Software Development is a term to encompass the processes of software engineering combined with the research and goals of software marketing to develop computer software products. Synonyms include software life cycle and software process. There are several models for such processes, each describing approaches to a variety of tasks or activities that take place during the process.
This white paper will examine why becoming a mobile enterprise may be the best choice for your organization, how cloud can help you accelerate your transformation into a mobile enterprise, and the important things to consider when designing a mobile enterprise.
In the spring of 2015, the IDC organized a study on the business value Vblock systems bring VCE customers. The organizations that took part in this study ranged from 400 employees to 200,000 employees, with an average employee count of 27,113. These organizations represent a wide array of industries and countries.
The results of this study were published in the VCE-sponsored IDC white paper entitled, “The Business Value of VCE Vblock Systems: Leveraging Convergence to Drive Business Agility, May 2015”.
This report discusses how Vblock Systems empowers IT teams to move quickly and more flexibly.
EDI solutions may be far from perfect, but their positive impact on the speed, accuracy and efficiency of order processing is unquestionable.
There's just one rather large exception... exceptions.
Learn how to simplify EDI exception handling by downloading this not-so-technical EDI order processing handbook.
You'll discover added values that automation brings to EDI order processing, such as:
- Faster resolutions involving less complexities
- Reduced needs for IT involvement
- Easier access to orders in the EDI workflow
- Improved forecasting via intelligent dashboards
Learn more about EDI and handling exceptions with order processing automation — download the handbook now!
In recent years, the term “cloud” has appeared seemingly everywhere. But it’s become difficult to understand what precisely someone means when they say “cloud.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”
Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the private cloud market over the next five years as CIO’s use private clouds to transform their IT environment. This growth expectation is not surprising as private clouds provide businesses with many features of a public cloud along with the security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment. While private clouds provide many advantages, they are also exceedingly complex and are difficult to manage. They must be implemented and managed by experts who understand cloud architecture and know how to upgrade, patch, monitor, and scale a cloud environment.
The Rackspace Private Cloud software and reference architecture deliver a stable and scalable production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack.® It is designed and built by the experts who co-founded OpenStack and run one of the world’s largest OpenStack-powered clouds. The Rackspace Private Cloud software is based on the Kilo release of OpenStack and is built without proprietary hooks, ensuring you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in.
Many companies want to take advantage of public cloud features, but aren’t willing to compromise on the performance, security and control that they require for their business applications and data. Public clouds have the potential to introduce performance issues caused by “noisy neighbors,” security concerns associated with placing sensitive data in a shared infrastructure environment, and a lack of control driven by the inability to customize and fine-tune cloud resources to meet the needs of a given application.
This white paper will put SDN into the context of a broad movement to have more of a focus on software based solutions and it will identify the key opportunities that SDN can address. It will also discuss both SDN and NV and will describe the relationship between these two emerging approaches to networking.
Customers, employees and partners are more frequently accessing web-delivered services from their mobile devices. At the same time, attackers are constantly discovering new ways to compromise security, including advanced malware and application layer attacks. Without the right tools, you are vulnerable.
NetScaler gives you the visibility and control to manage, accelerate, and secure all your web properties, so you can deliver both the service and security your users demand. To learn more about web security and NetScaler, read the full report: Defend Web Properties from Modern Threats with Citrix NetScaler
The SVM illustrates the relative value of security investment options by mapping security effectiveness and value of tested product configurations. The SVM provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from NSS Labs’ group tests.
Even with the latest devices, your mobile workforce may not have
what they need to get the job done. Without a strategy to provide them with data and applications, they’re forced to work without them or find workarounds that can compromise security.
Today’s workers are constantly on the move, and IT departments are scrambling to keep up. Access to email is not enough. You must address the legacy applications that your employees can’t easily access from their mobile devices, knowing that app development can be cost prohibitive and complex. And you have to have a strategy in place to secure and manage every application in use.
A growing number of organizations are realizing the benefits of mobile devices, including increased productivity, enhanced efficiency and speedier response times. Yet while the use of mobile devices typically leads to lower costs and additional revenue opportunities, it also brings challenges associated with device and application procurement, data connections, service costs, content management and — most important — security.
Choosing the right solution to automate your business processes or meet specific business process needs isn’t easy. While a broad array of functionality is available, from BPM suites to custom applications that meet specific business needs, different solutions have differing capabilities and strengths across a variety of categories. In the following RFI, we’ve honed in on eight key areas for business process automation success to help you evaluate the quality of the platforms you are considering – and to ensure that the system you choose is agile and flexible enough to meet your business needs.
Despite the enormous market share that IBM Lotus Notes has earned since its release in 1989, many organizations are now finding that the combination of IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino no longer meets their needs. Many companies are migrating to other solutions, like Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint, but they find that their business applications are a challenge because their IBM Lotus applications don’t migrate: instead the applications have to be rebuilt in the new environment.
In a world where speed matters, businesses need agility and flexibility to quickly modify their processes and business practices to stay competitive. Historically, large companies have hampered process agility by locking themselves into outdated systems, processes, and ways of working, but a variety of factors – including modernization and customer expectations – are increasingly playing a role in driving companies toward business process transformation, an emerging topic in the realm of process excellence.
This white paper, based on the Process Excellence Network’s, “5 Ways to Transform Business Processes to Optimize Agility,” by Rob Speck, Vice President of Services at K2, focuses on what
causes and drives process innovation, includes examples of organizations that have done this, and analyzes their return on investment (ROI).
A business can only go as far and as fast as the information that
Almost every part of a successful business relies on information being available to the right people at the right time. Nevertheless, information flow is hindered when business processes are outdated, inefficient and inflexible. And overcoming these obstacles has traditionally been left to overwhelmed IT departments.
When driving any major change within an organization, strategy and execution are intrinsic to a project’s success. Nevertheless, closing the gap between strategy and execution remains a challenge for many organizations, as explored in a recent Process Excellence Network report: “Shift Business Excellence Into High Gear: Drive Strategic Performance Through Process
Excellence.” Companies tend to focus more on execution than strategy for quick results, instead of taking the time needed to understand the parts that make up the whole, so the right execution plan can be put in place to deliver the best outcomes.
A large part of closing this gap is understanding that business operations don’t fit neatly within the traditional organizational hierarchy. Business processes are often messy, collaborative
efforts that span people, departments and systems, making them difficult to manage within a hierarchical structure. Business process management (BPM) helps by redefining an
The business context for process excellence and business process management (BPM) has changed dramatically since the 2009-to-2010 recession. During the recession, BPM software and services saw impressive double-digit growth as a result of enterprises slashing costs and boosting worker productivity.
Now, executive agendas have shifted to focus on growing revenue, expanding the customer base, and delivering new digital products and services. Enterprise and process architects are reshaping their business cases for BPM around these new drivers. This is not an easy task. However, process excellence will play a critical role for forward-thinking enterprise architects that invest the time to link BPM to new front-office drivers to help the organization drive digital transformation. This report replaces “Building The Case For Your BPM Initiative” in the business process management playbook and provides guidance on developing revenue and customer-focused business cases.
BPM platforms help solution architects and business outcome owners accelerate application development, transform business processes, and digitalize business processes to exploit business moments. This research provides an overview of many of the products used to address these needs.
This paper will explore best practices for identifying and eliminating seven types of waste: Waiting, handoffs and task switching, motion, extra processes, extra features, partially completed work and defects.
The Adobe white paper, 7 Trends Impacting How We Use Digital Assets, identifies the trends that help you deliver more meaningful customer experiences with the right assets, through the right channels, at the right time.