According to Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President at IDC; "Breaking down technology specific management as well as data silos also facilitates faster infrastructure and application rollouts, reduces human errors, and improves overall business agility.Cloud based management, monitoring and analytics help to improve collaboration between IT operations and developer teams by stabilizing service levels and monitoring usage to support accurate charge back."
More than 10,000 customers are using VMware vSAN to
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their IT modernization initiatives, reduce their total cost
of ownership, and increase their businesses agility in
preparation of future needs. Read some of their stories and
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create new possibilities for your business.
The complimentary 2011-12 Towards Maturity Benchmark report consolidates the experiences of more than 1,800 organizations over the last 8 years. It cuts through the hype to show how HR leaders in real organizations are using both established and new learning technologies to help improve performance and business agility. Download today.
When it comes to evaluating software investment decisions, such as on- premise vs. cloud-based solutions, many factors must be considered. In particular, pay attention to four key areas: support for business strategy, operations, security, and cost.
The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility. In this book, explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframe point of view.
• Digital transformation is essential in the modern software factory, and mainframes are mission-essential elements in many industries, including, finance, transportation, insurance and others
• The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility
• Explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframer’s point of view
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration.1 Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration. Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Today’s business climate demands that corporations have a flexible computing infrastructure. Because of the agility it provides, cloud computing is garnering interest in many organisations. As they look at such possible deployments, however, some CIOs become hamstrung by security concerns. They feel that the traditional method of securing information in premises-based systems is the best way. While that option worked for many years, the threat landscape today is more diverse and more potentially damaging than ever before.
Published By: Trifacta
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
In recent years, a new term in data has cropped up more frequently: DataOps. As an adaptation of the software development methodology DevOps, DataOps refers to the tools, methodology and organizational structures that businesses must adopt to improve the velocity, quality and reliability of analytics. Widely recognized as the biggest bottleneck in the analytics process, data preparation is a critical element of building a successful DataOps practice by providing speed, agility and trust in data.
Join guest speaker, Forrester Senior Analyst Cinny Little, for this latest webinar focusing on how to successfully select and deploy a data preparation solution for DataOps. The presentation will include insights on data preparation found in the Forrester Wave™: Data Preparation Solutions, Q4 2018.
In this recorded webinar you will learn:
• Where does data preparation fit within DataOps
• What are the key technical & business differentiators of data preparation solutions
• How to align the righ
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 06, 2019
The retail sector is increasingly difficult and volatile. Enterprises must adopt easily available technology to liberate themselves from the daily grind and better focus on achieving their core business objectives. To be cost-effective in doing this, retailers turn to Google Cloud Platform, the most affordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud platform in the world, to drive operational agility and optimization of application performance.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud’s 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year, Rackspace is helping retailers everywhere to accelerate innovation and cost savings, by taking over their intensive, day-to-day operations of the cloud.
This e-book looks at how different retail brands work with Rackspace to ensure smooth and easy migration and operation on Google Cloud, as well as to gain added value from Rackspace’s depth of knowledge and best practices to effectively tap Google Cloud Platform too
Organizations face onboarding risks of BYOS (Bring Your Own Service) as they hire new employees that bring their own cloud services into the work environment. Risks facing IT and security teams include protecting corporate data and defending against modern threats. While IT and Security teams want to adopt modern cloud applications and increase business agility, they also want to implement visibility and monitoring to protect corporate data and comply to security policies. This session will highlight how new methodologies available today enable organizations to discover sanctioned and un-sanctioned cloud services that are being used within their organization, and how they can apply consistent security policies across the public and private cloud to protect corporate data and conform to compliance policies.
Today, applications facilitate commerce on a global scale. They play a key role in delivering products and services to customers, a role that directly affects the success of the business. Companies that rapidly deploy, update, and manage business applications have a competitive advantage.
To maintain this fast pace, many organizations have adopted a hybrid cloud—a combination of private and public clouds—to become more agile.
