From the world’s largest companies to smaller enterprises, sustainable practices and environmental stewardship are becoming core to enterprise business strategy. In fact, sustainability—once seen as a forward-thinking competitive advantage—has evolved into a necessity in the global economy.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Renewable energy is increasingly affordable, good for the environment and here to stay. The problem is that the nation's electrical grid isn't ready for it. The grid was not built for the kind of fluctuating supply that comes from distributed energy generation. In addition to the increased volatility associated with distributed energy resources, utilities are confronted with increased demands on the grid from electrification and digitization of the economy. Customer expectations for consumer-grade digital experiences and increased emphasis on safety and reliability are only increasing.
"Your quote-to-cash system should be an opportunity to engage customers and make a positive impression. Outmoded and disjointed sales processes can alienate your customers without you even realizing it.Download our eBook, “Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience - from Quote-to-Cash and Beyond,” to find out how businesses can evolve to stay on top of customer expectations. In the eBook, you’ll learn about:
The essential building blocks of quote-to-cash in today’s experience economy, including automated CPQ that’s integrated with contract lifecycle management for a quick and easy quote and negotiation process.
How agile billing plays a critical role in modern quote-to-cash.
The importance of building quote-to-cash on a strong cloud foundation with tight integration into back office supply chain management and financials."
Published By: Corrigo
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
Think about all the ways your life today is different than it was ten years ago. Think about how you
shop, how you get around, how you plan travel, and how you stay in touch. So many things that used to
be a hassle are now almost effortless.
If your life feels different, it’s because you’re living in a new era – what experts are calling the 4th
Industrial Revolution. You’ve probably heard some of the more catch-phrased components – big data,
artificial intelligence, deep analytics. Some of these still seem like science fiction, but they are very real,
very active, and crucial parts of what we at Corrigo call the Intelligence Economy.
In the Intelligence Economy, data is collected, crunched, and activated to solve problems and create
greater value for customers, partners, and employees. It’s the information, insights, and automations that
enhance experiences, predict needs, strengthen connections, and deliver the right info or action at the
right time, in the right way. And the Intellig
To compete in a digital economy, today’s leaders must give their teams the right skills and tools to succeed. Made for a mobile, global workforce, G Suite unlocks teams’ full potential for innovation by opening up new ways of collaborating so that people can achieve more together. When teams use G Suite, they can react at a moment’s notice, generate breakthrough ideas, and maintain a shared purpose. Read this whitepaper to find out more.
Published By: Icertis
Published Date: Oct 24, 2019
As the global economy adapts to a period of long-term uncertainty, procurement teams are being tasked with diversifying the supplier base of the organization in order to maintain business continuity and avoid risks, all while delivering quality outcomes.
This report seeks to contextualize the performance and alignment of Procurement departments both within the larger organizations they serve and amid their place in the global economy.
Attaining your customers’ undivided attention is a key challenge for any online business. This challenge is amplified, however, when they explore your brand via their mobile device. Using Quantum Metric’s unique dataset, this infographic showcases the importance of keeping your mobile visitors engaged. Mobile visitors purchase 4X less than desktop visitors among Fortune-500 companies.
Environmental/climate change risk, disruptive technologies and a return to territorialism were ranked the top threats to company growth. Specifically, 68 percent of CEOs agreed that their organisational growth will be determined by their ability to anticipate and navigate the global shift to a low-carbon, clean technology economy. Read now KPMG's CEO outlook report to understand what is on top of the asset management CEO agenda and to find out what investments CEOs are prioritising to improve organisation’s resilience.
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
In today’s experience economy, a simple request for feedback on a receipt
is not enough to accurately determine your guests’ needs. Guests need
to be presented with the option to share feedback at the right time for
them—whenever, wherever, and however they want to. At the same time,
the volume of feedback requests and the length of surveys often result in
survey fatigue and other negative emotions in guests.
