Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
Today's test data management (TDM) solutions force teams to work with compromised data sets, and push testing to too late in the software development lifecycle. The end result is rework, delayed releases, and costly bugs that cripple production systems. Furthermore, prevailing approaches to test data management - including subsetting, synthetic data, shared environments, and standalone masking--represent flawed solutions that fail across one or more key dimensions.
Published By: Quantum
Published Date: Jan 24, 2017
Is your organization ready to take the plunge into in-house video production? The benefits can be substantial, but making the move requires some preparation. The IT infrastructure you use for enterprise applications might not be able to meet the rigorous requirements of video production. And you might not want video production teams to use resources from your existing infrastructure, since doing so could affect the performance of other applications. Whether you’re just getting started with in-house video or ramping up production, consider these five best practices for building an IT environment optimized for video work. The right approach to IT is essential for developing efficient collaborative workflows and maximizing the value of your video content.
If you work in IT, you can’t escape the buzz about containers. Containers are a lightweight way of building and deploying applications as a set of composable microservices that abstract away the underlying infrastructure.
As containers and microservices become more mainstream, you need to understand the path to adoption, and which tools come into play.
Download this guide to get an introduction to containers, explore their value, and see how configuration management applies to containers. We also discuss how to:
• Adopt and scale containers faster.
• Move existing services to containers.
• Eliminate the friction between development, QA, and production environments.
Leadership at Chicago Faucets of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses how investments in flexible manufacturing systems helped drive company-wide supply chain improvements for improved delivery, inventory management and profitability in the manufacturing of its commercial faucets. Using two MMC2 flexible manufacturing cells with Makino horizontal machining centers, the company’s manufacturing team achieved the flexibility necessary to efficiently respond to real-time customer demand within an exceptionally high-mix production environment.
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.
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: May 18, 2015
This whitepaper provides an overview of Aternity Virtual Desktop Monitoring and how it monitors end user experience in a VDI environment. Aternity goes well beyond traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure assessment tools that are primarily focused on planning and testing virtual deployments. Aternity provides in-depth monitoring of end user experience in a production environment spanning tens of thousands of business users.
"Explore survey results on the readiness of organizations to meet the compliance needs of the GDPR.
Given the GDPR is set to have wide-ranging implications for the type of data that can be used in non-production environments, CA Technologies wanted in particular to understand how companies are planning for the GDPR and what processes and technology is needed to help them.
Explore the results of a survey to understand the readiness of organizations to meet the compliance needs of the GDPR."
"The Implications for Test Data Management
The GDPR is set to have wide-ranging implications for the type of data which can be used in non-production environments. Organizations will need to understand exactly what data they have and who’s using it, and be able to restrict its use to tasks where they have consent.
Learn more about how you can protect the data that matters most and comply with the GDPR."
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
Materialise takes 3D printing to end-part production.
Read how Materialise is ramping its capability to produce end-use parts with the HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, and reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing along the way.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: May 16, 2017
Getting data from today’s television and film production and post-production workflows may seem like you’re moving through molasses. Mired in manual processes, attempting to manage and automate data during the creation stage of your content’s lifecycle can sometimes feel like a losing battle as the demands of creatives constantly move forward.
Hear Lulu Zezza, Physical Production Executive for New Regency Productions, Matt Turner, Media & Entertainment CTO, MarkLogic, and Guy Finley, Executive Director, Media & Entertainment Strategic Alliance (MESA) as they discuss:
o Metadata’s value and its evolution, beyond delivery and experiences, to harnessing critical production data
o Results of taking a new approach to bring this data together with context and meaning that impacts other business unit roles
o How the New Regency team created a software driven production data hub that is enabling creatives to work seamlessly on the project, in a comfortable UI/UX driven environment, with e
The GDPR is set to have wide-ranging implications for the type of data which can be used in non-production environments. Organizations will need to understand exactly what data they have and who’s using it, and must be able to restrict its use to tasks for which consent has been given.
In this paper, you will find the results of a survey commissioned by CA Technologies to understand the readiness of organizations to meet the compliance needs of the GDPR. Given the GDPR is set to have wide-ranging implications for the type of data that can be used in non-production environments, CA Technologies wanted in particular to understand how companies are planning for the GDPR and what processes and technology is needed to help them.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
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.
Welcome to the era of the digital enterprise, where digital is
your journey and cognitive is your destination. As business
leaders, you are under growing pressure to use information
to its fullest potential, delivering new customer experiences
as fuel for business growth. The digital economy is changing
the way we gather information, gain insights, reinvent our
businesses and innovate both quickly and iteratively
A hybrid cloud environment, combining traditional IT systems
and public cloud, enables you to extend business processes
beyond the walls of your organization. For example, many
organizations use public cloud as a collaborative development
environment to create innovative applications that can then be
ported to an on-premises or hybrid production environment.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Mar 11, 2016
When your cloud performs better, so does your business. IT is being challenged to react faster to growing customer demands. So to meet the requirements of their end users, IT organizations are increasingly turning to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private clouds for their ability to swiftly deploy and scale IT infrastructure. But not just any OpenStack® cloud stands up to the demands of a production-scale environment or can meet your performance, scalability, and security standards. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack Platform does, and will help you gain a competitive advantage.
There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue vulnerability patches to remediate those flaws, many organizations do not apply all available patches to their production environments.
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Enterprises today continue to differentiate themselves with cloud applications – any application that needs to be always-on, distributed, scalable, real-time, and contextual. With DataStax Enterprise, DataStax delivers comprehensive data management with a unique always-on architecture that accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) powers these cloud applications that require data distribution across data centers and clouds, by using a secure, operationally simple platform. At its core, DSE offers the industry’s best distribution of Apache Cassandra™.
This paper provides a summary of the features and functionality of DataStax Enterprise that make it the best choice for companies that are looking to leverage the promise of Apache Cassandra™ for production environments.
Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is a ground-breaking data protection solution that’s completely integrated with Oracle Database, eliminating data-loss exposure for all databases without impacting production environments.
Download this infographic to learn about the impact that Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance makes on enterprises.
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