Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
Many businesses attempting to implement digital
strategies are held back by subpar Internet connectivity.
Networks with insufficient bandwidth and inconsistent
performance cause a wide range of problems that prevent
businesses from competing effectively. Such issues can
range from unsatisfying online experiences for customers
to unreliable connectivity for employees to the inability to
run latency-sensitive applications and share large files. In
short, their networks are delivering poor value that affects
nearly all areas of their businesses.
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
Can your business afford to lose $9,000 per minute?
According to the Ponemon Institute $9,000 is the average cost of an unplanned outage. In some cases the costs are much higher. The catalogue of cloud outages over recent years is well publicized and reads like a “who’s who” of the technology industry. It seems no one is immune.
But when it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questi
There are a number of factors contributing to the growing popularity of streaming live events or offering content on demand, from anywhere, any time, on any device. Live streaming major sporting events such as the Superbowl or the Olympics is now a viable alternative to broadcast TV. And as Limelight’s 2017 State of Online Video report reveals, the average number of online viewing hours is almost six per week. However, as viewer expectations continue to rise, keeping audiences happy and engaged isn’t easy.
In this white paper we discuss current trends and what to expect in 2018. We examine the role Content Delivery Networks (CDN) can play in optimizing the delivery of online video content at global scale, and the technologies available to ensure the lowest latency delivery possible.
Why sports leagues are enthusiastic about live streaming their events
How content distributers can differentiate their services
The apparent challenges of delivering live and on demand v
As businesses continue to expand their online reach globally, user experience is one of the most important factors for building audience satisfaction and driving revenue. But whether you are delivering videos, web content or even ? les, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world, is a huge challenge.
Organizations have a number of methods for improving user experiences, one of which is leveraging a content delivery network (CDN). But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. This guide will provide some tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Many companies that need to deliver content online at scale use Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to improve performance. However,
even with a reliable CDN, there can be issues with service quality in different regions, insufficient capacity during peak periods, and lack of
resiliency and diversification. To address these concerns, some companies distribute their delivery load across more than one CDN, a concept
often called a multi-CDN implementation. In this paper, we’ll explore frequently-asked questions and best practices for implementing
multi-CDN workflows based on extensive experience.
This paper, which has been jointly developed by Akamai and Wuaki.tv —
an OTT service provider — covers the importance of satisfying viewer
expectations for a broadcast-quality experience by quickly and reliably
streaming video online. It explains why it is challenging to do so and outlines
best practices for online video delivery. It also explores the option of splitting
traffic across multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) versus tightly
integrating video player technology with a single CDN in order to improve
online video delivery in a strategic manner. Finally, the paper shows how
Wuaki.tv chose the latter option and boosted customer retention, customer
referrals, and revenues as a result.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2009
The number 1 independent tire retailer tried, unsuccessfully, to build an online platform based on Windows. Ultimately, the company succeeded instead with a solution built with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Network Satellite, Apache, WebLogic, and IBM Lotus Domino Server.
Hey all, this is David Press and Doug Lardo, two engineers working on improving the data center networking that enables online services at Riot. This article is the third part in a series on exactly that topic, which begins with an overview from Jonathan of a platform we called rCluster. This time we’ll be discussing our approach to Software Defined Networking (SDN), how we integrate SDN with Docker, and the new infrastructure paradigms that this combination has unlocked for us. If you’re curious about how SDN can transform infrastructure, how to empower developers to obtain and secure networking resources via an API, or how to get out of purchasing larger and larger specialized networking appliances, this article is for you.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
When it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questions. In this paper we’ll explore the 5 things you should know about multi-CDN in order to determine if it might make sense for your business.
Savvis has been hosting eCommerce platforms for nearly two decades. Internet retailers including easyJet and Hallmark Digital trust us to power their online success.
Savvis offers a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure, network and application management across the eCommerce ecosystem. No matter what you sell or where you are along the eCommerce journey, we can support your commercial goals with the speed of implementation, accessibility, security and affordability of a retail-ready cloud environment, with our Virtual Private Data Centre.
Combined with our global data centre footprint and network options ranging from Tier1 public IP access to private, low-latency connectivity, the VPDC offers a resilient, made-to-measure solution for any eCommerce application.
Published By: Clustrix
Published Date: Sep 04, 2013
Online advertising is a highly competitive and innovative market being driven to new levels by the rise of ad exchanges, real-time bidding alongside traditional ad networks. With advertisers increasingly buying one impression at a time, advertising market growth is soaring.
