For decades, corporate social responsibility (CSR) plans have been used by companies in varying degrees to participate in select charities and causes; however, in recent years, CSR strategies have evolved as an important way for businesses to connect with their communities, demonstrate commitment to core values and deliver on brand promises.
"From APIs to employee-owned smartphones, there are more access points to corporate data than ever before. Have businesses updated their security strategies to reflect this explosion of new targets for potential breaches? In June 2017, Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine how security experts think about endpoint security and learn how the cloud is helping businesses address new vulnerabilities.
Download the Forrester report and find out more."
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
"The vast possibilities of AI make it a must-have for any digital business strategy.
Read this Gartner report to better understand what can be achieved with AI and how you can begin to incorporate it into your business strategies. Learn about other leading organizations and how they are currently using AI technology."
Companies are looking to their CFOs for strong leadership in developing corporate strategies and achieving growth. CFOs can meet these rising expectations by leveraging their knowledge of corporate data to extract valuable insights about customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders. Supported by analytics, CFOs can help their companies create a global, unified and clear view of their many relationships with customers and others to guide intelligent risk-taking and thoughtful investment—both necessary catalysts for growth. This capability will also enable the company, particularly its sales and marketing functions, to move faster and adapt more quickly to changing conditions. The 21st-century CFO is not only concerned with controlling costs and minimizing risk, but also with maximizing opportunities and generating growth. The right foundational technologies and organizational processes for data-driven decision making can help them achieve all of these strategic goals.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
New Enterprise challenge has emerged. With the number of APIs growing rapidly, managing them one-off or via Excel or corporate wiki is no longer feasible.
The smartest organizations have discovered a set of best practices to design powerful APIs that leverage existing services, to effectively manage those APIs throughout their lifecycle and to scale their deployment across consumers and devices. This eBook examines the relationship between APIs and services and presents the key elements of a successful API strategy in the form of 7 habits.
In this eBook you will learn:
- How to leverage existing services in the API economy
- Where to get started with your API strategy
- Key criteria for selecting an API Management solution
- Strategies to overcome API security and identity challenges
- How and why to apply the fundamentals of API First Design
The Smarter Process platform is IBM’s solution for reinventing
business operations in a way that infuses every process
with intelligence and expertise to deliver greater customer
centricity, which in turn fuels top-line growth. It incorporates
Business Process Management, Case Management,
Operational Decision Management and Process Analytics,
along with Process Discovery and Design with an objective of
ensuring that customers find it easy to do business and that
every interaction includes positive touch points.
Within the context of this new imperative, accessing cloud
efficiencies, leveraging mobile for greater engagement,
mining big data for insights, and enhancing customer
relationships via social media, are proving to be critical and
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
Specifically, a Java™ EE-based application platform can
Join Christiaan van der Valk , CEO of Trustweaver, in this webinar, for an in-depth review of the current global Latin America e-invoicing landscape to ready you with an accurate starting point for your strategic e-invoicing planning.
The top clients of enterprise language learning companies consist of global companies that recognize the value of multilingual employees. While companies understand the necessity of language learning, there is room for improvement in incorporating language learning into corporate culture. This report looks at what companies are doing in the realm of language learning, to understand what best-in-class organizations are doing, and to provide businesses aspiring to be truly successful on a global stage with strategies for incorporating language learning into their business model.
