Remote and roaming workers are constantly checking email, downloading data, and staying productive. Results are their top priority—security is not. IT organizations need to keep up with these high-performers to update their security software and scan their systems for viruses without reducing their productivity. This paper looks at the security challenges posed by employees working beyond the company's secure perimeter, and proposes a transition to a cloud-based security service.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jul 13, 2015
With the massive growth of data from the Internet of Things (IOT) to collaboration to compliance, users are demanding low-cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage data center storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures.
Cloudian HyperStore is an example of the new breed of software-designed storage. Cloudian HyperStore allows companies to build their own public or private cloud storage infrastructure including enterprise IT organizations, cloud service providers, or cloud hosting providers. This document gathers the essential information about a scale-out storage reference architecture and a real-world example from the Cloudian support organization that uses the Cloudian HyperStore® appliances that are powered by Lenovo hardware.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
If you are a Value Added Reseller (VAR), you know your business is changing fast as cloud services are replacing legacy deliverables, such as hardware and software. The reasons are clear: the cloud offers better, cheaper, and more stable services than the functionality it is replacing. And, the cloud is growing; by the end of 2013, the size of the cloud computing market will be about $150 billion (Gartner, 2010).
Online backup (OLB) is a particularly good entry to cloud services, because it is easy to sell, deploy and manage, keeps you connected to your clients and provides them with a vital, potentially business-saving service.
Many IT managers, owners, and CIOs are embracing the benefits of cloud IT. Cloud has now reached critical mass in the consciousness of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), whether they are acquiring new software-as-a-service (SaaS) capabilities or making infrastructure upgrades via infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Among companies of all sizes, 50% are currently using at least one public SaaS offering, with a further 20% planning to implement public SaaS within the next year. Platform as a service (PaaS) and IaaS are less deployed today, but those areas are seeing substantial interest and growth.
Responding to changes in customer business requirements can lead many companies down the path of delivering Software-as-a-Service solutions. While these SaaS solutions can speed up time to market and offer a more comprehensive solution, there are serious challenges to this process, and considerations that should be made before changing your business model. Learn the top strategies for migrating to a SaaS model.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
It’s of little wonder that backup is a favorite of the channel. According to the CTTA State of the Cloud
Channel 2013 report, 61 percent of solution providers offer some form of cloud-based data backup and
recovery service. Moreover, demand for cloud backup is growing: Solution providers report 58 percent
of their customers ask for services for fresh installs or replacements for legacy hardware and software
Small businesses want backup solutions that provide scale, ease of use, reliability and affordability.
To meet the need and demand of this market segment, solution providers need backup services with these critical attributes, plus the manageability and control to deliver hosted services without compromise.
In our 35-criteria evaluation of software-asa-service
(SaaS) HR management systems
providers, we identified the eight most significant
ones — ADP, Ceridian, Meta4, Oracle, Ramco
Systems, SAP SuccessFactors, Ultimate
Software, and Workday — and researched,
analyzed, and scored them. This report shows
how each provider measures up and helps
application development and delivery (AD&D)
professionals and their HR business stakeholder
clients make the right choice.
Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
Ein neues Security-Modell, das Sie verstehen und nachahmen sollten.
Die Security in Unternehmen ähnelte bisher einer Festungsstrategie, die Anwenderendpunkte abschottete und Mauern um das Netzwerk baute. Heutzutage kann diese Strategie die Nutzung von Mobile Devices und SaaS-Funktionen (Software-as-a-Service), die sich außerhalb der Festung befinden, nicht mehr unterstützen. Daher haben sich Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) nach neuen Lösungen umgesehen, die diese Technologien heute sichern können und die sich einer Zeit anpassen, in der sich sowohl Bedrohungen als auch Unternehmensanforderungen verändern.
Live Chat software can help you to increase online sales conversions and customer service productivity - if you use it correctly. To maximize your live chat ROI it's important to select the right live chat vendor. This PDF provides some essential tips that you should consider in making the best selection.
Die Nutzung von Cloud Computing-Services nimmt weiterhin stark zu, da Unternehmen ihre Geschäftsanwendungen und Daten zu Cloud-basierten Software-, Plattformund Infrastrukturdiensten migrieren. Gartner geht davon aus, dass die Ausgaben für öffentliche Cloud-Dienste im Jahr 2017 um 18 % steigen und bis 2020 mehr als 50 % der IT-Ausgaben in Zusammenhang mit der Cloud-Implementierung stehen werden.
