Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Today’s consumers are more informed, diverse, demanding and well-connected than ever before. With nearly unrestricted access to shopping resources used for discovery, comparison, and purchase, consumers are able to shop at will, often independent of branded retailer guidance. This rise of consumer independence can be attributed to the emergence of technological advancements favoring consumer empowerment; however, the repeated failures of brands to proactively offer personalized, high-value shopping experiences at scale is a significant contributing factor of consumer exodus.
This has fostered an inclination among shoppers to become self-reliant in their pursuit of purchases, effectively shutting out promotional outreach from brands. Many brands continue to fall out of touch with their customers because they’ve lost sight of their customers’ true needs. Customer centricity has long been the foundation for modern marketing, but the brands which fail at creating deeply personalized market
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Sep 04, 2018
Location3 client Mountain Mike’s Pizza and their franchisees face significant competitive challenges when advertising on Google, which ultimately requires the need to be both incredibly efficient with campaign setup and incredibly precise when managing bids and local budgets. A quick Google keyword search for “pizza near me” in Mountain Mike’s home state of California yields over 58,000,000 results (“pizza delivery” yields 56,000,000) and often features a predictable set of ad results from industry giants like Domino’s and Pizza Hut, among others.
Suffice it to say that buying “pizza”-related terms in AdWords can get incredibly expensive, incredibly quickly, if a local franchisee’s budgets and bids are not managed with precision. When you combine that fact with limited location-level advertising budgets, our team atLocation3 was presented with a significant challenge in helping Mountain Mike’s Pizza generate increases in customer pizza orders while simultaneously ensuring that ad spen
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
o Hear from HP Retail Solutions VP and General Manager, Aaron Weiss on how innovative design and performance point-of-sale are merging to elevate the customer experience. A friendly, easy-to-use technology design is vital to the customer experience. Hardware that blends into its environment and is designed for customers to interact with, helps drive action and engagement. A slim, accessible device like the HP ElitePOS – powered by Intel® Core™ i5 processors – caters to the variety of needs that customers encounter throughout any retail experience.
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
Location3 client Mountain Mike’s Pizza and their franchisees face significant competitive challenges when advertising on Google,which ultimately requires the need to be both incredibly efficient with campaign setup and incredibly precise when managing bids and local budgets. A quick Google keyword search for “pizza near me” in Mountain Mike’s home state of California yields over 58,000,000 results (“pizza delivery” yields 56,000,000) and often features a predictable set of ad results from industry giants like Domino’s and Pizza Hut, among others. Suffice it to say that buying “pizza”-related terms in AdWords can get incredibly expensive, incredibly quickly, if a local franchisee’s budgets and bids are not managed with precision. When you combine that fact with limited location-level advertising budgets, our team atLocation3 was presented with a significant challenge in helping Mountain Mike’s Pizza generate increases in customer pizza orders whilesimultaneously ensuring that ad spend c
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
About $3.7 trillion is spent annually in consumer purchases in the United States, according to Deloitte. But it’s often forgotten that only 8% of that is spent on e-commerce.
This means that offline brick-and-mortar spending is where the true scale occurs.
In order to support consistent franchise growth for your business, digital strategies must be designed to impact every stage of the franchising life cycle.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Aug 30, 2018
At HP, we know that in retail and hospitality environments, customers expect a fast and simple way to find information or to complete a transaction. The physical point-of-sale experience must rise to meet the demands of retailers through high aesthetic value and peak performance.
From an elegant hotel to a small boutique, a quick-service restaurant to an outdoor garden center—all of these locations require a point-of-sale device that meets specific needs while appealing to any user.
My team at HP sought to elevate this experience by redefining the customer experience through a versatile, reliable, and beautiful point-of-sale system. For the new HP ElitePOS, we gained insights from everywhere—designers, technologists, retailers, and consumers—to create a product that is beautifully simple. It started as a sketch on a napkin, and is now part of an iconic portfolio that dissolves barriers during point-of-sale customer interactions.
When designed well, a data lake is an effective data-driven design pattern for capturing a wide range of data types, both old and new, at large scale. By definition, a data lake is optimized for the quick ingestion of raw, detailed source data plus on-the-fly processing of such data for exploration, analytics and operations. Even so, traditional, latent data practices are possible, too.
