A hardware and software system specifically designed for the database software to optimize database operations, both for performance and administrative simplicity. An environment that supports workload consolidation, thereby reducing the number of physical servers required for the databases in question.
Benefits: Reduced cost and optimal performance.
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracle’s Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service.
Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc.
Nordics based financial company had challenges in migrating the old legacy network design to Cisco ACI for a new Datacentre. Also it did not had service overview and CMDB to support 150 business services transition. LTI leveraged and implemented several ServiceNow modules, customised 100 odd patterns for 150 business services and executed extensive integration of 25 legacy systems. These transactions and implementation helped in easy cost computation for new business expansions
1. 25% reduction in DC migration time by creating business service oriented move groups
2. Accurate costing of each business service for replication in new regions/geographies
With the right HCI solution, IT teams can lower costs, increase agility and reduce complexity. Adoption rates for HCI continue to soar – now expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 42% through 2023. If you’ve yet to make the transition to HCI or research its benefits, discover these 5 HCI Use Cases for 2019 – and Beyond.
Everybody’s talking about big data. Huge promises have been made about its role in driving enterprises forward. But few organizations are realizing its true benefits.
For those able to put data to good use, there’s much to be excited about. Data is transforming not only businesses, but entire industries, and the world as we know it. Today organizations are harnessing big data to do things like transform healthcare, provide eyesight for the visually impaired, and bringing us closer to autonomous cars
A microservice architecture provides benefits in the areas of service isolation and deployment as well as independent scalability. These benefits lead to more rapid release cycles and better use of available resources. But a microservice architecture also presents a host of new challenges in both deployment as well as performance management.
The benefits to microservices far outweigh their challenges and, by identifying them early, you can plan for and ensure that your adoption of a microservices architecture goes smoothly.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. It focuses on digital transformation and creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A key part of this revolution is technology that enables new realities—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
These new realities are already being applied in industrial settings and are poised to grow exponentially in the next few years. This storyscape dives into use cases for each type of reality and presents the benefits of each in relation to industrial automation.
The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
HP Business Services Management (BSM), which includes HP Network Management Center, HP Systems Management, and HP Application Performance Management, is a comprehensive performance management solution designed to enable IT organizations to manage a diversity of in-house and cloud based services at a lower cost to the business. HP commissioned Dimensional Research to interview customers who have deployed HP BSM solutions to obtain detailed feedback on the real world benefits provided by these solutions. Dimensional Research conducted 26 in-depth interviews with HP customers as well as researched documented case studies. This report summarizes those findings.
Traditional project management techniques are not working as well as expected. According to research, an average organization has at least $74 million USD (yearly) in at-risk projects. And, even when projects are executed successfully, all too often they still fail to deliver business benefits.
So, how do you get started? How do you prioritize which issues to address first? What are the risks and potential rewards? What can you do yourself and where can you need help?
This paper helps you answer those questions. It provides important insights into the root causes of project failures and misalignment with business unit expectations, along with possible solutions. It illustrates the path to optimized project and portfolio management from four different starting points, and provides step-by-step advice to help you reach new milestones quickly. It is intended to help you make the transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Private cloud computing can better align IT with business concerns by making IT efficient, responsive, and cost-effective. Learn how to start your private cloud with automation and orchestration to gain operational efficiency and financial benefits.
As cloud deployments accelerate, there's no question that Federal agencies are reaping the benefits – improved agility, less IT complexity, and greater collaboration through shared services. But, while the benefits are clear, concerns around data stewardship and management can stop migrations in their tracks.
So how are Federal agencies dealing with the control challenge? To find out, MeriTalk surveyed 153 Federal IT professionals closely involved in their agency's cloud implementations.
What you see isn’t always what you get with HR, talent, and learning software. Did you know that, even with the rigour frequently put into selection, two-thirds of HR software projects fail to produce at least half of the expected benefits? Or how about that a recent research project from Clarkson University determined that there was no link between HR software and HR’s ability to be more strategic? Even though HR technology is often sold as “best practices in a box,” looks can be deceiving. To avoid being duped by pretty demos of software with no substance and find a partner that can meet the hidden complexities that exist in your unique processes, you need to ask the right questions.
With the growing adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and increased employee cost sharing, unlocking the value of your benefits for your employees and your business critically depends, now more than ever, on engaging your employees to make smart healthcare decisions. The good news is that innovative benefits technologies are starting to deliver on a proven recipe for success.
Steel Dynamics had a confusing mix of contact lists and brochures for more than a dozen benefit vendors. They knew they needed a strategic partner to help them transform the employee user experience. Castlight Health was that partner. They gave the steel maker a way to provide employees with a single place to access and understand their benefits. The results were pretty impressive, as employee engagement quickly soared to 87%.
Wish you could get more employees to use their benefits? (And use them wisely?) The Ultimate HR Guide to Promoting Benefits Programs, Tools, and Resources can help you get started. This handy eBook from Castlight Health and Jellyvision explains how to 1) avoid sounding like an insurance robot, 2) find incentives that work (and that don’t bust the budget) and 3) promote your benefit programs — everywhere.
Tired of year after year of healthcare cost increases, Steel Dynamics decided to fight back. They partnered with Castlight Health, a cloud-based provider of healthcare management services. Castlight Health’s health benefits platform armed employees with buying information — when and how they needed it. As a result, Steel Dynamics cut healthcare spending by approximately $500,000 in their first year with Castlight Health.
Help employees get the most from their health benefits — with Castlight Health. Their health benefits platform helps employees make smarter healthcare decisions. Castlight Health’s software recommends and shares only information, processes and tasks that are relevant to the employee. This gives employees the information they need, when they need it — without overwhelming them with unnecessary clutter.
Benefits engagement is low. But employees are already overwhelmed with emails, texts, instant messages and more. Castlight Health can help to break through the noise. Their health benefits platform engages employees in their benefits, provides the right information at the right time and helps employees make better healthcare decisions.