IT organizations are focusing on supporting growth, boosting revenue, advancing innovation, and delivering new customer experiences. Their mission is no longer about managing and troubleshooting technology. It’s about transforming business processes and driving new business outcomes.
In the following pages, you’ll learn why applications are increasingly crucial to businesses (page 4). You’ll get unique perspectives from industry analysts and software automation visionaries (pages 10 and 15). and you’ll hear from companies that are already taking advantage of aCI, like acxiom (page 8), Netapp (page 12), and Symantec (page 14).
Forward-thinking IT departments are using the cloud as a transformative engine, helping them transition from tactical systems administrators to strategic service brokers. In doing so, they have an opportunity to redefine their partnership with business groups and become more influential, effective leaders of revenue and growth.
Neovise, a cloud computing industry research and analyst firm, prepared this Perspective Report.
• Cloud(n), an IaaS public cloud solution developed by NTT and hosted by Verio, delivers unique value, flexibility, reliability, backed by 24/7 customer support.
• Using NTT’s vast global network, Verio can offer 99.99% reliability as well as free bandwidth and fixed pricing caps, so customers never pay more than expected.
• Citrix CloudPlatform provides developers with a secure, reliable, hypervisor agnostic foundation supporting almost any workload, scaling in and out, as needed.
• The intuitive management portal enables custom configured cloud servers to be spun up in minutes, using pre-set or uploaded templates. Load balancing, auto scaling, and monitoring are included. With an extensible API, the portal integrates with over 200 3rd party solutions, including AWS.
• ISVs, SaaS and developers should seriously consider the many advantages of Cloud(n).
Industry 4.0 is a trending topic across the manufacturing world. It’s also a complex concept that encompasses multiple technologies and disciplines — and the ROI isn’t always readily apparent. One way food and beverage companies are seeing some real-time benefits is through the automation of processes to reduce the potential for human error.
In this exclusive on-demand webcast, Adem Kulauzovic, Director of Coding Automation at Domino Printing, sits down with four industry experts to talk about the impact Industry 4.0 and automation can have on reducing human errors in food packaging.
• Bill Dye, Corporate Operations Engineering Manager, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
• Bob Trask, Senior System Architect, BECKHOFF
• Yanik Ballou, Technology Leader, Optel Group
• Tom Egan, Vice President of Industry Services, PMMI
Join us for insights and firsthand observations from a variety of perspectives on the goals and challenges of integrating technology on the packaging line — an operations engineer
Hurwitz & Associates provide insight into the journey to enterprise cloud computing from a quality of service perspective provide an overview of what capabilities IBM Power Systems cloud solutions offer to support customers.
Social and cloud technologies are connecting us to more people and information than we ever could have imagined. The challenge is to get the right information from the right sources in the right context at the right time. IBM has the leading cloud collaboration platform that helps you collaborate with extended networks, focus on the relevant and filter out the rest. Join IBM clients as they share how they drove real outcomes with collaborative processes. See how IBM partners are innovating the leading enterprise software platform. Hear IBM's perspective on these technological shifts and see the latest advancements in action.
Watch this webcast to learn how Pacesetters are using SaaS to provide their entire enterprise with a wide range of powerful benefits. SaaS can reduce costs, yes. But more than that, SaaS can engender rich and far reaching collaboration, lead to better decision making, and help your organization be more customer-focused and agile in the marketplace.
That's not to say that the route to the winner's circle won't take some planning and preparation. You can start by asking yourself the right questions.
Organizations that invest in proprietary applications and data for competitive advantage in their industries only succeed by making those investments available to employees, customers, and partners that drive revenue and opportunity. Securing those investments requires a fresh perspective as the types of devices accessing the cloud datacenter are changing rapidly and new workloads, such as VDI desktops, are appearing more regularly alongside server workloads. These changes alter the potential attacks and potential threats to datacenters whose security primarily stands firm at the perimeter, however, within the data center the security is weak.
By combining VMware NSX with the AirWatch Tunnel and/or VMware Horizon View, organizations are able to bridge the device to datacenter security gap in a way that both increases the overall security of the cloud datacenter and makes it far simpler to manage security through defining and delegating application and services to specific users. Thi
MGMA Connexion™ magazine is the medical group practice professional's power resource. This popular magazine is filled with insight from peers, advice from experts and timely information on a variety of cutting-edge healthcare industry topics. MGMA Connexion™ magazine ranks as the "must-read" magazine for nearly 23,000 Medical Group Management (MGMA) members. MGMA's flagship publication is distributed ten times per year with a circulation well beyond the nearly 23,000 readers. About 50% or readers report the MGMA that they pass the issues on to other readers. This sample issue includes trend stories and member case studies, providing you a behind-the-scenes perspective on the group practice industry.
