Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In such a competitive business market, retaining the best talent is crucial. Knowing what makes them want to walk out the door is the first step in keeping them. The good news is that business leaders recognize the peril they face - and the need to do something about it. In a recent survey, 45% said they fear becoming obsolete in three to five years; 73% agree on the business need to prioritize technology, and 66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership. However, investment without strategy is unlikely to succeed. Because innovation comes from people, investment must foster human creativity. Investment in technology that enables workers to address new challenges in new ways will give rise to new business initiatives, happier customers, and superior corporate financial performance.
Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
The business landscape is changing fast. That much is obvious. Business models are being disrupted, industry mainstays unseated and old certainties upended on a near-daily basis.
Technology is unlocking new possibilities. But it’s also creating new expectations - especially at work.
By 2020, Gen Y will make up 35% of the workforce. This generation has grown up with open communication platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Now, they’re bringing that same expectation of openness to work.
Download this report to uncover why understanding what Gen Y want in a job, as well as an employer, is key to future-proofing businesses.
With endless media, services and products available in just a few taps on a smartphone, people are becoming accustomed to a new level of instant access. Whether it’s a ride to a party, payment sent to a friend or streaming a movie, speed is everything. Thanks to technology, Gen Y has come of age in the on-demand economy.
Meeting these expectations is crucial to Workplace’s mission to empower people to work together efficiently and effectively. In order to better understand this generation's expectations – and how to cater to them – we’ve partnered with behavioural insights agency, Canvas8 to explore how this desire for immediacy is reshaping the future of work.
In this report, we uncover why employees want companies to pick up the pace and what on-demand looks like at work.
Valet Living is an amenity services company that supports the multifamily housing industry in over 40 states across the US. From in-home services such as cleaning, package delivery, laundry and pet care, to maintenance and grounds keeping work around apartment communities.
Valet Living wanted to address the difficulties that arise when working with a dispersed and unconnected workforce. Since the implementation of Workplace by Facebook, Valet Living have seen great internal results such as:
20% increase in employee retention
50% increase in filling vacancies with internal candidates
Thousands of dispersed workers connecting by sharing tips, goals and inspirations via team groups
Download this case study to find out more about the amazing results.
Small business lending continues to be a growth industry, with
multiple approaches and diverse players offering solutions to help
small businesses manage their demand for financing. The industry
continues to evolve, with lenders bringing new technology,
innovation, and products to the market. Yet despite intense
competition, small businesses are still underserved for financing.
There is still tremendous upside growth for lenders and marketers
who want to compete in this space.
Digital Requires a New Level of
Insight and Control
Digital strategies have caused business
executives to intensify their scrutiny of how
technology affects bottom line performance.
With a growing emphasis on differentiating
the customer experience in highly competitive
markets, these executives want to understand
how their IT systems affect everything from brand
perception to customer acquisition and loyalty.
3 | A Guide to Intelligent Operations
Meanwhile, those same demanding business leaders lack
appreciation and patience for the complexity of today’s digital
technology environment. While applications and user experiences
are simpler and more intuitive, the backend processing, application
interdependencies, and underlying infrastructure are more complex
than ever, even in light of the benefits of abstraction, virtualization,
and cloud computing (see Figure 1.)
While CIOs have long been expected to improve stability and uptime
- and done a pretty good job of it - the stakes are much
Like the oxygen we breathe, journey analytics brings life to the customer behind those devices, over time getting to know their favorite pastry choice, when they’re most likely to buy gas, and how long they stay online while in the station’s café.
If you want your customers to enjoy seamless, personalized experiences, you need to treat them like people. That means marketing to the person — not the device. When you know a customer’s interests, wants, and needs — perhaps even before they do — you’ve succeeded at becoming a true experience business. For some, this may require a shift from analytics as a tool to analytics as a way of life. It may also mean evolving corporate or office culture.
Put your data in the hands of those who need it most, so they can act quickly to deliver great customer experiences. And a better bottom line.
Data is no longer the domain of a few. Everyone in your organization should be thinking about it. And more importantly, acting upon it. This means taking data insights out of the realm of data scientists and making them a natural part of everyone’s workflow — from the marketing department to the executive team.
To seize and capitalize on the data you already have, it’s important for analysts and marketers to rethink data—shifting from a reporting mindset to an action mindset.
74% of organizations want to be data driven, yet only 29% say they’re good at connecting analytics to action.
The fight for customer attention is a daily struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. With a data management platform (DMP), you can be confident that the experiences you deliver are the ones your customers want and expect.
o What a DMP can do for you
o The three functions of a DMP
o How Adobe Audience Manager can help
To meet growing demand for multiple public cloud services, enterprises must shift away from an ad hoc approach of incrementally connecting to one cloud provider after another. For a more strategic approach, I&O leaders must weigh their cloud connectivity decision against five critical criteria.
Published By: Procore
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
Did you know that more than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office?
That’s one in 7 people. A huge portion of the world’s economy is managed through it: from small businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 corporations.
Despite its popularity, Excel has its fair share of critics. What originated as rumblings among IT professionals and tech blogs, has quickly trickled into major business and technology publications. Some might think it harsh, but we want to show you the risks of using Excel in your business and help you understand how you can protect yourself, your company and your data from what Forbes refers to as ‘the most dangerous software on the planet’.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
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.
Of course you want to ensure your customers have a good experience, that
you’re creating brand loyalists and building a positive reputation along the
way, but most importantly, you want to impact your bottom line.
That’s where advocacy marketing comes in. Advocacy marketing is
harnessing the voices of your brand’s fans and leveraging them to increase
sales. Also known as word-of-mouth marketing, advocacy marketing is
using happy customers to promote your business — and sell more
In today’s competitive world, customers have more choices than ever before, they have less patience in meeting their needs and they are eager to share their experiences -whether good or bad. With SAP Customer Experience service solutions, organizations can give their customers the right service on the right channel, delivering an excellent customer service experience at every point in their journey.
In a 2017 Total Economic Impact study, Forrester Consulting found that a composite organization, a B2B company with 10,000 employees and 100,000 calls per month, realizes the following benefits when they invest in SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, now part of the SAP Service Cloud:
? 363% ROI
? Increased service and field representative efficiency by 40%
? Raised income from upsell by 19%
? Reduced call center operational costs by 42%
Want more details? Download the Forrester study commissioned by SAP.
The Total Economic Impact of SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer (now part of SAP Service Clou
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: Mar 07, 2008
The Photography Department at The National Gallery of London wanted to give other Gallery departments better visibility into its archived library of images and reduce the administrative workload for its photographers. Read how Portfolio Server and Portfolio SQL-Connect painted the perfect solution to this challenge.
eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The workplace has changed and today the most agile workforces outperform traditional set ups. But the reality of modern business life is, if you want a culture of innovation, you have to make it yourself.
Teams need a workplace that’s focussed on innovation and speed. Introducing Cisco Webex Teams, a platform that helps teams to do it all. Essential kit for forward-thinking small businesses.
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
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
Your network is the foundation to build digital capabilities. Deliver wired, wireless and SD-WAN connectivity with full network intelligence that leads to immersive user experience, simplified operations, and fastest breach detection. Cisco’s next-generation Secure Network solutions are designed for business of all sizes.