For the typical enterprise, the volume of data that needs to be managed and protected is growing at roughly 40% per year. Add to that the performance requirements of new applications and the demands for instant response time, always-on availability, and anytime-anywhere access. With such demands, data center managers face storage challenges that cannot be addressed using traditional, spinning-disk technology.
Managing infrastructure has always brought with it frustration, headaches and wasted time. That’s because IT professionals have to spend their days, nights and weekends dealing with problems that are disruptive to their applications and organization and manually tune their infrastructure. And, the challenges increase as the number of applications and reliance on infrastructure continues to grow.
Luckily, there is a better way. HPE InfoSight is artificial intelligence (AI) that predicts and prevents problems across the infrastructure stack and ensures optimal performance and efficient resource use.
"Pressure on IT to deliver new functionality continues to drive faster software development cycles. While agility has always been important, today’s IT teams must operate in a hybrid environment where applications take various forms: legacy systems that remain on-prem, existing applications migrated to the cloud, and new applications built with cloud-native approaches. The combination makes for an increasingly complex IT landscape — one in which simply migrating to the cloud falls short.
Read this Google Cloud guide and learn how IT leaders can better meet today’s challenges by capitalizing on the historic shift toward open, connected environments."
DEI Communities, based in Omaha, Nebraska, manages apartment communities throughout the central United States. With a healthy portfolio of more than 9,400 units, the company has always placed a high priority on pre-lease applicant screening, which includes a basic criminal background check, eviction check and credit check on all applicants.
A few years ago, however, it learned a valuable lesson – that not all screening providers are created equal. After switching to a new provider– First Advantage Resident Screening–the company discovered some impressive benefits, including better data, more streamlined processes, greater reporting flexibility, reduced bad debt and higher efficiency overall.
IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration helps tackle the challenges presented by big data. It delivers analytics at the speed of thought, always-available transactions, future-proof versatility, disaster recovery and streamlined ease-of-use to unlock the value of data.
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Apr 30, 2018
Having reviews is essential,
but it’s only the first step
Today, the winners in business are not always the ones
with the lowest prices or the biggest range of products. In
fact, the winners are not even always the biggest brands.
The winners are trusted companies who offer an exceptional
customer experience again and again.
Simply, the winners are those who are listening to
We all know we need reviews on our website, we know
visitors to our website want to see reviews to help them
make their buying decision.
But that is just the beginning.
Recognize the full potential that reviews have and you’ll see
an improvement in the performance of all your marketing
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Apr 30, 2018
Finding a new way to convert visitors into buyers
is always a top priority for any company.
According to research, the average conversion
rate on desktop across the globe hovered around
4% in Q4 2016. And in Q1 2017, statistics from
SaleCycle claim the average rate of shopping
cart abandonment sat at 75.6%!
So how can we keep customers hooked and
ensure your business generates more revenue?
In this guide, you’ll learn how to:
• Easily turn browsers into buyers
• Leverage your social proof for increased sales
• Use customer feedback to shape a great
Today’s thriving High-Tech sector is driven by shrinking product lifecycles, rapid innovation, distributed engineering/manufacturing—and highly demanding customer expectations. The industry needs to deliver on multiple fronts, including:
• Embed customer-centric innovation throughout the lifecycle: Only with customer experience at the core can companies stay ahead.
• Tame ideas into executable products: Detecting early trends and using customer feedback is vital.
• Manage complexity better: Increasing visibility of all product data helps build and manage digital models to use in every business function from R&D to field service.
• Create relevant connected systems: High-Tech innovators use IoT for an ongoing dialogue of customers, devices and manufacturers.
• Provide agility to compete on software, hardware and service: Customers want value from every interaction.
Download your targeted industry analysis to learn more.
Published By: CloudTask
Published Date: May 11, 2018
As a B2B marketer, the process of nurturing and generating new leads is always tricky business. Chasing high quality and relevant leads requires a considerable amount of time, energy and resources to be invested into email marketing campaigns, social media management and educational content such as blogs, whitepapers and eBooks. While live chat support has been around for about a decade, only in recent years and especially in the age of the smartphone, are B2B companies capitalizing on it as a channel to generate and nurture leads.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 15, 2018
For both finance and HR, this separation is often driven by organizational obstacles, disparate systems and data sources, regulatory uncertainty, and a lack of complete visibility into the business. As Joseph Fanutti, CFO of Bill Gosling Outsourcing, says of his own organization’s challenges, “Finance operated its own silo, HR its own, operations its own. There was a lack of consistency in terms of how we viewed the business.” He recalls, “Numbers were always challenged, no one could agree on metrics, and people couldn’t agree on what actions to take going forward.”
If this situation sounds familiar, that’s because it’s commonplace across organizations the world over. Strategic uncertainty and incomplete data are symptoms of a larger problem: a lack of unification among finance, HR, and operations teams. Managers need to make financial and people decisions in tandem, yet traditional systems store this information independently. This separation creates multiple versions of the same u
Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
Food safety should always be top-of-mind. Even one foodborne illness could put your restaurant out of business. The safety and well-being of your customers are at stake when your team isn’t following proper food safety protocol. This is where employee training becomes essential: your business needs a culture that values food safety.
