In today’s dynamic business environment where applications and data are accessed outside of traditional corporate boundaries, IT must embrace the needs of both the business and an ever present mobile workforce. From business agility to employee efficiency, the never-ending quest for improved productivity is found in organisations across industries. And throughout it all, IT is charged with maintaining an organisation’s infrastructure, and security and access, while working to support initiatives that keep the business agile and growing, and employees productive.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
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Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
Whilst the FSI sector races to implement cutting-edge technologies such as AI, blockchain and automation, there are no mutually agreed upon set of best practices to implement these technologies. As a result, organisations are using their own blend
of strategic initiatives and company culture to drive innovation, with varying levels of success. To help, this article features advice from five of the leading experts in the FSI and technology sector today.
Several of the most visible tactics to kick-start innovation in FSI organisations include launching innovation or incubation centres, launching hackathons, partnering with or acquiring start-ups, venture investment or simply trying to develop solutions in house. Whilst each of these approaches has potential, there is a risk that organisations fall into the trap of innovation theatre, in other words, failing to effectively integrate cutting edge technology into key business functions.
The right Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) solution can help IT operations deliver superior performance for users. When incorporated into your IT security initiatives, deep packet inspection can strengthen your existing antivirus software, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) defenses.
With Windows 10, Microsoft brings to market a mobile and cloud-ready OS that is poised to have a significant impact on organizations’ end user computing (EUC) strategy. The modern OS offers a unified platform for building apps and extending the organization’s core processes to end users anywhere and using any Windows 10-powered device. However, enterprise wide execution of this business mobility vision comes with its own set of challenges. A 2015 VMware study involving 1,000+ IT decision makers identified the following top concerns for adoption of mobility initiatives:
Reduce the overall cost and complexity of management
Ensure security and control of devices at all times
Minimize the risk of corporate data loss
With a unified endpoint management vision, VMware AirWatch® is strategically positioned to address these challenges. AirWatch's EUC solution enables organizations to fully capitalize on their mobility initiatives and IT departments to redefine themselves as true business enab
Maintaining a smooth, user-friendly, and even fun talent acquisition process is imperative to aligning a retailers employer brand with a positive corporate public identity. Find out how savvy retailers are balancing cutting-edge technologies with the basics to juggle three key talent initiatives: quickly hiring seasonal talent, engaging and retaining younger and older associates alike, and expanding their presence into new locations.
In today’s dynamic business environment where applications and data are accessed outside of traditional corporate boundaries, IT must embrace the needs of both the business and an ever present mobile workforce. Download this asset to learn more about working to support initiatives that keep the business agile and growing, and employees productive.
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The case for a re-envisioned data center is being made every day, and at an increasingly urgent pace. Growing technology demands, transforming global economics, corporate efficiency initiatives, and required business agility are among the drivers making change not merely a strategy, but a prerequisite for survival.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Most companies are well aware of the risks bribery and corruption pose when operating in the global marketplace. However, what companies may be overlooking is how quickly the landscape is changing—and how this dynamic shift can affect corporate compliance initiatives. With the recent up-tick in enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the tightening of anti-corruption legislation in other areas of the globe, including upcoming legislation in Ireland, knowledge of bribery rules and regulations has never been more critical.
Mobify’s Mobile Strategy Development Guide is aimed at retailers in the process of developing a mobile strategy or invested in upgrading their current strategy to meet customer expectations and incorporate emerging mobile technology. In our new guide, you’ll discover:
- How to build a solid business case to win senior management buy-in
- How to effectively assign responsibilities in the strategy development process
- How to analyze your competitors’ mobile initiatives for best practices and lessons learned
- How to identify the right metrics to measure strategy success
Published By: newrow_
Published Date: Jan 29, 2015
Corporate training programs must be modified to resonate with Millennials, and the first step in doing so is understanding how technology has changed this generation’s behaviors. To better engage, onboard, attract and retain Millennial talent, here are three ways companies can structure their training initiatives to meet our future workforce’s unique learning and working style.
Businesses around the world are looking for ways to innovate, improve customer relationships and drive down costs. But it can be challenging to find the right people and resources to support those corporate initiatives. Managed services from IBM can help.
Uncertain times and a volatile economic climate have contributed to an expanding focus on corporate governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) across all industries. As global mandates and compliance directives continue to snowball, organizations are faced with an imminent need to adopt a programmatic approach and tightly integrate risk management initiatives with ongoing business processes. Business intelligence and reporting also provide a powerful mechanism for gaining a deep understanding of key factors that impact corporate performance.
As the primary focus of IT moves from increasing IT productivity through virtualization and cloud computing to enhancing business productivity, the biggest challenge that businesses face in executing corporate strategy is focusing the right people and resources on strategic initiatives. A key element in enhancing business productivity is driving down costs, which can help free up the funds needed to make strategic investments. Businesses also need a means to more effectively orchestrate how IT interacts with business processes and critical application environments. The solution lies in using managed services. Read here to find out more on how companies gained significant and quantifiable benefits from using managed services.
There are three options for creating a distinct brand for your workplace health and wellness programs. You can use your existing corporate brand, create a new and distinct sub-brand for your programs, or use a third party’s brand as the foundation of your health and wellness initiatives. Each of these branding options has its benefits and challenges, depending upon your goals. In this paper, we’ll discuss the merits of these branding options and help you understand how they can impact your health and wellness initiatives.
Discover how you can leverage these five best practices of high-performing corporate wellness programs to make your wellness initiatives more successful in reaching the end game: healthier, happier, and more-productive employees.
This white paper examines how companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives and are viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives.
Going green is becoming more than an altruistic aspiration to save the planet. A proactive corporate environmental policy is now an essential part of any company’s overall business strategy. Download this paper to find out how IBM can help you to support environmental initiatives while achieving your company's long-term business goals.