Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. Click on your industry tab above to reflect on the important challenges you face and learn how IBM solutions can help you outpace those obstacles.
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm
the business managers who must sift through it all to
glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize
profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into
new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship
management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM),
business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data
environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected,
“dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of
disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to
deliver the desired single view of the business.
To meet the business imperative for enterprise integration and
stay competitive, companies must manage the increasing variety,
volume and velocity of new data pouring into their systems from
an ever-expanding number of sources. They need to bring all
their corporate data together, deliver it to end users as quickly as
possible to maximize
Ironically, the most important business decisions are too often based not on the best available data and analysis, but on the judgment calls of HIPPOs — the highest-paid people in the organization. In large part, these individuals became HIPPOs in the first place because, over the course of their professional careers, their intuition and gut feel has tended to be more right than wrong.
This approach may have sufficed in simpler, slower-moving times. But modern enterprises are too connected and too fast-paced for important business decisions to be made strictly on individual intuition and gut feel. For better-informed decision-making, your organization’s decision-makers need timely access to information they can rely on.
Massive shifts within the digital business landscape are sparking immense opportunities and reshaping every sector.
In some cases, complete upheaval is happening at lightning-fast speed. In other instances, digital undercurrents are stirring beneath the surface as organizations scramble to monetize vast volumes and variety of data in an effort to sharpen their competitive edge and not be blindsided by unforeseen events that completely upend existing business models.
While long-standing industry leadership might be no match for the next cool app, agility, speed and the ability to harness more data than was ever imagined is fueling powerful possibilities for reinvention among companies of every size.
Data is following rapidly from mobile devices and social networks, as well as from every connected product, machine and infrastructure. This data holds the potential for deep insights that can replace guesswork and approximations as to locations, behaviors, patterns and preferences. As the w
Restaurant technologies have transformed drastically over the past decade, however there have been several misconceptions about the impact big data can have on restaurant operations. According to a Hospitality Technology study, only 23% of restaurants have confidence in overall tech innovation. When it comes to the state of technology many restaurants are still stuck with disconnected architecture, complex legacy systems, lack of visibility, and high maintenance costs.
These challenges ultimately intimidate restaurant operators to outdated systems and processes that significantly limit their business growth. This ebook looks at the four pressing challenges and presents one unifying solution.
IT sprawl can be a serious roadblock to your organization's future success, as disconnected information systems and multiple applications get in the way of overall performance. Instead, put sprawl in its place by thinking like an urban planner. In the complimentary e-book, learn how to manage growth with a master plan that uses a single enterprise information platform.
Salesforce CRM +
The value of the Salesforce Platform is undeniable. Salesforce has helped companies around the world streamline their technologies and processes. So when you combine your Salesforce CRM with an ERP solution native to the platform, the benefits are only magnified.
Sales, finance, services teams will be able to work from the same connected system, sharing a master customer record, with data unified and process and workflows harmonized. Some businesses have tried to reap these benefits through rough integrations between old ERP systems and Salesforce, but nothing is smarter or more effective than using an ERP solution built on the platform itself.
Download the eBook and see how combining Salesforce CRM and FinancialForce ERP can help you:
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
After several years of relentless hardware and software innovation, the mainframe is at an
inflection point from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a
source of revenue growth and innovation. Organizations are evolving toward what IDC calls
the “connected mainframe.” The platform is transforming from a revenue-supporting machine
into a revenue-generating machine and is increasingly playing a central role in organizations’
digital transformation (DX) journey. Key steps in achieving the connected mainframe require
organizations to modernize and integrate the platform with their internal and external
environments. IDC finds that these modernization and integration initiatives lead to new
business innovations, which in turn are driving revenue growth and improving organizational
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
Financial institutions (FI) that adopt a digitalfirst initiative put digital at the forefront of their customer experience. They recognize the connected nature of consumers and have begun to digitize their customer journeys. In many cases, digital adoption is low because consumers are not aware that online tools and services are available, or they are not maximizing their potential use and benefit.
In a connected world content becomes the nucleus of business growth. Oracle provides scalable, secure solutions to help drive an organization’s digitalization efforts maximizing operation automation, machine learning, and cloud services.
Today’s customers, from across many generations and wealth levels, are hyperconnected. This digibook is a guide for financial services providers to building enduring customer relationships through technology.
