Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
VCE pioneered Converged Infrastructure with the introduction of Vblock® Systems in 2009, and today we’ve helped more than 1,200 global enterprise customers transform their IT environments to become more agile, reliable, and cost-effective. Dell EMC brings together best-of-breed technologies in converged Vblock Systems and VxBlock™ Systems solutions to power data centers and simplify management and operations throughout the system life cycle.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: May 04, 2017
Business Processes within the enterprise are becoming more and more driven by software systems. Booking flights for a trip or transferring money in a bank account, it’s usually software that makes it happen. Successful software development projects lead to valuable software that improves business processes within an enterprise. These software-based business processes can increase profitability and drive competitive advantage.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
While just about everyone is writing about how IT and the businesses it serves need to be transformed, the actual industry answers to both digital and IT transformation remain unclear at best. Are transformational initiatives all about analytics and big data? Or are they about the move to cloud in all its varieties? Support for mobile? More agile ways of working and developing software? Or are they actually all about crafting teams to promote more proactive dialog between the business and IT?
The truth is, of course, digital and IT transformation depend on all of the above and more. They also depend on a resilient infrastructure that’s easily adapted to changing business priorities without requiring long hours spent on maintenance, updates, and addressing problems of service availability. But making all this work clearly and cohesively is far beyond the purview of almost any solution today—whether from a software management perspective or from a hardware infrastructure perspective.
Have you started moving to the cloud? Nearly 70 percent of organizations have at least one application living in the cloud already, and cloud adoption is growing fast. That's because organizations recognize the cloud is a great way to make IT more agile and helpful to the business.
Download Cloud-Scale Automation with Puppet, and learn how you can ease the transition to cloud, gaining the agility your organization needs without adding hours of management time or unnecessary risk. You really can use cloud infrastructure as easily as you use on-prem, and keep it as secure as on-prem, too.
You’ll learn how to:
• Automate your cloud resources and manage infrastructure at scale.
• Get started with Puppet on both Linux and Windows machines.
• Make Puppet the foundation of your DevOps efforts, regardless of where you choose to deploy.
Today’s adaptive enterprises have to leverage data to remain flexible and responsive, but they need the right data.
But it isn’t easy: Many companies struggle to improve technical execution while maintaining the visibility executives need. That’s why we created CA PPM + CA Agile Central, a seamless integration of our agile-management and business-portfolio management solutions. Together, they provide unparalleled visibility into both funding and work across every level of your organization.
Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.
But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a companywide ethos¬—a concept known as business agility.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
"Tenable Research’s analysis shows that how the race begins is a key indicator of how it will end. But, security teams have the power to reclaim the advantage by developing a risk-centric mindset and more agile vulnerability management.
Download the report now to:
- Find out more about Tenable Research’s analysis of the 50 most prevalent vulnerabilities
- Get recommendations on how to reduce the attacker’s seven-day window of opportunity
- Learn how real-world threat actor activity can be leveraged to prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation and mitigate the attacker’s first-mover advantage"
In this six-step guide, we aim to help you solve your data challenges to prepare for advanced analytics, cognitive computing, machine learning and the resulting benefits of AI. We’ll show you how to get your data house in order, scale beyond the proof of concept stage, and develop an agile approach to data management. By continually repeating the steps in this guide, you’ll sharpen your data and shape it into a truly transformational business asset. You’ll be able to overcome some of the most common business problems, and work toward making positive changes:
• Improve customer satisfaction
• Reduce equipment outages
• Increase marketing campaign ROI
• Minimize fraud loss
• Improve employee retention
• Increase accuracy for financial forecasts
A fundamental people-process-technology transformation enables businesses to remain competitive in today’s innovation economy. Initiatives such as advanced security, fraud detection services, connected consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, augmented or virtual reality experience, machine and deep learning, and cognitively enabled applications drive superior business outcomes such as predictive marketing and maintenance. Superior business outcomes require businesses to consider IT a core competency. For IT, an agile, elastic, and scalable IT infrastructure forms the crucial underpinning for a superior service delivery model.
Dell EMC’s Intelligent Automation powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor simplifies the management and maintenance of its PowerEdge server hardware. Designed to drive down the cost and resources associated with server lifecycle management, Intelligent Automation relies on integrated Dell Remote Access Controller(iDRAC) and OpenManage server management soft
Business moves fast. Customers demand now. You need to get ahead of it all. Markets are changing overnight, and the startups are disrupting the giants. The biggest risk you can take is to stand still. Do what you’ve always done and, you guessed it, you’ll be lucky to get the same results you’ve seen in the past. Odds are, those smaller, faster companies are going to sail right by.
CA Agile Central supports Agile development methodologies, providing individual developers with a clear picture of their own priorities. DigitalGlobe’s management has a clear picture too; individual narratives are rolled up to provide real-time, business-level visibility into progress across the company’s entire portfolio.
As organizations shift toward enterprise agile, tools for planning and management become more important. Application leaders looking to facilitate coordination and collaboration while enabling insight into the flow of work in their organizations should consider enterprise agile planning tools.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
Agile development teams and IT operations teams often become so consumed with their own daily challenges that collaboration between them is severely lacking or non-existent. The problem with this is that manageability requirements become an afterthought to the development process, and agile teams may roll out applications that IT ops can't effectively monitor and run.
While enabling cross-team collaboration is mutually beneficial— and ultimately improves the business' bottom line—, implementing it requires some effort at the organizational level to instill changes, and the right tools will help. Read this white paper to learn guidelines for adapting your application development and management model to enable Dev/Ops information sharing and collaboration, and learn how the cloud can be leveraged for this purpose.
This Forrester Wave report provides an analysis of 12 most significant Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) providers. These vendors were evaluated against 27 criteria, grouped into three categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence.
Read the report and find out how each provider measures up in their market as Leaders, Strong Performers and Contenders.
"Cloud first" mandates accelerate cloud adoption within an enterprise and across enterprises looking at what their peers are doing.
As enterprises work to balance innovation with efficiency—and increasingly adopt cloud-first strategies—agility is key. In this IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, learn 4 key capabilities supporting cloud adoption and agile integration approaches that offer faster, more flexible workflows.
IDC recommends 4 critical technology cornerstones:
- Modular development: Microservices
- Deployment portability: Containers
- Standardization of service interfaces: APIs and API management
- Decentralized connectivity: Hybrid integration
Get the IDC InfoBrief to learn more.
Digital technology is creating change at a pace never seen before. Customers now expect speed, ease, choice and a personalised service. It makes customer experience key to success. And it sets merchants a challenge. To survive, and thrive, businesses need to stay agile in everything they do –including how they manage fraud. As the people who set the strategy that determines if an order is
accepted or not, fraud teams have a pivotal role to play in improving customer experience and reducing risk. This makes fraud management more than a back-office utility. It’s a way to differentiate your business and achieve a competitive advantage.
This is the question we put to three specialists from CyberSource – as well as Chris Monk from digital literacy agency Decoded. This report reflects their expert opinion, and explores:
• The changing landscape for businesses.
• The key challenges for fraud teams.
• How to develop an agile fraud solution
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Feb 28, 2013
Agile Data Management eliminates the common barriers to successful agile development, reducing both the cost and the risk of short, parallel development projects. This paper discusses common challenges and the technical solutions for addressing them.
The bank wanted to be more consistent, agile and segmented with its implementation of strategies in origination and account management. By applying decision management technology, they were able to achieve success. Download now to learn more.
In this whitepaper, we will explore the Agile portfolio continuum and provide recommendations on how to bridge the gap between the ideal Agile organization and your current state to help build a winning enterprise.
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