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 enterprises build out data center, headquarter, and even branch office networks with ever-increasing Ethernet speeds,
security infrastructure needs to keep up. In the last 3 years, a long list of firewall manufacturers have rolled out products that
support between 40G and 1T of aggregate throughput, and they’re all investigating the need to support new technologies and new physical interfaces at higher performance levels.
Managed Service Providers are bracing for more change in the next two years than they’ve seen in the past 15. Drivers that are creating a perfect storm of disruption include new competitors, converging technologies, and IT everywhere. Change on the scale we are anticipating brings huge opportunities – and major challenges. Whether you emerge a winner or loser will be defined by how you respond to both.
In this whitepaper, you’ll learn:
• Why the Managed Services industry is rapidly commoditizing
• The key to competing with a new breed of competitor
• Why you need to think “mobile computing management”
• How big new players are taking Managed Services to the Cloud
• Concrete strategies for dealing with the big five drivers of change
• And more
This white paper discusses server virtualization’s impact on both maintaining business continuity and preserving data integrity during power outages, and then explains how state-of-the-art power management solutions can help virtualized data centers cope with utility failures more effectively.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 30, 2014
This paper outlines the five simple steps you can take to help prevent sensitive information leakage from your organization, while keeping up with the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. The average employee sends and receives about 29,000 emails per year. One in every 20 of those emails contains “risky” data – from sensitive attachments to social security numbers to protected health information to valuable corporate secrets that set your organization apart. All of this risky data can become toxic to your company if it’s hacked or suffers a breach – causing reputational damage, customer loss, heavy fines, and decreased competitive edge. SilverSky offers a game-changing Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, run on IBM SoftLayer, which brings content-aware policy capabilities normally reserved for complex enterprise DLP solutions. Download this paper to learn more.
The enterprise today is changing rapidly. The intersection of cloud, mobility, social networking and the Internet, what analyst firm Gartner calls the, “Nexus of Forces” is making most medium and large enterprises rethink their enterprise mobile strategies. Employees arebringing their own devices, downloading their own applications and creating their own IT.
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Dec 24, 2014
A Hybrid infrastructure—bringing together on-premises and cloud capabilities—is a strategy many enterprises are embracing in order to maximize the flexibility and performance they need from their IT operations.
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Dec 24, 2014
IT leaders should carefully consider the hybrid cloud model as part of their overall business and IT transformation strategies — either as a pit stop en route to broader public cloud adoption or as an endstate destination that balances on-demand elasticity and usage-based pricing with localized control.
Meet the Top 100 Health-Care Vendors and VARs. These companies aren't just reshaping our IT systems; they're also changing the very essence of patient care. Unprecedented opportunities stemming from Health-Care Reform and Federal Stimulus initiatives have heightened competition in the health-care market. But detailed regulations, qualifications and security concerns have created a landscape where only the truly-educated stand to benefit from the boom.
This eZine will identify new opportunities, strategies and up-sell potential for integrators entering the health-care market. Mounting opportunities, such as HIPPA assessments, audits, compliance tools and risk calculators can translate into unprecedented profit growth. You'll get tips on how some strategic changes can take your health-care package from ailing to the picture of health. You'll also get great a real-life case study on how a five hospital network implemented a solution that let their medical staff tend to patients, instead of records.
Small and medium businesses cannot afford to lose their data. Research shows that even brief server failures can lead smaller businesses to shut their doors for good. In light of this, businesses need workable backup and disaster recovery plans. Until recently, however, most backup and disaster recovery solutions were aimed at large enterprise. Today, the environment is changing. Protecting data is becoming more and more important and new technologies are making backup and recovery strategies viable to smaller businesses.
If you deployed your security solution even just last year, you may not be protected from some of today’s most common malware. Today’s attacks are more frequent, more devious and more targeted, successfully penetrating many businesses that consider their security strategies to be more than adequate.
Is your business protected?
Published By: Steelwedge
Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
Integrated business planning aligns demand, supply and finance plans for a clear line of sight that enables businesses to respond to global marketplace volatility and changing customer demands.
In this whitepaper, learn the seven success strategies for maturing your sales & operations planning process toward full-integrated business planning.
Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust. With Zero Trust there is no default trust for any entity—including users, devices, applications, and packets—regardless of what it is and its location on or relative to the corporate network. This paper discusses the need for a Zero Trust approach to network security, how the Palo Alto Networks® next-generation security platform delivers on these requirements, and provides guidance on how to progressively migrate to a Zero Trust architecture.
In a business rife with tight profit margins, complexity and competition, the profit- and customer-focused Value Added Reseller (VAR) is king. Razor thin margins make every sale an opportunity to make or break profits, while stiff competition and sky-high customer expectations make it harder than ever to earn repeat business.
In this info-packed eBook, you will learn five key strategies that VARs can take that will help their companies not just survive, but actually thrive in today’s environment. You will also learn how FinancialForce Supply Chain Management can help manage your organization’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory - in a single closed loop process.
Published By: AirTight
Published Date: Oct 22, 2014
While 802.11ac and the Internet of Things confer a lot of benefits, they also expose your network to a whole host of security threats. This white paper will describe these threats and address ways in which you can mitigate these threats with AirTight Networks solution.
As the old saying goes, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you." To be successful with cloud, you need to follow the right path. Your underlying strategy is very important, as
are the sales and marketing tactics you use to build out your business. This IDC Market Spotlight provides some key insights on sales, marketing, and business strategies based on IDC's discussions with solution providers that have built successful cloud practices. These insights are not intended to be silver bullets but rather points to ponder as you consider the strategy that will work best for your unique business and circumstances.
Published By: Cloud4Wi
Published Date: Jun 12, 2017
Most companies are struggling to deliver a secure network access for office visitors. Provisioning needs to be easy and not burden IT and staff.
Join our webinar to discover strategies for your company to grow business faster, smarter.