If you’re like most people, the reason you’re looking at OpenStack for a private cloud is because your developers fell in love with public cloud, and you want to give them the same experience, but with better economics, control, and performance of a private cloud.
The reality is that instead of looking to replicate the public cloud experience, privately, we often run in to people that want to fiddle with every aspect of the infrastructure and OpenStack® itself.
Companies start off looking for a public cloud experience, but quickly become more interested in the choice of hypervisor, network models and storage architecture -- none of which are even up for discussion in a public cloud. These questions aren’t wrong to ask, they just shouldn’t matter to you. What should matter is the experience your developers will have in your private cloud,
how your apps will run, and how your private cloud will integrate with your existing systems and apps.
Analytics is now an expected part of the bottom line. The irony is that as more companies become adept at analytics, it becomes less of a competitive advantage. Enter machine learning. Recent advances have led to increased interest in adopting this technology as part of a larger, more comprehensive analytics strategy. But incorporating modern machine learning techniques into production data infrastructures is not easy.Businesses are now being forced to look deeper into their data to increase efficiency and competitiveness. Read this report to learn more about modern applications for machine learning, including recommendation systems, streaming analytics, deep learning and cognitive computing. And learn from the experiences of two companies that have successfully navigated both organizational and technological challenges to adopt machine learning and embark on their own analytics evolution.
Sponsorships can be more than a logo placement. In fact, they should be.
Don’t just put a sponsor’s logo in your ads (and vice versa). Instead, give interested brands a way to really grab the audience’s attention. Still need proof social is the way to go? We’ll give you 1,700 reasons. That’s the number of banner ads consumers get served every month.
On top of that, people are (over) exposed to more than 16,000 commercials annually – and struggle to recall any. It’s not an exaggeration to say consumer attention is fragmented.
So how can you ensure the packages you sell create affinity between brands and the consumers they desperately covet? By giving everyone a chance to connect with each other. After all,
your audience is probably already talking about your event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Published By: Quantcast
Published Date: Feb 13, 2015
New ad targeting capabilities from Twitter give brands a way to use their own data to create more niche targeting and deliver even more tailored advertising across Twitter's platform. Known as tailored audiences, this new targeting capability presents an opportunity for marketers to create a custom audience of new prospects and customers and reach them on Twitter.
Download this guide to learn how you can drive better engagement and reach new prospects based on web-wide browsing behavior and interests.
Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.
Most enterprises understand the importance of listening to customer comments and conversations through social channels, and engaging and developing relationships with influencers and customer communities. But as the variety, volume, and velocity of social data continues to grow, many organizations are looking for cost-effective ways to use this data to get a better understanding and more holistic view of their customer. Social provides a unique channel to learn about your customer, and offers real-time insights like interests, actions, likes and dislikes that can provide invaluable behavioral and predictive data patterns. This social data (when aggregated with enterprise CRM data) reveals a more complete picture and understanding of customers.
Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand.
Five years ago, many HR representatives put their hands over their ears and pretended they’d never heard the words “social media.” However, social media – which encompasses any internal or external online outlet that allows for two-way dialogue and includes websites such as blogs, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Yelp, and YouTube – has only become more pervasive. In fact, according to Laura Friedel, a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, 75 percent of employees currently access social media on their mobile devices while at work and 67 percent do so more than twice a day.
Published By: Curalate
Published Date: Jul 17, 2014
Its time! You're finally ready to harness the power of the visual web to increase engagement with your brand. But before you attract users to your Pinterest page, you want to have content for them to interact with, right? This guide will take you through the process of building your first boards.
Published By: Curalate
Published Date: Jul 17, 2014
In today's visual web, consumers are sharing brands’ images at record pace, taking content from brands' websites and saving it to visual social media like Pinterest, where relevancy trumps recency. This behavior significantly extends the life of products, creating engagement with images long after they've been sold out or removed from brands' (digital) shelves. In fact, nearly 50% of Pinterest's top pins send users to expired product pages, dead links and 404 pages. This is a major, major red flag...
