Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Small businesses are the backbone of every country’s workforce and arguably the hardest working. They create the most jobs and deliver growth – usually without the tools, resources, and support that larger enterprises take for granted – particularly in their use of technology
Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
Tech advances like the cloud, mobile technology, and the app-based software model have changed the way today’s modern business operates.
They’ve also changed the way criminals attack and steal from businesses. Criminals strive to be agile in much the same way that companies do. Spreading malware is a favorite technique among attackers. According to the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 28% of data breaches included malware.¹
While malware’s pervasiveness may not come as a surprise to many people, what’s not always so well understood is that automating app attacks—by means of malicious bots —is the most common way cybercriminals commit their crimes and spread malware. It helps them achieve scale.
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.
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
As organizations and consumers increasingly interact over digital channels, both parties must find ways to establish mutual trust. Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report Asia-Pacific (APAC) edition highlights that trusted online relationships are based on businesses providing both a secure environment and seamless consumer experiences. With insights from almost 6,000 APAC consumers, the report found that majority (71%) value ‘security’ as the most important element of an online experience, followed by ‘convenience’ (20%) and ‘personalisation’ (9%).
Download the complete 2019 Asia-Pacific Identity and Fraud Report for more details.
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
"We are in an age of unprecedented opportunity, where ubiquitous data and new technologies are shaping the world and dramatically changing the way consumers interact with businesses like yours.
The rise of fintech companies is driving competition, e-commerce has raised the bar for digital experiences, fraud is at an all-time high, and there is pressure to grow your business. You need to meet these challenges head
on and do it in a way that can scale with the increasing volume — and value — of customers. All while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
We believe rapid, sustainable growth can be fuelled by acquiring the right customers and delivering customer experiences that align with their expectations. To succeed you need a comprehensive, unified view into your customers and their needs. As a business leader, how do you achieve these objectives? What can you do to attract and acquire new customers? What tools do you need to quickly act on insights and to make consistent, relev
The move to a hyperconnected, technology-centric, always-on work environment is creating increasing pressure on companies and employees to keep up in a world where change is not just constant, but ever accelerating. To succeed in this world, businesses need employees who can not only withstand challenge and uncertainty, but who embrace and thrive on the opportunities associated with change. This requires creating a culture that understand and supports the importance of well-being. Well-being is no longer a nice to have. It’s now a critical “strategy for workforce readiness.”
"The fast pace of innovation demanded by today’s digital businesses challenges traditional processes for the deployment and governance
of application delivery and supporting infrastructure. To address the increased pace of change, many organizations are transforming by adopting DevOps: a set of practices which employs continuous integration processes, breaking down the silos between development and operations teams.
As cycle times accelerate, and development teams adopt more Agile delivery methodologies, the traditional model for application security can be a drag on the speed and agility inherent in a continuous integration process. This creates a natural friction. Security teams can be perceived as slowing down or blocking delivery. At the same time, however, the apps are exposed to significant threats.
The goal of continuous integration is to deliver more frequent releases with more new capabilities to market, faster. It’s all about speed."
Powered by Smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design and manufactures operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and profitable, plants and machines will have to be smarter- better connected, more efficient, more flexible and safe. This paper explains the impact of smart machines on the industrial automation and controls businesses and provides guidance for adapting to a changing industrial landscape.
AI will transform the workplace in ways we’re still trying to imagine. What skills and capabilities will your organisation need to survive? Read this report to find out – with contributions from government, academics and the Big Innovation Centre.
Download the report to discover:
• how AI will change the way economies, societies and businesses operate
• how AI will change the skills your workforce needs in the 21st century
• what AI means for the way we learn
• how AI will change the role of the HR function.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
As businesses start to experiment with true artificial intelligence, safe delivery of AI demands a new risk and control framework. This report, designed for anyone tasked with the safe delivery of AI, proposes an effective solution.
Read the report to find out:
• the risks associated with AI and the challenge of managing them
• a 17-category Risk & Controls framework for AI
• in-depth details for key categories, including security management, business continuity and knowledge management
• an essential glossary of AI terms.
Organization leaders and companies of all sizes are leveraging digital transformation in their industry, market, and business using a myriad of disruptive technologies like connectivity, the Internet of Things, blockchain, business intelligence and big data.
CFOs who manage to get in front of these technologies will lead their businesses to greater success. This eBook illustrates how cloud-based billing management offers the quickest path toward this transformation.
