Platforms are hardware and/or software architectures. The term originally dealt with only hardware, and it is still used to refer to a CPU model or computer family. For example, the x86 PC is the world's largest hardware platform. Very often, the term refers to an operating system, and the hardware is implied.
A Google Trends search for “BYOD” reveals it is a fairly new term, appearing in news publications for the first time in late 2011. BYOD is one part of a much larger, deeper-rooted trend: The consumerization of IT, which can be traced back to the early 2000s. Around that time, most everyone had a personal computer, which enabled them to work from home after hours – and to realize the benefits of using the devices that they had carefully chosen and were comfortable using, rather than the corporate devices their IT departments had issued them.
BYOD and the consumerization of IT continued to grow as devices became cheaper and more connected. Where IT leaders were once solely concerned with reining in all the unapproved devices accessing the corporate network, a recent Intel and readwrite report that shows 49 percent of U.S. IT managers “strongly agree that BYOD improves worker productivity.” The next era of BYOD has arrived, and IT departments are thinking about it as a strategic value-ad
The close is the most critical step of every sale, but long, drawn-out processes can cause deals to fall through. Top-performing sales teams use e-signatures to close deals quick and speed time to revenue. Find out how they do it — and how your team can, too — in the CSO Insights report, Optimizing the Quote-to-Close Process.
Register to learn how Uponor tackled these challenges by leveraging The Sitecore® Experience Platform™ and using the Sitecore’s Customer Experience Maturity Model to create a custom marketing roadmap plan that creates extraordinary customer experiences.
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.
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
In this Webinar, you will learn:
- How Today's Environments Push The Limits Of Current Infrastructure
- Why Performance And Mixed Workloads Require A More Powerful Operating Ecosystem
- Key Recommendations and insights to improve architecture infrastructure performance and flexibility
Listen to videos with WIRED Editor Jim Daily and technology experts from The Linux Foundation, Canonical/Ubuntu, SUSE, The Met Office and IBM as they discuss how the latest hybrid cloud infrastructure technology and the best of Linux and open source can yield business innovation and growth.
In this webcast you will hear how clients are already benefiting from the world of waitless computing. You'll see the simple steps you can take to get started, and hear some exciting news about what's coming next from IBM Power Systems. New insights, new products, new markets - this is what IBM Power Systems is all about.
With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, you gain the benefits of the latest generation of Enterprise Linux OS with the power and reliability of IBM hardware. This combination provides the performance and flexibility to run the most demanding business-critical workloads.
Open-source is becoming an increasingly critical component being leveraged by agile enterprises. The capital investment required to develop next generation business solutions demands that components be built and targeted to the platform best suited for the task. Understanding the tools available for you or your developers to gain efficiencies to build solutions once, and deploy on a choice of scalable and reliable platforms is of paramount importance.
In this webinar, you will learn about the availability of SAP HANA across the entire IBM Power Systems line with pre-sized IBM POWER8 configurations that are optimised for SAP HANA, highly available/disaster recovery options for SAP HANA on Power Systems deployments, and systems management solutions to maintain the SAP HANA systems. You will also hear client use cases on why they chose to implement their SAP HANA solution on IBM Power Systems..
OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® is an application platform to help organizations develop, deploy, and manage existing and container-based applications seamlessly across physical, virtual, and public cloud infrastructures. Built on proven open source technologies, OpenShift Enterprise helps application development and IT operations teams modernize applications, deliver new services, and accelerate development processes.
In ESG’s opinion, the evaluation of OpenShift 3 is essential for enterprises looking to modernize application processes to meet growing demands, to stay ahead of the ever-changing market landscape, and to leverage the advantage of emerging industry standards.
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the public deployment-centric cloud application platform component of the platform-as-a-service market through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in this market. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the deployment-centric subset of the overall platform-as-a-service market. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market, both short term and long term.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provides an abstraction that makes developers more productive by helping them focus on creating applications rather than dealing with infrastructures. This is important as information and its associated processing has become central to more businesses, even those in industries that haven’t been historically thought of as dependent on information technology. And that makes writing custom applications in support of an organization’s business objectives more important than ever.
As data warehouses (DWs) and requirements for them continue to evolve, having a strategy to catch up and continuously modernize DWs is vital. DWs continue to be relevant, since as they support operationalized analytics, and enable business value from machine data and other new forms of big data. This TDWI Best Practices report covers how to modernize a DW environment, to keep it competitive and aligned with business goals, in the new age of big data analytics.
This report covers:
• The many options – both old and new – for modernizing a data warehouse
• New technologies, products, and practices to real-world use cases
• How to extend the lifespan, range of uses, and value of existing data warehouses
Although the phrase “next-generation platforms and analytics” can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things, most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards. Next-generation platforms and analytics often mean simply pushing past reports and dashboards to more advanced forms of analytics, such as predictive analytics. Next-generation analytics might move your organization from visualization to big data visualization; from slicing and dicing data to predictive analytics; or to using more than just structured data for analysis.