cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
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: 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
Consumers have become more educated about the value of data and cyber risks associated with it. As consumer awareness increases so does their expectations of trust and digital security. Read now KPMG's report Trust in the time of disruption to understand the cybersecurity gap that exists between consumers and organisations, and what asset management and financial services firms as a whole can do to close the trust gap.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Published By: Workable
Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
Do you need an ATS? Broadly speaking, we’ve found three common scenarios driving the search for a better way to hire:
Growing pains - companies with growing pains are typically looking for some predictability and structure across candidate sourcing and hiring.
Drowning in email and spreadsheets - companies are looking for more efficient ways to manage candidates and collaborate as a team
Outdated software - companies are looking for a modern, efficient approach to deliver on the original promise of an ATS
A modern ATS, chosen with the right criteria, will relieve these common pain points. Take a step back and think about how your recruiting could be improved with the right tool.
As rising consumer expectations ramp up reputational risk, retailers need to keep up to date with regulatory developments. This report provides a comprehensive overview.
Read the report to find out:
• what customers care about that could affect your reputation
• which regulations you must comply with to manage reputational and financial risk
• why brand and reputation is a top concern for UK CEOs.
Find out why cyber security must be embedded into commercial strategy. With focused insight on the economics of trust for financial services, automotive, mobile and retail organisations.
Read the report to understand:
• how consumer expectations are shifting on the topic of digital trust
• how well the priorities of consumers and security executives align
• what it takes for consumers to stay with a brand when things go wrong.
Today’s customers want 24/7 access, mobile availability, quality, low prices, fast shipping, easy returns and instantaneous service. These expectations demand that every business function be customer-centric, including operations.
Read this report to find out:
• how to create customer-centric operations to deliver the customer experience
• the eight essential components of a connected, customer-centric enterprise
• why alignment between the COO and CIO is essential
• five key steps to start transforming operations to drive growth and create value.
Published By: Nextgen
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
Your practice can save time and money by delivering on patient expectations. You can better keep up with regulatory demands and reporting requirements—and avoid unsatisfied and unresponsive patients—when you employ best practices that address patient needs.
In this eBook, you’ll learn strategies to avoid missed revenue and save staff effort by using smart efficiency improvements, such as checking insurance information up front. You’ll also learn how you can get back to caring for patients, not chasing payments—and the secret to achieving strong financial outcomes. Finally, you’ll discover how you can get paid quickly, easily, and fully—all while addressing your patient demands for an improved, more efficient experience.
We have covered a great risk in the web attack vector of ransomware, and greatly improved our user experience in regards to Internet connectivity. -Jason Hancock, Global Senior Network Engineer, Octapharma
AA Ireland specializes in home, motor, and travel insurance and provides emergency rescue for people in their homes and on the road, attending to over 140,000 car break downs every year, 80% of which are fixed on-the-spot.
“In each of the last five years, the industry lost a quarter billion in motor insurance," says Colm Carey, chief analytics officer. "So, there's a huge push for new data, models, ways to segment and pick profitable customer types—and get a lot more sophisticated. Our goal is to optimize pricing, understand the types of customers we're bringing, and the types we're trying to attract. We would like to tie that across the business. Marketing will run a campaign, trying to attract a lot of customers, but maybe they're not the right type. "We wanted to step away from industry standard software and go with something that was powerful and future-proof. In 2016, we had an opportunity to analyze all software.
We chose the TIBCO® System of Insight with TIBCO BusinessWorks™ i
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
The digital age has forever changed customer expectations. By unifying customer data and tracking interactions, Kustomer gives retailers the power to better understand customers and deliver great experiences wherever they happen to engage.
While threat prevention continues to improve with the use of advanced techniques, adversaries are outpacing these advances requiring security teams to implement threat detection and response programs. Security teams are often addressing the process haphazardly, using disconnected point tools and manual processes that consume too many analysts and result in slow mean-time to detection and response. While EDR has enabled security teams to take important steps forward for detection and response, ultimately it can only look at the endpoints which limits the scope of threats that can be detected and if something is detected, limits the view of who and what is affected and thus, how best to respond. ESG therefore recommends looking beyond the endpoint and utilizing natively integrated security solutions across more than just one vector to improve detection and response times. The more data you can knit together, the more effective you can be to uncover the security incidents most dangerous to your organization.
Watch this webinar to learn about the value of XDR: connecting detection and response across multiple security layers. Dave Gruber, senior analyst at ESG, shares recent research and his views on the evolution of threat detection and response; making the case for expanding the capabilities and expectations of detection and response solutions. Wendy Moore, VP of Product Marketing, discusses Trend Micro’s own XDR strategy and the unique value that Trend Micro can bring to detection, investigation and response.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
Consumers have extraordinarily high expectations of the online user experience, and stakes are at their highest around the holidays. Database infrastructure plays a huge role in holiday success (or failure!).
In this eBook, you'll learn ways to evolve your infrastructure to break through five holiday database roadblocks—by reducing stack complexity, improving uptime and elasticity, and smartly managing open source databases.
A indústria de petróleo está sendo transformado de maneira dinâmica graças ao poder de conexão da Internet, aos avanços nos sensores conectados remotamente e às possibilidades que o machine learning e a inteligência artificial (IA) oferecem.
À medida que a busca por hidrocarbonetos e fontes alternativas de energia se estende a ambientes mais profundos e hostis, operadores, empresas de serviços e proprietários de ativos estão aproveitando os avanços tecnológicos para garantir que seus funcionários estejam mais seguros, seus campos sejam mais produtivos e seus ativos operem com eficiência máxima.
"Como vamos usar todos os dados da rede inteligente?"
