Some organizations are reluctant to migrate to the cloud because they believe they will be forced to learn new skills, start using new tools, and adopt new processes. However, by deploying VMware Cloud on AWS, your organization can continue to leverage existing, familiar VMware investments. This on-demand service delivers a powerful hybrid cloud solution, combining an industry leader in virtualization, VMware, with the largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
One of the first solution providers to achieve the VMware Solution Competency and a participant in the AWS Partner Initiative for VMware Cloud on AWS, RoundTower is uniquely qualified to help your organization adopt and optimize VMware Cloud on AWS. Watch this webinar to see how they can extend your on-premises data center to AWS, enabling you to gain increased flexibility, a rapidly scalable environment, and faster time to innovation.
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Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which ,can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS).
Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors.
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line?
A third-party (e.g., TÜV) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plant’s overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL.
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Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Today’s employees demand greater flexibility, productivity, and mobility. And while cloud and BYOD policies have answered that call, they’ve also added unforeseen complexities the way IT manages data security and compliance.
How can you balance productivity and risk in SaaS environments? “A Guide to Achieving SaaS Security and Compliance” deconstructs the idea that cloud security and user productivity are mutually exclusive.
This whitepaper includes guidance on how to:
Select SaaS providers that follow the very same external standards (e.g., PCI DSS) as your organization.
Apply the same in-house security, governance, and compliance principles to cloud services.
Leverage tools and processes to gain visibility, control access, and protect data in your SaaS environment.
BPO providers are using robotic process automation to reduce the cost of business processing by up to 70%. Find out how to renegotiate your BPO contract to leverage their investment and accelerate your own automation journey.
Read this report to discover:
• why automation is a gamechanger for BPO contracts
• what your strategic options are for automating business processes
• a practical process for renegotiating contracts and implementing new solutions
• whether you have the right building blocks in place for the journey.
Link your locations with nationwide reach, leverage bandwidth-intensive applications,
connect to leading cloud service providers and fortify your business continuity plans.
Do it all with customized Ethernet Services from Spectrum Enterprise.
Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
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
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: May 31, 2019
The telecommunications market is highly saturated. In most of the developed world, nearly everyone who wants a mobile phone has one. There are opportunities for carriers to increase service usage or upsell customers on higher-value devices or services, but each new account generally comes at a competitor’s expense—so customer retention is crucial.
Telecom service providers need to reduce losses, prevent churn and maximise revenue on their offerings. FICO’s Best Next Action™ technology can be an important tool to achieve all of these objectives, either by presenting new offer terms or cross-selling other products and accessories to enhance the customer’s telecommunications experience—the handset upgrade, better financing terms, insurance on the handset or a subscription service for content.
o Prevent account churn
o Optimise service utilisation
o Segment accounts
o Tailor the contact method to the account
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: May 31, 2019
: FICO commissioned an independent research study by TM Forum to look at how global telecommunication providers are using (and plan to use) machine learning and advanced analytics to improve the customer experience in credit risk and beyond. This in-depth report includes key insights from a global survey as well as executive interviews with leading communication service providers such as Telstra, Vodafone, Sky, Globe Telecom, and BT on their vision for leveraging artificial intelligence to stop fraud, better engage customers across channels, improve risk management, and drive collection results.
Read this report to understand:
o What CSPs see as the biggest drivers for deploying advanced analytics over the next two years
o How and where BT, Globe Telecom, Vodafone UK, Sky and Telstra are using analytics, from marketing through origination
o The opportunities and pitfalls around financing devices as opposed to or in addition to subsidising them
o The scope for analytics to improve c
The right fiber Internet provider can significantly improve
the service you provide to employees, partners and clients.
For the best outcome, carefully vet providers based on the
following top three criteria:
This document outlines how Insurance providers must optimize and scale for policy collaboration in a rapidly changing, omni-channel environment while shifting to providing new types of digital insurance. Additionally, shifting demographics is transforming interaction between insurance providers, reinsurers and customers. To address, Insurance providers must move to the digital edge adjacent to customers, clouds, partners and remote devices.
