To get the most out of their computer automation initiatives, financial institutions must take a step back, assess their current IT environments, adjust as needed and make important decisions regarding the future of their IT infrastructures.
Flytoget AS, a publicly owned transportation company in Norway, operates the airport express train between Oslo Airport and the city center. Each year, the company transports millions of passengers on its trains. To succeed in an increasingly competitive landscape, Flytoget decided to modernize its IT infrastructure with a cloud-based approach. Flytoget deployed Red Hat JBoss Fuse with 3scale API Management Platform to create a highly adaptable and reliable foundation for its modernization efforts. As a result, the company has achieved intelligent, integrated transportation services that will help it retain its market-leading role.
Managing a mix of private, public, and hybrid cloud environments is a challenge for even the most robust IT departments. An enterprise-grade cloud management platform (CMP) puts you back in charge. It allows you to manage heterogeneous multi-cloud environments as one, enabling rapid delivery of infrastructure and applications with no loss of control.
This paper reviews the top three ways a cloud management platform from VMware can help you manage your environment more efficiently.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud is becoming an essential ingredient to a successful IT infrastructure. Recent research by IDC has
identified how the growth of cloud as a computing platform has magnified the importance of cloud skills to
the success of the enterprise. Moreover, it is becoming clear that IT professionals with cloud skills are
strongly influencing both the type of cloud infrastructure and the ultimate pace of adoption of cloud. This
puts IT professionals with cloud skills in the driver's seat of their own career. In fact, IT professionals with
certifications related to cloud development and operations have dramatically more influence over their
organizations' adoption and expansion of cloud services than otherwise similar IT professionals have
over the adoption of other types of technical solutions. Cloud skills accelerate the success and career
path of IT professionals.
The impactful cloud roles are diverse: Multicloud or hybrid cloud management, workload-centric
management, and DevOps illustrate
According to Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President at IDC; "Breaking down technology specific management as well as data silos also facilitates faster infrastructure and application rollouts, reduces human errors, and improves overall business agility.Cloud based management, monitoring and analytics help to improve collaboration between IT operations and developer teams by stabilizing service levels and monitoring usage to support accurate charge back."
Optimize IT process, maximize ROI and improve service levels. The challenge facing businesses today is the need to achieve ever-higher levels of service and maximize return on investment, while simultaneously minimizing costs. This white paper reveals how IBM Maximo® asset and service management solutions help your organization run more efficiently.
Increased processing needs means increased energy costs. In fact, power costs can often exceed hardware costs. Read this white paper and see how the pairing of new IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series can reduce costs and improve performance.
Published By: LANDesk
Published Date: Jan 12, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present a method for reducing risk and increasing IT contribution during uncertain times and to assist readers with measuring the value and building a business case for IT Service Management (ITSM).
Published By: LANDesk
Published Date: Apr 06, 2009
Implementing the ITIL set of guidelines to aid the implementation of a lifecycle framework for IT Service Management is now a major priority for a growing number of organizations, but remains a task where external help is often of critical importance.
Published By: LANDesk
Published Date: Aug 26, 2009
Service management solutions have the potential to return very significant hard-currency ROI. Successful implementations dramatically improve decision accuracy, enhance productivity, increase operating efficiency and reduce operational risk by providing comprehensive context for a wide range of management decisions.
Software Asset Management associated costs have once again risen as a high priority for IT, and rightfully so. This paper offers information on technology that manages software assets cost efficiently, cost effectively in a low risk environment.
Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company's IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.
Relational database management systems (RDBMSs) are systems of software that manage databases as structured sets of tables containing rows and columns with references to one another through key values. They include the ability to optimize storage, process transactions, perform queries, and preserve the integrity of data structures. When used with applications, they provide the beating heart of the collection of business functions supported by those applications. They vary considerably in terms of the factors that impact the total cost of running a database application, yet users seldom perform a disciplined procedure to calculate such costs. Most users choose instead to remain with a single vendor's RDBMS and never visit the question of ongoing hardware, software, and staffing fees.
A critical step in moving from a shared virtualized environment toward a private cloud is the transition from infrastructure optimization to service optimization. NetApp’s design approach, technologies, and ecosystem integration build upon our storage efficiencies to deliver service-level efficiencies using centralized, policy-based management and automation. With NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, an efficient service-oriented approach can be implemented that enables storage provisioning, data protection, and operational processes to be integrated and automated. As a result, enterprises can meet workload service-level requirements while greatly reducing management costs and improving business agility.
As organizations evolve from virtualized infrastructures to private clouds, IT management must measure success by the efficiencies of the infrastructure in providing end users with flexible and cost-effective services and service levels. NetApp® OnCommand® Insight storage resource management software provides service analytics that help enterprises manage the complexity of this transition. OnCommand Insight provides a holistic view into complex multivendor and multiprotocol storage services and powerful analytics to help organizations fully leverage the promise of cloud computing.
To power your new and legacy applications and workloads, different IT environments are required based on your unique industry and application needs. Organizations need the right mix of traditional infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud with consistent management and control software to meet the demands for agility and excellent user experience.
Sophisticated advanced targeted malware requires a sophisticated approach. This solution brief explains how to defend your organization with a comprehensive, layered approach that identifies, contains, and remediates these insidious threats.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Oct 25, 2013
Your business is complex. And although Big data promises to manage this complexity, the technology services that run your business are also complex. It is possible to combat this complexity with IT analytics. Read this report to learn how IT analytics that turns big data efforts inward can effectively manage the technology services that run your business.
Protecting a business – including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation – has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental.
Like many security trends and frameworks, the early stages of adoption often involve inconsistent definitions, challenges with justification and management communication and an unknown path to implementation. In this white paper, we:
• Review the current threatscape and why it requires this new approach
• Offer a clarifying definition of what cyber threat Intelligence is
• Describe how to communicate its value to the business and
• Lay out some concrete initial steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security
The role and purpose of IT in an organization is undergoing significant change, driven by the need for businesses to become more agile and have greater control over cost levers when using technology. This transformation of IT involves many different aspects, not all of which are technology-related, but the one thing they all share is that IT modernization is about making changes to meet the current and future demands of business. This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading virtualization and cloud management solutions, looking at IT modernization from a data center infrastructure perspective, with the findings delivered as the Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM). It considers the significance of management in the virtualization and cloud environments and how this influences the way in which technology is deployed, used, and controlled.
Companies of all sizes are realizing the increasingly important role digital plays in the enablement of their employees, sales teams and customers.
To communicate with employees and customers around the world, Lufthansa Cargo needed to develop a corporate tablet and smartphone app that featured key details about the company such as information on its fleet, network, infrastructure, products and corporate responsibility. While Lufthansa Cargo had already gone digital with a customer magazine, the company realized a corporate app was a must have. Originally the app was envisioned as a toolkit for Lufthansa Cargo‘s top management and sales staff, but it ultimately developed into a multimedia offering for all air cargo enthusiasts.
Download the case study to learn how Lufthansa Cargo increased its digital reach with an award-winning corporate app.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on application availability.
The good news is that more solutions become available every day, but with a learning curve and numerous management challenges and considerations.
This CITO Research paper provides advice for managers about how to c
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.
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