Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
The Cisco® 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report—which presents research, insights, and perspectives from Cisco Security Research—updates security professionals on the trends covered in our previous security report while also examining developments that may affect the security landscape later this year.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its fifth year, the goal of the OutSystems State of Application Development Report is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe in this age of digital transformation.
This analysis is based on the responses to a survey conducted in March 2018. More than 3,500 IT professionals from over 116 countries took part. Respondents worked in all kinds of industry, and in this concise summary of the report, we focus on specific findings related to the manufacturing sector.
The need for digital transformation dominates business strategy today, and there are two obvious consequences for IT. Firstly, the demand for application development (app dev) is at an all-time high. Secondly, speed and agility are more important than ever before.
This backdrop informed the themes we wanted to explore in this year’s survey, which set out to answer five critical questions:
How are the app dev priorities of organizations adjusting
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2015
This paper explains how embedding 7 key skills within your IT team can keep your organisation’s data safe and its employees productive. From data storage and security to database design and management, these key skills will ensure that your business is able to make the most of new technology as it develops.
"Agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards. True agility means prototyping data models quickly so business users can continuously iterate on them. Application development and delivery professionals working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.
This Forrester report discusses how seven data warehouse automation vendors bring Agile options to all phases of BI/analytics application development. Read more to find out how these platforms help facilitate shorter development cycles."
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts.
With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
The North Face rigorously tested several providers and quickly realized that Bold360 hit all the marks. After the initial implementation, The North Face entered into a 3-month professional services engagement to take their chat strategy to the next level. The Bold360 professional services team helped The North Face implement strategic new chat features and tactics, including adaptive canned messages, proactive chat, dual monitors and layered chat, and provided additional development support as needed. To maximize the impact of its chat strategy, The North Face also created an 11-person core chat team, with reps chosen for their skills and product knowledge. Empowered with the capabilities of Bold360, these dedicated agents can now provide truly in-depth product support.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the higher-quality service and rock-bottom project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on leading best-practice solutions to gain control over every aspect of its business – from business development to resource planning to client billing.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud is becoming an essential ingredient to a successful IT infrastructure. Recent research by IDC has
identified how the growth of cloud as a computing platform has magnified the importance of cloud skills to
the success of the enterprise. Moreover, it is becoming clear that IT professionals with cloud skills are
strongly influencing both the type of cloud infrastructure and the ultimate pace of adoption of cloud. This
puts IT professionals with cloud skills in the driver's seat of their own career. In fact, IT professionals with
certifications related to cloud development and operations have dramatically more influence over their
organizations' adoption and expansion of cloud services than otherwise similar IT professionals have
over the adoption of other types of technical solutions. Cloud skills accelerate the success and career
path of IT professionals.
The impactful cloud roles are diverse: Multicloud or hybrid cloud management, workload-centric
management, and DevOps illustrate
In this white paper, we examine notable trends and events in physical security from 2014 and assess what security professionals should expect in 2015. 2014 was truly an unpredictable year in the physical security and executive
protection worlds, as large scale events targeted for disruption were executed relatively smoothly, while unforeseen developments in Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak caught many off guard.
Looking ahead to 2015, we predict that local issues will continue to gain global importance, threat actors and activists will find new ways to utilize social media to spread their messages, and the lines between physical and digital threats will continue to converge. We also highlight ongoing developments in France,
Mexico, Ukraine, and Germany.
The best practices for managing employees evolves at a break-neck pace. In 2019, the key distinction for performance management strategies is to focus on the whole employee. This ranges from physical, emotional, and mental well-being to facilitating their personal and professional development. To help you gain a deeper understanding of new trends, we assembled this list of top trends to help you create or refine your employee performance management strategy this year, including:
• Developing trust with your employees
• The value of people analytics
• Individualized support
• Learning & development
• Diversity & inclusion
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 140,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.
At the heart of a successful agile development team is a skilled group of developers. Agile software professionals continuously deliver on their objectives, but they need robust development tools and practices to maximize their productivity. If you’re a software developer or solution architect, you'll gain the insights you need to ensure your team has the right tools and practices to maximize your effectiveness in agile development.
As business purposes have changed over the years, IT approaches and infrastructures have had to change in lock-step to serve them optimally. IT professionals are now combining the best of the centralized approach – via virtualization, federation, and clouds of all sorts – with the best of the decentralized model – via mobile and localized consumption and production. In this paper, Enterprise Strategy Group examines approaches to IT operational challenges and business requirements. Learn how HP Converged Storage’s comprehensive approach represents a logical evolution development in storage, delivering ease, flexibility and cost-efficiency all in one.
Always On SSL is a fundamental, cost-effective security measure that provides end-to-end protection for website visitors by enforcing the use of encryption with SSL certificates from a trusted Certificate Authority on every single page.
Symantec extends SSL solutions with comprehensive website security solutions that enables companies to protect and grow their businesses by showing their customers that their trusted website is safe to search, surf and buy.
Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center discovers and monitors SSL certificates from any Certificate Authority as well as automates SSL certificate lifecycle management for operational efficiency and business continuity.
Online shopping shouldn’t have to feel risky! There are inherent security threats when completing online transactions but if you follow these three simple tricks you’ll be on your way to browsing and buying in safety.