Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
The need for identity protection has never been stronger. Identity theft accounted for 74 percent of all data breaches in the first half of 2017, and costs associated with cybercrime are expected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Any time an employee's username and password are compromised, your business is vulnerable. Eight-character passwords that changed every 90 days worked well a decade ago, but increasingly commonplace attack methods like password cracking, phishing, or screen scraping call for a new kind of protection.
Tech advances like the cloud, mobile technology, and the app-based software model have changed the way today’s modern business operates.
They’ve also changed the way criminals attack and steal from businesses. Criminals strive to be agile in much the same way that companies do. Spreading malware is a favorite technique among attackers. According to the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 28% of data breaches included malware.¹
While malware’s pervasiveness may not come as a surprise to many people, what’s not always so well understood is that automating app attacks—by means of malicious bots —is the most common way cybercriminals commit their crimes and spread malware. It helps them achieve scale.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
Technology is changing the way that businesses
across industries operate. Often referred to as
“digital transformation” or “digitization,” this change
is rapid, and it is relentless. It touches everything in the
legal profession from the completion of everyday tasks to
the way information is secured and shared
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Today, companies of all sizes face growing threats from shifting consumer habits, global competitors, and well-funded startups.
Digital transformation, cloud computing, and the dynamic nature of global business have changed business expectations, making
IT an essential driver of revenue and an ever more critical part of your business. Your IT team is looking for ways to accelerate
the adoption of digital technologies to increase customer engagement, streamline business processes, and gain a sustainable
Rapid change is underway in the world of digital government. This is not only being driven by huge advances in technology, but also a global community unified by new thinking, bold ideas, and cost-effective, scalable solutions.
A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Mapping, tracking, positioning and real-time data arekey to supporting defense and intelligence initiatives. Governments and agencies need location data they can trust to track and adjust fixed and mobile resources to address rapidly changing events and circumstances. With Ovum's Location Platform Index: Mapping and Navigation, agencies can assess location platform industry leaders and identify the platform that best meets their product development demands. This year, HERE Technologies cemented its role as the industry leader, earning the highest ranking, and besting Google, for the second time in a row.
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The relative strengths and weaknesses of each vendor, including data, enablers and features
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The specific workings of the location platform market, and to better understand what constitutes a healthy location platform and which provider offers the correct portfolio and the necess
Across all industries, document control is one of the most important processes to get right. It ensures documents are updated and revision-controlled, allowing you to effectively route them for review, approval and distribution.
Download now to learn more about the key document processes that drive quality:
Document Routing, Review and Approval
Integration with Employee Training
Document Change Requests
A supplier partnership model delivers greater levels of innovation than traditional transaction methods. Here’s how to get started.
Read this insight to discover:
• key steps for building strong supplier relationships
• potential risk areas that must be managed
• why behaviour change is as important as processes and tools
• why aligning your own organisation is essential.
Leveraging procurement bots is the next logical step as organisations look to benefit from advancements in digital capabilities. Like every transformative technology, the implementation of procurement bots, while exciting, is not without challenges.
Read this report to discover:
• the five steps procurement organisations can take to create a partnership between bots and employees
• the key characteristics of organisations doing this successfully
• a phased methodology to ensure stakeholder change.
If procurement organisations are to sustain their value to the enterprise, they must pivot to new operating models that embed customer-centricity in their technology, process and people.
Read this report to discover:
• the four convergence trends driving change and opportunity for procurement organisations
• the nine differentiators for customer-centric procurement leaders
• how and why you should be leveraging CX procurement technology."
"It’s no secret that the way people work has changed dramatically over the past few years. As highly distributed environments become the norm, security teams are scrambling to protect users, the growing number of device types they carry, and their data.
With more users, devices, and applications connecting to the network, the number of risks and vulnerabilities is also increasing — triggering a total transformation in the security landscape.
In this research readout, we explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.Explore the complex factors that make remote and roaming user security a challenge, and the emerging solutions best positioned to meet the needs of today’s increasingly distributed enterprise.
Today’s software and systems engineers are being challenged to balance speed of delivery with improving quality, reducing cost and minimizing risk. Managing changes to code and configurations through development, staging, user acceptance and production environments can be challenging. Having more “production-like” environments that can be controlled and serviced by the development team can add value, eliminate waste and speed delivery. Creating such environments can eliminate risk because more errors can be found well ahead of production deployment when they are less costly to fix. IBM can help you adopt agile methods improve your execution and deliver high-quality software for better business results
"Agile" software development is an increasingly popular development process for producing software in a flexible and iterative manner that can deliver value to the enterprise faster, reduce project risk and allow adaptation to changes more quickly.
