As IT departments’ lists of backlogged application development projects keep growing, so does the speed of new development requests from line-of-business personnel. For many IT departments, the speed of business — the speed of requests for additional developments — can’t be met under current practices. This inability to keep pace with critical development requests, supporting timely strategy modifications, seriously impacts an enterprise’s profitability. The solution FICO advocates — one that accounts for budget constraints, legacy operational realities and quality assurance — is to empower line-of-business personnel as Citizen Developers, giving them the right set of technology assets to quickly, safely and cost effectively participate in application development.
As a professional with influence over the customer experience your business provides to your customers, you likely have a sense of which organizations are getting it right, whether they're your direct competitors or sources of inspiration in another line of business. While you can try to mimic, replicate or establish your own benchmarks to measure against based on these success stories, there's nothing more valuable than hearing how it's done directly from the pros.
Check out our free e-booklet to learn from six companies that transformed their digital customer experience and saw measurable results in customer satisfaction, operational costs, employee productivity, and more.
It’s time to find a new communications solution for your company.
Before you start your search, consider this: No two company’s operations are quite the same and
different organizations benefit from different types of phone systems. Understanding the factors that are
driving many businesses to move their communications to the cloud will help you determine if a cloud
communications solution is right for you.
Here are seven operational trends propelling today’s move to Unified Communications as a Service
Check off each statement that rings true for your company. The more checks, the more your company
will excel in the cloud.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
Solid state storage is increasingly deployed in all sizes of
datacenters, from the small and medium business to the
large enterprise. It comes in many forms including
hybrid arrays, direct attached drives, PCIe flash and
accelerators that fit somewhere in between servers and
storage. With the price of flash continuing to drop,
hybrid storage is becoming more compelling to the small
and medium business for critical computing applications
such as databases and day-to-day operational
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of
the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost
all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver
affecting IT spending in 2016
This paper presents the challenges and benefits of implementing an integrated cloud solution that provides the flexibility, agility, and security business organizations need to increase operational efficiency, and responsiveness. Download now!
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Until recently, Manhattan Associates had used a traditional secondary storage solution to manage its large and rapidly expanding data footprint of ~1PB. Designed for traditional workflows, the company’s IT team realized it had become cost prohibitive to add features to their existing environment to support their VM level backups. Like most traditional storage options, the existing solution did not scale-out linearly, and complicated the environment by creating silos. With Cohesity’s scale-out architecture, the team was able to start small and grow their Cohesity environment on the go, yet keep it unified and simple. See how Manhanttan Associates achieved operational efficiency and lowered their TCO by supporting VM data protection, supporting native integration with the public cloud and providing simple converged solution for data protection, target storage and files. Get the case study.
Published By: MacroAir
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
Large industrial facilities such as warehouses and manufacturing plants present a huge operational challenge because of their size. With extremely tall ceilings and a lot of square footage to cool or heat, keeping occupants comfortable is difficult. The solution: MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans. MacroAir large industrial fans create a more comfortable climate and reduce energy costs for large industrial facilities.
MacroAir invented the large industrial ceiling fan in 1998 to deliver a cost-effective climate control solution by generating large amounts of airflow. MacroAir’s big industrial fans produce a cooling effect, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans create an environment where employee’s feel comfortable, which results in increased productivity and improved industrial operations.
Top 5 Factors Every Bio-Tech and Pharmaceutical Company Must Keep in Mind.
Successfully launching a product in the U.S. requires a balance across commercial strategy, government programs, and contracting operations. While the market holds significant opportunity, there are also complexities that need to be considered prior to launch.
To prepare for the launch of your drug in the U.S. market, download a copy of Navigating the U.S. Government Market to help your organization remain compliant with government operational and pricing requirements.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
Want to learn how to design and deploy infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions in the cloud using Amazon Web Services? This ebook will take you through practical examples, design patterns, and tips to help you confidently build a working IaaS solution.
