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Frost & Sullivan

Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they love: solve business problems and bring innovative new ideas to life, using their choice of tools. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, applications can easily be deployed to a cloud service, and delivered to clients who appreciate the ease of access and low cost. The cloud model relieves the developer and the enterprise IT professional from the burden of managing or maintaining capital-intense infrastructure. But the cloud’s low barrier to entry also allows competing software providers to enter the market every day, from every sector. Independent software vendors, or ISVs, are pressured by increased competition to deliver their applications faster, with greater functionality and ease of
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Microsoft

Major Hotel Chain Builds Brand Value with SOA and IBM WebSphere

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 28, 2008
Managing different international hotel brands is far from simple. Each brand needs to develop and preserve its own identity in order to drive differentiation and minimize inter-brand competition. In the modern hospitality sector, Web sites provide an important first point of contact for potential customers, so it is particularly important for each brand to have its own individual look and feel on the Web.
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web sphere, service oriented architecture
    
IBM

Beyond Disaster Recovery: Becoming a Resilient Business

Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 12, 2008
In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's important to be ready to respond to every risk or opportunity. In this white paper, you'll learn how to determine risks, calculate impact, evaluate your current structure’s response and test overall resilience. Then you'll see how IBM can help you combine several risk management strategies into a single integrated one, so you’re better able to respond to the threat of disaster and stay ahead of the competition.
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disaster recovery, d/r, business continuity, risk management, ibm, ibm g&rm, ibm grm, global services
    
IBM

Dynamic Warehousing Infrastructure - Establishing a Foundation to Meet New Information Requirements

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Dec 30, 2008
Most long-standing data warehouses are designed to support a relatively small number of users who access information to support strategic decisions, financial planning and the production of standard reports that track performance. Today, many more users need to access information in context and on demand so that critical functions are optimized to run efficiently. Learn how to create a roadmap for a truly dynamic warehousing infrastructure, and move ahead of your competition with your business intelligence system
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warehousing infrastructure, ibm, business intelligence, data warehouse, dynamic warehousing, data warehouse model, master data, data management
    
IBM

Take action based on deep process insight with business process management

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 10, 2009
Differentiate yourself from the competition with superior services and products. Business process management (BPM) powered by the IBM Smart SOA™ portfolio makes it possible by enabling you to monitor, manage and improve business operations. Constant insight fuels smarter decisions and a more proactive approach to business.
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ibm, ebf, business process management, bpm, ibm smart soa, bep, kpi, websphere
    
IBM

Ten Tips for Increasing Operational Efficiency

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 29, 2009
The following are 10 tips for using network technology to help your business increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, and stay ahead of the competition.
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cisco, increasing operational efficiency, boost operational efficiency, mobile employees, smb employees, secure wireless access, outsource it tasks, improve employee retention
    
Cisco

IBM Inspires Customer Delight by Consistently Meeting High Customer Expectations

Published By: IBM Corp     Published Date: Jun 21, 2011
The IBM System x server brand has long been recognized for exceptional products and service - find out more about why IBM earned significantly higher numbers of perfect customer satisfaction ratings versus the competition.
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ibm system x server, products, customers, satisfaction, exceptional products and service, tbr, study, dynamic marketplace
    
IBM Corp

Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 07, 2012
Databases and information management systems let you describe, categorize, store, modify and analyze data. What if you could do the same with decisions? Your systems could learn from previous choices and manipulate them to fit new parameters to intelligently mold future decisions made by executives, everyday business users and even your systems to optimize outcomes. Read this a specially selected excerpt from James Taylor's new book, "Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics" to discover the guiding principles for building decision management systems that can help your organization differentiate itself from the competition at virtually every decision point.
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ibm, technology, decision management systems, business rules, predictive analytics, data, james taylor, business analytics
    
IBM

Business Analytics in the cloud: Driving business innovation through cloud computing and analytics

Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 07, 2013
Read this whitepaper to learn how businesses take advantage of the power of the cloud to build strong analytically oriented teams, adopt new ways to use information and jump ahead of their competition. Learn more about ‘Big Data and Business Analytics’ through IBM’s latest market leading solutions. Register and attend this complimentary virtual event on June 11 by IBM Business Analytics
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analytics, cloud, business, innovation, computing, information, advantage, power
    
