The mobile app has become “the” strategic initiative for all digital organizations attempting to drive business forward. “By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion — making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe.”1 The app has become more than a simple method of communication. It is the new critical point of engagement, the face of the organization, and quite possibly the difference maker in customers staying or leaving. Getting the “user experience” (or UX) right in the eyes of the consumer is no longer a nice to have but fundamental to achieving success.
The application economy has forced businesses to transform. To capture new growth opportunities, enterprises are opening up and sharing select data and applications with developers, partners, mobile devices, the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the byproducts of this transformation is the discovery that legacy data has value in the application economy—so much so that new revenue opportunities emerge as this data is used in new ways.
The rise of the application programming interface (API)
represents a business opportunity and a technical challenge.
For business leaders, APIs present the opportunity to open new
revenue streams and maximize customer value. But enterprise
architects are the ones charged with creating the APIs that make
backend systems available for reuse in new Web and mobile apps.
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces (APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime, anywhere.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
The core technology behind Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has evolved for decades. More
recently, DRaaS has linked to the cloud, and finally hit its stride. Today it can provide unprecedented
availability options to companies who don’t have secondary data centers dedicated to business
continuity. Before now, only IT teams with additional IT budget, staff and geographic locations could
effectively hedge against downtime, and disasters.
But today’s DRaaS means that businesses of all sizes have the peace of mind that comes with knowing a
replica of their data and systems is hosted at a remote site that they can fail over to—without bearing
any of the infrastructure costs or maintenance responsibilities. All infrastructure and maintenance is
the responsibility of the DRaaS provider. And the technology ensures that a replica is not only available,
but always current and immediately available. This attractive value proposition led Gartner to predict
that global DRaaS revenue will rea
In too many organizations today, innovation isn’t happening fast enough. Within these businesses, skills are siloed and resources are misaligned. As businesses seek to speed innovation and meet their growth and revenue targets, they have to get maximum utility out of all their investments—including in the areas of IT infrastructure, product development and human resources.
This buyer’s guide is intended to help those decision makers tasked with making this critical buying decision—focusing on the characteristics that help enterprises address both their immediate and long term needs. This guide shows how leveraging a PPM platform that delivers both top-down, strategic portfolio management, as well as bottom-up project management capabilities, helps organizations maximize their ROI over the long term.
Business leaders expect two things from IT: keep mission-critical applications available and high performing 24x7 and, if something does happen, recover to be back in business quickly and without losing any critical data so there is no impact on revenue stream. Of course, there is a gap between this de facto expectation from nontechnical business leaders and what current technology is actually capable of delivering. For mission-critical workloads, which are most often hosted on databases, organizations may choose to implement high availability (HA) technologies within the database to avoid downtime and data loss.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the database protection and recovery requirements of modern organizations. These systems require ever-growing backup windows, negatively impact performance in mission-critical production databases, and deliver recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) measured in hours or even days, failing to meet the requirements of high-volume, high transactional databases -- potentially costing millions in lost productivity and revenue, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage due to an outage or data loss.
IDC has put the business value of the Oracle Exadata to the test by interviewing eight customers. They reported better business outcomes and efficiencies as a result of improved database performance, scalability, and reliability. The resulting whitepaper also reveals business value highlights, such as 429 percent five-year ROI, US$222,000 additional revenue per 100 users, and 94 percent less unplanned downtime.
With data the new competitive battleground, businesses that take advantage of
their data will be the leaders; those that do not will fall behind.
But gaining an advantage is a more difficult technical challenge than ever because
your business requirements are ever-changing, your analytic workloads are
exploding, and your data is now widely-distributed across on-premises, big data,
the Internet of Things, and the Cloud.
TIBCO® Data Virtualization is data virtualization software that lets you integrate
data at big data scale with breakthrough speed and cost effectiveness. With
TIBCO Data Virtualization, you can build and manage virtualized views / data
services that access, transform, and deliver the data your business requires to
accelerate revenue, reduce costs, lessen risk, improve compliance, and more.
