We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage. 
Have you ever experienced product quality issues caused by variations in process oil batches? Do you need a low-viscosity process oil, but have concerns about the effect of volatiles on working conditions? Could you offer enhanced products if you had process oils with distinct characteristics, for example, an extremely narrow hydrocarbon distribution range?
Our GTL process oils contain a high proportion of paraffinic hydrocarbons and are very pure, which provides key qualities for many applications. For in
Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed breach world.
"Every kind of online interaction—website visits, API calls to mobile apps, and others—is being attacked by bots. Whether it's fraud, scraping, spam, DDoS, espionage, shilling, or simply altering your SEO ranking, bots are wreaking havoc on websites as well as mobile and business applications.
But that’s not all: they’re also messing with your business intelligence (BI). They can skew audience metrics, customer journeys and even ad buys, making business decisions questionable and costly. According to Forrester, ad fraud alone was set to exceed $3.3 billion in 2018.
Not all bots are bad. In fact, your business depends on them. Search engine bots, for example, give your web presence visibility and authority online. Other good bots help you deliver better customer experiences—perhaps a chatbot provides instant customer assistance on your site. What’s important is enabling the good bots and blocking the bad ones."
"Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed- breach world.
Over 6,500 publicly disclosed data breaches occurred in 2018 alone, exposing over 5 billion records—a large majority of which included usernames and passwords.1 This wasn’t new to 2018 though, as evidenced by
the existence of an online, searchable database of 8 billion username and password combinations that have been stolen over the years (https://haveibeenpwned.com/), keeping in mind there are only 4.3 billion people worldwide that have internet access.
These credentials aren’t stolen just for fun—they are the leading attack type for causing a data breach. And the driving force behind the majority of credential attacks are bots—malicious ones—because they enable cybercriminals to achieve scale. That’s why prioritizing secure access and bot protection needs to be part of every organ
Supply chain managers are increasingly leveraging location intelligence and location data to raise visibility throughout their whole logistics process and to optimize their delivery routes. Leveraging this data requires an ever-more-robust technology stack.
As supply chain technology stacks become more complex, diverse and defined by legacy system integrations, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are becoming essential to making stacks scale, allowing supply chain managers to better meet the demands of the new generation of consumers.
Innovative location APIs provide supply chain stacks and applications with:
Real-time data implementation
Introducing new technology into an organization can sometimes be daunting. As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and tips to streamline the supply chain technology integration across the whole organization.
There are many challenging tasks when developing autonomous driving features to cope with the various changes to the environment. Often lane markings are faded or are covered with snow or dirt and can be difficult for a camera-based detection system. In this report, VSI addresses the application of HD map assets to improve the safety and performance of automated vehicle features within the context of lane keeping and trajectories.
VSI has been examining applications of HD maps in our test vehicle. In a previous report, we discussed map-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) using the advised speed attributes from HERE’s HD map data. In this report, we apply HERE’s HD map data to a lane keeping application and examine performance of lane keeping with a map-based approach compared to a camera and computer vision-based approach.
Vehicles aren’t making full use of map data – yet, these maps can help keep cars safe in a number of ways – even as they fulfill their primary role of efficiently getting vehicles from A to B.
VSI Labs recently performed a series of real-world tests to integrate HERE HD Live Map into a variety of ADAS applications. The objective was to increase the safety of ADAS by improving the functional performance of the vehicle.
In this whitepaper, discover how HERE HD Live Map:
• Enabled map-enhanced adaptive cruise control (ACC), which had an advantage over regular ACC systems in areas like highway exits and school zones
• Enabled map-based lane keeping that operated properly in many complicated situations where computer vision-only systems constantly failed
• Enabled successful map-based lane changing in cases like lane merging, faded markings and inclement weather, where a computer vision-based system had difficulties detecting lanes
• Helped to increased driver comfort during a 2,000+ mile
"Global professional services firm, Arup, moved from Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) to Cisco Umbrella. By implementing a secure internet gateway in conjunction with next-gen endpoint security, Arup secured access to the internet wherever users go, reduced its exposure to malware and improved the ability to detect, respond and remediate when necessary.
-Substantially reduced administrative time
-Accelerated response and remediation process
-Increased performance of cloud applications
-Reduced time to investigate"
As networks become decentralized and users connect directly to SaaS applications, backhauling traffic to apply security policies just isn’t efficient. Plus, backhauling internet bound traffic is expensive, and it adds latency. More and more branch offices are migrating to direct internet access (DIA). Find out how to quickly and easily secure this traffic.
"It’s no secret that the way people work has changed dramatically over the past few years. As highly distributed environments become the norm, security teams are scrambling to protect users, the growing number of device types they carry, and their data.
With more users, devices, and applications connecting to the network, the number of risks and vulnerabilities is also increasing — triggering a total transformation in the security landscape.
