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%.
Only months before the effective date of IMO 2020, there are a surprising number of shipping industry participants who believe that getting customers to pay for increased bunker costs will be smooth sailing. However, the reality may prove to be more complicated. This report explores how a lack of negotiating power and imperfect bunker cost recovery mechanisms could turn this shadow on the horizon into a dangerous storm for the shipping industry.
A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Red Hat CTO for global service providers, Ian Hood, and TelecomTV talk about multi edge compute capacity and the fundamental need to have a common platform to deliver future services. ‘If you are not feeling some pain, you are not driving fast enough’, says Red Hat CTO, Global Service Provider, Ian Hood. The race to 5G is definitely on, and the use cases are clear. You can talk about multi edge compute capacity and other technical issues, but the fundamental thing is to have a common platform to deliver future services. We need to get to the point where IoT Everywhere, virtualized video and all the applications that come from new 5G services are delivered seamlessly. Even blockchain has a clear future within the telco environment where the world of eSIMs, secure roaming charges and identity management can alls be based on blockchain technology.
Organizations in the global industrial products industry face significant challenges: cost pressures, increased regulations, disruptive technologies and the increasingly costly delivery of raw resources. High volatility in commodity prices has put severe pressure on company margins and can quickly expose inefficient operations.
In our 27-criterion evaluation of global internetof-things (IoT) services for connected business operations providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, Dimension Data, EY, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, KPMG, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.
Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: May 31, 2019
Making Tax Digital (MTD) is part of a global trend. Governments around the world are making moves to implement electronic data submission and auditing requirements. It makes sense for them, of course – governments say that they are losing billions in tax revenue every year due to non-compliance, whether that’s through simple error or conscious fraud.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
Running a retail company has never been so challenging – perhaps more so for mid-sized businesses. With high customer expectations, shrinking margins, and intense competition from start-ups and global retail giants alike, it’s difficult to know which areas of your business to prioritise for improvement. In this guide, we’ll discuss some of the key challenges for growing retailers. We’ll also look at the digital tools that could help you overcome them, and keep your competitive edge.
We know that digital transformation is changing the economics of IT, but is this influencing CXO dynamics and strategic decision-making? To determine this, the Financial Times (FT) Focus partnered with Apptio to survey more than 550 C-suite leaders in technology and finance globally.
Download this FT Focus report to discover how to:
- Bridge the trust gap and ease tensions between the Office of the CIO and the CFO with accountability and real-time data
- Leverage digital transformation to foster greater collaboration and avoid creating blurred responsibilities across the C-suite
- Help leaders at global brands embrace AI, reskilling, cloud, Agile, and decentralized decision-making to move at hyperspeed and deliver value.
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Companies across the world are innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer experience and forge deeper relationships with customers. Through surveys and interviews with 599 executives, from large and mid-sized companies across the globe, this MIT report reveals that most customer-centric firms have already deployed AI extensively in their customer-facing operations and customer experience management processes.
Get the global report and regional spotlights on North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to access complete results. Key insights include:
• Nearly 90% of respondents report measurable improvements in the speed of complaint resolution; 80% note enhanced call volume processing using AI
• 80% of respondents report measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, service delivery and contact center performance
• In North America, 60% of the respondents believe they will deliver a 10% or more increase in customer lifetime value in the next year
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
To improve performance and enhance customer satisfaction, you need to understand your customers. Every year, Zebra commissions a global shopper survey to help retailers capture their performance edge through deeper insight into their shoppers.
Zebra’s 2019 Shopper Vision Study surveyed approximately 5,000 shoppers, 1,000 retail associates and nearly 500 retail decision makers around the world. Discover the current shopper preferences, retail technology trends and differing perceptions of preferences between retailers and shoppers that will help your operations be more effective.
Being able to monitor and respond to patient inquiries quickly and effectively is critical to creating a positive clinical experience and delivering successful products. But compiling and monitoring this data to address customer concerns in a timely way is a challenge when you have disparate sources and systems, global teams, and multiple patients.
Read how a top 10 global pharmaceutical company worked with Slalom and AWS to design and implement a unified and globally distributed event and inquiry data reporting system. By combining three types of requests into one solution, the company has improved the customer experience and increased call center and data input operational efficiency by 50%.
Learn how to
Increase access to relevant data to help inform future or ongoing clinical trials
Adapt your existing system development processes to an agile approach
Engage with Slalom and AWS throughout the lifecycle of a healthcare engagement
As the global business world shifts to all digital, real-time operations, the legacy two-tier ERP architecture so many businesses have relied on to bridge headquarters with subsidiaries can no longer compete effectively. A simple and comprehensive answer exists in SAP S/4HANA. Available in cloud and on-premise, SAP S/4HANA gives organizations the ability to utilize the same product family across a multi-tier deployment.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
IT market intelligence agency, IDC, conducted a global study of 3500+ IT leaders around the world and found that companies at all levels are considering PC Lifecycle as a Service models to reduce costs, shorten refresh cycles and procure better equipment for their employees.
Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) combines hardware, software, lifecycle services and financing into one all-encompassing solution – providing a single, predictable price per seat per month provided by Dell Financial Services.
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