Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
: Are you among the two thirds of industrial companies who are currently, or planning to, implement industrial transformation? A new report by LNS Research finds that there is quite a wide gap in how the companies perceived as industrial transformation leaders develop their transformation project strategies compared with companies perceived as followers.
Don’t get left behind. Discover the recommendations from LNS Research on how to ensure the success of your digital transformation initiatives.
As the number and severity of cyberattacks continue to grow with no end in sight, cybersecurity teams are implementing new tools and processes to combat these emerging threats. However, the oneoverriding requirement for meeting this challenge is improved speed. Whether it’s speed of detection, speed of remediation or other processes that now need to be completed faster, the ability to do things quickly is key to effective cybersecurity.
The reason why speed is essential is simple: As the dwell time for malware
increases, the lateral spread of an attack broadens, the number of potentially breached files expands, and the difficulty in remediating the threat increases. And the stealthy nature of many of the newer threats makes finding them faster?before they become harder to detect?a critical focus in reducing the impact of an intrusion. These requirements make it essential that security operations centers (SOCs) can complete their activities
far more quickly, both now and moving forwa
"Agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards. True agility means prototyping data models quickly so business users can continuously iterate on them. Application development and delivery professionals working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.
This Forrester report discusses how seven data warehouse automation vendors bring Agile options to all phases of BI/analytics application development. Read more to find out how these platforms help facilitate shorter development cycles."
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Sep 04, 2019
In this hands-on guide, our AWS Amazing Minds share advice on how to navigate and optimise your cloud journey on AWS, tackling the 9 most common questions around upskilling on AWS, automation, DevSecOps, customised cloud and more.
Our customers were the catalyst for creating the Amazing Minds series. Independent research combined with insights from our day-to-day business interactions, told us unequivocally that they wanted to be part of the journey. We also know that a secure and high-performing cloud journey is at its best when it’s a shared experience.
Download the guide to see how you can achieve how performance outcomes on AWS, and save time and money whilst doing so.
Product recalls cost food and beverage companies millions of dollars each year, but 56% of last year's recalls across the US, UK and Ireland were preventable. With compliance challenges becoming more complex and public scrutiny exponentially greater, one recall can cause a world of trouble.
The new US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) seeks to encourage a more proactive and predictive approach to food safety. Learn how automation can help you comply with this new regulation by 2020 and avoid a costly product recall.
Quality professionals recognize that streamlining processes can deliver significant returns, but many are unsure where or how to start. With dozens or even hundreds of processes, automating them all can seem overwhelming.
In this white paper you'll learn:
The three most important quality functions to automate for process excellence
Strategies for streamlining your quality process so you can turn insight into action
Tips for choosing a flexible platform that harnesses creative problem-solving.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Expert quotes carefully balance content and design, and logo placement is consistent throughout all communications. The mission is to make the quote easy to read and comprehend. There are standards, and nothing goes out unless it meets those expectations. ConnectWise offers a quote and proposal automation solution that’s dedicated 8+ years (and counting) to making it simple to deliver quotes that win. We’re well-heeled and ready to serve as your proposal guru. Follow these steps to find your path to quoting success.
Start new client relationships off right with professional looking, timely, and accurate sales proposals that demonstrate the excellent customer service clients should expect from your organization. Quote and proposal automation speeds up the sales closing process. It allows sales professionals to spend less time on administration and more time doing what they do best—selling. Automate the quote and proposal process so your organization can quote and close more deals, leading to stronger sales revenue.
Switching to a managed services model where clients pay you a fixed monthly rate to manage their entire IT infrastructure. If done correctly, this transition can be a lifeline to reliable revenue in a shifting market. Making the transition from an unsteady break-fix model to a proactive managed services model will require a systematic plan with well-thought-out steps that range from understanding your target market to implementing essential automation. If you’re considering becoming a managed service provider (MSP), these six steps can help. As you read through them, keep in mind that the best strategy is to have a strategy.
The goal of automation is not to eliminate or replace human labor, but to increase productivity and quality beyond what is possible with your existing team, so as to realize economies of scale and predictable quality levels. With automation, your team is able to manage more endpoints, because automation eliminates routine and mundane responsibilities or efforts, giving your technicians the time to focus on higher priority and more complex tasks. In addition, as a managed service provider (MSP), you receive a fixed fee for your services. As a result, you need to provide service in the most efficient way possible while delivering the highest levels of consistency and quality. Building automation into your IT services business will enable you to do so. In this eBook, you’ll learn tips and best practices to successfully incorporate automation into your IT services business, including:
Digital Transformation Requires a
Commitment to Automation
Digital transformation requires a focus on
agility, innovation, and the end customer; as
well as for infrastructure leaders to strike deeper
partnerships with lines of business leaders
around business outcomes they care about.
By the time most customers reach a human employee with a question, chances are they have
already researched online or tried to self-serve. This means employee transformation is required
to develop more sophisticated employees in the age of automation to solve more advanced
Because front-line jobs are becoming more complex, employees need to be tactical, technical, and
ready to emotionally handle these new types of interactions.
Recently, Lamont Exeter, head of Learning & Development at TTEC Digital, teamed up with Tim
Duranleau of SAP Litmos in a webinar to discuss ways that companies can combine learning
and technology to create more sophisticated employees. Below are some key highlights from
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Aug 30, 2019
Fraud is a serious concern for the communications industry, with proceeds and services used by organised crime and terrorist networks. Whilst reliable statistics are difficult to come by, industry association Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimates the total global fraud loss at around $29bn annually. Of this, over $7bn is attributed to subscription fraud and account takeover.
In an industry which is undergoing widespread digital transformation to streamline customer journeys and reduce operating costs through automation, preventing fraud is critical. Learn More
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
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.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
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.