Energy companies are being challenged on multiple fronts. Core expectations require the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Business models are being challenged by alternatives such as renewables and consumers demanding more sophisticated interactions through social and mobile.
Energy companies need to:
Disruptively innovate business processes through analytics driven operational excellence to increase agility and responsiveness, reduce operational costs and improve asset reliability
Assume the role of energy integrator to optimally balance supply and demand points
Deliver a 360-degree customer-of-one experience to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, reduce costs, and improve management of energy demand
Restaurant managers are your aces. Just consider — they hire and schedule all of the right people. They ensure compliance with the industry’s legal minefield. They drive top-line financial goals. The list goes on, and on and on. But turnover is a big problem because there are too many things slowing them down:
- Basic task lists prevent optimal performance
- Critical information is stuck in multiple systems
- Pie charts and graphs don’t give them the actionable insights
Restaurant managers are your aces. Download the eBook to learn how to keep them from leaving.
As labor costs continue to rise across the restaurant industry, operators have to deal with tighter and tighter margins. During times of tightening, operators tend to dig into the numbers even further and scrutinize every dollar spent and every dollar saved.
In this eBook, you’ll find simple yet effective ways restaurant operators and managers can cut labor costs while optimizing your people, performance and profits. all of these small changes add up to big savings.
You’ll find these cost-cutting and dollar-savings tips are broken down into ways that you can:
Manage the business to keep costs at optimal levels
Measure performance to ensure your efforts continue to produce the right results
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Today’s customers expect a seamless, intelligent and personalized experience that operates at the speed of the cloud and is continuously available regardless of location or platform. To deliver an optimal customer experience that will enable you to stay ahead of competitors you need a distributed, responsive and intelligent architecture which is only possible when the right database is in place.
Read this eBook to learn how your database technology decisions can affect your ability to deliver either a transformational customer experience or a lackluster, dissatisfying encounter that benefits your competitors, not your bottom line.
DNS Speed and reliability are fundamental to the performance of your website and essential to the growth of your business. In order to overcome outages and ensure digital success it’s important to evaluate your DNS infrastructure and determine which configuration is best for your IT environment at this layer. Discover how you can use Secondary or Multi-DNS architecture to promote business continuity, and optimal DNS resolution performance.
Download this Technical Brief on Secondary/Multi-DNS patterns and learn:
How multi-DNS patterns can significantly improve security, reliability, and performance of your infrastructure
The advantages and limitations of Primary-Secondary, Hidden Master and Primary-Primary configurations
The best use cases for implementing a supplemental or secondary DNS service
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
Companies of all sizes have a critical need to match supply and demand as efficiently as possible, in order to quickly capture maximum demand at the lowest possible cost. This tutorial will walk you through a demand forecasting and planning solution that can help you deliver more accurate demand forecasts, optimized operations to satisfy demand, and a complete operational and financial plan that the business can use in practice.
In this tutorial, you will explore the following key capabilities:
Improve decision-making in a single workspace with IBM Planning Analytics
Deliver timely, reliable plans and forecasts with the addition of SPSS Modeler
Create optimal demand plans with the addition of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
"DNS Speed and reliability are fundamental to the performance of your website and essential to the growth of your business. In order to overcome outages and ensure digital success it’s important to evaluate your DNS infrastructure and determine which configuration is best for your IT environment at this layer. Discover how you can use Secondary or Multi-DNS architecture to promote business continuity, and optimal DNS resolution performance.
Download this Technical Brief on Secondary/Multi-DNS patterns and learn:
• How multi-DNS patterns can significantly improve security, reliability, and performance of your infrastructure
• The advantages and limitations of Primary-Secondary, Hidden Master and Primary-Primary configurations
• The best use cases for implementing a supplemental or secondary DNS service
Context can make or break the communication – and, ultimately, the relationship – between
a consumer and a brand. Today’s consumers expect relevant communications that speak
directly to their needs in the moment. We have the technology today to deliver such messages –
but there are significant barriers to developing relevant, contextual programs of this kind.
Some of the development challenges represent new versions of old challenges. Take data as an
example: it has always been hard to harness data from different sources and to leverage insights in
real time. But today, there are additional opportunities – if not expectations – for marketers to use
contextual data to better reach and engage customers through the optimal channel(s).
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
In a case of “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,”
some software project failures occur because of a lack of
traceability — that is, an incomplete record of
documentation around software quality assurance efforts.
The lack of traceability has a significant impact on QA
testing effectiveness and meeting strategic goals. However,
with optimal traceability, testing becomes more efficient
and enables collaboration throughout the software
development lifecycle, as well as between product owners
and organization leaders.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
The hybrid cloud has arrived for the enterprise, but it comes with a complication: the speed of light. Between the cloud and the end user (including IoT devices that count as ‘users’), there is an emerging need for an intermediate environment that can satisfy real-time compute requirements without incurring the latency of reaching all the way to the cloud. ‘Edge compute’ is the phrase used to describe what covers this middle ground, but the optimal location for edge compute resources remains open to question.
