In 2006 the world economy was booming, partly on the back of triple-A investment innovations. Then, suddenly, the boom ended. What fascinates the authors is the fact that almost no one saw the 2008 economic crisis coming. In this article, the authors come to terms with the reality that, in economics and business, accurate forecasts aren't possible. Therefore, they say, managers need to develop a different attitude about the future.
The digital economy is dramatically changing how consumers shop and interact with businesses.
They expect a fast, convenient and highly secure digital experience. With the average company lifespan decreasing rapidly, merchants have to operate as a true digital enterprise to stay competitive and to stay in business.
Payment and fraud management is no longer a back-office utility. It is a prime differentiator, critical to achieving competitive advantage, improving customer experience and reducing risk. Digital transformation is not simply a market buzz word. It is real. And those who don’t embrace it are in a position to lose. By 2020, eCommerce sales as a percentage of retail sales are forecast to be 12.4% compared to 8.0% in 2016, according to eMarketer. And engaging customers digitally across channels remains a top digital initiative. While there are several drivers of growth in the digital economy, none are more significant than the force of mobile and cloud technologies. Innovation
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The world of computing is changing before our eyes. Industries that had a consistent and predictable business model for generations are being turned upside down. In the digital economy, a seamless customer experience is critical. Whether a retailer is exploring new innovative online selling strategies or a bank is determining how to anticipate customer needs for new services – a high performing and scalable IT ecosystem is key to success. At the end of the day, as an IT leader, you need to help your business anticipate opportunities, drive growth and proactively prevent threats to your company’s revenue.
Manufacturing is a prominent pillar of American growth and prosperity. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, every $1 invested in the manufacturing sector returned $1.81 to the economy in 2015.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Learn how midsize companies are putting in place a business intelligence information infrastructure - making them more likely to adhere to their budgets and deadlines, concentrate on improving the overall business rather than just one department, and reward employees accordingly.
Many companies are adding integrated recognition and reward strategies specifically to engage employees, enhance the employee experience, and drive shared responsibility for reaching corporate goals throughout the organization. This white paper from TharpeRobbins shows you how performance-driven rewards help our clients move beyond traditional service and safety reward programs to new levels of employee recognition.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
Knowledge and strategic relationships fuel many organizations in today’s rapidly changing, global economy. As such, organizations need to leverage the individuals—and their networks—that possess the most relevant knowledge, whether they are current employees or are only loosely connected to the organization. To do this, organizations should create and leverage peer collaboration networks that enable them to identify and connect with individuals who have the unique skills, knowledge, and capabilities these organizations need. Bersin’s Research, Why Reputations and Networks Matter in the Open Talent Economy, indicates that this approach works in driving value—organizations that have effectively used internal reputation networks and profile databases have been able to increase key metrics such as employees’ time to productivity and innovation levels.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
Knowledge and strategic relationships fuel many organizations in today’s rapidly changing, global economy. As such, organizations need to leverage the individuals—and their networks—that possess the most relevant knowledge, whether they are current employees or are only loosely connected to the organization. To do this, organizations should create and leverage peer collaboration networks that enable them to identify and connect with individuals who have the unique skills, knowledge, and capabilities these organizations need.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Aug 10, 2009
In recent years, law firms have enjoyed remarkable financial returns due to a strong global
economy, free flowing capital and a high level of demand for legal services. Law firm revenues and profits continued to be strong, even during the dotcom bust, the post 9/11 slowdown and the increasing cost of associate recruitment and retention. This success could be partly explained by the growth imperative in law firms: they must continue to grow, either by acquisition, or by recruiting laterals or associates, because law firm economics correlates size with profits. And many firms grew rapidly in the past several years.
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
What’s the catalyst behind this astonishing growth? There’s little question that one of the prime drivers — perhaps the most important of all — is the meteoric rise of reliable, high quality, cost-efficient wireless broadband video surveillance networks.
Few things matter more to business success than human
capital. The right mix of people, skills, and culture can create
competitive advantage for companies, reshape industries,
and drive prosperity across regions. As a new generation
joins the labor market and employment options evolve in
an increasingly global and knowledge-based economy,
effective workforce management is a strategic imperative.
Opportunities abound in this new environment, for both
employers and employees—but so do risks.
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In a consumer-driven digital economy, the pace of innovation is relentless. This era of intelligent mega-processes requires businesses to combine the right data sets and convert them into intelligent insights. The path to this digital transformation is not easy and studies have shown that 8 out of 10 early digital transformation initiatives have failed. Your transformation journey can be successful with the right approach. Download this paper to learn how you can embark on your journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.