Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Feb 28, 2018
"With consumers increasingly flocking to social to talk to (and about) brands, it’s crucial for brands to think about social in a smart, tactical way. In this paper, Sprinklr and IBM partner to explore the full impact of social media on the business.
*This is a joint effort by Sprinklr and IBM Watson Marketing. To learn more about IBM Watson Marketing, visit ibm.com/watson/marketing"
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Feb 28, 2018
"It’s more important than ever for brands to have comprehensive social media technology at their disposal. Simply buying a new solution, however, is just the beginning.
Today’s brands must deploy social media software so that it allows the highest possible return on investment, empowers them to capture new opportunities, and manage the risks inherent in social media."
Financial institutions should consider rapidly transforming business models in ways that are cognitive and digital. These transformations should include: Developing alternative revenue sources and streamlining costs.
Digital transformation initiatives and the need for innovation are causing enterprises to rethink their IT landscapes including business-to-business (B2B) integration. Modern B2B integration is critical for enabling enterprises to achieve goals like increasing revenue, speeding up time to market, and improving efficiencies because these outcomes are dependent on having a successful business network. B2B practitioners have two goals — enable critical business initiatives and control costs — and cloud-based B2B services have been successful in helping enterprises achieve both goals.
IDC interviewed eight IBM clients to understand how their use of IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, part of the IBM B2B Cloud Services portfolio, has impacted their operations and businesses.
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Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Feb 06, 2017
The right network can enable banks and financial services firms to provide service that spans the branch office to the home office or mobile device, offering a seamless customer experience no matter how their business is conducted. It is imperative, then, that banks understand the impact their network has on the speed, agility and flexibility of the systems that serve their customers, which ultimately impacts their bottom line.
A massive migration is taking place fueled by strategic digital transformation initiatives focusing on increasing workload mobility while delivering scalable applications that reduce downtime and increase user productivity. Learn why organizations are now looking to the cloud as it represents an appealing option for managing VMware enterprise environments.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
Specifically, a Java™ EE-based application platform can
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Once upon a time, several generations ago (in technology years), IT departments were internal departments, focused on maintaining infrastructure and services within the company. Some companies may have had external-facing services, particularly web services, but this was still generally a narrow and restricted area. IT wasn’t a revenue-generating or strategic department; it was a supporting environment viewed as a cost center.
One of the outcomes of an infrastructure-focused environment is that developers lost a sense of what their code was doing. Release cycles were long, and changes were slow. A developer would work on something and throw the code into testing or operations, and it would be released months later. Because of that long lead time, engineers lost the joy of being a developer—of creating something and seeing it work in real life.
One of the great, powerful changes with digital transformation and related cultural and technology changes like DevOps is that it reintroduce
Cloud has evolved from a technological innovation to an integral part of business. Companies in
every industry are investing in Digital Transformation initiatives to evolve and grow; often, cloudbased
platforms are foundational elements of these transformations, as businesses increasingly seek the
flexibility and agility to roll out new software services in days or weeks, versus months or years.
As Digital Transformation initiatives unfold, one key challenge is to modernize the data center to
facilitate rapid delivery of new applications and services—while still ensuring that existing missioncritical
applications remain high performing, available, and secure.
Another challenge relates to new requirements for accelerating the analysis of organizational data to
near real time, much faster than previously possible with earlier incarnations of Business Intelligence
(BI). Agile businesses are demanding faster access to the information contained within operational and
business data stores to
It's demanding times for businesses. Facing risks as diverse as extreme weather and cyber-attacks, ?rms are focusing more intently on business continuity plans. At the same time, the digital revolution is changing lifestyles, disrupting business models and acting as a catalyst for change. Energy itself is undergoing a transformation, as generation moves towards renewables and decentralization, while technological advances present new opportunities. Energy now has the potential to deliver competitive advantage, to enhance sustainability and resilience, and to power innovative business models. But equally, the range of new options available is making the management of energy more complex. Read this thought leadership paper to find out how energy can drive your business strategy.
A growing demand for convenient digital services and workforce insights has spurred a digital HR transformation age. As organizations respond with a pursuit toward HCM Cloud solutions, many struggle with the evaluation process. This guide provides tips, advice and a checklist to help you make the right choices for your business, and your people.
