Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
A majority of businesses have adopted digital platforms across multiple channels and in many cases successfully utilised them to drive efficiency and profitability. Technology, and the data that often underpins it, has become an extremely valuable asset for businesses of all sizes.
The way that companies do business has also changed and technology has played a key role in this, customers now expect instant gratification and a service model that suits their specific needs.
This paper will analyse the cause and effect of companies implementing digital transformation strategies and understand the role of cloud technologies within this. It will also explore some of the wider aspects of business transformation and the journey’s businesses take to implement innovative technologies.
Whether your company wants to grow by optimizing your current business model or transforming to introduce new revenue sources, you’re likely exploring a variety of digital tools designed to enhance and expand the organization. Leaders rely on CIOs and IT directors to recommend digital strategies and outline the benefits and challenges they can expect from new digital tools. For many businesses, the first step toward growth is deciding how ambitious their digital strategy should be in order to compete and succeed in today’s manufacturing market.
Technology leaders can help drive the company’s digital ambition by:
• Considering whether the business can support full digital transformation or more moderate optimization
• Observing digital trends across the industry and adjacent industries
• Evaluating your competitive position as it relates to your digital strategies
Learn more about how your company can determine its digital business ambition by downloading this research report from Gart
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
The shift from a product- to a service-driven economy—mixed with an uncertain economic climate—has given finance teams the opportunity to become strategic business partners capable of shaping and guiding organisational decision-making. This partnership is only possible by creating a deeper understanding of the contextual factors that influence revenue and profit and loss, and making this analytical data available to the right stakeholders when they need it. That requires a fundamental change in the way finance teams think about technology.
Improved availability of data and new technologies that use it are disrupting our lives, influencing the way we interact with other, and the way we gather and consume information to make decisions. Businesses too are living in a time of continuous technological upheaval. The application of key technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and Optimization, are fundamentally changing the manner in which businesses make decisions.
This paper is your first step in understanding:
• how you can leverage and operationalize analytics in your everyday business processes
• improve customer relationships
• grow revenue in an increasingly competitive world
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization.
Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors!
Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Disaster recovery (DR) planning has a reputation for being difficult and time consuming. Setting up alternate processing sites, procuring hardware, establishing data replication, and failover testing have been incredibly expensive undertakings. To top it all off, the need for 24x7x365 business application availability threatens to make disaster recovery planning an exercise in futility.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
In the face of changing consumer demands and expectations, publishers are seeking new ways to reach and engage their audiences. With this in mind, Akamai and Telegraph Media Group combined efforts to test a hypothesis: would the optimization of image display improve page load times enough to boost session lengths and ad impressions?
B/E Aerospace is the worldwide leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products and the leading global distributor of aerospace fasteners for commercial, business jet, and military markets. The company has leading worldwide market shares in all major product lines and serves virtually all of the world’s airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies through its direct global sales and customer support organizations. Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace has grown to nearly 12,000 employees and 220 sites around the world and a true follow-the-sun model for global customer support.
Curves® and Jenny Craig® operate 7,000 Curves clubs and franchises globally and 400 Jenny Craig locations supported by IT service desks in California, Texas, and Australia. The two organizations combined to form Curves Jenny Craig in November 2013. Outdated systems, known internally as “the black hole,” plagued Jenny Craig with inefficient processes and created a lack of accountability. For example, records could not be categorized or prioritized properly, tracked by date or owner, and they could be intentionally hidden in an ambiguous status. Without visibility, Jenny Craig had no way to quantify the impact of their customer service. Mary Carter, manager of IT service, summed it up, “We had no reporting prior Cherwell Service Management.” Curves was in even worse shape as they logged tickets in an Excel® spreadsheet.
Highlights for Children, Inc. was founded in 1946 with the belief “that children are the world’s most important people.” Since its inception, the organization has been dedicated to helping children “become their best selves and become confident, caring, curious, and creative individuals.” Today, the Highlights for Children, Inc., family of companies includes educational publishers who publish textbooks and offer educational seminars for teachers, as well as a consumer division that publishes books, digital products, and four magazines for children ages 0-12. The flagship magazine is Highlights for Children, well known for its Fun with a Purpose.
Recently awarded Best Sandwich Menu Variety from NRN’s Consumer Picks Survey, Jason’s Deli is known for providing healthy menu options and excellent customer service to millions of customers each year. Their goal is to delight customers and create a positive experience every time.
The Jason’s Deli IT department is no different. IT sets the same high standards for service delivery as Jason’s Deli does in their restaurants. IT partners with all areas of the business and wants to be “easy to do business with.”
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) serves as the clinical arm for research and treatment studies for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The organization’s outsourced IT service desk operated adequately, but a desire for financial savings, enriched customer relationships, and improved HIPAA compliance drove SCCA to seek out another solution.
Cherwell Service Management™ software empowers IT organizations to easily manage their infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with traditional, legacy IT service management software. Designed with a metadata-driven approach, the Cherwell Service Management platform can easily be configured to meet process and integration requirements without writing or touching a single line of code. Furthermore, configurations will never break during version upgrades.
ITSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. In its 2015 Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools, Gartner compares 10 vendors on the vision and execution.
More and more IT is becoming an important competitive tool and strategic resource for small and medium businesses. Learn how HP helps increase the productivity of IT staff without driving up costs through the use of the HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.
Productivity gains are related to the rapid adoption and optimization of applications and software. HP helps small and midsize businesses increase the productivity of their application investments through the use of the HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.
Mobility, social media, analytics and the cloud are revolutionizing how data is accessed, used, and secured for small to midsize businesses. With data security threats are on the rise, keep your business running with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
To compete in an era of mobility, big data, and always-on services, small and midsize businesses need to improve productivity and deliver new services fast. And that’s a problem if you’re living with servers that were not designed for today’s challenges.
Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
Big Data, cloud, and mobility are changing the way we do business and bringing more opportunities to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) than ever before. To create competitive differentiation and take advantage of these opportunities, you need to close the gap between what your business demands and what your IT systems can deliver.
For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these advanced technologies will require a transformation in the capacities, functions and methods of IT.