Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
About 10 years ago big data was quickly becoming the next big thing. It surged in popularity, swooning into the tech world's collective consciousness and spawning endless start-ups, thought pieces, and investment funding, and big data's rise in the startup world does not seem to be slowing down.
But something's been happening lately: big data projects have been failing, or have been sitting on a shelf somewhere and not delivering on their promises. Why?
To answer this question, we need to look at big data's defining characteristic - or make that characteristics, plural - or what is commonly known as 'the 3Vs": volume, variety and velocity.
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
From the information provided in the interviews, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework for those organizations considering investing in OneLogin. The objective of the framework is to identify the benefits, costs, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.
Forrester employed four fundamental elements of TEI in modeling OneLogin: benefits, costs, flexibility options, and risks. Forrester took a multistep approach to evaluate the impact that OneLogin can have on the Organization (see Figure 2). Specifically, we:
› Interviewed OneLogin marketing, sales, and product management personnel, along with Forrester analysts, to better understand the value proposition for OneLogin.
› Conducted an in-depth interview with the Organization’s senior application engineer and its supervisor of IT security to obtain data with respect to costs, benefits, and risks.
› Constructed a financial model representative of the interviews using the TEI metho
While being the backbone of many organization’s Offices of Finance and Accounting, it is now commonly acknowledged that this overreliance on Excel spreadsheets coupled with the lack of visibility associated with its use represents a very real risk. With automation available to improve both process efficiency and effectiveness, the challenge many companies face isn’t why they should transform their process but how.
The key to overcoming this challenge is creating a strong business case for investment. One that not only sets out the objectives of the project but is also underpinned by a robust financial analysis, in the form of qualitative and quantitative ROI, and a thorough understanding of risk.
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
Card members at this consumer retail bank, enjoy a large variety of products and services. The bank offers standard banking transactions, credit cards, insurance, and investment products. After the 2008 financial crisis, the bank experienced a sharp decline in overall customer satisfaction, and also learned that its customers were more empowered than before.
In order to adapt, the bank adopted a customer-centric approach by introducting:
• A new customer motto: “Know me, value me, make it easy for me, and protect me”
• A new core initiative is to always teach digital first
• An understanding that customers are serviced on the digital channels they prefer to use
SundaySky SmartVideo enables the bank to take a strategic approach to enhancing the customer engagement process with personalized video experiences that welcome new card members and assist them in fully understanding how to get the most out of their new product.
The energy landscape has become increasingly complex. Globally, we’re relying less on centralized, steady power sources – such as gas-fired and coal-fired power stations – and more on mixed, locally-distributed renewable energy supplies including solar, wind, tidal and battery. While this is positive for the environment and carbon emissions, it makes balancing power grids a much more complex task. Power quality and reliability becomes more variable in output, while demand for power continues to increase steadily. But when it comes to energy resilience, many organizations simply don’t know where to start. What solutions are available? Which are the best ones for their specific situation and physical premises? What will be their return on investment? Is it simply the cost of doing business, or is there actually a business case? The guide will give you the tools and data to build your understanding and quantify the benefit for your organization.
This white paper, based on the Process Excellence Network’s, “5 Ways to Transform Business Processes to Optimize Agility,” by Rob Speck, Vice President of Services at K2, focuses on what causes and drives process innovation, includes examples of organizations that have done this, and analyzes their return on investment (ROI).
How a security rationalization process helps CISOs optimize your security infrastructure while improving the bottom line. Whether you’ve over-invested in security tools, under-invested, don’t know the extent of your security capabilities or you’re facing new regulations that require you to demonstrate and continually maintain compliance — there is a path forward. To understand and optimize what you have in place, as well as gaps you may have, develop a security rationalization process to calculate the return on your security investments.
Read this paper to learn the five steps needed to get started.
Published By: QASymphony
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Quality testing has a cross-functional, strategic impact on corporate risk management, revenue and reputation, but it often
doesn’t garner full appreciation for its role, often evidenced by a lack of investment in a best-in-class QA platform. Signs that an
existing solution isn’t sufficient include:
This paper will explore the potential of applying business performance management (BPM) principles to advance document performance management (DPM) in a way that enables organizations to reduce costs; better manage documents as vital strategic, ?nancial and information assets; and secure positive returns on investments from outsourcing. An example of this approach — spotlighted later in this paper — is MAX, a document performance management system that enables companies to more effectively manage their document processes and outsourcing service providers.