Deloitte Global sagt voraus, dass bis Ende des Jahres 2022 mehr als die Hälfte aller IT-Ausgaben auf IT-as-a-Service-Anbieter entfallen werden. Bei der Frage nach den größten Herausforderungen bei der Cloud-Absicherung nannten in der 2016er Ausgabe dieser Umfrage 56 % der befragten Sicherheitsexperten den unzureichenden Zugriff auf die erforderlichen Daten für die Reaktion auf Zwischenfälle sowie für forensische Analysen. 62 % gaben an, dass sie über nicht autorisierte Zugriffe von Außenstehenden besorgt sind, und 59 % machten sich Sorgen über andere Cloud-Mandanten. Von den 10 %, die eine Ko
Das IT-Marktforschungsunternehmen IDC hat eine globale Studie unter mehr als 3 500 IT-Führungskräften auf der ganzen Welt durchgeführt und fand heraus, dass Unternehmen jeder Größenordnung PC Life Style as a Service-Modelle zur Reduzierung der Kosten, Verkürzung von Aktualisierungszyklen und zur Beschaffung besserer Technologie für ihre Mitarbeiter in Erwägung ziehen.
Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) vereint Hardware, Software, Lebenszyklusservices und Finanzierung in einer umfassenden Lösung, die einen einzelnen, vorhersehbaren Preis pro Arbeitsplatz pro Monat bietet und von Dell Financial Services bereitgestellt wird. Erfahren Sie mehr über Dell Lösungen in Zusammenarbeit mit Intel®
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Building on 25 years of server market leadership, the HPE ProLiant Gen9 portfolio—which includes HPE OneView software for simplified, converged management—offers optimal performance, increased storage, reduced energy consumption, and greater visibility and control across IT environments. Now everyone from enterprises to small and medium businesses (SMBs) can lower the cost of IT services, reduce delivery times, and improve their overall performance to gain a competitive edge. Download this white paper to learn more about the HPE ProLiant Gen9 portfolio.
Cherwell Service Management™ software empowers IT organizations to easily manage their infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with traditional, legacy IT service management software. Designed with a metadata-driven approach, the Cherwell Service Management platform can easily be configured to meet process and integration requirements without writing or touching a single line of code. Furthermore, configurations will never break during version upgrades.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: May 18, 2015
This white paper explores how CIOs and business leaders need to think much more broadly about how their technology fits into a global network of services due to the rise of cloud infrastructure, software as a service, the global data footprint, and mobile apps.
Le cloud est devenu un incontournable des technologies de l'information depuis près de dix ans. SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) et désormais XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service) : autant de solutions technologiques proposées sous forme de services qui stimulent l'adoption de ce que nous appelons collectivement les services cloud.
Voke conducted a survey of 505 participants from technology and non-technology companies to explore their use of service virtualization and its results. Organizations using service virtualization experienced fewer defects, reduced software cycles, and increased customer satisfaction.
The 2015 Service Virtualization Market Snapshot™ REPORT by Voke Research provides real-world data to help you justify the investment in service virtualization.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
The cloud is a network of servers housing data, software, and services. Cloud services are commonly accessed via the Internet, instead of locally in a data center. Businesses are increasingly relying on the cloud for cybersecurity for two key reasons: 1. Due to a changing threat landscape, there’s a need for more scale, accuracy, experience, and collective intelligence. These resources are out of reach internally for most organizations. 2. There are fundamental limits with on-premises hardware mitigation appliances and enterprise data centers for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and web attack protection.
Die Cloud ist ein Servernetzwerk, das Daten, Software und Services umfasst. Auf Clouddienste wird für gewöhnlich über das Internet, und nicht lokal in einem Rechenzentrum, zugegriffen. Wenn es um Cybersicherheit geht, verlassen sich immer mehr Unternehmen auf die Cloud. Die zwei Hauptgründe: 1. Aufgrund der sich ständig ändernden Bedrohungslandschaft wird immer mehr Umfang, Genauigkeit, Erfahrung und kollektive Intelligenz benötigt. Diese Anforderungen können die meisten Unternehmen intern nicht erfüllen. 2. Lokale Appliances und Unternehmensrechenzentren haben prinzipiell ihre Grenzen, wenn es um Abwehrmechanismen gegen DDoS- (Distributed Denial of Service) und Webangriffe geht.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
While just about everyone is writing about how IT and the businesses it serves need to be transformed, the actual industry answers to both digital and IT transformation remain unclear at best. Are transformational initiatives all about analytics and big data? Or are they about the move to cloud in all its varieties? Support for mobile? More agile ways of working and developing software? Or are they actually all about crafting teams to promote more proactive dialog between the business and IT?
The truth is, of course, digital and IT transformation depend on all of the above and more. They also depend on a resilient infrastructure that’s easily adapted to changing business priorities without requiring long hours spent on maintenance, updates, and addressing problems of service availability. But making all this work clearly and cohesively is far beyond the purview of almost any solution today—whether from a software management perspective or from a hardware infrastructure perspective.