Classifying independent contractors vs. employees and exempt vs. non-exempt employees can be tricky. This white paper outlines what small business owners should know and examines general standards under state and federal law for correct classification.
Although the cost of flash storage solutions continues to fall, on a per-gigabyte capacity basis, it is still significantly more expensive to acquire than traditional hard drives. However, when the cost per gigabyte is examined in terms of TCO, and the customer looks past the pure acquisition cost and accounts for “soft factors” such as prolonging the life of a data center, lower operating costs (for example, power and cooling), increased flexibility and scalability, or the service levels that a flash solution enables, flash solution costs become increasingly competitive with spinning media.
This paper explores several of the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits associated with flash storage compared to those of traditional hard disk storage environments. Experiences of customers with NetApp® flash storage solutions demonstrate how deployment of flash storage can translate into a lower TCO than that provided by traditional hard disks.
In this whitepaper, we argue that traditional models for estimating HCIT costs are inadequate and overlook several business-critical variables. Our intention is not to provide a comprehensive TCO model, but to expose and examine the operational considerations that most TCO models fail to recognize or account for, and to equip executives to ask the right questions about the cost of delivering clinical and financial results stemming from technology procurement
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.
Shifting trends in product ownership and management suggest that
companies must begin to create valuable experiences. As things learn
and adapt to their users, they can act like “agents” on behalf of users.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Move to the Cloud with Confidence
If you are considering the right deployment model for your contact center, economic guidelines can help you choose the solution that is best for your company. Cloud, on-premises or hybrid.
Just a few years ago, businesses were still unsure of the viability of moving their contact centers and other critical enterprise systems to the cloud. Since then, with the decrease of cloud costs, and the corresponding increase in security and, the viability and total cost of ownership of cloud deployments are attracting more and more companies.
This eBook will cover how different criteria can affect a choice between a cloud or on-premises contact center, including:
• The size of your contact center, and business requirements such as customer journey management
• The location and quantity of contact centers being managed
• The need for scalability, speed of deployment, and maintenance requirements
Read the eBook today!
DevOps (short for development and operations), like most
new approaches, is only a buzzword for many people.
Everyone talks about it, but not everyone knows what it is.
In broad terms, DevOps is an approach based on lean and agile
principles in which business owners and the development, operations,
and quality assurance departments collaborate to deliver
software in a continuous manner that enables the business to
more quickly seize market opportunities and reduce the time
to include customer feedback. Indeed, enterprise applications are
so diverse and composed of multiple technologies, databases,
end-user devices, and so on, that only a DevOps approach will be
successful when dealing with these complexities. Opinions differ
on how to use it, however.
Some people say that DevOps is for practitioners only; others say
that it revolves around the cloud. IBM takes a broad and holistic
view and sees DevOps as a business-driven software delivery
approach — an approach that takes a new or en
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
In this ebook, we dive into how identity management streamlines access to the cloud while protecting corporate data.
The location of many resources is changing to the cloud, yet companies still need central management of those resources. Trying to maintain security and order in a chaotic free-for-all use of cloud apps and bring-your-own-device culture is like a black hole sucking in IT’s time—time they could be dedicating to other projects.
OneLogin’s cloud identity management platform spans the entire application portfolio with secure single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), user provisioning, integration with common directory infrastructures such as Active Directory (AD), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and various cloud directories, and more.
We recommend the following:
• IT departments leverage OneLogin for all their identity management needs
• IT departments educate users about security and safe sharing
• App owners enable Security Assertion M
With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, you get better, more consistent performance for end users. Ruckus access points have been proven to support 30-50% more clients without a performance penalty.
Choose high performance, high density-capable access points that lower your total cost of ownership, now and in the long-term.
Car-sharing, ride-sharing and ride-hailing aren’t
new. Uber and other personal mobility services
have redefined how people move from place to
place. And now these services are beginning to
redefine traditional car ownership itself. As people
move from one vehicle to another, their personal
information and preferences need to follow them,
so the car they use feels like their own. Blockchain is
defined as a shared, immutable ledger, and it can
address many of the challenges that new types of
personal mobility present.
As organizations increasingly strive to become model-driven, they recognize the necessity of a data science platform. According to a recent survey report “Key Factors on the Journey to Become Model-Driven”, 86% of model-driven companies differentiate themselves by using a data science platform. And yet the question of whether to build or buy still remains.
This paper presents a framework to facilitate the decision process, and considers the four-year projection of total costs for both approaches in a sample scenario.
Read this whitepaper to understand three major factors in your decision process:
Total cost of ownership - Internal build costs often run into the tens of millions
Opportunity costs - Distraction from your core competency
Risk factors - Missed deadlines and delayed time to market
Complex and strictly regulated supply chains require trust between involved parties to function properly and maximize efficiency.
Addressing a wide range of challenges, IBM Blockchain efficiently streamlines the supply chain by digitizing the process to provide a secure, trustworthy and shared record of ownership. Making relevant information available to parties involved, the blockchain addresses transparency issues and open standards. It can also simultaneously track the supply chain status for risks and triggers remediation actions before a crisis emerges.
Learn more about how IBM Blockchain can transform your supply chain to get more business value out of your processes and data.
Click here to find out more about how embedding IBM technologies can accelerate your solutions’ time to market.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
In a case of “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,”
some software project failures occur because of a lack of
traceability — that is, an incomplete record of
documentation around software quality assurance efforts.
The lack of traceability has a significant impact on QA
testing effectiveness and meeting strategic goals. However,
with optimal traceability, testing becomes more efficient
and enables collaboration throughout the software
development lifecycle, as well as between product owners
and organization leaders.
2017 was a momentous year in security, even though the DDoS landscape appeared to plateau. Maybe it was because Mirai hit so hard at the end of 2016 and the owners of other botnets were retooling to catch up. Maybe it was because news of large data breaches captured so many headlines, drawing the attention of both criminals and the public. Or maybe it is simply due to the cyclical nature of attack popularity that we have seen in the past. No matter the cause, our prediction is that the trend won’t continue in 2018, and it is not time to be complacent. The Mirai botnet is far from played out, as botnet creators are continuing to modify the source code for their individual needs and, with more connected platforms devices than ever, the Internet will continue to offer fertile ground for largescale attacks.
Published By: Datarobot
Published Date: May 14, 2018
Founded in 2000, Trupanion is a Seattle-based company that provides allinclusive medical insurance policies for pet owners. A challenge for insurance companies is the need to quickly process claims to determine whether a claim should be paid automatically. In the comparatively small world of medical insurance for cats and dogs, however, only about 1% of pet owners hold insurance policies. Most veterinarians expect pet owners to cover the full bill for their pets’ treatment, making the insurance claims process a manual and time-consuming effort.
Midsize organizations strive for success, and being successful means consistently making smart decisions—including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a midsize organization to meet the needs of its employees and customers today and also allow it to make simple but value-rich changes in the future. Technology must support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, engaging with suppliers, and conducting many common business processes.
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 >