At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
It has to be quick and easy for people to pay. At the same time, fraudsters are probing the weaknesses of new digital processes.
As the person who can decide whether a transaction is accepted or rejected, fraud managers have a pivotal role. They’re not just preventing losses from chargebacks. They’re gatekeepers to accepting more revenue. It’s a complex job. But get it right, and they enable their business to engage customers better – across devices and places. And that can mean supporting the very growth of the business. In this landscape, the idea that a technology like machine learning might be the answer to all the industry’s needs is attractive. But while machine learning should be a key part of an effective fraud strategy, the truth is that there’s no silver bullet. So, in this paper, we’ll look at how best to put machine learning to use. By employing it in tandem with expert insight, merchants can use it to accept the optimal number of payments. And make a direct impact on the
A modular, holistic approach to change
Digital disruption is forcing companies to fundamentally rethink how they compete. You probably used to solve this challenge by buying better technology. But in today’s complex, fast-changing business world, that single-minded approach is destined for failure.
KPMG’s Technology Strategy and Selection (TSS) framework is a modular, holistic approach that drives lasting, long-term value from technology change. This article walks through the four key phases of the leading edge framework—creating a transformation vision, blueprinting the future organization, selecting the supporting technology, and implementing the new tools.
The ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences is proving to be a business differentiator – in fact, organizations that have a more mature customer experience strategy report between 10-20% greater impact on revenue generation outcomes than less mature businesses.
This white paper reveals how your organization can better respond to changing consumer behaviors, needs, and expectations regarding customer experience and touch points.
As IT departments’ lists of backlogged application development projects keep growing, so does the speed of new development requests from line-of-business personnel. For many IT departments, the speed of business — the speed of requests for additional developments — can’t be met under current practices. This inability to keep pace with critical development requests, supporting timely strategy modifications, seriously impacts an enterprise’s profitability. The solution FICO advocates — one that accounts for budget constraints, legacy operational realities and quality assurance — is to empower line-of-business personnel as Citizen Developers, giving them the right set of technology assets to quickly, safely and cost effectively participate in application development.
Without specific and explicit design decisions about not only the network architecture but also network operations,enterprises risk drifting toward a future of many clouds, each with their own operational nuances. Those who are not mindful about managing new additions increase the complexity of their network with each variation.
This white paper discusses how to approach the design of the network and operations in the move from cloud to multicloud. The focus is on meeting the business needs of today and tomorrow, battling complexity, preserving the possibilities for options, and supporting IT’s role as the steward of technology decisions for the business.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
The global BYOD and enterprise mobility market continues to experience impressive growth.
Preparing for this transformation is more than just a matter of security. It’s a matter of leveraging the people,
processes and tools needed to become a Mobile First organization that’s ready to explore a whole new
This BYOD guide is a great first step toward achieving your mobile transformation by implementing a
successful BYOD program. By following the recommendations in this guide, you can deliver a program that
meets the needs and preferences of mobile workers, while upholding corporate security and
budget requirements. But the true success of any BYOD program depends on its long-term
sustainability, which means you must ensure the security of your corporate data, drive user adoption by
supporting employees’ device preferences and maintain a flexible technology portfolio that
enables business innovation.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Once upon a time, several generations ago (in technology years), IT departments were internal departments, focused on maintaining infrastructure and services within the company. Some companies may have had external-facing services, particularly web services, but this was still generally a narrow and restricted area. IT wasn’t a revenue-generating or strategic department; it was a supporting environment viewed as a cost center.
One of the outcomes of an infrastructure-focused environment is that developers lost a sense of what their code was doing. Release cycles were long, and changes were slow. A developer would work on something and throw the code into testing or operations, and it would be released months later. Because of that long lead time, engineers lost the joy of being a developer—of creating something and seeing it work in real life.
One of the great, powerful changes with digital transformation and related cultural and technology changes like DevOps is that it reintroduce
Mobile marketing platforms facilitate direct marketing on mobile devices by enabling mobile campaign management and activation. These platforms can operate as stand-alone solutions; however, they typically integrate with, or operate alongside, CRM, location/data management, and multichannel marketing hub (MMH) or email marketing platforms. Regardless of how a mobile marketing platform gets deployed, the native or third-party analytics supporting its audience targeting, campaign sequencing, personalization and performance measurement capabilities form the foundation of this technology.
This year higher education IT teams have focused on improving student outcomes by supporting success initiatives through technology. In this white paper, learn how 1-to-1 iPad programs can drive improved student outcomes through student wellness, engagement and career readiness. Also, gain helpful insight on how to start, manage and thrive with your own 1-to-1 iPad program.
We use the term infrastructure more and more to refer to the support
system for information technology. Whatever we do with our applications
that creates value for our customers, or generates revenue for ourselves,
we’re supporting it now with IT infrastructure. It’s all the stuf under the
hood. It’s also the part of technology that, when it works right or as well as
we expect, we don’t stand in long lines to get a glimpse of, nor do we see
much discussion of it on the evening news.
