When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. These surveys help us discover overall industry sentiment on topics of importance to you. We believe that the more we know, the better we can serve you. Check out what leaders are saying about their outlook on the U.S. economy, expansion plans, and their thoughts on changing healthcare policy when you read our latest quarterly report.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Digital technologies have altered how people and businesses interact. Digital forces have created unprecedented levels of industry dislocation and are fundamentally changing business economics. To succeed in this disruptive environment,organizations will need to offer compelling new experiences, establish new focus, build new expertise and devise new ways of working. Business leaders will face a stark choice: Either digitally reinvent their enterprises, or watch as their businesses decompose around them. Successful Digital Reinvention will involve a fundamental reimagining of how an organization operates and how it engages with its environment.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Navigating a turbulent cybersecurity climate can be hard – especially as threats like Petya and WannaCry continue to cripple organizations. Business disruption, downtime, technical failure and data loss are all real risk factors that can’t be ignored.
The power of preparedness is in your hands. Get expert insight, tips and guidance from industry thought leaders on how to build a cyber resilience plan for email in this e-book.
While some are still adjusting to the idea, you’re well aware that we’re living in an application economy. For the uninformed, an application economy is where everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world where your customers are far more likely to experience your brand and interact with your enterprise through a software application than a live person. But, beyond the benefits, each day you’re feeling the pressure it exerts on your budget, resources and network.
You’ve seen this wave swell on the horizon, and now it’s arrived: executives are enthusiastic and asking about strategies, and line-of-business leaders are requesting faster dev times and more complex projects. Staking out your place as a leader in this new landscape will require you to develop and deliver high-impact applications faster than ever before.
The rise of the application programming interface (API)
represents a business opportunity and a technical challenge.
For business leaders, APIs present the opportunity to open new
revenue streams and maximize customer value. But enterprise
architects are the ones charged with creating the APIs that make
backend systems available for reuse in new Web and mobile apps.
APIs are the unseen language of the Internet. They power digital transformation across industries by allowing applications to talk to one another and operate as crucial backend services to websites and mobile apps. As a dynamic and somewhat hidden technology, it can be challenging to find detailed information about the API space. We combined findings from our recent API survey of business leaders from over 400 leading technology companies with industry data to compile four need to know facts about APIs.
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) have captured the imaginations of business and technical leaders alike: computers besting human world-champions in board games with more positions than there are atoms in the universe, mastering popular video games, and helping diagnose skin cancer. The AI techniques underlying these breakthroughs are finding diverse application across every industry. Early adopters are seeing results; particularly encouraging is that AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing.
As travel and expense (T&E) management solutions have improved, the expectations of the end user are higher than ever before. Business travellers want a seamless experience and you want better visibility, increased compliance, and reduced spend.
Our research identified two types of people – Leaders and Followers. Leaders have most of their spending under management, have increased compliance to company policies and approve expense reports more quickly. Followers are lagging behind.
OpenLab is a centre of innovation provided by Juniper, for business leaders who want to build network-integrated software applications and solutions quickly and securely. This is done by offering hands-on and cloud-based access to Juniper and third-party solutions including SDN sandboxes and NFV interoperability testing.
Business is changing fast. Even companies that believe they have a competitive edge today are at risk of falling behind. Information Technology (IT) keeps businesses booming, but it’s a stretch for busy executives to drop into the data center to ensure that server racks and network boxes are humming. Leadership is preoccupied with growing the customer base, keeping costs down, profitability and growth. At a time when disruptive products and services are the name of the game, it’s become clear that doing “enough” with your technology investment simply isn’t enough to survive.
Business leaders today face the challenge of moving their enterprises to the next level, that of digital business transformation and revolution — coupling digital technologies with organizational, operationaland business model innovation to create new ways of operating and growing the business.
The "4th Industrial Revolution" enables enterprises to drive changes in their business models and ecosystems, leveraging digital competences and facilitating accelerated revenue and profit growth going forward.
What if you could reduce the cost of running Oracle databases and improve database performance at the same time? What would it mean to your enterprise and your IT operations?
Oracle databases play a critical role in many enterprises. They’re the engines that drive critical online transaction (OLTP) and online analytical (OLAP) processing applications, the lifeblood of the business. These databases also create a unique challenge for IT leaders charged with improving productivity and driving new revenue opportunities while simultaneously reducing costs.
It seems strange to think that just a few years ago, the IT department was considered a supplier to the organization. Today, IT leaders are at the forefront of their companies’ march into the digital age. Technology is now recognized as a key enabler for achieving strategic business goals, including revenue growth, market expansion, and customer satisfaction; and IT leaders have risen to the challenge of simultaneously running the organization while identifying and leveraging innovative solutions that can drive growth.
