To compete in today’s fast-paced business climate, enterprises need
accurate and frequent sales and customer reports to make real-time
operational decisions about pricing, merchandising and inventory
management. They also require greater agility to respond to business
events as they happen, and more visibility into business activities so
information and systems are optimized for peak efficiency and performance.
By making use of data capture and business intelligence to
integrate and apply data across the enterprise, organizations can capitalize
on emerging opportunities and build a competitive advantage.
The IBM® data replication portfolio is designed to address these issues
through a highly flexible one-stop shop for high-volume, robust, secure
information replication across heterogeneous data stores.
The portfolio leverages real-time data replication to support high
availability, database migration, application consolidation, dynamic
warehousing, master data management (MDM), service
"In today’s IT infrastructure, data security can no longer be treated as an afterthought, because billions of dollars are lost each year to computer intrusions and data exposures. This issue is compounded by the aggressive build-out for cloud computing. Big data and machine learning applications that perform tasks such as fraud and intrusion detection, trend detection, and click-stream and social media analysis all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
Companies increasingly need to drive the speed of business up, and organizations need to support their customers with real-time data. The task of managing sensitive information while capturing, analyzing, and acting upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Knowing more about a customer’s relationship with your financial services company is key for growth. Discover how emerging data tools can help you improve customer centricity and find new revenue opportunities, unlocking the value of customer information.
DevOps helps drive continuous collaboration with the end-customer, gaining further visibility into online and mobile application usage and its effect on the brick-and-mortar experience. The data your company can derive from this collaboration should be used to continuously validate assumptions made earlier in the development process.
Today’s empowered consumers have high expectations for the companies they do business with. They expect real-time communication, instant information, and the ability to connect in multiple ways. And they want it to be simple. A DevOps approach can help to accomplish this.
For sales teams to be successful in the age of the customer, they need tools that help them close more deals, faster. Some CRM tools are underused because they’re not geared to helping reps sell in the modern era. This may be because they’re complicated to use; because they’re isolated from the apps your reps use every day; or because they don’t give reps the information they need.
Today, sales automation is not (just) about managing accounts, contacts, and activities. It’s about gaining insight that provides a competitive edge, having access to predictive information, being able to collaborate in real time, creating quotes in front of the customer, updating forecasts. All at any time, from any place, using mobile devices—all helping to drive sales and pipeline.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Multi-tenancy is a key feature of Workday and enables multiple customers to share one physical instance of the Workday system in a highly secure environment. Multi-tenancy is enabled through the Workday Object Management Server (OMS). Workday OMS allows servers to host multiple customer tenants simultaneously and builds “security walls” between each of the tenants. Thanks to Workday OMS, there is no way for any worker in one tenant to access the information of another tenant.
Workday delivers its software using a continuous development model. Builds are rolled out weekly that contain new features, bug fixes, or performance improvements. Twice a year, Workday takes all the features put into preview and releases them to production for all customers. Workday customers are never landlocked on an old release, and all customers can utilize new features for the products they purchased as soon as they are live.
Websites provide online businesses with an unprecedented level of contact with customers and end users. However, they also place business information where it can be easily accessed by third parties – often using automated tools known as “bots”. For many organizations, bots represent up to 50% or more of their overall website traffic, from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad bots conducting fraudulent activities. Regardless of business impact, bot traffic can reduce website performance for legitimate users and increase IT costs. Organizations need a flexible framework to better manage their interaction with different categories of bots and the impact that bots have on their business and IT infrastructure.
Today’s tech savvy consumers are continually driving organizations to deliver a modernized shopping experience. To achieve this, retailers are pushing the edge on developing non-traditional ways in delivering sales messages. One of the best ways to engage shoppers with an in-store digital presence is through modern adaptive signages.
Modern signages enable two-way interaction between customers and businesses, tapping onto cutting-edge technologies such as sensors and analytics to respond to customer behavior—helping retailers customize content on the fly.
