Did you know that organizations with advanced finance teams are more likely to have a compelling digital customer experience? The driver behind this trend? A digital, customer-first way of working with greater investment in talent, innovation, and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
While finance has long taken advantage of technology to help drive productivity and collaboration, the goalposts have recently moved. Today’s organizations must adopt an agile finance operating model— powered by emerging digital technologies and skillsets—to better support the demands of an economy driven by continuous innovation.
20 years on from our first global survey of technology leaders, explore the changing role and growing influence of the CIO.
Read this report to find out:
• the top-10 business issues facing customer-centric and digital leaders
• how successful organisations are turning their strategies into reality
• which emerging technologies organisations are investing in
• how IT leaders are aiming to plug the skills gap.
Knowledge workers today have a rich portfolio of team collaboration tools to help them get their jobs done, starting with email and encompassing texting, file sharing, online chat and message boards, social media and video conferencing. Yet collaboration across these tools can be a frustrating experience, due to the complexity of the technology and lack of integration. The good news: the application of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) enables more people to connect when and how they need to. And that makes for more productive teams.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are emerging technologies that will transform organizations faster than ever before. In the digital transformation era, success will be based on using analytics to discover the insights locked in the massive volume of data being generated today. Historically, these insights were discovered through manually intensive data analytics—but the amount of data continues to grow, as does the complexity of data. AI and ML are the latest tools for data scientists, enabling them to refine the data into value faster.
Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new business opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the physical system level to stay ahead of threats. With today’s increasing regulatory landscape, compliance is more critical for both increasing security and reducing the cost of compliance failures. With these pieces being so critical, it is important to bring new levels of hardware protection and drive security all the way down to the supply chain level. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has a strategy to deliver this through its unique server firmware protection, detection, and recovery capabilities, as well as its HPE Security Assurance.
Leading companies and technology providers are rethinking the fundamental model of analytics, and the contours of a new paradigm are emerging. The new generation of analytics goes beyond Big Data (information that is too large and complex to manipulate without robust software), and the traditional narrow approach of analytics which was restricted to analysing customer and financial data collected from their interactions on social media. Today companies are embracing the social revolution, using real-time technologies to unlock deep insights about customers and others and enable better-informed decisions and richer collaboration in real-time.
Visibility remains a huge challenge for CFOs in today’s dynamic and ever-evolving business environment.
A study of more than 500 CFOs and senior finance executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Coupa, reveals that more than 60 percent of CFOs lack complete visibility into the transactions within their organization. Sound familiar?
Read the report to learn how CFOs are responding in a rapidly evolving world where new technologies, uncertainty, and emerging threats abound. The report also includes five qualitative interviews with the CFOs from Ally Financial, Driftwood Acquisitions and Development, Hays, Micron Technologies, and Zendesk.
Security is a looming issue for organizations. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new organization opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Organizations need to reach down into the physical system level to stay ahead of threats. With today’s increasing regulatory landscape, compliance is more critical for both increasing security and reducing the cost of compliance failures. With these pieces being so critical, it is important to bring new levels of hardware protection and drive security all the way down to the supply chain level. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has a strategy to deliver this through its unique server firmware protection, detection, and recovery capabilities, as well as its HPE Security Assurance.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes.
ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement.
ESG Lab's expert third party perspective is based on our own hands on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
Flexibility is important, since many future initiatives—big data, machine learning, emerging technologies, and new business directions—will be built on this cloud structure.
No matter what shape your cloud infrastructure takes, Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged platforms and innovations like Dell EMC VscaleTM Architecture, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, deliver the pathways to scale-up and scale-out, today and tomorrow.
It is often hard for owners to ensure a business with geographically diverse locations run seamlessly as a unified company. This is especially true as there are a number of trends emerging that complicate the task of running a business that has multiple locations.
At the same time, there are technologies and capabilities than can help your business and staff create an integrated work environment. This ebook will examine a variety of solutions that can make it easy for staff to work across all of your business locations, helping to make your business run more efficiently and providing your staff with the tools they need to be more productive.
It seems that with each passing year the speed at which new and emerging technologies are transforming business increases in almost direct proportion to impact. We now all live in an era of digital business transformation that is being enabled by rapid advances in telecommunications services. These changes do not just impact the way employees work; they profoundly change the way customers interact with businesses of all sizes.
