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.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what your organization needs and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals. Cisco® Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA™) is your team’s bridge to an intentbased network. It is an open, extensible, software-driven architecture that accelerates and simplifies your enterprise network operations, while lowering costs and reducing your risk. Only Cisco provides a single network fabric that is powered by deep intelligence and integrated security to deliver automation and assurance across your entire organization at scale. Cisco DNA gives IT time back from time-consuming, repetitive network configuration tasks so you can focus on the innovation your business needs. Cisco DNA automation and assurance are built on a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) controller, ri
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 30, 2017
Be the first to read the 2017 top digital trend predictions for the (remove second the) the power and utility industry, and gain a competitive edge by understanding what’s next. Across the Electricity Value Network (EVN) - from generation through T&D and end user management, first movers and proactive digital adopters are far more likely to thrive in the future.
Read the new Brief and learn how:
Cyber-criminals are increasingly sophisticated and targeted in their attacks. If you are in charge of ensuring the security of your company’s website, it has not been easy going as these notable security incidents reveal:
• Sabre Systems—The reservation software company had data from Hard Rock Hotels, Google, Loews, and others, stolen as a result of the breach1.
• CIA—WikiLeaks obtained and published documents detailing the intelligence agency’s hacking efforts1.
• Virgin America—Thousands of employees and contractors had their login information compromised1.
• Equifax—The credit rating agency had a breach into highly sensitive personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers1.
• Universities and Federal Agencies—More than 60 universities and US federal organizations were compromised with SQL injections1.
There are numerous lessons to be learned from these breaches. Despite the growing stream of news stories about highly damaging attacks that compromise customer info
The cloud is a network of servers housing data, software, and services. Cloud services are commonly accessed via the Internet, instead of locally in a data center. Businesses are increasingly relying on the cloud for cybersecurity for two key reasons: 1. Due to a changing threat landscape, there’s a need for more scale, accuracy, experience, and collective intelligence. These resources are out of reach internally for most organizations. 2. There are fundamental limits with on-premises hardware mitigation appliances and enterprise data centers for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and web attack protection.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Sep 16, 2016
Download this white paper to learn more about these three steps to securing software patches:
Play to strengths and know your weaknesses
Prioritize for Bottom Line Value
Design a Process to Support Desired Outcomes
Published By: FusionOps
Published Date: Jul 25, 2016
Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.
Read this CIO interview to learn how H.D. Smith is using FusionOps supply chain intelligence software to improve efficiency, cost, and quality.
• How to improve time to actionable insights using a cloud platform
• How to improve service levels and forecast accuracy through deeper intelligence into the supply chain
• How to enable cross-functional collaboration to make better business decisions and drive performance improvement
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS). More than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries count on Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro® suite to unite all aspects of HR, payroll, and talent management throughout the employee life cycle, all supported by powerful reporting and analytics.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: May 05, 2016
This IDC Buyer Case Study reviews how Cobb EMC, a regional not-for-profit electric utility company serving the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, addressed evolving IT infrastructure requirements with flash storage technology to improve performance and substantially improve IT efficiencies. This Buyer Case Study explores what drove Cobb EMC's initial interest in flash, how flash deployment has evolved in the company's environments, how the deployment has impacted its business, and what future plans exist for AFAs at Cobb EMC.
In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
Application-aware vEPC is the key to SDN/NFV service deployments. Deep packet inspection software provides granular network data, which lays the foundation for application awareness in mobile networks. This case study explains how a leading provider of virtualized network solutions uses the best-berforming deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&S®PACE 2 by Rohde & Schwarz to provide their CSP customers with overall network intelligence at a highly granular level.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 26, 2017
2016 was a year of accelerating change that will impact the power industry across the entire Electricity Value Network. Power leaders determined to thrive in this rapidly changing landscape must understand these trends, how they will impact their business models and the transformative role of digitalization. In this Executive Brief, GE outlines the trends that warrant consideration by every power and utility executive as they develop strategies for success in 2017.
SIEM (security information and event management) software offers a lot of promise, but legacy SIEMs simply can't keep up with the rate and sophistication of today's cyberattacks. Organizations today require access to analytics-driven SIEMs that combine a big data platform that is optimized for machine data with advanced analytics, threat detection, monitoring tools, incident response tools and multiple forms of threat intelligence.
Download your complimentary copy of “The Six Essential Capabilities of an Analytics-Driven SIEM” and learn how to dramatically improve your security posture, advanced threat detection and incident response.
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
Did you ever wonder what enterprise resource planning or ERP is and how it can help your business? Or perhaps you know a little about ERP but you’re not sure if you should opt for an on-premise or cloud solution and what to expect from your final choice.
If you’re a business owner, manager or director in a mid-sized or growing business and you’re confused about ERP, this guide will help you.
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Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
Until now, huge amounts of data have been ignored or underutilized simply because the tools didn't exist to make sense of it all. The good news is that increasingly sophisticated software is combining with growing computing horsepower to produce new analytics platforms that can handle all types of data from disparate systems Organizations can extract intelligence from their data to significantly outperform their rivals on growth, earnings, and performance.
Everywhere you look, companies are using external-facing analytics to maximize the value derived from their data assets, by moving customers up the value chain, increasing stickiness, and offering a more competitive product on the marketplace.
Listen to learn about embedding BI software, including;
• Top uses cases for embedding business intelligence software
• Case studies from different companies currently embedding BI
• Build vs buy considerations
• Evaluating ROI
Industry analysts expect North American sports industry revenue to grow at a compounded annual rate of 4.8% to reach $67.7 billion by 2017, with customer-generated data the most collected type of external data.1 IBM Fan Insight, a software as a service-based solution available in the IBM Softlayer Cloud, and offers sports teams the breakthrough customer intelligence they need to lead in their industry.