Discover how Vena’s partnership with Sage Intacct brings together the leader in FP&A software satisfaction and ease-of-use with the innovation and customer satisfaction leader in cloud financial management solutions.
Intapp Time provides superior business intelligence thatchangesyour firm’sfundamental relationship with time.Thisunified suite of applications gives timekeepers access to time data and capture wherever they are: in the office, on a mobile device, online and offline.It is user-centric, offering a completely automated option while fullysupporting hands-on tracking—contemporaneous or reconstructionist.Intapp Time helps your business mine time data to reveal new sources of revenue, inform staff decisions, increase project efficiency, and reduce time leakage.
Globalisation, increasing competition, the constant need to expand revenue bases while cutting costs are among the many changes significantly impacting modern businesses. Are you trying to gain faster insight into business data from multiple sources and devices? Are you trying to recover agility, responsiveness and reduce overhead costs? Get the whitepaper and discover what’s the right enterprise management solution for you to remain competitive.
Our inclusion criteria for this Magic Quadrant emphasize the financial wherewithal of the digital commerce vendors as well as the robustness of their digital commerce platforms, most of which enable large volumes of buying transactions and significant levels of digital commerce GMV revenue. Many platforms support the needs of multiple industries and multiple regions, if not offer global support.
With nearly 80% of businesses experiencing four or more disruptions to their site each month, Aberdeen Group recently conducted a study to get to the root of today's internet performance challenges.
Read the findings and discover how companies:
Improve resolution times resulting from web outages - 65% of companies experience an hour or more to repair an internet related outage
Increase customer satisfaction by 30% - A consistent, reliable and fast web experience is your key to happy, loyal customers
Protect revenue - 60% of businesses record a minute of downtime resulting in a $1,000 loss in revenue
Are your online services and sites built for resiliency or destined for the headlines? Get the report to find out how leading organizations are bucking the stats and implementing Internet Performance Management (IPM ) tools to boost time to resolution and improve site performance.
Users expect quick, consistent access to their business-critical data and applications around the clock. That’s why outages, whether they are planned or unplanned, can negatively affect revenue, consumer trust and your reputation.
This paper introduces the IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence solution, which is designed to help your company create personalized, relevant experiences for individual customers with a focus on driving new revenue.
Discover what it takes to deliver truly proactive care to customers and find out how active customer experience management can deliver significant business benefits in the form of cost savings, reduced churn, and increased revenue.
Predictive analytics transforms organizations. Watch this video to see how predictive analytics can improve outcomes in four strategic areas critical to the success of your business:
- Customer satisfaction and retention
- More effective HR processes
- Fraud and threat detection and prevention
- Revenue growth and profitability
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm
the business managers who must sift through it all to
glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize
profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into
new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship
management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM),
business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data
environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected,
“dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of
disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to
deliver the desired single view of the business.
To meet the business imperative for enterprise integration and
stay competitive, companies must manage the increasing variety,
volume and velocity of new data pouring into their systems from
an ever-expanding number of sources. They need to bring all
their corporate data together, deliver it to end users as quickly as
possible to maximize
In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
Anything you do is an opportunity to learn and get better in creating the right experiences for your visitors, which is why you should always be testing.
Testing is well proven and will help you increase revenues. There are many elements you should be testing, and as you get more confident with testing, there are different levels of how you should be testing—from simple A/B to multivariant testing.
The global beauty company provides an exhilarating example of the power of context-driven commerce. When customers can rely on brands to achieve the outcomes that are important to them, brand owners can shift their focus from nonstop customer acquisition to long-term customer engagement.
The Sitecore Experience Platform and the underlying Sitecore Experience Database are foundation technologies for IT organizations wanting to implement context-driven commerce environments that function elegantly today and into the future. Sitecore puts an end to digital retailers’ obsession with cart abandonment, replacing it with opportunities to delight customers with personal, meaningful commerce offers.