Why travel agencies are losing 20% of their profits to unnecessary costs. Travel agents, tour operators and travel
wholesalers are typically spending thousands in unnecessary costs each year. And in a fiercely competitive market operating on
high volumes and low margins, ensuring efficiency with sales and purchasing systems is no easy task.
My name is Jonathan McCaffrey and I work on the infrastructure team here at Riot. This is the first post in a series where we’ll go deep on how we deploy and operate backend features around the globe. Before we dive into the technical details, it’s important to understand how Rioters think about feature development. Player value is paramount at Riot, and development teams often work directly with the player community to inform features and improvements. In order to provide the best possible player experience, we need to move fast and maintain the ability to rapidly change plans based upon feedback. The infrastructure team’s mission is to pave the way for our developers to do just that - the more we empower Riot teams, the faster features can be shipped to players to enjoy.
Hey all, this is David Press and Doug Lardo, two engineers working on improving the data center networking that enables online services at Riot. This article is the third part in a series on exactly that topic, which begins with an overview from Jonathan of a platform we called rCluster. This time we’ll be discussing our approach to Software Defined Networking (SDN), how we integrate SDN with Docker, and the new infrastructure paradigms that this combination has unlocked for us. If you’re curious about how SDN can transform infrastructure, how to empower developers to obtain and secure networking resources via an API, or how to get out of purchasing larger and larger specialized networking appliances, this article is for you.
Consistency and customer experience are key to quality and profitability in retail. Manual reporting processes can be unwieldy and time-consuming, but bringing together all compliance procedures under one digital platform means fast, consistent and easy-to-access performance data.
Using real-time insights into best practice improves the reporting of quality control, stock loss prevention, inspection processes, logistics and more – saving time, increasing efficiency and boosting customer satisfaction. Benefits include better branding through monitoring rollouts with uploaded photos and videos, protection against shrinkage through improved inspection processes and audits, and clearer visibility of issues which means a speedier response.
Learn how to maximize efficiencies through greater system integration and automation, enable seamless interactions with providers, members and other constituents, and drive increased healthcare value with automated, value-based programs.
This paper, the second in a series addressing four key challenges of healthcare reform, focuses on actions you can take now to streamline core administrative processes to drive efficiency and reduce costs.
This paper outlines factors that influence successful business results and provides tips to achieve efficiency in content design, management, and publishing, ultimately increasing the return on your investment in responsive design.
Mobile apps are becoming core to almost everything we do by making us more efficient and better connected to the world around us. Those benefits are now making a big impact on business by improving worker efficiency, engaging customers, and building brand loyalty.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
Why is faster closing important? A faster close is a good indication of how well a company’s financial systems and procedures are performing. In today’s competitive market, the accounting function needs to improve existing processes and, at times, infrastructure to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy. When properly implemented, sound financial processes will improve information and deliver accurate data to decision makers throughout the entire year, and early enough to take corrective action.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
The continual changes in the business climate constantly challenge companies to find more effective business practices. However, common budgeting limitations are preventing companies from moving forward; they have become so universal and accepted in the marketplace that it is becoming more difficult to move ahead and progress the business. Flexibility, accuracy and control over the budgeting process are three prominent factors slowing this progression.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
"Cascade Pilot Personal Edition is a powerful network analysis, visualization, and reporting tool specifically designed to enhance Wireshark. Because Cascade Pilot Personal Edition is fully integrated with Wireshark, it allows you to easily leverage your team's existing expertise, increasing efficiency in diagnosing your networking issues. Learn more
This paper explains some of the causes of stranded power, cooling, and space capacity in colocation data centers and explains how high-density rack power distribution, air containment, and other practices improve availability and efficiency. Examples of acceptable use policies that address these issues are provided.
Published By: Glowpoint
Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
It’s not just about cutting travel costs. Videoconferencing offers a number of business benefits that can help organizations gain a competitive edge and become companies of the future, rather than the past. Read on to find out more.
The ubiquitous nature of mobile devices can seemingly
diminish their value, making them a commodity
to be taken for granted. But their true power hasn’t
begun to be tapped — especially by hoteliers.
If seen as a gateway to operational efficiency, enhanced
guest experiences and, most importantly, a better bottom
line, mobility wouldn’t be overlooked. Which is exactly
why it’s time to view it through a different prism — or
risk being left behind by your competitors who will.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
As technology has progressed companies have always taken advantage of it to evolve how they engage with their customers. But today, something different, more fundamental is happening. How shoppers and buyers want to interact and transact with companies is changing dramatically, driven by the fusion of physical and digital channels.
A practical path to IT modernization powered by Intel and Red Hat
This paper discusses the challenges involved in making this decision and offers recommendations as to how to approach IT modernization in a pragmatic, structured way.
To reduce IT costs and improve performance, Indesso successfully deployed a SAP application on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux has lowered IT maintenance costs by 45% and hardware costs by 65%. In addition, the company has gained improved operational efficiency across its business.
Read on to find out more.