The cost of labor can be managed effectively when restaurateurs are equipped with the right training, tools and processes. Traditional methods for capturing critical forecasting data and formulating labor plans & budgets are incomplete and often inaccurate, rarely accounting for menu pricing changes or current economic conditions.
Even when the best practices of forecasting are employed, the information isn’t always available to the store managers who are attempting to manage the cost of labor. This ebook will walk you through the ins and outs of labor forecasting and best practices to build efficiency, grow revenue, and positively impact your restaurant’s bottom line.
"Whether you call yourself a company, brand, brand manufacturer, manufacturer, wholesaler, branded manufacturer or one of the other myriad of categorizations out there, there’s never been a better time to focus on direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketplaces as part of your go-to market strategy. Some 60% of consumers are already visiting your website instead of your retailers’ sites, and more than half will opt to buy directly from brand manufacturers when given the option.
After years of relying on marketplaces to handle so many mission-critical activities, it can be challenging to build a successful D2C model that thoroughly addresses them all. This process will require a new way of thinking for you, a cultural shift for your employees and a lot of logistics for everyone involved.
But how can you know when it’s time to start selling on e-commerce marketplaces? While the benefits of transitioning to a D2C marketplace model are undeniable, it also requires a significant investment of time
By processing real-time data from machine sensors using arti?cial intelligence and machine learning, it’s possible to predict critical events and take preventive action to avoid problems. TIBCO helps manufacturers around the world predict issues with greater accuracy, reduce downtime, increase quality, and improve yield.
In what ways can your firm distinguish itself from competitorsto land new clients? Leaders at the firm could likely provide a snapshot but may not have formally articulated these qualities or implemented astrategy built around them. Firms that successfully claim their place in the market do so by considering what clients need and value. And they help business development fill its critical role by freeingcapacity—a long-standing, though not insurmountable, challenge.This ebook provides concrete tips on how you can differentiate your firm to drive growth and promote client success.
Senior business leaders know what’s good for their O2C processes. But when it comes to a solution like O2C automation, separating fact from fluff can be tricky. This eBook aims to shed light on what execs actually care about in order to simplify the decision-making process. Download now to learn about:
• The 7 critical processes that make up a typical O2C cycle
• The 4 stages of strategic benefits that O2C solutions offer
• Results from actual companies that’ve used O2C automation
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 07, 2019
Agile integration — combining integration technologies, Agile delivery
techniques, and cloud-native platforms to improve speed and security
of software delivery — is a critical foundation for successful digital
transformation. The pace of digital innovation and disruption continues
to accelerate, driving the need for faster change to business models,
processes, and applications. Firms that can quickly reconfigure and
reconnect old and new applications have the advantage, and those with
slow integration processes are at serious risk of losing customers. An
Agile combination of integration and custom development is needed
to meet the customer’s expectations and avoid losing market share to
competitors that do put the customer first.1
For this study, we assessed
the differences between successful and less successful Agile integration
and app delivery strategies, why some firms can change their business
faster, and what makes one integration strategy better than another.
Published By: Claravine
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Marketers have long struggled with the simple task of knowing
which marketing spend is truly effective, and how to optimize that
spend. At the heart of the issue lies the challenge of ensuring the
data quality and consistency exists to make decisions based on
Why is this a problem? First, effective tracking is reliant on the
consistent, complete application of campaign tracking codes and
associated metadata, which has traditionally been a manual, ungoverned
process. Adding to this complexity has been the dramatic
expansion of digital marketing point solutions, and the disparate
teams expected to execute across each of these channels and geographies.
The result is what you would expect—highly inaccurate,
incomplete, and inconsistent data that must be manually cleaned
before reporting is possible.
Fortunately a solution exists. Progressive marketing leaders are
implementing Digital Experience Data Management (DXDM), ensuring
the rich, consistent insights critical to ma
The network is the foundation of robust security, and the critical network security element is the firewall. For that reason, Cisco has been committed to delivering a next-generation firewall that can stop threats at the edge and focus on security efficacy. Those efforts are paying off in substantial momentum, and market observers are taking note.
