For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible.
In an innovation-powered economy, ideas need to travel at the speed of thought. Yet even as our ability to communicate across companies and time zones grows rapidly, people remain frustrated by downtime and unanticipated delays across the increasingly complex grid of cloud-based infrastructure, data networks, storage systems, and servers that power our work.
For data-driven businesses, cloud can be a boon. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without an investment in local hardware infrastructure, but what does that mean to information trust and governance? When data comes from cloud-based sources, IT needs a plan for data integration and security.
Download this insightful white paper and learn the four key priorities you must consider when developing your IT strategy to promote good hybrid information governance. Learn the blend of process, organizational and technical enablers that will allow you to move to a hybrid environment with speed and confidence.
In businesses and organizations across the world, rooms once humming with wires, black boxes and blinking lights now sit empty. In a lonely phone closet, there’s only dust, a single lonely terminal, or perhaps a foosball table where IT pros can let off steam.
The cloud – and more specifically, cloud communications – is the source of the transformation, which has fundamentally changed the IT landscape. Some IT pros have embraced it. Some are working on migrating to the cloud over time. And others, through choice or necessity, are sticking with a premises-based approach.
Read on to find out why some IT pros are shopping for game tables to go in empty server rooms while others are untangling wires and watching blinking lights—and which cases make the most sense for each approach.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity
suite, includes online versions of Microsoft’s most
popular solutions, like Exchange and SharePoint,
storage through OneDrive, and several mobile apps,
including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook,
Publisher, and Skype for Business. Office 365 is central
to Microsoft’s strategy as the company evolves into a
mobile-first, cloud-first software and solutions provider.
Many MobileIron customers are increasingly using
Office 365 on mobile devices instead of on traditional
PCs. Therefore the ability to secure and deploy Office
365 on mobile devices using MobileIron is a common
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 13, 2018
On the 13th February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act was passed in the Australian Parliament, introducing a mandatory notification regime. This bill commences on the 23rd February 2018 and will require organisations to notify data subjects and regulators in the event of an “eligible” data breach.
Mimecast’s proven portfolio of cloud-based, security and cyber resilience services for email can be a vital component of any organisation’s Notifiable Data Breaches compliance strategy
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Is Your IT Team Ready to Enable Digital Transformation?
Customers want fast access to information and immediate problem resolution on any device, from any location, at any time. It’s up to IT to build the foundation for this digital transformation—and increasingly, it’s cloud-based. Make sure your IT team is on track to deliver.
An omnichannel contact center platform gives you a single, integrated view of the entire customer journey. And as a cloud-based solution, IT has the flexibility to deploy advanced features fast and cost-efficiently.
Read this white paper from Frost & Sullivan for a pragmatic approach to:
• Identify process changes and goals with lines of business
• Benchmark your current infrastructure and technology gaps
• Consider cloud omnichannel solutions for easier deployments and simple scalability
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
With all the options in the rapidly changing marketplace for cloud-based contact centers, it’s a challenge to find the right solution for your business.
Easily compare the leading contact center solution vendors in the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Multichannel Cloud Contact Center Solution, 2017-18, based on their ability to offer full voice call routing and multichannel customer service in the cloud.
Learn why Genesys has been positioned as a leader who has solutions for businesses of all sizes and in all industries around the world.
Read the Ovum Decision Matrix to:
• Compare cloud contact center solutions based on the strength of their technology platforms
• Contrast vendors on their ability to handle multichannel customer interactions and connect with customer and company data through analytics
• Understand each vendor’s market impact and why Genesys was chosen as a leader
Running a successful firearms and shooting sports retail business offers unique challenges. To achieve growth, you need a software solution that streamlines nearly every aspect of your firearms business—letting you focus on running a more compliant, efficient, and profitable operation.