Forbes Insights and Rosetta Stone surveyed 214 executives around the globe to find out if and how companies are training their employees to speak and work in more languages and what impact that training has on both the employees and the company. In addition, the narrative is rounded out with in-depth interviews with executives and experts.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
Improving data management is critical for streamlining regulatory reporting, monetizing customer analytics, and democratizing data-driven decision-making. Financial firms must transform their data management approach to unlock data from its silos, incorporate unstructured information from non-traditional sources, and integrate information whether on-premises, in the cloud, batch-based, or real-time. As this evolution continues, technology leaders must consider integration holistically across the enterprise and create an agility layer that is key to future-proofing their data management architecture.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
-Data management challenges in financial services
-Best practices to manage data in financial institutions
-Integration strategies for optimal data management
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Oct 23, 2014
In many organizations, the IT team ushered in the first generation of primitive mobility, issuing pagers to on-call teams and guardians of key corporate systems. And while today, the vast majority of our pagers have been upgraded to smart phones and intelligent devices, many of them are used for little more than prompting us to log into a desktop system or dial a phone. This paper outlines six strategies for extending mobile devices beyond notification to workflows and robust productivity tools within your IT organization.
Few would argue with the statement that security is a top priority for IT departments at companies large and small today. Data is the currency of the digital age and the lifeblood of organizations, so strategies to protect corporate data are growing in importance and are now a topic of C-suite consideration. So with high-profile data breaches continuing to occur across industries, security leaders are revamping their strategies to keep pace.
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Jan 04, 2012
In today's virtual enterprise, access to corporate resources must be secure, reliable, and manageable, with consistently enforced policy while simultaneously allowing access from anywhere at any time. This is why access network strategies are critical to business growth.
This white paper will outline possible mobile device security threats and review how IT can effectively manage and secure a fleet of devices, whether they are personally owned or corporate owned. By following the strategies outlined in this paper, IT managers will learn what the greatest security risks are for mobile devices and how to effectively protect end users, their devices, and the network infrastructure from attack, harm, or lost data.
IDC Retail Insights defines omni-channel merchandise optimization as the set of technologies, data assets, skills, processes, and management intent required to develop and maintain sets of targeted and localized offers that best satisfy important business objectives. These goals include customer satisfaction, customer lifetime value, and category, channel, and corporate performance. By "offers," IDC Retail Insights means the broad set of attributes that characterize assortments, products, services, prices, utility, and convenience that match customers' buying criteria and shopping behaviors. Targeted and localized offers present a compelling "choice set" that satisfies and delights consumers.
Download this white paper to read the questions posed by IBM to Greg Girard, program director of Omni-Channel Analytics Strategies at IDC Retail Insights, on behalf of IBM's customers.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Jul 22, 2010
As more employees desire to use their personal smartphones for work, IT managers must leverage the opportunity, or risk their organizations missing out on an emerging business trend. It's no longer feasible for an IT department, regardless of company size, to ignore the smartphone push from the majority of the employee population. IT management must attempt to channel the chaos and determine ways to embrace the personal mobility wave while maintaining effective security and management measures, especially in relation to the corporate network. This free whitepaper discusses innovative mobile strategies, new policies, and a fresh approach to allowing smartphones access to corporate resources.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: Mar 26, 2014
The average employee sends and receives about 110 emails each day or 29,000 emails per year. One in every 20 of those emails contains “risky” data – from sensitive attachments to social security numbers to protected health information to valuable corporate secrets that set your organization apart. All of this risky data can become toxic to your company if it’s hacked or suffers a breach – causing reputational damage, customer loss, heavy fines and decreased competitive edge. SilverSky’s Email DLP is powered by IBM technology.
Download SilverSky’s Email DLP white paper to review the 5 strategies your organization should be doing to protect your email.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
The explosion in mobility and the increasing number of ways to connect with the corporate network has created an IT environment that is increasingly difficult to manage, and that leads to inconsistent user experience. Mobile WAN optimization can help overcome many of the challenges of running a distributed environment by improving the performance of critical enterprise applications, which lowers the cost of effectively supporting mobile workers and eliminates the need for many organizations to pursue expensive strategies and upgrades.
Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
Unfortunately, creating a corporate culture that fosters real creativity and innovation can be a daunting task for many companies. Rather than simply giving the mandate, “let’s all be more creative,” companies need to create environments that motivate, support and inspire employees to be creative.
This whitepaper touches on seven simple strategies to fuel creativity in your company.