Produtores, distribuidores e consumidores de eletricidade em quase todos os países desenvolvidos estão se perguntando isso. Os dados gerados por medidores inteligentes, os dispositivos conectados, os geradores de energia, barragens hidrelétricas, fazendas solares e consumidores cada vez mais sofisticados têm o potencial de melhorar consideravelmente a confiabilidade da geração, gerenciamento, armazenamento e da distribuição de energia.
A análise avançada pode ajudar a alcançar todo esse potencial. Mas, como? Ela desempenha um papel importante nas empresas de serviços que buscam transformar dados em dinheiro, por meio da análise das informações acumuladas para melhorar a gestão da demanda, a alocação de ativos e de pessoal, a previsão de demanda e a manutenção preditiva e preventiva. De fato, a análise está alimentando essa transformação do setor.
A tendência atual na indústria de manufatura se inclina para os produtos feitos sob medida em lotes pequenos e com tempo de entrega reduzido. Com frequência, esta mudança pode alterar a produção, o que acarreta em um maior tempo de inatividade das máquinas, custos de produção mais altos, desperdício de produtos e a necessidade de voltar a produzir os produtos defeituosos.
Para satisfazer a demanda dos clientes por trás dessa tendência, os fabricantes devem passar rapidamente para novos modelos de produção. O controle de qualidade é a principal área que a TI deve apoiar.
Ao mesmo tempo, a rastreabilidade dos produtos se torna essencial para a conformidade, bem como para a qualidade. A rastreabilidade pode ser alcançada interconectando fontes de dados em toda a fábrica, analisando dados históricos e de streaming para obter insights e tomando medidas imediatas para controlar todo o processo de ponta a ponta. Isso pode levar a notáveis reduções de custo e ganhos de eficiência, confiabili
La industria petrolera se está transformando de manera dinámica gracias el poder de conexión del Internet, los avances en sensores remotos conectados, y las posibilidades que ofrece el machine learning y la inteligencia artificial (IA).
A medida que la búsqueda de hidrocarburos y fuentes de energías alternativas se amplía a entornos más profundos y hostiles, los operadores, las compañías de servicios y los propietarios de los recursos están aprovechando los avances tecnológicos para garantizar que sus empleados estén más seguros, sus campos sean más productivos y sus activos fijos estén operando a su máximo nivel de eficiencia.
“¿Cómo utilizaremos todos los datos de la red inteligente?”
Los productores, distribuidores y consumidores de electricidad de casi todos los países desarrollados se están haciendo esa pregunta. Los datos producidos por los medidores inteligentes, los dispositivos conectados, los generadores de energía, las presas hidroeléctricas, las granjas solares y los consumidores más sofisticados, tiene el potencial de mejorar considerablemente la confiabilidad de la generación, gestión, almacenamiento y distribución de electricidad.
La analítica avanzada puede ayudar a alcanzar todo ese potencial. Pero, ¿cómo? Tiene un papel de gran relevancia en las empresas de servicios que buscan convertir los datos en dinero mediante el análisis de la información acumulada para mejorar la gestión en el lado de la demanda, la asignación de recursos y de personal, pronosticar la demanda y el mantenimiento preventivo. De hecho, la analítica está impulsando esta transformación de la industria.
Lo que aprenderá:
• Aplicar la analítica avanzada y las técnicas de machine learning / IA a fin de optimizar procesos de manufactura complejos
• De qué manera el control de procesos estadísticos de múltiples variantes puede ayudar a detectar las desviaciones en una base de referencia
• Cómo monitorear el OEE en tiempo real y producir una vista de 360 grados de su fábrica
Asimismo, el webinar también da cuenta de los casos de estudio de nuestros clientes que ya han implementado con éxito los modelos de optimización de procesos.
La tendencia actual en la industria de manufactura se inclina hacia los productos hechos a la medida en lotes más pequeños y con tiempos de entrega más reducidos. Con frecuencia, este cambio puede alterar la producción, lo que se deriva en un mayor tiempo de inactividad de las máquinas, costos de producción más altos, desperdicio de productos, y la necesidad de volver a producir los productos defectuosos.
A fin de satisfacer la demanda de los clientes detrás de esta tendencia, los fabricantes deben cambiar rápidamente a nuevos modelos de producción. El control de calidad es el área clave que TI debe apoyar.
Al mismo tiempo, el trazabilidad de los productos se vuelve vital para el cumplimiento, al igual que la calidad. La trazabilidad puede lograrse al interconectar fuentes de datos dentro de la fábrica, analizando los datos históricos para obtener conocimientos y actuar de inmediato para controlar el proceso en su totalidad. Lograrlo puede llevar a reducciones de costos importantes,
Cities need to rethink public transport systems to meet consumer demand for flexible, on-demand services. By doing this, they can also unclog congested roads, improve safety and reduce carbon emissions.
Read this insight to discover:
• how patterns of mobility are changing in major cities
• what customers want – and the key challenges to meeting their expectations
• whether microtransit solutions can be an effective complement to traditional public services
• three key levers to pull to develop responsive, demand-driven services.
The ability to make the right connections and walk in-step with people’s lifestyles, needs and desires has real currency in the unpredictable world of 2019. Find out the remarkable stories of brands that are not only becoming better acquainted with customers, but are delighting and surprising with zealous innovation.
Read this report to discover:
• how organisations can drive growth using employee and customer experience strategies
• the key characteristics of organisations doing this successfully
• the ‘Six Pillars’ framework for customer experience excellence
• real-world insights from global CX leaders
Innovation requires many ingredients: a great idea, creativity, persistence, the right data, and technology. Governments around the world are taking advantage of the cloud to reduce cost and transform the way they deliver on their mission. The expectations of an increasingly digital citizenry are high, yet all levels of government face budgetary and human resource constraints. Cloud computing (on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing) can help government organizations increase innovation, agility, and resiliency, all while reducing costs. This whitepaper provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.