Government agencies often look to promote new technology for cost-savings and efficiency, but it does not stop there. The second and third-tier effects of technology can be long lasting for citizens, businesses, and economies. When public institutions adopt the cloud, they experience an internal transformation. Inside an organization, cloud usage drives greater accessibility of data and information sharing, increases worker productivity, and improves resource allocation. The external benefit of the cloud is recognized through a government’s ability to put reclaimed time and resources toward serving citizens. This includes provisioning public services, such as occupational-skills training, quicker and more effective service delivery, a pathway to a more productive workforce, and ultimately, a boost to local development. This whitepaper examines the enterprise-level benefits of the cloud, as well as the residual impact on economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration
Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets and launch new products and services are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally been focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance, and holding down costs. Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development, as well as for running existing applications.
Digitalization has spurred new opportunities for how business gets done. With the emergence of big data and mobility, enterprises see the promise of making employees more productive and keeping customers more engaged. And they recognize that efficient, prompt application development and delivery are instrumental for taking advantage of these new opportunities. In this unforgiving era of digitalization, you need to be first to market if you want to flourish.
The fifth annual State of DevOps Report, presented by Puppet and DevOps Research & Assessment (DORA), confirms and highlights the fact that achieving higher IT and organizational performance is a team effort spanning development and operations — and it’s an investment that can deliver powerful returns.
This year’s report shows how DevOps speeds up delivery, improves quality and security, enhances employee engagement and more.
Download the report to learn why:
• High-performing IT organization experience 200x more frequent deployments and 24x recovery from failures.
• High performers spend 22 percent less time on unplanned work and 29 percent more time on new work, such as features or code.
• Taking an experimental approach to product development improves IT performance.
The report also helps you understand the ROI of DevOps, and includes formulas to quantify your potential cost savings, using metrics from you own organization.
Thanks to the rise of containers and microservices, the rate at which new application projects are moving into production environments is accelerating exponentially. Developers have been employing containers for some time to speed development of applications.
But the arrival of these applications to production environments inevitably creates new challenges for IT operations teams, since most IT monitoring tools don’t provide visibility into the containers that make up those microservices. As those container applications move into production, IT operations teams suddenly are finding themselves potentially flying blind.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturers have to connect closely with customers and introduce new products quickly and efficiently to meet their needs. While smaller Industrial Equipment Manufacturers may be able to control, access, and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger Industrial Equipment Manufacturers rely on full-featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global supply chains.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturer companies may find themselves in-between because:
• Product and organizational complexity drive them beyond basic PDM capabilities
• A full-featured PLM implementation may feel out of reach
They need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time. What’s the right size PLM to fit an Industrial Equipment Manufacturer? Let’s take a look.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
A major telecoms client was struggling with time to market. Keen to launch a new youth brand, it had a number of innovative value-added digital services it wanted to offer; but it was taking a long time to implement them. Launching a new brand meant a 12-15 month cycle, which was unacceptable.
The reason was that, whenever anyone wanted to launch a new product or feature, they had to work on both the back-end and the front-end and then integrate it with the front end applications to make it work. This was so time-consuming and difficult that we were appointed to introduce a micro services layer in between, which would shorten development timescales.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Brains, not brawn: Fewer companies than ever before are shackled to the tyranny of the volume play: producing vast quantities of goods to reap razor-thin margins. Instead,
manufacturing has been freed to search for the next big idea – and many of them.
What’s empowering this idea revolution: automated processes, new technologies at the ready, and a thorough understanding of R&D’s costs and contributions?
Realizing that there is strength in numbers, companies are creating virtual innovation hubs with valued partners, joining industry consortia, and opening up product
development to crowdsourcing.
What’s common to all: Companies are drawing closer to epicenters of talent, demand, and supply and moving faster than ever to commercialize great ideas.
Are you ready?
In today’s digital economy, the ability to bring new software applications and updates to market quickly is a key to competitive advantage. For companies in diverse industries, the goal is the same: Get high-quality software into production as fast as possible.
In this quest to accelerate release cycles, organizations must get beyond historical barriers that impede the rapid delivery of the software that keeps an enterprise competitive. In too many cases, processes tend to be inefficient, slow, and prone to failed releases. Much of the blame for the problem can be laid at the feet of organizational structures that mandate conflicting goals for the two key departments at either end of the application development chain: development/testing (dev/test) and operations.
Where dev/test teams want to push their applications and updates into production quickly, operations teams want to go more slowly in order to maintain control and keep applications and systems available.