Digital Transformation: Insight into Getting it Right, is new research commissioned by Avaya and undertaken by IDC. The Infobrief contains key insights from over 1,300 enterprises and consumers to help brands plan and improve digital transformation, specifically through the modernisation of business communications infrastructure. Because business communications technology is at the heart of digital transformation.
Machine learning is proving its power across virtually every industry in ways that add actionable insight and efficiency. But one can look at the rise of this transformative paradigm with a more focused lens to see AI technologies as a business tool of the highest order, one that improves processes and inspires new models. AI, in other words, has a big role to play on the balance sheet.
Two leading brands in very different spaces — Capital One in financial services, John Deere in agriculture — are seeing efforts that stretch back decades come to fruition with the launch of cloud-based AI platforms. Capital One is developing digital products and experiences using machine learning to help millions of customers with their financial lives; John Deere’s Precision Agriculture solution helps farmers gain precise information about their machines and crops. In both instances, AI and a cloud platform combine to enable transformation.
Migrating mission-critical workloads like SAP to the cloud is a vital part of any digital transformation. However, it’s now become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” When deciding on a cloud provider, Business and IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes. But how do you execute this migration without risking downtime and productivity loss?
Download our eBook on Migrating your SAP environment to AWS
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
It used to be that you would build out your datacenter with all the right considerations in place, purchasing equipment that was sized to meet the needs of your organization for today and the near term future.
Change used to be merely planning for capacity upgrades or network expansion, or migrating to the latest application version—or more simply put: things we could measure, control and manage.
With the advent of the cloud, the rise in cyber-based threats, and the need to do more, faster, we’re witnessing a perfect storm that is making it more and more difficult for the enterprise to plan for change, and to maximize the investments that they make in their IT infrastructure today.
This eBook will focus on considerations that you should make when deciding on an ADC solution that can not only survive these changes, but help create opportunities for innovation as the enterprise strives towards digital transformation. This guide will help you understand the changes that are currently unde
The world of IT is undergoing a digital transformation. Applications are growing fast, and so are the users consuming them. These applications are everywhere—in the datacenter, on virtual and/or microservices platforms, in the cloud, and as SaaS. More and more apps are now being moved out of datacenters to a cloud-based infrastructure.
In order for an optimized and secure delivery of these applications, IT needs specific network appliances called Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). These ADCs come in hardware, virtual, and containerized form factors, and are sized by Network Administrators based on the current and future usage of applications. The challenge with this is that it’s hard to foresee sizing or scalability requirements for these ADCs since users are constantly increasing, and applications are consistently evolving, as well as moving out of datacenters.
Complicating matters, most ADCs are fixed-capacity network appliances that provide zero or minimum expansion capability
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
While enterprises are modernizing their applications and moving to DevOps to avoid digital disruption…
- 91% of executives think their business will be disrupted by digital technologies in the next 12 months.
- 97% of executives say that becoming a digital organization is important to their future.
- 87% of companies think that digital transformation is a competitive opportunity.
- 76% of CEOs are looking to invest in or acquire new technologies to manage disruption.
Digital transformation is a reality for marketers that is wrapped in both opportunities and headaches. Marketers understand the choices and expectations that their customers now have, and they are up for the challenge. But marketers also have many obstacles to overcome to deliver the consistently good, timely and engaging customer experience, across devices, that customers demand.
The good news is that the marketing technology industry is rapidly evolving to address these challenges. And in the same way that consumers have an abundance of choices, marketers also have many options when it comes to choosing partners to help. But where to start, and how to choose the right partners?
Lumber and building materials (LBM) supply businesses today are facing pressure from increased competition and the need to keep pace with digital transformation. Against this backdrop, some businesses struggle while others thrive. The difference is having people who understand what it takes to get set for growth—individuals with the vision and drive to take your business to the next level. We call these people the Grow Getters.
Download our report to discover 10 characteristics that set the Grow Getters apart from their competitors in the LBM industry, like:
• Investing in new technology and innovation
• Focusing on the customer
• Applying a positive mindset
At Epicor, we have a suite of industry-specific solutions for LBM distributors, as well as an industry-leading service team to help you grow your business. Take a look at our report to see how you compare to the Grow Getters.
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime.
Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.