DevOps Unlimited needed to provide application infrastructure
for a start-up client which was enjoying rapid growth with its
new financial services product. Neither DevOps nor the client
wanted to invest in, or manage, its own IT hardware, so a
cloud service was the ideal solution. It would give the client
the ability to grow rapidly without tying up time, resources and
capital expense deploying dedicated IT hardware.
In 2017, Arriva’s UK operations underwent a major IT transformation project to centralize its IT department and 13-strong service desk team.
Arriva launched an RFP to find a single solution that could replace its disparate tools and fully unite the separate IT services departments. Three vendors were involved in the tender, but Alan found that Cherwell immediately stood out as the right choice and chose its IT Service Management solution.
As the company continued to expand, the decision was taken in 2011 to find a different package to support its international service desk operations across Europe, the US, India and Australia.
Hollister launched a competitive tender to find the right solution for its needs and explored several options as part of the selection process. Mike and the team were immediately impressed by Cherwell, both by the working culture and the flexibility and ease of use of its solutions.
Founded over a century ago for the betterment of society, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. The prestigious University has produced some of the leading lights in fi elds including law, economics, history and politics, with dozens of Nobel Prize winners and Members of Parliament among its alumni.
Today, the LSE is home to more than 10,000 students and 3,300 staff, placing considerable demand on its IT service management
team. However, as the university continued to expand in scope and complexity, its support team looked for new solutions to
overcome the infl exible and outdated service management tools.
Nicos Kyriacou, IMT Service Management Offi cer at LSE, explained: “We had the same tool for over a decade and it was so rigid that we were forced to adapt our working practices around it, rather than vice versa.
Each year, a total of 180,000 IT service tickets are created and processed. These include requests and incidents of all kinds, such as the provision of the flight information displays, an employee request for a laptop, through to IT equipment for an airline customer.
The Airport’s IT team therefore decided to undertake a complex and ambitious project, entitled “ITSM 2020,” which aimed to
establish a uniform and future-oriented IT service management system that would effectively and efficiently serve all areas of
Munich Airport evaluated various bidders in a two stage process
conducted on the basis of the European Union tendering
procedures. Cherwell was able to hold its own against other
ITSM solutions both technically and in terms of price.
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Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
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Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
In today’s digital economy, IT organizations are increasingly using public cloud technologies and services to meet their needs for increased agility and innovation, as well as cost management. This use of public cloud technologies is further complicated when companies use multiple cloud service providers, a concept also known as multi-cloud, and attempt to integrate on- and off-premises environments, known as hybrid cloud. IT organizations now must manage systems that span across both multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, which presents new challenges for data protection. The Veeam Availability Platform offers solutions that can provide data protection to, from, and within multi-cloud environments, ensuring companies can fully leverage their public cloud providers and existing on-premises systems.
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As a smaller organization tasked with big responsibilities – public health and exceptional customer service around the clock – Vallejo needed a backup solution that kept pace with the growing needs of their company and customers and was easy to manage. They understood that backups played a critical role to success, but their existing solution was slow, cumbersome and expensive in their new, virtualized environment. They needed a solution that would boost backup speeds within their existing HP architecture while simplifying and streamlining management and cutting costs.
The fundamental reasons to move to a cloud computing environment are the business agility, high efficiency, scalability, and availability that the pooling of elastic computing resources provides, along with significant cost reductions and support for business growth. Oracle has invested deeply in developing a broad collection of cloud services with solutions at every layer of the technology stack.Customers who deploy these solutions in Oracle Cloud derive huge benefit from the fact that they have access to Oracle’s entire technology stack in the cloud, just as they did in on-premises deployments.
This white paper explains how you, as an existing Oracle E-Business Suite customer, can take
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The market for financial services is changing fast. To evolve, banks are transforming their organizations into digital ecosystems using APIs.
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In response to the federal government’s Cloud First initiative, agencies are moving to the cloud at an accelerated rate - moving on-premise applications, data and workloads to cloud infrastructure and adopting SaaS technologies like Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workday.
What many in government have found is that integration and looking for government integration solutions has emerged as a stumbling block that has prevented government from realizing many of the benefits of moving to the cloud. This is because while a growing number of applications adopted by government are in the cloud, the underlying integration technologies connecting these applications are still based on-premise, meaning that government IT teams still have to spend time provisioning and maintaining infrastructure to ensure that their middleware doesn’t become a performance bottleneck for their applications.
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As the leading CRM system, Salesforce can accelerate and increase sales, enhance customer loyalty, and grow marketing capabilities. But how can businesses extend Salesforce to streamline business processes and maximize services and solutions?
Effective and efficient integration of Salesforce with adjacent enterprise systems — such as databases, ERP and CRM systems, and custom applications — is critical to enabling sales teams, increasing revenue, and better serving customers. Across the broad spectrum of Salesforce integration needs, patterns emerge for how to best address integration challenges. Integration patterns are the most logical sequence of steps to solving a specific type of integration problem.
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Software as a Service (SaaS)-delivered e-mail and Web security suites offer a good solution that Butler Group recommends as part of a more comprehensive security architecture comprising gateway and end point-based security solutions. Find out more in this whitepaper!
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and user management solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
At their most basic level, CRM CEC applications handle a wide range of tasks, including engaging customers and prospects across multiple channels, and handling trouble ticketing, order management, case management, advisory services, problem diagnostics and resolution, account management, and returns management.
With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy, SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to another to avoid vendor lock-in. Read this information white paper to understand the things to consider when developing your integration strategy.
Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision, requiring organizations to assess carefully the potential impact on their business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile.
This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises. Topics include:
• The cost savings companies can achieve by deploying ITSM solutions via the cloud, which allows better management and optimization of consumption and costs.
• Improved alignment between IT to and business, as self-service, a service catalog, collaboration, and mobility help IT expose and provide its services more effectively.
• The ability to integrate cloud and on-premise solutions to leverage existing systems while leveraging new innovations via the cloud.
• The advantages of cloud
IT as a Service (ITaaS) will transform future IT operations and service delivery. In the interim, Hybrid IT offers a rational, gradual approach in which some services move to SaaS while others remain on-premise. This white paper provides a strategy to move part or all of your ITSM suite to the cloud as a stepping stone to ITaaS.
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Increasingly, enterprise organizations are moving to the cloud for IT Service Management (ITSM)—but is cloud delivery right for your business? Learn about the changing face of ITSM and gain the perspective needed to make the right ITSM decision for your organization.
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According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
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