Download this eBook to explore how the right solution can help you:
• Monetize IoT and increase revenue
• Launch product innovations quickly
• Automate billing to improve customer retention
• Leverage the cloud to reduce costs
Adapting today can mean the difference between success and obsolescence. With the right billing solution your business can thrive in these challenging times. Discover how today.
A number of recent surveys indicate that cloud costs are becoming a major
concern for businesses, many of whom have found cloud computing to be
more expensive than they thought. The surveys align with Gartner’s 2017
prediction that “through 2020, 80% of businesses will overshoot their cloud
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) budgets due to a lack of cost optimization
This could be due to a lack of understanding about cloud pricing, or a lack
of knowledge about the full range of measures that can be taken to reduce
cloud costs. The one area in which businesses are struggling to control
costs more than any other is the hybrid cloud. Analysts attribute hybrid
cloud overspend to the complexity of operating a private or public cloud in
conjunction with an on-premises infrastructure.
Businesses using VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS don’t experience as much
operational complexity in their hybrid environments, but they can still be
guilty of overspending.
This eBook will offer 6 Ways to
Mountains of data promise valuable insights and innovation for businesses that rethink and redesign their system architectures. But companies that don’t re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being buried in the avalanche of data.
The problem is not just in storing raw data, though. For businesses to stay competitive, they need to quickly and cost-effectively access and process all that data for business insights, research, artificial intelligence (AI), and other uses. Both memory and storage are required to enable this level of processing, and companies struggle to balance high costs against limited capacities and performance constraints.
The challenge is even more daunting because different types of memory and storage are required for different workloads. Furthermore, multiple technologies might be used together to achieve the optimal tradeoff in cost versus performance.
Intel is addressing these challenges with new memory and storage technologies that emp
IBM has been named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data & Analytics Services.
According to the report, by 2022, 90% of corporate strategies are expected to view information as a critical enterprise asset, and analytics as an essential competency. Data and analytics service providers can help leaders accelerate and transform their ability to deliver data-driven insights and innovation solutions to businesses. Get complimentary access to Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report for Data & Analytics Service Providers.
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
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
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Businesses large and small are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks. Loss of access to critical files, followed by a demand for payment can cause massive disruption to an organization’s productivity.
But what does a typical attack look like? And what security solutions should be in place to give the best possible defense?
This paper examines commonly used techniques to deliver ransomware, looks at why attacks are succeeding, and gives nine security recommendations to help you stay secure. It also highlights the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include.
Published By: Ricoh US
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
On June 25, 2018, Ricoh announced its Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloudbased
solutions and services that bring streamlined processes to SMBs in scalable, subscriptionbased
packages. With an emphasis on addressing specific challenges facing smaller businesses,
these solutions are meant to empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing
manual data entry, and improving speed and accuracy to increase productivity and reduce overall
Many SMBs struggle to move beyond the challenges associated with content silos, lack of
interoperability, and ongoing transition to mobile work environments. Much like their enterprise
counterparts, smaller businesses face various complexities and pain points associated with
interdepartmental workflows combined with a real need to enable employees to work when, where,
and how they desire. Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions platform is designed to address these
challenges by streamlining and automating common busines
Business growth, innovation and IT departments and inextricably linked. Our new report explores insights from those who are leading the way by prioritising and completing automation innovations. While 67% of businesses are being held back by confidence in their own data. So what actions and attitudes separate those leading and those following in the data revolution? And what difference can self-driving technology make to innovation, strategy and wider business success?
Organizations that digitize their workflows increase their productivity by 40.9% - IDC
Business moves fast. The ability for employees to work from anywhere is becoming a major factor in business. With a solid mobility strategy, businesses can enable revenue growth, produce operational savings and enhance productivity. Take a holistic approach to Enterprise Mobility to improve processes, implement the proper technology and provide secure access to information, without disruption to existing processes.
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Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
R O I : T H E H O LY
GRAIL OF CX
Return on Investment (ROI) is the holy grail of customer (CX), employee
(EX) and market (MX) experiences. Every practitioner wants to prove it’s
real, but the quest to find it can be fraught with peril and, in the end, many
businesses end up believing it’s completely fictional.
This ebook will delve into the mysteries of the financial impact of experience
programs and how you can implement and measure experience initiatives
designed to deliver ROI.
Why is the ROI of experiences so hard to establish? The answer is twofold:
1. ROI is not a single number; it’s wide-ranging and can be found in any
part of the enterprise.
2. Many businesses focus too much on the end goal (ROI), but fail to establish a program with the necessary elements required for success.