The more holistic view of risk a property underwriter can get, the better decisions they are likely to make. In order to build up a detailed picture of risk at an individual location, underwriters or agents at coverholders have, until now, had to request exposure analytics on single risks from their portfolio managers and brokers. Also, they had to gather supplementary risk data from a range of external resources, whether it is from Catastrophe Risk Evaluation and Standardizing Target Accumulations (CRESTA) zones to look-ups on Google Maps.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Rapid change is underway in the world of digital government. This is not only being driven by huge advances in technology, but also a global community unified by new thinking, bold ideas, and cost-effective, scalable solutions.
Artifi cial intelligence is becoming a key component of business transformation. Virtually any business leader seeking to unlock value and develop new capabilities using technology is at some stage of the AI journey. For example, those at the leading edge have incorporated machine learning insights into business processes and are building functionality such as natural language processing and preventative maintenance diagnostics into their products. Others are experimenting with pilot projects or developing plans to get started.
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
To become more effective, enterprises must fast-track projects to digitally connect their organizations. Building value and providing compelling customer experiences at lower cost requires more than a quick technology fix; it demands a business and technological commitment to a new target operating model (TOM). This operating model should offer a way of running the organization that combines digital technologies and operational capabilities to achieve improvements in revenue, customer experience and cost. Enabling digital capabilities via the TOM is an ongoing process that requires DevOps skills and agile development techniques. This is easier to achieve with partners that have the requisite capabilities to help with the creation of new digital assets
This white paper considers the pressures that enterprises face as the volume, variety, and velocity of relevant data mount and the time to insight seems unacceptably long. Most IT environments seeking to leverage statistical data in a useful way for analysis that can power decision making must glean that data from many sources, put it together in a relational database that requires special configuration and tuning, and only then make it available for data scientists to build models that are useful for business analysts. The complexity of all this is further compounded by the need to collect and analyze data that may reside in a classic datacenter on the premises as well as in private and public cloud systems. This need demands that the configuration support a hybrid cloud environment. After describing these issues, we consider the usefulness of a purpose-built database system that can accelerate access to and management of relevant data and is designed to deliver high performance for t
Hear the highlights from industry leaders presented their experience in digital transformation at Reinventing Financial Services 2019. Hearing from executives leading IT, operations, and lines of business from companies such as USAA, Bank of America, HSBC, Prudential, and many others in this session, we’ll cover the strategies and tactics for building the platforms necessary for reinventing customer experience, empowering employees and creating te
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
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Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
The benefits of colocation are well documented, making it easy for organizations to build a compelling business case. Once the decision is made to outsource some or all of your IT infrastructure, there’s plenty of work to do, including selecting the right colocation provider.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
If the very purpose of technology is to make our lives easier and allow us to work smarter, why do most email marketers use technologies that do the exact opposite?
It’s time to break out of the Email Death Spiral and advance your marketing program with the next generation of email marketing technology.
This guide explores exactly what your team needs to know to prepare for a successful change and how to best evaluate this next generation of email marketing technology, including:
Understanding the next generation of email marketing technology
Determining when it’s time for a change
Prioritizing value with a proof of concept
Approaching the ESP selection process
Securing buy-in for the change
Building a successful retail marketing program around your new ESP
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More people suffer from anxiety than ever before, and it’s deeply affecting companies like yours.
Many organizations are stuck wondering what to do.
In this white paper, “The Triple A Threat,” we explore the Triple A Threat of anxiety, anger, and aggression. We’ll explain what impact these issues have on your workplace and your bottom line.
You’ll also learn:
? The debilitating impacts of anxiety, which can lead to workplace anger and aggression
? Why resilient employees suffer less anxiety and can rebound after a setback
? How to build a habituated, protective shield through proven prevention techniques
Resilience can equip your people with the skills to address stress and the challenges that work presents every day. With more resilient employees, organizations can dramatically reduce the threats of anxiety, anger, and aggression.
You get the importance of resilience, but does your leadership?
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to build a business case that addresses five common objections the C-suite will have. To start, it’s critical to understand how resilience positively impacts the four key areas of common concern for leadership today:
? The bottom line
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Even among high-income, highly educated people, almost 50 percent lack the skills they need to engage and perform in this era of increasing change and pressure. And only 6 percent of companies believe they are highly agile today. It’s time for a new perspective. In this e-book, discover the four challenges every HR executive faces in building engagement and performance, and how you can overcome them by:
? Equipping people and teams with resilience skills
? Meeting every employee right where they are
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? Harnessing cognitive insights that drive real results
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Transforming your firm doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, patience and planning. However, the value of moving away from the old, transaction-based way of doing business and into a more modern model is immense.
Consider getting to a place where you’ve built a cloud technology infrastructure that allows staff and clients to collaborate via access to real-time data and documents. Where you are running at peak efficiency. Build a business that’s modern. One that allows you to be a leader, not mired down in transactional work. It can be a reality.
Our 3-step guide, courtesy of our friends at Rootworks, can help you transform your firm into one that will last well into the future and secure your legacy.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
Before you can best serve your constituents, you must find a way to manage your internal inefficiencies and build a workforce fit for today’s challenges. Read the eBook to learn how your organization can recruit and retain millennial talent, create strategic plans based on trusted data, and break down silos to build up innovation.
Published By: Quovant
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
When it comes to managing your organization’s legal spend, it’s important to set expectations with outside counsel clearly from the onset to avoid confusion and expensive surprises. This in-depth white paper will provide some useful ideas and insights to help you get a better handle on your legal spend.
Timekeeper Authorizations – Authorizing timekeepers builds accountability into your relationship with outside counsel.
Billing Guidelines – The utilization of legal billing guidelines has become the norm in the day- to-day invoicing processes of law firms. General Counsel willing to enforce billing guidelines can increase savings and promote accountability of tasks billed.
Alternative Fee Agreements – Managing legal spend when firms bill on an hourly basis can be challenging. Some companies are using alternative fee agreements (AFAs) to deal with these challenges.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Aug 20, 2019
Transformation Propelled By Digital Maturity:
Incumbent organizations (as opposed to digital natives) fall into 3 clusters determined by their progress along the digital transformation journey.
Watchers: Who regard technology as an efficiency enabler and are trying to build a foundation for digital transformation.
Explorers: Those who regard technology as enabler for select functions that directly impact CX.
Visionaries: Rather, place technology at the heart of their business models and culture.
When Bloomberg Television opened its state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the company’s new European Headquarters in London last year, network engineers from the company’s IT infrastructure team collaborated with Apstra to successfully pilot its technology in order to gain visibility across and more effectively manage the network fabric supporting the building’s media production systems.