Competition is growing fierce for restaurants ó and not all of it comes from other
local dining establishments. With grocery stores and meal kit services offering
additional convenient and affordable dining options for customers to choose from,
and with many restaurants turning to faster and smarter automation methods to
power their operations, now is the time for your restaurant to step up its game.
Ultimately, what your restaurant needs to do is offer a complete experience for your
guests. The only way to effectively do this is to understand the whole diner journey
and how the decisions you make along the way affect it.
If youíve tried managing your retail operationís labor performance without reliable, real-time data, you know the costly shortcomings of this approach. Tap into clear, easy-to-access workforce data ó a single view of all elements of your workforce that empowers you to make effective decisions and protect your bottom line.
Workforce Analytics for Retail transforms labor and sales data into meaningful business intelligence. Learn how managers can make data-driven decisions that optimize workforce utilization, control labor costs, and drive continuous improvement.
Each year we examine trends in fraud reported to Q2 by our partner
institutions, and every year we continue to see online banking fraud
attempts in great frequency. While we may see patterns emerge or spikes
in new trending behavior, the foundation of an effective defense remains
consistent. Examining trends in online banking and cybercrime is crucial to
navigating the current threat landscape, as is maintaining a solid defense-indepth
"Email has proven itself as a revenue-driving workhorse of any marketing strategy. And yet, two-thirds of marketers are still less than satisfied with their email marketing efforts. We joined forces with Email on Acid to shed a light on the most effective email campaigns. Read The Art of the Click to learn helpful email insights, like:
--The four critical qualities of all great email experiences
--Subscriber open and read behaviors throughout the day
--Why all clicks arenít created equal"
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Cyber attacks are increasing in frequency, sophistication, and effectiveness.1 The ongoing trend of
successful attacks demonstrates that cybersecurity practices are not keeping pace with modern
threats. Is your organization well-defended, or living on borrowed time?
Here are ten signs to help you determine whether your endpoint protection is primed for action or
ready for retirement.
Download this infographic to learn how VMware Workspaceô ONEô helps more organizations compete in the mobile cloud era by providing productivity-enhancing capabilities that are simply better. Tailored to uniquely provide both end-user mobility and IT control, VMware mobile-cloud architecture addresses the needs of todayís organizations more effectively than Citrix.
Digital loan origination processes can still require significant manual support, which is often inaccurate and time-consuming. This National Mortgage News paper, sponsored by Fiserv, explains how you can improve your current loan production while reducing costs and risk of non-compliance.
The Kim Komando Show, the largest
weekend radio show in the United States,
with an estimated reach of 6.5 million
listeners, uses Wasabi hot storage for costeffective,
fast and reliable data protection
for its business-critical multimedia content.
Wasabiís cloud storage service extends
the broadcasterís on premises networkattached
storage (NAS) investments and
eliminates the hassles and inefficiencies
of tape-based data backup and recovery
Published By: Datavail
Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
The management of financial data in an organization is of paramount importance. Reporting, evaluating ROI, making adjustments across the business, and increasing revenue depend on good, accessible financial data that can be updated and integrated across systems and software.
For these reasons, many organizations have turned to master data management (MDM) software in the effort to better store, access, search, retrieve, and analyze their financial data. These MDM solutions are able to collect data within a single unified, fully integrated, user-friendly platform. However, in order to be most effective, MDM applications must also have capabilities in data relationship management (DRM). DRM software is able to describe and enforce the relationships between data, no matter where it's located within an organization, to provide a holistic and consistent solution.
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jan 02, 2019
Challenge: An air purifier manufacturer needed to remind customers to periodically change filters to maintain product efficiency and deliver consistent customer experience.
Solution: We helped them develop a Bluetooth enabled Ďsmartí air filter, where an embedded sensor measured the effectiveness of the filter and relayed that information to an iOS or Android app. Users were alerted when filters needed replacing, and given the opportunity to buy directly through online retailers and also to subscribe to the Amazon Device Replenishment Service.
ē Increased revenue through replacement filter sales
ē Expected to touch 50,000 users in the first year
ē Integrated with Amazon Alexa for seamless digital experience
ē Powerful product differentiation in a crowded market
There is an increasing demand for finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) among middle market companies, as organizations become more comfortable with the solution. FAO helps companies enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting function through process and technology improvements, enabling internal employees to focus on the core business.
RSM US LLPís FAO platform goes beyond out-of-the-box functionality within technology solutions, integrating additional intellectual property, including workflows, business processes and organizational frameworks. By leveraging this comprehensive platform, our FAO team can help middle market companies overcome a myriad of finance and accounting challenges. These include hiring, training and developing staff, and most importantly producing actionable finance and accounting information in a timely manner to make critical business decisions.
Effectively using and managing information has become critical to driving growth in areas such as pursuing new business opportunities, attracting and retaining customers, and streamlining operations. In the era of big data, you must accommodate a rapidly increasing volume, variety and velocity of data while extracting actionable business insight from that data, faster than ever before.
These needs create a daunting array of workload challenges and place tremendous demands on your underlying IT infrastructure and database systems. This e-book presents six reasons why you should consider a database change, including opinions from industry analysts and real-world customer experiences. Read on to learn more.
There is one certainty with cybersecurity and that is nothing is certain. Take for example the role the endpoint plays in keeping an enterprise secure. While many cybersecurity professionals are relatively certain that endpoints are locked down and security policies are being enforced, the simple fact of the matter is that endpoints prove to be the root of most compromises.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Data. It seems to be everywhere today and yet we can never get
enough of it. But as it turns out, a lack of data isnít our problem
-- our problem is the difficulty piecing together, understanding and
finding the story in all the data thatís in front of us.
