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.
It’s time to make working together what it should be—intuitive.
Cisco Webex Teams enables teams to meet, create and communicate continuously on a single easy-to-use platform.
Tools adapt, so teams don’t have to. The same page? Everyone is on it, no matter what device or apps they like to use
or where they are.
Innovation and work keep moving forward, even after a meeting ends. And everyone enjoys an exceptional experience safeguarded by enterprise-grade security no matter how big the business scales.
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.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departments to spend less time managing separate data center components and more time proactively delivering value to the business. In this white paper, we compare the portfolio offerings of Dell EMC and HPE, and highlight significant benefits to be realized when partnering with the HCI market leader: Dell EMC.
Dell EMC provides a tightly integrated software ecosystem and the flexibility to run multiple workload types, providing solutions to a broader customer base than HPE.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 16, 2018
IT transformation is a strategic focus for IT executives as they seek to free up time, money and resources to invest in digital innovation. The most successful organizations are paying more attention to data protection as a critical element to transform and modernize the entire IT stack and deliver greater business value.
Cloud services are poised to boost US GDP by $2 trillion over the next decade, according to new research commissioned by Oracle—but not every firm will benefit. In Intelligent Finance: How CFOs Can Lead the Coming Productivity Boom, Dr. Michael Mandel, senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, shares how finance leaders across industries can help their organizations benefit from the coming wave of US productivity using cloud services—and the emerging technologies and global best practices they deliver.
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
Before creating new technologies, we must think about how to create the right values to be also able to sell it. All the technology that is required for “Industry 4.0” is available today already, so in fact Industry 4.0 can be seen more than an innovation driver for new businesses that are not exploited today, than an innovation driver for technology. If these existing technologies are assembled properly together and combined with the right business models, there is really good chance to profit from Industry 4.0.
This white paper looks into the ways one can profit from Industry 4.0 by differentiating through new business models.
"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
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
IBM Planning Analytics Local is the on-premises version of the planning solution built on the powerful, in-memory OLAP engine of IBM TM1. It automates your planning, budgeting and forecasting, and helps you link operational tactics with financial plans.
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about the latest innovations in IBM Planning Analytics Local, including:
Workspace: The interactive interface that enables you to quickly drill through to supporting detail to understand the underlying assumptions in your plans. It lets you create custom dashboards and colorful, compelling visualizations with ease.
IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel: The next-generation Microsoft Excel add-in that lets you retain Excel functionality and formatting when moving data between IBM TM1 and Excel.
Hierarchies: The new capability that enables you to model and drill into attributes as if they were a dimension -- without having to create a new dimension or add elements (members) to the hierarchy, for unprecedented insight into your IBM TM1 data.
Digital innovation has fundamentally changed how the world operates. As modern
technology permeates every area of our lives, our expectations around the
availability of information and the speed with which we can obtain it are higher
than ever before. This applies to how we shop, as well as how we make business
and major life decisions.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
Learn why a new approach is needed.
Read this whitepaper, “A New Approach to Audit and Control in Enterprise Software”, and discover more about the changing landscape of control and governance. Learn how rethinking technology can be the touchstone to separation of duties, transparent business processes and comprehensive auditing. Understand:
•How the changing world of control and governance places new requirements on today’s finance systems
•Why legacy systems with bolt-on finance controls fail to deliver complete compliance
•How technology innovations help transform the finance function and reinforce control
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Forrester, a leading independent research firm, analysed and scored the most significant cloud HR management systems on the market. Its findings?
Workday is a leader in SaaS HRMS. In fact, we received the highest possible score in 16 criteria, including business vision, technology innovation, usability, mobile—and more.
“Workday articulates a clear vision for the transformational value of the HR function and an innovative technology vision based on business flexibility, advanced analytics and user experiences, and a unified platform.”
—Forrester Research, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, Q3 2017”; 22 August 2017.
Get your complimentary report to learn:
•Forrester’s objective review of each provider
•How each provider measures up against Forrester’s rigorous criteria
•Why Workday is a leader in SaaS HRMS
Since the early days of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for this category, there have been successive waves of innovation. Back in 2002, integrated firewalls captured the market’s (and Gartner’s) attention. Over the years, we’ve seen technologies, such as full disk encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), behavioral detection, application control, and more recently, machine learning, as effective new ways to protect endpoints, detect threats and give security teams peace of mind. Trend Micro has consistently been part of these innovation waves.
It’s clear that the market is excited about Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR). There are two drivers for this, and we are committed to delivering effective solutions in both areas.