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.
The economic face of the APAC region is changing. While the East has long been considered a source of competitively priced raw materials and manufacturing services, the spending power of its inhabitants - and their increased fondness for international travel - has transformed it into a force to be reckoned with.
It’s estimated that, over the next five years, 88% of
the growth in the global middle class will be in the Asia Pacific region.1 If multinational companies hope to take advantage of this vast new target market, they will need to adapt their expansion strategies and offer APAC customers a tailored retail experience.
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.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. It focuses on digital transformation and creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A key part of this revolution is technology that enables new realities—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
These new realities are already being applied in industrial settings and are poised to grow exponentially in the next few years. This storyscape dives into use cases for each type of reality and presents the benefits of each in relation to industrial automation.
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.
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
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Clients can realize the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics with IBM’s deep industry expertise, technology solutions and capabilities and start to infuse intelligence into virtually every business decision and process. IBM’s AI & Analytics Services organization is helping enterprises get their data ready for AI and ultimately achieve stronger data-driven decisions; access deeper insights to provide improved customer care; and develop trust and confidence with AI-powered technologies focused on security, risk and compliance.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving beyond the hype cycle, as more and more organizations seek to adopt AI-related technologies. These organizations are focusing on prioritizing functional areas and use cases, placing a stronger emphasis on topline growth, taking up a renewed interest in their data infrastructure and articulating greater unease about the skills of their knowledge workers. This report explores how they are approaching str
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Digital transformation (DX) continues to headline business initiatives as companies look to remain competitive in the rapidly changing IT landscape. Organizations are increasingly investing in and implementing next-generation applications and architectures such as software-defined IT and hybrid IT to drive higher levels of efficiency and agility. These modern technologies and architectures, however, also require organizations to evolve their underlying infrastructure to support new capabilities and demands.
Recent strength in the server market, which continues to operate in a marketwide refresh cycle, illustrates the growing demand for new infrastructure. 1Q18 marked the server market's fifth consecutive quarter of both shipment and revenue growth and represented a fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year ASP growth, as customers continue to replace aging server infrastructure with more powerful and efficient systems that leverage the latest platform developments from processor supp
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Cloud computing is rapidly changing enterprise IT with applications like Salesforce and Office 365, which are improving productivity, reducing costs, and simplifying management. Now, organizations are discovering that those same advantages can be achieved by migrating security to the cloud. In fact, in its 2016 Magic Quadrant report on Secure Web Gateways, Gartner reported, “Cloud services have experienced a 35% five-year compound annual growth rate, while on-premises appliances have only grown by 6% during the same period.”
The increase in sophisticated, targeted security threats by
both external attackers and malicious insiders have made it
extremely difficult for organizations to properly protect
critical and sensitive information. The task of protecting these
assets has only grown harder as IT environments have become
more complex and widely distributed across geographic locations
and in the cloud.
Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common:
They were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.
In many cases, end-user passwords are initially hacked through
various social engineering techniques. Then permissions are escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the
kingdom. This unauthorized access can easily go undetected for
weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.
Unfortunately, many IT users lack a full understanding of how
privileged accounts function, as well as the risks associated
with their compromise an
By 2025, the total amount of data produced will grow to 175 zettabytes, according to IDC’s Data Age 2025 Report. How will enterprises evolve over the next year to manage and make the most of this unprecedented growth? Download 10 Enterprise Analytics Trends to Watch in 2019 to learn how leading organizations will win with embedded and augmented analytics, HyperIntelligence, collaboration, enterprise AI strategies, and more. This eBook details the transformational technologies data-driven organizations will need to leverage to get and stay ahead in 2019 and beyond, with contributions from thought leaders, including:
Mike Gualtieri of Forrester Research
Ray Wang and Doug Henschen of Constellation Research
Mark Smith and David Menninger of Ventana Research
Chandana Gopal of IDC
Ronald van Loon, and more.
Is your organization ready for the data-driven future? Read 10 Enterprise Analytics Trends to Watch in 2019 today to find out.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
49% surveyed cite insufficient revenue growth as the top pressure motivating sales performance management initiatives.
And on top of that, 58 percent of sales reps are struggling to meet their current sales quotas. In this winner-takes-all market, sales leadership is faced with an uphill battle in driving sales performance. The pressure on sales to meet and exceed ever-increasing revenue targets is higher than ever before.
Download this exclusive report to learn new insights on how sales performance data and analytics are driving peak sales performance.
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Blue Prism, the inventor of the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and
the market leader in enterprise RPA, recently engaged Knowledge Capital
Partners (KCP) to survey their client deployments. We used proprietary
KCP research tools, and this report summarizes our findings. Based on
finalized quantitative survey results as well as our ever-growing library
of qualitative case investigations, the report analyzes the management
practices and behaviors that underpin the exceptional value achieved by
Blue Prism customers as outlined in our January 2018 report “Robotic
Process Automation: Benchmarking the Client Experience.”
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 28, 2019
Robotic process automation describes the use of technology to automate tasks that are traditionally
done by a human being. The technology itself mimics an end user by simulating user actions such as
navigating within an application or entering data into forms according to a set of rules. RPA is often
used to automate routine administrative tasks that typically require a human being to interact with
multiple systems, but RPA technology is evolving to support the automation of increasingly
sophisticated processes at scale within enterprise architectures rather than on the desktop. Over the
past two years, RPA has been adopted by a number of business process outsourcing (BPO) providers
and a growing number of end-user organizations are now deploying the technology themselves to
create “virtual workforces” of robotic workers.
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: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
United Kingdom (U.K.) citizens expect fast, connected, and seamless experiences. Government bodies face a growing delta between citizen’s expectations of experience and the reality of how quickly they can deliver now that sophisticated private sector customer experiences are the new standard. Legacy IT stacks, budgetary constraints, and inflexible core systems are only a few of the hurdles government face to overcome the digital transformation imperative.
By moving beyond point-to-point integration and embracing reusable microservices, government can increase the speed of delivery without compromising security.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
Why U.K. government must move beyond point-to-point integration.
How API-led connectivity support microservices adoption in government.
How government IT teams can use MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to better execute against their digital transformation agenda.
Whether you've had an employee referral program for years, are only in the initial stages of building one, or have never had one at all, this e-book is full of tips and advice on making your program the best it can be.
Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
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.
Virtualization continues to grow at 20 percent or more per year, but it is not expected to overtake existing physical architectures at least through 2010. This white paper examines the unique challenges of virtualization and offers tips for its successful management alongside IT's physical deployments.
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 01, 2010
How should you handle your growing email archiving issues? According to ESG (Enterprise Storage Group), the number of organizations using a SaaS-based email archiving solution has increased 350% in the past three years. It's not a question of if you should archive email, but how - and, the evolution of SaaS solutions makes sense to move email management to the cloud for a broader range of organizations.
Published By: StrongMail
Published Date: Jun 08, 2008
The growing trend towards insourcing marketing and transactional email is being driven by businesses that are looking for ways to improve their email programs, increase data security and lower costs. When evaluating whether it makes more sense to leverage an on-premise or outsourced solution, it's important to understand how the traditional arguments have changed.
Continuous member service is an important deliverable for credit unions, and. the continued growth in assets and members means that the impact of downtime is affecting a larger base and is therefore potentially much more costly. Learn how new data protection and recovery technologies are making a huge impact on downtime for credit unions that depend on AIX-hosted applications.