Rapid innovation, disruptive competition, and intensive investments in new technologies tend to characterize the North American marketplace. Thus, it stands to reason that chief financial officers in North America are more involved in strategic decision-making than CFOs in other regions, and that they leverage technology to automate routine operations so they can focus on strategic concerns.
As more and more data pours into the office of the CFO, experts say, minimizing its complexity and maximizing its usefulness becomes critical. “The amount of data is phenomenal,” says Mr. Whitehead of Airbus Defence and Space, “but what’s worse is the lack of harmonization. Unstructured data is what kills you. The key for me is how to have clear data in a usable and consistent form, which can be turned into succinct information the business can look at, understand where the value chain is, and make decisions.”
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
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To keep up with sweeping global economic and societal changes, public services organizations are undergoing significant technology-driven transformation. Aging populations, rapid urbanization, political instability, concerns about sustainability and resiliency, and changing worker and resident expectations are driving public services organizations to radically improve operations and service delivery. At the core of this transformation is the ability to collect and process vast amounts of data to help to improve outcomes and services. One way to generate this data is through the Internet of Things (IoT) — which IDC defines as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity. The IoT is a transformational technology that can reshape the public sector, enabling improved outcomes and new services such as remote patient monitoring, advanced traffic solutions and predictive policing.
Many energy and natural resource (ENR) companies still rely on static, error prone data sources. Using static data in assumptions that are made on actual production costs, operating capacity, and yields is no longer sufficient to compete successfully in today’s market, a situation made more problematic given that the ENR industry faces reduced market prices for products, increased costs for operations and an onslaught of new competitors.
In today’s market, discrete manufacturers must stay focused on traditional objectives — increasing uptime and throughput in the plant and closely managing costs throughout their operations. At the same time, they must also create and offer more integrated products and services and even new business models to enhance the customer experience. These new offerings incorporate increasing amounts of technology — including Internet of Things. Indeed, by 2018, nearly one-third of industry leaders will be disrupted by competitors that are digitally-enabled. For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing.
Consumer industries are facing once in a lifetime changes in the way they engage and interact with their customers and consumers. Whether consumer products, retail, or wholesale, there are two broadly unifying trends. First, consumers have both heightened influence and increased expectations. Second, several largely untapped digital technologies have the potential to enable new capabilities to better satisfy customer needs. For the key consumer industries of agribusiness, consumer products, life sciences, retail, and wholesale, the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable many new opportunities. These industries have a shared goal and challenge: to be able to create and offer engaging end consumer and/or customer experiences at scale. Part of the way that companies will achieve this goal and respond to this challenge is by developing digital transformation (DX) strategies. Such strategies enable new and potentially disruptive capabilities with a broad range of technologies.
The digital transformation (DX) of industries is well under way — a transformation that is enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT allows organizations to reinvent existing industry processes, augment how they engage with their customers, and accelerate the speed at which they deliver their products and services. This white paper looks at how these digital strategies facilitated by the IoT are reshaping those industry segments that are both asset rich and focused on services rather than products. The paper then explores IoT scenarios that hold great promise and how companies are approaching investment to optimize business outcomes.
I responsabili del servizio clienti ricoprono un ruolo fondamentale nella definizione del marchio.
Tuttavia, per essere in linea perfetta con il ruolo, queste persone devono essere consapevoli dell'importanza della creatività in ciò che fanno: il servizio clienti richiede progettazione.
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