The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System’s data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.
The digital service revolution is well underway. For communications service providers (CSPs), it means going beyond traditional voice and data and upgrading their entire digital communications infrastructure. Research shows enterprise-class organizations are allocating heavy dollars towards communications solutions and prefer a single provider for digital services. This is a massive opportunity for CSPs to expand their services, generate more revenue, grow profit and increase market share. However, the majority of enterprises reported not receiving a consistently excellent experience with their most recent service contract. As a result, many switch to new providers. CSPs are losing credibility and the loyalty of their customers because of legacy and traditional systems that constrain their ability to act quickly. Enterprises are looking for CSPs who understand their complex business and can offer a full portfolio of digital services with quality and creativity to meet their needs.
This paper will explore ways that carrier-class routers, previously the domain of telecommunications service providers, can help future-proof data center infrastructure while dramatically improving application delivery, availability, and manageability right now.
In this infographic, we are going to show you the possibilities with modernized, optimized data infrastructure. In doing so, we aim to bring you ideas about how you can bring your own data-driven business vision to life, focusing on the outcomes that matter most to you.
In essence, we will be discussing five main industries and the possibilities for modernized data infrastructure. We will be displaying how Banking and Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail can use data, analytics and automation to optimize their business, therefore bringing about a competitive edge which previously appeared unimaginable. Using data correctly, most importantly building proper data infrastructures, can be the driving force behind obtaining a competitive edge.
Data is your story. And it’s our story, too.
Digital Transformation: Insight into Getting it Right, is new research commissioned by Avaya and undertaken by IDC. The Infobrief contains key insights from over 1,300 enterprises and consumers to help brands plan and improve digital transformation, specifically through the modernisation of business communications infrastructure. Because business communications technology is at the heart of digital transformation.
The Responsive Process Management (RPM) Suite from Progress Software enables a high level of operational responsiveness for communications service providers. Faced with a need to gain a competitive advantage and create connections with customers, communications service providers require a flexible, integrated management suite that adapts to shifts in consumer interactions and market conditions in real time. Progress RPM based OSS/BSS solutions meet these challenges without the need for a massive overhaul to existing systems and infrastructure. Download this free whitepaper to learn more about how the communications industry can leverage Progress RPM to achieve operational responsiveness.
In 2010, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota underwent a renovation at its Minneapolis facility. The goal was to transform the entire location into a place where patients and families – who previously received care in a shared-space environment – would enjoy private, family-centric rooms. Such a renovation would also transform the way staff worked together. Minnesota Children’s used the project as an opportunity to reevaluate its entire workflow and communications infrastructure.
Read this case study to learn how Minnesota Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota implemented AeroScout® Real-Time Staff Visibility Solutions to achieve a quieter patient environment, enhanced safety, and improved workflow.
Digital Transformation: Insight into Getting it Right, is new research commissioned by Avaya and undertaken by IDC.
The Infobrief contains key insights from over 1,300 enterprises and consumers to help brands plan and improve digital transformation, specifically through the modernisation of business communications infrastructure. Explore why business communications technology needs to be at the heart of your digital transformation journey.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
A highly resilient data and communications network that supports easy accessibility and cost efficiency is a requirement for hospitals and medical facilities that seek to leverage technology to digitally transform their processes.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) provides a broad range of robust and secure networking, infrastructure and communication products and services to connect patients, caregivers, staff and the entire healthcare ecosystem. ALE specialized data and communications networks for healthcare providers optimize the care pathway through improved communications and more efficient processes to provide more timely, safe and effective care.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Motorola
Published Date: Apr 08, 2010
MOTOTRBO, a digital communications system with repeaters that are linked via Internet Protocol (IP). Leveraging the existing Internet infrastructure provided an economical way for Georgia Nut Company to meet their communication needs for today and tomorrow.
SSL certificates have moved beyond the ‘Buy’ page. They are embedded in your business. For example,
they protect remote communications via webmail, chat and IM. Browser-to-server communications
for cloud-based services require SSL certificates to protect confidential information. In addition, SSL
certificates are used to secure server-to-server communications for applications and data exchange.
In fact, SSL Certificates are a business-critical part of your IT infrastructure. However, managing
individual certificates in a large organization is complicated by multiple locations, many servers,
different business units, and rapidly growing Web-based services.
The content for this excerpt was taken directly from the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2013-2014 Vendor Analysis by Rohit Mehra (Doc # 231686). All or parts of the following sections are included in this excerpt: IDC Opinion, In This Study, Situation Overview, Future Outlook, Essential Guidance, and Synopsis.
Mitel represents a new global force in Real Time communications (RTC) with a unique value proposition that capitalizes on two trends that are driving change in the communications industry today, convergence of fixed, mobile and enterprise communication and cloud.
Discover how Real Time Communications will help you discover new revenue opportunities, create a seamless customer experience, and more, deployable across your existing network infrastructure.
To put it carefully, certain technology decisions at the federal level since 2002 have been questionable. But citing new “Cloud First” policies for implementations in government contact centers, data centers, and federal agencies, cloud initiatives are now showing value by way of cost reductions and broader functionality. Abdo Rabadi of Blue Kite Consultants and Mechele Herres of Interactive Intelligence say even more benefits of the cloud await. Read how the federal government can best achieve them.
Today, 84% of IT organizations view automation as a top investment priority for delivering on business outcomes. Explore key priorities and trends based on IDC’s global survey of 164 IT professionals, including the role of automation across “IT silos” and virtualization, cost efficiencies and process standardization, and market maturity. Read this new IDC survey to learn more.
There are many points of frustration, inefficiencies and exorbitant costs involved with the old school PBX phone hardware. The Cloud offers software based solutions for everything from music to CRM and RingCentral has created a cloud-based communications solution. Explore 7 of the key virtues of this modernized solution to collaboration, which includes multiple location unity across your company, flexibility with your growth, simplified infrastructure and management, easily connecting mobile workforces and remote employees and more.
Business of all sizes have a fundamental reliance on their communications infrastructure. We use it to interact with our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers and for them to communicate with us. Our ability to effectively communicate defines our capacity to conduct our business successfully.
This guide is designed to help you with the considerations you should be taking when looking to implement a new communications solution. It will provide you with the tools you will need to start.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for well over a decade, as companies look to improve corporate collaboration. UC, the concept of streamlining phone, email, chat, video and content collaboration, has become a corporate objective for reducing the cost and complexity of communications and increasing employee productivity. What began 10 years ago as a hardware-driven effort to combine PBX systems, computer servers and video infrastructure, is now evolving to include software-enabled processes and functionality.
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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