IBM

Extending Planning & Forecasting with Analytics

Published By: Destination Analytics     Published Date: Apr 06, 2012
This analytical platform ultimately enables their organization's most important measures - including revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as measured by EBITDA - to outpace the financial outcomes of the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness in decision-making.
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ibm, technology, netezza, analytics, enterprise analytics, business analytics, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction
    
Destination Analytics

Mind the Gap: Identifying the Next Generation of Company Leadership

Published By: Skillsoft     Published Date: Mar 27, 2015
Leadership development is a journey, not a destination Fueled by the relentless evolution of technology and global competition, the business environment is changing more rapidly than ever before. To tackle upcoming crises, rebuild organizations and create new business models, multiple skill and character sets will be required. And because new circumstances will continue to arise, leadership development is never finished. The need for the right leader at the right time remains constant. Read peer insight by CEOs from Avaya, Kaon Interactive, OtterBox, Jupiter Medical Center and Wayfair to help you on your leadership development journey.
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leadership, leadership development, succession planning, skills gap, talent gap, leaders, managers
    
Skillsoft

OTT 3.0: How to Build a Better Mousetrap

Published By: Limelight Networks     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
In the increasingly competitive OTT market, competition for viewers is high. Providers must find ways to not just deliver compelling content, but to deliver compelling viewing experiences. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn about the critical challenges facing OTT providers today and how they can be overcome to provide the broadcast quality experiences viewers expect, regardless of the device in use or the viewers location in the world. Are you ready to keep your subscribers happy and away from your competition? Download this free white paper OTT 3.0: How to Build a Better Mousetrap and learn: Why personalized content discovery is so important to viewers – and to the success of your business How to avoid internet congestion by leveraging technologies like a CDN The importance of global network scale to meet spikes in consumer traffic The impact of advertising on viewer abandonment
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Limelight Networks

Case Study: Dialing Up Acquisition Efforts for US Cellular

Published By: Quantcast     Published Date: Jul 16, 2013
Increased competition in a world of growing and complex data requires tremendous resourcefulness to both find and implement scalable ways to grow your business. Using sophisticated data modeling coupled with real-time media buying, US Cellular was able to reduce their CPA to 46% below the campaign average. Read how big data works to drive customer acquisition in the complete success story.
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customer acquisitions, audience insights, strategic insights, display advertising, quantcast, real-time bidding
    
Quantcast

Why Malicious Cyberactivities Are “The Greatest Transfer of Wealth in Human History"

Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Apr 25, 2014
Estimating the cost of malicious cyberactivities is complicated. But the real issue is how it affects trade, technology, and economic competition. This in-depth report takes a look at the scope of the problem and what factors determine the real cost of cybercrime.
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cybercrime, cyberespionage, data loss, intellectual property loss, reputational damage, security costs, commercial espionage, business confidential information
    
McAfee

8 Key Plays For Sales Success

Published By: Salesforce     Published Date: Mar 19, 2013
Pull ahead of your competition by learning best practices for incorporating social and mobile technologies. This white paper will explore how you can close more deals and save hours each week by taking advantage of these new technologies.
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crm, social, sales, social media, mobile, emerging technologies, operations, process management
    
Salesforce

Digital Advertising Report

Published By: Adobe     Published Date: Oct 06, 2015
Support your strategic marketing plans, bolster your budget, and stay ahead of the competition with insights into upcoming digital marketing trends. The 2015 Digital Advertising Report gives you everything you need to know about digital marketing and advertising so you can outsmart your competitors.
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adobe, digital advertising, search engine marketing, sem, ctr, retail, cpc, social
    
Adobe

Mobile Content, Collaboration & IDC's 3rd IT Platform

Published By: Box     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015
IDC's 3rd IT Platform — defined by the nascent and confluent mobile, cloud, social business and big data technologies — will drive 98 % of future IT industry growth over the next seven years. In 2013, industry transition to the 3rd Platform will move from the exploration stage to full-blown high stakes competition, resetting the leadership ranks in the IT sector forever.
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idc, it platform, mobile, mobile content, 3rd platform technologies, it management
    
