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The Internet of Things Supply Chain [ Source: GT Nexus ]

December 2014- Imagine a world where physical objects exchange knowledge and cooperate together like teammates to achieve unparalleled business efficiency. From textile looms to shipping pallets to store shelves, everything in the supply chain would sync, automatically, to optimize operations.

The Internet of Things is bringing about that world at a furious pace—very soon over 26 billion devices of all shapes and sizes will be connected to the Internet. Retailers and manufacturers will face ...

How to Make Email a Powerful Part of Your Web Application [ Source: Tagaly ]

September 2014- Giving your customers a way to access your application from their email account is a major way to boost their activity and engagement on your website. You can use the SendGrid Parse Webhook to make this happen. It is a powerful tool with many use cases. Once it is setup, all incoming email for a domain or sub-domain is directed to your application. What you can do is endless, but it can be a bit ...

The Path to Becoming the Chief Information Officer [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- In this study, IDC examines the current state of the IT organization with respect to innovation. Based on a recent global study of 145 CIOs and IT executives, we delve into the disconnect between the CIO's aspiration to be chief innovation officer and the work that still needs to be done. We explore how innovative ideas are being initiated and cultivated within organizations and the methods currently being employed by CIOs as they evolve the profession ...

Chief Innovation Officer: CIO Professional Development Series [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- The notion of the CIO being the "chief innovation officer" is attractive. Challenging business conditions have morphed from being a phase in the economic cycle to being the new normal. Very few organizations can conduct their business in a pre-Lehman Brothers manner, and so innovation is highly relevant to economic survival. This in turn represents an opportunity to move the CIO center stage in terms of business relevance.

Unfortunately, this move does not ...

The Transformative CIO [ Source: VMware ]

February 2014- Trying to meet today's business technology needs with yesterday's IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.

Using Social Medial to Improve IT Service and Collaboration [ Source: ServiceNow ]

November 2013- Social Media is a popular tool in marketing and customer support organizations. But IT organizations can also leverage social media to build relationships with users across the organization. Download this white paper to discover how ServiceNow improved service and collaboration after deploying social media tools within its own organization

Manufacturing & Social Technology: 5 Reasons For Consideration [ Source: Jive ]

October 2013- Automotive firms have been quick to see the potential of the social economy, but most other types of advanced technology have been slower to reap the benefits of going social. However, McKinsey researchers believe this sector could see $170 billion to $200 billion per year by deploying enterprise social collaboration technology more fully. Read the paper to learn how.

7 Simple Steps To Getting A Handle On Social Applications In Your Enterprise [ Source: Jive ]

October 2013- As of January 2011 there were 600 million Facebook users and 200 million Twitter users. Many millions use social services, from sharing photos via Instagram to sharing files via to via SlideShare.

So how many of your employees use social media? A lot. That's because social has become a normal tool used to manage and organize our lives. Social tools are flexible, efficient, effective and easy to adapt for personal and business uses.

6 Ways To Create a Customer Centric Culture [ Source: Jive ]

June 2013- Companies today are acutely interested in becoming more customer-centric and increasing customers' lifetime value. One key way to deepen engagement with customers is by creating and cultivating a customer community, but many companies don't know how to develop a compelling community-one that keeps customers engaged over time. Learn 6 ways to create a customer centric culture.

The Customer Service Balancing Act [ Source: Jive ]

June 2013- Balancing customer service quality and costs is an ongoing battle for most organizations. Superior service means higher labor spend, but shunting customers into long support queues and confusing self-help areas costs companies loyalty and retention. Conventional technologies don't help much: They're fragmented, with no unified view of customer interactions; they don't provide effective peer-based support, leaving customers frustrated and dissatisfied; and they do nothing to improve retention, knowledge-sharing and overall enablement of service rep teams. ...

The Socially Enabled Document Workforce [ Source: IBM ]

February 2013- The cloud enables a new age of Web-based editors for creating, sharing and collaboratively authoring office documents, in real-time or asynchronously, securely, and without the burdens of manual version tracking and management.

Secure File Sharing and Collaboration in the Cloud: Maximizing the Benefits While Minimizing the Risks [ Source: Accellion ]

December 2011- The rampant use of free, cloud-based dropbox-type of applications has created new security vulnerabilities for enterprise organizations. Employees using mobile devices are increasingly taking advantage of these services to share confidential or protected information and collaborate with people outside the organization?without providing adequate security, tracking, or visibility for the IT department.

Employee use of unmanaged cloud-based services puts your organization at risk for a data breach or non-compliance with industry and government ...

