To keep pace with new business demands, rising customer expectations, and emerging technologies, IT leaders are realizing an important opportunity: infrastructure outsourcing. These services, including colocation, hosting, and cloud computing, give IT organizations the flexibility and agility to better serve the needs of the business.
One of IT’s biggest balancing acts is to make data transactions easily available to authorized users while preventing all others from accessing its data assets. With high-profile data security breaches splashed across headlines nearly every day, CIOs are understandably worried about protecting their data. And for IT leaders who are considering moving their business to the cloud it is critical to ensure the provider they select has undertaken full and robust measures for physical and logical security.
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
There are many new ways Big Data analytics can significantly boost marketing and promotional efforts through real-time and historical analysis of online data, such as clickstream or purchase transactions. Unstructured data based on social media—even photos and video—offers enormous potential when analyzed with the right tools.
Zebra offers forward-thinking manufacturers unparalleled visibility into goods, assets, people and transactions that help maximize output, ensure quality assurance and traceability and increase operational flexibility with a smarter, more connected plant floor.
Zebra Technologies commissioned a global study to analyze trends and challenges that impact manufacturing companies. The survey asked 1,100 executives from automotive, high tech, food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies for their insights on adopting technology on the plant floor to increase their competitive position.
This paper aims to:
• Summarize recent developments in the current state of mobile transaction technology,
with an emphasis on line busting as a part of mPOS systems
• Highlight studies that point to mobile transaction’s projected significant short-term growth
• Outline the business benefits of both mobile transactions and line busting
• Provide in-depth guidance on how to evaluate mPOS systems for line-busting applications
Over the past few years, improvements in mobile devices, Wi-Fi, and
cloud computing have made mobile point of sale (POS) solutions
e ective and a ordable for businesses of all sizes.
Tablets have emerged as the most popular platform for mobile POS
solutions, and you may have already heard the buzz about them.
There’s a reason for all the hullaballoo. In addition to integrating
payments and making retail transactions more e cient than using
a traditional electronic cash register (ECR), tablet POS solutions can
provide robust management data.
A tablet POS solution makes sense for many retailers, particularly if
you’re looking to:
• replace an ECR or want to have a mobile POS in place on opening day
• unlock new pro t-making and cost-saving opportunities
• expand your business
• keep pace with ever-changing customer expectations
Figuring out which tablet POS solution is the best for your business
may seem like a huge challenge. But don’t worry. Taking the right
approach, by using too
Are you in search of a way to connect with more consumers and get ahead of your e-commerce competitors? Look no further than Google Shopping Actions. Google’s transactions platform is unlike anything else available to brands and retailers today, and offers tremendous potential across marketing, selling and fulfilling.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
The basic promise of blockchain is that it works as a global distributed ledger or database of things we value - everything from money, to creative work and votes - so these can then be managed and transacted in a trusted and secure manner. Yes, blockchain is a young technology, but well past its infancy. Today, the somewhat inflated expectations around the technology have been brought to a more realistic level and we are beginning to see practical applications across the enterprise. Although these are typically in the realm of reducing cost and/or time for transactions, improving product and system security, finding and preventing fraud and counterfeiting and increasing transparency, there are also instances of businesses relying on blockchain to create new revenue streams.
Infosys recently commissioned an independent survey of senior executives worldwide. Download the report to read about their findings.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jun 12, 2018
While mainframes have dominated computing across industries for several decades, the need for speed and However, modernizing these systems is every enterprise’s nightmare, considering the complexities and high costs involved, besides the fear of business disruption. The need for a trusted partner has never been more.
A leading global brokerage firm was looking to simplify and speed up the mainframe systems powering their trading platforms that supported billions of transactions each day. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
"Performance issues today are compounded by increasingly complex infrastructures that IT teams must contend with when delivering applications. As a result detecting and fixing performance problems is hard. Sluggish end-user transactions may present themselves as being slow due to the code. However, that slowness is often not the root cause, but rather a symptom of an underlying infrastructural issue hidden from view.
Examine common, yet elusive application performance problems that reveal themselves only when you look at them from the right vantage point.
Get the field guide today!"