Created in collaboration with Orchid Advisors, Epicor FFL Compliance Manager is a robust, cloud-based system for firearms retailers that seamlessly manages ATF compliance for higher profits and faster growth. This fast, easy-to-use bound book solution can:
• Quickly package compliance reports on demand and review bound book activity with dashboards to support ATF inspections
• Save time by scanning serial numbers instead of entering them manually
• Relieve audit stress thanks to easy access to bound book data and on-demand, ATF-friendly reporting
Read on to hear from businesses currently powered by Epicor FFL Compliance solutions.
Browsers combined with cloud-based services have effectively replaced desktop software, with an average of 1,053 cloud services in user per enterprise. This guide identifies key security features for IT administrators to consider when selecting a browser.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Financial transformation by definition is not something you can bolt on—it requires a willingness to question long-held assumptions and envision where you want to go and a total technology rethink. In the next blog, we’ll take a closer look at how one, unified, cloud-based system can create the perfect environment for finance to handle transaction processing and compliance and control while delivering the answers the business needs.
Even when you’re confident that a move to the cloud is good for your business, it’s natural to have questions and concerns about making the change. After all, if your business is running effectively with on-site technology, you’ll likely want to learn more about the security and payoffs from a cloud-based suite of tools before taking the next step.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Forrester, a leading independent research firm, analysed and scored the most significant cloud HR management systems on the market. Its findings?
Workday is a leader in SaaS HRMS. In fact, we received the highest possible score in 16 criteria, including business vision, technology innovation, usability, mobile—and more.
“Workday articulates a clear vision for the transformational value of the HR function and an innovative technology vision based on business flexibility, advanced analytics and user experiences, and a unified platform.”
—Forrester Research, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, Q3 2017”; 22 August 2017.
Get your complimentary report to learn:
•Forrester’s objective review of each provider
•How each provider measures up against Forrester’s rigorous criteria
•Why Workday is a leader in SaaS HRMS
There’s no doubt in the trends. Focusing on the customer experience is at the top of the priority list for most companies. Personalization plays a key role as top organizations strive to make experiences as compelling as possible with the integration of artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology. To understand and prioritize what your next big moves should be, read The Econsultancy 2018 Digital Trends report.
Here’s what’s top of mind for the majority of your peers:
Increasing digital marketing activities and budgets
Investing in well-designed user journeys that facilitate clear communication
Valuing creativity and design to differentiate their brands
Combining digital skills with technology to improve customer experience
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Developing for and in the cloud has never been more dependent on data. Flexibility, performance, security—your applications need a database architecture that matches the innovation of your ideas.
Industry analyst Ovum explored how Azure Cosmos DB is positioned to be the flagship database of internet-based products and services, and concluded that Azure Cosmos DB “is the first to open up [cloud] architecture to data that is not restricted by any specific schema, and it is among the most flexible when it comes to specifying consistency.”
From security and fraud detection to consumer and industrial IoT, to personalized e-commerce and social and gaming networks, to smart utilities and advanced analytics, Azure Cosmos DB is how Microsoft is structuring the database for the age of cloud.
Read the full report to learn how a globally distributed, multi-model data service can support your business objectives. Fill out the short form above to download the free research paper.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
Cloud solutions are the new normal as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach.
Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. This white paper explores 10 factors you should review in this process.
Windows Server 2012 represents a paradigm shift from the traditional client/server model to a new cloud-based infrastructure. Is your business ready? Download this whitepaper to learn the 7 key questions you need to answer now
This paper provides actual savings experienced by Kronos customers and details many key performance metrics and guidance to help HR executives make the right investment decisions to more effectively manage their workforce.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
Microsoft® Office 365™ continues to lengthen its lead as the world’s top enterprise cloud service. Nearly one-in-four employees in Fortune 500 companies are active on Office 365 — and more than 90% of those large enterprises currently have more than 100 active users. Users are clearly becoming more reliant on Office 365, as usage grew at a rate of more than 300% in 2016.
Cisco Meraki MS switches are 100% cloud-managed and can be fully configured from any Internet-accessible location before ever being powered on. Simply add the switch serial number (or order number for large deployments) to your network using the Meraki web-based dashboard. Once added, the switch is fully configurable. When the switch is first powered on and connected to the Internet, it will pull its settings from the cloud.