Published By: ManufactOn
Published Date: Mar 27, 2017
Today, the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is on the edge of a tremendous shift — beginning to learn and benefit from the newly nimble manufacturing trends of what is being identified as the Third Industrial Revolution, and further fueled by a culture of innovation and expectation that technology will help construction.
Most contractors and construction managers understand the value of collaboration. It can lead to faster approvals, tighter timelines, and lower costs. But all too often, collaboration initiatives get pushed to the back burner when urgent matters arise. Cloud-based software technology is making it easier than ever before to collaborate. This informative 12-page guide from Sage provides three steps to build a collaborative culture and four key features you should look for in collaboration software.
When you’re faced with growing expectations to create business value with limited resources, where can you turn? Increasingly, IT organizations are looking to trusted IT services providers like IBM to help reduce cost, manage complexity, maintain leading-edge skills and adopt technology innovation. Read the white paper to find out how managed services and cloud computing can help you deliver on the transformation agenda your business requires. Plus get guidance on the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting an external partner.
Download this webcast to learn more about the current state of technology today, challenges of the cloud, how the move to the cloud changes the DBA role, and realities of the move to the cloud, and more!
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Customers expect more from brands when it comes to convenience, resolution times, and agent expertise. Evolving customer preferences are tightly linked to innovations in digital technology, and brands must embrace both in order to keep pace with heightened expectations. The good news is that brands that can deliver on expectations are rewarded with higher rates of customer retention and loyalty.
The Microsoft 2017 State of Global Customer Service survey polled 5,000 people from Brazil, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. We continue to find commonalities along with distinct differences between locals. And though people in all age groups are embracing new digital trends, millennials especially are shaping the way brands need to think about the future of customer service engagement.
Business leaders expect two things from IT: keep mission-critical applications available and high performing 24x7 and, if something does happen, recover to be back in business quickly and without losing any critical data so there is no impact on revenue stream. Of course, there is a gap between this de facto expectation from nontechnical business leaders and what current technology is actually capable of delivering. For mission-critical workloads, which are most often hosted on databases, organizations may choose to implement high availability (HA) technologies within the database to avoid downtime and data loss.
Data is growing at amazing rates and will continue this rapid rate of growth. New techniques in data processing and analytics including AI, machine and deep learning allow specially designed applications to not only analyze data but learn from the analysis and make predictions.
Computer systems consisting of multi-core CPUs or GPUs using parallel processing and extremely fast networks are required to process the data. However, legacy storage solutions are based on architectures that are decades old, un-scalable and not well suited for the massive concurrency required by machine learning. Legacy storage is becoming a bottleneck in processing big data and a new storage technology is needed to meet data analytics performance needs.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives.
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Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
Published By: Oracle Dyn
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
Secondary DNS (sometimes referred to as multi-DNS) operates in an “always on” manner to complement your existing infrastructure as an additional authoritative DNS service. When an end user’s recursive server initiates a DNS request, both the “primary” DNS service and the “secondary” DNS will respond as soon as they receive the request. The response that reaches the recursive server first will be passed back to the end user, completing their request.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
With the pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), your organization must consider a wide variety of changes for compliance if you hold EU resident data.
Your organization should look at GDPR as an opportunity to modernize storage, compliance and security needs. But what services should be considered?
Download to learn more including:
• How the right providers can help you build a business case for GDPR compliance
• Ways providers can directly aid in the compliance process
• Why the right tools can help with not just technology but process changes as well
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
For a backup solution to be considered flexible, it needs to satisfy
several key business requirements. It should integrate seamlessly
with any servers you’re running and provide full support for
all the applications your business uses. It should enable you to
protect assets in different parts of the country or overseas. And
it should let you manage and monitor backups from anywhere.
A flexible backup solution gives you everything you need to
protect the technology investments you make now and in the
future. So instead of having to buy multiple solutions to support
your changing needs, you can have a single solution that adapts
to fit your environment. We call that flexible deployment.
As organizations develop next-generation applications for the digital era, many are using cognitive computing ushered in by IBM Watson® technology. Cognitive applications can learn and react to customer preferences, and then use that information to support capabilities such as confidence-weighted outcomes with data transparency, systematic learning and natural language processing.
To make the most of these next-generation applications, you need a next-generation database. It must handle a massive volume of data while delivering high performance to support real-time analytics. At the same time, it must provide data availability for demanding applications, scalability for growth and flexibility for responding to changes.
With digital transformation reshaping the modern enterprise, applications represent a new class of assets and an important source of differentiation. The ever-more-competitive digital economy requires that your applications be delivered with unprecedented speed, scale, and agility, which is why more and more organizations are turning to the cloud.
