In today’s market, discrete manufacturers must stay focused on traditional objectives — increasing uptime and throughput in the plant and closely managing costs throughout their operations. At the same time, they must also create and offer more integrated products and services and even new business models to enhance the customer experience. These new offerings incorporate increasing amounts of technology — including Internet of Things. Indeed, by 2018, nearly one-third of industry leaders will be disrupted by competitors that are digitally-enabled. For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
The critical trends that are reshaping the world of work are colliding with the changing demographic profile of the employees and shifting expectations of the work experience. Despite an uncertain future, there is optimism in the air.
The events of 2016 and early 2017 have set a course of change that brings the promise of more equity and transparency and more accountable decision making. An overarching theme of Empowerment permeates how business leaders. HR professionals, and employees are viewing the world of work, both today and in the future.
Two trends are pushing all lines of business—across all industries—toward cloud IT.
First, IT is being stretched more than ever. IT organizations are expected to expand services and meet tighter SLAs while having fewer resources, personnel, and skills to work with. With the IT queue growing longer than ever, both IT and LOB leaders are interested in using the cloud to quickly deploy the services users need.
For most IT organizations, the current way of doing business does not map to growth or enable the flexibility to compete in the digital age. Rigid and periodic hardware-refresh cycles cannot adequately scale, and applications built for on-premises resources using traditional development and management tools are no longer flexible enough to deliver the agility businesses need to grow or compete.
"Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The key challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. For most companies, it will be an incremental journey.
BusinessNewsDaily.com notes that CIOs and business-minded technology leaders are moving beyond being supportive functions and into being an integrated part of overall business strategy and operations. IT is delivering added value, enhanced business performance, and greater security.
This best practices paper outlines eight important ways that IT teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations."
Whether your company wants to grow by optimizing your current business model or transforming to introduce new revenue sources, you’re likely exploring a variety of digital tools designed to enhance and expand the organization. Leaders rely on CIOs and IT directors to recommend digital strategies and outline the benefits and challenges they can expect from new digital tools. For many businesses, the first step toward growth is deciding how ambitious their digital strategy should be in order to compete and succeed in today’s manufacturing market.
Technology leaders can help drive the company’s digital ambition by:
• Considering whether the business can support full digital transformation or more moderate optimization
• Observing digital trends across the industry and adjacent industries
• Evaluating your competitive position as it relates to your digital strategies
Learn more about how your company can determine its digital business ambition by downloading this research report from Gart
Published By: Workterra
Published Date: Nov 10, 2017
Mid-market HR today is being asked to be a business partner in areas that range from compliance to employee engagement. They need to be able to connect the dots among various sources of employee data to deliver better-informed business decisions to help achieve strategic goals.
Connecting those dots and delivering those results demands more HR firepower and greater data visibility than the manual or homegrown processes and systems often used by mid-market organizations can deliver. On the other hand, most mid-market companies aren’t ready for the intricacies or expense of human capital management (HCM) systems designed for enterprise-level organizations.
The answer for forward-thinking HR leaders who want to boost their team’s capabilities and play a greater role in their company’s future is having core HR functionality designed into an integrated benefits administration solution.
Automated HR that delivers core HR features as part of its architecture — not as an afterthought or a separate, stand-alone module — gives HR leaders:
• The tools they need to better handle their administrative work
• The data and analytics necessary to better coordinate programs and more confidently make strategic decisions
• A user experience that makes life easier for HR and employees
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: Nov 07, 2017
T&E solutions need to drive measurable improvements to the bottom line. With the right tools, anyone can become a T&E leader with increased visibility, compliance, and cost savings.
An integrated, end-to-end T&E solution, which eliminates disparate systems, offers significant benefits for businesses and their travellers.
Aberdeen recommends following the Leaders in their adoption of T&E technologies.
Massive shifts within the digital business landscape are sparking immense opportunities and reshaping every sector.
In some cases, complete upheaval is happening at lightning-fast speed. In other instances, digital undercurrents are stirring beneath the surface as organizations scramble to monetize vast volumes and variety of data in an effort to sharpen their competitive edge and not be blindsided by unforeseen events that completely upend existing business models.
While long-standing industry leadership might be no match for the next cool app, agility, speed and the ability to harness more data than was ever imagined is fueling powerful possibilities for reinvention among companies of every size.
Data is following rapidly from mobile devices and social networks, as well as from every connected product, machine and infrastructure. This data holds the potential for deep insights that can replace guesswork and approximations as to locations, behaviors, patterns and preferences. As the w
Published By: Zingbox
Published Date: Oct 31, 2017
The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) moves on with ever-intensifying pace as enterprises experiment with business projects that incorporate IoT endpoints and technologies. This engagement is necessitating a profound commitment by security and risk management leaders to more capable forms of protection. Several vendors are offering distinct approaches to enterprise mobility management, software composition analysis and asset discovery. This Gartner review of the notable vendors serving IoT engagements looks closely at how these companies developed representative cool technologies and solutions to support the expansion of IoT interconnectivity.
As the use of cloud solutions in government increases, both business and IT leaders are recognizing that the safety and success of their business depend on finding ways to take full advantage of cloud innovation while ensuring consistent service levels, data management and privacy, and user experiences. Hybrid IT management includes aligning the organization around service levels, cost control, security, and IT-enabled innovation.
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
We’re living through a time where people,
organizations and societies not only rely but thrive
upon secure, simple and fast access to information.
