To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
In today's global economy, small business networking is about reducing your operating costs. It's about reacting quickly to changing markets and customer needs. It's about being prepared for the future.
Invest in a network that can grow over time, so you can add features and functionality. Make sure your switches and routers are easy to install, use, and manage
To find out more, download this whitepaper today to see how Cisco can help your business.
The United Nations predicts that by 2050 an additional 2.5 billion people will live in towns and cities, with 90% of this increase happening in Africa and Asia. With congestion already a challenge on many city roads how will we keep our megacities moving and quality of life high for their populations?
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE shares location data, insights, tools and services which keep people and traffic flowing through cities and states around the world. This eBook explains how it can help megacities of today and the future.
Discover the four big trends in fleet management being powered by location services. Trends to help you differentiate your solutions and enable transportation companies to overcome their logistical challenges and increase asset utilization. Discover what’s making the biggest impact, together with how, by integrating some of these trends into your solutions, you can position yourself as the service provider of choice in fleet and transportation management solutions. And find out how HERE is delivering features, from comprehensive mapping capabilities and real-time location data, to truck-specific attributes, to help you do just that.
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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: Workday UK
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
People analytics is increasingly on the agenda for organisations. With the rise of workplace technology allowing leaders to track employees’ performance, productivity and wellbeing, we partnered with the CIPD to survey over 3,000 business professionals to understand how people analytics is being used.
And the results are in. 65% of respondents who work in an organisation with a strong people analytics culture, say their business performance is strong compared to competitors.
As well as outlining the key opportunities leaders can capitalise on, this report covers:
- How different professions are using people data
- The various types of people data that are being used
- How people analytics adds value to organisations
- What the future holds for people data
For many years, organizations thought about business continuity in much the same way they thought about business insurance — yes, it was important, but rarely was it top of mind. But that’s all changed. Many organizations have, unfortunately, discovered that even a scant few minutes of service downtime can have deleterious effects on their business operations, resulting in lost revenue, diminished customer confidence and heightened compliance risk.
For those and other reasons, IT executives have raised the bar on business continuity preparedness for their organizations in all ways. New technologies, business processes and partnerships, combined with a raised level of importance for testing and a full appreciation of what virtualization can and can’t do for business continuity, are essential to new thinking around avoiding the impact
of an unplanned service interruption.
Download this informative Whitepaper to learn more about how Veritas Netbackup 8.1.2 can help.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Health systems gain a competitive edge when they identify the right physicians and target those physicians to develop unsurpassed loyalty. Learn how to cultivate relationships with physicians that lead to an increase in cases being referred, which results in smarter provider engagement, increased margins, optimized network utilization and health system growth. But which doctors? In which service lines? And what kinds of cases? And what touch points?
This guide discusses how to reimagine how network development teams work that results in the ability to demonstrate indisputable ROI from network development activity and liaison outreach.
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Oct 25, 2018
Online reviews have the power to make or break your business’ image and credibility. To better understand what drives people to leave reviews, whether positive or negative, we surveyed over 1,000 consumers globally and put together a report with the findings.
Download the report to learn:
• What motivates people to leave negative reviews
• What experiences most inspire positive reviews
• The long-term impact on your business of satisfying an unhappy customer
Get your free copy now!
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve ever ordered your morning coffee and felt uninspired by the request to participate in an online survey or leave a social review regarding your experience, you probably didn’t have a particularly noteworthy experience. If you’re willing to take time out of your day to leave online feedback, it’s usually because you want to warn people about a bad encounter, or to help them make a better buying decision.
Think the online review phenomena might sometimes have ulterior motives? Read on to see what we uncovered.
Robots play a key role in achieving manufacturing efficiencies and reducing labor intensive operations across diverse industries. Traditional machine vision has its limitations, however—typically, it can only conduct defect detection and classification based on fixed rules and work in fixed environments. To add on, the complexity of robotic system design poses challenges for many manufacturers to identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
The future of robot and machine solutions is a production environment where devices, machines, robots, and sensors are interoperable.
Find out how NexCOBOT integrates AI-driven vision capabilities into robotics to improve quality and accuracy over traditional machine vision—as well as providing an open and modular solution for users to develop a robot control system that best fits their particular application requirements.
In this report, VSI applies HERE’s HD map data to a lane keeping application and examines performance of lane keeping with a map-based approach compared to a camera and computer vision-based approach.
VSI tested the lane keeping system with and without map data on a local road in 3 scenarios:
Lane lines expanding into a turn or exit lane
An intersection without lane lines
A widening in the lane
The results show that in all scenarios, the computer-vision-only lane keeping systems got confused and made errors in a vehicle’s trajectory when lane markings were out of the ordinary or invisible. Faced with the same road conditions, the map-based lane keeping system stayed within the desired trajectory outperforming the compute- vision-only systems.
This report proves that using a lane model from an HD map can solve common issues involved in computer-vision-only lane keeping.
In 2017, Europe produced more Of its electricity from solar, wind and biomass resources than from coal.
Today's market is more volatile, with greater variability in energy sources due in large part to the desire to reduce environmental damage. The European Union (EU) is on track to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels l by reducing its reliance on carbon-based power.
This paper examines the five most critical variables that investors, developers, and others must recognise in the due diligence process before investing in a new power generation project in Europe.
In the midst of an overwhelming amount of disruption taking place in the retail banking industry, a clear path to success has emerged. Banks that want to continue to gain and retain loyal customers must make it easier to bank with them.
According to a survey that included 760 different banks and credit unions, the most important priority for 2017 and beyond is the removal of friction from the customer journey.1
To clarify, today’s customer journey includes both the customer experience at local branch locations as well as their experience while interacting with websites, mobile apps, smart watches, and anything else that is connected to the Internet.
