OTS' experiences with all-flash technology mirror what many customers have experienced over the past several years. Hesitatingly optimistic, OTS deployed its first AFA in a limited environment to prove the system out, and when it performed and/or exceeded the company's expectations, it quickly started moving more workloads to it over time.
Like OTS, many customers do not immediately retire their legacy storage, but in moving the more demanding workloads off of their existing environments, they provide better application performance both for those applications on the AFA and for those that stay on the legacy storage. And like OTS, the majority of AFA customers have in the past year in particular come to the conclusion that all-flash technology is the future of primary storage for performance, reliability, ease of management and expansion, and economic (as measured by total cost of ownership) reasons.
NICE, the leader in workforce management, introduces the most advanced forecasting
tools on the market with WFM 7.0. Building on its recognition as the industry standard,
NICE WFM 7.0 Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence chooses the optimal daily forecast
model to provide staffing levels and budgeting that are more accurate than those
delivered by any other WFM solution.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
Because subpar analytics put customer relationships at risk, Forrester is redefining the modern practice of web analytics as "digital intelligence." This new approach to analytics brings a set of expanded requirements and calls on firms to consider their technology frameworks, organizational structures, metrics, and optimization practices.
Everywhere you look, companies are using external-facing analytics to maximize the value derived from their data assets, by moving customers up the value chain, increasing stickiness, and offering a more competitive product on the marketplace.
Listen to learn about embedding BI software, including;
• Top uses cases for embedding business intelligence software
• Case studies from different companies currently embedding BI
• Build vs buy considerations
• Evaluating ROI
What do these market-defining trends have in common?
· Analytics for all
· Analytics as competitive differentiator
· Internet of Things
· Artificial intelligence/Machine learning/Cognitive computing
· Real-time analytics/event management
They all rely on data – timely, accurate data delivered within an insightful context – to deliver value.
The question is: who in the enterprise is most qualified and prepared to help deliver on the vision and
values of the data-driven enterprise?
It’s going to take a special type of professional to deliver that value to enterprises. Organizations are
seeking professionals to step forward and take the lead, provide guidance and lend expertise to move
into the brave new world of digital. The move to digital and all that it entails – sophisticated data
analytics, online customer engagement and digital process efficiency – requires, above all, the skills
and knowledge associated with handling data and turning it into insights. The move to digital is also a
For the past decade, financial institutions have created sophisticated digital platforms for consumers to access, save, share and interact with their financial accounts. As sophisticated as these digital platforms have become, cyber criminals continue to pose an ever-present risk for everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations.
In his recent article, 2018 Outlook: Customer Experience and Security Strike a Balance,
Andrew Davies, vice president of global market strategy for Fiserv’s Financial Crime Risk Management division, explains how and why security will become a key differentiator for financial institutions as they respond to a changing landscape, which includes:
• Global payment initiatives
• Open Banking standards
• Artificial intelligence and machine learning
• Consumer demand for real-time fraud prevention and detection
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are no longer capable of keeping up with today’s fast-moving world – Enterprise Management is the new business reality.
Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, service provider or mid-market enterprise, we’ll reveal to you a world beyond ERP.
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Published By: Claravine
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Marketers have long struggled with the simple task of knowing
which marketing spend is truly effective, and how to optimize that
spend. At the heart of the issue lies the challenge of ensuring the
data quality and consistency exists to make decisions based on
Why is this a problem? First, effective tracking is reliant on the
consistent, complete application of campaign tracking codes and
associated metadata, which has traditionally been a manual, ungoverned
process. Adding to this complexity has been the dramatic
expansion of digital marketing point solutions, and the disparate
teams expected to execute across each of these channels and geographies.
The result is what you would expect—highly inaccurate,
incomplete, and inconsistent data that must be manually cleaned
before reporting is possible.
Fortunately a solution exists. Progressive marketing leaders are
implementing Digital Experience Data Management (DXDM), ensuring
the rich, consistent insights critical to ma
John Schwarz founded Visier to address what he saw as the major failing of business intelligence and big data analytics.
He had a front row seat in this market while leading Business Objects, the largest global business intelligence provider (acquired by SAP). John and co-founder Ryan Wong’s vision was to completely reinvent the approach to analytics, providing instant and complete, domain-specific applications to business leaders, answering their important strategic questions and leading them to adopt best management practices. Their applied business analytics project is working. Today, more than a hundred blue chip companies have selected Visier as their people strategy platform and are achieving incredible results. And that’s just the beginning.
Both are fueled by a drive for progress, for pushing
boundaries and advancing the status quo. In these fields,
new trends are like a currency. Keeping ahead of the
next big trend means being aware of the next big seller
and allocating all the right resources – fashion design,
manufacturing, and marketing – for maximum impact.
Miss the hype and the next fashion season is bound to
hurt the bottom line.
New trends are also important to marketers because
owning a new trend is a way to differentiate in today’s
fast-moving digital landscape. It’s a way to stand out
from the pack by investing strategically in the right
approaches and technologies at the right time, then
reaping the benefits organically by leading where others
follow. Naturally, making these decisions requires a bit
of trial and error. Nobody has a magic crystal ball that
guarantees success. But as a rule of thumb, the companies
winning in digital marketing are the ones willing to
adopt new technologies while keeping an sharp.
