Today, deep learning is at the forefront of most machine learning implementations across a broad set of business verticals. Driven by the highly flexible nature of neural networks, the boundary of what is possible has been pushed to a point where neural networks outperform humans in a variety of tasks, such as classifying objects in images or mastering video games in a matter of hours. This guide outlines the end-to-end deep learning process implemented on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We discuss challenges in executing deep learning projects, highlight the latest and greatest technology and infrastructure offered by AWS, and provide architectural guidance and best practices along the way.
This paper is intended for deep learning research scientists, deep learning engineers, data scientists, data engineers, technical product managers, and engineering leaders.
According to IDC, almost half of IT spending will be cloud-based in 2018, reaching 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services and technology spending by 2020.
Today’s top-performing organizations are benefiting from hybrid and multi cloud scenarios. Industry thought leaders share their perspectives and insights on how enterprises across the region are reshaping their cloud strategies to stay ahead.
• Industry Trends - William Lee, Research Director at IDC
• Industry Best Practices - Alex Wehle, Cloud Infrastructure Lead, Microsoft
• End User Perspective - T C Chao, Senior Manager, Ricoh
• Industry Insights - Tejaswini Tilak, Sr. Director, APAC, Equinix
Watch the webinar broadcast and a copy of the latest IDC cloud research report in addition.
This paper examines how cities are using cloud technology to address public challenges, using the framework of the global coalition, Smart Cities Council. This framework promotes three core values for smart cities: livability, providing clean, healthy living conditions without pollution and congestion; workability, providing an enabling infrastructure (energy, transportation, internet connectivity) and high-quality jobs; and sustainability, doing so at no cost to future generations, as the Council puts it. This paper proposes a fourth core value, inclusivity: provisioning services to all city residents regardless of their background.
The fundamental reasons to move to a cloud computing environment are the business agility, high efficiency, scalability, and availability that the pooling of elastic computing resources provides, along with significant cost reductions and support for business growth. Oracle has invested deeply in developing a broad collection of cloud services with solutions at every layer of the technology stack.Customers who deploy these solutions in Oracle Cloud derive huge benefit from the fact that they have access to Oracle’s entire technology stack in the cloud, just as they did in on-premises deployments.
This white paper explains how you, as an existing Oracle E-Business Suite customer, can take
advantage of cloud computing right now, by exploiting the capabilities of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to support growth, enhance business agility,
and reduce costs and risks.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact center technology plays a major role in the success of your customer experiences and business operations. Having the optimal solutions, infrastructure and provider in place are fundamental to meeting current and future goals and expectations.
If you’re struggling with outdated contact center systems that limit channels and customer information, the best path forward is to migrate to a solution that lets you overcome those technology limitations. And the first step is to download this comprehensive checklist to evaluate key solutions and vendor considerations.
You’ll learn how to:
Identify business goals and outcomes that are most important for your organization
Evaluate deployment options based on necessary flexibility and capabilities
Understand your technology needs and priorities
Assess vendor viability
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
Mobile applications are providing exciting new business opportunities for service providers and technology companies. Innovative firms are thriving by offering apps in app stores and app markets, by supporting apps with mobile services and infrastructure, and by managing apps through mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) products. Enterprises are providing mobile apps to their employees and customers through corporate app catalogs. But these business opportunities could be jeopardized by information security issues.
Atrius Health Chief Information Security Officer Chris Diguette oversees security for Atrius Health, the largest physician-led healthcare provider in the northeastern US. The organization is recognized nationally for its use of health information technology. Diguette is also CIO of the VNA Care Network, a home healthcare provider and subsidiary of Atrius Health. As CISO, Diguette and his team work to implement and maintain a security infrastructure
that safeguards the organization’s critical health information systems and applications, such as its Epic Systems Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and the personal data of more than 675,000 patients at 29 facilities in eastern and central Massachusetts.
Countless companies want to take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and its notable business and technology benefits. However, with the prevalence of large, complex and sprawling information technology (IT) infrastructures, many organizations are wary of - or avoid altogether - the time, expense and effort required for a mass overhaul of their database environment.
