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Introducing the Two Sigma Factor Lens

Published By: Two Sigma     Published Date: Sep 19, 2019
In this paper, we provide an overview of the Two Sigma Factor Lens, designed for analyzing multi-asset portfolios and derived from returns of broad, liquid asset class proxy indexes. This lens is intended to be: • Holistic, by capturing the large majority of cross-sectional and time-series risk for typical institutional portfolios; • Parsimonious, by using as few factors as possible; • Orthogonal, with each risk factor capturing a statistically uncorrelated risk across assets; • Actionable, such that desired changes to factor exposure can be readily translated into asset allocation changes. Finally, we discuss methods for constructing and assessing the Two Sigma Factor Lens that can be extended to produce additional risk factors for new sub-assetclasses or cross-sectional risks that may not currently be captured by the lens.1 This factor lens, and our ongoing work to expand it, form the foundations of the VennTM platform.
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The Truth About Shadow IT

Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Aug 08, 2019
Employees in every industry are expected to work quickly, but they’re often frustrated by company-issued apps. As a result, they’re downloading personal apps to get the job done instead of using secure, enterprise-approved tools. It’s called shadow IT, and it’s gaining traction fast.
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Trend Micro Managed XDR, A Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service

Published By: Trend Micro     Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
As the threat landscape evolves, organizations have accepted the fact that they have to take a more proactive detection approach to advanced threats rather than relying on traditional defenses. As a result, customers have turned to detection and response tools that allow for proactive “hunting” for Indicators of Attack (IoA) and reactive “sweeping” for indicators of compromise (IoCs). Once found, those tools are required to automatically respond to attacks or to at least provide for an action from the Incident Response (IR) staff. Unfortunately, due to the number and complexity of both these attacks and the detection/response tools, organizations struggle to hire enough qualified staff and stay on top of the discovered threats. This is compounded by a worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage. Managed detection and response (XDR) provides advanced threat hunting, detection, and response as a service to organizations that seek assistance for their own IR staff, or for those who wish to o
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HFS Top 10 Cognitive Assistant Service Providers

Published By: Group M_IBM Q3'19     Published Date: Jun 24, 2019
HfS published the Top 10 Cognitive Assistant Service Provider report that explores the emerging conversational service provider ecosystem across key areas including execution ability, innovation capability, and the voice of the customer. The conversational services called as Cognitive Assistants, go beyond the traditional chatbots and augment human-customer interaction across both front- and back-office business operations. IBM was recognized for its market leadership in Cognitive Assistant that harness the power of IBM Watson capabilities – including NLP, conversation and analytics. HfS also merits IBM for demonstrating the greatest volume and depth of cognitive assistant use cases across industry verticals and enterprise processes.
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With Cognilytica: Innovative Approaches to Solving Expense Report Fraud with AI

Published By: AppZen     Published Date: Jun 17, 2019
Occupational fraud is not a small issue. On average, a company loses 5% of its revenues to employee financial fraud each year, with the annual median loss at $140,000 and over 20% of companies reporting losses of $1 million or more. The key to keeping a lid on this fraud is identifying the fraud before it takes too much of a bite out of the company’s bottom line, or even further, to put processes and controls in place that automatically audits, monitors, and accepts or rejects transactions that don’t fit an recognized pattern.
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Unlocking the Business Value of Blockchain Technology

Published By: Infosys     Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
The basic promise of blockchain is that it works as a global distributed ledger or database of things we value - everything from money, to creative work and votes - so these can then be managed and transacted in a trusted and secure manner. Yes, blockchain is a young technology, but well past its infancy. Today, the somewhat inflated expectations around the technology have been brought to a more realistic level and we are beginning to see practical applications across the enterprise. Although these are typically in the realm of reducing cost and/or time for transactions, improving product and system security, finding and preventing fraud and counterfeiting and increasing transparency, there are also instances of businesses relying on blockchain to create new revenue streams. Infosys recently commissioned an independent survey of senior executives worldwide. Download the report to read about their findings.
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The 2020 Vision: The Next Decade for Enterprise Intelligence

