With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
To hire and retain top talent in today’s ultra competitive job market, you need accurate salary data.
As the economy recovers and the unemployment rate declines, job seekers can be more selective—which often means waiting for the right salary.
Although benefits, career paths, cultural fit, vacation time and work-life balance still matter, salary remains the most important factor to job seekers. In fact, two thirds of the respondents in Workforce 2020, an Oxford Economics and SAP SE study, said compensation matters most.
Our Salary Guide helps you have more informed salary discussions and put together competitive compensation packages—the key to hiring and retaining the best talent.
Data is a company’s most valuable asset. Just look at Forbes’ World’s Most Value Brands list. No longer is a company’s worth evaluated by its tangible assets — data has changed all of that. Every business today relies on data. The ability to filter through volumes of data to capture true insights is critical to gaining a competitive advantage. Companies aspiring to deliver the best possible customer experiences must be able to unify different types of information, including behavioral, transactional , and operational data
As the lines between business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing continue to blur, the B2B marketing environment looks set to change, with companies seeing more demands placed on their operations to satisfy their audiences. To stay competitive, B2B marketers must expand their existing operating models to incorporate data-driven decision-making, relationship engagement, and digital technologies that enable individualized communications.
With an ever-growing array of customer interactions, especially digital, businesses are rapidly looking to gain competitive advantage by using data and insights at scale to create and activate 360-degree profiles of their customers to deliver a better experience. In a rush to accelerate digital growth and improve their business strategies, many global enterprises have built soiled, redundant technology environments, resulting in inaccurate, or worse, conflicting views of their customer's brand interactions. For example, Forrester's research reveals that 90% of enterprises use multiple analytics tools.
How do you create competitive advantage and protect it to build a successful organization for the future?
Smart organizations are rethinking their strategies: how to elevate the strengths and productivity of their people and identify the right approach to protect their people and data.
In order to improve competitive advantage, decision making, and operational efficiencies, many of today’s leading organizations are creating an Office of the Chief Data Officer. According to Gartner, “90 percent of large companies will have a CDO role by the end of 2019”.
Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Jun 16, 2015
Faster, denser technology is driving costs, and the right high performance cabling is needed to provide stability in the data center. Unsuitable infrastructure can become an expensive problem, delaying necessary upgrades and creating other potential obstacles needed to stay competitive. This report contains the four best practices needed to achieve a high performance, future-ready structured cabling solution for a data center.
IT organizations are facing new challenges as a result of digital transformation,
widespread cloud and SaaS adoption, mobile proliferation and pervasive IoT
deployments. They must build and operate their internal data centers to deliver
high availability for mission critical applications, rapidly onboard new applications
and scale capacity on demand – all within the mandate to be cost competitive
with infrastructure as a service providers (IaaS) like AWS and Azure. They are
architecting and building new Intent-Based Data Centers to deliver private cloud
services to their internal and external customers.
Robotic Process Automation was born with the vision of empowering business users to create software bots that could interact with enterprise systems just like humans.
Its benefits include substantial time and cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, increased workforce morale, and the ability to build a competitive advantage over competitors.
But to fully realize all these benefits, it’s important for businesses to select a solution with a robust RPA security architecture that supports core principles, such as least privileges and separation of duties while delivering end-to-end protection for the critical apps and sensitive data involved.
This paper provides an overview of the industry’s highest standard for enterprise-grade security as demonstrated by the market’s leading Digital Workforce platform, Automation Anywhere Enterprise.
Data and analytics have become an indispensable part of gaining and keeping a competitive edge. But many legacy data warehouses introduce a new challenge for organizations trying to manage large data sets: only a fraction of their data is ever made available for analysis. We call this the “dark data” problem: companies know there is value in the data they collected, but their existing data warehouse is too complex, too slow, and just too expensive to use. A modern data warehouse is designed to support rapid data growth and interactive analytics over a variety of relational, non-relational, and streaming data types leveraging a single, easy-to-use interface. It provides a common architectural platform for leveraging new big data technologies to existing data warehouse methods, thereby enabling organizations to derive deeper business insights.
Key elements of a modern data warehouse:
• Data ingestion: take advantage of relational, non-relational, and streaming data sources
• Federated q
Did you know that the total amount of data will reach 44 zettabytes by 2020 and that 80% of that data will be unstructured data? Are you ready for all of this unstructured data?
More importantly, do you know how to turn it into a competitive advantage?
Learn about the challenges that come with unstructured data and how to deal with those challenges in our latest publication “Meeting the Challenges of Unstructured Data”
In this Whitepaper you’ll learn:
What is driving the growth in unstructured data
The challenges associated with managing unstructured data
How companies are capitalizing on the opportunities that unstructured data presents to save money, time, and create new market opportunities
Published By: BlueData
Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
Big Data is on virtually every enterprise’s to-do list these days. Recognizing both its potential and competitive advantage, companies are aligning a vast array of resources to access and analyze this strategic asset. However, despite best intentions, the majority of these Big Data initiatives are either extremely slow in their implementation or are not yielding the results and benefits that enterprises expect. Download this white paper to learn how to solve the Big Data intention-deployment gap and see how you can make your infrastructure in a flexible, easy-to-use platform that will provide in-depth analytics.
Published By: BlueData
Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
Over the past few years, “Big Data” has evolved from an interesting technology topic into a source of major competitive advantage, in which IDG conducted a survey and found out that 60% of enterprises are planning on spending an average of $8 million on Big Data initiatives. However, somewhere between intention/investment and executive/production, Big Data initiatives are falling into a gap. Download this white paper to find out how to change the equation on Big Data spending and learn what the successful companies are doing in order to achieve a success from your Big Data applications.
