The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Recruiting Automation for Dummies, Entelo Special Edition, introduces you to the new realities of talent acquisition in a highly competitive environment where you need to be as efficient as possible in sourcing, qualifying, and engaging the top candidates. This book explains and demystifies the misconceptions of recruiting automation and explains how technology is an enabler for talent professionals keen on leveraging the latest innovations to quickly identify qualified candidates.
Thanks to the emergence of cloud computing, it’s no longer possible for IT departments to be just a builder and manager of technology; you must also now be a broker of IT services across the enterprise. Consequently, you need to design an IT environment that offers the flexibility, efficiency, and security to meet these expectations and aligns services with business needs.
This is a task that’s best achieved by striking a balance among IT domains, spanning traditional internal IT, private, and public cloud environments. But how do you achieve the right IT balance for delivering cloud services? Read this white paper to find out.
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Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Oct 30, 2014
The proliferation of file sync and share (FSS) products and other cloud services designed for consumers, along with mobile devices, leads to improper sharing of corporate data. Information that leaves your firewalls can live forever, and without adequate protection, can end up in the wrong hands.
So what’s the solution? Protect your information with next-generation information rights management (IRM) technology. You can email, copy, upload or share any IRM-secured document — and the protection travels with it.
Key topics include:
The threat posed by Dropbox and other consumer-grade FSS providers
The need for lifetime control of information and content
The ability to perform audits, and locate files, anywhere, and who accessed them
How next generation IRM technology is available to add a new layer of security to every file
Information technology professionals interested in using IRM for secure collaboration don’t want to miss this important report.
In this workbook, we’ve presented the most commonly referenced mobile solution criteria for retailers in 2015. For the purposes of this guide, we’ve defined mobile solution providers as companies that bring together a productized mobile technology platform with creative and strategy services that are focused on improving mobile metrics.
Digitalization—the process of exploiting digital information to maximize business success—has increased the value of your data to the point where it is arguably your most important asset. This paper explains why mastery will not be possible with merely adequate integration technology.
Published By: Jobvite
Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
Once upon a time, finding candidates meant posting a job description…and then waiting. But today, everything’s different.
• Jobs have changed
• Jobseekers have changed
• Technology has changed
But here’s the kicker: When candidates change, and the recruiting environment changes, your job as a recruiter will change, too. Are you ready to adapt? If you aren't sure, don’t fret. A number of recruiters today are faced with the challenge of adjusting to the new climate. Now is the perfect time to analyze your behavior and rethink your perspective.
Here’s a look at seven of the top “sins” recruiters commit today, along with valuable direction for correcting your bad habits.
When employees have the ability to access their apps anytime, anywhere, and on any device, employee satisfaction improves and employees become more productive.
Workspace transformation with virtual desktops and applications offers employees the access that they require, but choosing amongst a wide range of solutions can be a demanding task.
This guide is designed to help create a Request for Proposal (RFP) in support of virtual desktop and application delivery. Read on and explore three key areas to a successful workspace transformation – people, process, and technology – and important questions to keep in mind when looking at each area.
SANS conducted this survey to explore how organizations are handling prevention. Breaking down possible preventive measures into four major categories or domains (business, architectural design and development, operational, and technology), the survey sought to answer three major questions:
1. What measures have respondents implemented that they believe will prevent breaches?
2. What measures not necessarily implemented do respondents consider preventive?
3. What barriers have stopped respondents from doing what they should be doing?
With continued expansion of organizational storage allocation requirements, the time required for file-based data backup also continues to increase yet the time allotted for this data backup remains constant, exposing a critical issue. Though backup software vendors continue making advancements in technology to speed up the process, disk fragmentation will continue to remain an unresolved issue that must be addressed on the file system level to solve this bottleneck.
This paper extends the findings of the Total Cost of Ownership for Full Disk Encryption (FDE), sponsored by WinMagic and independently conducted by Ponemon Institute published in July 2012, The purpose of this original research was to learn how organizations deploy full disk encryption solutions for desktop and laptop computers as well as the determination of total cost and benefits for organizations using this technology. A reanalysis of this research allows us to formulate new findings that compare the total cost of ownership of software versus hardware-based full disk encryption solutions.
This paper explores the question: what could your organization do with faster, better answers, and provides possible use case scenarios that illustrate the value this technology brings to a variety of industries.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Nov 16, 2017
"Cyberattacks on Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology now expose businesses to greater risk. But, with all the security technology available today, we asked ourselves the question, why do they keep happening? ForeScout commissioned Forrester Consulting to see if organizations can adequately and accurately secure their networks with the rise of IoT-connected devices. Read the Report to learn more about the findings.
