The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
Ignoring Amazon may be costing fashion retailers dearly. Fast fashion retailers are no longer fast enough, while traditional retailers and department stores struggle to be agile enough to respond to customer demands. This eBook examines the benefits of implementing a modern planning solution to meet the needs of today's dynamic fashion planning landscape.
In this report Forrester Consulting evaluates the shift in the marketplace from on-premises commerce infrastructures to modern SaaS solutions. The report explores the range of maturity among enterprises that are making this shift to test the hypothesis that companies that leverage cloud commerce intelligently using best practices experience increased business success.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 28, 2017
Engineering firms are under increasing pressure to deliver on billable ratios, while the IT teams that support them are asked to minimize their administrative burden on the firm.
What if a lead engineer could visit a job site without leaving the office? What if you could meet face-to-face with clients, partners, or subcontractors more frequently while budgeting less for travel costs?
Watch this video to learn how collaboration technology allows you to be more agile, efficient, and effective.
In under 30 minutes, we'll explain:
• Common use cases for video collaboration - going way beyond team meetings to the tasks at the heart of engineering
• Collaboration solution innovations - if you think an expensive, wall-mounted, on-premises solution is your only option, you may be surprised by what's available
• Success stories - hear how a leading engineering firm is putting these solutions to use and the impact it has on their business
More and more businesses are embracing workplace mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies as a method to reduce costs and stimulate productivity. These initiatives give employees, contractors, and business partners the power to remotely contribute, collaborate, and communicate with team members from familiar devices, anywhere around the world. To implement these strategies effectively however, IT teams must provide access to applications, business systems, collaboration platforms, and development environments without sacrificing end-user experiences, hindering their organization’s security posture, or inducing excessive costs. What many are finding is that traditional methods of desktop and application delivery and on-premises Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) often cannot live up to this task, as they introduce new challenges upon implementation.
Can a better demand-driven supply chain positively impact the bottom line? The future belongs to the new customer. Customer experience is becoming undeniably more important, yet many companies lack responsive and agile supply chains that can continually adjust to fluctuating customer requirements. Read more.
Published By: EverString
Published Date: Jun 27, 2018
B2B marketing team needs to be agile. Many aspects of marketing are constantly in motion: your competitors, your customers, your product, even your own sales team and MarTech stack.
You need to be actively exploring tools and technologies that help you spot new opportunities, and help you define and act on those changes to your customer base.
Recently, cloud-native has been touted as the panacea to all the development concerns. In this webcast, James Governor, a Redmonk analyst and founder, will share what cloud-native really is and how it helps your business. He will highlight organizations that lead the new era of development innovation with agile and continuous methodologies and follow cloud-native development practices. Aaron De Los Reyes, Sr. Director of Oracle Technology at Cognizant, will then share how they and their clients are approaching the shift to cloud-native development and migration strategies for their legacy deployments.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 19, 2017
IT leaders are looking to deliver agile, scalable and cost-effective storage for ever-increasing amount of unstructured data. This research assesses the key attributes, vision and executional prowess of distributed file systems and object storage vendors.
For major corporations, these new data management and visualization tools can supplement their core BI initiatives, providing a friendlier front end that builds on existing investments. For smaller organizations, these tools may be the only ones they need. In this 38-page benchmark report, you'll learn how Top Performers use Agile Business Intelligence.
Need your business to be flexible and agile? If you depend on the assets of partners & suppliers like us, you'll enjoy this video. It shows how the IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Feature Pack for Web 2.0 uses the combined power of Web 2.0 and SOA to bring all our most important services to the forefront. Giving you immediate insight and interaction with customers partners, supplier, and retailers.
Cloud computing doesn't just change where applications are run. It changes the processes used to build, deploy and ultimately manage them. Hear industry experts describe how cloud computing can modernize app development and testing to make your business more dynamic!
Published By: IBM Unica
Published Date: Sep 08, 2011
Quality organizations are under pressure to reduce costs and improve quality, while being hit with new technologies and practices. Agile practices, rich-client technology and cloud platforms are creating disruption in the testing tools market.
In this paper, Zebra shows how to accelerate the path to IoT through the Visible Value Chain (VVC). It enables organizations to gain real-time visibility into their operations allowing them to be more nimble, agile, and make better-informed business decisions. Once organizations have seamlessly enabled device connection to the data center, they can see events occurring throughout their value chain in real time—and act upon them. Doing so creates new value and intelligence from both legacy and new devices, while mining the vast riches of Big Data.
In this paper, Zebra shows how a solid device management solution can provide consistency and visibility into device status to maximize uptime and business efficiencies. Ensuring visibility of all assets whether they are directly on premise or at remote locations is another key benefit-for both IT and finance. Doing so helps maximize productivity where the devices are used, streamlines inventory management and compliance operations, and helps to create a more agile enterprise.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about the Cisco® Unified Data Center platform, designed specifically to overcome the current data center constraints and provide agile, simplified, and efficient IT service delivery and cloud computing.
Why should you consider moving to the cloud? Cloud solutions, like Microsoft Azure, allow your organization to scale more quickly, allowing your company to remain competitive and more agile in the marketplace. It also helps to increase your IT team's productivity.
Podcast Series by Hewlett Packard Enterprises and CDW
CDW hosted a discussion among several data center experts. Listen to the discussion as these experts address a number of important questions such as:
- What is a modern data center infrastructure?
- How do IT leaders establish an infrastructure that is fast, agile, flexible and adaptable?
- What will the data center of the future look like?
McAfee® Threat Intelligence Exchange and the McAfee Security Connected Platform can help integrate workflows and data to overcome siloed operations and shift the security model to agile, intelligent threat prevention. This paper describes three use cases to illustrate the benefits.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jan 22, 2014
Today's agile businesses are seeking to expand analytics fast, gain flexible analytic deployment options and smooth cash flows. Download this paper to learn how Teradata understands these needs and has engineered a cloud solution that meets organizations' analytic needs.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
VMware vCloud Director has created tremendous potential for service providers and enterprises to deliver agile and cost effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) through its ability to automate the self-provisioning of virtual data center service offerings by customers. Since a multitude of commodity cloud providers have appeared seemingly overnight, service providers and enterprises must harness technologies like vCloud Director
to reduce the overall cost of delivering compute services.
With automated self-service provisioning in place, the next wave of opportunities for cost and performance optimization lies in operations management. This document details how VMTurbo Operations Manager delivers unique business value, addressing significant gaps in VMware vCloud offerings.
Published By: Agile IT
Published Date: May 13, 2014
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal labor union, representing close to 650,000 federal government employees. Since the organization was looking for a cost-effective solution to upgrade its mail system and communication environment, and its users were already familiar with Microsoft programs, the organization looked to migrate to Microsoft Office 365 with the help of Agile IT.
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