Box

2017 Global State of customer service report

Published By: Microsoft Azure     Published Date: Apr 10, 2018
Prepare your business for the future of customer service. In a world where price and product can easily be matched, customer experience has become a key brand differentiator. It’s never been more important to understand customer expectations, perceptions, preferences, and trends. The 2017 Microsoft State of Global Customer Service report found that customer service impacts brand choice and loyalty for 96% of consumers around the globe. The 32-page report offers insights from 5,000 survey participants. Learn how you can stay ahead of the competition and earn customers for life with intelligent customer service. Find trend details and actionable data on: The growing importance of service in a customer’s choice of or loyalty to a brand The most important aspects of a good customer service experience The most frustrating aspects of a poor customer service experience Expectations of the millennial customer segment Channel preferences based on geography Customer expectations for self-serv
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Microsoft Azure

The Fight for Storage: Who do you want in your corner?

Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 03, 2015
View the infographic to see why head to head against the competition, Isilon wins every time.
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emc, data storage, unstructured data, isilon, nas, data protection, data quality, data warehousing
    
Dell EMC

The Cloud Batting Order: Understanding How Communications Fits in the Lineup

Published By: Mitel     Published Date: Sep 22, 2015
In business, as in baseball, communication and collaboration are critical to working like a team toward a common goal. Having the right equipment can be a big part of that. Chances are, you’ve already moved some of your business applications to the cloud, which will better prepare you for working communications into your cloud lineup. If you still haven’t unified your communications in the cloud, now might be the best time to act—before the competition gets a competitive edge. As it turns out, the strategies that work in baseball also make a lot of sense when filling out your cloud solutions lineup. By arranging your cloud investments in the right order, you’ll score more revenue, drive in more ROI and maybe even shut out the competition.
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cloud, communication, collaboration, revenue, roi, business technology, cloud computing
    
Mitel

Podcast: The Health Plan Edge

Published By: UnitedHealthcare     Published Date: Mar 05, 2019
As a small business owner, you’ve got big things to consider. But what’s most important? Health plans. Tag along with small business expert Steve Strauss for lively conversations with business owners like yourself — and learn how being informed about health plans can help you keep costs low, employees happier — and give you the edge on competition.
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UnitedHealthcare

Podcast Series: The Health Plan Edge

Published By: UnitedHealthcare     Published Date: Mar 05, 2019
Join small business expert Steve Strauss and learn how being informed about health plans may keep your costs low, your employees happier and give you the edge on competition. Listen to Episode 1: Selecting the Right Plan, to hear real small business stories and strategies about choosing the right plan for your business.
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UnitedHealthcare

Infographic: Next-Generation Data Capture Solutions

Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
KEEP YOUR TEAMS MOVING AND PATIENTS SAFER More and more patients are turning to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) for outpatient surgeries, diagnostic testing and preventive procedures. Case volumes continue to rise and competition for patients is intensifying. At the same time, reimbursement rates are declining. How are ASCs thriving in this rapidly-changing climate? By incorporating sophisticated data capture solutions throughout the patient journey, ASCs are enhancing patient safety, improving clinical work flows and reducing overall costs.
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Zebra Technologies

7 Steps for a Holistic Innovation Management Process

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 10, 2016
In every company, today's ideas determine tomorrow's market profile. With rising competition, success can be achieved through a well-defined innovation process--one that connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release-to-market. To accomplish this, companies need to take a holistic approach to innovation management, connecting the process throughout all phases of the innovation lifecycle.
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oracle, innovation management, best practices, holistic process, innovation process, innovation lifecycle, it management, wireless
    
Oracle

The Business Case for Integrated Demand Generation

Published By: Eloqua     Published Date: Sep 28, 2011
As market competition intensifies and company growth expectations increase, marketers are pressured to deliver measurable results and demonstrate the value they provide. Learn about new tools successful marketers are using to reach the right people through the right channels with the right message.
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marketing white paper, b2b marketing, integrated demand generation, marketing analytics, marketing automation, marketing roi, demand generation platform
    
Eloqua
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