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.
We live in an age of unrivaled ecommerce opportunity. The number of new internet users is climbing by 248 million each year, equating to 7% annual growth. That figure in turn is dwarfed by booming ecommerce rates, which average out at 14% globally.
This report offers an overview of ecommerce markets across the globe, summarizing the current situation, and identifying the most effective ways to nurture business - and the customer experience - on a local and global scale.
Doing business across borders presents a whole host of unfamiliar challenges to today’s merchant.
As technological advancement and increasing globalization unlock international markets,
it’s tempting to imagine that a business model successful in one region can simply be transplanted into another.
Not so. The logistics of domestic and international transactions have changed, and so too have customer expectations and preferences. Customer and merchants pain points have transformed and multiplied.
In this report, we explore some of the core challenges businesses today face in their quest to succeed in global commerce.
We offer an overview of how unified commerce can both resolve these issues and offer new advantages and standards of best practice, enabling your business to meet the demands
of tomorrow’s customer, no matter their location, preferred payment method, and mode of contact.
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Protect student data from threats posed by malware on teachers’ MacBook laptops
IT ENVIRONMENT Avast antivirus, enterprise network security layers
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Incident Response
RESULTS Removed PUPs and malware from hundreds of Mac systems in just minutes
Delivered instant visibility into connected systems and quarantined malware
Reduced risk with ability to proactively detect and remediate threats
Enterprises, beware. Threat actors are continuing to eye businesses for high returns on investment in Q1 2019, breaching infrastructure, exfiltrating or holding data hostage, and abusing weak credentials for continued, targeted monitoring. From a steadfast increase of pervasive Trojans, such as Emotet, to a resurgence of ransomware lodged against corporate targets, cybercriminals are going after organizations with a vengeance.
Yet every cloud has a silver lining, and for all the additional effort thrown at businesses, consumer threats are now on the decline. Ransomware against consumers has slowed down to a trickle and cryptomining, at a fever pitch against consumers this time last year, has all but died. Interestingly, this has resulted in an overall decline in the volume of malware detections from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
While threat actors made themselves busy with challenging new victims, they ensnared targets in the old ways, using tried-and-true malspam and social engineering tactic
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Proactively prevent business disruption as a result of cyberattacks
IT ENVIRONMENT Kaspersky antivirus, layered enterprise security
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
RESULTS Detected and eliminated thousands of threats that other solutions missed
Delivered visibility into entire installed base of endpoints, regardless of location
Saved time and accelerated response via the cloud console
Prevented PUPs and exploits from gaining entry
Ransomware has taken the world by storm. CryptoWall extorted an estimated $18 million, and WannaCry locked up more than 230,000 computers across the globe in 2017. Companies of all sizes are sitting up and taking notice. Even brands with a strong security investment have fallen victim. We’ve seen ransomware cripple businesses: nearly 19% of businesses stop operations immediately after discovering a ransomware attack.1 Hospital emergency rooms forced to turn people away; global shipping logistics experience massive disruption; and even a summer blockbuster movie held up for ransom. The FBI estimates ransomware is now a billion-dollar business.
Ransomware has been around for a while, and it has spiked in recent years. It secured 5th place as the most common variety of malware in 2017, up from 22nd place in 2014.2 Originally ransomware targeted individuals and was considered a consumer nuisance. It has now become a business menace.
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Reduce the impact of malware on enterprise resources
IT ENVIRONMENT Symantec antivirus, layered enterprise security
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Incident Response
RESULTS Saved hours per week by eliminating manual threat remediation Detected and remediated threats that otherwise would not have been found Eliminated downtime for end users with thorough scans and fast remediation Easily generated reports that keep upper management informed
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 18, 2019
Human capital management technology plays a key role in helping organizations navigate the rise of the social enterprise, providing the ability to manage the full worker lifecycle, from recruitment to retention, and delivering the analytics needed to drive key business decisions. Read about the four steps businesses should take now.
The Cornerstone of Financial Control
Time equals money. Time plus data equals control.
All professionals, whether in management, consulting,
engineering, or accounting, must be confident that their
value is reflected in their bottom line. One of the primary
factors driving that compensation is the amount of time
spent on a particular subject or client. But too often front
line earners at those firms don’t provide the clean, data-rich
timesheets needed to accurately gauge the effort required
by each project.
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.
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
Manufacturing presents one of the largest opportunities for seizing the value of IoT integration — and among the fastest to adopt IoT solutions. Manufacturers see IoT as an improvement to help manage the large number of assets involved in manufacturing and to reduce the time it takes to make products.
Still, many wonder what value IoT can actually bring their business. This interactive eBook from IDC and Schneider Electric identifies the top reasons to invest in IoT, and how to ensure manufacturers get the most out of their investments.
