HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Read on to find out more.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Enterprise IT is in the throes of a fundamental transformation from a careful builder of infrastructure that supports core enterprise applications to a lean and lively developer of business-enabling applications powered by infrastructure.
But why is this change happening now at all, and why now? Read this paper to find out more.
Web application and DDoS attacks hit enterprises without warning or reason. Most Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks require little skill to launch with attackers can simply rent resources from DDoS-for-hire sites at a low cost.. In comparison, DDoS attacks typically result in:
• Operational disruption
• Loss of confidential data
• Lost user productivity
• Reputational harm
• Damage to partner and customer relations
• Lost revenue
Depending on your industry, that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage – and in some cases it could be millions. Only 2% of organizations said their web applications had not been compromised in the past 12 months – 98% said they had.
Web applications are valuable tools for businesses of all sizes. These applications enable businesses to communicate with customers, prospects, employees, partners, and other information technology (IT) systems. By definition, web applications must be open, interactive, and accessible at all times.. This report, authored by Frost & Sullivan analysts, takes a comprehensive look at the current Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendor landscape and analyzes the current web application threat landscape and how vendors will scale to face it.
OpenLab is a centre of innovation provided by Juniper, for business leaders who want to build network-integrated software applications and solutions quickly and securely. This is done by offering hands-on and cloud-based access to Juniper and third-party solutions including SDN sandboxes and NFV interoperability testing.
Ellie Mae processes approximately 30 percent of residential U.S. mortgage applications through their Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution.Their customers include major lending institutions. By introducing extensive automation to the residential mortgage process, Ellie Mae has streamlined lenders’ ability to remain competitive, compliant, and efficient.
To maximize the benefits of its next-generation systems and successfully execute its information strategy, CU had to overcome its aging network. Most of CU’s network infrastructure, which was built from solutions by another vendor, was introduced in 2007, when its computing center was first built. Over time, the equipment began to fail, affecting the stability of applications which relied on network connectivity. Technical support also became a major issue as the equipment faced obsolescence and maintenance contracts with vendors expired.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
To deliver on the potential for transformative innovation, businesses must maximize the latent value of legacy application code and data—and fast.
• Go Agile with Agile processes and tools that speed innovation on legacy applications
• Onboard your team quickly with modern toolsets and languages that seamlessly integrate legacy code
• Integrate legacy code and simplify how you manage the software development lifecycle
Extending DevOps to mainframe applications and teams is essential towards the agility and velocity that enterprises require to remain innovative in today’s turbulent digital business environment.
• For enterprises with mainframes, trying to achieve the benefits of Digital Transformation without dealing with existing mainframe assets is a fool’s errand.
• Breaking down silos and moving to DevOps is central to what it means to undergo Digital Transformation.
• Including the mainframe in modern software development approaches can improve quality overall, reduce test cycles and deployment timeframes, and ensure mainframe-based applications support the end-to-end performance requirements that today’s customers demand.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Every day, hundreds of organizations communicate, collaborate, and drive their business forward with Workday cloud applications. Our customers say they gain unprecedented visibility into their workforce, improve overall productivity, and get the right people working on the most important initiatives—things they could not achieve with legacy systems. And all of this is accomplished with applications that are intuitive and easy to use.
Our customers are unique and have different goals, challenges, and priorities. What they share in common is that they all decided to move beyond legacy systems to the cloud with Workday. So, why Workday?
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
As fast-growing companies achieve greater
market penetration, gain more customers
and their organization grows, they often run
in to a wall where internal processes struggle
to keep up with continued demand. The
key challenge to supporting that growth is
laying the groundwork to scale the business
effectively and efficiently while maintaining
customer service and support.
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
Over the years, small to midsized businesses
have pieced together a patchwork of
applications to run their operations. From
accounting to order fulfilment, to sales and
marketing, a venerable hairball of applications
exists across millions of small to midsized
business. This infrastructure will not enable
rapidly growing businesses to sustain and
Published By: SecureAuth
Published Date: Aug 08, 2017
Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud applications to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count. It’s easy to understand why: With Office 365, organizations no longer have to pay for hardware or resources to manage software in their own data centers, and their users always have the latest versions of applications. But Office 365 comes with significant security concerns, especially as organizations store more and more sensitive and business-critical data there. One study reports that virtually every organization experiences at least one cloud-based threat each month — and the average has soared to nearly 6 incidents every week. What can organizations do to protect their Office 365 environments? Read the white paper to learn.
Business leaders are eager to harness
the power of big data. However, as the
opportunity increases, ensuring that source
information is trustworthy and protected
becomes exponentially more difficult. If not
addressed directly, end users may lose
confidence in the insights generated from
their data—which can result in a failure to
act on opportunities or against threats.
Information integration and governance
must be implemented within big data
applications, providing appropriate
governance and rapid integration from
the start. By automating information
integration and governance and employing
it at the point of data creation, organizations
can boost confidence in big data.
A solid information integration and
governance program must become a
natural part of big data projects, supporting
automated discovery, profiling and
understanding of diverse data sets to
provide context and enable employees
to make informed decisions. It must be
agile to accommodate a wide variety of
data and seamle
There's an old saying in information security: "We want our network to be like an M&M, with a hard crunchy outside and a soft chewy center." For today's digital business, this perimeter-based security model is ineffective against malicious insiders and targeted attacks. Security and risk (S&R) pros must eliminate the soft chewy center and make security ubiquitous throughout the digital business ecosystem — not just at the perimeter. In 2009, we developed a new information security model, called the Zero Trust Model, which has gained widespread acceptance and adoption.
This report explains the vision and key concepts of the model. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Most companies enable workers to work remotely, and when users are remote, they expect instant secure access to the business applications they need, on the device of their choice. View the Rise of the Remote Worker infographic to better understand the challenges IT departments face around management and security of remote workers.
Today, enterprises are providing employees and third parties with remote access to their applications in much the same way they did 20 years ago – through VPNs, proxies, and remote desktops. Read this whitepaper to learn 5 key reasons why it’s time for enterprises to adopt a new remote access model.
IT sprawl can be a serious roadblock to your organization's future success, as disconnected information systems and multiple applications get in the way of overall performance. Instead, put sprawl in its place by thinking like an urban planner. In the complimentary e-book, learn how to manage growth with a master plan that uses a single enterprise information platform.
Sprawl isn’t just a problem for cities. IT sprawl can hurt organizations, too. If left unchecked, multiple systems and platforms can cause inefficiency to rise and customer satisfaction to fall. Instead, think like an urban planner and manage growth with a master plan. In this white paper, see how you can put IT sprawl in its place with a single, scalable information management platform.