Aberdeem research has shown that when organizatins harneess the power of Flash, they are able to more effectively implement a digital transformation, build hybrid infrastructures,
and gain increased agility and competitive advantage. In this eBook, we’ll explore how leading businesses can better their future with flash arrays that are Predictive, Cloud-Ready, and Timeles..
Drive a competitive advantage. Deploy and analyse more high-value data workloads faster with a 41% increase in transactions per second and a 50%
reduction in average query response time with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio, powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
Maintaining a competitive edge today means building a Digital Enterprise capable of taking full advantage of social, mobile, web, cloud, “things,” (sensors and devices), and analytics technologies. Among the terms used to describe this business transition is “the API Economy,” an economy in which APIs are no longer just an IT concern, but the underpinnings of new revenue streams and new business models that are disrupting entire industries.
Read this paper to learn about:
New, modern applications being built for the enterprise
Application ecosystems and extending the value of your company in the API Economy
Two ways to integrate devices in the Internet of Things
The microservices approach to application development
The role of API management in the digital enterprise
With data and analytics the new competitive battleground, businesses that take advantage will be the leaders; those that do not will fall behind. But with data so distributed, gaining this advantage is a huge challenge. Unless you have data virtualization, a better, faster way to meet your analytic data needs. Read this white paper to learn who needs data virtualization and what kinds of benefits others have achieved.
Businesses worldwide are being pushed to enhance customer service while streamlining costs and processes. This means looking to solution providers to help reduce the operating costs of vehicle fleets.
Discover how HERE Technologies is using location services to boost efficiency, safety, and customer satisfaction. This e-book is for everyone who is developing innovative fleet solutions?that overcome management challenges and help customers gain a competitive advantage
The energy landscape is changing and this is creating opportunities for how businesses use and manage energy. We wanted to understand the experience businesses are having, how they are adapting to the changing energy market and how this compares to their peers. We researched over 1,000 energy decision-makers in large organizations across six countries and The Energy Advantage Report is the outcome. It identifies how businesses are gaining competitive advantage through their energy strategies and solutions and provides practical advice on how to get more from energy.
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.
Attracting & retaining talent are two of the most important functions of an HR organization, but paper has a nasty habit of tying up HR resources and keeping them from adding strategic value to the business. What’s more, new and existing employees must often wade through stacks of paper at various times throughout their tenure, which can reduce productivity, create frustration, and impact employee morale. This eBook will show you how these paper pains manifest for employees and HR at each stage of the employee lifecycle – and what impact they can have on the business as a whole. You will also learn how adoption of technologies like DocuSign can lead to a competitive advantage in HR.
"In today’s competitive environment, it’s more important than ever to find innovative ways to grow your business. Studies show that adopting a digital mindset is a key requirement to ensure this growth: Companies that engage in digital transformation (DX) are disrupting their industries and gaining competitive advantage.
Whether you are just starting your journey or an expert and want to do more, this eBook will outline four key areas of DX that will help you grow your business."
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
While most companies today support multi-channel customer service, they typically manage individual channels in silos, resulting in a fragmented customer experience.
Moving to an omnichannel contact center solution will not only provide a substantial competitive advantage, it will also improve the overall experience and satisfaction of both agents and customers.
Download this tip sheet to learn eleven metrics for building your business case for omnichannel customer service including:
• 50% reduction in processing of duplicate messages across channels
• Over 20% increase in First Contact Resolution
• 15% increase in CSAT
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Published By: Headspace
Published Date: Aug 30, 2018
How Mindfulness Training Helps
Caring for employee health and caring for your business goals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. Companies that invest in their employees' health have a real competitive advantage.
An internal study conducted by Aetna found that mindfulness actually increased job effectiveness. Employees gained an average of 62 minutes of productivity per week, which Aetna estimates to be worth $3,000 per employee, per year.*
Download this white paper to see how mindfulness training can help your team get the most out of their day.
* The science behind mindfulness and productivity
* How mindfulness increases focus, reduces stress and boosts engagement
* The connection between meditation and sleep
* How meditation can positively impact physical health and disease
*Studies did not use Headspace as an intervention
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
This SAS and Intel collaborated piece demonstrates the value of modernizing your analytics infrastructure using SAS® software on Intel processing.
Readers will learn:
• Benefits of applying a consistent analytic vision across all functions within the organization to make more insight-driven decisions.
• How IT plays a pivotal role in modernizing analytics infrastructures.
• Competitive advantages of modern analytics.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
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.
Companies are looking at technology as not just a disrupter, but also an enabler to transform their people, projects, and entire organizations into a highly adaptable and change-ready enterprise. In short, business leaders are realizing their new liquid workforce can become their new competitive advantage.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
As more enterprises adopt technologies such as cloud, mobile, and analytics to help achieve strategic competitive advantage, CIOs and IT managers must support business-critical processes at a very high level across the enterprise. At the same time, IT organizations must manage complex hybrid IT infrastructures that include both cloud and on-premises technologies from multiple vendors and support providers. IDC believes that to tackle these challenges, IT organizations should look to support
providers for comprehensive offerings to help optimize IT operations and improve the efficiency of IT service delivery. In addition, IDC recommends that IT organizations looking to manage rapid change in today’s IT landscape consider support providers with a record of innovative support services and a focus on advanced technology in support delivery.