Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Aaron Woller, president of Woller Precision Machine, discusses how his company enhanced its productivity and profitability by transitioning from conventional vertical machining centers to an automated horizontal machining cell. Beyond simply improving capacity and workflow, this investment in automation has enabled Woller to maximize the value of skilled labor, redeploying personnel into new business development roles. In doing so, the company experienced a 21 percent increase in sales with only a 6 percent increase in labor requirements.
This paper, "Workload Automation – From Application Development to Digital Service Delivery," describes how a workload automation solution can eliminate the manual processes developers now use to define batch workflows and communicate them to schedulers.By extending the use of workload automation to developers, organizations can implement applications faster, slash costs, and increase service quality.
i. How automation and integration can work together to unify people, process, and technology. The security community has begun to embrace automation as a solution to handling tedious, repetitive tasks, allowing skilled staff to focus on more strategic and advanced endeavors. As destructive threats continue to increase, automation balances machine-based analysis with human-based domain knowledge to help organizations achieve optimal workflows in the face of staff shortages and alert fatigue. This SANS survey explores some of the misconceptions and facts around automation and how it can become a natural extension of individuals and teams trying to do their day jobs more effectively.
It is critical for media and entertainment companies that they get the most out of the content they’ve invested in. But for many monetization of their assets is being inhibited by slow and expensive tape-based archival solutions (LTO) as well as first generation cloud storage like Amazon. Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, in partnership with Marquis Medway, is bringing media and entertainment companies a transformative new solution. Wasabi’s next generation cloud storage brings companies the speed they need to leverage their content, but costs far less than the traditional cloud storage options. Plus unlike Amazon and others, Wasabi does not charge you to retrieve your content—potentially a huge savings depending on how much you access it. To help you quickly and efficiently get assets from tape to cloud Wasabi has combined with Marquis Medway’s advanced workflow automation platform. To learn more about how this integrated solution can help you rapidly transition away from resource draining LT
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
How Top Brands Automate Social Service Practices
Today’s conversational commerce requires brands to provide immediate answers to their customers’ questions. Chatbots and artificial intelligence are fast becoming critical tools for customer service, bringing speed and scale that ensures a superior experience. But what are the best practices that marketers need to know to tackle the challenges of customer service automation?
?Learn from experts from General Motors, Booking.com and Spredfast about how to bring automation into your CX workflows and bolster your social service strategies. You’ll find out:
How to think about automation for your business?
How chatbots enhance your agent workflows??
??How Booking.com and GM are using AI to drive inspiration and customer? service efficiencies??
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
Did you ever wonder what enterprise resource planning or ERP is and how it can help your business? Or perhaps you know a little about ERP but you’re not sure if you should opt for an on-premise or cloud solution and what to expect from your final choice.
If you’re a business owner, manager or director in a mid-sized or growing business and you’re confused about ERP, this guide will help you.
Forrester Consulting provides independent and objective research-based consulting to help leaders succeed in their organizations. Ranging in scope from a short strategy session to custom projects, Forrester’s Consulting services connect you directly with research analysts who apply expert insight to your specific business challenges. For more information, visit forrester.com/consulting.
Managing Hadoop batch processing may consume a significant portion of application developers’ time and effort, which drives up application development times and costs. This paper from BMC discusses the obstacles IT organizations face in developing and managing Hadoop jobs and workflows and how a workload automation solution can remove these barriers.
Project portfolio management (PPM) software suites have evolved significantly in just the last few years.
No longer simply straightforward task–consolidation tools, they have become powerful enterprise
solutions capable of everything from investment planning and management to collaboration and
workflow automation across concurrent initiatives.
"Content collaboration platforms are the evolution of the EFSS destination products and address digital workplace enablement strategies. Application leaders can choose among a range of options to transform individual productivity, team collaboration and business workflow automation.
In this survey report analysts examine electronic invoicing, imaging and data extraction, and automated workflow solutions at US-based enterprises. The analysis is based on over 300 survey results and more than nine years of research findings.
PC life-cycle management (PCLM) solutions primarily focus on deploying or moving an application or an operating environment to a new user location. Functions include packaging, distributing, installing , and updating an application or an operating environment. These solutions provide a certain level of automation and are certainly more advanced than dealing strictly with scripts. However, they have complex workflows and do not provide the highest level of automation. In today's multidevice world, where the average user carries three or more devices, this paradigm alone is not agile enough for modern end users.
IDC quantifies the value of Adobe Experience Manager Assets for organizations interviewed at an average of $3.17 million per year per organization over three years, which would result in an average three-year ROI of 366%. Adobe Experience Manager Assets generates this value by:
— Increasing the return on content investments by improving asset findability and reuse and by reducing redundant content creation efforts
— Accelerating time to value from marketing and brand campaigns by streamlining asset distribution
— Improving team productivity through workflow automation
— Reducing risk associated with the use of outdated or unapproved digital assets
Published By: DataMotion
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
After years of transferring many business activities online to take advantage of the benefits of the Internet, companies have now spent billions of dollars on antivirus software and other security measures. High-profile outbreaks and breaches reported in the international media have helped drive them to implement security measures that protect their customers and their brands while still growing their businesses...Download this paper to read more.
Small to medium businesses experiencing network downtime can cost as much 3% of annual revenues. It is critical that you have a help desk solution that can help efficiently track, identify and resolve issues as quickly as possible. Help Desk Authority® provides best-of-breed ticket workflows, dashboards and reporting with advanced automation and self-service functions to enable IT to focus on more important issues.
Business performance depends on how well a company manages its internal processes. Companies with effective business process management in place are able to analyze key performance indicators to monitor efficiency of day-to-day activities and employees against operational targets.
A critical step in moving from a shared virtualized environment toward a private cloud is the transition from infrastructure optimization to service optimization. NetApp’s design approach, technologies, and ecosystem integration build upon our storage efficiencies to deliver service-level efficiencies using centralized, policy-based management and automation. With NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, an efficient service-oriented approach can be implemented that enables storage provisioning, data protection, and operational processes to be integrated and automated. As a result, enterprises can meet workload service-level requirements while greatly reducing management costs and improving business agility.
Self-service is an advanced element of private cloud environments that improves management efficiency and business agility, as well as lowering operating expenses. A self-service environment streamlines the interaction between users and the IT department. It empowers internal consumers of IT services to request and receive appropriately configured resources on demand with minimal IT intervention. NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, the NetApp Management SDK with open APIs, and key ecosystem partnerships enable enterprises to easily integrate their orchestration solutions and custom management tools with the NetApp storage service catalog for automated storage provisioning and protection. Customers can thereby create a self-service, web-based portal that efficiently delivers IT as a service to virtualization administrators, application administrators, and users, while enabling IT staff to focus on higher value activities.