Find out how Giada Technology leveraged on Intel® processors to power up their cloud terminals to pre-process signage, sensor, and mobile data to efficiently exchange information with the cloud. Retailers are better positioned to present contextual promotions to the shoppers, delivering benefits of lesser wait-time and increased customer satisfaction.
Digital transformation is top of mind for CIOs and business leaders for clear and practical reasons. It offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets.
What’s needed is a common resource that both IT and business managers intrinsically value, one that can guide decisions about new business initiatives and related technology investments. That rallying point is enterprise data. Because incumbents possess richer reserves of business information, they wield a competitive advantage that even the most disruptive insurgents can’t claim. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel business transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets.
The data-driven organization is the new benchmark for success. Firms that harness data to dictate strategic and tactical decisions companywide make more informed business plans, better optimize operations, improve customer interactions, and provide competitive edge. To achieve these benefits, organizations increasingly see data refinement - transforming raw data from various sources into relevant and actionable information and delivering it through self - service access to any user who needs it - as the path toward success by helping break though immature processes and legacy systems. However, data refinement only functions as well as the strategies and approaches behind it. Organizations that do not understand the right way to embrace refinement will fail to catch up to competitors that have mastered the correct approach.
The first event in the Partnering with Certainy Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
Trends like IoT are driving customer experience expectations in a way that demands resiliency in local edge environments. As a result, we’re seeing a rise of edge computing (compute power coming out of the cloud and into the access layer). Customer demands manifest themselves differently based on things like company size and segment. For example, a retail customer’s business imperatives might look different from a doctor’s office. But one thing remains constant: A standardized, redundant, and repeatable physical infrastructure can protect the availability of these now-critical access-layer IT assets.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
The solutions you need to deliver a standardized, redundant, & repeatable infrastructure to your customers
The tools you need to configure them,
The alliances & certifications you trust & rely on,
The program to make it profitable.
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch the kick off our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Always On, Always Connected.” This webinar originally aired on October 5th, 2017.
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
Part 3 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
As distributed edge environments become more critical, physical security becomes more important. Nobody would leave their data center wide open for anyone to enter, but that’s exactly how many organizations treat their edge computing sites. Often, they consist of a rack or two of gear in a non-dedicated location, perhaps a janitor’s closet, with little to no physical security.
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch the third event in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Protect me from Downtime!” This webinar originally aired on November 9th, 2017.
In this webinar, we discuss physical security best practices, including environmental issues such as temperature and humidity monitoring. We also update partners on the physical security features of the latest APC racks and the NetBotz line of security and environmental appliances, cameras and sensors.
The 4th and final event in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
Customers have lots of decisions to make as they feel their way through the changing IT landscape. Which infrastructure and applications should stay on their own premises (if any) and what can they safely move to the cloud?
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch the fourth and final event in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” This webinar originally aired on December 7th, 2017.
This final webinar in our webinar series is focused on ways partners can help customers answer the types of questions above and, in the process, become trusted advisors. We’ll go over how to use tools including the EcoStruxure IT suite to analyze customer traffic and help them decide the best home for each application, whether on-premises or in the cloud. (Hopefully we’ll figure out a way to work in the classic Clash tune as well!)
How much selling power are you really getting from your sales teams? Are you making the most out of your CRM investment?
Companies have a universal need for revenue growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction. In hopes to satiate this need, most companies have made significant investments in sales force automation to capture sales data, increase visibility to sales pipeline, and gain business insight to make better business decisions. However, few companies can say they have fully realized the benefits they hoped to achieve from their CRM investment. Additionally, with today’s modern, informed buyer, CRM technologies need to empower sales users with better information that’s easy to find and helps them sell.
Read more to learn how Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) Cloud extends sales automation to simplify and streamline modern quote-to-cash processes and more!
Sprawl isn’t just a problem for cities. IT sprawl can hurt organizations, too. If left unchecked, multiple systems and platforms can cause inefficiency to rise and customer satisfaction to fall. Instead, think like an urban planner and manage growth with a master plan. In this white paper, see how you can put IT sprawl in its place with a single, scalable information management platform.
