Published By: Interxion
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
This briefing paper provides IT and business professionals with insights into the impact of the digital transformation on data center strategies. In particular, it argues that, in the cloud-mobile era, workload location matters more than ever and that placing workloads in colocation centers needs to be a component of the data center strategy of a Digital Enterprise.
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Applications are the engines that drive today’s digital businesses. When the infrastructure that powers those applications is difficult to administer, or fails, businesses and their IT organizations are severely impacted. Traditionally, IT assumed much of the responsibility to ensure availability and performance. In the digital era, however, the industry needs to evolve and reset the requirements on vendors.
Business leaders expect two things from IT: keep mission-critical applications available and high performing 24x7 and, if something does happen, recover to be back in business quickly and without losing any critical data so there is no impact on revenue stream. Of course, there is a gap between this de facto expectation from nontechnical business leaders and what current technology is actually capable of delivering. For mission-critical workloads, which are most often hosted on databases, organizations may choose to implement high availability (HA) technologies within the database to avoid downtime and data loss.
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Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
It’s the moment every IT department dreads: A data loss event takes your business offline and the countdown clock begins. Despite spending countless hours safeguarding against and preparing for this moment, the impact of downtime is immediate and all-consuming.
While IT pros can’t always avoid data loss events, they can prepare for them to ensure minimal downtime. To better
understand the IT experience during a data disaster, EVault commissioned Spiceworks Voice of IT to survey IT pros regarding disaster recovery practices and perceptions. All survey respondents were based in the U.S. and have influence over backup/disaster recovery purchase decisions. This e-book will explore the impact of downtime and data loss on IT departments for small and midsize businesses.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Today’s professional services firms operate in a highly competitive environment where
gaining new business, delivering profitable customer engagements, and hiring the best talent are
Because professional services firms are uniquely people-driven organizations, it’s critical you have a
solid strategy to find, develop, resource, and retain workers, since they directly impact company
revenue and contribute the most to cost.
The right kind of insurtech can modernize the financial close, freeing up time, money and resources so businesses can focus on strategic efforts and specific customer needs. Reconciliation of transactions and accounts across large organizations is one area where automation and digitization can have a major impact on the balance sheet.
In the article, Not Ready for Insurtech? Here’s Proven Automation You Can Use Now!, learn how one of the top ten major insurance carriers has used digitization for the past decade to streamline their reconciliation efforts - saving time and money - while increasing their bottom line.
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
To stay ahead in today's hybrid network, you need a lens into the end user's experience as well as an understanding of the dependencies between your applications and network. With this approach, you are alerted to issues before the business is impacted and problems are resolved faster. This eBook details what you need to know to select a best of breed network performance management solution and outlines the critical capabilities required for deep application visibility across virtualized, hybrid and cloud networks no matter where a user is located. Read this book and:
Discover best practices - for proactive network monitoring and fast troubleshooting
Learn how to stay ahead of application performance issues with increased visibility
Increase productivity and a higher ROI - with automatic discovery, end-to-end monitoring, reporting, analytics and faster MTTR
Ensure your approach is a proactive mode
Study the evaluation checklist - select the best solution for your needs
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Feb 09, 2018
This White Paper reviews the current state of enterprise WAN usage, key challenges businesses face today with their WAN, the impact of digital transformation initiatives on the WAN, and key benefits of using software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). The ideas presented in this White Paper draw on the findings of a March 2017 survey of more than 800 network management executives about WAN usage and attitudes. The survey was conducted by IDC and sponsored by Comcast Business.
Advanced Technology is having a growing impact on our everyday lives. Adoption of advanced technologies and virtual assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are becoming more mainstream in homes. Meanwhile organizations worldwide are increasingly looking at how to implement similar technologies to improve productivity, speed workflows, and increase collaboration among employees, business partners, and even customers.
To date, little is known about perceptions of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual assistants in the workplace and how they will impact how we work in the future.
As a broker, your customers look to you to provide guidance, education and cost savings in a world filled with ever-changing regulations and skyrocketing costs. See where Houston businesses find the most value in their brokers and what new options exist to help contain costs.
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Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
In this paper, Stratecast discusses the technologies that are disrupting how business is conducted— and how they impact and are impacted by your data center infrastructure. We define the ideal IT environment, and present ways to achieve it with flexible, composable infrastructure.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
It seems that with each passing year the speed at which new and emerging technologies are transforming business increases in almost direct proportion to impact. We now all live in an era of digital business transformation that is being enabled by rapid advances in telecommunications services. These changes do not just impact the way employees work; they profoundly change the way customers interact with businesses of all sizes.
Engage everywhere to improve everywhere Two out of three executives under the age of 35 are frustrated by technology at work, but believe they can be more productive with information sharing, and that better communications will positively impact business growth. Find out how else the digital revolution is impacting midsize businesses.
Traditional business models are getting shattered by subscriptions. No one can doubt the new services economy is flourishing. The cloud, mobile, digital, connected devices, globalization - all these things have had a hand in reshaping business and powering new business models. Companies today are wrapping service-based business models and while this shift adds new complexities for finance and has major revenue recognition implications, it also gives finance leaders huge opportunities to become bigger value creators for their business and make a stronger impact on enterprise-wide strategies - not financials.
Protecting your business-critical applications without impacting performance is proving ever more challenging in the face of unrelenting data growth, stringent recovery service level agreements (SLAs) and increasingly virtualized environments. Traditional approaches to data protection are unable to cost-effectively deliver the end-to-end availability and protection that your applications and hypervisors demand. A faster, easier, more efficient, and reliable way to protect data is needed.
Oracle commissioned Forrester to interview 498 marketing decision-makers from across the US and Europe, finding that most companies are in the process of evolving marketing practices, but on average they are only about halfway to the goal of becoming customer obsessed or modern marketers. Read all the results. Get the report.
MIT Technology Review Survey: Executive Summary
Are you prepared for the next breach? Only 6% of leaders say yes.
Information security—or, the lack of it—is firmly on the radar for business and IT leaders in organizations of all sizes and in every sector. Many fear that their companies are ill-prepared to prevent, detect, and effectively respond to various types of cyberattacks, and a shortage of in-house security expertise remains of widespread concern.
Those are among the initial findings of the Cybersecurity Challenges, Risks, Trends, and Impacts Survey, conducted by MIT Technology Review of approx. 225 business and IT executives, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Services and FireEye Inc.
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