There are so many opportunities for businesses to collect data that getting a clear picture of all of it can be an uphill battle—and leveraging it for insight can be nearly impossible. But whether you are a start-up or a multinational conglomerate, not taking advantage of the available data is a mistake you cannot risk making. According to a 2016 McKinsey & Company study, over the past three years, digital leaders have achieved revenue growth five times greater, an operating margin profit eight times greater, and a return to shareholder value two times higher than laggards.
Companies today need a closed loop system that combines data, insight, and action. Download this paper to learn about the goals of a system of insight (SOI), the common set of technologies that all systems of insight need, and how an SOI can make a difference in your business.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 03, 2018
" For any business that wants to successfully compete in today’s digital economy, it is not a question of if but rather how much of their business will be done with cloud applications.
A cloud application is one with many endpoints including browsers, mobile devices,
and/or machines that are geographically distributed. The application is intensely transactional (high velocity reads and/or writes), always available, and instantaneously responsive no matter the number of users or machines using the application.
Download this free white paper and explore how DataStax customers are delivering real-time value at epic scale with their cloud applications. Explore the core database requirements that make businesses successful with cloud applications, which include continuous availability, linear scale, and geographic distribution."
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Organizations are increasingly looking for ways to better compete in the market by releasing products and/or services more quickly. This has left us with a variety of technology buzzwords, from APIs and microservices to DevOps, all promising great gain.
It’s worth asking: which are worth the cost and time to implement? And what are the advantages of APIs, microservices, and DevOps?
Read this e-book to learn about the advantages of APIs, microservices, and DevOps, all of which can help organizations increase their capacity for change. Topics covered include:
-The API economy and how it is igniting a cultural shift in businesses
-How APIs and microservices are not only becoming the norm in enterprises, but are also changing the role of IT
-Why DevOps and APIs deliver greater advantages and business value together, than they deliver individually"
Ensuring your data is compliant can be a fairly straightforward
task. Your IT team works their way through the checklist, and
stays out of trouble with lawyers and regulatory agencies.
There’s value to that. But true data protection is more than
regulatory compliance. In fact, even if you’re compliant, your
organization could still be at risk unless you strategically identify
and protect your most valuable data.
Traditionally, you’ve been presented with IT security
metrics—sometimes reassuring, other times alarming. But
simply reviewing IT security metrics is not meaningful in and
of itself. As an executive, you don’t evaluate issues in siloes.
Instead, you excel at assessing issues in the broader context
of your organizational operations. In other words, technical
security data and metrics lack value unless viewed through
the lens of business risk.
When you’re presented with IT security metrics, your
question is: What does this mean for my business? And
ultimately, what data should I
Published By: CrowdTwist
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
In order for brands to compete and provide the level of personalization consumers have already come to expect, marketers need to work quickly to develop competencies around their abilities to collect contextual and anticipatory insight and meet customers in the moments that matter most to them.
Now is the time for marketers to invest in technology that supports data capture, segmentation, predictive analytics, and machine learning.
With these capabilities in place, brands should be on track to build rich first party profiles of customers across all channels and maximize customer lifetime value by creating relevant experiences at all stages of the customer lifecycle.
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
In the idea economy, time-to-value is the #1 priority. But in a technology-driven world, it takes more than good ideas to be successful. Success depends on how quickly an enterprise can turn ideas into value, and that depends on how fast IT can roll out new services.
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
To achieve efficiencies in today’s turbulent economic climate, government entities need to integrate legacy applications with modern systems and web services. Orchestration between multiple systems across various departments and municipalities is needed to deliver quality public services. At the same time, public sector agencies face aggressive timelines and budget constraints, changing constituent needs, and open source policies. Learn how utilizing a lightweight, standalone Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) enables government entities to meet these key challenges and deliver vital public goods while cutting costs.
Evalute important decisions:
Achieving efficiencies in today’s turbulent budgetary environment
Time to Delivery and Budget Constraints
Constituent Needs and Public Value
Open Source Policies & Initiatives
The Software Architecture for Government
Learn to deliver projects within tight schedules and fiscal constraints - download now.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
The game is changing. Accounting teams are expected to close the books faster and more accurately than ever before, and what used to be their entire focus is now just the price of admission.
As a result, future-focused accounting and finance leaders must move beyond their traditional role to partner with the business and provide real-time insights. Join us for a webinar with Andrew Page, VP, Corporate Controller at Under Armour and Molly Boyle, Finance Transformation Expert at BlackLine to learn how to build a world-class organization that delivers value beyond financial reporting.
During this webinar you will learn:
How to accelerate the close while ensuring auditability and accuracy
How Under Armour’s accounting team successfully scaled in the midst of rapid global growth
How to earn a seat at the strategic leadership table
What do these market-defining trends have in common?
· Analytics for all
· Analytics as competitive differentiator
· Internet of Things
· Artificial intelligence/Machine learning/Cognitive computing
· Real-time analytics/event management
They all rely on data – timely, accurate data delivered within an insightful context – to deliver value. The question is: who in the enterprise is most qualified and prepared to help deliver on the vision and values of the data-driven enterprise?
It’s going to take a special type of professional to deliver that value to enterprises. Organizations are seeking professionals to step forward and take the lead, provide guidance and lend expertise to move into the brave new world of digital. The move to digital and all that it entails – sophisticated data analytics, online customer engagement and digital process efficiency – requires, above all, the skills and knowledge associated with handling data and turning it into insights. The move to digital i
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Mar 13, 2017
Take a look at this infographic to learn how Enterprise Information Management solutions can help you make better decisions faster, gain competitive advantage, speed time-to-value, and empower your organization.
Customer insights professionals face the challenging task of delivering contextually relevant experiences across the customer life cycle. They need to work with their business technology counterparts to integrate enterprise marketing technologies that manage customer data, provide real-time analytics and insights, and automate cross-channel interactions. Here is where Real-Time Interaction Management (RTIM) is critical, according to The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q3 2015 report, which identified the 11 most significant technology providers in this space across 35 criteria. Forrester defines RTIM as “Enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually relevant experiences, value, and utility at the appropriate moment in the customer life cycle via preferred customer touchpoints,” and identifies Pegasystems as one a leader in this very diversified pack.
Download this Forrester Wave report to
Language training is a crowd favorite in any global company's training mix. But how valuable is it to the business? How does an organization convert the time spent conversing with virtual tutors or playing listening games into actual business value? The Rosetta Stone Business Impact Survey answered these and other questions by surveying thousands of users of its business products. This e-book shares the key results to help human resource, learning and development, and business line leaders better understand how language impacts business.
If you’re anything like your peers, you are evaluating your education technology on an annual basis to determine if it’s time for a refresh. While most schools conduct their device refreshes during the summer because teachers, staff and students are not present, this timing can prove costly as the market is flooded with devices from schools doing the same thing.
To help school districts re-think their technology spending to focus more on total cost of ownership and residual value, as opposed to upfront cost, we’ve partnered with Diamond Assets — a technology buyback company — to explain:
• The true value and cost of iPad and Chromebook in education
• When schools receive the most trade-in value for their technology
• How to prepare for and execute technology refreshes
Published By: DataStax
Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Netflix, Intuit and Clear Capital. These 3 innovative companies have one thing in common. They are altering their business landscape and transforming the way people live and work through highly personalized applications. And they're doing this with Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax.
Download this white paper and learn why relational technologies failed to meet the demands of Netflix, Mint Bills and Clear Capital and how these enterprises modernize their Web and Mobile applications with DataStax to drive customer engagement, loyalty and lifetime value.