Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
Today’s organizations are becoming more innovative and dynamic by adopting mobility, IoT, analytics and cloud technologies. With this, come growing demands for network scale, agility and threat protection which call for an intent-based network. The Cisco® Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) gives you comprehensive intent-based networking across your campus, branch and WAN with robust wired, wireless, and routing solutions.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
Technology is moving fast and your data center needs to keep up so your business can thrive. Migrating to the latest platforms and solutions, such as Windows® Server® 2012 R2, lets you take advantage of its virtualization advancements and tap into the Microsoft cloud OS. Combined with unique innovations featured in Dell server, storage and networking solutions, you can do more than modernize your IT — you can transform it.
This report outlines the limitations of legacy networks and how adding a technology called multipath networking can greatly improve the performance of cloud applications. It also provides advice on the evaluation criteria for multi-path networking solutions.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
Whether you’re new to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud or a long-time user, it is safe to assume what you’re hoping to benefit from - elasticity, reduced time-to-market, and cost effectiveness. Like the many networking folk before you however, you’ll soon discover that the complexity of legacy network management solutions can hold you and the cloud back from delivering what was expected. Rather than leverage router-based systems that can take days to be con?gured and deployed, you want utilize modern solutions that match or enhance the bene?ts ts that the cloud can deliver.
Organizations looking to deliver a flexible infrastructure that supports new methods of engagement, including customer-facing applications, are turning to cloud for the management of their wired and wireless networks. Discover how to tailor your arguments along a variety of business-aligned pain points and motivations to help you get the backing of key constituents within your organization.
The goal of a Cloud-Managed Network is to make deployment, management and control over network infrastructure devices very easy, offset the need for trained IT staff at remote locations or for geographically dispersed organizations, and it provides both OpEx and CapEx savings. This comprehensive white paper provides you with information needed to successfully guide you through the decision-making process of determining the right network for your business.
The constant growth of cloud, IoT, virtualization, mobility, and digital transformation has brought tectonic changes to the world of networking. Long viewed as a bastion of single-purpose, inflexible, and closed solutions, networks have started to transform in line with the demands for flexibility, scalability, ease of management, interoperability, and application support. Networking departments need to achieve all of the tasks above while keeping costs under control. Additionally, security requirements for the new network are not letting up — quite the opposite, as the virtualized network (and general IT) environment requires rethinking, virtualization, and evolution of security architectures.
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
"Now that 72.3% of cloud users have a mix of on-prem/off-prem clouds, the networking game has changed. Traditional app delivery solutions can’t ensure reliable, secure access in a SaaS, multi-device, hybrid, and multi-cloud world.
Get this solution brief to learn why a holistic strategy innately reduces complexities that otherwise would prohitib visibility and control in distributed architectures. The brief also explains:
- The Citrix Networking approach to delivering reliability and a high-quality experience
- How to ensure reliable access to apps at branch and remote locations while keeping costs low
- How to provide full visibility and analytics for your network, applications, users, and data"
Now that 72.3% of cloud users have a mix of on-prem/off-prem clouds, the networking game has changed. Traditional app delivery solutions can’t ensure reliable, secure access in a SaaS, multi-device, hybrid, and multi-cloud world.
Get this solution brief to learn why a holistic strategy innately reduces complexities that otherwise would prohibit visibility and control in distributed architectures. The brief also explains:
The Citrix Networking approach to delivering reliability and a high-quality experience
How to ensure reliable access to apps at branch and remote locations while keeping costs low
How to provide full visibility and analytics for your network, applications, users, and data
Read this in-depth white paper to learn how to tailor your arguments along a variety of business-aligned pain points and motivations to help you get the backing of key constituents within your organization.
Here’s what is covered:
- Overview of the rapid evolution of wireless LANs
- The Ins and outs of Cloud-Managed Networking
- The many benefits of a Cloud-Managed Network
- Top considerations you need to know when evaluating solutions
Is your IT organization taking the proper steps toward successful cloud adoption?
Legacy networking technology is hampering IT agility. Cloud providers have initiated an agility revolution but secure inter- and intra-cloud network connectivity are still very challenging. Easier alternatives are either expensive, worsen application performance and/or hamper network efficiency. Riverbed’s unique SD-WAN solution helps unlock agility across the complete enterprise network allowing for easier deployment and management of cloud-centric networks. This cloud adoption Use Case outlines challenges and solutions for cloud-centric enterprise architectures including:
· Unlocking cloud agility through simple workflows in the WAN such as single-click secure connectivity to cloud and branch networks
· The importance of bandwidth reduction and application acceleration to ensure cloud adoption
· Distinguishing between application and network problems through enhanced visibility
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
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