Over the last couple of years SD-WAN technology has matured into a mainstream solution. Yet, the
most appropriate migration path is not always clear. While there are many considerations to
balance during a migration, the enduring benefit of an SD-WAN architecture is simplification:
branch design, data center design, routing, edge platform choices, security choices, management.
To ensure an understanding of the fundamental concepts, let’s quickly discuss the architecture and components of SD-WAN,
and then move on to cover the best practices of various aspects of an SD-WAN migration
Midmarket enterprises are quite literally caught in the middle. They do not have the economies of scale of large enterprises, and their communications challenges are too complex to solve with an appstore. Although midmarket businesses have similar goals and requirements as larger enterprises, they don’t have the same degree of resources to accomplish them.
Founded over a century ago for the betterment of society, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. The prestigious University has produced some of the leading lights in fi elds including law, economics, history and politics, with dozens of Nobel Prize winners and Members of Parliament among its alumni.
Today, the LSE is home to more than 10,000 students and 3,300 staff, placing considerable demand on its IT service management
team. However, as the university continued to expand in scope and complexity, its support team looked for new solutions to
overcome the infl exible and outdated service management tools.
Nicos Kyriacou, IMT Service Management Offi cer at LSE, explained: “We had the same tool for over a decade and it was so rigid that we were forced to adapt our working practices around it, rather than vice versa.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
Agent attrition in contact centers is on the rise. One reason for this is the lack of adequate coaching. Coaching drives higher agent engagement and motivation to outperform, however requires that supervisors develop a comprehensive quality management program. This paper offers best practices on how to develop a world-class quality management program.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
As the big data ecosystem continues to expand, new technologies are addressing the requirements for managing, processing, analyzing, and storing data to help companies benefit from the rich sources of information flowing into their organizations. From NoSQL databases to open source projects to commercial products offered on-premises and in the cloud, the future of big data is being driven by innovative new approaches across the data management lifecycle. The most pressing areas include real-time data processing, interactive analysis, data integration, data governance, and security. Download this report for a better understanding of the current landscape, emerging best practices and real-world successes.
This eight-page overview highlights Zebra’s portfolio of solutions for the healthcare industry, including asset tracking, inventory management and access control. Harnessing the potential of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), and combining technologies such as barcoding, RFID and mobile computing, Zebra’s advanced healthcare technology solutions go beyond standard machine-to-machine communication to create a seamlessly integrated solution that facilitates best practices.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
As businesses grow more optimistic about opportunities for growth, the pressure is on for sales organizations to meet ever higher revenue targets. In a global survey on sales performance optimization by CSO Insights, 94 percent of respondents said their 2014 revenue targets were higher than last year’s. It’s no wonder that “capture new accounts,” cited by 60 percent of respondents, topped the list of objectives for 2014 in the study.
At the same time, many sales reps are struggling to meet even their current quotas. And in an Aberdeen Group survey, nearly half identified insufficient revenue growth as the top pressure motivating them to pursue sales management initiatives ranging from building out the capabilities of sales teams to improving management practices and investing in technology tools.
Learn more about how global organizations have achieved success with Oracle Engineered Systems technology. Examples are:
• Secure-24 securely launches enterprise cloud environments with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, reducing deployment costs by 90% and acquisition costs by 50%.
• BT in Spain reduced capital expenditure by 50 percent with the ability to deploy Oracle applications up to 7x faster with Oracle’s Virtual Computer Appliance platform.
• Oracle Exadata enables Essar Steel to streamline steel-making, process production data 8x faster, and reduce maintenance by $1.3 million a year.
While the cloud can be a disruptive force, this global survey, conducted by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Oracle, shows it is no longer a divisive one. The cloud is emerging as a unifying force that’s forging tighter collaboration between business and IT managers to drive innovation. The survey debunks three myths around implementing a public and/or private cloud strategy, including whether corporate systems need public cloud app data and how aligned IT and business are when it comes to the cloud.
With cybercrime and security breaches sharply on the rise, protecting valuable information from cyberattacks is an ongoing challenge for companies. In this increasingly insecure world, your critical information deserves the best protection, making the database and surrounding infrastructure the best line of defense. Protect your data better through evolving your approach to data security. Learn about three key steps to reinvent the security of your surrounding infrastructure to create an information fortress by protecting your valuable data at its source.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Using an API strategy as a foundation for BPM
Business Process Management is an important part of continuous improvement and business transformation, but many organizations struggle with implementing it effectively. Learn how a holistic API strategy, API-led connectivity, can help your organization implement BPM with ease.
This whitepaper will cover:
An overview of Business Process Management
A new way of thinking about implementing BPM with APIs
A walkthrough of a use case on how an organization uses API-led connectivity to successfully implement BPM
Best practices to adopt BPM with Anypoint Platform
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"This brief API management best practices eBook will give API strategists, architects and developers a roadmap for creating practical APIs by leveraging existing services. By following the 7 best practices outlined in this ebook, developing successful APIs is easier than you think.
The best practices guide will cover:
-The relationship between SOA and API management
-How to think about and approach API design
-A pattern for securing and managing your APIs
-Things to consider when selecting an API management solution"
VCE VxRail Appliances enable organizations to create IT certainty by eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures while leveraging their existing VMware investments. Based on VMware’s VMware's market-leading Hyper-Converged Software, VxRail delivers a known and proven building block for the software defined data center. It provides IT organizations with a full range of options to create a flexible, optimized infrastructure that dramatically simplifies their IT operations while reducing costs.
Land Rover BAR has sharpened its competitive edge with VCE VxRail™ Hyper-converged Infrastructure Appliance incorporating VMware virtualization and EMC VNX storage and Isilon, to accelerate collaboration on boat development and honing sailing tactics.
With Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager, you can easily find data on hardware and software inventory and compare it to records on what's been purchased as well as what's actually in use. Centrally track and manage the IT contracts and licenses then generate usage reports automatically that you easily correlate to actual purchase costs and legal responsibilities. For managing software licenses, Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager goes beyond simply scanning and identifying software. It traces software usage through metering and quickly identifies if it's being underutilized, sitting idle or if the appropriate number of licenses have been purchased. From one solution, you can implement IT asset management best practices that eliminate overspending and ensure license compliance.
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Dec 10, 2007
To properly serve their customers, Cortes & Hay must create files of documents that need to be distributed to appropriate parties. The documents that comprise a title insurance binder come from two places. There are documents generated internally, and documents that come from external sources.
IDC has found a direct correlation between effective document management and improved business performance. Yet recent research reveals that half of organizations rate their document process management processes as ineffective. This best-practices paper gives you insight into how you can reduce costs, increase productivity, mitigate risk and enhance business performance through the strategic outsourcing of document lifecycle management.
Effective records management has never been more crucial to meeting corporate governance, risk management and operational mandates. Yet half of enterprises lack a fully implemented records management program. Download this white paper to learn how strategic outsourcing can help you mitigate risks, apply best practices, meet compliance mandates and improve overall records management ROI.
This penetrating survey report clarifies how organizations are leveraging document management practices, such as records management and document imaging, to help meet the current economic challenges and gain a competitive edge in the eventual recovery.
Roxana Bradescu, Director of Database Security Product Management at Oracle, will discuss how these pitfalls can be avoided by following best practices for data encryption throughout the enterprise using Oracle Advanced Security.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and user management solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
Everyone knows that effective network management practices start with establishing a full foundational understanding of the network. But simply monitoring individual elements can only get you so far. Historically, going the next step requires manually building and maintaining the knowledge of how those disparate elements are connected and how they interact with one another to deliver applications and communications. In other words, you need to understand network-level dependencies.
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