Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The face of retail – both online and instore – is rapidly evolving. In addition to margin pressures, resource constraints, and competitive challenges retailers face on an ongoing basis, many are struggling to keep up with the evolving demands of vocal consumers. As new channels and buying habits emerge and evolve, many retail marketers have struggled to keep up. Although many have adopted new technologies to address new channels and challenges, the rapid pace of technological change has created new challenges including:
E-mail marketing overload
Channel coordination and conflict
These challenges, coupled with the rising cost of acquiring and managing customer data, are compounded by increasing scrutiny on marketing budgets and an expectation of being able to prove the value of every campaign in terms of increased revenues.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
It’s the job of today’s marketers to deliver cross-channel experiences that are personalized, relevant, and timely. When you engage your customers on their terms you create the long-lasting relationships that your business and brand need to drive loyalty and advocacy.
Here’s the good news. It’s now possible thanks to the boom of marketing technology solutions. In the last five years the amount of marketing technology options has skyrocketed from just 150
solutions to more than 4,000. This can only mean one thing: marketing technology is here, rapidly being adopted, and proving its value every day.
The question is: How can you use technology to deliver the best of your brand for your customers? It all starts with customer experience.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jan 02, 2019
Challenge: An air purifier manufacturer needed to remind customers to periodically change filters to maintain product efficiency and deliver consistent customer experience.
Solution: We helped them develop a Bluetooth enabled ‘smart’ air filter, where an embedded sensor measured the effectiveness of the filter and relayed that information to an iOS or Android app. Users were alerted when filters needed replacing, and given the opportunity to buy directly through online retailers and also to subscribe to the Amazon Device Replenishment Service.
• Increased revenue through replacement filter sales
• Expected to touch 50,000 users in the first year
• Integrated with Amazon Alexa for seamless digital experience
• Powerful product differentiation in a crowded market
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Feb 07, 2019
Good coffee is more than just a drink - it's an art. and coffee connoisseurs (distributors, retailers, and consumers) want to be sure of the authenticity of the art they buy. But given the complex supply chain and the number of stakeholders involved in getting coffee from the farm to the cup, it is almost impossible to ascertain the lineage, health, and origin of your coffee.
There is an increasing demand for finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) among middle market companies, as organizations become more comfortable with the solution. FAO helps companies enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting function through process and technology improvements, enabling internal employees to focus on the core business.
RSM US LLP’s FAO platform goes beyond out-of-the-box functionality within technology solutions, integrating additional intellectual property, including workflows, business processes and organizational frameworks. By leveraging this comprehensive platform, our FAO team can help middle market companies overcome a myriad of finance and accounting challenges. These include hiring, training and developing staff, and most importantly producing actionable finance and accounting information in a timely manner to make critical business decisions.
There can be no doubt that the architecture for analytics has evolved over its 25-30 year history. Many recent innovations have had significant impacts on this architecture since the simple concept of a single repository of data called a data warehouse.
IBM® InfoSphere® Big Match for Hadoop helps you analyze massive volumes of structured and unstructured customer data to gain deeper customer insights. It can enable fast, efficient linking of data from multiple sources to provide complete and accurate customer information—without the risks of moving data from source to source. The solution supports platforms running Apache Hadoop such as IBM Open Platform, IBM BigInsights, Hortonworks and Cloudera.
There is one certainty with cybersecurity and that is nothing is certain. Take for example the role the endpoint plays in keeping an enterprise secure. While many cybersecurity professionals are relatively certain that endpoints are locked down and security policies are being enforced, the simple fact of the matter is that endpoints prove to be the root of most compromises.
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
IBM® Information Governance Catalog helps you understand your
information and foster collaboration between business and IT by establishing
a common business vocabulary on the front end, and managing
data lineage on the back end. By leveraging the comprehensive capabilities
in Information Governance Catalog, you are better able to align IT
with your business goals.
Information Governance Catalog helps organizations build and maintain
a strong data governance and stewardship program that can turn data into
trusted information. This trusted information can be leveraged in various
information integration and governance projects, including big data integration,
master data management (MDM), lifecycle management, and
security and privacy initiatives.
In addition, Information Governance Catalog allows business users to
play an active role in information-centric projects and to collaborate with
their IT teams without the need for technical training. This level of governance
and collaboration c
Scalable data platforms such as Apache Hadoop offer unparalleled cost
benefits and analytical opportunities. IBM helps fully leverage the scale
and promise of Hadoop, enabling better results for critical projects and
key analytics initiatives. The end-to- end information capabilities of
IBM® Information Server let you better understand data and cleanse,
monitor, transform and deliver it. IBM also helps bridge the gap between
business and IT with improved collaboration. By using Information
Server “flexible integration” capabilities, the information that drives business
and strategic initiatives—from big data and point-of- impact analytics
to master data management and data warehousing—is trusted, consistent
and governed in real time.