Today’s meandering customer journeys take place over multiple channels and devices. Each interaction creates a stream of digital information, leaving marketers with a growing pile of data. But, with data seemingly everywhere, why are so many marketers still feeling like there’s not a drop to drink?
Leaders Have a Data Strategy and Enable More Teams with Data
In this research report from June 2017, Econsultancy surveyed more than 700 marketing and analytics executives at consumer brands to better understand how data factors into marketing strategy — and daily decision making.
Two-thirds of leading marketers — those who outperformed their top business goal — say they currently have a documented data and analytics strategy.
In this report, you’ll also learn how leaders have built data-driven cultures and why they are more likely to use:
digital analytics to optimize user experience in real time
audience-level data to personalize customer experience
customer-level data to segment and r
There’s an alarming digital divide within many companies. Marketers are developing nimble software to give customers an engaging, personalized experience, while IT departments remain focused on the legacy infrastructure. The front and back ends aren’t working together, resulting in appealing websites and apps that don’t quite deliver.
We’ve arrived at this misalignment for understandable reasons. Previously, most chief information officers (CIOs) were hired to digitize and bring order to companies’ internal systems and processes. They saw websites as marketing channels and were happy to let chief marketing officers (CMOs) oversee that province of technology. They had, and still have, plenty to do just to keep internal operations running smoothly. Marketers soon got into the habit of developing not just content, but also software programs to better reach and transact with customers. But now that websites and apps are becoming cornerstones of the business, the stakes are too high to al
Obtaining a first-mover competitive advantage or faster time-to-market requires a new wave in analytics. Dassault Systèmes remains a leading innovator in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and has invested heavily in analytical technologies to further drive business benefits for its customers in the related areas of planning, simulation, insight and optimization.
This white paper examines the challenges peculiar to PLM and why Dassault Systèmes’ EXALEAD offers the most appropriate solution. It also clearly positions EXALEAD PLM Analytics alongside related technologies like BI, data-warehousing and Big Data solutions.
Understand and implement PLM Analytics to access actionable information, support accurate decision-making, and drive performance.
Welcome to the era of the digital enterprise, where digital is
your journey and cognitive is your destination. As business
leaders, you are under growing pressure to use information
to its fullest potential, delivering new customer experiences
as fuel for business growth. The digital economy is changing
the way we gather information, gain insights, reinvent our
businesses and innovate both quickly and iteratively
A hybrid cloud environment, combining traditional IT systems
and public cloud, enables you to extend business processes
beyond the walls of your organization. For example, many
organizations use public cloud as a collaborative development
environment to create innovative applications that can then be
ported to an on-premises or hybrid production environment.
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.
It is a business maxim that the more a company knows about its customers and what they want, the better its chances of providing them a positive, fulfilling experience. With today’s ubiquitous, convenient communications methods, particularly the use of mobile devices and networks, opportunities for rich customer interactions are flourishing. Whether their interest is pricing, store locations or product support, people increasingly expect information to be available wherever, whenever and however they want it.
Be guided on what the best practices are, offering strategies, actionable tactics, and examples of enterprises on the cutting edge so your organization won't have an overabundance of options when working with partners and customers.
At this free, one-hour webcast, moderated by Bank System & Technology Editorial Director Kathy Burger, you will learn how intelligent capture and exchange capabilities can help your organization automate the entire mortgage loan process - linking back-office information processes, front-office knowledge workers, customers and partners to enable financial institutions to exchange information automatically with anyone, anywhere, in any format.
Published By: Data Stax
Published Date: Oct 14, 2016
Financial services companies engage with customers across multiple channels and across a range of financial products. This wealth of customer information is often stored in isolated data silos. Building a 360° view of the customer can directly impact customer experience and help banks grow customer retention, upsell products and provide compelling interactions. This paper examines the challenges these institutions face when creating a 360° view of every customer interaction, what database requirements the lines of business should look into, and use cases to benefit from by leveraging DataStax Enterprise, the database platform purpose built to power cloud applications.
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