Organizations are adopting the data lake design pattern (whether on Hadoop or a relational database) because lakes provision the kind of raw data that users need for data exploration and discovery-oriented forms of advanced analytics. A data lake can also be a consolidation point for both new and traditional data, thereby enabling analytics correlations across all data.
To help users prepare, this TDWI Best Practices Report defines data lake types, then discusses their emerging best practices, enabling technologies and real-world applications. The report’s survey quantifies user trends and readiness f
Published By: Mitutoyo
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
Today’s factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But it’s not just about the machines. Rather, people are improving machines through a true partnership that turns human experience into smarter machines.
This shift marks a re?orientation to a thought process that’s more natural to people.
After decades of working with 2D blueprints, designs and dimensioned drawings, factory intelligence leverages 3D models that are easier for people to comprehend and use. Plus, many people find more satisfaction in intelligent factory work that challenges them to manage relationships among machines, rather than repeatedly working on a single piece in a line. In smarter factories, people direct machines to adjust for shifting customer requirements and market demands.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
Health systems that implement CRM-based engagement solutions stand to achieve significant strategic gains, from acquiring and retaining patients to supporting more positive clinical outcomes to increasing referrals to member providers and practices. Driven by easy access to rich consumer data and analytic profiling, as well as patient encounter histories, CRM-based engagement centers optimized for healthcare enable health system CSRs to quickly offer personalized responses to consumer or patient inquiries via multiple in- and outbound media, including telephone, email, social, and web.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
The new generation of mobile devices, applications, and cloud services significantly improve agency efficiencies. Tasks that were once relegated to timeconsuming deskwork, are now performed in the field, and with improved accuracy. Because of this, more and more public safety agencies are adopting these new technologies.
One purpose of the FBI’s CJIS Security Policy is to enable agencies to fully leverage mobile devices, but without sacrificing security. Mobile devices introduce a variety of new threat vectors and risks. Careful consideration of these risks is important to maintaining information security. Threats to mobile devices stem mainly from their size, portability, and available wireless interfaces. Examples of mobile device threats include:
• Loss or theft of device
• Unauthorized access to device
• Mobile operating system vulnerabilities
• Communication over untrusted networks
• Malware or malicious Apps
• Jailbreak or rooting activity
• Data loss through user behaviors
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 querying: ability to run a query across heterogeneous sources of data
• Data consumption: support numerous types of analysis - ad-hoc exploration, predefined
reporting/dashboards, predictive and advanced analytics
Flexible infrastructure choices and application architectures are changing the way that modern enterprises run their computing.
Enterprises have become application-centric, investing significant effort and resources on continuous delivery goals and DevOps
practices to achieve automation of routine IT and operations tasks. With application owners seeking public-cloud-like simplicity
and agility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to provision applications and updates.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2018
Dell EMC technology for Digital Manufacturing harnesses the workstation, HPC and storage capabilities that combine to enable better products, more efficient design and production processes, and meet rapidly changing customer preferences.
Collecting, collating and digesting more and more data in the entire ecosystem, from product modelling to after-sales trends, are making the digital factory a powerful and necessary reality in the manufacturing landscape.
As the threat landscape evolves, so must our security controls and countermeasures. Recent research
from F5 Labs revealed that applications are the initial targets in the majority of breaches, suggesting
that any app can be an attack vector. Cybercriminals are moving their tactics further up the stack using
sophisticated application-layer exploits, as well as an emerging wave of automated, bot, and IoTbased
threats that are quite capable of evading simple signature or reputation-based detection.
Yet, the majority of WAFs on the market today have remained largely unchanged, leaving the applayer
exposed, unable to proactively monitor and protect against evolving attack vectors.
As signaling and scrubbing technology evolve (and as your solutions become more and more adaptable), DDoS attacks will become less effective and less attractive to would-be adversaries. The time will soon come when a 1 Tb attack from an IoT botnet will seem like a mere annoyance, rather than a catastrophic event—if you even notice it at all.
So how do you get there faster? Plan ahead by designing a defense in-depth DDoS strategy and partner with a trusted security provider to handle the large attacks. Upfront preparation will pay off when the threat of DDoS attacks no longer keeps you up at night.
World leader in design and manufacture of innovative sensing solutions that enhance safety, security, and energy efficiency.
