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.
By optimizing their on-premises IT
environments and moving processes
and workloads to the cloud, businesses
can reduce time-to-market, increase
agility, and minimize total cost of
ownership. Oracle’s Linux and
Virtualization offerings are designed to
help you easily optimize your current
on-premises environment, and offer a
clear path to cloud—so you can migrate
your workloads when the time is right.
The broad adoption of the next generation of cloud, mobile, M2M, and big data applications is having profound impacts on IT and network infrastructures. Compared to traditional applications, these applications have much shorter life cycles. You must be able to spin them up, spin them down, and grow and shrink them on demand. Furthermore, you must be able to move these application workloads within a data center or across geographically distributed data centers, resulting in increased management complexities.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Apr 26, 2017
Find out how you can take advantage of hybrid cloud by extending or migrating workloads using secure and seamless networking capabilities offered by VMware. All of this is available on secure, single-tenant IBM Bluemix bare metal servers on IBM Cloud, giving you the utmost control.
Visa Europe addressed the unique nature of the European market by building a new payment platform which houses tens of thousands of business rules governing payment clearing and settlement. The result is greater business agility and competitiveness for both Visa Europe and its 4,000-plus member institutions. Read to find out more.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
The paradigm for budgeting has changed. Watch this demo of budgeting with Prophix to learn how to improve organizational agility, gain efficiencies within your department and realize the business value that comes with a budget that is accurate, auditable and collaborative.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Enterprises are rapidly adopting virtualization for dynamic service delivery and service management agility. IT challenges already exist in virtual environments and will only be exacerbated with the higher adoption of virtualization. The ability to proactively monitor traffic within these environments is critical for enabling predictable and reliable delivery of applications and for troubleshooting diverse IT infrastructures. Read this white paper to learn more.
"Agility, customer experience and headless commerce are key features in the next wave of digital commerce platforms, as application leaders guiding B2C, B2B and B2B2C organizations try to keep pace with the digital economy. Read this report to learn:
- Key findings and recommendations for digital commerce and application technology leaders
- Critical capalities for a modern digital commerce platform
- Evaluation and rating of 21 digital commerce vendors"
With a powerful, modern cloud commerce solution, e-commerce sites don’t need to sacrifice functionality, customization, or site experience to gain agility. Download this whitepaper to learn four key considerations to keep in mind when evaluating SaaS commerce solutions to achieve agility without compromise.
Have you started moving to the cloud? Nearly 70 percent of organizations have at least one application living in the cloud already, and cloud adoption is growing fast. That's because organizations recognize the cloud is a great way to make IT more agile and helpful to the business.
Download Cloud-Scale Automation with Puppet, and learn how you can ease the transition to cloud, gaining the agility your organization needs without adding hours of management time or unnecessary risk. You really can use cloud infrastructure as easily as you use on-prem, and keep it as secure as on-prem, too.
You’ll learn how to:
• Automate your cloud resources and manage infrastructure at scale.
• Get started with Puppet on both Linux and Windows machines.
• Make Puppet the foundation of your DevOps efforts, regardless of where you choose to deploy.
This Panaya whitepaper explores methodologies and best practices for achieving IT agility for critical enterprise applications (ERP) in the era of digital transformation. It provides a unique perspective about how to increase IT velocity while minimizing IT risk and ensuring quality in a traditional IT environment.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Dec 02, 2016
The importance of agility in business is not breaking news. With the rise of technology, connectivity, and mobility, chances are that you’ve had to rework everything from logistics and operations to how you process employee payroll. Changing the way you work, and the tools you work with, extends to your customer base, too. These relationships also need to be maintained and are just as dynamic as what’s happening in-house.
A practical path to IT modernization powered by Intel and Red Hat
This paper discusses the challenges involved in making this decision and offers recommendations as to how to approach IT modernization in a pragmatic, structured way.
To thrive in today’s marketplace, FIs can meet the mobile-first challenge by offering a unified digital experience and highly relevant offers while expanding digital-first design to mobile businesses. A technology partner like Q2 will help. We will help you execute with the speed, agility, and accuracy to meet today’s pace of change and offer the digital experience your consumer, business, or corporate users demand.
Today’s markets move with incredible speed. You’re bombarded with new competitive threats every day— new companies, new products, and new technologies. At the same time, opportunities are opening up like never before, all demanding sophisticated evaluations and quick decisions.
To varying degrees, your competitors may already be adopting agile, and their resulting ability to sense, create and adapt to change may soon leave you at a competitive disadvantage. Your organization can’t afford to be in reactionary mode any longer. You need the ability to anticipate change—and to embrace and capitalize on it quickly and with confidence.
Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
These challenges stem from an increased focus on agility and scale for building modern applications—and traditional application development methodology cannot support this environment.
CA Technologies has expanded full lifecycle API management to include microservices—an integration enabling the best of breeds to work together to provide the platform for modern architectures and a secure environment for agility and scale. CA enables enterprises to use best practices and industry–leading technology to accelerate and make the process of architecture modernization more practical.
In a fast-changing app economy, agility and alignment are king. Without these attributes, it’s difficult to address top priorities around growth, customers and workforce. Organizations need to know that they’re developing and delivering the solutions that customers want when they want them. That means aligning the right resources to best-bet projects in order to roll out new offerings on time and within budget—and ultimately deliver value to the business.
Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.
But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a companywide ethos¬—a concept known as business agility.
Transforming IT to meet the emerging requirements of a rapidly advancing digital economy is a priority for most companies today. Market economies and quickly evolving digital interactions are driving new and increasing demands on IT infrastructure for organizations of all kinds – from small businesses to enterprises to public institutions. IT requirements to support a variety of digital use paradigms (personal devices, IoT, VMs, VDI) are changing quickly, and organizations need to respond in order to be competitive in this evolving digital world.
The latest generation of PowerEdge servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors can deliver differentiated business agility over older-generation infrastructure. IDC asserted that updating servers can help businesses deploy applications up to 22 percent faster and improve application performance up to 29 percent over outdated infrastructure.
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Greater performance, agility and security are the new imperatives of the modern data center. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers — with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors — are ready to meet those demands, today and tomorrow.