Learn how Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that are leveraging Hybrid Cloud are seeing several critical benefits. Based on new Aberdeen research, these gains and benefits are even more vital for today’s organizations. With hybrid cloud, your SMB can reduce downtime, cost and risk while increasing flexibility and scalability.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
This white paper examines the various threats faced by mid-sized businesses and explains why a comprehensive approach to protection and resilience makes good business sense, and helps IT managers benchmark their company’s security posture against their peers’.
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
Big Data, cloud, and mobility are changing the way we do business and bringing more opportunities to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) than ever before. To create competitive differentiation and take advantage of these opportunities, you need to close the gap between what your business demands and what your IT systems can deliver.
Businesses of all sizes struggle with aging gear and lack of storage. In fact, in a 2018 Enterprise Storage Forum survey, IT and business leaders cited these concerns as their two biggest storage infrastructure challenges. But in mid- to enterprise-sized businesses, where every dollar counts, fixing these problems can feel like a tall order. If you’re going to upgrade your storage, you need to make sure you’re getting an efficient array that will help you maximize the value of your storage and your data.
We tested two storage arrays to see which could best help organizations meet these goals: the Dell EMC™ Unity™ XT 880F, and an all-flash offering in the entry-level market from a competitor (“Vendor A”). In our hands-on testing, the Dell EMC Unity XT array processed up to 93 percent more input/output operations per second (IOPS) in an 8KB 100% random read test and reduced 129 percent more data. It also carried out common management tasks faster, cutting the number of deployment steps i
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Enterprises with remote or branch offices and small to midsized businesses face very specific infrastructure challenges. Dell PowerEdge VRTX addresses these by providing scalable servers, storage, and networking in a compact, converged, easy-to-manage platform. Here’s how it brings simplicity, versatility and efficiency to ROBO or SMB environments.
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Today it is possible, even for smaller organizations, to establish both backup and full-fledged hybrid data protection under one robust onsite/offsite underpinning. ESG has four recommendations to assist such organizations as they try to pursue a disk-to-disk-to-cloud data protection strategy in the right way, with particular consideration for EVault by Carbonite.
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
Over the years, small to midsized businesses
have pieced together a patchwork of
applications to run their operations. From
accounting to order fulfilment, to sales and
marketing, a venerable hairball of applications
exists across millions of small to midsized
business. This infrastructure will not enable
rapidly growing businesses to sustain and
This white paper presents a comprehensive guide to improving data backup and recovery, and looks at 5 key considerations for small and midsized businesses when looking at the modernization of different aspects of their production.
In this report, we will examine all facets of mobile payment processing, beginning with a very brief history of mobile payments and forecasts for the future. We will then explore the benefits of mobility for small and mid-sized businesses, the ease of processing mobile payments, the equipment required and the issues small and mid-sized businesses should take into consideration when taking your business mobile.
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues, improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms. Specifically, they erroneously believe that their best option is to execute the applications either on standalone or virtualized on x86 servers. RFG finds that there are 10 compelling reasons why an IBM LinuxONE solution is superior to an x86 one, including the fact that LinuxONE is a better, more economical choice.
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues,
improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs)
and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the
business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that
many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
Running a retail company has never been so challenging – perhaps more so for mid-sized businesses. With high customer expectations, shrinking margins, and intense competition from start-ups and global retail giants alike, it’s difficult to know which areas of your business to prioritise for improvement. In this guide, we’ll discuss some of the key challenges for growing retailers. We’ll also look at the digital tools that could help you overcome them, and keep your competitive edge.
Discover the value of right-sizing IP telephony
The Tolly Group crunched the numbers on Avaya IP Office Platform, Cisco Systems Business Edition and ShoreTel Unified Communications Platform to evaluate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for midsized businesses with each solution. See what they found in this report >
Seize emerging communications opportunities
Analyst Dave Michels writes that midsized businesses have opportunities as unique as their challenges, specifically in the communications space where full-stack solutions have created optimization potential. Read the report to learn more >
WD Music is a one-of-a-kind company, but their path to growth was blocked by a problem faced by thousands of small and
mid-sized businesses: their precious capital was tied up in a long cash-conversion cycle. WD Music had to pay suppliers in-full
for guitar parts, then wait weeks or months to recoup the cash from customer sales. This left them without the working capital
to buy more inventory, fulfill more orders and create a healthier, more profitable business. One day, Larry Davis, Vice President
of WD Music, was speaking with Greg Kleehammer, from UPS Capital®. Kleehammer asked a simple question: “What if you could take one of your company’s biggest assets — your in-transit inventory — and turn it into working capital?” That’s how WD Music discovered an alternative-financing solution that opened the door to more growth, more prosperity and a lot less stress.
Mid-sized businesses have long struggled to protect their IT systems. Many firms are inadequately protected and mistakenly think that a disaster is rare and won’t happen to them anytime soon. This custom Yankee Group Report uses customer interviews, statistical data and Yankee Group SMB survey results to examine disaster recovery (DR) issues.
To survive in today's marketplace, small to mid-sized businesses are increasingly using the power of company-wide goal alignment to generate strong financial performance, increase productivity and create a more cohesive culture than their larger competitors.
Read this IBM whitepaper to understand how mid-sized business can benefit from virtualization with new technologies and improved affordability. The paper shows how IBM can help you reduce costs, improve services and simplify management. It also includes specific examples of IBM solutions and the cost savings you can expect.