Cisco has been named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.
Beginning with our world-class threat-intelligence organization, Talos - the Cisco NGFW stands out from the competition. It goes beyond prevention and gives visibility into potentially malicious file activity across users, hosts, networks, and infrastructure. It saves you time and enables automation using our integrated architecture.
No other firewall vendor have the strength and breadth of networking and security capabilities that Cisco offers. Learn More about it by downloading Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.
A critical part of our mission to make the world more open and connected is providing a secure community for everyone who uses Workplace by Facebook. Decisions we make always involve answering questions upfront about how a new product, feature, or process impacts security and privacy. Every decision we make is reviewed with this lens. It’s simply part of our culture.
Download this whitepaper now to see how Workplace by Facebook ensures that the security of information is at the very heart of everything we do.
There’s no shortage of data scientist interview questions available online. You can find lists and lists of questions to ask data scientist recruits in an interview, but most of the questions focus on the technical and quantitative aspects of the job without considering the softer skills.
Our list takes a different approach. If you’re hiring a data scientist, we recommend focusing on more than technical skills, and your interview questions should reflect that. Data scientists have a unique blend of skills; not only do they solve problems by squeezing information out of data, they also communicate results and persuade others to apply that information to their decisions.
Remember that data scientists aren’t just ninja quantitative analysts, says Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist at SAS. “You’re looking for more than technical skills. Logical reasoning agility, along with storyboarding skills are critical because these scientists must be able to solve problems iteratively in collabo
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Your corporate email is a vital repository of critical business information. In the age of the cloud and mobility, empowering users accessing that information quickly and efficiently can’t be an afterthought.
You may think you can get by with your old email archive, but your organization and your employees will suffer without the latest technology.
Learn more in this TechTarget whitepaper Email Archiving: It’s Time for an Update. Download now to get the facts about:
How archaic email archives slow down productivity and increase IT help desk burdens
Why return-on-investment for old archiving solutions hurt your bottom line
Ways poor e-discovery capabilities leave you vulnerable in legal challenges
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
If you are considering the right deployment model for your contact center, economic guidelines can help you choose the solution that is best for your company. Cloud, on-premises or hybrid.
Just a few years ago, businesses were still unsure of the viability of moving their contact centers and other critical enterprise systems to the cloud. Since then, with the decrease of cloud costs, and the corresponding increase in security and, the viability and total cost of ownership of cloud deployments are attracting more and more companies.
This eBook will cover how different criteria can affect a choice between a cloud or on-premises contact center, including:
• The size of your contact center, and business requirements such as customer journey management
• The location and quantity of contact centers being managed
• The need for scalability, speed of deployment, and maintenance requirements
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Customers today expect their customer service to be as connected as they are. If you can’t deliver a seamless omnichannel customer experience or easily add digital channels such as mobile, social media and web, you risk being left behind.
Some companies try to deliver omnichannel with dated technology, a tangle of point solutions, bolted together with duct tape. But you don’t have to.
Read this ebook and see:
• Why force-fitting more channels into an aging infrastructure is not the right approach
• How to create a future-ready customer experience
• How an integrated approach improves your metrics and reduces operating costs
Published By: Okta APAC
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a critical security requirement for every organization, regardless of size and industry. But not every MFA solution is created equal. Your investment in MFA should be well-thought-out. Not only does your chosen MFA solution need to meet the requirements you have today, but it needs to enable and secure the future growth and evolution of your business. This evaluation guide will help you understand the key factors you need to consider when investing in MFA.
Your MFA choice determines how well you can protect access to all your internal resources, as well as your ability to provide frictionless experiences for your internal employees and external customers. Your MFA choice also impacts your ability to grow your business and take advantage of emerging technologies and future innovations. As part of Okta’s identity-led security framework, Okta Adaptive MFA delivers on the key considerations that need to be part of your search for a solution that meets a
Published By: BMC ASEAN
Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
DevOps is fast becoming a core competency required to gain competitive advantage. At its most basic level, DevOps is a team approach to drive agile modern application development and operations to deliver high quality critical digital business services.
