In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Cloud is coming of age: It’s no longer just a tool for business efficiency; it’s necessary for the speed and agility required to compete in the digital economy. Until recently, CIOs have considered Cloud deployments in terms of Public versus Private Cloud merits, but the answer needs to be both. It’s a new way of thinking—and a new model for enterprise IT, creating an application delivery engine that drives digital transformation.
This paper looks at how the cloud landscape is rapidly evolving to address the needs of critical enterprise applications. On the way, we’ll highlight some common cloud misconceptions. Finally,we’ll set out how IT leaders can create a clear, robust enterprise cloud strategy for their organizations that enables digital innovation and business transformation.
A step-change in the pace of business today brings enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems face-to-face with the largest transformation in their role since they were first introduced in the early 1990s. The rise of a new generation of business automation demands real-time information processing and visibility on a scale that was unthinkable just a few years ago. Coupled with—and in large part enabled by—this new wave of business automation, there has been a surge in the pace of business itself. Learn how Real-Time ERP puts you and your business at the forefront of this change.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Over the past few years, organizations have used a variety of tools and technologies
to enable basic mobile device management (MDM) and essential apps like email and
calendar. But those capabilities are inadequate for companies that want to move beyond
the basics and transform their business processes by securely moving apps and data
to the cloud. For AirWatch customers, this means they should start evaluating leading
enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms like MobileIron in order to achieve
their mobile transformation goals. Our platform is 100% focused on building today’s
modern enterprise architecture, which is quickly shifting core business processes away
from legacy technologies and standardizing on mobile devices and cloud services.
Mainframes continue to provide high business value by combining efficient transaction processing with high-volume access to critical enterprise data. Business organizations are linking mobile devices to mainframe processing and data to support digital applications and drive business transformation. In this rapidly growing scenario, the importance of providing excellent end-user experience becomes critical for business success.This analyst announcement note covers how CA Technologies is addressing the need for providing high availability and a fast response time by optimizing mainframe performance with new machine learning and analytics capabilities.
Extending DevOps to mainframe applications and teams is essential towards the agility and velocity that enterprises require to remain innovative in today’s turbulent digital business environment.
• For enterprises with mainframes, trying to achieve the benefits of Digital Transformation without dealing with existing mainframe assets is a fool’s errand.
• Breaking down silos and moving to DevOps is central to what it means to undergo Digital Transformation.
• Including the mainframe in modern software development approaches can improve quality overall, reduce test cycles and deployment timeframes, and ensure mainframe-based applications support the end-to-end performance requirements that today’s customers demand.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations
as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities
looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost
and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial
risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for
dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Multiple elements factor into how effectively an enterprise can embrace automation and advance the maturity of their transformation. However, security tools are central to enabling a structured and measured approach to managing critical access risks at each stage of the maturity model journey. With the right privileged access platform and set of tools, enterprises can progressively automate and scale access management to align risk
Enterprises today have no choice but to be part of the digital economy. Whether you are just starting the digital transformation journey or are already running a digital native environment, it is crucial for you to keep moving forward.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure is clearly the future of the data centre - enabling enterprises to drive IT modernisation to help manufacturing companies continuously innovate in an ever-changing, rapidly evolving, technology-led environment.
The combination of reliable data centre hardware from Lenovo and powerful platform from Nutanix creates a compelling offering for enterprises to intelligently transform their IT infrastructure.
Read how hyperconverged Infrastructure can help drive Intelligent transformation in manufacturing in this story by Mashable India.
Digital transformation has become a popular theme across enterprises. However, companies are confronted with several challenges. In a survey done recently, two-thirds of IT investments by Japanese companies were about "running-the-business", and a very small sum was focussed on business innovation and growth.
What are the processes that an organization should create to promote digital transformation? What are the challenges?
Read this article from Nikkei XTech that analyses the IT enterprise in Japan and challenges that it faces today.