In software testing in particular, the need for consolidated,
meaningful test metrics has never been higher. As both the pace of
development and the cost of delivering poor quality software
increase, we need these metrics to help us test smarter, better and
Fortunately, business intelligence now exists to make this goal a
reality. The analytics these tools provide can help drive efficient
and effective testing by providing teams with insight on everything
from testing quality and coverage to velocity and more. And this
knowledge can position the QA team as trusted experts to advise
the entire software development team on steps that can ensure a
better quality end result.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Ready, set, collaborate, automate Ė a mindset change for strengthening security.
Industry research suggests there is significant interest in making DevOps more secure. In fact, Gartner reports "by 2021, DevSecOps practices will be embedded in 80% of rapid development teams, up from 15% in 2017." To help you effectively integrate security into your organizationís DevOps practice, Tenable encourages you to read the Gartner report, ď10 Things to Get Right for Successful DevSecOps.Ē Loaded with specific detailed recommendations, the report covers topics including:
- Integrating security and compliance testing seamlessly into DevOps processes
- Scanning for known vulnerabilities and misconĀgurations in all open-source and third-party components
- Scaling infosec into DevOps by using a security champion model
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
"Learn how you can accelerate development and strengthen security Ė without disrupting your operations.
Organizations that effectively meld DevOps and InfoSec can shift security from an afterthought to an integrated, automated, and proactive practice. By reading this paper from IDG, youíll learn three reasons why DevOps is a game-changer for security and steps you can take foster a more collaborative and proactive approach to securing your enterprise. Topics covered include:
- Adapting security testing tools and processes to the developer
- Automating security into the CI/CD toolchain
- The impact of secure DevOps on your bottom line
- Increasing security awareness and commitment across teams
This paper provides high-level guidance for DevOps and InfoSec professionals seeking collaborative, efficient approaches for strengthening application and information security."
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
"Answers to five questions that are top-of-mind for infosec leaders today.
The challenge of secure DevOps is top of mind for many infosec and IT leaders. To help you understand the latest trends, Tenable reached out to Christina Richmond, Program Director for IDCís Security Services
Research Group, for her answers to the following five questions:
1. How do organizations ensure that the security team adapts seamlessly to development processes and tools to create a cohesive program?
2. What are some common mistakes you see companies make when attempting to integrate their DevOps and security processes?
3. How can security leaders assist organizations with making the transition to secure DevOps?
4. In the world of agile methodologies and DevOps, how do security teams need to evolve to be more effective in managing cyber risk?
5. What are some examples of secure DevOps principles among cloud native technologies?
Written for infosec leaders responsible for integrating security int
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Feb 13, 2018
Omnichannel isnít about making a quicker, cheaper sale with fewer human touchpoints: itís about creating a system which lets you to nurture your customers at every step of their buyerís journey.
This white paper from Magento and Premier Technology Partner dotmailer describes how well connected ecommerce and marketing teams and systems are crucial for a true omnichannel approach. Download the paper to discover:
Why automated marketing messages, sent in real time, are the most effective way to communicate throughout the purchase journey
Web and email personalization tips for omnichannel merchants
Why an email address is your unique identifier
Three tried and tested marketing methods to drive customers to your site and stores
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dversaries, and cybercriminal organizations in particular,
are building tools and using techniques that are
becoming so difficult to detect that organizations are having
a hard time knowing that intrusions are taking place. Passive
techniques of watching for signs of intrusion are less and less
effective. Environments are complicated, and no technology
can find 100 percent of malicious activity, so humans have to
ďgo on the hunt.Ē
Threat hunting is the proactive technique thatís focused on
the pursuit of attacks and the evidence that attackers leave
behind when theyíre conducting reconnaissance, attacking
with malware, or exfiltrating sensitive data. Instead of
just hoping that technology flags and alerts you to the suspected
activity, you apply human analytical capacity and
understanding about environment context to more quickly
determine when unauthorized activity occurs. This process
allows attacks to be discovered earlier with the goal of stopping
them before intruders are able t
The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction itís spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if youíre a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible ó but often-overlooked ó potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
Itís all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be ó to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver ó you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
ē Mapping out a plan for engagement success
ē Understanding the negative effects when you donít have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization ó on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
ē Architecting content for engagement today ó and for the road ahead
ē Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
ē Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
Itís all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
Download this webinar to learn more about how to prepare for your company's upcoming Workday release! During this webinar, Alight's panel of Workday experts will focus on the steps we recommend you take during each phase of your testing schedule, highlighting specific considerations for: ē Configuration, including a focus on Payroll and Financial Management ē Integrations and reports ē Test management
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: May 14, 2018
After decades in the limelight, email remains the most powerful channel for eCommerce marketers. And this success continues even as many eCommerce marketing teams rely heavily on batch and blast emails that go to their entire list without any customization. While such efforts clearly bring in revenue, they also leave money ó a lot of money ó on the table.
Recognizing that largely untapped opportunity, top eCommerce marketers have started to take a more strategic approach to email. In addition to traditional batch and blast campaigns,
these marketers now tailor messages based on both their customersí behaviors and changes to their product data in
order to send more customized and timely messages.
To better understand how retailers are using email, including the extent to which they have embraced individualized messaging opportunities and the effectiveness of those messages, Bluecore turned to the data. Our 2018 Retail Email Benchmark report provides a baseline understanding of these a
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.
Public clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of a hybrid cloud model.
With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, when and where to run workloads to assure performance while maximizing efficiency?
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the players in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud, the challenges surrounding effective implementation, and how t