In this research readout, we explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.Explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
As recognized leader in master data management (MDM), and a pioneer in data asset management, TIBCO EBX™ software is an innovative, single solution for managing, governing, and consuming all your shared data assets. It includes all the enterprise class capabilities you need to create data management applications including user interfaces for authoring and data stewardship, workflow, hierarchy management, and data integration tools. And it provides an accurate, trusted view of business functions, insights, and decisions to empower better decisions and faster, smarter actions.
Download this datasheet to learn:
What makes EBX™ software unique
Various capabilities of EBX software
The data it manages
Local and regional governments around the world are using the cloud to transform services, improve their operations, and reach new horizons for citizen services. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud enables data collection, analysis, and decision making for smarter cities. This whitepaper provides strategic considerations for local and regional governments to consider as they identify which IT systems and applications to move to the cloud. Real examples that show how cities can stop wasting money, move faster, and innovate.
When applications are core to your business, the approach you take to developing apps a?ects your bottom line. Many organizations are using modern application development best practices to build better apps and microservices are a key component of those e?orts.
Serverless is the native architecture of the cloud that enables you to shift more of your operational responsibilities to AWS. Serverless technologies let you build applications without thinking
about the underlying infrastructure, which increases agility and lowers total cost of ownership.
IBM and Red Hat provide a range of technology and services that can support their customers’ IT and development needs. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an emerging Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) technology assessment study to examine the ways in which customers utilize solutions by both companies in tandem and the impacts achieved as a result. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of solutions using both IBM and Red Hat offerings on their organizations.
Forrester interviewed five organizations that use IBM and Red Hat offerings together. These interviewees are focused on modernizing infrastructure and applications to resolve legacy architecture challenges and meet quickly changing market needs. These companies adopted a wide range of solutions from IBM (including IBM Power, IBM Z, IBM Cloud Paks, middleware, and professional services) and Red Hat (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, JBoss, a
IBM Services helps its customers effectively plan, manage and migrate their applications to a hybrid multicloud environment.
IBM Services commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by using IBM Services for migrating and modernizing their applications to a multicloud environment.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of leveraging IBM Services for Application Migration and Modernization services for their organization. Register to learn more.
Big Data and analytics workloads represent a new frontier for organizations. Data is being collected from sources that did not exist 10 years ago. Mobile phone data, machine-generated data, and website interaction data are all being collected and analyzed. In addition, as IT budgets are already under pressure, Big Data footprints are getting larger and posing a huge storage challenge. This paper provides information on the issues that Big Data applications pose for storage systems and how choosing the correct storage infrastructure can streamline and consolidate Big Data and analytics applications without breaking the bank.
Component Content Management: A New Paradigm in Intelligent Content Services
While technology has changed the world, the way that companies manage information has inherently stayed the same. The advent of near-ubiquitous connectivity among applications and machines has resulted in a data deluge that will fundamentally alter the landscape of content management. From mobile devices to intelligent machines, the volume and sophistication of data have surpassed the ability of humans to manage it with outdated methods of collection, processing, storage, and analysis. The opportunity afforded by the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has stimulated the market to search for a better way to capture, classify, and analyze this data in its journey to digital transformation (DX). The paradigm of document-based information management has proven to be a challenge in finding, reusing, protecting, and extracting value from data in real time. Legacy systems may struggle with fragmented information
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
Smartphones, smart cities, smart homes, smart cars—IoT has triggered a data explosion, and not every enterprise is prepared to handle it.
Beyond collecting and analyzing the increasing volume of data, organizations must figure out how to manage the velocity of that data, as well as how to integrate it with multiple data sources. And that’s just scratching the surface of the IoT challenge. To extract business value out of this inpouring of data, and to take full advantage of IoT boosted by new 5G technology, IT organizations must consider five key technologies.
In this ebook, you’ll learn about these five technologies and their benefits. To continue to develop and scale your IoT-driven applications, your infrastructure needs to be able to handle sensor data at velocity, keep data close to the edge, maintain 100% uptime, and make it easy to extract business value. The insights you’ll discover in this ebook will not only help you prepare your organization for this reality; they’ll also
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Digital technology is changing the financial services industry rapidly with automated process, AI insights, customized experiences, new operating models and next generation applications. In such a scenario how should banks innovate and stay ahead of the game?
This e-book will provide you the best strategies and recommendations for modernizing your IT infrastructure and operations. You’ll learn how to lead disruption and manage rapid change for your bank, its operations and its customers.
Here are the five key takeaways:
• Personalize customer experiences by maximizing your data
• Borrow strategies from open banking and new business models
• Step up your security game
• Drive innovation from the inside out
• Design an agile infrastructure to support participation in new digital marketplaces
Find out more in the e-book.
"Getting AppRat right is no easy task. We know how complicated identifying, prioritizing and sizing business-critical applications can be in large, enterprise organizations. So, we’ve used more than a decade worth of experience to identify the top 8 most critical considerations for a successful application rationalization initiative.
Download the Application Rationalization Framework eBook to:
- Replace guesswork with facts.
- Stop counting licenses and start defining business value.
- Reject one-and-done initiatives that aren't repeatable."
AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.