If your database is the bottleneck limiting the growth of your advertising business, this is the white paper for you. Find out how Clustrix will give you access to functionality, such as ad segmentation and targeting based on up-to-the minute campaign performance, as well as instant access to smart data, so your clients can make the right buy decisions.
This free whitepaper considers the technical challenges this rise presents for the database, and discusses the unique technology that enables Clustrix to solve these challenges and give your advertising business a competitive advantage.
Three key market dynamics are currently driving the need for transformation in almost every industry:
1) The need to leverage digital technologies to drive the core business
2) Next generation online consumers and socially networked buyers
3) The financial crisis
Companies are under tremendous pressure to bring digital technologies at the center of their business to remain
competitive, innovate, create new revenue streams, and drive greater customer intimacy. As a result the need to
leverage technology to significantly reduce the cost of going to market while driving growth has led to increasing
interest in software-based business models.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Nov 22, 2016
CXM is the process of providing unforgettable experiences to your customers at every touchpoint – online, on the phone, on social, and in person. It’s the future of every business operating in a networked world. So where do you begin?
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
An online threat prevention strategy should be more than a collection of security tools. It needs to be an integrated and intelligent approach. A complete threat prevention solution not only enhances the performance of prevention tools, but it also increases the efficiency of operations teams by enabling them to quickly deploy patches and implement new technology without impacting network performance or relying on maintenance windows.
Read this solution brief in local language to learn how you can gain 50% in team productivity.
Protect the network, use the network to protect students
Your schools use a growing amount of networked information and devices as an essential part of teaching and administration. Research on the Internet, laptops in class, distance learning, and online homework are some of the official technologies that your students use.
Unofficially, this list extends to mobile phones (with cameras), digital music and video players, blogs, instant messaging, social networking sites, and networked or online gaming. Behind the scenes are databases with student information, class schedules, attendance records, copies of exams and answers, financial transactions, and even video surveillance. All of these rely on a robust and secure network infrastructure.
Cisco Umbrella can provides these, download this whitepaper to find out more!
Online media and entertainment companies face a tidal wave of content demand. Legacy infrastructure will be overwhelmed by the compute, storage and network demands. Businesses that make the right investment decisions and fine-tune performance can provide consumers with the user experience they expect.
Download Intel's latest eGuide, ‘Thriving in Today’s Media and Entertainment Economy' to discover:
• Expectations for the growth of the streaming media industry over the next few years
• Consumer expectations for high-quality media experiences
• How to defend against hacking with upgraded infrastructure
• The predicted effects of 5G on the media and entertainment landscape
• The infrastructure upgrades required to keep up with these demands
Every user’s first interaction with your website begins with a series of DNS queries. The Domain Name System or DNS is a distributed internet database that maps human-readable names to IP addresses, ensuring users reach the correct online asset (website, application, etc) efficiently. Knowing the complexities and best practices of this layer of your online infrastructure will help your organization build redundancy, improve end-user performance and establish a top notch DR plan.
Download this guide to DNS top terms and actionable concepts including:
Anycast vs. Unicast networks
DDoS and Hijacking
Load Balancing and GSLB
"Every user’s first interaction with your website begins with a series of DNS queries. The Domain Name System or DNS is a distributed internet database that maps human-readable names to IP addresses, ensuring users reach the correct online asset (website, application, etc) efficiently. Knowing the complexities and best practices of this layer of your online infrastructure will help your organization build redundancy, improve end-user performance and establish a top notch DR plan.
Download this guide to DNS top terms and actionable concepts including:
• Anycast vs. Unicast networks
• DDoS and Hijacking
• Load Balancing and GSLB
Social and business networking sites are changing the way people talk online. Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo help friends stay in touch while LinkedIn and Plaxo mainly connect business users. They are very popular but present new challenges to IT managers. They seem to have come out of nowhere. For example, Facebook currently has 70m users, 40% of which are located in the US. The rapid growth of such sites is part of the problem. Companies risk being caught off guard. Learn how to protect your business from threats posed by online social networking in this 7 Step Guide for IT Managers.
With online purchases projected to account for more than 12% of consumer spending by 2020, e?commerce is no longer a differentiator—it’s a requirement. Download this trend report to see how empowering customers to give back online can set your business apart in an increasingly crowded space.
A hundred a day? A thousand a day? More? Believe it or not, many organizations send several million emails a day, and enterprises, large online retailers, social networks and gaming sites often send as much as a billion a month.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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