How IBM can help
As one of the world’s leading research organizations, and one
of the world’s top contributors to open source projects, IBM
is committed to fostering the collaborative effort required to
transform how people, governments and businesses transact
and interact. IBM provides clients the blockchain technology
fabric, consulting and systems integration capabilities to
design and rapidly adopt distributed ledgers, digital identity
and blockchain solutions. IBM helps clients leverage the
global scale, business domain expertise and deep cloud
integration experience required for the application of these
technologies. Learn more at ibm.com/blockchain.
The IBM Global Electronics practice uniquely combines IBM
and partner services, hardware, software and research into
integrated solutions that can help you deliver innovation,
create differentiated customer experiences and optimize
your global operations. Please visit ibm.com/electronics
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: May 31, 2011
Servers are the foundation of a dependable IT infrastructure. You need your IT to be reliable, flexible and ready to support your business through changing times. Read this white paper to see how IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers can offer an outstanding platform for virtualization and consolidation.
Access to digitally-enabled business services will be key for companies transforming their business models in the face of massive, market-wide disruption. So, how can you begin to put the foundations in place?
Read this report to find out:
• why Global Business Services are on the cusp of a major evolution
• six areas where companies should ‘build muscle’ in preparation for the change
• how leading GBS organisations are transforming
• key questions to consider as you put the foundations in place.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 21, 2017
Global financial organizations are facing increasing demands from the business for more granularity, transparency, reporting and security. If you’re on the IT side, you know this adds a different set of ‘mores’ to the equation: More duplication, delays, and people. What’s the net-net? More cost and more risk.
You can balance the scales to satisfy those demands. And it starts with thinking differently about data management.
Our financial services technology experts will explore the implications of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) imperatives. You’ll learn:
• Why data is at the heart of an effective and dynamic GRC strategy
• Why technological capabilities used to enable standard GRC programs can reduce transparency and prevent you from gaining a holistic view of your data
• A new approach to data can provide the business with complete transparency
• Review a sample regulatory reporting architecture
Stop burning time on tooling — and start building a dynamic GRC strategy that can
As global employment prospects lag behind a slow economic recovery, customers in many parts of the world are more cautious and better informed than ever. They have access to a wealth of information about the products and services they seek, much of it obtained from trusted sources almost immediately. Yet businesses have moved slowly to exploit emerging technologies and information sources like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. As a result, customers often seem better informed about the products and services they buy than companies are about their customers. This imbalance presents a big challenge to companies struggling to avoid commoditisation and it could grow into a competitive disadvantage as customers demand more personalized service.
Published By: Motorola
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
This White Paper outlines how mobile solutions help organizations work efficiently in a global business environment. It also discusses how organizations can best create processes around device usage, data/service access and security.
"Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
• The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
• Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
SapientRazorfish is a global company that helps organizations in digital business transformation. For these enterprises, cloud migration is a mandate, and SapientRazorfish ensures the desired outcomes are achieved with Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS services – to provide clients with expertise in planning, architecture services and counseling, migration, deployment, infrastructure maintenance and solution optimization.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Noble Group needed to revamp its IT approach to support its technology and global business, which had in-house apps spread across 1,000 different servers around the world. Having worked with Rackspace previously, it had confidence in Rackspace’s expertise in IT transformation, and decided to take up its managed public cloud services for Microsoft Azure, and professional services for cloud migration, performance and scalability. Yet, this resulted in greater gained cost-savings and increased agility, as Noble moved its massive workloads to the Azure cloud with round-the-clock expertise from Rackspace.
This proved to be a wise choice. To adapt to Noble Group’s fast changing business model, Rackspace needed to migrate 60 percent of its resources from on-premises infrastructure to Azure, following eight months of planning. At the end of the cloud migration, Noble Group successfully reduced the 2,000 servers from its infrastructure to just 200 servers.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2015
Bayer Business Services, the Bayer Group’s global competence center for IT and business services, was looking for a way to reduce costs while maintaining the quality of its mission-critical SAP infrastructure.
GHD, a global company employing over 8500 people across 10 countries providing engineering, architecture, environment, and construction services to public and private sector clients, anticipates a cost savings of USD 1 million per year after implementing Riverbed’s SteelConnect across their organization.
Understand how GHD:
• Reduced their networking overhaul from 3 months to just 4 weeks
• Enabled zero-touch network deployments to 50+ branch offices
• Seamlessly integrated SteelConnect into existing Riverbed WAN and application optimization solutions
• Reduced global telecommunications costs by 75%
• Provided access to their entire business services offering to all connected end users
• Shifted costs from expensive MPLS connections
What is the key benefit of SD-WAN?
To provide seamless access to digital services for end-users.
But IT is more distributed, fragmentary, and dynamic than ever, with hybrid apps, hybrid networks, and remote and mobile users everywhere.
