The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers. This IP Networking Comparison Guide examines the four key areas driving enterprise network priorities and looks at key factors within each. This document will give you a clear perspective on how the various options stack up on the most important features and capabilities necessary to meet your transformation needs.
The role of IT is fundamentally changing from a cost-efficient enablement technology to a more strategic element of the enterprise. For companies born before the digital era, IT is a key player on their path to digital transformation; for more recent businesses designed with technology at their core, IT represents a foundational pillar on top of which everything else is built.
With this shifting role, IT’s decades-long emphasis on TCO is being eclipsed by a new-found focus on security and automation. Whether it’s the continuous risks posed by a dynamic threat landscape, the threat of digital disruption, or an inability to keep pace with the latest trends, virtually every enterprise needs to be more agile. And, with the continued evolution of compute, storage, and applications, networks have been exposed as a bottleneck to change.
The key to delivering profitable projects right from the start is being able to quote them accurately. Bidding on, and deploying scarce resources to a project that could not be delivered profitably is a recipe for failure. Through PSA solutions, top performing consulting firms can more accurately estimate job costs to determine profitability. Using analytics and lessons from past projects, this will enable smarter decisions on which projects should be bid on so that the project portfolio can be fully optimized. Further, this information can be refreshed mid-project so that changes can be made in an agile manner, and projects that are going off the rails can be steered back towards profitability.
There’s no denying that the world has been rocked on its side by some incredible technological
advances that have drastically altered how we live and work. Cellular phones have evolved
from bulky handsets in carry bags to sleek devices that do practically everything. In 2017,
46 percent of surveyed Americans said they use digital voice assistants such as Google
Home or Amazon Echo, with 56.3 million more smart speakers predicted to ship in 2018. In
manufacturing and business, we’re at a point of unprecedented automation. Machines have
taken over a vast number of tasks, including those once thought undoable by machine.
Strong patient engagement leads to improved population health, a better experience of care, and lower healthcare costs. Even so, few healthcare organizations have a well-defined patient engagement strategy, according to research by IBM Watson Health. Read this whitepaper and learn why healthcare organizations should create a comprehensive patient engagement strategy, what each component of such a strategy entails and how to take the steps required to build an effective patient engagement program. From patient portals, telemedicine, and mobile health, to data sharing, automation tools and cognitive computing, you’ll gain the ability to leverage valuable tools for increasing patients’ involvement in their own health outcomes.
The shift to value-based care means that healthcare organizations should expand their concept of return on investment (ROI) to include the ability of solutions to increase efficiency and contain healthcare costs. Data analytics and automation capabilities have become important tools for providers aiming to maximize value-based payments. Learn from this whitepaper about the best ways for healthcare organizations to measure health IT ROI in the value-based environment, including specific examples of how certain providers are approaching this challenge.
"Every organisation already has a system of agreement. It's how written agreements get prepared, signed, enacted, and managed. But typically, it involves a messy, improvised mix of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and overnighting paper agreements. These needlessly slow legacy processes add costs to agreements due to wasted productivity and materials.
It's time for a change.
The DocuSign System of Agreement Platform connects the world's No. 1 eSignature technology to every other aspect of the agreement process. Read this white paper to learn how to modernise your System of Agreement, including how to:
- Prepare agreements with a high degree of automation
- Sign agreements quickly and securely
- Act on agreement terms after signing
- Manage agreements with flexible options"
Published By: DocStar
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Accounts Payable is a fundamental activity for nearly all businesses. Pick any enterprise and you can bet there is an AP function at the heart of financial operations. The obligation to pay off short-term debt is one that every company must satisfy. But more than that, the process to do it must be efficient and productive. If you get behind on your obligations you risk missing important financial discounts, defaulting with creditors, and damaging your reputation with suppliers and stakeholders.
CFOs face the challenges associated with Accounts Payable…and it’s easy to lose sleep. As other areas of business and commerce have become more and more paperless, the accounts payable process in most organizations remains mired in paper copies and manual workflow. The result is an often costly and people intensive process that leaves companies vulnerable to competitors and financial executives with a growing unease over the inherent inefficiencies.
