Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Aug 05, 2009
Organizations see Web content management as a pivotal solution component in driving new business value. Use this Magic Quadrant to understand the fresh vitality in the WCM market and how Gartner rates the leading vendors and their packaged products.
Mammut makes highperformance
outdoor equipment for the
Understanding the value of expert
recommendations, Mammut partnered with
ExpertVoice to identify brand sentiment and
increase the likelihood that qualified professionals
who influence their targeted consumers — like REI
employees and members of the American Alpine
Club — recommend their products.
When Q4 rolls around, people start hanging
Christmas lights, planning family gettogethers,
stocking up on booze for said
family get-togethers — and buying gifts.
It’s true, the last quarter of the year is great for sipping eggnog, but it’s also when big and small
businesses alike make or break their revenue goals, often making 20-30 percent of their annual
sales, according to the National Retail Federation. With the average holiday shopper purchasing
16 gifts during the season, wintertime is salestime.
We’ve compiled the 10 things brands and retailers can do to boost revenue during the holiday
season — and keep customers coming back for more.
The cloud has become a valued part of modern infrastructure and there are now more resources than ever to help organizations secure their cloud environments. Even with all of the available tools and resources, there are still a million ways to configure services incorrectly. Public and non-public breaches seem to happen weekly and the maturity of the information security program doesn’t seem to influence the likelihood of the breach. One easy mistake in a cloud environment can be disastrous and it’s reasonable to be concerned when a new breach report hits the news.
Just like anything in security, there are no magic bullets, but to help address these concerns, NetSPI recommends some general guidelines to help get ahead of the cloud security curve. These are general best practices that could be applied to any portion of your IT environment, but it’s good to keep these in mind while working with the cloud.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
How much additional profit will a 10% increase in your marketing budget generate?
44% of qualified marketers have NO idea.
If you fit into the 44% above, justifying your budget will be a serious challenge, as will asking for an increase. In fact, you'll likely find yourself asking the question the other way around: What will happen if my marketing budget gets cut by 10%? You can't expect your organization to place value on something you're unable to quantify.
Our Definitive Guide to Marketing Metrics will help you do just that. You'll learn about:
How Measurement Builds Respect and Accountability
Planning for Marketing ROI
A Framework for Measurement
Marketing Performance Measurement
The Art of Forecasting
Implementation: Team, Tactics, Technology
Download the comprehensive 88-page guide and start taking your marketing to the next level.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Across all industries, marketing increasingly plays a critical role in company growth. It is the marketer’s responsibility to help their organization retain, nurture, and increase their customer base—not an easy task. Having the right technology and skill set is essential to provide measurable ROI and deliver on the bottom line. Everything starts with the customer, and the tech needed to assist them on their buyer journey.
By harnessing a well-considered MarTech stack, marketers can bring order to the overwhelming volumes of data they collect from online and offline interactions with prospective and existing customers. Better yet, this technology enables you to make those insights actionable, meaning you can make informed decisions.
Download this ebook for eight practical steps your organization can take to put together a high-performance MarTech stack.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
From a consumer perspective, the best brands are those that weave themselves into their customers’ lives—becoming a part of their identity. These brands are present all the time without obvious detection or being seen as a distraction. They don’t just show up to demand something—Buy Now! Start Today! Click Here!—but they don’t wait on the sidelines either. So what makes these brands so successful? Instead of being seen as overbearing, these brands are successful because they are listening and responding to customers' wants and needs. They effectively practice omni-channel marketing—marketing that seeks to provide a seamless customer experience, regardless of channel or device.
Download this ebook to learn about the benefits of an advanced omni-channel marketing strategy, including how to:
understand your customer journey
align your organizational structure to support your omni-channel strategy
coordinate your channels
choose the right tools
Published By: BitGravity
Published Date: Dec 17, 2009
This paper outlines the seven essential buying criteria that every decision-maker needs to consider when making a decision on a video delivery provider. These buying criteria are shared across the gamut of small, video-centric startups and established, familiar media giants.
By 2020, Gartner predicts 100% of new entrants to IT – and 80% of historical vendors –
will offer subscription-based business models to their customers. These organizations are
prioritizing the cloud over on-premises data centers and legacy software, so they can more
efficiently deliver highly available, scalable, and cost-effective service offerings.
To remain competitive, you need to modernize your approach to .NET development – and
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the ideal place to start.
This whitepaper will explore best practices for containerizing your Windows workloads on
AWS, including how to design your containers, which AWS services to leverage, and how
to modernize your existing .NET applications for the cloud.
Imperva, an APN Security Competency Partner, can help protect your application workloads on AWS with the Imperva SaaS Web Application Security
platform. The Imperva high-capacity network of globally distributed security services protects websites against all types of DDoS threats, including networklevel Layer 3 and Layer 4 volumetric attacks—such as synchronized (SYN) floods and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) floods—and Layer 7 application-level
attacks (including the OWASP Top 10 threats) that attempt to compromise application resources. Harnessing real data about current threats from a global
customer base, both the Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS protection, incorporate an advanced client classification system that blocks malicious
traffic without interfering with legitimate users. Enterprises can easily create custom security rules in the GUI to enforce their specific security policy. In
addition, this versatile solution supports hybrid environments, allowing you to manage th
Software development has evolved from rigid waterfall methodologies to more streamlined
approaches, like Agile and more recently DevOps. This evolution has taken place in
large part to shorten development life cycles and meet increased business demands.
Today, businesses of all sizes have built an advantage by implementing a DevOps culture
and processes, which break down silos between development and operations, allowing
organizations to create better software faster.
As organizations implement DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), they need to
understand the security implications. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model makes clear
that AWS secures what’s “on the cloud,” while the customer is responsible for securing
their assets “in the cloud.” When AWS customers go about securing their DevOps
environments, they need to do so in a way that provides robust protection without limiting
As companies like yours scale their cloud environment, the question has
evolved from “what do I need to protect” to “how do I control and monitor
what I am responsible for?” Many companies, especially those who are born on
the cloud, or who are more cloud-mature understand the Shared Responsibility
Model. Now, they are focusing on building a strategy that gives them greater
control and visibility of their cloud environment.
Gartner reported that “In 2018, the 60% of enterprises that implement
appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer
security failures.” Having the right monitoring strategy is beneficial for multiple
reasons, and this eBook will detail how OneLogin implemented it in their AWS
environment, and why you should consider implementing it in yours.
Organizations often struggle to protect business-critical applications from ever-increasing threats. Many organizations lack the security staff, and sometimes knowledge, to mitigate the seriousness—and scope—of the attacks they constantly face. APN Security Competency Partner Imperva provides automated security solutions that can help you defend against both known and zero-day attacks and increase visibility across your entire Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, to rapidly stop attacks and quickly identify the real threats that need to be investigated.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn how DigiCert has protected both their AWS and on-premises environments from DDoS attacks and other threats by using Imperva’s SaaS Web Application Security solution. This versatile security offering helps keep application workloads safe across cloud and on-premises environments and can be managed from a single pane of glass, enabling security teams to more effectively and efficiently secure business
How do you maintain secure systems and operations across an elastic, complex AWS environment? As SailPoint transformed from a startup to a publicly traded company, their AWS infrastructure grew as well. With this growth, SailPoint needed to be able to identify and respond to anomalous behavior quickly, while simultaneously trying to align their organization into a cohesive DevSecOps organization.
Join this webinar to learn how SailPoint gained a holistic view into their cloud infrastructure, plus how you can enable your Security and DevOps teams with in-depth insights into AWS infrastructure to make actionable, data-driven decisions to reduce risk.
Poor visibility into cloud deployments makes it difficult for organizations to enforce security and compliance across their cloud environment. Check Point CloudGuard Dome9 on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you gain deeper visibility of your traffic and configurations with automated assessments that strengthen your security posture and help you fulfill your part of the Shared Responsibility Model.
Join the upcoming webinar with Check Point, Veracode, and AWS. Learn how Veracode improved their security posture using Check Point CloudGuard Dome9 on AWS.
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