Emerging technologies, like mobile, big data and cloud, lead to increasingly complex and demanding workloads that can overwhelm outdated infrastructures. But by leveraging server and management systems designed for the technologies of today, Best-in-Class organizations can easily meet these demands and gain benefits.
Cloud services bring new and significant cybersecurity threats.
The cloud can be secured—but not by the vendor alone. Are you clear about the risks and your responsibilities as an IT leader?
Read this report to understand:
• how cloud adoption is reshaping the threat landscape
• why identity and access management must be a priority
• what are cybersecurity best practices in a modern IT environment
• which emerging technologies offer hope for improving cybersecurity outcomes.
Download the report now
Technology adoption varies from sector to sector, company to company and department to
department. We asked 4000 leaders about their views on technology to find out which had the
potential to cause serious innovation.
It might be surprising to know that
although its adoption levels are lower than other emerging
technologies, artificial intelligence is most exciting to HR leaders. However, chatbots are what
people want to hear less about.
How did the other 4 technologies fare? The
results were fascinating
Technology adoption varies from sector to sector, company to company and department to department. We asked 4000 leaders about their views on technology to find out which had the potential to cause serious innovation.
It might be surprising to know that although its adoption levels are lower than other emerging technologies, artificial intelligence is most exciting to HR leaders. However, chatbots are what people want to hear less about.
How did the other 4 technologies fare? The results were fascinating.
More often than not, performance and security are thought of as two separate issues that require two separate solutions. This is mainly due to the implications posed behind various performance and security products. We typically have either security solutions or performance solutions, but rarely solutions that offer both. As technology has advanced, so have our attackers, finding newer and better ways to impact both the performance and security of a site. With this in mind, it has become even more critical to come up with solutions that bridge the gap between security and performance. But how do we do that? We need to shift the focus to what we can do at the browser by leveraging various frontend techniques, such as web linking and obfuscation, versus solely relying upon the capabilities of a content delivery network (CDN) or the origin. We can take advantage of all the new and emerging frontend technologies to help provide a secure and optimal experience for users—all starting at the
Emerging technologies and automation permeate every aspect of our work and lives today. The real opportunity of these technologies — which include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and human interfaces — is to enable us to embrace innovation on a scale never seen before. These technologies help us reimagine what’s possible in work and in life - from self-driving cars and personalized medicine to precision agriculture and smart cities that are changing the way we experience our world. Autonomous opens a new world of opportunities for enterprises.
Autonomous Database for Dummies consists of five chapters that describe emerging technology trends and the business value of autonomous. Download this whitepaper to discover the business value of autonomous, Deploy a data warehouse in seconds and more!
Digital transformation has fundamentally disrupted global manufacturing. It’s not just a single technological advancement; it’s a full range of emerging technologies that are revolutionizing the industry. Social, mobile, Big Data, analytics, cloud, and the Internet of Things are re-defining every organization’s operating models. Within the next decade, many manufacturers will find themselves managing operations that are virtually unrecognizable from the past century.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Nov 05, 2018
This report was produced specifically for the UK and Ireland (UK/I) region and is based on data gathered from real-world business leaders explaining how they perform tasks on a daily basis. In the report, we will look at how business managers can step up from the operational tasks and focus on work that will propel their business forward.
• Touch on the priorities of what we could be termed 'accelerated business leader's': those decision makers leading their industries forward in a way that harnesses emerging technologies and agile new ways of working.
• Examine key factors that hold businesses back and limit business growth.
• Explore the technologies that can drive operational agility and scale.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 08, 2019
IDC reports companies that modernize IT infrastructure for emerging technologies such as AI thrive and see results such as launching IT services faster and closing more deals.
Access this comprehensive whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
Cloud services are poised to boost US GDP by $2 trillion over the next decade, according to new research commissioned by Oracle—but not every firm will benefit. In Intelligent Finance: How CFOs Can Lead the Coming Productivity Boom, Dr. Michael Mandel, senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, shares how finance leaders across industries can help their organizations benefit from the coming wave of US productivity using cloud services—and the emerging technologies and global best practices they deliver.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
How to strike the balance between your existing systems and emerging technologies.
Many organizations are struggling with the pressure to adopt cloud-native architectures while maintaining existing conventional systems. A virtualized infrastructure can connect your new and old systems.
This IDC paper helps you achieve the ideal balance by:
Embracing the new without disrupting the current infrastructure.
Preparing for next-generation computing requirements.
Enabling agile application delivery to compete and win.
Read the IDC whitepaper to learn more about balancing your investment in new and existing systems.