Published By: Cognizant
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
Incorporating artificial intelligence into your business systems and processes is a journey unlike any other digital technology implementation. There is no utility AI. Every company must chart its own path to success. This white paper offers
insights and recommendations to help organizations identify use cases, pilot and learn from them, and then repeat the process so AI becomes a key element in the organization’s continuous improvement.
The Internet of Things is growing fast: By 2025, IoT devices will transmit an estimated 90 zettabytes of data to their intended targets, according to IDC. Armed with information, businesses can revolutionise everything from fraud detection to customer service. But first, they need an architecture that supports real-time analytics so they can gain actionable insights from their IoT data.
Read the complete report sponsored by Google Cloud, and learn how to mitigate key IoT-related challenges.
Does your current software give your business the visibility and flexibility you need to be responsive and competitive, or is outdated software negatively impacting business growth and excellent service?
The retail world is becoming more complex. eCommerce has grown in the U.S.—from $42 billion to $236 billion in the last decade*—and lifestyle shopping is raising customer expectations. Having the right retail management software solution—one that can keep up with your business needs and the increasing pace of technology—is critical.
Given the recent advancements in technology—and higher customer expectations—perhaps it’s time to ask if your retail management software is up to the task of nurturing and managing your growth over the coming decade.
Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. Here are some risks you may face from using outdated software:
1. Excessive labor costs and hiring gaps
2. Operational inefficiencies
3. Insufficient data and insights
Managing inventory efficiently is one of the challenges that lumber and building material businesses face. Evolving technologies, including mobile functionality and connected business, offer opportunities for LBM business growth.
With a deep understanding of the challenges facing lumber and building materials dealers, Epicor has identified six ways integrated inventory management can have a positive impact on your LBM business, including:
• Operational efficiencies
• Data access and Insights
• Mobile functionality
Epicor has a proven history growing profits and increasing efficiencies for lumber and building material businesses. Read this Epicor Tip Sheet and discover how your LBM business can benefit from integrated inventory with BisTrack.
Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set.
Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift, including:
• Loading data for faster results
• Querying data for gaining actionable insights
• Creating a schema to forgo complicated queries, saving time
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
As of May 25, 2018, organizations around the world—not just those based in the EU—need to be prepared to meet the requirements outlined within the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Those requirements apply to any organization doing business with any of the more than 700 million EU residents, whether or not it has a physical presence in the EU.
IBM® Security can help your organization secure and protect personal data with a holistic GDPR-focused Framework that includes software, services and GDPR-specific tools. With deep industry expertise, established delivery models and key insights gained from helping organizations like yours navigate complex regulatory environments, IBM is well positioned to help you assess your needs, identify your challenges and get your GDPR program up and running.
Unlock the benefits of Ethernet – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Find out how technology experts are using reliable Ethernet solutions to boost business performance. Get actionable insights from experts and learn how switching to a high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
From its conception, this special edition has had a simple goal: to help SAP customers better understand SAP HANA and determine how they can best leverage this transformative technology in their organization. Accordingly, we reached out to a variety of experts and authorities across the SAP ecosystem to provide a true 360-degree perspective on SAP HANA.
This TDWI Checklist Report presents requirements for analytic DBMSs with a focus on their use with big data. Along the way, the report also defines the many techniques and tool types involved. The requirements checklist and definitions can assist users who are currently evaluating analytic databases and/or developing strategies for big data analytics.
For years, experienced data warehousing (DW) consultants and analysts have advocated the need for a well thought-out architecture for designing and implementing large-scale DW environments. Since the creation of these DW architectures, there have been many technological advances making implementation faster, more scalable and better performing. This whitepaper explores these new advances and discusses how they have affected the development of DW environments.
New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of a more demanding end user and the opportunities presented by Big Data. Significant strategy shifts are under way to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a unified view of the data terrain necessary to support Big Data and real-time needs of innovative enterprises companies.
Big data and personal data are converging to shape the internet’s most surprising consumer products. they’ll predict your needs and store your memories—if you let them. Download this report to learn more.
This white paper discusses the issues involved in the traditional practice of deploying transactional and analytic applications on separate platforms using separate databases. It analyzes the results from a user survey, conducted on SAP's behalf by IDC, that explores these issues.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
This paper explores the results of a survey, fielded in April 2013, of 304 data managers and professionals, conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today Inc. It revealed a range of practical approaches that organizations of all types and sizes are adopting to manage and capitalize on the big data flowing through their enterprises.
In-memory technology—in which entire datasets are pre-loaded into a computer’s random access memory, alleviating the need for shuttling data between memory and disk storage every time a query is initiated—has actually been around for a number of years. However, with the onset of big data, as well as an insatiable thirst for analytics, the industry is taking a second look at this promising approach to speeding up data processing.
Over the course of several months in 2011, IDC conducted a research study to identify the opportunities and challenges to adoption of a new technology that changes the way in which traditional business solutions are implemented and used. The results of the study are presented in this white paper.
Forrester conducted in-depth surveys with 330 global BI decision-makers and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps you can take to either stay a leader or join their ranks.
This white paper, produced in collaboration with SAP, provides insight into executive perception of real-time business operations in North America. It is a companion paper to Real-time Business: Playing to win in the new global marketplace, published in May 2011, and to a series of papers on real-time business in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
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.
In the age of the customer, businesses realize the need to take their big data insights further than they have before, in order to win, serve, and retain their customers. Today’s modern company has more data than ever before and is now looking to derive insights from the data that will help propel it forward. As firms move data analytics to the cloud, there is a new set of challenges and barriers to overcome, but with the help of insights-platforms-as-a-service, companies will be able to innovate with data and drive business forward.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Every helpdesk agent at every customer support team, anywhere in the world, dreams about Inbox Zero. However as most businesses grows from just a handful of support queries to hundreds of customers chocking the support hotline, they make the mistake of going on a hiring binge to reach that elusive promised land.
The only problem? Hiring more support staff may not be the best way to scale up your customer support. This whitepaper talks about how you can scale your customer support without blindly scaling the team, with tips, ideas and insights like:
- How to puncture the customer support hot-air balloon
- Proactively identifying red flags and overloads
- Top 4 things to know before you hire
- Monitoring, understanding and reporting support trends
- Tips to streamline your support process