Continuous Delivery has become somewhat of a buzzword in the software development world. As such, numerous vendors promise that they can make it a reality, offering their tools as a remedy to the traditional causes of project delays and failure. They suggest that by adopting them, organizations can continually innovate and deliver quality software on time, and within budget.
Modern solutions like CA PPM continue to raise the bar above last-generation IT demand management tools, continuously providing new features to ease the burden of the PMO, the financial manager, the resource manager and the product manager.
In the last few years, new vendors looking to exploit the large and increasingly influential project and portfolio management (PPM) market have developed modules that “snap” into their SaaS platforms. These vendors claim their tools are easy to install, easy to manage and save customers money. It sounds too good to be true. And for most organizations, it is.
Carefully consider whether you need a PPM solution that is only capable of providing low-level functionality for the project manager, or if your organization could benefit from PPM technology that provides 360-degree optics across your organization, delivers actionable business intelligence and enables extensive modeling and forecasting capabilities to make data-driven business decisions.
Project and portfolio management or PPM software can make or break an organization’s ability to deliver.
The recent growth in portfolio management as a strategic business function has led to many vendors of software related to elements of project execution “bolting on” project and portfolio management (PPM) modules. This is a clear attempt to try and get a piece of a growing, lucrative market.
Twenty five years ago, PPM software was nothing more than project management software with the ability to publish or share information across projects. It was capable of doing a lot, but none of it was intuitive and therefore wasn’t particularly useful. Compared to today’s solutions, those products were dinosaurs. Since then, many vendors have invested a lot of money into their solutions, developing world-class offerings that can truly support effective management of the portfolio, and, more important, of the business that portfolio drives.
Data security risk caused by third parties is a pervasive problem.
Yet, many organizations granting remote privileged access to third-party users leave gaps that represent significant security risks.
If you’re like most organizations today, you frequently grant vendors, contractors and other non-staff members access to internal networks and systems. These privileged users remotely administer your operating systems, databases or applications using their own endpoint devices.
Download the eBook to learn the five best practices to control security risk brought on by third parties.
As enterprise IT departments increasingly move toward multi-sourcing environments, it is more important than ever to measure ADM deliverables—not only to manage risks by ensuring overall structural quality of systems, but also to objectively evaluate vendors and make smarter sourcing decisions. This paper describes the eight steps for integrating Sofware Analysis & Measurement (SAM) in your outsourcing relationship lifecycle—from RFP preparation to contract development, team transition and benchmarking—to objectively evaluate the reliability, security, efficiency, maintainability, and size of software deliverables. This measurement can greatly improve the maturity in your outsourcing relationships to enhance performance and reduce risk.
Steel Dynamics had a confusing mix of contact lists and brochures for more than a dozen benefit vendors. They knew they needed a strategic partner to help them transform the employee user experience. Castlight Health was that partner. They gave the steel maker a way to provide employees with a single place to access and understand their benefits. The results were pretty impressive, as employee engagement quickly soared to 87%.
A team approach and careful consideration of operational and security issues will pave the way for effective guidance. The drivers are many, but big draws include the potential for greater productivity — giving people anywhere, anytime access to information via devices they’re comfortable with.
WHEN IT COMES TO DATA CENTER OPTIMIZATION, IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU KNOW. IT’S WHO YOU KNOW. That’s why we partner with leading vendors like EMC. They offer a wide range of devices for primary storage, archiving, backup, recovery and data center management. And with years of experience in EMC deployments, CDW has the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we give our customers access to the latest technologies that help optimize their data centers to keep their organizations running smoothly.
Software piracy, whether accidental or malicious, is a problem for software vendors as these activities can directly affect the bottom line. Organizations that use software are affected as well. Along with rising software prices, they can face stiff fines and other costs for noncompliance with software licenses. This can come as a result of an audit that software vendors are more inclined to initiate in a lackluster economy. This white paper will discuss actions to take before, during and after an audit. As well as outline the best ways for the enterprise to remain compliant with software licenses.
A Zero Trust approach to security requires a combination of Identity Services to deliver identity assurance, trusted endpoints, conditional policy and least privilege. This guide identifies the specific capabilities you need within four key areas of identity and helps you compare capabilities across major vendors with respect to Application Services, Endpoint Services, Infrastructure Services and Analytics Services.
Centrify is pleased to be recognized by 451 Research as one of the early vendors to embrace the ‘zero trust’ concept, a new conceptual framework on the rise as traditional security tactics that follow a hardened perimeter approach have failed. This report examines Centrify’s Zero Trust Security approach, as well as explores its Next-Gen Access platform, which “provides a solid foundation for enterprises setting out on their zero-trust journey”.
ITSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. In its 2015 Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools, Gartner compares 10 vendors on the vision and execution.
In 2017, Arriva’s UK operations underwent a major IT transformation project to centralize its IT department and 13-strong service desk team.
Arriva launched an RFP to find a single solution that could replace its disparate tools and fully unite the separate IT services departments. Three vendors were involved in the tender, but Alan found that Cherwell immediately stood out as the right choice and chose its IT Service Management solution.
Domino’s was heavily reliant on a legacy service desk tool. When Karen Copley was hired to oversee all aspects of service delivery for the organisation, she immediately recognised that this tool needed to be replaced. According to Karen, it offered no way to obtain management information. There was also limited automation capabilities. In addition, at this time, Domino’s wanted to mature its service desk operation by adhering to ITIL® framework best practices. “We decided we needed a more robust, ITIL® framework compliant service desk tool. I knew Cherwell® Service Management software was in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, and I had read good things about the company. I therefore decided to invite Cherwell Software and a couple of other vendors to bid for the business.”
Info-Tech’s Category Reports provide a comprehensive evaluation of popular products in the IT Service Management market. This buyer’s guide is designed to help prospective purchasers make better decisions by leveraging the experiences of real users.
The data in this report is collected from real end users, meticulously verified for veracity, exhaustively analyzed, and visualized in easy to understand charts and graphs. Each product is compared and contrasted with all other vendors in their category to create a holistic, unbiased view of the product landscape.
Use this report to determine which product is right for your organization. For highly detailed reports on individual products, see Info-Tech’s Product Scorecard.
This document will identify the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and show you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques.
Malware detection and cloud services are two areas of continuing disparity among SWG vendors. Our market analysis of the vendors highlights key differences in these capabilities and other key functions.
The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports are available, covering Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Secure Email Gateway vendors. Published in May and July 2013, you’ll get insights on the current state of security threats and solutions.
Find out why Gartner says, “The secure email gateway market is mature. Buyers should focus on strategic vendors, data loss prevention, capability encryption, and better protection from targeted phishing attacks.
IT leaders are likely to need multiple UC vendors; however, changing expectations and product development are closing the gap between best-of-breed and good-enough technology. Assess your UC practices to see whether the features offered by your UC vendor are good enough for a single-vendor approach.
In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we
identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems,
Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them.
This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in
relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure or
service for their environment.