Evaluating an existing HPC platform for efficient AI-driven workloads
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, data volumes and computing power in recent years mean that AI is now a serious consideration for most organizations. When combined with high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities, its potential grows even stronger. However, converging the two approaches requires careful thought and planning. New AI initiatives must align with organizational strategy. Then AI workloads must integrate with your existing HPC infrastructure to achieve the best results in the most efficient and cost- effective way. This paper outlines the key considerations for organizations looking to bring AI into their HPC environment, and steps they can take to ensure the success of their first forays into HPC/AI convergence.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 11, 2019
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Sales executives must find a way to turn growth initiatives into sales. Salesforce has helped customers:
• 30% Increase in revenue
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Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 11, 2019
Turn strategy into sales with Salesforce. When growth stalls, business leaders look to grow by:
Increasing new products
Creating new routes to market
Entering new regions
Learn how sales executives can navigate strategic growth initiatives and find a path to profitability.
How to get C-Suite support for your talent initiatives.
Even though improved talent management has repeatedly been shown to drive powerful revenue growth, many C-Suite folks still see HR as an expense. This new eBook, “Making the Business Case for Talent Management”, will equip you with winning strategies to get the leadership buy-in you and to elevate the role of HR in your organization.
In this ebook, you’ll learn:
• Tips to build a business case for your proposed talent initiatives
• How to tailor your pitch with metrics that matter to your executives
• 3 steps to becoming a strategic partner to the C-Suite
This new ebook has everything you need to get executive buy-in and ongoing support for your proposed talent initiatives!
Why your data catalog won’t deliver significant ROI
According to Gartner, organizations that provide access to a curated catalog of internal and external data assets will derive twice as much business value from their analytics investments by 2020 than those that do not.
That’s a ringing endorsement of data catalogs, and a growing number of enterprises seem to agree. In fact, the global data catalog market is expected to grow from US$210.0 million in 2017 to US$620.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.2%.
Why such large and intensifying demand for data catalogs? The primary driver is that many organizations are working to modernize their data platforms with data lakes, cloud-based data warehouses, advanced analytics and various SaaS applications in order to grow profitable digital initiatives. To support these digital initiatives and other business imperatives, organizations need more reliable, faster access to their data.
However, modernizing data plat
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
he digital transformation era has left organizations uncertain about how to best use all their newly generated data to foster growth and edge out the competition. This has led to the development of a new set of smart technologies to enhance an organizations’ ability to parse through extensive troves of data to find new insights.
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You’ll learn about:
*The critical role AI and machine learning play in finding answers
*How data is the fuel for your machine learning and AI-powered initiatives
*The ways in which AI and machine learning are being applied today to bolster IT operations and security
Finance teams are working harder than ever before. CFOs today shape strategy across their organization, driving long-term growth and performance. But some do it better than others, and new research explains why.
As more and more data pours into the office of the CFO, experts say, minimizing its complexity and maximizing its usefulness becomes critical. “The amount of data is phenomenal,” says Mr. Whitehead of Airbus Defence and Space, “but what’s worse is the lack of harmonization. Unstructured data is what kills you. The key for me is how to have clear data in a usable and consistent form, which can be turned into succinct information the business can look at, understand where the value chain is, and make decisions.”
By taking part in the API economy, you open up a world of possibilities for your business. From innovation for you and your customers, to deployment of strategic growth initiatives, the API economy contains a wealth of opportunities. You are already in the API economy. Now, learn how you can keep moving forward.
Growth and expansion require a well-executed procurement function. Procurement is earning a seat at the table by having an impact not just on costs but on the company’s forecasting, planning, and strategic initiatives. This eBook will reveal how procurement transformation can help you shape overall strategy.
Cancelling the ERP vendor's maintenance agreement isn't right for everyone. The options for replacing the vendor's support need to be understood to ensure there is an independent support option that satisfies the enterprise's needs within a tolerable level of risk. However, cancelling can play an important role in enabling an enterprise to run current mature application releases more cost-effectively, shift funds to business growth initiatives, and position itself flexibly for the best-fit future application platform.
