Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
IDC Infobrief: How Security Solutions Enable Cloud Success Cloud applications have transformed how organizations conduct business, increasing productivity and reducing costs. However, moving to the cloud means critical data now flows outside the organization’s traditional security boundaries. Unsurprisingly, security concerns still rank as the number one reason for not using cloud services*.
This IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Forcepoint, outlines five key security considerations and best practices for safe cloud adoption, including:
Multi-cloud adoption: exposing challenges for security architectures
Cloud-first and GDPR implications
Cloud application visibility and control
Data management and DLP in the cloud
Leveraging User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) for protection
Read the eBook to find out the five information security lessons learned from transitioning to the cloud. *IDC’s 2017 CloudView Survey; IDC’s 2017 CloudImpact Survey
Cloud migration can be fraught with inevitable speed bumps. IT management must keep pace while infrastructures grow more complex, and security teams must safeguard their organization’s posture even as they relinquish control over some key technology—all while business teams must continue to predict and manage costs along the way.
There are ways to navigate this process more effectively. Register for your complimentary copy of the ebook How to Get Your Cloud Migration Strategy Right. You’ll learn how to make your cloud migration journey successful, including:
• How to make the transition to the cloud as seamless as possible
• Why you need full visibility into your infrastructure before, during, and after migration
• How IT, security, and operations teams can maximize the ROI from moving to the cloud
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 22, 2015
As enterprise computing has evolved, businesses have been shifting to a “hybrid enterprise” where core applications and data can be located in private data centers and public clouds. The growth of hybrid cloud deployments accelerated the transition to hybrid wide-area networks (WANs). Private networks, such as MPLS, are being joined by Internet connections that offer a choice in delivery
channels—costly, but predictable, networks for mission-critical loads and cheaper public networks for bulk loads such as data backups.
The enterprise data center has undergone several major shifts since the introduction of
computing as a business resource. Data centers have evolved from mainframes to client/server
to virtual servers, and then to being “software defned,” and fnally to their current state of disaggregation. Today, we sit on the precipice of the next major data center transition—the evolution
to an intent-based data center (IBDC) (Exhibit 1). Each transition saw the cost of computing
decrease and the importance of the network increase, and each enabled organizations to boost
the efciency of their data center operations and improve asset utilization—ultimately leading to a
better experience for users
The new age of digital manufacturing is expected to drive dramatic business improvements for companies transitioning from legacy automation systems. Manufacturers can create a foundation for a highly integrated and intelligent decision-making value chain by connecting existing industrial sub-systems, sensors and machines with enterprise applications.
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications and more.
Digital transformation has moved out of the early-adopter phase and into mainstream adoption. According to the ZK Research 2018 IT Priorities Study, 88% of businesses now have digital initiatives underway, up from 84% in 2017. The urgency of IT and business leaders is well warranted, as companies that master being digital will leapfrog the competition and be able to sustain a market-leading position. Those that lag in their digital initiatives will fall farther behind and will struggle to survive.
The key to digital success is having an agile IT foundation that enables businesses to adapt to market transitions faster than the competition. However, there is no single technology called “digital transformation.” Rather, it is powered by the following four key enabling technologies
Digital transformation (DX) is the continuous process by which enterprises adapt to or drive disruptive change by leveraging digital competencies, such as harnessing sensor data or using location, customer profile, and a mobile app to make shopping recommendations. DX reshapes the organization's culture where required; leverages existing processes, systems, and assets; and creates net-new digital capabilities as needed.
With DX, there is the need to embrace new business models and new architectures and technologies that will help an enterprise with customer-facing innovation as well as transition existing systems, processes, organization structure, and relationships to support the transformation.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
SaaS represents an opportunity for ISVs to fundamentally transform their
business to deliver greater value to customers, sell software to a broader
range of customers, and streamline their internal operations. The market for
software is quickly changing to demand this mode of delivery, as software
buyers start considering total ownership costs, ease of use, and flexibility
in their purchase decisions. ISVs need to prepare for such a transition. This
paper will discuss the benefits that stem from changes to an ISV’s business
model (how it competes in the marketplace) and operating model (how
the ISV executes on its business model) as well as suggestions on how
to prepare for a SaaS transition, based on the experience of 20 ISVs who
successfully transitioned from a traditional software licensing and delivery
model to SaaS.
Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
Mobility & Cloud Communication Trends for Businesses: This self-help guide will detail how cloud communication technology is empowering mobile work forces, and how you can apply this exciting new technology to your small business.
There are many points of frustration, inefficiencies and exorbitant costs involved with the old school PBX phone hardware. The Cloud offers software based solutions for everything from music to CRM and RingCentral has created a cloud-based communications solution. Explore 7 of the key virtues of this modernized solution to collaboration, which includes multiple location unity across your company, flexibility with your growth, simplified infrastructure and management, easily connecting mobile workforces and remote employees and more.
The Cloud; software as service across the Internet, is experiencing mass proliferation for everything from banking to CRM. Communications are part of this migration and offer a compelling solution over the retro, hardware-based systems known as PBX. This paper illustrates comparative anatomies of the old and new models. Major benefits of cloud communications are detailed, including the elimination of costs, removal of complexity for managing the system, alleviating IT resources, and the benefits of one system with a host of features. A deep-dive of the technology supporting the solution is included.
Traditional phone systems, aka, PBX were designed for a time when people primarily worked from desk phones; well before the Internet restructured our patterns of communication and general lifestyles. Many businesses feel entrenched with the systems they have, but as contracts expire and systems get harder to maintain options are considered. Explore the top 5 hidden costs of the PBX, including costs in upgrades, maintenance and service calls, the strain on IT budgets, accumulation of service charges, connecting office locations and difficulty planning for growth and the future.
As a purchasing executive or vendor management professional, your goal is to balance business value, cost and associated risks when sourcing and managing technology vendors. Download this whitepaper and learn:
• To identify internal drivers that shape sourcing strategies
• Best practices for developing a new T&M sourcing strategy
• 5 key sourcing and vendor management activities that strengthen your sourcing strategy
A phone system that can integrate your desk phones, smartphones, and tablets is possible because of cloud technologies. And you are empowered to manage your entire company communications with a web browser and mobile app.
RingCentral’s service frees businesses from outdated modalities of work and obsolete hardware—giving you voice, fax and text capabilities you can manage and access anywhere you go.
Telecommunications (Telecom) and mobility executives responsible for sourcing the next generation of products and services for their business face big challenges in 2014. Learn what insights and action plans top executives are taking to prepare their organization for change by downloading the Forrester Research Whitepaper.
IDC's 3rd IT Platform — defined by the nascent and confluent mobile, cloud, social business and big data technologies — will drive 98 % of future IT industry growth over the next seven years. In 2013, industry transition to the 3rd Platform will move from the exploration stage to full-blown high stakes competition, resetting the leadership ranks in the IT sector forever.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands— while achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. However, as data centers continue to transition from physical to virtual and now increasingly, cloud environments, traditional security can slow down provisioning, become difficult to manage, and cause performance lag. As you scale your virtual environment and adopt software defined networking, evolving your approach to security can reduce time, effort, and impact on CPU, network, and storage. Read this white paper to learn more about virtualization and cloud computing.