Offsite data replication is key to ensuring ongoing business operations, but it can be complex and costly, especially when performed over long distances.
Join this discussion to discover how you can apply fast, cost effective and reliable remote replication that can:
• Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) by reducing remote replication times by up to 20X
• Reduce bandwidth costs and extend replication distances
• Lower storage costs while increasing storage flexibility
• Leverage emerging cloud and virtualization technologies for better offsite disaster recovery
Hear from the experts and users at Dell Compellent, Silver Peak and AlaskaUSA discuss essential data replication strategies and technologies.
A huge array of BI, analytics, data prep and machine learning platforms exist in the market, and each of those may have a variety of connectors to different databases, file systems and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. But in today’s world of myriad data sources, simple connectivity is just table stakes.
What’s essential is a data access strategy that accounts for the variety of data sources out there, including relational and NoSQL databases, file formats across storage systems — even enterprise SaaS applications — and can make them all consumable by tools and applications built for tabular data. In today’s data-driven business environment, fitting omni-structured data and disparate applications into a consistent data API makes comprehensive integration, and insights, achievable.
Want to learn more and map out your data access strategy? Join us for this free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research. The webinar features GigaOm analyst Andrew Brust and special guests, Eric
Nearly all cyberattacks must cross the network, but security analysts often struggle to make quick sense of traffic at scale for hunting and incident response, trapped between data-starved logs (e.g. Netflow) and too much data (full packets) to analyze in time. What if instead there was a “Goldilocks’ for network data?
This free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research brings together experts in network traffic analysis, featuring GigaOm analyst Simon Gibson and a special guest from Corelight, Steve Smoot. They’ll discuss the evolution of network analysis and explain how open-source Zeek (formerly Bro) came to be the network traffic analysis tool of choice for security analysts to make fast sense of their traffic.
We’ll dive into Zeek’s creation at Livermore Labs and discusses some of the challenges that come with using it in large, fast network environments and explain how Corelight enables organizations to quickly take advantage of the power of Zeek at scale. In this 1-hour webinar, you
This free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research brings together experts in IT infrastructure and cloud featuring GigaOm analyst Mark Thiele and special guest from Packet, Jacob Smith. The discussion will focus on what can be done if a business has a need or desire to run application environments outside public cloud; and, in the age of public cloud adoption, what can companies do to remain competitive from an IT perspective.
Most companies aren’t professional data center or infrastructure builders, and they shouldn’t have to be. This is in fact a driver for cloud adoption. Price, Performance, Proximity, Pride and Politics are reasons why enterprises might need more control at times over their infrastructure.
This 1-hour webinar will explore:
The considerations an enterprise must make when looking for a private cloud solution
Examples of what others have done with managed private cloud
If Managed Private Cloud can be cost-competitive with Public Cloud or on-prem IT.
The high-level defi
Data pipelines are a reality for most organizations. While we work hard to bring compute to the data, to virtualize and to federate, sometimes data has to move to an optimized platform. While schema-on-read has its advantages for exploratory analytics, pipeline-driven schema-on-write is a reality for production data warehouses, data lakes and other BI repositories.
But data pipelines can be operationally brittle, and automation approaches to date have led to a generation of unsophisticated code and triggers whose management and maintenance, especially at-scale, is no easier than the manually-crafted stuff. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With advances in machine learning and the industry’s decades of experience with pipeline development and orchestration, we can take pipeline automation into the realm of intelligent systems. The implications are significant, leading to data-driven agility while eliminating denial of data pipelines’ utility and necessity.
To learn more, join us fo
We’re seeing a global trend towards responsible investing. Increasingly, institutional investors are recognising the potential for ESG factors to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in. At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the younger generation.
“Responsible” or “sustainable” finance and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have moved firmly into the mainstream today.
This booklet presents the proof to address the issues around responsible investment implementation: statistics from across investment markets that show how significant this shift is.
Around the globe, voices clamoring for climate-aware investing and carbon controlsare increasing. Demand for ethical treatment of employees, customers and other stakeholders is also growing, as is indignation about poorly-managed companies.
Companies are subject to an increasing set of non-financial reporting requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. A swathe of new requirements will soon impact the investment and lending appetites of EU financial institutions. Coupled with increasing investor demands, these new rules could have a profound impact on companies’ ability to raise capital, within the EU and beyond.
