For decades, large companies have been wary of corporate venturing. So why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? With corporate R&D units under pressure to focus on a narrow range of projects, companies often lack a good way to sniff out competitive threats beyond their main areas of expertise. A corporate venture capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. But the parent company’s processes tend to bog down these funds.
Capital abundance, low interest rates, and high volatility are creating new challenges and opportunities in equity markets. To succeed in this crowded and complex global landscape, you must take your investment expertise to a new level. The Private Equity and Venture Capital program at Harvard Business School explores cutting-edge industry models and related issues—from venture capital, growth equity, and buyouts to industry infrastructure, portfolio strategies, and decision-making processes.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 21, 2015
Insurance Giant Allstate Corporation, like many companies, found it persistently challenging to maximize the value of the IT services it delivers to employees and customers. So they turned to ServiceNow’s cloud-based IT Service Management(ITSM) solution. Since deployment in 2013, Allstate has levered ServiceNow to:
• Improve IT state productivity levels in incident and change management operations
• Improve how incident –related data flows through the organization and, ultimately influencing decision making for the better of the business
Download this case study to learn more about how ServiceNow transformed Allstate’s IT services.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 21, 2015
The day-to-day benefits of cloud-based service automation are well-documented. But what can be harder to ascertain is the quantitative benefits, the money saved, and the impact on the company’s bottom line. IDC and Equinix teamed up to crystallize the benefits of true economic benefits of ServiceNow’s IT service automation. Download this report to learn:
• The average annual benefits of Service now over five years
• The actual time to payback of the ServiceNow investment
• The true ROI of ServiceNow
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
The day-to-day benefits of cloud-based service automation are well-documented. But what can be harder to ascertain is the quantitative benefits, the money saved, and the impact on the company’s bottom line.
IDC and Equinix teamed up to crystallize the benefits of true economic benefits of ServiceNow’s IT service automation.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 01, 2016
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management
Read this complimentary copy of the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management, and find out why MuleSoft was named a Leader based on completeness of vision and the ability to execute. Read on to learn:
Expert perspectives on API management
Critical analysis of key differentiators
Latest developments in integration technology
Industry benchmarks and trends
Documents reviewed for production are the facts that underlay all claims and defenses – and they matter. But with volumes and costs exploding, it’s harder than ever to find the needle in the haystack. Join litigation experts from Thomson Reuters as they show you how to design a document review with an eye toward fact-finding, case analysis, and litigation strategy.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of document review and production practices and terminology. In this complimentary webinar, you will learn more about:
How to design a strategic review protocol
Optimizing process to increase communication
Knowledge sharing between the review and the law firm teams
Next steps once production is complete
This is Part I of a multi-part webinar series on leveraging document review to maximize litigation strateg
Restoring connections: How telecommunications providers can reboot the customer experience
IBM has more than 22,000 experts working in the Telecommunications industry, delivering solutions to more than 200 major communications service providers globally. IBM’s telecommunications capabilities are backed by a global network of telecom solution labs, research labs and innovation centers to support its offerings in the area of analytics, cloud, mobility, network optimization, digital transformation and global integration. IBM continues to invest significantly in key acquisitions to add expertise and capabilities that enable its clients in the telecommunications space.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: May 12, 2016
The Data Genomics Index is a first-of-its-kind benchmark analysis of data stored within a typical enterprise environment. This report reveals insights into data growth, data age, and data type thereby providing organizations with the comparison standard for beginning to take action on their data.
In addition to the Index, Veritas has founded the Data Genomics Project. This community of likeminded data scientists, industry experts and thought leaders will come together to surface the true nature of enterprise environments, build the data-genome that matters for information management, and share the discussion with a world struggling to solve tremendous data growth challenges.
What do these market-defining trends have in common?
· Analytics for all
· Analytics as competitive differentiator
· Internet of Things
· Artificial intelligence/Machine learning/Cognitive computing
· Real-time analytics/event management
They all rely on data – timely, accurate data delivered within an insightful context – to deliver value.
The question is: who in the enterprise is most qualified and prepared to help deliver on the vision and
values of the data-driven enterprise?
It’s going to take a special type of professional to deliver that value to enterprises. Organizations are
seeking professionals to step forward and take the lead, provide guidance and lend expertise to move
into the brave new world of digital. The move to digital and all that it entails – sophisticated data
analytics, online customer engagement and digital process efficiency – requires, above all, the skills
and knowledge associated with handling data and turning it into insights. The move to digital is also a
Enterprises seeking the security and performance capabilities of establishing their own private network are often turned away by the high cost and technical expertise required. AT&T NetBond® for Cloud helps establish private, dynamic connectivity from on-premises data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in as little as 2-3 days.
Aira, a customer focused on augmented reality, has leveraged the global connectivity capabilities of AT&T NetBond® to connect low vision or blind smart glasses users with a network of agents to guide the visually impaired through everyday tasks such as interpreting prescriptions. Download this case study with AT&T, Aira, and AWS to learn how AT&T NetBond® can accelerate your journey to the cloud, improve ROI and secure your applications.
