A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Endesa is a leading energy company in Spain and Portugal with around 10,000 employees, providing services for over 11 million customers. The company is committed to spreading a more sustainable energy culture and strives to be at the forefront of the technological transformation of the energy industry. To meet this goal, Endesa joined the Enel Group in 2009, a multinational energy company and leading integrated operator in the global electricity and gas markets, with a particular focus on European and Latin American markets.
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
Take the virtual tour and see how your business can:
• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
In today's global economy, small business networking is about reducing your operating costs. It's about reacting quickly to changing markets and customer needs. It's about being prepared for the future.
Invest in a network that can grow over time, so you can add features and functionality. Make sure your switches and routers are easy to install, use, and manage
To find out more, download this whitepaper today to see how Cisco can help your business.
B/E Aerospace is the worldwide leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products and the leading global distributor of aerospace fasteners for commercial, business jet, and military markets. The company has leading worldwide market shares in all major product lines and serves virtually all of the world’s airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies through its direct global sales and customer support organizations. Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace has grown to nearly 12,000 employees and 220 sites around the world and a true follow-the-sun model for global customer support.
This paper contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the withdrawable designs.
This on demand webinar contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are
discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among
disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing
the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which
has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the
With global opportunities on the rise,. having a multilingual workforce has become a critical market success factor. Language proficiency and awareness of a market's culture, local customs, and business traditions conveys respect for customers and colleagues, which leads to greater trust and improved business results.
Businesses are providing language-learning resources that prepare employees to engage in these markets. Forbes Insights and Rosetta Stone surveyed 200+ executives globally to understand the impact of language training on companies and employees. Read this guide to learn the key themes and data from the report.
How confident are you and your peers about the data and security practices you’re working with? We asked 5,000 executives globally, across 24 markets and have some interesting results to share. For example, up to half of IT leaders consider their data is manageable but struggle to gain meaningful insights from it. Yet, while AI and autonomous technology could help relieve this situation, they aren’t high on the priority list. Read our report to find out more about executives’ views about data in connection with security, ethics, and visualisation.
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We live in an age of unrivaled ecommerce opportunity. The number of new internet users is climbing by 248 million each year, equating to 7% annual growth. That figure in turn is dwarfed by booming ecommerce rates, which average out at 14% globally.
This report offers an overview of ecommerce markets across the globe, summarizing the current situation, and identifying the most effective ways to nurture business - and the customer experience - on a local and global scale.
Doing business across borders presents a whole host of unfamiliar challenges to today’s merchant.
As technological advancement and increasing globalization unlock international markets,
it’s tempting to imagine that a business model successful in one region can simply be transplanted into another.
Not so. The logistics of domestic and international transactions have changed, and so too have customer expectations and preferences. Customer and merchants pain points have transformed and multiplied.
In this report, we explore some of the core challenges businesses today face in their quest to succeed in global commerce.
We offer an overview of how unified commerce can both resolve these issues and offer new advantages and standards of best practice, enabling your business to meet the demands
of tomorrow’s customer, no matter their location, preferred payment method, and mode of contact.
Amid heightened volatility in global currency markets, companies involved in multi-currency transactions need to be extremely diligent about how they manage their exchange rate exposure. A sudden, unexpected market swing can have a major hit on a corporate balance sheet. Capable FX management involves much more than simply hedging against risk; in order to take the appropriate course of action, all levels of the organization need to be informed and involved—from the highest levels of corporate governance down. Download now to find out more!
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Cross-border eCommerce sales are set to reach $627 billion by 2022, with the highest growth rate projected in regions outside of North America and Western Europe. Yet US merchants are not capitalizing on these global markets. Only 42% of surveyed US merchants said their eCommerce website accommodated global business. When looking for new growth potential, international eCommerce represents a huge opportunity for North American merchants. Understanding and encouraging overseas consumers is essential for retailers looking to drive online sales and expand internationally.
Econsultancy’s 2017 Digital Trends report, published in association with Adobe, is based on a global survey of more than 14,000 digital marketing and ecommerce professionals across EMEA, North American and Asia Pacific markets.
As we turn our attention to 2017, HR leaders have their destinies and those of the modern workforce firmly in their hands.
