Security risks and breaches have become part of the daily landscape as companies and organizations of every size and in every vertical and industry announce that they have been compromised. In 2016 reported security breaches were up 40%, and this year is on pace to surpass that steep rise. Over the past year alone, there have been high-profile breaches in the gaming, financial services, hospitality, food service, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors. Many of those breaches occurred due to vulnerabilities in applications and on websites. For example, this past April, the IRS announced a breach attributable to a tool designed to fetch data for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
Data-driven asset performance management can help food & beverage manufacturers leverage tools such as equipment efficiency solutions, augmented reality and secure asset connection to transition from a reactive to a prescriptive approach. This will not only help reduce CapEx and OpEx, but also empower the workforce, whilst meeting manufacturing KPIs.
This report from Frost & Sullivan shows how manufacturers can achieve 20-30% cost savings by changing their asset maintenance approach.
The FDA has announced plans to transition to standard ISO 13485:2016 for medical devices in 2019. In addition, the Medical Device Single Audit Program, MDSAP, has gained traction with full implementation set for 2019.
Download this paper to learn more about these two changes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to harmonize and modernize its Quality System Regulation (QSR).
Product recalls cost food and beverage companies millions of dollars each year, but 56% of last year's recalls across the US, UK and Ireland were preventable. With compliance challenges becoming more complex and public scrutiny exponentially greater, one recall can cause a world of trouble.
The new US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) seeks to encourage a more proactive and predictive approach to food safety. Learn how automation can help you comply with this new regulation by 2020 and avoid a costly product recall.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
Business Intelligence helps retailers, warehouse staff, customer services agents, and your value chain realize new innovations, improve margins, and propel profits to new heights. Learn how Ace Hardware, Food Lion, and others leverage our software.
Sure, ROI calculators help distill anecdotal evidence and analyze cost savings associated with travel, but it usually goes something like this: total hours spent traveling + cost of hotel, rental car, and food divided by the number of meeting hours. Well, at least that’s one version.
No matter the final number, the ROI total savings on cost of travel is only part of the story. Calculating the true ROI of video conferencing combines facts with real-life tangibles to help you understand and quantify your investment.
This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
Delaware North Sportservice provides food concessions to fans at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Delaware North operates 20,000 square feet of food service areas that feed up to 40,000 hungry fans per game. The company needed to replace old light box menu boards with cost-effective digital displays to improve promotion of food items and drive visitor traffic to the Chicago Sports Depot retail store.
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Feb 03, 2016
Maverik is a regional convenience store chain that operates more than 270 convenience stores with a brand identity and décor theme around adventure, sports, and the outdoors. Maverik needed a digital signage program to reinforce the brand, drive foot traffic from the pump stations into the store, and promote food purchases.
Il suffit de se promener en ville ou de se rendre dans une entreprise pour constater que le mobile est devenu le nouveau système d’exploitation de l’humanité. Le téléphone envahit nos vies. Il nous réveille le matin, nous propose des itinéraires de remplacement pour éviter les bouchons ou nous permet d’obtenir un bon de réduction dans la queue d’un fast?food.
Foodservice managers who have lingering doubts about investing in on-site
language training should consider this:
By 2027, over one million new jobs are expected to be added to the restaurant
According to the National Restaurant Association, “All of this means that
foreign-born employees will be increasingly important to the restaurant
industry’s ability to expand and create jobs in the years ahead.”38
For foodservice operators and managers who want to plan for their future now,
the question is obvious: What’s the best way to address these issues?
Rosetta Stone can provide some answers.
Whether you’re making plans with friends, ordering food, or setting the temperature on your thermostat, smartphone and tablet technology make everyday tasks faster and easier. New Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-powered 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge™ servers with iDRAC Quick Sync 2 technology bring these automated advantages to the datacenter, too. IT datacenter administrators (ITDMs) can now connect to the new PowerEdge servers using the OpenManage™ Mobile app on their Android™ or iOS devices and perform a subset of routine, yet essential, server management tasks.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Published By: SAP Ariba
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
It is shocking to imagine the world where our use of plastic is leading to:
Seas containing 500 times more micro plastic particles than stars in our galaxy
Plastic fibers being present in 83% of the world’s tap water and 90% of the world’s most popular bottled water brands
Widespread contamination of fish in our food chain
Seas with more plastic than fish by 2050
This is the reality of the situation we are facing today, and yet it only scratches the surface of the challenges ahead of us.
AB World Foods has a highly complex supply chain, driven in part by the nature of its globally sourced and distributed products as well as by the demands of growth and acquisition. With Infor SCM Demand Planning, the company cut costs while also improving service levels.
Download this case study to learn how SPAR Austria, a leading food retail company enhanced their digital marketing strategies by leveraging the powerful content management and publishing capabilities of Adobe Experience Manager.
Old Dutch Foods, known for its broad selection of snack foods in the midwest United States and Canada, was struggling to get the right products to the right places at the right time. Its data center included outdated physical servers, and batch processing meant that inventory would not be updated until the end of the day as opposed to real time. In addition, recovering from power outages and disk failures could frequently take up to two weeks.
To modernize its data center, Old Dutch Foods invested in EMC Converged Infrastructure. The fast and easy deployment of two VCE VBlock® systems running JD Edwards, MS Exchange, mobile device apps, and operation of a backup site with replicated applications and data.
This enhanced the IT department's responsiveness to the business, allowed them to shift to real-time inventory, and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs. Operations were simplified by reducing person-hours needed for infrastructure maintenance
by 75 percent.
As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table. This whitepaper examines technology considerations food manufacturers should weigh when implementing these systems, along with how to tackle the subsequent challenges that are sure to arise. Once the U.S. food industry understands how mobile solutions can enable track & traceability, manufacturers will be equipped with an efficient solution that not only helps to achieve regulatory compliance, but also improves overall business efficiencies.
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