In this paper, we focus on quantifying the capital cost differences of a prefabricated vs. traditional 440 kW data center, both built with the same power and cooling architecture, in order to highlight the key cost drivers, and to demonstrate that prefabrication does not come
at a capex premium.
cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Performance evaluation is coming of age. Once a narrow, back office role focused solely on
crunching returns, it has become ever more integrated into the DNA of investment firms. Both
internally and externally, performance evaluation adds value, helping senior management make
key judgement calls where the difference between the right solution and the wrong solution is the
difference between growth or decline. The performance analyst of the future will provide valuable
input into nearly every area of an investment firm.
What began as a mathematical task—calculating investment returns—is morphing into something
much broader. The objective of performance evaluation today is determining what is behind the
return being analyzed. What were the key drivers—allocation or selection? What risk was taken to
achieve the return? Was it skill, or was it luck, that produced the return?
Why data-driven businesses stand out from the crowd.
Why Should the Target Audience Care?
Enterprises need to become more data-driven by using more mature analytics tools to stand out from the crowd
Smart, effective customer analytics tools helps organizations reap the rewards of increased customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. Neglecting advances in customer analytics technology could seriously impact a company's ability to compete in the future marketplace. Where do your customers and prospects sit on the customer analyticsmaturity scale? Are they leaders or are they laggards?
Read "Customer Analytics: The 20 Attributes that Lead to Business Success" for insights into:
• the key drivers needed within an organisation that help grow customer analytics maturity
• why companies using paid analytics solutions experience more tangible benefits than those using free analytics
• how to distinguish customer analytics leaders from laggards
Cost-effective and fully automated device driver management for Microsoft SCCM with the Universal Imaging Utility System Deploy Plug-in. The UIUSD completely eliminates the need for SCCM admins to manage and package drivers.
To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Powered by data from 451 Research, the Right Mix web application benchmarks your current private vs public cloud mix, business drivers, and workload deployment venues against industry peers to create a comparative analysis. See how your mix stacks up, then download the 451 Research report for robust insights into the state of the hybrid IT market.
This guide gives you an overview of the steps you need to build a foundation for sustainable growth—the kinds of investments, drivers and differentiators that are involved. It does so through the words and experiences of fellow decision makers who’ve overcome daunting technology challenges, and in doing so realized their greatest achievements.
Use the guide to get ready for great achievements of your own.
"Smart Campus: Break down classroom walls with a smart technology strategy 70% of K-12 and IT administrative decision-makers said preparing students for the future workforce was one of the main drivers for adopting classroom technology. Read how to prepare your network for a digital-first classroom experience in this report >"
“The biggest problem with big data is using it.”
Accessing, analyzing, and actioning with big data are among the key challenges facing every enterprise. In this detailed report from Forrester, you’ll see key drivers and challenges with Big Data, and some clear recommendations on how to proceed.
Get the white paper to see Forrester's key findings.
The employee engagement survey can be a powerful force for consistent, positive change. This guide provides a more insightful and actionable approach to employee engagement, including a framework for designing and implementing pulse programs. The ideas inside come from decades of engagement survey and organizational development (OD) experience.
This IDC white paper examines the drivers behind the adoption of IoT technologies by public services organizations and why the IoT is becoming a key investment priority. Public services are comprised of a diverse set of organizations, including federal, regional and local governments and healthcare and social services providers. These all have mandates to improve the safety, health and quality of life of their constituents across a broad range of programs. This paper also provides market insights and describes examples of IoT implementations that highlight the diversity of scenarios in the public service sector. These diverse scenarios illustrate the impact IoT solutions can have across many citizen-centric
Published By: Citibank
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are major drivers of today’s economic growth, representing over 90% of the business population, 60%–70% of employment, and 55% of GDP in developed economies.* Their leaders are hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs who face unique challenges, which change and evolve as their businesses grow.
This report examines the obstacles SMBs encounter on the road to success, offering insights on the decision-making and actions of business leaders who run them.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Companies with multicloud services are outperforming their peers on a number of metrics — and achieving the key objectives that led them to the cloud services model.
Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research. The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
The survey results also reveal interesting insights into the drivers behind multicloud adoption. The perennial desire to reduce IT costs remains important, but the respondents rate two other factors.
Multiple channel distribution is becoming increasingly important, irrespective of whether the businesses in question are B2C or B2B-focused. The key drivers are the long tail, multi-site and changes in category management. Find out more now!
EAM software delivers key benefits to an organization that relies on expensive and complex assets. It gives senior management visibility and control over the drivers of cost and productivity of those assets. And it offers real maintenance management and risk management benefits. Learn the 5 steps to realizing EAM software benefits today!
China is becoming one of the most important markets for luxury goods in the world. The rise of the Chinese luxury consumer is bringing a world of opportunities to luxury retail giants across the globe.
By 2025, it is expected that consumers in China will account for 44% of the $339 billion in luxury goods spending worldwide.
This infographic highlights these projected luxury sales increases and identifies the primary drivers and the preferred payment methods for Chinese consumers.
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
Several years ago, a transformation in IT began to take place; a transformation from an IT-centric view of technology to a business-centric view of technology that Forrester refers to as business technology (BT). This transformation has a profound impact on the role of the CIO. The CIO must now view himself or herself as a business enabler. He or she must focus on continuously aligning with business objectives, improving delivery capability to support business processes that bring new products and services to market more quickly, fostering innovation, and reducing costs through improved performance. In this custom Technology Adoption Profile (TAP), the data confirms this trend.
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
The International Institute of Analytics presents healthcare results from their proprietary assessment tool, The Analytics Benchmark, including measurement of data-related tactical competencies and culture/leadership competencies necessary for data-driven decision-making to become ubiquitous inside organizations. Download this paper to benchmark where your organization stands in the five stages of maturity and the five elements of alignment needed for success.
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