Consumerization of IT forces enterprises to rethink their approach to IT service delivery. What does consumerization really mean and why does it matter? Understand the basics to accurately identify the practical implications and benefits for your organization. This guide explores the realities of IT Consumerization to define challenges and opportunities. Learn best practices and get actionable recommendations. Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
“Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities,” outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:
• Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
• Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
• Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs
See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say and get recommendations for change.
Application performance management helps deliver the application performance users and the business demand. Effectively monitoring and troubleshooting application performance issues requires a comprehensive solution.
It's not your fault that you're stuck in Spreadsheet prison. We know you're innocent. There’s a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called “cells.” This ebook outlines why spreadsheets deserve the death sentence and articulates the benefits of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management.
Many organizations use Office 365’s cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.
IBM SmartCloud Solutions is a unique portfolio of SaaS and BPaaS capabilities that accelerate business process innovation, deliver business analytics at the point of impact, and enable collaboration within and across the enterprise. Learn how to leverage a growing portfolio of 80+ IBM SasS and BPaaS solutions, accelerate your business process innovation, deliver business analtyics at the point of impact and connect people with collaborative business networks.
This white paper examines the DDoS threat spectrum including conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and an emerging wave of low-bandwidth threats, plus the new threat vectors likely to target emerging service platforms.
This whitepaper utilizes end-user interviews to better understand their DDoS defense plans, where they discovered a clear knowledge gap around the Denial of Service attacks in use and the defenses needed to maintain availability. The paper provides detail on the attacks in use, suggests realistic defensive architectures and tactics and explains the basic process required to have a chance of defending against a DDoS attack.
GigaOM’s research analyst Mark Leary and Silver Peak’s virtualization and cloud expert, Vivian Xu, discuss the benefits of a SDN (Software-Defined Network). See how industry leaders are leveraging SDN principles to that overcome the challenges of moving data across distance and create more flexibility.
While the potential value of XenApp is high, that value will not be fully realized if the solution does not perform as needed or expected. This Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) white paper reviews the key challenges and requirements for performance management specifically related to Citrix XenApp deployments and examines the Riverbed Performance Management solution in that light.
Midmarket organizations are transforming their IT infrastructure to better accommodate the needs of the business. Two major pieces of this transformation are virtualization and cloud computing, which rely heavily on network performance to ensure success. However, in many cases, these organizations lack the tools to properly monitor virtualized environments in order to meet SLAs. Riverbed has recognized this gap and is delivering a full featured, scalable solution that is priced for the midmarket.
The focus of this paper is to highlight the features and capabilities of Cascade Pilot that NetForecast has come to rely on. It has been used when performing a study for a client or performing an internal study to extend its knowledge about a particular topic.
Riverbed Technology and VMware are working together to provide comprehensive monitoring and troubleshooting for VMware VXLAN using Riverbed Cascade. Cascade products are a cost-effective, application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution that provides real-time, end-to-end visibility into the performance of critical business applications across the physical network and SDN virtual overlay network.
Riverbed Cascade provides enterprise-wide network and application visibility with a full set of application-centric, site-centric, and business-centric views. While Cascade can coexist or integrate with a variety of other IT management solutions, it will likely become your first line of defense against application performance problems.
Managing performance in a virtual network and in software-defined networks has remained a critical challenge. VMware and Riverbed have collaborated to provide visibility into these blind spots. Read this 2-page Impact Brief from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) to learn what this means for shops that are embracing VXLAN today.
Keep your network running at peak performance with insights from the Forrester report How real-time application awareness translates into speed and reliability; the Enterprise Management Associates report How Riverbed Cascade helps you discover, monitor, troubleshoot and report on performance challenges; and the International Herald Tribune case study on keeping automated newspaper production up at all times.
With the relentless pace of growth in applications and services, your corporate network has become even more critical than before, and the stakes have never been higher. Download this white paper from Enterprise Management Associates to learn how Riverbed Cascade stacks up as a solution for discovering, monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting on your critical IT performance challenges.
Like many financial institutions today, the full-service Swedish bank featured in this case study has responded to changing customer needs, evolving from its original founding more than 100 years ago. As a result, the bank has realized remarkable success. Of course, along with that success have come significant challenges. New business growth, plus the rise in Internet and mobile banking, intensified the bank’s need for continuous availability of its IT infrastructure. IBM Resiliency Consulting Services helped the bank strengthen and streamline its environment. In the case study, you can read how teaming with IBM helped the bank meet recovery point and recovery time objectives; mitigate risk; and provide the flexibility to meet business demands without added IT expense.
To better understand the value that firms are deriving from Unified Communications (UC), the status of its adoption, and the barriers to full implementation, IBM engaged Forrester Consulting to survey network and telecom buyers and reflect upon existing research. Data from this survey, combined with existing research and insights, yields a picture of UC deployment and decision-making in enterprises.