Higher education is in an era of transformation. To stay competitive,
institutions must respond to changing student expectations, demanding organizational imperatives and fierce talent competition with new, agile ERP financial and HR cloud solutions. Find our more.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
Enterprise customers can take advantage of the many benefits provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to achieve business agility, cost savings, and high availability by running their SAP environments on the AWS Cloud.
Many Enterprise customers run SAP production workloads on AWS today; including those that run on NON-SAP DBs (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2) or on SAP DBs (SAP HANA, SAP ASE). To support the demand of high memory instances, AWS have disclosed their SAP HANA instance roadmap (8TB and 16TB in 2018) and just made 4TB x1e instances available. A few examples of how AWS helped SAP customers cut costs, improve performance and agility include BP reducing 1/3 of their SAP infrastructure cost, Zappos successfully migrating to SAP HANA on AWS in less than 48 hours and enabling a major Healthcare and Life Science company to run BW on HANA with 30% better performance vs. on premise.
This guide is intended for SAP customers and partners who want to learn about the benefits and options for running SAP solutions on AWS, or who want to know how to implement and operate their SAP environment effectively on AWS.
The data integration tool market was worth approximately $2.8 billion in constant currency at the end of 2015, an increase of 10.5% from the end of 2014. The discipline of data integration comprises the practices, architectural techniques and tools that ingest, transform, combine and provision data across the spectrum of information types in the enterprise and beyond — to meet the data consumption requirements of all applications and business processes.
The biggest changes in the market from 2015 are the increased demand for data virtualization, the growing use of data integration tools to combine "data lakes" with existing integration solutions, and the overall expectation that data integration will become cloud- and on-premises-agnostic.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
As a strategic partner in your business, you face increasing demands from your line-of-business leaders for new functionality and advanced capabilities, which you must deliver with a constrained IT budget. What could you do to meet these expectations and add value to the business if you could contain costs, increase operational efficiency, and do more with less?
You need to overcome several challenges. The cost of software licensing management is rising as a result of maintaining proprietary platforms or legacy technology, making it difficult to modernize your datacenter and migrate to more cost-effective solutions. You’re likely burdened by regulatory compliance mandates, which create enforcement, reporting, and auditing expenses.
And, like 67% of IT organizations, your budget is probably shrinking.
Red Hat can help. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® gives you the high-value subscription model, built-in governance processes, and simplified migration path you need to aggressively lower your
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 provisioning 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.
Cloud-based solutions are revolutionizing the way that enterprises conduct business. These web-based versions of common business tools, like analytics or document management tools, retain most or all of the functionality of their desktop versions and provide significant access, customization, and utility to end users. More organizations are ditching on-premises solutions and adopting cloud-based tools, also known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), "hosted," or "on-demand" solutions. The are becoming invaluable assets in today's agile and mobile workforce.
New technology and requirements for work in the digital workplace is driving new demand for enterprise content management solutions. Cloud and Mobile have forced companies to rethink how they access and interact with content. ECM has a rich history, evolving over time to meet the new demands for working with content. This short video will show you how ECM has evolved over time and where it is going. Learn how ECM is transforming and how companies are applying traditional ECM principles combined with new ECM capabilities to put business content to work for them in today’s cognitive era.
Are you prepared for the new Revenue Recognition standards?
For most organizations, implementing the new standards will be a complex project that demands significant planning and coordination. The CFO Guide to Rev Rec outlines challenges and solutions as you transition your organization to the new standards, and how a cloud application can help position your company for a smooth, successful changeover.
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The energy landscape has become increasingly complex. Globally, we’re relying less on centralized, steady power sources – such as gas-fired and coal-fired power stations – and more on mixed, locally-distributed renewable energy supplies including solar, wind, tidal and battery. While this is positive for the environment and carbon emissions, it makes balancing power grids a much more complex task. Power quality and reliability becomes more variable in output, while demand for power continues to increase steadily. But when it comes to energy resilience, many organizations simply don’t know where to start. What solutions are available? Which are the best ones for their specific situation and physical premises? What will be their return on investment? Is it simply the cost of doing business, or is there actually a business case? The guide will give you the tools and data to build your understanding and quantify the benefit for your organization.
