We are living in the most revolutionary era in human communication since the invention of the printing press. For the past few years, marketers have ‘woken up’ to consumers who have the power to express their views anytime and anywhere. ‘Social’ is hot, and if nothing else, a response to this awakening. Now, the lines between paid, owned and earned media have been blurred, if not erased. Social media crosses the barrier between the three. It’s fast-paced and chaotic.
We partnered with the research firm Sentient Services and surveyed more than 200 consumers about their attitudes, opinions and beliefs about brands and social media integration. The respondents come from all over the country, with all different incomes, lifestyles, and social media habits. Universally, the data supports what we’ve already seen in action: consumers want to engage with brands that integrate social media, and they prefer to do business with social brands.
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Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The Dominion Group of Companies offers clients a wide range of professional services, including investment advising, trust services, wealth management, and insurance. Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the company has three main offices as well as independent affiliate offices in multiple locations throughout the United States. Dominion is a small but growing company, currently employing 40 people.
A recent opportunity for expansion of the trust side of the business required Dominion to branch out from its Virginia Beach headquarters, opening an office in Florida and relocating one of the firm’s principals to that location. A top priority during that transition was maintaining effective communication, despite the
distance, to limit any disruption to existing client services and workflows.
Microservices are a type of software architecture where large applications are made up
of small, self-contained units working together through APIs that are not dependent
on a specific language. Each service has a limited scope, concentrates on a particular
task and is highly independent. This setup allows IT managers and developers to build
systems in a modular way. In his book, “Building Microservices,” Sam Newman said
microservices are small, focused components built to do a single thing very well.
Technology has had a profound impact on society, influencing everything from the way we communicate with each other to how we conduct business transactions. In the financial services space, technology has brought banks closer to their customers, offering a wide range of online services to appeal to a population of consumers who now view their smartphones as something they can’t live without.
In the process of shifting their practices to accommodate this new generation of customers, banks are transforming and reinventing themselves from the corporate office to the branch office through innovative services and technologies that take banking beyond the traditional experience. Networks are playing a central role in this transformation.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Feb 26, 2018
If you’re in the middle of a finance transformation initiative, then you’re not alone. Leaders at enterprise and mid-size finance and
accounting organizations alike are reviewing their current processes, technology, and talent, to build their blueprints for change. With the rise of broader digital transformation projects, finance organizations are first looking to upgrade their own operating models. The truth is that finance transformation is a journey, not a destination. Many finance organizations have already embarked on it, driving down costs, whether through enhancing shared services centers, or applying more centralization, standardization, and automation. Yet for many, the greater opportunities lie ahead: providing better insight to the broader organization, shedding low-value workloads that hold the team back, and revamping ingrained legacy accounting tasks that create risk. Wherever you are today, there are real opportunities to move the dial away from the status quo.
Managing your data can be a challenge, but establishing an analytics solution that every user can navigate, regardless of skillset, is where organizations often need help. TIBCO® Spotfire® features AI-driven data visualizations and dashboards, which helps enables each organizational role to discover and deliver valuable insights with ease.
Riteway Sales and Marketing, which helps many Southeastern supermarkets execute strategies, leveraged the power of TIBCO Spotfire to better understand individual product performance throughout their stores, achieving exponentially faster time to insight than their previous solution allowed.
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how TIBCO Spotfire, when leveraged on Amazon Web Services cloud, can help you generate deep insights in minutes. You’ll learn:
• How to generate relevant, actionable insights from any data, anywhere
• Some of the best practices for leveraging AI-driven visual and predictive analytics solutions in the cloud
• How to
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Companies around the world are realizing the importance of sustainable business practices and are working towards shrinking their carbon footprint by focusing on renewable energy resources and creating “greener” products & services. Today, sustainability is seen more as a competitive advantage as opposed to a costly requirement for doing business.
