Transforming your firm doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, patience and planning. However, the value of moving away from the old, transaction-based way of doing business and into a more modern model is immense.
Consider getting to a place where you’ve built a cloud technology infrastructure that allows staff and clients to collaborate via access to real-time data and documents. Where you are running at peak efficiency. Build a business that’s modern. One that allows you to be a leader, not mired down in transactional work. It can be a reality.
Our 3-step guide, courtesy of our friends at Rootworks, can help you transform your firm into one that will last well into the future and secure your legacy.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
When’s the last time someone said they liked VPN? The way we work has changed. We access apps from any device, from anywhere, and we expect a fast, seamless experience when we do so. Now, enterprises are able to deliver this, and improve security with cloud services called Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) technologies. A modern alternative to VPN.
How new technologies will change how people connect with each other and serve customers tomorrow.
The Leader’s Guide to the Future of Work, featuring Gartner Research, introduces you to a world where technology helps people connect better – with each other and with their customers. The workplace as we know it today is evolving into a digital, virtual work space, where work becomes more fluid, more project-based and more mobile than today.
Where teams communicate and collaborate more effectively, beyond devices, physical locations and functions – even beyond the boundaries of the enterprise. And where humans and machines not only work together, but complement each other effortlessly.
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
The advent of Apache Hadoop™ has led many organizations to replatform their existing architectures to reduce data management costs and find new ways to unlock the value of their data. One area that benefits from replatforming is the data warehouse. According to research firm Gartner, “starting in 2018, data warehouse managers will benefit from hybrid architectures that eliminate data silos by blending current best practices with ‘big data’ and other emerging technology types.” There’s undoubtedly a lot to ain by modernizing data warehouse architectures to leverage new technologies, however the replatforming process itself can be harder than it would at first appear. Hadoop projects are often taking longer than they need to create the promised benefits, and often times problems can be avoided if you know what to avoid from the onset.
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Dec 05, 2018
Enterprise analytics is quickly evolving into a democratized capability where anyone can access and act on all available information, often in real-time employing advanced techniques. But the complex, dynamic and urgent nature of modern data analytics demands a new approach to data integration.
This paper proposes that DataOps, the application of DevOps practices to data analytics, is the best way to overcome these challenges to create an iterative build-operate process for data movement.
Read this white paper to:
Understand how modern data analytics create data integration challenges due to architectural complexity, operational blindness and data drift.
Learn how DevOps pillars of automation and monitoring can create higher developer productivity, operational efficiency and business confidence in data.
See specific examples of DataOps functionality being applied to data integration across modern architectures.
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Feb 13, 2019
Enterprise analytics has quickly evolved from a centralized business intelligence function for historical reporting and dashboards to a democratized capability where anyone can access, analyze and act on all available information, often in real-time while employing advanced techniques. But the complex, dynamic and urgent nature of modern data analytics demands a new approach to data integration.
In a world where digital is mainstream, the IT function lives or dies on the way it delivers technology services, responds to issues and manages expectations. Are you ready for the future?
Download this report to discover:
• what role IT has to play in developing a future-ready, connected enterprise
• why fundamental changes to the IT operating model are necessary
• six key areas where IT must deliver to avoid getting left behind.
Traditional IT finance funding processes can no longer keep pace with fast-changing customer demands. Discover a more dynamic approach to funding technology and innovation – one that enables investing almost anytime and anywhere.
Read this briefing to find out:
• why funding must be uncoupled from the annual budgeting process
• how the decentralisation of IT is shaping investment strategies
• what a new approach to evaluating success should look like
• how Technology Business Management can help.
There are key points to consider when looking for a videoconferencing system. As independent Telecommunications and IT consultants, part of what we do is to evaluate various products and systems regularly for mid-to-large enterprise clients, from 500 to over 30,000 employees. At a high level evaluation elements include costs, technology and features, and service.
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age.
Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age.
But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system.
What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you:
• Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes.
• Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making.
• Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Mar 08, 2016
If you’re evaluating big data integration platforms, you know that with the increasing number of tools and technologies out there, it can be difficult to separate meaningful information from the hype, and identify the right technology to solve your unique big data problem. This analyst research provides a concise overview of big data integration technologies, and reviews key things to consider when creating an integrated big data environment that blends new technologies with existing BI systems to meet your business goals.
Read the Buyer’s Guide to Big Data Integration by CITO Research to learn:
• What tools are most useful for working with Big Data, Hadoop, and existing transactional databases
• How to create an effective “data supply chain”
• How to succeed with complex data on-boarding using automation for more reliable data ingestion
• The best ways to connect, transport, and transform data for data exploration, analytics and compliance
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Apr 28, 2016
Although the phrase “next-generation platforms and analytics” can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things, most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards. Next-generation platforms and analytics often mean simply pushing past reports and dashboards to more advanced forms of analytics, such as predictive analytics. Next-generation analytics might move your organization from visualization to big data visualization; from slicing and dicing data to predictive analytics; or to using more than just structured data for analysis.
With a world of information and accessibility in their pockets, customers can engage with a brand whenever and wherever they want. This flexibility has made mobile technology an essential part of the way both customers and businesses interact. And to deliver experiences that feel personal and intimate, your plan needs to account for a critical building block to any relationship: trust. Read Circles of Trust: Use Mobile to Engage Better, to understand how you can leverage trust to deliver a better customer experience.
Read the white paper to learn:
• The four major circles of trust as a fresh approach to successful customer experience
• The seven steps to effective optimization
• The 3 C’s of mobile marketing
• The steps for developing a mobile optimization plan across your organization
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
More and more, your customers are connecting to your products and services on their mobile devices. So if your goal is to provide great customer service, that’s where you need to be: in the app, interacting with customers.
