In every industry, IT professionals are watching their roles and objectives evolve rapidly. The world is now digital and data is at the core of how enterprises, governments and individuals manage their core functions. The impact of data is being felt beyond the IT department; it is reverberating through every aspect of our lives.
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Oct 10, 2016
As our businesses become increasingly digital, we tend to think about technology in non-physical terms. Our IT infrastructure becomes “the cloud.” Our servers and storage become “virtual.” Our networks become “software-defined.”
An examination of those organizations using web services successfully and find that they have chosen their networking infrastructure carefully and taken advice about future upgrade strategies.
SDN and NFV
We look at whether software defined networking (SDN) or network functions virtualization (NFV) will solve the problem of the sheer volume of new applications, and when they are likely to fulfil their promise.
Inside information from Juniper Networks on how to avoid that cyberattack and if you can’t – how to neutralize it.
Internet of Things
How will you deal with the 1.6 zettabytes of data the Internet of Things is preparing to throw your way? Get your smart spectacles out and read how!
We take a look at why the rapid growth in cloud Services could very well be a big help for co-location – a sector which is still growing very nicely thank you.
Miercom è stata incaricata da Cisco Systems di configurare, far funzionare e quindi valutare in modo indipendente le infrastrutture di rete per campus wireless e cablate di Cisco Systems e Huawei Technologies. I prodotti di ciascun fornitore sono stati configurati e implementati rigorosamente secondo i progetti consigliati dai fornitori e utilizzando il loro rispettivo software per la gestione, il controllo, la configurazione e il monitoraggio della rete in tutto il campus.
Das Thema Sicherheit droht, sich für Unternehmen zum Problem zu entwickeln. Die Zahl der Sicherheitsbedrohungen nimmt zu und die Angriffe werden immer raffinierter. Neue Technologien wie das IoT, mobile Lösungen und Hybrid IT-Umgebungen bieten zwar neue Geschäftschancen, bringen aber auch neue Risiken mit sich. Heutzutage reicht es daher nicht mehr aus, die Server auf Softwareebene zu schützen. Unternehmen müssen den Schutz bis auf die physischen Systeme ausweiten, um gegen Sicherheitsbedrohungen gewappnet zu sein. Angesichts der immer größeren Zahl an regulatorischen Bestimmungen im heutigen Geschäftsumfeld gewinnt die Einhaltung dieser Bestimmungen an Bedeutung – zum einen, um das
Sicherheitsniveau zu verbessern, zum anderen, um die Kosten zu senken, die durch die Nichteinhaltung dieser Bestimmungen entstehen. Da diese Aspekte von so kritischer Bedeutung sind, ist es wichtig, den Schutz der Hardware zu verbessern und das Sicherheitsniveau bis auf Lieferkettenebene zu erhöhen.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departments to spend less time managing separate data center components and more time proactively delivering value to the business. In this white paper, we compare the portfolio offerings of Dell EMC and HPE, and highlight significant benefits to be realized when partnering with the HCI market leader: Dell EMC.
Dell EMC provides a tightly integrated software ecosystem and the flexibility to run multiple workload types, providing solutions to a broader customer base than HPE.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Many security-minded organizations utilize code signing to provide an additional layer of security and authenticity for their software and files. Code signing is carried out using a type of digital certificate known as a code-signing certificate. The process of code signing validates the authenticity of legitimate software by confirming that an application is from the organization who signed it. While code-signing certificates can offer more security, they can also live an unintended secret life providing cover for attack groups, such as the Suckfly APT group.
In late 2015, Symantec identified suspicious activity involving a hacking tool used in a malicious way against one of our customers. Normally, this is considered a low-level alert, however, the hacktool had an unusual characteristic not typically seen with this type of file; it was signed with a valid code-signing certificate.
Download this whitepaper to find out more about how you can protect your business from such threats.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study
focuses a lens on the network team’s role in security
investigations. Results indicate that 88 percent of
network teams are now spending time on security
issues. In fact, out of 1,035 respondents, nearly
3 out of 4 spend up to 10 hours per week working
exclusively on these types of problems - in addition
to managing network upgrades, SDN, cloud, and big
When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and
100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively.
VoIP adoption is closing in on 60 percent and
software-defined networking (SDN) is projected to
cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding
network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to
ID security threats.
With growth comes change and some trends
identified in this year’s survey include a rise in email
and browser-based malware attacks (63 percent)
and an increase in sophistication (52 percent). Nearly
1 in 3 also report a surge in DDoS attacks, signaling
Today’s digital businesses are managed using critical
business analyses that provide far greater insight into
the business and how to maximize results. However,
these high-value applications that use the latest
software tools demand far more from IT infrastructure,
as they utilize an order of magnitude more data and demand
more compute resources than legacy applications.
