Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.
Rapidly changing business models are driving fresh interest in zero-based cost management.
Read this insight to discover:
• the potential benefits of zero-based budgeting
• how to avoid key mistakes associated with this budgeting approach
• five principles to apply to create the conditions for zero-based success.
For many enterprises, cloud migration is attractive for two key reasons: greater agility and lower cost. However, the jury is still out when it comes to the financial benefits. In this webinar, KPMG’s Adrian Bradley, Head of Technology Architecture, and Emma Bisset, Senior Manager, CIO Advisory at KPMG UK, explore the reasons why.
Listen to this webinar now to find out:
• What leading IT decision makers told KPMG about their experience of cloud costs
• Why organisations are failing to realise economic value from their cloud investments
• What key levers your organisation can use to extract significant cost savings from existing deployments.
The proliferation of communications channels has set expectations around cost and productivity
benefits. Unified Communications (UC) is proffered as a way of helping bring them all together, but
companies struggle to justify the business case for it. Against this background, how important is UC as an approach to streamlining communications, and how can businesses exploit it?
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
A before-and-after look at the small-to-midsize (SMB) business cost of manually managing company spend, and the ROI of automating these processes
AMI-Partners connected with financial decision makers at more than 500 SMBs, across six countries, to better understand the “before and after” experiences of implementing automated financial management solutions. The study found significant automation benefits, such as 530 hours saved annually per finance employee using an integrated travel, expense, and invoice solution. Download the report today to learn more!
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 23, 2018
“While 3D design tools have been around for a while, the consumerisation of VR is opening-up visualisation options at an unprecedented rate. Visualisation has evolved to a level that allows designers to produce photorealistic images of products in natural environments faster and with more accuracy, enabling even faster time-to-market and allowing customers to experience the product for themselves – and all without real-world prototyping and modelling costs. This guide is designed to give you an overview of the latest developments in visualisation and introduce our new VR Centres of Excellence in Limerick, Cork, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai, Santa Clara or Austin, where you can experience the benefits for yourself.”
Executive Director and General Manager
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-flash Storage can improve IOPS and latency results dramatically, increase the overall performance of a high workload environment, and lower administrative management work. The costs and benefits for a composite organization for 20 TB of 3PAR All-flash storage,
based on customer interviews, are:
? Investment costs: $130,722.
? Benefits: $1,213,601.
? Average cost/GB usable (street price) for all-flash storage (included 4:1 compaction and 25% overhead): $2.20
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Many of your peers are using Ethernet to reduce costs, simplify the management of communications and provide flexibility to cope with changes in their business.
Now is a great time to take stock of your existing network and see how Ethernet can bring new benefits to your organization.
When evaluating a next-generation firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can give you comprehensive protection for your entire enterprise, you need to look for seven must-have capabilities.
The NGFW should:
1. Integrate security functions tightly to provide effective threat and advanced malware protection
2. Provide complete and unified management
3. Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity across networks and endpoints
4. Offer comprehensive network visibility
5. Help reduce complexity and costs
6. Integrate and interface with third-party security solutions
7. Provide investment protection
This white paper explains this checklist in depth and provides examples of the benefits a truly effective NGFW solution can deliver.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches earned the Miercom Certified Green Award for saving over 50% in annual energy operating costs compared to the industry average. The switches were evaluated in accordance with the Miercom Certified Green Testing Methodology. Test results show the benefits of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
If you’re anything like your peers, you are evaluating your education technology on an annual basis to determine if it’s time for a refresh. While most schools conduct their device refreshes during the summer because teachers, staff and students are not present, this timing can prove costly as the market is flooded with devices from schools doing the same thing.
To help school districts re-think their technology spending to focus more on total cost of ownership and residual value, as opposed to upfront cost, we’ve partnered with Diamond Assets — a technology buyback company — to explain:
• The true value and cost of iPad and Chromebook in education
• When schools receive the most trade-in value for their technology
• How to prepare for and execute technology refreshes
The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
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