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What advanced analytics can do for you

17 Nov 2017
Traditional analytics tools used to examine historical data for insights and inform decision-making have been hugely beneficial for modern enterprises. However, there is now a growing need for a new form of analytics capable of forecasting future...
17 Nov 2017

What advanced analytics can do for you

Traditional analytics tools used to examine historical data for insights and inform decision-making have been hugely beneficial for modern enterprises. However, there is now a growing need for a new form of analytics capable of forecasting future...
  • 15 Nov 2017

    Ecommerce fraud and the importance of order review

    Consumers continue to purchase products online at an ever-increasing rate, so merchants must do everything in their power to provide a frictionless user experience. Growing customer expectations mean ecommerce sites must now serve up local payment preferences and shipping options at checkout, but the desire to push users along the buying cycle as quickly as possible must be tempered to some degree by the issue of security — merchants must...
  • 10 Nov 2017

    Onshore becomes the new offshore

    Six out of ten enterprises in the UK are now opting to pursue onshoring activities for key IT operations, according to a recent survey. The switch from offshoring is a trend prevalent across industries. Traditionally, outsourcing meant using service providers in countries such as China and India, but the rise of onshoring means core functions are not being managed in-house but by a local, domestic service provider instead.Political...
  • 03 Nov 2017

    Out of Agile develops DevOps

    The Agile Manifesto was the beginning, but it's time for the next step. Through DevOps, agile ideas are applied holistically and throughout the software lifecycle. DevOps is so to say Agile 2.0.To keep the development times of new features shorter and to be able to implement customer feedback as early as possible, a group of American developers wrote the Agile Manifesto in the year 2001.Many companies have since tried to make their...
  • 01 Nov 2017

    Digitization Strategies in the Finance Sector: Robot-Assisted Consultation That Is Right on the Mark

    Online banking, big data, robotic solutions – there are many fields in which German banks can, and must, evolve digitally. The reason why: young fintech competitors are not sleeping.The image of digitization appears inconsistent in the German finance sector. According to the latest KPMG study on “Turning Data into Value,” banks in the German economy are among the pioneers when it comes to data analysis. In fact, one out of every three...
  • 27 Oct 2017

    Deep Dive into bot technologies

    As part of our series on Chatbots, we have already presented you with the different types of communication robots. But what is actually behind a Chatbot and how does it work?In this blog post I will highlight the technology behind the language understanding of the natural-language-understanding (NLU) Chatbots. I will not go too deep into technology but focus on the areas that a Chatbot developer can typically influence.How to Understand...
  • 25 Oct 2017

    Meeting growing customer expectations – patterns and trends in e-commerce


    Keeping a customer satisfied in today’s digitally connected landscape is becoming more challenging for enterprises across the globe. Consumers now expect the very best user experiences when they shop online, and this extends to the options they desire during the payment and fulfillment process. They want payment options, return policies, customer service, delivery, and other factors to be tailored to their local needs. Brands risk losing custom...
  • 20 Oct 2017

    Digitization in Estonia: e-Estonia – A Digital Wonderland?

    Laptops not ring binders, data files not mountains of paper and cell phones not landlines. Since the Estonian government announced the “Tiigrihüpe” (Tiger’s Leap) program in 1997, the Baltic country has been among the most successfully interconnected countries in the world. How is that possible?When Arvato Manager Matthias Müller visits his native Germany, he often perceives it as a (digitally) developing country. Access to free WiFi...
  • 18 Oct 2017

    Big Data is dead – long live big data

    Everyone is talking about Big Data – and it already seems to sink into irrelevance. How do companies face the challenge of working with large data volumes, which are collected thanks to Cloud technologies? Here is an overview.If you search for „Big Data“ in the Hype-Cycle of the market research company Gartner, you have to go back to  2014. Big Data has already been in the so-called Trough of Disillusionment three years ago and...
  • 13 Oct 2017

    Prevent fraud and maximize conversions – how to balance security and convenience

    Fraud protection and the balancing of security and convenience for customers is an ongoing challenge for modern e-commerce sites, whether they are planning to broaden their horizons and expand beyond home markets or improve current methods to drive conversion rates. Retailers need to provide favored payment methods in local markets, but each of these bring varying levels of risk. Credit cards, for example, are convenient but vulnerable to fraud,...