Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs.
Consider these facts:
? Ransomware attacks doubled in 2015
? The number of new ransomware variants increased 17% in Q1 2016
? The FBI estimates that ransomware will net criminals $1 billion in 2016
This white paper dives into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. You’ll also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.
Profitability is the oil in your agency’s engine. Without it your agency could get by for a little while, but eventually it would lose momentum and stall. Ensuring agency profitability isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In this eGuide, you will find 10 actions that you can take immediately to turn your agency into a well-oiled profitability machine
What this case study reveals is that, with the right leadership, it is possible to turn a company around and make it far more responsive and relevant to its customers, and as a result deliver growth and profits.
The upshot of D+M's cultural and business transformation has been a return to growth and profitability. The entire enterprise has played its part, which is why the annual Chairman's Award has recognized individuals who have lived the winning cultural values and achieved excellence in performance. Winners have included factory workers and services people. The firm also continues to innovate with HEOS WMS capabilities extending to the other brands. Customer experience continues to be an area of deep cross-functional focus, and feedback from customers provides a clear indication that the customer experience throughout their buying and ownership journeys is rated highly.
Corporations today are focused on employee engagement – but the task of keeping employees engaged is not that easy. Recent research shows that 38 percent of the respondents to PwC’s Annual CEO Survey see effective performance management as a critical factor when they were asked “what aspects of their talent strategy would make the greatest impact on attracting, retaining and engaging the people you need to remain relevant and competitive.”1 Achieving simultaneous growth in top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability has come, and likely will continue to come, through greater levels of workforce efficiency.
Since the sepia-toned days of the early 19th century, industry has sought effective ways to control manufacturing and production processes. New technology has greatly influenced factories and plants, resulting in new operational approaches to maximize benefits and achieve 100% ROI in a very short time.
Power industries - including Nuclear, Fossil, Hydro, Wind and Geothermal - are susceptible to a variety of cyber threats which can wreak havoc on control systems. Management, engineering and IT must commit to a comprehensive approach that encompasses threat prevention, detection and elimination.
Cybersecurity threats are an unfortunate reality for industry everywhere. How do you protect your business while still embracing new technologies that enable you to grow and deliver the best possible results? Robust cybersecurity protection is a must, as well as rigorous mindset, policies, and methodologies. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
Today’s plants are faced with managing two major challenges: the increasing speed
of business and integrating emerging technologies. Leveraging IIoT as a basis for plant modernization could result in big payoffs: download the white paper to learn more.
The right security solution drives productivity, innovation and profitability but if you aren’t protected from end-to-end, your business growth could be at risk. Read the infographic to find out how much security could be costing you. And learn how to drive productivity, innovation and profitability with one complete security platform.
How much money does the average data breach cost? How many days of downtime does ransomware cause? How many millions of people have their data exposed? Discover the vast impact on time, money & productivity of security breaches. Investing up front in strong security, will save you in the long run. Comprehensive end-to-end security not only reduces the risk of being compromised, it also brings benefit to the business., Taking steps to invest in the right solutions, that use rigorous, trackable and auditable security standards, across their entire supply chain is a must to mitigate risks. ThinkShield provides that and so much more. It is a security solution that offers end-to-end protection that drives productivity, innovation, and profitability.
Profitable reliability is the next evolution of maintenance technology solutions. The result will be greater levels of operational profitability, safety, and reliability. Understand the three steps to get you there.
Restaurant operators often speak of innovation in terms of putting new signature dishes and food creations on the menu. But where the biggest innovation is happening today, arguably, is less on the menu and more in the technology that is driving increased efficiency and effectiveness across all parts of the food and beverage services industry. Next-generation restaurant management and POS systems are having a profound impact on business operations, guest satisfaction, revenue growth and overall profitability.
Approximately 79% of customers seeking customer service and support wish it were easier and more convenient to obtain.*
Read the new Customer Service Workbook to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs to:
• Process orders quicker with fewer errors
• Carry out customer engagement strategies
• Manage order volumes at current staffing levels
• Increase customer loyalty
As IT departments’ lists of backlogged application development projects keep growing, so does the speed of new development requests from line-of-business personnel. For many IT departments, the speed of business — the speed of requests for additional developments — can’t be met under current practices. This inability to keep pace with critical development requests, supporting timely strategy modifications, seriously impacts an enterprise’s profitability. The solution FICO advocates — one that accounts for budget constraints, legacy operational realities and quality assurance — is to empower line-of-business personnel as Citizen Developers, giving them the right set of technology assets to quickly, safely and cost effectively participate in application development.
How much selling power are you really getting from your sales teams? Are you making the most out of your CRM investment?
Companies have a universal need for revenue growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction. In hopes to satiate this need, most companies have made significant investments in sales force automation to capture sales data, increase visibility to sales pipeline, and gain business insight to make better business decisions. However, few companies can say they have fully realized the benefits they hoped to achieve from their CRM investment. Additionally, with today’s modern, informed buyer, CRM technologies need to empower sales users with better information that’s easy to find and helps them sell.
Read more to learn how Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) Cloud extends sales automation to simplify and streamline modern quote-to-cash processes and more!
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Feb 02, 2017
From balancing asset life and performance to managing variations in market conditions and fuel costs, power leaders everywhere are using data and analytics as a strategic asset to drive efficiencies and increase profitability for their business.
"In today’s ever-evolving lending landscape where loan quality and risk management challenge profitability and the customer experience, technology may be the key to thriving – both now and in the future. Winning financial services institutions will be the ones that transform their business models to place loan quality and risk management at the center of their operations.
To facilitate continuous life-of-loan management, inclusive of the requisite data transparency and audit trails that support loan quality and loss mitigation, these institutions will implement and automate a loan completion process. Such a process will manage data quality and access to loan data and documents throughout origination, servicing and sale on the secondary market."
"Recently, a number of factors have come together to decimate the profitability of the mortgage banking industry. To regain its footing, the industry must return to mortgage banking fundamentals.
This paper carefully examines each function within the mortgage business to determine if there is a better approach that will save money and improve long-term profitability."
Even with the rise of digital payments, cash is still a popular form of payment. According to the Federal Reserve, consumers use cash to pay for nearly one-third of all retail transactions.
For many retailers, a completely "cashless society" is nowhere in sight. Cash management remains one of the most important aspects of managing a retail operation, particularly at quick service restaurants (QSRs) and convenience stores, where transactions are smaller and cash is a preferred method of payment. This white paper, Boost Profitability by Automating Cash, sponsored by Fiserv and Fast Casual, details the steps to manage cash properly and boost profit for your business.
Uncover the top reasons and flexible options to automate your cash management.
• Time savings
• Theft deterrence
• Higher accuracy
• Better customer service
• Real-time data
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