Growing your enterprise is an ongoing priority. And, as the
application economy continues to expand, it’s likely that
you’re looking at digital business initiatives to fuel a significant
portion of that growth. Among the most promising objectives
of such a strategy are:
• Providing superior digital experiences for consumers
• Expanding markets and revenue streams through
• Connecting employees and partners to enterprise
data anywhere, anytime
• Launching innovative new services for the Internet
of Things (IoT)
Successfully executing a digital strategy requires the ability
to launch new apps and coordinate your digital presence with
partners. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) create
the connectivity required to share enterprise data and digital
content with those apps and partners over the Internet.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering
developers to build apps across any channel and enabling
partners to incorporate your dat
Sie müssen stets für das kontinuierliche Wachstum Ihres Unternehmens sorgen. Im Zuge der anhaltenden Dynamik der Application Economy setzen Sie zur Förderung dieses Wachstums vermutlich auf digitale Unternehmensinitiativen. Folgende Ziele für diese Strategie versprechen das größte Potenzial: • Bereitstellung einer herausragenden digitalen Customer Experience über Mobile Devices • Erschließung von Märkten und Umsatzquellen über unterschiedliche Kanäle• Vernetzung von Mitarbeitern und Partnern mit Unternehmensdaten jederzeit und standortunabhängig • Einführung innovativer neuer Services für das Internet of Things (IoT)
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) have captured the imaginations of business and technical leaders alike: computers besting human world-champions in board games with more positions than there are atoms in the universe, mastering popular video games, and helping diagnose skin cancer. The AI techniques underlying these breakthroughs are finding diverse application across every industry. Early adopters are seeing results; particularly encouraging is that AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Business success is increasingly based on your ability to react to change. As new disruptive
players enter markets and technology upends what consumers expect, organizations increasingly need to change plans in much shorter cycles than ever before. Modern software architectures and processes can make organizations more effective at dealing with this change and
emerging as winners in their markets.
A new architectural framework called agile integration brings together three important architectural capabilities: containers, distributed integration, and application programming interfaces
(APIs). This framework addresses how these key capabilities promote agility and power new processes within your organization to create competitive advantage.
Industries like travel and hospitality have been transformed by new ways of doing business—new
services are now offered, and consumers interact with services differently. This trend of disruptive change is extending across other major industries—from
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: May 01, 2019
The digital revolution is transforming every industry. Yet it also brings new challenges: threats to the security and Availability of mission-critical data and services.
Approximately 80% of IT decision-makers say their organization has an Availability gap, that is, a failure to meet recovery requirements—a common issue across all industries. 75% say they also have a data protection gap, meaning they are unable to protect their data frequently enough to ensure that business units’ expectations against data loss are being met.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: May 07, 2019
Mit rund 49 Millionen Kunden gehört Telefónica Deutschland zu den drei bundesweit führenden Telekommunikationsanbietern. Mit seiner Wachstumsstrategie verfolgt der Konzern das Ziel, das führende digitale Telekommunikationsunternehmen in Deutschland zu werden und den Kunden das beste Erlebnis bei Netz, Produkten und Services zu bieten. Hierzu sollen die Kunden von Telefónica Deutschland 24.7.365 Zugriff auf das Netz haben.
The most expensive software you’ll ever purchase is the software that no one uses. Are you interested in adding a benefits data platform to your HR stack, but you don’t know where to start? This whitepaper will act as your comprehensive guide.
• Learn what great benefits data partners offer for services and support
• Understand the key features and functionality you should look for
• Discover the evaluation criteria that will ensure a successful partnership
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
We’ll give you some key insights on how consumers are using technology platforms to guide them, how your clients can leverage those tools to win business, and how you can drive recurring revenue through location marketing services.
We’ll also offer some specific tips on optimizing online presence for brands and maximizing budget – taking advantage of the techniques most likely to drive business.
Read on to learn more!
Noch nie war es so schwierig, eine überragende Experience zu liefern.
Um wirklich für Interesse bei Kunden sowie für deren Bindung zu sorgen, müssen Ihre Apps und Services eine zuverlässige Experience liefern, auf veränderliche Kundenanforderungen skalieren und regelmäßig Innovationen bringen.
