According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index (2015), global data centre IP traffic will grow at a CAGR of 25% between 2014 and 2019 and data centre workloads within ‘traditional’ (as opposed to cloud) data centres will more than double.
In this guide you will find best practices to meet the demands of the Digital Economy, with help from DatacenterDynamics and Nexans.
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IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. It sounds like another current term, “digital transformation.” But in fact, effective digital transformation doesn’t happen without IT Transformation.
A company that undergoes IT infrastructure transformation no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. Although not synonymous with digital transformation, the two concepts are fundamentally linked together, as effective digital transformation cannot happen without IT Transformation.
A company that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
Digitalization is impacting every aspect of our lives and changing the nature of jobs. This IDC Inforgraphic looks at Asia/Pacific employees' attitudes and readiness for the digital economy in their perception towards the digitalization of jobs, how they are preparing themselves, and the challenges they face in becoming a "digitally-enabled" workforce.
With today’s customers demanding fast and seamless experiences, it’s critical that merchants’ payment technology evolve just as quickly. Read this guide to discover why payment is strategic to business operations today and how to master payment management to drive business success.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Hyperconvergence is a hot topic right now. And for good reason. Organisations have longed for a way to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to deploy new business-facing IT services. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) delivers the speed, simplicity and agility needed in today’s digital economy. But not all HCI solutions are created equal. And HCI is not the answer for every application or workload. In the following, we explore what makes HCI different from traditional IT infrastructure and how your business can benefit from the new capabilities it brings.
Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
As the shift into a digital economy continues to accelerate, companies must out-innovate, outthink, and outpace their competition. Businesses must embrace change and transform to become the disruptors in their industries rather than wait to be disrupted by their competitors.
In the face of this pressure to evolve, organizations need to transform IT to reduce both the capital and operational costs of legacy IT. They must offload repeatable and time-intensive manual tasks like backup, disaster recovery, and service deployment to software and policy-driven automation.
IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor handle the velocity demands of a new generation of workloads where IT is a focal point for competitive differentiation. As one approach to address these changing demands of IT, vendors are bringing to market new solutions under a new category called “composable infrastructure”.
For organizations to succeed with the onslaught of devices, sensors and tools that innovation garners, data must no longer be treated as a byproduct but instead as an asset. And data-driven innovation must start at the top. That's what Michael Schrage, Fellow at MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy, said during the Harvard Business Review webinar, Leadership and Big Data Innovation. Find out why data experimentation, governance and culture are part of the next leadership challenge for organizations.
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
Dell EMC provides a tightly integrated software ecosystem and the flexibility to run multiple workload types, providing solutions to a broader customer base than HPE.
Decades of finance processes designed for the batch world have tied the hands for finance professionals. Now, it’s about running in real time and understanding the impact of decisions before they are made. It’s time to reimagine everything, so we can do anything.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 30, 2017
Be the first to read the 2017 top digital trend predictions for the (remove second the) the power and utility industry, and gain a competitive edge by understanding what’s next. Across the Electricity Value Network (EVN) - from generation through T&D and end user management, first movers and proactive digital adopters are far more likely to thrive in the future.
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"With every week that passes, our dependency on paper wanes as digital processes are introduced into every aspect of our daily activity. If you want to sign a contract, book a restaurant or make a bank transfer, you can do so digitally – it is ingrained in our lives.
Taking an entire business digital can be more challenging and reliant on many more moving parts. Identifying how businesses are evolving to meet these rapidly changing demands is essential for decision makers across all sectors of the economy to prepare their organisation or department accordingly to undertake successful digital transformations.
This eBook investigates digital expectations from both the consumer and business perspectives. It identifies what action is being taken to meet the demand in the market and where the main challenges lie for businesses that are trying to deliver the digital experience their customers want."
The global electronics industry is the cornerstone of
the digital economy and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Electronic devices act as conduits for users’ digital
experiences, which are now seamlessly enabled and
updated in the cloud. The industry’s digital device
success has also introduced its latest challenge: going
beyond the device. Leveraging data to drive insights is
key to delivering greater value. Doing so requires
electronics firms to flawlessly integrate hardware,
software, services and data while learning from and
adapting to users. Through Digital ReinventionTM, they
can combine digital approaches and data by design to
drive new capabilities, changing business from the
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