Published By: MicroStrategy     Published Date: Jun 11, 2019
The use of analytics has exploded across business, and the value it already has delivered has heightened executives' expectations. Now data can be processed in real time to meet a constantly widening range of analytic needs. How your organization utilizes them in the next decade will be essential to your success. These developments come at an opportune time. Organizations are being over-whelmed by the rivers of data generated by applications and systems on-premises or flowing in via the cloud. At the same time, the cost of computational power has declined dramatically, making it practical to apply analytics to and generate information on just about anything. But no advance comes without challenges. While the widespread availability of analytics has created seemingly valuable insights, executives and managers are finding that those insights are not easily linked to steps that will improve business outcomes or optimize actions. Furthermore, analytics are not always easy for line of b
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Strong Customer Authentication Explained

Published By: Stripe     Published Date: Jun 11, 2019
On 14 September 2019, new requirements for authenticating online payments called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will be introduced in Europe as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The changes introduced by this new regulation are set to deeply affect internet commerce in Europe. Impacted businesses that don’t prepare for these new requirements could see their conversion rates significantly drop after the enforcement of SCA. This guide takes a closer look at these new requirements and the kinds of payments they will impact, including ways to use exemptions for low-risk transactions to offer a frictionless checkout experience. Download the guide to learn more.
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Help yourself: Boosting member satisfaction with intelligent selfservice capabilities

Published By: Group M_IBM Q2'19     Published Date: May 28, 2019
In our always-on, always-connected world, healthcare consumers expect instant access to customer service, not just from 9 AM to 5 PM. It’s often no longer good enough for health plans to staff call centers during standard business hours. Members today typically want to be able to log in and help themselves to the answers they need from self-service channels whenever they want — and they want the experience to be highly personal. One contact center benchmark study (see next page) revealed self-service channels can be a win-win for both businesses and consumers.1 When done well, self-service solutions can help businesses improve customer satisfaction while reducing costs. And consumers appreciate the convenience of getting answers quickly and efficiently.
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How Construction Technology is Saving Time, Money, and Jobs

Published By: Procore     Published Date: May 28, 2019
The successful construction companies of tomorrow will be those that have critically reviewed how they manage their business and how they run their projects, making changes to their systems and processes to become more efficient at delivering client value. Download this eBook to learn exactly how construction technology can help your business remain competitive by: ? Increasing efficiency and productivity ? Reducing delays and costs ? Enabling better communication and collaboration ? Improving customer satisfaction ? Engaging an ever-evolving, tech savvy workforce Procore is a construction management platform that improves efficiency and reduces risk by giving contractors complete control and visibility of their business. Project Management, Quality & Safety, Construction Financials, and Field Productivity tools give office and site-based users access to the information and functionality they need, on any mobile device. As a platform, Procore’s ability to integrate with other leading
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Shorten Your Sales Cycle with Better Deal Reviews

Published By: Lucidchart     Published Date: May 16, 2019
The sales industry has changed dramatically. Because prospects are more informed and more people (6.8, on average) have to sign off on a single purchase, sales reps have may find it difficult to close deals on their own. Cue the deal review. When executed correctly, deal reviews give sales reps that support they need—these meetings bring cross-functional teams together and leverage everyone’s experience and connections to move the account forward and shorten the sales cycle. When executed poorly, deal reviews reveal no new insights and waste time better spent on revenue-generating activities. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to standardize your deal reviews so they are efficient and insightful every time. Apply these strategies to: Quickly bring everyone up to speed on a deal’s status. Ensure that sales reps consistently provide the right information. Make sales reps more accountable for action items agreed upon in the deal review. Leverage executive connections.
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Whitepaper: Site Reliability Engineering

Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Scale events — like online sales and digital product launches — present great revenue opportunities, but they also present large risks to your business. Whether you are a retailer preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or a digital vendor launching a new service, your brand is both at its most visible and its most vulnerable during these scale events. Many more customers visit your site over a short period of time, raising the potential for resource constraints and discovery of software bugs. Information about issues spreads quickly via social media and news outlets. And, your customers typically spend more per transaction, so every lost order has a greater negative impact on your bottom line. Site reliability engineering (SRE) can help you better prepare for scale events through an iterative cycle of data-driven improvement.
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How to Escape the 9 Circles of Restaurant Employee Scheduling Hell

Published By: HotSchedules     Published Date: Mar 28, 2019
Let’s just say it — inefficient restaurant employee scheduling practices can be Hell for managers. Trying to manage schedules with spreadsheets, sticky notes, missed phone calls and text messages isn’t just source of pain for your employees — it can also do more damage to your business than you might expect, including unnecessary labor spend, increased employee turnover and decreased customer satisfaction. In this eBook, we’re going to take a journey through the 9 Circles of Restaurant Employee Scheduling Hell and outline tangible paths to scheduling and labor management salvation.
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Robot Tellers and the Future of Banking

Published By: Intel     Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
Technology has drastically transformed the banking industry and the way in which consumers transact. Mobile banking is now the new normal. Many consumers, especially millennials prefer to do most if not all of their financial transactions via smartphone due to the convenience in which it offers. Even so, the popularity of mobile banking does not imply that the end of retail banking is near as research has shown that consumers still prefer retail banking for complex services such as loan applications, new account openings and advisory services. Download the whitepaper to learn— • How to build a bank of the future by leveraging the Internet of Things • How to increase security, ease system management and reduce operational costs • The benefits of migrating to a thin-client infrastructure and going paperless
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Using real time feedback, triggers and engagement automation

Published By: Gameffective     Published Date: Feb 26, 2019
We all know that employee engagement is important. Employees that are aligned with their goals, aware of their performance gaps, and motivated to improve, perform better. It’s stating the obvious. The big question is how to get there, and whether technology can help us do this at scale. This is where most digital motivation initiatives hit a wall. A new breed of next generation performance and feedback systems are attempting to do just that: creating and maintaining a continuous personalized conversation between employees and managers with regards to performance, development and goals. In online marketing, personalizing messages and promotional activities has been possible for some time. It is called “Marketing Automation”. Hubspot, one of the pioneers in this field, defines it thus: “software that exists with the goal of automating marketing actions. Many marketing departments have to automate repetitive tasks such as emails, social media, and other website actions. The technology of
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Integrating Threat Intelligence into Endpoint Security: A SANS Review of CrowdStrike Falcon X

Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
A SANS Review of CrowdStrike Falcon X While threat intelligence can transform an organization's security posture, it can also be complex and costly for organizations to adopt and operationalize. With that in mind, SANS Analyst Dave Shackleford tested CrowdStrike Falcon XTM threat intelligence and the report of his findings is now available. Falcon X enables cybersecurity teams to automatically analyze malware found on endpoints, find related threats and enrich the results with customized threat intelligence. The SANS Review of Falcon X encapsulates and explains the analyst’s findings and details how CrowdStrike can help your security operations center (SOC) team make predictive security a reality. Download this report to learn: • How intelligence automation, built into the Falcon endpoint protection platform, enables teams, of all skills and sizes, to make better decisions and respond faster • How Falcon X performs investigations and delivers actionable intelligence with custom indicat
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Leveraging finance and accounting outsourcing to implement a digital finance function

Published By: RSM US     Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
The term outsourcing can have a negative connotation, conjuring images of layoffs and relocating jobs to third parties in remote locations. However, outsourcing can take many forms, and finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) does not always mean the displacing of the finance back office. Specifically, FAO leverages digital technology to complement and support the back office, streamlining processes while providing enhanced transaction processing, reporting and analytics capabilities. It also allows key resources to focus on strategy, analysis and decision-making.
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Free ebook on improving compliant time: “Law firms face a time and billing crossroads”

