The nature of the financial services industry places a myriad of international compliance requirements on a company's IT team, as well as an expectation by its customers to deliver the high test levels of performance and reliability.
To survive and thrive, businesses in the industry must not only keep pace with customer demand but gain competitive advantage. Those demands mean the IT team must be at the forefront of adopting emerging technologies.
This is certainly true for Orangefield Columbus, who recently experienced significant growth in its multiple databases which led to the serious performance degradation of its existing storage system. By focusing on a proactive data management storage array, Orangefield was able to eliminate resource contention.
Download now and examine Orangefield's journey to find a solution that would meet, and exceed, their performance and capacity requirements.
As more companies seek out performance management capabilities to gain a competitive advantage or keep pace with rivals who have already established an edge, the decision to build or buy a performance management solution must be considered. This paper will walk readers through the pros and cons of the build versus buy debate in order to help make practical business decisions for long-term success.
Integration may not be new, but its role has drastically changed. Once used simply for support, it is now an enabler – serving as an indispensable foundation critical to achieving agility, efficiency, and growth.
Done well, it can drive better business decisions, more cost-effective operations, and be the catalyst for competitive advantage. Architected without a clearly defined strategy, however, integration will fail to deliver on its promise.
What are some of the pitfalls you can avoid when augmenting an existing infrastructure to maximize performance, results, and success? Read on.
In today's heightened competitive and regulatory environment, an organization's fortunes can rise or fall based on the effectiveness of its financial systems, particularly those that drive its performance management. Organizations today are looking to optimize these systems, at the core of which are financial consolidation and planning.
This paper aims to discuss the various capability acquisition and it solution deployment options and provide a perspective on how to evaluate the suitability of those options, given an enterprise's situation, and to get the best outcome.
Today's competitive and fast-paced business environment requires that more people have access to real-time performance and status information, so they can make quick and intelligent decisions. The need for timely and succinct business intelligence continues to grow as executives demand critical information to seize opportunities faster than competitors and to address potential problems in the making. C-level executives and upper management aren't the only staff needing access to business intelligence. Business unit managers and rank-and-file personnel increasingly must also have updated information to do their jobs. This white paper discusses the features and benefits of next generation dashboards.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP's new B6200 StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability (including capacity and performance), high availability, architectural approach, pricing, and licensing.
Published By: Intacct
Published Date: Sep 09, 2014
The professional services market is back—and more competitive than ever.
How will you outperform your competitors? By monitoring the financial metrics that matter. Through years of thorough research, Service Performance Insight has analyzed and identified the profit-centric measures that are highly correlated with financial success in professional services.
Download the white paper, "The 5 KPIs that Matter for Professional Services," to learn:
• The importance and primary characteristics of financial maturity.
• The 5 financial metrics critical to service organizations.
• Where successful service organizations fall in these metrics.
"Businesses understand more than ever that they depend on data for insight and competitive advantage. And when it comes to data, they have always wanted easy access and fast performance.
But how is the situation different now? Today, organizations want those elements and more. They want IT to strip away the limitations of time with faster deployment of new databases and applications. They want IT to reduce the limitations of distance by giving remote and branch offices better and more reliable access. And in a global world where business never stops, they want IT to ensure data availability around the clock.
If IT can deliver databases and applications faster, on a more automated and consistent basis, to more locations without having to commit onsite resources, IT will be free to focus on more strategic projects."
In today's highly-competitive markets, more and more procurement and sourcing professionals are looking to streamline processes and drive superior performance. In the quest for higher savings, more spend under management and increased compliance, sourcing executives must turn to their own repository of spend data to effectively identify opportunities for savings and gain a deeper understanding of their corporate spend.
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products. Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance. Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two
comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely
deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive
differentiators between the products.
The data center infrastructure is central to the overall IT architecture. It is where most business-critical applications are hosted and various types of services are provided to the business. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
Another important aspect of the data center design is the flexibility to quickly deploy and support new services. Designing a flexible architecture that can support new applications in a short time frame can result in a significant competitive advantage.
The basic data center network design is based on a proven layered approach that has been tested and improved over the past several years in some of the largest data center implementations in the world. The layered approach is the foundation of a data center design that seeks to improve scalability, performance, flexibility, resiliency, and maintenance.
To meet the business imperative for enterprise integration and stay competitive, companies must manage the increasing variety, volume and velocity of new data pouring into their systems from an ever-expanding number of sources. They need to bring all their corporate data together, deliver it to end users as quickly as possible to maximize its value, and integrate it at a more granular level than ever before—focusing on the individual transaction level, rather than on general summary data. As data volumes continue to explode, clients must take advantage of a fully scalable information integration architecture that supports any type of data integration technique such as ETL, ELT (also known as ETL Pushdown), data replication or data virtualization. Read this new whitepaper to learn about the seven essential elements needed to achieve the highest performance.
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families.
Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products.
Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance.
Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
We tested the following switch-configurations of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X, HP 2920 and HP 5120 product families.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Symantec, Corp. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its new Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 within VMware vSphere 5 virtual environments vs. agentless and agent-based solutions from competing vendors. Specifically, this testing focused on the system resource requirements of each solution when performing on-demand and on-access scanning functions, and during distributed virus definition updates.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP’s StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability (including capacity and performance), high availability, architectural approach, pricing, and licensing.
Your world is moving faster. Competition for top talent is getting fiercer. And your hiring managers and leadership team want better results today—not tomorrow. As LinkedIn reported in its 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report, hiring volumes and budgets are heating up for the first time in four years. This means you and your talent acquisition team need to act more quickly than ever before to find talent, reduce time-to-fill, and be true business partners.
In this short white paper, we explore how recruiters and talent acquisition teams can gain a competitive edge by leveraging new data-driven approaches to build recruiting efficiencies, build a strong candidate pipeline, and provide the kind of deep insight into candidate performance that will make your hiring managers see you and your team as more strategic partners.
Build your business case for MDM with an illustrated, step-by-step approach that shows executives and managers how MDM generates a single, reliable data set to empower customer- and partner- facing teams to improve sales, customer service and channel operations.
The Tolly Group’s hands-on evaluation of BLADE’s RackSwitch G8000 demonstrates that the device offers non-blocking 1/10G switching, lower latency and less energy consumption than the Cisco 4948-10GE. These are very important productivity indicators for the top-of-the-rack switches deployed in the data center where latency-sensitive applications such as clusters and financial applications set strict requirements.
The Tolly Group’s hands-on evaluation of BLADE’s RackSwitch G8100, based on a FocalPoint FM4224 low-latency 10GbE switch chip from Fulcrum Microsystems, demonstrates that the device offers non-blocking 10GbE switching, far lower latency and less energy consumption than the Catalyst 4900M.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Nov 08, 2013
Recent research conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Achievers reveals how best-in-class companies gain a competitive advantage by improving their employee engagement initiatives. Download The impact of employee engagement on performance and learn best practices for tying engagement to business performance, the business case for employee engagement and helpful metrics to measure the impact of engagement.
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. EMC meets this need with a high performing, functionally capable, and competitively priced high-end networked storage system—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 20K system with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The VMAX 20K scale-out architecture helps organizations exceed the performance and capacity demands of hyper-consolidation, cloud deployments, and all-virtual Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), while simplifying the costs of data management.
In order to stay competitive in a marketplace that increasingly values sustainability, organizations must build a philosophy and a practice of sustainability and establish performance and management methods to support it. This requires building standards into processes that are supported by applications and then providing ongoing education and support.