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
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.
Dramatic changes are underway in offices around the world, with Macs rapidly gaining market share in modern enterprises. Read this white paper to discover the industry-wide transitions to Macs, and tips to smooth your integration of Apple devices.
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.
To meet the growing need for agility and flexibility, the data center components (compute, network and storage) also need to evolve and provide a level of automation and orchestration that can meet present and future demands.
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.
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.
To gain insight into successful mobile application development practices today, the IBM CAI surveyed 585 developers and development managers from nine countries. How do some projects deliver great applications? The secret lies in having the right team and the right approach.
The cloud isn't just for startups and enterprises. Typically, businesses with 20-1,000 employees do not have huge IT teams or budgets. As result, understanding the potential of the Cloud hasn’t been easy and figuring out the benefits of the Cloud can be a huge challenge.
The FierceCIO Midmarket and SMB Guide to Cloud Computing sponsored by Digital Realty | Telx and accompanying webinar shows how you can benefit from the Cloud, too.
A revolution is taking place, and it’s happening in every corporate office across the globe. Mobile devices have completely transformed the way we work, and with the increasing capabilities of the next generation of devices, the need to incorporate mobility into your strategic planning is only going to increase.
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, stress tests have taken on growing importance and prominence in financial institution supervision and regulation. These tests, designed to measure an institution’s ability to maintain capital buffers and withstand extreme economic shocks, were imposed initially, and primarily, on the biggest multinational firms – those designated global significantly important banks (G-SIBs) or financial institutions (G-SIFIs). However, the circle for supervisory stress testing has widened to include a growing number of banks as defined by domestic jurisdictions – in the United States, for example, down to banks with $10 billion in assets under the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) rule. What’s more, stress tests and their underlying scenarios can be of considerable value as a strategic management tool to a financial services company of virtually any type or size.
As organizations embrace smartphones, tablets and mobile applications, they are moving beyond simply providing mobile email and browser capability to offering mobile access to Windows-based and other corporate applications.
Attend this webinar to learn about the top app virtualization use cases, complete with real-world customer examples. We’ll also discuss the key differences between the new app virtualization capabilities of VMware Horizon and Citrix XenApp.
Mobility has brought massive changes to the way we work, and to avoid lagging behind, you need to be able to respond to these changes. But to truly move your organization forward, it takes a proactive approach. We can help you build and implement a mobility strategy that lets you do more than just contain complexities in order to position your organization for future success.
Hear from Nathan Crisp of Trump Hotels as he shares how Oracle Hospitality Solutions is providing efficient, best-in-class property management, point-of-sale, and distribution technology for Trump Hotels’ properties worldwide.