Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain competitive advantage in their industries. However, as discussed in “The truth about information governance and the cloud,” most organizations will be challenged to reconcile their legacy on-premises data with new third-party cloud-based data. It is within these “hybrid” environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
Did you ever wonder what enterprise resource planning or ERP is and how it can help your business? Or perhaps you know a little about ERP but you’re not sure if you should opt for an on-premise or cloud solution and what to expect from your final choice.
If you’re a business owner, manager or director in a mid-sized or growing business and you’re confused about ERP, this guide will help you.
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The concept of a virtual, digital equivalent to a physical product or the Digital Twin was introduced in 2003 at a University of Michigan Executive Course on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) taught by Dr. Michael Grieves. In light of these advances, it is timely to explore how the Digital Twin can move from an interesting and potentially useful concept that aids in understanding the relationship between a physical product and its underlying information to a critical component of an enterprise-wide closed-loop product lifecycle.
Understand how focusing on the connection between physical product and virtual product will improve productivity, uniformity of production, and ensure the highest quality products.
This spotlight report examines:
• How Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are key enablers of data management and Digital Transformation. Companies can combine many other opportunities with manufacturing operations in a digital journey.
• Product lifecycle management (PLM) as a high-value discipline to pair with MOM in discrete manufacturing, and the value of digital continuity across engineering, manufacturing operations, and supply chain.
• A robust integration of MOM and PLM technologies and the advent of the Digital Twin (a virtual copy of the product and how it's made) to demonstrate maturity in Smart Manufacturing and the ability to make smart products in smart factories.
The IIoT has opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers. Take advantage of it.
This whitepaper will explore the anatomy of targeted attacks: the inner workings of the APT lifecycle. It will also provide an in-depth overview of Trend Micro Deep Discovery advanced threat protection solution, and how it enables enterprise IT to adopt a custom defense strategy that modernizes its risk management program to defend against targeted attacks. Deep Discovery is at the heart of the Trend Micro Custom Defense solution against targeted attacks.
Performance management works hand-in-hand with every phase of the employee lifecycle: learning and development, succession, and even recruiting. Creating a true performance management culture drives employee engagement and retention as well as your bottom line.
Download "The True Cost of Not Having Performance Management" to learn how to make the case to execs that investing in performance management drives growth.
This brief will uncover:
• How smarter recruiting leads to more impactful workers
• Strategies for connecting performance to learning
• How to create a development plan that matches to performance goals
Download the brief to see more proven solutions for building a strong performance management culture!
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
New Enterprise challenge has emerged. With the number of APIs growing rapidly, managing them one-off or via Excel or corporate wiki is no longer feasible.
The smartest organizations have discovered a set of best practices to design powerful APIs that leverage existing services, to effectively manage those APIs throughout their lifecycle and to scale their deployment across consumers and devices. This eBook examines the relationship between APIs and services and presents the key elements of a successful API strategy in the form of 7 habits.
In this eBook you will learn:
- How to leverage existing services in the API economy
- Where to get started with your API strategy
- Key criteria for selecting an API Management solution
- Strategies to overcome API security and identity challenges
- How and why to apply the fundamentals of API First Design
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 01, 2016
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management
Read this complimentary copy of the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management, and find out why MuleSoft was named a Leader based on completeness of vision and the ability to execute. Read on to learn:
Expert perspectives on API management
Critical analysis of key differentiators
Latest developments in integration technology
Industry benchmarks and trends
Within 6 months of starting to use Okta, customers on average will connect more than 10 applications for single sign-on. Once single-sign-on is tackled, cloud-first IT organizations can start to tackle the next set of problems. These next challenges are all about how you manage identities across all connected systems, how to determine who has access to what, and how you maintain control over user access. Some of the largest organizations in the world spend millions of dollars building out complex workflow systems to manage these processes. Even then, they depend heavily on manual work to actually get the job done. With Okta, there is a better way to do this, and it’s accessible to organizations of all sizes. Okta Provisioning gives you a foundation for cloud-first IT that brings sanity to your IT processes and enables you to encourage business groups to keep adopting more applications and users to bring the devices of their choice to work. App management, mobility management, and authe
The shift to the cloud is changing how companies think about their IT infrastructure and what they must do to manage it. The on-demand applications and services that comprise a cloud services network enable companies to rapidly deploy powerful capabilities to a broad set of users at very low costs. However, they also introduce challenges associated with securing and controlling users and access, simplifying adoption and scaling of these applications, and providing insight into utilization to ensure the business is optimizing its cloud investments. Okta’s on-demand identity management service enables companies to address these challenges head-on by being designed from the ground up as a scalable, secure, multi-tenant service that protects your data through centralized access control.