For this manufacturers of high-tech imaging systems, monitoring accuracy and product quality are critical. Any quality problem could mean a part fails sooner than expected, or triggers a false alarm at a customer site that causes unnecessary panic.
By setting up automated manufacturing analytic workflows with the TIBCO StatisticaTM platform, the company can complete complicated processes in just a few minutes and improve product quality by decreasing the variability of everything they produce.
In our 35-criteria evaluation of software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR management systems providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — ADP, Ceridian, Meta4, Oracle, Ramco Systems, SAP SuccessFactors, Ultimate Software, and Workday — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals and their HR business stakeholder clients make the right choice.
Today, ERP is a cornerstone of many organisations’ tech infrastructure. Yet many of the solutions in play are legacy products, decades old and designed for an entirely different business landscape.
With industry leaders expressing concern that out-of-date ERP solutions have now become an impediment to competitive business, IDC set out to uncover what exactly modern companies need from their ERP systems, and why SAP S/4Hana seems so well placed to deliver.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Aug 14, 2018
BetterUp has been one of the most impactful learning and development solutions Logitech has implemented. By working one-on-one with BetterUp coaches, Logitech managers were equipped to better manage their mindsets and ultimately, have developed into stronger leaders. BetterUp can individually touch employees across your entire organization, regardless of their function, team, and location. Senior Director of Learning & Development at Logitech, Jessica Amortegui says, “If you want to significantly increase the impact of your learning and development programs, BetterUp coaching is the way to do it.”
Documents reviewed for production are the facts that underlay all claims and defenses – and they matter. But with volumes and costs exploding, it’s harder than ever to find the needle in the haystack. Join litigation experts from Thomson Reuters as they show you how to design a document review with an eye toward fact-finding, case analysis, and litigation strategy.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of document review and production practices and terminology. In this complimentary webinar, you will learn more about:
How to design a strategic review protocol
Optimizing process to increase communication
Knowledge sharing between the review and the law firm teams
Next steps once production is complete
This is Part I of a multi-part webinar series on leveraging document review to maximize litigation strateg
"Every organisation already has a system of agreement. It's how written agreements get prepared, signed, enacted, and managed. But typically, it involves a messy, improvised mix of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and overnighting paper agreements. These needlessly slow legacy processes add costs to agreements due to wasted productivity and materials.
It's time for a change.
The DocuSign System of Agreement Platform connects the world's No. 1 eSignature technology to every other aspect of the agreement process. Read this white paper to learn how to modernise your System of Agreement, including how to:
- Prepare agreements with a high degree of automation
- Sign agreements quickly and securely
- Act on agreement terms after signing
- Manage agreements with flexible options"
Procurement’s Pesky Paper Problem
We know time is precious, so we’ll get right to the point: Paper-based processes are tarnishing your procurement department’s reputation for driving cost savings, improving service, and expediting execution. First, there’s the printing, scanning, faxing, and mailing of documents. Then comes the constant tracking down of physical signatures for everything from statements of work to supplier contracts. Add in the manual filing, searching, and retrieving of hard copies, and it’s no wonder that inefficiency abounds.
HR is all about serving your people, whether they are shiny new recruits or lifetime employees. But all too often, outdated and cumbersome paper-based processes get in the way of those goals.
Discover how HR departments are using electronic signatures to streamline the on-boarding experience, increase employee satisfaction, and focus staff away from mundane tasks.
Watch this webinar and discover how eSignatures can help you:
- Simplify the new hire process: NDAs, offer letters, background checks and on-boarding
- Streamline compensation and benefits: comp plans, stock option grants, and benefit plan notices
- Reduce admin overheads: holiday requests, contractor agreements, and internal approvals
- Ensure compliance: ISO compliance, new hire check-offs and audit support
"Many financial services firms have automated the vast majority of key processes and customer experiences. However, the “last mile” of most transactions – completing the agreement– far too often relies on the same inefficient pen-and-paper processes of yesteryear.
Digitising agreements using DocuSign lets you keep processes digital from end to end. Completing transactions no longer requires documents to be printed and shipped, and re-keyed on the back end.
Read the whitepaper to learn how leading financial services organisations use straight-through processing by automating the last mile of business transactions to:
- Speed processes by 80% or more, often going from days or weeks to just minutes
- Reduce NIGO by anywhere from 55% to 93%
- Achieve a 300% average ROI "
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