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Published By: Spectrum Enterprise     Published Date: Mar 01, 2019
To support business continuity, many organizations eagerly avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. Understanding the critical role of last-mile connectivity and always-available Internet access, savvy firms utilize redundant wide area network (WAN) and Internet connections from multiple service providers to ensure network availability in addition to load balancing. Despite the good intentions, their Internet connectivity risks may still be in a single basket. That is because internet service providers (ISPs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using leased network infrastructure from the same incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
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Published By: Aberdeen     Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
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aberdeen, michael lock, data-driven decisions, business intelligence, public sector, analytics, federal, state, governmental, decisions, data management
    
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Published By: TIBCO Software APAC     Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Tips and best practices for data analytics executives Organizations today understand the value to be derived from arguably their greatest asset—data. When successfully aggregated and analyzed, data can unlock valuable insights, solve problems, improve products and services, and help companies gain a competitive edge. However, analytics executives face significant challenges in collecting, validating and analyzing data to deliver the right analytic insight to the right person at the right time. This e-book is designed to help. First, we'll explore the growing expectations for data analytics and the rise of the analytics executive. Then we'll explore a range of specific challenges those executives face, including those around data blending, analytics, and the organization itself, and offer best practices and strategies for meeting them.
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Published By: MicroStrategy     Published Date: Jan 23, 2019
The MicroStrategy 2018 Global State of Enterprise Analytics Report, which surveyed 500 decision-makers from around the globe, reveals that leading organizations create a competitive edge through their use of data, with 63% experiencing improved efficiency and productivity, 57% realizing faster, more effective decision making, and 51% achieving better financial performance. Other top benefits include improved customer experiences, improved customer acquisition and retention, and the identification and creation of new revenue streams—all keys to digital transformation. What else did the 2018 report reveal? Read all the insights with both global and geo-specific views here. This infographic shares a few highlights from the new 44-page report which serves as a benchmarking resource for all data-driven organizations.
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Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
To remain competitive in an increasingly customer-centric world, mid-sized organizations are undergoing digital transformations of their contact centres. IDC surveyed companies in 27 countries globally, including companies from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), to examine the current market dynamics of cloud-enabled customer service environments. Eighty-five percent of the respondents fell within the small to mid-sized category with contact centres with 300 seats or fewer. Get this paper to access complete survey results for EMEA and to gain key insights including: Nearly 65% of respondents in EMEA already use or are in the process of implementing cloud-based contact centre solutions Only 13% of respondents in EMEA indicated that they currently are using a public cloud environment, the lowest among all geographies worldwide Drivers, benefits and challenges for adopting cloud contact centre technology
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Putting inventory in the right place at the right time No company wants to be known as the “company that never delivers.” That’s what poor inventory optimization leads to, as customers wait for that guaranteed two-day shipping that turns into three, four, five days, and beyond. To stay competitive and keep customers loyal, you need to know where to store inventory and for how long. Optimizer for Anaplan makes inventory optimization fast and easy. Inside this paper, you’ll find: • Why optimization is key to supply chain success • How inventory optimization works with Optimizer in Anaplan
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Putting inventory in the right place at the right time No company wants to be known as the “company that never delivers.” That’s what poor inventory optimization leads to, as customers wait for that guaranteed two-day shipping that turns into three, four, five days, and beyond. To stay competitive and keep customers loyal, you need to know where to store inventory and for how long. Optimizer for Anaplan makes inventory optimization fast and easy. Inside this paper, you’ll find: • Why optimization is key to supply chain success • How inventory optimization works with Optimizer in Anaplan
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Published By: Avaya     Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Organizations around the globe are finding measurable success with their DCX initiatives, which has become a competitive differentiator, redefining loyalty by how well an organization engages, serves, and responds to customers and prospects. A recent global study by Nemertes Research shows that the metrics for DCX are so compelling, as business and IT leaders you must align on strategic goals and objectives you need to meet, and then move swiftly to launch your own DCX initiatives.
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Published By: Avaya     Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Organizations around the globe are finding measurable success with their DCX initiatives, which has become a competitive differentiator, redefining loyalty by how well an organization engages, serves, and responds to customers and prospects. A recent global study by Nemertes Research shows that the metrics for DCX are so compelling, as business and IT leaders you must align on strategic goals and objectives you need to meet, and then move swiftly to launch your own DCX initiatives.
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Published By: Gameffective     Published Date: Feb 26, 2019
Comdata Group is one of the world's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. It operates hundreds of call-centers around the globe, with tens of thousands of employees offering, a variety of services, including sales and customer service. In a competitive BPO market, Comdata was looking for ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agents. It looked for a unified solution that would successfully engage employees, drive higher accountability and better focus them on their performance. Using Gameffective's platform, Comdata deployed gamified, real-time performance management. This process provides employees with the ability and motivation to self-track their performance against goals and benchmarks, and offers just-in-time coaching based on their needs. The results were impressive: 12% increase in sales per hour, and significant reductions in both new-hire learning curves and in ongoing training time. Read the case study to learn how Comdata: Increased emp
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Published By: Virtela Communications, Inc.     Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
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.
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health, global management service, cloud services, technology
    
