The cloud is now the center of most enterprise IT strategies. Many enterprises find that a well-planned “lift and shift” move to the cloud results in an immediate business payoff. This whitepaper is intended for IT pros and business decision makers in Microsoft-centric organizations who want to take a cloud-based approach to IT and must modernize existing business-critical applications built on Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server. This paper covers the benefits of modernizing applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how to get started on the journey.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Businesses understand more than ever that they depend on data for insight and competitive advantage. And when it comes to data, they have always wanted easy access and fast performance.
But how is the situation different now? Today, organizations want those elements and more. They want IT to strip away the limitations of time with faster deployment of new databases and applications. They want IT to reduce the limitations of distance by giving remote and branch offices better and more reliable access. And in a global world where business never stops, they want IT to ensure data availability around the clock.
If IT can deliver databases and applications faster, on a more automated and consistent basis, to more locations without having to commit onsite resources, IT will be free to focus on more strategic projects.
"Explore survey results on the readiness of organizations to meet the compliance needs of the GDPR.
Given the GDPR is set to have wide-ranging implications for the type of data that can be used in non-production environments, CA Technologies wanted in particular to understand how companies are planning for the GDPR and what processes and technology is needed to help them.
Explore the results of a survey to understand the readiness of organizations to meet the compliance needs of the GDPR."
"As the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms overhead, finding specific answers to these obvious questions, How do I best want to secure my data, and which kind of data? Which milestones along the development journey are most at risk?, you might also begin to ask the right questions about how to solve them, and with that, begin ticking the GDPR box for each and every task at hand.
View this Computing Research report to understand why GDPR is a state of mind, not just a technology solution."
Published By: Lucidworks
Published Date: Aug 24, 2016
Online search functionality should feel seamless. Type what you’re looking for, and watch it appear instantly—like magic. No stumbling through category hierarchies or landing pages; just fast, accurate, search results pointing you to exactly what you want. Unfortunately, ecommerce search isn’t quite there yet.
Download this eBook to learn 12 must-have query types to optimize your organization's eCommerce search.
The VMware 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report was performed in July 2016 and is a study that examined digital workspace adoption among global organizations across industries. Data represents a survey of 1,263 business decision makers (BDMs) and IT influencers to examine the worldwide progress in transitioning from the client-server era to the mobile-cloud era.
Respondents acknowledged that game-changing IT relies on organizations adopting a digital workspace that includes security and identify management as vital components. With realistic prospects of achieving astounding return on investment (ROI), even businesses that cited obstacles to adoption may want to consider taking another look at business mobility initiatives.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Oct 09, 2017
Tailoring experiences for customers is critical to make your business standout. Customization works well for organizations that want to enhance their standard customer experience but don’t have the necessary tools or strategy for in-depth personalization. Learn about the 5 best practices for customizing websites and the 5 biggest challenges marketers face while customizing their websites.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 12, 2017
With IT departments stretched thin, it’s no wonder more businesses are looking to outsource their backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan. The rise of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a big win for businesses that want their IT staff focusing on strategic business goals but still require a dependable, provable BDR deployment. Find out more by reading our white paper, 5 reasons to choose DRaaS.
Carbonite DoubleTakeTM is now delivering leading DRaaS solutions for complex and mixed environments. Contact us to learn more.
The intent of this document is to help customers who are interested in implementing security protection mechanisms in Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) domains.
As flash costs continue to drop and new, flash-driven designs help to magnify the compelling economic advantages AFAs offer relative to HDD-based designs, mainstream adoption of AFAs —first for primary storage workloads and then ultimately for secondary storage workloads — will accelerate. Well-designed AFAs that still leverage legacy interfaces like SAS will be able to meet many performance requirements over the next year or two.
Those IT organisations that aim to best position themselves to handle future growth will want to look at next-generation AFA offerings, as the future is no longer flash-optimised architectures (implying that HDD design tenets had to be optimised around) —
it is flash-driven architectures.
Today’s consumers are more demanding than ever before. They want experiences that are personalized, relevant, and consistent—whether they’re interacting with your company online, in-store, or on the phone. Oh, and they want only positive experiences. Poor customer service is unacceptable across any channel, including the often-overlooked mobile device.
Download this brief to learn how you can deliver the most meaningful, positive, and consistent customer experiences across all channels that enhance loyalty and deliver results.
Much of the customer experience is broken because the marketing experience is broken. But it’s not marketing’s fault. With legacy technology, marketers only get a distorted view of the customer because data silos cannot be shared across channels. In fact, a recent Forbes article states that “65% of marketers are not giving consumers what they want.”
Read this guide to discover how to provide customer experiences that are managed as carefully as the product, the price, and the promotion of the marketing mix.