The nature of the financial services industry places a myriad of international compliance requirements on a company's IT team, as well as an expectation by its customers to deliver the high test levels of performance and reliability.
To survive and thrive, businesses in the industry must not only keep pace with customer demand but gain competitive advantage. Those demands mean the IT team must be at the forefront of adopting emerging technologies.
This is certainly true for Orangefield Columbus, who recently experienced significant growth in its multiple databases which led to the serious performance degradation of its existing storage system. By focusing on a proactive data management storage array, Orangefield was able to eliminate resource contention.
Download now and examine Orangefield's journey to find a solution that would meet, and exceed, their performance and capacity requirements.
Like other IT leaders, you know you have to modernize your IT infrastructure to become more productive, efficient, agile and competitive. So what's holding you back? Many organizations are still devoting anywhere from 60% to 80% of their time, energy, human resources and budget to supporting legacy systems rather than develop transformative solutions.
Our new eBook, Your 3-step roadmap to IT modernization, will help you align your approach to IT with the way your business works today — and the way you will work in the digital age:
• Increased mobility, multiple device formats and distributed workgroups
• Greater collaboration with outside organizations, including customers, suppliers and partners
• Essential enterprise risk management features such as compliance, legal, security and data governance
Here you'll learn the three stages of IT modernization — from realigning your infrastructure to updating business processes — so you take the right steps.
Most CIOs today understand that digital transformation initiatives can help streamline business process; boost ef?ciency; increase competitiveness; and, broadly, help their organization become disruptive over the long term.
Some of the transformation initiatives under way—even in many pace-setting companies—are struggling to manage the exponential explosion of unstructured data and the associated heightened compliance and security demands, however.
Fortunately, new solutions that tap arti?cial intelligence (AI) can extract hidden insights from unstructured data, such as documents, images, videos, and audio ?les. AI is also helping automate many of the labor-intensive processes used to classify, organize, and analyze unstructured content
For decades, the financial services industry has endured constant change
and uncertainty, from the depths of a financial crisis to widespread
regulation overhauls. With the advent of more advanced cybersecurity
threats, the industry has responded with rapid digital transformation to
remain competitive while also pushing the envelope. Today, managing
and mitigating cyber-related risks not only draws government scrutiny, but
increased consumer scrutiny as well, with longstanding brand reputations
anchored to institutions’ ability to protect its most sensitive data. In a
recent survey of Americans, financial information was considered by
consumers to be their most valuable personal information, worth even
more than personal or family photos and videos. For consumers, failing
to protect their data is a grave violation of trust, to the point where 72%
would consider leaving their current financial institution if their sensitive
information was taken hostage by ransomware.1
Not only does the
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
The risk and downtime associated with server migration have prevented many IT organizations from making the move to cloud. Some have valid concerns about cloud lock-in. Still, without cloud, IT teams are less agile, less flexible and less able to meet the demands of their business. With so much C-suite awareness of the cloud competitive edge, IT can no longer avoid taking this step.
Carbonite DoubleTake™ Cloud Migration Center quickly and easily migrates physical, virtual and cloud workloads over any distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime. The streamlined process automates 100 manual steps into five easy steps, automating everything from server discovery to target VM provisioning to the ultimate cutover.
Using efficient real-time, byte-level replication technology, Cloud Migration Center creates a replica of the entire server being migrated and keeps it in sync with production systems. The migrated data can be validated without disrupting business operations, and downtime is
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. EMC meets this need with a high performing, functionally capable, and competitively priced high-end networked storage system—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 20K system with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The VMAX 20K scale-out architecture helps organizations exceed the performance and capacity demands of hyper-consolidation, cloud deployments, and all-virtual Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), while simplifying the costs of data management.
Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
In today's competitive business landscape, users' needs are continuously changing. Employees want access to their data and applications anytime, anywhere, from any device. The journey to seamlessly integrate data and applications across all devices begins with desktop modernization.
Published By: CIC Plus
Published Date: Sep 23, 2014
Learn three reasons that being a competitive employer of choice demands that you take advantage of a cloud-based, paperless system for generating and storing pay stubs and the increasing amount of data they contain.
The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications
necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid initial planning and thoughtful consideration of port density, access-layer uplink bandwidth, true server capacity, oversubscription, mobility, and other details.
To better understand competitive retail dynamics and help guide
retailers’ strategies, Cisco undertook a comprehensive, three-pronged research project, the fifth annual installment of our retail industry analysis. It comprised:
1. A survey of more than 6000 consumers (all having Internet access) 2 in 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, and United States.
2. In-depth interviews with industry thought leaders—analysts, authors, and innovators including Leslie Hand, vice president, IDC
Retail Insights; Michael Olmstead, director, Plug and Play Retail; and Doug Stephens, founder, Retail Prophet
3. An IoE retail economic model drawn from an analysis of the data and lessons learned from Cisco customer engagements.
Enterprises are leveraging advancements in what IDC calls “3rd Platform” technologies — cloud, Big Data, mobility, and social — to create new business opportunities and gain competitive advantage. These trends are putting more pressure on IT organizations to transform their datacenter operations to better support business initiatives aimed at reducing costs, increasing revenue, and strengthening customer relationships. This has driven increased demand for converged or integrated systems that provide the tools needed to reduce capital costs, improve operational efficiencies and, ultimately, increase agility within the datacenter.
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