This is just one of the complex issues restaurant brands find themselves
facing today. Others include:
• How do I understand the experience every individual guest has with
• How do I communicate with them in a way that they’re more likely to
• How can I demonstrate awareness of the guests’ situations and acknowledge their needs?
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The building products / construction industry is more visibly representative of the health of the economy than any other. The avatar of the Great Recession may well be images of doomed projects on abandoned construction sites. As such, it’s unavoidable for leaders of building products distributors to experience market-induced anxiety as a matter of course.
2020 looms as the start of a new decade but many analysts fear it will also mark the end of the building boom. Recent indicators point to a slowdown at least. The existential question: what areas of building products distribution are ripe for reimagination, safeguarding against ambiguous market conditions now and in the future?
This whitepaper provides the answers with a playbook that reveals where margins and revenue leak in most B2B distribution companies and provides reimagined strategies for retaining and growing share through price optimization, deal management and costing guidance.
Application development has become core to business success. As a result, application developers have emerged as precious assets not just inside their companies, but across the global economy. According a report from Stripe, these developers have the potential to collectively raise worldwide GDP by $3 trillion over the next decade—which is why keeping them productive and professionally fulfilled is more important than ever
Published By: Acoustic
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
Simply put: Marketing isn’t what it used to be. If you want to compete in this rapid digital world, you need to make your customers happy. Constantly.
We’ll get you started with nine of the most exciting trends developing in the world of marketing in 2019. With this report, you’ll learn:
How the new director of marketing data position and GDPR compliance can build customer trust.
What it means for customer centricity now that MarTech and AdTech are finally coming together with AI and machine learning.
How to adjust your business purpose to create customer loyalty as the attention economy shifts to the emotion economy.
To stay competitive and satisfy your customers in today’s digital economy, you need faster, scalable and more efficient IT performance. Adopting all-flash solutions can meet these performance demands. Now is the time to consider Hitachi as your long-term strategic partner for fast-evolving all-flash technology.
Published By: VeriShip
Published Date: Sep 16, 2019
It happens every year – the General Rate Increase. As carriers increase their shipping rates to keep pace with the economy, shippers try to adjust and factor the annual increase into their business model. But there’s more to GRI than meets the eye. The GRI is just one of many variables in your shipping costs, and misjudging the GRI and other cost increases that might come along with it can be catastrophic to your bottom line if they are not managed properly. With smart planning, however, you can control these costs and protect your profits.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Digital-born companies have challenged large long-established businesses across industries with newer data, AI-powered experiences, products/services. Sustained competitive advantage through customer ownership and seller power has since been significantly challenged and overturned. Customers are taking to newer AI and data-powered products/services in their pursuit of better experiences and exponentially higher value. This has triggered every company to challenge status-quo, unleash themselves from very structure of industry and embrace transformation in the new world.
Data and AI have shaped themselves into a major economic force that is at the epicenter of transformation of every industry; through 3 horizons. Data, in the first horizon, was the key ingredient in driving more data-driven decisions. Data, in the second horizon, is playing a transformational role in the enterprises' pursuit of being Data Native Digital Native enterprise.
Published By: Corrigo
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
We’re living in a new era defined by data, analytics, and intelligence. It can sound overwhelming, but once you understand how to make all this information work for you, it becomes really exciting.
The Intelligence Economy has already changed our day-to-day lives, and it’s revolutionizing the world of facilities management. The best FMs don’t just understand this change – they embrace it.
With a better handle on intelligence, you will see immediate results. From warranty enforcement to asset repair vs. replacement decisions, Corrigo’s collective intelligence can improve your bottom line and make you better at your job.
Read on to learn how Corrigo makes the Intelligence Economy work for you.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and security technologies are set to disrupt every industry in the next decade. To get there, leading organizations like McDonald’s, Uber Eats, and HSBC have built adaptable digital platforms via APIs. In the ebook, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason shares his point of view on how to build a thoughtful API strategy that will help your organization take full advantage of emerging technologies like AI, chatbots, and IoT without compromising on security.
Download this ebook to learn:
How to unlock AI customer insights with an API strategy.
