Businesses are now competing in an application economy. More than ever, it is the caliber of applications that shapes an organization’s fortunes. Enterprises will increasingly need value-added services that help speed application innovation. Those cloud service providers (CSPs) that address this demand can move up in the value chain, boost differentiation and establish more strategic customer relationships. This white paper details the opportunities, the requirements and the strategies for delivering winning application-centric cloud services in the application economy
As one of the world’s largest Internet commerce platforms, eBay demands extreme data center reliability; any downtime would impact transactions worth more than $2,000 a second. Thus its global data center team must excel simultaneously in delivering uptime and flexibility, while keeping costs down – a truly complex challenge, requiring constant innovation to be successful.
Published By: Toshiba
Published Date: Oct 22, 2010
At Gannon University in Erie, PA, the fall of 2007 not only brought new students, but also new teaching methods to the renowned Radiologic Sciences program that helped drive new innovation and interactive learning in the classroom, and across the campus. The challenge posed was how to make the Radiologic Sciences program interactive, filmless and eventually paperless.
Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each and every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance. Companies that have implemented infrastructure management solutions from CA Technologies Report:
. Service desk calls by as much as 40%
. Reduction of IT management tools in use by 50%
. First-call closure rate improvement by a factor of three
. Mean-time-to-repair improvements of up to 50%
. Staff efficiency improvements of up to 43%
. An average return on investment in nine months or less
Solution Providers looking to gain a competitive edge should read this white paper to learn how recovery-performance based pricing can drive new client acquisition, influence higher customer retention and provide your customers with immediate savings on their backup and recovery costs which they can repurpose on other services and solutions.
This paper is part of a series developed by IDC to educate organizations on the cloud opportunity and provide guidance on how to succeed in the cloud marketplace.
In 2008, IDC started to notice the IT industry was at the beginning of a hyper-disruption – one of those massive shifts that comes along every 20–25 years. In 2011, we had seen enough to give it a name: the 3rd Platform. The new era of technology is built on the four technology pillars for innovation and growth: cloud, mobile, big data, and social technologies.
IBM eX5 Systems have achieved outstanding scalability and performance by applying extensive expertise and years of innovation from other technologies to x86-based servers. It examines rewards that can be achieved in data center consolidation through virtualizing with IBM x86-based servers.
Published By: AccelOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2013
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has had a solid, three-year history tracking AccelOps, a pioneering software developer that enables network and security administrators to
monitor performance, availability and events with just one application. They found that AccelOps customers are enjoying unique benefits in terms of time to value, scope of
value, and cohesiveness in performance and security management thanks to the AccelOps’s premium on pragmatic innovations. This report provides a current view of
AccelOps’ capabilities in industry context, including interview excerpts with three AccelOps customers. Learn how AccelOps can help your business!
Published By: Star2Star
Published Date: Nov 14, 2014
Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies.
The company’s research philosophy originates with the CEO’s 360-Degree Perspective™, which serves as the foundation of its TEAM Research™ methodology. This unique approach
enables us to determine how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth,innovation and leadership. Based on the findings of this Best Practices research, Frost &
Sullivan is proud to present the 2014 North American Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Unified Communications Deployment Architectures to Star2Star Communications.
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
Cyber crime is one of the most innovative businesses in existence today – and make no mistake, it is a business. Cyber criminals are constantly evolving their attack techniques and tools, as cyber security researchers do their best to thwart them. In some ways, you could say that innovation is a core competency in the cyber crime world; perhaps more so even than in legitimate software development.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
As enterprises work to balance IT innovation with efficiency—and increasingly adopt cloud-first strategies—agility is key. In this IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, learn 4 key capabilities supporting cloud adoption and agile integration approaches that offer faster, more flexible workflows.
Companies are pursuing digital transformation. The goal is to improve customer value, operate with greater efficiency and agility, and increase innovation. But as companies leverage new workflows, security has not kept pace, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated. This white paper describes a security paradigm for today’s hostile environment: zero trust.
IT is in the midst of one of its major transformations. IDC has characterized this paradigm shift as the “third platform,” driven by innovations in cloud, big data, mobility and social technologies. Progressive enterprises are seeking to leverage third-platform technologies to create new business opportunities and competitive differentiation through new products and services, new business models and new ways of engaging customers.
DevOps ist nicht mehr topaktuell. Auch Continuous Delivery oder sogar das „Shift-Left“-Paradigma ist nicht mehr als innovativ zu bezeichnen.
