At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
Ninety-five percent of companies polled in a recent Gartner survey considered increasing efficiency and productivity top priorities for IT departments when determining future budgets. Of those companies, 43 percent viewed increasing efficiency as a high priority, while 42 percent considered increased productivity a high priority.
Many departments—such as sales or service—focus on the company’s profits. And while a smooth-functioning IT department may contribute to the overall efficiency of an organization, it traditionally provides little to no contribution to the bottom line.
Performing PC’s are critical to businesses’ productivity and competitiveness, but hardware refresh is often extended well beyond its due date as IT departments’ resources are stretched or diverted to more urgent business critical projects. PC as a service (PCaaS) has recently emerged as a new model for IT procurement and management, and according to IDC’s latest PCaaS survey, satisfaction among early adopters in Europe is strong. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®.
Both public and private organizations acknowledge that managing the PC lifecycle becomes more complicated and expensive as the variety of PC devices and employee workstyles increase. In order to be fully productive, different groups of employees have different needs in terms of end-user device hardware, software, and configuration. While IT departments are trying to provide and support a wider range of technology to an increasingly dispersed and mobile workforce, while maintaining low end- user disruption, they are also under a lot of cost pressure. However, consolidating processes and enlisting the help of a vendor partner, such as Dell, might reduce costs and provide expert-level knowledge for better PC lifecycle management operations.
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Security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). But this Internet protocol doesn’t have to be a vulnerability.
Millennials are reshaping the world of work through their knowledge of new technologies, work habits, and attitudes of the 21st-century workplace. At the same time, IT departments are working to add flexibility to the way they are supporting the Millennial worker. Yet it’s not just about IT providing the right tools and devices to its employees so they can get their jobs done effectively; IT needs to offer an overall workplace ecosystem that is secure and innovative. However, there are worrying gaps between what IT provides and what the different types of workers need.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
This white paper discusses the critical storage purchasing and planning strategies IT departments can and should adopt in order to gain control over the costs of storage refresh processes and extend the usability of their storage investments. Read this to learn more about the benefits of moving to a model that unbundles the factors driving storage upgrades.
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
There are some surprisingly straightforward reasons behind the glitches, delays, and cost-overruns that can bedevil data warehouse initiatives. ...The first is simply confusing expectations with requirements. But four other troublemakers can also lead to big problems for developers, IT departments, and organizations seeking to maximize the business value of information.
If you’ve noticed more employees accessing the corporate network using their personally owned mobile devices, you’re not alone. Many employees are boosting their productivity by using their smartphones and tablets at work.
Gone are the days of corporate IT departments dictating the types of mobile devices that could access the network. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies, while increasing employee satisfaction and productivity, are straining corporate networks.
This white paper describes the limitations of legacy networks, especially for supporting BYOD. Understanding these limitations can pave the way for a successful BYOD management policy for campus and branch networks.
While the inevitable move to Windows 7 has been on the horizon for IT departments for several years, it’s clear that migration projects continue to plague many IT professionals. RES Software commissioned its second Windows 7 migration survey in June 2012 to assess the progress of these implementations in relation to a previous benchmarking survey issued in 2010. The most recent survey captures data from more than 330 IT professionals in North America and Europe across multiple industries and job functions. The results have been analysed and are highlighted within this research brief.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
IT departments in organizations of all types are looking to increase the agility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of their data centers and storage initiatives. While the cloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud options tend to be the first options that come to mind for many of these IT professionals, many are finding that hyperconverged infrastructures provide many of the same benefits. In this Enterprise Strategy Group white paper, uncover the many benefits of hyperconverged infrastructures and information on Dell EMC and Intel®'s Hyperconverged VxRack System 1000.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departments to spend less time managing separate data center components and more time proactively delivering value to the business. In this white paper, we compare the portfolio offerings of Dell EMC and HPE, and highlight significant benefits to be realized when partnering with the HCI market leader: Dell EMC.
Dell EMC provides a tightly integrated software ecosystem and the flexibility to run multiple workload types, providing solutions to a broader customer base than HPE.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2018
Millennials are reshaping the world of work through their knowledge of new technologies, work habits, and attitudes of the 21st-century workplace. At the same time, IT departments are working to add flexibility to the way they are supporting the Millennial worker. Yet it’s not just about IT providing the right tools and devices to its employees so they can get their jobs done effectively; IT needs to offer an overall workplace ecosystem that is secure and innovative. In September 2016, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study with 560 information workers across all industries in Australia, India, the UK, and the US. Learn more about the working habits that emerged and how IT departments can apply these insights to future deployments. Download Report!
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Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 09, 2017
IT departments are under constant pressure to deliver improved user experiences that lead to revenue growth. Achieving this goal requires addressing multiple areas at once: taking advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud; empowering mobile users with anytime, anywhere access; and accelerating digital transformation.
The importance of IT has never been greater. Companies are transforming their business models with digital technologies, leveraging emerging mobile and social platforms, and increasingly operating online. All of these developments are powered by IT innovation, while IT departments face challenges meeting the increasing demands of the business. Complexity in the data center has soared, causing IT administrative costs to skyrocket.
" One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs."
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Social networking, an increasingly mobile workforce, virtualization technology, cloud computing and more have affected every department in the enterprise, including IT. As technology continues to advance and the new reality is based on an infrastructure that includes physical, virtual, and cloud resources, IT departments need to find new ways of managing and securing this vastly different technology ecosystem. Read this white paper to learn the myriad of benefits that cloud-driven technology can provide, including reclaiming your IT team as the central nervous system of the organization!
To compete in today’s world, business
leaders are placing increased demands
on IT. Unfortunately, many IT
departments are not able to deliver
future innovation with their current
infrastructure, applications and
processes. To meet these demands, IT
must digitally transform the enterprise
through the adoption of cloud native
practices, allowing them to both
optimize and transform their existing
infrastructure and applications. Recent
Avanade research supports this
thinking, finding that 88% of senior IT
decision-makers believe that IT
modernization is crucial to addressing
the emerging requirements of the
On the upside, those surveyed also
indicated that by modernizing their IT
infrastructures they expect to deliver
real business results, such as boosting
annual revenue by 14%, while at the
same time reducing business operating
costs by 13%1
. For many, this sounds
like a winning strategy but what does it
mean to adopt cloud native
approaches, and how does it impact
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 07, 2017
The analytics tools you’ve come to rely on probably haven’t kept pace with this rapid change, and may now be less effective. Systems may not be nimble enough to follow customer journeys across channels and time. Different platforms in different departments can’t talk to each other, so reporting is slowed. And it’s difficult to take proactive steps when your view of the total customer experience is a little blurry.
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Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to
become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these
concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the
way they engage with their business peers.