Published By: Intapp     Published Date: Jan 09, 2019
The legal industry is well past the days when scrawled notes in a day planner constituted time recording. The business of law has changed, requiring that time entries comply with client requirements and firm objectives. We believe the path forward is a new concept that we call “compliant time”: a way to streamline timekeeping and improve time-capture accuracy while also ensuring adherence to OCGs.This ebook explores the gaps and inefficiencies in the current stateat most law firms and shows how compliant time can help resolve these issues. Insights into how current processes impact and inhibit internal law firm stakeholder objectives reveal why firms simply must find new approaches. Declining realization rates, competitive market forces, and lawyer attraction/retention challenges are all factors that point to a need for change in time and billing technology.
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TDWI Best Practices Report: Operationalizing and Embedding Analytics for Action

Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 04, 2019
As the pace of business continues to accelerate, forward-looking organizations are beginning to realize that it is not enough to analyze their data; they must also take action on it. To do this, more businesses are beginning to systematically operationalize their analytics as part of a business process. Operationalizing and embedding analytics is about integrating actionable insights into systems and business processes used to make decisions. These systems might be automated or provide manual, actionable insights. Analytics are currently being embedded into dashboards, applications, devices, systems, and databases. Examples run from simple to complex and organizations are at different stages of operational deployment. Newer examples of operational analytics include support for logistics, customer call centers, fraud detection, and recommendation engines to name just a few. Embedding analytics is certainly not new but has been gaining more attention recently as data volumes and the freq
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People Science: 5 Vital Steps to Greater Workforce Visibility

Published By: Sage People     Published Date: Jan 04, 2019
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work is changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically-savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything, from attracting and keeping the best talent, to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people
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Humans + Bots: Tension and Opportunity

Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Companies across the world are innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer experience and forge deeper relationships with customers. Through surveys and interviews with 599 executives, from large and mid-sized companies across the globe, this MIT report reveals that most customer-centric firms have already deployed AI extensively in their customer-facing operations and customer experience management processes. Get the global report and regional spotlights on North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to access complete results. Key insights include: • Nearly 90% of respondents report measurable improvements in the speed of complaint resolution; 80% note enhanced call volume processing using AI • 80% of respondents report measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, service delivery and contact center performance • In North America, 60% of the respondents believe they will deliver a 10% or more increase in customer lifetime value in the next year • Europe
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People Science: 5 Vital Steps to Greater Workforce Visibility

Published By: Sage EMEA     Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work is changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically-savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything, from attracting and keeping the best talent, to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people better an
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Sage EMEA

Transform your digital retail experience

Published By: MuleSoft     Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
The world of retail is changing dramatically. Retailers used to have anonymous, transactional relationships with their customers; but now both retailers and customers want a deeper relationship. The retailers that win today are the ones that use technology to build those personal customer experiences and transform their digital retail experience. However, it isn’t always easy to implement new solutions with existing systems. Read this eBook to discover: Why existing approaches are not sufficient for the pace of digital transformation that retail demands How to drive technology change in your organization, creating a greater capability to innovate and transforming the digital retail experience for your customers How to adopt an API-led approach to integration that packages underlying connectivity and orchestration services as easily discoverable and reusable building blocks
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People Science: 5 Vital Steps to Greater Workforce Visibility

Published By: Sage     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work are changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything from attracting and keeping the best talent to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people better and
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Test and launch effective ads

Published By: Qualtrics     Published Date: Oct 04, 2018
Advertising is a high-risk game. Done well, ads break through the noise, spark conversations about your brand, drive demand, and boost sales. Done poorly, ads bury your messages, damage your brand image, fail to generate revenue, and waste budget on expensive campaigns that fail to deliver. With so much on the line, getting your ads right is crucial. How do you ensure success? Ad testing. As the name implies, ad testing is validating your ad with your target audience prior to launch. You can test individual portions of your ad, like messaging, headlines, visuals or calls to action, or even initial reactions to early ad concepts. Ad testing gives you the following benefits: • Predict the effect on purchase intent • Make informed go or no-go decisions on a specific ad launch • Understand how your brand is perceived • Get the highest ROI from your ad spend Ad testing is one of the best ways to protect your advertising budget and maximize the chances of landing the right messaging with you
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