This 12-page white paper describes what a data center reference design is, what it includes, and explains how the benefits listed above are achieved.
A data center reference design acts as a starting point offering a project team several valuable benefits including:
• Facilitating and simplifying the planning phase
• Reducing time to create buildable designs
• Reducing risk, offering predictable performance and improved reliability of the data center once operational
Published By: LeGrand
Published Date: Oct 18, 2016
Efficiency is a key objective when designing a data center. Efficiency
gains are typically focused completely on power and cooling. Efficiencies can be realized in many other areas resulting in additional cost savings, reliable network performance, easier maintenance, flexibility, and scalability.
Research shows that legacy ERP 1.0 systems were not designed for usability and insight. More than three quarters of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans 1. These systems lack modern best-practice capabilities needed to compete and grow. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”.
Oracle’s goal is to help you navigate your own journey to modernization by sharing the knowledge we’ve gained working with many thousands of customers using both legacy and modern ERP systems. To that end, we’ve crafted this handbook outlining the fundamental characteristics that define modern ERP.
Powered by Smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design and manufactures operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and profitable, plants and machines will have to be smarter- better connected, more efficient, more flexible and safe. This paper explains the impact of smart machines on the industrial automation and controls businesses and provides guidance for adapting to a changing industrial landscape.
Published By: Two Sigma
Published Date: Sep 19, 2019
In this paper, we provide an overview of the Two Sigma Factor Lens, designed for
analyzing multi-asset portfolios and derived from returns of broad, liquid asset class
proxy indexes. This lens is intended to be:
• Holistic, by capturing the large majority of cross-sectional and
time-series risk for typical institutional portfolios;
• Parsimonious, by using as few factors as possible;
• Orthogonal, with each risk factor capturing a statistically
uncorrelated risk across assets;
• Actionable, such that desired changes to factor exposure can
be readily translated into asset allocation changes.
Finally, we discuss methods for constructing and assessing the Two Sigma Factor
Lens that can be extended to produce additional risk factors for new sub-assetclasses
or cross-sectional risks that may not currently be captured by the lens.1
This factor lens, and our ongoing work to expand it, form the foundations of the
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design
There has always been a relationship between an application and the platform and services which
run it. For a long time, that relationship was very tight and encompassed a lot of areas related to the
application design, from the language the application could be written in to administrative behaviors
like monitoring and logging, even things like transaction management, frontend UI development, or
In a sense, the application platform was just another design consideration for the application. A few
years ago, as significant changes in platform technology like cloud, containers, and virtual machines
started rolling out, the primary emphasis for CTOs and application architects was on how to move to
those platforms. The platform choice was a major part of the application. The focus was — one way or
another — getting into “the cloud.”
There’s been a shift in customers’ pri
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers scalable, cost-efficient cloud services that public sector customers can use to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and accelerate innovation. The procurement of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Traditional public sector procurement and contracting approaches that are designed to purchase products, such as hardware and related software, can be inconsistent with cloud services (like IaaS). A failure to modernize contracting and procurement approaches can reduce the pool of competitors and inhibit customer ability to adopt and leverage cloud technology.
Mobile Global Workforce is predicted to surge to 1.87 billion by 2022. Be prepared for the wireless expansion with Mobility Express. Cisco’s Mobility Express* is designed for small businesses that want a controllerless solution with Wi-Fi management functions embedded in the Cisco Aironet® access point itself. Offering SMB’s Cisco’s industry-leading enterprise capabilities at a fraction of the enterprise cost.
Today, ERP is a cornerstone of many organisations’ tech infrastructure. Yet many of the solutions in play are legacy products, decades old and designed for an entirely different business landscape.
With industry leaders expressing concern that out-of-date ERP solutions have now become an impediment to competitive business, IDC set out to uncover what exactly modern companies need from their ERP systems, and why SAP S/4Hana seems so well placed to deliver.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
Big data and analytics is a rapidly expanding field of information technology. Big data incorporates technologies and practices designed to support the collection, storage, and management of a wide variety of data types that are produced at ever increasing rates. Analytics combine statistics, machine learning, and data preprocessing in order to extract valuable information and insights from big data.
For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the
organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60%
of organizations will have created and begun implementation
of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX
initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a
proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data
to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
The modern workplace is anywhere
Complex work. Specialised teams all over the place. They’re in offices, homes, hotels, cars and airports. It could hardly be any more different to the days when people sat in neat rows of desks. That’s the modern reality of business life—it’s happening everywhere at once.