Financial services organizations have a unique relationship with technology: electronic data and transactions are the core of this industry. Financial services firms remain vigilant because they are constantly under attack. Hackers that gain access to customer accounts or financial data can profit either by using it themselves or by selling it to other criminal organizations.
- There are many differences between perception and reality when it comes to security in this industry. For example, its emphasis on fraud prevention creates the perception that financial services is highly evolved in terms of its security readiness. However, this study finds that financial services firms’ security is on a par with the security of firms in other industries.
- Regulations may lead to change and investments, but they also take time to take effect. Organizations should not wait for such requirements before they make improvements. Neither should they assume that compliance gives them full protection. Regulations cannot cover every aspect in such a fast-paced environment.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Omnichannel is becoming more than connecting system A to system B - but rather preparing for the future as new channels continue to arrive. By leveraging an API-led approach, organizations can develop more meaningful (and valuable) relationships with their customer and improve customer engagement—moving beyond transactions through multi-channel engagement.
This whitepaper outlines why and how to develop an omnichannel strategy. Accenture and MuleSoft are uniquely positioned to help companies realize the revenue potential and capture the operational synergies of an omnichannel strategy.
Read this whitepaper to discover:
-How API-led connectivity leads to developing an omnichannel strategy
-Case studies of Accenture and MuleSoft customers who achieved strong business outcomes with omnichannel
-How to accelerate the omnichannel journey with an application network"
On the Internet, page-loading delays can stop customers from buying. Download our free report, 3 Proven Ways to Boost Transactions with Web Acceleration, and learn how Limelight Network's front-end acceleration technology can improve Time to Action.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Feb 04, 2019
Accounting professionals face major challenges with matching
and reconciling transactions as part of the month-end close
process. High-volume reconciliations tend to be done manually,
which is both time consuming and error prone.
Published By: AppNexus
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Email marketing is one of digital media’s most effective channels. Inside the inbox, marketers can capture the consumer’s undivided attention in a uniquely intimate environment, creating a perfect opportunity for meaningful brand engagement and driving new purchase transactions.
However, with open rates for even the most effective brands hovering around 25%, there is huge opportunity for marketers to reach their customers with impactful formats on the open internet to successfully engage them across the marketing funnel.
Download the free eBook “Beyond The Inbox: How To Transform Your Email Marketing Platform Into An Omnichannel Solution” to learn:
• How to rapidly build an omni-channel solution for your clients
• How AppNexus can help your platform reach your marketer’s customers most cost-effectively
• How AppNexus ensures complete security for your client’s CRM data assets
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
In the last ten years, the retail industry has seen an incredibly interesting shift. Shopper expectations have evolved and now dictate the way organizations adapt to deliver more personalized, targeted experiences that revolve around speed and efficiency. Dubbed the “Amazonification of Digital Commerce,” this transformation is influencing the way that shoppers and buyers engage with brands. These expectations have transcended B2C transactions: B2B buyers too now demand an easy purchase experience
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Mar 15, 2010
Revenue assurance analysts at a top-tier US-based carrier studied this every day. Primarily
focused on detecting fraud, revenue sharing contract violations and incomplete revenue collections,
they had the need to query and analyze call detail record (CDR) databases that grow by millions of
new CDRs every day.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: May 28, 2010
One of the major challenges facing manufacturers' marketing teams in their efforts to make reseller co-op marketing more effective is at the very heart of what defines the century-old co-op marketing concept -- the coordination and execution of programs and financial transactions across two separate organizations. Today, when the manufacturer is working with hundreds if not thousands of different resellers, the scale and breadth of the effort can be overwhelming. However breakthroughs are not only possible today,but quite achievable by applying specialized and fully integrated technology solutions, bringing co-op marketing management into the modern age.
The traditional view of online transactions is anchored on the idea that online stores are first and foremost a venue for transactions, which, by and large, tend to be tightly structured interactions involving the buyer and the retailer. Within this interaction, the retailer’s key job is to provide customers with the information they need to purchase–such as pricing, product descriptions and orderly merchandising–and to deliver all within the context of a superior customer experience. However, the way customers are seeking and processing this information is beginning to change, and that’s expected to have a big impact on tomorrow’s online experience.
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