Discover How Cloud-based Billing Delivers Transformation
Enterprise leaders and companies of all sizes are leveraging digital transformation through disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things, AI, business intelligence and big data.
This eBook demonstrates 5 strategies for leading the charge for change within your business. Discover how to quickly leverage digital transformation in your technology stack and monetize it quickly with cloud-based billing.
Download this eBook to explore how the right solution can help you:
• Launch product innovations quickly
• Monetize IoT and increase revenue
• Automate billing to improve customer retention
• Leverage the cloud to reduce costs
Adapting today can mean the difference between success and obsolescence. With the right billing solution your business can thrive in these challenging times.
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Regardless of whether your data resides on-premises, in the cloud, or a
combination of both, you are vulnerable to security threats, data breaches,
data loss, and more. Security is often cited as a concern for organizations
who are migrating to the public cloud, but the belief that the public cloud
is not secure is a myth. In fact, the leading public cloud service providers
have built rigorous security capabilities to ensure that your applications,
assets, and services are protected. Security in the public cloud is now
becoming a driver for many organizations, but in a rapidly evolving
multicloud environment, you must keep up with changes that might
impact your security posture.
This eBook outlines the three core recommendations for cloud security
across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google
Public clouds have fundamentally changed the way organizations build,
operate, and manage applications. Security for applications in the cloud
is composed of hundreds of configuration parameters and is vastly
different from security in traditional data centers. According to Gartner,
“Through 2020, at least 95% of cloud breaches will be due to customer
misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud
The uniqueness of cloud requires that security teams rethink classic
security concepts and adopt approaches that address serverless, dynamic,
and distributed cloud infrastructure. This includes rethinking security
practices across asset management, compliance, change management,
issue investigation, and incident response, as well as training and
We interviewed several security experts and asked them how public
cloud transformation has changed their cloud security and compliance
responsibilities. In this e-book, we will share the top
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Think back just 5 years ago. In 2014…
• The seminal DevOps book—Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project—was one year old
• Gartner predicted that 25% of Global 2000 enterprises would adopt DevOps to some extent by 20161
• "Continuous Testing” just started appearing in industry publications and conferences2
• Many of today’s popular test frameworks were brand new—or not yet released
• The term “microservices” was just entering our lexicon
• QC/UFT and ALM were still sold by HP (not even HPE yet)
• Only 30% of enterprise software testing was performed fully “in house”3
• There was no GDPR restricting the use of production data for software testing
• Packaged apps were typically updated on an annual or semi-annual basis and modern platforms like
SAP S/4HANA and Salesforce Lightning hadn’t even been announced
Times have changed—a lot. If the way that you’re testing hasn’t already transformed dramatically, it will soon.
And the pace and scope of disruption will continue to escalate throughout the fo
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Let’s face it. Businesses don’t want—or need—perfect software. They want to deliver new, businessdifferentiating
software as soon as possible. To enable this, we (Development and Testing teams) need fast
feedback on whether the latest innovations will work as expected or crash and burn in production. We also
need to know if these changes somehow broke the core functionality that the customer base—and thus the
This is where Continuous Testing comes in.
Continuous Testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in
order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
With the new TIBCO Spotfire® A(X) Experience, we are revolutionizing analytics and business intelligence.
This new platform accelerates the personal and enterprise analytics experience so you can get from data to insights in the fastest possible way. With the fusion of technology enablers like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language search, the Spotfire® X platform redefines what’s possible for analytics and business intelligence, simplifying for everyone how data and insights are generated, consumed, and acted on.
Download this whitepaper to learn more, then check out the new Spotfire analytics. It’s unlike anything you have ever seen. Simple, yet powerful, it changes everything.
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
The digital age has forever changed customer expectations. By unifying customer data and tracking interactions, Kustomer gives retailers the power to better understand customers and deliver great experiences wherever they happen to engage.
The world is now digital. From the explosive expansion in data-driven service delivery to digitally disruptive business models such as Uber and Netflix that have fundamentally changed the way we consume products, the digital evolution is unavoidable.
As digital continues to advance, it’s crucial that UK businesses can be confident in their ability to keep up to date with the latest trends and technologies. But enhancing existing tools and models is just the beginning. Digital transformation is about taking advantage of new innovations that completely change the way businesses work, the experiences they offer their customers and the value they deliver within their market.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.