This LTI Point of View explores how ‘Digital’ is a key enabler for enterprise transformation, and the change in thinking and culture, is it’s real driver. To compete in today's tough marketplace, organizations need a strong digital core. It highlights the fact that an effective digital transformation is built on people, processes, hardware, and software. And true transformation occurs when these elements can be intelligently harnessed in real-time.
The digital economy is dramatically changing how consumers shop and interact with businesses.
They expect a fast, convenient and highly secure digital experience. With the average company lifespan decreasing rapidly, merchants have to operate as a true digital enterprise to stay competitive and to stay in business.
Payment and fraud management is no longer a back-office utility. It is a prime differentiator, critical to achieving competitive advantage, improving customer experience and reducing risk. Digital transformation is not simply a market buzz word. It is real. And those who don’t embrace it are in a position to lose. By 2020, eCommerce sales as a percentage of retail sales are forecast to be 12.4% compared to 8.0% in 2016, according to eMarketer. And engaging customers digitally across channels remains a top digital initiative. While there are several drivers of growth in the digital economy, none are more significant than the force of mobile and cloud technologies. Innovation
Integration is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, and middleware is the software layer connecting different applications, services, devices, data sources, and business entities. This Ovum Decision
Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), enterprise/integration architects, integration competency center (ICC)/integration center of excellence (CoE) directors, and digital transformation leaders select a middleware-as-aservice (MWaaS) suite best suited to their specific hybrid integration requirements.
Download this whitepaper to read further on Hybrid integration suites for cloud service, API-led, B2B, and mobile application integration.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
IT transformation is never easy – being a continuous endeavor with no single, definite endpoint – which makes the CIO role in the future of enterprise IT, more important and more difficult. Our e-book, The CIO’s IT Transformation Guide, helps CIOs avoid known pitfalls with a tour of the Rackspace framework to explore IT transformation results in the trenches. With examples of real-world successes and challenges taken from within Rackspace, and the companies that have journeyed with Rackspace, this is a must-have resource for the modern CIO.
Digital transformation is top of mind for CIOs and business leaders for clear and practical reasons. It offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets.
What’s needed is a common resource that both IT and business managers intrinsically value, one that can guide decisions about new business initiatives and related technology investments. That rallying point is enterprise data. Because incumbents possess richer reserves of business information, they wield a competitive advantage that even the most disruptive insurgents can’t claim. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel business transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 22, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the way they engage with their business peers.
The five architectural principles guiding the development of a next generation data center are provided in this paper, describing key market influences leading a fundamental enterprise IT transformation.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Jul 31, 2015
To better understand what Windows 10 means for the modern enterprise, this white paper provides a technical overview of these and other new features in the latest OS release. It also includes a brief overview of how the enterprise architecture has evolved and how Windows 10 enables IT leaders to use this fundamental architecture shift as a catalyst for business transformation.
"Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The key challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. For most companies, it will be an incremental journey.
TodaysGeneralCounsel.com suggests that organisations should focus on a broad enterprise-wide information governance strategy developed by IT, legal, records and business stakeholders. Doing so improves governance, risk management and compliance programs.
This best practices paper outlines seven important ways that legal teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations."
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Enterprise security has undergone a complete transformation as a result of rapid and sweeping changes that are remaking the way public sector organizations do business. New technologies and trends are changing the very definition of an enterprise, how and where we work, and the tools we use to do our jobs. These trends include:
As the information age matures, data has become the most
powerful resource enterprises have at their disposal. Businesses
have embraced digital transformation, often staking their
reputations on insights extracted from collected data. While
decision-makers hone in on hot topics like AI and the potential of
data to drive businesses into the future, many underestimate the
pitfalls of poor data governance. If business decision-makers can’t
trust the data within their organization, how can stakeholders and
customers know they are in good hands? Information that is not
correctly distributed, or abandoned within an IT silo, can prove
harmful to the integrity of business decisions.
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
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