Forbes recently referred to robotic process automation (RPA) as “a gateway drug to AI,” referencing its low barrier to entry compared to other technology choices within the AI realm. But while experts continue to tout the future of RPA, what can we expect of it in the short-term?
Jump into this resource to get a peek at how experts are predicting RPA’s 2019 will pan out, including notable market shifts, major technology disruptions, and entirely new RPA use cases.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Download “How to Strengthen Security While Optimizing Network Performance” to see how next-generation network packet brokers (NGNPBs) mitigate security tool sprawl, simplify IT management and improve network availability. NGNPBs help align network and security teams by creating a single view of network infrastructure and data management. See why you should shift your infrastructure strategy toward NGNPBs to boost efficiency and reduce complexity. Learn more by downloading this new research now.
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.
Windows Server 2012 represents a paradigm shift from the traditional client/server model to a new cloud-based infrastructure. Is your business ready? Download this whitepaper to learn the 7 key questions you need to answer now
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
Compensation managers know that, although budgets are tight, top performers still insist on being rewarded. This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper shows how you can create a strong compensation program. Download it today.
As the global business world shifts to all digital, real-time operations, the legacy two-tier ERP architecture so many businesses have relied on to bridge headquarters with subsidiaries can no longer compete effectively. A simple and comprehensive answer exists in SAP S/4HANA. Available in cloud and on-premise, SAP S/4HANA gives organizations the ability to utilize the same product family across a multi-tier deployment.
So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
Lenovo commissioned Cebr to research the changing dynamics of workplaces around
the UK. The report quantifies the potential gains from remote working and looks at
issues such as: What attributes do people at the start of their careers look for in an
employer? Will there be a continued shift towards remote working? And how much
importance do people place on flexible working hours?
Cities are changing at a pace never before possible, bringing
smart features online daily. But smart features don’t equal
smart cities. That’s why aspiring smart cities are shifting from
siloes of smart features to a more holistic approach that
connects and makes sense of all people and things. This
shift demands technology solutions that are edge-centric,
cloud-enabled and data-driven, able to deliver citizen-centric
outcomes now and into the future.
The retail sector has been expanding with each passing decade thanks to intelligent marketing, intense research around customer behavior, creative advertising, and the adoption of new technology. Now industry movers and shakers are looking to boost sales with location intelligence.
With location intelligence, retail companies can track and predict consumer trends and shifts in demand. With these insights companies can capitalize on growth opportunities in new product or service areas.
HERE Open Location Platform provides powerful, easy-to-use developer tools, standardized technology and scalable infrastructure to simplify the processing of location-based data. Learn how to gain a competitive edge with HERE Technologies.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
Digital transformation has arrived, and it’s creating unprecedented opportunities for companies of all sizes to become market leaders through the evolution of business processes and the creation of new products and services. Organizations that master digital transformation will see a dramatic increase in revenues and profitability by converging people, processes and technologies; those that do not will struggle to survive. Evidence of this is clear to see by looking at the churn in the biggest
companies in the world. For example, a Capgemini study found that since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 has disappeared through acquisitions or bankruptcies. The study also found that digital organizations control 70% of market share in all industries today. Therefore, making the shift to a digital business must be a top initiative for IT and business leaders.
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Marketing as you know it will never be the same. There’s a fundamental shift in relationships between brands and customers—fueled by smartphones, social media, and today’s
always-on, always-connected mentality. Marketers have access
to more customer data (big data) than ever before. But the quantity of data only matters if you’re smart about using it—to power 1:1 customer journeys.
Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
• Moving from legacy to cloud infrastructure is a huge win for business, but the process requires a fundamental shift in organizational culture and business processes both inside and outside IT. In fact, managing this change may be the biggest challenge your company faces when moving to the cloud, unless you're equipped with the resources that make for a simple, successful transition.
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The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30%
in the next three years1
. Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a
seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and
challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more
players, in more places, in less time.
TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming
companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show
the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are
facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host
of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace
of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts
to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and
events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently
updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another
dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple
screens across devices.
To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile,
high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective
online distribution channel. This requires f
New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of a more demanding end user and the opportunities presented by Big Data. Significant strategy shifts are under way to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a unified view of the data terrain necessary to support Big Data and real-time needs of innovative enterprises companies.
This paper explains both UC and the attraction to the cloud or specifically UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service). Hosted communications is the only communications sector experiencing recent, consistent, year-over-year growth. The model offers businesses operational, financial and technical advantages. UCaaS offers a transformation in business communications and collaboration. There’s a lot of change taking place, and it is good news for business enterprises.
As the shift into a digital economy continues to accelerate, companies must out-innovate, outthink, and outpace their competition. Businesses must embrace change and transform to become the disruptors in their industries rather than wait to be disrupted by their competitors.
In the face of this pressure to evolve, organizations need to transform IT to reduce both the capital and operational costs of legacy IT. They must offload repeatable and time-intensive manual tasks like backup, disaster recovery, and service deployment to software and policy-driven automation.
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution
Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors.
Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how:
A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk
To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management
Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
These are no longer capitally strained organizations building an application on a one-off basis, with the cloud this is enterprise transition, this is enterprise applications being shifted to the cloud, new applications being developed in the cloud, and this requires a completely new way of building and consuming IT services for the enterprise. Download now to learn more.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.