Since its inception, Information Server has been a massively parallel
processing (MPP) platform able to support everything from small to very
large data volumes to meet your requirements, regardless of complexity.
Information Server can uniquely support th
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Sophisticated banking requires sophisticated computing systems. But which systems offer the greatest chance for success? Many banks are discovering that the answer can be found within their on-premise data centers – the mainframe computer.
Mainframes have become a modern platform for innovation. When operating in a hybrid cloud environment, mainframes provide cost flexibility, scalability, agility, sophistication and unmatched security. And they support innovation, business transformation and new types of monetization. The power of mainframe computing is being rediscovered. Specifically, in a recent 2017 survey of banking executives, we found that:
• 50 percent said they believe hybrid cloud – and the systems that underpin it – can significantly lower the cost of IT ownership
• 47 percent said they believe mainframe enabled hybrid cloud can improve operating margin
• 47 percent said they believe dual-platform hybrid cloud can accelerate innovation.
While innovation and improved p
There are three things that senior executives in the financial services industry want from their investments in computing systems. They are the same three things these institutions require for their very survival. First is unwavering security. The integrity of customer accounts and records is paramount to maintain trust across the financial ecosystem. Cybercrime is anathema to the core function of banking and cannot be tolerated. Next is captivating, personalized experiences based on real-time data analytics leading to instantaneous customer fulfillment. And finally, there is the essential delivery of these secure experiences while providing a cost and efficiency advantage over competing solutions
Encryption, if properly deployed and managed, is one of the most powerful tools that organizations can
use to avoid costly and embarrassing data breaches. Yet organizations struggle with the complexity
associated with the technology that often stems from a history of siloed investments of point solutions
designed to largely address pools of regulated data associated with a compliance mandate.
Emid is a leading provider of managed ICT solutions and a pioneer of cloudbased
banking systems in Africa. Based in Pretoria, Emid began as part of a
major South African retail bank, providing core banking capabilities for other
financial providers, and was acquired in 2015 by EOH, the largest technology
service provider in Africa. Today, Emid provides managed services including networking,
infrastructure, and IT support for businesses across industry sectors,
as well as offering its C4 cloud-hosted, core-banking omni-channel platform.
Chatter about the cloud is everywhere. You can't turn on your TV, look at your smartphone, open a magazine or browse websites without being inundated with messages about the cloud. Proponents tell you the cloud will save you time, give you a place to store data, create a way to manage hard drive space on your phone and much more. Detractors will scare you with stories of hackers gaining access to personal photos and bank account numbers.
Over the past few years, business leaders have been the primary drivers of technology change, including making decisions to adopt new applications in the cloud, mandate a cloud-first strategy, offer new capabilities with an API-first strategy, and provide new applications to end users on mobile first.
There are significant benefits to these cloud decisions because they decrease time to value, lower costs, and make it easier for organizations to experiment and innovate. But there are consequences as well, chiefly in the complexity of learning how to integrate applications and exchange data across a decentralized architecture that is largely driven by autonomous development decisions.
This IDC White Paper answers the following questions about the need for hybrid integration:
How are changes in business strategy and technology adoption requiring changes in how organizations approach integration?
What are the major events that trigger integration adaptation?
How are the roles involve
Why is messaging so essential to your success in the emerging cloud environment? Because it provides data resilience, performance and simplicity across your IT infrastructure. This holds particularly true in systems that span multiple environments and in organizations where certain components may not always be available.
Read this white paper to learn two of the most common ways organizations consume messaging in the cloud:
Deploy a software messaging system into a cloud environment.
Use a managed messaging service operated by a cloud provider.
What are the benefits and costs of implementing an API Management solution? Forrester Consulting analyzed the Total Economic Impact (TEI) of IBM API Connect, developing a composite organization based on surveys of 32 IBM customers. Some of the key questions answered by this paper are:
• What are the costs associated with IBM API Connect, and what returns can I expect for my business?
• What are the benefits, both financial and business, that I can expect from API Connect?
• What's the financial impact of API Connect on developing new opportunities for businesses, developers, and customers?
Read on to learn about the financial benefits of choosing API Connect as your API management solution.
Identifying process improvements and safety standards, evaluating efficiency of current procedure supply, and uncovering new cost savings initiatives are critical components to understanding hidden waste. In order to find savings in that waste you need to take a critical look at your clinical and supply chain practices. Explore this infographic to understand how a Cardinal Health clinical assessment can benefit your ASC by uncovering waste and identifying savings
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