As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
All companies, small and large, grapple with infrastructure growth and IT modernization. For many companies, datacenter infrastructure has become an essential part of a hybrid cloud environment that allows users to consume internal and external resources seamlessly. This, in turn, is helping modernize today's datacenters and drive new levels of agility, productivity, and scale.
A common attribute of modern datacenter infrastructure is solutions that provide all compute and data services as a single system that can be managed holistically at a rack scale. IDC refers to such solutions as converged infrastructure.
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Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
With digital transformation reshaping the modern enterprise, applications represent a new class of assets and an important source of differentiation. The ever-more-competitive digital economy requires that your applications be delivered with unprecedented speed, scale, and agility, which is why more and more organizations are turning to the cloud.
This explosive growth of apps hosted in the cloud creates a world of opportunities—and a whole new set of challenges for organizations that must now deploy and manage a vast portfolio of applications in multi-cloud environments. Automation and orchestration systems can help streamline and standardize IT processes across traditional data centers, private clouds, and public clouds. But with rapid innovation come concerns about security and delivering a consistent experience across environments.
Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management
(BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve
efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so,
you’ve come to the right place.
BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization
operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables
organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change.
BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the
challenges of the modern business climate.
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
At Juniper, we believe in building coherent networks to help simplify both the physical topology as well as the operations of the network itself. Once having done that, we can then secure it. And, by moving to micro parameters, we can do a much better job of protecting the applications. Then finally, automation, particularly as we get into micro parameters, micro segments and the need for agility, is where SDN really pays off.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers. This IP Networking Comparison Guide examines the four key areas driving enterprise network priorities and looks at key factors within each. This document will give you a clear perspective on how the various options stack up on the most important features and capabilities necessary to meet your transformation needs.
As enterprises work to replicate the development agility of internet companies and innovate in highly competitive markets, application development has grown increasingly complex. The large, monolithic codebases that traditionally power enterprise applications make it difficult to quickly launch new services. Siloed and potentially distributed development and operations teams present organizational alignment problems. On top of this, users are more demanding than ever – enterprises need to scale effectively and monitor deployments to ensure customers are provided with high performance and a consistent experience. Of course, all this needs to be done while providing always-on service availability.
MongoDB is an open-source, document database designed with both scalability and developer agility in mind. MongoDB bridges the gap between key-value stores, which are fast and scalable, and relational databases, which have rich functionality. Instead of storing data in rows and columns as one would with a relational database, MongoDB stores JSON documents with dynamic schemas.
Customers should consider three primary factors when evaluating databases: technological fit, cost, and topline implications. MongoDB's flexible and scalable data model, robust feature set, and high-performance, high-availability architecture make it suitable for a wide range of database use cases. Given that in many cases relational databases may also be a technological fit, it is helpful to consider the relative costs of each solution when evaluating which database to adopt.
The relational database has been the foundation of enterprise data management for over thirty years.
But the way we build and run applications today, coupled with unrelenting growth in new data sources and growing user loads are pushing relational databases beyond their limits. This can inhibit business agility, limit scalability and strain budgets, compelling more and more organizations to migrate to alternatives like MongoDB or NoSQL databases.
Oracle is making significant engineering investments to ensure that Oracle systems coupled with Oracle software deliver the best possible business results. Integrated hardware, accelerated virtualization, and encryption ensure that cloud deployments benefit from the utmost agility and security without suffering performance losses.
It’s never been easier to upgrade your legacy systems and take advantage of Oracle's cutting-edge infrastructure systems. Advanced data security, extreme efficiency with Software in Silicon and dramatic gains in performance make Oracle systems the best choice for your Oracle software deployments.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Everywhere you turn there’s another thought leader or business strategist talking about the importance of digital transformation. In an IT survey conducted by MuleSoft, more than two-thirds of IT decision makers (ITDMs) said they were undertaking digital transformation initiatives.
One of the key factors to achieving digital transformation is organizational agility. In this whitepaper we will discuss the measurable and quantifiable benchmarks to achieving greater agility and show how, by implementing an application network, companies in numerous industries were able to meet and, in many cases, exceed those benchmarks.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Every company today is a software company and, as a result, business and technology strategies ought to be very intertwined. But often, those strategies aren’t in alignment, leading to challenges in information technology. And in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, that can be disastrous. Companies have to ask themselves: How can we tackle challenges of information technology? Are we doing IT wrong?
Today’s CIOs are the key players who enable organizations to respond to the disruptive forces and information technology challenges impacting all industries — mobile, IoT, and SaaS among others. In order to increase speed and agility there must be a strong partnership between IT and the rest of the business.
Read this e-book to learn:
Why we have been doing IT wrong, and how putting culture first and technology second, valuing reuse, and leveraging KPIs can push CIOs to the right direction.
How IT teams can address their delivery gap and increase project delivery speed by ado
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more effective in dealing with change. Key to fostering agility is continuous learning and development. Learning is not an event-based occurrence where one-time training can satisfy skill gaps; learning opportunities need to be accessible, targeted, and continuous.
With a strong learning culture that aligns with business objectives, companies are better able to embrace an agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
In this report, we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organisations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on-premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
HPE Flexible Capacity service enables a cloud-like consumption model and economics for your on-premise IT. Now you don’t have to a make difficult choice between security and control of on-premise IT versus the agility and economics of public cloud.
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As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage provides a single product family across midrange, high-end, and all flash arrays designed to meet the demands of ITaaS. It is the only primary storage platform you need to respond to change with agility and efficiency.