The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) characterizes traditional security tactics as a "messy independent array of independent technologies." A decade ago, this could suffice, but it's no match for today's requirements. Read how an integrated, threat-focused approach can help.
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
Enterprises are leveraging advancements in what IDC calls “3rd Platform” technologies — cloud, Big Data, mobility, and social — to create new business opportunities and gain competitive advantage. These trends are putting more pressure on IT organizations to transform their datacenter operations to better support business initiatives aimed at reducing costs, increasing revenue, and strengthening customer relationships. This has driven increased demand for converged or integrated systems that provide the tools needed to reduce capital costs, improve operational efficiencies and, ultimately, increase agility within the datacenter.
According to ESG’s 2014 IT Spending Intentions Survey, improving data backup and recovery is the most often mentioned priority for midmarket organizations for the third year in a row. It is the third most frequently cited priority by enterprises and midmarket organizations overall. Additionally, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) also appear in the top-ten priority lists of both midmarket and enterprise respondents.
Many businesses continue to rely on outdated IT infrastructures to run the extremely demanding workloads of today. Not surprisingly, these businesses are facing increasing complexity and challenges. However, by taking the important step to adopt next generation infrastructure hardware, leading organizations are gaining a great opportunity to meet the challenges of these workloads with a reliable and optimized environment that delivers the services that customers demand, and brings significant benefits and returns on investment.
The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP Company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying StandOut. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of StandOut on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using StandOut. StandOut is an integrated suite that pairs a technology platform with coaching to help organizations achieve their talent activation goals.
Prior to using StandOut, the interviewed organizations did not have a structured program to improve and measure employee engagement and performance. Organizations used annual surveys and annual performance reviews, and some even encouraged weekly check-ins, but there was no guidance on how to complete these tasks, and the data t
Is your organization truly meeting the expectations of your customers and delivering a differentiated experience that builds revenue growth and loyalty? Although there is currently a lot of focus on what constitutes the ideal digital experience, few organizations have successfully executed a strategy that takes the entire digital experience equation into consideration. Download this whitepaper now to learn the 5 keys to the digital experience equation and to read case stories on companies who have gotten it right.
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Within today’s competitive environment, where customers are more empowered than ever, organizations are looking to differentiate themselves from the competition and reduce customer churn through improvements in customer satisfaction. A recent Forrester survey found that 86% of decision-makers rank their customers’ experience as one of the top strategic priorities, and that 68% want to be customer service leaders in their industry. How does today’s customer support organization manage to respond? The answer lies in building a better support desk that will let you do more with less without sacrificing on support quality or end-user satisfaction. Wondering where to start? You may want to read these five tips.
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Support organizations are implementing new technologies and processes to better connect customers with technical support teams, and customer satisfaction is paramount. However, most organizations admit they're not proactively aligning their priorities with their customers’ expectations. Are the needs of the support team different from what customers want and expect? Recent research by HDI delves into the two groups’ expectations and priorities— according to support professionals—and explores
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Many organizations are making fundamental changes to their organizational structures, delivery models are changing, support organizations are adding new capabilities, and mission statements are changing at breakneck speed. Our support organizations are adding new services, taking on new roles and responsibilities, engaging in different ways with their customers, and consolidating many operational functions to create a scalable delivery model that is focused on customer success and outcomes within a cost structure that meets the company’s revenue, cost, and margin goals. This report will explore some of these issues, and how support organizations can make the shift needed to meet their customers' needs.
Voke conducted a survey of 505 participants from technology and non-technology companies to explore their use of service virtualization and its results. Organizations using service virtualization experienced fewer defects, reduced software cycles, and increased customer satisfaction.
The 2015 Service Virtualization Market Snapshot™ REPORT by Voke Research provides real-world data to help you justify the investment in service virtualization.
The VMware 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report was performed in July 2016 and is a study that examined digital workspace adoption among global organizations across industries. Data represents a survey of 1,263 business decision makers (BDMs) and IT influencers to examine the worldwide progress in transitioning from the client-server era to the mobile-cloud era.
Respondents acknowledged that game-changing IT relies on organizations adopting a digital workspace that includes security and identify management as vital components. With realistic prospects of achieving astounding return on investment (ROI), even businesses that cited obstacles to adoption may want to consider taking another look at business mobility initiatives.
Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care.
Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.
Here are 10 tips from Lenovo Health for putting technology to work to reach your patient engagement goals:
• Mobile devices, tablets, and interactive technology improve the patient experience
• Healthcare facilities can remotely monitor patient progress and health post-discharge
• Providers can leverage patient portals and other tools to promote population health
• Ensuring patient engagement success requires effective measurement
• And more...
