City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
Get the Secrets to Designing a Resilient, Secure Campus Network. Download our 2019 buyer's guide to learn more.
It’s challenging to design, deploy, and manage a campus network. Adding to this, aging equipment can slow your network down and hinder your ability to advance IT innovations that help keep your business
competitive. What's more, the proliferation of devices and IoT sensors can expose your network to cyberattacks and other security threats.
Our 2019 Buyer’s Guide can help you modernize your campus network, reducing OpEx while delivering a richer, more reliable user experience. Learn about the key trends and challenges that shape your campus network design and the essential considerations that should influence your selection process.
Insurance is a part of an environmental contractor’s and consultant’s daily work life. Are you over extending your insurance policy? Are you opening yourself up to multiple lawsuits? Do you have the correct coverage? Find out in this whitepaper.
Good faith is a currency that’s difficult to build and easy to squander. It is the foundation upon which all healthy, long-term relationships, including business relationships, are built. When it comes to workplace safety and health programs, good faith—the sincerity and honesty that builds real trust between workers and management—can be the key element that transforms your safety program from a binder full of onerous rules and policies into a way of life and an integral part of your corporate culture.
This whitepaper examines four key strategies to help your company create and maintain a strong safety culture:
• Measure Safety
• Talk Safety
• Model Safety
• Reward Safety
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The workplace has changed and today the most agile workforces outperform traditional set ups. But the reality of modern business life is, if you want a culture of innovation, you have to make it yourself.
Teams need a workplace that’s focussed on innovation and speed. Introducing Cisco Webex Teams, a platform that helps teams to do it all. Essential kit for forward-thinking small businesses.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
The Cisco Meeting and TeamCollaborationExperienceThe workplace has changed and today themost agile workforces outperform traditional setups. But the reality of modern business life is, ifyou want a culture of innovation, you have tomake it yourself.Teams need a workplace that’s focussed oninnovation and speed. Introducing Cisco WebexTeams, a platform that helps teams to do it all.Essential kit for forward-thinking smallbusinesses.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
The Cisco Meeting and Team
The workplace has changed and today the
most agile workforces outperform traditional set
ups. But the reality of modern business life is, if
you want a culture of innovation, you have to
make it yourself.
Teams need a workplace that’s focussed on
innovation and speed. Introducing Cisco Webex
Teams, a platform that helps teams to do it all.
Essential kit for forward-thinking small
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
Collaboration, leading to innovation, leading to success. Based upon gathering together to share ideas and information. Working together as a team to bring ideas to life.
And putting together a consistently reliable, secure, scalable, easy-to-use, and easy-to-integrate system to empower all of it.
Cisco collaboration solutions learn as they work together with your team.
Frictionless collaboration experiences make customers happy to work together with you.
Work with Cisco Webex. And your teams will work better together.
Nimble Secondary Flash array represents a new type of data storage, designed to maximize both capacity and performance. By adding high-performance flash storage to a capacity-optimized architecture, it provides a unique backup platform that lets you put your backup data to work.
Nimble Secondary Flash array uses flash performance to provide both near-instant backup and recovery from any primary storage system. It is a single device for backup, disaster recovery, and even local archiving. By using flash, you can accomplish real work such as dev/test, QA, and analytics.
Deep integration with Veeam’s leading backup software simplifies data lifecycle management and provides a path to cloud archiving.
Over the past several years, the IT industry has seen solid-state (or flash) technology evolve at a record pace. Early on, the high cost and relative newness of flash meant that it was mainly relegated to accelerating niche workloads. More recently, however, flash storage has “gone mainstream” thanks to maturing media technology. Lower media cost has resulted from memory innovations that have enabled greater density and new architectures such as 3D NAND. Simultaneously, flash vendors have refined how to exploit flash storage’s idiosyncrasies—for example, they can extend the flash media lifespan through data reduction and other technique
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
The modern workplace is anywhere
Complex work. Specialised teams all over the place. They’re in offices, homes, hotels, cars and airports. It could hardly be any more different to the days when people sat in neat rows of desks. That’s the modern reality of business life—it’s happening everywhere at once.
Not only that, it’s happening on all kinds of devices, from desktop to mobile. And every generation of worker expects to have its workstyle accommodated.
Today, co- workers mingle flexibly in pairs and groups, and those teams thrive on exchanging creative energy. They meet up in spaces designed specifically to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas. Their disruptive new concepts are where the next big growth opportunities are. The modern workplace is one where ongoing innovation is valued above all else. And flexibility extends well beyond four walls.
Think about the way you work today and how it has evolved. Chances are it’s no longer 9 ‘til 5.
