Cloud computing refers to the use of Internet ("cloud") based computer technology for a variety of services. It is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualisedresources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them.
As companies mature in their use of public cloud environments, many realize they need to augment security availability services as well as formulate best practices in determining which data is appropriate for public cloud environments.
Cloud-delivered big data analytics presents an enormous opportunity for organizations that want to become more agile, more efficient and more competitive. To capitalize on the full potential of this opportunity, businesses need cloud-enabled big data analysis solutions that are flexible, simple, secure and open.
Ready to effectively monitor in the cloud? It’s time to go beyond vendor provided data and establish performance metrics and baselines that matter. The 3 Key Cloud Monitoring Metrics IT Brief helps you identify cloud monitoring challenges while providing the strategies to succeed.
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With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Everyone should be able to communicate from any device - especially in an emergency situation. The Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration Solution (IPICS) brings this capability to ANY organization without anyone having to purchase new or unique devices. In this clip we build a fully functional network on set to see exactly how this works, even using an iPad to communicate to a hand held radio.
Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data, and things — will generate $19 trillion in Value at Stake for the private and public sectors combined between 2013 and 2022. More than 42 percent of this value — $8 trillion — will come from one of IoE’s chief enablers, the Internet of Things (IoT).
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This white paper focuses on new ways to help and protect the Business and shows new trends which have changed the demands on IT organizations and the business.
The world of IT has changed dramatically over the past 1-2 years, as cloud and mobility have changed the demands on IT organizations and the business. As a result, IT must evolve how it interacts with the business to help the business grow and succeed.
This white paper focuses on how the new trends impacting business today (cloud adoption, increased mobility, rise of social media and the increased amount of online data sharing) make the need for strong authentication more important than ever.
It is imperative that emerging IaaS providers and MSPs gain deep insights into existing pricing models so they can attain low cost structures, increase profitability, boost competitiveness, and improve customer retention.
CIOs and other senior IT leaders have a growing responsibility to ensure that the right steps for cost savings and optimization are understood and applied. This report focuses on the clear and practical steps you can take to optimize cloud spend and get the most value for your dollar.
This report provides a detailed overview of the Linux container ecosystem. It explains the various components of container technology and analyzes the ecosystem contributions from companies to accelerate the adoption of Linux-based containers.
This report will help CIOs, application architects, and IT decision-makers identify common patterns of implementation failures and successes and provide a framework for evaluating multi-cloud environments.
In a second-quarter 2014 Gigaom Research survey of 500 IT decision-makers at large U.S. companies, we identified strategic buyers as those who report using cloud resources for new business and revenue streams as opposed to those who don’t.
Midsize organizations strive for success. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions— including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a midsize organization to meet the needs of its employees and customers today and also allow the organization to make simple but rewarding changes in the future. Technology must support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, engaging with suppliers, and conducting many common business
Midmarket enterprises strive for success in a highly competitive landscape. Being a successful leader means encouraging employees to collaborate and work more efficiently to increase the success of the enterprise. Technology solutions can empower employees for success at work, home, and when mobile, but technology must also be able to support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, fostering innovation, and engaging with an enterprise’s stakeholders.
As the corporate landscape becomes increasingly mobile,
and workers collaborate across a growing range of devices,
organizations are implementing an agile and secure unified
communications infrastructure. Active deployment of UC
technology solutions has been on the rise among
enterprises; however, adoption among midsize businesses
has been notably slower. Yet in seeking ways to do more
with less, midsize organizations are increasingly turning to
the cloud and converged networks to provide UC solutions.
Experience the flexibility of cloud-based collaboration, which can help businesses like yours to more quickly deploy applications to promote productivity. The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) offers highly secure collaboration solutions for public, private, and hybrid clouds from partners delivering Cisco Powered cloud services.
Enterprises are rapidly adopting cloud computing solutions in order to meet dynamically changing business
requirements. These solutions are typically comprised of both private and public cloud deployments, resulting in
the creation of hybrid clouds that are designed to rapidly scale up and down in response to user demands, and they
provide the advantages of elastic computing economics. In order to benefit from this environment, businesses need
to connect with these hybrid clouds more easily from their heterogeneous bases, and balance the need for
compliance and control against the need to rapidly innovate and the ability to scale as required. This presents a
complex integration challenge for IT organizations. As a result, they increasingly find themselves brokering cloud
services as opposed to creating an all-private cloud environment.