Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
As applications and services become more central to business strategy, and as distributed methodologies like agile and DevOps change the way teams operate, it is critical for IT leaders to find a way to integrate their backend systems, legacy systems, and teams in an agile, adaptable way. This e-book details an architecture called agile integration, consisting of three technology pillars—distributed integration, containers, and APIs—to deliver flexibility, scalability, and reusability.
Today, ERP is a cornerstone of many organisations’ tech infrastructure. Yet many of the solutions in play are legacy products, decades old and designed for an entirely different business landscape.
With industry leaders expressing concern that out-of-date ERP solutions have now become an impediment to competitive business, IDC set out to uncover what exactly modern companies need from their ERP systems, and why SAP S/4Hana seems so well placed to deliver.
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and ef ciency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
Today’s smart computers can beat board game champions, master video games, and learn to recognize cats. No wonder artificial intelligence has captured the imaginations of business and IT leaders. And indeed, AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing. Read this guide from Google Cloud and learn how you can unlock the transformational power of information and get useful insights from a vast and complex landscape of data.
To compete successfully in today’s economy, companies from all industries require the ability to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and reduced risk and costs. This is only possible with a modern software factory that can deliver quality software continuously. Yet for most enterprises, testing has not kept pace with modern development methodologies. A new approach to software testing is required: Continuous Testing.
In the first session in a series, join product management leadership to gain in-depth insights on how by shifting testing left, and automating all aspects of test case generation and execution, continuous testing, it enables you to deliver quality software faster than ever.
Recorded Feb 5 2018 49 mins
Steve Feloney, VP Product Management CA Technologies
With data and analytics the new competitive battleground, businesses that take advantage will be the leaders; those that do not will fall behind. But with data so distributed, gaining this advantage is a huge challenge. Unless you have data virtualization, a better, faster way to meet your analytic data needs. Read this white paper to learn who needs data virtualization and what kinds of benefits others have achieved.
There are so many opportunities for businesses to collect data that getting a clear picture of all of it can be an uphill battle—and leveraging it for insight can be nearly impossible. But whether you are a start-up or a multinational conglomerate, not taking advantage of the available data is a mistake you cannot risk making. According to a 2016 McKinsey & Company study, over the past three years, digital leaders have achieved revenue growth five times greater, an operating margin profit eight times greater, and a return to shareholder value two times higher than laggards.
Companies today need a closed loop system that combines data, insight, and action. Download this paper to learn about the goals of a system of insight (SOI), the common set of technologies that all systems of insight need, and how an SOI can make a difference in your business.
Complete enterprise security requires coordination. Firms must integrate the technologies and data that come from the endpoint and network
layers to make accurate decisions that ensure optimal threat detection, containment, and remediation. Unfortunately, too many firms rely on a
huge variety of solutions that require manual integration and correlation, leading to wasted time and poor threat detection. Security leaders
must automate these processes to eliminate detection lag and improve prevention efforts.
Initiatives that provide a digital customer experience or digitise existing processes merely scratch the surface. To unleash the true potential of digital, you need to reimagine your business model.
Download this report to find out:
• ten key technologies that will change business forever
• why strategy beats technology in the race to transform
• where business leaders think the key changes happen
• the three categories of innovation that will drive digital business models of the future.
Manufacturers are already investing in select industry 4.0 technologies and capabilities. But their investments won’t automatically deliver success. What strategy should you follow to become an i4.0 leader?
Read this report to find out:
• how leading manufacturers invest to optimise the benefits of industry 4.0
• why deploying at the right scale is key to delivering enterprise value
• what capabilities, controls and culture are required to support i4.0 success
• how to use i.4 to deliver better value for customers
• why i.4. leaders are bringing suppliers into the i4.0 environment.
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Email marketing continues to be the best digital channel for ROI, so delivering dynamic, personalized messaging to the inboxes of your customers is of the utmost importance. In fact, for 77 percent of consumers, email is the preferred messaging channel, dwarfing demand for SMS, push notifications and social media communications.
When you are determining the right email marketing strategy for your business, it’s natural to wonder how the industry leaders are conducting their campaigns. A¬er all, if they’re on top, then they must be doing everything right...right?
To glean best practices, we analyzed the email marketing strategies adopted by the top 100 e-retailers in the United States to study how they engage with their customers. These companies represent industries ranging from apparel and electronics, to auto parts and pet supplies, but all have the single goal of getting their users to go from inbox to checkout.
We note what companies are doing across the board, as well as what spec
Forrester has published the results of its research evaluating the 10 most significant web application firewall (WAF) vendors on 33 important criteria. Akamai is proud to be recognized as one of three Leaders in WAFs, with top rankings in both the current offering and strategy categories.
