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: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Dell EMC VxRail, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, is the only fully integrated VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, delivering a turnkey solution that simplifies and extends VMware environments. Streamline IT infrastructure, gain new levels of speed and performance to enhance the end-user experience, and spend more time on innovation. Plus, Dell EMC VxRail is more than 30% lower total cost of ownership compared to a build-your-own solution. This report looks at:
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Over the past few years, organizations have used a variety of tools and technologies
to enable basic mobile device management (MDM) and essential apps like email and
calendar. But those capabilities are inadequate for companies that want to move beyond
the basics and transform their business processes by securely moving apps and data
to the cloud. For AirWatch customers, this means they should start evaluating leading
enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms like MobileIron in order to achieve
their mobile transformation goals. Our platform is 100% focused on building today’s
modern enterprise architecture, which is quickly shifting core business processes away
from legacy technologies and standardizing on mobile devices and cloud services.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Numerous studies demonstrate that a diverse and inclusive workforce is more collaborative and generates higher levels of creativity and productivity. Yet, despite the best intentions, many of today’s organizations still struggle in an attempt to increase diversity and belonging. Why? Research from the NeuroLeadership Institute suggests that unconscious thought patterns can impede organizational diversity and belonging initiatives. Register for the webinar to gain a better understanding of these challenging thought patterns and to learn the extent to which they impact such important aspects of business as decision-making, team building, hiring, innovation, and workplace success.
As with most innovations in business information technology, the ultimate truth about cloud lies somewhere in between. There is little doubt that cloud-based infrastructures offer an immediate opportunity for smaller organizations to avoid the costly investment needed for a robust on-premises computing environment. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without investing in any local hardware. Large organizations with mature on-premises computing infrastructures are looking to Hadoop platforms to help them benefit from the vast array of structured and unstructured data from cloud-based sources. Organizations have feet in both cloud and on-premises worlds. In fact, one could easily argue that we already live in a “hybrid” world.
Data matters more than ever to business success. But value does not come from data alone. Rather, it comes from the insights enabled by data. No matter what your role is, or where you are in your data journey, you are looking for ways to drive innovation.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
A forward-looking CMDB does more than keep an organization's IT operations running. It draws clear connections between IT components and business services, which is the core of Business Service Management (BSM). But even more critical than the CMDB's ability to support business as it is now, is the question of how well it will drive business innovation in the future.
Published By: Mindtree
Published Date: Nov 01, 2016
Learn how to cut costs so you can self-fund growth initiatives. An expert Managed Services guide can help you map a smart path to streamlining processes, outsourcing services and rearchitecting systems. With a customized plan in place, your Managed Services provider can begin to optimize IT and increase efficiencies through continuous improvements.
Discover how Managed Services providers:
Guarantee savings every year so you can invest in growth opportunities such as digital and analytics
Optimize the run-the-business side of IT to accelerate innovation
Deliver continuous improvements to productivity, quality and time to market
Learn how to:
- Build the capability to become a conduit for product innovation.
- Assess and identify the suppliers most likely to provide game-changing innovations.
- Engage suppliers and internal stakeholders throughout the innovation process.
Watch this IBM webcast featuring Gartner’s Cameron Haight, to learn how APM and DevOps have changed with agile practices. In just 30 minutes you’ll learn how to:
- Streamline the innovation process with APM
- Evaluate APM tools
- Apply APM across the full DevOps tool chain, from development to production
- Accelerate product releases across hybrid cloud environments with APM
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
Stratecast regularly examines the monetization processes and functions within the communications service provider (CSP) sector. This week’s SPIE looks at how other industries are now benefiting from monetization concepts first developed within telecom; and how taking advantage of the details within the monetization process itself enables innovation in surprising new ways. This report also assesses how one company—goTransverse—is enabling a variety of customers across various industries to change how they do business; applying monetization principles in somewhat unconventional ways.
Employee engagement levels have been dropping for several years, and today they hover near all-time lows. This decline must be halted and reversed – because at the end of the day, business success comes down to a human equation. Companies can’t grow and thrive without the passion, innovation, and productivity their people bring to the business. Here are five practical, forward-looking steps you can take now, together with guidance on how you can use SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions to increase employee engagement.