Join our webinar to learn
- Why Aira chose AT&T NetBond® to establish a global network connecting smart glasses to trained, professional agents
- Best practices for quickly shifting network capacity to meet changing demands
There is no doubt that customers want to protect their environment against unplanned downtime. But what happens when disasters do occur? Download this webinar for a deep dive into the VMware Cloud on AWS Disaster Recovery (DR) use case.
Experts from VMware and AWS jointly discuss the disaster recovery challenges that customers often face and detail how you can leverage VMware Cloud on AWS to overcome them. See demos of how you can use VMware Cloud on AWS for your DR scenario and hear from current customers.
Download our webinar to learn
The benefits of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), delivering on-site protection
How automated orchestration accelerates failover and failback capabilities
The ways DRaaS simplifies and modernizes your existing DR solutions
What VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS does to help reduce costs, simplify operations, and quicken recovery times
While cost is often cited as the reason why people move to the cloud, it's not always that simple. Many organizations have noticed cloud bills 2-3x higher than expectations, when not managed properly. Have you achieved the savings you expected?
Learn 10 ways you can reduce your spend in AWS, including:
-Terminate Zombie Assets
-Rightsize EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes
-Upgrade instances to the latest generation
-Delete Disassociated Elastic IP Addresses
Check out this eBook to find out how you can better manage your costs through pro-tips from cloud experts.
Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances can appear complicated, but finding a solution that best suits your company doesn't mean becoming an expert yourself; you just need to know how to approach Reserved Instances and where they can make the biggest impact.
This free guide delivers a collection of proven best practices to help you successfully manage Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. The benefits include:
-A breakdown of reservation types and offerings, including Convertible Reserved Instances
-How to calculate the payback period
-How to modify and exchange existing reservations to match cloud usage over time
-How to maximize savings with automated RI management and optimization
Great thinkers like Aristotle, Descartes and Elon Musk have said
that, in order to solve really hard problems, you have to get back to
first principles. First principles in a designated problem space are
so fundamental as to be self-evident; so true that no expert in the
field can argue against them.
In today’s fast-moving digital environment, many are challenged to transform their IT organizations and provide an automated, self-service approach to IT services delivery, especially with limited resources and expertise.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Feb 28, 2018
"Customer experience is the new battleground: 89% of organizations compete primarily on experience, and 95% tell others about a bad experience.
To help brands compete in this new world, we spoke with 17 experts about the current state of customer experience and ways that brands can make – and keep – their customers happy. "
The outcome of any big data analytics project, however, is only as good as the quality of the data being used. As big data analytics solutions have matured and as organizations have developed greater expertise with big data technologies he quality and trustworthiness of the data sources themselves are emerging as key concerns. This paper explores the link between good information governance and the outcomes of big data analytics projects and takes a look at IBM's StoredIQ solution.
The Smarter Process platform is IBM’s solution for reinventing
business operations in a way that infuses every process
with intelligence and expertise to deliver greater customer
centricity, which in turn fuels top-line growth. It incorporates
Business Process Management, Case Management,
Operational Decision Management and Process Analytics,
along with Process Discovery and Design with an objective of
ensuring that customers find it easy to do business and that
every interaction includes positive touch points.
Within the context of this new imperative, accessing cloud
efficiencies, leveraging mobile for greater engagement,
mining big data for insights, and enhancing customer
relationships via social media, are proving to be critical and
The Guide to AV Replacement provides in-depth information from leading security experts that will guide you through each phase of your decision-making process. From the critical elements you need to consider,to how to evaluate and review solutions, you’ll get expert advice that can help you choose a security solution that best fits your organization’s requirements.Before initiating a change from your current AV solution read this guide to learn:?How to plan an AV replacement project and the critical elements to consider ?How to measure important factors such as protection, performance and time-to-value when reviewing AV replacement solutions?What prevalent technologies are available and what are the pros and cons of each??How to measure the efficacy of a solution and what steps you should take to ensure you’re getting accurate results?Why you should consider evaluating CrowdStrike Falcon’s next-gen AV replacement and how it fulfills the criteria outlined in the guide
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
EXPERT GUIDE TO CREATING A ROLLING FORECAST FRAMEWORK
Ten Best Practices For Streamlining Your Planning Processes
Gaining a crystal ball look into your company’s future starts by creating a rolling forecast framework built on driver and project-based planning.
Download this guide to discover the actionable steps to:
-Identifying the dynamics of revenue and the related drivers.
-Generating your financial objectives for rolling forecasts.
-Replacing Excel with the functionality to accommodate your budget and strategic management.
Learn how to transform your planning processes with the full benefits of rolling forecasts in this white paper.
"DNS has recently been dubbed by Gartner Research as “mission-critical” infrastructure and as such, who you select for a DNS provider can have a significant impact on the functionality and performance of your online assets. To help with your research, download this DNS evaluation guide. You will learn the most important functions of a robust DNS provider including:
• Advanced traffic steering from failover to GSLB capabilities
• Rapid record propagation time
• Secondary DNS support
• Security expertise
Keep your brand safe and your user-experience top notch by choosing the best provider for your business. Learn more now!