It’s a common misconception that marketing automation is only for marketers, and that sales will be left with yet another system to
learn how to use. This couldn't be further from the truth — in fact, it only takes a few hours for sales reps to learn everything they need to know to get the most out of an automation system.
Are dev and test constraints holding back your digital transformation?
Today, just about all businesses are scrambling to add digital components to their products and services with the hopes of capturing—and maintaining—the interest of an increasingly demanding customer base. As you undergo this digital transformation, your IT teams face tremendous pressure to not only develop innovative new experiences, but do so at an accelerated rate—lest competitors beat you to market with the next big thing.
Take a new approach to solving the familiar challenge of doing more with less—and doing it faster than ever before -- remove the constraints holding you back.
At its core, Service Virtualization is all about removing constraints within the SDLC by simulating dependent systems, services and behaviors. In order to understand the true depth and breadth of this concept, however, it helps to see how Service Virtualization can be utilized in different development scenarios.
The complexity and high level of integration inherent in SAP environments can make development especially challenging and increase the time required to bring solutions to market. Persistent development and test challenges include unavailable systems, inability to accurately model performance and complex test data requirements. By employing service virtualization to model the core business logic in SAP systems and integrations, teams can free themselves of these constraints, leading to faster build and test cycles, better quality and lower cost.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Many sales organizations continue to operate as they have for years: At headquarters, executives work with sales leaders to set revenue targets for the year. Sales teams receive top-down goals, which cascade across product lines, channels and other business dimensions. The end result is an account-level target, which is assigned to a sales rep. Because most companies do not have an easy way to complete this process—nor do they use a common system of record—they must resort to the quickest and easiest mechanism at hand: spreadsheets, a nonscalable, single-dimensional solution that does not handle complete data sets. This approach also poses challenges across key sales management functions, including planning, execution and optimization.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting.
But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals.
According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums
of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: May 19, 2015
Read this whitepaper to navigate through the End User Experience Monitoring (EUEM) landscape. Learn how traditional APM and device monitoring products provide some aspects of End User Experience Monitoring, but can often leave enterprise IT Ops teams blind to what their workforce users are actually experiencing.
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: May 22, 2015
“ This 30-minute webinar that will help you navigate the EUEM landscape and learn how traditional APM and device monitoring products provide some aspects of End User Experience Monitoring, but can often leave enterprise IT Ops teams blind to what their users are actually experiencing.
Windows 10 has the potential to be a quantum leap in IT and end-user productivity. But first, IT needs to educate its teams and end users on how to use, manage and employ Windows 10 to unlock those powerful benefits.
Read this new flipbook to unlock insights into the seven game-changing features that make Windows 10 “ready for today’s mobile-cloud era” —and how IT can deliver a cloud-first unified approach to modern OS management and security.
Part of a strong foundation for cloud-first, mobile-first IT includes supporting BYOD. BYOD can improve end user satisfaction and enable employees to work anywhere from any device. To really get these benefits though, the end-user experience must provide seamless access to the applications end-users want and need. Accomplishing this starts with extending app provisioning to mobile devices, and automatically deprovisioning mobile access as part of the identity lifecycle. For the best user experience, you’ll want automatic configuration of native mobile applications with mobile SSO, security settings and app settings like usernames, URLs and tenant IDs.
Provisioning devices to users should be simply an extension of the foundational identity lifecycle management system. And, mobility management should enable IT teams to implement simple policies to enable and secure access from mobile.
This eGuide provides an overview of how Okta can power BYOD programs with integrated identity and mobili
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
Goodbye War Room, Hello DevOps 2.0: 6 ways to increase quality and speed in application deployment
In this eBook, we'll focus on what you need to do to continue to transform:
- Ask the right questions and get the right answers to act efficiently when there is a problem
- Level-up development, test, and operations capabilities to build in quality right from the start
- Identify the priorities for your business so you can give teams laser-like focus on what matters most
- Define a common set of metrics based upon shared goals to do what good agile teams do well — collaborate
Published By: Atlassian
Published Date: Feb 29, 2016
In this article, we’ll discuss how Git benefits each aspect of your organization, from your development team to your marketing team, and everything in between. By the end of this article, it should be clear that Git isn’t just for agile software development—it’s for agile business.
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM) solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs, depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults, session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
Extending DevOps to mainframe applications and teams is essential towards the agility and velocity that enterprises require to remain innovative in today’s turbulent digital business environment.
• For enterprises with mainframes, trying to achieve the benefits of Digital Transformation without dealing with existing mainframe assets is a fool’s errand.
• Breaking down silos and moving to DevOps is central to what it means to undergo Digital Transformation.
• Including the mainframe in modern software development approaches can improve quality overall, reduce test cycles and deployment timeframes, and ensure mainframe-based applications support the end-to-end performance requirements that today’s customers demand.
"GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation has just been signed into law and enacts new rules and stiff penalties for any company who misuses or loses European Union (EU) citizens’ personal data. This sweeping legislation has expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across development and testing environments. Test data management, the process of obtaining and distributing test data for development teams, takes on greater urgency as the GDPR deadline looms.
Solid test data management practices will be key to overcoming compliance roadblocks and avoiding huge fines associated with GDPR. Utilizing new ways in which test data can be generated, distributed and managed will be pivotal role to meeting this regulation.
