With the advent of big data, organizations worldwide are
attempting to use data and analytics to solve problems previously
out of their reach. Many are applying big data and analytics
to create competitive advantage within their markets, often
focusing on building a thorough understanding of their
High-priority big data and analytics projects often target
customer-centric outcomes such as improving customer loyalty
or improving up-selling. In fact, an IBM Institute for Business
Value study found that nearly half of all organizations with active
big data pilots or implementations identified customer-centric
outcomes as a top objective (see Figure 1).1 However, big data
and analytics can also help companies understand how changes
to products or services will impact customers, as well as address
aspects of security and intelligence, risk and financial management,
and operational optimization.
To keep up with sweeping global economic and societal changes, public services organizations are undergoing significant technology-driven transformation. Aging populations, rapid urbanization, political instability, concerns about sustainability and resiliency, and changing worker and resident expectations are driving public services organizations to radically improve operations and service delivery. At the core of this transformation is the ability to collect and process vast amounts of data to help to improve outcomes and services. One way to generate this data is through the Internet of Things (IoT) — which IDC defines as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity. The IoT is a transformational technology that can reshape the public sector, enabling improved outcomes and new services such as remote patient monitoring, advanced traffic solutions and predictive policing.
The digital transformation (DX) of industries is well under way — a transformation that is enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT allows organizations to reinvent existing industry processes, augment how they engage with their customers, and accelerate the speed at which they deliver their products and services. This white paper looks at how these digital strategies facilitated by the IoT are reshaping those industry segments that are both asset rich and focused on services rather than products. The paper then explores IoT scenarios that hold great promise and how companies are approaching investment to optimize business outcomes.
VMware’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution turbo charges enterprise data centre performance. The benefits of 4-node Hyperconverged Infrastructure include performance increases of up to 13 times, and a reduction of cost per VM of up to 10 times. Start saving now with the Hit Refresh Kit - which includes the ‘Why HCI?’ eBook, TCO Analyses for VM, VDI and Database Environments and a TCO Comparison Tool.
Lenovo’s VMware vSAN-based hyperconverged solution reduces TCO by 40% within the datacenter.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo come with a set of certified components that can be deployed to create platforms that support a broad array of workloads, performance, and budgetary requirements. With VMware vSAN pre-installed, pre-configured, and pre-tested, Lenovo’s VMware-based hyperconverged solutions help improve productivity, and cut complexity quickly and easily.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo represent proven solutions that are enterprise-class and are already being leveraged within mission-critical environments around the world.
Download IDC’s Infobrief on “The Real-World Value of Hyperconverged Infrastructure” and learn how you can:
• Cut the cost of scaling infrastructure
• Reduce time spent on infrastructure provisioning
• Improve application performance
• Eliminate complexity and cost related to refreshing traditional infrastructure
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
With ScaleIO you can easily deploy a flexible, scalable and high performance software defined Server SAN - delivering elastic, converged storage to your business on a ‘pay as you grow’ model. This converged infrastructure delivers hyper scalability and increased performance levels whilst reducing storage TCO.
Published By: Brightcove
Published Date: Feb 18, 2016
Video used to be a nice-to-have asset, but today it is a fundamental part of any successful marketing strategy. Yet, some companies still seem reluctant to invest in a video strategy because their leadership may not fully grasp the benefits of video.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
To thrive in an outcome-based funding model, your institution needs an ERP and
student information system that is efficient and adaptable in order to channel more resources into learning
and support student success. Read the Ovum case study to learn how Broward College accomplished
this with one cloud-based Workday system.
An uncertain business world still calls for reductions in total cost of ownership. Yet, today's IT manager must also focus on expanding efficiencies and enhancing optimization. Fortunately, server virtualization can assist in each of these areas.
Server virtualization is no longer a luxury but an essential part of the modern data center. By combining the workloads of several underused servers, you can get more out of your hardware when IT budgets stay flat, even as demand goes up.
The ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences is proving to be a business differentiator – in fact, organizations that have a more mature customer experience strategy report between 10-20% greater impact on revenue generation outcomes than less mature businesses.
This white paper reveals how your organization can better respond to changing consumer behaviors, needs, and expectations regarding customer experience and touch points.
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 examines that there are all sorts of elements—differing applications, attitudes, budgets, outcomes for the business—that go into the decision of how much and what type of solid-state storage to use. And how this large range of use cases inherently means that users are going to need a portfolio of solid-state deployment options because no single product is going to solve everything for everyone. The paper then examines NetApp’s flash portfolio and belief that the right storage solution at all times balances performance, capacity, functionality and manageability: this means that for flash too, multiple approaches will become the standard for enterprises as they evolve their long-term IT strategies.
Total cost of ownership of rugged vs. non-rugged computing devices.
Whether training, on patrol or in the field, our police officers, firefighters and other first responders and our military men and women operate in some of the harshest of environments where computing is critical for communication and situational analysis. This is why choosing the right device to support these situations is often paramount to their success.
In order to achieve the five nines (aka, 99.999%), or higher availability, it is important to take a closer look at the design of your storage architecture systems. This paper offers a comprehensive method of assessing your current infrastructure, and provides insight into ways to transform your design to drive better outcomes.
Prescriptive analytics enable you to estimate and compare the likely outcomes of any number of actions, and choose the very best action to advance business objectives. And getting there isn't as difficult as you think. Start your journey by downloading this eBook.