Within 6 months of purchasing Okta, the average customer connects 10 applications, and once up and running, the number increases quickly. But, the average customer could be using twice as many provisioning integrations than they are. Using Okta for single sign-on and a centralized view of your cloud apps isn’t nearly enough. Watch this webinar for a live demo of Okta’s new Access Request Workflow and Access Discovery Report features and learn how Okta Provisioning can bring sanity to your IT processes.
• Provisioning Workflows
• Role & Rule-based Access Control
• Security-focused Compliance Reporting
Adobe wanted to enable creativity in their customers and allow them to be mobile and function in the cloud. Recognizing that identify was key to making this work they leveraged Okta to create a simple and secure customer experience. Download this white paper to learn more about how Adobe found a way to bring IT and engineering together and overcome identify concerns.
For most companies, Active Directory (AD) or LDAP and play the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies. Directory integration typically serves as a "source of truth" for user identities, and it provides access control to on-premises resources such as networks, file servers, and web applications. A byproduct of the transition to cloud applications is the proliferation of separate user stores; each cloud application typically is rolled out independently and therefore has its own unique database of user credentials. Okta's cloud-based identity and access management service solves these problems with a single integration point that provides a highly available solution for all cloud and web-based application Active Directory integrations.
Cloud-first, mobile-first organizations are seeing huge benefits from taking a more distributed approach to IT. Business units are given more freedom to evaluate and select SaaS applications that will enable efficiency and growth. Users are given more freedom to use the devices that make them the most productive.
When this trend started, most IT organizations were able to implement some basic, manual processes to administer and govern IT in this best-of-breed distributed environment. However, as the number of touchpoints increases, IT needs to automate to keep pace.
This paper goes into more detail on the top 5 reasons to automate identity lifecycle and identity administration and build a solid foundation for future cloud-first, mobile-first IT.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and provisioning solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
IT leaders at FICO, Rotary International, Informatica, and many other leading organizations are becoming strategic business enablers and creating new ways to engage customers and partners with Okta. Watch this short video to learn how these IT leaders are driving business results with Okta.
IT leaders are finding new opportunities in an era of digital disruption. Read this two page executive brief for a quick overview of how IT is driving growth and increasing efficiency by securely connecting the digital enterprise with customers, partners, suppliers, distributors, and devices.
Most IT decision makers are struggling to master identity management in an infrastructure where modern cloud-based software must function with legacy on premise systems. According to a recent IDG Research study, 91 percent of respondents say solving this identity management conundrum is critical or very important to succeeding at their digital initiatives. And the vast majority of respondents long for a solution that is both efficient to manage and provides users and customers with an outstanding experience. This white paper examines how your peers are looking at digitizing their businesses, lowering the total cost of ownership, and building an identity management strategy to support their business’s goals.
You're moving towards Office 365 and you want true single sign-on for users. You also want to ensure authentication is directly tied back to the policies and user status in Active Directory. With Okta's lightweight agent, you can minimize your on-prem footprint as you move to the cloud. Zero servers and on-prem software to deploy, update and manage means lower TCO.