Humans excel at tasks that require creativity, the opportunity to respond to the unexpected, and general attentiveness to the surrounding environment. Technology and machines, on the other hand, are built to process a lot of information quickly without getting bored; technology reliably completes the task it is assigned without deviation. The most powerful approach to adding technology to a team takes the strengths of both humans and technology into account and from that, creates a superior, collaborative system. For example, reporting software such as Spreadsheet Server and Atlas for Dynamics AX/365 by Global Software, Inc. both serve as machine learning intelligence that uses automation to reduce errors, while at the same time preserving humans’ ability to create reports and outcomes from the data the way they need to see it.
Asia’s business environment is characterised by rapidly changing trade dependencies, innovative competitors that disrupt markets with digital technology, and a macroeconomic climate closely tied to the health of the Chinese economy and the vigour of the American consumer. In Asia, three-quarters
of CFOs say automation is improving their finance function’s efficiency, allowing it to focus on value-added tasks. 68% say their company is providing technology to boost collaboration between finance and other business units. What else can you learn from these leading CFOs?
Salesfusion is transforming how mid-market businesses engage audiences and measure marketing success. Our marketing automation platform is purpose-built for mid-sized companies. It is designed to include all of the features you need in a single platform that is both broad and deep in capability. We obsessed about the platform design to ensure it is easy to use with drag and drop interfaces for email, landing page, and form builders, and Salesfusion is the only marketing automation platform to include a comprehensive Business Intelligence module.
Like 62% of your peers*, do you lack an easy way to discover and manage devices both on and off your network? One thing that won’t change in 2013 for IT Pros is the daily onslaught of challenges. Learn about 5 best practices for network discovery
Published By: Brightcove
Published Date: Sep 26, 2016
Enable valuable digital dialogues through a combination of marketing automation, interactive video, and personalized content. Intelligently crafting these elements of your campaign, while effectively integrating the tech stack tools that empower 1:1 conversations (OVP, MAP, and CRM), can create a remarkable video marketing strategy.
Published By: BlueCat
Published Date: Aug 20, 2013
To enable always-on application access and business connectivity, you need a rock-solid network foundation. The increasingly complex, dynamic and fluid relationship between networks and devices requires a new approach to IP Address Management (IPAM) – one that unifies mobile security, address management, automation and self-service to provide actionable network intelligence and a broad span of control. This paper discusses the critical role of IPAM in providing a smarter way to connect mobile devices, applications, virtual environments and clouds.
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.
Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data, and things — will generate $19 trillion in Value at Stake for the private and public sectors combined between 2013 and 2022. More than 42 percent of this value — $8 trillion — will come from one of IoE’s chief enablers, the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Use this guide as a checklist to compare your current email marketing technology against four core areas where marketing automation extends the power of email - audience targeting, automating marketing tactics, enabling sales and measuring results.
Email deliverability is about maximizing the potential number of emails reaching the inbox. Privacy is about safeguarding the personal information contained in your mailing database. Download this guide to learn about privacy and deliverability.
Companies running legacy job scheduling products suffer from higher costs, inefficient use of resources, and greater IT complexity, according to independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates. Read their findings, and see why consolidating on a single, comprehensive workload automation solution is an easy win for IT and the business.
This paper discusses workload automation and job scheduling as it pertains to cloud computing and helps enterprise IT leaders understand the workload automation landscape by raising questions they need to carefully consider for long-term success of their datacenter workload automation strategy.
This whitepaper: Describes a 4-stage virtualization maturity lifecycle experienced by many organizations and discusses in detail (using sample project plans) the tasks and capabilities required to succeed at each stage of the maturity lifecycle.
This webinar will explain the key phases of virtualization maturity, outline the critical maturity challenges, and provide you with a step-by-step guide to building your virtualization maturity and maximizing your virtualization outcomes.
Using strategic points of control to aggregate and dynamically provision IT resources can help organizations meet network-related challenges and move past the hype to successfully build, deploy, and secure private clouds. By using strategic points of control to aggregate and dynamically provision resources, organizations can meet network-related challenges and successfully build, deploy, and secure private clouds.