Mobile employees, contract workers, fr
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
Lenovo commissioned Cebr to research the changing dynamics of workplaces around
the UK. The report quantifies the potential gains from remote working and looks at
issues such as: What attributes do people at the start of their careers look for in an
employer? Will there be a continued shift towards remote working? And how much
importance do people place on flexible working hours?
More than half the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, putting pressure on current infrastructures. As a fast-growing city, Chicago wanted to harness enormous advances in technology to improve quality of life. It created City Tech Collaborative/City Digital.
HERE joined the collaborative in October 2017 and this case study takes a brief look at the solutions it has already worked on, including easing congestion on Chicago Cubs games nights. HERE is one of the largest tech companies in Chicago, with more than 1,100 employees invested in it. They are committed to improving quality of life for themselves, their neighbors and future generations of Chicagoans.
The Internet of Things may be a hot topic in the industry but it’s not a new concept. In the early 2000’s, Kevin Ashton was laying the groundwork for what would become the Internet of Things (IoT) at MIT’s AutoID lab. Ashton was one of the pioneers who conceived this notion as he searched for ways that Proctor & Gamble could improve its business by linking RFID information to the Internet. The concept was simple but powerful. If all objects in daily life were equipped with identifiers and wireless connectivity, these objects could be communicate with each other and be managed by computers.
With 50 to 100 billion things expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, we are now experiencing a major paradigm shift that is revolutionizing business. More and more of the objects we use every day—including those in our factories, utilities, and railroads—are used to capture and distribute information that is helping us know more and do more. The TechWiseTV team and guest experts take an in-depth look at how industries like these are utilizing the data they are gathering from the factory floor all the way out to the field. This exploration into how the Internet of Things actually works in the real world and what your organization must do to take full advantage of it is a great opportunity to understand the practical challenges and specific technology involved in bringing all this potential to life.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Creating alignment between sales and marketing can be a challenge—competing priorities, differing success measures, and even separate terminology.
We had the pleasure of hosting Forrester’s Laura Ramos, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals.
Laura charted the path to successful sales and marketing alignment and share critical steps to strengthen the partnership and increase revenue success. You will learn how sales and marketing can:
· Make revenue generation more efficient and predictable.
· Move from a relationship of open hostility to one of smooth collaboration—ultimately becoming high-performance partners.
· Work together to create lifelong customer engagement—the lifeblood of every successful company.
Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations are using data to generate knowledge that helps them provide better patient care, enhances biopharma research and development, and streamlines operations across the product innovation and care delivery continuum. Next-Gen business intelligence (BI) solutions can help organizations reduce time-to-insight by aggregating and analyzing structured and unstructured data sets in real or near-real time.
AWS and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners offer technology solutions to help you gain data-driven insights to improve care, fuel innovation, and enhance business performance.
In this webinar, you’ll hear from APN Partners Deloitte and hc1.com about their solutions, built on AWS, that enable Next-Gen BI in Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Join this webinar to learn:
How Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations are using cloud-based analytics to fuel innovation in patient care and biopharmaceutical product development.
How AWS supports BI solutions f
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
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
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.
"Mobile. It’s where things are going in life and in business. Your coworkers and customers are 2-5 times more likely to access information on their phone than their PC.*
This ebook explores the mobile trends that are transforming how business gets done. Plus, it offers real-world examples of how companies like yours are using the new accessibility to their advantage.
Get those forms and approvals on those phones and tablets! Imagine NDAs, invoices, project proposals, purchase orders, time sheets, RFPs, permissions, reviews, signoffs – you know, those tiresome paper pushing processes – all accessible, transferable, reviewable, approvable, and actionable via any digital device."
Read this to find out how we developed a decision-support tool to help a major transport operator use data and analytics to optimise commercial performance. Discover:
what happens when humans are faced with complex decisions
how data and analytics can be applied to improve decision making
how a decision-support tool works in real life (video)
what lessons your business can learn from this case story.
Every day Shell Lube Service Experts are working to save our customers money and improve uptime for their equipment. Read how our Shell LubeExpert service at a North American precious metal mine and KGHM Robinson's mine resulted in extended equipment life and over $5M in cost savings.
Both public and private organizations acknowledge that managing the PC lifecycle becomes more complicated and expensive as the variety of PC devices and employee workstyles increase. In order to be fully productive, different groups of employees have different needs in terms of end-user device hardware, software, and configuration. While IT departments are trying to provide and support a wider range of technology to an increasingly dispersed and mobile workforce, while maintaining low end- user disruption, they are also under a lot of cost pressure. However, consolidating processes and enlisting the help of a vendor partner, such as Dell, might reduce costs and provide expert-level knowledge for better PC lifecycle management operations.
Download this white paper to learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®.