Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights1, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the potential to:
• Improve productivity of internal applications
• Increase revenue through enhanced customer interacton and improved customer acquisiiton
• Reduce costs by optimizing operations
• Enhance products and services with "smart" functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control
This paper provided by Dell and Intel® gives executi
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Feb 07, 2019
In our experience as franchise marketers, Local Ad Fund dollars provide a solid foundation for paid search campaigns that drive consistent, high quality-low cost, leads.
However many franchisees and local business owners could be doing more to support established corporate search marketing campaigns, ultimately capturing the maximum search interest for their services within their markets, driving increased local revenue.
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Feb 07, 2019
Roughly five years ago, an industry shift occurred in franchising that saw many franchisers and their respective marketing teams hire multiple agencies, partners and vendors to conduct various marketing programs on their behalf.
As retail continues its internet-influenced change and customer demand for “right now” service increases, a new area is open for business. There is no reason to send a shirt that is the wrong size or give an impersonal gift card. G-Commerce is here, offering a new type of personalized transaction and digitalized merchandise for those shopping for others.
Learn how Loop Commerce's flagship product, GiftNow:
• Increased % of sales from gifts by 2X
• Drove 24% of Christmas Eve sales
• Increased 6X demand over gift cards
Retailers can grab last-minute shoppers literally up to the moment before a holiday, and increase profits through fewer merchandise returns.
Loop Commerce invented the $600B G-Commerce industry by building the first digital solution that makes it simple to shop for others and partnering with retailers like Target, Uniqlo, and Neiman Marcus along the way. After an acquisition by Synchrony, their deep consumer financial services experience and strong retail partnerships makes this the most exciting innovation in an always changing industry. See how the top retailers on the planet are embracing the huge customer segment shopping for others and seeing spikes in revenue because of it.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Email marketers have always dreaded the unsubscribe, and at the cost of nearly $18 or more per unsubscribe depending on your average order value, it’s clear why. Altogether, the cost of an unsubscribe -- in terms of lost revenue potential and associated soft costs — is nothing to blink at. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to decrease your unsubscribe rate and recover some of that otherwise lost revenue.
Fast-food giants McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King amongst others, have begun deploying self-order kiosks in their respective outlets. The burning question is: “Are self-order kiosks worth the hype and what is their potential return on investment?” While the hefty upfront investment might prove to be a determent for cost-conscious F&B establishments, the evidence has shown that the initial investments would more than pay off in the long run in the form of greater revenue, reduced waiting time and even an increase in both footfall and customer-satisfaction levels.
Download the whitepaper to learn how self-order kiosks—
• Can help chain restaurants enjoy huge revenue growth
• Can influence and alter the buying habits of consumers
• Can improve customer satisfaction levels and improve footfall by eliminating language barriers
The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
A global infrastructure management company entered into a factoring agreement with a leading US financial institution in Australia. However, it realized that it was paying unreasonably high interest payments to the financial institution and wanted to trace the reason for the same. Infosys BPM took the initiative to analyze interest payments to the banker, and the customer payments pattern to provide insights on cost saving opportunities. Read on to know more on how did Infosys BPM help the client lead to a cash flow of $138M and also save $562,000 in factoring fees.
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
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.
Published By: ZoomInfo
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
Find and connect quickly with the right people, prospects, and opportunities to grow your sales pipeline and boost conversion rates. The ZoomInfo™ Database is the only source of business information combining the business web, community contributors, and professionals who post their own profiles-updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlock the power of this data with our next-generation prospecting tool, ZoomInfo™ Pro, featuring rich segmentation, export capabilities, and list building. Add custom appends and lists to streamline revenue generation and maximize ROI. Start your free trial today.
The Pro's and Con's of Frequency for online retailers.
There is a happy medium for the frequency of an email newsletter or special promotions. The more you mail in the short term, the more revenue you will see, but what are the long term effects?
Published By: WhatCounts
Published Date: Apr 30, 2010
There's no reason overseeing and managing a million-plus subscriber email database should be a discombobulated and overbearing task. Start being an effective email marketer by creating a plan, brushing up on your skills, and cleaning house. Implementing these six simple tweaks will go a long way towards maximizing the return, response, and revenue from your email program.
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
H&S Ventures provides management services for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and its home-ice venue—the Honda Center. This popular indoor arena hosts scores of events and concerts, and H&S oversees everything from ticket sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured by attendance, big-name bookings and how much fans spend on merchandise and concessions. Digital innovation plays a crucial role in creating a thrilling live experience that raises fans’ satisfaction and their average “spend.”
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).
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Read on to find out more.
Healthcare accounts for 21% of all cybersecurity breaches, making it the most affected business sector in the U.S. economy. Ongoing attacks are predicted to cost providers $305 billion in lifetime revenue over the next few years. Download this white paper to learn how to make healthcare cybersecurity stronger.
Bancolombia is an award winning, full-service financial institution that provides banking services to customers in 12 different countries and is one of the 10th largest financial groups in Latin-America.With bots from Automation Anywhere, Bancolombia sifts through structured, semi-structured, and unstructured customer data to transform their BPM. Bots automate hundreds of processes and greatly increasing back office efficiency, saving Bancolombia a significant amount of time servicing customers. This has led to an increase in CSAT numbers and has created additional revenue streams.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already begun to improve targeting, segmentation, media buying and planning in the advertising industry. AI algorithms can extract complex patterns from vast numbers of data points, and in so doing, are able to self-correct and learn patterns. The revenue potential that improved personalization, segmentation and targeting that AI provides to marketers is huge.
At HERE Technologies, we are placing AI and machine learning at the center of our products and services. We see the opportunity in automated machine learning to enrich the targeting and effectiveness of mobile advertising campaigns in real time. But the outcome of implementing such technology depends on the quality of data being fed into it from the outset. AI wouldn’t be as helpful if it’s being used alongside questionable location data or audience data.
HERE’s location data provides a strong thread that can be woven throughout every stage of the media buying process, offering more context and