The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
o With foot traffic falling and online shopping options growing, retailers must find new ways to “digitize” and understand real-world behavioral data—such as in-store browsing patterns, staff attentiveness, and specific product interest— in the same way that online retail utilizes big data to optimize online experiences. They must also find innovative ways to keep customers engaged with their brands, especially in expensive brick-and-mortar locations. In this environment, managing labor costs is critical, as these costs are second only to real estate. Assigning and enabling sales associates cost-effectively is key to profitability. Retailers have an opportunity to meet their challenges by putting new data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to work
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
Manufacturing presents one of the largest opportunities for seizing the value of IoT integration — and among the fastest to adopt IoT solutions. Manufacturers see IoT as an improvement to help manage the large number of assets involved in manufacturing and to reduce the time it takes to make products.
Still, many wonder what value IoT can actually bring their business. This interactive eBook from IDC and Schneider Electric identifies the top reasons to invest in IoT, and how to ensure manufacturers get the most out of their investments.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. It focuses on digital transformation and creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A key part of this revolution is technology that enables new realities—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
These new realities are already being applied in industrial settings and are poised to grow exponentially in the next few years. This storyscape dives into use cases for each type of reality and presents the benefits of each in relation to industrial automation.
Today’s assets, including equipment, vehicles, and shipping containers, move via multiple transportation modes at varying speeds across a range of distances and geographies. The journeys of these assets are fraught with problems, including lost and stolen goods, delayed shipments, and damage from incorrect environmental conditions. HERE is looking to solve the problems of keeping track of things, both outdoors and indoors.
IoT deployments rely on location tracking to function effectively. With the significant cost of delayed, lost and stolen goods – location tracking offers a huge market opportunity. ISG Research had an extensive briefing with to analyze the company’s ambitions to reach deeper into the IoT and Asset Tracking market.
Download to learn more about active tracking of high value products and how to enhance your tracking solutions.
Organization leaders and companies of all sizes are leveraging digital transformation to lead their markets with disruptive technology. CFOs can get in front of these technologies with a cloud-based billing solution and lead their businesses to greater success.
This eBook explores how the right solution can help you:
• Increase streams of revenue with new technologies like IoT and cryptocurrency
• Launch product innovations quickly
• Automate billing to improve customer retention
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ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
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.
In April 2016, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how enterprises are taking advantage of IoT, how IoT fits into broader digital transformation initiatives, and the role of immediate insights in realizing the benefits that IoT can deliver.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
An increasingly tech-savvy workforce is changing the future of work and the workplace.
The workplace is now where your people are, not where they go – whether that’s the public space of a coffee shop or private space at home.
Working hours are no longer standard, dictated by the tasks to be done, not by the clock.
Work tools are no longer based only on workplace technology. The same cool features used in consumer devices, such as touch, are now required for workplace devices.
It’s this familiar, smart technology that keeps people, across the generations, happy, productive and engaged. This dynamic IT is the foundation for a smart workplace that will enable you to attract and keep top talent – and shape the future-ready enterprise, now.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
In today’s workplace, work happens where we are, not where we go. To support this you need the four pillars of dynamic IT
Download this infographic to find out how Lenovo can help you deliver the dynamic IT your workforce requires.
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!
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative. The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
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.
La sécurité est une préoccupation permanente pour les entreprises Le paysage des menaces ne cesse de se développer et les attaques sont de plus en plus complexes. Si les technologies émergentes telles que l'Internet des objets (IoT), la mobilité et les environnements informatiques hybrides font apparaître de nouvelles opportunités commerciales, elles introduisent également de nouveaux types de risques. Protéger les serveurs au niveau logiciel n'est plus suffisant ; pour garder un temps d'avance sur les menaces, les entreprises doivent se protéger au niveau des systèmes physiques. Avec la multiplication des contraintes réglementaires, la conformité joue un rôle de plus en plus critique à la fois sur l'augmentation de la sécurité et sur la réduction du coût des non-conformités. Ces différents aspects étant extrêmement critiques, il est très important de définir des niveaux de protection matérielle et d'appliquer les mesures de sécurité jusqu'à la chaîne d’approvisionnement. À cet effet,
Das Thema Sicherheit droht, sich für Unternehmen zum Problem zu entwickeln. Die Zahl der Sicherheitsbedrohungen nimmt zu und die Angriffe werden immer raffinierter. Neue Technologien wie das IoT, mobile Lösungen und Hybrid IT-Umgebungen bieten zwar neue Geschäftschancen, bringen aber auch neue Risiken mit sich. Heutzutage reicht es daher nicht mehr aus, die Server auf Softwareebene zu schützen. Unternehmen müssen den Schutz bis auf die physischen Systeme ausweiten, um gegen Sicherheitsbedrohungen gewappnet zu sein. Angesichts der immer größeren Zahl an regulatorischen Bestimmungen im heutigen Geschäftsumfeld gewinnt die Einhaltung dieser Bestimmungen an Bedeutung – zum einen, um das
Sicherheitsniveau zu verbessern, zum anderen, um die Kosten zu senken, die durch die Nichteinhaltung dieser Bestimmungen entstehen. Da diese Aspekte von so kritischer Bedeutung sind, ist es wichtig, den Schutz der Hardware zu verbessern und das Sicherheitsniveau bis auf Lieferkettenebene zu erhöhen.
IoT has proven its value in the private sector. Ever since the 1980’s, US manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transition based on IoT. Machines that where once manually calibrated and maintained began to be controlled by specialized computers. These computers were able to quickly recalibrate tools which allowed manufactures to produce smaller batches of parts, but were also often locked into proprietary computing languages and architectures.
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.
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated.
Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their
enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the switching requirements for next-generation campus networks incorporating wired switches, wireless LANs and WAN routers in an intuitive, intent-based network supporting cloud, mobility, IoT and digitization, with pervasive security.