For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
It is often hard for owners to ensure a business with geographically diverse locations run seamlessly as a unified company. This is especially true as there are a number of trends emerging that complicate the task of running a business that has multiple locations.
At the same time, there are technologies and capabilities than can help your business and staff create an integrated work environment. This ebook will examine a variety of solutions that can make it easy for staff to work across all of your business locations, helping to make your business run more efficiently and providing your staff with the tools they need to be more productive.
Adobe is the only Leader in Digital Intelligence Platforms.
Digital intelligence with scope and depth. Your customers come to you from different places, so your data insights should do the same thing. Adobe Experience Cloud’s digital marking and analytics solutions help you combine insights from existing, new, and emerging channels. Read the Forrester Wave™: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2017 to find out why we stand alone among DI platform vendors.
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
We are witnessing the digitisation of the entire retail ecosystem. While many have long debated whether online or offline will ‘win’ the retail battle, it is becoming clear that the future face of retail is a seamless merger of the two. Converge with data and logistics and you have a single, integrated overview that forms the blueprint for the next wave of disruption in retail.
Samsung Display Solutions provide a digital canvas for retailers to create their own immersive experiences. To find out how download this whitepaper today!
Published By: Samsung
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Amongst the vast range of trends disrupting the workplace, we are seeing a significant change in the behaviours and expectations around an organisation’s most fundamental asset: its people. As organisations innovate every aspect of their workspace, the future requires them to rethink and redesign the way their employees engage, collaborate and be productive.
Download this whitepaper to find out how Samsung Corporate Display Solutions can help your organisation transform.
APIs are an emerging technology for integrating applications using web technology. This approach is exploding in popularity because it builds on well-understood techniques and leverages some existing infrastructure.
But it is a mistake to think we can secure APIs using the same methods and technology that we used to secure the conventional, browser-centric web. While it is true that APIs share many of the same threats that plague the web, they are fundamentally differently and have an entirely unique risk profile that you need to manage.
This eBooklet provides an overview of these new risks, and offers five simple solutions to counter the common threats. By adopting a secure API architecture from the beginning, organizations can pursue an API strategy more safely and securely — and reap the benefits of agile integration promised by this exciting new technology.
Reconstructing resource management tools to simplify tasks, drive collaboration and facilitate action.
People who use technologies at home expect the same ease of use and intuitiveness for the tools they use in the workplace. But enterprise tools aren’t keeping up with the pace of change. Many product and portfolio management (PPM) solutions force resource managers to create entire workflows or navigate through multiple screens just to see the fundamental component of resource management—what their people are working on.
Resource managers also cite shortcomings such as no simple way to perform everyday tasks, communicate in context with others, drill down into key information, narrow the field of resources and forecast financials and model outcomes.
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.
With nearly 20% of midmarket firms using Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and another 46% actively investigating and planning to adopt HCI solutions over the next 12-18 months, there has never been a more critical time to get ahead of your competition.
Midsize businesses face the same need to modernize IT and embrace digital transformation as much as their larger competitors, but are typically restricted by resource and money. HCI enables midsize organizations to address these challenges with a solution that can grow as the business grows, without the financial burden or requiring to choose between on premise or public cloud solutions.
The investments you make in IT technology and selecting the right HCI platform will impact your ability to evolve, grow and compete effectively in the future.
Submit the form to read our latest whitepaper and discover how you can modernize IT and improve your midsize business operational efficiencies with vSAN.
Achieving and maintaining a high level of information security requires information security professionals with robust skills as well as organisational, technical and operational capabilities. The gap between intent and ability to be secure is evident in our sample of UK large enterprises. Deficient companies will only close that gap when they acquire the necessary capabilities. Some of these capabilities can be purchased as information security tools or application solutions, but it is more prudent for an organisation to consider acquiring these capabilities through a service arrangement with a dedicated security services partner.
Businesses with between 15-250 mobile workforce employees are looking for optimization software. At the same time, they don’t want a complex enterprise solution with long integration times and complex IT requirements. Many vendors are offering cloud-based solutions. But what does that mean? Is it secure? In this Q&A, we answer the most common questions about cloud-based software solutions for field service management.
As enterprise IT departments increasingly move toward multi-sourcing environments, it is more important than ever to measure ADM deliverables—not only to manage risks by ensuring overall structural quality of systems, but also to objectively evaluate vendors and make smarter sourcing decisions. This paper describes the eight steps for integrating Sofware Analysis & Measurement (SAM) in your outsourcing relationship lifecycle—from RFP preparation to contract development, team transition and benchmarking—to objectively evaluate the reliability, security, efficiency, maintainability, and size of software deliverables. This measurement can greatly improve the maturity in your outsourcing relationships to enhance performance and reduce risk.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Organizations spend a huge amount of money on enterprise software. Software asset management (SAM) practitioners still wrestle with time?consuming, inaccurate manual processes hosted in spreadsheets or legacy SAM tools. Fortunately, next?generation IT asset management solutions are starting to replace traditional SAM tools.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.