Organizations face onboarding risks of BYOS (Bring Your Own Service) as they hire new employees that bring their own cloud services into the work environment. Risks facing IT and security teams include protecting corporate data and defending against modern threats. While IT and Security teams want to adopt modern cloud applications and increase business agility, they also want to implement visibility and monitoring to protect corporate data and comply to security policies. This session will highlight how new methodologies available today enable organizations to discover sanctioned and un-sanctioned cloud services that are being used within their organization, and how they can apply consistent security policies across the public and private cloud to protect corporate data and conform to compliance policies.
Digitalization has spurred new opportunities for how business gets done. With the emergence of big data and mobility, enterprises see the promise of making employees more productive and keeping customers more engaged. And they recognize that efficient, prompt application development and delivery are instrumental for taking advantage of these new opportunities. In this unforgiving era of digitalization, you need to be first to market if you want to flourish.
Today all businesses battle with unprecedented competitive pressures. In order to succeed—or even survive—
they must rapidly adapt to constantly changing environments, in every industry and sector. What does this
mean for IT leaders? Transformation, on all fronts.
The very factors driving digital transformation in businesses are also pressuring IT organizations to transform.
Customer expectations have increased. Companies live and die by the applications they provide to their customers
and employees. A smartphone is the modern bank branch. The palm of your hand is replacing traditional brick-and-mortar
stores. Access without delay or interruption, 24/7, is the new normal. If they can’t get what they want, when
they want it, customers go elsewhere.
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster than at any time in history. It used to take decades to disrupt a market, but natively digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is becoming an agile organization—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. This shift to being an agile business has now become a top initiative for IT and business leaders. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology to make IT more agile in 2014, according to ZK Research.
Ask the average business user what they know about Business Intelligence (BI)
and data analytics, and most will claim to understand the concepts. Few, however,
will profess to know how analytics works or to have the skills needed to put it
into practice. Despite being knowledgeable about their industry and experienced
in running their organizations, the majority of business users lack expertise in
analytics and visualization techniques—but that doesn’t stop them from wanting
to have a go.
This situation has led to ease of use and accessibility becoming the main focus
for recent updates from all the leading BI vendors—but making tools easier and
more widely accessible is only part of the answer.
A better approach is to work both sides of the gap. To make tools that can
empower business users to discover and unlock value in their data—and that
extend capabilities for experts, so they can share the analytics workload, improve
efficiency, and focus on higher level work.
This infographic highlights how the majority of people want digital tools in their jobs.
Here's a look at that research, highlighting how people feel about it, and just why it makes it all the more important to tame the bear.
Dr. Louis DiToppa, a physician for 24 years, didn't want to be tied down with paper charts any longer. He needed an EMR that would allow him to stay connected to his practice and patients anywhere, anytime. athenahealth's electronic medical record and other practice management services gave Dr. DiToppa that flexibility and enabled him to get more money and more control over his practice.
Is your well-worn playbook in need of a refresh? What worked best for B2B marketers last year may not help you optimize a moment with a customer or prospect today. All too often, baked in processes get in the way of delighting customers.
If you’re a B2B marketer who wants to be a game changer, you have come to the right place. This reader is for marketers who crave to poke and pull apart the “tried and true”.
Break the cycle of “best practice” rituals and ask yourself these questions:
- When was the last time you made a truly bold move in your marketing?
- Do you have any idea how bad your data problem really is?
-How long will you continue to create sales content nobody uses?
We answer these questions and more- download the free guide today!
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become.
To learn more, visit purestorage.com/cloud.
Digitale Technologien verändern alles – und ihr disruptiver Einfluss ist sowohl in der Konsum- als auch in den Unternehmenslandschaften spürbar. Verbrauchern steht es dabei theoretisch frei, digitale Lösungen anzunehmen oder zurückzuweisen. Für Unternehmen sieht es jedoch anders aus: Entweder sie rüsten sich für diesen Wandel – oder sie riskieren unterzugehen.
Unternehmen in Deutschland haben verschiedene Trends nicht nur analysiert und evaluiert, sondern sich auch damit beschäftigt, wie sie digitale disruptive Strömungen, Technologien und Produkte für sich nutzen können. Angesichts der bisher nicht gekannten regulatorischen Veränderungen wird digitale Technologie als wertschöpfende, Umsatz generierende Kraft gesehen.
By 2017, 83% of all online advertising will be purchased programmatically, according to eMarketer. Don’t left behind. Download this informative eBook to learn why you should be investing in programmatic right now. Whether you're a beginner with a basic curiosity, or you have already executed a programmatic ad buy but you want to learn more, you'll discover exactly what programmatic is, why you need it, and how it works. Ultimately, you'll discover why Programmatic Matters.
• The key players in the programmatic ecosystem and how to work with them to execute a successful campaign
• Why data is the key ingredient of programmatic
• How to leverage targeting to your advantage