In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months—or even years—building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In this brief you will learn how an enterprise release automation solution can help your organization simplify and accelerate your application delivery processes.
"Are dev and test constraints holding back your digital transformation?
Today, just about all businesses are scrambling to add digital components to their products and services with the hopes of capturing—and maintaining—the interest of an increasingly demanding customer base. As you undergo this digital transformation, your IT teams face tremendous pressure to not only develop innovative new experiences, but do so at an accelerated rate—lest competitors beat you to market with the next big thing.
Take a new approach to solving the familiar challenge of doing more with less—and doing it faster than ever before -- remove the constraints holding you back.
At its core, Service Virtualization is all about removing constraints within the SDLC by simulating dependent systems, services and behaviors. In order to understand the true depth and breadth of this concept, however, it helps to see how Service Virtualization can be utilized in different development scenarios.
Energy companies are being challenged on multiple fronts. Core expectations require the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Business models are being challenged by alternatives such as renewables and consumers demanding more sophisticated interactions through social and mobile.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
To better serve business demands for information everywhere, enterprises must develop new strategies for optimizing multiple kinds of networks. Read this white paper to learn more about accelerating delivery of data, increasing employee productivity, and creating optimal user experiences by powering the hybrid enterprise.
Optimize your business processes in the cloud with a next generation BPM strategy — an intelligent Business Platform (iBP) that implements an on demand, “service as you need it” model.
Take advantage of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for pure technology - processing, storage, networks with payment based on usage.
Develop and manage business processes using the BPM Platform as a Service (BPMaaS), providing the BPMS tools supported by cloud services.
Work with live business processes used by customers, suppliers, employees and trading partners, using Business Processes as a Service.
Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand.
Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
bet365 is one of the world’s leading online gambling groups with over 14 million customers in two hundred countries. Recently, bet365 chose Riak, the NoSQL distributed database to ensure scalability and reliability for their site. Get a better understanding of how to choose the right database solution directly from Dan Macklin, Head of Research and Development at bet365.
Join us for this On Demand webinar to learn about:
• bet365's evaluation process
• The business and technical challenges addressed
• Triumphs achieved by migrating to Riak
• Lessons learned and Dan Macklin's advice for anyyone evaluating their database requirements
Download to watch this On-Demand webinar to learn why Riak chose bet365.
To keep pace with new business demands, rising customer expectations, and emerging technologies, IT leaders are realizing an important opportunity: infrastructure outsourcing. These services, including colocation, hosting, and cloud computing, give IT organizations the flexibility and agility to better serve the needs of the business.
Published By: Jobvite
Published Date: Mar 31, 2015
It’s been a long road to recovery, but the economy is finally bouncing back after the Great Recession. Businesses are growing, companies are hiring and quality talent is in high demand. For the skilled worker, the job market has shifted in their favor, and professionals everywhere are taking advantage. The findings of the fifth annual Job Seeker Nation Study explore the progression of the job market, the modern job seeker’s approach to job hunting, and what this means for the workforce in 2015. Read this study to learn more.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
It’s no secret that more and more businesses are leveraging the power of the cloud. And there’s good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
But taking advantage of the cloud’s many benefits isn’t as simple as signing up for an account. Like any other IT tool, it has to be used strategically. Making the move requires an end-to-end strategy designed to maximize the benefits of the cloud for your unique business needs. This infopaper will help you do just that.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
The businesses that thrive amid fluctuating technology demands are
not only keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends, they have
the infrastructure in place to handle whatever changes might come.
And they’re doing so by treating their data centers as a strategic
asset—a hub from which providers and performance can all stem.
Are you ready for what’s next? According to analyst forecasts and
IT executives, the five key trends affecting our state of technology
are mobility, consumer technology, cloud services, hyperdigitization
and globalization. In the following pages, you’ll learn how these
trends are affecting current networks, and why a strategic data
center is key to not only surviving, but thriving, today and in the future.
Law firms and corporate legal departments seek experienced legal professionals with business acumen and knowledge of technology. The supply of these professionals is struggling to meet the demand, but that could change. The latest white paper from Special Counsel explores which legal – and non-legal – skills are critical in today’s evolving legal industry.
“The network is your business” has been a mantra for many years indicating how businesses rely more heavily on being networked between their facilities, data centers, suppliers, business partners and customers.
Your network enables your business to:
• Improve productivity
• Provide business continuity
• Increase customer satisfaction
• Reduce costs
This paper provides an overview of the different types of Ethernet services, the service components that differentiate them, their business and technical benefits, and important things to consider when selecting an Ethernet service.
Hotels and the travelers who frequent them bear little resemblance to their counterparts from just a few years ago. The explosion of new technologies has allowed hotels to change the way they operate and has made the average traveler more techsavvy and connected than ever.
Mobile devices are driving this innovation. Not only have mobile devices changed how people interact with each other, they also have changed how people expect businesses to engage with them. According to SmartBrief, 40 percent of hotel guests carry three or more mobile devices. And with global mobile data traffic growing 30 percent every year according to Cisco, there will be an estimated 4.9 billion mobile users by 2018. When these mobile users travel, will they choose your hotel? Only if you have the mobile amenities they demand.
In this white paper, we will review three mobile trends that every hotelier should address, and we’ll offer recommendations on how to best address them.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it's sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation through service automation.
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. So Cloud-based ERP may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.
For decades technical writers have reaped the benefits of XML to lower the cost and effort associated with creating, managing and reusing content across multiple output formats. Now, with the introduction of Smart Content, business users and subject matter experts can easily adopt XML in order to keep up with consumer demand for high-value communication.
Download the free eBook The Beginner’s Guide to Smart Content and discover:
• What is Smart Content?
• A Brief Primer on Publishing Processes
• The Cost of Smart Content
• Who Else Is Using XML for Document Production?
• What’s Wrong with XML?
• Smart Content Details
• 12 Reasons to Adopt Smart Content
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. More importantly, it
enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. So Cloud-based ERP may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
As the financial services industry moves away from its historic focus—on high margin business, banking, brokerage, insurance, trading, wealth management, and payment companies—they must rethink and strengthen the ways they interact with markets
and customers. Organizations that fail to provide personalized services for their clients or to satisfy increasingly demanding customers will struggle to keep their position as competitors innovate at every turn.
Business buyers are more demanding than ever. They expect organizations to meet their precise needs through the life-cycle of interactions with B2B brands. This means providing today’s business buyers with consumer like-experiences that allow them to do their job better and easier, and making the complex simple. Download this white paper from Aberdeen Group to learn the five best practices to get B2B e-commerce right and how to achieve best-in-class performance in customer retention, revenue growth, and operational efficiency.
Published By: dynatrace
Published Date: Mar 04, 2015
Will your online business actually be able to keep up with increased demand and the increasingly less forgiving expectations of your users when your big event season occurs? If you’re not sure, or even if you think you are, this brief guide and check list can help you as you head into your peak online period.
This guide summarizes feedback from hundreds of leading companies that we’ve worked with and creates what most would consider a “survival guide” for any big season or peak online event. The ultimate goal is high conversion rates, followed by implementing changes based on lessons learned post-event. In addition, this guide will help teams plan for the explosion of today’s mobile online shoppers!
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Mar 03, 2015
The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. Today’s corporate environment calls for out-of-the-box thinking, incorporating the advantages of many types of learning to benefit your company’s single biggest investment: your people.
This handy guide will help you navigate the growing number of learning solutions and equip you with eight must-ask questions as you develop your learning program.
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.
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