The healthcare industry is evolving at a rapid pace from both technology and business perspectives. New technologies are
dramatically improving healthcare, from diagnostic imaging and scanning tools to the digitization of medical records. From
the business side, the industry continues to consolidate, with metropolitan or regional medical providers absorbing local
clinics and rural practices, and large retailers acquiring pharmacies, minute clinics, and urgent care facilities. As a result,
many healthcare companies are now competing with retailers for business.
This competition may be good for the customers (i.e., the patients) who are demanding higher levels of care and a better
overall experience. This could mean better access to new diagnostic tests, test results, and specialists who may be located
far from the patient’s location. Healthcare providers need to work toward providing the same care and experience to
customers in their main facilities as they do in distributed clinics, ur
Coding errors are common--and costly. There were $2.91B in OIG investigative recoveries for FY18 alone. Hospitals need to catch coding errors prior to billing, or risk heavy fines, legal issues and even a damaged reputation. What if you could catch coding errors prior to billing? PwC SMART increases the efficiency and effectiveness of inpatient and outpatient coding quality evaluation process, and enables a mechanism for quality and compliance review. See how SMART led to $1.8M in net reimbursement impact for a network of independent healthcare providers in New Jersey, and learn more about the inpatient and outpatient solutions.
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
In our 26-criterion evaluation of identity
management and governance (IMG) providers,
we identified the nine most significant ones — CA
Technologies, IBM, Ivanti, Micro Focus, Omada,
One Identity, RSA Security, SailPoint Technologies,
Saviynt — and researched, analyzed, and scored
them. This report shows how each provider
measures up and helps security and risk (S&R)
professionals make the right choice.
Frost & Sullivan research shows that unified communications (UC) is here to stay, with almost two-thirds of companies reporting that UC is deployed within their organization.
GlobalMeet partnered with Frost & Sullivan to define unified communications as a service and outline how the cloud-based solution supports corporate goals. UCaaS delivers a wide variety of benefits to businesses, but not all UCaaS solutions are alike. Download the white paper to learn what key features and functionality to look for when evaluating potential UCaaS providers.
In the Overall segment, the ISG Provider Lens Next-Gen ADM Quadrant Report cited LTI’s idea-led innovation approach to delivering unique business solutions; the organization’s digital way of working (WoW), designed to deliver and amplify outcomes; and an IP-led growth strategy as key strengths that earned the market leader designation. The ISG Provider LensTM report recognized LTI’s extensive experience in working with both packaged and custom software, running multi-year maintenance deals, and a growing digital portfolio, as factors that make it an attractive alternative to large multinational providers.
Published By: WorkWave
Published Date: Apr 18, 2019
The “last mile,” that tricky distance from final transit hub to customer has long been a logistical, management and customer service challenge for delivery service providers. Today, pen and paper just aren’t enough to get business operations where they need to be. With increased delivery volume and customer expectations, the bar is being set higher and higher. Delivery service providers need the right tools to execute a flawless last mile routing strategy and stand out from the competition.
Gartner predicts that the public cloud market will surpass USD 300 billion by 2021 . With the big players (Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM) taking home 63 percent of the market share , how will next wave CSPs stand out from the crowd?
Download Intel's latest whitepaper, Differentiating for Success: A Guide for Cloud Service Providers' to discover how to offer unique services, including:
- Providing workload-specific optimizations, for example machine learning or high-performance computing
- Targeting a particular geographical area
- Focusing on an industry, such as financial services
- Delivering emerging technology, such as virtual reality, in-memory databases, and containerization
Many healthcare providers are seeking support from dedicated rehabilitation partners. Receiving support from a third-party team of rehab experts enables healthcare providers to reach the highest levels of performance in this niche and highly-regulated space. While the landscape has never been as challenging, there is also great opportunity. When identifying a rehabilitation partner, there are five key qualities that indicate long-term success.
This article outlines how rehab partners can support healthcare providers, the key qualities to look for in a partner and the top questions to ask a potential partner.
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