Datacenters experience constant change under pressure from technology and business drivers. IT systems are becoming more, not less complex as new technologies are introduced, and IT staffs are not growing to keep pace with the growth in size and complexity of the typical datacenter. Windows administrators need to radically simplify both complex and routine tasks if they are going to effectively respond to the constant pressure to deliver increasing value with limited resources. The most effective thing Windows administrators can do to address this issue is to minimize duties associated with maintaining the existing infrastructure.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft’s next generation hypervisor technology, adds an exciting new dimension to the server virtualization market. With Hyper-V and Microsoft’s integrated Server Management suite, you can take advantage of a powerful set of tools to help simplify infrastructure management and better utilize your hardware investments.
IBM® Tivoli® Netcool®/OMNIbus is a "manager of managers" designed to collect and correlate events from a broad spectrum of infrastructures, providing a "single pane of glass" view into the performance of the entire IT and business infrastructure.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 18, 2017
Marketing automation is a technology solution that helps enable the seeding, creation, nurturing and acceleration of demand among prospects and customers (see the brief “Marketing Automation Platforms Defined”). Given that marketing automation platforms (MAPs) are an essential component of every b-to-b organization’s marketing infrastructure, organizations understand the need for these platforms, as well as their internal need for optimized processes and skills to leverage them.
However, while most b-to-b marketers understand the value of lead nurturing, lead scoring/prioritization, program and tactic level reporting, and the SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall®, they often struggle to operationalize these processes with MAPs, which is why selecting the right MAP is imperative. In this SiriusView, we describe MAP providers’ differences to help organizations identify which MAPs best meet their needs.
Use this step-by-step guide from enterprise technology expert David Linthicum to help improve your network to handle services delivered from multiple clouds. With the right network infrastructure, it is much easier to connect, secure and speed up delivery of all of the cloud applications and services consumed by your organized. No matter where you are in your cloud implementations, learn best practices and strategies in this eBook series focused on Building the Network that Empowers Digital Business. Part 2 of the series, this guide focuses on best practices and creating a master implementation plan. Interested in crafting your strategy and business case for using multiple clouds, watch for Part 1 in the series "The Evolution from Network to Multi-Clouds."
Technology trends like telecommuting, BYOD, VoIP and SaaS adoption bring new challenges to the underlying network infrastructure that connects branch offices and datacenters. This guide explains how to tackle the challenges faced by the internet-centric enterprise by intelligently monitoring your WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and SaaS applications through a combination of Enterprise and Endpoint Agents.
Colleges and universities are transforming to meet the demands of new students. Technology plays a critical role in making improvements to both physical and process infrastructure.
As the world’s leading provider of education technology, Lenovo knows that steady technology leadership is critical to ensuring higher education institutions to stay responsive to these always-evolving, real-world challenges.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
When you’re in the software
business, your resources can be
spread pretty thin.
You like to stay focused on building great
software, but there are always distractions—
from supporting sales opportunities to
assisting with customer deployments and
troubleshooting existing installations. With
so much time spent maintaining the status
quo, few cycles remain for modernizing your
technology, streamlining internal operations,
delivering new customer value, and
broadening your customer base.
More likely than not, your offerings are based
on an on-premises approach, forcing you and
your customers to spend considerable time
on essential requirements like infrastructure,
scalability, availability, and security. Today, you
still must deliver on those essentials, but the
solutions you’re building—or, more accurately,
the solutions you want to be building—need to
do a lot more: support millions of users, span
the globe, make sense of petabytes of data,
and wow users in new ways.
At the same time, y
According to Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President at IDC; "Breaking down technology specific management as well as data silos also facilitates faster infrastructure and application rollouts, reduces human errors, and improves overall business agility.Cloud based management, monitoring and analytics help to improve collaboration between IT operations and developer teams by stabilizing service levels and monitoring usage to support accurate charge back."
Virtualization is no longer an “emerging” technology. Its potential to increase the efficiency of IT infrastructures has become widely recognized. But key questions are raised in the early stages of virtualization planning: should it be implemented only for new projects, or applied to existing infrastructures? Should opportunities be pursued on a case-by-case basis, or targeted as a broader goal of IT strategy?
With ever increasing pressure to drive higher operating efficiencies, fuel business growth and enhance shareholder value, executives today are rethinking their traditional strategies. Few areas of the business are being more challenged than information technology (IT). Increasingly, CIO's are exploring alternative IT infrastructure sourcing and delivery strategies.
Software and systems are essential to nearly every business. Global organizations require software solutions that span geographic boundaries, cultures, and business units and that comply with corporate governance mandates. Such global businesses must collaborate effectively and leverage existing investments, or lose out to competitors.