From small businesses, startups, enterprises and
global conglomerates across all verticals; to local, state
and federal governments; to educational institutions
and nonprofits, we are continuously investing in
our employees, devices, applications, networks and
infrastructure that enable us to drive our collective
Ten years ago, business and technology leaders
catalyzed a cloud app revolution that has changed the
way organizations manage IT. However, through this
transformative shift, the core requirements of IT remain
the same. Technology leaders are responsible for
ensuring that 1) information assets remain confidential
and protected, 2) information systems are available
and operational, and 3) people are empowered and
productive with the apps and information they need.
IAM is a technology and security discipline
Virtually every business-oriented conversation Wikibon has with senior IT leaders
includes a discussion of digital transformation. The relevance to this research is the
increasing interdependency between organizations and the data they use, create,
access, share and store. Digital means data and lots of it; and this data must be
protected. The data requirements facing organizations today as a direct result of digital
initiatives are unprecedented and require new approaches for protecting and enabling
recovery for high value data assets.
Governments around the world are trying to keep pace with the digital tsunami and
new/evolving regulations will further pressure data protection and recovery
requirements. For example, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
states that organizations must take appropriate measures to ensure the ability to restore
personal data “in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.”
Beginning in May of 2018, penalties for non-co
As the rate of business change continues to accelerate, organizations need new strategies to enable exponential growth and impact. Watch Patrick van der Pijl, one of the world’s leading experts on business model innovation, share how he has helped leaders at hundreds of organizations to become more strategic and intentional about their business models.
This Harvard Business Review Insight Center report is a compilation of 26 short stories -- only a page each -- from industry experts and thought leaders versed on the promises and challenges of big data.
The data quality tools market continues to show strong revenue growth, driven by cost, process optimization and digital business initiatives. Applying data quality tools to existing and emerging business scenarios will enable data and analytics leaders to deliver greater business value.
Agile and innovative companies like Netflix, Instagram, Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber have used exponential technologies to completely disrupt their industries. But some of the largest industries in the world have fallen prey to these and other disruptive companies. And most of them didn’t even see it coming. The convergence of exponential technologies, along with bold thinking and the willingness to take risks, is completely altering the business landscape. And that landscape is changing at an accelerating pace.
Disruption is occurring far more quickly than ever before. On average, an S&P 500 company is being replaced every 2 weeks, and over 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies on the S&P 500 will no longer exist within 10 years. The only options are to disrupt yourself or be disrupted by your competition. Which will you choose? If you choose the former, do you know how to proceed? This guide shares strategies you can employ today to start future-proofing your company.
How are organizations balancing self-service analytics and data governance today? What are the trends for tomorrow?
Many organizations are on their way to achieving self-service analytics maturity through the use of intuitive data visualization technologies aimed at non-technical users; as well as various tactics that reduce reliance on IT. But handing the analytics reins entirely to business users can make governance nearly impossible. As a result, organizations are increasing investments in modern analytics platforms that enable a balance between IT governing and curating data, empowering business users to derive insights from data mostly on their own and without delay.
Join guest speaker, Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst, Boris Evelson and Oracle Analytics Senior Group Director, Jose Villacis as they discuss insights from an Oracle-commissioned study of North American enterprise analytics leaders.
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become.
To learn more, visit purestorage.com/cloud.
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
The number of services available via online subscription is exploding—and the big bang of subscription is only gaining momentum. Companies want to turn one-time purchases into
regularly recurring subscriptions or memberships. The siren song of subscription success is calling to executives in virtually every industry. Business leaders want ongoing revenue streams from an army of subscribers. But, as companies that plunged into recurring business models are realizing, subscriptions are more than just transactions that recur. Subscription success can be illusive. Too often, subscription models don’t generate the expected high, ongoing revenue streams.
It’s critical that Finance teams have accurate, relevant, and timely data to understand current run rates and to steer your company toward growth. “The Finance Boss Guide to Oracle E-Business Suite to Drive Exponential Financial Gains” will help you translate numbers into fiscal performance through better reporting, analytics and planning, such as:
How to create your own usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking financial performance and progress against company-wide KPIs
Avoiding over-investing in dated ERP tools
Industry analyst’s take on how to get better reporting and planning best practices and tools
How Finance leaders at Bibby Distribution used the ability to drill down into reports to get exactly the detail they needed to address immediate business issues
Forget making business decisions with outdated data. Keep operations on track with real-time insights from every facet of your business including finance to supply chain management. “The Operations Guru’s Guide to Oracle EBS” will help you master more efficient company operations so you can focus on making a massive operational impact. Tactical insights, covering:
How your team can create usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking progress against company-wide KPIs from multiple systems, without leaning heavily on IT
An industry analyst’s take on how to get better reporting and analytics from ERP and other critical data sources
How Finance and IT leaders at Ladbrokes replaced Oracle reports and quit having to manipulate data in static spreadsheets
Welcome to the era of the digital enterprise, where digital is
your journey and cognitive is your destination. As business
leaders, you are under growing pressure to use information
to its fullest potential, delivering new customer experiences
as fuel for business growth. The digital economy is changing
the way we gather information, gain insights, reinvent our
businesses and innovate both quickly and iteratively
A hybrid cloud environment, combining traditional IT systems
and public cloud, enables you to extend business processes
beyond the walls of your organization. For example, many
organizations use public cloud as a collaborative development
environment to create innovative applications that can then be
ported to an on-premises or hybrid production environment.