Join this webinar to hear industry experts discuss how in-app support will be the next era of customer service. Emerging mobile technologies are posing new challenges and opportunities — are you and your support team prepared?
Attend this live webinar to learn:
• Ways to evaluate your support center for the mobile world
• How new technologies will impact the customer service industry
• Why your customer service should offer in-app support options
• And more…
Published By: Workterra
Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
Any number of characteristics put the mid-market employer in a league of its own, placing it somewhere between the niche-focused small businesses of Main Street, USA, and the complex enterprise-level organizations that conduct business on a global scale. HR technology is a shining example of this place in the middle. HR for mid-market employers must fulfill needs that can’t be met by benefits administration and core HR solutions designed to narrowly target either small businesses or enterprise organizations.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Aug 09, 2017
There is a crisis in enterprise communications and collaboration, due
in large part to the diversity of technology and application silos that
create user complexity and confusion. As cloud and mobile become the
convergence points for enterprise communications and collaboration,
enterprise planners have to focus on a global open cloud strategy to
facilitate effective internal and external collaborative business workflows
A recent study by Engineering.com indicated there is a significant gap between how Industrial Equipment Manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. In order to address the challenging aspects of product development projects, it was determined that projects with a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution will perform higher.
Learn how PLM solutions with embedded project management can uniquely provide the following operational best practices:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio in order to leverage common technology platforms and launch products to market faster
• Coordination of a project’s schedule and resources, with its scope as defined by requirements and development constraints, in order to meet market expectations
• Automatic project task updates as development work is completed to provide a real-time understanding of project status and progress
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces
(APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new
business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital
transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional
customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect
employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime,
APIs are not necessarily a new technology, but in today’s digital
world, they have risen in prominence and become important
to every facet of the enterprise. This in turn has increased the
demand for effective API management. But what does an effective solution look like?
The API Management Playbook will help you understand:
• Why digital transformation is crucial in the application economy
• How APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation
• Which key stakeholders in your organization are impacted by APIs
• What the API lifecycle is and how it relates to API management
In today’s application economy, interaction between a business and
its customers, partners and employees is increasingly through apps.
And omni-channel access to these applications—from anywhere at
any time—is dependent on APIs. These APIs provide an interface for
developers to code against, and must be robust enough to support
As a result, APIs are perhaps the most critical technology in digital
business design today. APIs sit between your application clients
—apps, websites and devices—and application backends. By
leveraging APIs, you can securely stretch the boundaries of your
enterprise by tapping into a broad array of digital businesses, digital
customers and digital devices.
But just as important as the API, is the application backend itself.
Behind the API, the data access layer and application logic layer are
doing the heavy lifting—implementing business rules, maintaining
data consistency and managing interactions with various data
sources. These three com
As the pace of business continues to quicken, companies are starting to recognize that to stay competitive the process of developing and releasing software needs to change. Release cadence has greatly accelerated. There is no occasion anymore for a 6- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround in which the customer will find the delay acceptable.
Things need to move faster, and they need to be ready and perfect faster.
Transforming to continuous testing is a journey, just like agile and DevOps was and still is. Companies and their IT teams will encounter setbacks, which must be anticipated and accepted.
This is why planning is essential at every step in the continuous testing journey.
Download this whitepaper to find out how CA Technologies can help your business today.
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) have captured the imaginations of business and technical leaders alike: computers besting human world-champions in board games with more positions than there are atoms in the universe, mastering popular video games, and helping diagnose skin cancer. The AI techniques underlying these breakthroughs are finding diverse application across every industry. Early adopters are seeing results; particularly encouraging is that AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we live. Access to data and information anytime,
anywhere is no longer a luxury—it is a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For
IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver higher-quality applications
more often, enabling companies to stay relevant and seize digital business opportunities.
Cloud-native is an approach to building applications that takes advantage of cloud computing
models and DevOps principles to make the delivery of new features and services faster and more
flexible. With a cloud-native strategy, organizations can begin the culture, process, and technology
changes needed to meet new demands and become an IT organization that can deliver business
The following checklist will assess your needs and possible business impacts to help you choose a
cloud-native platform that benefits the business, developers, and IT operations team.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The days of monolithic application development are over.
And while “digital transformation” may sound like a fancy
buzzword that ranks alongside blockchain, agile, and cloud, it’s
not all hype. With transformation comes unprecedented levels
of speed, consistency, and efficiency that are fundamentally
changing the way developers do their jobs.
Yes, that includes you.
Much of the burden and pressure to deliver on the promises made
by the business falls on the shoulders of IT developers. In a world
where users demand new applications, features, and updates
across all their devices in real time, container technology is your
secret weapon. Containers let you work smarter by creating
consistent development environments to rapidly develop and
deliver cloud-native applications that can run anywhere. With
containers, you can also deliver microservices that eliminate
lengthy regression testing cycles, deploy without disruption,
and provide a mechanism for patching or rolling back code on
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design
There has always been a relationship between an application and the platform and services which
run it. For a long time, that relationship was very tight and encompassed a lot of areas related to the
application design, from the language the application could be written in to administrative behaviors
like monitoring and logging, even things like transaction management, frontend UI development, or
In a sense, the application platform was just another design consideration for the application. A few
years ago, as significant changes in platform technology like cloud, containers, and virtual machines
started rolling out, the primary emphasis for CTOs and application architects was on how to move to
those platforms. The platform choice was a major part of the application. The focus was — one way or
another — getting into “the cloud.”
There’s been a shift in customers’ pri