Published By: AuditBoard
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
AuditBoard’s OpsAudit platform is the only-purpose built audit technology, built for auditors, by auditors. Whereas other solutions in the GRC market are a “mile wide and an inch deep,” AuditBoard’s OpsAudit encompasses and streamlines all of the nuances associated with carrying out a world-class internal audit department. AuditBoard’s ease of use allows for auditors to spend all of their time with their audit customers and on their audit work, without suffering through administrative tasks or technology problems.
Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM as a leader in providing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software in the newly published Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM Technology. Read the Gartner report to learn why IBM is positioned as a leader, the strenghts of IBM QRadar for security intelligence & analytics and market trends and vendor evaluation criteria.
Companies rely on an expanding set of applications to compete in today's rapidly evolving business environment:
- They rely on a fast-growing array of applications and devices (email, collaboration tools, and smartphones/tablets) to communicate and conduct business with customers and business partners.
- They are creating, collecting, and repurposing large, unstructured data sets in life sciences, geophysics, media, and manufacturing.
- They are collecting, storing, and analyzing more social and sensor-generated data about environments, products, customers, and transactions.
The promise of better and faster data-driven decision making based on all this information is pushing big data and analytics (BDA) technology to the top of executive agendas. To succeed, CIOs must place a laserlike investment focus on datacenter solutions that allow them to deliver scalable, reliable, and flexible infrastructure for fast-growing BDA environments. Read more to learn how!
Digital transformation has become a top mandate for almost every IT and business leader. The ZK Research 2015 IT Priorities Survey found that 79% of businesses currently have a digital transformation initiative in progress (Exhibit 1). In the digital era, competitive advantage is no longer determined by which company has the best products or even the best people. Market leadership is based on an organization’s ability to analyze information, gain insights and make fast decisions to capitalize on market transitions.
One important step in the journey to becoming a digital organization is to transform into an agile business—and it is impossible to do so without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology in 2015 to make IT more agile, according to ZK Research.
Wi-Fi is about to get a reboot. New 802.11ac Wave 2 products will make it possible to deliver LAN-like multigigabit speeds over the wireless network for the first time, enabling previously unimagined scale and flexibility in the enterprise workspace. But how will businesses capitalize on this new capacity when most current Ethernet access cabling maxes out at 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps)? This white paper:
? Introduces the new generation of Cisco® Catalyst® switches with Multigigabit Ethernet technology, the first platforms to combine support for multigigabit wireless speeds with full power over Ethernet (PoE) in an easy-to-deploy solution.
? Shows how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches use NBASE-T technology to empower you to deliver 5-Gbps speeds over your existing access cabling.
? Details how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches gives you the scale and capacity you need today, while protecting your network investments for the future.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive
daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets.
Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.
Every data center IT manager must constantly deal with certain practical constraints such as time, complexity, reliability, maintainability, space, compatibility, and money. The challenge is that business application demands on computing technology often don’t cooperate with these constraints.
A day is lost due to a software incompatibility introduced during an upgrade, hours are lost tracing cables to see where they go, money is spent replacing an unexpected hardware failure, and so on. Day in and day out, these sorts of interruptions burden data center productivity.
Sometimes, it’s possible to temporarily improve the situation by upgrading to newer technology. Faster network bandwidth and storage media can reduce the time it takes to make backups. Faster processors — with multiple cores and larger memory address space — make it possible to practically manage virtual machines.
Because terrorists and other criminals are already using technology to carry out their missions, intelligence professionals need to access all available, appropriate information, to extract important elements and process, analyze and disseminate it quickly to keep ahead of potential threats. The scale, complexity and changing nature of intelligence data can make it impossible to stay in front without the aid of technology to collect, process and analyze big data. This paper describes a solution for how this information can be quickly and safely shared with access based on a user's organizational responsibilities and need to know.
Researched and compiled independently by Chartis, the RiskTech100® evaluates and ranks the world’s most influential risk technology providers based on a range of criteria. IBM retains its top position in the 2014 RiskTech® 100 rankings with top scores for functionality, market presence and innovation. The Chartis report is acknowledged globally as one of the most comprehensive and prestigious studies of risk technology vendors. The report also tracks key trends and developments in the risk technology marketplace. Read the report to learn how IBM can support your risk and compliance efforts to drive business performance and better outcomes.