Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In such a competitive business market, retaining the best talent is crucial. Knowing what makes them want to walk out the door is the first step in keeping them. The good news is that business leaders recognize the peril they face - and the need to do something about it. In a recent survey, 45% said they fear becoming obsolete in three to five years; 73% agree on the business need to prioritize technology, and 66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership. However, investment without strategy is unlikely to succeed. Because innovation comes from people, investment must foster human creativity. Investment in technology that enables workers to address new challenges in new ways will give rise to new business initiatives, happier customers, and superior corporate financial performance.
Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
IT organizations are no longer just a business support function and cost center—they are expected to drive business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity, complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes. Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment can provide:
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility, manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their long-term roadmap.
To learn more, download this eBook!
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Digital Business Demands Better
In your organization, you’ve probably heard
questions like these asked of the application
development and/or infrastructure and operations
> Why can’t our software development teams keep up with new business
> Why are we always waiting on infrastructure teams?
> Why do our business initiatives become outdated before their required software is
> Is our software development team aligned with corporate goals like engaging
younger consumers on their mobile devices?
Digital Requires a New Level of
Insight and Control
Digital strategies have caused business
executives to intensify their scrutiny of how
technology affects bottom line performance.
With a growing emphasis on differentiating
the customer experience in highly competitive
markets, these executives want to understand
how their IT systems affect everything from brand
perception to customer acquisition and loyalty.
3 | A Guide to Intelligent Operations
Meanwhile, those same demanding business leaders lack
appreciation and patience for the complexity of today’s digital
technology environment. While applications and user experiences
are simpler and more intuitive, the backend processing, application
interdependencies, and underlying infrastructure are more complex
than ever, even in light of the benefits of abstraction, virtualization,
and cloud computing (see Figure 1.)
While CIOs have long been expected to improve stability and uptime
- and done a pretty good job of it - the stakes are much
Digital Business Continues to Move
the Cyber Goal Posts
Fortune magazine estimates that by the year 2020, US
companies will spend $101 billion per year on cyber security, up
38% from 2016. With all of the money being invested in cyber
security, why do the pace and complexity of new security threats
continue to rise year after year?
A big reason is that today’s digital business involves a more
mobile workforce with expectations of immediate and on
demand access to data fronted by intuitive and engaging
user experiences, and often underpinned by public cloud
infrastructure for increased agility and time to market.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
In our developing digital economy, IT is a strategic asset. By effectively leveraging data, businesses become more operationally efficient, create more differentiated customer experiences, and develop new products and business models. However, unlocking those benefits requires a higher degree of execution by IT. Simply keeping pace with demand is no longer good enough; IT needs to help drive the business’s digital pursuits. The increased pressure on IT has amplified complexity, as well—66% of IT decision makers surveyed by ESG say IT is more complex than it was just two years ago.1
Demands being placed on IT are scaling relentlessly, and the tools IT teams use are in a constant state of evolution. Integrating and optimizing those new infrastructure technologies while managing existing investments is a perpetual burden. IT organizations, therefore, have two choices: either increase their personnel and budgets enough to survive the evolution with just traditional tools, or redirect those
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
More than 54% of companies have experienced a downtime event that lasted more than 8 hours – one full work day – in the past 5 years. And the risk of major disruptions to business continuity practices looms ever larger – primarily due to the troubling dependencies on the location, topology and suppliers of data storage.
Download this infographic and see how you can preserve proven Business Continuity practices despite inevitable changes to your data storage infrastructure.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
With so many moving pieces involved in business continuity and disaster recovery planning, anticipating the downstream impact of new SAN arrays, hyperconverged systems, and disaster recovery site relocation is increasingly more difficult. Learn how DataCore™ SDS services help you adapt your safeguards accordingly in the face of these common initiatives and business challenges:
- Storage Array Replacement
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Cloud Replication
- Hyperconverged Infrastructure
- Multi-Site Metro Cluster
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Nothing in Business Continuity circles ranks higher in importance than risk reduction. Yet the risk of major disruptions to business continuity practices looms ever larger today, mostly due to the troubling dependencies on the location, topology and suppliers of data storage.
Get insights on how to avoid spending time and money reinventing BC/DR plans every time your storage infrastructure changes.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Cloud is rapidly changing the ways we work — and the rate at which work will continue to change is only going to increase.
To get the full business benefits of the cloud, your organization needs an agile infrastructure that allows people to securely connect to the data they need, and has the flexibility to adapt as technology evolves. Citrix Workspace will ensure you're able to do just that — improve business agility, increase productivity, and support any cloud or device as your future tech needs change.
Download our e-book and find out how:
To secure SaaS and web apps
A single sign-on simplifies and secures log on
To centralize routes to and from your data
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
Unlock the benefits of Ethernet – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Find out how technology experts are using reliable Ethernet solutions to boost business performance. Get actionable insights from experts and learn how switching to a high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
Traditional PC lifecycle management is an inefficient and expensive process that will cost your business both time and money. Dell EMC’s PC as a Service (PCaaS) will transform your company’s approach to IT infrastructure.
The cost of PC lifecycle management can be reduced by up to 25% by using PCaaS. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®.
Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Enterprise IT is in the throes of a fundamental transformation from a careful builder of infrastructure that supports core enterprise applications to a lean and lively developer of business-enabling applications powered by infrastructure.
But why is this change happening now at all, and why now? Read this paper to find out more.
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. Today, more and more is happening off-network. More roaming users. More corporate-owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks. More cloud apps, letting users get work done off the corporate network. And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.
Edison has followed the development and use of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) over the past five years. Cisco ACI delivers an intent-based networking framework to enable agility in the datacenter. It captures higher-level business and user intent in the form of a policy and translates this intent into the network constructs necessary to dynamically provision the network, security, and infrastructure services.
The Secure Data Center is a place in the network (PIN) where a company centralizes data and performs services for business. Data centers contain hundreds to thousands of physical and virtual servers that are segmented by applications, zones, and other methods. This guide addresses data center business flows and the security used to defend them. The Secure Data Center is one of the six places in the network within SAFE. SAFE is a holistic approach in which Secure PINs model the physical infrastructure and Secure Domains represent the operational aspects of a network.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
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