Cloud financial corporate performance management solutions help the office of finance manage the financial close and apply appropriate controls throughout the accounting cycle. Application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to identify vendors that are a good match for their business needs.
The 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic CPM solutions provides valuable insights into the latest market trends, the current Leaders, and key vendor evaluation criteria.
Download the Gartner report to learn:
Why cloud has become the preferred deployment model
Who the key vendors are and how they compare
Why mega vendors no longer dominate the market
Best practices in evaluating and selecting a vendor
More than 75% of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”. To help you navigate your own journey to modernization, we’ve crafted this handbook series to share the knowledge gained working with many thousands of companies using both legacy and modern ERP systems.
An agile finance operating model is emerging that enables finance to better support digital business models and new ways of working. New research from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Oracle uncovers the traits of agile finance leaders and the strategies you need to build a modern finance operating model able to drive innovation and success in today's digital economy.
Business leaders are eager to harness
the power of big data. However, as the
opportunity increases, ensuring that source
information is trustworthy and protected
becomes exponentially more difficult. If not
addressed directly, end users may lose
confidence in the insights generated from
their data—which can result in a failure to
act on opportunities or against threats.
Information integration and governance
must be implemented within big data
applications, providing appropriate
governance and rapid integration from
the start. By automating information
integration and governance and employing
it at the point of data creation, organizations
can boost confidence in big data.
A solid information integration and
governance program must become a
natural part of big data projects, supporting
automated discovery, profiling and
understanding of diverse data sets to
provide context and enable employees
to make informed decisions. It must be
agile to accommodate a wide variety of
data and seamle
Employees and managers face challenges and pressures each day that make work unnecessarily complex and unproductive. This complexity can stand in the way of achieving business goals and prevent employees from delivering the value they want to bring to the workplace.
This Coleman Parkes and Workforce Institute at Kronos report highlights key findings and discusses the roles leadership, technology, and talent management play in optimizing workforce engagement for sustained competitive advantage. Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and costs of employee engagement — or lack thereof — in organizations today, and how small changes can go a long way toward engaging employees and ultimately drive business success.
Now is a great time to start building a case for updating your organization’s payroll system. New payroll technology automates and streamlines processes, eliminates redundant data entry and multiple customizations, and increases productivity, while reducing costs and improving compliance controls. But to make this change, you need to make the most effective business case. Discover five key business drivers in payroll that will help make the case for change and persuade leaders to invest their time and money in your business case.
Growth in data-driven business strategies give IT leaders both opportunity and challenges in building a roadmap for success. Download the white paper to learn more about critical considerations as IT leaders align and support changing business strategy with the right IT infrastructure roadmap.
Leaders embracing the ioT are gaining new values, including accelerating innovation, enhancing operations, and improving engagement. Disruptors are utilizing the internet of things and recomposing their businesses by digital transformation. There are many different ways to unlock the potential of the internet of things.
The promise of the Internet of Things is huge, but how can leaders extract real value from it? Four key areas can provide easy entry points to tap into the IoT, and quickly begin to realize value with IoT technologies. To find out how you can extract value from the IoT, check out this recent IBV study.
What can your leaders learn from Uber? Accelerating changes in technology have created new business models and is changing what leadership looks like in the digital world. Leadership development must change as well.
Making key decisions that improve business performance requires more than simple insights. It takes deep data discovery and a keen problem solving approach to think beyond the obvious. As a business leader, you ought to have access to information most relevant to you that helps you anticipate potential business headwinds and craft strategies which can turn challenges into opportunities finally leading to favorable business outcomes.
WNS DecisionPoint , a one-of-its kind thought leadership platform tracks industry segments served by WNS and presents thought-provoking original perspectives based on rigorous data analysis and custom research studies. Coupling empirical data analysis with practical ideas around the application of analytics, disruptive technologies, next-gen customer experience, process
transformation and business model innovation; we aim to arm you with decision support frameworks based on points of fact.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Do attitudes to IT adoption vary depending on your seniority within a business? And could this be holding back adoption of technology? These are key questions explored in this paper, which compares the views of mid-level ‘hands on’ IT managers with those of senior directors within British companies.
Across both groups, there is a sense that UK business in general is too wary of implementing new technology.
But there is a significant divergence of opinion when it comes to a range of factors, such as the extent to which companies invest in new technology, stay on top of the latest tech, and understand its importance to the success of the business.
A pattern emerges, whereby the senior leaders within companies are far happier than middle managers with the status quo around technology adoption. And IT managers even suggest that this might be driven by self preservation on the part of senior leaders.