Not only that, it’s happening on all kinds of devices, from desktop to mobile. And every generation of worker expects to have its workstyle accommodated.
Today, co- workers mingle flexibly in pairs and groups, and those teams thrive on exchanging creative energy. They meet up in spaces designed specifically to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas. Their disruptive new concepts are where the next big growth opportunities are. The modern workplace is one where ongoing innovation is valued above all else. And flexibility extends well beyond four walls.
Think about the way you work today and how it has evolved. Chances are it’s no longer 9 ‘til 5.
Mobile employees, contract workers, fr
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
There are quite a few things that your customers just aren’t telling you. But since you aren’t a telepath and you don’t own a Cerebro, the only thing you can do is wait for them to come to you with it.
But not anymore. In this whitepaper, you'll learn the most important things that your support team should already know, but customers will never tell you, like:
- Why you should design intelligence into your self-service experience
- When you should resort to analytics and when "gut-feel" helps
- How you can proactively manage, and prevent customer frustrations
- What your core support bottlenecks are, and how to identify them
- How to set a "Priority" driven support work-flow
The 2015 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design describes a hypothetical company, referred to as NeedToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
The e-book describes a hypothetical company, referred to as Need ToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
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: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, the customer is at the center of business. Armed with more choice and ultimately more power, customers expect businesses to deliver entirely satisfying, customer-centric experiences throughout the sales cycle. Whether you sell to businesses or consumers, customers are accustomed to one-click purchasing, full mobile access, and social media-driven recommendations, and they are demanding a similar experience of all companies they do business with. With eSignature & Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solutions from DocuSign you can provide that experience, allowing customers to transact with you on their terms while reinforcing your modern reputation.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
DocuSign electronic signatures are valid and legally binding around the world. In fact, they are more enforceable than traditional handwritten signatures. Hear from DocuSign's Chief Legal Officer, Ken Moyle, and DocuSign's Founder, Tom Gonser, about how DocuSign delivers the highest levels of legal enforceability and is the only eSignature provider to warrant compliance with the Federal ESIGN Act.
If you work in the service or hospitality industry, you know the business impacts of new legislation are a constant concern. Laws regulating wages, overtime and paid sick leave can affect the bottom line if your business doesn’t comply, and now a new beast is rearing its head. The Fight for Fifteen movement is gaining momentum, pushing for a $15 minimum wage and inspiring lawmakers to explore new legislation designed to improve labor scheduling in restaurants, and in turn, the lives of employees. What does that mean for your business? This eBook will break down what you need to know, from the impacts on owner-operators to ways you can get in front of the issue.
Stock photos get a bad rap sometimes. We’ve all seen images of women inexplicably smiling at their forkfuls of salad, or an unnaturally giddy customer service representative standing by. “Some stock photography just looks like stock photography,” says May Curry, a graphic design veteran with almost 20 years of experience.1
But stock photography has always been an essential part of the designer’s toolkit. When used right, it helps brands make just the right impact. Today, collections are evolving to keep pace with visual trends and create unique, attention-grabbing images-quickly and no budget.
Download this whitepaper to take a look at stock's rapid transformation and how it's helping designers do beautiful work, faster than ever.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Modern technology initiatives are driving IT infrastructure in a new direction. Big data, social business, mobile applications, the cloud, and real-time analytics all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace. Customers increasingly drive the speed of business, and organizations need to engage with customers on their terms. The need to manage sensitive information with high levels of security as well as capture, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical. These challenges will dramatically change the way that IT systems are designed, funded, and run compared to the past few decades. Databases and Java have become the de facto language in which modern, cloud-ready applications are written. The massive explosion in the volume, variety, and velocity of data increases the need for secure and effective analytics so that organizations can make better
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Modern technology initiatives are driving IT infrastructure in a new direction. Big data, social business,
mobile applications, the cloud, and real-time analytics all require forward-thinking solutions and
enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
Customers increasingly drive the speed of business, and organizations need to engage with customers
on their terms. The need to manage sensitive information with high levels of security as well as
capture, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
These challenges will dramatically change the way that IT systems are designed, funded, and run
compared to the past few decades. Databases and Java have become the de facto language in which
modern, cloud-ready applications are written. The massive explosion in the volume, variety, and
velocity of data increases the need for secure and effective analytics so that organizations can make
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
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