We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years.
This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity.
There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive.
Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual emplo
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
Most enterprises operate in a hybrid cloud environment, whether they know it or not. The benefits of hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures are numerous, but since most companies don’t even realize they’re using multi-cloud, they’re not taking full advantage of the multi/hybrid cloud environment. Read this ebook to learn how proper data management via an enterprise data layer empowers enterprises to unlock the full potential of their multi- and/or hybrid cloud strategies to achieve data autonomy while scaling efficiently, effectively, and safely.
To Keep Pace With Your Customers and Competitors, It’s Time to Leave Your Legacy Software Behind.
Legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems struggle to keep up with the modern pace of business, and they fail to meet the changing needs of your workforce. Can your leaders quickly find and analyze vital data? Are your employees’ tasks and processes straightforward and efficient? Does your ERP software make it easier to support growth?
See how manufacturers upgrading to the latest ERP software from Epicor transform their business by delivering the visibility, efficiency, and productivity essential for sustained growth.
With the cost of manufacturing in China escalating, companies are increasingly looking to Southeast Asia for an alternative to meet their outsource manufacturing needs. Emerging as the leading alternative to China, Vietnam is now a destination choice for outsource manufacturing due to the unique financial advantages it can provide companies, including those in high-tech segments such as medical and commercial aerospace. In addition to lowering total costs, Vietnam offers companies a larger labor force, strong IP protection, and reliable quality in the manufacturing process, among other benefits. Moving their contract manufacturing to Vietnam can provide companies an excellent foundation for long-term profits and sustained growth.
Personalized customer experiences can drive double-digit revenue growth for your business. However, poor personalization can hurt your bottom line, as consumers switch from companies that fail to meet expectations to those that do.
In this playbook, we provide clear guidance to help you formulate a winning personalization strategy for your organization over three phases of maturity: Embrace, Expand and Excel.
The cooling measures announced by the government on 5 July threw the residential market into a frenzy. Within a span of five hours, over 1,000 units were sold from three new projects as buyers rushed to beat the midnight deadline to avoid paying the new higher Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates.
The 1,000 units came from three projects that were launched that night: over 500 units from Riverfront Residences in Hougang, around 300 units from Park Colonial at Potong Pasir and some 200 units from Stirling Residences in Queenstown. For the rest of the quarter, response to new launches was patchy as potential home buyers weigh affordability with opportunity cost.
The residential price index edged up by a mere 0.5% q-o-q, a far cry from rises of 3.4% in Q2 and 3.9% in Q1. This moderate price increase shows that the key objective of the cooling measures, which is to achieve a more gradual but sustainable price growth, has been met.
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The plan is to move what you currently have onto a platform that gives you new capabilities to better support your transformation goals. Aberdeen Group has found that those who stay up to date with their ERP are, for example, almost three times as likely to have mobile ERP functionality, twice as likely to have integrated ERP and eCommerce, and five times more likely to have social business capabilities.1
Is it time for you to take the next step on your journey by moving to the Epicor ERP system? Consider these questions:
XX How much time and money could your business save by eliminating inefficient processes, increasing worker productivity, and improving customer service?
XX What goals can you achieve when your core software is integrated with Industry 4 .0 technologies to support the factory of the future?
XX What would your business look like if you had real-time information to make informed business decisions that drive growth and profitability?
It’s important for American manufacturers to stay current if they wish to remain successful? Positioning yourself for growth means looking to the future and gaining efficiencies through new technologies? That’s why this question may be the most important one for your business— are you a future-ready manufacturer?
Before you can adequately answer that question, you and the members of your organization need to know the answers to these three questions:
X Where are we today? X Where do we want to be in three to five years? X How can we embrace innovation and automation?
If decision-makers in your organization can’t answer these questions, you have bigger issues than you may realize?
At the very least, tackling these tough questions now will put you ahead of competitors who are consumed with putting out today’s fires rather than focusing on growth opportunities? Manufacturers that aren’t prepared for the coming global megatrends and don’t invest in breakthrough technologies will be rende
Behind the scenes of the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies, a profound digital transformation is now underway .1
As with any profound transformation, the opportunities for competitive advantage and growth are enormous, but so are the challenges . How do you determine what your next digital transformation steps should be? How do you position your manufacturing business to take the next step—and the one after that?