Key findings for asset management CEOs
• Confidence amidst uncertainty: CEOs show confidence in their company despite uncertain times
• It’s time to change: CEOs believe that they must shift business strategies for disruption
• Responding with bold steps: CEOs are eager to disrupt but admit there is work to be done
• Top of mind for CEOs: CEOs are taking a fresh look at their role and ability to drive change
When we first launched the Women In Alternative Investments Report (WAI Report) in 2001, we were among the few voices talking about women’s advancement in alternative investments. It was a delicate conversation and one that few people were comfortable having.
But no, eight years later, the conversation has shifted. The issues have moved mainstream, the dialogue has broadened, and the voices are many. The needle may not have moved substantially, but change is afoot.
And so, this year we too are making a change.
This year, the WAI Report is about action. This year, we expose gaps in perception across gender to lay the groundwork for shared understanding. We spotlight investors’ increased focus on diversity in the hopes that it spurs others to action. And we outline firm diversity practices to show others the way forward in their own efforts.
Navigating technology disruption is now a business norm, propelling organizations to both experiment with and deploy advanced digital products and services that increasingly collect, leverage and ultimately create value from abundant amounts of data. The continuous nature of technology development, and the ability to drive customer engagement and gain performance enhancements through digital transformation, generates significant excitement at a board level — both as an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage, as well as being a catalyst for disruption. The ability to achieve agility in what is now a continuous process of transformation and innovation is fast defining success for organizations, and maintaining trust in the age of the customer is becoming a differentiator for those able to act and demonstrate an understanding of their consumer’s concerns.
In this new survey, our aim was to assess whether there has been a shift in consumer expectations regarding digital trust, and whe
Welcome to the latest edition of KPMG’s The Pulse of Fintech — a biannual report showcasing key activities and trends within the fintech market globally and in key regions around the world.
After a record-setting 2018, the first half of 2019 got off to a quiet start for fintech investment globally — mirroring a trend seen in the broader VC market. The steep drop-off in investment reflected the lack of blockbuster deals such as the $14 billion raise by Ant Financial or Vantiv’s acquisition of Worldpay for $12.9 billion during H1’18. Global uncertainty, regulatory changes in China, and the US-China trade tensions likely also contributed to the decline.
Fintech investment in Asia Pacific plummeted during the first half of the year, driven by uncertainty and increased regulatory scrutiny in China. Meanwhile, despite the ongoing concerns around Brexit, fintech investment got off to a very strong start in Europe. While well off the pace required to match 2018’s massive investment record, fin
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
What’s the best way for businesses to differentiate themselves today? By delivering a unique, real-time customer experience across all touch points—one that is based on a solid, connected business strategy driven by data and analytics insights. We believe brands that gain the ultimate analytical advantage—by unifying the analytics life cycle from data to discovery to deployment—will also gain the ultimate competitive advantage through brand preference.
Containers have become the new infrastructure
standard for development teams. While the “DIY
container approach” (un-orchestrated containers)
still has its use cases (e.g. low latency, longer
compute jobs, predictable traffic), production-grade
deployments require orchestration. DevOps teams
are increasingly leveraging the benefits of Kubernetes
and accelerating its adoption, taking it from a 27%
adoption rate in 2018 to a 48% adoption rate in 2019
according to the RightScale “2019 State of the Cloud
Report,” from Flexera. The same report also positions
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)
as one of the fastest-growing managed Kubernetes
offerings available, with a 44% adoption rate.
Previously, containers were a technology deployed
by individual teams – and were typically used for
“application testing” in the enterprise world. Today,
many organizations are now not only seeing the
benefits of operationalizing containers to deploy
production applications, but also re-positioni
Published By: Barracuda
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
In its guide for buyers considering email-security solutions—a detailed analysis of products and services—Forrester’s evaluation gave Barracuda the highest score possible in the cloud integration, deployment options and support and customer success criteria. Get full report and see all the details for yourself, including innovative solutions for email authentication and incident response and for preventing account takeover, business email compromise (BEC) and spear-phishing. Claim your complimentary copy right now!
Companies that put data at the centre of their business gain better insights and deliver more effective marketing. Data centricity at an organisational level is the priority for larger companies, mindful of the opportunities afforded by more scientific commercial decision-making and data-driven marketing. A focus on data alone in the context of customer analytics is not enough, however. Companies require insights from their data to deliver first-class customer experiences that give them a competitive advantage.