Businesses have never faced such extreme levels of uncertainty. On a macroeconomic level, they are still unclear on how and when the UK’s “Brexit” from Europe will proceed while trying to predict how a political outsider in the White House will affect global markets. Meanwhile, they are seeing their success threatened by disruptive upstarts and their operating models challenged by employees’ cry for new ways of working.
The challenges facing industrial companies grow more daunting by the day. Globalization, energy markets that change in real time, variations in materials and prices, aging of the industrial workforce, inability to attract the next generation of Talent, and difficult regulatory pressures have all contributed to an extremely stressful industrial business environment. Fortunately, the right automation system can now offer cutting-edge packaging solutions for meeting at least three of these challenges.
With the number of food delivery users to be over 802 million worldwide by 2023, it’s clear that the online food delivery industry is in the midst of massive growth. In a crowded diner and delivery service landscape, are you positioned to stand apart?
Gain insights about the online food delivery industry from a global level, as we examine the three most competitive global markets, the unique challenges they face, and the biggest local players vying for customers.
Hungry for more? With this eBook discover:
Key insights to succeeding in these crowded markets
How location services can optimize routing and delivery
The role of drones, diner behavior and the future of restaurant kitchens
Digital Realty needed a globally consistent infrastructure to support their current customer base while allowing for seamless expansion into new markets, all while staying at the top of the fast moving colocation market. Increasing customer requests for visibility needed to be met simply and consistently.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 09, 2018
Workday has been recognized by global market intelligence firm, IDC, as a Leader in the
IDC MarketScape for Midmarket ERP applications. This report is a guide highlighting the most important
criteria for midsize companies to considers when selecting a system. Being named a Leader also
underscores the value that Workday brings customers ranging from mid-sized business to the world’s
Technology is infiltrating K-12 classrooms at a rapid clip as
educators find new ways to employ computing devices and
online resources to improve education and learning. Overall,
the global market for education-related technology, services
and content is expected to grow from $193 billion in 2016
to $586 billion in 2021, a compound annual growth rate of
nearly 25%, according to the market research firm Research
So, you want to take your company global? For many organizations, forward growth means international expansion. While you may recognize the need for this growth, making it happen is another matter.
In order to expand into new markets, you’ll need to identify your growth strategy, navigate unclear rules and regulations, understand cultural differences, and so much more. There are many complex considerations when growing your business globally – many of which you didn’t need to address in order to grow domestically.
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Global producer of polycrystalline silicon for semiconductors, Hemlock Semiconductor needed to accelerate process optimization and eliminate cost. With TIBCO® Connected Intelligence, Hemlock achieved centralized, self-service, governed analysis; revenue gains; cost savings; and more.
Fueled by double-digit growth in the markets it serves, Hemlock Semiconductor is adapting to the increasing commoditization within the polysilicon industry and better positioning itself to compete. A key factor in this plan is to equip process-knowledgeable personnel with the skills and tools to accelerate delivery of process optimizations and associated cost elimination.
Hemlock turned to a TIBCO® Connected Intelligence solution to address the challenges. By implementing TIBCO Spotfire® and TIBCO® Streaming analytics, TIBCO® Data Science, and TIBCO® Data Virtualization, the company created more self-service analytics. Adding TIBCO BusinessWorks™ integration let the company realize the vision of connect
Improving the customer experience is a strategic imperative for most
organizations today, but delivering an engaging experience across the growing
number of digital customer touch points can be a daunting challenge.
Organizations must deliver responsive experiences that “play well” on
smartphones, PCs, and tablets. They must publish content to installed app
experiences on mobile and other connected devices, to social channels, and
to email campaigns. They must manage global sites in different languages,
localize the experience for different markets, and — increasingly — personalize
the experience for different customer personas or segments.
A modern digital experience management platform is essential for any
organization hoping to make digital experience delivery a core competency.
IDC interviewed organizations using Adobe Experience Manager Sites (AEM
Sites) to understand the impact of the platform on their ability to create,
manage, and deliver digital experiences. Study participants
Published By: Monotype
Published Date: Sep 09, 2015
The mobile app marketplace is exploding, and this means your mobile app will face tough competition in the fight for attention and user adoption. One powerful way to attract new users, generate positive reviews and establish your brand identity is with the typefaces you select.