Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Government agencies have been collecting large amounts of data for some time and analyzing the data collected to one degree or another. Big data is a term that describes high volume, variety and velocity of information that inundates an organization on a regular basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and better services.
It’s a social world and the majority of organizations today use Microsoft Office as their chosen office productivity suite. So it’s important to deliver insights where people are working most. This paper shows how you can use results produced by SAS Visual Analytics with Microsoft Office applications – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint. With plenty of how-to specifics, you’ll see how easy it is to combine analytic visualizations and reports with Microsoft products to share insights, improve collaboration and drive further adoption of analytics across your organization.
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
It is imperative that organizations start looking now for smarter solutions to the problems associated with unstructured data. There are many issues related to unstructured data that need to be readily addressed such as storage, discovery, organization, tagging and deduplication. One of the most important issues related to unstructured data is finding and discovering key business insights as quickly as possible, preferably in near real time, to gain a significant competitive advantage.
Loyalty programs provide a framework to nurture guest relationships, offering recognition, perks and options to redeem rewards. Most importantly, they create guest profiles and transaction histories that yield the insights needed to foster what is demanded today: individualized guest interactions.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 13, 2017
Mimecast research finds that Office 365 adoption is growing quickly around the globe with 87% of respondents already using Exchange Online or planning to use it within the next twelve months. The survey also finds that email is an important communication channel with over 85% viewing email as critical to the organization. Whether your already on Office 365, executing or planning a migration, this report reveals insights that can help make email more secure and resilient.
Traditional project management techniques are not working as well as expected. According to research, an average organization has at least $74 million USD (yearly) in at-risk projects. And, even when projects are executed successfully, all too often they still fail to deliver business benefits.
So, how do you get started? How do you prioritize which issues to address first? What are the risks and potential rewards? What can you do yourself and where can you need help?
This paper helps you answer those questions. It provides important insights into the root causes of project failures and misalignment with business unit expectations, along with possible solutions. It illustrates the path to optimized project and portfolio management from four different starting points, and provides step-by-step advice to help you reach new milestones quickly. It is intended to help you make the transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 29, 2017
Over the past year, Gartner has provided important observations and guidance on Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and mobile security solutions. Read the report for key insights into the differences between the two as well as to better understand current state of mobile threat defense.
The following insights should be used as a resource for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as they lead or support their organisation through a cloud adoption journey.
It is designed to provide an overview of cloud adoption drivers, costs, risks, and benefits, as well as raise important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success. It is also intended to help inform business cases, while surfacing measurements and indicators specific to cloud environments that impact the bottom line.
The foundational guidance provided is a collection of insights captured and distilled from direct conversations and engagements between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and customer CFOs representing an extensive range of industries.
You’ve probably heard that Millennials make up nearly a quarter of the U.S. population, and contrary to popular belief, contribute a sizeable amount to retail sales each year. However, you’ve probably also heard that Millennials think, breathe, act and shop very differently than your traditional customers. Fear not!This article will arm merchants with important insights into the lives of Millennials, and provide helpful tools to convert your Millennial target audience into happy customers.
"The appearance of your reports and dashboards – the actual visual appearance of your data analysis -- is important. An ugly or confusing report may be dismissed, even though it contains valuable insights about your data. Cognos Analytics has a long track record of high quality analytic insight, and now, we added a lot of new capabilities designed to help even novice users quickly and easily produce great-looking and consumable reports you can trust.
Watch this webinar to learn:
• How you can more effectively communicate with data.
• What constitutes an intuitive and highly navigable report
• How take advantage of some of the new capabilities in Cognos Analytics to create reports that are more compelling and understandable in less time.
• Some of the new and exciting capabilities coming to Cognos Analytics in 2018 (hint: more intelligent capabilities with enhancements to Natural Language Processing, data discovery and Machine Learning)."
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: T Systems
Published Date: Oct 05, 2018
Fortunately, the wait is over. Here at T-Systems, we have created a whitepaper that contains Gartner’s 2018 Strategic Roadmap for Networking report which provides you with a wealth of information and guidance. Not only does it offer impartial advice from a technological perspective but it also interweaves the equally important, but often neglected viewpoints from a skills, processes and cultural stance.
We feel confident that you’ll agree that armed with this whitepaper and Gartner’s report which successfully combine highly relevant insights with precision accuracy - you will be able to lay a solid foundation for your own networking pathway.
Being able to correctly identify where your current networking solutions are presently and compare these with what you need to develop these into; to realize your goal - is one area of many, where we feel Gartner’s report excels.
So whether it is their gap analysis, identification of key trends, signposting of the pitfalls that even the most con
People are the most important
part of your organization.
Understanding what they do,
how they do it, and even why
they do it, provides invaluable
insights for optimizing your
processes, department, or
And as a business leader, in many ways
you’ve never had it so good. There’s more
people data available than ever before,
and you’ve got the opportunity to put it
to work through data-driven initiatives
like changes to workforce demographics,
employee retention, or benefits allocations.
And most important, you have a chance to
fuel business decision-making with smart
Once you’ve learned how to turn your
people data into real business value, you’ll
create more visibility within your business,
and everyone will see that the rewards of
HR analytics are worth the effort. It’s time
to take the opportunity to prove the value
of data-driven HR. No more darkness.
Otherwise, the only journey ahead is into
some challenging pitfalls. We’ve identified
five of t
You wouldn’t hold a critical investor call, customer event or shareholder’s meeting in your office bullpen. So why would you host an important virtual event on a platform intended to support small-group collaboration and teamwork?
