risk opportunities to fund innovation initiatives. But to be effective in optimization efforts, you need an efficient and repeatable approach. This guide shows you the way.
We’ve outlined six best practices for optimizing financial and resource investments in technology, from getting a handle on where you stand today to:
- Identifying opportunities
- Determining tradeoffs
- Demonstrating results
- Staying optimized over time"
In this white paper we discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with customer experience management and highlight three key areas of future focus for successful European marketing leaders: customer consent management in marketing in the light of GDPR; the future of AI-driven customer engagement in marketing; and customer journey management as the new mantra and operating model for marketing operations management. Our observations and conclusions are backed by rigorous research results based on a representative sample of telephone interviews with marketing leaders across Europe. We hope you enjoy this paper and would be interested to hear your feedback. We believe the paper provides the benchmarks and insights to guide the next generation of marketing domain digital technology deployments and beyond into enterprisewide customer experience management.
Companies that put data at the centre of their business gain better insights and deliver more effective marketing. Data centricity at an organisational level is the priority for larger companies, mindful of the opportunities afforded by more scientific commercial decision-making and data-driven marketing. A focus on data alone in the context of customer analytics is not enough, however. Companies require insights from their data to deliver first-class customer experiences that give them a competitive advantage.
Our global survey of more than 1,000 business respondents shows that companies are rightly focused on activities powered by actionable insights as opposed to focusing on data for its own sake. More effective segmentation and targeting (65%), and better marketing attribution (52%), are the top data-related priorities for marketers, while ‘technologists’ (including analysts, ecommerce, and IT professionals) are primarily focused on making their organisations more data-centric (50%
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
The digitalization of business processes and the advent of mobile computing have given rise to the next generation of fraud. Cybercriminals have a variety of tools and techniques—as well as opportunities—to steal money and services. Furthermore, traditional fraud prevention tools often fail to stop this fraudulent activity.
Companies need a new approach to fraud prevention—one that stops fraud early and preserves the user experience. Companies with an online presence must have the ability to:
Detect and respond to fraudulent activity before incurring losses
Leverage human insight and machine learning to identify advanced fraud
Work with other fraud analysts to identify larger fraud trends and stop cybercriminals on a global scale
Block more fraud while reducing fraud prevention costs
This book explores how companies can leverage a next-generation fraud prevention solution to stop more fraud while reducing costs and providing a positive user experience for trusted customers.
Traditional strategies for driving sales are no longer enough. Brands that only connect with customers on a transactional basis are losing out to more innovative brands that create a richer experience for customers.
Read this story to find out:
• how we developed a digital strategy to restore growth to an iconic sporting brand
• how data can drive a dynamic connection with customers and create new opportunities for growth
• key principles for developing your own digital strategy.
A global mobility revolution has already begun and is accelerating rapidly, opening up major opportunities and challenges for players across the mobility ecosystem.
Read this report to discover:
• the likely winners and losers in the mobility revolution
• how the way people and goods are moved will change dramatically
• how the mobility revolution will impact eight traditional sectors
• what alliances organisations must build to win in this brave new world.
Mobility is undergoing one of the most transformational social, technological and economical shifts of a generation. The winners are likely to be organisations that truly understand the impact and timing of disruption and seize the right emerging opportunities.
Read this insight to understand:
• the three cross-sector megatrends disrupting mobility
• the shape of the emerging mobility ecosystem – and its impact in seven major sectors
• how to make the right decisions now to stake a place in the future ecosystem.
Let’s face it: in today’s B2B landscape, the buyers call the shots. Buyers today are proactive, research
their own options, and often include many decision makers rather than just one who can be wooed on
a golf course or over dinner.
So, where does that leave the salesperson? To succeed in this new landscape, sales professionals must
understand how the buyer’s journey has changed and unlock the advantages that data analytics and
statistical modeling can offer. Sales and marketing teams must also learn how to align their efforts to
present a truly coordinated experience.
Read this paper to learn how to take advantage of untapped opportunities for helping sales teams
evolve in today’s buyer-empowered landscape.
When it comes to how you communicate
with customers, you’re faced with some
big decisions—one of them being whether
to use an ESP or ECRM. Both platforms
can deliver your email, but beyond that,
these tools are pretty different.
Getting the right roster of marketing
tools is critical no matter where your
brand is when it comes to growth. If
you’re just starting to sell online, you
need platforms that won’t hold you back
when you hit your stride. If you’re part
of a long-standing enterprise, whichever
platform you adopt needs to be able to
handle anything you throw at it while
exposing opportunities you might not
have noticed before.
See what each platform was built for,
which companies benefit the most from
each, and which you should choose to
reach your brand’s goals.
"In today’s digital landscape, balancing user experience with customer safety has never been more important -- or more difficult. By surveying 500 employees responsible for fighting fraud, Sift found that 77% prioritize delivering a frictionless experience, but nearly as many say fraud prevention blocks this goal.
The answer isn’t additional fraud prevention. Businesses must adopt a Digital Trust & Safety approach, strategically aligning risk and revenue decisions supported by sophisticated processes and technology. How can you optimize your business strategies for the challenges and opportunities of the digital world?
Read This Guide To Find Out
How to move beyond reactive fraud-fighting strategies and deliver excellent customer experiences without compromising safety
The 4 qualities of a Digital Trust & Safety organization
A step-by-step guide to help you evolve to Digital Trust & Safety
Why the time for Digital Trust & Safety is now"
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.
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