IBM has just launched two new offerings that will help you to achieve your hybrid integration strategy. IBM Application Integration Suite and IBM App Connect enable you to integrate across on-premise and cloud environments, take advantage of the API economy and leverage existing IT investments to achieve digital transformation.
Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be
regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning.
The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a
business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their
customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business
(LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy.
IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as
businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs,
systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some
hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning
require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
Companies rely on an expanding set of applications to compete in today's rapidly evolving business environment:
- They rely on a fast-growing array of applications and devices (email, collaboration tools, and smartphones/tablets) to communicate and conduct business with customers and business partners.
- They are creating, collecting, and repurposing large, unstructured data sets in life sciences, geophysics, media, and manufacturing.
- They are collecting, storing, and analyzing more social and sensor-generated data about environments, products, customers, and transactions.
The promise of better and faster data-driven decision making based on all this information is pushing big data and analytics (BDA) technology to the top of executive agendas. To succeed, CIOs must place a laserlike investment focus on datacenter solutions that allow them to deliver scalable, reliable, and flexible infrastructure for fast-growing BDA environments. Read more to learn how!
If you need to deploy and scale applications faster to increase
revenue, Cisco’s integrated infrastructure solutions can help you
achieve your goals—and reduce risk.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets.
Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.
Today's mobile landscape is very much a moving target. IT managers must keep track of all types of devices and platforms, hundreds if not thousands of applications and a threat landscape that changes by the minute. In this ever-changing environment, IT staff often find themselves drowning in mobile minutiae, overwhelmed by mountains of endpoint data but unable to extract meaning from it or make business decisions based on it.
The tactical challenge of keeping infrastructure and business data secure while keeping workers productive each day takes precedence. And even then, IT managers can find themselves choosing between security and productivity as they decide how best to spend limited time and resources.
This whitepaper will guide you how to get deep visibility into relevant endpoint data within the platform, granting actionable intelligence that can have a measurable impact on your organization.
There are many types of databases and data analysis tools to choose from when building your application. Should you
use a relational database? How about a key-value store? Maybe a document database? Is a graph database the right ft?
What about polyglot persistence and the need for advanced analytics?
If you feel a bit overwhelmed, don’t worry. This guide lays out the various database options and analytic solutions
available to meet your app’s unique needs.
You’ll see how data can move across databases and development languages, so you can work in your favorite
environment without the friction and productivity loss of the past.
Using templates, administrators can consolidate OS and application management so that only a single instance of a software package is required and managed on a physical machine regardless of the number of virtual environments that use the software.
Virtual appliances have recently been gaining notoriety with IT organizations. These pre-packaged ready to deploy instances of an applicationcreated in a virtual machine or environment can provide significant management savings. While they can be a powerful IT tool, not all virtual appliances are created equally.
If you need more than tape backup to protect your critical applications running on AIX operating environments, download this white paper and learn your options and strategies, including how new technologies have significantly improved the recovery time and data recovery points for AIX.
This paper describes the benefits of consolidating from HP servers to an IBM PureFlex System in a SAP application environment with six industry examples. Learn about the cost reductions through the use of IBM PureFlex System.
In today’s highly competitive business environment, many organizations are expanding through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Unfortunately, success comes at a cost. Growth via M&A activity often involves absorbing disparate ERP applications, which, over time, can create significant inefficiencies — particularly in the accounts payable (AP) department. The good news is, AP automation is emerging as an end-to-end solution that forward-thinking organizations can use to eliminate AP-related silos and maximize their market potential.
Businesses with a complex ERP environment have several choices when it comes to AP automation solutions.
This white paper is intended to assist AP and finance leaders, along with ERP system administrators, in evaluating their options, simplifying the decision-making process, and getting the absolute most out of their AP automation investment.
Cloud computing has sparked a huge trend in rapid-fire application development and dynamic, elastic application for hosting. This white paper provides cloud teams with real-world advice on handling PCI in dynamic cloud hosting environments.
The new IBM System x3650 servers provide the power midmarket customers need to improve the performance of mission-critical applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, while offering dramatic cost savings and environmental customer benefits.
As the primary focus of IT moves from increasing IT productivity through virtualization and cloud computing to enhancing business productivity, the biggest challenge that businesses face in executing corporate strategy is focusing the right people and resources on strategic initiatives. A key element in enhancing business productivity is driving down costs, which can help free up the funds needed to make strategic investments. Businesses also need a means to more effectively orchestrate how IT interacts with business processes and critical application environments. The solution lies in using managed services. Read here to find out more on how companies gained significant and quantifiable benefits from using managed services.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
The evolution from business connectivity to business mobility is unlike previous compute transitions because it redefines how people work. Historically, companies provided access to the necessary applications and data from corporate-issued devices such as laptops and desktops in controlled operating environments. This tightly integrated environment tethered workers to a specific device and operating system, and even sometimes to a location. Mobility breaks these shackles and enables workers to change the way they work.
Enterprises are using applications to gain competitive advantage.
Success in this technology-based environment requires agility and
flexibility. And if IT wants to be the primary technology solution partner
for the business, the IT staff needs processes and tools in place to
deliver solutions at a much faster pace.
As digital services propel more and more business processes, cloud
technology is proving to be a crucial addition to the IT services portfolio.
It is far more scalable, and in many cases more cost effective, than its
predecessors. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and softwaredefined
data center technologies—virtualized computing, networking,
and storage—have helped IT address the “fast IT” challenge.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
"Polycom offers a broad selection of easy-to-use, high-quality desk phones, conference phones, and applications. This guide describes the important collaboration features and benefits of Polycom voice solutions and explains how they can be used in different meeting environments.
Want to know more? Download our guide!
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
With the increase in mobility and the growth of distributed teams, it’s essential that you select audio devices that offer the best flexibility, quality and reach needed to support collaboration anywhere on any device.
To meet these requirements, Polycom offers a broad selection of easy-to-use, high-quality desk phones, conference phones, and applications. The phones support crystal-clear conversations and seamlessly integrate with a wide range of communication environments including open-SIP and Skype for Business and Office 365.
This comprehensive guide will provide you:
• Guidance on selecting devices for different workspaces
• Information on the newest collaboration features and benefits
• Overview and comparison of the latest Polycom desk phones and conference phones
The modern applications delivery environment is distributed and dependent on data centers and network connectivity. Therefore, users are increasingly dependent on consistent network performance for day-to-day activities. Learn what pitfalls a business should avoid when implementing a network monitoring solution.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
Data Centre Dynamics Ltd.
102-108 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW