We are living in the most revolutionary era in human communication since the invention of the printing press. For the past few years, marketers have ‘woken up’ to consumers who have the power to express their views anytime and anywhere. ‘Social’ is hot, and if nothing else, a response to this awakening. Now, the lines between paid, owned and earned media have been blurred, if not erased. Social media crosses the barrier between the three. It’s fast-paced and chaotic.
We partnered with the research firm Sentient Services and surveyed more than 200 consumers about their attitudes, opinions and beliefs about brands and social media integration. The respondents come from all over the country, with all different incomes, lifestyles, and social media habits. Universally, the data supports what we’ve already seen in action: consumers want to engage with brands that integrate social media, and they prefer to do business with social brands.
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In this Deep Dive we will explore what sales leaders should actually be demanding from marketing automation tools. In fact, survey data paints a very compelling picture about how sales should be evaluating the impact of marketing automation on sales performance. We'll explore why sales might be resistant in the first place, and how Top Performing organizations overcome these challenges to help support the collaborative pursuit of top line revenue growth between marketing and sales.
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.
More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure
is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no particular order, here are five important strategies we see companies using to overcome the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure and transform their data centers to support innovation and growth.
The world is moving rapidly towards a New Style of IT, and will leave behind any business that doesn’t adapt even more rapidly. Is your storage ready? Learn how HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage is the only primary storage architecture you will ever need—regardless of whether you are a midsize enterprise experiencing rapid growth in your virtualized Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft SQL, or Oracle Database environment, a large enterprise looking to support IT as a Service (ITaaS), or a global service provider building a hybrid/private cloud.
A few years ago, two technologies emerged to dramatically improve the industry’s ability to protect data. The cost of disk drives came down, and deduplication technology was introduced. This breakthrough is sometimes referred to as Deduplication 1.0. Like any technology, you’d expect it to evolve over time. HP launched the HP StoreOnce deduplication technology roadmap in 2010 to do just that. The result? Deduplication 2.0 or what HP calls “Federated Deduplication”. This next generation deduplication addresses some of the issues inherent in existing deduplication solutions: performance, flexibility, and data management and not only that, when moving from your legacy storage backup systems, you can reduce the amount of your stored backup data by 95 percent or we’ll make up the difference with free disk capacity and support.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
The state of threat intelligence in the information security community is still very immature. Many organizations are still combating threats in a reactive manner, only learning what they're dealing with, well...when they're dealing with it. There is a wealth of information in the community, and many organizations have been gathering data about attackers and trends for years. How can we share that information, and what kinds of intelligence are most valuable? In this presentation, we'll start with a brief overview of AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX), and then we'll discuss attack trends and techniques seen in enterprise networks today, with supporting data from AlienVault OTX. We'll also take a look at some new models for collaboration and improving the state of threat intelligence going forward.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Riverbed announced its collaboration with partner VMware to solve performance monitoring visibility challenges arising out of the ongoing evolution of virtual network technologies and architectures within Virtual Data Center (VDC) environments. Speci?cally, Riverbed and VMware have developed IPFIX ?ow record templates that reveal valuable insights into data and session ?ows occurring within virtual networks that use VXLAN. By adding VXLAN support to its Cascade family of solutions, Riverbed will take a market-leading role in applying application-aware network performance management to Software-Defined Networks (SDNs).
All cloud infrastructure—whether private, public, or hybrid—starts with a data center virtualization foundation. By selecting an open, flexible virtualization solution, you are building a data center environment that supports your company’s needs today, while preparing your path for the future. In this white paper, we look at how an open data center virtualization solution can become the cornerstone of your IT optimization effort. We show how open virtualization can meet the needs of IT, as well as the business, while providing a foundation for long-term growth into the cloud. Finally, we review considerations for selecting a virtualization solution, with emphasis on HP and Red Hat integrated solutions.
At first, virtualization efforts focused on optimization – making the server more efficient. These efforts transitioned into standardizing virtualization across the data center, including management of servers, storage and networking. Now customers are looking to use virtualization technology and all supporting infrastructure as a complete and extremely efficient system.HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – deploying applications faster through virtualization but in a way that does not increase IT complexity. Pre-configured to meet the needs of mid-market customers, HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization offerings can be easily, reliably, and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application use cases such as general IT infrastructure, decision support, collaboration or business processing.
HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that is enabled for cloud management. Read this techincal whitepaper to learn more.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that can support multiple hypervisors and is enabled for cloud management. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Just Right IT solutions, based on HP servers, storage, networking, and services, simplify business technology, giving you more time to focus on your business. Whether you’re just getting started with virtualization and file sharing, or supporting expansion with solutions for server consolidation, data backup, and business consolidation, Just Right IT solutions provide appropriate technologies for your organization’s needs today. And when your business is ready for the next level of expansion, HP offers Just Right IT solutions that address growing requirements for collaboration, continuity, and consolidation. Learn more.
SMBs need a robust, scalable network capable of handling any workload securely and reliably. It's critical to select network switches, routers, and wireless access points with the capabilities needed for today's traffic and tomorrow's growth, including mobile and BYOD computing. As part of HP’s Just Right IT program for SMBs, HP Networking solutions are purpose-built for growing businesses. Learn what to look for in networking technology, and how HP can help you create a network that will keep pace with your business growth.
HP Just Right IT solutions address the networking needs of the SMB customer, no matter size or maturity level. HP OfficeConnect small business solutions provide plug-and-play wired and wireless switches with advanced features that support the needs of your growing business. HP Networking mid-market solutions, based on the HP FlexNetwork architecture, support wired and wireless networking, cloud computing, and rich-media traffic. HP also offers comprehensive network Support Services to help manage your network, mitigate risks and downtime, and increase the business value of your technology. Find out more.
Make sense of modern storage technologies and architectures and how they might impact your business. HP helps you understand unstructured data, block and object storage, storage system architectures, and storage networking options. Discover how the right mix or technologies such as virtualization, file sharing, and deduplication can help control storage costs, protect your data from loss or corruption, and provide reliable access to critical business information for every authorized user. See how.
UC combines voice, email, instant messaging (IM), audio conferencing, and video conferencing with presence awareness to immediately locate and contact individuals. HP's collaborative and modular approach to UC increases business productivity, reduces risks, and reduces telecommunications costs, helping you reach people more effectively, and helping your customers and partners reach you. Learn more
More and more enterprises are adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) initiatives to let employees choose the device they use. The HP BYOD solution, based on the HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC), offers a single-pane-of-glass network and user management solution for your entire network. With an HP BYOD solution, you can efficiently manage your entire infrastructure, secure personally owned devices, and monitor BYOD traffic. HP IMC also goes beyond the unified BYOD essentials by delivering converged management across various networks—physical and virtual, wired and wireless, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Discover how.
HP Simply StoreIT takes the stress out of storage. HP and our network of over 200,000 channel partners worldwide can help you choose the right solutions to fit your biggest business challenges. We can help you overcome obstacles including too little time for managing IT, budgets for upgrading infrastructure, and too many business risks and threats. Now you can take charge of virtualization, storage for business solutions such as Exchange and SQL Server, growing file shares, and data protection for business continuity. Improve your operational efficiency, reduce your risks, and lower storage costs. See how.
Eliminate the guesswork from selecting products and services for your evolving network access and business protection needs. HP Just Right IT portfolio solutions help avoid business interruptions by ensuring reliable access to your data. HP servers and storage solutions help consolidate islands of business information while delivering cost savings, reliability, and agility. HP offers the industry’s most comprehensive data protection and retention portfolio for midsize businesses like yours. And through its cloud-based support portal, HP Technology Services can proactively identify and fix them remotely to keep your business running smoothly. Discover how
This paper focuses on the benefits of a queryable data store and big data technologies available to support data warehouse modernization. Read the paper to understand how data can be stored and optimized with Hadoop.
Most enterprise datacenters are so cluttered with individually constructed servers, including database servers, that staff time is largely taken up with just the maintenance of these systems. As a result, IT service to business users suffers, and the agility of the enterprise suffers. Integrated systems represent an antidote to this problem. By dramatically reducing the amount of setup and maintenance time for the applications and databases they support, integrated systems enable the technical staff to spend more of their time supporting users and enabling the enterprise to thrive.
As the amount and importance of corporate data grows, companies of all sizes are finding that they increasingly need to deploy high-availability database solutions to support their business-critical applications.
There is an exponential increase in connected devices that are producing data about our homes, health, cars, and everything in between. The Internet of things (IoT) is exploding into apps that allow users to see and interact with these devices. Watson can enable IoT apps to understand the meaning and intent of the users that interact with these connected devices. Check out this webcast to learn how the cognitive services from IBM Watson available on Bluemix can make IoT apps be intelligent, overcome complexity, and support discovery and decision making.
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