In today’s complex and competitive business world, to be successful and survive, organizations need to be agile, flexible and fast to adapt to changes. Competition gets more aggressive and clients expect more every day, with the 24/7 nature of the global commercial world we live in and the vast availability of similar
solutions, organizations and options, how do you stay ahead?
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.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
For more than a decade, Cisco's security reports have been a definitive source of intelligence for security professionals interested in the state of the global industry. These comprehensive reports provided detailed accounts of the threat landscape and their organisational implications.
Today, Cisco is publishing its second report for 2019: Defending against today's critical threats. This white paper looks back at the threat landscape over the past year, highlighting some of the key cyber security incidents during that timeframe. However, this isn't just another retrospective report, fondly looking back at events that have already come to pass.
We live in an age of unrivaled ecommerce opportunity. The number of new internet users is climbing by 248 million each year, equating to 7% annual growth. That figure in turn is dwarfed by booming ecommerce rates, which average out at 14% globally.
This report offers an overview of ecommerce markets across the globe, summarizing the current situation, and identifying the most effective ways to nurture business - and the customer experience - on a local and global scale.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: May 29, 2019
With a couple of swipes, a like and a share, what’s in today is gone tomorrow. Graphic design trends are changing rapidly, based on a fast- spreading global pop culture that determines what’s hot, and what’s not, almost instantly.
In such a connected world, keeping pace with the right look and feel is essential. While a picture was once worth a thousand words, it’s now worth much more. If you don’t want your audience to bounce, basic is not enough.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 06, 2019
The retail sector is increasingly difficult and volatile. Enterprises must adopt easily available technology to liberate themselves from the daily grind and better focus on achieving their core business objectives. To be cost-effective in doing this, retailers turn to Google Cloud Platform, the most affordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud platform in the world, to drive operational agility and optimization of application performance.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud’s 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year, Rackspace is helping retailers everywhere to accelerate innovation and cost savings, by taking over their intensive, day-to-day operations of the cloud.
This e-book looks at how different retail brands work with Rackspace to ensure smooth and easy migration and operation on Google Cloud, as well as to gain added value from Rackspace’s depth of knowledge and best practices to effectively tap Google Cloud Platform too
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Enterprises in Asia Pacific now run multiple clouds with sizeable workloads, and cloud technologies have become increasingly challenging to manage. While IT organizations seek specialized expertise to keep pace with the constant change and complexity, what they are met with instead, is a global shortage of skilled cloud experts. As the costs in recruiting and training talent rises, the situation escalates into a hurdle to implementing cloud strategies.
To better understand the cost of cloud expertise, Rackspace teamed up with the London School of Economics (LSE) and independent research house Vanson Bourne, to research on the severity of the problem. This e-book covers the findings to provide thought-provoking insights into why you should drive your cloud journey along the managed cloud provider route, if you were to be caught in a no-win HR loop.
Frost & Sullivan research shows that unified communications (UC) is here to stay, with almost two-thirds of companies reporting that UC is deployed within their organization.
GlobalMeet partnered with Frost & Sullivan to define unified communications as a service and outline how the cloud-based solution supports corporate goals. UCaaS delivers a wide variety of benefits to businesses, but not all UCaaS solutions are alike. Download the white paper to learn what key features and functionality to look for when evaluating potential UCaaS providers.
A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Global agierende Unternehmen, die höchste Ansprüche an ihren Kundenservice stellen und ihren Markenwert auf einem konstant hohem Niveau halten möchten, benötigen eine umfassende Suite an CX-Technologien, die sich problemlos implementieren und managen lässt. Allerdings widerstehen die Spitzenreiter in puncto Customer Experience der Versuchung, immer neue technologische Lösungen zur Verbesserung der Effizienz ihrer Serviceprozesse einzuführen – und genau das unterscheidet sie vom Mitbewerb. Den Entscheidungsträgern der führenden Unternehmen ist bewusst, dass sie nicht nur in neue Technologien, sondern auch in ihre Mitarbeiter investieren müssen.
