Years of IT infrastructure advancements have helped to drive out vast amounts of costs within the datacenter. Technologies like server and storage virtualization, data deduplication, and flash-based storage systems (to name just a few) have contributed to improvements of utilization rates, performance, and resiliency for most organizations. Unfortunately, organizations still struggle with deeply rooted operational inefficiencies related to IT departments with silos of technology and expertise that lead to higher complexity, limited scalability, and suboptimal levels of agility. The recent tectonic shifts caused by the rise of 3rd Platform applications that focus on social, mobile, cloud, and big data environments have amplified the pains associated with these structural inefficiencies.
Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Nov 20, 2007
This whitepaper is directed to technology executives and team members who are looking to increase the efficiency and operational maturity of their IT operations. It will discuss in detail the following five steps, each required to fully realize the potential of your technology investments.
SANS conducted this survey to explore how organizations are handling prevention. Breaking down possible preventive measures into four major categories or domains (business, architectural design and development, operational, and technology), the survey sought to answer three major questions:
1. What measures have respondents implemented that they believe will prevent breaches?
2. What measures not necessarily implemented do respondents consider preventive?
3. What barriers have stopped respondents from doing what they should be doing?
Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing has traditionally been viewed as "cost of business" but this perception is changing as automation and integration gains traction across industries. This report will benchmark the ways manufacturers are using compliance and traceability programs as a competitive advantage in the market place.
FreshDirect found it very challenging to get operational insights from its information systems. In order to improve, it was critical to FreshDirect that they select a BI technology that allows the company to measure and report on operational metrics across departmental applications without requiring the building of IT-intensive data marts. With this requirement as one of the key selection criteria, the company evaluated multiple vendors. Download this case study to learn more.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly emerging as a core transformational technology of the digital era. The ability to gather data from sensors embedded throughout an enterprise can drive insights and operational efficiencies from the supply chain to the customer. But IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations require high degrees of IT/OT convergence - collaboration and integration between information technology and operational technology groups - to succeed.
These two groups, however, often have different goals, performance metrics, and perspectives on both the collaboration and the outcome. This SAS/HPE-sponsored paper helps readers get a better understanding of the relationship, either real or perceived, between these two groups. Futurum Research surveyed the state of the relationship between IT and OT teams as it pertains to the design, implementation, and creation of value through IoT technologies.
The solution to operationalizing analytic s involves the effective combination of a Decision Management approach with a robust, modern analytic technology platform. This paper discusses both how to use a focus on decisions to ensure the right problem gets solved and what such an analytic technology platform looks like.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Nov 16, 2017
"Cyberattacks on Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology now expose businesses to greater risk. But, with all the security technology available today, we asked ourselves the question, why do they keep happening? ForeScout commissioned Forrester Consulting to see if organizations can adequately and accurately secure their networks with the rise of IoT-connected devices. Read the Report to learn more about the findings.
Operational efficiency and cost savings. Datadriven business insights. Organizational agility and market differentiation. Enterprises in every industry are pursuing such gains, but they
cannot be achieved with a fragmented, siloed technology infrastructure.
Technological integration doesn’t happen overnight, of course. It takes years of behind-the-scenes teamwork and engineering—backed by decades of expertise, research, and development—to have a broad and lasting impact.
This special edition of Unleashing IT highlights the fruits of those labors, showcasing the unparalleled alignment of Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel technologies. In the following pages, you’ll read about the advancement and unique value of integrated solutions, spanning cloud environments, data centers, and management tools. You’ll also hear from organizations that are aking advantage of these converged technologies, including King County, Provincia Net, and Swinburne University.
It's time to revolutionize marketing team productivity with social business technology. Improving cross-functional collaboration is the new marketing mandate, and social business is the enabler, allowing marketing teams to drive more leads, increase sales, and cut operational costs. Learn how to drive real business results with social business technology.
The four pillars of computing — cloud, mobility, social, and analytics — are driving new levels of network innovation in datacenter networks. These forces are now buffeting the datacenter along with virtualization and the Internet of Things (IoT), resulting in sweeping changes in traffic patterns that expose the limitations of traditional networks and their operational models. To become a resource rather than a bottleneck to overall datacenter performance, the network must deliver not just exceptional performance and scalability but also unprecedented automation and orchestration that can yield agility, flexibility, and service velocity. This Technology Spotlight examines these key trends and discusses the role that Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) plays in addressing these
ongoing challenges for enterprise IT and network managers.
As the drive to "do more with less" becomes a mantra for many organizations, optimizing space utilization is a key goal of many IT departments. Storage continues to be one of the major cost components of today's infrastructure deployments. Thin technology, including thin provisioning, offers efficiency benefits that can significantly reduce both capital and operational costs. However, implementations of thin technologies differ with the storage vendors. This Edison Group report looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace and compares the thin implementations from seven storage array platforms, including Hewlett-Packard's 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays.
This white paper, authored by industry analyst IDC, explores the problems confronting IT organizations today as they seek to bring data together from disparate sources in order to achieve better information coherence, operational efficiency, and more effective overall governance. Specifically, the paper considers the problems posed by the complexity of "data integration" technology in terms of its configuration and maintenance. It looks at the utility of a grid computing approach in providing scalability and manageability for "data integration" and considers how an appliance approach can further reduce cost and risk for customers.
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
Railroads face a complex set of economic and operational challenges like competitive freight pricing, asset utilization and competition with trucking, capital expenditure levels, industry consolidation and debt management. Learn how RFID technology can help railroad professionals address these challenges.
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
By 2018, more than 70% of new DBMS deployments will leverage cloud for at least one use case. Read the Gartner report State of the Operational DBMS Market, 2017
and get the latest insights and recommendations on DBMS strategy.
Discover how to:
•Evaluate modern data management capabilities before adopting new DBMS products
•Lead a nonrelational technology assessment to determine which DBMS best meets your business requirements
• Deploy a multimodel DBMS and reduce complexity in your data center
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
VMware Cloud on AWS makes it easier for your organization to run VMware workloads on AWS, giving you a simple path to hybrid cloud deployment. Adopting this service will allow your organization to preserve your investments in existing applications, licenses, and processes, while taking advantage of the advanced capabilities that AWS has to offer.
With just a few clicks, you will be able to rapidly provision and scale AWS resources that are operationally consistent with vSphere. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers workload portability powered by the VMware technology in your on-premises data center, combined with the cloud-scale resources and global footprint of AWS. It is truly a next-generation solution that gives you the best of both worlds.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Which questions have you overlooked and why do the answers matter?
According to Gartner, “OT SRM (security and risk management) leaders must ask the right questions during the technology procurement process to achieve long-term success in their security investments.” Further, Gartner states, “Translating IT security practices and copying IT security technology will not result in a secure operational technology (OT) environment.”
By reading “7 Questions SRM Leaders Aren't Asking OT Security Providers,” you’ll learn which questions to ask, why they matter, and be armed with follow-up guidance to make smarter decisions. Questions covered include:
- Does the Solution Provide Asset Discovery to Enable Operational Continuity and System Integrity?
- Does the Solution Detect and Alert on Known Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures?
- Does Your Solution Provide IT Support in Addition to OT?
- Does Your Solution Support Secure IT/OT Alignment?
Threats and vulnerabilities originally targeti
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