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Published By: The Economist Group     Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
While great products are great, having a great product is no longer enough. Products alone simply dont win anymore. Say youve just launched a brilliant product or service. A myriad of near-identical alternatives from competitors will likely flood the market almost immediately. Differentiating yours from theirs has become a lot more difficult. Not to mention that technology has made it easier than ever for customers to shop around. From gathering information, to interacting with brands and purchasing products, its never been simpler to find the cheapest, fastest, smartest alternative, anywhere in the world.
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Published By: Dell     Published Date: Aug 17, 2016
Windows 10 is the OS of the future and fundamentally changes how PCs and other devices will be used and supported in organizations. However, with different support periods set by Microsoft for Windows 7, each IT and procurement organization need to evaluate what hardware and software combination will best support their workforce if they are not ready to move to Windows 10 right away. Even purchasing new PCs to take advantage of performance improvements and new form factors while downgrading the OS may not be an optimal strategy going forward.
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dell, windows 7, procurement, enterprise applications
    
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
This white paper discusses the critical storage purchasing and planning strategies IT departments can and should adopt in order to gain control over the costs of storage refresh processes and extend the usability of their storage investments. Read this to learn more about the benefits of moving to a model that unbundles the factors driving storage upgrades.
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Published By: Dell     Published Date: Nov 20, 2014
Harsh environments for PCs are not confined to factory floors and constructions sites today. They also include hospitals, trucks, and even some classroom settings, among others. A new study from IDG Research and related two-page paper detail just what environmental threats worry buyers the most, and therefore what laptop purchasing criteria rank the highest. Tying together strong computing capability with a highly productive operating system in the right rugged notebook solution is possible. Download this two-page paper to learn the most important factors driving needs for refreshed rugged systems.
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rugged laptops, environmental threats, laptop purchasing criteria, refreshed rugged systems
    
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Published By: Pega     Published Date: Apr 04, 2016
Millennials are different than any other generation before them. They are making major decisions later in lifefrom choosing a career, getting married, buying a home and yes, investing in life insurance. And while they are more tech savvy than their predecessors and want to make purchasing from any device of their choosing, they still value face-to-face interaction, contrary to popular belief. Insurance and financial companies need to understand the unique dynamics of the millennial generation in order to better service and exceed expectations of this growing consumer base. They need to meet their tech-savvy expectations, while also understanding Millennials still value one-to-one attention. In fact, 48% of Millennials said they would be more likely to make a speedy financial or insurance-related decision if a person who they trusted took the time to explain the benefits and risks. Download this whitepaper and learn how to better tap into the growing millennial market.
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Published By: Global Payments     Published Date: May 02, 2019
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. Its 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.
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apac growth, global payments, luxury brands, trusted payments, localized purchasing, retail, wechat pay, alipay
    
Global Payments
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
To succeed in todays competitive reality, businesses need to free themselves from the limitations of legacy IT infrastructure. The days of purchasing hardware and maintaining massive data centers to run IT must come to an end. Managing and maintaining your infrastructure is simply too expensive. A recent Gartner survey found that more than 80 percent of CIOs consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to be a viable option and 10 percent of CIOs already consider it to be their default choice for infrastructure. Utilizing an infrastructure with an elastic, pay-as-you-go service model not only reduces costs and worries, but also frees IT organizations to innovate in ways that will enhance business growth.
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iaas, business, legacy, infrastructure, oracle, organisations
    
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
To succeed in todays competitive reality, businesses need to free themselves from the limitations of legacy IT infrastructure. The days of purchasing hardware and maintaining massive data centers to run IT must come to an end. Managing and maintaining your infrastructure is simply too expensive. A recent Gartner survey found that more than 80 percent of CIOs consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to be a viable option and 10 percent of CIOs already consider it to be their default choice for infrastructure. Utilizing an infrastructure with an elastic, pay-as-you-go service model not only reduces costs and worries, but also frees IT organizations to innovate in ways that will enhance business growth.
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iaas, business, legacy, infrastructure, oracle, organisations
    
