Grounded in extensive research, Reinventing the CFO outlines seven critical roles--from streamlining redundant processes to regulating risk to identifying a few key measures--that CFOs must take on to transform the finance operation successfully. Challenging many of the finance field's accepted practices and systems, this bold book revolutionizes the role of financial managers and frees them to make smart, ethical, strategic decisions that add real value to the firm.
With the exponential growth of smartphone and tablet use for search, research, and online purchases, mobile is quickly becoming the focal point of digital marketing. For most marketers, these increasingly ubiquitous devices are transforming the way customers engage with companies and their brands. Recent Adobe Digital Index reports have confirmed that smartphone and tablet traffic is rapidly on the rise, making these channels that advertisers need to be paying attention to as mobility trends continue to evolve.
Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
Your business counts on you for reliable, secure, responsive IT services. It's a nonstop job, with no time off to figure out complex new technologies or wrestle with software solutions designed for larger firms. Virtualization is the way
to simplify your IT without unnecessary complexity or cost.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013
Every enterprise relies upon multiple custom applications – to do things that you just can’t get packaged solutions to do and, in some cases, to provide competitive advantage. But those custom applications can be an Achilles heel as business needs and underlying technologies evolve. One size does not fit all, and not every available platform is appropriate for every custom application.
The data captured in this Technology Adoption Profile from Forrester shows that the time is now for firms to reduce capital and operating expense through improved tools and processes where excess exists.
In a competitive landscape that favors the fastest and the smartest, financial services firms that invest in building sophisticated insight and predictive analytics will be better positioned to emerge as market leaders.
“Big data”– which admittedly means many things to many people – is no longer confined to the realm of technology. Today it is a business imperative and is providing solutions to long-standing business challenges for banking and financial markets companies around the world. Financial services firms are leveraging big data to transform their processes, their organizations and soon, the entire industry.
IBM Global Financing can help firms in the retail industry adopt the solutions, technology and consulting to deliver a smarter shopping experience, build smarter merchandising and supply networks solutions, and drive smarter operations solutions.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 02, 2014
Bene is a European company setting trends in office furnishing with its concepts, products and services. The brand is associated with top quality and functionality, modern design and innovative technology. Bene engages in development and manufacture and provides sales and consultancy services under one umbrella. The Austrian firm is a leader in their market, a major player in Europe, and proud to create a forward looking office concepts.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
The financial industry is tough. Things change fast, and the field is always becoming more competitive and global. Likewise, clients are more demanding than ever, and customers now expect nothing less than 24/7 accessibility and reliability.
To succeed in this environment, financial services firms and their clients rely heavily on IT to get the job done. Unfortunately, many firms struggle to keep up with those demands and are held back by issues with technology – especially regarding mission-critical applications.
It’s easy to generate a burst of revenue. But will your strategies deliver consistently high profits over the long term? Discover the risks of strategic inertia and learn how to develop strategies that keep your firm on top—today and tomorrow.
Published By: Acrolinx
Published Date: Apr 01, 2015
Content marketing is one of the highest priorities for today’s marketers, with growth rates for content development and distribution skyrocketing. According to the Content Marketing Institute, for example, 70 percent of marketers are investing more in content marketing than ever before. A recent research report from global market intelligence firm IDC further underscores the point, noting that “building out content marketing as an organizational competency” is one of CMOs’ most important initiatives, second only to measuring ROI. Read this white paper to learn more about the Global Content Impact Index.
Millennials have very different expectations about online shopping than other generations, and retailers need to learn how to meet and exceed them. This article will showcase three successful e-commerce companies -- Casper, Tradesy, and Boosted Boards -- and how
they are using specific strategies to build loyalty among their Millennial customers. We also offer actionable tips for e-commerce merchants to win over Millennials.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
This Buyer’s Guide offers a holistic approach for your evaluation process by examining the granular aspects of enterprise file sharing, as well as infrastructure and extended collaboration, including Information Rights Management (IRM).
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 16, 2017
"Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft."
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
The future of financial services is under pressure from profound digital disruption. Across the globe, there are forces, both regulatory and customer-led, that open up the market to new entrants and disrupt what customers are buying — and how. The advent of Open Banking is one major influence, with Open APIs paving the way for third-party developers to build applications and services independently.
This whitepaper outlines the challenges facing financial services firms and how a new approach to enterprise integration — API-led connectivity — can help banks and financial services firms not only survive, but thrive in an increasingly competitive future.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
What financial services firms should do about Open Banking, based on the experiences of the impact of PSD2 in Europe
How an API strategy could define the future of financial services
How a global bank successfully completed a digital transformation initiative
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Feb 02, 2016
The NPD Group, a market research firm, estimates that 50 to 70 percent of fast-food sales happen in the drive-thru lane. That’s in an industry that does an estimated $200 billion in annual sales across some 240,000 locations.
Published By: VISANOW
Published Date: Feb 10, 2016
This paper explores why the visa immigration process is ripe for disruption and how integrating—not replacing—legal experience with technology can help human resources play a leading role in helping their companies innovate and grow.
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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As most companies now realize, analytics is increasingly more of an integral part of their day-to-day business operations. In a recent survey by a global research firm, 80% of CIOs stated that transition from backward-looking, passive analysis must shift to forward-looking predictive analytics. The challenge is that many analytic solutions are aligned to a specific platform, tied to inflexible programming models and requiring vast data movement. In this webcast, Forrester and experts from IBM will highlight how technology like Apache Spark on z/OS allows businesses to extract deep customer insight without the cost, latency and security risks of data movement throughout the enterprise.
Attracting today’s savvy candidate requires much more than a creative job description and a flattering email message. The transparency provided by web sites such as Glassdoor combined with a millennial desire for meaningful work and corporate responsibility have the upped the ante when it comes to employer brand and candidate experience. While many firms have good intentions when it comes to employer brand, these intentions aren’t always translated to action, leaving many candidates feeling frustrated as they move through the process. New hires need confirmation that everything they were told in the interview processes is not only accurate, but even better than expected. When the onboarding process falls short of those expectations, candidates immediately question their decision to accept the offer and retention efforts in jeopardy. Join this webcast to learn how to avoid costly new-hire attrition in your organization.
Cyberattacks and undetected threats present constant risks to the safety of critical data and applications. CrowdStrike can help you overcome that risk with unified endpoint protection and real-time monitoring. This solution helps your organization gain visibility across your entire AWS environment and automatically detect and mitigate threats before they impact your business.
Register now to learn how CrowdStrike has helped Oak Hill Advisors (OHA), a global investment firm, secure the assets in their AWS environment by immediately assessing issues and automating their incident responses.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Successfully implementing and managing a comprehensive suite of customer experience technologies is essential for global businesses seeking to sustain high levels of customer experience and brand value. However, knowing how to temper the instinct to throw technology solutions at efficiency problems is what distinguishes global customer experience leaders from the rest. New technologies must be balanced with appropriate investment in human resources.
This is the central finding of a global survey of over 550 senior executives conducted by MIT Technology Review to examine the pressures that shape their customer experience processes and the tools and strategies they employ to mitigate those challenges and continuously improve customer engagement.
Read the report to get a detailed look at:
• The strategies that differentiates an Iconic firm from other businesses
• How strategies vary across regions based on maturity and customer expectations
• Future innovation management and technology
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
Web application attacks are now the most frequent pattern in confirmed breaches, and organizations know that application security is key to protecting their data. But many organizations lack the resources to develop a comprehensive AppSec program, and need to look to external services. Download this guide for a straightforward, four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive AppSec program.