Portals are becoming integral enablers of business and IT innovation for many organizations. From first-generation content aggregation portals to more sophisticated enterprise process portals, organizations have used portal solutions to improve productivity, streamline business processes, enable new Web-based product and service delivery models, and provide IT with a powerful platform for new and composite application development.
Your customers are asking for it. Your developers are ready for it. Your operations team is demanding it. What’s behind this momentum?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a fundamental shift away from traditional software licensing to a market-driven subscription model. Keystone engaged 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned to a SaaS model, and found:
New customer segments open thanks to lower adoption and operating costs.
With less complex infrastructure under SaaS, customer TCO drops.
ISV products improve with value-added cloud services and SaaS data capabilities.
Financial predictability improves with recurring revenue model.
New pricing models aligns ISV value to customers’ business needs, driving increased revenue.
Additional, significant operational benefits from switching to a SaaS model.
Fill out the form at right to get the free report, The Shift to SaaS: A high-value opportunity for ISVs.
The collection of product usage data increases the speed of product development by 33%. –
In healthcare, bringing new and reliable products to market is essential for staying relevant and competitive. That's why when McKesson needed to transform its development environments, the nation's largest healtchcare IT solutions provider turned to HP CloudSystem Matrix. By moving from a traditional rack-mount server infrastructure to an HP CloudSystem Matrix integrated solution, McKesson saw an 84-fold increase in processing speeds on their development environments (down to 40 mins. from 7 days). They also enjoyed a 42% reduction in physical server count and a 67% decrease in management time. Read this case study to see how your own organization can use an HP CloudSystem Matrix solution to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and drive innovation.
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The product portfolio decisions you make today will determine whether your company is relevant tomorrow. With such a fine line between success and failure, now is the time to make product portfolio decisions based on fact-not guesswork, political agendas, intuition or the opinions of the loudest voice in the room. Learn more today!
In this On Demand session learn about using cloud-based social collaboration tools to streamline key areas of your business, increasing time to invest in new product development. Hear how one manufacturer turned to an IBM Business Partner to implement IBM SmartCloud Connections.
The new capabilities of WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile, based on Java EE 7 standards, are designed for enhanced developer productivity, dynamic scale, resilient production deployments and ease of integration into modern DevOps workflows. These new production ready capabilities of Liberty profile enable development and delivery of engaging and responsive applications by providing the application infrastructure that meets expectations for speed, agility and user friendliness.
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, the race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily intensifies. This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information. Building on the foundation provided by fusing industry-standard technologies, federated scale-out software, and converged management, HP is now extending Converged Storage into new solutions and segments with a new initiative that introduces the next evolution of this HP Converged Storage strategy and vision.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
While corporate training and education programs may seem to some like standard internal HR functions, their impact is vast. These programs not only support employee growth and career development, which improves satisfaction and retention; they also provide new product knowledge, upgrade skills and ultimately improve corporate productivity. With that said, like any other cost center, corporate training departments are facing increasing pressure from above to provide higher, more measurable returns on investment and “do more with less” in the form of shrinking training and travel budgets. They are also being asked to minimize the time employees spend undergoing training, to increase productivity. To achieve this, trainers are embracing new forms of learning to deliver training and development. This paper discusses the 5 benefits of Video Collaboration in Corporate Training.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Aug 17, 2016
In 2015, the speed and complexity of business continues to increase, with business leaders struggling to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of the market. Innovation rules the day: newer, more advance products, and shorter development timelines, mean that enterprises, in general, and procurement teams in particular, need to be agile.
Electronics and Software Engineering are quickly merging with traditional Mechanical Engineering to create a new paradigm in auto manufacturing: Mechatronics. Industry experts predict that this shift will bring about profound advances in automotive product development. Unfortunately, existing IT and process infrastructures do not provide sufficient capabilities to support the new paradigm: multiple data silos, a lack of standardized processes, and integration issues on a tool level (Mechanical, Electronic, Software) continue to pose serious obstacles to development efficiency, and remain a frequent source of delays, quality issues and cost increases.
This "paradigm shift" includes a move from a predominance of physical testing for product prototype validation to simulation-led problem solving and performance validation, using Computer Aided Engineering, and Design (CAE and CAD) tools.
Infor PLM Optiva streamlines the innovation process and enables food and beverage, home and personal care and specialty chemical companies to develop innovative products for the global market in less time and at lower cost, while significantly reducing the risks associated with new product innovation. Download this solution overview to learn more.
Published By: Accelrys
Published Date: Feb 08, 2012
This Perspective highlights Accelrys' Biological Registration, a new product solution with the ability to more effectively register, track, and manage promising biologics, resulting in more efficient biological product development. Find out more!