Modern technology initiatives are driving IT infrastructure in a new direction. Big data, social business, mobile applications, the cloud, and real-time analytics all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace. Customers increasingly drive the speed of business, and organizations need to engage with customers on their terms. The need to manage sensitive information with high levels of security as well as capture, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
These challenges will dramatically change the way that IT systems are designed, funded, and run compared to the past few decades. Databases and Java have become the de facto language in which modern, cloud-ready applications are written. The massive explosion in the volume, variety, and velocity of data increases the need for secure and effective analytics so that organizations can make bette
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure 1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data.
In-memory databases have helped address p
For the past several years IBM has been divesting its hardware business. At the same time, Oracle has continued to invest in IT infrastructure and cloud innovation. Oracle SPARC servers offer you greater performance and efficiency compared to IBM Power systems, with additional security and lower costs, along with the flexibility to run your applications on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud.
Download this whitepaper to completely understand the value of the Oracle SPARC and the 5 reasons to choose Oracle SPARC over IBM Power.
Oracle is making significant engineering investments to ensure that Oracle systems coupled with Oracle software deliver the best possible business results. Integrated hardware, accelerated virtualization, and encryption ensure that cloud deployments benefit from the utmost agility and security without suffering performance losses.
It’s never been easier to upgrade your legacy systems and take advantage of Oracle's cutting-edge infrastructure systems. Advanced data security, extreme efficiency with Software in Silicon and dramatic gains in performance make Oracle systems the best choice for your Oracle software deployments.
Your enterprise runs its critical
applications on Oracle Databases,
and as an enterprise IT leader, maintaining
the performance and availability of your
databases is among your top priorities.
Any degradation in performance
or loss of data could result in serious
business disruption and loss of revenue,
so protecting this vital asset is a must.
There are many causes of data loss—
administration errors, system or media
failures, cyberattacks, and more—but
we often overlook design flaws in the
very systems meant to protect data:
general-purpose backup systems.
Many existing data protection solutions fail to
meet the demands of critical databases because
they treat them as generic files to copy as opposed
to specialized resources. Taking a generic approach
to database backup and recovery not only exposes
you to the risk of data loss, it also negatively impacts
performance and makes it difficult to recover within
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Feb 04, 2013
This paper examines the different endpoint security methods for virtualized environments and presents how Webroot Secure Anywhere Business - Endpoint Protection security provides optimal performance, protection and manageability.
For many B2B companies, the best way to generate new business is the old fashioned one – a team of telemarketers hitting the phones to make sales appointments for their more experienced colleagues.
But they are losing money every time a telemarketing agent calls somebody that doesn’t want to buy from them.
This ebook will explain:
• Why you could be wasting 97.6% of your time
• The root of telemarketing’s targeting problem
• A better way to classify companies; and
• A smarter way to go to market
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Jun 20, 2018
Discover how to use people analytics to your advantage
The results are in. 65% of those who said they work in an organisation with a strong people analytics culture said that their business performance was strong when compared to competitors.
But our new report, in partnership with the CIPD, reveals that despite the business case for people analytics being clear, there are several hurdles that need to be overcome.
Read our report to discover the opportunities leaders like yourself can capitalise on – ensuring you understand your people better and boost business performance.
IDG Research Services recently conducted a study via the CIO Forum on LinkedIn. The results found that CIOs and IT leaders recognize the business impact of web application performance. It's all about the end user: ensuring customer satisfaction, increasing employee productivity, and lowering IT costs.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
While historically consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations have made significant investments in data collection and integration, much of the data stored in their IT infrastructures has not been analyzed or deployed to further the firms' business performance. Those enterprises that learn to effectively harness the vast quantities of information generated by their IT systems - both within and outside the corporation - will enjoy a substantial competitive advantage.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Although many organizations have made significant investments in data collection and integration (through data warehouses and the like), it is a rare enterprise that can analyze and redeploy its accumulated data to actually drive business performance. In the years to come, as globalization and increased reliance on the Internet further complicate, accelerate and intensify marketplace conditions, actionable business intelligence promises to deliver a formidable competitive advantage to firms that leverage its power.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Learn how midsize companies are putting in place a business intelligence information infrastructure - making them more likely to adhere to their budgets and deadlines, concentrate on improving the overall business rather than just one department, and reward employees accordingly.
Like it or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business.
The demand for financial performance information is high and the pressure for more timely information is even higher. A fast close improves the timeliness of information, aids decision making and is a value-enhancing proposition for the business. To continue adding value, the CFO and controller must find ways to speed up their financial close processes and report financial results before they become old news.
Download this white paper and learn the "7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close" including how to:
• Identify the hidden traps and pitfalls bogging down your accounting processes
• Drive process improvement and collaboration within your organization
• Gain visibility and timely access to critical financial and operational information through application integration
• Utilize modern accounting technology to accelerate your close with automation
Introducing performance management processes into your small business culture seems crazy. But in reality, they create the perfect union. Learn how combining people and processes can increase engagement and improve results. Get your complimentary report now.
Technologies can streamline an existing process (often paper-based in small to medium-size businesses), making the process faster, reviews more effective, goals much clearer, and results easier to track. Leverage more efficient and effective performance and goal management processes in your small to medium-size business by following these FIVE steps.
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
Improve the efficiency of your organization’s talent and performance management program using SuccessFactors. When you download this guide, you’ll find out:
• How an aligned performance and goals function can bring efficiency to your organization
• Ways to improve your employee compensation program that focus on the effective and aligned use of your resources
• How to find a sourcing and selection process that’s optimized for your organization’s needs
• Why using a system like SuccessFactors Employee Central can help bring all of these functions together and effortlessly embed into your business
Download SuccessFactors efficiency guide: 20 ways to increase efficiencies using Performance & Goals, Compensation, Recruiting, and Employee Central and learn the 20 ways you can boost the efficiency of your talent and performance management system.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
This CIO article discusses how WAN optimization solutions, like those Riverbed Technology offers, can accelerate private cloud implementations and enable users to be productive, while helping to deliver the cost and management efficiencies businesses require. Read the informational story now and learn why companies like MasterBrand Cabinets chose Steelhead WAN optimization appliances for superior performance.
How many of your salespeople perform at their peak potential? Probably not enough. For decades, sales teams have depended on tools and practices that don’t maximize effectiveness and execution, because they don’t address key challenges at the heart of selling: getting reps trained and up to speed fast, keeping them aligned and ready to sell at all times, helping them work together to manage and complete deals efficiently. Learn how social business drives dramatic performance improvements for individual reps and sales organizations as a whole, as verified in a major new study by a top-three global consulting firm.
The Business English Index was launched to track the competency across companies, industries and geographies in business communications using English. To read more about the metrics and BEI score across countries and industries, read this whitepaper
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your companyąs productivity and profits.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Nov 16, 2016
The research is clear, organizations that create a culture of engagement see stronger business performance including customer satisfaction, sales, operating margins and shareholder value. This article explains the 5 Habits Best Employers practice to improve employee engagement and drive better business outcomes.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 07, 2014
As Linux grows in importance in terms of value to the business, managing Linux environments to high standards of service quality — availability, security, and performance — becomes an essential requirement for business success.
Download to learn more about the ROI study focused on the quantitative benefits gained from using the Enterprise Linus systems.
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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