A number of recent surveys indicate that cloud costs are becoming a major
concern for businesses, many of whom have found cloud computing to be
more expensive than they thought. The surveys align with Gartner’s 2017
prediction that “through 2020, 80% of businesses will overshoot their cloud
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) budgets due to a lack of cost optimization
This could be due to a lack of understanding about cloud pricing, or a lack
of knowledge about the full range of measures that can be taken to reduce
cloud costs. The one area in which businesses are struggling to control
costs more than any other is the hybrid cloud. Analysts attribute hybrid
cloud overspend to the complexity of operating a private or public cloud in
conjunction with an on-premises infrastructure.
Businesses using VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS don’t experience as much
operational complexity in their hybrid environments, but they can still be
guilty of overspending.
This eBook will offer 6 Ways to
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution
Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors.
Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how:
A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk
To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management
Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
Published By: Ixaris OTA
Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
Travel agents, tour operators and travel wholesalers are typically spending thousands in unnecessary costs each year. And in a fiercely competitive market operating on high volumes and low margins, ensuring efficiency with sales and purchasing systems is no easy task. Especially when it comes to payments.
If you want to find out where you’re losing money, how efficient your platform really is and the simple way to eliminate these costs, read this white paper. It explores the top three areas where you could be overspending. And it reveals the statistics behind your unnecessary costs – giving you the information you need to save money and drive efficiency.
Forrester presents the relevant endpoint security data from their most recent surveys, with special attention given to those trends affecting SMBs (firms with 20 to 999 employees) and enterprises (firms with 1,000+ employees), along with analysis that explains the data in the context of the overall security landscape. As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Please download this Forrester Research report, offered compliments of Dell, for more information.
"Security analysts have a tougher job than ever. New vulnerabilities and security attacks used to be a monthly occurrence, but now they make the headlines almost every day. It’s become much more difficult to effectively monitor and protect all the data passing through your systems. Automated attacks from bad bots that mimic human behavior have raised the stakes, allowing criminals to have machines do the work for them.
Not only that, these bots leave an overwhelming number of alert bells, false positives, and inherent stress in their wake for security practitioners to sift through. Today, you really need a significant edge when combating automated threats launched from all parts of the world.
Where to start? With spending less time investigating all that noise in your logs."
When asked how important technology is to driving innovation in their organizations, 100 percent of CEOs indicated it was important, with 80 percent pointing out that it’s very important, according to HP sponsored research. Even CIOs agree with their CEOs.
According to the same research, when asked whether or not technology will be the innovation engine or administrative engine for a business or government, approximately two out of three CEOs said it would be the “innovation engine.” This represents a significant shift in the role that technology is playing in enterprises.
Today, organizations demand new applications and more functionality delivered more quickly, and at a lower cost than ever before. Many organizations either want a mobile application or are already using one. In fact, according to analysts, by 2016 350 million employees will use smartphones at work and businesses will increase spending on mobile projects over 100 percent in the same time.
There seems to be no end to the growing number of marketing technologies available today. Currently, there are 4,000 MarTech solutions on the market—a 2500% increase over 2011. With so many options, identifying the right ones and getting them to work together isn’t easy. How do you do it? By choosing an open platform that offers pre-integrated apps, offering an open infrastructure for future innovations.
Read how successful Modern Marketers are spending more time innovating and less time integrating.
To meet the challenges of managing such a complex environment, IT teams need an enterprise-ready cloud management platform that can support multivendor environments, automate application and service delivery, and facilitate operations and governance. VMware provides an enterprise-ready cloud management platform that delivers the industry’s most complete solution for managing a heterogeneous, hybrid cloud, and supports cloud management requirements across Day 1 and Day 2 operations for compute, storage, network and application level resources. The VMware solution is in use today across a wide range of industries and use cases, delivering benefits such as faster provisioning, optimized IT operations, and lower capital spending.
To learn more about the VMware cloud management platform, visit http://www.vmware.com/virtualization/ cloud-management.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
VAT has been a valuable source of revenue for the UK Government since 1973. Yet, despite
more than 40 years of getting used to calculating, paying and reclaiming VAT, businesses
still struggle to adhere to HMRC guidelines.
With support from SAP Concur, it doesn’t have to be this way. First, we offer an expense
audit solution to check for fraud and non-compliance. Secondly, we work with tax
specialists to help you comply with VAT regulations. Thirdly, we give you visibility and control
over all aspects of your travel, expense and invoice spending.
Crucially, we see VAT reclaim as an opportunity to reduce business costs and put
money back in your budget.