What does it take to be relevant today? In the era of hyper-connectivity, consumers
have become entitled, demanding more control over their experiences and
expecting that marketers use data and insights to create a seamless, relevant brand
experience. Research shows that communications containing relevant information
and offers are the best drivers of brand loyalty and conversions
Context can make or break the communication – and, ultimately, the relationship – between
a consumer and a brand. Today’s consumers expect relevant communications that speak
directly to their needs in the moment. We have the technology today to deliver such messages –
but there are significant barriers to developing relevant, contextual programs of this kind.
Some of the development challenges represent new versions of old challenges. Take data as an
example: it has always been hard to harness data from different sources and to leverage insights in
real time. But today, there are additional opportunities – if not expectations – for marketers to use
contextual data to better reach and engage customers through the optimal channel(s).
Learn how marketing operations management can propel your customer intelligence solutions and see how Forrester Consulting has deduced that this can also help your organization save money, while increasing benefits.
Constant market shifts and changing customer preferences add to the challenge of
outperforming your competitors and surpassing stakeholder expectations. But what
can be done to steer your organization down the path to greater success?
By now, we all know it’s not just historical reporting about the past that will provide the
answers needed to drive a business forward. Everyone – from executives and analysts
to frontline staff – must have access to insights about the future that will enable them to
make the best decisions and take the actions needed to keep their organizations agile.
This means the ability to peer into data, explore it, understand it, analyze it and produce
insights that provide those aha moments and take actions on it. Such things cannot be
done with multiple tools that are rigid, limiting and difficult to use. A new breed of
business intelligence is required.
Gone are the days when reports looked at singular issues, took possibly days or weeks
to create, and required
Implementing omnichannel marketing is often difficult, especially when using digital channels. Most products designed for digital channels lack the ability to integrate with traditional channels that have on-site processes and data. SAS Customer Intelligence 360 enables businesses to use both cloud and on-site channels and data. This integration is possible because of SAS software’s hybrid cloud architecture.
This guide outlines the five most important marketing metrics every B2B marketer should focus on, to achieve maximum ROI from Marketing Automation software, in addition to optimizing their lead management process
As a business leader of a manufacturing company, you may be experiencing the challenges of competing in a digitally transformed marketplace. In our increasingly digital world, your ability to grow depends on how your business leverages the latest best-practice technology. Is your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system keeping pace?
In this Forrester Research report—presented by Epicor Software—you’ll discover the latest insights on software as a service (SaaS) business solutions. SaaS business applications will evolve in the cloud to new levels of value in:
The report also provides predictions and recommendations that will help guide your manufacturing business with its strategic growth initiatives.
Download the report to learn more, and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Reduce costs and increase efficiency under the new "as a service" model: Research findings from IDC
To understand the true value of adopting the as-a-service model,
International Data Corp. (IDC), a market intelligence provider,
conducted an HP-sponsored survey of organizations with at least
750 end-user devices across nine countries, and found that device
management services can curtail costs, reduce IT workload and
support a more streamlined and efficient way of doing business.
Published By: Resonate
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
Brands have never been so fragile. The way we find, consume, and share information has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Traditional customers have been replaced by a more demanding, less loyal breed of customer, and the explosion of channels makes attracting and retaining this new consumer even harder. Digitally savvy buyers are more likely to base their purchasing decisions on relevant customer experiences than on a logo. Even as these device-hopping consumers’ behaviors and preferences change at a dizzying pace, there's still an expectation for a consistent, meaningful experience — but if it's not optimal their perception of value drops and they disengage.
So how can brands serve and delight smart customers across different channels and devices? Marketers must move beyond insights based on consumer demographics, transactional behavior, browsing habits, and intent.
Published By: Resonate
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
B2C marketers need CMOs and top Customer Insights leadership to guide their teams in driving customer-obsessed strategies. While most think they are, given regular interaction with customers, in reality, most marketing leaders still prioritize internal rubrics over solving actual customer problems.
In this Resonate Webinar, featuring guest, Shar VanBoskirk, VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, you’ll learn how to transform your marketing team into creators of post-digital brand experiences and leaders of enterprise-wide customer obsession.
Key takeaways will include:
- Why Marketing today is failing
- How emphasis on customer understanding, brand strategy, and brand experience will turn Marketing into the leader in customer strategies for the entire firm
- What Marketing Leadership must do in order to enact, and maintain this shift
Salesfusion is transforming how mid-market businesses engage audiences and measure marketing success. Our marketing automation platform is purpose-built for mid-sized companies. It is designed to include all of the features you need in a single platform that is both broad and deep in capability. We obsessed about the platform design to ensure it is easy to use with drag and drop interfaces for email, landing page, and form builders, and Salesfusion is the only marketing automation platform to include a comprehensive Business Intelligence module.
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed needed for today's market.
Now there has been a shift away from these "black box" applications to platforms that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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