Lenovo Health provides the solutions and expertise to help healthcare organizations engage patients and achieve the vision of customized care anywhere, from hospital to home.
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MIT Technology Review Survey: Executive Summary
Are you prepared for the next breach? Only 6% of leaders say yes.
Information security—or, the lack of it—is firmly on the radar for business and IT leaders in organizations of all sizes and in every sector. Many fear that their companies are ill-prepared to prevent, detect, and effectively respond to various types of cyberattacks, and a shortage of in-house security expertise remains of widespread concern.
Those are among the initial findings of the Cybersecurity Challenges, Risks, Trends, and Impacts Survey, conducted by MIT Technology Review of approx. 225 business and IT executives, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Services and FireEye Inc.
What do these market-defining trends have in common?
· Analytics for all
· Analytics as competitive differentiator
· Internet of Things
· Artificial intelligence/Machine learning/Cognitive computing
· Real-time analytics/event management
They all rely on data – timely, accurate data delivered within an insightful context – to deliver value. The question is: who in the enterprise is most qualified and prepared to help deliver on the vision and values of the data-driven enterprise?
It’s going to take a special type of professional to deliver that value to enterprises. Organizations are seeking professionals to step forward and take the lead, provide guidance and lend expertise to move into the brave new world of digital. The move to digital and all that it entails – sophisticated data analytics, online customer engagement and digital process efficiency – requires, above all, the skills and knowledge associated with handling data and turning it into insights. The move to digital i
Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations are using data to generate knowledge that helps them provide better patient care, enhances biopharma research and development, and streamlines operations across the product innovation and care delivery continuum. Next-Gen business intelligence (BI) solutions can help organizations reduce time-to-insight by aggregating and analyzing structured and unstructured data sets in real or near-real time.
AWS and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners offer technology solutions to help you gain data-driven insights to improve care, fuel innovation, and enhance business performance.
In this webinar, you’ll hear from APN Partners Deloitte and hc1.com about their solutions, built on AWS, that enable Next-Gen BI in Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Join this webinar to learn:
How Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations are using cloud-based analytics to fuel innovation in patient care and biopharmaceutical product development.
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The shift to digital business continues to gain momentum with no signs easing anytime soon. Smart organizations realize this and are accelerating investments in projects that put digital technologies at the center of their business models. The new requirements of digital transformation are forcing a major change in how companies evaluate and deploy Business Process Management (BPM) platforms and services. In “The Forrester Wave™: BPM Platforms For Digital Business, Q4 2015” report, the research organization used a 31 criteria evaluation process identifying the 12 most significant software providers in the category.
Download this Forrester Wave report and gain insight regarding how well each vendor fulfills the criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right partner to manage their business’ critical content.
Customer service is the cornerstone of a great customer experience. However, in today’s digital consumer age, organizations no longer decide how customer-centric their companies are, the customers do. According to the “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise, Q4 2015” report, customer service technology investments are one of the top five most focused on investments that companies made in 2015. Why? Because good customer service boosts long-term loyalty. This report identifies the 11 most significant customer service solutions with Pegasystems ranking as a leader.
Download this Forrester Wave report and get detailed findings on how well each vendor fulfills Forrester’s criteria and where they stand in relation to other vendor solutions in order to help customer service professionals select the right partner for their customer service initiatives.
Organizations looking to implement desktop and app virtualization traditionally play a guessing game where storage is concerned. When considering local and physical storage, determining what would be necessary for the virtualized world is difficult and can be overwhelming. This is especially true when determining how virtualizing desktops will impact the storage architecture. Organizations risk over sizing their environment thereby wasting CapEx, or under-sizing and potentially ruining the user experience. Software-defined storage solutions, such as VMware Virtual SAN, provide simplified solutions with high performance data stores that offer fine-grained scalability with linearly-predictable performance as demand grows. Dell’s validated and certified desktop virtualization solutions incorporate vSphere and Virtual SAN, and provide a complete end-to-end solution that allows companies to grow and expand without large capital investments in SAN hardware.
Today’s enterprise leaders are looking for a way to make apps run faster, IT management cheaper, and provisioning easier. The advent of hyper-converged software (HCS) has meant that organizations can now get much more out of their hardware than ever before. New data center options are emerging that save time, space and money — creating an industry pivot and a new focus on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
IT organizations today must work in an “and” world, rather than an “or” world to meet the demands of their users. In an “and” world, IT architectures and strategies leverage an ever-broadening variety of tools while still supporting and propelling a single strategy.
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