Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
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.
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
AI is fundamentally reshaping business as we know it. It drives innovation, efficiency, productivity, new operational models, and entirely new revenue opportunities. It is no wonder, then, that enterprises of all sizes are keen to adopt this transformative technology.
When embarking on the AI journey, however, it is critical to understand that data is the heart of any effective AI algorithm. So, for any enterprise looking to harness the promise of AI, the first question to ask is quite simply, “is my data ready?”
This technology brief simplifies the path to AI by offering actionable steps to data readiness.
When you unify data across your organisation, supply chain management and planning becomes more holistic and accurate. You get a real time view of supply and demand, with intelligent insights into new opportunities for business growth. This video explains the opportunities waiting for any supply chain manager who is ready to embrace connected data.
Prepare for data leadership. Watch our video now.
"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"
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
The digitalization of business processes and the advent of mobile computing have given rise to the next generation of fraud. Cybercriminals have a variety of tools and techniques—as well as opportunities—to steal money and services. Furthermore, traditional fraud prevention tools often fail to stop this fraudulent activity.
Companies need a new approach to fraud prevention—one that stops fraud early and preserves the user experience. Companies with an online presence must have the ability to:
Detect and respond to fraudulent activity before incurring losses
Leverage human insight and machine learning to identify advanced fraud
Work with other fraud analysts to identify larger fraud trends and stop cybercriminals on a global scale
Block more fraud while reducing fraud prevention costs
This book explores how companies can leverage a next-generation fraud prevention solution to stop more fraud while reducing costs and providing a positive user experience for trusted customers.
Published By: Masergy
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster now than at any other time in history. While it once took decades to disrupt a market, natively digital companies have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is gaining agility—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. Although achieving business agility has become a top goal for IT and business leaders, it cannot be realized if companies lack an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent an estimated $14 billion on technology in 2018 to make IT more agile, according to ZK Research.
However, one part of IT that has yet to evolve and lacks flexibility is the ente
The AR modules offered by ERP systems are good for many things. But it’s what they can’t do that often makes the difference between a top-performing AR department and one that’s just skating by.
In this fun and insightful 18-page workbook, we explore how AR automation can not only make your processes run more efficiently, but translate into strategic business benefits like:
• New opportunities due to an improved customer experience
• Greater scalability thanks to fewer technological restraints
• Happier, more productive staff thanks to fewer manual tasks
After examining the TCO of object storage vs. LTO tape, and seeing the benefits achieved in a real-world case study, it’s easy to understand why object storage is quickly becoming the standard for data storage, backup, archive, and recovery.
It’s clear that when all costs associated with data storage are tracked, object storage beats tape storage hands down. And even with costs aside, on-premises object storage with Cloudian provides businesses with the flexibility they need to respond to changing technology environments, storage requirements, data monetization opportunities, and more.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
Learn how CIOs can set up a system infrastructure for their business to get the best out of Big Data. Explore what the SAP HANA platform can do, how it integrates with Hadoop and related technologies, and the opportunities it offers to simplify your system landscape and significantly reduce cost of ownership.
How Fiber Powers Growth – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Businesses today need bandwidth capacity to handle complex applications and ever-increasing data. See how technology experts rely on fiber to increase productivity and provide stronger growth opportunities.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Rather than just their traditional role of running systems and processes that support business operations, IT is being leveraged to drive business opportunities and differentiate competitive offerings. Read on to find out more.
Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a hugely popular business-IT priority – and with good reason. RPA platforms grow more and more sophisticated by the day, opening up fresh automation opportunities throughout the enterprise and business.
But RPA platforms generally aren’t a one-size-fits-all investment.
In this market guide, find out how the top RPA vendors stack up against one another on key investment criteria, including ideal use cases, unique RPA capabilities, and more.
more people than ever before. Whether it's your employees, partners or customers, all your people use enterprise content. And that means content management is becoming increasingly top-of-mind — but companies find it difficult to get it right. In this newsletter, Gartner shares how cloud content management helps you build your content management strategy from the bottom up, enabling you to:
o Improve company-wide collaboration and become more customer-centric
o Scale your business and reduce cost
o Provide security and stability for your entire organization
• Download the full Gartner newsletter, Reshaping ECM: New Opportunities in the Cloud. You'll learn about the emerging requirements of top ECM vendors, as well as discover real-world use cases of Cloud Content Management.
In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realise hybrid IT, which includes both offpremises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted onpremises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
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.
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
For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these advanced technologies will require a transformation in the capacities, functions and methods of IT.
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