Computing environments have evolved to enable users to be more productive and IT to be more agile. And yet attackers have evolved their methods too, adopting polymorphic malware to evade detection by preventive controls. Meanwhile, IT organizations continue to practice a piecemeal, reactive process of plugging holes, and it’s putting companies at grave risk.
Given the nature of our dynamic computing environments and the sophistication of advanced persistent threats (APTs), a security breach is inevitable. The rise in the number of breaches over the past two years is evidence that no company is immune. As with the Target and Home Depot breaches, it’s possible that malware is already sitting on your corporate network, surreptitiously exfiltrating data as you read this. The question is: How soon will you catch it?
Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor, wanted to capture incremental sales from selling IT service maintenance to its channel partners. Learn how distributor turned to Managed Maintenance, Inc. (MMI) and its unique ONEview asset management solution and consulting services to set up the proper systems, tools, automated processes, and support!
"The percentage of consumers making purchases online has officially outpaced those who don’t.
But what does this mean for brands? Once tethered largely to wholesale and resale, the door has been opened for brands to try a variety of selling options. And they are.
The time is now for brands to step into the e-commerce game and figure out the best approach for them.
In this white paper, we’ll dive into six critical components that all brands should be watching as the industry evolves:
- Customer connections
- Relationships with retailers
- Quality of product content
- Marketplace management
- Social commerce influence
- Big data for brands"
The exponential growth of omnichannel shopping and ever-burgeoning demand for faster merchandise deliveries is redefining the supply chain’s distribution of consumer products goods. A seminal shift in how shoppers increasingly buy via multiple touch points — online from desktop computers, mobile devices and in-store — has created the need for the “smarter” warehouse to serve today’s connected consumer. As retailers look to merge their brick-and-mortar and online operations to cut costs and boost efficiency, warehouse management systems must keep pace.
For this report, Zebra Technologies analyzed the state of the warehousing marketplace among firms in the US and Canada with at least $15 million in annual revenues. The online survey asked IT and operations personnel in the manufacturing, retail, transportation and wholesale market segments to share their insights and business plans over the next five years, in light of a rapidly changing industry.
Security and performance were once considered separate issues requiring very different solutions. But now that malicious hackers have discovered new and better ways to affect both aspects of a website, you need solutions that can plug security holes while enhancing frontend performance. How is that possible? In this report, we explore browser-based solutions that can beef up security and enhance end-user performance in one stroke.
This report examines several techniques for dealing with third party content issues in the browser, including HSTS, iframe, and prefetch. It also dives into service workers and browser-based scripts that provide many security and performance options.
Download it now and learn how you can jointly improve security and increase performance.
Is your organization prepared for a cyberattack? Most aren’t.
86% of organizations surveyed lack adequate cybersecurity capabilities. Read MIT Technology Review’s latest infographic, based on their survey of 225 business and IT leaders, and learn if you have cybersecurity holes and how to patch them.
Published By: Ixaris OTA
Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
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. Especially when it comes to payments.
If you want to find out where you’re losing money, how efficient your platform really is and the simple way to eliminate these costs, read this white paper. It explores the top three areas where you could be overspending. And it reveals the statistics behind your unnecessary costs – giving you the information you need to save money and drive efficiency.
Published By: Pepperdata
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
Download the white paper, A Highly-Tuned Hadoop Cluster, to learn how to add real-time optimization technology to performance tuning strategy to:
• Monitor and control the actual use of (and demand for) each kind of hardware resource by task
• Identify ‘holes’ in the cluster where a node could temporarily do more work
• Eliminate the need to physically separate workloads to ensure performance
Customer service has an opportunity to be a much more strategic weapon for businesses that understand its power. To do this means moving away from what has traditionally been viewed as a back-end operation and cost center to what is now being viewed as a brand-focused profit center. The primary driver of this sea change is engaged and empowered consumers, who want to get the answers to their questions anytime, anywhere, on any device they choose.
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.
The 2014 Mint Jutras ERP Solution Study collected more than 800 qualified responses. The purpose of this study was to investigate ERP goals, challenges and status and also to benchmark performance of ERP implementations.
Online consumers are redefining the fulfillment landscape. Wholesalers need to unlock the value of integrated business data. Only full insight into all areas of the distributor’s business will provide the necessary clarity to make decisions they can stand behind. This confidence can be achieved only if they have the required data and technology at hand at the right time. The total technology investment is not small. But, it may mean the future viability of the wholesale distribution segment. Why now is the critical time to invest.
Download this eBook for a closer look at how online efforts are driving business growth including:
- Where is eCommerce headed? Well, where would you like it to go?
- What matters most to distributors in eCommerce?
- What about eCommerce and ERP?
- Distributor ERP best practices
- Epicor eCommerce solutions
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
This research, commissioned by Intermec and carried out by research company Vanson Bourne, surveyed 250 senior supply chain and distribution center managers at organizations with over 500 employees in the UK, France, Germany and North America. The interviews were conducted by telephone with respondents spanning industries including retail, manufacturing, distribution, transport, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, wholesale and FMCG. 50 interviews were conducted in each European country with 100 interviews taking place in North America during October 2012.
Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside.
In this Globalscape paper, you’ll learn:
- 3 layers most targeted: the network, data & users
- Bad security practices
- Why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices
Consumer industries are facing once in a lifetime changes in the way they engage and interact with their customers and consumers. Whether consumer products, retail, or wholesale, there are two broadly unifying trends. First, consumers have both heightened influence and increased expectations. Second, several largely untapped digital technologies have the potential to enable new capabilities to better satisfy customer needs. For the key consumer industries of agribusiness, consumer products, life sciences, retail, and wholesale, the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable many new opportunities. These industries have a shared goal and challenge: to be able to create and offer engaging end consumer and/or customer experiences at scale. Part of the way that companies will achieve this goal and respond to this challenge is by developing digital transformation (DX) strategies. Such strategies enable new and potentially disruptive capabilities with a broad range of technologies.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Apr 22, 2016
This report highlights these and other trends, and it also reveals what distributors are planning to do in 2016 to build revenue and cut costs, while also improving their technological capabilities as the industry adapts to a new economy and evolving workforce.
This July 2015 Forrester Report explores:
- Why consistent, automated DevOps processes are essential to closing vulnerabilities and limiting exposure.
- Practices, such as infrastructure as code and automated provisioning, for closing holes as soon as patches are available.
- How DevOps and security professionals can work together to adopt DevSecOps.