Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX),
transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately
deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the
network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across
multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at
Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network
(SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an
example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the
business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose
the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every
other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that
rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and
integrates the security archit
Enterprise chief information security officers (CISOs) are seeking ways to leverage existing security
investments to bridge the divide between largely siloed security systems. The focus is on reducing
the number of consoles needed to manage the security infrastructure. Network security vendors have
a significant role to play in bridging the communication gap between these systems. The creation of a
unified defense architecture enables threat data exchange between existing security systems. It helps
automate the process of raising an organization's security posture when a security infrastructure
component detects a threat.
The following questions were posed by Fortinet to Robert Ayoub, program director in IDC's Security
Products program, on behalf of Fortinet's customers.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
Combining the right people, hardware, and
software to ensure quality everywhere
Quality and reliability matter more than ever. In today’s
hypercompetitive environment, companies can’t afford to lag
behind when it comes to the quality of their products. And
management can’t lag behind when it comes to adopting new
tools and technologies to ensure quality everywhere.
Over the past two decades, 3D scanning has become a crucial
tool in many manufacturers’ measurement and inspection
arsenals. It’s an effective metrology technique that is trusted
for its accuracy, reliability, speed, and ease of use. Its noncontact nature and exceptional flexibility make it ideal for
measuring a wide range of parts in a wide range of places.
An effective approach to 3D scanning requires matching the
right people with the right hardware and the right software
to best meet your company’s measurement needs.
This eBook will help you determine if 3D scanning is right
for your inspection needs, and if it is, how b
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
To stay competitive, manufacturers have to meet the rapidly changing needs of customers while retaining high quality products, at the same time as controlling costs. Product lifetimes are shrinking and customers are expecting more customization and innovation. Agility is the key to staying ahead of the competition and meeting the needs of customers.
The FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer delivers production-grade parts, at high speed, with six sigma repeatability, and can be used across a distributed manufacturing and engineering enterprise. With a low cost of entry, FabPro 1000 enables agile manufacturing operations to meet customer needs rapidly and effectively empowers engineers to deliver more value and quality in the product development process.
To find out more download this whitepaper today!
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
Rewrite the rules of injection molding with 3D Systems thermoplastic additive manufacturing printers and materials.
3D Systems offers a wide variety of 3D printable thermoplastics, engineered for a range of applications. Materials specialists, designers, and manufacturing engineers can collaborate on getting the exact features they need for both aesthetics and function. These new design and manufacturing options open the door to improved products, new designs, new business models, and new markets. The key is to know when to use thermoplastic additive manufacturing instead of conventional injection molding.
To read more about how 3D Systems can help your business download this whitepaper today.
We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage
The world is now digital. From the explosive expansion in data-driven service delivery to digitally disruptive business models such as Uber and Netflix that have fundamentally changed the way we consume products, the digital evolution is unavoidable.
As digital continues to advance, it’s crucial that UK businesses can be confident in their ability to keep up to date with the latest trends and technologies. But enhancing existing tools and models is just the beginning. Digital transformation is about taking advantage of new innovations that completely change the way businesses work, the experiences they offer their customers and the value they deliver within their market.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
In a digital world, customers expect banks to connect all the dots and deliver omnichannel experiences that are seamless, personalized, and yes, delightful. Whether your customers visit branch locations or engage on mobile apps, it’s essential that at the enterprise level, you're able to understand and anticipate their needs.
Understanding your data is key to this kind of responsiveness. When you’re able to harness data and segment customers in new and exciting ways, target the right markets, and offer relevant products at the right time you can drive new opportunities, generate new revenue streams, and increase the value of every customer.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Citibank
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
While great products are great, having a great product is no longer enough.
Products alone simply don’t win anymore. Say you’ve just launched a brilliant product or service. A myriad of near-identical alternatives from competitors will likely flood the market almost immediately. Differentiating yours from theirs has become a lot more difficult.
Not to mention that technology has made it easier than ever for customers to shop around. From gathering information, to interacting with brands and purchasing products, it’s never been simpler to find the cheapest, fastest, smartest alternative, anywhere in the world.
Cloetta is a leading
confectionary company in
the Nordic region of Europe
and The Netherlands. Cloetta
manufactures and markets
products, nuts, pastilles,
chewing gum, and pick and
mix concepts. Its products
are in more than 40 markets
worldwide, with Sweden,
Finland, Denmark, Norway, the
Netherlands, Germany, and the
UK as the main markets.
