Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
There are many ways to put your company's data to work and by far, personalization is one of the most exciting and effective. Just look at online giants such as Google, Netflix or Amazon, and you'll find living proof that data is a resource that helps build a digital empire. Download our extensive 30-page guide to get a step ahead of the competition, armed with strategies for an optimized, ever-improving plan to drive bottom-line impact using personalization.
Small business lending continues to be a growth industry, with
multiple approaches and diverse players offering solutions to help
small businesses manage their demand for financing. The industry
continues to evolve, with lenders bringing new technology,
innovation, and products to the market. Yet despite intense
competition, small businesses are still underserved for financing.
There is still tremendous upside growth for lenders and marketers
who want to compete in this space.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Faced with an increasingly crowded market, forward-thinking sales leaders are coming up with new ways to sell, and new strategies for pushing past the competition.
Anaplan for Sales is designed to empower your organization’s go-to-market strategy and help sales leaders make great decisions. In this paper, you’ll learn how:
Managing a go-to-market strategy on a single platform keeps your organization powerful and nimble.
A go-to-market strategy is a single entity, not just a collection of disparate parts.
Advanced technology helps sales leaders make smarter, more impactful decisions.
Published By: HireVue
Published Date: Jul 17, 2018
HOW TO OVERCOME HEALTHCARE'S BIGGEST HIRING CHALLENGES
Healthcare recruiting is intensely competitive. 60% of the fastest-growing occupations in the US are in healthcare, and it takes twice as long to fill a healthcare role than the national average. In this eBook, you’ll learn three approaches to solving healthcare recruiting’s toughest challenges.
EXPECT TO LEARN:
The 3 biggest challenges facing healthcare recruiting in 2018 (and how to solve them)
Why it takes 2x as long to fill a healthcare role
How to shrink hiring time without sacrificing quality of hire
4 ways to differentiate your organization from your competition
Find out what the research says about these healthcare recruiting challenges and how you can overcome them in your organization.
Download the free eBook now.
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
International retail sales are expected to increase by 5.5% to $28.3 trillion by 2018.
launching an international site can take up valuable time and resources, and missteps can be costly. From web page layout, to word definitions and cultural preferences, countries have widely varying practices and unique online user behaviors. How efficiently you manage changes in culture, language, customs, currency, tax, and laws can make the difference between success and failure.
POWER YOUR BUSINESS TO EXPAND RAPIDLY INTO FOREIGN MARKETS:
Think Local and Flexible to Act Global
Communicate in Other Cultures
Design a Flexible and Scalable Global Process
Efficiently Manage Multiple International Sites
Teaching and learning is critical. But that’s not all. In an age of choice and competition, exemplary customer service–how schools treat parents, students and staff–can determine whether parents and families choose out or in. Download this guide and learn what a customer mindset can do for your schools.
Competition has come to K12 schools. But just because families have more choices doesn’t mean your schools need lose students, or the funding that follows them. Download our latest guide and get practical strategies for how to reverse enrollment declines in your school or district — and keep parents and students from choosing out.
Published By: UNiDAYS
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Already reshaping politics and the workforce – not to mention the commercial world – Gen Z is an economic force to be reckoned with. Read up on the retail trends they’re instigating in this new report. And get a jump on the competition.
Every financial services firm understands the importance of data. More is better. Sooner is better. Accessing it, understanding it, and taking advantage of it before the competition is better.
In the mid-2000s, Financial Services was the first industry to strongly adopt data virtualization as a disruptive, new technology for accessing and integrating more data, faster and more easily than ever before.
Buy and sell side groups at the largest institutions led the charge, followed soon after by risk management and compliance units. The leading mutual fund providers, along with hedge funds, led the next wave of adoption. In recent years, commercial banks and insurers have accelerated their use of data virtualization. And today, analyst firms such as Gartner, Inc. and Forrester project continued data virtualization adoption for both first-time use at new firms and expanded deployments at existing sites.
This whitepaper provides 10 examples of TIBCO Data Virtualization enabled applications f
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Nov 09, 2018
Businesses are increasingly seeking the help of colocation facilities, but for colocation providers to be an asset for these potential tenants, they must be able to offer quick onboarding and elasticity to support present and future needs. To find out how converged infrastructure solutions can help colocation providers set tenants up for success, read How Colocation Providers Can Gain a Competitive Advantage with Converged Infrastructure Solutions.
As a small-to-midsize fabricated metals manufacturer serving large customers within complex global supply chains, how do you maintain preferred vendor status? The whole world is your competition so you need to step up to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations.
Your customers will expect mass personalization with shorter lead times whether the order is large or small—without sacrificing compliance with their industry’s quality requirements. To meet these demands—despite a skills shortage and volatile material costs and availability—you’ve got to put digital transformation at the top of your agenda.
Leveraging today’s revolutionary technology initiatives like Industry 4.0, digital
thread, robotic process automation and countless more means staying ahead
of the competition, but it requires the right manufacturing software – and going
fully paperless. This white paper is your guide to the past, present and future of
manufacturing software solutions.
• Overview of the Top Manufacturing Software Systems
• Understanding of Functional Overlaps, Gaps and Selection Considerations
• How to Go Paperless With Digital Production Records
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure 1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data.
In-memory databases have helped address p
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
"Digital transformation is your organisation’s chance to disrupt competition, break into new markets, and stay relevant for the long-term. Read this report to learn how CIOs can successfully drive digital strategy.
Published By: Brainloop
Published Date: Nov 03, 2011
Online collaboration has allowed companies to leapfrog their competition. But how do they avoid risk? This paper explores options for high-productivity collaboration supporting security and compliance. Must reading for anyone interested in strategic IT and compliance!
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Your organization's focus has been on acquiring customers, increasing revenues and profitability, and outpacing the competition. And while your organization has continued to improve its operating efficiencies (sometimes by quickly learning from past mistakes), you feel your company should be spending more time analyzing what’s going on and planning for the future.
Published By: Epsilon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2012
With more competition, strong customer scrutiny, and a growing number of marketing channels to leverage, retailers are going toward Real-time Messaging to boost their Customer Experience Marketing to remain relevant and keep customers engaged.
In the Application Economy, speed, innovation, and quality, have become table stakes. If you can’t meet your customers’ expectations, they will surely find a competitor who can. Whether your organization is in one of the sectors facing the most intense digital competition (like insurance, banking, telecommunications or retail), or a more traditional industry, how rapidly and successfully you embrace a software-driven digital transformation strategy will likely have a profound effect on your organization’s long term viability. In this Whitepaper, learn how the Application Economy is driving Digital Transformation in companies, and how you can position your organization for success.
Today, digital is everywhere—cloud, mobile, social and the Internet of Things are changing the way we all work and play. This rapidly evolving digital world is also redefining the relationship between your business and your customers, who now expect a convenient, interactive experience from their preferred brands.
Security is also a concern. Risk is rising, as both the enterprise and its customers exchange a growing amount of sensitive data. This transformation is also amplifying competition. As analyst Mark Raskino notes, “As a consequence, all players rebuilt their strategies around the same time, and all have awakened to the power of digital business at the same time. Contention is therefore inevitable.”
To find out more download this whitepaper today!