Schneider Electric surveyed over 400 worldwide machine builders and factory end users in 2015. The questions they answered all centered around what their machines and plants would need to look like in 2020 if their businesses were to sustain growth and boost productivity. Their feedback has shaped (and will continue to shape) Schneider Electric digitized solution investments.
Key requirements identified included:
• Tools that could accommodate a younger, less skilled, and less experienced workforce
• A need for simpler integration through open software connectivity and more open field buses
• A need for whole lifecycle support of the products they purchase
Read this eBook to see answers to some of these identified key points from those surveyed.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Published By: Procore
Published Date: May 13, 2019
As the construction industry becomes more competitive, regulations increase and skilled labour becomes more selective; the one thing that will define your company from the competition is your data.
The best companies use real, situational data in pre-task analyses daily to report on and improve their Quality, Safety and Productivity processes and performance. Download your copy to learn:
• The importance of including quality, safety and productivity in your pre-task analyses
• Using the three-part task-analysis approach
• How to collect meaningful data to track performance
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Published By: Dell APAC
Published Date: May 16, 2019
To compete in the digital era, organizations require a skilled and highly productive workforce, empowered by the right technology. Technology decision makers must match highly functional technology to the needs of every worker, enabling each person to have an experience that is productive and fulfilling, while taking organizational competitiveness to the next level. It’s a straightforward mandate, but is not always easy for technology decision makers to achieve.
As professionals in a world that is now driven by self-improvement, we’ve become very skilled at setting goals. There is a plethora of mobile apps that exist solely to help us track goals and keep ourselves accountable. Goals are what keep us engaged, looking ahead and striving to be better. That’s the same reason organizations spend hours, weeks, months and years planning and trying to execute them. But what good is all that motivation, strategy and planning if organizations can’t execute those goals properly? Well, none really.
Organizations continue to adopt cloud computing at a rapid pace to benefit from increased efficiency, better scalability, and faster deployments.
As more workloads are shifting to the cloud, cybersecurity professionals remain concerned about security of
data, systems, and services in the cloud. To cope with new security challenges, security teams are forced to reassess their security posture and strategies as traditional security tools are often not suited for the challenges of dynamic, virtual and distributed cloud environments. This technology challenge is only exacerbated by the dramatic shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
As extraordinary advances in technology start to transform the traditional workforce, business leaders must get ready for a future where skilled employees and smart machines will work together.
Read this report to find out:
what the emergence of AI means for leadership and workforce management
how to define a strategic roadmap to understand how AI will impact your organisation
how a new concept – ‘workforce shaping’ – is being used by leading organisations preparing for the future.
Automotive and Large Equipment Service professionals need to be mobile - in the field diagnosing and solving customer equipment operation issues – fast. These highly skilled technicians and mechanics need reliable, quick access in real time to vehicle and customer information and service diagnostics systems.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
This Frost & Sullivan whitepaper explores some of the common fears and challenges related to security and compliance, and how a skilled managed service provider can help you overcome them as you deploy sensitive, business-critical workloads in the cloud.
The more you know about your people, the more you can enable them to do their best work. And in turn, the greater the chance of business success. Yet, a rapidly changing world of work makes it difficult for companies to achieve this. There is a growing global skills crisis, and it’s getting worse. A shortage of skilled people makes it tough to find and attract the people you need — and it’s even tougher to get them through the door once you find them. To win the war for talent, you need to understand and engage with your candidates better than ever before.
Aaron Woller, president of Woller Precision Machine, discusses how his company enhanced its productivity and profitability by transitioning from conventional vertical machining centers to an automated horizontal machining cell. Beyond simply improving capacity and workflow, this investment in automation has enabled Woller to maximize the value of skilled labor, redeploying personnel into new business development roles. In doing so, the company experienced a 21 percent increase in sales with only a 6 percent increase in labor requirements.
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
It is not uncommon for SAP system copies, including any post-editing, to take several days to complete. Meanwhile, testing, development and training activities come to a standstill, and the large number of manual tasks in the entire process ties up highly skilled SAP BASIS staff.
Enterprises are looking to automation as a way to accelerate SAP system copies and free up staff. However, this is only one part of the problem: What further complicates the system copy process is the need to safeguard sensitive data and manage huge data volumes while also ensuring that the data used in non-production systems adequately reflects the data in production systems so the quality of development, testing and training activities is not compromised.
This white paper explains how a considerable portion of the SAP system copy process can be automated using the CA Automic Automated System Copy for SAP solution and SNP T-Bone, helping enterprises become more agile.