The battleground for customers has shifted to the digital world, and retail banks must adapt quickly as crafty Fintech startups and tech giants like Amazon, Apple, and Google continue to push the limits of what is possible with technology.
If digital channels aren’t approached correctly, they can add complexity to the customer experience in
Predictive IT is a powerful new approach that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict incidents before they impact customers and end users. By using AI and predictive analytics, IT organizations are able to deliver seamless customer experiences that meet changing customer behavior and business demands. Discover the critical steps required to build your IT strategy, and learn how to harness predictive analytics to reduce operational inefficiencies and improve digital experiences.
Download this executive brief from CIO to learn:
5 steps to an effective predictive IT strategy
Where AI can help, and where it can’t
How to drive revenue and exceptional customer experiences with predictive analytics
The enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been at the cornerstone of enterprise data strategies for over 20 years. EDW systems have traditionally been built on relatively costly hardware infrastructures. But ever-growing data volume and increasingly complex processing have raised the cost of EDW software and hardware licenses while impacting the performance needed for analytic insights. Organizations can now use EDW offloading and optimization techniques to reduce costs of storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data.
Getting data governance right is critical to your business success. That means ensuring your data is clean, of excellent quality, and of verifiable lineage. Such governance principles can be applied in Hadoop-like environments. Hadoop is designed to store, process and analyze large volumes of data at significantly lower cost than a data warehouse. But to get the return on investment, you must infuse data governance processes as part of offloading.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
The data deluge problem isn’t just about the amount
of internal, operational data being stored, but also the
level of granularity available. The finance and HR teams
of many institutions still operate on outdated systems
that are only able to store aggregate data with complex
details summarized. While these systems may be
sufficient for the purpose of financial reporting, they’re
unable to keep up with the level of complexity needed
to drive business decisions.
As organizations are moving to AWS to gain the operational
efficiencies of the cloud, they’re realizing the
importance of a well-architected framework. This
framework, which consists of twelve pillars, is wellintended,
secure, and compliant, but is not exactly
easy to achieve.
Our clients frequently tell us that two pillars in particular--Security
and Cost Optimization--are the most
difficult to get right. This is partially because while
advanced tooling is required to manage cloud
complexities and compliance, selecting, deploying,
and operating these tools is costly and burdensome.
Without optimizing your environment for these two
pillars, you are preventing your organization from
scaling up. This has resulted in many businesses that
are restricted to a minimal use of AWS, negating any
benefit of having adopted the cloud in the first place.
AHEAD uses the AWS Well-Architected Framework,
which will walk you through common missteps and
how to get it right.
Would you like to make better-informed decisions about where to invest your time & resources? Are you interested in gaining more insight into what is working, what isn't, & why?
There is a movement towards advanced & predictive analytics in the Learning & Talent Management space.
But what does that really mean? Bluewater's team of consultants & developers can help you define what analytics means for your company.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
"New managers can develop into high performing future leaders. Or, they can flail and fail–costing your company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Learn what you can do to ensure new manager success.
Download our paper to learn:
- The 3 major problems most companies have with new managers
- Which 4 critical management skills should be developed
- How coaching new managers can lead to dramatic improvements in new manager performance"
As a finance leader, you must be wondering, where do I begin? In a survey conducted with Oxford Economics with 1,500 finance executives globally, we found 6 common traits shared by leading CFOs that boost business performance and efficiency as well as governance, risk and compliance effectiveness across the company. Discover the 6 ways finance leaders stay ahead of the pack and how you can start to incorporate these best practices into your current function.
With air quality and climate change dominating headlines and public opinion, the UK is charging ahead into a future of electric motoring.
EVs and the installation of charging infrastructure are both new and growing industries, with the popularity of electric cars and vans growing at an incredible pace in the UK. At the end of March 2010, there were only 98 vehicles eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant licensed in the UK. By the end of March 2018 this had reached 132,789.
While many organisations want to install EV charge points, some find it challenging to build a business case and worry about the unknowns when it comes to installation and maintenance. It’s time to change that.
Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
The government has made it clear that it sees electric vehicles as the main way of reducing carbon emissions from road transport and improving air quality.
The Road to Zero strategy states that the UK government wants 'one of the best electric vehicle infrastructure networks in the world' and unveiled targets for at least fifty per cent of new car sales to be ultra low emission by 2030, and forty per cent of new vans.
See how E.ON can help your business get ahead of the game by downloading this whitepaper today!
In today’s increasingly mobile world, Energy workers require instant communication and access to data intelligence wherever the job
may take them. From the oil rig to the electric grid and everywhere in between, having the right data, in the right hands, at the right time,
no matter the environment or device of choice — is simply non-negotiable. Organizations across various Energy segments — oil & gas,
electric utilities, water utilities, and mining — are currently juggling a mix of communication devices and are hindered by gaps in coverage,
poor battery life and fragile equipment that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Yet, citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, on clean running water, and on lights that turn on when they flip the switch.
Meeting these expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for Energy workers day-in and day-out. So oil & gas
workers can communicate safely in hazardous environments. So precious resources are
With the growth of unstructured data and the challenges of modern workloads such as Apache Spark™, IT teams have seen a clear need during the past few years for a new type of all-flash storage solution, one that has been designed specifically for users requiring high levels of performance in file- and object-based environments. With FlashBlade™, it addresses performance challenges in Spark environments by delivering the consistent performance of all-flash storage with no caching or tiering, as well as fast metadata operations and instant metadata queries.