Typically though, food safety training hardly comes off as an exciting topic. But with today’s technology training can be engaging, entertaining, and memorable.
This ebook will show you how to breathe new life into your food safety training with seven lessons on making training more impactful.
Welcome to the future of 24/7, any-time, anywhere access to digital content - where dynamic publishing solutions are the mantra. Is your organization ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution? This whitepaper explores how to prime your organization to leverage rapid digital content consumption as a key to business intelligence.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
In today’s business climate, the value of ongoing employee development efforts may seem like a no-brainer, but success is not always guaranteed. This ExecBlueprint discusses how HR can support leaders, managers, and employees in getting the most out of their training programs by using the performance appraisal process to identify gaps, focusing on the areas that will deliver the most return, and providing employees with enough context that they will want to learn for the company. HR leaders from Heineken Americas, BG Group, Given Imaging, and HDFC Asset Management Company share insight featured in this ExecBlueprint MP3. 55 minutes.
It always surprises me that as eCommerce marketers we give lip service to the importance of testing, buy many of us don't take the time to fine-tune our email programs. If you are able to identify a few elements through testing that resonate with your customers and then employ those insights in your ongoing program, the improvements may be sustainable over time.
Published By: Camfil APC
Published Date: Dec 17, 2015
Wet scrubbers and dry media dust collectors are two very different technologies used to capture dusts generated during production processes. Both types have inherent advantages and disadvantages. Which is best for your application? The choice is not always clear-cut, but this white paper will help with the decision process by providing a comparison between wet and dry dust collectors. It will outline general parameters for equipment selection with respect to dust properties including combustibility, explosibility, particle size, moisture and adhesiveness.
It will also discuss how to apply NFPA 484: Standard for Combustible Metals, the standard that best addresses wet collection. Though NFPA 484 is specific to metals, some of its content can and should apply to nonmetal combustible dusts, as this paper will explain.
Onboarding, or helping new hires become comfortable, productive members of your team, is no small task, and there’s always more to learn. Even if you’re an onboarding expert, these five unexpected tips can help refine your onboarding process into a thing of beauty.
Entrust’s SSL/TLS Best Practices Guide is a key resource for those charged with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) deployment. In our guide, you’ll find expert advice from the thought leaders at Entrust on SSL/TLS certificate installation, and tips for managing security for optimal performance.
Included in the SSL/TLS Best Practices Guide:
Certificates and Private Keys
Enhanced Server Security
Our guide is designed to help make SSL/TLS certificate installation easier, so you can use SSL expertly and with confidence.
In the not so distant past, the way we worked looked very different. Most work was done in an office, on desktops that were always connected to the corporate network. The applications and infrastructure that we used sat behind a firewall. Branch offices would backhaul traffic to headquarters, so they would get the same security protection. The focus from a security perspective was to secure the network perimeter. Today, that picture has changed a great deal.
Marketing as you know it will never be the same. There’s a fundamental shift in relationships between brands and customers—fueled by smartphones, social media, and today’s
always-on, always-connected mentality. Marketers have access
to more customer data (big data) than ever before. But the quantity of data only matters if you’re smart about using it—to power 1:1 customer journeys.
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.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
A famous architect once said that the origin of architecture was defined by the first time “two bricks were put together well.” And the more bricks you have, the more important putting them together well becomes. The same holds true in our data centers. The architecture of our compute, storage and network devices has always been important, but as the demands on our IT infrastructures grow, and we add more “bricks,” the architecture becomes more critical.
Business users expect immediate access to data, all the
time and without interruption. But reality does not always
meet expectations. IT leaders must constantly perform
intricate forensic work to unravel the maze of issues that
impact data delivery to applications. This performance
gap between the data and the application creates a
bottleneck that impacts productivity and ultimately
damages a business’ ability to operate effectively.
We term this the “app-data gap.”
Today’s mobile users are spoiled. They demand rich, desktop quality experiences tailored to their devices and delivered at lightning fast speeds. And while these “always on” users represent a tremendous business opportunity, satisfying their high expectations requires overcoming complex mobile delivery challenges. In this e-book, we review three key mobile delivery challenges and explain how you can overcome them by optimizing for fast APIs, mobile apps, and mobile sites to increase engagement, revenue, and customer loyalty.
Download today to learn how your business can Meet Today’s Mobile Mandate.
Searching for a Cloud Security Provider can be confusing. Many providers appear the same at first glance: similar metrics, similar promises. The fact is, the information you need to make a real comparison requires asking questions and probing for details that cloud services vendors don’t always volunteer. Use this list to be sure you’ve covered the essential elements for choosing the right cloud security provider to protect your organization from malicious cyberattacks.