The use of analytics will define the successful midmarket business of the next decade, just as it will define the successful larger organization in this information age.
The past decade has seen rapid change in the business climates with an explosion of global competition and economic uncertainty. Despite this, many midmarket companies have thrived by using their size and agility as a competitive advantage. Certainly they have fewer resources than large corporations who are able to invest large sums in IT. However, small yachts can turn and adjust their course much quicker than large cruise ships. The same came be said for midmarket companies.
The most successful organizations are ones that can react the quickest to changes in the market place. Midmarket companies can take advantage of their smaller size by being more agile and quicker to change, or even reinvent themselve
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Jun 28, 2019
Integration Technologies Should Reduce The Burden of Data Integration and Management
Digital transformation has multiplied the number of packaged applications and the interfaces that support them. It also requires a greater agility from businesses to follow growing customer demands for value, innovation, and
new and improved digital interactions. This means that interfaces must constantly evolve to support the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) of systems of engagement. These applications are under pressure from customer experience, employee experience, and the required operational excellence of automation systems.
"In an era where speed and performance are critical, moving to a software-centric approach in every area of the data center is the only way to get ahead in today's digital economy. A modern, software-defined infrastructure, enables organizations to leverage prior investments, extend existing IT knowledge and minimize disruption along the way.
VMware and Intel provide IT organizations a path to digital transformation, delivering consistent infrastructure and consistent operations across data centers and public clouds to accelerate application speed and agility for business innovation and growth."
Cloud-based solutions are revolutionizing the way that enterprises conduct business. These web-based versions of common business tools, like analytics or document management tools, retain most or all of the functionality of their desktop versions and provide significant access, customization, and utility to end users. More organizations are ditching on-premises solutions and adopting cloud-based tools, also known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), "hosted," or "on-demand" solutions. The are becoming invaluable assets in today's agile and mobile workforce.
The public cloud has rapidly moved past the novelty, curiosity stage to the business critical initiative stage for nearly every established organization. In a 2016 IDC CloudView survey, 80% of the enterprises contacted were actively engaged in public-cloud projects. The driving forces are a realization that the public cloud is “enterprise ready” and the need to be more agile, more responsive and more competitive. For those organizations that already have an existing physical IT infrastructure, the common starting point is a hybrid approach, which extends the existing data center into Microsoft® Azure™.
DevOps (short for development and operations), like most
new approaches, is only a buzzword for many people.
Everyone talks about it, but not everyone knows what it is.
In broad terms, DevOps is an approach based on lean and agile
principles in which business owners and the development, operations,
and quality assurance departments collaborate to deliver
software in a continuous manner that enables the business to
more quickly seize market opportunities and reduce the time
to include customer feedback. Indeed, enterprise applications are
so diverse and composed of multiple technologies, databases,
end-user devices, and so on, that only a DevOps approach will be
successful when dealing with these complexities. Opinions differ
on how to use it, however.
Some people say that DevOps is for practitioners only; others say
that it revolves around the cloud. IBM takes a broad and holistic
view and sees DevOps as a business-driven software delivery
approach — an approach that takes a new or en
The traditional multiple-step, multi-tool legacy approach is a slow, time-consuming, and in most cases, a costly process that prevents organizations from making faster decisions with confidence. Data analysts today need an agile solution that empowers them to take charge of the entire analytics process.
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Cloud has evolved from a technological innovation to an integral part of business. Companies in
every industry are investing in Digital Transformation initiatives to evolve and grow; often, cloudbased
platforms are foundational elements of these transformations, as businesses increasingly seek the
flexibility and agility to roll out new software services in days or weeks, versus months or years.
As Digital Transformation initiatives unfold, one key challenge is to modernize the data center to
facilitate rapid delivery of new applications and services—while still ensuring that existing missioncritical
applications remain high performing, available, and secure.
Another challenge relates to new requirements for accelerating the analysis of organizational data to
near real time, much faster than previously possible with earlier incarnations of Business Intelligence
(BI). Agile businesses are demanding faster access to the information contained within operational and
business data stores to
Did you know that organizations with advanced finance teams are more likely to have a compelling digital customer experience? The driver behind this trend? A digital, customer-first way of working with greater investment in talent, innovation, and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
While finance has long taken advantage of technology to help drive productivity and collaboration, the goalposts have recently moved. Today’s organizations must adopt an agile finance operating model— powered by emerging digital technologies and skillsets—to better support the demands of an economy driven by continuous innovation.
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Organizations continue to rush down the digital transformation path. Whether by modernizing their IT infrastructures, leveraging the cloud, or becoming data-centric and data-driven, organizations must become more agile in their business practices and within their IT infrastructure stack to effectively compete in today’s dynamic business environment. Between the speed and distributed nature of modern businesses, as well as the expectation of instantaneous access to data from everyday users, it’s not surprising that nearly one in three organizations are looking into ways to improve data analytics for real-time business intelligence and customer insight.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Hitting your go-to-market timelines depends on quality testing completion and approval.
Whether your organization still employs a waterfall model or has adopted the DevOps or agile
methodology, testing has the final say in acceptance for software launch. Metrics shared
between testing and other stakeholders can reduce bottlenecks and help your team reliably
hit delivery dates with exceptional quality.
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
The exponential growth in digital channels has given rise to the importance of digital marketing. But digital marketing isn’t just about the channel, it’s the mechanism by which people are creating and sharing experiences; engaging not only with each other, but with companies they do business with.
With such high channel fragmentation, making strategic decisions on audience, con¬tent and platforms is critical. Marketers need the capability to define their market, build outstanding content, tailor messaging and provide that messaging in the right medium – quickly!
Constant market shifts and changing customer preferences add to the challenge of
outperforming your competitors and surpassing stakeholder expectations. But what
can be done to steer your organization down the path to greater success?
By now, we all know it’s not just historical reporting about the past that will provide the
answers needed to drive a business forward. Everyone – from executives and analysts
to frontline staff – must have access to insights about the future that will enable them to
make the best decisions and take the actions needed to keep their organizations agile.
This means the ability to peer into data, explore it, understand it, analyze it and produce
insights that provide those aha moments and take actions on it. Such things cannot be
done with multiple tools that are rigid, limiting and difficult to use. A new breed of
business intelligence is required.
Gone are the days when reports looked at singular issues, took possibly days or weeks
to create, and required
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