It’s important for American manufacturers to stay current if they wish to remain successful? Positioning yourself for growth means looking to the future and gaining efficiencies through new technologies? That’s why this question may be the most important one for your business— are you a future-ready manufacturer?
Before you can adequately answer that question, you and the members of your organization need to know the answers to these three questions:
X Where are we today? X Where do we want to be in three to five years? X How can we embrace innovation and automation?
If decision-makers in your organization can’t answer these questions, you have bigger issues than you may realize?
At the very least, tackling these tough questions now will put you ahead of competitors who are consumed with putting out today’s fires rather than focusing on growth opportunities? Manufacturers that aren’t prepared for the coming global megatrends and don’t invest in breakthrough technologies will be rende
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
The Augmented Human Enterprise is an independent academic study into the reality and future of automation and AI technologies in the workplace.
The future impact of automation and AI on businesses and the people working within them is under constant debate. Advocates hail a future utopia, detractors foresee our dystopian demise. But what's the reality today? A team of academics at Goldsmiths, University of London set out to investigate the real-life impact of automation on work and found that augmented workplaces–those with collaboration between human and machines–score 33% higher on factors deemed to make a workplace more human.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has
become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use as the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it’s sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation
through service automation.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to
become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these
concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the
way they engage with their business peers.
Technology is in a constant state of evolution, and the world of automation is no exception. In this eBook, we’ll consider how you can stay ahead of the competition—because in the application economy, it’s vital to ensure the tools your organization uses are capable of positioning you at the forefront of industry—not just today, but tomorrow as well.
We are heading toward a scenario where workload automation tools are capable of thinking for themselves and making decisions based on policy; this is what we at CA Technologies are calling intelligent automation. At the same time, however, more and more challenges are being presented as the increasingly fragmented places our workloads run begin to impact our analytics, reporting and processes. The task is to navigate these hurdles while at the same time allowing our enterprises to harness the power of new technology.
Since the sepia-toned days of the early 19th century, industry has sought effective ways to control manufacturing and production processes. New technology has greatly influenced factories and plants, resulting in new operational approaches to maximize benefits and achieve 100% ROI in a very short time.
Power industries - including Nuclear, Fossil, Hydro, Wind and Geothermal - are susceptible to a variety of cyber threats which can wreak havoc on control systems. Management, engineering and IT must commit to a comprehensive approach that encompasses threat prevention, detection and elimination.
Cybersecurity threats are an unfortunate reality for industry everywhere. How do you protect your business while still embracing new technologies that enable you to grow and deliver the best possible results? Robust cybersecurity protection is a must, as well as rigorous mindset, policies, and methodologies. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
Today’s plants are faced with managing two major challenges: the increasing speed
of business and integrating emerging technologies. Leveraging IIoT as a basis for plant modernization could result in big payoffs: download the white paper to learn more.
Published By: Dell SB
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
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Profitable reliability is the next evolution of maintenance technology solutions. The result will be greater levels of operational profitability, safety, and reliability. Understand the three steps to get you there.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 22, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the way they engage with their business peers.