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Published By: Sage EMEA     Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
SagecommissionedForresterConsultingtoconducta TotalEconomicImpact(TEI)studytoexaminethe potentialreturnoninvestment(ROI)organizationsmay realizebydeployingits Enterprise Management solutionas part of Sage Business Cloud.Thepurpose ofthisstudyistoprovidereaders withaframework to evaluatethepotentialfinancialimpactof Enterprise Managementwithintheir organizations. Tobetter understandthebenefits,costs,andrisks associatedwithaninvestmentinEnterprise Management,Forrester conducted in-depth interviews withtwoEnterprise Managementcustomers. For a brief description of each customer, see the Analysis section. According toSage,Enterprise Managementis an integratedand globalenterprise business management solution for purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service,and financial management. Formoredetails ontheEnterprise Management solution,seeAppendix A. For this TEI study, Forrester has created a compositeOrganizationto illustrate the quantifiable benefits and costs of investing i
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 08, 2017
To succeed in todays competitive reality, businesses need to free themselves from the limitations of legacy IT infrastructure. The days of purchasing hardware and maintaining massive data centers to run IT must come to an end. Managing and maintaining your infrastructure is simply too expensive. Explanation of the Oracle IaaS solutions and cases studies.
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oracle database, enterprise, quality assurance, data center, server infrastructure, storage management, oracle
    
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Published By: Pega     Published Date: May 24, 2016
Millennials are different than any other generation before them. They are making major decisions later in lifefrom choosing a career, getting married, buying a home and yes, investing in life insurance. And while they are more tech savvy than their predecessors and want to make purchasing from any device of their choosing, they still value face-to-face interaction, contrary to popular belief. Insurance and financial companies need to understand the unique dynamics of the millennial generation in order to better service and exceed expectations of this growing consumer base. They need to meet their tech-savvy expectations, while also understanding Millennials still value one-to-one attention. In fact, 48% of Millennials said they would be more likely to make a speedy financial or insurance-related decision if a person who they trusted took the time to explain the benefits and risks. Download this whitepaper and learn how to better tap into the growing millennial market.
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Published By: Ixaris     Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
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.
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Published By: Juniper Networks     Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
Hey all, this is David Press and Doug Lardo, two engineers working on improving the data center networking that enables online services at Riot. This article is the third part in a series on exactly that topic, which begins with an overview from Jonathan of a platform we called rCluster. This time well be discussing our approach to Software Defined Networking (SDN), how we integrate SDN with Docker, and the new infrastructure paradigms that this combination has unlocked for us. If youre curious about how SDN can transform infrastructure, how to empower developers to obtain and secure networking resources via an API, or how to get out of purchasing larger and larger specialized networking appliances, this article is for you.
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technology efficiency, market dynamics, data privacy, data security, device management, platform management, enterprise management
    
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Published By: LifeSize, a division of Logitech     Published Date: Aug 25, 2011
Learn more about how LifeSize is changing the game in the video space and what government agencies should be looking for when purchasing video confere
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lifesize, video conferencing, multimedia presentation, productivity, high definition
    
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Published By: Adobe     Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
For some travelers, purchasing a plane ticket or checking into a hotel can mean only one thing : the beginning of a long , laborious, and frustrating trip where theyre met by overeager staff, noisy hotel neighbors, and sick plane passengers.
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Adobe
Published By: TigerConnect     Published Date: May 02, 2018
Hospitals and other care organizations are turning to clinical communication & collaboration solutionsoften referred to as CC&C systemsas a way to improve care-team coordination and to expedite care delivery. But theres an unexpected challenge with this journey. These clinical communication solutions are changing so rapidly, its not easy for IT decision-makers to be confident with their vendor selection. You want to pick the best system for your organization, but there are so many factors to consider. And the factors keep changing. At any moment, you dont know what you dont know. This Technical Buyers Guide is for you if: Youre an IT professional in a healthcare organization that provides direct patient care. Your organization is thinking of purchasing a new system to support clinical communications among your clinical and administrative staff. Youre looking for technical details that will help you choose the best communication solution for your organization.
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: May 15, 2015
Forresters study yielded four key findings: High customer expectations have led B2B firms to shift toward rich omni-channel experiences. Providing a comprehensive omni-channel experience helps ensure customer loyalty. Merchants will fall behind if they fail to adapt their technology to buyer needs. Technology investment must be aligned with organizational and process change.
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b2b, omni-channel commerce, ecommerce, customer loyalty, purchasing
    
