The digital economy is transforming the financial services sector. The pace of innovation is accelerating, customers have higher expectations than ever, and new competitors are emerging from nontraditional markets. At the same time, financial services has long been a favorite target of cyber attackers, and despite firms’ best efforts, cybersecurity threats are rising and attacks are more successful than ever. Financial services firms need a more effective, adaptable approach to detecting and stopping cyberthreats.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the database protection and recovery requirements of modern organizations. These systems require ever-growing backup windows, negatively impact performance in mission-critical production databases, and deliver recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) measured in hours or even days, failing to meet the requirements of high-volume, high transactional databases -- potentially costing millions in lost productivity and revenue, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage due to an outage or data loss.
Leave unwieldy infrastructure behind and get cloud-ready with Oracle Exadata. If you’re finding that on-premises IT infrastructure complexity is holding you back, it’s time to streamline and simplify. Find out more about our family of purpose-built Oracle systems that can help you consolidate infrastructure and get the performance your business needs. You’ll be ready to make the most of cloud benefits, when the time’s right for you.
Even after more than 30 years, it's easy to see why Excel remains so popular. It's flexible, powerful and irreplaceable - especially in finance and accounting. But how well does it work in FP&A today?
That's the question that Vena and the Association of Finance Professionals set out to answer in this objective research-based guide, Making Excel Work for FP&A. From taking advantage of Excel's full feature set, to adopting FP&A software built around Excel, there's no shortage of ways to get the most out of Excel for your FP&A needs.
Deep learning is enabling a new generation of real-time video analytics technology
that can identify and track people, vehicles, and more objects frame by frame in
real time, providing state-of-the-art security for a wide range of businesses and
government agencies. But along with the advances come challenges. Systems can
be complex, and environmental inconsistencies make video analysis complicated.
For Gorilla Technology’s IVAR™ intelligent video analytics recorder platform, the
key challenge was to maximize performance for its customers.
To compete in today’s fast-paced business climate, enterprises need
accurate and frequent sales and customer reports to make real-time
operational decisions about pricing, merchandising and inventory
management. They also require greater agility to respond to business
events as they happen, and more visibility into business activities so
information and systems are optimized for peak efficiency and performance.
By making use of data capture and business intelligence to
integrate and apply data across the enterprise, organizations can capitalize
on emerging opportunities and build a competitive advantage.
The IBM® data replication portfolio is designed to address these issues
through a highly flexible one-stop shop for high-volume, robust, secure
information replication across heterogeneous data stores.
The portfolio leverages real-time data replication to support high
availability, database migration, application consolidation, dynamic
warehousing, master data management (MDM), service
A hardware and software system specifically designed for the database software to optimize database operations, both for performance and administrative simplicity. An environment that supports workload consolidation, thereby reducing the number of physical servers required for the databases in question.
Benefits: Reduced cost and optimal performance.
Data is growing at amazing rates and will continue this rapid rate of growth. New techniques in data processing and analytics including AI, machine and deep learning allow specially designed applications to not only analyze data but learn from the analysis and make predictions.
Computer systems consisting of multi-core CPUs or GPUs using parallel processing and extremely fast networks are required to process the data. However, legacy storage solutions are based on architectures that are decades old, un-scalable and not well suited for the massive concurrency required by machine learning. Legacy storage is becoming a bottleneck in processing big data and a new storage technology is needed to meet data analytics performance needs.
HP Business Services Management (BSM), which includes HP Network Management Center, HP Systems Management, and HP Application Performance Management, is a comprehensive performance management solution designed to enable IT organizations to manage a diversity of in-house and cloud based services at a lower cost to the business. HP commissioned Dimensional Research to interview customers who have deployed HP BSM solutions to obtain detailed feedback on the real world benefits provided by these solutions. Dimensional Research conducted 26 in-depth interviews with HP customers as well as researched documented case studies. This report summarizes those findings.
In today’s economy, you must be able to simultaneously train your employees to execute more effectively and increase retention. Learn how to accomplish this by tying learning directly to performance, and about the benefits achieved.
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.
In this report, author and middle-mile expert Andy Still maps your cloud journey from initial preparation to having your own highly performant cloud-based system.
At each stage, you’ll learn the best methods for optimizing Internet Performance by understanding:
• The nature of your application
• The characteristics of your end users
• The way various cloud providers can connect one to the other
The complexity and high level of integration inherent in SAP environments can make development especially challenging and increase the time required to bring solutions to market. Persistent development and test challenges include unavailable systems, inability to accurately model performance and complex test data requirements. By employing service virtualization to model the core business logic in SAP systems and integrations, teams can free themselves of these constraints, leading to faster build and test cycles, better quality and lower cost.
Lenovo® Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is the newest blade infrastructure design with the attributes that support soft ware-defi ned infrastructure and virtualization better than any competitor.