Cloud services are fundamentally changing the way applications are developed. The near ubiquitous, lowfriction access to cloud computing for developers, who can literally access powerful computing resources at the touch of a keystroke or swipe of a credit card, has fundamentally altered the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
Advanced image analysis and computer vision are key components of today’s AI revolution and is becoming critical for a wide range of industry applications, including healthcare, where this technology is being used to detect anomalies and improve patient care. Due to a lack of integrated tools and experience with these cutting-edge technologies, however, deploying complete systems is difficult.
Applications that utilize deep learning approaches often require large amounts of highly parallel compute power, storage, and networking capabilities, along with performance optimizations for faster data analysis. The Intel and QNAP/IEI solution combines all these elements in one complete system for scalable data management for hospitals and clinics of all sizes.
Read more on Intel’s and QNAP/IEI’s real-world use case on macular degeneration analysis through high-performance computing, vision capabilities, storage, and networking in a single solution.
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Predictive IT is a powerful new approach that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict incidents before they impact customers and end users. By using AI and predictive analytics, IT organizations are able to deliver seamless customer experiences that meet changing customer behavior and business demands. Discover the critical steps required to build your IT strategy, and learn how to harness predictive analytics to reduce operational inefficiencies and improve digital experiences.
Download this executive brief from CIO to learn:
5 steps to an effective predictive IT strategy
Where AI can help, and where it can’t
How to drive revenue and exceptional customer experiences with predictive analytics
The digital age has created a new level of complexity for businesses around the globe. Is having an intelligent ERP a critical component in digital transformation? Digital transformation is fundamentally altering the way enterprises utilise their enterprise resources planning systems. Find out how Intelligent ERP is the key to mastering the complexity of the digital age.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. However, some manufacturers remain reluctant to migrate ERP systems and other business-critical applications to the cloud.
Read on to discover four areas where manufacturers can benefit from a more complete understanding of how and why Epicor Cloud ERP offers unique advantages compared to on-premises deployment, including:
• Increased data security
• Greater financial visibility and control
• Better long-term reliability
• Easier access to cutting-edge tech innovation
Moving an ERP environment to the cloud enables IT leaders to free up the resources they need to partner with the business and to focus on more strategic technology initiatives. Download the white paper to learn more.
adsquare offers brands insights into customer behaviors and footfall to underpin digital marketing campaigns. Using a detailed brief of the audience the brand wishes to reach, adsquare gathers data from a range of mobile, online and offline sources. This rich data gives a brand a stronger opportunity to create relevant campaigns for their audiences.
It is critical to adsquare’s success that its data sources are reliable. As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE is building and sharing real-time location intelligence with adsquare which reveals patterns to show how and why customers make transactions in specific places.
Car data consumption is critically important to auto manufacturers. As more vehicles are produced with built-in infotainment systems, the cost of supplying them with live information and real-time updates via a data connection grows ever greater.
Auto manufacturers need to be able to enhance the driving experience with smart traffic, navigation, and entertainment services, while reducing costs and data volumes.
HERE is the world’s leading provider of traffic data to the automotive industry. This eBook shows how HERE optimizes traffic solutions and it outlines how data use modelling, standardization, and good data management can help reduce usage.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
New managers can develop into high performing future leaders. Or, they can flail and fail–costing your company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Learn what you can do to ensure new manager success.
Download our paper to learn:
- The 3 major problems most companies have with new managers
- Which 4 critical management skills should be developed
- How coaching new managers can lead to dramatic improvements in new manager performance
A hospital’s network is the foundation for the critical applications that run on it, where most of those applications are related to the hospitals core businesses. The return on the investments made in EMR (electronic medical records), PACS (picture archiving and communication system), clinical imaging systems and workstations on wheels, can only be truly realized if those assets are always available to the people in need in a reliable, secure and highly optimized way, at a fixed location, or while mobile.
Find out how to simplify network management and enhance application and service visibility with Smart Analytics and PALM by downloading this whitepaper today.
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