Every organization has to juggle information. Information and data come from every corner of the enterprise, and can include databases, data warehouses, best-of-breed systems, legacy systems, and specialized systems like ERP, HR, finance, accounting, warehousing and others. Important data is also contained in spreadsheets, email, documents, partner and supplier systems and other sources.
When a finance professional, accountant, CPA, or financial services professional is tasked with planning and predicting results, it can be challenging to pull data from all sources and make sense of the results. It is at this point that the services of an IT staffer or analyst are typically called into play. But, the reports produced in response to these requests can contain out-of-date or incomplete information, and will result in poor decisions.
Half of US and UK consumers will not be shopping during Black Friday, and most that do, will not visit stores, because of the stress of the experience
New York – November 1, 2016 – Periscope™ By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, has today released the findings of new research conducted with US & UK consumers on their attitudes towards Black Friday 2016, and how they plan to shop. Black Friday may be considered one of the biggest shopping events of the year, but the survey showed limited involvement and decreased interest amongst consumers.
New product allows districts, malls, airports and exhibition venues to measure customer footfall and improve customer conversion
United Arab Emirates, Dubai - November 1, 2016 - At GITEX 2016, Huawei, a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Walkbase, a leading venue IoT analytics platform provider, today announced a joint venue crowd analytics and marketing solution, which will allow venue owners across districts, malls, airports and other industries to optimize customer experiences.
Boston, MA, - 27 October 2016 | As it celebrates its 125th anniversary as the world’s first land preservation organization, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) has announced a significant portion of its extensive historical collections is now available online for the first time, via a partnership with digital preservation specialist, Preservica. The online catalog features The Trustees’ extensive collections, ranging from museum quality art and objects to historic and present day photos, manuscripts, news clippings, and artifacts that document and illustrate the unique stories of the Trustees properties and the families who once owned them across the state.
Top global airline launches U.S. site in just 16 weeks using SDL Web Digital Experience Accelerator
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 25, 2016 – SDL today announced that leading global air cargo brand China Airlines chose SDL Web as its new web content management platform to power its new global web ecosystem, including 12 websites across 11 different languages.
As one of the top ten airlines in the world, with routes to 143 destinations in 29 countries and regions including Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S., China Airlines was struggling to maintain a consistent web presence across such a widespread customer base. With SDL Web, the airline established a new, centralized global web content management (WCM) system to drive global online business, unify web content management across many languages and provide personalized information across multiple devices and platforms.
Guided Creation and Optimization Helps Deliver Revenue-Producing Content
SAN MATEO, Calif. (Oct. 24) – Searchmetrics today expanded its pilot program for the world’s first agile content development platform, delivering a new paradigm for online marketers to produce content that resonates with audiences and drives predictable results.
The Searchmetrics Content Experience is pathfinding software that lets users create content optimized to stand atop search page rankings. Driven by deep learning and the latest in data science, the Searchmetrics Content Experience guides marketers through creating content that best matches what people are searching for online, helping deliver a more predictable path to revenue gains after publishing.
“For the first time, search engine optimization and content creation are coming together to give marketers the ultimate platform for creating content that connects with their online audiences,” said Marcus Tober, Searchmetrics’ founder and CTO. “We’re proud to be at the forefront of this new era of agile content development.”
Vanilla Airlines and China Airlines leverage SDL solutions to launch global websites
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 24, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Vanilla Airlines has selected SDL WorldServer for translation management, and China Airlines has launched 12 websites in 11 languages using SDL Web and SDL Language Services to manage and translate its global content. This recent momentum in the airline sector and the Asia Pacific (APAC) region adds to SDL’s portfolio of leading airline customers including ANA, JAL and Eva Air. Each of these brands is using SDL technology to connect with its global customer base, offering exceptional experiences regardless of any linguistic or cultural barriers.
Many people argue that a Master’s degree in computers is either worthless or just a different method to get a Bachelors degree. Some web developers feel that as so many people have bachelors’ degrees they need to level up to a Master’s degree to stand out. Then there are others who believe that they will work and move along the paths of their careers by teaching themselves the skills necessary for success.
Surely, investing time and money into getting a postgraduate degree is a big decision. Aviva ran a survey on college students and found that 37% of those who went to university regret doing so given the amount of debt they now have. A total of 49% said they could have got to where they are in life without the benefit of a university degree.
Learning from the past, taking security seriously and protecting the consumer must be at the heart of developing propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT) because it’s all about personal data, Greenwave Systems’ Chief Scientist advised today.
Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Jim Hunter told the packed show floor that the real opportunity in the Internet is in connecting it with people; being able to put individual pieces of data about people’s lives into context to make it meaningful.
In his presentation titled “The Internet of Things about you: Evolving from data to content and what you can do”, Hunter went on to warn the audience that while pieces of data in isolation might be harmless, once they’re put together and a picture is formed, the information gained could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.
LONDON, October 20, 2016 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today its latest series of security-related milestones, including a major win in border protection and the launches of leading-edge technologies to help enterprises protect their data and operations from the growing specter of cybercrime.
Made in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the U.S. as well as security-related events the company is sponsoring this week, today’s release includes four signficant announcements.