This paper examines the barriers to adoption from an IT and
end-user perspective, and shows how self-service analytics in
general – and SAS Visual Analytics in particular – can eliminate
these barriers. Self-service analytics empowers users to truly
exploit the wealth of data available to them, while ensuring
that the IT organization maintains governance and control
over that data.
Are you a marketing leader on the path to modernizing your marketing organization? Are you a marketing analyst championing analytical transformation in your campaigns? If you answered yes to either question, this e-book is for you. It offers a practical account of how to create a new marketing culture that adds value through data and analytics.
You’ll meet marketing leaders from Comerica, Lenovo, RCI, SAS and Visa – and read how they’re implementing analytics, redefining marketing strategies and transforming their cultures. By sharing their perspectives, we hope to provide a new set of best practices to guide your analytical transformation – and to help you reinvent your marketing organization for the digital age.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
The purpose of this book is to introduce you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and give you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users’ point of view, namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them. Of course, you can still get down to the other flow and packet levels, but macro-level visibility is a key differentiator in your ability to monitor and troubleshoot network performance efficiently.
Two dominant trends are potentially reshaping the role of the HR function in the corporate world. The first relates to the rapid growth of the knowledge economy. In this environment, a committed, appropriately skilled and prudently deployed workforce is critical in order to develop new products and outstrip the competition. Second, many administrative functions that were formerly handled by HR departments, such as payroll and pensions, have now been farmed out to third parties. Indeed, research reveals that more than two-thirds of companies outsource a portion of their HR functions. This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
Oracle, Leader Networks, and Social Media Today recently conducted an online survey of over 900 marketing and technology leaders at more than 500 organizations from around the world to explore what it means to be a socially enabled enterprise.
Technology and Marketing executives from Chubb & Son, Shell and Whole Foods Market participated in in-depth interviews as part of the study and share lessons learned and provide practical insights from their perspective. Paul Gillin, veteran technology journalist and co-author of the bookAttack of the Customers, adds perspective based on his experience with applying social media to marketing, customer service and internal communications
Download this exclusive White Paper, The Socially Enabled Enterprise to learn more about the opportunities and challenges global organizations are facing in the transition to becoming socially enabled enterprises.
Read how cloud technologies can help IT team’s transition from tactical systems administrators to strategic service brokers. In doing so, they can redefine their roles, transform their relationships with business groups, and help move organizational priorities forward.
Service providers around the world share concerns about running out of bandwidth. Business challenges surrounding continued bandwidth growth, linked to video, mobility, and cloud applications, are significant. Service providers also report declining revenue from a cost-per-bit perspective, so not only does the network need to grow, it also needs to grow more cost effectively. The Cisco Virtual Networking Index™ (Cisco VNI™) predicts that over 50 billion devices will be connected over these networks by 2020. The network effects of the Internet of Things, LTE mobility, and mobile video are just beginning to be understood. In a world where mobile device network additions are growing four times faster than the population, and machine-to-machine (M2M) device network additions are growing five times faster than mobile device additions, this problem is clearly becoming highly important and requires a good solution.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 03, 2014
This book introduces you to application performance management (APM) solutions and how these tools can help you monitor and troubleshoot your mission-critical applications — from the
perspective of your users, as well as your systems.
Email has been a mission-critical application for years and at the heart of organizations' communications and business practices. From an architecture perspective, email has frequently been walled off, sitting on separate servers and using separate back-end storage systems. With advances in server hardware and the rise of virtualization, this appears to be changing. Read this Forrester Consulting paper to learn the key considerations for what will work best within your email environment to improve storage management and/or lower storage costs in your firm.
This Enterprise Strategy Group paper introduces the common characteristics and abilities of flash implementations and categorizes different approaches. It also considers HP’s offerings from the perspective of a “flash-optimized” storage system while representing both IT and business implications.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP’s StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability (including capacity and performance), high availability, architectural approach, pricing, and licensing.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Application Performance Management For Dummies, Riverbed Special Edition, introduces you to application performance management (APM) solutions and how these tools can help you monitor and troubleshoot your mission-critical applications — from the perspective of your users, as well as your systems.