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New Forrester : Put Fulfillment At The Heart Of The Customer Experience

When shopping today, increasingly digitally savvy, time-crunched consumers expect to be able to choose the fulfilment option that best fits their lifestyle. To keep up with rising expectations, retailers must continually optimize their programs with additional services. But in their haste to adapt to changing customer expectations, many retailers have rapidly deployed a multitude of disparate and underoptimized omnichannel capabilities that compromise the customer experience. Retailers are struggling to move their fulfilment strategies beyond ...more

Making the case for a workstation-centered workflow - the heart of an efficient engineering workflow is a professional workstation

Design and engineering workflows have evolved meet the demands of larger and more complex models that integrate mechanics, electronics and software. Data size and complexity have increased exponentially as the design process increasingly incorporates simulation, photorealistic rendering, virtual reality and artificial intelligence technologies. This evolution has been enabled, in part, by the availability of increasingly powerful workstations that can perform computing tasks that previously required more complex and expensive IT resources. D ...more

The Key To Enterprise Hybrid Multicloud Strategy

As enterprise IT readily embraces public cloud technologies, on-premises and private cloud usage continues to grow. On-premises is not going away as a critical part of IT infrastructure strategy; instead, organizations are meshing together various types of IT infrastructure to meet their needs. Organizations that can bring together on-premises with public cloud strategically will be best positioned for operational excellence. Public cloud trends have garnered growing coverage over the last several years, but the increased attention on transi ...more

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Multicloud Strategies for Your Enterprise

Multicloud deployments are now the norm for enterprise organizations, with a mix of public cloud solutions — SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS — and private cloud environments, either on-premises or with a provider. Most organizations leverage different cloud platforms across multiple service providers because no single cloud environment or cloud provider can meet their needs for application, data, and infrastructure support. The movement of applications and data between these different environments today is at an all time high. This application “chur ...more

Assembling Your Cloud Orchestra: A field guide to multicloud management

Operating in a multicloud environment is a reality for most enterprise functions today, though too often it happens in silos. Whether it’s human resources recruiting candidates, manufacturing tracking shipments or marketing enticing customers, business units often circumvent their own IT departments to directly access services on the cloud. Instead of ignoring or attempting to stifle organizational forays onto multiple clouds, IT needs to get better at facilitating, orchestrating and optimizing enterprise multicloud footing. Enterprises tha ...more

Rethinking Your Infrastructure for Enterprise AI

IDC strongly believes that the days of homogeneous compute, in which a single architecture dominates all compute in the datacenter, are over. This truth has become increasingly evident as more and more businesses have started to launch artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Many of them are in an experimental stage with AI and a few have reached production readiness, but all of them are cycling unusually fast through infrastructure options to run their newly developed AI applications and services on. The main reason for this constant ove ...more

Shifting toward Enterprise-grade AI

Clients can realize the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics with IBM’s deep industry expertise, technology solutions and capabilities and start to infuse intelligence into virtually every business decision and process. IBM’s AI & Analytics Services organization is helping enterprises get their data ready for AI and ultimately achieve stronger data-driven decisions; access deeper insights to provide improved customer care; and develop trust and confidence with AI-powered technologies focused on security, risk and com ...more

Data Housekeeping Checklist

Welcome to the era of artificial intelligence (AI), where the way you do business is reliant on data-intensive technologies like machine learning and deep learning. To take advantage of these new AI tools, you need to make sure your organization’s data "house" is in order. Here’s a checklist to get you started on your path towards a clean data house, broken down into the two key phases of housekeeping — training and inference. Follow these steps to help you become an AI master. ...more

AI done right: With a strong foundation, everyone can map a successful journey—including you

IBM Data-Train-Inference AI model positions your enterprise for long-term success. What if you discovered that a data science background isn’t necessary to understand, interpret and act on the most complicated aspects of enterprise AI? How would that knowledge impact the business processes and applications your organization relies on to remain competitive? Enterprise AI has traditionally been the focus of analytics experts with a deep understanding of model building and training. But that’s all changing as AI-driven initiatives extend ...more

Five Keys to Ensure Workstation Choices Will Drive Transformational Productivity Gains and Provide a Sharper Competitive Edge

While professional workstations are similar to PCs in some ways, there are major design differences that address the professional technical user and make workstations an important tool to deliver maximum productivity for mission-critical applications. Dell Precision workstations deliver maximum performance, reliability and maintainability ability for engineers, designers, scientists, financial analysts, and media and entertainment professionals. This paper aims to help those making decisions about which workstations to buy for themselves or ...more