Our global survey of more than 1,000 business respondents shows that companies are rightly focused on activities powered by actionable insights as opposed to focusing on data for its own sake. More effective segmentation and targeting (65%), and better marketing attribution (52%), are the top data-related priorities for marketers, while ‘technologists’ (including analysts, ecommerce, and IT professionals) are primarily focused on making their organisations more data-centric (50%
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
In today’s experience economy, a simple request for feedback on a receipt
is not enough to accurately determine your guests’ needs. Guests need
to be presented with the option to share feedback at the right time for
them—whenever, wherever, and however they want to. At the same time,
the volume of feedback requests and the length of surveys often result in
survey fatigue and other negative emotions in guests.
This is just one of the complex issues restaurant brands find themselves
facing today. Others include:
• How do I understand the experience every individual guest has with
• How do I communicate with them in a way that they’re more likely to
• How can I demonstrate awareness of the guests’ situations and acknowledge their needs?
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
R O I : T H E H O LY
GRAIL OF CX
Return on Investment (ROI) is the holy grail of customer (CX), employee
(EX) and market (MX) experiences. Every practitioner wants to prove it’s
real, but the quest to find it can be fraught with peril and, in the end, many
businesses end up believing it’s completely fictional.
This ebook will delve into the mysteries of the financial impact of experience
programs and how you can implement and measure experience initiatives
designed to deliver ROI.
Why is the ROI of experiences so hard to establish? The answer is twofold:
1. ROI is not a single number; it’s wide-ranging and can be found in any
part of the enterprise.
2. Many businesses focus too much on the end goal (ROI), but fail to establish a program with the necessary elements required for success.
Published By: GoCardless
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
L'authentification forte du client (ou SCA pour Strong Customer Authentication) est une législation européenne qui entrera en vigueur le 14 septembre 2019.
Pour de nombreuses entreprises, cette législation requirt la mise en place de mesures de sécurité supplémentaires au cours des achats en ligne.
Les consommateurs accepteront-ils ces changements ou les rejetteront-ils en abandonnant la transaction en plein processus ?
Les acheteurs recherchent-ils en priorité la sécurité ou la simplicité ?
Nous avons mené une étude sur 4 000 clients en France, au Royaume Uni en Allemagne et en Espagne afin d'analyser leur attitude face à la sécurité et à la simplicité des achats en ligne.
Téléchargez les résultats complets de l'étude et découvrez les réponses aux questions suivantes :
Les acheteurs en ligne privilégient-ils la sécurité ou la simplicité ?
Réduiraient-ils leurs achats auprès de marques disposant de processus de sécurité complexes ?
Comment considèreraient-ils certains modes d'autorisat
Data center designs have become much more safe, reliable, & efficient. However, we must continue to adopt new designs & emerging technologies to stay ahead of the pace of change. In this webinar, Steve Wallage, Managing Director of BroadGroup Consulting, shares his expertise to help global colocation providers:
1. Learn what changes colocation providers can make to adapt to the marketplace
2. Understand the future requirements of hyperscale cloud players
3. Hear of successful projects around the world and why they succeeded
Colocation facilities are rapidly designing and building new facilities in order to capitalize on market opportunity. Getting the facility up and running is the first challenge. The second? Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified data center staff. In this webinar, co-hosted by Tony DeSpirito, VP & General Manager Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric, & Brian Gisi, Infrastructure Management & Services Manager at IBM, to access field-tested methods & strategies that can help you:
1. Overcome the worldwide shortage of experienced data center professionals
2. Understand how out-tasking data center operations can benefit you & your clients
3. Identify key characteristics of a strong data center operations partner
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
Several countries in the Asian region are experiencing strong growth in their economies, but a large part of the population of many of these countries remains unbanked. In such a scenario, Techcombank, a bank in Vietnam, knew it had to deliver a differentiated banking experience for its prospective customers.
The bank had to transform its IT infrastructure and it zeroed in on IBM LinuxONE because of its ability to handle very large and variable workloads, combined with strong security and cost-efficiency. As a result, it was able to handle 4X the transactions during peak season effortlessly along with 44% lower total cost of ownership while also winning new customers.
Find out more.
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