Das ist die zentrale Erkenntnis der weltweiten Umfrage, die MIT Technology unter etwa 550 Unternehmensvertretern in leitenden Positionen durchgeführt hat. Im Mittelpunkt standen dabei die Fragen, welche Faktoren die Gestaltung der CX-Prozesse der Unternehmen beeinflussen und welche Tools und Strategien zur Bewältigung der Herausforderungen in d
"Managing and securing endpoints with conventional mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobile management (EMM) solutions is time-consuming and ineffective.
For this reason, global IT leaders are turning towards unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions to consolidate their management of smartphones, tablets, laptops and IoT devices into a single management console.
To increase operational efficiency, maximize data security and deliver on their digital transformation goals, they’ll need a UEM platform that does more than just promise success. The answer is a smarter solution, built for today, that brings new opportunities, threats, and efficiency improvements to the forefront.
With Watson™, IBM® MaaS360® UEM features cognitive insights, contextual analytics, and cloud-sourced benchmarking capabilities. It helps you make sense of daily mobile details while managing your endpoints, users, apps, document, and data from one platform."
Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
How confident are you and your peers about the data and security practices you’re working with? We asked 5,000 executives globally, across 24 markets and have some interesting results to share. For example, up to half of IT leaders consider their data is manageable but struggle to gain meaningful insights from it. Yet, while AI and autonomous technology could help relieve this situation, they aren’t high on the priority list. Read our report to find out more about executives’ views about data in connection with security, ethics, and visualisation.
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Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
Knowing where to look and what to watch out for is half the battle. Download this report to understand the most pervasive types of email threats, how security professionals perceive them and what they’re doing to combat them. Most importantly, you’ll walk away with actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Gain valuable insight from 1,025 global IT decision makers on email-based attacks, cyber resilience, business continuity, awareness training and threat intelligence.
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
The basic promise of blockchain is that it works as a global distributed ledger or database of things we value - everything from money, to creative work and votes - so these can then be managed and transacted in a trusted and secure manner. Yes, blockchain is a young technology, but well past its infancy. Today, the somewhat inflated expectations around the technology have been brought to a more realistic level and we are beginning to see practical applications across the enterprise. Although these are typically in the realm of reducing cost and/or time for transactions, improving product and system security, finding and preventing fraud and counterfeiting and increasing transparency, there are also instances of businesses relying on blockchain to create new revenue streams.
Infosys recently commissioned an independent survey of senior executives worldwide. Download the report to read about their findings.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
Digital transformation is front and center and this year, it’s all about connecting the customer experience. MuleSoft surveyed 650 IT leaders from global enterprises. The research shows that the vast majority (97%) of companies are currently undertaking or planning to undertake digital transformation initiatives. Nine out of 10 IT leaders believe if they don’t complete those initiatives, their companies will lose revenue.
How does your company stack up? Download the 2019 Connectivity benchmark report to find out:
The top digital trends of 2019.
The evolving role of IT as a business catalyst.
Which strategies leading enterprises are adopting to get ahead.
As the global business world shifts to all digital, real-time operations, the legacy two-tier ERP architecture so many businesses have relied on to bridge headquarters with subsidiaries can no longer compete effectively. A simple and comprehensive answer exists in SAP S/4HANA. Available in cloud and on-premise, SAP S/4HANA gives organizations the ability to utilize the same product family across a multi-tier deployment.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
IT market intelligence agency, IDC, conducted a global study of 3500+ IT leaders around the world and found that companies at all levels are considering PC Lifecycle as a Service models to reduce costs, shorten refresh cycles and procure better equipment for their employees.
Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) combines hardware, software, lifecycle services and financing into one all-encompassing solution – providing a single, predictable price per seat per month provided by Dell Financial Services.
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
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• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
To thrive in today’s global business economy, you need voice systems that keep your clients connected and your employees productive. Spectrum Enterprise provides next generation communications solutions that deliver superior quality and cost advantages with modern collaboration features to keep your workforce and clients connected.
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