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.
Learn about the "two tier ERP approach" and how you can leverage SAP S/4HANA Cloud to innovate with digital core in subsidiaries while simplifying the relationship between headquarter and subsidiary and balancing cost, efficiency and innovation.
For hospitality leaders, anticipating consumer trends and seeking innovations that enhance guest experiences are vital exercises that need to be practiced diligently. Now, more than ever – with the coming wave of disruptive technologies – taking these steps helps ensure success tomorrow.
The data integration tool market was worth approximately $2.8 billion in constant currency at the end of 2015, an increase of 10.5% from the end of 2014. The discipline of data integration comprises the practices, architectural techniques and tools that ingest, transform, combine and provision data across the spectrum of information types in the enterprise and beyond — to meet the data consumption requirements of all applications and business processes.
The biggest changes in the market from 2015 are the increased demand for data virtualization, the growing use of data integration tools to combine "data lakes" with existing integration solutions, and the overall expectation that data integration will become cloud- and on-premises-agnostic.
"When the CMO Council recently asked more than 200 senior marketing decision makers how effectively they have aligned physical and digital experiences, half admitted that these integrated experiences were selective, at best. Yet it is alignment, consistency and connection that drive the foundational relationship between the brand and the buyer.
The CMO Council, in partnership with IBM, will host a one-hour interactive webcast with industry-leading media, entertainment and telecommunications marketers to discuss how audience insights across the digital and physical experience have been turned into action, allowing these brands to personalize and enrich each engagement.
Multiple case studies will also be discussed during the webcast that focus on the power of segmentation and innovations around cognitive computing. Speakers include Liz Miller, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the CMO Council; Jody Sarno, Dedicated Client Partner, Communications Industry for IBM; Chris Crayner, Ch
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.
When it comes to fighting modern malware, there is no “silver bullet” that can guard against every threat every time. That’s why Intel Security takes a different approach. We combine multiple layers of advanced malware protection, detection, and correction technologies into a single endpoint defense fabric. To keep up with cyberthreat innovation, effective detection and analysis requires new state-of-the-art anti-malware technologies: Real Protect and Dynamic Application Containment, complemented by the McAfee® Advanced Threat Defense sandbox. Find out how these tools work together to systematically protect against the most dangerous malware threats.
This e-book provides an overview of private cloud models, the underlying technologies that enable successful deployments and the security challenges—and benefits—of deploying a private cloud. Finally, it discusses security technologies and approaches that maximize protection, minimize risk and leverage the private cloud to drive innovation.
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.