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.
IBM and Red Hat provide a range of technology and services that can support their customers’ IT and development needs. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an emerging Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) technology assessment study to examine the ways in which customers utilize solutions by both companies in tandem and the impacts achieved as a result. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of solutions using both IBM and Red Hat offerings on their organizations.
Forrester interviewed five organizations that use IBM and Red Hat offerings together. These interviewees are focused on modernizing infrastructure and applications to resolve legacy architecture challenges and meet quickly changing market needs. These companies adopted a wide range of solutions from IBM (including IBM Power, IBM Z, IBM Cloud Paks, middleware, and professional services) and Red Hat (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, JBoss, a
A new era of business reinvention is dawning. Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. As artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and 5G become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape standard business architectures. The “outside-in” digital transformation of the past decade is giving way to the “inside-out” potential of data exploited with these exponential technologies.
Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the right expertise to mine the data sets.
IBM Services helps its customers effectively plan, manage and migrate their applications to a hybrid multicloud environment.
IBM Services commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by using IBM Services for migrating and modernizing their applications to a multicloud environment.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of leveraging IBM Services for Application Migration and Modernization services for their organization. Register to learn more.
Businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region manage many disparate security tools, frequently without a centralized information management platform. They also suffer a deluge of threat alerts, although only a small percentage of these require further investigation.
"Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly digitizing their operations and adopting a multicloud environment. Unfortunately, legacy WAN architecture models often do not provide the scale, flexibility or agility required to support this transition. Enter SD-WAN.
No single platform will be able to deliver every piece in the jigsaw for every type of enterprise and every application-specific set of requirements. The key is to select vendor partners whose platforms are sufficiently open, modular and comprehensive in their functionality and components that they will be able to adapt to enterprises’ increasingly varied, flexible and exacting networking and compute requirements going forward.
Only by doing so will they secure the ability to stay ahead in a multicloud future."
"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
In the Garage, you work side by side with IBM experts to create first-of-a-kind MVPs, experiment with emerging technologies and quickly learn from failures. In this webinar hear from Ed Forman, Partner of Cognitive Process Transformation at IBM. Ed has partnered with organizations across industries including automotive, life sciences, financial services and telecommunications. In his work with the IBM Garage he has helped shape an award-winning method for innovation that has transformed business models for Fortune 500 clients. Listen to this 30-minute presentation to find out more.
"The mandate for procurement organizations is clear – cost reduction alone no longer ensures success; creating value is equally important. How was Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield able to achieve their desired future state? In this webinar, we will discuss:
• Why procurement needs a strategic makeover, the current adoption of emerging technologies by procurement, and the challenges faced by procurement exec
IBM has been named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data & Analytics Services.
According to the report, by 2022, 90% of corporate strategies are expected to view information as a critical enterprise asset, and analytics as an essential competency. Data and analytics service providers can help leaders accelerate and transform their ability to deliver data-driven insights and innovation solutions to businesses. Get complimentary access to Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report for Data & Analytics Service Providers.
Rising urbanization and upward of a billion vehicles in operation across the world have brought unprecedented levels of traffic and congestion to our major towns and cities. On the frontline are the emergency dispatchers and responders. Every day, they face complex challenges as they attempt to navigate through congested traffic, unexpected road closures and work zones in a timely manner.
Is your accounting system ready for the pre–award compliance audit? The accounting system review is a critical part of the pre–award survey. An inadequate system can delay the award of your contract.
In this white paper, learn how by using the right accounting solution, you can reduce the risk of failing a pre–award audit. See why Government Contracting solutions from Deltek are among the very few where audit agencies presume compliance.
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
"We are in an age of unprecedented opportunity, where ubiquitous data and new technologies are shaping the world and dramatically changing the way consumers interact with businesses like yours.
The rise of fintech companies is driving competition, e-commerce has raised the bar for digital experiences, fraud is at an all-time high, and there is pressure to grow your business. You need to meet these challenges head
on and do it in a way that can scale with the increasing volume — and value — of customers. All while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
We believe rapid, sustainable growth can be fuelled by acquiring the right customers and delivering customer experiences that align with their expectations. To succeed you need a comprehensive, unified view into your customers and their needs. As a business leader, how do you achieve these objectives? What can you do to attract and acquire new customers? What tools do you need to quickly act on insights and to make consistent, relev
According to the latest research from Gartner, SOAR solutions are gaining visibility and real-world use driven by early adoption to improve security operations centers (SOCs).