Frost & Sullivan research shows that two-thirds of companies use web conferencing on a regular basis for project collaboration. We also know that more and more of them are turning to the same solutions to host webinars for critical internal and external events. While web conferencing solutions can be used to support large-group or strategically important meetings, webinar technology is designed specifically for that purpose and will almost always deliver a better experience and a higher return on investment. Webinar tools deliver a wealth of features to help companies gain better insights into attendee sentiment for better investor relations, employee and customer experience, and lead generation and qualification:
• Integrated video draws higher levels of int
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
Mimecast research finds that Office 365 adoption is growing quickly around the globe with 87% of respondents already using Exchange Online or planning to use it within the next twelve months. The survey also finds that email is an important communication channel with over 85% viewing email as critical to the organization. Whether your organization is already on Office 365, executing or planning a migration, this report reveals insights that can help make email more secure and resilient.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Is your healthcare organization part of the 90% that conducts annual cybersecurity assessments?* Do you wonder where your IT peers are headed with their cybersecurity plans and how they prioritize their initiatives? Recent HIMSS survey results reveal these insights and more, plus the 5 steps to improve your email security’s prognosis.
This E-book contains startling facts and important cybersecurity insights every healthcare IT security leader needs to know.
*HIMSS Analytics survey conducted on behalf of Mimecast, December 2017
"Getting the right analytics, quickly and easily, is important to help grow your organization. But analytics isn’t just about collecting and exploring data. The truly important step resides in converting this data into actionable insights. Acquiring these insights requires some planning ahead.
While ease of deployment, time-to-insight, and cost are all important, there are several more assessments you need to take before choosing the right solution.
Learn the 8 must-have features to look for in data visualization. Download this white paper to learn how TIBCO® Spotfire® in AWS Marketplace assist in providing you advanced, cost-effective analytics."
The role of learning and development has never been more important to the success of small and medium businesses, especially because of the fierce competition with big business to attract and retain top talent.
We’re amidst a disruption in the way employees work and learn. Technology, skills, and workforce demographics are shifting and evolving at a rapid pace. Employees are now sitting in the driver’s seat when it comes to their career path and companies are getting strategic with how to meet this new demand.
Read our guide “The Rise of the Holistic Learning Experience” to learn how the new role of learning and development can help your company thrive.
You’ll gain insights on:
• Consumer-driven technology changing the game
• Continuous learning and staying relevant amid change
• The holistic learner experience
Get your copy and start building a holistic learning program today.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 22 years and it will have a profound impact on every organization that relies on the storage and processing of personal data of EU citizens. Starting May 25, 2018, the penalties begin for noncompliance, with GDPR fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or 20 million euros - whichever is greater.
As this new regulation also impacts Veeam®, we wanted to share our insights on our road to compliancy. In a new executive brief, GDPR: 5 Lessons Learned, Veeam Compliance Experience Shared, we walk through these lessons and share how our software played a critical role within data management and protection strategies to ensure we remain compliant while delivering Availability for the Always On Enterprise™."
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
Did you know that majority of the respondents in a recent survey identified digital skillset (57%), senior leadership commitment (50%), and change management (42%) areas as the most important success factors for digital transformation?
Infosys commissioned an independent survey of over 1,000 senior management level executives from organizations with annual revenues over US$ 1 billion to understand the impact of digital disruption on their organizations and how they were dealing with it. Three clusters emerged from the survey findings, based on the business objectives behind their digital transformation initiatives- Visionaries, Explorers, and Watchers. The survey provides valuable insights into how organizations can evolve from being watchers and explorers to visionaries.
Key findings from the report that you can use to charter your digital future:
Visionaries target higher order business objectives, such as new business models and culture, from digital transformation, while explore
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 04, 2018
Until now, most organizations have built their MarTech stacks piece by piece—adding technologies to meet new needs or test new delivery methods. But with so many applications available and so many competitive gains to be made by using the right combination of technologies, it is increasingly important to have a strategy to connect your stack across marketing and other revenue-driving functions.
By harnessing a well-considered MarTech stack, marketers can bring order to the overwhelming volumes of data they collect from online and offline interactions with prospective and existing customers. Better yet, this technology enables you to make those insights actionable, meaning you can make informed decisions.
Download this ebook for seven practical steps your organization can take to put together a high-performance MarTech stack.
Prepare your business for the future of customer service.
In a world where price and product can easily be matched, customer experience has become a key brand differentiator. It’s never been more important to understand customer expectations, perceptions, preferences, and trends.
The 2017 Microsoft State of Global Customer Service report found that customer service impacts brand choice and loyalty for 96% of consumers around the globe. The 32-page report offers insights from 5,000 survey participants.
Learn how you can stay ahead of the competition and earn customers for life with intelligent customer service. Find trend details and actionable data on:
The growing importance of service in a customer’s choice of or loyalty to a brand
The most important aspects of a good customer service experience
The most frustrating aspects of a poor customer service experience
Expectations of the millennial customer segment
Channel preferences based on geography
Customer expectations for self-serv
Where to invest next: Identifying the people, processes and technology you need for an effective cybersecurity strategy
Building your organization’s cybersecurity maturity doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and thought to adequately assess all the factors that go into creating and implementing an effective security strategy, particularly what steps to take after you’ve made an initial investment in security.
This white paper, “Where to Invest Next: Guidance for Maturing Your Cyber Defenses,” offers practical advice on achieving the level of cyber defense maturity that’s right for your organization. Learn why developing a security program that takes into account your risk level and the current state of your security posture is critical. You’ll also see why ensuring that everyone in the organization, from the leadership to the rank-and-file, is working toward the goal of cyber maturity is crucial to your success.
Gain important insights into the cybersecurity maturity process incl