Download this Gartner report to learn more about what to consider before cancelling your ERP Vendor's Maintenance Agreement and Switching to Third-Party Support.
The data quality tools market continues to show strong revenue growth, driven by cost, process optimization and digital business initiatives. Applying data quality tools to existing and emerging business scenarios will enable data and analytics leaders to deliver greater business value.
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
As a business leader of a manufacturing company, you may be experiencing the challenges of competing in a digitally transformed marketplace. In our increasingly digital world, your ability to grow depends on how your business leverages the latest best-practice technology. Is your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system keeping pace?
In this Forrester Research report—presented by Epicor Software—you’ll discover the latest insights on software as a service (SaaS) business solutions. SaaS business applications will evolve in the cloud to new levels of value in:
The report also provides predictions and recommendations that will help guide your manufacturing business with its strategic growth initiatives.
Download the report to learn more, and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
49% surveyed cite insufficient revenue growth as the top pressure motivating sales performance management initiatives.
And on top of that, 58 percent of sales reps are struggling to meet their current sales quotas. In this winner-takes-all market, sales leadership is faced with an uphill battle in driving sales performance. The pressure on sales to meet and exceed ever-increasing revenue targets is higher than ever before.
Download this exclusive report to learn new insights on how sales performance data and analytics are driving peak sales performance.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity. Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management.
The consumer packaged goods landscape is a sum of many complex and moving parts – a demanding and ever changing customer universe, with a subset of digital natives; a complex distribution system; and legacy IT systems from internal silos and mergers. In such a dynamic environment, we help our clients accelerate growth by transforming their organization to become a thriving Live Enterprise by augmenting their core digital capabilities.
The cloud is an integral part of this digital transformation ushering CPG enterprises into a new era of hyper performance. Cloud promises to deliver several significant benefits including reduced costs, increased scalability, flexibility, and agility, leading to improved business performance and therefore growth.
To better understand the specifics of cloud initiatives, we surveyed 167 senior executives from organizations in the CRL industry, with over USD 1 billion in revenues across the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
As businesses grow more optimistic about opportunities for growth, the pressure is on for sales organizations to meet ever higher revenue targets. In a global survey on sales performance optimization by CSO Insights, 94 percent of respondents said their 2014 revenue targets were higher than last year’s. It’s no wonder that “capture new accounts,” cited by 60 percent of respondents, topped the list of objectives for 2014 in the study.
At the same time, many sales reps are struggling to meet even their current quotas. And in an Aberdeen Group survey, nearly half identified insufficient revenue growth as the top pressure motivating them to pursue sales management initiatives ranging from building out the capabilities of sales teams to improving management practices and investing in technology tools.
We know that great customer experiences lead to increased revenue. Happy customers are loyal customers, and loyal customers are more likely to share their positive experiences and recommend their favorite brands to people they know. But when it comes to making the connection between improved customer experience (CX) and revenue growth, CX pros often struggle to prove the value of their programs. The good news is there are many ways to show the return on investment (ROI) of customer experience initiatives. With the right measurement tactics in place, a solid business case can be developed.This guide includes definitions and formulas to measure the success of your own CX program.
Adobe has released the results to the 2012 Digital Marketing Optimization Survey, where over 1700 global digital marketers across major industries offered insights into plans for driving revenue and growth in the coming year. With an increasing portion of marketing spend shifting to digital channels, it's more critical than ever to measure online marketing programs and initiatives to help identify where you can raise conversions and add to the bottom line.
Today’s employees are autonomous, connected, and efficient, so how can companies provide them with learning initiatives that address their needs while also driving bottom line growth? Brett Wilson, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services at Cornerstone OnDemand, led a recent webinar, “Four Ways to Make Learning Work for the Modern Workforce,” and shared some tips on how L&D professionals can make their training initiatives more engaging to workers and be a catalyst for growth.
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Gannett views its private cloud and WAN capability as a strategic core competency and was looking for a strategic partner to support its growth and cloud initiatives. XO embraced this partnership and earned the trust of the media giant by providing superior technical expertise, smooth implementations, and responsive customer support.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa