Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Sep 03, 2015
Capacity planning is one of the most difficult aspects of building a data center today, given the complexity and number of variables to consider.
This new White Paper, from leading solutions and innovation provider Panduit, brings fresh insight into the central issues facing data center planners both for initial “build” and for future growth, with valuable “real life” examples drawn from actual customer case studies.
Download now to understand how best to:
• Avoid capacity fragmentation: identify areas of “lost” or “stranded” capacity
• Establish “best fits” for capacity in your center
• Maintain equilibrium between the four critical elements of any effective data center management plan
• Implement proactive planning: speed decision-making and deployment
• Optimize existing resources
• Improve data center operations and efficiency
• Reduce OPEX
• Avoid unnecessary CAPEX by extending the life of your center.
Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
This eBook is designed to help forward-looking IT Managers envision a different way of working —where simplicity replaces complexity.
We’ll look at what makes managing today’s IT environments so challenging—increasing com- plexity, poor visibility and constraints on budgets and space.
Then we’ll help you visualize a new way of working that greatly simplifies the challenges of managing data, infrastructure and operations.
Imagine way of working in which you have the time to really help your company improve the way it does business, and save you money.
Companies are looking for solutions that mean less financial outlay for head-office whilst at the same time simplifying operations. Given these considerations, SD-WAN can be seen as an alternative that can be integrated within the entire WAN architecture.
Download this FREE White Paper to find out more.
Solid-state array features, pricing, scale and density are improving at a rapid pace, while agility and disaggregation benefits are providing long-term value. Gartner has analyzed 19 SSA products across five high-impact use cases to quantify what's important to infrastructure and operations leaders.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.
As enterprises become more distributed and migrate applications to the cloud, they will need to diversify
their network performance management solutions. In particular, the network operations team will need to
complement its packet-based monitoring tools with active test monitoring solutions to enhance visibility into
the cloud and help enterprises scale monitoring gracefully and cost-effectively.
In the 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett packard enterprise (Hpe), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and Xebialabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor’s ability to match a strategy to these features. this report helps infrastructure and operations (I&o) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (Devops) automation.
Applications and services are made up of more components and integrations today than they were just a few years ago. Coupled with a much more competitive business world, this complexity has changed everything for both development and operations.
Devops is pressed to deliver more functionality at a faster pace, focusing on small, incremental changes and using agile methodologies and practices such as continuous integration.
Download this white paper to find out more about how CA Technologies can help with many of the DevOps challenges your company currently face.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Cloud-based systems are the future for cities and counties looking to reduce budgets and
use staff wisely. The cloud allows governments to end constant upgrades to legacy systems, improve
security, and invest in operations—not capital expenses. Join the Governing Institute for an overview of
the benefits of a migration to the cloud and gain valuable insights from the City of Rochester’s successful
Published By: MacroAir
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
Large industrial facilities such as warehouses and manufacturing plants present a huge operational challenge because of their size. With extremely tall ceilings and a lot of square footage to cool or heat, keeping occupants comfortable is difficult. The solution: MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans. MacroAir large industrial fans create a more comfortable climate and reduce energy costs for large industrial facilities.
MacroAir invented the large industrial ceiling fan in 1998 to deliver a cost-effective climate control solution by generating large amounts of airflow. MacroAir’s big industrial fans produce a cooling effect, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans create an environment where employee’s feel comfortable, which results in increased productivity and improved industrial operations.
HotSchedules is a technology company that streamlines several aspects of running a business in the service industry. The sales team at HotSchedules had been using Salesforce for several years, but they were spending a lot of time on data entry and other manual tasks. They needed a way to simplify recordkeeping so they could spend more time talking to prospects. The HotSchedules sales team is taking advantage of the full suite of features in Groove to enhance their sales operations at every turn — from Salesforce integration to multi-step campaigns to analytics. Let’s take a look.
Operating across multiple countries is complex, as is shipping printed material. When our customers shared their stories with us, we knew we needed to act.
In April 2017, Gelato entered each BRIC country. By establishing legal entities and print partners within Brazil, Russia, India, and China, Gelato gives customers an easy way to get printed material to colleagues and customers within those borders.
The specific considerations in each BRIC country are numerous and often cumbersome.
And who better to share insights on the state of local printing than the Gelato
country managers on the ground?
This ebook is for global enterprises than need to get prints in
the BRIC countries, for those that are considering starting up
sales and marketing operations in the regions for the first time,
and also for domestic businesses that simply want to improve
their local print processes.
This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
Start the journey to operational and digital excellence by gaining a clear strategy for the first steps forward.
This resource includes:
• An executive summary of Smart Manufacturing
• Benchmarking manufacturing operations management
• The road to MOM 4.0
• Digital transformation is a vehicle, not a destination
• Recommendations to achieve digital excellence
Manufacturers need to start now and follow a clear path from corporate strategic objectives through to successful program implementation.
