Published By: Internap
Published Date: Mar 30, 2015
In this white paper, Cloud Spectator reveals the results from a normalized comparison of performance between two cloud providers’ services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 and Internap AgileCLOUD. The analysis considered each provider’s IaaS functionality, price, and performance in typical cloud-hosted workloads.
Much of the focus on flexible datacenters centers around the software application, compute, networking, and storage layers. Only after an initiative has begun are the most suitable best practices in datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM)
Customers require flexible, agile and easy to consume IT solutions to succeed in business. With those requirements in mind, IBM recently announced PureSystems. Harvard Research Group (HRG) has taken a closer look at PureSystems and and how it compares to Cisco UCS.
Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM’s predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.
Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.
In this Solution Spotlight, QA and test managers learn more about how they can be change agents to help ensure a smooth transition to Agile for their test teams, as well as tips on fitting testing into the development lifecycle.
Find out why and how technology leaders in organizations adopting agile delivery are increasingly turning to the public cloud to solve the challenge of quickly and efficiently provisioning and managing dev/test environments.
One of the biggest challenges facing companies is how to serve consumers in an environment where customer engagement is rapidly shifting. With the consumerization of customer service taking root, implementing a successful customer service experience strategy means enterprises need to be agile enough to serve customers on the their own terms across all channels. This business guide shares best practices for how to do this successfully.
In a volatile and hyper-competitive market, delivering exceptional multichannel customer service consistently is essential. But delivering world-class service on tight budgets and to even tighter deadlines is a tough challenge for even the largest organizations. That’s why so many of the world’s most successful organizations choose to deliver customer service in the cloud. This eBook is a short introduction on how IT helps drive value for the business through cloud-based customer service solutions.
At the heart of a successful agile development team is a skilled group of developers. Agile software professionals continuously deliver on their objectives, but they need robust development tools and practices to maximize their productivity. If you’re a software developer or solution architect, you'll gain the insights you need to ensure your team has the right tools and practices to maximize your effectiveness in agile development.
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.
Midsize firms from every region and industry are finding themselves under increasing pressure to improve productivity and business performance. Firms with 100 up to 1,000 or even 2,500 employees are still agile enough to respond to new opportunities, but they typically lack the comprehensive resources of larger companies to empower workers, manage processes, and generally drive successful customer engagement.
This white paper examines the opportunity midmarket firms have in leveraging network infrastructure for competitive success in the new cloud and mobility era. Midmarket firms can improve their competitive position by providing more efficient access to advanced productivity resources.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and
expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into
their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers.
Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen
as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that
they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should
use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS
Cloud solutions allow contact centers to gain access to new technology capabilities and channels on
demand with the ability to scale up quickly. They offer the best technology innovation as well as the
ability to scale agents up and down as business needs change. This whitepaper provides background
on cloud contact cen
As the corporate landscape becomes increasingly mobile,
and workers collaborate across a growing range of devices,
organizations are implementing an agile and secure unified
communications infrastructure. Active deployment of UC
technology solutions has been on the rise among
enterprises; however, adoption among midsize businesses
has been notably slower. Yet in seeking ways to do more
with less, midsize organizations are increasingly turning to
the cloud and converged networks to provide UC solutions.
Pulsant is a United Kingdom-based IT infrastructure services
provider focused on the small and medium-sized enterprise
market. It offers public, private, and hybrid cloud services and a
variety of managed, collocation, and professional services.
Pulsant was one of the first cloud service providers to embrace
software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to simplify its IT
infrastructure, unify control of physical and virtual environments,
and reduce capital expenses (capex) and operating expenses
(opex). After evaluating a number of vendors, Pulsant chose
Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as the best SDN
solution for delivering its hybrid cloud services.
Every inspiring organization, large or small, faced with the opportunities and challenges of digital business needs a digital-ready network. Agile, secure networks simplify IT and enable rapid innovation. Without a network that can actively enable and protect your business strategy, the applications, cloud services, and devices you deploy cannot live up to their potential
Read “Linedata Launches SaaS-Based Offering and Expands Global Reach with Markets Infrastructure” now, and learn how Linedata partnered with CenturyLink to expand its product offerings and achieve a global presence.
Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companies are increasingly likely to become multi-national as emerging markets take on larger roles in revenue growth. Larger companies continue to optimize and innovate through organic development, as well as through mergers and acquisitions.
In this increasingly competitive environment, the ERP deployment choice is a signi?cant advantage for companies seeking an agile response to constantly changing and often-volatile market conditions. In particular, cloud-based ERP systems are increasingly seen as an effective means for companies to economically deploy new ERP or expand IT operations as their commercial reach broadens globally.
By utilizing an ERP solution that is available as on-premise or cloud-based, your organization can leverage choice for agile response in today’s rapidly changing business environment. What this means for today’s businesses:
• The ability to deploy ERP on-premise, in the cloud, or in any combination
• Greater adaptability in fluid, dynamic, and always evolving value networks
• Faster deployment of solutions, faster upgrades of implemented solutions, staying current with technological advances
• Enhanced support of business growth; improved ability to scale up or out to meet emerging opportunities and minimize risk
• Powerful yet intuitive tools for easy configuration to specific business needs
Flexible deployment, much of it cloud-based, will be the hallmark of ERP systems in the immediate and near future.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
"Collaboration technology has the potential to
transform many aspects of the IT department’s
working practices. Discover how collaboration technology enables IT
departments to be more productive, efficient,
Until recently, the waterfall methodology of development and deployment had taken a strategic hold in the majority of enterprises. Enterprises have moved into the world of Agile, where different concepts are leveraged and the development process is handled in a completely different fashion. Agile development ideologies are proving to be a better way to deal with rapidly changing objectives and speeding the time-to-market for business applications, services and other customer- (or internal-) facing offerings. The ideas behind Agile extend beyond basic application development, and can benefit numerous projects by improving the process to achieve deliverables and garner improved productivity.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
Regardless of where data resides, in a physical, virtual, or cloud environment, Symantec helps businesses realize the scalability and cost benefits of the agile data center. Read the Solutions Brief, “Achieving Business Agility through an Agile Data Center” to learn more.
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