BlueArc’s Titan Architecture creates a revolutionary step in file servers by creating a hardware-based file system that can scale throughput, IOPS and capacity well beyond conventional software-based file servers. With its ability to virtualize a massive storage pool of up to 4 petabytes of usable, tiered storage, Titan can scale with growing data requirements and provide a competitive advantage for business processes by consolidating applications while ensuring optimal performance.
Server virtualization falls within the domain of IT operations but it can very much be a business matter with a measurable impact on the bottom line. Esoteric as it may seem from a business perspective, the server platform, powered by the processor.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: May 26, 2015
Let experience guide you in determining the optimal mix of in-house and external support when defining a sustainable Workday operating model.
This white paper will provide insights into your options, and help you find answers to these questions as you move forward on your Workday and HR journey.
Published By: STARLIMS
Published Date: Jun 09, 2014
The laboratory is a strategic asset for your organization. Laboratory data comprises the majority of medical records and is critical for accurate diagnoses. Physicians depend on reliable laboratory result data to deliver optimal care. Efficiency is critical for laboratory success; it enables your lab to ensure patient safety, reduce operating costs and increase revenue. STARLIMS offers clinical laboratories a powerful solution suite, which includes configurable tools to manage complex testing workflows, enforce rules-based actions, promptly format and deliver laboratory results to clinicians by their preferred method, track and route bar-coded specimens within the lab and across the network for more efficiency, as well as distribute and manage bio specimen inventories.
In a world of infinite choices, customer experience is the last true differentiator. The optimal shopping experience happens when the right content is presented to a customer at precisely the right time, no matter where they choose to engage. Read The Path of Experience to learn the critical capabilities needed to drive seamless commerce experiences that keep customers coming back for more.
Read the guide to learn:
The role of dynamic merchandising in engaging customers
Steps to create compelling customer experiences using audience segmentation and personalization
Ways to scale customer experiences to create powerful connections, no matter the device or channel
Simply fill out the form to download the report.
For the managed services provider (MSP), service desk capabilities play a critical role in the level of service that customers receive and in the degree to which those services are delivered efficiently and
profitably. In short, the service desk can make the difference between a service provider’s success or failure. This paper offers some key principles MSPs should adopt in order to ensure their service desk fully supports operational efficiency, optimal service levels and business growth.
Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners.
And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully.
Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Routing is a fundamental component of your customer experience strategy. True omnichannel routing breaks down channel silos and gathers intelligence upfront through context and data to deliver the personalized, seamless engagement your customers now expect.
Learn how you can move beyond single interactions with true omnichannel routing:
• Dynamically match customers from any touchpoint, over any channel, to the agent with the optimal insights, skill set and proficiency
• Enable seamless transitions between digital self-service and live employee contact
• Replace single, random interactions with thoughtfully designed and optimized customer journeys
Published By: Resonate
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
Brands have never been so fragile. The way we find, consume, and share information has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Traditional customers have been replaced by a more demanding, less loyal breed of customer, and the explosion of channels makes attracting and retaining this new consumer even harder. Digitally savvy buyers are more likely to base their purchasing decisions on relevant customer experiences than on a logo. Even as these device-hopping consumers’ behaviors and preferences change at a dizzying pace, there's still an expectation for a consistent, meaningful experience — but if it's not optimal their perception of value drops and they disengage.
So how can brands serve and delight smart customers across different channels and devices? Marketers must move beyond insights based on consumer demographics, transactional behavior, browsing habits, and intent.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Feb 04, 2013
This paper examines the different endpoint security methods for virtualized environments and presents how Webroot Secure Anywhere Business - Endpoint Protection security provides optimal performance, protection and manageability.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Découvrez grâce à ce guide comment rediriger de manière optimale le trafic de vos filiales, pour permettre un accès direct à Internet et à vos applications cloud. Baissez vos coûts, obtenez une visibilité complète sur vos flux et améliorer l’expérience de vos utilisateurs en sécurisant vos bureaux distants.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Les applications comme les utilisateurs ont désormais déserté le réseau de l’entreprise. Pourtant les systèmes de sécurité résident encore bien souvent dans les data centers. Il est temps de repenser votre architecture et offrir une expérience sécurisée et optimale à vos utilisateurs, où qu’ils soient.
La sécurité offerte par la plate-forme cloud de Zscaler vous permet de transformer votre réseau pour profiter des avantages d’un monde orienté cloud et mobilité. Découvrez en plus grâce à ce livre blanc.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Manage Your Toughest Workloads
To meet modern data workload challenges and boost your digital transformation, you need the optimal platform for cloud and cognitive workloads at an affordable cost. This platform helps you:
• Deliver better performance and higher reliability in cloud environments
• Cut operating costs by up to 50%
• Get faster insights
Read more and find out how Tencent gets a 3X performance improvement over its x86-based infrastructure.
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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