The first market guide from Gartner to cover the SOAR solution market provides analysis and direction on the current state of the SOAR market, as well as recommendations and key findings to help security and risk management leaders evaluate how a SOAR solution can improve their ability to prioritize security operations activities, formalize triage and incident response, and automate response.
Why should you hyperconnect your supply chain? So you can drive responsiveness, accuracy and value through it, into your wider business.
This new video explores how working from one connected source of data makes your whole business more agile. And your supply chain more profitable.
Watch this video and explore the hyperconnected future for yourself.
For the second year, we asked 500 panelists their
feelings and perceptions regarding the state of brickand-
mortar retail. The results may surprise you.
Our research found that, although sales associates are generally viewed
neutrally, specific sectors such as consumer electronics stores and momand-
pop shops have a positive perception.
Consumers seek out sales associates who are educated and able to
help them make an informed purchase. Our results also confirmed prior
reporting1 into the growing fluidity between e-commerce and traditional
retail. More than 75 percent of our panelists reported frequently browsing
online, then purchasing the product in-store. Sales associates who are
educated about the products in their store are more likely to sell more. Brands
that ensure that their sales teams have the proper product knowledge
maximize the likelihood that consumers will purchase from them.
When Q4 rolls around, people start hanging
Christmas lights, planning family gettogethers,
stocking up on booze for said
family get-togethers — and buying gifts.
It’s true, the last quarter of the year is great for sipping eggnog, but it’s also when big and small
businesses alike make or break their revenue goals, often making 20-30 percent of their annual
sales, according to the National Retail Federation. With the average holiday shopper purchasing
16 gifts during the season, wintertime is salestime.
We’ve compiled the 10 things brands and retailers can do to boost revenue during the holiday
season — and keep customers coming back for more.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"This IDC study reviews the competitive market for travel and expense management software in 2018.
""Industry leaders need to leverage advanced technologies to augment their capabilities for streamlining approvals, combating fraud, and maintaining compliance. Many of these technologies have taken large leaps forward in terms of usability and accuracy over the past 24 months,"" said Kevin M. Permenter, research manager for Enterprise Applications with IDC.
There is no magic formula to rid the business of the burden of noncompliance. Download this report to find out how organisations can minimize risk for noncompliance and fraud amidst rapid international growth. "
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"Whether companies are expanding to sell into new markets or working with overseas suppliers, today’s CEOs are focused on driving profitable growth. But growth makes everything complex. Complexity manifests in many forms such as new industry and country regulations, ever-evolving tax requirements, and language differences.
Finance and IT leaders play critical role in helping CEOs overcome barriers and grow the business. In this new SAP Concur ebook Scaling Travel, Expense, and Invoice Management Growth, we discuss how CFO and CIO collaboration can help deploy intelligent, scalable systems to manage core financial functions and drive business growth as an Intelligent Enterprise. Download the ebook to learn more."
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"Finance and IT leaders play critical role in helping CEOs overcome barriers and grow the business. In this new SAP Concur ebook Scaling Travel, Expense, and Invoice Management Growth, we discuss how CFO and CIO collaboration can help deploy intelligent, scalable systems to manage core financial functions and drive business growth as an Intelligent Enterprise.
Download the ebook to learn more."
Research shows that legacy ERP 1.0 systems were not designed for usability and insight. More than three quarters of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans 1. These systems lack modern best-practice capabilities needed to compete and grow. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”.
Oracle’s goal is to help you navigate your own journey to modernization by sharing the knowledge we’ve gained working with many thousands of customers using both legacy and modern ERP systems. To that end, we’ve crafted this handbook outlining the fundamental characteristics that define modern ERP.
What do Cristiano Ronaldo and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson have in common – besides outrageous abs that is?! They are both bona fide superstars. They both made Forbes’ top 10 highest paid celebrities list for 2018, have millions of followers on social media, and are known the world over.
Enterprise applications are moving to the cloud, and for good reasons: The cloud offers a host of potential benefits for both small & mid-sized businesses and large enterprises. These benefits include lower costs, scalable and flexible deployment options, lower capital spending, and access to innovative applications. Communications Service Providers (CSPs), meanwhile, see more opportunities to offer more bandwith to businesses within their footprint.