Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
.As midmarket companies pursue business growth, they must deliver differentiated products and experiences without compromising business or customer data. Crucial to this is having the most up-to date IT infrastructure to support the scale and complexity of a changing application landscape. Midmarket businesses (MBs) must modernize their data centers refreshing server infrastructure and automating their IT management processes. Those that do will propel business innovation and deliver superior customer experiences with secure, fast, and reliable business technology.
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Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency. To assure that your Splunk platform is sized appropriately, Pure Storage tested Splunk Enterprise on Pure’s FlashStack platform. The top takeaways from these efforts are tha
For 100% operational readiness in a data-driven culture, you need an optimized location platform.
Ovum’s Location Platform Index: Mapping and Navigation can help you identify what you should expect from a platform, and discover the platform that best meets your operational requirements.
Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source of guidance for technology and intelligence leaders. Ovum's report assesses and ranks the major vendors in the location platform market with a focus on the mapping and navigation space.
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Why HERE topped Google to take 1st place in the ranking
The relative strengths and weaknesses for each vendor- including data, enablers, and features
The strategies vendors use to stay responsive towards changes in technology and trends
To understand the location platform market, what constitutes a healthy location platform, and which provider offers the correct portfolio—and necessary flexibility—to achieve mission success, download your copy of this report by completing this form.
The proliferation of cloud services, apps, data, and devices has made IT environments increasingly complex and puts a strain on productivity. To deliver the experience your employees expect, you need an evolved approach that provides robust visibility and better control. Learn how a digital workspace can help you:
Digital kiosks are fast becoming ubiquitous in quick-service restaurants, cinemas and retail stores as retailers grapple to embrace automated, digital solutions to keep up with rising labour costs, customer expectations and stiff competition. To maximise the value of self-ordering kiosks, retailers should not perceive digital kiosks as a means to an end but a critical touchpoint within the customer journey.
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• Can resolve the challenges of acquiring, training and maintaining a workforce
• Can enhance customer experiences throughout the entire shopping and purchasing process
• Can facilitate better business decision making through access to valuable customer data
In the race to please customers and beat out the competition, there’s been a lot of talk about customer data platforms (CDPs). For marketers, a CDP is just what they’ve been looking for — a more comprehensive approach to unified customer data that lets you include raw personally identifiable information or sensitive data in your data pool.
But while IT teams see the ultimate value, they may question the idea introducing a new point solution that complicates their tech stack even more. The days of brute forcing customer experience with new technology are over. Today, IT teams need to make decisions about customer experience management that span the business and go beyond marketing. That requires a different approach to the customer data problem. To learn more about our solution to the customer data platform, read our article Real-time CPD. Real-time customer experience.
Learn how a deep understanding of touchpoints - and the ways they drive customers closer to you (or farther away) - can improve acquisition, retention and loyalty, create better customer experiences, strengthen relationships and boost your bottom line. (Plus 5 steps for leveraging touchpoints to profit from better customer relationships.)
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Read on to find out more.
The University of Melbourne deployed Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to reduce manual work and automate a range of administrative processes across student admissions, faculty administration, and supplier tracking. The deployed software bots now automate the entry of all data and attachments for new admission applications, and the university has slowly expanded its automation capabilities for staff across other faculties. This has allowed the University of Melbourne to increase the efficiency of critical business processes, boost staff engagement, and improve customer experience for its teachers and student body.
The most significant IT transformation of this century is the rapid adoption of cloud-based applications. Most organizations are now dependent on a number of SaaS and IaaS platforms to deliver customer satisfaction and empower employee productivity. IT teams are responsible for delivering a high quality user experience for cloud applications while they struggle to manage a secure environment with advanced persistent threats. The WAN is the fabric to connect and control access between remote users and cloud-based applications. The WAN fabric needs to identify application type, location, apply prioritization and route traffic across the appropriate (multiple) WAN links to deliver on user experience. Different types of users/devices connecting to the cloud (via the Internet) means security policies must be enforced at branch, data center and in the cloud.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
It’s time to make working together what it should be—intuitive.
Cisco Webex Teams enables teams to meet, create and communicate continuously on a single easy-to-use platform.
Tools adapt, so teams don’t have to. The same page? Everyone is on it, no matter what device or apps they like to use
or where they are.
Innovation and work keep moving forward, even after a meeting ends. And everyone enjoys an exceptional experience safeguarded by enterprise-grade security no matter how big the business scales.
Businesses in every sector are increasingly reliant on applications to handle everything from back-end operations to the delivery of new products, services, and customer experiences. That is why infrastructure system availability and the elimination of unplanned downtime are more important than ever before.
Recent research has shown that the average cost of an hour of downtime is about half-a-million dollars,1 and this will only increase with the continued digitization of industries.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
The world of storage is being transformed by the maturing of flash arrays, an approach to storage that uses multiple, solid state flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives. An all-flash array performs the same functions as traditional spinning disks but in a fraction of the time required and in more compact form factors. Given its superior performance in certain contexts, all-flash arrays are experiencing strong industry adoption. However, best practices and a true understanding of key success factors for all- flash storage are still emerging. This paper is intended to educate you on best practices based on real user experience drawn from ITCentralStation.com. We offer all-flash user advice in selecting and building the business case for a flash array storage solution.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
The ever-rising tide of demands on IT organizations is creating constant pressure on their leaders to upgrade or replace their outmoded legacy systems with new infrastructure technologies that will allow them to keep pace with the speed of business. It is no longer sufficient to manage basic business applications and resources such as ERP, email, and silos of heterogeneous data. The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Businesses in every sector are increasingly reliant on applications to handle everything from
back-end operations to the delivery of new products, services, and customer experiences.
That is why infrastructure system availability and the elimination of unplanned downtime
are more important than ever before. Recent research has shown that the average cost of an
hour of downtime is about half-a-million dollars,1
and this will only increase with the continued
digitization of industries.
Apps are taking over -- app usage represents more than 85% of total device time. But the app space is extremely competitive, and 20% of downloaded apps are opened just once.
So, how do you separate your app from the pack? Performance is a key way.
Download this infographic to learn how to overcome the complexity of app environments to deliver fast, engaging app experiences that count.
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of the value being delivered and find out how governments can harness the benefits and apply them across regions to enhance mobility, experiences and safety. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich and always up-to-date, is a leader in the location data arena.
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of the value being delivered and how you can harness the benefits and apply them to advertisement campaigns to attain more granular segmentation, precise targeting and a better audience experience. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich, always up-to-date, and a neutral offering – is a leader in the location data arena.
Download the Cisco Mobility Solution Overview to get information on providing highly secure mobile access anytime, anywhere, building a unified platform for mobile applications, and improving relationships with customers and employees through new mobile experiences.
Over two-thirds of US consumers under 50 say they would be happy if shopping evolved into a mobile-only experience, recent survey research found. Is your brand designing its mobile experience for a near future in which you may be engaging with your customers exclusively via smartphone, tablet or watch?
In this guide, we draw on our experience creating mobile shopping experiences for some of the world’s leading brands to help you optimize the design of your mobile presence and improve engagement with your customers.
Design matters for mobile. The user experience of your website and app can make the difference between driving revenue and driving customers away.
Data is the fuel of all marketing activities. Customers and prospective buyers are savvy, empowered, and carry high expectations for personalization across all interactions. Without the right data—at the right time—as well as the most effective strategies in place to manage our data sources, our communications and offers are dead on arrival. A one-size-fits-all approach to marketing is not a sound tactic—it’s a marketing fruitcake that no one wants to receive. It’s time to get down with data to delight your audience and provide them with the personal experiences they deserve. Read the marketing essentials guide now.
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