Legacy systems are no longer capable of meeting the
present and future needs of the organization.
Windows Server 2016 is an important release in enabling
IT to deliver on the promise of the third platform.
It provides a path to a seamless, integrated cloud
environment—incorporating public, private and hybrid
models—with the software-defined data center as the
hub. In migrating to this next-generation data center
model, it is essential that IT leaders choose the right
partner for the compute platform, as well as storage,
networking and systems management
Dell EMC provides VMware vSAN Ready Nodes that combine a wide range of Dell hardware and VMware vSAN software into a ready-to-order package. These include the new single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 servers powered by the AMD EPYC 7000-series processors. These Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are validated and configured to meet hyper-converged workload needs while taking advantage of lower single-socket licensing costs from VMware.
Dell commissioned Demartek to evaluate the performance of the new Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 servers that use the AMD EPYC 7000-series of processors. Mixed enterprise workloads were run in this VMware vSAN cluster using one model of the AMD EPYC processor in each of three identical nodes. Then the tests were repeated using different models of AMD EPYC processors in the vSAN cluster nodes.
Integration is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, and middleware is the software layer connecting
different applications, services, devices, data sources, and business entities. This Ovum Decision
Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT leaders, including chief information
officers (CIOs), enterprise/integration architects, integration competency center (ICC)/integration
center of excellence (CoE) directors, and digital transformation leaders select a middleware-as-aservice
(MWaaS) suite best suited to their specific hybrid integration requirements.
Since it first started providing air passenger services in 2000, JetBlue has been
innovating. It was the first airline to embrace dot.com transactions and electronic
ticketing, and continues to churn out industry-leading inventions as described
here. When business needs changed in 2014, JetBlue embarked on very robust
digital transformation based on TIBCO integration and analytics technology—and
the company was recognized with the first-ever TIBCO Trailblazer Impact award
for the incredible effect this project was having on its strategic differentiation. In
this case study, Director of Shared Development Services Andi Azzolina describes
the objectives, initiatives, capabilities, and achievements making up JetBlue’s
journey towards becoming the most caring travel provider in the world.
With data the new competitive battleground, businesses that take advantage of
their data will be the leaders; those that do not will fall behind.
But gaining an advantage is a more difficult technical challenge than ever because
your business requirements are ever-changing, your analytic workloads are
exploding, and your data is now widely-distributed across on-premises, big data,
the Internet of Things, and the Cloud.
TIBCO® Data Virtualization is data virtualization software that lets you integrate
data at big data scale with breakthrough speed and cost effectiveness. With
TIBCO Data Virtualization, you can build and manage virtualized views / data
services that access, transform, and deliver the data your business requires to
accelerate revenue, reduce costs, lessen risk, improve compliance, and more.
Automation and gold have much in common. One of the most coveted materials in the world, gold isn’t just beautiful – it has a wide array of uses within industry.
’Au’ is of course the first two letters of automation! Automation is the gold of the software world. It’s the backbone of modern business, enabling communication and orchestration between components.
As the only company with a dedicated automation team, at CA Technologies, we set the Automation Gold Standard.
With that in mind, this is our Golden Book of Automation.
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.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
The 2018 HfS ServiceNow Services Blueprint continues our theme of looking at the services ecosystems of leading Software-as-a-Service platforms. Unlike other quadrants and matrices, the HfS Blueprint identifies relevant differentials between service providers across a number of facets under two main categories: innovation and execution.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
McKinsey & Company predicted the impact of 3D printing and direct product manufacturing could hit $500 billion annually 2025. But first, as John Hauer writes, the infrastructure for 3D printing – such as software, color capabilities, and affordable printing materials – needs to keep advancing.
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Ask the average business user what they know about Business Intelligence (BI)
and data analytics, and most will claim to understand the concepts. Few, however,
will profess to know how analytics works or to have the skills needed to put it
into practice. Despite being knowledgeable about their industry and experienced
in running their organizations, the majority of business users lack expertise in
analytics and visualization techniques—but that doesn’t stop them from wanting
to have a go.
This situation has led to ease of use and accessibility becoming the main focus
for recent updates from all the leading BI vendors—but making tools easier and
more widely accessible is only part of the answer.
A better approach is to work both sides of the gap. To make tools that can
empower business users to discover and unlock value in their data—and that
extend capabilities for experts, so they can share the analytics workload, improve
efficiency, and focus on higher level work.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. There is
a good chance that just your marketing department is using more than 10 SaaS
products, which is reflected in the amount you are spending on SaaS. According
to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was
$33.4 billion, with projections to double that to $67.2 billion by 2019.1 Clearly,
your integration needs are changing. SaaS applications, as well as mobile
traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels are new
integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
This paper presents five principles for successful hybrid integrations.
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