Deshalb brauchen Sie Methoden, um Messdaten zu erheben, die wirklich wichtig sind: Interaktion, Kundentreue und Zufriedenheit. Außerdem ist es wichtig, dass Sie Agilität mit Qualität ergänzen und Application Performance für alle zum obersten Ziel machen – vom Unternehmen über das Marketing bis zur IT. Und schließlich müssen Sie Ihr Geschäft zukunftsfest machen, indem Sie schnellstmöglich neueste Technologien und Innovationen einführen, die die Erwartungen von Kunden erfüllen und übertreffen.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 19, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 30, 2016
Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through data center networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with the agility and responsiveness that it lacked previously but has come to require.
Now, the focus is turning to how the WAN must change to accommodate the requirements of cloud applications and services. Fortunately, technologies such as hybrid WAN and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) are coming to the rescue, giving enterprise IT the means to allow the WAN to meet these challenges directly.
Published By: Medidata
Published Date: Nov 10, 2017
Founded by physicians committed to advancing medical science, Worldwide Clinical Trials is out to change how the world experiences CROs. From early phase and bioanalytical sciences through late phase and post-approval, they provide full-service drug development services across a range of therapeutic areas, including neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, immune-mediated inflammatory disorders (IMID) and rare diseases.
In a world where IT has become increasingly complex, cyber threats are unrelenting, and the cost to mitigate is becoming overwhelming, organizations are reconsidering the DIY approach to security and embracing the idea of outsourced security services. And while there are caveats to outsourcing security services, many organizations are reaping the OpEx and CapEx benefits while freeing themselves from becoming in-house security experts - refocusing on their core business. Read the whitepaper to learn more.
Building out a dedicated infrastructure with the agility, scalability, and effciency of a public cloud—while enjoying increased levels of control and security—can help enterprises boost agility and improve operational ef?ciency. However, while most private cloud networking services provide basic load balancing functionality, they lack important application delivery features, putting the performance, availability, and security of applications at risk.
As private clouds increasingly host mission-critical production applications, advanced application delivery services for layers 4 through 7 are becoming essential. End-to-end integration, orchestration, and automation of the needed application delivery networking and security services are also critical to improve application time-to-market and operational ef?ciency.
Published By: Ascentis
Published Date: Sep 28, 2010
HRIS solutions designed for very large organizations can be costly to set up and maintain, and often require the services of an army of consultants to keep them operational. Systems designed for very small organizations concentrate on either HR functions such as attendance and compensation, or on benefits management, but usually lack the ability to integrate the two areas. To be a practical investment choice for a mid-tier organization, a satisfactory HRIS solution must have its HR and benefits functions highly integrated. It must be agile so it can easily be kept aligned with the constant change in compliance laws, and it must be robust and secure, built on a tried and true platform foundation.
This white paper explores the advantages of Operational ITSM- through incremental and continual improvement of service management practices on an ongoing basis. IT organizations must evolve into trusted service providers that adapt quickly, offer cost-effective, reliable, and flexible services to meet today's business initiatives. This evolution is not easy. It requires that the IT organization adopt an IT Service Management (ITSM) framework. Operational ITSM provides an incremental approach for companies that may not have the resources to finance and staff a large ITSM project.
Web Application Threats Are Evolving. Are Your Security Efforts Keeping Pace? Today, Web application security threats are not only becoming more abundant than ever, but also more difficult to detect, and more complex to solve. Many organizations are responding to these unique vulnerabilities with traditional network security approaches. However, sophisticated Web applications threats require a more sophisticated security strategy. What’s worked in the past won’t necessarily work today; and what’s more, Web application security requires a comprehensive solution, not simply a series of a la carte provisions. For detailed steps toward improving your Web application security strategy, download the VeriSign® Enterprise Security Services white paper, Best Practices That Improve Web Application Security.