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Published By: Sage Software (APAC)     Published Date: May 02, 2018
Guru Labels, a specialist label printing company, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to replace a variety of stand-alone systems with a single, integrated solution that could bring together data from Guru Labels manufacturing, inventory, purchasing, finance, CRM an sales systems. It enables the business to improve job scheduling, reduce costs, retain margins and provide rapid responses to quotes that ultimately leads to high customer satisfaction rates.
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Sage Software (APAC)
Published By: Kaminario     Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With plenty of All flash solutions to choose from it can be really tough to get to the bottom of exactly what vendors are selling. And that might result in you missing out on key capabilities that will transform data center performance. Simply download our new eBook Six uncomfortable questions to ask your All flash vendor. Its the easiest way to get back in control of your purchasing decisions.
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kaminario, kaminario storage, enterprise storage, all-flash, all-flash array, all-flash arrays, flash storage, all flash
    
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Published By: Kaminario     Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
Successful businesses are nimble and built to scale. At times you might need to grow your sales capacity by bringing more people on board. Other times you might simply need them to get more active, boosting performance. Sometimes you need to do both. To support the ebb and flow of your business your storage should be capable of scaling up capacity while increasing performance. Yet you might be surprised to know that only one All-flash vendor can do so, while keeping costs predictable. Read on to learn about 3 scalabity benefits that will transform your storage purchasing experienc
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kaminario, flash, performance, storage, application performance, scalability, networking, security
    
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Published By: Oracle PaaS/IaaS/Hardware     Published Date: Jul 25, 2017
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracles Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service. Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc. "
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Oracle PaaS/IaaS/Hardware
Published By: Staples     Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear senior research director Patrick Connaughton from the Hackett Group review the latest research on supplier segmentation and stratification strategies. Youll also get practical advice on implementing these best practices at your organization.
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procurement, procurement strategy, purchasing, vendor selection, supply chain, supplier management, strategic sourcing, vendor management
    
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Published By: illusive networks     Published Date: May 18, 2016
The growing need for cyber insurance is undeniable, yet the landscape is currently operating without standards, mostly due to the high number of unknowns regarding cyber risks. As a result, understanding how cyber insurance can help mitigate the costs for your company, if a cyber attack occurs, is quickly emerging as a best practice. Download this whitepaper and learn about what to consider when purchasing a cyber insurance plan, cyber Insurance Coverage: What Is (and Isn't) Covered, How Much Will the Coverage You Need Cost?, and how to step up cyber security efforts.
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Published By: Sprinklr     Published Date: Nov 22, 2016
In this social listening whitepaper, you'll learn that listening technology provides brands with the power to reach consumers via the digital platforms where they research, make, and discuss their purchasing decisions.
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social listening, value, consumers, purchasing decisions, listening technology, listening, tools, whitepaper
    
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Published By: Intel     Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Technology plays a key role in online shopping, where online retailers gain a greater understanding of their customers through data from their browsing and purchasing habits. Today, when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores, they expect the same personalized and responsive service. To help retailers achieve this level of service, a combination of hardware and softwareIntel Vision Accelerator Design products, cameras, AI deep learning video analysis technology do the work for you. Uncover how Advantech system uses the Intel Vision Accelerator Design with Intel Movidius VPU to drive Overall store performance such as the number of visitors and transactions, point-of-sale data, sales per shopper and the stores ranking, and can distinguish traffic patterns by weather and time of day Traffic and sales analysis for better staff allocation and marketing-event planning Store heatmap analysis for more precise merchandise placement and product promotion
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