Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Cloud has become a crucial foundation for digital transformation (DX) initiatives and is shaping the IT strategy of enterprises today. Companies are extending their IT infrastructure into the cloud for running business-critical applications, developing new applications, and delivering new cloud-based services. Applications are the lifeblood of modern enterprises. They are the foundation on which businesses maintain their existing revenue streams while examining ways to create new ones. A sound application strategy is a must for frms to be successful in expanding their competitive differentiation in the digital economy. Operating systems (OSs) provide a common foundational layer that enables IT to run current and new generations of applications in traditional IT environments, on its own private cloud, and in public clouds and utilize a variety of computing options such
as bare metal, virtualization, and containerization. The increased reliance of IT on the cloud has accelerated the
Manufacturers, in an effort to succeed with digital transformation, are relying on the Internet and public cloud to deliver key enterprise applications and processes. As manufacturers continue to become more digital enterprises, their network architecture must as well. Read this paper to learn key considerations for architects to create a holistic network that takes today’s, and tomorrow’s, requirements into consideration.
Clearly, data centre modernisation can achieve a wide variety of business benefits for an equally wide variety of organisations. Data centre modernisation programmes are also far reaching. They reach way beyond the desire to merely reduce costs. They add significant business value, and often become the essential cornerstone of digital transformation.
When starting on your own path towards modernisation, it’s vital to recognise that your success depends on making use of advanced public cloud services that sit at the vanguard of enterprise technology’s capabilities. If they don’t, you risk not being able to gain access to a world of new possibilities.
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
Digital transformation (DX) has progressed well beyond the abundant hype predicting it to where it is now an existential concern for many enterprises. We are at an inflection point as digital transformation efforts shift from "project" or "initiative" status to strategic business imperatives. Growing enterprises,
regardless of age or industry, are striving to become "digital native" in the way their executives and employees think, what they produce, and how they operate. IDC predicts that by 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships, and that by 2020, investors will use platform/ecosystem, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises.
With the proliferation of customer experience initiatives, content marketing and an increasing need to fulfill content delivery on mobile devices, digital publishing has now become an important component of the digital toolbox for every organization.
Research firm InfoTrends recently released the 2015 Digital Publication Platform Market Overview, which finds that:
• Over 90% of enterprises are moving towards electronic documentation.
• The digital publishing platform landscape is made up of approximately 60 to 80 main companies, but is dominated by a few vendors that can be considered influencers.
• The digital publishing platform market will grow by a 25% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the next five years.
Learn more about the market, solution providers and take a look at the future of digital publishing in the InfoTrends Digital Publication Platform Market Report.
As The Business Becomes Digital, Security Must Become Data-Centric S&R leaders of enterprises undergoing a digital transformation will soon realize that in order to adequately ensure customer protection and enable a digital workforce, S&R pros must abandon traditional perimeter-based security and put the focus on the data by embracing Forrester’s Zero Trust Model.
As companies’ transition to become digital enterprises, they must increasingly manage cost and performance across a hybrid IT environment. On-demand consumption strategies can be used to optimize your data storage costs, whether you are running applications in a private data center, across a hybrid cloud, or in the public cloud. Read this eBook and learn how on-demand consumption models can help you align IT spending with your business needs, both on-premises and in the cloud.
Like other IT leaders, you know you have to modernize your IT infrastructure to become more productive, efficient, agile and competitive. So what's holding you back? Many organizations are still devoting anywhere from 60% to 80% of their time, energy, human resources and budget to supporting legacy systems rather than develop transformative solutions.
Our new eBook, Your 3-step roadmap to IT modernization, will help you align your approach to IT with the way your business works today — and the way you will work in the digital age:
• Increased mobility, multiple device formats and distributed workgroups
• Greater collaboration with outside organizations, including customers, suppliers and partners
• Essential enterprise risk management features such as compliance, legal, security and data governance
Here you'll learn the three stages of IT modernization — from realigning your infrastructure to updating business processes — so you take the right steps.