8 Critical Requirements for Secure, Mobile File Sharing and Collaboration [ Source: Accellion ]

December 2011- By giving users mobile access to secure collaboration and file sharing, enterprises can boost business productivity and organizational agility. However, IT departments need to ensure that mobile file sharing never jeopardizes the organization's data security or compliance mandates.

With more and more employees downloading free, dropbox-type applications to access work files whenever and wherever they are needed, your enterprise may be at risk for a security breach.

Download this whitepaper to ...

Managed Service for Visual Communications [ Source: Techweb ]

December 2011- Managed Service for Visual Communications provides a solution for clients to not only implement and manage their technology investment, but to also address the challenges associated with user adoption.

The benefits for organizations wanting to use managed videoconferencing services are compelling:

As organizations continue to invest in visual communications, finalize their global video strategies ...

2011 Network Barometer Report [ Source: Techweb ]

December 2011- The Network Barometer Report 2011 presents the aggregate data from 270 Technology Lifecycle Management Assessments conducted by Dimension Data in 2010. The report reviews the networks' readiness to support business by evaluating the configuration variance from best practices, potential security vulnerabilities, end-of-life status and operating system environment of the included network devices.

It is clear from this year's results that businesses are maximizing their investment by choosing to sweat network assets deeper into the technology replacement ...

Managed Service for Visual Communications [ Source: Techweb ]

December 2011- Managed Service for Visual Communications provides a solution for clients to not only implement and manage their technology investment, but to also address the challenges associated with user adoption.

The benefits for organizations wanting to use managed videoconferencing services are compelling:

As organizations continue to invest in visual communications, finalize their global video strategies ...

Managed Video Conferencing - Essex University [ Source: Techweb ]

December 2011- International university deploys managed video conferencing to attract more international students and further broaden the teaching options for its students. It facilitated face-to-face interactions with international guest speakers in traditional lectures. Also it's impacting staff development and enhancing collaboration. The University turned to high definition video conferencing and Telepresence to deliver a 'new way of learning'. The Dimension Data solution not only enhanced the teaching toolkit at Essex but has given the University a strong ...

Recession Proofing Your Organization with Electronic Forms [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- The current economy is forcing organizations of all sizes to look more closely at reducing operating costs and improving efficiencies while getting the most out of their existing IT investments. IBM Lotus Forms offers a proven solution that provides real value, quickly and easily, to help organizations better position themselves for success in these uncertain times and into the future.

LotusLive Notes Security [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- IBM strives to implement security and privacy best practices. The LotusLive Notes security controls provide a range of protection of e-mail while enabling business operations. LotusLive Notes helps to protect our customers? information through governance, tools, technology, techniques, and personnel, each of which we discuss in more detail below.

Smarter Collaboration Solutions from IBM [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- Cloud-based solutions from IBM are helping organizations around the globe?in banking, telecommunications, retail, government, education and more?leverage the power of the cloud to collaborate both internally and externally. IBM is helping them increase productivity and lower costs, while creating a security-rich data environment that is available when and where it?s needed. IBM?s depth and breadth of experience in data center management provide the confidence that security, availability and reliability are built ...

Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- This IBM Redguide? publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can be applied.

Social Business in the Cloud [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- Deepen your customer relationships. Drive operational effectiveness. Optimize your workforce. Read this white paper and see how using LotusLive services to become a social business can help your organization simplify, speed up and enhance interactions in practically all areas of the business.

Delivering exceptional web experiences - IBM Web Content Manager [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- IBM Web Content Manager software can help you more easily create content, target individuals with relevant content and optimize content delivery on your website-plus so much more. IBM Web Content Manager software enhances the web experience by bringing together the key capabilities and functionality people expect, including new and improved social features, enhanced content support, improved search and search engine optimization capabilities, simplified editing and publishing of digital media, and integration with rich internet applications ...

Become A Social CMO. CMOs Must Experience Social Networking To Lead The Brand Experience [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- CMOs indicate that, in the age of the customer, collaboration and influence through social networking will have the biggest impact on their organizations in the next three to five years. However, only 16% of CMOs think that it's necessary to become proficient at social media themselves to be successful leaders. Forrester believes that CMOs who personally participate in social media will be better at leading the new brand experience, and leading a new generation of cross-functional ...

CMO's Must Connect the Dots of the Online Brand [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- CMOs must orchestrate their digital strategy using our connect-the-dots framework. Their objective: Elevate digital to the highest level of business strategy.

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