Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
Tech advances like the cloud, mobile technology, and the app-based software model have changed the way today’s modern business operates.
They’ve also changed the way criminals attack and steal from businesses. Criminals strive to be agile in much the same way that companies do. Spreading malware is a favorite technique among attackers. According to the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 28% of data breaches included malware.¹
While malware’s pervasiveness may not come as a surprise to many people, what’s not always so well understood is that automating app attacks—by means of malicious bots —is the most common way cybercriminals commit their crimes and spread malware. It helps them achieve scale.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
"Every kind of online interaction—website visits, API calls to mobile apps, and others—is being attacked by bots. Whether it's fraud, scraping, spam, DDoS, espionage, shilling, or simply altering your SEO ranking, bots are wreaking havoc on websites as well as mobile and business applications.
But that’s not all: they’re also messing with your business intelligence (BI). They can skew audience metrics, customer journeys and even ad buys, making business decisions questionable and costly. According to Forrester, ad fraud alone was set to exceed $3.3 billion in 2018.
Not all bots are bad. In fact, your business depends on them. Search engine bots, for example, give your web presence visibility and authority online. Other good bots help you deliver better customer experiences—perhaps a chatbot provides instant customer assistance on your site. What’s important is enabling the good bots and blocking the bad ones."
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
As ride-hailing, e-commerce and food delivery services continue to grow, the value of curbside space is increasingly apparent. Though valuable and potentially lucrative, its original design is failing to live up to the needs of today's society. The demand for curbside space is growing, but the asset itself is fixed.
To reduce urban congestion, ensure optimal roadway performance management, encourage new mobility solutions and facilitate on-demand delivery efficiency, it is vital that the curb be better utilized.
In this eBook, gain insight from six visionaries and thought leaders with a stake in the landscape of urban mobility as they share how to better optimize curbside space.
Let’s face it, consumers are addicted to fast delivery.
As delivery windows continue to shrink, demand is only growing stronger. The pressure is on for online food delivery and e-commerce companies to consistently meet these ever-tightening deadlines and keep customers happy and loyal.
But what happens to your ETAs when a snowstorm strikes? Or a restaurant in your market hosts a promotion that causes demand to spiral out of control? Don’t let times like these send you scrambling to stay ahead of peak demand.
Drive down click-to-door times by discovering:
• The role location technology plays in food and e-commerce delivery
• The benefits of dynamic routing
• How to stay ahead of predictable and unpredictable peak demand
Basic diagramming tools allow business users to define an initial business process and provide a good path to getting your processes off of sticky notes and into a digital format. However, if company-wide collaboration, real-time change management and integration with automation tools are important to you, a dedicated process modeling tool may be your better choice.
It is breathing life into our existing energy resources and creating new opportunities.
Better use of data has visible, tangible and immediate results. It is helping energy companies become safer, more reliable and more efficient.
This is good for both our wallets and our planet.
For more information visit: www.ibm.com/energy or watch our webinar here
Brands are seeing tremendous disruption in the areas of retail, consumer goods, and travel/ hospitality. To stay on pace with the changing needs and demands of these industries, you need to compete and thrive in new ways. Cognitive Enterprise is data-enabled, cloud-powered, transformational business. It doesn't see silos. It uses data to inform the next best step to improve processes spanning all areas of the business, including customer experience.
Brands are seeing tremendous disruption in the areas of retail, consumer goods, and travel/ hospitality. To stay on pace with the changing needs and demands of these industries, you need to compete and thrive in new ways. Cognitive Enterprise is data-enabled, cloud-powered, transformational business that breaks through organizational silos.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
Migrating to a new marketing automation platform (MAP) is like moving into a new house. You have to itemize everything that’s moving with you, pack up all your data, and say goodbye to the way it was before. Forever. And it doesn’t end after you’ve shifted - you’re going to have to spend some time living out of boxes, gradually unpacking, and realizing you’d like to organize things a little differently as you go.
That having been said, most marketers consider platform migration a big headache.
AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.
A global mobility revolution has already begun and is accelerating rapidly, opening up major opportunities and challenges for players across the mobility ecosystem.
Read this report to discover:
• the likely winners and losers in the mobility revolution
• how the way people and goods are moved will change dramatically
• how the mobility revolution will impact eight traditional sectors
• what alliances organisations must build to win in this brave new world.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
For manufacturers, the transition to Industry 4.0 has meant the accumulation of data, massive data. Indeed, the accumulation, distribution and evaluation of data are driving virtually every decision on the manufacturing plant floor and supply chains shaping those decisions. Given the striking fact that ninety percent of the data in the world has been created over the last two years, it isn’t surprising that more than 60 percent of large companies report having a Chief Data Officer. But what has opened the floodgates to this deluge of information in manufacturing? Ordinary sensors have been transformed into smart sensors with the advent of IoT technologies and are being deployed by manufacturers along every step of the supply chain. Sensors are now detecting everything from when a piece of equipment will need maintenance to controlling energy costs inside factories.
The stretch from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday is an online shopping free-for-all, but is your
ecommerce store making as much money as it could on the biggest sales days of the year?
This quick-look guide shows online store owners how to make more this holiday season. Your
profits go up when the middleman goes out—so say “goodbye” to Amazon and “hello” to Drip
as you cash in on Cyber Week.
When online sellers first set up shop, they’re
laser-focused on spreading their brand far
and wide in order to rip open the customer
acquisition floodgates. After all, the goal for
any ecommerce startup is to get as many
eyes as possible off the competition and onto
But once an online store has found its footing
and settled into some steady traction, a new
obstacle rears its head: The Repeat Purchase.
The truth is, most of your customers will be
one-and-done shoppers with your store. But
what would happen if you could turn more
first-timers into lifers?
The idea of load balancing is well defined in the IT world: A network device accepts traffic on behalf ofa group of servers, and distributes that traffic according to load balancing algorithms and the availabilityof the services that the servers provide. From network administrators to server administrators to applicationdevelopers, this is a generally well understood concept.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
Whether you've had an employee referral program for years, are only in the initial stages of building one, or have never had one at all, this e-book is full of tips and advice on making your program the best it can be.
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
Amazing customer experiences are like magic—they make us feel uniquely understood and important, and they often happen when we least expect them. Once the domain of B2C brands, B2B brands are becoming Experience Makers, too. As study after study has shown, the consumer experiences of everyday life are now becoming the standard by which B2B experiences are judged.
Mammut makes highperformance
outdoor equipment for the
Understanding the value of expert
recommendations, Mammut partnered with
ExpertVoice to identify brand sentiment and
increase the likelihood that qualified professionals
who influence their targeted consumers — like REI
employees and members of the American Alpine
Club — recommend their products.