Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
For more than a decade, Cisco's security reports have been a definitive source of intelligence for security professionals interested in the state of the global industry. These comprehensive reports provided detailed accounts of the threat landscape and their organisational implications.
Today, Cisco is publishing its second report for 2019: Defending against today's critical threats. This white paper looks back at the threat landscape over the past year, highlighting some of the key cyber security incidents during that timeframe. However, this isn't just another retrospective report, fondly looking back at events that have already come to pass.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its sixth year, the OutSystems State of Application Development Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe, at a time when organizational agility has never been so important.
Agility is the central theme of this year’s report because businesses and their IT organizations face a multitude of disruptive forces in 2019. The threat of digital disruption and the consequent need for digital transformation has been a driver of IT strategy for years. Add to that the current uncertain global economic outlook, and it becomes obvious why business leaders are so concerned about agility today.
How will IT “step up to the plate” and ensure that their organizations have the speed and adaptability to thrive, despite uncertainty?
This context serves as the backdrop to our sixth annual survey of IT professionals as we seek to understand the state of application development better. We set out with five critical questions
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 06, 2019
The retail sector is increasingly difficult and volatile. Enterprises must adopt easily available technology to liberate themselves from the daily grind and better focus on achieving their core business objectives. To be cost-effective in doing this, retailers turn to Google Cloud Platform, the most affordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud platform in the world, to drive operational agility and optimization of application performance.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud’s 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year, Rackspace is helping retailers everywhere to accelerate innovation and cost savings, by taking over their intensive, day-to-day operations of the cloud.
This e-book looks at how different retail brands work with Rackspace to ensure smooth and easy migration and operation on Google Cloud, as well as to gain added value from Rackspace’s depth of knowledge and best practices to effectively tap Google Cloud Platform too
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Enterprises in Asia Pacific now run multiple clouds with sizeable workloads, and cloud technologies have become increasingly challenging to manage. While IT organizations seek specialized expertise to keep pace with the constant change and complexity, what they are met with instead, is a global shortage of skilled cloud experts. As the costs in recruiting and training talent rises, the situation escalates into a hurdle to implementing cloud strategies.
To better understand the cost of cloud expertise, Rackspace teamed up with the London School of Economics (LSE) and independent research house Vanson Bourne, to research on the severity of the problem. This e-book covers the findings to provide thought-provoking insights into why you should drive your cloud journey along the managed cloud provider route, if you were to be caught in a no-win HR loop.
A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
In the future, people won’t necessarily want to own cars, but they’ll need personal mobility. The mobility ecosystem can support a range of different services, but in the near-term, many of these nascent businesses face a range of operational challenges as they bid to grow and become profitable.
This ebook explores the fundamental needs of new mobility providers as they target business improvements, looks at their considerations as they forge key technology partnerships, and shows how HERE's Auto Mobility Operations solution can help mobility services meet those requirements.
This ebook will help you understand how Auto Mobility Operations helps:
• Enable the creation and integration of key location features as applications for mobile operating systems through use of the HERE Mobile SDK
• Manage and efficiently operate fleet assets with HERE Location Services, providing fresh, high-quality and global location-based data
• Create a frictionless and compelling UX - with APIs, mapping
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
Knowing where to look and what to watch out for is half the battle. Download this report to understand the most pervasive types of email threats, how security professionals perceive them and what they’re doing to combat them. Most importantly, you’ll walk away with actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Gain valuable insight from 1,025 global IT decision makers on email-based attacks, cyber resilience, business continuity, awareness training and threat intelligence.
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: May 31, 2019
: FICO commissioned an independent research study by TM Forum to look at how global telecommunication providers are using (and plan to use) machine learning and advanced analytics to improve the customer experience in credit risk and beyond. This in-depth report includes key insights from a global survey as well as executive interviews with leading communication service providers such as Telstra, Vodafone, Sky, Globe Telecom, and BT on their vision for leveraging artificial intelligence to stop fraud, better engage customers across channels, improve risk management, and drive collection results.