This eBook will help you answer these questions . In it we will:
XX Introduce the role of visibility in digital transformation
XX Consider three key trends that are shaping the future of manufacturing by delivering the visibility that enables transformation:
– Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)
– The advance of analytics
– The migration of applications to the cloud
XX Identify the traits you need in your core systems to take advantage of these trends—giving you the visibility to identify and take the steps that will help transform your business into
IoT adoption is expected to generate a 21% increase in corporate profits by 2022. This business value comes from the ability to automate processes and collect and analyze massive amounts of data—so organizations can make better informed decisions and deliver powerful customer experiences.
But how are organizations really putting IoT to work for their business? And how can IoT risks be mitigated so these rewards can truly be achieved?
This e-book explores the potential of IoT in the enterprise, which industries are leading the way and how to secure your connected things. It also provides:
• 7 best practices for data privacy and security policies
• 7 items to consider for device security
• 6 key considerations for network connection security
"Healthcare organizations have significantly more to consider than the average business when it comes to network and device security. Concern over code modification, key compromise, password-based vulnerabilities and man-in-the-middle attacks have caused hospital CIOs and CISOs to rethink their security strategies and investments. The threat to these devices has even been assigned its own term: medjacking, a shortened form of “medical device hijacking.”
Download this white paper for five best practices to mitigate threat and attacks that can put lives, patient trust and the growth of the healthcare organization at risk.
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Published By: Okta APAC
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a critical security requirement for every organization, regardless of size and industry. But not every MFA solution is created equal. Your investment in MFA should be well-thought-out. Not only does your chosen MFA solution need to meet the requirements you have today, but it needs to enable and secure the future growth and evolution of your business. This evaluation guide will help you understand the key factors you need to consider when investing in MFA.
Your MFA choice determines how well you can protect access to all your internal resources, as well as your ability to provide frictionless experiences for your internal employees and external customers. Your MFA choice also impacts your ability to grow your business and take advantage of emerging technologies and future innovations. As part of Okta’s identity-led security framework, Okta Adaptive MFA delivers on the key considerations that need to be part of your search for a solution that meets a
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Jan 10, 2019
Manufacturing in North America is on the rebound. Part of this is driven by strong economic growth in most global markets. And part by the fact that manufacturers in North America continue to innovate. Looking to the future, manufacturers will be investing in a wide range of disruptive technologies that fuel this innovation. This report examines the trends, attitudes and behaviors toward these disruptive technologies that are determining the present and future of Manufacturing.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Jan 10, 2019
Every day, Media & Entertainment companies face new challenges on all fronts, from traditional cable and broadcast to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Meanwhile, creators of live experiences struggle to convince fans to turn from their devices and see the real thing. This presents unique challenges to decision makers struggling to determine the most opportune time to adopt the technologies that can address these threats and trigger growth. This report looks at the trends, attitudes and behaviors that are determining the present and future of Media & Entertainment.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Continuous member service is an important deliverable for credit unions, and. the continued growth in assets and members means that the impact of downtime is affecting a larger base and is therefore potentially much more costly. Learn how new data protection and recovery technologies are making a huge impact on downtime for credit unions that depend on AIX-hosted applications.
Published By: OneUpWeb
Published Date: Nov 23, 2010
Does social media marketing really work? How do you separate fact from fiction as you navigate your way through the buzz about "going viral"? Amidst the chatter about Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, Digg, Delicious, and Linked In-what will really get your business ahead? Tune in to find out as Oneupweb CEO Lisa Wehr and Social Media Director, Maureen Michaels team up to unveil the truth.
This White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a leading provider of web-based co-op marketing tools, examines the trends and challenges faced by companies looking to achieve more business growth from their trade marketing efforts.
The importance of nurturing a talented workforce cannot be understated. It enables your organization to perform effectively today, while also preparing you for future growth. But in reality, how many are companies actually nurturing their employees?
How Fiber Powers Growth – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Businesses today need bandwidth capacity to handle complex applications and ever-increasing data. See how technology experts rely on fiber to increase productivity and provide stronger growth opportunities.
In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).