The supply chain for manufacturers and distributors is facing challenges around increased analytics, multichannel fulfillment, talent shortages, and the use of new technologies such as wireless, augmented reality, robotics and machine-to-machine (M2M). At the same time, there is continued focus on cost reduction and sustainability.
The Industrial Internet of Things is driving a huge transformation as it increases the interconnection between connected devices and analytics. The smart manufacturing enterprise can seize opportunities to maximize efficiency and safety through networking and intuitive collaboration with its users.
This eBook shares practical steps to follow for a smart material handling and logistics approach.
Cost-effective and fully automated device driver management for Microsoft SCCM with the Universal Imaging Utility System Deploy Plug-in. The UIUSD completely eliminates the need for SCCM admins to manage and package drivers.
Champion innovation through collaboration
Win or lose? Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near." To win in today’s fast-paced market, you need to innovate. This eBook shows you how to transform your team and organization into one that is more agile and better equipped to innovate using a modern collaboration platform. A collaborative culture helps you:
Widen the ideation pipeline
Accelerate time to market
Deliver higher quality products and new customer experiences
Fill out the form to download the eBook to learn more about how to innovate with connected collaboration.
As a broker, your customers look to you to provide guidance, education and cost savings in a world filled with ever-changing regulations and skyrocketing costs. See where Houston businesses find the most value in their brokers and what new options exist to help contain costs.
• Learn where Houston businesses see brokers adding value
• See the impact carrier satisfaction has on changing carriers
• Read about new cost-containing options to help your clients
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure.
A picture is worth a thousand words – especially when you are trying to find relationships and understand your data – which could include thousands or even millions of variables. To create meaningful visuals of your data, there are some basic tips and techniques you should consider. Data size and composition play an important role when selecting graphs to represent your data. This paper, filled with graphics and explanations, discusses some of the basic issues concerning data visualization and provides suggestions for addressing those issues. From there, it moves on to the topic of big data and discusses those challenges and potential solutions as well. It also includes a section on SAS® Visual Analytics, software that was created especially for quickly visualizing very large amounts of data. Autocharting and "what does it mean" balloons can help even novice users create and interact with graphics that can help them understand and derive the most value from their data.
This RSR custom research report explores the impact of omnichannel methods on merchandising, marketing and the supply chain; specifically, what analytical capabilities address the challenges that omnichannel selling and fulfillment pose for retailers. Consumers today routinely begin their shopping journeys online, but complete their purchases in nearby stores, in their “home” stores or delivered directly to their doors. Retail analytics enables organizations to capture data from their customers' journeys. Retailers that successfully deliver relevant omnichannel experiences while gaining a more sophisticated understanding of demand (where and how it is initiated) will enhance their brands’ value and create compelling and profitable customer relationships.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Whether you’re a marketer, a salesperson, or otherwise contributing to revenue growth, learning a few social selling techniques will help you fill your deal funnel with more–and better–leads.
But it’s not as simple as creating a few tweets and browsing through LinkedIn.
Put social media at the core of your lead-to-revenue process and get real tips you can use to grow revenue in our webinar, “5 Steps to Using Social Selling to Fill Your Funnel.”
This short 30 minute webinar will show you how social selling will help you:
Find the best targets
Recognize “I’m ready to buy” signals
Uncover relevant, real-time insights
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
The shift to digital business continues to gain momentum with no signs easing anytime soon. Smart organizations realize this and are accelerating investments in projects that put digital technologies at the center of their business models. The new requirements of digital transformation are forcing a major change in how companies evaluate and deploy Business Process Management (BPM) platforms and services. In “The Forrester Wave™: BPM Platforms For Digital Business, Q4 2015” report, the research organization used a 31 criteria evaluation process identifying the 12 most significant software providers in the category.
Download this Forrester Wave report and gain insight regarding how well each vendor fulfills the criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right partner to manage their business’ critical content.
Customer service is the cornerstone of a great customer experience. However, in today’s digital consumer age, organizations no longer decide how customer-centric their companies are, the customers do. According to the “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise, Q4 2015” report, customer service technology investments are one of the top five most focused on investments that companies made in 2015. Why? Because good customer service boosts long-term loyalty. This report identifies the 11 most significant customer service solutions with Pegasystems ranking as a leader.
Download this Forrester Wave report and get detailed findings on how well each vendor fulfills Forrester’s criteria and where they stand in relation to other vendor solutions in order to help customer service professionals select the right partner for their customer service initiatives.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 31, 2017
Don’t wait to implement your cyber protection program. An excellent place to begin developing your approach is with the newly published The U.S. Homeland Security Strategies for Defending Industrial Control Systems. See the 7 recommended strategies and learn and how digital solutions can help fulfill steps toward a more secure operating environment.