Schneider Electric surveyed over 400 worldwide machine builders and factory end users in 2015. The questions they answered all centered around what their machines and plants would need to look like in 2020 if their businesses were to sustain growth and boost productivity. Their feedback has shaped (and will continue to shape) Schneider Electric digitized solution investments.
Key requirements identified included:
• Tools that could accommodate a younger, less skilled, and less experienced workforce
• A need for simpler integration through open software connectivity and more open field buses
• A need for whole lifecycle support of the products they purchase
Read this eBook to see answers to some of these identified key points from those surveyed.
Frost & Sullivan research shows that unified communications (UC) is here to stay, with almost two-thirds of companies reporting that UC is deployed within their organization.
GlobalMeet partnered with Frost & Sullivan to define unified communications as a service and outline how the cloud-based solution supports corporate goals. UCaaS delivers a wide variety of benefits to businesses, but not all UCaaS solutions are alike. Download the white paper to learn what key features and functionality to look for when evaluating potential UCaaS providers.
As businesses give employees more power to work wherever and
whenever they want, IT and business leaders are tasked with creating
connected, collaborative work environments that are optimized for all
devices. Rather than investing in point solutions that employees may or may
not use, many organizations are investing in Unified Communications (UC)
— more specifically, UC as a Service (UCaaS) or UC services
delivered through the cloud.
When selecting the right SOC for your business, taking into account current risks, threats and business objectives is absolutely critical. Get the Gartner report Selecting the Right SOC Model for Your Organization and decide for yourself which one makes the most sense for your company. This report looks at different factors for SecOps to consider for building, implementing, running, and sustaining the right SOC with 24/7 visibility into the IT environment.
Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and scale security controls and policy without starting over. Discover your options for improving security architecture on your terms, using existing infrastructure and intelligently applying security controls at scale without major overhauls. With this approach, your network protection can evolve with applications, attackers and technology—even in today’s demanding 100Gbps network environment.
Download ESG’s Economic Validation Report, “Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Gigamon,” to see how Gigamon reduces false positives by 70%, decreases the cost of security personnel by 50%, eliminates redundant systems and tools and aligns SecOps and NetOps for better collaboration. Learn how a network visibility infrastructure can secure business, enable new ideas and facilitate growth. And, see why ESG believes the Gigamon Visibility Platform is a critical tool for success in today’s digital age.
Download ESG’s Economic Validation Report, “Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Gigamon,” to see how Gigamon increases NetFlow performance by 100%, reduces hardware and tooling costs by 50%, decreases network downtime by 30% and aligns SecOps and NetOps for better collaboration. Learn how a network visibility infrastructure can help business and enable new ideas and growth. See why ESG believes the Gigamon Visibility Platform is a critical tool for network success in today’s digital age.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Insights into avoiding migration regret amongst CxO’s:
The decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team.
Our latest research study on the different motives, concerns and experiences of executive peers and business stakeholders when securing buy-in for a strategic IT move found 97% of C-level executives in ANZ suffered from migration regret during their first cloud migration.
Packed with telling hindsight, over 200 c-suite executives shared their expectations and experiences during the cloud migration journey. They reveal what they would have done differently - namely enhanced communication and a clear plan of action - and offer practical advice to help others get buy-in internally and secure funding to support a move to the cloud.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 15, 2019
The guide to how SQL Server 2008 end-of-service can drive IT modernization.
End-of-service presents serious risks to your organisation if you don’t deal with it correctly—or worse—if you don’t deal with it at all, including the
loss of access to critical security updates and Microsoft hotfixes. Also, if you don’t take action, your organisation will be exposed to potential disruption from hackers and malware. That means valuable customer data could be exposed to attack, risking monetary and reputational damage. And from a regulatory standpoint, there could be compliance issues with rules such as HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR.
On the other hand, if you take well-considered action that aligns with your long-term strategy, end-of-service is also an opportunity for data estate
In this e-book, we’ll discuss how migration to Azure as part of your fix for SQL Server 2008 end-of-service solves for all these, and opens doors for the future of your data-driven business.
In the future, people won’t necessarily want to own cars, but they’ll need personal mobility. The mobility ecosystem can support a range of different services, but in the near-term, many of these nascent businesses face a range of operational challenges as they bid to grow and become profitable.
This ebook explores the fundamental needs of new mobility providers as they target business improvements, looks at their considerations as they forge key technology partnerships, and shows how HERE's Auto Mobility Operations solution can help mobility services meet those requirements.
This ebook will help you understand how Auto Mobility Operations helps:
• Enable the creation and integration of key location features as applications for mobile operating systems through use of the HERE Mobile SDK
• Manage and efficiently operate fleet assets with HERE Location Services, providing fresh, high-quality and global location-based data
• Create a frictionless and compelling UX - with APIs, mapping