Hardware-bound legacy networks can never fulfill the promise of seamless access. Taming the chaos of today’s IT requires a new approach to networking.
This is the promise of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN)—the ability to use plain-language business policies to automate and orchestrate all the components of digital access.
Read this white paper to learn how SD-WAN lets you:
• Manage centrally from a cloud console with a comprehensive view of your connectivity fabric that spans and unifies datacenter/cloud apps, branch/mobile users, and enterprise/cloud networks.
• Orchestrate globally using business policy-based automation to define quality of service and access privileges for all apps/users.
• Deploy locally with zero touch via automated
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
SagecommissionedForresterConsultingtoconducta TotalEconomicImpact™(TEI)studytoexaminethe potentialreturnoninvestment(ROI)organizationsmay realizebydeployingits Enterprise Management solutionas part of Sage Business Cloud.Thepurpose ofthisstudyistoprovidereaders withaframework to evaluatethepotentialfinancialimpactof Enterprise Managementwithintheir organizations. Tobetter understandthebenefits,costs,andrisks associatedwithaninvestmentinEnterprise Management,Forrester conducted in-depth interviews withtwoEnterprise Managementcustomers. For a brief description of each customer, see the Analysis section. According toSage,Enterprise Managementis an integratedand globalenterprise business management solution for purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service,and financial management. Formoredetails ontheEnterprise Management solution,seeAppendix A. For this TEI study, Forrester has created a compositeOrganizationto illustrate the quantifiable benefits and costs of investing i
By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken website or a screen-scraped application. Rather, mobile is the visible manifestation of a much broader shift to systems of engagement that marry physical context and digital intelligence to deliver service directly into a person's hands. This shift will add value and take cost out of every business service, workflow process, and business application. But mobile engagement will also require wholesale changes to your app design, service delivery, IT skills, technology assets, and even your business model. This report lays out a vision for mobile engagement and introduces the strategic elements developed further in The CIO's Mobile Engagement playbook.
Published By: Samanage
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
One of the oldest and largest global private equity firms, The Riverside Company was fed up with their complex ITSM solution, the costly consultants it required to maintain, and the sub-par customer service they received from their vendor.
In this webinar, Eric Feldman, Director of IT at Riverside, shares behind-the-scenes details of how they regained control of their domain, including:
"IT"SM…and Beyond – Cross functional business challenges that drove their requirements
The journey – What they learned about cloud ITSM along the way
The tangible benefits – Immediate business impact and what’s now possible including more accurate budgeting and building economies of scale
If you’re actively looking at, or merely thinking about a new IT Service Management (ITSM) solution for your organization, this is one conversation you don’t want to miss.
Like Riverside, you can get control and become master of your own IT domain.
Read this first of four reports based on a global survey of executives on customer experience management, as well as interviews of SAP customers and industry influencers and analysts. (Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services, 2011)
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
The headlines and major company announcements share a common theme:
Competitive disruption is reshaping business models and organizations’ very futures.
Around the global automotive industry, component and original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) are taking a hard look at where their future growth will come
from ? and it’s not all based on their core businesses. New technology has opened the
door for new services and revenue streams.
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
Workforce analytics has become an essential business tool for leading companies that view workforce performance as the key to improving company results, according to a new global survey of business leaders by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services. Workforce analytics is a set of integrated capabilities (technologies, metrics, data, and processes) to measure and improve workforce performance. The goal is simple: put the right
people with the right skills in the right work, provide them with the necessary training and development opportunities, and engage and empower them to perform at their highest possible level.
Published By: Systemware
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
How’s your digital transformation going? What processes are you focusing on? Who’s leading the transformation? What technologies are a priority? What challenges do you face? To answer these questions, tap into the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Business And Technology Services Survey of your peers. Digital business pros should open this infographic to see the state of digital transformation.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Apr 09, 2014
TeamQuest Director of Global Services Per Bauer explains how to manage services in relation to servers, storage, network, power and floor space. Understand costing data, incidents, business transaction volumes, and demand forecasts. Watch this short video to learn more about Optimization in a Box and how to quickly improve your ability to optimize business services today.
“Vestas is a global market leader in manufacturing and servicing wind turbines,” explains Sven Jesper Knudsen, Ph.D., senior data scientist. “Turbines provide a lot of data, and we analyze that data, adapt to changing needs, and work to create a best-in-class wind energy solution that provides the lowest cost of energy.
“To stay ahead, we have created huge stacks of technologies—massive amounts of data storage and technologies to transform data with analytics. That comes at a cost. It requires maintenance and highly skilled personnel, and we simply couldn’t keep up. The market had matured, and to stay ahead we needed a new platform.
“If we couldn’t deliver on time, we would let users and the whole business down, and start to lose a lot of money on service. For example, if we couldn’t deliver a risk report on time, decisions would be made without actually understanding the risk landscape.
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