Aggregated from customer usage metrics of the Coupa cloud platform, the Coupa Benchmark allows you to compare your performance to your peers. The 2014 Benchmark includes ten KPIs, including req-to-order cycle time, invoice OK-to-pay hours, and visible PO spend-on-contract percentage.
Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.
One of the leading ways that today’s organizations are providing secure, reliable and scalable answers for their networking needs is through MPLS IP-VPN network usage. However, businesses are also looking to create Intelligent WAN that integrates security, application performance management, and cloud services in order to create more intelligent wide area networks. This paper examines how to use the attributes of MPLS-based VPNs to enable enterprises to create a truly intelligent WAN, discussing key planning, implementation and management considerations to pave the way for a more intelligent and cloud-enabled WAN.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago—collecting data on everything we do and using it to streamline our daily activities. In doing so, IoT is changing the way that consumers think about service. Service organizations must be prepared to support these new customer expectations to ensure continued satisfaction to strengthen and foster loyalty.
Additionally, IoT is making its way into the enterprise, especially among organizations in industries like utilities, oil and gas, medical devices, manufacturing and telecommunications. Connected devices enable more efficient processes for maintenance and repair by constantly providing information on machines’ performance, environmental conditions, and possible failures. For example, a connected washing machine in a customer’s home could automatically send out an error report to the manufacturer when it experiences a failure. This is where field service management comes in.
The digital economy is changing expectations for IT organizations, driving the need to rapidly provide resources to development, QA, and line-of-business teams to develop and roll out applications. While business wants IT to be more responsive, IT must address the need for speed with policy-driven governance, compliance, security, and performance.
In our eBook, “Top 3 Reasons Why You Need Cloud Management,” we define the need for cloud management platforms, expand on the requirements and take a closer look at how other organizations are deploying cloud management platforms to improve management of the entire IT services delivery lifecycle.
With the rise of companies such as Netflix and Uber, the marketplace is feeling the impact of “digital disruptors”—fast-moving, application-centric organizations that are taking advantage of digitalization to create thriving and market-changing business models.
In an effort to stay competitive, more enterprises are adopting multi-cloud strategies as a means “to optimize workload performance and cost” across their IT environment, both on and off premises.
The trend brief “Top Trends Driving the Need for Unified Cloud Management” discusses how a cloud management platform (CMP) enables IT organizations to accelerate IT services delivery and improve data center operations while maintaining control across multi-cloud environments. The brief highlights the VMware enterprise-ready cloud management platform based on VMware vRealize® Suite and powered by Intel® based server platforms.
Traditional enterprise performance management solutions were designed for applications running inside the corporate network and are unable to provide visibility beyond the corporate network perimeter. With the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications by enterprises, these performance management solutions that are completely blind to issues outside the enterprise, are unable to help IT teams troubleshoot performance problems with the SaaS applications.
Published By: Bizible
Published Date: Jun 09, 2017
Companies that excel at marketing performance management focus on the measurable outcome of marketing: revenue, deals, and retention. Learn more about developing the right MPM framework for your organization.
Is your IT organization taking the proper steps toward successful cloud adoption?
Legacy networking technology is hampering IT agility. Cloud providers have initiated an agility revolution but secure inter- and intra-cloud network connectivity are still very challenging. Easier alternatives are either expensive, worsen application performance and/or hamper network efficiency. Riverbed’s unique SD-WAN solution helps unlock agility across the complete enterprise network allowing for easier deployment and management of cloud-centric networks. This cloud adoption Use Case outlines challenges and solutions for cloud-centric enterprise architectures including:
· Unlocking cloud agility through simple workflows in the WAN such as single-click secure connectivity to cloud and branch networks
· The importance of bandwidth reduction and application acceleration to ensure cloud adoption
· Distinguishing between application and network problems through enhanced visibility
Download this free e-guide to gain an understanding of predictive analytics concepts, how to align your data sources to unlock the value of the data in your organization, analyze the correlations, and reap the benefits of analytics in optimizing sales performance.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Feb 20, 2010
For over a decade, IT organizations have been plagued by high data warehousing costs, with millions of dollars spent annually on specialized, high-end hardware and DBA personnel overhead for performance tuning. The root cause: using data warehouse database management (DBMS) software, like Oracle and SQLServer that were designed 20-30 years ago to handle write-intensive OLTP workloads, not query-intensive analytic workloads.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Oct 30, 2009
Independent research firm Knowledge Integrity Inc. examine two high performance computing technologies that are transitioning into the mainstream: high performance massively parallel analytical database management systems (ADBMS) and distributed parallel programming paradigms, such as MapReduce, (Hadoop, Pig, and HDFS, etc.). By providing an overview of both concepts and looking at how the two approaches can be used together, they conclude that combining a high performance batch programming and execution model with an high performance analytical database provides significant business benefits for a number of different types of applications.
Managing Complexity in the Extended Enterprise. Regardless of company size, businesses must
balance the increasing cost and effort involved in managing the network with other business functions that also require time, resources, personnel, and management attention.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Sep 05, 2013
Webroot SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection offers a revolutionary approach to malware protection. It brings together Webroot's innovative file pattern and predictive behavior recognition technology, with the almost limitless power of cloud computing, to stop known threats and prevent unknown zero-day attacks more effectively than anything else.
Read this white paper to learn about ultimate performance and minimal management security software from Webroot.
The dreaded annual performance review: whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, it can be an uncomfortable experience for both managers and employees. But it doesn’t have to be.
See how great organizations use reviews to:
Increase employee productivity
Create an on-going dialog between employees and managers
Support overall organizational goals
Being a manager is hard. Being a great manager is even harder. Learn simple things you can do as a manager to increase performance from both individuals and teams.
Simple strategies like:
• Talk less, listen more
• Play to your (and your team's) strengths
• Manage teams, not individuals
• Accentuate the positive
The IBM System x 3350 is a rack server designed for single-application hosting. This datasheet explains the details and benefits of the x3350, including its energy efficiency, high availability and outstanding performance, as well as the integrated systems management tools that help you manage complexity.
Mid-Market CEO Study - The rate and scope of change in the business environment is unprecedented. Organizations that approach this climate as an opportunity are the ones experiencing greater financial returns. Explore the study, The Enterprise Of The Future: Implications For Midsize Organizations, to learn about the core traits shared by these successful midsize organizations.
Sign up for the webcast and you will learn: The strategic benefits of a robust information infrastructure for performance management, How to take immediate action if your operating reporting has data latency challenges, How to drive broader adoption in the business by addressing critical data challenges, Why the combination of IBM and Cognos, an IBM company, accelerates the delivery and quality of the information needed to drive business performance.
Learn how IBM’s change data capture technology can be used in conjunction with IBM’s performance management solutions from Cognos to provide access to the trusted information that systems and employees need to make informed decisions at the speed of business.
Linux reliability has come of age. Several major Linux distributions including Novell SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu scored high in reliability, improved over 2006 uptime statistics and achieved near parity with Unix distributions. Security incidents plagued Windows Server 2003, which saw uptime decrease by roughly 10% during last year. Corporations must continue to adhere to best practices in configuration, management and security to ensure optimal server operating system and application reliability.
IDC studied 14 mobile and fixed-line service providers that implemented Tivoli Netcool and found that IBM Tivoli Netcool can help in big ways. It reduces costs by improving operational efficiencies and still allows you to deliver a high-quality custom management.