Information on artificial intelligence (AI) is flooding the market, media and social channels. Without doubt, it’s certainly a topic worth the attention. But, it can be difficult to sift through market hype and grandiose promises to understand exactly how AI can be applied in practical and reliable solutions. Like most technological advances, incorporating new technology into business processes requires significant leadership and effective direction that all stakeholders can easily understand.
Great leaders become great by balancing strategy with tactics, future vision with current reality and strengths with weaknesses – all with the goal of accomplishing a clearly defined objective. Great leaders also understand that people are the most valuable resources within their organization. To drive and inspire their success, you must optimize strengths while recognizing inherent weaknesses.
Many of our daily human experiences and interactions involve machines or devices of some sort. Technolo
For 20 years running, SAS has landed a coveted spot on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Our HR department plays a critical role in keeping current employees engaged and productive as well as anticipating and preparing for future workforce needs. How? One reason is our use of data and analytics to drive HR decision making. It would be easy to assume other companies see the value of analytics; however, a Deloitte survey found 75 percent of HR leaders rate analytics as a priority, yet only 8 percent say their HR organization has a strong analytics capability.
I had the pleasure of meeting David Harcourt, Associate Manager of Employee Insights at Yum! Brands when he spoke at the Analytics Experience 2016 conference in Las Vegas. His session, “HR Analytics from Scratch: 8 Lessons Learned in the First Year,” provided valuable insight into what it takes to build HR analytic competency from scratch. His mission is to share with others what he wishes he’d known when he started bui
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
ERP Must-Haves for Finance: Leave behind cumbersome reporting, spreadsheets, and data
that offers zero insights. IDC MarketScape has put together a guide to help you find the best finance and
accounting applications. Read an excerpt of the report to learn today’s must-have ERP capabilities and
why the IDC MarketScape positioned Workday in the Leaders category.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Innovate the supply chain, improve the business
For many companies, supply chain performance affects 100 percent of company revenue but only part of the income statement. Supply chain problems have significant impact across the rest of the business, as do supply chain successes. If you could improve the health and visibility of your supply chain and your business, wouldn’t you?
Together with Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), Anaplan surveyed dozens of supply chain leaders about the effectiveness of their supply chain management strategies.
Survey data capturing trends in supply chain challenges and opportunities
Practical tips on improving supply chain performance
Insight on the important connection between supply chain and business performance
The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction it’s spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
It’s all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
• Mapping out a plan for engagement success
• Understanding the negative effects when you don’t have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization — on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
• Architecting content for engagement today — and for the road ahead
• Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
• Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
It’s all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
For many companies, language barriers increase as business
globalization becomes the norm rather than the exception.
Perhaps a call center agent cannot handle customer contact
in an unfamiliar language. Or a manager travels to a face-toface
meeting only to sit across a conference table from clients
wanting to speak in their own native language. Even within
your organization, teams across global geographies must
collaborate to achieve collective goals, but language barriers
often stand in their way.
Meanwhile, HR leaders are tasked with recruiting and
retaining top talent and L&D managers must align programs
with business goals. Each of these scenarios and areas of
responsibility have something in common: A clear need for
company-sponsored training to develop employees’ language
proficiency so they can engage successfully with colleagues
and customers anywhere.
Thousands of learners were surveyed about the impact of
language training with Rosetta Stone® business solutions.1
It is the Leaders challenge to create the circumstances that stimulate improved performance and execution from the people within their organization. The key question for business leaders is not "why" high performance but rather "how"?
HCM suite vendors are building out their offerings to address administrative, strategic and operational needs of users in multiple geographies, but solutions still vary. HR IT leaders should use this research to identify best-fit vendors based on their own critical product and service/support needs.
Entrust’s SSL/TLS Best Practices Guide is a key resource for those charged with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) deployment. In our guide, you’ll find expert advice from the thought leaders at Entrust on SSL/TLS certificate installation, and tips for managing security for optimal performance.
Included in the SSL/TLS Best Practices Guide:
Certificates and Private Keys
Enhanced Server Security
Our guide is designed to help make SSL/TLS certificate installation easier, so you can use SSL expertly and with confidence.
IT market intelligence agency, IDC, conducted a global study of 3500+ IT leaders around the world and found that companies at all levels are considering PC Lifecycle as a Service models to reduce costs, shorten refresh cycles and procure better equipment for their employees.
Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) combines hardware, software, lifecycle services and financing into one all-encompassing solution – providing a single, predictable price per seat per month provided by Dell Financial Services.
Finding a balance between providing employees with mobility and diversity, and ensuring enterprise IT remains secure and cost effective, can be difficult for businesses to achieve. With 53% of IT leaders struggling to keep up with the increasing diversity of devices, organizations need a solution that can help them overcome these challenges. This webinar discusses how Dell PC Lifecyle family of solutions can streamline the needs of the workforce and satisfy a business’ IT requirements. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®