Digital transformation has arrived, and it’s creating unprecedented opportunities for companies of all sizes to become market leaders through the evolution of business processes and the creation of new products and services. Organizations that master digital transformation will see a dramatic increase in revenues and profitability by converging people, processes and technologies; those that do not will struggle to survive. Evidence of this is clear to see by looking at the churn in the biggest
companies in the world. For example, a Capgemini study found that since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 has disappeared through acquisitions or bankruptcies. The study also found that digital organizations control 70% of market share in all industries today. Therefore, making the shift to a digital business must be a top initiative for IT and business leaders.
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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
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"Remote access is important and growing, but how secure is it? IDC Research surveyed more than 300 IT professionals to gain insight into the specific threats and challenges faced by providing access to employees and third parties.
Read this report to learn about:
-How secure remote access really is
-The complexity faced in implementing remote access
-What happens when companies don’t have an access security solution
-Why businesses must pivot from the common security mantra of “trust but verify” to “verify and never trust” in the new threat landscape
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Protect your business, brand and customers in a constantly evolving threat landscape.
As market and business needs evolve, and the technological arms race between cybercriminals and the security industry continues, the boundaries of website and web security are shifting.
This paper explores the opportunities, risks and challenges, associated with this rapidly evolving landscape both from a business and technical standpoint, and lays out key guidelines for building an effective security strategy for the future.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Regulatory compliance is more than a series of rules to adhere to, and getting it right could save you time and money.
Historically, compliance has been regarded as a checklist of fixed requirements. But this reactive outlook risks being too short-sighted. It can lead to higher compliance costs, audit deficiencies, greater business downtime and an increased risk of data loss. Furthermore, it can lead to missed opportunities to achieve greater levels of operational effectiveness for your business.
The only way to achieve a greater level of operational efficiency is to adopt a proactive strategy and stay ahead of the compliance curve.
"Delivering business transformation is an incredibly complex task for IT. Keeping the lights on while supporting digital transformation initiatives requires a new era of hybrid IT so IT teams can address the needs of not just IT operations staff, but also application developers and LOB executives.
Through in-depth interviews of IT operations and LOB staff, IDC shares how enterprises are handling the challenges and opportunities presented by hybrid IT.
Find out how you can create value and competitive advantage through digital transformation."
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Struggling to adopt new technologies and deliver real-time information?
Replacing your aging, on-premise solutions with cloud-based ERP systems can turn these
challenges into opportunities for your government organization.
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systems, such as:
• Real-time analytics for better decision-making
• Faster deployment and ROI than on-premise solutions
• More time to focus on strategic initiatives
Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be
regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning.
The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a
business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their
customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business
(LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy.
IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as
businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs,
systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some
hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning
require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Published By: TrendKite
Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
In the digital age, the internet brings a lot of fantastic things to the PR profession, opening new mediums, offering data-driven insights, and allowing new opportunities. But on the other side, it also brings challenges in the overwhelming speed at which news spreads. With endless examples of poorly handled situations, PR knows in this digital age, there is no hiding a burgeoning crisis. So when discussing PR crises and preparedness, make sure to reframe your thinking for today’s world: are you prepared for a digital crisis in a digital age?
Published By: TrendKite
Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
Sometimes a perfect storm comes together to signal a radical shift or rebirth of an industry. But it’s not enough to say public relations is in flux or rapidly changing. It’s more impactful to discuss the evolution of the change, understand the potential gaps, and be early to capitalize on opportunities created by these gaps.
The path for change in the PR industry has been tumultuous. And understandably so. The irrationality of basing performance on vanity metrics is so ingrained in the profession that the left-brain, rational piece has been pushed aside. This has created a culture of estimating based on vanity metrics like AVE (ad value equivalency), leading to a dynamic where the C-suite craves that WSJ or TechCrunch story, yet doesn’t believe PR’s reporting on the value of that coverage. When everyone in the marketing stack is crunching numbers and showing real, tangible value, PR is holding onto air. Why keep setting the profession up for failure by perpetuating the cycle of abstr
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Jun 20, 2018
Discover how to use people analytics to your advantage
The results are in. 65% of those who said they work in an organisation with a strong people analytics culture said that their business performance was strong when compared to competitors.
But our new report, in partnership with the CIPD, reveals that despite the business case for people analytics being clear, there are several hurdles that need to be overcome.
Read our report to discover the opportunities leaders like yourself can capitalise on – ensuring you understand your people better and boost business performance.
Leading a successful business means knowing the market, understanding
product trends, hiring the right people, enabling those people, staying on top
of expenses, making the right investments and countless other responsibilities.
One area you may or may not have on your mind is compensation. In today’s
tight talent market and ever-increasing competition spurred by technology,
the web and globalization, getting compensation right is more important than
ever. It impacts recruiting and retention, sure, but it also affects company
culture and even your bottom line. It has legal implications, too.
With the changing demographics (and expectations) of the current workforce, plus
automation opportunities today’s software provides, it’s time to modernize your
organization’s compensation. In this guide, we’ll share in detail the reasons you
should make modernizing your comp a priority, the value and ROI of implementing
modern compensation software and specifically how PayScale’s modern comp
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be on everyone’s mind. It powers natural language recognition within voice-powered assistants like Siri and Alexa, beats world-class Go players, and enables hyper-targeted e-commerce and content recommendations across the web, as we see with Amazon and Netflix. But recently, AI has begun actively expanding its footprint within the enterprise. Executives are trying to more fully comprehend what AI is and how they can use its insights into their data to better capitalize on business opportunities. This additional information can enable engaging with customers more productively and efficiently, forming an edge against the competition. Read more in our AI survey summary.
Published By: ZoomInfo
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
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eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
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.
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.
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: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
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