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and the need to rework faulty products.
Watch this webinar to learn how TIBCO’s Smart Manufacturing solutions can help you overcome these challenges. You will also see a demonstration of TIBCO technology in action around improving yield and optimizing processes while also saving costs.
What You Will Learn:
Applying advanced analytics & machine learning / AI techniques to optimize complex manufacturing processes
How multi-variate statistical process control can help to detect deviations from a baseline
How to monitor in real time the OEE and produce a 360 view of your factory
The webinar also highlights customer case studies from our clients who have already successfully implemented process optimization models.
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and no need to rework faulty products. To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support. At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
Whether you know it as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Smart Industry, Manufacturing is going through a deep transformation, with changes that are centered around digitalization. While most industries are already on this digitalization path, the disruption is more visible and pronounced in manufacturing because it is expanding virtual data and processes into environments that have been fundamentally about physical products. This transformation has already started, and its impact is expected to be massive. Technical, economic, and social changes are expected across the whole manufacturing ecosystem, with jobs shifting from offshoring back to nearshoring. Strong technology elements driving this digital revolution include 3D printing, robotizing and automation, smart factory with IoT and machine learning, and supply chain digitization. Their impact is profound.
The explosion of Big Data represents an opportunity to leverage trending attitudes in the marketplace to better segment and target customers, and enhance products and promotions. Success requires establishing a common business rationale for harnessing social media and determining a maturity model for sentiment analysis to assess existing social media capabilities.
More often than not, performance and security are thought of as two separate issues that require two separate solutions. This is mainly due to the implications posed behind various performance and security products. We typically have either security solutions or performance solutions, but rarely solutions that offer both. As technology has advanced, so have our attackers, finding newer and better ways to impact both the performance and security of a site. With this in mind, it has become even more critical to come up with solutions that bridge the gap between security and performance. But how do we do that? We need to shift the focus to what we can do at the browser by leveraging various frontend techniques, such as web linking and obfuscation, versus solely relying upon the capabilities of a content delivery network (CDN) or the origin. We can take advantage of all the new and emerging frontend technologies to help provide a secure and optimal experience for users—all starting at the
Security breaches are expensive, costing U.S. businesses an average of $3.5 million per incident, which doesn’t include brand damage or other intangibles. Unfortunately, breaches are highly likely to happen, with 87% of organizations experiencing a breach in the past 12 months.
Data, whether it’s intellectual property or personal data, needs to be protected. Dell Data Protection solutions provide encryption, malware protection, and authentication for Dell and non-Dell products, to equip businesses with a complete, easy-to-manage, end-user security solution.
As complex product companies look to build sales opps they're using mobile platforms (iPads and Smartphones) to demo products anywhere, anytime. But the question is, who's developing the dynamic content that's exciting prospects and accelerating sales?As complex product companies look to build sales opps they're using mobile platforms (iPads and Smartphones) to demo products anywhere, anytime. But the question is, who's developing the dynamic content that's exciting prospects and accelerating sales?
Obtaining products for sales and marketing demonstrations can be tough, especially with large, complex and expensive. Learn how CMOs are overcoming such issues with virtual 3D product demonstration that look and behave like the actual product.
CMOs know that a consistent and concise product story is critical to maintaining a product's market position. Learn why they're turning to virtual product demonstrations to tell a convincing cross channel story that accelerate sales.
Savvy marketers are looking for ways to reuse interactive content across multiple platforms and venues to save money. Learn how virtual product demonstrations can be CREATED ONCE and reused ANYWHERE to reduce costs and accelerate sales.
Describing product pain points without a visual is hard, and having a product at every sales engagement is near impossible. Learn how marketing tools show amazing product stories using stunning interactive visual experiences that win deals.
CMOs are challenging trade show professionals to do more with less. That's why savvy marketers are using virtual product demonstrations to eliminate the cost of shipping products and create engaging interactive customer experiences within their booth.
Increase productivity for small and midsize business with HP ProLiant Gen9 servers. Today, business executives are seeking ways to become more productive so that they can deliver new products and services faster, increase operational efficiencies, grow revenue, increase margin and gain market share. Increasing the productivity of IT resources and staff is critical for their success. New innovations now make it possible for small and midsize businesses (SMB) to leverage the performance and efficiencies that were once only affordable by large enterprises. Businesses of all sizes face similar issues as they look to grow their business efficiently.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.