Businesses large and small are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks. Loss of access to critical files, followed by a demand for payment can cause massive disruption to an organization’s productivity.
But what does a typical attack look like? And what security solutions should be in place to give the best possible defense?
This paper examines commonly used techniques to deliver ransomware, looks at why attacks are succeeding, and gives nine security recommendations to help you stay secure. It also highlights the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include.
A growing demand for convenient digital services and workforce insights has spurred a digital HR transformation age. As organizations respond with a pursuit toward HCM Cloud solutions, many struggle with the evaluation process. This guide provides tips, advice and a checklist to help you make the right choices for your business, and your people.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Workday has built a global enterprise solution from the ground up, addressing the technical and business shortcomings of ageing ERP systems.
Taking a uniquely global approach to accommodate any business size anywhere in the world Workday have created an application of unparalleled flexibility.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices producing 600Zb of data, driving enterprises to assess their IT infrastructures to keep pace with unprecedented data processing demands. Is your business ready to handle this data explosion?
In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear Tim Parker, Vice President of Network Services at Flexential, and Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst of Data Center Services at 451 Research, discuss the evolution of data – and how enterprises are processing and creating it. Download now to hear Parker and Matsumoto examine how edge computing solutions are meeting the latency demands of an increasingly digitized world.
Listen to our new podcast as we interview Andrew Reese, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. He's interviewed hundreds of procurement execs over the last 10+ years, writing many articles on the future of procurement.
The broad adoption of SIEM technology is driven by security and compliance needs. Targeted attack discovery requires effective user activity, data access and application activity monitoring. Vendors are testing demand for broader-scope solutions.
Running a successful firearms and shooting sports retail business offers unique challenges. To achieve growth, you need a software solution that streamlines nearly every aspect of your firearms business—letting you focus on running a more compliant, efficient, and profitable operation.
Created in collaboration with Orchid Advisors, Epicor FFL Compliance Manager is a robust, cloud-based system for firearms retailers that seamlessly manages ATF compliance for higher profits and faster growth. This fast, easy-to-use bound book solution can:
• Quickly package compliance reports on demand and review bound book activity with dashboards to support ATF inspections
• Save time by scanning serial numbers instead of entering them manually
• Relieve audit stress thanks to easy access to bound book data and on-demand, ATF-friendly reporting
Read on to hear from businesses currently powered by Epicor FFL Compliance solutions.
The old model of IT involved deploying more of everything just to keep up with demands. However, IT departments that are able to deliver solutions for business needs and support business goals have moved beyond managing siloed systems. Adopting a more efficient model of IT service and systems is the key to freeing IT to improve business operations.
Reaching that level of efficiency through “do-it-yourself” efforts requires an immense amount of time and expense up front. What if someone has already pre-engineered, pre-tested, and optimized a perfect solution for your IT needs?
See the difference a converged system can make.
Download this whitepaper now.
Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve mobility and BYOD demands. Though traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, isn’t it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services can be most compatible, agencies can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions. See the tradeoffs in plain English, and learn why more agencies are taking notice to emerging cloud technologies through this exclusive executive summary.
Communications service providers are looking for alternative deployment models that will help them support fast-growing network demand. Moving to a virtualized EPC (vEPC) solution can help service providers achieve more cost-e?ective scaling by using standard high-volume servers in place of purpose-built systems. System integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vEPC solutions. Intel is also participating in the development of open standards, contributing to the open source community, developing reference architectures, engaging with industry participants, and collaborating on trials that can help facilitate the evolution to vEPC solutions and accelerate network transformation by use of network functions virtualization.
The demand for databases is on the rise as organizations build next-generation business applications. NoSQL offers enterprise architecture (EA) pros new choices to store, process, and access new data formats, deliver extreme web-scale, and lower data management costs. Forrester’s 26-criteria evaluation of 15 big data NoSQL solutions will help EA pros understand the choices available and recommend the best for their organization.
This report details our findings about how each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help EA.
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed needed for today's market.
Now there has been a shift away from these "black box" applications to platforms that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.
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