Dieses White Paper zeigt auf, wie Sie DevOps-Tools und -Verfahren kundenorientiert einsetzen können, um einen geschäftlichen Nutzen zu erzielen. Dabei wird auf die aktuellen Herausforderungen für Unternehmen eingegangen, wenn sie versuchen, durch DevOps-Innovationen mehr als nur technische Vorteile zu realisieren. Zudem werden die Lücken aufgezeigt, die die Unternehmen in den Continuous Delivery-Ketten schließen müssen, um erfolgreich zu sein. Schließlich befasst sich dieses White Paper auch damit, wie die Themen Anwendereinbindung und Customer Experience in allen Phasen der Bereitstellungspipeline als wichtige Überlegung einbezogen werden.
In too many organizations today, innovation isn’t happening fast enough. Within these businesses, skills are siloed and resources are misaligned. As businesses seek to speed innovation and meet their growth and revenue targets, they have to get maximum utility out of all their investments—including in the areas of IT infrastructure, product development and human resources.
This buyer’s guide is intended to help those decision makers tasked with making this critical buying decision—focusing on the characteristics that help enterprises address both their immediate and long term needs. This guide shows how leveraging a PPM platform that delivers both top-down, strategic portfolio management, as well as bottom-up project management capabilities, helps organizations maximize their ROI over the long term.
Expanding analytic capabilities are critical to digitizing the business, optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and surviving digital disruption
Historically, manufacturers were almost solely focused on reducing costs by applying automation and analytics to engineering, R&D, manufacturing operations, and quality organizations. Even though the strategies used within these areas are still needed, they are not sufficient to ensure business survival and continuity in the age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT.
Today, it is paramount that smart manufacturers broaden their scope because disruptive innovations in data acquisition, storage, and analytics technology have enabled an entirely new degree of automation and virtualization, promising a complete 360-degree high-fidelity virtual data-driven integrated views of all operations—from suppliers and supply chains, through equipment, processes, and manufacturing practices, to final product testing and customer satisfaction.
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Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
Five false assumptions about SD-WAN
By now, almost everyone knows something about software-defined-wide-area networking (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is getting a lot of buzz over its MPLS counterpart, but every innovation in tech comes with certain misconceptions—it’s just part of the territory.
Can SD-WAN take the place of internet? SD-WAN doesn’t require on-premises hardware, right? Outside of cost, is it really better than MPLS?
Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN Myths” for answers to these questions and more, clarity around SD-WAN’s advantages and limitations, and how Forcepoint can help you implement secure SD-WAN for your distributed enterprise.
And yes—SD-WAN really is better than MPLS.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
À l'heure actuelle, toutes les entreprises distribuées ont pris connaissance des technologies réseau basées sur les logiciels. Le SD-WAN fait beaucoup de bruit surtout par rapport au MPLS, mais chaque innovation est toujours accompagnée de certaines idées fausses – cela fait partie du paysage technologique.
Le SD-WAN peut-il remplacer Internet? Le SD-WAN peut-il se passer de matériel sur site ? En dehors du coût, est-ce vraiment mieux que le MPLS?
Lisez ce livret pour obtenir des réponses à ces questions mais aussi pour en savoir plus sur les avantages et les limites du SD-WAN. Vous découvrirez comment Forcepoint peut vous aider à implémenter le SD-WAN sécurisé - la meilleure façon de répondre aux exigences des entreprises distribuées.
Et on confirme – le SD-WAN est vraiment meilleur que le MPLS !
With disruptive ideas and technologies coming thick and fast, formulating a strategic response is critical to long-term survival. How can you prepare a strategy for success?
Read this report to find out:
• how established organisations are meeting the challenge from disruptors
• what models they’re using to gain first-mover access to technology innovation
• why designing an overall portfolio of disruption responses is key
• how to navigate disruption successfully, with a clear four-step approach.
Initiatives that provide a digital customer experience or digitise existing processes merely scratch the surface. To unleash the true potential of digital, you need to reimagine your business model.
Download this report to find out:
• ten key technologies that will change business forever
• why strategy beats technology in the race to transform
• where business leaders think the key changes happen
• the three categories of innovation that will drive digital business models of the future.
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
After several years of relentless hardware and software innovation, the mainframe is at an
inflection point from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a
source of revenue growth and innovation. Organizations are evolving toward what IDC calls
the “connected mainframe.” The platform is transforming from a revenue-supporting machine
into a revenue-generating machine and is increasingly playing a central role in organizations’
digital transformation (DX) journey. Key steps in achieving the connected mainframe require
organizations to modernize and integrate the platform with their internal and external
environments. IDC finds that these modernization and integration initiatives lead to new
business innovations, which in turn are driving revenue growth and improving organizational
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e