Public clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of a hybrid cloud model.
With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, when and where to run workloads to assure performance while maximizing efficiency?
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the players in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud, the challenges surrounding effective implementation, and how to iden
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
If you are among the IT professionals feeling a little uneasy about relying solely on the email security provided by Microsoft in Office 365™, you are not alone.
Here’s the good news, you can regain the same sense of security that you had when you were managing email servers on-premises with the right third-party solution.
TechTarget summarizes how you can easily and effectively realize the benefits of Office 365 with a complementary third-party solution that can not only mirror the kind of layered security built for on-premises solutions, but also ensure uninterrupted access to Office 365 email, even if it crashes.
Architects and engineers focus on functionality, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Yet many firms fail to apply those same standards to sharing large files with their clients. Read this E-Book to learn how your firm can beat your competitors who use traditional file sharing solutions:
Avoid the unreliability and time-consuming limitations of FTP and email. Send files of any size with ease, then track their delivery online.Create a personalised, secure online portal your clients can access for all their files.
Some of the biggest challenges IT teams face today stem from data loss and security risks arising from the unauthorized use of personal file sharing services by employees for business purposes. Personal file sharing services invite data leakage and compliance violations by allowing files being shared to escape beyond the visibility and control of IT. At the same time, these services meet the essential need of today’s mobile workforce to be able to access and share data wherever people work. Learn how enterprise-ready file sharing solutions exceed employee needs while securing and mobilizing business data.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
Backup and recovery have been a constant for organisations over the years, often not seen as glamorous aspects of an IT environment but as solutions that are necessary all the same. Environments have changed over the years and the focal use for backups have changed with them, although your solutions may not have.
Taking a simple off-site backup, whether this be to disk, tape or other removable media, would once have been the last line of defence for data protection. Solutions were reliable and ensured data could be recovered in a timely manner.
For many enterprises, the solution is a centralized single sign-on (SSO) infrastructure that leverages the enterprise directory with federation, multifactor authentication and centralized access control to give users one URL and login to access all their enterprise applications and services--without having to type in another URL or enter credentials a second time. At the same time, it provides IT with a single identity, access control and management infrastructure, closing the inevitable security and management gaps inherent in juggling multiple gateway solutions. Such a solution would offer the best of all worlds, combining enhanced user productivity with IT efficiency, cost effectiveness, security and compliance.
Every Billing Platform Looks the Same… Unless You Know What To Ask. Read this exclusive whitepaper to explore the billing capabilities that can mean the difference between business success or customer fatigue.
This executive brief describes:
• The most important capabilities in any billing solution.
• How the major billing solution vendors differ in each area.
• The exact questions to ask vendors...including your current vendor.
This whitepaper outlines the areas to consider when evaluating billing solutions. For each, we provide a description of the area, an explanation of the range of differentiation between billing vendors, and when to consider one approach over another. We also give you the exact questions to ask.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
Today, hybrid cloud is increasingly the norm, and enterprises are challenged with ways to have visibility, manage and make use of all this data – both on-premises and in the cloud. While much attention has been given to primary data affecting mission-critical workloads, data for secondary workloads – backup, test/dev, disaster recovery, and archiving to name a few – have become siloed the same way application data has, leading to multiple point solutions to manage an increasing amount of data.
This white paper looks at the evolution of these challenges and offers practical advice on ways to store, manage and move secondary data in hybrid cloud architectures while extracting the hidden value it can provide. Download to learn more.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The learning management system is dead. The LMS is mentioned in learning the same way that people talk about applicant tracking systems in recruiting and performance evaluation solutions in talent management. They’re the technologies people love to hate. The solutions people want to love? Many times, these are the so-called “next-generation solutions.”
You wouldn’t hold a critical investor call, customer event or shareholder’s meeting in your office bullpen. So why would you host an important virtual event on a platform intended to support small-group collaboration and teamwork?
Frost & Sullivan research shows that two-thirds of companies use web conferencing on a regular basis for project collaboration. We also know that more and more of them are turning to the same solutions to host webinars for critical internal and external events. While web conferencing solutions can be used to support large-group or strategically important meetings, webinar technology is designed specifically for that purpose and will almost always deliver a better experience and a higher return on investment. Webinar tools deliver a wealth of features to help companies gain better insights into attendee sentiment for better investor relations, employee and customer experience, and lead generation and qualification:
• Integrated video draws higher levels of int
Emerging data center models are based on flexibility and non-disruptive, on-demand scalability. Infrastructure must not only support these capabilities, but be able itself to provide these same benefits and capabilities. F5 ScaleN is a breakthrough in high availability and scalability, offering the robust capabilities required to enable multi-tenant solutions, elastic applications, and infrastructure for any environment.
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