Enterprises are using applications to gain competitive advantage.
Success in this technology-based environment requires agility and
flexibility. And if IT wants to be the primary technology solution partner
for the business, the IT staff needs processes and tools in place to
deliver solutions at a much faster pace.
As digital services propel more and more business processes, cloud
technology is proving to be a crucial addition to the IT services portfolio.
It is far more scalable, and in many cases more cost effective, than its
predecessors. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and softwaredefined
data center technologies—virtualized computing, networking,
and storage—have helped IT address the “fast IT” challenge.
The data center infrastructure is central to the overall IT architecture. It is where most business-critical applications are hosted and various types of services are provided to the business. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
Another important aspect of the data center design is the flexibility to quickly deploy and support new services. Designing a flexible architecture that can support new applications in a short time frame can result in a significant competitive advantage.
The basic data center network design is based on a proven layered approach that has been tested and improved over the past several years in some of the largest data center implementations in the world. The layered approach is the foundation of a data center design that seeks to improve scalability, performance, flexibility, resiliency, and maintenance.
The holiday season has become an increasingly competitive space for retailers over the past few years, with brands struggling to break through the noise to gain customer attention. Not only are brands expected to drive increased sales year over year, but they are also expected to create fun and relevant experiences for customers that ultimately drive engagement and support conversions. This fundamental shift in consumer behavior has complicated retailers’ marketing strategies, but also opens up the opportunity to more accurately target and cater to their different shoppers’ needs during the holidays.
Download this ebook to learn how to increase Average Order Value, drive last minute purchases, increase sales, extend in-store shopping experiences, and make use of consumer data to inform future marketing decisions.
Did you know that the total amount of data will reach 44 zettabytes by 2020 and that 80% of that data will be unstructured data? Are you ready for all of this unstructured data?
More importantly, do you know how to turn it into a competitive advantage?
Learn about the challenges that come with unstructured data and how to deal with those challenges in our latest publication “Meeting the Challenges of Unstructured Data”
In this Whitepaper you’ll learn:
What is driving the growth in unstructured data
The challenges associated with managing unstructured data
How companies are capitalizing on the opportunities that unstructured data presents to save money, time, and create new market opportunities
Cloud-delivered big data analytics presents an enormous opportunity for organizations that want to become more agile, more efficient and more competitive. To capitalize on the full potential of this opportunity, businesses need cloud-enabled big data analysis solutions that are flexible, simple, secure and open.
To meet the business imperative for enterprise integration and stay competitive, companies must manage the increasing variety, volume and velocity of new data pouring into their systems from an ever-expanding number of sources. They need to bring all their corporate data together, deliver it to end users as quickly as possible to maximize its value, and integrate it at a more granular level than ever before—focusing on the individual transaction level, rather than on general summary data. As data volumes continue to explode, clients must take advantage of a fully scalable information integration architecture that supports any type of data integration technique such as ETL, ELT (also known as ETL Pushdown), data replication or data virtualization. Read this new whitepaper to learn about the seven essential elements needed to achieve the highest performance.
Organizations that invest in proprietary applications and data for competitive advantage in their industries only succeed by making those investments available to employees, customers, and partners that drive revenue and opportunity. Securing those investments requires a fresh perspective as the types of devices accessing the cloud datacenter are changing rapidly and new workloads, such as VDI desktops, are appearing more regularly alongside server workloads. These changes alter the potential attacks and potential threats to datacenters whose security primarily stands firm at the perimeter, however, within the data center the security is weak.
By combining VMware NSX with the AirWatch Tunnel and/or VMware Horizon View, organizations are able to bridge the device to datacenter security gap in a way that both increases the overall security of the cloud datacenter and makes it far simpler to manage security through defining and delegating application and services to specific users. Thi
But if you can’t explain how you got the answer, or what it means, it’s no good. Most self-service BI solutions can only display what has already happened, through reports or dashboards. And most have a predefined path of analysis that gives users very little creative freedom to explore new lines of thought.
To maintain competitive advantage, your BI solution should allow business users to quickly and easily investigate and interrogate the data to find out why something happened – to uncover the root cause behind the “what.”
Analytics is now an expected part of the bottom line. The irony is that as more companies become adept at analytics, it becomes less of a competitive advantage. Enter machine learning. Recent advances have led to increased interest in adopting this technology as part of a larger, more comprehensive analytics strategy. But incorporating modern machine learning techniques into production data infrastructures is not easy.Businesses are now being forced to look deeper into their data to increase efficiency and competitiveness. Read this report to learn more about modern applications for machine learning, including recommendation systems, streaming analytics, deep learning and cognitive computing. And learn from the experiences of two companies that have successfully navigated both organizational and technological challenges to adopt machine learning and embark on their own analytics evolution.
The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications
necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid initial planning and thoughtful consideration of port density, access-layer uplink bandwidth, true server capacity, oversubscription, mobility, and other details.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP’s StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability (including capacity and performance), high availability, architectural approach, pricing, and licensing.
To hire and retain top talent in today’s ultra competitive job market, you need accurate salary data.
As the economy recovers and the unemployment rate declines, job seekers can be more selective—which often means waiting for the right salary.
Although benefits, career paths, cultural fit, vacation time and work-life balance still matter, salary remains the most important factor to job seekers. In fact, two thirds of the respondents in Workforce 2020, an Oxford Economics and SAP SE study, said compensation matters most.
Our Salary Guide helps you have more informed salary discussions and put together competitive compensation packages—the key to hiring and retaining the best talent.
Published By: CrowdTwist
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
In today’s competitive retail environment, it’s not enough to simply meet customer expectations. Brands must exceed them with exceptional customer experiences that make customers feel heard, valued, and devoted to the brand. Brands across industries are embracing engagement-based loyalty programs because they deliver emotionally resonant experiences that go far beyond discounts. Omnichannel loyalty programs deliver rich, nuanced customer data about customers’ profiles, behaviors and needs, so that brands can deliver them more relevant experiences.
Cloud datacenter security is becoming imperative in the new age of malware attacks. To stay competitive and secure, organizations are turning to smart networking in an effort to close the datacenter security gap. The combination of VMware NSX, AirWatch Tunnel and Horizon View helps close this gap and simplifies security management for IT professionals. With the upcoming prevalence of authentication and identity management in an organization’s infrastructure, the need to delegate and define network access continues to highlight the important role of hybrid cloud security that addresses all end-user devices.
In this inforgraphic, we are going to show you the possibilities with modernised, 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 previous 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.
Build your business case for MDM with an illustrated, step-by-step approach that shows executives and managers how MDM generates a single, reliable data set to empower customer- and partner- facing teams to improve sales, customer service and channel operations.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a telecommunications business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the telecom industry looking for secure and resilient data storage
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step an electronics business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the electronics industry looking for secure and resilient data storage.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 05, 2007
Knowledge of the location of customers, property, products or any other asset is invaluable intelligence for improving competitive advantage and operational efficiency. However, despite the proliferation of data that businesses generate today, the potential value of this location dimension is often overlooked in the business intelligence process.
Today's competitive, agile business demands anytime/anywhere connectivity and access to real time data. Outdated technology, security concerns and compliance requirements are forcing companies throughout industries to consider migrating to advanced wireless systems for supply chain operations.
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