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Published By: Apstra     Published Date: Feb 21, 2019
IT organizations are facing new challenges as a result of digital transformation, widespread cloud and SaaS adoption, mobile proliferation and pervasive IoT deployments. They must build and operate their internal data centers to deliver high availability for mission critical applications, rapidly onboard new applications and scale capacity on demand – all within the mandate to be cost competitive with infrastructure as a service providers (IaaS) like AWS and Azure. They are architecting and building new Intent-Based Data Centers to deliver private cloud services to their internal and external customers.
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saas, data center automation
    
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Published By: iCorps     Published Date: Jun 11, 2009
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
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icorps, it service provider, it outsourcing, competitive advantage, roi, oursourcing, advantage
    
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Published By: Panasonic     Published Date: Mar 18, 2019
In a world of content overload, executives at Entertainment & Media companies know they need to find new ways to engage, enlighten and inspire audiences through cutting-edge spaces that overlay digital information onto the physical world. That’s what Panasonic, a leading innovator in 10 top disruptive technologies, found in its recent study. They asked senior technology decision makers across 13 industries how they are investing in new technologies, which they have already adopted and which they intend to implement. The report is available now to our readers. Get the report today for an inside look at how competitive companies are adopting disruptive technologies, innovating and planning for the future.
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Published By: Ounce Labs, an IBM Company     Published Date: Dec 29, 2009
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
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source code vulnerability testing, independent model, centralized model, distributed model, software development life cycle, source code scanning, application security, source code security testing
    
Ounce Labs, an IBM Company
Published By: SAP     Published Date: Dec 14, 2010
While your competitors sit back, download this free paper to learn how to cut costs, boost profits, build loyalty, and solve a myriad of day-to-day business challenges.
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sap, data strategy, competitive data, reduce costs, increase profits, employee improvement, business performance
    
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Published By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 02, 2008
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
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asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, bsm, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms
    
ASG Software Solutions
Published By: Pitney Bowes     Published Date: Apr 20, 2009
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
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pitney bowes, automated portals, marketing solutions, web-based marketing, competitive advantage, portal, channel marketing, sustainable, enterprise marketing, crm systems, crm, roi, partner, secure online marketing, marketing funds management, dashboard, list management applications, urls, seo, turnkey
    
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Feb 03, 2017
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.
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Feb 03, 2017
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.
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Mar 09, 2017
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain. Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
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Published By: HPE & Intel®     Published Date: Oct 10, 2016
In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).
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Published By: HPE APAC     Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Read this white paper to find out more about data center modernization.
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Published By: HPE APAC     Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Rather than just their traditional role of running systems and processes that support business operations, IT is being leveraged to drive business opportunities and differentiate competitive offerings. Read on to find out more.
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infrastructure, it transformation, business opportunities, operations
    
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Published By: Ricoh     Published Date: Mar 11, 2019
Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now key strategists who guide their organizations and give them the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1 In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around digital transformation. Organizations must transform how they operate and take advantage of new technologies to better engage customers and employees. Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation – overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to change, employees who want to upload files anywhere, and increased concerns about data security. CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
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