This spotlight report examines:
• How Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are key enablers of data management and Digital Transformation. Companies can combine many other opportunities with manufacturing operations in a digital journey.
• Product lifecycle management (PLM) as a high-value discipline to pair with MOM in discrete manufacturing, and the value of digital continuity across engineering, manufacturing operations, and supply chain.
• A robust integration of MOM and PLM technologies and the advent of the Digital Twin (a virtual copy of the product and how it's made) to demonstrate maturity in Smart Manufacturing and the ability to make smart products in smart factories.
The IIoT has opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers. Take advantage of it.
Experience IBM Watson Order Optimizer
How can retailers efficiently leverage inventory from one channel to serve another without breaking the bank?
See how IBM Watson Order Optimizer helps Fulfillment, Operations, and Inventory:
Gain a holistic view of omni-channel operations across different functional areas
Optimize in real-time against multiple, competing business objectives
Utilize inventory at its most profitable price point
Make better fulfillment decisions with cognitive insights
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
In today’s competitive market, FFLs often have inadequate tools that are hindering their growth, or are often sold software rather than solutions to their ATF compliance needs—leaving them confused and less compliant than before. Fortunately, it just got easier to streamline compliance processes and keep your Bound Book up-to-date.
Get the facts in a quick-reading guide from the FFL Operations experts at Orchid Advisors and the software experts at Epicor. Learn how firearms businesses like yours are using cloud technology to keep their bound book to date, making compliance tasks much simpler and more cost effective.
• Why the ATF changed its rules in 2016 and how you take advantage of it
• Practical tips for moving your Bound Book to the cloud, stress-free
• Streamline business process and improve ATF Compliance
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Ease, effectiveness and emotion drive great customer service, but top-line growth requires that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals keep an eye on trends.
Forrester Research has identified 10 customer service trends in 2018 for AD&D and others who support customer service. Before you strategize on improving your quality of service, read this Forrester Report by Vice President and Principal Analyst Kate Leggett.
You’ll learn which investments are critical and the advantages of:
• Focusing on context and inquiry type to deliver the best customer experience
• Using automation and AI to uncover new revenue streams and transform operations
• Exploring new labor models to maximize human connections in a digital world
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
In today’s digital world, the messaging and texting that have become a prominent part of most people’s lives are a form of asynchronous messaging. These are a simple, convenient method of communication for people on the go, with varied time in response based upon intrigue and urgency.
Asynchronous messaging has become so ingrained in consumers’ lives, an expectation has evolved that businesses should be able resolve issues just as quickly and easily, and on the customer’s timetable.
To keep up with consumer expectations and offer differentiated customer experiences, there is a strong case for implementing capabilities where messages can be fielded by bots using artificial intelligence, with a human touch through skilled representatives, or a combination of both within the same conversation, without losing context.
Download this white paper to learn about:
• 6 benefits to asynchronous messaging in B2C customer experience and operations
• Incorporating asynchronous messaging into your u
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
In evaluating the security posture for your Global Transit Network, your first question might be: Why do I even need additional security? Isn’t what Amazon provides “out of the box” adequate? This is not the right question to ask first. It’s important to appreciate that, while Amazon says it has a shared security model, your Amazon EC2 instance may not meet your security requirements “by default.” Though Amazon makes specific security features available to you, it’s still up to you to choose judiciously among the many native and third-party options.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, walk through five use cases and examine what Amazon provides, and the questions you need to be asking to implement Amazon services – or add additional ones – that are appropriate for your business. After examining each use case, we’ll show you how we handle it for our own business.
Who Should Watch?
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Once you've designed and secured your Global Transit Network, are you done? Are you ready to hand day-to-day responsibility over to an operations team? Or, are there other elements you need to ensure that the day-to-day operation of your transit hub is efficient and effective?
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, demonstrate the best practices they've gleaned from working with operations teams, all who require:
• Visibility: Do you have a way to centrally view your network, see performance bottlenecks, control security policies, and set other configuration details?
• Deep Analytics: Can you easily gather performance and audit data and export it to Splunk, DataDog, or other advanced reporting tools?
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Do you have a real-time view of network health, and how easily can you access the data needed to locate and fix issues?
• Alert Management: When issues do occur, what r
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Join Aviatrix for a discussion of next-generation transit hubs that are purpose-built to treat the network as code, rather than as a virtualized instance of a data center router. Learn how a software-defined approach can transform your AWS transit hub design from a legacy architecture exercise into a strategic infrastructure initiative that doesn’t require you to descend into the command-line interface and BGP of the IT networking world.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix share the requirements that our most successful customers have insisted upon for their Global Transit Networks, and demonstrate the key features that deliver on those requirements.
Who Should Watch?
Anyone responsible for connectivity of cloud resources, including cloud architects, cloud infrastructure managers, cloud engineers, and networking staff.
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