But true agility isn’t easy
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster than at any time in history. It used to take decades to disrupt a market, but natively digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is becoming an agile organization—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. This shift to being an agile business has now become a top initiative for IT and business leaders. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology to make IT more agile in 2014, according to ZK Research.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
According to TechTarget, partnering with the right vendor to modernize your network can benefit business in three ways:
Simplify the network to make management more efficient
Secure the network for total visibility and control
Adopt an open framework for agility and scalability
While many organizations have acknowledged the importance of digitally transforming their businesses and processes to deliver speed and agility, most are just starting their cloud journey.
Cloud-in-a-Box delivers an enterprise cloud platform with a mix of on- and off-premises private cloud and public cloud, with orchestration between them. This will provide the organization with the ability to avoid vendor lock-in, find the optimal cloud services for a particular business or technical need, and increase redundancy.
Download IDC Infobrief on “Cloud-in-a-Box” to understand:
• How you can deliver the different functions of a data center and meet business requirements by deploying a “Cloud-in-a-Box.”
• Understand how industries such as financial services, manufacturing and healthcare can benefit from “Cloud-in-a-Box” technology.
• Self-discovery questions and focus areas that every organization needs to go through for successful cloud deployment.
Business expectations and demands on the data center are increasing and the impact on today’s data centers is staggering.
Organisations that can move quickly to leverage these new opportunities will find themselves in an advantageous position relative to their competitors. But time is NOT on your side! If your IT team often feel that they’re always in catch-up mode because it is difficult to quantify IT contributions, it is time to understand the benefit of hyperconverged infrastructure.
Download this premium guide to understand how HCI can
• Provide the resilience, scalability and performance to run all your applications without compromise.
• Design the data center as a fluid resource that can immediately adapt to the evolving needs of the business.
• Enable agility with scale-out architecture that eliminates the need to rip and replace for seamless growth and scale.
The analytics and BI platform market's multiyear shift of focus from IT-led reporting to business-led self-service analytics is now mainstream. Data and analytics leaders should invest in modern platforms for greater accessibility, agility and analytical insight from a diverse range of data sources.
If you’re running a small to midsize business, you probably already know firsthand how server virtualization can help you compete against the big guys – by reducing costs, lowering risk and increasing agility. Now it’s time to think about storage.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Digital transformation (DX) continues to headline business initiatives as companies look to remain competitive in the rapidly changing IT landscape. Organizations are increasingly investing in and implementing next-generation applications and architectures such as software-defined IT and hybrid IT to drive higher levels of efficiency and agility. These modern technologies and architectures, however, also require organizations to evolve their underlying infrastructure to support new capabilities and demands.
Recent strength in the server market, which continues to operate in a marketwide refresh cycle, illustrates the growing demand for new infrastructure. 1Q18 marked the server market's fifth consecutive quarter of both shipment and revenue growth and represented a fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year ASP growth, as customers continue to replace aging server infrastructure with more powerful and efficient systems that leverage the latest platform developments from processor supp
Enterprise customers can take advantage of the many benefits provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to achieve business agility, cost savings, and high availability by running their SAP environments on the AWS Cloud.
Many Enterprise customers run SAP production workloads on AWS today; including those that run on NON-SAP DBs (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2) or on SAP DBs (SAP HANA, SAP ASE). To support the demand of high memory instances, AWS have disclosed their SAP HANA instance roadmap (8TB and 16TB in 2018) and just made 4TB x1e instances available. A few examples of how AWS helped SAP customers cut costs, improve performance and agility include BP reducing 1/3 of their SAP infrastructure cost, Zappos successfully migrating to SAP HANA on AWS in less than 48 hours and enabling a major Healthcare and Life Science company to run BW on HANA with 30% better performance vs. on premise.
This guide is intended for SAP customers and partners who want to learn about the benefits and options for running SAP solutions on AWS, or who want to know how to implement and operate their SAP environment effectively on AWS.
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