This edition of Unleashing IT showcases the groundswell of
momentum surrounding Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure
(Cisco ACI™), which fundamentally transforms the way technology is delivered in support of business priorities. Hundreds of organizations are already using the year-old architecture, and we could not have achieved such rapid and widespread adoption without the enthusiasm and support of Intel®, our networking and application partners, and customers.
Digitization is reshaping the business landscape at an unprecedented rate. The disruption of established businesses used to take decades, but natively digital organizations such as Uber, Google and Amazon have disrupted their respective markets in fewer than 10 years. Digital transformation is creating new winners and losers faster than ever before. Exhibit 1 shows that in 1960, on average, businesses remained on the S&P 500 Index for 50 to 60 years; by 1980, the rate of change was cut in half. Based on these trends, by 2025, businesses are forecast to stay on the index for an average of only 12 years. Leveraging this economic data, ZK Research predicts that 75% of the index will turn over in the next 10 years. New market leaders will emerge, and established organizations will struggle to survive.
"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
Enterprise network architectures are evolving as a result of the growth of public cloud, proliferation of mobile devices, and organizational requirement to collaborate with global users. In this on-demand webinar, Gartner Research VP and Distinguished Analyst Mark Fabbi and Akamai Technologies' Enterprise Web Experience Product Manager, Greg Lord, will provide insight into
this new trend.
Using templates, administrators can consolidate OS and application management so that only a single instance of a software package is required and managed on a physical machine regardless of the number of virtual environments that use the software.
Virtual appliances have recently been gaining notoriety with IT organizations. These pre-packaged ready to deploy instances of an applicationcreated in a virtual machine or environment can provide significant management savings. While they can be a powerful IT tool, not all virtual appliances are created equally.
Learn how you can build customer confidence around Internet security. This guide will explain the various ways in which your business can benefit if you secure your MSIIS server with a Thawte digital certificate.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Apr 23, 2008
Quality of Service (QoS) enables outbound network traffic to be identified and controlled to give priority to certain types of traffic. Network traffic may be categorized based on a variety of criteria including addressing information, protocol, port number (TCP and UDP), and packet length.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Apr 23, 2008
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical system that provides the IP addresses that correspond to a given Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN, often called a hostname or domain name). At the top of the tree structure are thirteen “root” Domain Name Servers that have the primary and secondary IP addresses of the DNS Authorities for all domains on the Internet.
Published By: CrownPeak
Published Date: Jun 30, 2009
This is the second of a three part CrownPeak White Paper exploring Why Content Marketing Is Online Marketing. In this series we present the new idea that Web content marketing is the central and most important tenet of online marketing. Today, the function of online marketing revolves around the Web which, itself, revolves around content. So as we talk about online marketing/marketers and content marketing/marketers consider them and yourself one and the same. Learn more today!
With detailed planning and execution by an experienced agency, social media marketing (SMM) can be a valuable channel within integrated marketing campaigns, complementing and enhancing the results from other efforts.
Utah State University is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. Providing education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Utah State relies on technology to support its innovative initiatives including campus-wide wireless networking, a recent partnership with Google, and a unified email system.
Read this paper to learn 5 practices that ensure the collaboration solution you choose will give you the significant business results you are seeking. Collaboration solutions can accelerate cycle times by 30% across virtually every business function. These results may be critical to survival in difficult economic times, and the right collaboration solution is the single most effective way to get them.
Read this paper to learn the steps to successfully roll out an enterprise collaboration solution and help your organization embrace a more collaborative, transparent and effective way of working. Introducing a social software solution carries with it a unique set of challenges and opportunities, and requires a new roll-out approach. The approach outlined in this paper has been honed over thousands of customer implementations to generate the fastest adoption across your enterprise.
Published By: Junta42
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
How do you create trust and meaningful marketing content that doesn't read like a sales pitch? In an age of digital noise and an abundance of information, how do you reach your target audience and become a trusted brand? This eBook will show you how.
The impact of the social conversations has dramatically increased. More than 133 million blogs have been indexed since 2002. Twitter has doubled in size this year alone to roughly 30 million users, who create 1,500 new "Tweets" every second. Facebook's 35-year-old-plus demographic grew to 12 million users in the first quarter of 2009. But that's only part of the story. The results from search engines are even more important. 2,300 searches are performed every second of every day.
Networked business models are the wave of the future as we extend collaboration, knowledge sharing and networking beyond the corporate firewall to customers, partners and suppliers. Focusing resources on optimizing your relationships with these stakeholders can make you more resilient and adaptive to shifts in the market.
Learn how the BlackBerry Partners Fund created a publicly accessible website to promote the fund to applicants around the world and a private online community for the investment committee to vet potential partner fund submissions.
This case study describes how the MIN facilitates local and international transactions, establishes vital business connections and provides a knowledge exchange for sharing information, ideas and expertise.
Much of the focus on flexible datacenters centers around the software application, compute, networking, and storage layers. Only after an initiative has begun are the most suitable best practices in datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM)
As companies become more reliant on critical applications to manage business processes and to interact with their customers, the time to market for new solutions becomes a key success factor for the business. Over half of the organizations in the study cited accelerating new application development and deployment as an operational objective for deploying IBM PureSystems solutions. IBM PureSystems family is a portfolio of expert integrated systems built from the ground up to deliver an optimized hardware and software platform. Integrated systems combine compute, storage, networking, and management into factory pre-configured and pre-integrated solutions.
IBM PureFlex Systems combine advanced IBM hardware and software with “patterns of expertise” and integrate them into three optimized configurations that are simple to acquire and deploy. Read the data sheet to learn more about configurations optimized for small businesses, application servers, and transactional and database systems.
SAP users have been slow to adopt cloud computing, but IBM PureFlex Systems offer the potential to transform the server, storage and network infrastructures that support SAP enterprise environments and extend management services to non-SAP applications. Read this executive summary to learn how PureFlex Systems can dramatically reduce costs and cycle times.
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