Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
As you strive to deliver the speed your business demands, this new whitepaper from IDC provides the latest insights about the trends and challenges of delivering IT services in the new hybrid cloud world. You’ll also learn the characteristics at the heart of the new hybrid cloud platforms and find out more about how the right solutions and the right partner enables an extension of the cloud experience across your business in a way that’s open, flexible, and hybrid by design
Many businesses attempting to implement digital
strategies are held back by subpar Internet connectivity.
Networks with insufficient bandwidth and inconsistent
performance cause a wide range of problems that prevent
businesses from competing effectively. Such issues can
range from unsatisfying online experiences for customers
to unreliable connectivity for employees to the inability to
run latency-sensitive applications and share large files. In
short, their networks are delivering poor value that affects
nearly all areas of their businesses.
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
Today, business is conducted in a fast-paced, on-demand, globally dispersed environment. Maintaining a competitive edge requires cohesive real-time collaboration. Mobile workers, partners, vendors, suppliers, and even customers expect to be able to work together seamlessly, both inside and outside the firewall. But delivering tools for high-quality collaboration is often challenging, due to the need for businesses of all sizes to support a wide range of personal and business devices. Mixing disparate devices with complex conferencing solutions often lead to frustrated employees, while businesses face a labor-intensive, costly endeavor without a high ROI. In addition, collaboration is evolving with businesses creating small "huddle" spaces and open workspaces that increase the demand for ubiquitous, effective conferencing.
The Intel Unite ' solution is a fast, simple, cost-efficient way to deliver a more secure, manageable, high-quality collaboration experience. Whether you select the
Tech advances like the cloud, mobile technology, and the app-based software model have changed the way today’s modern business operates.
They’ve also changed the way criminals attack and steal from businesses. Criminals strive to be agile in much the same way that companies do. Spreading malware is a favorite technique among attackers. According to the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 28% of data breaches included malware.ą
While malware’s pervasiveness may not come as a surprise to many people, what’s not always so well understood is that automating app attacks—by means of malicious bots —is the most common way cybercriminals commit their crimes and spread malware. It helps them achieve scale.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.ą
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Nordics based financial company had challenges in migrating the old legacy network design to Cisco ACI for a new Datacentre. Also it did not had service overview and CMDB to support 150 business services transition. LTI leveraged and implemented several ServiceNow modules, customised 100 odd patterns for 150 business services and executed extensive integration of 25 legacy systems. These transactions and implementation helped in easy cost computation for new business expansions
1. 25% reduction in DC migration time by creating business service oriented move groups
2. Accurate costing of each business service for replication in new regions/geographies
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
"Your key to a successful hybrid cloud design
Enterprise adoption of cloud has become mainstream, with most businesses choosing a hybrid cloud approach. A unified hybrid cloud stitches together on- and off-premises cloud resources so you can benefit from agility and scalability of public cloud while getting the performance, cost and security benefits of private cloud.
This paper covers:
Why businesses choose a unified hybrid cloud architecture.
How you can gain the full benefit of a hybrid infrastructure.
How app modernization on/off premises can position you for success.
Why the data layer is critical to bridging the cloud divide.
Download this 451 Research paper to learn about things to keep in mind when designing a successful cloud strategy.
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Today, companies of all sizes face growing threats from shifting consumer habits, global competitors, and well-funded startups.
Digital transformation, cloud computing, and the dynamic nature of global business have changed business expectations, making
IT an essential driver of revenue and an ever more critical part of your business. Your IT team is looking for ways to accelerate
the adoption of digital technologies to increase customer engagement, streamline business processes, and gain a sustainable
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 05, 2019
Enterprises preparing for a digital future have much to consider when they modernise their network infrastructure and have to contend with connectivity demands from their business units, staff, and customers. In this e-book, leaders from different parts of our business provide their perspectives on how to approach digital transformation. In our experience at Dimension Data, now part of NTT Ltd., you can’t look at any one piece of the infrastructure puzzle without looking at all of it. And it’s the network that holds all those pieces together.
As Italy’s businesses grew increasingly vulnerable to the threat of ransomware, data breaches, and other malicious malware attacks, service provider Telecom Italia sought an innovative solution to effectively and efficiently protect the network and data of its business users.
In this case study, you’ll read about how Italy’s largest service provider partnered with Cisco Umbrella to increase value for customers and accelerate their revenues with cloud security.
How well do you know the risks your business faces? Some may seem unlikely but you never know what’s around the corner. Here are the top 10 threats to growing businesses right now, as voted for by SME owners.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Let’s face it. Businesses don’t want—or need—perfect software. They want to deliver new, businessdifferentiating
software as soon as possible. To enable this, we (Development and Testing teams) need fast
feedback on whether the latest innovations will work as expected or crash and burn in production. We also
need to know if these changes somehow broke the core functionality that the customer base—and thus the
This is where Continuous Testing comes in.
Continuous Testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in
order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as
With the new TIBCO Spotfire® A(X) Experience, we are revolutionizing analytics and business intelligence.
This new platform accelerates the personal and enterprise analytics experience so you can get from data to insights in the fastest possible way. With the fusion of technology enablers like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language search, the Spotfire® X platform redefines what’s possible for analytics and business intelligence, simplifying for everyone how data and insights are generated, consumed, and acted on.
Download this whitepaper to learn more, then check out the new Spotfire analytics. It’s unlike anything you have ever seen. Simple, yet powerful, it changes everything.
AA Ireland specializes in home, motor, and travel insurance and provides emergency rescue for people in their homes and on the road, attending to over 140,000 car break downs every year, 80% of which are fixed on-the-spot.
“In each of the last five years, the industry lost a quarter billion in motor insurance," says Colm Carey, chief analytics officer. "So, there's a huge push for new data, models, ways to segment and pick profitable customer types—and get a lot more sophisticated. Our goal is to optimize pricing, understand the types of customers we're bringing, and the types we're trying to attract. We would like to tie that across the business. Marketing will run a campaign, trying to attract a lot of customers, but maybe they're not the right type. "We wanted to step away from industry standard software and go with something that was powerful and future-proof. In 2016, we had an opportunity to analyze all software.
We chose the TIBCO® System of Insight with TIBCO BusinessWorks™ i
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications
service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP
IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three
most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority
CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on
CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data
sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the
right expertise to mine the data sets.
Welcome to Secure Hybrid Cloud For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition. The hybrid cloud is becoming the way enterprises are transforming their organizations to meet changing customer requirements. Businesses are discovering that in order to support the needs of customers, there is an imperative to leverage the highly secure IBM Z platform to support missioncritical workloads, such as transaction management applications. The Z platform has been transformed over the years. The combination of z/OS, LinuxONE, open APIs, and the inclusion of Kubernetes has made IBM Z a critical partner in the hybrid cloud world. Businesses can transform their IBM Z environments into a secure, private cloud. In addition, through IBM’s public cloud, businesses may take advantage of IBM Z’s security services to protect their data and applications.
Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
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