It delivers key benefits better than any competitor:
• Reduces capital and operational costs with consistent hardware/software deployment and the ability to simply scale workloads with the highest VM capacity and performance.
• Increases agility with simplified rapid deployment and ongoing management to add, change, or move workloads with their associated resources.
• Improves efficiency and increases space, power, and cooling with the leading compute, storage, and network density.
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
Lenovo® is known for innovative design, superior performance, and reliability. Lenovo Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is designed to be the foundation of your IT infrastructure now and into the future. To meet today’s complex and ever changing demands, Lenovo Flex System provides a high performance, integrated infrastructure platform that supports a mix of compute and networking capabilities. The Flex System architecture provides the efficiency you need now, along with the growth path necessary to protect your investment tomorrow.
Read more about it when you download!
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
SAP workloads represent the backbone of your business, supporting critical systems and processes across organizations: inventory planning, HR, payroll, sales, and more. Learn how running SAP on AWS cuts costs, improves performance, and ensures the reliability and compliance scalable companies need.
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e-book which lays out the case for machine learning and artificial intelligence for mainframe operational analytics. The mainframe is now part of a highly complex connected ecosystem driving trillions of mobile and web transactions critical to the functioning of the application economy. The emergence of new workloads and apps on the mainframe means that the status quo isn’t enough when it comes to Mainframe management. IT professionals alone – whether mainframe skilled or not – simply can’t keep up with the onslaught of performance alerts, false alarms. Machine learning deliver mainframe intelligence a more proactive and automated approach to handle this challenge.
Health systems moving to integrated care business models are crying out for more active repositories to replace image archives as they move toward collaborative models of care. Yet traditional storage vendors continue to rely on three-year buying models and costly forklift migrations – and performance still does not meet clinician’s requirements. Pure Storage offers an alternative: a renewable, upgradable, scale-out, highperformance storage environment for images at a low TCO that ensures the latest technology and marketleading support and maintenance for 10+ years.
The tremendous growth of unstructured data is creating huge opportunities for organizations. But it is also creating significant challenges for the storage infrastructure. Many application environments that have the potential to maximize unstructured data have been restricted by the limitations of legacy storage systems. For the past several years—at least—users have expressed a need for storage solutions that can deliver extreme performance along with simple manageability, density, high availability and cost efficiency.
Many system integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vE-CPE solutions. Using vE-CPE solutions based on Intel technologies, service providers can offer a full range of services without having to use multiple purpose-built systems.
Read on to find out more.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Multi-tenancy is a key feature of Workday and enables multiple customers to share one physical instance of the Workday system in a highly secure environment. Multi-tenancy is enabled through the Workday Object Management Server (OMS). Workday OMS allows servers to host multiple customer tenants simultaneously and builds “security walls” between each of the tenants. Thanks to Workday OMS, there is no way for any worker in one tenant to access the information of another tenant.
Workday delivers its software using a continuous development model. Builds are rolled out weekly that contain new features, bug fixes, or performance improvements. Twice a year, Workday takes all the features put into preview and releases them to production for all customers. Workday customers are never landlocked on an old release, and all customers can utilize new features for the products they purchased as soon as they are live.
In this case study, large health systems implement IBM Watson Health to surface improvement opportunities. Using this tool, they were able to cut costs, reduce patients’ length of stay, acquire actionable data, address number of readmissions and improve management of COPD and sepsis.
With the growing need to effectively monitor your infrastructure, metrics have emerged as a way to gain insight to the trends and problems within your IT environment. collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. With this data, collectd then has the ability to work alongside another tool, such as Splunk, to help identify trends, issues and relationships you may not be able to observe otherwise.
This e-book gives you a deep dive into what collectd is and how you can begin incorporating it into your organization’s environment. Download your complimentary copy of “A Beginner’s Guide to collectd” to learn how to:
*Get and configure collectd
*Analyze collectd data
*Use Splunk and collectd together to analyze large amounts of infrastructure data
Published By: effectual
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Multi-Cloud, hybrid strategies add complexity
Nearly 60% of businesses say they're moving toward hybrid IT enviornments that integrate on-premises systems and public cloud resources and enable workloads to be pleaced according to performance, security and dependency requirements. Identifying the best execution venue is a key cloud hurdle.
"To be competitive today, you must deploy robust, innovative applications that meet your customers’ needs. Many times, those new apps depend on existing apps and data sources to function. The success of your apps—not to mention your ability to compete—depends on your ability to integrate new services with old systems and technologies.
By integrating with Red Hat Fuse, these organizations achieved:
- An average three-year ROI of 520%.
- A payback time of six months.
- 5.5x more apps integrated per year.
- 31% better app performance.
Download the IDC whitepaper to learn more, and see how Red Hat Fuse can make your apps more efficient and productive."
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