The most successful businesses are greater than the sum of their parts. When individuals work together well, they fill in each other's blind spots and build on each other's great ideas. These conversations ultimately help teams be more productive, reduce time-to-market and come up with more innovative ideas. But if your teams are spread across different offices, or working from home, can you create the same collaborative magic?
Web-based collaboration tools claim to break down the collaboration barriers that distance can build. Everyone agrees they can reduce the time and cost of travel. And yes, these tools can stream your colleagues' voices, facial expressions, and slide decks into your meeting room, so you can get a clearer picture of verbal and behavioral signals. But if you're researching collaboration platforms, you'll hear skepticism, too. Naysayers declare that:
People won’t participate because they’re afraid of digital change.
You just can’t trust the security of collaborati
Published By: Nextgen
Published Date: Aug 08, 2017
Meditouch helps integrate patient engagement across your practice and the care continuum.
Foster patient satisfaction and achieve front office efficiency.
YourHealthFile patient portal for convenience, transparency, and communication.
Patient-generated data alleviates staff burnout via manual duties; prevents bottlenecks.
Easily refill Rx, reduce no-shows, quickly fill cancellations.
iPad functionality supports education and doctor patient relationship.
Garner better reviews, gain more online visibility, market your practice to new patients.
Mobile capabilities have grown up. Strategies should, too.
Over the last ten years, smartphone usage among adults has grown to 95 percent. Surprisingly, 90 percent of marketers say they’ve only had a mobile strategy for five years or less. Read The Next Mobile Decade: Adobe 2018 Mobile Maturity Study, and learn:
- How 500 marketing and IT professionals tackled mobile marketing last year
- Which mobile strategies the most advanced organizations put into practice
- What you can do to make your brand a mobile leader in the next decade
Fill out the form to get the report.
Why Read This Report
The demand for databases is on the rise as organizations build next-generation business applications. NoSQL offers enterprise architecture (EA) pros new choices to store, process, and access new data formats, deliver extreme web-scale, and lower data management costs. Forrester’s 26-criteria evaluation of 15 big data NoSQL solutions will help EA pros understand the choices available and recommend the best for their organization.
This report details our findings about how each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help EA.
Some brands are great at connecting with new audiences. They might have a killer marketing campaign, demonstrably fulfill a gap in the marketplace, or just have that certain “it factor.” Being able to get new customers on board can lead to fantastic short-term financial gains.
Cloud services bring new and significant cybersecurity threats.
The cloud can be secured—but not by the vendor alone. Are you clear about the risks and your responsibilities as an IT leader?
Read this report to understand:
• how cloud adoption is reshaping the threat landscape
• why identity and access management must be a priority
• what are cybersecurity best practices in a modern IT environment
• which emerging technologies offer hope for improving cybersecurity outcomes.
Download the report now
No one knows what a future AI-filled society will look like, but we do know the transformations will be mind-blowing. What skills and capabilities must your organisation build to survive and prosper?
Read our ‘Learning to Learn’ 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 for ever.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
AlchemyAPI’s approach to natural language processing incorporates both linguistic and statistical analysis techniques into a single unified system. This hybrid approach provides an industry-leading advantage since both techniques have benefits and drawbacks depending on the content and specific usecases. Linguistic analysis takes a basic grammatical approach to understand how words combine into phrases, and how those phrases combine into sentences. While this approach works well with editorialized text (e.g., news articles and press releases), it does not perform as well when it comes to usergenerated content, often filled with slang, misspellings and idioms. Statistical analysis, however, understands language from a mathematical standpoint and works well on “noisy” content (e.g., tweets, blog posts, and Facebook status updates). The combination of these two approaches allows for increased accuracy on a variety of content.
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jul 15, 2016
This white paper will show how factors other than initial
purchase price work together to generate a TCO for medium
voltage VFDs. Although this paper is specific to medium
voltage VFDs, many of the concepts covered are applicable
to other long-lived assets that fulfill critical roles in industrial
Selecting the best computing solutions within K-12 education can be a challenge with so many uses and options available. This use case guide takes into consideration the specific needs within K-12 education environments. Whether seeking the best fit devices for STEM labs, looking to create interactive learning spaces, or fulfilling the design needs of today’s interactive classrooms, the uses are varied and there is not a one size fits all approach. Download this guide to learn how the computing choices made can facilitate the teaching and learning environments via the Dell™ OptiPlex™ family of devices. Learn which solutions are recommended for different use cases within the K-12 education world.