Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners.
And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully.
Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
Curves® and Jenny Craig® operate 7,000 Curves clubs and franchises globally and 400 Jenny Craig locations supported by IT service desks in California, Texas, and Australia. The two organizations combined to form Curves Jenny Craig in November 2013. Outdated systems, known internally as “the black hole,” plagued Jenny Craig with inefficient processes and created a lack of accountability. For example, records could not be categorized or prioritized properly, tracked by date or owner, and they could be intentionally hidden in an ambiguous status. Without visibility, Jenny Craig had no way to quantify the impact of their customer service. Mary Carter, manager of IT service, summed it up, “We had no reporting prior Cherwell Service Management.” Curves was in even worse shape as they logged tickets in an Excel® spreadsheet.
The NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate left many people scratching their heads in the winter
of 2015. The directive instructed those that follow its guidelines to postpone moving from RSA
cryptography to elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) if they hadn’t already done so.
“For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B elliptic curve
algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do so at this point but instead to
prepare for the upcoming quantum-resistant algorithm transition.”
The timing of the announcement was curious. Many in the crypto community wondered if there had been
a quantum computing breakthrough significant enough to warrant the NSA’s concern. A likely candidate
for such a breakthrough came from the University of New South Wales, Australia, where researchers
announced that they’d achieved quantum effects in silicon, which would be a massive jump forward for
Keeping ahead of the curve is a must when it comes to fashion and luxury. But to create cutting-edge designs that set trends, designers need state-of-the art tools and technology. The FashionLab provides high-end designers with innovative tools to create 3D designs of everything from dresses to jewelry.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Jan 06, 2016
Salesforce Research surveyed more than 2,300 global sales leaders to discover:
The unifying goals, stumbling blocks, and success metrics for today’s sales teams
How high-performing sales teams are evolving to stay ahead of the curve
Areas where sales is doubling down to supercharge business in the next 12–18 months.
This report highlights sales trends in 2015, including the central role of sales teams in an integrated customer success platform. Throughout the report, data is examined relative to sales performance to identify patterns for overall customer success.
Collective Health offered a contemporary health benefits infrastructure that was able to use the data that’s surrounding us in the healthcare space and leverage it in a way that was new and exciting to us,” said Milt. Combining technology, design, and humans, Collective Health’s holistic approach brought Activision Blizzard’s benefits goals to life.
This whitepaper illustrates how Finance applications in the cloud will help to transform the finance function with technology and embedded best practices that enable companies of all sizes to remain agile and competitive.
The manufacturing industry has entered a completely new technological realm that did not even exist five years ago. Three industrial revolutions forever changed manufacturing—and the world—and the fourth is now underway. Factories have had to adapt rapidly with the advent of advanced automation and robotics as well as software to manage processes and control. The onset of digital manufacturing accelerates the need for new approaches. While consumers typically embrace disruptive technology with enthusiasm, manufacturers inevitably approach new technology with caution, carefully evaluating how it can improve their businesses. Eventually, however, caution must be replaced with innovation to ensure survival. Those organizations that find themselves on the wrong side of the technology curve today will face increasing challenges to remain competitive as time marches forward.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Oct 03, 2016
The information explosion has exposed organizations to an overwhelming amount of risk. Whether financial, legal, security, productivity, or reputational risk, there is a high likelihood that your organization is currently trending toward an information ecosystem that is not sustainable and highly out of control. The time to act is now to deploy an Information Governance strategy. Are you prepared to climb out of your information hole?
In describing what forecasters are trying to achieve, Saffo outlines six simple, commonsense rules that smart managers should observe as they embark on a voyage of discovery with professional forecasters: Map a cone of uncertainty, look for the S curve, embrace the things that don't fit, hold strong opinions weakly, look back twice as far as you look forward, and know when not to make a forecast.
In this white paper you'll learn how to:
• Use data to improve care and reduce costs
• Create an outcomes-focused program
• Make your employees more informed
• Unlock the ROI potential within your
existing provider network
This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come.
Turn strategy into success by automating your manual performance management process in harmony with your culture. Discover how when you download SuccessFactors' new white paper, "The Perfect Marriage: Introduce Your Culture to Automated Performance Management."
Compliance is a fast-moving target, and it’s getting harder to keep up. In a survey by IT Policy Compliance Group, a consortium dedicated to helping IT security professionals meet policy and compliance goals, 70 percent of all respondents reported being subject to multiple regulatory compliance mandates, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards.
Download to learn how Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center allows enterprises to automate discovery tasks and set up alerts to notify administrators when certificates expire or require maintenance.
In this article, F5's Karl Triebes and VMware's Kit Colbert share their perspectives on where the market is headed, and how IT organizations can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to securing apps in a mobility-focused world.
Cloud is disrupting traditional IT faster than we think. Today, with 80%1 business deploying or fully embracing the cloud, we have ‘crossed the chasm’ and are in the ‘early majority’ stage of the adoption curve. All of this means more opportunities for cloud solution providers. IDC discusses this opportunity extensively in “The Booming Cloud” report.