Local governments face a growing public demand for services, and unprecedented cuts in expenditures. Consequently, their IT departments need to start thinking fresh.This includes supporting fundamental change in council operations, enabled by digital transformation. IT leaders must not only understand what technology can be harmonized and shared, and what must be designed individually for specific needs, but also where legacy IT has become a barrier to change.
The role of the CIO is currently experiencing vast change
and increased attention from the executive team as a
leader who can guide a strategic path for how technology
can improve business growth.
The CIO’s responsibilities once focused almost entirely
on selecting and managing technology solutions, but
over the past several years the role of IT has shifted
to broadly supporting enterprise strategy through
technology, including the creation of new digital
businesses. CIOs must now be immersed in both business
and technology, and ensure that the organisation overall
has the right platforms in place to thrive and grow.
Cloud computing and the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend will impact the design of future datacenters and their supporting networks. To attain the kind of business agility that companies now demand, network infrastructure needs to provide the flexibility required by cloud application workloads and the changing traffic patterns fostered by BYOD. To make networks more agile, new approaches to network implementation need to be enabled. As these trends continue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) will be critical elements in the new network infrastructure. This Technology Spotlight examines these trends and the role that F5 Networks' integrated scalable platform plays in this strategic market.
Today's use of virtualization technology allows IT professionals to automatically manage the resources of the physical server to efficiently support multiple operating systems, each supporting different applications. This IDC Technology Assessment presents IDC's view of how virtualization technologies are impacting and will continue to impact operating environments and the operating environment market near- and long-term.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
When you’re in the software
business, your resources can be
spread pretty thin.
You like to stay focused on building great
software, but there are always distractions—
from supporting sales opportunities to
assisting with customer deployments and
troubleshooting existing installations. With
so much time spent maintaining the status
quo, few cycles remain for modernizing your
technology, streamlining internal operations,
delivering new customer value, and
broadening your customer base.
More likely than not, your offerings are based
on an on-premises approach, forcing you and
your customers to spend considerable time
on essential requirements like infrastructure,
scalability, availability, and security. Today, you
still must deliver on those essentials, but the
solutions you’re building—or, more accurately,
the solutions you want to be building—need to
do a lot more: support millions of users, span
the globe, make sense of petabytes of data,
and wow users in new ways.
At the same time, y
AP automation doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. By supporting your efforts with streamlined technology and hardware, a small amount of training, and open communication, automating AP operations can actually be very simple.
This report was developed to provide you with real, simple steps you can take to digitize and streamline your invoice processing. As you do so you’ll recognize significant benefits, including happier employees and a healthier bottom line.
Published By: RolePoint
Published Date: Apr 26, 2016
Given that internal mobility is recognized as the number one source of hire in virtually every survey, it is surprising how few companies have a clear strategy, supporting technology, dedicated career site and a defined process for encouraging this.
This Gigaom Research report aims to help technology decision-makers better understand:
- What the modern workforce thinks it needs to succeed in this rapidly changing world of mobile-first communications and new work-collaboration technologies
- How IT is supporting those needs and overall corporate objectives
- If there are gaps between worker expectations and IT requirements, and how technology buyers can address them
Download this Gigaom Research white paper to learn more.
This Gigaom Research study aims to help technology decision-makers better understand the role of IT in supporting the need for business agility and pace. In this report you will gain insight into:
- How to increase business agility with the best tools for your workforce
- Strategies to speed up new tool adoption so the workforce has a range of work tools that match different sorts of work activities and interactions
- The shifting role of IT to create a technology landscape in which productivity and innovation flourish
Download this Gigaom Research white paper to learn more.
Matthew Coy, Safelite’s Vice President of Information Technology, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s IT infrastructure, including selecting, administering, and supporting technology products. The company handles personally identifiable information, including credit card information and insurance data collected from several sources, and must comply with insurance industry regulations and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Safelite is the target of constant external attacks. The organization experienced ongoing security issues stemming from infected software, drivebys and other malicious downloads. According to Matthew, “A lot of malware and email viruses were making it through the environment, all bypassing our email security and AV.” Not only were the security controls ineffective, the previous AV platform required nearly 150 hours per week to manage. Matthew knew Safelite needed to make a change, and fast. Having worked with Cylance® at two previous companies, he was confident CylancePROTECT® could significantly improve Safelite’s endpoint security. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM® PowerLinux™ 7R2 servers and IBM PowerVM® running IBM WebSphere® Commerce on SUSE Linux operating systems. This case study highlights of some of the key aspects of this significant migration and its results, including how Bon-Ton IT executives support the business and what they prioritize, why they decided to make this move, what performance and capability resulted, and how it affected full data center costs and business resilience.
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