Read this report to understand:
o What CSPs see as the biggest drivers for deploying advanced analytics over the next two years
o How and where BT, Globe Telecom, Vodafone UK, Sky and Telstra are using analytics, from marketing through origination
o The opportunities and pitfalls around financing devices as opposed to or in addition to subsidising them
o The scope for analytics to improve c
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
HR execs are not finding their budgets rising at the same levels as their workforce requirements. By 2020, the global labor market faces a shortage of 38-40 million college educated workers and 45 million secondary educated workers1. Despite the change catalyst that the mounting crisis demands, many organizations have not adjusted their strategies. Why would an organization race to develop skills by investing the same portion of their budget in classroom approaches and build training that they could buy? To help organizations find a smarter way out of the talent crisis, the Director of Research at the world’s leading learning analytics firm compared the results of Skillsoft elearning to classroom and internally developed elearning benchmarks. The results were clear; Skillsoft provides a solid answer to the global talent imperative.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
Cloud solutions are the new normal as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach.
Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. This white paper explores 10 factors you should review in this process.
Published By: Grainger
Published Date: Nov 04, 2013
On December 1, 2013, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will start phasing in a mandatory transition to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling potentially hazardous chemicals. The goal is to have one set of hazardous material classification standards used around the world to protect human health and promote environmental awareness.
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
The workplace is becoming more distributed and global every day. 37% of U.S. workers have telecommuted, a huge increase from 9% in 1995.
Today’s leaders need to understand how to manage a remote workforce and the tools that navigate the challenges that come with it. Download What Leaders Need To Know About Remote Workers to understand how remote workers compare to in-office counterparts in:
• Feeling valued
• Communication with co-workers
You’ll get tips on managing remote workers and how to use communication, goals, and regular pulse surveys to keep information flowing.
You’ll also get a Free Culture Assessment of your remote and in-office workforce with a two week trial from TINYpulse, the employee engagement platform that helps build stronger teams.
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.
Global corporate enterprise AI practitioners are clearly still dealing with infrastructure issues related to talent and technology. End-to-end processes remain stubbornly carbon-based. Rule-based automation is truly not yet globally scaled across the majority of organizations.
Double the AI
And yet, the AI & Intelligent Automation Network members went from 21%, having deployed Intelligent Enterprise solutions to over 44% in just one year’s time.
Over 4/5 expect to deploy AI in under two years
The stated goal for deployment is just under 83% by the end of 2020. Considering the fact that they’ve essentially got two years, and those ranks have doubled in one year – doubling again in two years is achievable. Incidentally, that same number was only 67% a year ago.
50% expect to be established, globally scaling or refining AI in under two years
Global corporate enterprise is in fact slowly but surely transforming into the intelligent enterprise of tomorrow. Having said that, it will be
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
Why your data catalog won’t deliver significant ROI
According to Gartner, organizations that provide access to a curated catalog of internal and external data assets will derive twice as much business value from their analytics investments by 2020 than those that do not.
That’s a ringing endorsement of data catalogs, and a growing number of enterprises seem to agree. In fact, the global data catalog market is expected to grow from US$210.0 million in 2017 to US$620.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.2%.
Why such large and intensifying demand for data catalogs? The primary driver is that many organizations are working to modernize their data platforms with data lakes, cloud-based data warehouses, advanced analytics and various SaaS applications in order to grow profitable digital initiatives. To support these digital initiatives and other business imperatives, organizations need more reliable, faster access to their data.
However, modernizing data plat
We believe people change organizations. So, we built Workplace by Facebook to empower them. Our mission is to unlock human potential by giving the world a place to work together. We do it by combining next-generation technology and easy-to use features to transform communications, culture, and workflows inside organizations of all shapes, sizes, and industries. Industries like retail.
In this playbook, we’ll explore the new consumer expectations shaping the future of retail globally. You’ll discover why great brand experiences for your customers start with great work experiences for your employees.
Download this whitepaper now to learn more about the benefits of customer-centric collaboration tools like Workplace by Facebook.
Then you’ll be ready to take the next step on your digital transformation journey.
As business becomes more global and teams can often be dispersed across cities or continents, businesses have begun adapting telecommuting as an added corporate culture benefit and as a way to recruit and retain key talent. As a result, managers may find themselves forced to respond to an all-new set of needs and concerns from their staffs. How does the international team leader ensure that the necessary lines of communication stay up when there are thousands of miles and half a dozen time zones separating offices?
Cisco's 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey provides new insights into how mobility is being approached by mid-market and enterprise organizations globally
Specific objectives include:
• Discovering insights into current strategy and future plans
• Identifying priority mobility initiatives and top challenges
• Learning how IT and Business leaders’ views, priorities and objectives align and differ
• Building a global and local view from over 1400 respondents across 14 countries in every geography
This paper contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the withdrawable designs.