How to make APIs the bedrock of IoT development.
Why zero trust is key to API security in the new API economy.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 09, 2019
Durch den Erfolg von Giganten der API-Economy wie Google, Amazon, Stripe und Twilio steigt der Druck auf Entscheidungsträger im Bereich Business und IT, dem Vorbild dieser Unternehmen zu folgen, Chancen zu nutzen und messbare Geschäftsergebnisse zu erzielen. Um an der API-Economy teilzuhaben, müssen Organisationen einen logischen, methodischen und bewährten Ansatz verfolgen. Hierfür hat MuleSoft in Partnerschaft mit ProgrammableWeb vier Phasen entwickelt, die Unternehmen die Einführung einer erfolgreichen API-Strategie für die API-Wirtschaft ermöglichen.
In diesem Dokument zum Vier-Phasen-Ansatz lernen Sie:
Wie Sie die größten Hürden der API-Wirtschaft mit einer pragmatischen API-Strategie meistern.
Best Practices aus mehr als 1.600 Unternehmen zur Umwandlung Ihrer Unternehmenskultur in eine auf die digitale Plattform und das digitale Ökosystem ausgerichtete Denkweise.
Konkrete Schritte, mit denen Sie Ihre API-Strategie noch heute in die Wege leiten.
The attacks and tools being used against financial
services organizations are part of a complex
ecosystem. This may seem like an obvious statement
at first glance. When you read most industry reports,
they tend to focus on a single aspect of the whole
ecosystem, as if it were unrelated to other types of
attacks. To be honest, we’ve been just as guilty of
having a myopic view of attack traffic as anyone else.
We wanted to do something different for this report.
Instead of looking at a single type of attack, we
stepped back to look at attacks against banks, credit
unions, trading companies, and other organizations
that make up financial services as a whole. Most
defenders only see a very small segment of the
overall traffic, whether they’re the target or the
vendor supplying defensive tools. The breadth of
Akamai’s products and our visibility into a significant
portion of Internet traffic allows us to research
multiple stages of the attack economy.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
The complete guide to understanding the technology available for better efficiency and customer experience.
As customer demands and expectations are revolutionising the service industry, service providers are embracing the outcome economy to remain relevant and gain market share. This means a shift in focus from competing through selling products and services, to competing on delivering measurable results and outcomes that are important to the customer.
Attacks on financial services institutions are growing in both quantity and sophistication. Our new State of the Internet/Security report studies criminal behavior across this advanced and expansive financial services attack economy: from a popular authentication mechanism for staging credential stuffing attacks to the use of stolen identities to cash out ill-gotten gains. The report identifies leading DDoS and application-layer attack vectors, lucrative phishing variants, and how criminals stage decoy attacks to distract from their real targets. Attacks that prove successful in financial services often move on to other industries. Download the report, and see what petabytes of data tell us.
The financial services industry is one of the largest and most
sought-after targets for attackers. This particular industry revolves
around trust and security, and because of this, these elements are
quite often the key focal point for criminals.
Successful attacks can quickly translate into the dissemination of
massive amounts of personal information and monetary gains
by the attacker. Criminals targeting the financial services industry
do so by leveraging various attack surfaces, such as people,
processes, applications, or systems.
Regardless of where the financial institutions are located in
the world, staying aware of the forefront of new attack trends
is imperative for keeping their systems and customers safe.
Understanding the ecosystem of attacks, how different layers
interact, and the booming economy spawned by it gives financial
services organizations the edge they need.
There are 56.7 million contingent workers, including temporary or part-time workers, freelancers, consultants, and independent contractors in the US, making up approximately 40% of the US workforce today. In fact, 76% of HR leaders plan to hire contingent workers to deliver on growth objectives, In PwC's Future of Work study, nearly 50% of survey participants said that employees will work for more than one employer at a time, making it critical to actively manage their commitment and productivity during employment periods. Learn how to streamline the entire experience of on-boarding and retaining contingent workers to drive the greatest results for everyone involved
Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
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