Despite strong wages and steady job growth, without enough skilled employees to fill an onset of retirees, manufacturers face hiring challenges in the days to come. That's why investing in better strategies and technologies to quickly hire available talent is key.
e-book which lays out the case for machine learning and artificial intelligence for mainframe operational analytics. The mainframe is now part of a highly complex connected ecosystem driving trillions of mobile and web transactions critical to the functioning of the application economy. The emergence of new workloads and apps on the mainframe means that the status quo isn’t enough when it comes to Mainframe management. IT professionals alone – whether mainframe skilled or not – simply can’t keep up with the onslaught of performance alerts, false alarms. Machine learning deliver mainframe intelligence a more proactive and automated approach to handle this challenge.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Despite increasing security budgets, companies find there is too much data for new tools to analyze, not enough skilled IT security professionals and little confidence in current technology investments. Read the “2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report” to learn how your peers are managing increased breaches, vulnerabilities and encrypted traffic. How does your cyberthreat approach compare to other security pros who are protecting their organizations? Learn now.
Whether you’re a newly appointed demand gen specialist or a well-versed, highly-skilled demand gen ninja, this session is for you to learn about the Demand Gen imperatives for 2019 from the renowned, demand gen master himself, Andrew Gaffney. In this session, you’ll learn about the latest best practices for breaking down the top channels to optimize your demand gen efforts. We’ll discuss everything from how to breathe new life to your lead-gen webinars to creating killer content that drives pipeline. As a bonus, Andrew will share the latest, fresh-off-the-press findings from the 2019 Demand Gen Benchmark Study.
Published By: Dell SB
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
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Several economic factors are significantly impacting the hiring and retention practices for key finance and accounting personnel in every industry. However, many successful middle market companies are counteracting these challenges by leveraging outsourcing strategies to gain efficiency, overcome staffing difficulties and better manage costs.
A significant shift is currently occurring with some economic indicators, as demonstrated in the recent RSM US Middle Market Business Index. Salaries are expected to rise in the next year, with hiring increasing and unemployment subsequently falling. With these challenges in mind, competition for talent is rising, and middle market organizations will face numerous risks when looking to attract and retain skilled finance and accounting personnel.
In this whitepaper, noted industry analyst Richard Stiennon examines the emerging requirement in the ongoing arms race with threat actors. Despite years of investment in multiple layers of security defenses, every organization is still wide open to targeted attacks. It is practically impossible to stop all possible attacks. Even next-generation firewalls, complete alerting and logging collected in a SIEM, and universal patch management and vulnerability discovery has proven to be ineffective against threat actors who are motivated, skilled and determined. This paper answers the critical questions about security analytics and explains why it is one of the fastest growing product categories in security.
IT departments are faced with new challenges, with increased competition, lower customer loyalty and globalisation. It all requires faster development while dealing with shadow IT, legacy systems and requirements for highly skilled teams, with expertise in new, disruptive technologies.
Do you know how attackers can move once they’re inside your network? The access footprint changes constantly as users log on and off, restart systems, change roles, and access resources. Until now, these conditions have only been visible when skilled analysts inspect individual systems. Attack Surface Manager reveals hidden credentials and paths to critical systems so you can continuously impede attacker movement—without impeding the business.
It’s not easy being today’s CISO or CIO. With the advent of cloud computing, Shadow IT, and mobility, the risk surface area for enterprises has increased dramatically, while IT budgets have shrunk and skilled cyber security talent is virtually impossible to find.
Thankfully, the CIS Top 20 Critical Controls provides a pragmatic approach, offering prioritized guidance on the important steps for implementing basic cyber hygiene practices. With the CIS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, CISOs now have a blueprint for reducing risk and managing compliance.
By automating each of these controls, CISOs enable their information security teams to do much more with less, essentially operationalizing good cyber hygiene.
Enterprises understand that greater efficiency, improved time-to value, and new opportunities can be gained by using cloud platforms; automating and accelerating their IT delivery; and putting technology to work in new ways to digitally transform their business. The difficult question is how to create an organization that is able to deliver these innovations. Skilled resources do exist, but they command high salaries and are in short supply. In fact, 70% of respondents to a recent Computing survey stated that their companies face a shortage of cloud skills. While bringing in experienced staff who can guide and lead new initiatives is often a necessity, it’s vital to concurrently train your existing staff and adopt solutions that narrow the gap between the realities of the present and the hopes for the future.
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