As advanced technologies catapult manufacturing into the future, find out how to manage the most complex business challenge in generations.
Read this briefing to discover:
• why I4.0 transformation demands a cross-functional approach
• how to get planning for I4.0 transformation the right way round
• how to identify the best opportunities to create value
• critical enablers for I4.0 transformation
• five questions to ask for smarter I4.0.
Develop practical strategies for success and manage the risks associated with supply chain transformation.
Read this insight to find out about:
• the digital solutions companies are using to reshape their supply chains
• the benefits they realise as a result
• how to identify opportunities for optimisation in your own supply chain
• which practical strategies to deploy for successful digital transformation.
Manufacturing is constantly evolving
It’s an industry driven by customer demand and technology. And as manufacturing businesses
grow to a certain size, globalization becomes a factor. Interacting with the world offers
lucrative opportunities and creates a higher demand for products and sources of cheaper
raw materials that often impact the entire supply chain.
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
"Optimizing technology investment isn’t about cutting costs — it’s about investing the right amount necessary to deliver the value required by the business, while at the same time looking for low-risk opportunities to fund innovation initiatives. But to be effective in optimization efforts, you need an efficient and repeatable approach. This guide shows you the way.
We’ve outlined six best practices for optimizing financial and resource investments in technology, from getting a handle on where you stand today to:
- Identifying opportunities
- Determining tradeoffs
- Demonstrating results
- Staying optimized over time"
Traditional strategies for driving sales are no longer enough. Brands that only connect with customers on a transactional basis are losing out to more innovative brands that create a richer experience for customers.
Read this story to find out:
• how we developed a digital strategy to restore growth to an iconic sporting brand
• how data can drive a dynamic connection with customers and create new opportunities for growth
• key principles for developing your own digital strategy.
Mobility is undergoing one of the most transformational social, technological and economical shifts of a generation. The winners are likely to be organisations that truly understand the impact and timing of disruption and seize the right emerging opportunities.
Read this insight to understand:
• the three cross-sector megatrends disrupting mobility
• the shape of the emerging mobility ecosystem – and its impact in seven major sectors
• how to make the right decisions now to stake a place in the future ecosystem.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact centers often pool agents into large groups of generalists to distribute work evenly. Skills-based routing takes this a step further with specialized groups. But neither approach scales properly to identify all opportunities and drive business outcomes on each interaction.
Predictive routing uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create balance—meeting targets and giving customers a personalized experience. Read Demystifying AI: Creating an AI partnership that maximizes business results to learn how predictive routing systematically:
Evaluates historical and real-time data to make predictions;
Makes the best customer-agent match to drive desired outcomes;
Keeps agents engaged and reduces handle times.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
Although data and analytics are highlighted throughout the popular press as well as in trade publications, too many managers think the value of this data processing is limited to a few numerically intensive fields such as science and finance. In fact, big data and the insights that emerge from analyzing it will transform every industry, from “precision farming” to manufacturing and construction. Governments must also be alert to the value of data and analytics as the enabler for smart cities. Institutions that master available data will leap ahead of their less statistically adept competitors through many advantages: finding hidden opportunities for efficiency, using data to become more responsive to clients, and developing entirely new and unanticipated product lines. The average time spent by most companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased from an average of 60 to 70 years to only 22 years. There are winners and losers in the changes that come with the evolution of both technology
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution
Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors.
Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how:
A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk
To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management
Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
What if you could reduce the cost of running Oracle databases and improve database performance at the same time? What would it mean to your enterprise and your IT operations?
Oracle databases play a critical role in many enterprises. They’re the engines that drive critical online transaction (OLTP) and online analytical (OLAP) processing applications, the lifeblood of the business. These databases also create a unique challenge for IT leaders charged with improving productivity and driving new revenue opportunities while simultaneously reducing costs.
With new technologies, new opportunities often emerge, especially in business. Download this asset to learn more about how social media and mobile devices, is changing the ways businesses interact with customers and the ways in which customers desire to be engaged.
Sponsored by: HPE and Intel®
Download this asset to learn the volume and variety of data available today is creating new opportunities to improve your customers’ lives – from personalized recommendations to targeted advertising and intelligent services.
Sponsored by: HPE and Intel®
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
Be ready for digital learning today, and tomorrow.
Building efficient, impactful, future-ready districts takes planning. Our checklist, Digital District Leadership in Five Steps, helps you get started by asking the questions needed to identify new learning opportunities supported by technology.
• How can new content engage students?
• How robust is your network?
• Do you have the right technology resources across classrooms?
Let’s get started now. Download this checklist.
When augmenting the benefits package for your organization, it’s natural to focus on traditional perks that employees have come to
expect: PTO, health insurance, and maybe a tuition assistance credit here or there. But if you’re looking for creative and effective ways to stimulate employee engagement while also driving business results, you’ll want to consider the powerful impact of offering language-learning opportunities.
Where’s the connection? And how can you reproduce these benefits within your organization? This playbook offers a deeper look at why language learning has such a positive influence on employee engagement and business performance, as well as step-by-step instructions for implementing a language-learning program in your organization.
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.
In terms of growth and profitability, Qatar is set to go from strength to strength with the government’s US$200 billion investment programme underlining their commitment to developing infrastructure, which is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 objectives for economic, human, social and environmental development.
Part of Qatar’s 30-year vision is to attract foreign investment and an international talent pool, and businesses can take advantage of a compelling tax environment. Plus, they maintain 100% ownership of their business.
Top all this off with a high standard of living in a multicultural environment with recognised academic opportunities, including full sponsorship for free study and an infrastructure that supports businesses to succeed. It’s easy to see why Qatar businesses has firmly put itself on the map as a leading financial centre where business go to grow within a diverse nation that is home to over 85 different nationalities.
Live streaming is attracting viewers online to watch major sports events, play games, participate remotely in educational
opportunities, and bid at live auctions. But today, the latency of online video stream delivery is typically too long to provide the
viewing experience users expect, resulting in unhappy viewers and lost revenue. Fortunately, new live streaming technology
makes it possible to deliver live streams in less than a second, enabling exciting new experiences that engage viewers in multiple
ways. For organizations that need to distribute live streams, it’s about increasing audience size and revenue. For viewers,
watching streams in realtime with interactive data integrated with the live video enables new possibilities for how they can
interact with you and each other. Read this brief to learn how sub-second latency streaming enables new business opportunities
by making live viewing a more interactive social experience.
How AI and HPC from Dell Technologies are powering the revolution in manufacturing.
The manufacturing sector is witnessing the greatest levels of change since the first industrial revolution. Advances in technology are a key driver, but there are other trends in play. Global competition, rising demand for customization and just-in-time production, and a growing appetite for service centricity are all contributors. As an enabler, technology creates huge opportunities. But, at the same time, it presents a new set of challenges.
Collaborative looks at how and why the onshore model has re-emerged as a solution-of-choice for many IT organizations. Today the advantages include lower costs, less travel, and the security and continuity provided by a more stable workforce. Even more important, moving “home” generates higher consumer satisfaction and new business opportunities.
When a pharmaceutical company discovered its risks under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it turned to Collaborative to comb and consolidate its data. The result: compliance and insight into new business opportunities, too, through a company-wide business data warehouse and enhanced business intelligence.
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