In this webcast, Vanson Bourne and CA will present the results of their highly anticipated GDPR readiness survey of 200 corporations in North American and the UK. Join us to learn more about:
Privileged user accounts—whether usurped, abused or simply misused—are at the heart of most data
breaches. Security teams are increasingly evaluating comprehensive privileged access management (PAM)
solutions to avoid the damage that could be caused by a rogue user with elevated privileges, or a privileged
user who is tired, stressed or simply makes a mistake. Pressure from executives and audit teams to reduce
business exposure reinforces their effort, but comprehensive PAM solutions can incur hidden costs,
depending on the implementation strategy adopted. With multiple capabilities including password vaults,
session management and monitoring, and often user behavior analytics and threat intelligence, the way a
PAM solution is implemented can have a major impact on the cost and the benefits. This report provides a
blueprint for determining the direct, indirect and hidden costs of a PAM deployment over time.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
Millennials are the first true “digital natives,” and because of this, they are often associated with driving new work practices and expectations. However, it is actually the ubiquity of technology, the accelerated pace of work and our consumer experiences that are driving new work practices, not millennials. New research tells us that to be engaging, L&D teams need to focus on modern learning rather than millennials.The formula for modern learning is:
• Varied treatments
Download “Millennial Learning Myths and Misconceptions Prescriptions for a Modern Learning Strategy” for tips for enabling modern learning at your organization.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Health systems gain a competitive edge when they identify the right physicians and target those physicians to develop unsurpassed loyalty. Learn how to cultivate relationships with physicians that lead to an increase in cases being referred, which results in smarter provider engagement, increased margins, optimized network utilization and health system growth. But which doctors? In which service lines? And what kinds of cases? And what touch points?
This guide discusses how to reimagine how network development teams work that results in the ability to demonstrate indisputable ROI from network development activity and liaison outreach.
This year’s Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook focuses on in-depth digital forensics, incident response (IR) and remediation services performed on behalf of actual CrowdStrike clients. Real-life examples drawn from notable CrowdStrike Services IR engagements in 2016 — including the now-infamous hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) —are covered with an emphasis on best practices organizations can follow to identify and eject attackers before a devastating breach occurs.
Download this report to learn:
• How CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatch and professional services teams discovered and attributed the DNC intrusion to nation-state threat actors FANCY BEAR and COZY BEAR
• The gaps in security processes and planning that your organization can address now to stop the next breach
• The specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) a range of nation-state and eCrime adversaries used to penetrate their victims’ defenses, and how they attempted to cover their tracks
By investing in your customer experience teams, next-generation approach, and customers, you empower the modern customer across all touch points and create remarkable experiences.
Oracle has the most complete set of customer experience cloud applications to help you meet change, achieve growth, and drive customer loyalty.
For sales teams to be successful in the age of the customer, they need tools that help them close more deals, faster. Some CRM tools are underused because they’re not geared to helping reps sell in the modern era. This may be because they’re complicated to use; because they’re isolated from the apps your reps use every day; or because they don’t give reps the information they need.
Today, sales automation is not (just) about managing accounts, contacts, and activities. It’s about gaining insight that provides a competitive edge, having access to predictive information, being able to collaborate in real time, creating quotes in front of the customer, updating forecasts. All at any time, from any place, using mobile devices—all helping to drive sales and pipeline.
We’ve seen Omnichannel Marketing in action across a wide range of companies and we’re convinced that marketing teams need to move to a customer-centric model. In this eBook, we’ll help you do exactly that.
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Product recommendations are a proven way for marketers to drive sales, boosting the revenue potential of every
shopping experience and increasing customer engagement overall. However, most current recommendations tools
have not kept up with the level of personalisation that customers have come to expect, and they often fall short of
the precision that marketing teams need to create meaningful business impact. It may be time to reevaluate whether
your solution is doing all it can to meet the needs of your customers and your team.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
AFTER DECADES IN THE LIMELIGHT, email remains the most powerful channel for eCommerce marketers. And this success continues even as many eCommerce marketing teams rely heavily on batch and blast emails that go to their entire list without any customization. While such efforts clearly bring in revenue, they also leave money — a lot of money — on the table.
Recognizing that largely untapped opportunity, top eCommerce marketers have started to take a more strategic approach to email. In addition to traditional batch and blast campaigns, these marketers now tailor messages based on both their customers’ behaviors and changes to their product data in order to send more customized and timely messages.
TIBCO Spotfire® Data Science is an enterprise big data analytics platform that can help your organization become a digital leader. The collaborative user-interface allows data scientists, data engineers, and business users to work together on data science projects. These cross-functional teams can build machine learning workflows in an intuitive web interface with a minimum of code, while still leveraging the power of big data platforms.
Spotfire Data Science provides a complete array of tools (from visual workflows to Python notebooks) for the data scientist to work with data of any magnitude, and it connects natively to most sources of data, including Apache™ Hadoop®, Spark®, Hive®, and relational databases. While providing security and governance, the advanced analytic platform allows the analytics team to share and deploy predictive analytics and machine learning insights with the rest of the organization, white providing security and governance, driving action for the business.
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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