Download to find out:
The key components of the AWS public cloud platform
How to launch your compute and storage resources on the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) platform
How to add compute resources to your VPC with AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
The types of storage in AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) with cost, performance impact, and examples of operational tasks
By the end of this ebook, you’ll master AWS core components and how to design for resiliency. You’ll even be able to launch and manage your cloud solution using either the AWS command-line interface or the AWS web console.
The positive impact of most
cost-cutting efforts is short-lived,
as individuals revert to past
behaviors and spending habits.
As normalcy returns, so can costs
and head count.
How do you keep the spirit alive?
How do you make cost
consciousness an organizational
capability and a shared mind-set,
rather than a bunch of rules that
are resented and resisted?
Look to the following strategic,
operational, organizational, and
cultural levers to help you
sustain the change.
Predictive IT is a powerful new approach that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict incidents before they impact customers and end users. By using AI and predictive analytics, IT organizations are able to deliver seamless customer experiences that meet changing customer behavior and business demands. Discover the critical steps required to build your IT strategy, and learn how to harness predictive analytics to reduce operational inefficiencies and improve digital experiences.
Download this executive brief from CIO to learn:
5 steps to an effective predictive IT strategy
Where AI can help, and where it can’t
How to drive revenue and exceptional customer experiences with predictive analytics
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 14, 2019
If anything is certain about the future, it’s that there will be more complexity, more data to manage and greater pressure to deliver instantly. The hardware you buy should meet today’s expectations and prepare you for whatever comes next.
Power Systems are built for the most demanding, data-intensive, computing on earth. Our cloudready servers help you unleash insight from your data pipeline — from managing mission-critical data, to managing your operational data stores and data lakes, to delivering the best server for cognitive computing.
With industry leading reliability and security, our infrastructure is designed to crush the most data-intensive workloads imaginable, while keeping your business protected.
- Simplified Multicloud
- Built-in end-to-end security
- Proven Reliability
- Industry-leading value and performance
Without specific and explicit design decisions about not only the network architecture but also network operations,enterprises risk drifting toward a future of many clouds, each with their own operational nuances. Those who are not mindful about managing new additions increase the complexity of their network with each variation.
This white paper discusses how to approach the design of the network and operations in the move from cloud to multicloud. The focus is on meeting the business needs of today and tomorrow, battling complexity, preserving the possibilities for options, and supporting IT’s role as the steward of technology decisions for the business.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
There is little question about the role that SAP® BW has historically played in the SAP® infrastructure. It has been a key element in unlocking SAP’s vast and complex store of operational data housed in their ERP applications. One can easily think of BW as the original Rosetta Stone for this data. For without it, end users and IT shops would have faced daunting coding tasks attempting to cull the proper elements out of the SAP® ERP code for reporting. However, BW and the associated tools around it were rudimentary to begin with, and have not advanced to where it meets the pressing demands of todays’ end users.
The New Rosetta Stone 2.0 for SAP® ERP Data —And More. Download now!
In the future, people won’t necessarily want to own cars, but they’ll need personal mobility. The mobility ecosystem can support a range of different services, but in the near-term, many of these nascent businesses face a range of operational challenges as they bid to grow and become profitable.
This ebook explores the fundamental needs of new mobility providers as they target business improvements, looks at their considerations as they forge key technology partnerships, and shows how HERE's Auto Mobility Operations solution can help mobility services meet those requirements.
This ebook will help you understand how Auto Mobility Operations helps:
• Enable the creation and integration of key location features as applications for mobile operating systems through use of the HERE Mobile SDK
• Manage and efficiently operate fleet assets with HERE Location Services, providing fresh, high-quality and global location-based data
• Create a frictionless and compelling UX - with APIs, mapping
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: May 02, 2017
Ventana’s Internet of Things (IoT) research found that the intention of organizations to embrace IoT and operational intelligence often outpace their current capabilities. Furthermore, most organizations are not ready to derive maximum value from IoT. This analyst report will take you through the Top 10 Best Practices for organizations considering how to engage with and best leverage IoT.
This book is written for readers who have varying levels of familiarity with ODM. It doesn’t focus on any particular vendor’s offering; instead, it talks about the features of ODM as a model for managing operational decision-making.