‘Cybercrime’ has entered the lexicon in a big way and has become a significant threat to businesses wherever they are located and whatever their size. But how bad is the threat? And why does it cause such high levels of alarm and concern?
Download this whitepaper to learn why SSL is now a must-have for any organisation interested in protecting its customers and its online reputation.
Convenience is absolutely critical to succeeding in e-commerce. Any glitches along the path to purchase potentially result in a lost sale. That's one reason we think Apple Pay's new mobile payment feature that uses a fingerprint is going to be a game changer. Its another step in reducing hurdles to online buying. You see it, you select it, you pay with your finger. What could be more convenient?
Not interested in Apple Pay? Or unable to use it? At the very least, make sure customers that shop on multiple devices are recognized, no matter which device they log into. Giving them access to their stored information will make for a much smoother checkout.
Canadian consumers have made shopping online an established behavior—80% did it last year—and many online retailers are interested in selling to them.
That’s because they see opportunity. The product selection and retailer options Canadians ?nd online with merchants based in Canada trail their expectations, and that leads many to look at international shopping options. 67% of Canadian online shoppers purchased from a foreign e-retailer last year, according to PayPal Inc., making Canada the seventh-highest nation for cross-border online shopping among 29 surveyed.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Oct 17, 2016
A great email helps you engage your customer and deliver your message, which can make a difference between a click-through and a direct route to your website or losing a customer’s interest and being sent to the spam folder. As consumers become increasingly savvy about all types of communications—from mobile to social to email—email, for example think about Gmail’s tabbed inbox where users can filter and organize their inboxes. It is becoming even more difficult to stay front and center. Download now to learn more!
An effective third-party risk management programme is in your best interest. Not only can you more confidently engage with a growing network of vendors, suppliers, resellers and distributors; but when done effectively, you can have a positive impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of your broad ethics and compliance programme.
NAVEX Global research has shown that organisations pursue strong ethics and compliance programmes for myriad reasons, but at the top is a desire to cultivate and maintain a culture of ethics and respect. A strong third-party risk management solution helps organisations realise that objective through engaging with third parties that abide by codes of conduct, that are transparent and communicative and that you can be proud to do business with.
Free shipping, undoubtedly, is necessary to compete in the critical holiday season. But, is it really a competitive advantage? Does it drive short-term sales and long-term loyalty? And, are free shipping offers equally effective for repeat customers as for those that buy from a retail site for the first time? ForeSee Results found some interesting answers to these questions.
Published By: Cymfony
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
The pharmaceutical industry is very interested in using social media to promote products, services and issues important to it. However, many drug firm executives are uncertain about how to tackle the legal and regulatory issues associated with social media communications.
Published By: TopLayer
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This white paper is intended for Information Security and Information Technology professionals interested in understanding Zero-day Attacks, the various protection schemes available today and how Top Layer Network's Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions provide the best mechanisms for protection from these types of attacks.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Dec 02, 2008
The internet offers any business the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of the organization's size and location. Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) across the UK have exploited the internet as it has evolved from an interesting medium for the technology-aware to an essential commercial platform. With this increasing importance, and the internet’s ability to extend the reach of a business, it is valuable to realize precisely what different internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the UK.
Published By: Campaigner
Published Date: Jan 08, 2007
Email marketing is by far the best way to attract interest in, build desire for, and generate sales of your products and services. Without a well-managed opt-in email list, you can say goodbye to your email marketing investment. This white paper provides powerful tactics to help you grow bigger, better and more relevant opt-in lists - and turn your Web browsers into buyers.
Interest in customer loyalty programs has never been more avid. After a number of years when such programs always seemed to be on the brink of taking off - but never quite managed to reach expectations - recent years have seen a real and dramatic increase in their uptake. This paper explores the issues which need to be addressed in order to cost justify the implementation of a customer loyalty system.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands. But in this rush to virtualize, security can fall by the wayside.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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