This explosive growth of apps hosted in the cloud creates a world of opportunities—and a whole new set of challenges for organizations that must now deploy and manage a vast portfolio of applications in multi-cloud environments. Automation and orchestration systems can help streamline and standardize IT processes across traditional data centers, private clouds, and public clouds. But with rapid innovation come concerns about security and delivering a consistent experience across environments.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Oracle Marketing Cloud is an all-in-one solution that helps retail marketers develop direct relationships with customers through seamlessly orchestrated cross-channel digital experiences—online and offline—that facilitate and strengthen customer interactions across a constantly growing list of digital touchpoints.
The result is consistent, relevant, and contextual cross channel experiences efficiently orchestrated to customers wherever they are.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Since the theme of this brief is to keep things simple, let’s be as simple and plain as possible: The customer experience (CX) is broken because the marketer experience is broken.
However, it’s not entirely marketing’s fault. Legacy technology provides only a distorted view of the customer. That’s what creates the broken experiences. It’s the same technology that—while providing rich behavioral, demographic, and preference data—does not allow for silos of data to be shared across channels.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
To say the marketing technology landscape or ecosystem is a crowded space would be an understatement of monumental proportions. Before you consider that to be just an exaggeration,
consider the following:
• There are nearly 4,000 martech solutions on the market today.
• That number has increased over 2500% since 2011.
And if you think marketing was the last area to benefit from a tech boom, you would be right according to Brian Hansford, Director of Client Services for Heinz Marketing.
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
As mobile devices become increasingly essential to our working lives, your business—and your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—must connect to these vital tools or risk losing to the competition. When employees can use their preferred devices to access information on demand, distributors like you can improve employee collaboration, increase productivity, and deliver exceptional customer service.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll discover how mobile technologies can integrate with your ERP solution to help you:
• Instantly give customers what they want
• Make faster business decisions
• Use the right tools to enhance sales productivity
Download the eBook to learn how else you can capitalize on greater mobility and grow your distribution business.
Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves—stewards of their own ecosystems.
This Forrester report—presented by Epicor—highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems, and it describes how:
• The cloud economy disrupts business models
• Rightsourcing is a key challenge to cloud success
• You will orchestrate the cloud, and it will orchestrate you
Download the report to learn more and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Whether your company wants to grow by optimizing your current business model or transforming to introduce new revenue sources, you’re likely exploring a variety of digital tools designed to enhance and expand the organization. Leaders rely on CIOs and IT directors to recommend digital strategies and outline the benefits and challenges they can expect from new digital tools. For many businesses, the first step toward growth is deciding how ambitious their digital strategy should be in order to compete and succeed in today’s manufacturing market.
Technology leaders can help drive the company’s digital ambition by:
• Considering whether the business can support full digital transformation or more moderate optimization
• Observing digital trends across the industry and adjacent industries
• Evaluating your competitive position as it relates to your digital strategies
Learn more about how your company can determine its digital business ambition by downloading this research report from Gart
Manufacturers—like those in the retail and communications industries—are seeing modern technology and increased customer expectations drive new business models across the industry.
Industry 4.0 is a common name for the strategy that allows companies to automate and digitize the manufacturing process, as well as keep pace with the demands of today’s customers.
By downloading this Epicor-sponsored content, you’ll learn more about Industry 4.0 and how to apply it to your manufacturing business, including:
• How to deliver on the promise of Industry 4.0
• How to prepare your organization for Industry 4.0
Download the content now, and discover how your manufacturing business can keep pace with today’s trends.
The proliferation of smart devices has created opportunities for new business solutions based on IoT technology. Businesses are finding more and more ways to harness this data, using it to drive smarter decisions, open new markets, enable new services, and reduce costs.
Few industries have seen as much change in recent years as the healthcare sector. Sweeping legislation, a new incentive structure, a raft of regulations, and an emphasis on wellness rather than mere “sick care” have altered the clinical and administrative landscapes. Oracle is helping healthcare organizations deliver great patient experiences with a cloud-based strategy that uses innovative technology to meet the needs of everybody involved in the continuum of care.
Digital healthcare is not an unattainable mirage, but is alive and well in the United States and throughout the world. The goal of digital healthcare is to use technology to efficiently manage and deliver better healthcare—providing greater value and more positive outcomes to patients at a lower cost. The cloud provides the fastest, most efficient, and most economical way to reach that goal.
Ideally, cloud technology makes the delivery of healthcare fast, flexible, and easier for everyone to use—no matter whether you’re ordering supplies, hiring an employee, or reviewing your budget. However, actual results depend on how you implement the technology and on the vendor you choose as your provider. Every healthcare organization—payers and providers—will have a different path that leads them to digital healthcare. The question is, are you there yet?