Published By: Noction
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Service Providers have unique networking challenges as compared to other environments. Factor, differentiating Service Provider`s network from others, is the requirement for 100% uptime. The network stability is crucial to their customers’ business and is, therefore, intolerant to disruptions or outages, which may damage the company`s reputation and market position, or even affect it irreversibly. Downtime risks can no longer be mitigated by simply over-engineering the network, but rather deploying network optimization solutions, based on the intelligent monitoring and automated response, versus manual network troubleshooting and brute force time spending.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of
the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost
all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver
affecting IT spending in 2016
With the rate of cloud spending predicted to outpace overall IT spending six to one over the next few years, organizations are rightly concerned about ensuring that applications in the cloud enjoy the same level of security as apps deployed in data centers. Using the public cloud does alter your attack surface area—and leveraging multiple public and private clouds (aka multi-cloud) does so even more. Some threats get bigger, some get smaller. Some even go away, or at least drift out of your control, while new threats should move front and center in your security thinking.
The purpose of this research is to better understand the key investment drivers and evolving business objectives of C-Level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, CMOs) - and how these intersect and shape business/IT investment spending going forward.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
As much as moving to the Cloud has been a hot trend over the past several years with Human Capital Management systems, in today’s world, financial management systems are not far behind. We’re starting to see the activity significantly ramp up within the financial management system space. So much so, that according to research done by Gartner, the Cloud is expected to become the dominant deployment model across all areas of financial management applications by 2025. Spending on cloud or SaaS-based applications will increase from 30% of the total market spend in 2015 to 47% by 2020.
So which financial systems are organizations shifting to the cloud model and why is this happening—aside from following the trend in HR?
Download now to learn more -
ESG Lab evaluated the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance from Oracle with a focus on its ability to deliver reliable data protection by recovering Oracle databases to any point in time with sub-second RPO in a highly scalable scale-out solution that is easy to use and manage.
Year after year, ESG respondents consistently cite improving data backup and recovery among the top IT priorities in our annual spending intentions survey (including 2016’s iteration). Why? Because when unforeseen infrastructure failures or data corruptions occur, the ability to restore not only business-critical information but also application and end-user access to that information become paramount. Lost or prolonged inaccessibility to business-critical data and applications most often means lost revenue and productivity to the business, and possibly the inability to meet regulatory requirements.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Feb 18, 2014
Commissioned by ForeScout and conducted by The Tolly Group, one of the world’s leading independent product testing labs, the competitive analysis covers 34 criteria points across key functional categories: deployment, interoperability, guest management, endpoint compliance, enforcement, remediation and scalability. Before spending considerable time and resources to perform your POC, download this in-depth, 24-page report.
This 30- minute webcast recording reviews the basics of project management and reporting for government contractors. Based on content from the Deltek Special Edition Government Contracting for Dummies e-book.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust deliver integrated health and social care to over 340,000 citizens in Belfast, part of the Borough of Castlereagh and also the wider region of Northern Ireland. Operating over a network of six organizations: the Trust headquarters, Belfast City Hospital, The Royal Hospitals, Mater Hospital, Forster Green
Hospital and Musgrave Hospital and over 100 physical locations with an annual budget of approximately £1bn (spending about £3m each day) and a staff of over 20,000 makes it one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom.
Published By: BlueData
Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
Over the past few years, “Big Data” has evolved from an interesting technology topic into a source of major competitive advantage, in which IDG conducted a survey and found out that 60% of enterprises are planning on spending an average of $8 million on Big Data initiatives. However, somewhere between intention/investment and executive/production, Big Data initiatives are falling into a gap. Download this white paper to find out how to change the equation on Big Data spending and learn what the successful companies are doing in order to achieve a success from your Big Data applications.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Your people access and share data using a myriad of different cloud apps. The bad news is, you probably have no idea how your data is used, where it travels to and the level of associated risk. You’ve lost visibility and control. The good news is, we can help get it back.
Register now for a FREE Cloud Threat Assessment and detailed report of your cloud-application risk posture. This in-depth assessment will show you:
Cloud usage patterns. How potentially harmful activities happen in cloud applications across your organization.
Geographical usage. Which countries your data is traveling to and from (you may be surprised).
Privileged users. Do you have more administrators than you need?
Dormant users. Are you overspending on unused licenses?
Riskiest users. Who are your riskiest users and why?
You'll receive customized assessments on Office365, Box, G Suite, and Salesforce.com.
Self-insured employers want to cut costs without affecting the quality of coverage available to employees. HR leaders need to provide great benefits that attract talent, but they also need to slow the rising tide of healthcare costs at the same time. In this whitepaper, you’ll see three examples of how benefit teams have cut benefits spending without cutting benefit programs.
• The potential savings available with telemedicine programs
• The surprising ROI of fertility coverage and care
• Best practices for evaluating and implementing onsite clinics
Companies have rapidly adopted server virtualization over the past few years, but there are big differences in their use of the technology. Most companies are able to reduce server hardware spending, but many don't realize an ongoing reduction in management costs.
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