Why travel agencies are losing 20% of their profits to unnecessary costs. Travel agents, tour operators and travel
wholesalers are typically spending thousands in unnecessary costs each year. And in a fiercely competitive market operating on
high volumes and low margins, ensuring efficiency with sales and purchasing systems is no easy task.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the database protection and recovery requirements of modern organizations. These systems require ever-growing backup windows, negatively impact performance in mission-critical production databases, and deliver recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) measured in hours or even days, failing to meet the requirements of high-volume, high transactional databases -- potentially costing millions in lost productivity and revenue, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage due to an outage or data loss.
HR processes are changing. And, with the global skills crisis, HR Directors are struggling to attract and retain the best talent. Their departments are in flux, and 77% of organisations report a perceived lack of strategic value from HR.* If you’re going to win the war for talent, your organisation will need to make a radical change. It must transform its HR and become a People Company, utilising people data and analytics to make decisions based on real evidence. This will improve the way you interact with current and future employees, providing great workforce experiences. The result will be a more committed and engaged workforce, and increased interest in joining your organisation. From a business perspective too, you’ll benefit through higher levels of productivity, efficiency and improved performance and engagement.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Read the Mint Jutras report “Is ‘Agile ERP’ an Oxymoron?” to learn how moving
to a cloud ERP system increases your organization’s agility, enables faster innovation and efficiency with
less complexity and adds value to your growing business.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
A majority of businesses have adopted digital platforms across multiple channels and in many cases successfully utilised them to drive efficiency and profitability. Technology, and the data that often underpins it, has become an extremely valuable asset for businesses of all sizes.
The way that companies do business has also changed and technology has played a key role in this, customers now expect instant gratification and a service model that suits their specific needs.
This paper will analyse the cause and effect of companies implementing digital transformation strategies and understand the role of cloud technologies within this. It will also explore some of the wider aspects of business transformation and the journey’s businesses take to implement innovative technologies.
Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management
(BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve
efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so,
you’ve come to the right place.
BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization
operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables
organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change.
BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the
challenges of the modern business climate.
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
"Maximizing Operational Efficiency and Application Performance in VMware-Based Data Center
Some of the most common challenges in VMware-based virtual data center environments include:
- Lack of visibility into applications and end-user experience
- Complex and error-prone operations
- High capital and operational costs
Review our solution brief to learn how the Avi Controller, the industry’s first solution that integrates application delivery with real-time analytics, is able to solve these challenges."
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
Innovative data-driven strategies are enabling organizations to connect with customers and increase operational efficiency as never before. These new initiatives are built on a multitude of applications, such as big-data analytics, supply chain, and factory automation. On average, organizations are now 53% digital as they create new ways of operating and growing their businesses, according to the Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study.
As part of this transformation, enterprises rely increasingly on multivendor, multicloud environments that mix on-premise, private, and public cloud services and workloads. This shift is causing enterprises to increase network capacity; 55% of enterprises in the Computerworld study expect to add network bandwidth in the next 12 months.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
An IDC study finds that Forcepoint NGFW makes network security more robust, agile, and efficient. Forcepoint customers minimize operational risk from network security events by reducing frequency, duration and impact and will see about $43,845 savings per firewall per year for a five-year ROI of 510%. Read the report.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
We know that flash storage can provide significant benefits and deliver needed agility for large businesses, but what about medium-sized businesses (MMB = 500 to 999 employees)?
IBM asked Forrester Consulting to look into adoption and use of flash storage technologies by mid-market organizations. A snapshot survey of 106 IT professionals found the following:
› MMBs are actively adopting flash storage
› Flash is exceeding expectations regarding cloud management, flexibility and security
› A majority of respondents expect to continue their investments, with almost half aspiring to an all-flash storage environment.
To learn more download this report.
Digital Elektronik bought four Epson robots for the job, and these robots completed the task in just a few months. Since then Digital Elektronik has used the robots for new applications, some similar but others quite different, demonstrating a key advantage of Epson robots in being flexible and reusable. Volker Spanier, head of factory automation at Epson Germany, says, “I think this is an excellent example of how Epson robots can improve production line efficiency and complete tasks that may not even be possible by hand. It’s also great to see our robots involved in the construction of such a memorable landmark that will stand the test of time.”
Machine learning is all around us, from our smart home applications to driverless automobiles. The efficiency of automated decision-making is changing the game in cybersecurity, expanding the capabilities of humans by sifting through enormous quantities of data and presenting it as actionable intelligence.
Machine learning makes security teams better, and vice versa. Human-machine teams deliver the best of both worlds, allowing endpoint security to continually evolve to stop new attack tactics. Your team deserves the best that cybersecurity has to offer, and today the best endpoint security products leverage machine learning.
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
In the last ten years, the retail industry has seen an incredibly interesting shift. Shopper expectations have evolved and now dictate the way organizations adapt to deliver more personalized, targeted experiences that revolve around speed and efficiency. Dubbed the “Amazonification of Digital Commerce,” this transformation is influencing the way that shoppers and buyers engage with brands. These expectations have transcended B2C transactions: B2B buyers too now demand an easy purchase experience
As explored in this paper, the SAS Fraud Framework supports a complete, modular,
enterprise-level program integrity solution that helps payers prevent, detect and
manage fraud, waste and abuse across all silos and lines of business. Its fully integrated
components offer both top-down and bottom-up functionality for exposing hidden and
risky networks. This approach gives payers enhanced detection capabilities, greater
insight into case management and improved operational efficiency while decreasing
overall cost of ownership. The result is highly effective, early, and even preventative
detection of fraud, waste, abuse and corruption that improves operational efficiency
and reduces health care costs.
The most recent decade has seen rapid advances in connectivity, mobility, analytics, scalability, and data, spawning what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. This fourth industrial revolution has digitalized operations and resulted in transformations in manufacturing efficiency, supply chain performance, product innovation, and in some cases enabled entirely new business models.
This transformation should be top of mind for quality leaders, as quality improvement and monitoring are among the top use cases for Industry 4.0. Quality 4.0 is closely aligning quality management with Industry 4.0 to enable enterprise efficiencies, performance, innovation and business models. However, much of the market isn’t focusing on Quality 4.0, since many quality teams are still trying to solve yesterday’s problems: inefficiency caused by fragmented systems, manual metrics calculations, quality teams independently performing quality work with minimal cross-functional own
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
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.