It used to be that you would build out your datacenter with all the right considerations in place, purchasing equipment that was sized to meet the needs of your organization for today and the near term future.
Change used to be merely planning for capacity upgrades or network expansion, or migrating to the latest application version—or more simply put: things we could measure, control and manage.
With the advent of the cloud, the rise in cyber-based threats, and the need to do more, faster, we’re witnessing a perfect storm that is making it more and more difficult for the enterprise to plan for change, and to maximize the investments that they make in their IT infrastructure today.
This eBook will focus on considerations that you should make when deciding on an ADC solution that can not only survive these changes, but help create opportunities for innovation as the enterprise strives towards digital transformation. This guide will help you understand the changes that are currently unde
There is a great misconception that the purpose of attribution modelling is to arrive at a singular, concrete truth; however, the reality is much more nuanced. Attribution modeling is actually an ongoing process of improving how we measure marketing’s impact in order to improve our decision making over time.
There are a number of attribution principles that still confuse marketers:
• Why is attribution a process and not an end state?
• Why is making small steps forward really better than doing nothing?
• Why does the perfect attribution model not exist?
• What makes attribution an ROI investment and not a cost center?
With the many attribution myths, challenges, and philosophies in mind, AdRoll and Econsultancy have partnered for a second year in a row to produce The State of Marketing Attribution 2017. This time around we’ve broaden our focus beyond Europe to include content that also covers North America and Asia-Pacific.
This report goes in-depth on the current adoption levels of marketing attribution, the confidence in its usage, and the effectiveness of companies’ attribution methods worldwide. You will gain a better grasp on the required skills to succeed at attribution.
The purpose of this research is to better understand the key investment drivers and evolving business objectives of C-Level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, CMOs) - and how these intersect and shape business/IT investment spending going forward.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 06, 2013
This report aims to help executives, directors and managers facing daily and longer term decisions about how to grow their business by understanding not just what others are doing, but also if they think they will succeed.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
Succession Management (SM) is likely the most important element in ensuring leadership continuity.
Read this white paper to learn more about how Succession Management can increase investment and accelerate automation.
Virtualization deployment will continue to grow dramatically, fueled by a variety of factors, including continued use of virtualization to support consolidation efforts; growth of virtualization use in mission-critical applications and workloads; growth in virtualization among small and midsize organizations; successful deployment of virtualization as a strategic initiative to enhance business agility; and virtualization as the foundation for next-generation cloud computing services.
Published By: Frontrange
Published Date: Mar 13, 2013
Reducing IT costs and improving service quality are primary concerns when looking to improve your IT efficiencies. This paper presents the Return on Investment implications for organizations considering an IT Service and Client Management solution.
2015 and 2016 were big for HCM tech startups. Hundreds of new companies were launched and hundreds of sophomore companies received new and bigger rounds of investment from angels, venture capitalists, private equity firms, rich uncles, and poor saps. It’s a bona fide gold rush.
An intelligent, searchable recording fabric with 100% accuracy sounds pretty useful. But can you calculate a solid ROI to justify it?
We all know intuitively that there are substantial bottomline benefits to reducing unplanned network downtime and improving the management of corporate risk. It follows that it also pays dividends to free up highly skilled Tier 1 and Tier 2 engineers to handle resolving the most difficult and costly network issues while using less expensive personnel to handle easier ones.
But justifying a network investment on a soft, intuitive argument like this alone doesn’t usually suffice. And, depending on what industry you are in, the cost savings potential will vary. At the high end, in many financial and brokerage institutions, a minute of downtime can cost the company millions of dollars. So being able to shave even a single minute off network downtime with a pervasive monitoring tool represents an immediate recovery of the fabric investment.
An intelligent, searchable network monitoring fabric with 100% accuracy sounds pretty useful. But can you calculate a solid ROI to justify it? We all know intuitively that there are substantial bottomline benefits to reducing unplanned network downtime and improving the management of corporate risk. It follows that it also pays dividends to free up highly skilled Tier 1 and Tier2 engineers to resolve the most difficult and costly network issues. That way, you can use less expensive personnel to handle the more common, numerous, and easily resolvable problems.
But justifying a network investment using soft, intuitive arguments like these alone often doesn’t suffice in an economic climate where budgets are closely guarded and business cases for procurements are mandatory. And depending on what industry you are in, the cost savings potential and payback will vary.
Download this Whitepaper for more information.
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most Sporting Goods retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management.
Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has given us insight into what not to do, like:
1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process
2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time”
3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry
4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today
5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision
Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.