Simple things. Smart connections. Big payoff. The IoT is transforming everyday objects into a vast ecosystem of information that will improve business operations. The tools you use to run your business are probably not communicating with each other. But what if they could? What if you could harness the power of connectivity and data to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and create better experiences for your customers, partners, and employees? In a recent survey, 81 percent of executives said the IoT is one of the most important technologies for their organization. Shouldn’t it be your company’s? Learn more in this report.
Is your WLAN under increasing pressure from more users, more types of connected devices, and more bandwidth-intensive applications?
It’s time to consider a better solution. With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi you get simple, centralized cloud-based management and the best performing Wi-Fi access points for high-density environments. Your job gets easier and your Wi-Fi gets better. Get visibility and control of your distributed Wi-Fi network with bandwidth to spare.
Students and teachers at Belleville Township High School District now rely on Ruckus Networks to stay connected to laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, the IT team at Belleville Township High School District is able to access and manage WLANs with a click of a button.
Read this case study to learn why they chose Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, allowing Belleville to take classroom learning to the next level.
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Today’s consumers are more informed, diverse, demanding and well-connected than ever before. With nearly unrestricted access to shopping resources used for discovery, comparison, and purchase, consumers are able to shop at will, often independent of branded retailer guidance. This rise of consumer independence can be attributed to the emergence of technological advancements favoring consumer empowerment; however, the repeated failures of brands to proactively offer personalized, high-value shopping experiences at scale is a significant contributing factor of consumer exodus.
This has fostered an inclination among shoppers to become self-reliant in their pursuit of purchases, effectively shutting out promotional outreach from brands. Many brands continue to fall out of touch with their customers because they’ve lost sight of their customers’ true needs. Customer centricity has long been the foundation for modern marketing, but the brands which fail at creating deeply personalized market
Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
We live in an era of digital transformation.
Software is the backbone of this digital
transformation. Mobile, cloud, open
source, Internet of Things, microservices
and AI have made software more
complex. Over 80% of the code in
today’s software applications is open
source. Estimates show that there will
be 30 billion connected IOT devices by
2020. Furthermore, 85% of customer
interactions will be computer managed
by 2020. Software is everywhere. While
software has gotten more complex, timeto-market is the new name of the game
and enterprises can’t risk security slowing
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and
only then think about how to secure it.
This was arguably fine in the days of monolithic applications and closed networks,
when good perimeter-based protection and effective identity and access management
would get you a long way towards minimising the risk. In today’s highly connected,
API-driven application environments, however, any given software component or
service can be invoked and potentially abused in so many different ways. Add to this
the increasing pace of change through iterative ‘DevOps-style’ delivery and ever-faster
release cycles, and many understandably assert that security management and
assurance nowadays needs to be an ongoing and embedded part of the development
and delivery process.
Digital transformation is poised to change the supply chain more
profoundly than any other functional area and more dramatically than at
any point in its history in terms of driving efficiency and resiliency to
disruption. In the context of the challenges facing supply chains, both now
and in the future, it becomes clear that the old ways of working will not
suffice and that even best-in-class performance today is unlikely to be good
enough in the future. It is the view of IDC that the supply chain must
become a "thinking" supply chain, one that is intimately connected to all
data sources, enabled with comprehensive and fast analytics, openly
collaborative through cloud-based commerce networks, conscious of
cyberthreats, and cognitively interwoven. According to IDC supply chain research, technology is emerging as a prime
driver of change, particularly artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
In our always-on, always-connected world, healthcare consumers expect instant access to customer service, not just from 9 AM to 5 PM. It’s often no longer good enough for health plans to staff call centers during standard business hours. Members today typically want to be able to log in and help themselves to the answers they need from self-service channels whenever they want — and they want the experience to be highly personal.
One contact center benchmark study (see next page) revealed self-service channels can be a win-win for both businesses and consumers.1 When done well, self-service solutions can help businesses improve customer satisfaction while reducing costs. And consumers appreciate the convenience of getting answers quickly and efficiently.
Workplace connects everyone in an organization using familiar Facebook features like video calling, instant messaging, posts, and groups. It works with other tools you already love, providing a simple and secure way for people to share knowledge, work together and build connected communities.
In this report, you’ll hear from C-Level leaders across HR, IT and Internal Comms as they reveal the impact of Workplace on their digital transformation journey.
When employees aren’t happy, Comms is the first to know.
But how do you:
Create more engagement
Reach the front line
Understand what people are thinking
Simple: you start by getting connected.
Download this infographic to find out why connected employees are essential to any great business.